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Principal’s Award winners announced at Fairgrieve Principal’s Award winners announced at Fairgrieve: Fairgrieve Elementary students who experienced academic and/or behavioral gains and exceeded school expectations throughout marking period 4 received a Principal’s Award.   The proven role models received special recognition medals during a Morning Express program at the school earlier this month. The quarterly award recognized one student from each Fairgrieve classroom who has gone above and beyond during the final stretch of the 2016-217 school year. Principal Jean Sampsell commended each student for being shining examples for their peers.   Sitting, from left, are: Elizabeth Woods, Tawnee Burns, Myla Leggett, Alea Runge, Brinley Kent, Nathan Smith, Rosalea Brais, Jameson Hutchinson, Arianna Richardson Heaney and Austin Snyder. Kneeling, from left, are: Jayce Wornick, ...
GRB students learn lesson in overcoming adversity GRB students learn lesson in overcoming adversity: At G. Ray Bodley High School, English class has become more than reading literature and writing papers; it has taught several studies about overcoming adversities.   That was the concluding lesson to a recent academic unit in Ami LaDuc’s English 11 Honors class. The students read beautifully written books, such as “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker, “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck and “Farenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury before all participants were asked to find a story about overcoming adversity much like characters of those books did. LaDuc encouraged students to dig deeply for a message in a book that resonated with them and students then shared that with the class.   “Most of ...
Fairgrieve’s top Accelerated Readers earn special honors Fairgrieve’s top Accelerated Readers earn special honors: Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students were recently honored for reading with PIZZAzz throughout the 2016-2017 school year.   The school’s top point earners with the Accelerated Reader program earned a minimum of 100 points and scored a minimum of 80 points on each Accelerated Reader test in order to participate in the annual Pizza with the Principal celebration. For their efforts, students were treated to a personal pan pizza and a drink at Pizza Hut, followed by a tour of the kitchen where they learned how the pizzas were made. Accompanied by Principal Jean Sampsell, Library Media Specialist Barb Senecal and library staff members, the students enjoyed the tasty meal and discussed ideas for next year’s Accelerated Reader theme.   This year’s pizza-themed ...
Accelerated Readers celebrate goals Accelerated Readers celebrate goals: Fairgrieve Elementary students who met or exceeded their Accelerated Reader goals for the 2016-2017 school year were rewarded with an afternoon of fun.   The school’s annual Accelerated Reader Festival celebrated the accomplishments of each student in first through sixth grade who achieved a personal or AR goal. Library Media Specialist Barb Senecal said students who met their goals received one prize, but if it was doubled, they were awarded two prizes, and so on. Students who were invited to the event also maintained an average of 80 or higher on their Accelerated Reader tests.   All festival activities centered on this year’s Accelerated Reader theme of “Read with PIZZAzz.” A photo booth featured fun props, including a slice of pepperoni pizza, ...
Fairgrieve’s Teddy Bear Picnic celebrates reading Fairgrieve’s Teddy Bear Picnic celebrates reading: Fairgrieve Elementary School first-graders celebrated the end of the 2016-2017 school year with teddy bear hugs and library love.   Library Media Specialist Barb Senecal recently hosted the school’s annual Teddy Bear Picnic for first-grade students, as a celebration of their reading accomplishments. To escape the heat, the picnic was moved to inside the library where tables decorated with the red and white checkered picnic-style table cloths filled with young students who enjoyed a provided lunch of either a ham or turkey sandwich, potato chips and a drink. The students’ cuddly stuffed animals accompanied them on their lunch and received lots of hugs.   The first-graders were treated to a Teddy Bear Picnic song, popsicles and congratulatory wishes on their reading ...
GRB names valedictorian, salutatorian GRB names valedictorian, salutatorian: One hundred percent effort, all of the time.   That’s what G. Ray Bodley High School valedictorian Aryelle Barbagallo and salutatorian Megan Nicholson said earned them overall weighted grade point averages of 101.37 and 100.77, respectively. The pair said discipline, hard work, the drive to succeed and a healthy support system all contributed to them being named the top two Class of 2017 students.   For Aryelle, academic achievement was all about not going to bed unless homework was done.   “I work hard,” she said, as she admitted to even studying on the bus ride from GRB to her New Vision Allied Health classes at SUNY Oswego.   The balance of managing time wisely came with re-focusing herself every half an hour to make sure she stayed ...
