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Fulton students honored for leadership, sports knowledge Fulton students honored for leadership, sports knowledge: Several Fulton City School District students were recently honored during the inaugural New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Leadership Awards Program because they have exemplified leadership, strength and good character throughout the 2018-2019 school year.   Students were selected for the leadership honor based on the following criteria: competence in a variety of movement forms and sport skills, knowledge of movement concepts, rules and procedures; values learning, exhibited a healthy lifestyle, demonstrated leadership and is a positive influence on peers and demonstrated both sportsmanship and citizenship.   “I could not be prouder of these young people,” said Granby Elementary School physical education teacher Kelsey ...
Fairgrieve collects funds for local animal rescue Fairgrieve collects funds for local animal rescue: Fairgreive Elementary students have learned throughout the 2018-2019 school year how to be respectful, responsible and problem-solvers and that is exactly what they have done for local animals in need.   Both students and teachers recently had the opportunity to bring in monetary donations to Paws Across Oswego County, a local animal rescue, as one of four community service projects the school offers each year. Principal Jean Sampsell reminded students with any coin or dollar bill children and adults bring in, the collective amount will assist the organization in helping more dogs and cats.   Some dog food and treats had already been collected ahead of a visit from the organization during a recent Morning Express program.   “We wanted to say thank you so much ...
GRB Resource Fair = Make Healthy Choices GRB Resource Fair = Make Healthy Choices: G. Ray Bodley High School students recently participated in a community resource fair where they were provided information on making healthy choices during prom and other school year-end celebrations.   Participating agencies and representatives included: Fulton Fire Department, Fulton Police Department’s school resource officer and Oswego County Opportunities’ Health Education, Services to Aid Families, Homeless Services and Centers for Reproductive Health. Also in attendance were: Farnham, Liberty Resources, Reality Check, Traffic Safety, Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, Oswego County Mediation program and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eat Healthy Program.  
Self-control honors at Volney Elementary Self-control honors at Volney Elementary: Volney Elementary students who exhibited self-control and goal progress throughout the month of April were recently honored with certificates of recognition during a school assembly.   Students who were identified by their classroom teachers as having controlled or resisted their own actions and feelings in various situations were honored with a Principal’s Award from Volney Elementary Principal Todd Terpening. He commended them because they exemplified the school’s virtue of the month.   Those classroom role models include: Mkenzi Potter, Caleb Bentley, Elijah Sixberry, Abigail Backus, Audrey Miller, Mitchell Loughrey, Josselyn Buske, Brooke Bowering, Abriella Carbaugh, Bently Oatman, Cuba Catano-Matip, Brooke Austin, Hannah Wells, Mikaylee Vail, Kayden Bubis, ...
Lanigan students receive role model honors Lanigan students receive role model honors: Lanigan Elementary students who exhibited self-control throughout the month of April were recently honored with certificates of recognition during a school assembly.   Because the students regulated their thoughts and actions, so they could stop any pressures and acted in ways they knew was right, they received the school’s role model honors. The following role models were named: Taylor Hull, Jacob Hotaling, Landon Wakefield, Ryan McLoughlin, Eric McLoughlin, Logan Fitzgerald, Olivia Hendrickson, Hailey Smith, Kiley Pudney, Mia Cordino, Liam Green, Zander West, Issaic Reed, Jack Amidon, Haylee Kingsley, Lori Johnson, Emily Illacqua, Isabell Stock, Xavier Doty, Xavier Mihalek, Malachi Scaringi, Vita Galini, Autumn Jones, Alex Wager, Parker Gentile, Logan Wilcox, Aurielle Snyder, ...
GRB Band Earns Excellent Rating at Festival GRB Band Earns Excellent Rating at Festival: A combined travel band from G. Ray Bodley High School recently earned an Excellent Rating for its stellar Music Festival Orlando performance earlier this month.   GRB music teacher Terry Caviness said since not all the high school’s wind ensemble or concert band could attend the festival, the travel band was created to showcase the musical talents of GRB students during the Universal Studios-affiliated event. With just a few rehearsals before the trip, Caviness said he was thoroughly impressed with the time, talent and dedication each band member put forth. All other bands at the festival were traditional bands from the various participating schools, he said.   “We received an excellent rating, which is the second highest rating that you can receive,” he ...
GRB Announces Q3 Honor Rolls GRB Announces Q3 Honor Rolls: 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 achieved honor roll status include: Courtney Bednarz, Alexa Bell, Zackery Bennett, Michael Brown, Gibran  Catano-Matip, Elizabeth Chrisman, Kaitlin Clingerman, Alicia Collett, Darrin Crowson, Aeryn Digby, Jonathan Dingman, Mikayla Fancett, Matthew Firenze, Madison Flood, Amie Fyffe, Tesa Galvin, Ashton Gates, Jaden Harrington, Dalton Hines, Cody Lawton, Kaden Marsh, Hannah Marvin, Jasmyne ...
