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Volney Elementary honors role model students Volney Elementary honors role model students: Several Volney Elementary School students were recently named by their teachers as classroom role models because they exhibited gratitude throughout the month of November.   Principal Todd Terpening presented each recipient with a special award during a school assembly where he commended the students for showing thanks and appreciation to their teachers and for setting great examples for their peers.   November classroom role models include: Caylin Maynard, Lucas LaBeef, Seth Smith, Devin Catalone, Brynn Graf, Lilyann Ermini, Carter Perras, Henry Jerred, Josie Smith, Zoey Fink, Collen Austin, Emma Hutchinson, Caleb Clark, Santina Cunningham, Haven Hicks, Emma Kerfien, Danielle Boyce, Layne Osborn, Caiden Taber, Iz Moxley and Elijah Turner.   Also recognized were ...
Expectation experts named at Fairgrieve Elementary Expectation experts named at Fairgrieve Elementary: Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students were recently named expectation experts by Principal Jean Sampsell. For their efforts, the honorees received a “brag tag” to add to their collection and cheers from their peers, staff members and guests during a Morning Express program. Principal Sampsell praised each student for doing a fantastic job in their classroom and school following expectations of problem-solving, responsibility and safety throughout the month of November. “They certainly are awesome role models; keep up the amazing work,” she said. Seated, from left, are Expectation Award recipients: Dylan Mann, Cara Nelson, Kaya Renfrew, Taryn Murphy, Nathan Smith, Hadley Young, Matthew Decker, Aiden Carvey and Kenneth Thompson. Kneeling, from left, are: ...
Fairgrieve students exceed cafeteria expectations Fairgrieve students exceed cafeteria expectations: Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students were recently honored during a Morning Express program because they exceeded behavioral expectations in the cafeteria throughout the month of November. For their efforts, the Golden Spoon award recipients received a “brag tag” to add to their collection. Sitting, from left, are: Alivia Ruscitto, Ralph Paro, Lauren Thornber, Addison Gleason, Drake Bennett, Jeremy Wright, Drake Kline, Travis Collins, Brooklynne Reed, Kenneth Thompson and Ami Brooks. Kneeling, from left, are: Jacob Miner, Maddison Blake, Olivia Bauer, William Duso, Cassandra Wagar, Gage Brown, Alexis Myers, Brock Bowering and Madison Towsley. Standing, from left, are Principal Jean Sampsell and students: Sean Wright, Matthias Searor, Izabella Bogardus, McKenna Lawson, ...
GRB students receive academic honors GRB students receive academic honors: Hundreds of G. Ray Bodley High School students received academic honors upon the completion of Marking Period 1. Students achieved honor roll status with a cumulative grade point average between 84.5 and 89.4. High honor roll status was awarded to students who achieved a cumulative grade point average of 89.5 or higher.   Freshmen who received high honor include: Annaliese  Archer, Nathaniel Archer, Kylie Ashline, Rebecca Bailey, Brittney Baum, Conner Billings, Mackenzie Birdsell, Alexander Blaine, Taylor Bonoffski, Justice Carvey, Samuel Cary, Samuel Cary, Harry Chen, Dawson Curtis, Domenic Dashnau, Bernadette DeMott, Nolan Dexter, Julie Duval, Dominic Fischel, Ethan Fischel, Anthony Galletta, Ryan Gerth, Madison Gilmore, Seth Grimshaw, Heidie Hall, Laura Hayden, Chloe Hurlbut, ...
Lanigan students honored for gratitude Lanigan students honored for gratitude: Lanigan Elementary School is filled with thankful students. A handful of the youngsters were recently recognized as school role models for exhibiting gratitude throughout November. For their efforts, they received a special certificate, applause and cheers from their peers, Lanigan staff members and guests. Twenty-four students received the monthly “Role Model” award because they were polite, thankful for help received as school and showed appreciation. School Psychologist Carlo Cuccaro led the school assembly and talked with students about the meaning of gratitude. Cuccaro encouraged students to thank the adults in their lives who help them live happy, healthy lives. Role model award recipients include: Shylee Holmes, Elizabeth Saba, Kaleb Rupert, Caleb Allen, Kylie Stevens, ...
Select Volney students lead their own report card conferences Select Volney students lead their own report card conferences: Several Volney Elementary School students have taken charge of their own education. Students in Tracy Richards’ class recently led their parent-teacher conference at the end of the first marking period. This process, she said, has increased student engagement and allowed them to take ownership of their learning. Richards’ students practiced reciting information to their peers before their meetings. During one conference, First Grader Michael Herrald showed his mother, Meghan, a snapshot of his accomplishments, complete with photographs and data charts. He shared what he enjoyed about school, goals he has worked on, his writing portfolio and he reflected on progress he has made since the beginning of the school year. Richards said student-led conferences are not required and ...
