Students are in Self-Control at Fairgrieve Elementary:
Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal Jean Ciesla recognized several students during a recent Morning Express program for exhibiting self-control throughout the month of April.
All 25 classroom teachers in grades kindergarten through six submitted the name of one student to receive the school’s Virtue of the Month Award. Recipients were congratulated by their peers, teachers and guests before they received a “brag tag” for their efforts.
Attendees were also treated to a Fourth Grade Glee Club performance of “Put on Your Thinking Cap,” which provided a message of waking up one’s brain, finding a new way to finish a task and pressing on with one’s day. Director Hope Lawton said several students have shown self-control with English Language Arts ...
Fairgrieve Students Named Most Improved in April:
During a recent Morning Express program, Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal Jean Ciesla congratulated several students for being named by their classroom teachers as the most improved students throughout the month of April.
For their efforts of improving academic and behavioral goals, students received a brag tag to add to their collection and special recognition in front of the entire student body and a handful of guests.
Award winners sitting, from left, are: Brian Santiago, Angelina Ferro, Emilie Berrus, Jared Gardenier, Zoey Roberts, Riot Tondeur, Owen Seymour, Madison Allen and Selia Clark. Kneeling, from left, are: Markelle Reed, Tommy Towsley, Kamila Miranda, Kari Pagliaroli, Dominique Bentley, Keaton Kelly and Alexis Myers. Standing, from left, are: Principal Ciesla, Ian Blaine, ...
Fairgrieve Students Earn Principal's Award:
Fairgrieve Elementary School students who have followed school expectations daily and served as role models for classmates were recently recognized as Principal’s Award recipients.
The honor came during a Morning Express program as the student body, teachers and guests cheered and applauded for the outstanding students. Principal Jean Ciesla said the awardees continue to persevere, ask for help when needed, practice skills and work toward reaching their academic goals.
For their efforts, students received a medal and a “brag tag” to add to their collection.
Pictured in the front row, from left are: Jordynn Miller, Ayden Spaulding, Brayden Wise, Mya Housel, Niyah Humphrey, Hailey Niver, Nickelson Rojas-Vega and Ruthie Niver. Kneeling, from left are: Lainah Baker, Hayden ...
Volney students team with Assemblyman Barclay for mock press conference:
Volney Elementary School students recently traded in their winter caps for fedoras and transformed into journalists during a mock political press conference.
Sixth-graders hosted Assemblyman Will Barclay, who fielded dozens of questions posed by the “reporters.” The students peppered the assemblyman with questions about infrastructure, budget, taxes, the Common Core, and nuclear power.
The question-and-answer format simulated an actual press conference. When students were called upon, they stated their name and news organization they represented.
“I was really happy how the press conference went,” said Volney teacher Bill Cahill. “We should be spending our time inspiring students, and that’s what this did.”
According to Cahill, ...
Fairgrieve Students Exceed Expectations in March:
Fairgrieve Elementary School Students were recently honored for exceeding classroom expectations throughout the month of March.
All 25 classroom teachers selected one of their students to receive recognition and a “brag tag” from Principal Jean Ciesla for being kind and positive, taking care of their personal belongings, wearing proper footwear and reading directions, among other accomplishments. Honorees received praise and applause from their peers and guests during a recent Morning Express program at the school.
Sitting, from left are recipients: Dante Heaney, Emanie Cook, Dominic Harris, Cara Nelson, Alea Runge, Lyric Schlosser, Amya Ramos and Sophia Frataccia-Wavle. Kneeling, from left are: Hailey Jenkins, Annabella Epolito, Gabriella Mitchell, Lilyanna Garzone-Baker, ...
Fairgrieve Students Enjoy Reading:
Friendly competition is on at Fairgrieve Elementary School to see which children’s book is the top favorite to receive the coveted Charlotte Award.
Library Media Specialist Barb Senecal read 10 books to each student in younger grade levels before they voted on their favorite story. Students in older grades could read the material on their own and will cast their votes at a later date.
A program of the New York State Reading Association, the Charlotte Award is a means to encourage children to read literature and become lifelong learners. The award is named after the main character in the book “Charlotte’s Web.” Voting ends May 30 and awards will be presented during the NYSRA conference in the fall.
During a recent visit to the library, Senecal treated students ...
