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Lanigan 5th graders learn segregation history of baseball Lanigan 5th graders learn segregation history of baseball: Before today’s crowded ball parks, rooting for the home team and keeping score, Lanigan Elementary School fifth graders learned America’s favorite hobby of baseball had a dim past.   The history of the game was revealed during a recent videoconference between Caitlin Melvin’s classroom and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. In the midst of an academic unit on sports and American culture, the connection offered Lanigan’s fifth graders insight on breaking Civil Rights barriers.   After a virtual tour of the museum, the students listened to a representative discuss the role of Jim Crow Laws, racial segregation, the Negro Leagues (which existed from the 1920s to the 1960s) and how Jackie Robinson came to be one of the most well-known baseball ...
FJHS 8th graders begin transition to high school FJHS 8th graders begin transition to high school: While current Fulton Junior High School eighth graders won’t become high school freshmen until the fall, the transition from FJHS to G. Ray Bodley High School has already begun.   The GRB administrative team and freshmen counselors welcomed the future GRB class of 2021 during a recent eighth-to-ninth grade transition night at the high school. Students and their families learned about diploma requirements, academic requirements for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the chain of command for high school issues and the registration process for freshman courses.   Following the information night, all FJHS eighth graders toured GRB to get a first look at where they will study during the 2017-2018 school year. Students excitedly viewed where their freshmen classrooms ...
Granby UPK students celebrate mothers Granby UPK students celebrate mothers: Good foundations begin at home, and because of that, Granby Elementary School Universal Pre-Kindergarten students showed thanks during a special Mother’s Day celebration.   Students in both the morning and afternoon pre-k classes worked hard to learn “M-O-M-M-Y” (sung to the tune of B-I-N-G-O) and “Skinnamarinky Dinky Dink” before they performed it during the recent event. After students delivered handmade cards and hand-colored pots with bean plants in them to their moms, they visited activity stations to bond more with some of their biggest supporters. Together, the UPK students and their moms decorated heart-shaped sugar cookies and made bracelets out of pipe cleaner and colorful beads.   After an exchange of hugs and “I love you”s ...
GRB students receive NYSED scholarships GRB students receive NYSED scholarships: The New York State Education Department recently honored seven G. Ray Bodley High School students with college scholarships because of their academic achievement.   Each recipient received an award letter from NYSED Commissioner MaryElen Elia, who joined the New York State Board of Regents in congratulating the GRB students on their success. A Scholarship for Academic Excellence (SAE) in the amount of $1,500 was awarded to Ethan Wright, while the remaining SAE’s with a monetary award of $500 were awarded to Trent Berry, Miwa Burdic, Andrew Yankowsky, Aryelle Barbagallo, Megan Nicholson, Philip Summerville and Paige Rowlee.   Commissioner Elia noted in her letters that the students will receive the monetary awards once the state budget process is complete and funds are ...
Fairgrieve names most athletic students Fairgrieve names most athletic students: Several Fairgrieve Elementary students were honored as Most Athletic in their classes during a recent Morning Express program at the school.   Physical education teachers Kevin Ahern and Corry Zion commended all recipients for their hard work and dedication to physical fitness throughout the 2016-2017 school year. For their efforts, students received a certificate of recognition, followed by cheers and applause from classmates, teachers and guests.   Seated, from left, are honorees: Brodie Maliszewski, Andie Kerr, Logan Race, Travis Collins, Kendall Todt, Brayden Hoegler, Mason Shatraw and Micael Noel. Kneeling, from left, are” Ralp Pero, Alivia Ruscitto, Javante Ramacus, Dante Heaney, Joseph Foley, Landon Poushter, Myleigh Hayward and Brock Bowering. Standing, from ...
Pen pals help Granby 1st graders learn new skills Pen pals help Granby 1st graders learn new skills: Judith Rowe’s first-grade students at Granby Elementary School recently travelled – virtually -- to Hawaii to meet the pen pals who helped them learn new academic skills.   The first-graders wrote emails to sixth-graders at the St. Theresa School in Honolulu, Hawaii, since the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. Through their correspondence, new friendships has blossomed. The youngsters also discovered their expertise in Venn diagrams, as they compared and contrasted Fulton to Honolulu.   Rowe said the pen pal lesson spread across various curriculum, including a Listening and Learning component on comparing and contrasting, habitats and learning about Earth. The opportunity has also encouraged work on the first-graders’ writing skills. All typed communications ...
