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Volney 4th Graders Enjoy Career Workshop Volney 4th Graders Enjoy Career Workshop: Fourth-grade students at Volney Elementary School recently had a visit from Merry-Go-Round Playhouse actors who shared tips and tricks for following their passions when selecting a career. Actors spent time in each of the fourth-grade classrooms as they discussed the necessary skills to advance their educational and eventual career pathways. As actors, students learned that creativity and critical thinking were two necessary skills for successful performances. Students practiced what were initially seemingly silly activities to warm up, but they soon realized letting go of fears or assumptions led to great results. Creativity, they learned, also has led to problem-solving and critical thinking has allowed people to reflect on what they learned.  
Fairgrieve Students Welcome Dental Presentations Fairgrieve Students Welcome Dental Presentations: Fairgrieve Elementary School students recently celebrated February as Children’s Dental Health Month as they welcomed special guests who reviewed proper brushing and flossing techniques.   Dental assistant Serena Draper and administrative assistant Liz Anderson, both of Dental Health Solutions, shared interactive and fun ways for students to better understand why proper oral hygiene will help keep the youngsters healthy and strong. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day are recommended practices, as is the consumption of healthy foods- such as apples- that naturally help clean teeth. The special guests walked the students through what a typical visit to a dentist office would be like and shared information on how cavities form.   Principal Jean Sampsell said she ...
Spectrum Meteorologist Shares Info for Science Lesson Spectrum Meteorologist Shares Info for Science Lesson: Fulton City School District graduate Carson Metcalf returned to the junior high school he once attended to help current seventh-graders better understand a science assignment.   Metcalf, a broadcast meteorologist with Spectrum News in Syracuse, visited with the Fulton Junior High School students as he offered information on how weather can play a pivotal role with various environmental changes. Students listened, and some took notes, as he explained the types of precipitation, air pressure and how the temperature can affect local water systems.   That was the perfect background for the seventh-graders’ research on Lake Neatahwanta in Fulton. The students were in the midst of an academic unit on nature vs. nurture, in which they examined the lake’s algae blooms ...
Fairgreive Students Receive Honesty Nods Fairgreive Students Receive Honesty Nods: Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students were recently honored because they were observed by their classroom teachers as having been fair, truthful and sincere throughout the month of January.   The school’s Virtue of the Month award for honesty was given to one student from each classroom in grades kindergarten to six. For their efforts, students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection, and both applause and cheers from their peers, teachers and special guests.   Honest kindergartners include: Kace Brais, Amber Burlingham, Anthony McDermott and David Bennett-Powers, while honest first-graders are: Johnathan Bury, Leah Guernsey and Charles Merritt. Second-grade honorees are: Ava Corradino, Owen Clark and Anthony Johnson, while third-grade awardees ...
Granby Elementary Honors Students for Integrity Granby Elementary Honors Students for Integrity: Students at Granby Elementary who exemplified integrity throughout the month of January were recently honored during a school-wide assembly.   Classroom teachers nominated students in grades kindergarten through six to receive a certificate of recognition after they were observed adhering to moral and ethical principles in the classroom and throughout Granby Elementary.   Honored in front of their peers, teachers and special guests were: Skylar Rojas, Tucker Ernestine, Jax Caruso, Gracie Box, Noah Barnes, Myla Conway, Christopher Mccann, Aubrey Greene, Lydia Williams, Keyin Allen, Owen French, Carter Clark, Kage Whelsky, Austin Paro, Savannah Olmsted, Cora O'bryan, Liam Scanlon, Michael Stafford Iv, Carter Newton, Ella Gascoigne, Lyleah Sawyer, Sophia Donahue, Colten ...
GRB Releases 2nd Marking Period Honors GRB Releases 2nd Marking Period Honors: Hundreds of G. Ray Bodley High School students were recently recognized because they achieved honor roll or high honor roll status for the second marking period of the 2019-2020 school year.   High honor roll status was awarded to students who achieved a cumulative grade point average of 89.5 or higher, while honor roll status was awarded to students with a cumulative grade point average between 84.5 and 89.4.   Freshmen who achieved honor roll status include: Jarret Austin, Troy Baker, Simon Bradshaw, Kalib Bruska, John Jack Bryant, Jordan Cavalier, Colton Chapman, Carlee Chappell, Aidan Collins-Wheeler, Yoni Domingo Jimenez, Cassidy Duso, Travis Fyffe, Lilliana Galletta, Ashley Garbutt, Linda Hartmann, Madison Hotchkiss, Nathan Jackowski, Taylor Jodway, Caitlin Johnson, ...