Creative Writers Honored at Fairgrieve:
Fairgrieve Elementary School sixth-grade students were recently surprised and honored to learn their submitted writing pieces were performed during an Echoes program at G. Ray Bodley High School.
Once students arrived at the high school, they learned their words had been transformed by Merry Go-Round Playhouse members into performance pieces of skits and songs complete with costumes and props. Echoes was developed by the playhouse to encourage students to creatively write.
Students Kendra Gardner, Alley Bliss and Lilia Place received a Showcase Authors honor and their creative piece “The New Kid,” about a new kid in school who was a banana, was performed on stage. Playhouse actors recognized the following honorable mention work authored by students: “Snow” ...
Fairgrieve Glee Club Honored:
Fairgrieve Elementary School’s Fourth-Grade Glee Club members were recently recognized for their commitment to perform monthly for classmates and staff members during Morning Express programs.
The honor was given in celebration of March as Music in Our Schools Month. Music Teacher Hope Lawton said participating fourth graders give up their recess time once a week to practice singing and dancing about topics related to the school’s character education traits.
For their efforts, each Glee Club member received a “brag tag” to add to their collection.
Fourth-Grade Glee Club members at Fairgrieve Elementary show
off their “brag tags” after they were honored for performing monthly
for their peers and teachers.
Fairgrieve Students Receive Most Improved Honor:
Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students were recognized by their classroom teachers for improving academic, behavior or social efforts throughout the month of March.
Classmates and teachers cheered on the awardees as Principal Jean Ciesla commended the students for doing a fantastic job meeting classroom improvement goals.
Pictured are the following recipients who received a “brag tag” to add to their collection: Selia Clark, Owen Seymour, Zoey Roberts, Riot Tondeur, Jared Gardenier, Emilie Berrus, Alexis Myers, Brian Santiago, Kari Pagliaroli, Dominique Bentley and Keaton Kelly. Also honored were: Kamila Miranda, Markelle Reed, Tommy Towsley, Trae Mitchell, Frank Sullivan, Jocelyn Loomis, Ian Blaine, Kierstan McBride and DaKota Cook.
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Volney Students Hear Perseverance Story:
Volney Elementary School students celebrated March as perseverance month by welcoming a guest speaker who has never given up.
Greg Callen was injured more than 10 years ago in an accident that left him in a wheelchair, unable to walk. He persevered through challenges and tailored his daily activities to help him live life to the fullest. During a recent character education assembly in the school’s cafeteria, Callen encouraged students to find ways to help others persevere through their own challenges.
Principal Todd Terpening explained to students that some people have no choice in life but to overcome challenges. He said that is the definition of perseverance.
After a short question-and-answer session, Callen told students how he adapted to new abilities of movement. To illustrate ...
Volney Students Show Perseverance:
Students at Volney Elementary were recently honored during a school assembly for exhibiting perseverance during the month of March.
Principal Todd Terpening presented awards to 20 students after their teachers recognized them for never giving up on tasks or assignments in class. When asked what the definition of perseverance was, one student said it meant to “work through something, like … to work through the questions (on a test).”
Terpening presented the following students with Principal Award certificates for exhibiting perseverance: Destiny Fink, Aylonna Loveall, Cole DeBan, Rachael Moon, Declan Nickerson, Carleigh Richardson, Cassidy Maynard, Ryan O’Donnell, Gwendalyne Holleneck, Natalie Gulliver, Jacob Ingersoll, Alyssa Sawyer, Theodore Pederson, Amber Dumas, ...
Perseverance Pays Off for Fairgrieve Students:
Fairgrieve Elementary students were recognized during a Morning Express program for exhibiting the school’s character education trait of perseverance throughout the month of March.
Classroom teachers selected students for the honor based on their continued dedication to their classroom work and personal tasks or goals. Teachers, classmates and guests offered applause and congratulated the honorees, who each received a “brag tag” for their efforts.
Fourth-grade Glee Club members promoted perseverance with a performance of Carrie Underwood’s country hit “Play On,” about never giving up in any situation.
Pictured sitting, from left are the following students: Lainah Baker, Eathen Bean, Nathan Halligan, Ralph Paro, Ronald Noble, Jeremy Wright, Jr., Addison ...
Stewart Award Presented:
Recently Quirk's Players of G. Ray Bodley High School presented their 2016 annual musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
At the Saturday evening performance, the 2016 Jacalyn Stewart Award For Achievement in Musical Theatre was presented.
