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Volney Elementary Celebrates Flag Day Volney Elementary Celebrates Flag Day: Volney Elementary students recently celebrated the American flag and what it means to each of them.   During the school’s Flag Day ceremony, students recited the Pledge of Allegiance, as they have done each morning of the school year, and heard both the story of the flag and the ceremony’s dedication from event emcee and sixth-grade teacher William Cahill. The dedication was an honor given to community member James M. DeCare, whose great grandson, James, is a sixth-grade student at Volney.   Students heard the story of DeCare being drafted into the U.S. Army, his military police work and time spent at his military post in San Francisco, California at The Presidio. He was discharged in in 1973, after two years of service, returned to his family and worked at the ...
FCSD students prepare summer meals for kids FCSD students prepare summer meals for kids: Fulton City School District students, teachers, administrators and community supporters spent a recent Saturday morning packing 10,000 servings of macaroni-and-cheese to ensure the community’s children do not go hungry this summer.   As president of the G. Ray Bodley High School student senate, senior Jenna Ruzekowicz helped coordinate a Feeding Children Everywhere event at the Fulton Junior High School upon learning of the need throughout the district. She said her concern stemmed from the many FCSD children taking advantage of the district’s new Community Eligibility Provision, a U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service non-pricing meal serve option for school districts in low-income areas.   “It dawned on us that when they go home for ...
GRB valedictorian, salutatorian reflect on FCSD education GRB valedictorian, salutatorian reflect on FCSD education: G. Ray Bodley High School Class of 2019 valedictorian Camille Stevenson and salutatorian Shaylee Cealie have a simple message for their peers and all underclassmen: their top-two student status does not signify importance over anyone else.   The humble young ladies, known for their character, Raider pride and commitment to bettering their overall educational experiences, agreed that both their GRB and own families helped lift them to success. While hard work, dedication, natural abilities and time management got them to the top, Stevenson and Cealie both said all their peers should be proud of themselves and their high school accomplishments.   “We grew a lot in high school,” Cealie said. “I learned it’s OK to stay alone and go on my own course. (Looking ...
Granby students love learning Granby students love learning: Granby Elementary students who have shown their classroom teachers a love of learning throughout the 2018-2019 school year were recently recognized during a school assembly in front of their peers.   Certificates of recognition were awarded to the following students: Rose Hinkley, Brenden Heaney, Jr., Dawson Smith, Hannah Spaziano, Eli Dominguez, Christina Walker, Nicholas Goss, Seth Miner, Wesley Gordon, Jaelieana Derycke, Sydney Ure, Keagan Brown, Shawn Kimball, Elliana Hotchkiss, Hunter Smith, Ian St. Onge, Bailie Garbutt, Alaina Vescio, Gionna Allen, Christopher Hayes, Rebecca Bartlett, Jason Harris, Denny McCarty-Castillo, Paola Aguilar-Marroquin, Alejandrina Rodriguez, Hayden Masuch, Tyler Tucker, Johnathan Clohecy and Natalie Guile.   Also honored were the following ...
GRB celebrates 75 high honor graduates GRB celebrates 75 high honor graduates: Throughout the past four years at G. Bodley High School, a total of 75 students have achieved an overall average of at least 89.5 to earn high honor graduate status when they will walk across the stage June 22 to accept their diplomas.   Those graduates represent 29 percent of the overall 257 seniors who will mark the end of their Fulton City School District educational journey. Each honoree was recognized during a recent celebratory event where the high school gymnasium was transformed into a banquet hall and the guests of honor and their supporters enjoyed a dinner catered by Kristen’s Kitchen at Battle Island.   GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst said the evening was all about thanking the high honor graduates for their accomplishments and taking a moment to reflect on ...
Granby Elem. receives Healthy Highway Award Granby Elem. receives Healthy Highway Award: Granby Elementary School is the proud winner of the inaugural Healthy Highway Green Light to Good Health Award, recently presented by several members of the regional initiative.   Wendy Cooper, president and founder of the Healthy Highway program, expressed her enthusiasm for the momentum of sharing healthy lifestyle tips throughout Oswego County. The local Healthy Highway initiative has been a joint effort among Oswego Health, the Oswego County Health Department and several supporters who have taken on the challenge of sharing information to empower children and adults to make their own healthy choices.   That is exactly what Granby physical education teacher Kelsey Maselli has embodied throughout the 2018-2019 school year, alongside colleague Jack Popper and several Granby ...
