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FCSD encourages summer reading: The Fulton City School District has formed a partnership with the Fulton Public Library to ensure local children avoid the “summer slide.”   This partnership can be successful with the support of parents and guardians, who may encourage reading throughout the summer months so their child doesn’t regress academic achievement made throughout the 2016-2017 school year.   Dawn Myers, from the library, familiarized herself with several FCSD children throughout the school year to get them pumped up for a summer full of fun. She visited Granby Elementary School where students in grades kindergarten through six watched a reader’s theater, in which select students acted out library offerings in June, July and August.   The library’s “Build ... more >>
FJHS 8th graders receive awards: G. Ray Bodley High School’s newest students in the fall will come packed full of knowledge and character straight from Fulton Junior High School.   The soon-to-be freshmen were celebrated during FJHS’ recent 8 th Grade Awards and Moving Up Ceremony where dozens of students were honored with various accolades for their academic, social and behavioral accomplishments during their final year of middle school. Interim Principal Olivia Cambs expressed her gratitude and offered well wishes for the Class of 2021 before several honors were presented to the eighth-graders.   Teachers from the red, white and green teams addressed the packed gymnasium as they called students for English, science, social studies, math, kindness, most improved, artistic, musical, technology, ... more >>
Citizenship honors for several Lanigan students: Lanigan Elementary students were honored for being outstanding citizens during a recent school assembly.   Because the students, in grades kindergarten through six, displayed a positive attitude toward others, respectfulness, courteousness, a willingness to welcome others, helpfulness and hard work throughout the month of June, they received the school’s Role Model award for citizenship.   As each awardee was called up, they were greeted with cheers and high-fives from students. “I was not expecting that!” said second-grader Kaleb Bartlett. Other students who received the Role Model award are: Paige Kreinheder, Ryan Smith, Emma Longley, Robert Bean, Clarissa Fake, Lilly Lopez, Cameron Connolly, Kye Teeter, Gabby Mitchell, Jacob Hotaling, Addison Smith, Grace ... more >>
Volney students display citizenship, have special visitors: Outstanding character, duty, behavior and obligations afforded several Volney Elementary School students the opportunity to be recognized as classroom models because they displayed citizenship throughout the month of June.   Recipients of the school’s Classroom Role Model honor proved by their actions that one person can make a difference in the classroom and in the community. For their efforts, Principal Todd Terpening presented them with a Principal’s Award during a recent school assembly.   Classroom role models for the month of June are: Eli Timmerman, Tessa Morey, Mac Morey, Devin Catalone, Kenzlee Parry, Ryder Congdon, Braedon Prock, Jose Vosseller, Kane Morey, Owen Gilbert, Kody Doran, Caleb Clark, Noah Stock, Calie Shepard, Evelyn Rupert, Danielle Boyce, ... more >>
FCSD music teachers offer summer music program: The Fulton City School District’s music department will offer “Fulton Fortissimo,” a summer music enrichment program for students entering grades five through 12.   Camps will be held from 8 a.m. to noon July 10 to July 14 at G. Ray Bodley High School. Ensembles include: intermediate/advanced band, intermediate/advanced orchestra, beginner band, beginner orchestra, percussion ensemble and small ensemble groups are to-be-decided.   Fulton Fortissimo will involve large ensemble rehearsals, instrument sectional rehearsals with specialized coaches, musical games and more. A culmination event will be a public concert on July 14. The cost will be $75 per student.   Musical adventures for Fulton students, however, will continue with Fulton Fortissimo summer ... more >>
FCSD encourages UPK and Kindergarten registration: The Fulton City School District still has plenty of openings for its 2017-2018 Universal Pre-Kindergarten and kindergarten programs.   In order to register a child, he or she must turn four years old by Dec. 1 for the UPK program, or five years old by Dec. 1 for kindergarten. Registration for both levels is open at the registrar’s office from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at the Fulton Education Center, 167 S. Fourth St., Fulton. Required information at the time of registration includes: an original birth certificate (with raised seal), up-to-date immunization record and proof of residency.   UPK and Kindergarten programs are available through each Fulton City School District elementary school: Lanigan, Granby, Fairgrieve and Volney.   Application ... more >>