Fairgrieve students receive self-control awards Fairgrieve students receive self-control awards: Fairgrieve Elementary students who exhibited self-control throughout April were recently honored with the school’s Virtue of the Month award.   One student from each classroom was selected by their teacher for the award, which proved the children displayed the ability to control themselves, including their emotions and expressive behavior in their class and throughout the school. For their efforts, each awardee received a “brag tag” to add to their collection and praise from classmates, teachers and guests.   Principal Jean Sampsell said all recipients embodied the message of the song “Inside Out,” as sung by the Fourth Grade Glee Club during a recent Morning Express program. Directed by music teacher Hope Lawton, the club’s upbeat performance ...
Granby 1st graders seek donations for pets in need Granby 1st graders seek donations for pets in need: As part of a recent Common Core unit about animals and their habitats, Granby Elementary School first-graders learned the importance of animal food sources.   They also became aware of the nutritional needs of domestic animals or pets who have no owner. With the help of their teachers, the first-graders sprang into action with a project-based learning activity of collecting dog and cat food, toys and cleaning supplies. Items will be collected until Friday, May 5 when they will be delivered to PAWS Across Oswego County, an organization which rescues and fosters cats and dogs until they are matched with a forever home.   Representatives from the non-profit group recently visited the first-grade groups in the library media center and shared stories about their rescue animals, ...
April’s expectation experts named at Fairgrieve April’s expectation experts named at Fairgrieve: Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal Jean Sampsell recently congratulated Fairgrieve Elementary School students who were honored for their commitment to remain good school citizens.   The select group of students were honored during a recent Morning Express program, where Principal Sampsell presented them with an Expectation Expert award after they were recognized by their classroom teacher for having exceeded expectations in the classroom throughout the month of April. For their efforts, students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection and cheers from classmates, guests and school staff members.   Honorees sitting in the front row, from left, are: HayLeigh Lenz, Autumn Tussey, Kendall Todt, McKenna Twomey, Lilyana Loftus, Jayden Miner, Jersey Ryder, ...
Positive behaviors, goals celebrated at Volney Positive behaviors, goals celebrated at Volney: Volney Elementary students who demonstrated their ability to control their emotions and behavioral expressions, particularly in difficult school situations, recently received the school’s Principal’s Award.   Principal Todd Terpening presented one student from each classroom with a certificate of recognition during a recent assembly because they exhibited self-control, Volney’s virtue of the month for April. He said each recipient has proven that just one person can make a difference and commended them for being classroom role models.   Awardees include:  Heath Turner, Sophie Brewster, Lacey McClure, Isabella Wood, Brooke Bowering, Gracyn Cantine, Jose Vosseller, Travis Pitcher, Aiden Grant, Julian Graziano, Nazzerene Donalson, Cassie Clarke, Gracie ...
GRB announces 3rd quarter honor roll statuses GRB announces 3rd quarter honor roll statuses: Students at G. Ray Bodley High School who achieved honor roll and high honor roll status were recently recognized for their third quarter achievements. 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 received honor roll status include: ...
Most improved athletes named at Fairgrieve Most improved athletes named at Fairgrieve: Hard work has paid off in physical education class for several Fairgreive Elementary School students.   One student from each classroom received the Most Improved Athlete honor during a recent Morning Express program. The recipients showcased a willingness to put in work to advance their cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills which are the focus of physical education classes. Physical education teacher Corry Zion said students that were selected for the award have put in extra effort and taken risks in order to improve their skills and physical education knowledge.   Sitting, from left, are: Kayla Kneeskern, Eddie Ramirez-Abrams, Charlotte Pero, Corbin Burns, Evan Weaver, Kyran Fitzgerald and Carson Horning. In the middle row, from left, are: Brady Niver, Olivia Tussey, ...
Most improved students excel at Fairgrieve Most improved students excel at Fairgrieve: Academic, social and behavioral achievements were celebrated at Fairgrieve Elementary recently, as several students received Most Improved awards.   The recipients’ accomplishments were cheered by their friends, school personnel and family members during a recent Morning Express program. Principal Jean Sampsell commended each students for making wonderful strides in the classroom throughout the past month.   For their efforts, the awardees received a “brag tag” to add to their collection.   Sitting, from left, are: Alea Runge, Schyler Ives, Javante Ramacus, Carson Horning, Emma Allen, Baylea Riley, Myle Leggett and Ami Brooks. Kneeling, from left, are: Xander Gioia, Gage Brown, Jordan Carvey, Hayden Carvey, Kiesha Hoyt and Jacob Deleon. Standing, ...
Artist helps Lanigan students make community connections Artist helps Lanigan students make community connections: Making community connections has taught Lanigan Elementary School students that success is just around the corner.   While the bright colors and details of artist Tommy Lincoln’s work caught the attention of students in grades one through four, it was his message of perseverance, networking and persistence that children were able to keep. The students learned that Lincoln’s passion for art at a young age, paired with the importance of math to art, helped him achieve a master’s degree in web design. Building on those successes and trying new tools to perfect one’s craft was exactly what Lincoln, brother to Lanigan Consultant Teacher Molly Galini, said he does. Students shared the tools they use to create art, such as: a computer, paint, paper, crayons, water ...
