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FJHS Career Day Delights 7th, 8th Graders FJHS Career Day Delights 7th, 8th Graders: Fulton Junior High School’s annual career day helped jumpstart the seventh- and eighth-graders into thinking about exploring various future job opportunities.   Several guest presenters discussed necessary training or education, explained job duties and shared their personal passions which drove them to success in their careers. Monica Kyle, who organized the event, said students were placed into three of their top career interests after they completed a survey upon learning about how junior high school is “a time to explore their interests and talents.”   The idea behind the event, she said, was for seventh-graders to gain exposure to various fields of interest at a time when they may not have yet considered future opportunities, while the hope for eighth-graders ...
Lanigan 6th Graders Become Tapped for Success Lanigan 6th Graders Become Tapped for Success: Sixth-grade students at Lanigan Elementary have become the sweetest producers of maple syrup after they learned all about its production for a state-wide contest for schools.   Under the guidance of sixth-grade teacher Brad DePoint, the sixth-graders tapped maple trees behind the school and for about one month collected sap, boiled it for the evaporation process and bottled the delicious maple syrup. The effort was made possible thanks to the organization, National Agriculture in the Classroom.   The agency’s free “Schoolyard Sugaring” project sent DePoint all necessary materials to set-up the collection and production process, and the students got to work. The kits included the following items: 10 blue sap bags, 10 galvanized sap bag holders, 10 7/16” ...
Granby PE Teacher Receives Aquatics Award Granby PE Teacher Receives Aquatics Award: Jack Popper, Granby Elementary School physical education teacher, was recently named the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Central North Zone’s aquatics teacher of the year.   The regional honor now means that Popper is in the running for a statewide aquatics award. Beyond the recognition, Popper said he is simply thankful to have the opportunity to guide Fulton City School District children through an instructional aquatics program and to see them progress with physical abilities and persevere through any difficulties.   “We stress lifetime fitness and giving them more experiences, such as having a pool to utilize has been helpful,” he said. “I really enjoy interacting with the kids, see them develop and ...
FCSD Announces Winter Scholar Athletes FCSD Announces Winter Scholar Athletes: The Fulton City School District Athletic Department is proud to announce dozens of G. Ray Bodley High School students who were recently named scholar athletes for the 2019-2020 winter sports season.   The New York State Public High School Athletic Association recently made the announcement, in which both teams and individual student-athletes who achieved academic success were recognized. The NYSPHSAA honors teams which have an academic average for 75 percent of the roster which must be 90 or higher. Teams that do not qualify as scholar-athlete teams may still have individual students on that team honored.   Winter scholar athletes on the girls’ basketball team include: Madison Gilmore, Alicia Merritt, Bernadette DeMott, Ashley Jackson, Brittany Baum, Lexi Patterson, ...
Fairgrieve Hosts Community Readers Event Fairgrieve Hosts Community Readers Event: A celebration of reading has welcomed community guest readers into Fairgrieve Elementary School.   The shared love of reading amongst Fulton City School District administrators, City of Fulton employees, retired teachers and other community leaders was welcomed by students from kindergarten to grade six during the school’s annual community reader day. Dozens of guests joined together in the library media center for a welcome reception before they dispersed to their assigned classrooms and read stories to students, answered questions, shared information and discussed the importance of literacy in education.   “We celebrate reading every day,” Principal Jean Sampsell said. “Throughout the year, kids also read with a monthly calendar and each quarter ...
Granby Elementary Honors Students for Perseverance Granby Elementary Honors Students for Perseverance: Students at Granby Elementary who were observed by their classroom teachers as having stayed the course of action despite any difficulties or obstacles were recently honored with the school’s monthly character trait recognition.   Certificates were presented to dozens of Granby students during a school-wide assembly, where staff members talked about how important it was to persevere through hard times. Honorees include the following students: Maylynn Hegmann, Evan Purchas, Zachary Haynes, Calvin Rothrock, Aiden Hillegus, Kayden Janes, Abigail Hannon, Addison Hannon, Audrielle Purchas, Gabriel Tovar-Reynaga, Maya Demascoli, Nevaeh Mills, Maxwell Reynolds, Jefry Perez-Velasquez, Yosmar Antoni Reynoso Tomas, Annmarie Kneer, Christina Leach, Chelsie Brand, Brycen Spaulding, Scott ...
GRB Seniors Celebrate 100 Days to Graduation GRB Seniors Celebrate 100 Days to Graduation: Most of the G. Ray Bodley High School class of 2020 gathered together for a family-style breakfast in the school cafeteria to celebrate having just 100 days to graduation.   The celebration of accomplishments, overcoming odds and a growth of learning and friendships prompted the seniors to dress to impress, enjoy a fulfilling breakfast, play trivia and Minute-to-Win-It games and recall fond memories as they remain focused on the last marking periods of the 2019-2020 school year.   Senior Class Advisor Jen Killian told crowd members that they should be proud of themselves, as this is “a great time in your lives.” GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst echoed those sentiments. Following her congratulatory remarks, Parkhurst said she was simply stunned that within 100 days ...