Career Day at Granby a hit: At Granby Elementary School, it’s never too late for students to start thinking about what they want to be when they grow up.   Community agencies and businesses volunteered to participate in the school’s Career Day to expose several potential career options to kindergarteners to sixth-graders. Students were divided into groups based on future aspirations, including: fitness, sales, cars, cosmetology, theater, justice, banking, social work, massage therapy, police, firefighting and dancing, among several other options.   In each session, students were engaged in conversation with the special presenters and asked questions related to their line of work, educational background required and how they got into their profession.   Several students learn about ... more >>
Fairgrieve honors outstanding student citizens: The outstanding character of several Fairgrieve Elementary students was highlighted during a recent Morning Express program honoring them with the school’s Virtue of the Month award.   Twenty-six students were recognized by their teachers because they exhibited citizenship throughout the month of June. Their impressive behavior and commitment to responsibilities earned the students the special classroom honor.   For their efforts, the students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection, as well as praise and applause from their peers, guests and Fairgrieve staff members. Principal Jean Sampsell commended each recipient for being good role models and amazing school citizens.   All students and teachers were treated to the Fourth Grade Glee ... more >>
Granby UPK students are movin' on up: Several Fulton City School District Elementary School UPK programs recently held moving up ceremonies, which signified the beginning of the students' educational foundation within the district. Below are some photos from a few of the year-end celebrations.       Granby Pinnacle UPK celebration                                                     Fairgrieve Head Start/UPK year-end celebration            Both of these photos are from the moving up ceremony at Volney Elementary School.   more >>
Fairgrieve Elementary gives Most Improved honors: Students at Fairgrieve Elementary School who put forth their best effort across the board throughout the month of June received the Most Improved award.   One student from each classroom was selected for the honor because they made excellent strides with academic and/or behavioral goals. They proved that hard work truly does pay off!   In the front row, from left, are: Nathaniel Halligan, Kevin Crowder, Aaron Burdick, Tristan Caruso, Lily-Louise Bentley, Richard Calkins, Ryan Spara, Karson King and Charlie Townsend. In the second row, from left, are: Isaiah Lorraine, William Duso, Connor Galvin, Alyssa Durval, John Vincent, Julianna Seymour and Emma Orr. In the back row, from left, are Alexis Durval, Frederick Pagan, Astoria Reynolds, Sean Wright, Joseph Cortini, Bianna VanDelinder ... more >>
Principal’s Award winners announced at Fairgrieve: Fairgrieve Elementary students who experienced academic and/or behavioral gains and exceeded school expectations throughout marking period 4 received a Principal’s Award.   The proven role models received special recognition medals during a Morning Express program at the school earlier this month. The quarterly award recognized one student from each Fairgrieve classroom who has gone above and beyond during the final stretch of the 2016-217 school year. Principal Jean Sampsell commended each student for being shining examples for their peers.   Sitting, from left, are: Elizabeth Woods, Tawnee Burns, Myla Leggett, Alea Runge, Brinley Kent, Nathan Smith, Rosalea Brais, Jameson Hutchinson, Arianna Richardson Heaney and Austin Snyder. Kneeling, from left, are: Jayce Wornick, ... more >>
GRB students learn lesson in overcoming adversity: At G. Ray Bodley High School, English class has become more than reading literature and writing papers; it has taught several studies about overcoming adversities.   That was the concluding lesson to a recent academic unit in Ami LaDuc’s English 11 Honors class. The students read beautifully written books, such as “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, “The Color Purple” by Alice Walker, “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck and “Farenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury before all participants were asked to find a story about overcoming adversity much like characters of those books did. LaDuc encouraged students to dig deeply for a message in a book that resonated with them and students then shared that with the class.   “Most of ... more >>
Fairgrieve’s top Accelerated Readers earn special honors: Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students were recently honored for reading with PIZZAzz throughout the 2016-2017 school year.   The school’s top point earners with the Accelerated Reader program earned a minimum of 100 points and scored a minimum of 80 points on each Accelerated Reader test in order to participate in the annual Pizza with the Principal celebration. For their efforts, students were treated to a personal pan pizza and a drink at Pizza Hut, followed by a tour of the kitchen where they learned how the pizzas were made. Accompanied by Principal Jean Sampsell, Library Media Specialist Barb Senecal and library staff members, the students enjoyed the tasty meal and discussed ideas for next year’s Accelerated Reader theme.   This year’s pizza-themed ... more >>