Given in memory of former G. Ray Bodley High School Principal Jacalyn Vinciquerra-Stewart, the award recognizes two outstanding seniors who set high performance standards and who excel on stage in the annual musical.
Honored with the 2016 Stewart Award this year were GRB Seniors Brandon Webb and Erica Perwitz. Perwitz appeared in Oklahoma! as Laurey Williams while Webb appeared as the dark farmhand Jud Fry.
Mrs. Stewart's mother Olga Vinciquerra is shown here presenting ...
GRB Students Advance in History Competition:
G. Ray Bodley High School honors humanities students are making history.
Freshmen Andrew and Aaron Dedich advanced to the state level National History Day competition after winning second place in the regional National History Day competition earlier this month at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. Joining the brothers are: Jasmine James, Madison Lang and Jake Geitner, who won first place in the regional competition for their Weebly-published website, “Roman Roads.”
A component of their honors humanities project-based learning activity, each student team chose their own topic related to local, national or world history, which also fit the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day theme of “Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.” The ...
Granby 2nd Graders Celebrate Ag Literacy Weeks:
Granby Elementary School recently celebrated Ag Literacy Weeks as they learned about food and fiber systems in their community.
Guest reader Erica Schreiner of the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District read the book “The Apple Orchard Riddle,” which educated second-graders on types of farms, apples, parts of an apple and scientific practices that change the appearance of apples.
During the presentation, students said they’ve visited farms such as: animals, dairy, crops and beef. They learned that there are nine apple farms throughout Oswego County.
Students served as assistant scientists to Schreiner who led an experiment involving a piece of apple exposed to air versus a piece of apple soaked in lemon juice exposed to air. After a short time, the lemon-juice ...
G. Ray Bodley Hosts Second Annual Career Day:
Numerous occupations were represented at G. Ray Bodley’s Second Annual Career Day, where students had the opportunity to explore career options and speak with professionals in the field.
Representatives from all fields such as health, government and business gave presentations on what a typical day looks like for them. Each shared why they chose their field and the education and training they went through to achieve their position.
Some of the businesses present at the event were: Burnett Park Zoo, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Fulton City Fire Department, NYS Police, Fulton Savings Bank, Novelis, News Channel 9, Huhtamaki, King & King Architects, Hair We Are Salon, WOLF Radio, Stability Fitness, Mannion & Copani Law Firm, Oswego Health and more.
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Fairgrieve Focuses on Dental Health:
Dr. Frank Fruce recently visited Fairgrieve Elementary School to explain the importance of brushing and flossing teeth.
He said not only does what people eat and drink effect how people grow, food particles and beverages also can cause plaque and germs to collect on teeth if the teeth are not brushed. That leads to cavities and inflamed or swollen gums. One student raised his hand to tell classmates that if you don’t floss you can get cavities in between your teeth, and Fruce applauded the student’s knowledge.
Important oral health tips for students included: decrease sugar intake, eat healthy snacks, dilute juice, and brush teeth after breakfast and before bed.
Fairgrieve students have an opportunity to improve their oral health by receiving a cleaning, sealants, fluoride ...
Extra, Extra Read All About It!:
Extra, extra read all about it in Fulton City School District buildings!
Continuity of collecting and promoting school and community news through several journalism exercises occurs from the elementary buildings, Fulton Junior High School and up to G. Ray Bodley High School.
Granby Elementary School has its own student-driven newspaper club, advised by Librarian Allison Kowalski and Music Teacher Stephany Collins. Fifth-grade and sixth-grade members meet every other Thursday after school to create and produce three newspapers each school year using both Microsoft Word and Microsoft Publisher.
“We have a lot of strong writers; they’re very creative and are in here a lot giving up their recess to write articles,” Kowalski said.
At Lanigan Elementary School, Sixth ...
FCSD Survey Creates Benchmarks:
The Fulton City School District has engaged community members, parents, students and teachers in collecting data to be used for school improvement initiatives.
Over 2,200 respondents answered survey questions with categorized answers of an item being either an asset, an emerging strength or potential risk.
Surveys were broken down into the following main components: school leaders’ practices and decisions; curriculum development and support; teacher practice and decisions; student social, emotional and developmental health; and family and community engagement. Favored positively were school leaders talking about the importance of learning to students, use of a strong curriculum, promotion of music and art in Fulton schools, use of technology to improve learning experiences, schools ...