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Children’s Dental Health Month celebrated at Volney Children’s Dental Health Month celebrated at Volney: Some of Volney Elementary’s youngest students recently welcomed Dental Health Solutions employees, in celebration of February as Children’s Dental Health Month.   Kindergartners and first-graders enjoyed dental assistant Serena Draper’s interactive presentation on ways to keep a clean mouth and healthy teeth. She used several guest actors, hand-picked from the student audience, to demonstrate how healthy food choices, such as apples, are good for helping to clean “sugar bugs” off teeth.   A handful of students disguised as teeth joined the fun as classmates showed how to brush on the tops and sides of teeth before flossing in between the teeth to help avoid tooth decay. After the hands-on fun, Draper and her colleague Elizabeth Anderson, reviewed ...
Fairgrieve hosts emoji-themed AR competition Fairgrieve hosts emoji-themed AR competition: While dozens of Fairgrieve Elementary School students have taken the Accelerated Reader challenge, the increased exposure to increased literacy skills has been the star of the program.   Library media specialist Barb Senecal said this year’s student-chosen emoji-themed AR challenge has attracted both new and returning Fairgrieve students to the initiative, in which students are encouraged to both set and crush reading goals. Senecal, who coordinated the effort for the 2018-2019 school year, said participants in grades two through six earn a cell phone icon when they first achieve five AR points.   AR points are earned when students achieve an 80 or higher on each AR test, per book read. Senecal said each student has a personal AR goal and marking period goals.  ...
Lanigan students battle it out with books Lanigan students battle it out with books: Lanigan Elementary students were recently celebrated for their participation in the school’s annual Battle of the Books competition.   Through much hard work, battle participants in third- through sixth-grade studied details of 10 books from various genres to provide correct answers to 16 questions during their battle event. Technology integration coach Jessica Somers read the questions, all of which began “In which book” and a scenario followed. Battle teams had 30 seconds to come up with the correct title and author.   Questions were so specific, including: “In which book do characters have separate schools and different friends” and “In which book do characters get raisins stuck in their teeth?” During the third- and fourth-grade ...
FCSD’s Fusion Band seeing success FCSD’s Fusion Band seeing success: Fusion is defined as blending components together, and the namesake Fulton City School District elementary band has proven that strength in numbers helps achieve success.   Members of the Fusion Band, comprised of Lanigan and Fairgrieve elementary fifth- and sixth-grade students, recently took on their biggest challenge and accomplishment when they were invited to perform the National Anthem during a recent Syracuse Women’s basketball game at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. Band director Stephanie Mata said the Fusion Band was formed just last school year, so some beginner band students could experience large ensemble performances with full-band instrumentation Their talent has not disappointed.   “The biggest challenge, and most impressive part, of this performance ...
Volney Elementary honors students for forgiveness Volney Elementary honors students for forgiveness: Volney Elementary is full of forgiving students.   During the school’s recent awards assembly, one student from each classroom was selected by their classroom teacher because they displayed forgiveness throughout the month of January. For their efforts, the honorees were presented with a Principal’s Award from Principal Todd Terpening. Awardees include: Logan Blais, Sarah Blake, Wyatt Gulliver, Derek Smith, Evelyn Gravely, Grace Fluno, Savannah Simmons, Brynn Graf, Lilyann Ermini, Austin DiBartolo, Ayden Bigelow, Carter White, Cody Maynard, Tyler Beeman, Caleb Clark, Lilyanna Garzone-Baker, Willian Wright and Zavier Webster.   Also honored were one student from each classroom who have made great strides with a personal goal. On-a-roll certificates were presented ...
Forgiveness, goal progress honored at Lanigan Forgiveness, goal progress honored at Lanigan: Lanigan Elementary students recognized during a recent school assembly were honored for their forgiving hearts.   The awardees were congratulated by Principal Jeff Hendrickson and presented with a certificate of recognition for having displayed forgiveness in the classroom and throughout the building during the month of January. Honorees include sixth-graders Gia Enright and Jacob Hotaling, fifth-graders: Ava Greeney, Hailey Smith, Brady Farrands, Addison Smith, Nathan Nichols and Colin Ware, fourth-graders: Alexa Smith, Madalyn Gates, Nathan Hough, Kaiya Stupp, Teagan Kingsley, Isabell Stock and Greyson Strong and third-graders: Julia Tomarchio, Tyler Vant, Liam Sawyer, Brayden Taylor, Brielle Roach and Zachary Kane. Also honored were second-graders: Dani Hamilton, Tucker Smith, ...
