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Positive behaviors, goals celebrated at Volney: Volney Elementary students who demonstrated their ability to control their emotions and behavioral expressions, particularly in difficult school situations, recently received the school’s Principal’s Award.   Principal Todd Terpening presented one student from each classroom with a certificate of recognition during a recent assembly because they exhibited self-control, Volney’s virtue of the month for April. He said each recipient has proven that just one person can make a difference and commended them for being classroom role models.   Awardees include:  Heath Turner, Sophie Brewster, Lacey McClure, Isabella Wood, Brooke Bowering, Gracyn Cantine, Jose Vosseller, Travis Pitcher, Aiden Grant, Julian Graziano, Nazzerene Donalson, Cassie Clarke, Gracie ... more >>
GRB announces 3rd quarter honor roll statuses: 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 received honor roll status include: ... more >>
Most improved athletes named at Fairgrieve: Hard work has paid off in physical education class for several Fairgreive Elementary School students.   One student from each classroom received the Most Improved Athlete honor during a recent Morning Express program. The recipients showcased a willingness to put in work to advance their cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills which are the focus of physical education classes. Physical education teacher Corry Zion said students that were selected for the award have put in extra effort and taken risks in order to improve their skills and physical education knowledge.   Sitting, from left, are: Kayla Kneeskern, Eddie Ramirez-Abrams, Charlotte Pero, Corbin Burns, Evan Weaver, Kyran Fitzgerald and Carson Horning. In the middle row, from left, are: Brady Niver, Olivia Tussey, ... more >>
Most improved students excel at Fairgrieve: Academic, social and behavioral achievements were celebrated at Fairgrieve Elementary recently, as several students received Most Improved awards.   The recipients’ accomplishments were cheered by their friends, school personnel and family members during a recent Morning Express program. Principal Jean Sampsell commended each students for making wonderful strides in the classroom throughout the past month.   For their efforts, the awardees received a “brag tag” to add to their collection.   Sitting, from left, are: Alea Runge, Schyler Ives, Javante Ramacus, Carson Horning, Emma Allen, Baylea Riley, Myle Leggett and Ami Brooks. Kneeling, from left, are: Xander Gioia, Gage Brown, Jordan Carvey, Hayden Carvey, Kiesha Hoyt and Jacob Deleon. Standing, ... more >>
Artist helps Lanigan students make community connections: Making community connections has taught Lanigan Elementary School students that success is just around the corner.   While the bright colors and details of artist Tommy Lincoln’s work caught the attention of students in grades one through four, it was his message of perseverance, networking and persistence that children were able to keep. The students learned that Lincoln’s passion for art at a young age, paired with the importance of math to art, helped him achieve a master’s degree in web design. Building on those successes and trying new tools to perfect one’s craft was exactly what Lincoln, brother to Lanigan Consultant Teacher Molly Galini, said he does. Students shared the tools they use to create art, such as: a computer, paint, paper, crayons, water ... more >>
FJHS Top Chef event concludes culinary lesson: The Fulton Junior High School cafeteria was recently transformed into food truck rodeo as part of the Junior Raiders Opportunity Club’s culinary culmination activity.   A crowd of about 50 children and adults, including several Fulton City School District employees and FJHS Interim Principal Olivia Cambs, flocked to the event to sample pretzels and dipping sauces, jambalaya, loaded fries and a cheesecake/waffles dessert. The fun night wrapped up a five-week JROC session in which students learned chopping techniques, dry and wet measurements, oven safety and stovetop cooking, among other culinary skills.   Perhaps the biggest challenge and greatest accomplishment, according to Teacher Lynnette DePoint, was taking individual ideas and transforming them into a team approach. ... more >>
Fairgrieve students shine in third quarter: Fairgrieve Elementary students who have been shining examples for their peers, excelled in their academics and exceeded expectations were recently awarded the Principal’s Award for the third quarter.   Students were recognized with the honor during a recent Morning Express program at the school in front of their classmates, guests and teachers. Principal Jean Sampsell commended the recipients on all of their achievements and presented them with a medal and a “brag tag” to add to their collection.   Awardees sitting, from left, are: Alivia Ruscitto, Lauren Thornber, Logan Race, Drake Bennett, Claire Witkovsky, Charlotte Pero, Travis Collins, Arianna Richardson Heaney, Maddox Collins and Alina Smale. In the middle row, from left, are: Dawson Krause, Brady ... more >>
