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UPK registration begins for Fulton schools: Registration for Fulton City School District’s 2017-2018 Universal Pre-Kindergarten program is now open.   Morning and afternoon programs are offered in partnership with Oswego County Opportunities, the Fulton YMCA, First Step Universal Pre-K and Pinnacle and are held at each FCSD elementary school: Volney, Granby, Fairgrieve and Lanigan.   Eligible children must turn four years of age on or before Dec. 1. As the pre-k students embark on their educational venture, their experiences will include field trips, social and emotional development, Common Core-aligned language and literacy development and physical development.   The UPK program is solely funded through a grant from the New York State Education Department and is available to families in the Fulton Community ... more >>
FJHS students learn healthy choices: Fulton Junior High School students continue to make school and personal strides, thanks to their participation in the Junior Raiders Opportunity Club.   The club is a collaboration between FJHS, the Fulton Community School and Oswego County Opportunities. The club’s Extended Day Program has also featured Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County-sponsored activities and support from several local businesses.   The effort has helped students engage in hands-on activities that further help them develop social and emotional skills. Participating seventh-grade and eighth-grade students may enroll in the five-week enrichment sessions, which involve meeting times from 2:20 to 5:20 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Bus transportation home is provided.   During ... more >>
Raider robotics teams find success at competitions: Dedication and commitment have helped a group of G. Ray Bodley High School students engineer their way to success in local robotics competitions.   The students, who constructed and programmed their own robots in an afterschool robotics club, were deemed tournament champions during the recent Bodley Bot Bash at GRB and Starstruck in Baldwinville. Advisor Mike Thurlow said his hands-off approach has encouraged students to take ownership of their ideas and that is what ultimately has driven the students to success.   “Ultimately it’s all on their shoulders,” he said.   What has made the team unstoppable is their willingness to improve, according to junior Jeremy Samson. The third-year club member said through all of the trial-and-error periods he ... more >>
Most improved students named at Fairgrieve: Fairgrieve Elementary students who have made academic or behavioral gains throughout the month of February were recently honored with Most Improved awards.   They received the recognition in front of the student body and several guests during a recent Morning Express program. For their efforts, the winners received a “brag tag” to add to their collection.   Sitting, from left, are: Dominic Rellos, Olivia Gonzalez, Ralph Paro, Cayden Meeker, Justin Foley, Rylee Slocum, Aubrie Litchison, Gemma Calkins and Kaylee Halstead. Kneeling, from left, are” A.J. Burns, Zoe Bechtel, Cassie Wagar, Tacia Wolbert, Michael Vandelinger, Max Harrington, Kyran Fitzgerald, Johnathon Hutchins and Riot Tondeur. Standing, from left, are Principal Jean Sampsell and students: Alex ... more >>
Curriculum Day celebrated at Granby: Granby Elementary students were recently joined by their family members at the school as they embarked on a learning quest during the school’s annual Curriculum Day.   Students showcased their academic abilities they gained since the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. Mathematical equations, animal habitat projects, human body questions, writing tasks and more academic highlights were shared by both students and their parents or guardians. Kindergarteners also performed in a sing-a-long in the cafeteria and families had the chance to bring their student to the book fair before Curriculum Day concluded. Students and families visit the book fair during Granby Elementary School’s Curriculum Day. After they experienced math and English language arts highlights ... more >>
GRB announces second quarter honor roll: Students at G. Ray Bodley High School who achieved honor roll and high honor roll status were recently recognized for their second 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.   The following students received high honors: Brittney Alton, Nathaniel Archer, Kyle Arroway, Kylie Ashline, Joseph Aubin, Dani Avery, Gabriella Bailey, Rebecca Bailey, Erin Baker, Aryelle Barbagallo, Frank Barbagallo, Justin Barney, Ryan Barry, Brittney Baum, Maddison Baum, Evan Beckwith, Kimberly Bednarz, Selene Belrad, Collin Bennett, Trent Berry, Addison Billion, Mackenzie Birdsell, Alexander Blaine, ... more >>