Students honored for leadership at Lanigan Students honored for leadership at Lanigan: Lanigan Elementary Principal Jeff Hendrickson said to exhibit leadership is to guide someone to do something new, even when they may have doubt.   That character trait is something that over 40 students at the school exemplified throughout the month of May. Those select students in grades kindergarten to six were recently honored during a recent role model assembly. Honored were the following students: Claire Banach, Jaxon Atwater, Teagan Ward, Kaleb Hofmann, Emma Ringland, Elijah Stoffard, Emma Seiter, Emma Jastrzab, Jackson Berry, Bailey LeVea, Owen Ouderkirk, Kenlee Farrands, Michael Best, Brooklynne Reed, Elizabeth Saba, Connor Fluent, Everleigh Nye, Elaina Gilles, Tucker Smith, Elliott Dumouchel, Makenna Fancett, Ava Stenson, Vita Galini, Corey Seymour and Aubrey Bush.   ...
Q3 academic honors announced for Fairgrieve Q3 academic honors announced for Fairgrieve: Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal Jean Sampsell recently announced several students who achieved academic success for the third marking period of the 2018-2019 school year.   Honorees were recognized during a recent Morning Express program. Kindergartners recognized included: Aubriana Sabine, Johnathan Bury, Liliana Coleman, Avril Dela Pena, Noella Mann, Evan Mears, Logan Thornber, Juliet Wands, Arianna Badore, Noah Iorio, Aiden Kingsley, Shelby Miller, Colton Trapasso, Ian Weaver, Aubrianna Jefferson, Lucas Rivera, Maverick Skilinskis, Kairi Yager, Riley Tussey and Beverly Dunning.   First-grade academic all-stars included: Kace Brais, Jayce Troutman, Aalyah Bury, Jared Cooper, Ava Corradino, Richard McEachen, Ella Noyes, Christopher Smith, Kyler Vail, Jae Red Dela ...
6th graders ready for 7th grade 6th graders ready for 7th grade: Families of Fulton sixth-graders recently flocked to the Fulton Junior High School to learn more about what to expect as the elementary students transition to middle school.   The cafeteria was jam-packed with sixth-graders and their families who sought information about preparation for high school diploma requirements, FJHS clubs, activities and sports; as well as required health information for incoming seventh-graders, FJHS support systems and a slew of other pertinent topics. The night also served as a preview for all elementary schools coming together for the first time before the students join each other in the fall for expanded horizons, academic opportunities and friendships.   Elizabeth Stoddard, FJHS assistant principal, said the transition night is one of her favorites ...
Author visits Fairgrieve students Author visits Fairgrieve students: Fairgrieve Elementary School students in grades kindergarten through two were treated to a recent visit from author and illustrator Nancy Carlson.   Library media specialist Barb Senecal announced during the Morning Express program during Carlson’s visit that several students in those respective grade levels who offered good deeds to their peers were selected for a special reward alongside Carlson. While some kindergartners were rewarded with story hour with Carlson, the first-grade and second-grade winners received special art time with Carlson.   Senecal also announced that all students in grades kindergarten through two would receive an autographed Carlson book, thanks to fundraising efforts. During the Morning Express program, Carlson shared that each Fairgreive ...
FTA honors Fulton students for accomplishments FTA honors Fulton students for accomplishments: Over 80 Fulton City School District students were recently honored for their commitment to be the best school and community citizens throughout the 2018-2019 school year.   The Fulton Teachers’ Associations’ 19 th annual Outstanding Student & School Citizen Ceremony drew a large crowd to G. Ray Bodley High School’s auditorium, as the guests of honor, their friends and families, teachers and school administrators offered cheers and applause as FTA members detailed each recipient’s accomplishments. Students from all FCSD elementary, junior high and high schools were recognized because they developed stellar character, maintained a great attitude, increased confidence, gracefully faced challenged, assisted classmates, remained optimistic, displayed leadership, ...
Muffins with Mom event draws a crowd to Lanigan Muffins with Mom event draws a crowd to Lanigan: Families flocked to Lanigan Elementary School’s annual Muffins with Mom event to celebrate all the mother figures who have helped and supported Lanigan students throughout the school year and beyond. Cinnamon and sugar donuts from Appledale Orchards and miniature cinnamon buns from Cake’s Galore were served with milk for a sweet treat to thank the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, teachers and other supporters for all their efforts.  
Fulton students honored for leadership, sports knowledge Fulton students honored for leadership, sports knowledge: Several Fulton City School District students were recently honored during the inaugural New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Leadership Awards Program because they have exemplified leadership, strength and good character throughout the 2018-2019 school year.   Students were selected for the leadership honor based on the following criteria: competence in a variety of movement forms and sport skills, knowledge of movement concepts, rules and procedures; values learning, exhibited a healthy lifestyle, demonstrated leadership and is a positive influence on peers and demonstrated both sportsmanship and citizenship.   “I could not be prouder of these young people,” said Granby Elementary School physical education teacher Kelsey ...