Lanigan Students Watch Fairytale Fun, Learn Lessons Lanigan Students Watch Fairytale Fun, Learn Lessons: Just like fairytale characters, Lanigan Elementary School’s primary students learned that they too can live – and go to school -- happily ever after.   Lanigan students in grades kindergarten to two realized that during a performance of “Huff and Puff: A Pig Tale” from actors a part of the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. The actors combined the storylines of the traditional fairytales: “Three Billy Goats Gruff,” “Rapunzel,” “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and “Three Little Pigs” to help showcase life lessons through the importance of character education.   First-grade teacher Marie Mathes said the assembly was perfect for first-grade students because it was served as a preliminary introduction to the grade ...
FCSD BOE appoints new administrators FCSD BOE appoints new administrators: The Fulton City School District Board of Education recently appointed two new administrators to fill positions that will be vacated by the end of the school year, due to retirements.   Daniel Carroll will be the new executive director of instruction and achievement, effective Sept. 1, as Elizabeth Conners will retire from the district in that position. While Thomas Greer will retire as director of human resources, Geri Geitner will be appointed as executive director of human resources and student services, effective July 1.   Carroll has served as the district’s director of instructional support services since May 2014. Prior to that, he served as an intermediate school principal in the Central Square School District and elementary school principal in the Johnstown ...
Lanigan Students Earn Awards for January Efforts Lanigan Students Earn Awards for January Efforts: Lanigan Elementary students and staff members had a lot to celebrate during the school’s recent awards assembly for the month of January.   The entire Lanigan family began the assembly by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lanigan Pledge before Principal Jeff Hendrickson shared several Being Recognized as Great, or BRAG, awards. BRAG honorees include: Everleigh Nye because she excelled with participation, Kelsey Reed and Kendal Lamacchia for their assistance with collecting recyclables, Gavin Terpening because he showed problem-solving skills, and Jon Buscemi because he served as engineer to fix a classroom game.   Certificate of Excellence awards were provided to fifth-graders Shawn Mazzole and Jayden Herman because they graduated from the Check-in/Check-out ...
Forgiveness Honors at Volney Elementary School Forgiveness Honors at Volney Elementary School: Volney Elementary students who served as shining examples of being forgiving throughout the month of January were honored during a recent school assembly.   Classroom teachers who observed students committed to resolving issues and moving on from those experiences recognized them for having the character trait of forgiveness. Principal Elizabeth Stoddard congratulated the following students before providing them with role model certificates: Athena DeMott, Madelyn Lavery, Blake Warner, Emerie Dorschel, Laila Allard, Eugene Webster, Seth Potter, Colton Ilardi, Noah O’Banner, Brynn Graf, Sadie Davis, Grace McEwen, CJ Rowlee, Jose Vosseller, Chase Spohn and Lainah Baker.   Also recognized were several students who achieved success in working toward personal goals. On a ...
GRB Students Earn National Career Readiness Certificates GRB Students Earn National Career Readiness Certificates: Seventeen students at G. Ray Bodley High School have put Fulton, NY on the map as a career-readiness community.   GRB is the first high school in New York State to have students who earned ACT WorKeys National Career Readiness Certificates. The credential achievements were celebrated during an intimate gathering in the high school’s Career Exploration Center, which is operated under the guidance and support of teacher Angela Ferlito.   “I’m really proud of all of you and your accomplishments,” Ferlito said, before she and GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst presented the students with their certificates and everyone enjoyed refreshments.   Ferlito thanked representatives from Cayuga Community College for their assistance in establishing GRB as a ...
Granby Students Receive Forgiveness Honors Granby Students Receive Forgiveness Honors: Several students at Granby Elementary School were recognized during a recent school assembly as having been willing to forgive throughout the month of January.   Certificates of recognition and rounds of applause were presented to each honoree because they were observed by their classroom teachers as having the compassion and grace to let some things go and to positively move on with certain situations or experiences. The accolades were presented to the following students: Emmalynn Reynolds, Caleb Kasperek, Serafina O'Bryan, Ian Soto Alvarez, Emilyna Ramos, Hunter Smith, Kyleigh Sheldon, Justin Ramirez-Abrams, Fiona Moroz, Andrew Hayes, Sophia Gerard, Alexandria Raponi, Oliver Wheeler, Madison Hood, Benjamin Wilson, Elliana Hotchkiss, Michael Blair, Hannah Spaziano, Eli Dominguez, ...
GRB Students Recognized as Scholar Athletes GRB Students Recognized as Scholar Athletes: Several G. Ray Bodley High School students have been named scholar athletes for the fall 2019 season.   The honors coms from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, which honors both teams and individual student athletes who excel off the courts and fields by achieving academic success. The NYSPHSAA recognizes teams which have an average grade point average for 75 percent of the roster which must be 90 or higher. Teams which do not qualify as scholar athlete teams may still have individual students on that team honored as individual scholar athletes.   The 2019 GRB fall scholar athlete honorees for golf are: Tanner Emmons, Lucas Nelson, Nicholas Schremp and Brady Zych. Boys’ and girls’ cross-country honorees are: Sidney Bradshaw, Ryan Carroll, ...
