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Fairgrieve Elementary students ‘harvest’ philanthropy Fairgrieve Elementary students ‘harvest’ philanthropy: Fairgreive Elementary recently transformed into Fairgrieve Farms during the school’s annual Harvest Festival.   The 2019 event featured several community partners who helped educate students in grades kindergarten to six about safety, where produce comes from, nutritional values of produce, animal encounters, the Storybook Pumpkin Patch in the library media center and a progressive story read at Morning Express. The school gymnasium also was transformed into Fairgrieve Farms, where students ‘harvested’ or selected fresh fruits and vegetables at various stations and packed them up in boxes decorated by their class.   The fresh produce was purchased, in part, with monetary donations collected during a Morning Express program after a representative from Catholic ...
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2019 Elementary All-County Fest Features FCSD Students 2019 Elementary All-County Fest Features FCSD Students: Several of Fulton City School District’s musically-talented sixth-graders recently celebrated their achievements with a stellar performance in the 2019 All-County Elementary Festival.   Organized by the Oswego County Music Educators’ Association Inc., the festival was held at the Pulaski Middle-High School where FCSD students were joined by their talented peers from throughout Oswego County. The sixth-grade all-county chorus was conducted by Jennifer Rafferty and featured the following Fulton students: Xander Belson, Anthony Carroll, Katherine Demars, Ava Greeney, Isabella Harper, Johnny Hutchins, Mira Jordal, Finley Nye, Kiley Pudney, Hagan Strong, Olivia Tussey, Gionna Allen, Alexander Collins, Jordan Devendorf, Ryan Gustke, Madison Hood, Molly Rockwell, and Grace Kitts. ...
Lanigan students honored for teamwork, personal goals Lanigan students honored for teamwork, personal goals: Lanigan Elementary School celebrated dozens of students who have been on a roll with their personal goals throughout the month of October.   Recognized for academic progress, overcoming obstacles, a display of perseverance and maintaining a positive attitude, among other examples, one student from nearly every classroom was recognized during a recent school assembly. Certificates of recognition for being on-a-roll were presented to the following students: Shamar Thomas-Clark, Evan Lambert, Ivy Jock Jodway, James Stewart, Brianna Stoltz, Addison Barrick, Dominic Vescio, Jamie Chappell, Jeremy Caldwell, Liany Lancto, Elizabeth Saba, David Braymiller, Parker Gentile, Arianna Milks, Crispin Crowe, Serenity St. Andrews-McCarthy, Amia Kolb-Kee, Maggie Sorbello, Theresa Reed, Kayden Fitzgerald, ...
FCSD Hosts UPK Family Night FCSD Hosts UPK Family Night: The Fulton City School District recently celebrated a night of literacy and family engagement during its first universal pre-kindergarten family night of the 2019-2020 school year.   Students, their siblings and friends were joined by parents and guardians at Volney Elementary School for a night of stories and hands-on activities, as the district’s youngest students also practiced their math, fine motor and other skills they will work on throughout the school year. UPK programs for each of the district’s elementary schools offered a hands-on activity for attendees. Stations included a Pete the Cat series with a cat craft, “The Legend of Spookey the Square Pumpkin” paper pumpkin activity, a “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” alphabet tree craft and a “Little ...
FCSD Elementary Libraries Issue 40-Book Challenge FCSD Elementary Libraries Issue 40-Book Challenge: Library media specialists within each of the Fulton City School District elementary buildings have issued a literacy challenge for students in grades pre-kindergarten to six: read 40 new books throughout the 2019-2020 school year.   The 40-Book Challenge is a voluntary commitment hundreds of students have already pledged to complete. There are two levels: pre-kindergarten to grade two and then grades three to six. Allison Earl, Granby Elementary library media specialist, said all students have different personal challenges to help them reach outside of their literary comfort zones.   “This is to build an internal love of reading,” she said.   Earl said the challenge is adapted from the book “The Book Whisperer,” about awakening the inner reader ...
Fairgreive students, staff help feed the needy Fairgreive students, staff help feed the needy: The greater Fairgreive Elementary School family rallied together to collect funds to help feed people in need in their community.   A representative from Catholic Charities of Oswego County recently visited the school to discuss the importance of community support for upcoming holiday food needs and beyond. Students realized that they had the power to help feed their neighbors with as little of a contribution as a few coins. Principal Jean Sampsell stressed that all loose change and dollar bills add up to make a big impact.   A monetary collection occurred during a Morning Express program where students and staff members alike brought their cash donations to help make a difference. Principal Sampsell said all funds will be used to purchase fresh produce for the school’s ...
