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Fulton teachers take part in OWI 2017 Fulton teachers take part in OWI 2017: A few dozen Fulton City School District teachers recently attended the Oswego Writing Institute 2017 to learn current writing techniques to be more effective in their writing instruction. Several teachers also presented workshops, such as “Conferring with Young Writers,” “Teach the Writer,” Creating a Reading Response Journal with Read-Alouds,” and “Developing the Creative Writer,” among others. The school district has partnered with Team Sheldon at SUNY Oswego to host the annual event over the past few years. The professional development opportunity attracted educators from throughout Oswego County, surrounding counties and even China. FCSD’s own English Language arts coach Gina Salerno received a certificate for Outstanding Contributions in ...
Theater awards presented Theater awards presented: At the G. Ray Bodley High School Commencement Ceremony held in June, theater awards were presented to two honor graduates, Jeremy Herlowski and David Houck. Jeremy Herlowski (left), was the recipient of the 2017 William Quirk Memorial Award For Achievement in Theatre.  Presented in memory of Mr. William Quirk, a long time English Teacher and Theatrt Director at both Fulton High School and G. Ray Bodley High School, the Quirk Award is presented to the graduating senior who has made the greatest contribution to the theatre program at GRB during his/her high school years. David Houck (right) was the recipient of the 2017 Quirk’s Players Directors’ Award , which is given to a graduating senior who displays dedication to the theater program at GRB, sets high performance ...
Fulton teachers donate school supplies Fulton teachers donate school supplies: Well over 100 Fulton City School District students will begin the 2017-2018 school year with a starter pack of school supplies, thanks to the generosity of FCSD teachers and community members.   Together, the community and Fulton teachers collected a myriad of basic supplies and backpacks for children in grades kindergarten through twelve. The teachers alone donated enough funds to purchase 100 brand new backpacks of various colors and designs. During FCSD’s school supply distribution event, held recently at Fairgrieve Elementary School, people continued to drop off pens, pencils, notebooks, erasers, glue sticks, binders, backpacks and other necessary supplies. Other items collected came from the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stuff-a-Bus event.   ...
Carnival concludes FCSD special education summer school Carnival concludes FCSD special education summer school: Fulton City School District special education students have continued to strive for success throughout the summer months as they worked toward achieving personal goals and improving core academic skills.   Dozens of elementary, junior high and high school students recently came together to celebration just that during the annual summer carnival, held at Granby Elementary. They attended the six-week program where the Scholastic “Summer LitCamp” program was piloted. ELA coach Renee Hendrickson praised the camp’s model of social-emotional development with a focus on seven strengths of belonging, friendship, kindness, curiosity, confidence, courage and hope; literacy skills of fluency, comprehension and analysis; and engagement skills of stamina, motivation and independence. ...
Classroom connect forms lasting bond at Lanigan Classroom connect forms lasting bond at Lanigan: When Karrie Schremp’s 2016-2017 first-grade students at Lanigan Elementary advance to second grade and learn the Common Core unit on community, they’ll already have a solid foundation from her classroom.   The veteran teacher recently hosted a class picnic at Volney Town Park because her most recent class formed such a strong bond with her, as did their parents. That was the first time in her 17 years teaching career she organized a summer party to keep those connections alive.   “For me, it’s been my number one priority to make that rapport for my kids right off the bat,” Schremp said.   Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, Schremp emphasized the first-grade social-emotional learning and the school’s character education traits ...
Quirk's Players to offer summer production Quirk's Players to offer summer production: Quirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School are pleased to announce a new tradition – the return of a summer musical production for the greater Fulton community. The Fulton theatre troupe will proudly present the lively and entertaining Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors . The production will be performed over two weekends, August 11, 12 & 18, 19 in the air-conditioned G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium. Curtain time is set for 7:30 PM each evening and tickets will be available at the door.   “We’re very happy to be able to present a summer musical for our community,” stated Tom Briggs, Theatre Director at G. Ray Bodley High School. Briggs explained that plans to start a summer theatre program have been in the works for quite some time. “Thanks ...
A summer celebration for FJHS Extended Year program A summer celebration for FJHS Extended Year program: Hard work, perseverance and dedication recently paid off for several incoming, current and outgoing Fulton Junior High School students who participated in the FJHS Community School Extended Year program.   Held from July 10 to Aug. 4 at Granby Elementary School, the summer program engaged sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students in project-based math, science and humanities classes to help them master grade-level standards. With the “Life Lab: Growing Minds, Building Community” program theme, students engaged in deeper connections to their peers, teachers and community.   “It’s not easy to come to school over summer vacation but they really persevered to be here,” said Gina Salerno, administrator of the summer program. “They really need ...
