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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 ...
Author Nathan Hale Visits FCSD Elementary Schools Author Nathan Hale Visits FCSD Elementary Schools: Fulton City School District elementary school students were recently treated to humor and history during a visit from bestselling graphic novelist Nathan Hale.   Hale, an author and illustrator, brought his passion to Lanigan, Granby, Volney and Fairgrieve schools as he shared of-the-moment illustrations and stories about American history. Students of various grade levels experienced Hale’s excitement of storytelling as their interest in literacy peaked during his visits.   At Fairgrieve Elementary, the entire student body greeted Hale with welcoming signs and illustrations as library media specialist Barb Senecal introduced him during one of the school’s recent Morning Express program. Thanks to donations from the Fairgrieve parent-teacher organization, Senecal’s ...
Self-Control Recognized at Granby Self-Control Recognized at Granby: Granby Elementary students who have proven they can, and will, control their own actions and feelings were recently recognized during a school assembly because they exhibited self-control in their classrooms.   For their efforts, the honorees were awarded with a certificate of recognition in front of their peers, teachers and special guests. Awardees include: Drake Garcia, Kaydence Wenthe, Xavier Alfaro, Abigail Hannon, Addison Hannon, Peyton Box, Layla Henderson, Aurora Jay, Jorden Merritt, Kaiden Jacobson, Katrina Standish, James Farfaglia, Alayna Packard, Emery Everson-Loomis, Abigail Alonzo-Mendez, Haleigha Shoults, Kaydence McCullum, Isaac Reynolds, Ella Gascoigne, Isabella Tompkins, Kayden Brand and Tanner Bryerton.   Additional recipients include: Graclyn Hayes, Izabella ...
Meteorologist Visits Lanigan Kindergartners Meteorologist Visits Lanigan Kindergartners: Lanigan Elementary School kindergartners’ forecast for the rest of the 2018-2019 school year is sunny and bright.   That also happens to be the students’ favorite type of weather, aside from snowstorms which result in days off, or delays, of school. They shared that information, and more, from their classroom “weather stations” during a special visit from News Channel 9 meteorologist John DiPasquale at the tail end of their academic unit on weather.   In preparation for the visit, the kindergarteners created a welcome sign, complete with the meteorologist’s photo and Lanigan’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports initiative core functions of being respectful, responsible, safe and a problem solver. Outside of the kindergarten ...
Fairgrieve UPK Celebrates Week of the Young Child Fairgrieve UPK Celebrates Week of the Young Child: The Universal Pre-Kindergarten program at Fairgrieve Elementary School recently celebrated some of Fulton City School District’s youngest students during the Week of the Young Child.   The weeklong event allowed the children to explore their five senses, fine motor skills, family engagement and collaboration, among other opportunities. From dance parties to tasting healthy eating choices, completing large floor puzzles together, being outdoor artists and creating a family scrapbook, teacher Robin France said the students have blossomed as a class and throughout the 2018-2019 school year as they ready for kindergarten in the fall.   Because they have grown as individuals, students and a class, the Fairgrieve Elementary School UPK program was again invited to participate ...
FCSD Partners with Oswego Child to Offer “Books on Buses” FCSD Partners with Oswego Child to Offer “Books on Buses”: Fresh on the heels of the roll out of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the Fulton City School District has bolstered its literacy promotion efforts to include on-the-go reading opportunities.   Because the district is focused on literacy as one of the main strategic intents of its new five-year Strategic Coherence Plan, FCSD administrators and staff members were thrilled to form a new partnership with Brooke’s Books Project to begin offering the availability of “Books on Buses.”   Together, FCSD and Brooke’s Books Project piloted a program which provides free books to children on Fulton City School District bus routes. Increased access to age-appropriate books, reading opportunities, vocabulary recognition, phonetic skills practice, and social-emotional ...
Imagination Library Now Available in Fulton Imagination Library Now Available in Fulton: Children living in the City of Fulton may receive upwards of 60 free books by the time they reach age five, thanks to the expansion of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.   Strongly supported by the Fulton City School District, Doll Parton’s Imagination Library perfectly coincides with the district’s Strategic Coherence Plan, which aims to have 95 percent of third-grade students read at, or above, grade level by 2024. Enrollment for Fulton children has already begun, with a recent push during FCSD’s recent Parent University event. There, Heather Witter, FCSD Director of Literacy and UPK, said she was thrilled with the community’s interest in early literacy.   “Here, I feel the community is on board,” she said. “We are looking ...