Granby Gators to Raise Funds for AHA Granby Gators to Raise Funds for AHA: Granby Elementary School has been praised by the local arm of the American Heart Association for being a fundraising partner for the last 40 years.   Since the AHA’s Jump Rope for Heart program began four decades ago, Granby Elementary has raised thousands of dollars to help doctors and scientists figure out additional ways to fix hearts of children and adults. Meg Corey, local AHA youth market director, recently visited Granby for the school’s kick-off celebration, where she helped physical education teacher Kelsey Maselli announce that each student would have a small fundraising goal of $5.   “I also want your hearts so strong and healthy that you never have to worry about using money raised,” Corey said.   To ensure heart health, she suggested ...
Author Nathan Hale Visits FCSD Elementary Schools Author Nathan Hale Visits FCSD Elementary Schools: Fulton City School District elementary school students were recently treated to humor and history during a visit from bestselling graphic novelist Nathan Hale.   Hale, an author and illustrator, brought his passion to Lanigan, Granby, Volney and Fairgrieve schools as he shared of-the-moment illustrations and stories about American history. Students of various grade levels experienced Hale’s excitement of storytelling as their interest in literacy peaked during his visits.   At Fairgrieve Elementary, the entire student body greeted Hale with welcoming signs and illustrations as library media specialist Barb Senecal introduced him during one of the school’s recent Morning Express program. Thanks to donations from the Fairgrieve parent-teacher organization, Senecal’s ...
Self-Control Recognized at Granby Self-Control Recognized at Granby: Granby Elementary students who have proven they can, and will, control their own actions and feelings were recently recognized during a school assembly because they exhibited self-control in their classrooms.   For their efforts, the honorees were awarded with a certificate of recognition in front of their peers, teachers and special guests. Awardees include: Drake Garcia, Kaydence Wenthe, Xavier Alfaro, Abigail Hannon, Addison Hannon, Peyton Box, Layla Henderson, Aurora Jay, Jorden Merritt, Kaiden Jacobson, Katrina Standish, James Farfaglia, Alayna Packard, Emery Everson-Loomis, Abigail Alonzo-Mendez, Haleigha Shoults, Kaydence McCullum, Isaac Reynolds, Ella Gascoigne, Isabella Tompkins, Kayden Brand and Tanner Bryerton.   Additional recipients include: Graclyn Hayes, Izabella ...
Meteorologist Visits Lanigan Kindergartners Meteorologist Visits Lanigan Kindergartners: Lanigan Elementary School kindergartners’ forecast for the rest of the 2018-2019 school year is sunny and bright.   That also happens to be the students’ favorite type of weather, aside from snowstorms which result in days off, or delays, of school. They shared that information, and more, from their classroom “weather stations” during a special visit from News Channel 9 meteorologist John DiPasquale at the tail end of their academic unit on weather.   In preparation for the visit, the kindergarteners created a welcome sign, complete with the meteorologist’s photo and Lanigan’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports initiative core functions of being respectful, responsible, safe and a problem solver. Outside of the kindergarten ...
Fairgrieve UPK Celebrates Week of the Young Child Fairgrieve UPK Celebrates Week of the Young Child: The Universal Pre-Kindergarten program at Fairgrieve Elementary School recently celebrated some of Fulton City School District’s youngest students during the Week of the Young Child.   The weeklong event allowed the children to explore their five senses, fine motor skills, family engagement and collaboration, among other opportunities. From dance parties to tasting healthy eating choices, completing large floor puzzles together, being outdoor artists and creating a family scrapbook, teacher Robin France said the students have blossomed as a class and throughout the 2018-2019 school year as they ready for kindergarten in the fall.   Because they have grown as individuals, students and a class, the Fairgrieve Elementary School UPK program was again invited to participate ...
FCSD Partners with Oswego Child to Offer “Books on Buses” FCSD Partners with Oswego Child to Offer “Books on Buses”: Fresh on the heels of the roll out of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the Fulton City School District has bolstered its literacy promotion efforts to include on-the-go reading opportunities.   Because the district is focused on literacy as one of the main strategic intents of its new five-year Strategic Coherence Plan, FCSD administrators and staff members were thrilled to form a new partnership with Brooke’s Books Project to begin offering the availability of “Books on Buses.”   Together, FCSD and Brooke’s Books Project piloted a program which provides free books to children on Fulton City School District bus routes. Increased access to age-appropriate books, reading opportunities, vocabulary recognition, phonetic skills practice, and social-emotional ...
