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Fairgrieve students on a roll for November Fairgrieve students on a roll for November: Several students at Fairgrieve Elementary School were recently named as “On a Roll” for the month of November.   One student from each classroom was nominated for the award by their classroom teacher after they had worked hard toward reaching an academic, behavioral and/or social goal at school. For their efforts, Principal Jean Sampsell gave each honoree a “brag tag” to add to their collection.   On a Roll awardees, in front, from left, are: Olivia Wisniewski, Tyler Pagliaroli, Matthew Decker, Tristan Weibezahl, Lil Atwood and Kace Brais. In the second row, from left, are: Kayleigh Kessler, Samantha Carlin, Charles Merritt, Aliesha Brown, Dalilah Vasquez and Shawn McCarthy, Jr. In the third row, from left, are: Alivia Murphy, Dayah Crowson, Peyton ...
FCSD hosts Zone 4 Area All State FCSD hosts Zone 4 Area All State: The Fulton City School District recently hosted dozens of the region’s schools for the New York State School Music Association’s Zone 4 Area All-State Music Festival.   The Nov. 17 event attracted students from school districts throughout Oswego, Madison, Oneida and Herkimer counties who were selected for the honor based on their solo performances in the spring. GRB music teacher Tom Nami, who coordinated the effort, said hosting the festival was a significant undertaking and both he and the district are proud that several Fulton students were chosen to participate.   “For some kids, this is the top level (of performance),” he said.   The food service staff at GRB also served lunch to all participants. Nami extended a thanks to all FCSD staff ...
Fulton UPK students delight in holiday sing-a-long Fulton UPK students delight in holiday sing-a-long: Fulton City School District’s tiniest students brought the largest smiles to the annual universal pre-kindergarten holiday sing-a-long.   Held recently in the G. Ray Bodley High School auditorium, the concert attracted hundreds of attendees, including: parents, district staff members and community members who beamed with pride as the students sang and danced their hearts out. Heather Witter, FCSD director of literacy and UPK, said she was pleasantly surprised with the crowd and all the effort shown by the UPK students.   Generous amounts of cheers and applause from the audience were heard after the students opened their performance with “I’m a Little Snowman,” and the children excitedly shook bells as they sang “Jingle Bells.” The students ...
Volney students shine with gratitude, effort Volney students shine with gratitude, effort: Volney Elementary School recently honored several students for serving as role models to their classmates throughout the month of November.   One student from each classroom was nominated by their teacher for the monthly Principal’s Award because they exhibited gratitude toward their peers, staff members and guests in the building. Before Principal Todd Terpening presented the honorees with their awards, he commended the students for their efforts and encouraged all Volney students to express gratitude throughout the school year.   Certificates of honor were provided to the following students: Blake Warner, Addyson King, Chandley Remp, Caymen Austin, Caylee Regan, Heath Turner, Eli Timmerman, Sophie Brewster, Brandon Bartlett, Wyatt Conger, Corbin Hayes, Chloe Blackwell, ...
FCSD unveils new mission, vision FCSD unveils new mission, vision: As part of its ongoing strategic planning process, the Fulton City School District recently announced new mission and vision statements.   Centered on coherence, Fulton City School District Executive Director of Instruction and Assessment Elizabeth Conners said the two statements have aimed to reinforce the district’s commitment to supporting students through their educational pathway while recognizing the need to continuously assess related foundations.   The district’s new mission will be: “The Fulton school community will empower students to develop the knowledge and skills to become respectful, responsible, productive citizens who are committed to lifelong learning,” while the new vision will be: “Our vision is to create a learning organization ...
Knights of Columbus donates coats to students Knights of Columbus donates coats to students: The Fulton City School District would like to extend a “Thank you” to the local Knights of Columbus organization for their generous donation of coats to FCSD elementary students. As part of the group’s annual Coats for Kids giveaway, KofC members Bill Aiken and Craig Elhage recently visited Fairgrieve, Granby, Lanigan and Volney elementary schools to drop off several warm coats for boys and girls. FCSD administrators and staff members are appreciative of and grateful for the community partners who continuously support its students.                           
Lanigan students show gratitude, earn recognition Lanigan students show gratitude, earn recognition: Several Lanigan Elementary School students were recently honored for having shown gratitude throughout the month of November.   Those students received role model certificates because their classroom teachers noted the students’ exhibited appreciation for things other people have done for them. The following honorees accepted awards: Indiana Griffin, Jacob Hotaling, Devon Hamilton, Aiden Greeney, Donovan Collins, Austin Garn, Connor Connolly, EvanLambert, Angus McClave, Kaiden Raymond, Finley Nye, Adrianna Bulla, Lily McCoy, Zeke Stelios, Dominic Vescio, Benjamin Hotaling, Avery Washburn, Farrah Naranjo, Addison Barrick, Keonna Holmes, RaeMiah Ryan, Griffin Shear, Emily Delaney, Trinity Nicholas and Zachery Regan.   Also honored were: Julius LaPointe, Isaac Becker, ...