Perseverance, progress awarded at Volney Perseverance, progress awarded at Volney: A couple dozen students at Volney Elementary School were honored at a recent assembly because they had either exhibited perseverance in the classroom or made goal progress throughout the month of March.   Principal Todd Terpening presented one student from each classroom a role model certificate because their teacher identified them as having worked hard to finish what they started.   “No matter the project, you get it out the door in a timely fashion,” he said. “You do not get distracted when you work and take satisfaction in completing tasks.”   Classroom role models for perseverance include: Vander Buske, Drake Ives, Alyvia Williams, Malaki Cary, Nick Childs, Cadence Nipper, Jason Scott, Elliemae Austin, Bella Vant, Wyatt Conger, Dean ...
FCSD’s 5th annual Parent University a huge success FCSD’s 5th annual Parent University a huge success: Fulton City School District’s fifth annual Parent University served as a one-stop shop for academic, community and social highlights to further show local families the strength of a supportive, collaborative culture.   Held recently at the Fulton Junior High School, the day-long event attracted dozens of attendees to breakfast, supervised children’s activities, a student art showcase, musical performances, prizes, lunch, a community resource fair and four sessions for parents or guardians and families. Geri Geitner, FCSD Director of Student Support Services, said the event served as the perfect conduit for school-to-home information and assistance.   Sessions included a slime-making distance learning videoconference with a museum in Michigan, an informational ...
Fulton senior awarded prestigious NHS scholarship Fulton senior awarded prestigious NHS scholarship: G. Ray Bodley High School senior Jenna Ruzekowicz has been selected as a National Honor Society Scholarship semifinalist.   The prestigious honor comes with a $3,200 scholarship toward her pursuit of higher education.  Chosen from more than 11,000 applicants, Ruzekowicz’s academic and community service accomplishments have been reflective of her hard work and commitment to each of the four precepts of the NHS. One of 575 semifinalists nationwide, Ruzekowicz has been recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals for her leadership, scholarship, service and character.   She currently serves as the Joseph Campolieta Chapter of the NHS at GRB. GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst said Ruzekowicz is most deserving of the national recognition.   ...
Elem. phys ed teacher of the year at Granby Elem. phys ed teacher of the year at Granby: Granby Elementary School physical education teacher Kelsey Maselli was recently named elementary school physical education teacher of the year for the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Central North Zone.   Maselli said she has received so much joy by watching students learn, grow and succeed since she has taught physical education at Granby for the past four years. Having taught special education and science within the Fulton City School District before, Maselli said she has found her niche and true love with teaching physical education.   “In the gym, I have them when they come in kindergarten,” she said. “They’ll have a different teacher next year, but they’ll always have me here. I am so grateful.” ...
UPK Family Night Features Science Experiments UPK Family Night Features Science Experiments: The Fulton City School District’s quarterly Universal Pre-Kindergarten Family Night attracted several families for some hands-on science fun.   Held in the Fulton Junior High School cafeteria, the science-themed night featured experiments from each of the UPK programs, held for Lanigan, Fairgrieve, Volney and Granby elementary schools. Heather Witter, FCSD Director of Literacy and UPK, said the event was to offer exploratory learning.   Stations included: clean mud, with grated soap, toilet paper and water; Orbeez for sensory needs; bubble blowing; a Skittles and Sprite station which had shown color separation, as well as shaving cream rain cloud, where the shaving cream represented clouds and once that became saturated with colored water it replicated rain. Snacks ...
Fairgrieve students persevere Fairgrieve students persevere: Fairgrieve Elementary students who never gave up through recent challenges were rewarded with the school’s Virtue of the Month honor during a recent Morning Express program.   For their efforts with perseverance, students received “brag tags” to add to their collection, as well as applause from peers, teachers and special guests. Principal Jean Sampsell told the student body that perseverance is an amazing quality that all can endure.   “Those efforts help (you) to be successful,” she said.   Honorees in the front row, from left, include: Brian Santiago, Kaydon Lenz, Olivia Starks, Francis Davis, Peyton Engel, Kairi Yager, Cavin Jordan, Oakley France and Zoey Miner. In the second row, from left, are: Wyatt Bowering, Donavan Oatman, ...
Endless possibilities during GRB Career Day Endless possibilities during GRB Career Day: G. Ray Bodley High School’s annual Career Day connected students with dozens of professionals who provided insight on why, how and when their jobs propelled them into success.   Open to all GRB students, they each signed up for a few sessions during the half-day event. Career choices included, but weren’t limited to, roofing, photography, social work, funeral director, pharmacist, counseling, professional athlete, military, engineer, lawyer and cosmetology.   Skip Clark, 92.1 The Wolf radio disc jockey and program manager, encouraged the high schoolers interested in his industry to follow their passion, get an education and work from the ground up.   “It’s a lot of responsibility, but a lot of fun,” he said. “Money isn’t ...