Fairgrieve students show gratitude Fairgrieve students show gratitude: Over 20 students Fairgrieve Elementary School students were honored during a recent Morning Express program because they exhibited the character education trait of gratitude throughout the month of November. Principal Jean Sampsell said all recipients have shown they are grateful and thankful in their classroom. For their efforts, they received applause, praise and a “brag tag” to add to their collection. As part of the monthly celebration, students, staff members and guests were treated to a performance of “We Give Thanks” by the Fourth Grade Glee Club. Director Hope Lawton said the message was about thanking people who make a difference in people’s lives. Sitting, from left, are: Alea Runge, Piper Litchison, Selia Clark, Drake Bennett, Brandon Wines, Maximus ...
Lanigan Elementary honors veterans Lanigan Elementary honors veterans: A big school assembly at Lanigan Elementary School had one, simple message: “Thank you, veterans.” Students and staff members applauded, cheered and waved paper American flags as over one dozen veterans paraded into the school’s cafeteria for a special Veterans Day ceremony. Principal Jeff Hendrickson encouraged students to both thank and show appreciation for the men and women who served their country. Together, everyone recited the Pledge of Allegiance and stood proudly as the national anthem was sung by Morgan Rhoads. The audience watched a short video, which featured messages from Lanigan students on what Veterans Day means to them. Several students in grades kindergarten through six then sang a special “Thank You” song to all of the veterans. After ...
Granby parents enjoy lunch and learn sessions Granby parents enjoy lunch and learn sessions: Granby Elementary School seeks to improve school-to-home communication through Lunch and Learn sessions.   At each grade-level event, parents are invited to have lunch with their child and then learn more from teachers on how they can work together to help students continue to succeed academically and behaviorally.   During the short program, parents gain a greater insight of core curriculum standards and are encouraged by teachers to engage students in learning at home. During the recent fifth-grade Lunch and Learn, teachers provided a look-ahead for the second academic quarter: fractions, increased writing opportunities, Earth cycles and Latin American culture. Granby Elementary School student Kayleigh Griffis enjoys lunch with her mother Sandra Griffis, right, ...
4th graders at Lanigan learn about native culture 4th graders at Lanigan learn about native culture: Lanigan Elementary School fourth-graders recently took home a piece of current Native American History. Simple, leftover wood shavings from the making of a wooden lacrosse stick served as reminders that the native way of life goes far beyond pictures of teepees in old history books. In the midst of their academic unit on the Haudenosaunee people, the fourth-graders learned about local Native American culture from Alf Jacques, a member of the Onondaga Turtle Clan. The Onondaga Nation is one of six nations the students learned that form the Iroquois League. Jacques’ presentation at the Fulton Education Center included an explanation of how he makes wooden lacrosse sticks, insight on Haudenosaunee culture and the importance of preserving local history. Onondaga Turtle Clan ...
GRB students help provide a hero’s welcome GRB students help provide a hero’s welcome: U.S. History students at G. Ray Bodley High School recently became a part of their own local history during a hero’s homecoming for Army Cpl. Joseph Trepasso. The students and several Fulton City School District staff members stretched along East Broadway Street between South Fourth and South Fifth streets, waving tiny American Flags. Some also saluted Cpl. Trepasso as a hearse transporting his flag-draped casket brought him to his final resting place. In 1950, unbeknownst to the Trepasso family, Cpl. Trepasso was killed in action during the Korean War. He had been reported missing in action and presumed dead, according to his niece, Carrie Trapasso Halladay. Decades and a couple of familial DNA tests later, Cpl. Trepasso’s remains were found and then identified in April 2015. ...
Fairgrieve 5th graders learn about the rainforest Fairgrieve 5th graders learn about the rainforest: Fairgreive Elementary School fifth-graders went on a journey through the Amazon Rainforest without even leaving the school cafeteria. They got lost in scenery of trees and animals as they followed the story of “Amelia and the Heart of the Amazon,” a Merry-Go-Round Playhouse performance. The fifth-graders worried alongside Amelia, a character lost in the rainforest who tried to find her way back to camp. The humor-infused skit had a simple message: everything in the rainforest is connected; when one part is interrupted, it all is. Students also learned fun facts, such as the Amazon is home to natural remedies, people can work together to make the most of resources and the rainforest is worth protecting. One fifth-grade teacher said the performance gave students background ...
Fulton schools help people in need Fulton schools help people in need: The Fulton City School District cares about its community!   Each month throughout the 2016-2017 school year, all FCSD buildings will collect items to donate to local agencies and organizations that assist its students and families.   Some items from the collection will be reserved to stock FCSD elementary, junior high school and high school clothing closets and meet immediate needs that arise. During September, new and gently-used backpacks and non-perishable healthy snacks were collected.  Throughout October, hats and mittens were collected. The following new and gently-used items will be collected over the next several months: (November) shoes and boots, (December) hoodies, (January) all new non-perishable food items, (February) books, (March) socks, (April) all new ...