Hovercrafts Offer More Than STEM Fun Hovercrafts Offer More Than STEM Fun: Struggles, tears and frustration transformed into high-fives, cheers and smiles by the end of the day-long Hovercraft Project each of the Fulton City School District elementary schools recently hosted.   Guided by consultant Matthew Chase, fifth-graders throughout the district were placed in random groups where each team member was assigned designated roles. Students were challenged with science, technology, engineering and math concepts as they also experienced trial and errors of several life skills. The full-day experience, housed in each of the schools’ gymnasiums, involved the planning and execution of the working low-friction hovercraft devices.   Students were asked by Chase to log data with a variety of test runs and any changes made to the hovercrafts. Aside ...
FCSD Elem.Schools Create Storybook Pumpkin Patches FCSD Elem.Schools Create Storybook Pumpkin Patches: Library media centers throughout the Fulton City School District’s elementary schools have been transformed into storybook pumpkin patches through Halloween.   While the schools have participated in the fun, creative opportunity in recent years, all library media specialists at Lanigan, Volney, Granby and Fairgrieve encouraged families to participate in the optional activity. Allison Earl, Granby’s library media specialist, said the voluntary project has promoted family engagement and literacy, two strong components of the district’s recently-approved, five-year strategic coherence plan.   Earl said students in grades pre-kindergarten to six had been encouraged to read books with families and select a character in one of their favorite books to create out ...
FCSD Expands After-School Opportunities FCSD Expands After-School Opportunities: Students throughout the Fulton City School District now have increased access to after-school academic, social and emotional supports through expanded programming.   Formerly the Junior Raiders Opportunity Club, the newly named Raider Ed. program at the Fulton Junior High School now includes participation from the district’s fifth- and sixth-grade students. Built on the success of the district’s previous Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) grant opportunity, the program’s expansion has provided a safe, after-school learning environment two days each week for select fifth-and sixth-graders to explore a variety of topics. Sessions are also available for the district’s seventh-and eighth-grade students who seek to build upon a variety of physical, ...
Volney Welcomes Message of Positivity Volney Welcomes Message of Positivity: The Fulton City School District’s embrace of social-emotional learning served as the perfect backdrop for inspirational messages through song from singer/songwriter Jared Campbell.   No stranger to FCSD’s elementary schools, Campbell recently performed for all grade levels at some of the elementary schools to further share his messages of positivity, inclusion and acceptance. During his stop at Volney Elementary School, Campbell said that Volney could be the greatest place “where people flourish and become amazing human beings.”   “You have the power to change the world,” he told the students as he shared his top three ways to do just that. Students, or anyone, should always know their value, understand that practice makes progress and ...
Fairgrieve students show respect in September Fairgrieve students show respect in September: Students at Fairgreive Elementary who exhibited respect throughout the month of September were recently honored with the school’s Virtue of the Month award.   One student from each classroom who displayed a sense of worth toward their peers and adults and remained courteous throughout several areas of the school received the special nod from their classroom teacher during a recent Morning Express program. Each honoree also received a “brag tag” from Principal Jean Sampsell to add to their collection.   Awardees in front, from left, are: Nick Parsons, Oakley France, Noella Mann, Sara Horrell and Liliana Burke. In the second row, from left, are: Ami Brooks, Frank Morse, Ethan Hatter, Madelyn Vant, Crystal Robinson and Olivia Wisniewski. In the third row, from ...
GRB Spirit Week kicks-off with guest speaker GRB Spirit Week kicks-off with guest speaker: G. Ray Bodley High School students and staff members recently kicked off their Spirit Week as they welcomed guest speaker John Buck to share the local history related to Native American ties to the school and community.   Dressed in traditional Native American attire, which represented the Beaver Clan he belongs to, Buck shared that at one time the local land belongs to the Onondaga Nation people.   “The Iroquois was the name given to our people originally; it was the French who have us the name but in our native language we are the Haudenosaunee- the people of the longhouse,” he said. “   He then showcased a wampum belt, also known as the Hiawatha Belt, to symbolize the five nations and the tree of peace among the nations. Buck compared it to the ...
Lanigan celebrates new school year Lanigan celebrates new school year: Several Lanigan Elementary School students and teachers were honored during the first school-wide assembly of the 2019-2020 school year, as they celebrated a variety of accomplishments.   Principal Jeff Hendrickson was proud to recognize most of the student body for having met, or exceeded, the school’s attendance expectation of at least 90 percent throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Heading into the current school year, students who achieve the same attendance goal also will receive special recognition after each marking period.   The celebrations continued when Hendrickson acknowledged several students who were honored by their classroom teachers for “Being Recognized as Great,” and received BRAG awards for their efforts.   After a game was ...