Perseverance, progress honored at Lanigan Perseverance, progress honored at Lanigan: Lanigan Elementary School recently celebrate dozens of students who have met or exceeded goals and displayed perseverance.   During a school-wide assembly, the honorees received certificates of recognition from Principal Jeff Hendrickson for their hard work and accomplishments. Hendrickson read a brief description of why each On-a-Roll awardee was selected by their classroom teacher for the honor. Students were recognized because they put forth their best effort, crushed goals, increased class participation, challenged themselves and improved reading efforts, among other examples.   On-a-Roll awardees include: Mitchell Shurtleff, Anthony Knopp, Ian Daniels, Colin Ware, Shamar Thomas Clark, Claire Briggs, Sydney Osborne, Liany Lancto, Kloey Merritt, Sophie Kunzwiler, Katie ...
Kings and queens give the royal wave at Volney Kings and queens give the royal wave at Volney: Volney Elementary kindergarten kings and queens paraded around the school, waving to their subjects as part of a culmination activity for a recent academic unit.   Dressed in their best attire, capes, jewelry and crowns, many of which were handmade from art class, the students paraded throughout each grade-level wing before they met special guests in the cafeteria to enjoy cookies and tea.   The royal affair celebrated the students’ knowledge of royal families, advantages and disadvantages of bring royal, royal stories such as “King Midas and the Golden Touch,” and words that end with the letters “ng” and begin with “qu,” among several other highlights.  
Fulton students advance to county book battle Fulton students advance to county book battle: The Fulton City School District will send teams from Lanigan and Volney to the elementary portion of the Oswego County Battle of the Books event on March 12 at Sandy Creek High School.   FCSD’s district-wide battle attracted 15 total teams from the Level 1 (grades three and four) and Level 2 (grades five and six) to the Fourth Street School, Fulton. After each team at both levels answered 16 questions, it was Level 1 team from Lanigan Elementary, the Red Raider Readers Return, and Level 2 team from Volney Elementary, Mystery Readers, who came out victorious. Both teams achieved 120 points out of a possible 128.   Superintendent Brain Pulvino said the energy, enthusiasm and excitement from all team members was infectious and he was proud of all participants for their ...
FCSD UPK/K Registration opens March 23 FCSD UPK/K Registration opens March 23: The Fulton City School District has announced open kindergarten and universal pre-kindergarten registration, beginning March 23.   As part of the annual FCSD Parent University event, on-site registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 at Fulton Junior High School, 129 Curtis St. After that date, kindergarten and UPK registration will be available through the district’s central registrar. That office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays within the administrative wing at FJHS.   Parents whose children turn five years old by Dec. 1 are invited enroll their child in the kindergarten program. Universal pre-kindergarten is for children who will turn four years old by Dec. 1.   When registering a new student, please bring the following ...
Volney honors students who show integrity Volney honors students who show integrity: Outstanding students at Volney Elementary who have exhibited integrity and goal progress were recognized during the building’s recent monthly honors assembly.   Students in grades kindergarten through six who have worked toward academic and social achievements with their teacher were noted as being on a roll. For their efforts, certificates were presented to the following students: Catalina Motyka, Lucas Vosbury, Kendra Turner, Jocelyn Vant, Aiden Noel, Ayden Richards, Lucas LaBeef, Sadie Davis, Abriella Carbaugh, Zoey Hamilton, Christian Mintonye, Ronan Guynn, Rylan Wise, Ethan Clark, Hayden Smith, Alyson Sheffield and Calie Shepard.   Also recognized were students who displayed the virtue of the month, integrity, in their classroom. Principal Todd Terpening presented ...
Fairgrieve Recognizes Students’ Q2 Academic Excellence Fairgrieve Recognizes Students’ Q2 Academic Excellence: Fairgrieve Elementary School recently celebrated nearly 100 students for their academic achievement throughout the second marking period. The recognition was given to students in kindergarten through grade six who excelled in their studies.   Kindergarten honorees are: Liliana Coleman, Noella Mann, Logan Thornber, Juliet Wands, Arianna Badore, Leahh Burgess, Noah Iorio, Aiden Kingsley, Shelby Miller, Ian Weaver, Claire Bentley, Lauren Cowden, Tristan DeMunn, Aedyn Schell, Maverick Skilinskis and Robert Vivlamore.   First-grade academic all-stars are: Jared Cooper, Ava Corradino, Richard McEachen, Ella Notes, Kyler Vail, Jae Red Chandella Dela Pena, Makayla Santiago, Avery Tice, Madelyn Vant, Jullian DeMunn, Jr., Harlow Hayward, Henry Keltz Primeau and Logan McDermott.   ...



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