Imagination Library Now Available in Fulton Imagination Library Now Available in Fulton: Children living in the City of Fulton may receive upwards of 60 free books by the time they reach age five, thanks to the expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.   Strongly supported by the Fulton City School District, Doll Parton’s Imagination Library perfectly coincides with the district’s Strategic Coherence Plan, which aims to have 95 percent of third-grade students read at, or above, grade level by 2024. Enrollment for Fulton children has already begun, with a recent push during FCSD’s recent Parent University event. There, Heather Witter, FCSD Director of Literacy and UPK, said she was thrilled with the community’s interest in early literacy.   “Here, I feel the community is on board,” she said. “We are looking ...
Perseverance, progress awarded at Volney Perseverance, progress awarded at Volney: A couple dozen students at Volney Elementary School were honored at a recent assembly because they had either exhibited perseverance in the classroom or made goal progress throughout the month of March.   Principal Todd Terpening presented one student from each classroom a role model certificate because their teacher identified them as having worked hard to finish what they started.   “No matter the project, you get it out the door in a timely fashion,” he said. “You do not get distracted when you work and take satisfaction in completing tasks.”   Classroom role models for perseverance include: Vander Buske, Drake Ives, Alyvia Williams, Malaki Cary, Nick Childs, Cadence Nipper, Jason Scott, Elliemae Austin, Bella Vant, Wyatt Conger, Dean ...
FCSD’s 5th annual Parent University a huge success FCSD’s 5th annual Parent University a huge success: Fulton City School District’s fifth annual Parent University served as a one-stop shop for academic, community and social highlights to further show local families the strength of a supportive, collaborative culture.   Held recently at the Fulton Junior High School, the day-long event attracted dozens of attendees to breakfast, supervised children’s activities, a student art showcase, musical performances, prizes, lunch, a community resource fair and four sessions for parents or guardians and families. Geri Geitner, FCSD Director of Student Support Services, said the event served as the perfect conduit for school-to-home information and assistance.   Sessions included a slime-making distance learning videoconference with a museum in Michigan, an informational ...
Fulton senior awarded prestigious NHS scholarship Fulton senior awarded prestigious NHS scholarship: G. Ray Bodley High School senior Jenna Ruzekowicz has been selected as a National Honor Society Scholarship semifinalist.   The prestigious honor comes with a $3,200 scholarship toward her pursuit of higher education.  Chosen from more than 11,000 applicants, Ruzekowicz’s academic and community service accomplishments have been reflective of her hard work and commitment to each of the four precepts of the NHS. One of 575 semifinalists nationwide, Ruzekowicz has been recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals for her leadership, scholarship, service and character.   She currently serves as the Joseph Campolieta Chapter of the NHS at GRB. GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst said Ruzekowicz is most deserving of the national recognition.   ...
Elem. phys ed teacher of the year at Granby Elem. phys ed teacher of the year at Granby: Granby Elementary School physical education teacher Kelsey Maselli was recently named elementary school physical education teacher of the year for the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Central North Zone.   Maselli said she has received so much joy by watching students learn, grow and succeed since she has taught physical education at Granby for the past four years. Having taught special education and science within the Fulton City School District before, Maselli said she has found her niche and true love with teaching physical education.   “In the gym, I have them when they come in kindergarten,” she said. “They’ll have a different teacher next year, but they’ll always have me here. I am so grateful.” ...
UPK Family Night Features Science Experiments UPK Family Night Features Science Experiments: The Fulton City School District’s quarterly Universal Pre-Kindergarten Family Night attracted several families for some hands-on science fun.   Held in the Fulton Junior High School cafeteria, the science-themed night featured experiments from each of the UPK programs, held for Lanigan, Fairgrieve, Volney and Granby elementary schools. Heather Witter, FCSD Director of Literacy and UPK, said the event was to offer exploratory learning.   Stations included: clean mud, with grated soap, toilet paper and water; Orbeez for sensory needs; bubble blowing; a Skittles and Sprite station which had shown color separation, as well as shaving cream rain cloud, where the shaving cream represented clouds and once that became saturated with colored water it replicated rain. Snacks ...
Fairgrieve students persevere Fairgrieve students persevere: Fairgrieve Elementary students who never gave up through recent challenges were rewarded with the school’s Virtue of the Month honor during a recent Morning Express program.   For their efforts with perseverance, students received “brag tags” to add to their collection, as well as applause from peers, teachers and special guests. Principal Jean Sampsell told the student body that perseverance is an amazing quality that all can endure.   “Those efforts help (you) to be successful,” she said.   Honorees in the front row, from left, include: Brian Santiago, Kaydon Lenz, Olivia Starks, Francis Davis, Peyton Engel, Kairi Yager, Cavin Jordan, Oakley France and Zoey Miner. In the second row, from left, are: Wyatt Bowering, Donavan Oatman, ...



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