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Granby PTG Kicks Off School Year Granby PTG Kicks Off School Year: Bounce houses, teachers in a dunking booth, food and free books made the Granby Elementary School Parent-Teacher Group’s annual Kick-Off a success. The event celebrated the start of the 2016-2017 school year and showcased many academic highlights of various grade levels. Check out the photos from the kick-off below:       
Singer Encourages Friendship, Fun at Granby Elementary Singer Encourages Friendship, Fun at Granby Elementary: There’s room for everyone at Club Granby, according to singer/songwriter Jared Campbell. During a recent performance at the school, Campbell encouraged all Granby Elementary students and staff members to join together to create a powerful anti-bullying environment. United as one, friendship will blossom and self-esteem will soar. To help spread that message, Campbell told students in grades kindergarten through second that hands are to help, not to hurt. His main message for students in grades three through six was to become a world changer by following three simple steps: believe that life is valuable, work hard and to look out for others. He sang several songs related to the school’s character education initiative, including respect and responsibility. Students performed ...
FCSD Superintendent Visits Fairgrieve FCSD Superintendent Visits Fairgrieve: Fulton City School District Superintendent Brian Pulvino recently stopped at Fairgreive Elementary School as he makes his way around each building throughout the district. Pulvino kicked-off the elementary school’s introduction week during a Morning Express program, where he explained his job duties and invited students and their parents to speak with him anytime. During his warm welcome, Pulvino shared his wish of FCSD becoming the best school district in America. Fairgreive Principal Jean Sampsell said students can expect several guest speakers from the community to speak during Morning Express programs throughout the 2016-2017 school year. The weekday programs also serve as an opportunity to review school expectations, celebrate birthdays and award achievement. FCSD ...
FCSD Stuff-A-Bus a Huge Success FCSD Stuff-A-Bus a Huge Success: Nearly 200 Fulton City School District students received a starter pack of school supplies to kick-off the 2016-2017 school year, thanks to the annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign. Families of students in kindergarten through 12th grade received notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers and other supplemental materials during the Aug. 26 distribution day at Fairgrieve Elementary. Items were collected from residents throughout Oswego County and the Fulton Teachers’ Association. Members of the association were on hand to verify residency and hand-off Spiderman, Syracuse University, My Little Pony and other themed backpacks with school supplies. Superintendent Brian Pulvino also stopped by to meet families. Stuff-A-Bus is held annually in conjunction with the United Way of Greater Oswego County. ...
GRB Students to Teach About Environment GRB Students to Teach About Environment: Students in Dan Mainville’s Global Environment classes are creating cleaner communities. Members of the 2015-2016 class researched recycling efforts and developed lesson plans which will be passed on to members of the 2016-2017 Global Environment class to teach to elementary students throughout the Fulton City School District. Mainville said the model was developed from the vision of Robert Green, committee chairman for the Oswego County Green Team Anti-Litter Campaign. Green has envisioned a clean Fulton community with anti-litter and recycling efforts carried out by the local youth. Once the program is piloted with Fulton schools, Mainville said plans could be shared with other school districts throughout Oswego County. Global Environment, a course through SUNY ESF, is offered ...
FJHS 8th Graders Awarded for Accomplishments FJHS 8th Graders Awarded for Accomplishments: Several of the 238 eighth-graders at Fulton Junior High School were honored for their academic achievements and positive character education traits exhibited throughout the 2015-2016 school year.   During the recent eighth-grade awards ceremony, students received much applause and words of encouragement from staff members who noted their growth, maturity and drive all advance during their last year of junior high school. English Teacher Jennifer Meloling said while the students may face obstacles and challenges to overcome at G. Ray Bodley High School, they should reflect back on what they’ve learned from themselves and their peers at FJHS.   Both teachers and Principal Ryan Lanigan announced award recipients, who soon will have their certificates mailed home. The ceremony ...
GRB Seniors Return to Elementary Alma Maters GRB Seniors Return to Elementary Alma Maters: Members of the G. Ray Bodley High School Class of 2016 recently proved to elementary students that hard work really does pay off. The graduating seniors returned to their elementary alma maters of Volney, Granby, Fairgrieve and Lanigan schools, where they were met with applause from current students and staff members. The youngsters lined the hallways during the gradation walks where they gave high fives and cheered as each senior passed by in their caps and gowns. While at the elementary schools, several of the GRB seniors reminisced about their younger years, favorite teachers and cherished memories. Some teachers handed out old assignments from when they had the seniors at least years ago. The older students chatted about how much they’ve grown up, what they’ve learned and ...
