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Fairgreive students receive golden spoon award Fairgreive students receive golden spoon award: Exceptional behavior in Fairgreive Elementary School’s cafeteria has earned several students the coveted Golden Spoon Award.   Over two dozen students, in grades kindergarten through six, were recognized during a recent Morning Express program at the school where classmates, teachers and guests offered praise and applause for the amazing accomplishment. For their efforts, students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection from Principal Jean Sampsell.   Sampsell also thanked students for exceeding expectations in the cafeteria and encouraged all students to follow suit.   Awardees sitting, from left, are: Jaden Hall, Lloyd Pierce, Kendall Todt, Natalie David, Brinley Kent, Rose Douglas, Maximus Martiny, Michael Noel, Raymond Hager and Ally ...
Lanigan’s first Science Night a hit Lanigan’s first Science Night a hit: Lava explosions, gummy bear slime and magic milk are a few of the science experiments that made for a fun Friday during Lanigan Elementary’s inaugural Science Night.   Erin Smith, Lanigan Parent Teacher Group president, said the free event was meant to engage children in learning outside of the typical classroom setting. The Pinterest-inspired experiments also included: balloon rockets, a pencil trick, floating ball activity, blooming flowers, jelly fish in a bottle and a baking soda/vinegar color experiment.   The gummy bear slime station received the most attention, with Principal Jeff Hendrickson helping students mix melted gummy bears, corn starch and powdered sugar to create gooey silly-putty-like-slime.   First-grader Kloey Merritt was amazed as she watched ...
February’s expectation experts named at Fairgrieve February’s expectation experts named at Fairgrieve: Throughout the month of February, several Fairgrieve Elementary students had shown their commitment to following the school’s expectations of being safe, responsible, a problem-solver and respectful.   For their efforts, the students were honored during a recent Morning Express program where they received applause and cheers from their teachers, peers and guests. Principal Jean Sampsell commended students for continuing to be role models in their classroom, the hallways and throughout the school. Each recipient received a commemorative pencil and a “brag tag” to add to their collection.   Sitting, from left, are: Holden Ingersoll, Clayton Demars, Mauricio Trejo-Bentley, Aaliyah Cox, Charleigh Shaffer, Elijah Wilson, Caden Kelsey, Austin Snyder, Michael ...
NYS 3-8 exams to be offered online for some FCSD students NYS 3-8 exams to be offered online for some FCSD students: The Fulton City School District will offer the New York State English language arts and math exams online this year as a pilot for students in grades three and seven.   Stephanie Maturo, FCSD Director of Technology, said the district hopes the implementation will be smooth because by 2020, all of the 3-8 ELA and math exams will be completed by students online. For the upcoming ELA exam, March 27 to March 31, and the math exam, May 1 to May 5, the New York State Education Department gave school districts the option to select computerized or paper assessments for grades three and seven.   Maturo said the decision came to test Fulton City School District third-graders online because that group of students “wouldn’t know any other type of assessment.” Both the ...
Honesty displayed at Fairgrieve Elementary Honesty displayed at Fairgrieve Elementary: Fairgrieve Elementary students who have shown honesty throughout the month of February recently received the school’s Virtue of the Month award. Recognized during a Morning Express program, the honorees were commended for their ability to tell the truth in their classroom and throughout the school. For their efforts, the students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection and much applause from their peers, teachers and guests.   Sitting, from left, are: Camron Clearr, Klaire Vant, Julia Santiago, Sophia Frataccia-Wavle, Gage Wurm, Lyric Schlosser, Alyssa Sullivan, Abagail Elliott, Lysinda Roberts and Lucas Ketcham. Kneeling, from left, are: Isaiah Ross, AnnaRose O’Dett, Cassandra Wagar, Donald Belson, Austynn Milone-Grinnell, Ayden Cusic, Hunter ...
Leprechaun traps are a fun STEM activity at Volney Leprechaun traps are a fun STEM activity at Volney: Volney Elementary School second-graders need a little bit of luck to see their latest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) project succeed.   The students’ use of problem solving, ability to work independently and analytical thinking, among other STEM skills, to construct a trap out of recyclable materials and St. Patrick’s Day-themed embellishments will hopefully catch a leprechaun. Teacher Erin Brewster said she read four leprechaun books to her class to help give students ideas for their traps.   Brewster’s students recently joined with Rauri Downes’ students in the school library as they listened to Irish music while they constructed their masterpieces. Each student brought a sheet that listed tools and items needed for their personalized ...
