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FCSD Expands After-School Opportunities FCSD Expands After-School Opportunities: Students throughout the Fulton City School District now have increased access to after-school academic, social and emotional supports through expanded programming.   Formerly the Junior Raiders Opportunity Club, the newly named Raider Ed. program at the Fulton Junior High School now includes participation from the district’s fifth- and sixth-grade students. Built on the success of the district’s previous Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) grant opportunity, the program’s expansion has provided a safe, after-school learning environment two days each week for select fifth-and sixth-graders to explore a variety of topics. Sessions are also available for the district’s seventh-and eighth-grade students who seek to build upon a variety of physical, ...
Volney Welcomes Message of Positivity Volney Welcomes Message of Positivity: The Fulton City School District’s embrace of social-emotional learning served as the perfect backdrop for inspirational messages through song from singer/songwriter Jared Campbell.   No stranger to FCSD’s elementary schools, Campbell recently performed for all grade levels at some of the elementary schools to further share his messages of positivity, inclusion and acceptance. During his stop at Volney Elementary School, Campbell said that Volney could be the greatest place “where people flourish and become amazing human beings.”   “You have the power to change the world,” he told the students as he shared his top three ways to do just that. Students, or anyone, should always know their value, understand that practice makes progress and ...
Fairgrieve students show respect in September Fairgrieve students show respect in September: Students at Fairgreive Elementary who exhibited respect throughout the month of September were recently honored with the school’s Virtue of the Month award.   One student from each classroom who displayed a sense of worth toward their peers and adults and remained courteous throughout several areas of the school received the special nod from their classroom teacher during a recent Morning Express program. Each honoree also received a “brag tag” from Principal Jean Sampsell to add to their collection.   Awardees in front, from left, are: Nick Parsons, Oakley France, Noella Mann, Sara Horrell and Liliana Burke. In the second row, from left, are: Ami Brooks, Frank Morse, Ethan Hatter, Madelyn Vant, Crystal Robinson and Olivia Wisniewski. In the third row, from ...
GRB Spirit Week kicks-off with guest speaker GRB Spirit Week kicks-off with guest speaker: G. Ray Bodley High School students and staff members recently kicked off their Spirit Week as they welcomed guest speaker John Buck to share the local history related to Native American ties to the school and community.   Dressed in traditional Native American attire, which represented the Beaver Clan he belongs to, Buck shared that at one time the local land belongs to the Onondaga Nation people.   “The Iroquois was the name given to our people originally; it was the French who have us the name but in our native language we are the Haudenosaunee- the people of the longhouse,” he said. “   He then showcased a wampum belt, also known as the Hiawatha Belt, to symbolize the five nations and the tree of peace among the nations. Buck compared it to the ...
Lanigan celebrates new school year Lanigan celebrates new school year: Several Lanigan Elementary School students and teachers were honored during the first school-wide assembly of the 2019-2020 school year, as they celebrated a variety of accomplishments.   Principal Jeff Hendrickson was proud to recognize most of the student body for having met, or exceeded, the school’s attendance expectation of at least 90 percent throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Heading into the current school year, students who achieve the same attendance goal also will receive special recognition after each marking period.   The celebrations continued when Hendrickson acknowledged several students who were honored by their classroom teachers for “Being Recognized as Great,” and received BRAG awards for their efforts.   After a game was ...
Curiosity wins at Volney Elementary Curiosity wins at Volney Elementary: Because several students at Volney Elementary School exhibited curiosity throughout the month of September, they were recently honored with role model awards during a school assembly.   Principal Elizabeth Stoddard honored those students with the school’s monthly virtue award because they had shown interest in learning about an array of topics, frequently asked questions and enjoyed both exploration and discovery. Cheers and applause from their peers, teachers and special guests were given to the following honorees: Kian Mangano, Sophia Cumber, Carson Murray, Elijah Stoddard, Caleb Hunnicutt, Emrey Bugelow, Ava Thurlow, Lucas LaBeef, Hayden Crofoot, Nichoals Childs, Brydon Taber, Emilyn Moshier, Mason Parks, Josephine Smith, Vardon Taplin and Colleen Austin.   Also ...
Fairgrieve students watch Books Come Alive Fairgrieve students watch Books Come Alive: The excitement and magic of storytelling could be heard through guest Jim McKenna’s voice and seen on the smiling faces of Fairgreive Elementary School students during a recent storytelling adventure.   McKenna brought his “Books Come Alive” presentation to Fairgrieve’s library media center for each participating grade level. During the kindergarten portion, giggles got louder as McKenna read books expressively and the young students even helped him with the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme. The students then sat silently, as they were intrigued by McKenna’s vocal animation of each story.   “I like stories a lot and to read a lot,” McKenna said to the kindergarteners. “That’s the sign of a good book, if it makes you feel something. ...
