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Elizabeth Stoddard: new Volney Principal Elizabeth Stoddard: new Volney Principal: Elizabeth Stoddard achieved her ultimate administrative goal when she became the new Volney Elementary School principal, effective July 1.   Helping children grow and succeed has always been her passion. While she has been in the educational field for 18 years, Stoddard said leading an elementary school has always been something she desired.   “(Elementary students) have a greater passion for learning; it’s unmatchable,” she said. “With the younger kids, you also have a greater opportunity to make change and success before behaviors are set in stone.”   She began her educational career in Universal Pre-Kindergarten before she taught middle school science and sixth-grade English language arts. In the Fulton City School District, she ...
Marc Copani Named New FJHS Principal Marc Copani Named New FJHS Principal: Marc Copani has been named the new Fulton Junior High School principal.   Effective July 1, Copani transitioned from his assistant principalship at G. Ray Bodley High School to FJHS, where he said he is thrilled to be able to help increase successful pathways to graduation for Fulton’s middle school students.   “From my vantage point, I’ve been able to see what many of our young men and women are lacking as they enter ninth-grade,” he said. “I’m eager to get started with my faculty and staff so we can work together to prepare junior high students for the transition to the high school, which ultimately will help prepare students for life after school.”   Copani has worked in the Fulton City School District since July 2015, ...
GRB Releases Q4 Honors GRB Releases Q4 Honors: Students at G. Ray Bodley High School who achieved honor roll and high honor roll status were recently recognized for their fourth 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.   Honor roll was awarded to the following freshmen: Jonah Abt, Gibran Catano-Matip, Kaitlin Clingerman, Alicia Collett, Aeryn    Digby, Amie Fyffe, Ashton Gates, Annyka Halligan, Alicia Halsdorf, Jason Henderson Jr., Dalton Hines, Alexandra Jaskowiak, Jaxson Jodway, Cody Lawton, Hannah Marvin, Matthew McCarty, Sarah Nichols, Sydney Osborn, Jasmyne Perry, Courtney Pierce, Elias Reynolds, Olivia ...
FJHS honors 8th graders at year-end ceremony FJHS honors 8th graders at year-end ceremony: Fulton City School District eighth-graders successfully completed two years at the Fulton Junior High School and were honored during their grade-level ceremony for moving up to G. Ray Bodley High School.   While each student will receive a certificate of completion mailed to their home, dozens of students also received special recognition because they displayed improvement, academic success, excellence and effort throughout the 2018-2019 school year in either core academic and special areas. Principal Chris Leece and Assistant Principal Elizabeth Stoddard said they were thrilled to read the names of 56 students who received a presidential academic achievement award because they were named to the high honor roll for six quarters and had high achievement in reading or math on state ...
FCSD UPK students ready for kindergarten FCSD UPK students ready for kindergarten: Fulton City School District’s Universal pre-Kindergarten students successfully completed a full-year of school readiness and will officially become kindergartners this fall. The district recently hosted moving-up ceremonies for both morning and afternoon UPK sessions, offered in partnership with several community organizations. During Lanigan’s afternoon UPK celebration, students recited the Pledge of Allegiance before they sand “Who Let the Letters Out?,” “The Pirate Life” and “The More We Get Together” before diplomas were presented to the young students. Together, the UPK graduates recited a kindergarten readiness poem before they enjoyed cake and juice with their guests. Pictured are several of the students cheering at the end of the ceremony. ...
Love of Learning recognized at Lanigan Love of Learning recognized at Lanigan: Lanigan Elementary students who proved their love of learning or who had shown hard work achieving progress toward personal goals were recognized during a recent school assembly.   Principal Jeff Hendrickson distributed role model certificates to numerous students after their classroom teachers identified them as having both expressed and exhibited a love of learning throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Role model honorees include: Logan Fitzgerald, Michael LaDuke, Jacob Hotaling, Aidan Greeney, Fenix Robinson, Owen Tice, Ada Dumouchel, Alex LaFrance, Adrianna Bulla, Angus McClave, Cloie Everett, Madison Kane, Alexandra Wilcox, Claire Briggs, Antonio Towle, Zackery Buscemi, Avery Evans, Greyson Strong, Lana Champion, Brady Kunzwiler, Thomas Wood, Avery Washburn, Jimmy Menter, Kameryn ...
Fairgrieve UPK families celebrate a fun year Fairgrieve UPK families celebrate a fun year: Families within the Fulton City School District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program at Fairgrieve Elementary School recently celebrated a successful 2018-2019 school year of learning at CV Abbott Park in Fulton.   All students in both the morning and afternoon UPK classes attended the play time and picnic-style lunch with their family members and other supporters. A storyteller from the Fulton Public Library shared stories and games, while a photo booth also was set up for families to share the year-end memories. Teacher Robin France said she was delighted parents made up a scavenger hunt, as a bonus for the group.   Pictured on the playground enjoying the nice weather is UPK student Mya St. Onge.  
Granby hosts Donuts with Dad event Granby hosts Donuts with Dad event: The Granby Elementary’s Parent-Teacher Group recently sponsored its annual Donuts with Dad event the Monday morning after Father’s Day in the school cafeteria, to celebrate and engage Fulton families in their students’ time at school. Over 350 doughnuts were ordered from Byrne Dairy for the celebration. Dads, grandfathers and other important male role models joined Granby students across all grade levels for the event. As the Fulton City School District embarks on its five-year Strategic Coherence Plan, family engagement will be one of the strategic intents of that journey. The district will seek additional ways to actively engage families.  
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.  



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