Students Exhibit Citizenship at Fairgrieve Elementary Students Exhibit Citizenship at Fairgrieve Elementary: Several Fairgreive Elementary School students were recently recognized for exhibiting citizenship throughout the month of June. Awardees were honored during a Morning Express program in the school’s gymnasium where they received applause and praise for being role models to their classmates. For their efforts, they also received a “brag tag” to add to their collection. Students, staff members and guests were treated to the Fourth-Grade Glee Club’s final performance of the 2015-2016 school year. After club members sang and danced along to a song about global citizenship, the fourth-grade teaching team presented club Director Hope Lawton with a bouquet of flowers for her commitment to the group. Pictured sitting, from left, are: Analee Mitchel, Skylar Litchison, ...
Reading is Fundamental at Fairgrieve Elementary Reading is Fundamental at Fairgrieve Elementary: Fairgrieve Elementary School recently hosted a Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Day where students were encouraged to be lifelong learners. Reading Teacher Veronica Williams walked into a Morning Express program at the school dressed in tropical attire and a camera around her neck as she gave students one simple message: reading can take you anywhere. Principal Jean Ciesla read a brief synopsis of seven books, which were awarded to one student from each grade level. Throughout the day, all students received a brand new book to take home. Ciesla encouraged students to remind their teachers and parents when it might be time to pick up a book and read. Pictured in the front row, from left, are: Hannah Skinner, Alivia Ruscitto and Leland Guillaume. In the back row, from left, are: Joshua Zapoda, ...
Volney Students, Staff Members Celebrate Flag Day Volney Students, Staff Members Celebrate Flag Day: Volney Elementary School students celebrated Flag Day by honoring former Fulton City School District student and U.S. Army Spc. Matt Digby during a special ceremony on June 14. Members of the student body and staff stood alongside guests around the school’s flag pole as Principal Todd Terpening offered opening remarks and Father Moritz Fuchs gave an invocation. The flag was raised by Digby and student Noah Cordone. Everyone recited the Pledge of Allegiance together before sixth-grade teacher William Cahill told the story of our nation’s flag and introduced the guests of honor. One student in grades kindergarten through sixth read their winning “What the Flag Means to Me” essay before U.S. Army veteran William Noun lead the crowd in singing “You’re a ...
New Fulton Teachers Strengthen Skills New Fulton Teachers Strengthen Skills: The Fulton City School District is committed to helping new teachers remain successful and feel valued. Teachers who are new to Fulton schools have been encouraged to participate in a 36-hour course aimed to help strengthen their teaching skills and become immersed in the Fulton City School District culture. Granby Elementary School Reading Teacher Mary Ann DeMar, who teaches the course, said both new and veteran teachers will also learn a variety of collaborative methods to further engage students in learning. Teachers who are new to all buildings throughout the school district are offered extended support, mentor teachers and several classroom techniques in the professional development course. The course is based on the Doug Lemov book “Teach Like a Champion,” which focuses ...
FJHS 8th grade projects use science, English FJHS 8th grade projects use science, English: Natural disaster research efforts of Fulton Junior High School eighth-grade students will culminate with the creation of realistic, yet fictional, creative stories. English Teacher Jennifer Meloling and Science Teacher Allyson DeStevens teamed up for the collaborative project, which involves students’ selection of a natural disaster to research in science class and then incorporate facts and statistics into a creative story for English. Special Education Teacher Lisa Catalina also is assisting students with the project. Students will explore the danger, damage, locations, warning systems, ratings and preparation, among many other topics related to natural disasters. DeStevens said an important component is for students to look at the history of natural disasters and to take away ...
GRB students explore past, present, future of Fulton GRB students explore past, present, future of Fulton: Eleventh-grade honors students in the Fulton City School District recently partnered with the Wisdom Thinkers Network for a community oral history project. After months of research, writing, videotaping and editing, the oral history effort culminated with a presentation and community discussion in the Fulton Education Center auditorium. During the forum, an audience of local residents, students and staff watched video interviews, engaged in conversation and shared stories about the city of Fulton’s past with the hope of inspiring change for the future. “It was nice to talk about how hopeful people are about where we are going as a city,” said G. Ray Bodley High School English teacher Ami LaDuc. “I see this beautiful bridge now between the students and our ...