Accelerated Readers celebrate goals: Fairgrieve Elementary students who met or exceeded their Accelerated Reader goals for the 2016-2017 school year were rewarded with an afternoon of fun.   The school’s annual Accelerated Reader Festival celebrated the accomplishments of each student in first through sixth grade who achieved a personal or AR goal. Library Media Specialist Barb Senecal said students who met their goals received one prize, but if it was doubled, they were awarded two prizes, and so on. Students who were invited to the event also maintained an average of 80 or higher on their Accelerated Reader tests.   All festival activities centered on this year’s Accelerated Reader theme of “Read with PIZZAzz.” A photo booth featured fun props, including a slice of pepperoni pizza, ... more >>
Fairgrieve’s Teddy Bear Picnic celebrates reading: Fairgrieve Elementary School first-graders celebrated the end of the 2016-2017 school year with teddy bear hugs and library love.   Library Media Specialist Barb Senecal recently hosted the school’s annual Teddy Bear Picnic for first-grade students, as a celebration of their reading accomplishments. To escape the heat, the picnic was moved to inside the library where tables decorated with the red and white checkered picnic-style table cloths filled with young students who enjoyed a provided lunch of either a ham or turkey sandwich, potato chips and a drink. The students’ cuddly stuffed animals accompanied them on their lunch and received lots of hugs.   The first-graders were treated to a Teddy Bear Picnic song, popsicles and congratulatory wishes on their reading ... more >>
GRB names valedictorian, salutatorian: One hundred percent effort, all of the time.   That’s what G. Ray Bodley High School valedictorian Aryelle Barbagallo and salutatorian Megan Nicholson said earned them overall weighted grade point averages of 101.37 and 100.77, respectively. The pair said discipline, hard work, the drive to succeed and a healthy support system all contributed to them being named the top two Class of 2017 students.   For Aryelle, academic achievement was all about not going to bed unless homework was done.   “I work hard,” she said, as she admitted to even studying on the bus ride from GRB to her New Vision Allied Health classes at SUNY Oswego.   The balance of managing time wisely came with re-focusing herself every half an hour to make sure she stayed ... more >>
GRB celebrates high honor graduates: G. Ray Bodley High School seniors who will walk across the stage on June 24 have earned a four-year cumulative average of at least 89.5.   That academic feat has earned 75 students with high honors. For their efforts, the students were recognized during the recent 2017 High Honor Graduate Banquet where they enjoyed a meal catered by Blue Moon Grill, followed by encouraging and congratulatory words from guests, Fulton City School District administrators and guests.                                                                ... more >>
Fairgrieve honors outstanding student citizens: The outstanding character of several Fairgrieve Elementary students was highlighted during a recent Morning Express program honoring them with the school’s Virtue of the Month award.   Twenty-six students were recognized by their teachers because they exhibited citizenship throughout the month of June. Their impressive behavior and commitment to responsibilities earned the students the special classroom honor.   For their efforts, the students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection, as well as praise and applause from their peers, guests and Fairgrieve staff members. Principal Jean Sampsell commended each recipient for being good role models and amazing school citizens.   All students and teachers were treated to the Fourth Grade Glee ... more >>
GRB senior athletes receive year-end honors: After G. Ray Bodley’s graduation ceremony, the Fulton community will say goodbye to 87 athletes who spent their high school years achieving success in sports.   The 2017 senior athletes were honored during the Fulton Athletic Booster Club’s annual senior recognition banquet, held recently at The Oasis. As each senior athlete paraded alphabetically into the packed reception area, they were met with thunderous applause and cheers from guests, school administrators and Booster Club supporters. Club President Dan Shue said it will be sad to see the talent move on, while Fulton City School District Athletic Director Christopher Ells shared top individual and team honors.   After a delicious buffet-style dinner, guest speaker Mike Kitts, a GRB graduate and current head ... more >>
Over $1.1 million in scholarships awarded to GRB students: G. Ray Bodley students were awarded scholarships totaling more than $1.1 million during the high school’s annual Academic Awards Evening.   While the monetary awards were given or promised based on completion of eligibility criteria to juniors and seniors, students who are freshmen and sophomores also received recognition for their academic achievement and outstanding character.   The celebratory night opened with students Madison Lang, Jasmine James, Anna-Carole Samson and Leah O’Hanlon playing string instruments, followed by the National Anthem sung by the GRB Concert Choir. Honorees and their guests filled the GRB auditorium as Principal Donna Parkhurst offered students praise and congratulatory wishes on their achievements. She commended them as stellar examples ... more >>



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