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Spring Finale Concert at GRB a Success Spring Finale Concert at GRB a Success: The G. Ray Bodley High School Music Department recently presented its spring finale concert in front of a packed audience in the school auditorium. The trumpet ensemble offered a pre-concert treat by playing “Schindler’s List” and “Halleluliah” before The Full Effect beautifully performed “Blues for Hire,” “Somewhere” from West Side Story and “Boogie on a Reggae Woman.” The GRB Concert Band and the GRB Wind Ensemble played two songs each. The show, under the direction of Conductor Terrance E. Caviness, concluded with a combined performance of “Jersey Boys.” GRB High School students perform standing up during the spring finale concert.  
Effort Shown at Fairgrieve Elementary Effort Shown at Fairgrieve Elementary: Fairgrieve Elementary School teachers recently recognized one student from each of their classrooms as exhibiting effort throughout the month of May. Twenty-four students received the school’s Virtue of the Month award during a Morning Express program. Principal Jean Ciesla commended the honorees for working hard each day and never giving up on their academic and behavioral goals. For their efforts, the recipients received a “brag tag” to add to their collection and much applause from classmates and guests. The Fourth Grade Glee Club, directed by Hope Lawton, treated the student body to a performance about students learning anything they can if they want to put forth the effort. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Virtue of the Month awardees: Schyler ...
Effort Exhibited at Volney Elementary Effort Exhibited at Volney Elementary: Several Volney Elementary School students were recently honored during a school assembly for putting forth their best effort and making great strides in their classroom.   The honorees received a Principal’s Award for being classroom role models for showing effort in class, while others received an “On-a-Roll” Award for improving academically and behaviorally. Principal Todd Terpening encouraged all students to work hard throughout the last month of school so they, too, could be recognized during the June recognition ceremony.   Principal’s Award recipients are: Gianna Thurlow, Cadie Shepard, Jeffrey Conklin, Kendall Williamson, Juliet Schnall, Austin DiBartolo, Mitchell Romans, Aiden Coulter, Dylan Rogers, Saige Conger, Ava Pelky, Cassandra Clarke, ...
Granby Students Learn about Careers, Colleges Granby Students Learn about Careers, Colleges: Several community partners introduced Granby Elementary students to more education and future job opportunities during the school’s second annual College and Career Day. Former Granby Gators returned to their elementary school and spoke with fifth- and sixth-grade students about college readiness, while other sessions for those grade levels included presentations from a funeral director and a judge. Students in younger grades learned about music, kickboxing, dance, accountants, acting, medical professionals and business owners. Fulton Police Department School Resource Officer Jeremy Hutchinson taught students about making good choices and following rules before students in Mary Ellen Ellis’ and Lauren Spacone-Lerch’s students asked questions about safety and items on ...
Physical Education Honors for Fairgrieve Students Physical Education Honors for Fairgrieve Students: Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students received a Physical Education award for their outstanding contributions in class. Physical Education Teacher Corry Zion said all of the honorees have demonstrated respect, responsibility and problem solving skills daily. For their efforts, students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Alivia Ruscitto, Grant Thompson, Kaya Renfrew, Bentley Oatman, Brodie Maliszewski, Hailey Niver, Owen Seymour, Camron Clear, Jared Gardenier and Elijah Brooks. Sitting, from left, are: Benjamin Renfrew, Olivia Rivera, Antonio Tussey, Taylor Hull, Gage Brown, Caden Paro, Tristan Kent and Bella Maliszewski. Standing, from left, are: Physical Education Teacher Kevin Ahern, Will Patterson, Camerin ...
Students Hear Citizenship Message Students Hear Citizenship Message: City of Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward, Sr. visited Fairgrieve Elementary School students to discuss what it means to be a good citizen. He commended students for showing respect to their community and country after they recited the Pledge of Allegiance and sang a patriotic song during the school’s Morning Express program. Students defined good citizenship as respecting others and lending a helping hand when needed. Woodward said honoring traffic signs and safety rules are also great examples of being a good citizen within the community. He has been invited to the building for the past few years to speak with students about citizenship, which is the school’s virtue of the month for June. Ronald Woodward Sr., City of Fulton mayor, talks to students about citizenship ...
Fairgrieve Elementary Names Most Improved Students Fairgrieve Elementary Names Most Improved Students: Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students were recently honored for achieving academic and behavior successes in their classrooms throughout the month of May. Recipients were nominated for a Most Improved award by their classroom teachers. For their efforts, students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection and they received special recognition in front of the student body during a Morning Express program. Award winners sitting, from left, are: Damien Drought, Chloe Pillans, Alexz Ledger, Brinley Kent, Miles McCraw, Daymin Woodworth, Ryan Elliott and Aliesha Brown. Kneeling, from left, are: Danielle Gober, Annabella Epolito, Ashley Pollock, Lillian Cunningham, Matthew Clements, Hayden Lockwood, Kelci Watkins and Tommy Towsley. Standing, from left, are Principal ...