Extended Day program helps FJHS students develop soft skills Extended Day program helps FJHS students develop soft skills: The Fulton Community School Extended Day Program’s fun, hands-on learning environment has fueled creativity and academic success for local junior high school students. Several students have achieved their academic goals and became more actively-engaged in their learning thanks to their participation in the “Fulton on Film” session. One of six five-week sessions, “Fulton on Film” taught students about video production and included field trips to both G. Ray Bodley High School and SUNY Oswego. The Extended Day program is offered from 2:20-5:20 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students are expected to commit to an entire 15-day session, all of which offer snack, recreation, the main program topic and homework time. Each program is led by a certified teacher ...
Fairgrieve students explore agriculture Fairgrieve students explore agriculture: Agriculture was in the spotlight recently at Fairgrieve Elementary School, as students learned about crops, animals and nutrition during the annual fall harvest festival. The event provided students with an opportunity to meet with local farmers and agricultural businesses for a hands-on harvest experience. Different stations were set up inside and outside of the building, which allowed students to identify and “pick” fruits and vegetables, harvest birdseed, feed goats and explore farm equipment. “This teaches the kids about the fall harvest and the process that happens to get the food from the farm to the table,” said Fairgrieve Principal Jean Sampsell. She noted that students were able to see this process play out as they provided a fall harvest donation ...
Granby 1st graders learn about oral hygiene Granby 1st graders learn about oral hygiene: Part of being healthy means taking good care of your teeth. That was the lesson Granby Elementary School students learned when Dr. Frank Fruce, a local dentist, recently visited with the first-grade team.   He spoke to students about the importance of brushing and flossing at least twice per day and making healthy, non-sugary food and drink choices. Students learned several fun oral hygiene facts, including eating an apple as a snack actually helps clean teeth. The first-graders asked questions about a dentist’s role and brushing teeth before Fruce distributed oral hygiene gift bags to each student.   Fruce’s visit was a culmination activity for the First-Grade Human Body academic unit. Dr. Frank Fruce, center, is joined by Granby Elementary first- graders ...
Volney transforms into wax museum Volney transforms into wax museum: Inspired by the movie, “Night at the Museum,” Volney Elementary School’s gymnasium was recently transformed into a wax museum that featured sixth-grade students who portrayed famous historical figures.   Volney’s “Day at the Museum” tour was the culmination of a history research project. The sixth-graders were tasked with finding out what an individual was most famous for, interesting facts about that person that museum guests may not know and other pertinent information to be displayed at each exhibit.   Sixth-Grade Teacher Bill Cahill said 49 students participated in the event, including one student who acted as a museum security officer. Students posing as historical figures such as the Wright brothers, Abraham Lincoln and Helen Keller, ...
Responsibility recognized at Lanigan Elementary Responsibility recognized at Lanigan Elementary: Lanigan Elementary School students have soared to new heights. The recent lift-off assembly rewarded several students for positive behavior and responsibility shown throughout the month of October.   Each classroom teacher recognized one of his or her students for making good decisions about what they do and say in class, special areas and throughout the hallways. Students were celebrated for coming prepared to school, their attentiveness to learning, meeting classroom expectations, completing homework on time and showing effort, among several other fantastic qualities. For their efforts, students received a Responsibility Role Model award from Principal Jeff Hendrickson.   Responsibility award winners are: Carlee Chappell, Megan Acker, Gracie Dempsey, Beverly Farley, Ethan ...
Fairgrieve students show responsibility Fairgrieve students show responsibility: Over 20 Fairgrieve Elementary School students were recognized during a recent Morning Express program for demonstrating responsibility and other character attributes. For their efforts, students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection and praise from Principal Jean Sampsell, who called the honorees amazing role models. The celebration continued with “Responsible,” a Fourth-Grade Glee Club performance for the entire student body, teachers and guests. Kneeling, from left, are: Jayda Benton, Kyrah Fitzgerald, Jaden Hall, Rebecca Johnson, Natalie David, Addison Gleason, Charleigh Shaffer, Brooklynne Reed, Henry Taylor, Travis Collins and Alina Smale. Kneeling, from left, are: Penelope Taylor, Kenadie Shatraw, Moira Percival, Gabriella Mitchell, Mackenzie Bennett, ...
Fulton schools team up for videoconference fun Fulton schools team up for videoconference fun: Students from Granby Elementary School and Fulton Junior High School recently worked through a monster of a lesson together. Third-graders from Karen Murdoch’s class at Granby joined students from Shannon Turley’s English as a Second Language class at the junior high school to utilize writing, reading and collaboration skills to plan and construct shoebox monsters. The two Fulton City School District schools were teamed up for Monster Match Collaboration 2016, an interactive videoconference project that was facilitated by New York State Distance Learning Consortium members. Each Fulton class built a monster out of shoeboxes and craft supplies. Students then wrote a how-to paragraph for students in the other class to follow and then replicate their monster. The event culminated ...



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