FCSD sees success with MobyMax program: Fulton City School District students have used MobyMax, an online learning tool, to make personal gains in mathematics and English language arts.   The fun, interactive learning opportunity is offered to students throughout the district’s elementary and junior high schools to help them review skills and become more academically proficient. Renee Hendrickson, FCSD English language arts coach, said the K-8 program is also beneficial to some G. Ray Bodley High School classrooms because “it seems to reach the gamut” with writing, vocabulary, language, informational reading, literature and mathematical skills. While FCSD’s focus is now on ELA and math, Hendrickson said the district could expand offerings to include social studies and science.   FJHS teacher ... more >>
Volney students receive honesty awards: Several students at Volney Elementary who exhibited honesty throughout the month of February received a Principal’s Award during a recent school assembly.   Principal Todd Terpening asked students in grades kindergarten through six to define honesty, to which one student loudly exclaimed, “You tell the truth!” He referred to each award recipient as a classroom role model because their efforts helped make the school a better place to learn.   Principal’s Award honorees include Cole Christie, Colton Ilardi, Mitchell Loughrey, Kenzie Reed, Jack Olon, Zachary Denka, Liberty Allard, Kollin Hollenbeck, Chase Spohn, Saige Conger, Ethan Hollenbeck, Leon Smith, Ashley Taplin, Alyssa Sawyer, Gerrit Ossevoort, Justin Decker-Bennett, Michael Doney and Cameron ... more >>
Merry-Go-Round Playhouse performance comes to GRB: G. Ray Bodley High School students became a part of a recent Merry-Go-Round Playhouse performance as actors invited them on stage and asked the audience their opinions on how the “Girl Who” story should continue.   As students in grades nine through 12 entered the auditorium they were asked to choose life or death, but were not given a reason why. Each response was recorded with a tally mark on a suitcase, which were then brought on stage. The interactive show followed the story of a girl named Anna who lost her parents and, when at a crossroads, always had to make a choice.   During those moments the actors asked the audience members their opinions and the group collectively voted on which choice to make for Anna, while some students were selected to perform ... more >>
Fairgrieve Elementary students receive Principal's Awards: Twenty-six students at Fairgrieve Elementary were recently honored with the school’s coveted Principal’s Award medals for outstanding commitment to academics and being good citizens.   Principal Jean Sampsell shared her gratitude for the students’ leadership, perseverance and shining qualities that help create a great educational and social experience for all. Each awardee, she said, has also exhibited the school’s expectations of being safe, responsible, a problem-solver and respectful throughout the second quarter of the 2016-2017 school year. For their efforts, students also received recognition, praise and applause from classmates, teachers and guests during a Morning Express program.   Sitting, from left, are honorees: Dahni Perry, Carson Horning, ... more >>
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Granby students celebrate 100 days of school: Granby Elementary students recently celebrated all things 100 to commemorate their 100 th day of school.   Students in Judith Rowe’s first-grade classroom worked on math concepts via videoconference with another first grade class in Newark, NY, while several Granby Gators dressed up as if they were 100 years old. Some students used canes and walkers, dyed their hair gray and wore suspenders.   The 100 Day Celebration also focused on literacy, as many students completed an “I Wish I had 100…” poem and recorded a response to “If I had $100…” Additional activities in some of the classrooms included writing 100 words and what they’d do when they turn 100. Students also made arts and crafts using 100 pieces of cereal or other ... more >>
FCSD elementary students advance to county book battle: Months of preparation paid off for two Fulton City School District elementary school Battle of the Books teams, as they won their way to the next level of competition.   “The Electrifying Readers” from Volney Elementary celebrated with a Level 1 (grades three and four) team win because they achieved 104 points, while “Some Random Team” from Lanigan Elementary’s near perfect score of 120 earned the Level 2 (grades five and six) participants a spot at the Oswego County Battle of the Books.   The two teams were a part of the dozens of elementary students who flocked to the Fulton Education Center for the Level 1 and Level 2 battles between Volney, Granby, Fairgrieve and Lanigan schools. Students were split into teams of two or three people and answered ... more >>
Lanigan hosts battle of the books event: Lanigan Eagles soared to new heights during the elementary school’s recent Battle of the Books competition.   “Some Random Team” members Trevor Hendrickson, Harper McClave and Megan Ackers received a perfect score of 128 to earn first-place in Lanigan Elementary’s Level 2 battle. “MMC Hammer” team members Matthew Brown, Meghan Galvin and Charlie Chen received 104 points to earn second place. Both teams advanced to the Fulton City School District Battle of the Books competition.   Leading up to the event, students studied 10 books in addition to their regular school work. During the Battle of the Books, teams had 30 seconds to huddle together to prepare an answer for each of the 16 questions. Eight points were awarded for the correct title ... more >>