Volney Sixth Graders Showcase Skills Volney Sixth Graders Showcase Skills: Volney Elementary School’s second annual Sixth-Grade Skills Summit showcased students’ persuasiveness and academic abilities. In preparation for the event, students in Daniel Bartlett’s, William Cahill’s and Stephanie Zimmerman’s sixth-grade classes researched current event topics and household products. Students presented sales-pitch and recited persuasive speeches to their peers, teachers and local business leaders: attorney Kevin Caraccioli, Usherwood Office Technology President Lou Usherwood, King+King Architects Partner in Charge of K-12 Education Design Studio Jim King and Dave Lloyd of Novelis. Caraccioli visited each classroom prior to the Skills Summit to teach students how to be persuasive and prepared. Noah Cordone who able to persuade students ...
Earth, Nature, Animals Celebrated at Volney Elementary Earth, Nature, Animals Celebrated at Volney Elementary: Volney Elementary School’s annual Earth Day celebration afforded students several opportunities to learn about nature, caring for the environment and safety. The tradition of fun and learning kicked off with MaxMan Reptile Rescue representatives teaching students about safe animal handling and the importance of not disturbing creatures in their natural environment. Students were able to pet a snake and a lizard as they exited the cafeteria on their way to over one dozen workshops and presentations. Throughout the event, students learned about the following topics: alternative energy, anti-littering campaigns, canoe building, bass fishing, dog agility, dog obedience, drawing form nature, electrical safety, exploring nature, fly fishing, hawks and owls, parrots, rocks and minerals ...
Volney Students Learn African Drumming, Dancing Volney Students Learn African Drumming, Dancing: Volney Elementary School students’ musical skills were put to the test during a recent drumming workshop with Biboti Ouikahilo and friends. In preparation of Ouikahilo’s visit, Music Teacher Christine Sicurella taught students in grades kindergarten through six about drum parts, rhythm and African culture. African drumming and dancing workshops were offered to students in fourth- through sixth-grade, and a school-wide presentation was offered. Ouikahilo and his group sang and danced their way on stage, wearing bright-colored traditional African clothing. Students bobbed their heads to the beat of the music and mimicked movement they saw on stage. Group members explained different dances and played a variety of songs, which Ouikahilo explained comes from whatever the people ...
Granby students operate WCNY’s Enterprise America City Granby students operate WCNY’s Enterprise America City: Sixth grade students from Granby Elementary participated in WCNY’s Enterprise America, an exciting co-curricular program where they spent a day operating Enterprise America city.   The students staffed government and businesses within the city in a hands-on learning experience. In the week leading up to the event, students applied for an interviewed for various positions within the city. Teachers determined who would be placed in each business based on the student’s strengths, interests, application and interview. Each business was staffed with an owner and a variety of other staff members who performed necessary jobs within the specific business. Once in the city, students applied STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills as well as fiscal and literacy skills ...
Health, Science and Books at Fairgrieve Elementary Health, Science and Books at Fairgrieve Elementary: Students at Fairgrieve Elementary had the opportunity to showcase their science projects at a recent Health, Science and Book Fair held at the school.   Projects covered a variety of topics ranging from animal habitats to astronomy to chemistry concepts. Parents, teachers and community members were able to view the plethora of projects in the school’s cafeteria as well as visit the library to purchase some books at the Book Fair.   Students also celebrated health during a few aerobic dances to music in the gym, and two lucky students received brand new bicycles as raffle prizes.  Fulton student AnnaRose O'Dett presents her Fairgrieve Elementary science project, the study of the life cycle of the arctic fox.
Cafeteria Recognition for Fairgrieve Students Cafeteria Recognition for Fairgrieve Students: Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students were recently recognized by school lunch monitors for exceeding expectations in the cafeteria. These students received the monthly Golden Spork Award and a “brag tag” to add to their collection for serving as role models to their peers. Pictured are the following awardees: Emma Clothier, Lyric Schlosser, Carson Horning, Riley Simpson, Evaya Menkins, Cara Nelson, Landon Gibson, Katharine Demars, Jayden Hall, Alexis Myers, Gabriel Taylor, Alyssa Durval, Joe Cortini, Janessa Colon, Cameron Brown, Ciara Dillingham, Riley Niver, Linda Hartmann, Jayden Wight, Benjamin Clements, Adam Paro, Curtis Taylor and Jasmyne. Absent from the photo are Michael Vandelinder and Richard LaGrow. Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal Jean Ciesla, ...