GRB celebrates high honor graduates GRB celebrates high honor graduates: G. Ray Bodley High School seniors who will walk across the stage on June 24 have earned a four-year cumulative average of at least 89.5.   That academic feat has earned 75 students with high honors. For their efforts, the students were recognized during the recent 2017 High Honor Graduate Banquet where they enjoyed a meal catered by Blue Moon Grill, followed by encouraging and congratulatory words from guests, Fulton City School District administrators and guests.                                                                ...
Fairgrieve honors outstanding student citizens Fairgrieve honors outstanding student citizens: The outstanding character of several Fairgrieve Elementary students was highlighted during a recent Morning Express program honoring them with the school’s Virtue of the Month award.   Twenty-six students were recognized by their teachers because they exhibited citizenship throughout the month of June. Their impressive behavior and commitment to responsibilities earned the students the special classroom honor.   For their efforts, the students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection, as well as praise and applause from their peers, guests and Fairgrieve staff members. Principal Jean Sampsell commended each recipient for being good role models and amazing school citizens.   All students and teachers were treated to the Fourth Grade Glee ...
GRB senior athletes receive year-end honors GRB senior athletes receive year-end honors: After G. Ray Bodley’s graduation ceremony, the Fulton community will say goodbye to 87 athletes who spent their high school years achieving success in sports.   The 2017 senior athletes were honored during the Fulton Athletic Booster Club’s annual senior recognition banquet, held recently at The Oasis. As each senior athlete paraded alphabetically into the packed reception area, they were met with thunderous applause and cheers from guests, school administrators and Booster Club supporters. Club President Dan Shue said it will be sad to see the talent move on, while Fulton City School District Athletic Director Christopher Ells shared top individual and team honors.   After a delicious buffet-style dinner, guest speaker Mike Kitts, a GRB graduate and current head ...
Over $1.1 million in scholarships awarded to GRB students Over $1.1 million in scholarships awarded to GRB students: G. Ray Bodley students were awarded scholarships totaling more than $1.1 million during the high school’s annual Academic Awards Evening.   While the monetary awards were given or promised based on completion of eligibility criteria to juniors and seniors, students who are freshmen and sophomores also received recognition for their academic achievement and outstanding character.   The celebratory night opened with students Madison Lang, Jasmine James, Anna-Carole Samson and Leah O’Hanlon playing string instruments, followed by the National Anthem sung by the GRB Concert Choir. Honorees and their guests filled the GRB auditorium as Principal Donna Parkhurst offered students praise and congratulatory wishes on their achievements. She commended them as stellar examples ...
Volney guest encourages reading Volney guest encourages reading: With the end of the 2016-2017 school year approaching, local story reader Jim McKenna encouraged Volney Elementary students to remember one thing: good books are everywhere.   He emphasized emotion and actions as he read aloud the first chapter of “How to Steal a Dog” by Barbara O’Connor and a couple of short stories to students in grades kindergarten through six. Students learned that finding solutions to problems are in nearly every book, along with several other life lessons.   His visit to Volney helped promote literacy and a love of reading. That is something the Fulton City School District has encouraged to help avoid the “summer slide,” which is when students lose academic skills over the summer when school is not in session. McKenna ...
Music teaches tolerance to Volney students Music teaches tolerance to Volney students: Volney Elementary students had a rockin’ good time during a recent “Promoting Tolerance Thru Music” performance at the school.   Johnny Bletch, drummer for local band Frostbit Blue, and Jim Eckert, lead guitar player for local band Jolly Roger, teamed up to teach Volney students that if you give something new – such as music, friends or school work- a chance, that one new thing could possibly change your life. The pair played rock, blues, country, jazz, Latin, funk and reggae music styles as students cheered, swayed and clapped to the beats.   The program taught students to be open-minded about things or people they are not familiar with, which served as an encouraging message about tolerance, the school’s character education trait for the month ...
Students earn effort awards at Volney Elementary Students earn effort awards at Volney Elementary: Volney Elementary students who have shown great effort academically or behaviorally throughout May were recently honored with the school’s Virtue of the Month Award.   All 20 recipients were nominated for the honor by their classroom teacher and received congratulatory remarks from Principal Todd Terpening. For their efforts, the students received a Principal’s Award and much praise and applause from teachers, classmates and guests during a school assembly.   Principal Terpening said each honoree has made the school a better place to learn and he looks forward to hearing more great things from the students in the future. He commended parents and guardians for encouraging and supporting students at home to help them achieve success at school. Principal Terpening ...