FCSD encourages summer reading FCSD encourages summer reading: The Fulton City School District has formed a partnership with the Fulton Public Library to ensure local children avoid the “summer slide.”   This partnership can be successful with the support of parents and guardians, who may encourage reading throughout the summer months so their child doesn’t regress academic achievement made throughout the 2016-2017 school year.   Dawn Myers, from the library, familiarized herself with several FCSD children throughout the school year to get them pumped up for a summer full of fun. She visited Granby Elementary School where students in grades kindergarten through six watched a reader’s theater, in which select students acted out library offerings in June, July and August.   The library’s “Build ...
FJHS 8th graders receive awards FJHS 8th graders receive awards: G. Ray Bodley High School’s newest students in the fall will come packed full of knowledge and character straight from Fulton Junior High School.   The soon-to-be freshmen were celebrated during FJHS’ recent 8 th Grade Awards and Moving Up Ceremony where dozens of students were honored with various accolades for their academic, social and behavioral accomplishments during their final year of middle school. Interim Principal Olivia Cambs expressed her gratitude and offered well wishes for the Class of 2021 before several honors were presented to the eighth-graders.   Teachers from the red, white and green teams addressed the packed gymnasium as they called students for English, science, social studies, math, kindness, most improved, artistic, musical, technology, ...
Citizenship honors for several Lanigan students Citizenship honors for several Lanigan students: Lanigan Elementary students were honored for being outstanding citizens during a recent school assembly.   Because the students, in grades kindergarten through six, displayed a positive attitude toward others, respectfulness, courteousness, a willingness to welcome others, helpfulness and hard work throughout the month of June, they received the school’s Role Model award for citizenship.   As each awardee was called up, they were greeted with cheers and high-fives from students. “I was not expecting that!” said second-grader Kaleb Bartlett. Other students who received the Role Model award are: Paige Kreinheder, Ryan Smith, Emma Longley, Robert Bean, Clarissa Fake, Lilly Lopez, Cameron Connolly, Kye Teeter, Gabby Mitchell, Jacob Hotaling, Addison Smith, Grace ...
Volney students display citizenship, have special visitors Volney students display citizenship, have special visitors: Outstanding character, duty, behavior and obligations afforded several Volney Elementary School students the opportunity to be recognized as classroom models because they displayed citizenship throughout the month of June.   Recipients of the school’s Classroom Role Model honor proved by their actions that one person can make a difference in the classroom and in the community. For their efforts, Principal Todd Terpening presented them with a Principal’s Award during a recent school assembly.   Classroom role models for the month of June are: Eli Timmerman, Tessa Morey, Mac Morey, Devin Catalone, Kenzlee Parry, Ryder Congdon, Braedon Prock, Jose Vosseller, Kane Morey, Owen Gilbert, Kody Doran, Caleb Clark, Noah Stock, Calie Shepard, Evelyn Rupert, Danielle Boyce, ...
FCSD music teachers offer summer music program FCSD music teachers offer summer music program: The Fulton City School District’s music department will offer “Fulton Fortissimo,” a summer music enrichment program for students entering grades five through 12.   Camps will be held from 8 a.m. to noon July 10 to July 14 at G. Ray Bodley High School. Ensembles include: intermediate/advanced band, intermediate/advanced orchestra, beginner band, beginner orchestra, percussion ensemble and small ensemble groups are to-be-decided.   Fulton Fortissimo will involve large ensemble rehearsals, instrument sectional rehearsals with specialized coaches, musical games and more. A culmination event will be a public concert on July 14. The cost will be $75 per student.   Musical adventures for Fulton students, however, will continue with Fulton Fortissimo summer ...
FCSD encourages UPK and Kindergarten registration FCSD encourages UPK and Kindergarten registration: The Fulton City School District still has plenty of openings for its 2017-2018 Universal Pre-Kindergarten and kindergarten programs.   In order to register a child, he or she must turn four years old by Dec. 1 for the UPK program, or five years old by Dec. 1 for kindergarten. Registration for both levels is open at the registrar’s office from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at the Fulton Education Center, 167 S. Fourth St., Fulton. Required information at the time of registration includes: an original birth certificate (with raised seal), up-to-date immunization record and proof of residency.   UPK and Kindergarten programs are available through each Fulton City School District elementary school: Lanigan, Granby, Fairgrieve and Volney.   Application ...