FJHS Top Chef event concludes culinary lesson FJHS Top Chef event concludes culinary lesson: The Fulton Junior High School cafeteria was recently transformed into food truck rodeo as part of the Junior Raiders Opportunity Club’s culinary culmination activity.   A crowd of about 50 children and adults, including several Fulton City School District employees and FJHS Interim Principal Olivia Cambs, flocked to the event to sample pretzels and dipping sauces, jambalaya, loaded fries and a cheesecake/waffles dessert. The fun night wrapped up a five-week JROC session in which students learned chopping techniques, dry and wet measurements, oven safety and stovetop cooking, among other culinary skills.   Perhaps the biggest challenge and greatest accomplishment, according to Teacher Lynnette DePoint, was taking individual ideas and transforming them into a team approach. ...
Fairgrieve students shine in third quarter Fairgrieve students shine in third quarter: Fairgrieve Elementary students who have been shining examples for their peers, excelled in their academics and exceeded expectations were recently awarded the Principal’s Award for the third quarter.   Students were recognized with the honor during a recent Morning Express program at the school in front of their classmates, guests and teachers. Principal Jean Sampsell commended the recipients on all of their achievements and presented them with a medal and a “brag tag” to add to their collection.   Awardees sitting, from left, are: Alivia Ruscitto, Lauren Thornber, Logan Race, Drake Bennett, Claire Witkovsky, Charlotte Pero, Travis Collins, Arianna Richardson Heaney, Maddox Collins and Alina Smale. In the middle row, from left, are: Dawson Krause, Brady ...
Making mammal memories at Lanigan Elementary Making mammal memories at Lanigan Elementary: Lanigan Elementary first-graders have left their learning footprints on a recent academic unit on animals and habitats.   Students in Karrie Schremp’s, Marie Mathes’, and Samantha Finocchiaro’s classrooms showcased their research and presentation skills as they revealed animal diorama projects to their fourth-grade buddies. Schremp said the students practiced public speaking skills and demonstrated their artistic abilities with the fun, hands-on project.   To help the first-graders hone in on their mammal facts, their teachers welcomed 4-H environmental educator Linda Brosch. Students learned about common mammals found throughout Oswego County, such as beavers whose front teeth never stop growing and weasels who are known as the most ferocious local predator ...
Library technology awards given to Fairgrieve students Library technology awards given to Fairgrieve students: Several Fairgrieve Elementary students were recently presented with the school’s semi-annual Library Technology Awards during a Morning Express program.   Library Media Specialist Barb Senecal recognized 23 students who put forth extraordinary effort, positive attitudes and respect for peers and staff members in both the library media center and the computer lab. For their efforts, awardees received a “brag tag” to add to their collection, followed by applause and cheer from classmates, guests and teachers.   Honorees sitting in the front row, from left, are” Hailey Niver, Lyric Schlosser, Tawnee Burns, Jaleel Barnwell, MacKenna Myers, Aiden Benton and Aviana VanSanford. Kneeling, from left, are: A.J. Burns, Katharine Demars, Steven Master, Julia ...
2nd annual GRB Spring STEAM Showcase is April 26 2nd annual GRB Spring STEAM Showcase is April 26: Fulton City School District students interested in science, technology, engineering, art and math courses are invited to the second annual GRB Spring STEAM Showcase later this month.   The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 26 at G. Ray Bodley High School, where Fulton Junior High School and GRB students interested in the aforementioned fields will explore the passion of current GRB students enrolled in STEAM courses. Parents are also encouraged to attend the showcase to educate themselves more about what their children learn at GRB and tour technology classrooms.   New and original student work will be featured throughout the event, which also will include presentations encompassing the various technology courses offered at GRB. Showcase highlights include: ...
GRB’s FBLA members succeed at competition GRB’s FBLA members succeed at competition: G. Ray Bodley High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter members exceled at the recent FBLA state competition in Rochester.   A group of 11 GRB students joined about 700 of their peers from FBLA chapters throughout the state to compete in over 75 categories which demonstrated career competencies, business knowledge, job skills and leadership skills. During the state conference, students used educational concepts learned in their classrooms and applied them in a competitive workforce environment. According to the state FBLA, participation in the conference included test and performance components.   Advisers Angela Ferlito and Carol Taromina were ecstatic with the students’ performances and said all members of the group proved they are truly future ...



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