Senior athletes earn accolades at year-end ceremony Senior athletes earn accolades at year-end ceremony: Nearly 100 Fulton City School District senior athletes were recognized recently for their contributions to the Red Raider sports program over the years. The student-athletes were lauded during a banquet sponsored by the Fulton Athletic Booster Club. Keynote speaker Tim Connors, a 2013 GRB graduate and cancer survivor, congratulated the athletes and encouraged them to strive for success amid adversity. “You have choices in life (and) I encountered some serious obstacles along the way,” Connors said. “Perseverance … it’s so important that it is actually the thing that saved my life. You have to get up to achieve your goals. Decide what you want and go get it.” For the athletes in the room, that message resonated as they reflected on their high ...
Principal’s Awards Given to Fairgrieve Students Principal’s Awards Given to Fairgrieve Students: Several Fairgrieve Elementary students were honored during a recent Morning Express program in the school gymnasium because they followed expectations throughout the fourth quarter. For their efforts, students received a Principal’s Award medal. Principal Jean Ciesla thanked parents and guests for setting a good example for students. She said Principal’s Award recipients exhibited great work ethic throughout the final marking period. Pictured sitting in the front row, from left, are: Casandra Guillaume, Emma Seymour-Wright, Dahni Perry, Alyssa Hatter, Tawnee Burns, Hailey Niver, Matthew Tice and Brodie Maliszewski. Kneeling, from left, are: Jessica Herlowski, Reese Niver, Abigail Miner, Dawson Reed, Liam Crandall, Olivia Rivera, Olivia Frataccia and Julia Frataccia-Wavle. Standing, ...
Reading is Delicious at Fairgrieve Elementary Reading is Delicious at Fairgrieve Elementary: Twelve students in grades second through sixth at Fairgrieve Elementary School were invited to a Pizza with the Principal celebration in the school library because they achieved 100 or more Accelerated Reader (AR) points and maintained at least an 80 average on AR tests from September through May. Students shared their favorite literature genres and books with Principal Jean Ciesla as they ate pizza and enjoyed ice cream sundaes. Principal Ciesla congratulated all participants on their accomplishments and encouraged continued reading throughout the summer months. “All of you are reading experts, not only in reading but also in understanding what you read,” she said. For their efforts, students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection and a goodie bag filled ...
GRB High Honor Graduates Honored GRB High Honor Graduates Honored: Seventy G. Ray Bodley High School seniors will graduate with high honors because they obtained a four-year cumulative average of at least 89.5 percent. For their efforts, students were recognized during an honorary banquet in the school cafeteria where they and their 150 guests were treated to dinner. GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst said all high honor graduates represented 29 percent of the Class of 2016. It has been an honor and a privilege, she said, to watch the students learn and grow. The graduates heard a GRB success story from 2002 graduate, Dr. Krystal Hans, the featured speaker who provided a message of hope and encouragement. “Education doesn’t stop after you graduate high school or even after your PhD,” she said, referring to her own education. Hans offered ...
GRB Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian GRB Names Valedictorian, Salutatorian: G. Ray Bodley High School seniors Caleb Almeter and David Tallents were recently named the top two students of the Class of 2016. Almeter was named valedictorian after he achieved an overall grade point average (GPA) of 102.3 and Tallents was named salutatorian after he obtained an overall GPA of 100.677. Almeter has been a member of the Spanish Club, Math Club (treasurer), National Honor Society, the RaiderNetDaily and has swam for the GRB Varsity Swim team and a swim club in Oswego. At SUNY Binghamton he will study the sciences and from there will decide which career path to take. Almeter said he has been fascinated with science and being able to figure out how the world works. Throughout the past four years, he said he has learned how to better get along with people and his advice ...
GRB Students Receive Academic Honors GRB Students Receive Academic Honors: Academic achievements of G. Ray Bodley High School (GRB) students were highlighted during the 34th annual academic awards evening. Principal Donna Parkhurst called the event “the highlight of the year” for the freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who have exceled in their knowledge and who are leaders in the community. Members of the GRB orchestra performed as guests arrived in the auditorium. Members of the GRB concert choir sang the national anthem and the alma mater. Guests in the packed auditorium offered cheers and applause upon each individual and group award. The following students received accolades: Aryelle Barbagallo received the United States Air Force Math & Science Award, Cornell Alumni Association Book Nomination, Wesleyan University Book Award and ...
Children Helping Children Children Helping Children: Fairgrieve Elementary School students are collecting monetary donations to support sick and injured children at the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse. Principal Jean Ciesla said the annual project coincides with the school’s spirit day and is one of four community service efforts the entire student body and staff members participate in throughout the school year. “It’s about the whole concept of giving back to others,” she said. John Carbonaro recently attended Fairgrieve’s Morning Express program where he shared a story of thanks and appreciation as past donations from the school helped his daughter during treatment at the children’s hospital.



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