Quirk’s Players to present “Anything Goes” Quirk’s Players to present “Anything Goes”: All aboard: the Quirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School will showcase comedic acting, rhythmic flair and overall theatrical talent during the upcoming production, “Anything Goes.”   Based on the critically-acclaimed Broadway show, “Anything Goes” will detail the journey of the S.S. American as it sails between New York and England, while main characters Reno Sweeney, Billy Crocker, Hope Harcourt, Lord Evelyn Oakleigh and Moonface Martin sort out their love lives. Quirk’s Players will present “Anything Goes” at 7:30 p.m. March 7, 8 and 9 in the G. Ray Bodley High School auditorium. A 2 p.m. March 9 matinee also will be offered.   Students have rehearsed almost daily since auditions occurred in December. To help perfect their ...
GRB NHS induction welcomes 28 new members GRB NHS induction welcomes 28 new members: The Joseph Campolieta Chapter of the National Honor Society recently welcomed nearly 30 inductees into the prestigious G. Ray Bodley High School group.   NHS president Jenna Ruzekowicz led the annual induction ceremony, held in GRB’s auditorium, as she applauded the entire group’s efforts, having spent hundreds of hours helping the community- both inside and outside of school. That service also has involved leadership opportunities, students’ presentation of their character and scholarship (commitment to learn); all of which are the four precepts of the NHS.   Ruzekowicz lit the candle of knowledge before other NHS officers lit candles for those precepts and explained their significance. Together, members aim to strengthen themselves, their school and community. ...
Fairgrieve honors Jan. 2019 expectation experts Fairgrieve honors Jan. 2019 expectation experts: One student from each classroom at Fairgrieve Elementary received the school’s monthly Expectation Expert award because they exhibited respectfulness, responsibility, safety and problem-solving.   Each honoree showcased those life skills in the classroom, both with their peers and staff members throughout the month of January. For their efforts, awardees received a “brag tag” to add to their collection during a recent Morning Express program. Expectation experts in the front row, from left, are: Liliana Coleman, Aalyah Bury, Nathen Miller and Brandon Ostman. In the second row, from left, are: Alea Runge, Kendra Farr, Logan Race, Patrick Brooks, Logan Custer and Aubrielle Bowers. In the third row, from left, are: Grace Vogel, Xander Belson, Riot Tondeur, Kevin Crowder, ...
Change for change spreads kindness Change for change spreads kindness: Granby Elementary students are hoping a little change can bring a lot of change to help educate children around the world.   The school’s “Change for Change” project stemmed from a fifth- and sixth-grade Response to Intervention English language arts group, whose members read “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban,” by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai. Members of the high-level group were inspired by Malala’s commitment to make a difference and changing the world based on some unfortunate and devastating incidents she had experienced as a school girl in her home county of Pakistan.   Fifth-grader Mason Kinney said the book detailed how Malala spoke out against the Taliban and fought for her right, ...
Lanigan students learn perseverance through painting Lanigan students learn perseverance through painting: A positive attitude will always outweigh a bad day.   That was the message and life experience that guest presenter Dennis Pullen offered to Lanigan Elementary students during a recent day-long visit to the school. Pullen spent time with each grade level in Benjamin Jerred’s art room as he showed students just how a paralyzing accident was no match for his perseverance, strength and determination.   Surrounded by displays of his gifted paintings, Pullen shared his story of survival. Hit by a car as a child, Pullen had to re-learn daily life tasks after the accident left him immobile. At one point, while he attended G. Ray Bodley High School, he gave up and quit school, just to return two months later and graduate with his class. After he had become more accustomed to ...
Tolerance shown by Fairgrieve students Tolerance shown by Fairgrieve students: Fairgrieve Elementary School students reviewed the importance of tolerance during a recent Morning Express program.   Under the direction of music teacher Hope Lawton, Fourth-Grade Glee Club members performed “This Can Be,” a song about tolerance, unity and understanding differences. Lawton told the student body that “differences are what makes us all special and unique,” and said the song stressed the importance of respecting each other no matter what.   Following the performance, Principal Jean Sampsell awarded one student from each grade-level classroom with a “brag tag” because their teachers identified them as having exhibited tolerance throughout the month of January. Cheers and applause were given to the group of students by their ...
Caviness named Music Educator of the Year finalist Caviness named Music Educator of the Year finalist: Longtime Fulton City School District music teacher Terry Caviness has been named a Music Educator of the Year semi-finalist in a competition with national retailer Music & Arts.   The 30-year teaching veteran was nominated by a handful of colleagues and students for the honor and was selected as a finalist after completing various application materials. The coveted first-place award would come with ambassadorship honors and other recognition. Additional honors will be named for second and third place awardees, all of which will soon be announced by Music & Arts.   While Caviness had been nominated in the past, he said this was the first year he completed the process because so many people went out of their way to tell Music & Arts about him.   “For ...