UPK Students Spread Holiday Cheer UPK Students Spread Holiday Cheer: Fulton City School District’s universal pre-kindergarten students made their first major public performance debut during the annual UPK Holiday Sing-a-Long in the auditorium at G. Ray Bodley High School.   Dressed to impress in holiday colors of red, white and green, the littlest students sang and danced their hearts out to “I’m a Little Snowman,” “Santa Claus in Coming to Town and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” The boys and girls happily shook bells during their rendition of “Jingle Bells” and each adorned a glittery red stick-on nose during “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”   Each member of the future GRB class of 2033 were ecstatic to welcome special guest, Santa Claus, at the end of the show. Refreshments ...
FJHS Students Create Memories at Mimi’s FJHS Students Create Memories at Mimi’s: Independence and inclusion were two of the biggest takeaways during a recent field trip to Mimi’s Drive-In for students in the 12:1:4 special education classroom at the Fulton Junior High School.   Prior to the trip, the students were taught academic, social and emotional management skills needed for the real-world application opportunity at Mimi’s. Tasks such as ordering food at a restaurant, proper public etiquette, calculating tax and tip, and interacting with new people are all opportunities that students in Alicia Ferron’s classroom experienced during the field trip. Ferron praised employee Lorraine Lane for the creation of a special menu with four breakfast and four lunch options, including drinks. She also thanked owner Chris Sachel who graciously hosted the ...
GRB Students Shadow FCSD Teachers GRB Students Shadow FCSD Teachers: G. Ray Bodley High School students interested in the field of education as a future career didn’t have to go too far to gain some hands-on experience.   Thanks to the high school’s new career exploration center, students who completed an interests survey have begun to be matched up with community businesses and organizations for job shadowing experiences. Select GRB students interested in becoming teachers, or another school-based position, were paired up with teachers at either Lanigan or Granby elementary schools. Classrooms were selected based on those which had a student teacher placement from SUNY Oswego.   During a recent visit with Maureen Distin’s second-grade class at Granby Elementary, junior Julia Brown and senior Sam Kreinheder enjoyed the observation ...
Lanigan 2nd Graders Calculate Holiday Help Lanigan 2nd Graders Calculate Holiday Help: Lanigan Elementary School second-graders recently traded math for meals to help local families in need ahead of the holiday season.   The grade level’s annual math-fact-a-thon challenged the students to complete addition and subtraction math facts, while simultaneously raising funds to purchase food for Fulton students during the upcoming two-week school break and beyond. Prior to taking a test, the second-graders collected pledges and donations to financially support the endeavor. Each second-grade class at Lanigan took turns shopping in small groups at the Price Chopper in Fulton, where each small group had $40 to spend on either breakfast, lunch or dinner items. Their addition and subtraction facts also came in handy when adding totals and taxes to help stay on budget. ...
Kindness Honored at Volney Elementary Kindness Honored at Volney Elementary: Students at Volney Elementary who exhibited kindness throughout the month of December, or who remained focused at attaining personal goals were honored during a recent school assembly.   Principal Elizabeth Stoddard congratulated students who were friendly and nice to their peers and Volney staff members during their time in school in December. Because they were recognized by their classroom teachers as example students, the honorees each received a Principal’s Award for their efforts. Role model awardees include: Eliana Izyk, Ariana Henderson, Adalyn Russell, Aaliyah Lischak, Nolan Ouderkirk, Alina Izyk, Reese Birchenough, Isaiah Buettner, Abel Eby, Sophie Brewster, Nicholas Childs, Noah O’Banner, Izabel Flood, Lila Thurlow, Keagan Shortslef, Chase Clark, Zack McDougall, ...
Granby Elementary Honors Kind Students Granby Elementary Honors Kind Students: Granby Elementary students who exhibited kindness toward others throughout the month of December were recently honored with the school’s character education award.   Following an few academic and social goal shout-outs for students from their teachers, Principal Gina Salerno reviewed with students what it means to be kind. Students who exhibited friendliness, generosity and consideration toward others were honored with a kindness certificate of recognition.   “I want you to think about yourselves and how you want to be treated,” Principal Salerno said. “You want to be treated with kindness and (should) do that with other people.”   It’s not just about being kind while at Granby Elementary, she said, but also at home and in the ...
FJHS Students Have Q1 Perfect Attendance FJHS Students Have Q1 Perfect Attendance: Fulton Junior High School students who never missed a day of school, were dismissed early, arrived late or were tardy to homeroom throughout the first marking period of the 2019-2020 school year were treated to a one-month youth membership to the Fulton Family YMCA.   The new partnership between FJHS and the local YMCA provides perfect attendance students with expanded offerings to enhance their physical, social and emotional growth. FJHS Principal Marc Copani challenged each seventh- and eighth-grader to be on the perfect attendance list as they ready for the three remaining quarters of the school year. Both maintaining their spot on the list and encouraging peers to attend school on time, each day and all day will allow the students to maximize their in-classroom learning.   ...



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