GRB announces Q1 honor roll recognition GRB announces Q1 honor roll recognition: G. Ray Bodley High School Principal Donna Parkhurst recently announced that nearly half of the school’s student population achieved either honor roll or high honor roll status for the first marking period of the 2018-2019 school year.   Certificates were distributed to students who earned honor roll upon their achievement of earning an average between 84.5 and 89.49, while the same awards were offered to students who achieved high honor roll after achieving an average of at least 89.5. Parkhurst said that 456 of the high school’s 997 students earned one of those honors.   A total of 177 GRB students, or 18 percent of the student population, earned honor roll status. Freshmen recently named to the honor roll are: Jose Aguilar, Michaelangelo Bellavia, Allyianiya ...
Gratitude honors given to Fairgrieve students Gratitude honors given to Fairgrieve students: One students from each Fairgrieve Elementary School classroom was recently honored for exhibiting gratitude throughout the month of November.   Recognized in front of their peers, guests and teachers, over 20 students received praise for being thankful and having shown appreciation and kindness toward others in their classroom, special areas and school hallways. For their efforts, students received a “brag” tag” from Principal Jean Sampsell.   Honorees in the front row, from left, are: April Marie Carter, Dilan Miranda, Madalynn Gardner, Carter Clark, Dominic Rellos and James Robinson. In the second row, from left, are: Travis Collins, Sophia Frataccia-Wavle, Wesely Foster, Cloee Diefenbacher, Ami Books and Amador Gonzalez-Ortiz. In the third row, from ...
Classroom expectations exceeded in November Classroom expectations exceeded in November: Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal Jean Sampsell recently honored several students because they exceeded expectations throughout the month of November.   During a recent Morning Express program, one student from each classroom received applause, cheers and support from Principal Sampsell, their peers, guests and their teachers who nominated them after they witnessed their outstanding behavior.   For their efforts, they received a commemorative pencil to add to their collection from Principal Sampsell.   Honorees in the front row, from left, are: Parker Hall, Adelyn Adkins, Marshall LaBaff, Bella Bellavina and Johnathan Bury. In the second row, from left, are: Avery Tice, Catori Spencer, Tawnee Burns, Melanie RIchway, Jasmine Paro, Ethan Hatter and Mackenna Myers. ...
Granby Elementary students honor veterans Granby Elementary students honor veterans: Students at Granby Elementary School recently celebrated veterans because of the sacrifices they have made for their country.   During a recent school assembly, select Granby students invited their own special veteran guests to be recognized for their service and accomplishments. Students discussed the importance of freedoms, read Veterans Day poems and some gave their veteran guests a big hug.   Honored were: Thomas Anderson, by Jakobie Vescio; Robbie Brand, by Chelsie/Kayden Brand; David Briggs, by Peyton Sharlow; Kenneth Brown, by Fayth Brown; Chris Caza, by Dilyn Caza; David Champlin, by Kyleigh Sheldon; Michael Compson, by Alexa DeForest; Paul Dorsey, by Granby students and staff members’ Rob Kring, by Briella and Jayden Kring; Joshua Nelson, by Aiden Nelson; ...
Fairgrieve students shine in school spelling bee Fairgrieve students shine in school spelling bee: Logan Fitzgerald was recently crowned the Fairgrieve Elementary School spelling bee champion and will move on to a written test Jan. 12 in Syracuse.   The sixth-grader will join peers Kiernan Percival, (fifth-grade), Benjamin Renfrew, (fifth-grade) and Matthew Clark, (sixth-grade), who earned second-, third- and fourth-places, respectively, in the friendly school competition. Patti DeGelorm, Fairgrieve spelling bee coordinator, said all spelling bee participants studied sets of words, but after mush practice and diligence, the four students spelled the most words correctly.  
FCSD makes strategic planning progress FCSD makes strategic planning progress: As the Fulton City School District works through the planning of its Strategic Coherence Plan, administrators have aimed to share components of the preparation process, leading up to the plan’s unveiling later this school year.   FCSD administrators have worked alongside various stakeholders, both inside and outside of the school district, to carefully frame the five-year plan. District officials have decided to first share one of the most important pieces: understanding coherence.   Coherence pertains to people individually and collectively sharing an understanding of what it takes to develop a high-achieving school district. It requires making sense, sticking together and connecting. Coherence also requires consistency of purpose, practice and shared commitment to ...
FCSD elementary students perform in all-county FCSD elementary students perform in all-county: The Fulton City School District recently celebrated dozens of elementary school students who were invited to participate in the Oswego County Music Educator’s Association All-County Band and Chorus Festival.   Select FCSD students from Volney, Lanigan, Fairgrieve and Granby elementary schools showcased their musical talents during ensemble performances, held in Hannibal earlier this month. Students were chosen for all-county honors based on recommendations from their music teachers.   FCSD’s student representatives in the all all-county chorus were: Braden Allen, Solange Catano-Matip, Cassandra Clarke, Marissa Crofoot, Alissa Murdoch, Gianna Tucker, Emma Perkins, Hannah Chetney, Jacob Hotaling, Niyah Humphrey, Akeylla Janes, Sophie Kreinheder, Savannah Mirabito, ...