Fulton schools celebrate attendance awareness Fulton schools celebrate attendance awareness: Students from several grade levels throughout the Fulton City School District were joined by their families, friends and community agency partners to celebrate September as Attendance Awareness Month.   The annual celebration was recently held outside of Fourth Street School, where attendees received a free meal, collected information from various community resources, visited with school-home liaisons and signed attendance pledges, in which the students and their parents agreed to strive for high attendance during the 2019-2020 school year.   “Ninety one percent or better is what we expect of every student,” said Geri Geitner, FCSD director of student support services.   To help students achieve that, Geitner said school nurses compiled a health guide ...
Granby students honored for curiosity Granby students honored for curiosity: Students at Granby Elementary who have shown a desire to learn about a variety of topics since the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year were recently honored with the school’s character education honors for the month of September.   A display of inquisitiveness the first few weeks of school have earned several Granby students with a curiosity award during a recent school-wide assembly. The following students from grades kindergarten to six received the monthly recognition: Ki’arra Flanagan, Troy Hall, Noah Barnes, Abigael Schneider, Owen Algarin, Kenneth Ramirez-Lopez, Mitchell Babbitt, Isabelle Neill, Xavier Alfaro, Carter Brown, Robert Jackowski, Avery Moore, Karyannette Barbosa-Fontan, Aydan Shinnick, Thomas Blasczienski, Fayth Brown, Cambrie Clark, Miles Rinn, Makenzie ...
FCSD to celebrate attendance awareness month FCSD to celebrate attendance awareness month: The Fulton City School District will host its annual Attendance Awareness event from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at Fourth Street School, 167 S. 4 th St.   As a way to encourage families to support their child, or children, attending school all day, every day throughout the 2019-2020 school year, FCSD administrators and staff members will be on hand to provide extra attendance pledges for students and their families to sign, prepare food and offer games and prizes. Musical entertainment will be provided, as will a community resource fair to help families learn additional ways for students to remain happy and healthy in order them to attend school.   Geri Geitner, FCSD Director of Student Support Services, said school attendance is vital to help all FCSD students learn and grow, ...
Opening Day empowers staff members Opening Day empowers staff members: Fulton City School District staff members welcomed the 2019-2020 school year with a reenergization about new opportunities in a new school year.   During the recent staff opening day event, remarks were offered by G. Ray Bodley High School Principal Donna Parkhurst, Fulton Teachers’ Association President David Derouchie, Board of Education President Robbin Griffin and Superintendent Brian Pulvino, while Personnel Director Tom Greer introduced new employees.   Elizabeth Conners, FCSD Executive Director of Instruction and Assessment, empowered all employees to follow the same energy brought to the City of Fulton since the $10 million state Downton Revitalization Initiative grant was recently announced. That same sense of renewal and Fulton pride will be shown throughout ...
FCSD Welcomes New Teachers, Staff Members FCSD Welcomes New Teachers, Staff Members: The Fulton City School District is proud to welcome 27 new staff members just in time for the 2019-2020 school year.   The new employees, across all grade levels and departments, recently attended a three-day orientation event where they were introduced to administrators and members of the Fulton Teachers’ Association, toured the community, learned about instructional coaches, how to best utilize technology in the district, staff expectations and the strategic coherence plan and a plethora of additional topics before they were dismissed on the final day to work in their respective buildings.   Employees recently welcomed to the school district are: Erik Russell and Kristen Budd (elementary teachers at Fairgrieve); Nicholas Tchurckow and Alyssa Bleau (elementary teachers ...
ESY participants show off smiles, progress ESY participants show off smiles, progress: Fulton City School District’s Extended School Year summer program provided students with increased opportunities to reach success.   Julie Fowler, mother to soon-to-be Lanigan Elementary School third-grader Dale Krause, said she could not thank the teachers and support staff enough for their compassion, patience and connections established with her son. All that support, Fowler said, helped Krause blossom.   “He’s done terrific,” she said. “It makes it a safe space for him. The summer school program provides him with a routine. The whole team here has just done a wonderful job.”   Krause was one of several students who attended the 6:1:1 ESY classrooms at Lanigan, which also housed a 12:1:1 ESY classroom. A couple of other ESY ...