Tolerance shown at Fairgrieve Elementary Tolerance shown at Fairgrieve Elementary: A fair attitude toward others’ beliefs and opinions was shown by several Fairgrieve Elementary School students throughout the month of January. Because of their efforts, those students received the Tolerance Virtue of the Month honor and a “brag tag” to add to their collection. Principal Jean Sampsell applauded their efforts and offered praise during a recent Morning Express program. Recipients in the front row, from left, are: Rebecca Johnson, Julianna Seymour, Olivia Gonzalez, Aliesha Brown, Dalilah Vasquez, Jacob Clark, Maddox Collins, Braydon Richardson-Heaney, Evan Weaver and Raymond Hager. Kneeling, from left, are: Reese Niver, Gabrielle Jardin, Antonio Tussey, A.J. Burns, Julia Frataccia-Wavle, Izaiah VanBuren, Allison Treneer and Reace Casler. Standing, from left ...
Granby celebrates academic, behavior achievements Granby celebrates academic, behavior achievements: Students at Granby Elementary have made excellent strides to improve schoolwide academic and behavior performances.   During a recent school assembly, Principal Heather Witter shared data that showed 94 percent of the student body had – at most- just one major referral since the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. Because the three other Fulton City School District elementary schools edged out Granby in that category, Witter encouraged all students to set a goal to be referral-free for the remainder of the school year.   Students also celebrated the news that 85 percent of the Granby Gators have attended school at least 90 percent of the time. Witter told students that increased school attendance will also lead to increased academic success. Several students said ...
FCSD invites people to April 1 Parent University FCSD invites people to April 1 Parent University: The Fulton City School District has worked toward bridging communication from school to home to help increase family connections and enhance student achievement.   The district aims to accomplish that by hosting the third annual Parent University, to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 at G. Ray Bodley High School, 6 William Gillard Drive, Fulton. Geri Geitner, FCSD Director of Student Support Programs, said the free day of learning for FCSD staff members, parents, students and community members will showcase district programs and assist families navigate community-based services.   The third annual event will feature 30-minute breakout sessions adults may attend on topics such as the difference between conflict and bullying, the impact of social media and how to help a ...
“The Addams Family” comes to GRB this week “The Addams Family” comes to GRB this week: Quirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School will present the entertaining Broadway musical, “The Addams Family,” with four show-stopping performances March 9, 10 and 11 in the auditorium at GRB.   Based on characters created by Charles Addams, “The Addams Family” tells the story of young Wednesday Addams who is now grown up. She has fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Wednesday has invited the boy and his parents over for dinner and begs her family for just one normal night.   GRB seniors Nick Kinney, David Houck and Jeremy Herlowski have encouraged people to figure out if Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Pugsley, Grandma and Lurch can portray a normal family for Wednesday’s beau and his parents. The guys ...
Music in Our Schools Month celebrated with concerts Music in Our Schools Month celebrated with concerts: Fulton City School District students will showcase their vocal and instrumental talents during performances at their respective schools throughout the month of March, in celebration of Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM).   According to the National Association for Music Education, MIOSM seeks to “raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children and to remind citizens that schools is where all children should have access to music.”   Throughout the Fulton City School District, musical opportunities for students are abound, from elementary band, choral and Glee Club performances to junior high school choral and musical concerts to high school concerts and musicals. Below is a list of the MIOSM concerts from each school building: ·         ...
UPK registration begins for Fulton schools 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 ...
FJHS students learn healthy choices 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 ...
Raider robotics teams find success at competitions 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 ...
Most improved students named at Fairgrieve 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 ...
Curriculum Day celebrated at Granby 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 ...
GRB announces second quarter honor roll 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, ...
FCSD sees success with MobyMax program 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 ...
Volney students receive honesty awards 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 ...
Merry-Go-Round Playhouse performance comes to GRB 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 ...



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