Fairgrieve students are on a roll for making progress Fairgrieve students are on a roll for making progress: Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students were recently honored because they have worked hard toward achieving academic, behavioral or social goals throughout the month of January thus far. Honorees in the front row, from left, include: Dalilah Vasquez, Madelyn Vant, Yamileth Ramirez-Vasquez, Raymond Hager, Leahh Burgess, Rosalea Brais, Tristan DeMunn and Riot Casler. In the middle row, from left, are: Alyvia LaPage, Alexzander Gillette, Cayden Meeker, Alina Smale, Elizabeth Woods, Kaylee Halstead and Sophia Alvarado. In back, from left, are: Hayden Carvey, Liam Crandall, Aeris Schneider, Hannah Bell, Michael VanDeLinder and Tina Teeter. Absent from the photo are: Faith Breitbeck, Mira Jordal and John Vincent. For their efforts, each student received a “brag tag” to add ...
FCSD Announces All-County Orchestra Participants FCSD Announces All-County Orchestra Participants: Over 30 Fulton City School District students won’t have to travel far to perform in the Oswego County Music Educators’ Association All-County Orchestra Festival, as the March event will be held at G. Ray Bodley High School.   In celebration of the upcoming Music in Our Schools Month, the All-County Orchestra Festival will feature a variety of GRB instrumentalists from grades seven through 12. They will perform alongside some of the top high school musicians throughout the county. All participants were recently selected for the honor after they auditioned last month.   The students will now have a couple of months to practice before the March 23 performance. FCSD participating students include: Vita Dean (flute 1), Emily Porter (flute 2), Olivia Hawthorne (oboe ...
FCSD announces NYSPHSAA fall scholar athletes FCSD announces NYSPHSAA fall scholar athletes: Several G. Ray Bodley High School students were recently recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association as scholar athletes for the fall 2018 season.   The student athletes have exceled in the classroom and as teams, they all earned certificates because the team’s grade point average for at least 75 percent of the roster was great than or equal to 90. Fulton’s scholar athletes were honored on the following teams: Boys Soccer: Cameron Stuart, Raiden Hansen, Sam Cary, Donovon Duell, Byrce Carroll, Connor Wilde, Nathan Stuart, Mark Tallents, Fisher Whittier and Conner Ware. Football: Dominic Abbott, Collin Baker LaBreck, Cuinn Burlingham, Andrew Dedich, Benjamin Demars, Jacob Ely, Zachary Hobby and Samuel May. Girls Volleyball: Elizabeth ...
FCSD teachers implement new classroom management tool FCSD teachers implement new classroom management tool: A new classroom management tool is no trick, but it is magic, for some Fulton City School District classrooms.   Several teachers throughout the district have begun to implement 1-2-3 Magic, a discipline program designed to stop various inappropriate behaviors and regain control of the classroom. Fairgrieve Elementary school-home liaison Ariana Suhr said FCSD staff members were invited to participate in a “1-2-3 Magic” book study to learn more about the processes and have already begun to see changes in the classroom.   Dozens of teachers broke into small groups during a recent program showcase, held at Fairgrieve Elementary, for families to take information learned and apply it at home. Using elements both at home and school will help students learn consistency, ...
Lanigan honors student kindness, goal progress Lanigan honors student kindness, goal progress: Lanigan Elementary School students spent their last school day of 2018 celebrating achievements of their peers.   Several students were recognized by Principal Jeff Hendrickson because they were on a roll making progress toward a personal, academic, behavioral or social goal in their classroom. Honorees were nominated by their classroom teacher for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to: taking leadership roles in group work, build relationships, asking questions when unsure of an answer, increased progress in math and reading fluency, demonstration of self-control or focus and showing more effort.   On a roll awardee include: Molly Vant, Angel Lamar, Owen Ounderkirk, Carter VanDelinger, Gabriella Johnson, Isabelle Miner, Dominic Collins, Ale Cruz-Martinez, Ean ...
Granby students show kindness in December Granby students show kindness in December: Several students at Granby Elementary School were recently received the school’s monthly character education trait recognition because they were proven to show kindness throughout the month of December.   Whether they displayed kind behavior, completed a favor or showed kindness to their classmates and school staff members, among a host of other examples, 50 students were commended for their actions and honored with a certificate of recognition. Their accomplishments were met with applause and cheers from their peers, Granby staff members and special guests during a recent school assembly.   Honored for their kindness were the following students: Aubrey Green, Briella Kring, Serenity Hall, Ezra Ramos, Liam Cooper, Kensington Miller, Gensi Perez, Amythyst Posposel, Mia ...
FCSD increases safety, security opportunities FCSD increases safety, security opportunities: The Fulton City School District's recent Armoured One training has helped increase situational awareness for potential school- or district-wide dangerous/hazardous scenarios. Superintendent Brian Pulvino said the skills and strategies the staff at Armoured One provided are applicable in many scenarios, which can universally be used to address high-stress situations. "Anytime we talk about this topic, it's not something people necessarily want to talk about and it brings up a lot of emotion," he said. "With that, you reflect on how you would handle in those situations." That is exactly what all FCSD staff members were able to do on Dec. 11 when Armoured One (Syracuse) offered ways to help them get into the “mindset of a survivor.” Pulvino said information ...



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