Back-to-school event assists over 200 children Back-to-school event assists over 200 children: Over 200 Fulton City School District students are better prepared for the 2019-2020 school year, thanks to the second annual back-to-school, one-stop-shop event.   Held recently at Fairgrieve Elementary School, the event offered free clothing, haircuts, community resources and information, personal hygiene products, books, supplemental school supplies and backpacks for students in grades pre-kindergarten to 12. Karen Noel, executive vice president of the Fulton Teachers’ Association, said 217 students were served because of all the support from the FTA, FCSD administrators, clerical and other staff, the Fulton Community School, the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stuff-a-Bus collection effort, volunteers and several local community members, such as Dan Arnold who ...
Elizabeth Stoddard: new Volney Principal Elizabeth Stoddard: new Volney Principal: Elizabeth Stoddard achieved her ultimate administrative goal when she became the new Volney Elementary School principal, effective July 1.   Helping children grow and succeed has always been her passion. While she has been in the educational field for 18 years, Stoddard said leading an elementary school has always been something she desired.   “(Elementary students) have a greater passion for learning; it’s unmatchable,” she said. “With the younger kids, you also have a greater opportunity to make change and success before behaviors are set in stone.”   She began her educational career in Universal Pre-Kindergarten before she taught middle school science and sixth-grade English language arts. In the Fulton City School District, she ...
Marc Copani Named New FJHS Principal Marc Copani Named New FJHS Principal: Marc Copani has been named the new Fulton Junior High School principal.   Effective July 1, Copani transitioned from his assistant principalship at G. Ray Bodley High School to FJHS, where he said he is thrilled to be able to help increase successful pathways to graduation for Fulton’s middle school students.   “From my vantage point, I’ve been able to see what many of our young men and women are lacking as they enter ninth-grade,” he said. “I’m eager to get started with my faculty and staff so we can work together to prepare junior high students for the transition to the high school, which ultimately will help prepare students for life after school.”   Copani has worked in the Fulton City School District since July 2015, ...
GRB Releases Q4 Honors GRB Releases Q4 Honors: Students at G. Ray Bodley High School who achieved honor roll and high honor roll status were recently recognized for their fourth 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.   Honor roll was awarded to the following freshmen: Jonah Abt, Gibran Catano-Matip, Kaitlin Clingerman, Alicia Collett, Aeryn    Digby, Amie Fyffe, Ashton Gates, Annyka Halligan, Alicia Halsdorf, Jason Henderson Jr., Dalton Hines, Alexandra Jaskowiak, Jaxson Jodway, Cody Lawton, Hannah Marvin, Matthew McCarty, Sarah Nichols, Sydney Osborn, Jasmyne Perry, Courtney Pierce, Elias Reynolds, Olivia ...
FJHS honors 8th graders at year-end ceremony FJHS honors 8th graders at year-end ceremony: Fulton City School District eighth-graders successfully completed two years at the Fulton Junior High School and were honored during their grade-level ceremony for moving up to G. Ray Bodley High School.   While each student will receive a certificate of completion mailed to their home, dozens of students also received special recognition because they displayed improvement, academic success, excellence and effort throughout the 2018-2019 school year in either core academic and special areas. Principal Chris Leece and Assistant Principal Elizabeth Stoddard said they were thrilled to read the names of 56 students who received a presidential academic achievement award because they were named to the high honor roll for six quarters and had high achievement in reading or math on state ...
FCSD UPK students ready for kindergarten FCSD UPK students ready for kindergarten: Fulton City School District’s Universal pre-Kindergarten students successfully completed a full-year of school readiness and will officially become kindergartners this fall. The district recently hosted moving-up ceremonies for both morning and afternoon UPK sessions, offered in partnership with several community organizations. During Lanigan’s afternoon UPK celebration, students recited the Pledge of Allegiance before they sand “Who Let the Letters Out?,” “The Pirate Life” and “The More We Get Together” before diplomas were presented to the young students. Together, the UPK graduates recited a kindergarten readiness poem before they enjoyed cake and juice with their guests. Pictured are several of the students cheering at the end of the ceremony. ...
Love of Learning recognized at Lanigan Love of Learning recognized at Lanigan: Lanigan Elementary students who proved their love of learning or who had shown hard work achieving progress toward personal goals were recognized during a recent school assembly.   Principal Jeff Hendrickson distributed role model certificates to numerous students after their classroom teachers identified them as having both expressed and exhibited a love of learning throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Role model honorees include: Logan Fitzgerald, Michael LaDuke, Jacob Hotaling, Aidan Greeney, Fenix Robinson, Owen Tice, Ada Dumouchel, Alex LaFrance, Adrianna Bulla, Angus McClave, Cloie Everett, Madison Kane, Alexandra Wilcox, Claire Briggs, Antonio Towle, Zackery Buscemi, Avery Evans, Greyson Strong, Lana Champion, Brady Kunzwiler, Thomas Wood, Avery Washburn, Jimmy Menter, Kameryn ...



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