A book battle takes place at Fairgrieve Elementary: A book battle takes place at Fairgrieve Elementary Fairgrieve Elementary students impressed their peers and teachers with their fierce competition at the school’s recent Battle of the Books event.   In preparation of the school battle, the teams of two or three students each read all 10 of the required books for their grade level. Several hours of reading and studying took place leading up to the main event, where each group had 30 seconds each to answer 16 questions that began with “In which book…”. Students were also required to write down their answers, to which they earned eight points for a correct title and author, or five points for a title only.   “The Wise Ones” Level 2 team members and fifth-graders Natalie Miller, Riley ... more >>
Fairgrieve names January expectation experts: Fairgrieve Elementary students who have exceeded expectations in their classrooms and throughout the school recently received Expectation Expert awards for the month of January. Recipients were honored during a Morning Express program in front of their peers, teachers and guests. For their efforts, the students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection. Awardees in the front row, from left, are: Noah Quesnell Squairs, Kendall Brooks, Dayah Crowson, Aaron Burdick, Baylea Riley, Eddie Ramirez-Abrams, Rosalea Brais and Amara Finch. Kneeling, from left, are: Graciela Vasquez, Karsen Conn, Olivia Tussey, Deverick Reidell, Paige Smith, Skylar Litchison and Hayden Burr. Standing, from left, are Principal Jean Sampsell and students: Matthias Searor, Emma Sherman, Ty Nesbitt, ... more >>
GRB student shines in all-state band: Keegan Wallace, a student at G. Ray Bodley High School, has been named one of the best musicians in the state.   Wallace was selected to perform alongside several top high school students in the recent New York State School Music Association’s All-State Symphonic Band. Prior to the event, Wallace scored a 99 on his difficult NYSSMA solo during the 2015-2016 school year.   After two days of rehearsal at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, Wallace joined his fellow All-State Symphonic Band members as they played “Storm and Sunshine,” “Castle Creek Overture,” “Intermezzo,” “Break Forth oh Beautrice Heavenly Light” and “Luminesance.”   “All-State was a terrific experience for him and a great performance ... more >>
Salmon egg raising begins at Volney: Volney Elementary second-graders are helping to bring back Atlantic salmon to the region by raising salmon eggs at school.   With the help of their teachers, the young students have been tasked with a daily recording of water temperature, temperature units (the water temperature minus 32 degrees), and the number of alive eggs. The eggs, which arrived Jan. 9 from Jack Gramlich of the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES life-cycle educational program, are housed in a small tank inside a small refrigerator in the second-grade classrooms.   During a recent visit from Gramlich, students learned more about the important process, such as the salmon remain in their sac even when their and tail begin to develop. Once all of the energy within the sac is used and the sac goes away, it is ... more >>
Fairgrieve announces 1st quarter academic honors: Fairgrieve Elementary School principal Jean Sampsell recent recognized over 100 students with Academic Excellence awards.   The students were nominated by their classroom teachers based on their academic standing and outstanding behavior and attitude in the classroom.   The following students received awards: Francis Davis IV, Elijah Wilson, Peyton Engel, Michael Noel, Darren Rockwell, Alina Smale, Aviana VanSanford, Jameson Hutchinson, Brooklynne Reed, Ryan Spara, MacKenzie Orton, Mackenna Myers, Jersey Ryder, Mason Dhatraw, Corbin Burns, Richard Pillans, Cohan Humphrey, Max McGinley, Alyssa Sullivan, Henry Taylor and Kenneth Thompson IV. First-graders who were honored for academic excellence are: Rose Douglas, Taryn Murphy, Hailey Niver, Noah Quesnell Squairs, Mackenzie ... more >>
Lanigan Congress: a new student government concept: Several Lanigan Elementary School students are learning the checks and balances of efficiently running a school with their involvement in the newly-formed Lanigan Congress. Conceptualized by Principal Jeff Hendrickson, the Lanigan Congress seeks to teach students how to take ownership of school rules and to better understand how government works. Hendrickson said Lanigan Congress replaced the traditional student council. While the initial focus of the group will be service projects for the school, community or nation, Principal Hendrickson said the Congress’ evolution could include a judicial component.   “This gives students more power, purpose and the ability to make a greater impact,” Principal Hendrickson said.   Principal Hendrickson said Lanigan ... more >>

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