Meet Chris Leece: Incoming FJHS Principal Meet Chris Leece: Incoming FJHS Principal: The Fulton Junior High School will have a familiar face in charge when Christopher Leece assumes principal duties on July 1.   While he began his Fulton City School District career as an FJHS science teacher from 2004 to 2012, Leece climbed the educational ladder to serve as the alternative education program coordinator from 2012 to 2013 and as a science teacher and science department chairman at G. Ray Bodley High School from 2013 to present.   Leece obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in secondary education from SUNY Oswego. After he taught for over a decade, Leece wanted to make a wider impact on students. He then received a Certificate of Advanced Study so he could take on an administrative role. Having been in Futon for 14 years, ...
May expectation experts named at Fairgrieve Elementary May expectation experts named at Fairgrieve Elementary: Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students were recently named expectation experts for the month of May.   The group was commended during a recent Morning Express program where they received a “brag tag” to add to their collection and applause from guests, teachers and peers. Honorees were nominated by their teacher for exhibiting the school’s core expectations throughout the classroom and the school hallways.   Sitting, from left, are awardees: Gabriella Gardner, Skyler Perkins, Matthew Tice, Madison Allen, Selia Cook, Julissa Holley, Kaylee Halstead, Dominic Rellos, Marquis Andrews and Peyton Blair. Kneeling, from left, are: Lillian Cunningham, Gage Brown, Donald Belson, Antonio Tussey, Dante Heaney, Domenic Stevens, Dominic Harris and Tanner Shear. ...
Lanigan students earn effort awards Lanigan students earn effort awards: Several Lanigan Elementary School students were honored during a recent school assembly for exhibiting effort throughout the month of May.   One student from each classroom was selected by their teacher for the honor, which offered praise and gratitude for the children that never gave up and pushed themselves toward achieving academic or behavioral goals.   For their effort, the students received a congratulatory certificate and applause from their peers, Lanigan staff members and special guests. The effort award is one of 10 monthly character trait awards given out during the 2016-2017 school year.   First-grade recipients were absent during the assembly, due to a field trip, but they will be honored during June’s assembly. Also honored were select students ...
History of Fulton lives on, thanks to GRB students History of Fulton lives on, thanks to GRB students: Fairgrieve Elementary students who demonstrated mush effort throughout the month of May were recently awarded the school’s Virtue of the Month award.   The recognition came during a Morning Express program where the students were praised by Principal Jean Sampsell for their determined attempts to succeed academically and behaviorally.   “Certainly we want to see that through the last day of school,” she told the entire student body.   For their efforts, award recipients received a “brag tag” to add to their collection, followed by thunderous applause from guests, teachers and classmates. All assembly attendees were treated to the school’s Fourth Grade Glee Club performance of “I Was Here” about people taking a lot ...
Fulton 6th graders honor Carlton W. Barrett Fulton 6th graders honor Carlton W. Barrett: If there’s one lesson Fulton City School District sixth-graders learned during a recent school lesson, it was to never forget the accomplishments of Fultonians who helped shape the course of history.   One courageous man who did just that, they learned, was Carlton W. Barrett who received a Medal of Honor citation for his bravery on D-Day in World War II when he swam wounded soldiers out to evacuation boats. On the beaches of Normandy France, Pvt. Barrett found himself under fire and he disregarded his three shrapnel and bullet wounds to help others survive. A blast had shattered the bones in his foot and he was evacuated off of the beach.   It was that account that inspired FCSD sixth-grade teachers to put together a mini Medal of Honor academic unit to teach the young ...
Fairgrieve lauds college and careers Fairgrieve lauds college and careers: At Fairgrieve Elementary School, it’s never too early for students to prepare for their future.   That was the message students in grades kindergarten through six learned recently as they experienced a week-long celebration all about colleges and careers. School-Home Liaison Ariana Suhr said the fourth annual event was a huge success and helped students learn college lingo, alternative educational choices and career opportunities.   During the fifth-grade and sixth-grade culmination activity of a College and Career Day, the older students utilized a passport to venture to three career sessions where they became encouraged and inspired by a variety of professionals. Another highlight was the college fair in the school cafeteria. The students were engaged in the activities, ...
Lanigan 2nd grade family immigration history on display Lanigan 2nd grade family immigration history on display: For a recent Lanigan Elementary second-grade Listening and Learning unit on immigration, lessons were first learned at home.   In preparation of the school’s annual Second Grade Showcase, the students researched a country or countries where their ancestors came from and gathered information to create a display with fun facts about their family’s immigration history. Whether the families were pushed out of their home country by war or hunger or pulled into the United States of America by religious freedom or more opportunities, the second-graders were encouraged to hook their audience with interesting facts and visual creations.   As Lanigan staff members and students strolled through the school’s gym, which was set up much like a high school educational ...



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