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GRB Students Earn National Career Readiness Certificates GRB Students Earn National Career Readiness Certificates: Seventeen students at G. Ray Bodley High School have put Fulton, NY on the map as a career-readiness community.   GRB is the first high school in New York State to have students who earned ACT WorKeys National Career Readiness Certificates. The credential achievements were celebrated during an intimate gathering in the high school’s Career Exploration Center, which is operated under the guidance and support of teacher Angela Ferlito.   “I’m really proud of all of you and your accomplishments,” Ferlito said, before she and GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst presented the students with their certificates and everyone enjoyed refreshments.   Ferlito thanked representatives from Cayuga Community College for their assistance in establishing GRB as a ...
Granby Students Receive Forgiveness Honors Granby Students Receive Forgiveness Honors: Several students at Granby Elementary School were recognized during a recent school assembly as having been willing to forgive throughout the month of January.   Certificates of recognition and rounds of applause were presented to each honoree because they were observed by their classroom teachers as having the compassion and grace to let some things go and to positively move on with certain situations or experiences. The accolades were presented to the following students: Emmalynn Reynolds, Caleb Kasperek, Serafina O'Bryan, Ian Soto Alvarez, Emilyna Ramos, Hunter Smith, Kyleigh Sheldon, Justin Ramirez-Abrams, Fiona Moroz, Andrew Hayes, Sophia Gerard, Alexandria Raponi, Oliver Wheeler, Madison Hood, Benjamin Wilson, Elliana Hotchkiss, Michael Blair, Hannah Spaziano, Eli Dominguez, ...
GRB Students Recognized as Scholar Athletes GRB Students Recognized as Scholar Athletes: Several G. Ray Bodley High School students have been named scholar athletes for the fall 2019 season.   The honors coms from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, which honors both teams and individual student athletes who excel off the courts and fields by achieving academic success. The NYSPHSAA recognizes teams which have an average grade point average for 75 percent of the roster which must be 90 or higher. Teams which do not qualify as scholar athlete teams may still have individual students on that team honored as individual scholar athletes.   The 2019 GRB fall scholar athlete honorees for golf are: Tanner Emmons, Lucas Nelson, Nicholas Schremp and Brady Zych. Boys’ and girls’ cross-country honorees are: Sidney Bradshaw, Ryan Carroll, ...
UPK Students Spread Holiday Cheer UPK Students Spread Holiday Cheer: Fulton City School District’s universal pre-kindergarten students made their first major public performance debut during the annual UPK Holiday Sing-a-Long in the auditorium at G. Ray Bodley High School.   Dressed to impress in holiday colors of red, white and green, the littlest students sang and danced their hearts out to “I’m a Little Snowman,” “Santa Claus in Coming to Town and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” The boys and girls happily shook bells during their rendition of “Jingle Bells” and each adorned a glittery red stick-on nose during “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”   Each member of the future GRB class of 2033 were ecstatic to welcome special guest, Santa Claus, at the end of the show. Refreshments ...
FJHS Students Create Memories at Mimi’s FJHS Students Create Memories at Mimi’s: Independence and inclusion were two of the biggest takeaways during a recent field trip to Mimi’s Drive-In for students in the 12:1:4 special education classroom at the Fulton Junior High School.   Prior to the trip, the students were taught academic, social and emotional management skills needed for the real-world application opportunity at Mimi’s. Tasks such as ordering food at a restaurant, proper public etiquette, calculating tax and tip, and interacting with new people are all opportunities that students in Alicia Ferron’s classroom experienced during the field trip. Ferron praised employee Lorraine Lane for the creation of a special menu with four breakfast and four lunch options, including drinks. She also thanked owner Chris Sachel who graciously hosted the ...
GRB Students Shadow FCSD Teachers GRB Students Shadow FCSD Teachers: G. Ray Bodley High School students interested in the field of education as a future career didn’t have to go too far to gain some hands-on experience.   Thanks to the high school’s new career exploration center, students who completed an interests survey have begun to be matched up with community businesses and organizations for job shadowing experiences. Select GRB students interested in becoming teachers, or another school-based position, were paired up with teachers at either Lanigan or Granby elementary schools. Classrooms were selected based on those which had a student teacher placement from SUNY Oswego.   During a recent visit with Maureen Distin’s second-grade class at Granby Elementary, junior Julia Brown and senior Sam Kreinheder enjoyed the observation ...