Making mammal memories at Lanigan Elementary: Lanigan Elementary first-graders have left their learning footprints on a recent academic unit on animals and habitats.   Students in Karrie Schremp’s, Marie Mathes’, and Samantha Finocchiaro’s classrooms showcased their research and presentation skills as they revealed animal diorama projects to their fourth-grade buddies. Schremp said the students practiced public speaking skills and demonstrated their artistic abilities with the fun, hands-on project.   To help the first-graders hone in on their mammal facts, their teachers welcomed 4-H environmental educator Linda Brosch. Students learned about common mammals found throughout Oswego County, such as beavers whose front teeth never stop growing and weasels who are known as the most ferocious local predator ... more >>
Library technology awards given to Fairgrieve students: Several Fairgrieve Elementary students were recently presented with the school’s semi-annual Library Technology Awards during a Morning Express program.   Library Media Specialist Barb Senecal recognized 23 students who put forth extraordinary effort, positive attitudes and respect for peers and staff members in both the library media center and the computer lab. For their efforts, awardees received a “brag tag” to add to their collection, followed by applause and cheer from classmates, guests and teachers.   Honorees sitting in the front row, from left, are” Hailey Niver, Lyric Schlosser, Tawnee Burns, Jaleel Barnwell, MacKenna Myers, Aiden Benton and Aviana VanSanford. Kneeling, from left, are: A.J. Burns, Katharine Demars, Steven Master, Julia ... more >>
2nd annual GRB Spring STEAM Showcase is April 26: Fulton City School District students interested in science, technology, engineering, art and math courses are invited to the second annual GRB Spring STEAM Showcase later this month.   The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 26 at G. Ray Bodley High School, where Fulton Junior High School and GRB students interested in the aforementioned fields will explore the passion of current GRB students enrolled in STEAM courses. Parents are also encouraged to attend the showcase to educate themselves more about what their children learn at GRB and tour technology classrooms.   New and original student work will be featured throughout the event, which also will include presentations encompassing the various technology courses offered at GRB. Showcase highlights include: ... more >>
GRB’s FBLA members succeed at competition: G. Ray Bodley High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter members exceled at the recent FBLA state competition in Rochester.   A group of 11 GRB students joined about 700 of their peers from FBLA chapters throughout the state to compete in over 75 categories which demonstrated career competencies, business knowledge, job skills and leadership skills. During the state conference, students used educational concepts learned in their classrooms and applied them in a competitive workforce environment. According to the state FBLA, participation in the conference included test and performance components.   Advisers Angela Ferlito and Carol Taromina were ecstatic with the students’ performances and said all members of the group proved they are truly future ... more >>
Bodley’s Got Talent draws a large crowd: G. Ray Bodley High School students recently showed off their impressive vocal, instrumental and acting talents all in the name of charity.   Fulton City School District (FCSD) students, families and community supporters packed the GRB auditorium for the annual Bodley’s Got Talent showcase, presented by the GRB Hope Club. Over $1,000 was raised for the local charity of Oswego County Opportunities, the national charity of Make-A-Wish Foundation and the international charity of Volunteers for Peace.   The show featured an original beat box remix, an electric guitar solo, acapella singing, and a rousing performance from Molly Metcalf and Katie Cianfarano who rapped “Alphabet Aerobics.” Trent Berry’s trumpet rendition of “La Vie en Rose” by ... more >>
FCSD’s annual Parent University draws a crowd: Learning opportunities were abound during the Fulton City School District’s annual Parent University, held April 1 at G. Ray Bodley High School.   Nearly 70 families flocked to the “Healthy Families, Healthy Community” event, which featured a Board of Education and superintendent discussion, lessons in science, cooking, family budgeting, college applications and stress management, among several additional educational choices. FCSD Director of Student Support Programs Geri Geitner said she was elated with the success of Parent University.   “The event really showcased the strengths of our school district and family and community partnerships and the wonderful opportunities that exist for families to be involved and supported,” she said.   ... more >>
GRB’s first author visit makes a powerful impact: G. Ray Bodley High School recently welcomed Liza Wiemer for it’s first-ever author visit.   Library Media Specialist Wendy Scalfaro offered up the library for the entire day on April 5 so Wiemer could host workshops with teachers and students on “The Power of Storytelling” and “The Unique You.”   In the teacher work group, Wiemer had a simple message: the impact of their words can make or break a student’s day. Words can determine success and, more importantly, self-worth, she said. Building on that self-esteem can help students improve their critical thinking and writing skills.   Students visited Wiemer during their English language arts classes and an after-school writing workshop. Wiemer shared her www.ihopeyouforgiveme.com ... more >>