GRB Junior Wins Essay Contest GRB Junior Wins Essay Contest: Sarah Tallents, G. Ray Bodley High School junior, recently won the Oswego County Bar Association essay contest for her article on women’s rights and opportunities. Her work referenced the history of Hillary Clinton’s career. For her efforts, the bar association presented her with a check and an award. Advanced Placement U.S. History Teacher Jamie Ruzekowicz commended Tallents for her commitment to her studies and offered congratulatory remarks. Pictured are GRB Assistant Principal Amy Stephenson, Tallents, Ruzekowicz, and Assistant Principal Marc Copani during the award presentation.  
Fulton Students Participate in Olympiad Fulton Students Participate in Olympiad: Hundreds of exceptional student-athletes from schools across the county united for a day of competition, friendship and fun as part of the Oswego County Olympiad Invitational. The event, held May 12 in the track area outside of John C. Birdlebough High School, featured nearly 400 participants representing all nine school districts in Oswego County as well as the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation. Students competed in adapted events, field activities, distance races and infield games such as beanbag tosses. The day got underway with a parade around the track and some words of encouragement from emcee Greg Callen, founder of Move Along Inc., who is paralyzed from the waist down. Callen spoke about the obstacles he had to overcome and how athletics helped him succeed. ...
Lanigan Students Learn the Art of Storytelling Lanigan Students Learn the Art of Storytelling: Lanigan students enjoyed a performance called "StoryFaces" by artist and storyteller Christopher Agostino, a presentation about the art of storytelling through face painting.   Agostino shared the history of ancient storytelling as well as some of the same face painting techniques that are used by professionals in Hollywood. The “paint” used is really not paint at all, but a high quality, non-toxic make-up.   Students volunteered to come on stage to have their faces painted as Agostino told an array of stories, some written by him, others descending from Native American folktale.   One story was that of a brave boy who allowed a shark to swallow him whole to save his village. From inside the shark, the boy built a fire that caused the shark ...
College and Career Fair a Success at Fairgrieve College and Career Fair a Success at Fairgrieve: Fairgrieve Elementary School fifth and sixth-graders recently explored a variety of job options and post-secondary learning opportunities as part of the third annual College and Career Fair. Employees and business owners representing a variety of career paths were on hand to discuss their job requirements, daily responsibilities, benefits and other job perks. Students interested in animal science met with a veterinarian and a zookeeper, while those considering careers in public service, the business sector or the arts engaged in conversation with first responders, educators, accountants and makeup artists, to name a few. The fifth and sixth-graders peppered the presenters with questions about their academic background, years of service and salary information. During a session with ...
GRB seniors earn NYSED scholarships GRB seniors earn NYSED scholarships: Ten students from Fulton’s G. Ray Bodley High School recently earned the State Education Department’s 2016 Scholarship for Academic Excellence.  The annual awards initiative provides a financial boost for high school seniors who plan to attend college next year and who perform exceptionally on Regents exams in the four core subjects. Statewide, 2,000 students received scholarships for $1,500, while another 6,000 earned $500 each toward their college tuition. According to GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst, this year’s senior class excelled on their Regents exams, and two students -- Caleb Almeter and David Tallents -- earned the top award of $1,500. Students Donna Aiken, Gina Babcock, Michael Bolster, Keegan Condon, Olivia Coakley, Kayla Dingman, Althea Henderson ...
Fairgrieve Students Collect Donations for Animals Fairgrieve Students Collect Donations for Animals: Fairgrieve Elementary School students recently collected monetary donations and supplies to help pets in need throughout Oswego County. Guest speakers from Paws Across Oswego County, an animal rescue, visited the school during a Morning Express program in the gymnasium to talk with students about the importance of proper animal care. Students learned that many animals in the area rely on community donations to eat, play and stay healthy. As a reward for the students’ hard work, animal rescue volunteers Marjorie Wentworth and Connie Evans donated their latest Reading for Rescue book, “June Bug’s Journey,” to the school library. Principal Jean Ciesla said Fairgrieve students hold four collections throughout the school year, as a means to teach students the importance ...
Fulton Students Attend Annual Oswego State Drama Festival Fulton Students Attend Annual Oswego State Drama Festival: G. Ray Bodley (GRB) students attended the 57 th Annual Oswego State Drama Festival on May 3, where they had the opportunity to give a theatrical performance in front of their peers as well as participate in numerous theatrical workshops throughout the day.   Fulton students David Houck, Jeremy Herlowski and Michael Mankiewicz were the cast members to perform a version of “Romeo and Juliet” from “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged),” written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, which received amazing reviews from the audience. GRB crew members included Victoria Eckhard, Erica Perwitz, Alysa Rosenbarker, Kayleigh Hotaling, Brandon Webb and Ean Stevenson. The theatre group was directed by faculty advisor Tom Briggs.   Not only ...



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