Career Day at Granby a hit Career Day at Granby a hit: At Granby Elementary School, it’s never too late for students to start thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.   Community agencies and businesses volunteered to participate in the school’s Career Day to expose several potential career options to kindergarteners to sixth-graders. Students were divided into groups based on future aspirations, including: fitness, sales, cars, cosmetology, theater, justice, banking, social work, massage therapy, police, firefighting and dancing, among several other options.   In each session, students were engaged in conversation with the special presenters and asked questions related to their line of work, educational background required and how they got into their profession.   Several students learn about ...
Fairgrieve honors outstanding student citizens Fairgrieve honors outstanding student citizens: The outstanding character of several Fairgrieve Elementary students was highlighted during a recent Morning Express program honoring them with the school’s Virtue of the Month award.   Twenty-six students were recognized by their teachers because they exhibited citizenship throughout the month of June. Their impressive behavior and commitment to responsibilities earned the students the special classroom honor.   For their efforts, the students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection, as well as praise and applause from their peers, guests and Fairgrieve staff members. Principal Jean Sampsell commended each recipient for being good role models and amazing school citizens.   All students and teachers were treated to the Fourth Grade Glee ...
Granby UPK students are movin' on up Granby UPK students are movin' on up: Several Fulton City School District Elementary School UPK programs recently held moving up ceremonies, which signified the beginning of the students' educational foundation within the district. Below are some photos from a few of the year-end celebrations.       Granby Pinnacle UPK celebration                                                     Fairgrieve Head Start/UPK year-end celebration            Both of these photos are from the moving up ceremony at Volney Elementary School.  
Fairgrieve Elementary gives Most Improved honors Fairgrieve Elementary gives Most Improved honors: Students at Fairgrieve Elementary School who put forth their best effort across the board throughout the month of June received the Most Improved award.   One student from each classroom was selected for the honor because they made excellent strides with academic and/or behavioral goals. They proved that hard work truly does pay off!   In the front row, from left, are: Nathaniel Halligan, Kevin Crowder, Aaron Burdick, Tristan Caruso, Lily-Louise Bentley, Richard Calkins, Ryan Spara, Karson King and Charlie Townsend. In the second row, from left, are: Isaiah Lorraine, William Duso, Connor Galvin, Alyssa Durval, John Vincent, Julianna Seymour and Emma Orr. In the back row, from left, are Alexis Durval, Frederick Pagan, Astoria Reynolds, Sean Wright, Joseph Cortini, Bianna VanDelinder ...
Principal’s Award winners announced at Fairgrieve Principal’s Award winners announced at Fairgrieve: Fairgrieve Elementary students who experienced academic and/or behavioral gains and exceeded school expectations throughout marking period 4 received a Principal’s Award.   The proven role models received special recognition medals during a Morning Express program at the school earlier this month. The quarterly award recognized one student from each Fairgrieve classroom who has gone above and beyond during the final stretch of the 2016-217 school year. Principal Jean Sampsell commended each student for being shining examples for their peers.   Sitting, from left, are: Elizabeth Woods, Tawnee Burns, Myla Leggett, Alea Runge, Brinley Kent, Nathan Smith, Rosalea Brais, Jameson Hutchinson, Arianna Richardson Heaney and Austin Snyder. Kneeling, from left, are: Jayce Wornick, ...
GRB students learn lesson in overcoming adversity GRB students learn lesson in overcoming adversity: At G. Ray Bodley High School, English class has become more than reading literature and writing papers; it has taught several studies about overcoming adversities.   That was the concluding lesson to a recent academic unit in Ami LaDuc’s English 11 Honors class. The students read beautifully written books, such as “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker, “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck and “Farenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury before all participants were asked to find a story about overcoming adversity much like characters of those books did. LaDuc encouraged students to dig deeply for a message in a book that resonated with them and students then shared that with the class.   “Most of ...
Fairgrieve’s top Accelerated Readers earn special honors Fairgrieve’s top Accelerated Readers earn special honors: Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students were recently honored for reading with PIZZAzz throughout the 2016-2017 school year.   The school’s top point earners with the Accelerated Reader program earned a minimum of 100 points and scored a minimum of 80 points on each Accelerated Reader test in order to participate in the annual Pizza with the Principal celebration. For their efforts, students were treated to a personal pan pizza and a drink at Pizza Hut, followed by a tour of the kitchen where they learned how the pizzas were made. Accompanied by Principal Jean Sampsell, Library Media Specialist Barb Senecal and library staff members, the students enjoyed the tasty meal and discussed ideas for next year’s Accelerated Reader theme.   This year’s pizza-themed ...



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