Lanigan 2nd Graders Calculate Holiday Help Lanigan 2nd Graders Calculate Holiday Help: Lanigan Elementary School second-graders recently traded math for meals to help local families in need ahead of the holiday season.   The grade level’s annual math-fact-a-thon challenged the students to complete addition and subtraction math facts, while simultaneously raising funds to purchase food for Fulton students during the upcoming two-week school break and beyond. Prior to taking a test, the second-graders collected pledges and donations to financially support the endeavor. Each second-grade class at Lanigan took turns shopping in small groups at the Price Chopper in Fulton, where each small group had $40 to spend on either breakfast, lunch or dinner items. Their addition and subtraction facts also came in handy when adding totals and taxes to help stay on budget. ...
Kindness Honored at Volney Elementary Kindness Honored at Volney Elementary: Students at Volney Elementary who exhibited kindness throughout the month of December, or who remained focused at attaining personal goals were honored during a recent school assembly.   Principal Elizabeth Stoddard congratulated students who were friendly and nice to their peers and Volney staff members during their time in school in December. Because they were recognized by their classroom teachers as example students, the honorees each received a Principal’s Award for their efforts. Role model awardees include: Eliana Izyk, Ariana Henderson, Adalyn Russell, Aaliyah Lischak, Nolan Ouderkirk, Alina Izyk, Reese Birchenough, Isaiah Buettner, Abel Eby, Sophie Brewster, Nicholas Childs, Noah O’Banner, Izabel Flood, Lila Thurlow, Keagan Shortslef, Chase Clark, Zack McDougall, ...
Granby Elementary Honors Kind Students Granby Elementary Honors Kind Students: Granby Elementary students who exhibited kindness toward others throughout the month of December were recently honored with the school’s character education award.   Following an few academic and social goal shout-outs for students from their teachers, Principal Gina Salerno reviewed with students what it means to be kind. Students who exhibited friendliness, generosity and consideration toward others were honored with a kindness certificate of recognition.   “I want you to think about yourselves and how you want to be treated,” Principal Salerno said. “You want to be treated with kindness and (should) do that with other people.”   It’s not just about being kind while at Granby Elementary, she said, but also at home and in the ...
FJHS Students Have Q1 Perfect Attendance FJHS Students Have Q1 Perfect Attendance: Fulton Junior High School students who never missed a day of school, were dismissed early, arrived late or were tardy to homeroom throughout the first marking period of the 2019-2020 school year were treated to a one-month youth membership to the Fulton Family YMCA.   The new partnership between FJHS and the local YMCA provides perfect attendance students with expanded offerings to enhance their physical, social and emotional growth. FJHS Principal Marc Copani challenged each seventh- and eighth-grader to be on the perfect attendance list as they ready for the three remaining quarters of the school year. Both maintaining their spot on the list and encouraging peers to attend school on time, each day and all day will allow the students to maximize their in-classroom learning.   ...
FCSD Students Continue Holiday Tradition FCSD Students Continue Holiday Tradition: Every vote counts this holiday season.   That is what several Fulton City School District elementary building students learned as they visited the Pratt House Museum for their respective school’s annual holiday house tour there, where they also were tasked with voting for their favorite decorated holiday tree. A few classrooms at Lanigan and Volney elementary schools, along with G. Ray Bodley High School, entered a tree into the museum’s annual Parade of Trees event.   Trees that receive the most votes will win cash prizes. During a visit from Samantha Finocchiaro’s Lanigan first-grade classroom, students were amazed at all the lights and decorations, which made for a fun and festive time. Bryson France said his first vote went for a medieval-themed tree ...
Supercuts for Super Kids a Success Supercuts for Super Kids a Success: The Volney Elementary School Parent-Teacher Group recently hosted the second annual Supercuts for Super Kids event, which provided free hair cuts for about 50 local children. New this year, the event was open to all Oswego County families. Organizers said they hope to continue to grow the event each year, and it would not have been possible without the volunteerism from several stylists at the Supercuts salon location in Oswego. While the event was free, donations for the Volney Elementary PTG were graciously accepted, and will be used to help fund activities and programs at the school throughout the 2019-2020 school year. Pictured is Fairgrieve Elementary School kindergartner Anthony McDermott, who is all smiles after he received his hair cut.
Fairgrieve students learn skills from author Fairgrieve students learn skills from author: Local author Bruce Coville’s storytelling skills not only captivated Fairgrieve Elementary School students, they also inspired the children to write, read and draw more.   The student body recently welcomed Coville in a Morning Express program, where library media specialist Barbara Senecal announced winners of autographed copies of his children’s books and which students would join the author for a special lunch visit. The Phoenix resident encouraged the students who have dreams to always chase them, and even though they are from a small city, they still can achieve their goals. He has been a proven example, having written several books.   Following Morning Express, Fairgrieve fourth- through sixth-graders were treated to grade-level author talks with Coville ...