Fairgrieve collects funds for local animal rescue Fairgrieve collects funds for local animal rescue: Fairgreive Elementary students have learned throughout the 2018-2019 school year how to be respectful, responsible and problem-solvers and that is exactly what they have done for local animals in need.   Both students and teachers recently had the opportunity to bring in monetary donations to Paws Across Oswego County, a local animal rescue, as one of four community service projects the school offers each year. Principal Jean Sampsell reminded students with any coin or dollar bill children and adults bring in, the collective amount will assist the organization in helping more dogs and cats.   Some dog food and treats had already been collected ahead of a visit from the organization during a recent Morning Express program.   “We wanted to say thank you so much ...
GRB Resource Fair = Make Healthy Choices GRB Resource Fair = Make Healthy Choices: G. Ray Bodley High School students recently participated in a community resource fair where they were provided information on making healthy choices during prom and other school year-end celebrations.   Participating agencies and representatives included: Fulton Fire Department, Fulton Police Department’s school resource officer and Oswego County Opportunities’ Health Education, Services to Aid Families, Homeless Services and Centers for Reproductive Health. Also in attendance were: Farnham, Liberty Resources, Reality Check, Traffic Safety, Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, Oswego County Mediation program and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eat Healthy Program.  
Self-control honors at Volney Elementary Self-control honors at Volney Elementary: Volney Elementary students who exhibited self-control and goal progress throughout the month of April were recently honored with certificates of recognition during a school assembly.   Students who were identified by their classroom teachers as having controlled or resisted their own actions and feelings in various situations were honored with a Principal’s Award from Volney Elementary Principal Todd Terpening. He commended them because they exemplified the school’s virtue of the month.   Those classroom role models include: Mkenzi Potter, Caleb Bentley, Elijah Sixberry, Abigail Backus, Audrey Miller, Mitchell Loughrey, Josselyn Buske, Brooke Bowering, Abriella Carbaugh, Bently Oatman, Cuba Catano-Matip, Brooke Austin, Hannah Wells, Mikaylee Vail, Kayden Bubis, ...
Lanigan students receive role model honors Lanigan students receive role model honors: Lanigan Elementary students who exhibited self-control throughout the month of April were recently honored with certificates of recognition during a school assembly.   Because the students regulated their thoughts and actions, so they could stop any pressures and acted in ways they knew was right, they received the school’s role model honors. The following role models were named: Taylor Hull, Jacob Hotaling, Landon Wakefield, Ryan McLoughlin, Eric McLoughlin, Logan Fitzgerald, Olivia Hendrickson, Hailey Smith, Kiley Pudney, Mia Cordino, Liam Green, Zander West, Issaic Reed, Jack Amidon, Haylee Kingsley, Lori Johnson, Emily Illacqua, Isabell Stock, Xavier Doty, Xavier Mihalek, Malachi Scaringi, Vita Galini, Autumn Jones, Alex Wager, Parker Gentile, Logan Wilcox, Aurielle Snyder, ...
GRB Band Earns Excellent Rating at Festival GRB Band Earns Excellent Rating at Festival: A combined travel band from G. Ray Bodley High School recently earned an Excellent Rating for its stellar Music Festival Orlando performance earlier this month.   GRB music teacher Terry Caviness said since not all the high school’s wind ensemble or concert band could attend the festival, the travel band was created to showcase the musical talents of GRB students during the Universal Studios-affiliated event. With just a few rehearsals before the trip, Caviness said he was thoroughly impressed with the time, talent and dedication each band member put forth. All other bands at the festival were traditional bands from the various participating schools, he said.   “We received an excellent rating, which is the second highest rating that you can receive,” he ...
GRB Announces Q3 Honor Rolls GRB Announces Q3 Honor Rolls: 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 achieved honor roll status include: Courtney Bednarz, Alexa Bell, Zackery Bennett, Michael Brown, Gibran  Catano-Matip, Elizabeth Chrisman, Kaitlin Clingerman, Alicia Collett, Darrin Crowson, Aeryn Digby, Jonathan Dingman, Mikayla Fancett, Matthew Firenze, Madison Flood, Amie Fyffe, Tesa Galvin, Ashton Gates, Jaden Harrington, Dalton Hines, Cody Lawton, Kaden Marsh, Hannah Marvin, Jasmyne ...
Granby Gators to Raise Funds for AHA Granby Gators to Raise Funds for AHA: Granby Elementary School has been praised by the local arm of the American Heart Association for being a fundraising partner for the last 40 years.   Since the AHA’s Jump Rope for Heart program began four decades ago, Granby Elementary has raised thousands of dollars to help doctors and scientists figure out additional ways to fix hearts of children and adults. Meg Corey, local AHA youth market director, recently visited Granby for the school’s kick-off celebration, where she helped physical education teacher Kelsey Maselli announce that each student would have a small fundraising goal of $5.   “I also want your hearts so strong and healthy that you never have to worry about using money raised,” Corey said.   To ensure heart health, she suggested ...



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