Curiosity wins at Volney Elementary Curiosity wins at Volney Elementary: Because several students at Volney Elementary School exhibited curiosity throughout the month of September, they were recently honored with role model awards during a school assembly.   Principal Elizabeth Stoddard honored those students with the school’s monthly virtue award because they had shown interest in learning about an array of topics, frequently asked questions and enjoyed both exploration and discovery. Cheers and applause from their peers, teachers and special guests were given to the following honorees: Kian Mangano, Sophia Cumber, Carson Murray, Elijah Stoddard, Caleb Hunnicutt, Emrey Bugelow, Ava Thurlow, Lucas LaBeef, Hayden Crofoot, Nichoals Childs, Brydon Taber, Emilyn Moshier, Mason Parks, Josephine Smith, Vardon Taplin and Colleen Austin.   Also ...
Fairgrieve students watch Books Come Alive Fairgrieve students watch Books Come Alive: The excitement and magic of storytelling could be heard through guest Jim McKenna’s voice and seen on the smiling faces of Fairgreive Elementary School students during a recent storytelling adventure.   McKenna brought his “Books Come Alive” presentation to Fairgrieve’s library media center for each participating grade level. During the kindergarten portion, giggles got louder as McKenna read books expressively and the young students even helped him with the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme. The students then sat silently, as they were intrigued by McKenna’s vocal animation of each story.   “I like stories a lot and to read a lot,” McKenna said to the kindergarteners. “That’s the sign of a good book, if it makes you feel something. ...
Fulton schools celebrate attendance awareness Fulton schools celebrate attendance awareness: Students from several grade levels throughout the Fulton City School District were joined by their families, friends and community agency partners to celebrate September as Attendance Awareness Month.   The annual celebration was recently held outside of Fourth Street School, where attendees received a free meal, collected information from various community resources, visited with school-home liaisons and signed attendance pledges, in which the students and their parents agreed to strive for high attendance during the 2019-2020 school year.   “Ninety one percent or better is what we expect of every student,” said Geri Geitner, FCSD director of student support services.   To help students achieve that, Geitner said school nurses compiled a health guide ...
Granby students honored for curiosity Granby students honored for curiosity: Students at Granby Elementary who have shown a desire to learn about a variety of topics since the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year were recently honored with the school’s character education honors for the month of September.   A display of inquisitiveness the first few weeks of school have earned several Granby students with a curiosity award during a recent school-wide assembly. The following students from grades kindergarten to six received the monthly recognition: Ki’arra Flanagan, Troy Hall, Noah Barnes, Abigael Schneider, Owen Algarin, Kenneth Ramirez-Lopez, Mitchell Babbitt, Isabelle Neill, Xavier Alfaro, Carter Brown, Robert Jackowski, Avery Moore, Karyannette Barbosa-Fontan, Aydan Shinnick, Thomas Blasczienski, Fayth Brown, Cambrie Clark, Miles Rinn, Makenzie ...
FCSD to celebrate attendance awareness month FCSD to celebrate attendance awareness month: The Fulton City School District will host its annual Attendance Awareness event from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at Fourth Street School, 167 S. 4 th St.   As a way to encourage families to support their child, or children, attending school all day, every day throughout the 2019-2020 school year, FCSD administrators and staff members will be on hand to provide extra attendance pledges for students and their families to sign, prepare food and offer games and prizes. Musical entertainment will be provided, as will a community resource fair to help families learn additional ways for students to remain happy and healthy in order them to attend school.   Geri Geitner, FCSD Director of Student Support Services, said school attendance is vital to help all FCSD students learn and grow, ...
Opening Day empowers staff members Opening Day empowers staff members: Fulton City School District staff members welcomed the 2019-2020 school year with a reenergization about new opportunities in a new school year.   During the recent staff opening day event, remarks were offered by G. Ray Bodley High School Principal Donna Parkhurst, Fulton Teachers’ Association President David Derouchie, Board of Education President Robbin Griffin and Superintendent Brian Pulvino, while Personnel Director Tom Greer introduced new employees.   Elizabeth Conners, FCSD Executive Director of Instruction and Assessment, empowered all employees to follow the same energy brought to the City of Fulton since the $10 million state Downton Revitalization Initiative grant was recently announced. That same sense of renewal and Fulton pride will be shown throughout ...



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