Volney Elementary celebrates students’ teamwork Volney Elementary celebrates students’ teamwork: Volney Elementary students have been on a roll with their goals and have displayed teamwork throughout the month of October.   Both achievements were celebrated during a recent school assembly where nearly 40 students received special recognition from Principal Todd Terpening. Applause, cheers and an On a Roll certificate of recognition for progress made with an academic or social goals were provided to the following students: Beckett Cates, Natalee Holmes, Mackenna Stuber, Edward Bonning, Jaxson Dorschel, Hayleigh Sixberry, Brayden Ives, Audrina Horton, Aurav Khera, Allie Deuel, Kane Morey, Nate Havens, Marleah Hudson, Chase Spohn, Aidan Cocopoti, Haven Hicks, Shyanne Burnswick, RJ Nash and Michael Bird.   Principal Terpening also awarded Principal’s Awards for students ...
FJHS Career Day a success FJHS Career Day a success: The annual Fulton Junior High School Career Day piqued the interest of several middle-schoolers who have begun to explore potential future jobs.   The half-day event featured a wide-range of presenters from a cross-section of the community, including hair stylists, entrepreneurs, cooks, athlete, musicians, photo editors and meteorologists, among several additional career fields. Students in both seventh- and eighth-grade participated in Career Day and attended sessions most desirable to them.   In the gymnasium, students learned from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo curriculum coordinator the life span of a tiger is upwards of 15 years and more importantly, a zoo keeper’s job entails checking-up on animals, giving them tasks to remain active, mimicking life in the wild and ...
Fairgrieve celebrates its annual Harvest Festival Fairgrieve celebrates its annual Harvest Festival: A little rain couldn’t flood the Fairgrieve farm and prevent the school’s Harvest Festival from being a success.   The annual event was moved indoors where students learned the importance of farmers and their work, crops farms produce, the roles animals play, safety practices and harvesting crops. The school’s gymnasium served as an imaginary farmland, where each student from all classrooms were handed a card that indicated which fruit or vegetable they were to harvest or select from designated areas.   When Lucy Hawthorne’s kindergarten class visited the Fairgrieve farm, she re-iterated new vocabulary to them, such as the word harvest, and had students practice sounding out the names of each produce.   Principal Jean Sampsell said all fresh ...
Granby honors students for display of teamwork Granby honors students for display of teamwork: Granby Elementary School recently celebrated students who displayed teamwork throughout the month of October.   Four dozen students, from grades kindergarten to six, received the special recognition during a school assembly where they were honored because they were integral parts of groups which worked effectively and efficiently. For their efforts, the following students received certificates of recognition: Colton Clohecy, Liam Wyatt, Owen French, Madilynn Lawrence-Mielnicki, Cole St. Phillips, Nicole Williams, Fayth Brown, Wyatt Corzett, Elijah Graham, Brayden Hall, Lorelai Bartlett, Mallory Gordon, Sureymi Soto-Alvarez, Kendall Frost, Gryelle Bentley, Aiden Benton, Marquis Andrews, Connor Draper, Jayde Derycke, Kenadie Hart, Ameila Bean, Bailey Frost, Shawna Southworth, Salem ...
Practice makes perfect at Volney’s wax museum Practice makes perfect at Volney’s wax museum: Volney Elementary School sixth-graders researched historical figures and practiced posing throughout the month of October, leading up to the annual wax museum event.   Held on Halloween, the wax museum opened for fellow Volney students, teachers, Fulton City School District administrators and other special guests. Sixth-grade teacher Bill Cahill said the students were tasked with convincing him or fellow teacher Daniel Bartlett on why specific people of influence were worthy of being portrayed as a wax figure.   “The goal was that I wanted them to learn about someone new,” Cahill said.   Under the direction of their teachers and the library media specialist, students utilized Chromebooks, as part of the FCSD Digital Learning Initiative, to learn about ...
Fairgrieve’s storybook pumpkin patch a success Fairgrieve’s storybook pumpkin patch a success: It’s growing season at Fairgrieve Elementary School, with the success of the annual Storybook Pumpkin Patch. Displayed in the building’s library media center, the Storybook Pumpkin Patch took over the center’s class-wide learning space to produce rows of decorative pumpkins, based on storybook characters. The fun, take-home project encouraged students in grades pre-kindergarten through six to read a book and create a pumpkin to help bring a character of their choice to life. Each student also completed a fact sheet with written details such as the pumpkin’s name, book title and a description of the character. Library media specialist Barb Senecal said a total 55 pumpkins were displayed and all participating students received a special treat when they took their ...



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