Author visits Fairgrieve, helps inspire hair donation: A good book often has relatable characters and “Melissa Parkington’s Beautiful, Beautiful Hair” by Pat Brisson was no exception for Fairgrieve Elementary School students, staff members and parent volunteers.   The story followed the journey of a little girl who wanted to be known for more than just her long hair. After she discovered that being kind was good, the little girl decided to donate her hair. So did Fairgrieve second-grader Dahni Perry, sixth-graders Linda Hartmann and Vera Butchko and staff member Kim Brockway, all of whom collectively donated over two feet of hair. That message of kindness and compassion carried on to parent volunteer Kimberly McEachen, who had her long locks chopped off for a good cause during a recent Morning Express program in the ... more >>
Volney students recognized for perseverance: Several Volney Elementary School students were recognized by their classroom teachers because the youngsters displayed perseverance throughout the month of March.   Those students were honored by Principal Todd Terpening during a recent school assembly where they each received a Principal’s Award for their efforts. He also commended each student in grades three through six who completed the New York State English Language Arts exam, which was offered last month. As students work through the fourth quarter of the 2016-2017 school year, Terpening encouraged all students to persevere through any academic or behavioral challenge they may face, and to set their own goals.   Principal’s Award honorees include: Rylee Emeterio, Marjorie Blais, Evelyn Gravely, Donny Gates, ... more >>
Kindergarten registration for Fulton students to open April 27: The Fulton City School District has announced open kindergarten registration at each of the elementary buildings on April 27.   Children who turn five years old by Dec. 1 are invited to be enrolled in the program between the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. that day. Following April 27, kindergarten registration will be available through the Central Registrar. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Fulton Education Center, 167 South Fourth Street.   Universal Pre-Kindergarten registration is now open for children who will turn four years old by Dec. 1.   When registering a new student, please bring the following required information: an original birth certificate (with raised seal), up-to-date immunization record, ... more >>
FJHS musicians, singers perform spring concert: Talent was abound during the Fulton Junior High School’s annual Music in Our School’s Month concert.   The Seventh Grade Band, conducted by Carrie Foster, opened the concert with “Boundary Road March,” a toe-tapping performance with a regal feel. “To a New Beginning” was an uplifting piece, and “Spirit of the Sea” was about high energy and anticipation at sea. “The Best of Queen” was a crowd favorite which featured a medley of hits from the popular rock group Queen.   Robbie Padilla directed the Seventh Grade Chorus in the three-part opening song, “Tres canciones de los elementos,” a song sung in Spanish about the elements of wind, rain and fire. The group’s rendition of the 1970s hit “Come ... more >>
Granby 5th graders are DARE program graduates: Granby Elementary School fifth-graders learned through their participation in the Fulton City Police Department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program that their choices in life may come with rewards or consequences.   During a recent program graduation ceremony, several students said that when facing challenges and difficult situations in the future they will remember what Officer Sophia Graves taught them throughout the 10-week program: drug and alcohol use may lead to risky behavior, peer pressure should be resisted and being a good citizen will lead to a successful life.   “It tells us what not to do when we grow up,” one fifth-grader told Fulton City Court Judge Jerome Mirabito. “We got to learn about what’s in cigarettes; you ... more >>
Perseverance honored at Fairgrieve Elementary: Having the determination to push through challenges has earned several Fairgrieve Elementary students the school’s Virtue of the Month award.   Twenty-six students were honored during a recent Morning Express program because they exhibited perseverance in their classroom throughout the month of March. Principal Jean Sampsell encouraged each award recipient to keep working harder. For their efforts, students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection. They also received applause and cheers from guests, classmates and teachers.   Sitting, from left, are: Austin Allen, Dominic Prince, Rebecca Johnson, Natalie David, Hailey Niver, Christina Walker, Arianna Richardson-Heaney and Bently Oatman. In the middle, from left, are: Isaiah Lorraine, Trista Sullivan, ... more >>

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