Grateful Volney Students Honored at Assembly Grateful Volney Students Honored at Assembly: Volney Elementary students who were observed showing gratitude throughout the month of November were honored during a recent school-wide assembly.   The character education celebration brought the school and community members together to recognize one student from each classroom who have served as role models. Because each awardee has expressed thanks and has never taken good things that happen to them for granted, they received a Principal’s Award, thunderous applause and cheers from their peers, teachers and special guests.   Principal Elizabeth Stoddard shook each honoree’s hand before presenting them with a certificate. Gratitude award winners include: Elisa Vant, Mia Phallen, Louis Lackey, Jr., Jackson Bixby, Margaret Cunningham, Juliana Goldthwait, Jack ...
GRB students receive academic honors for Q1 GRB students receive academic honors for Q1: Students at G. Ray Bodley High School who achieved honor roll and high honor roll status were recently recognized for their first marking period achievements of the 2019-2020 school year.   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 named to the honor roll include: Jarret Austin, Madison Baum, Ava Blasczienski, Jasminn Bort, Simon Bradshaw, Mariah Brownell, Kalib Bruska, John Jack         Bryant, Carlee Chappell, Hailey Chetney, Kairo Corniell, Alexander Crisafulli, Kyle Crutchley, Makayla Cumber, Michael Doney, Cassidy Duso, Lilliana Galletta, Linda ...
Granby Gators Show Gratitude Granby Gators Show Gratitude: Granby Elementary Gators had a lot to celebrate at a recent school assembly.   Principal Gina Salerno kicked-off the school-wide recognition event by honoring several students who received shout-outs from staff members who observed the students who excelled in academic projects and displayed helpfulness, among other highlights. Following the shout-outs, Salerno was ecstatic to share the names of Granby students who received the monthly character trait award for having exhibited gratitude throughout November.   Gratitude, she said, is the quality of being thankful and having the readiness to show for it, all while returning kindness. Salerno shared with students and her staff that she was grateful to work “in an amazing school,” for students and her colleagues, ...
Career Exploration Center Opens at GRB Career Exploration Center Opens at GRB: G. Ray Bodley High School has opened a Career Exploration Center (CEC) to assist students in the education of, connection to and preparation for continued learning opportunities and careers.   The center is run by Angela Ferlito, who said both she and colleagues observed additional needs of students in having knowledge of, and access to, connections to help land them interviews with local companies and assistance in beginning potential career paths.   “I’m trying to use community resources to help our kids be successful,” she said.   Students may visit the center, located within GRB’s library media center, during their free time, lunches or study halls. Ferlito said since employers and higher education representatives have relayed that several ...
Fairgrieve Students Show Gratitude in November Fairgrieve Students Show Gratitude in November: Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students were thankful they were honored for their display of gratitude throughout the month of November.   One student from each classroom was nominated for the honor by his or her teacher after they were observed showing thanks and appreciation toward their peers, Fairgrieve staff members and/or various tasks around school. The students, in grades kindergarten to six, were recognized during a Morning Express program where they were celebrated with cheers and applause.   For their efforts, each honoree received a “brag tag” to add to their collection. Virtue of the Month winners include the following students in the front row, from left: Joslyn Diaz, Kairi Yager, Andrew Chappell, James Rice, Aphrodite Mesick, Abrionna Brais, ...
All Fulton elementary schools honor veterans All Fulton elementary schools honor veterans: Several dozen veterans from throughout the five branches of U.S. military service were recently honored during Veterans Day celebrations held at each Fulton City School District elementary school.   Fairgreive Elementary School honored that population by collecting monetary donations for sick and injured veterans who receive care at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. Guest speaker Jamie Hamlin, Oswego County Veterans Service Agency director, thanked the students for selecting the country’s veterans as the beneficiaries of their community service project. Over 12,000 veterans live in Oswego County, she said, and they would be elated to receive any cards, pictures or special patriotic presentations from the students.   At Volney Elementary School, several students honored ...
LivBtis Visits Lanigan, Shares Positive Messages LivBtis Visits Lanigan, Shares Positive Messages: The power of children and their ideas is something guest presenter Olivia Van Ledtje encouraged Lanigan Elementary School students to never forget.   Van Ledtje is the 12-year-old star of LivBits, in which she has created an online community to share her love of books, advocation of digital citizenship and continuously doing good and sharing good deeds. She was brought to Lanigan after library media specialist Jessica Somers heard her speak at the 2019 New York Library Association conference and knew Lanigan students would connect with someone their age.   “When you share your story, you can change the world,” Ledtje told a group of Lanigan students in grades four to six. “I started my project, LivBits, to inspire other people.”   The young, ...



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