Lanigan Students Hear Story Faces Lanigan Students Hear Story Faces: Transforming student faces into works of art, through storytelling and theater makeup captivated Lanigan Elementary peers during a recent presentation of Christopher Agostino’s “Story Faces.”   Agostino shared with Lanigan students that his storytelling mask adaptions piggybacked off work from traditional mask makers who wanted to tell animated stories. During his first story of “The Secret of the Fire,” Agostino transformed fourth-grader Gavin Cox’s face into a wide-mouthed shark with sharp teeth.   “He’s now in the story,” the guest presenter said. “Before there were books, this was the language- art. Before spoken language, there was visual language.”   He also shared with students the history of ...
FJHS Students Receive Writing Honors FJHS Students Receive Writing Honors: Five Fulton Junior High School students were recently honored for their writing skills following a performance of their work by Merry-Go-Round Playhouse actors.   The students’ submissions of poems, songs, stories or skits were some of the winning entries amongst the thousands of writing pieces entered the ECHOES writing contest throughout the state. For their efforts, the seventh- and eighth-grade winners received plaques and their pieces were brought to life by the theater actors in front of them and their peers.   Honorees include: eighth-grader Grace Olon and seventh-grader Maddison Weldin for their Showcased Author award for their piece, “The Comic Store,” eighth-grader Austin Miner for the Excellence in Writing award for his work, “Though He ...
FJHS Awards VIP Honors for Q2 FJHS Awards VIP Honors for Q2: The Fulton Junior High School recently celebrated nearly 200 students as Very Important People because they achieved various benchmarks of success throughout the second quarter of the 2019-2020 school year.   A VIP celebration was offered for seventh- and eighth-grade students who achieved at least a 96 percent attendance rate, at least a 96 percent on-time rate, were referral-free and they passed all classes with a 65 or higher for the second marking period. For their efforts, they were honored with ice cream treats from Stewart’s.   Eighth-grade VIP honorees include: Geena Abbott, Allana Atwater, Jacob Atwater, Aidan Baldwin, Paige Ball, Nickolas Barbagallo, Emily Barrett, Amanda Barry, Isaac Bartleman, Laura Bartlett, Olivia Bauer, Anna Bednarz, Sara Belrad, Maddison ...
FCSD Readies for Battle of the Books Events FCSD Readies for Battle of the Books Events: Several students in grades three though eight throughout the Fulton City School District have prepared the last few months to be named team literacy champions of their respective schools.   Students from each of the four FCSD elementary schools and the Fulton Junior High School have read and studied 10 age-appropriate books from a variety of genres in preparation of building-level Battle of the Books events. Once students successfully compete at their building level, winning elementary teams will advance in their category to a district-wide Battle of the Books event April 1 before district elementary champion teams and FJHS teams advance to a county-wide battle in mid-April.   New for the 2019-2020 school year, the school library systems in Oswego and Onondaga counties have ...
Lanigan 1st Graders Enjoy Astronomy Unit Lanigan 1st Graders Enjoy Astronomy Unit: Lanigan Elementary School first-graders were well prepared for a recent videoconference with the Space Center Houston after having learned all about astronomy.   The videoconference served as a culmination activity to the first-grade astronomy Listening and Learning unit, in which the students learned about the sun, moon, solar system, history of space and astronauts, among several other topics. Teacher Marie Mathes said the unit had been the most “engaging and interesting” unit for the young learners since the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. Several students had even expanded their astronomy knowledge by checking out library books and continuing learning at home with their families.   A representative of the Space Center Houston shared fun tidbits about ...
Fairgrieve Students Earn Academic Honors for Quarter 2 Fairgrieve Students Earn Academic Honors for Quarter 2: Students at Fairgrieve Elementary School who excelled academically throughout the second quarter of the 2019-2020 school year were recently honored during a Morning Express program in front of their peers.   Kindergarten honorees include: Lilliana Burke, Ian Crofoot, Emily Daino, Dakotah Elithorpe, Alanna Farley, Chase Farrell, Jessalynn Greer, Liam Hanlong, Sara Horrell, Kenzie Meeker, Aphrodite Mesick, Andrew Pillans, Jr., Steven Ramos, Jr., Raymond Spaulding, Mya St. Onge, Brooklyn Treneer, Logan Watts, Ella Weaver and Marshall Woodworth. First-grade honorees are: Arianna Badore, Claire Bentley, Johnathan Bury, Tristan DeMunn, Violet LaPage, Noella Mann, Shelby Miner, Logan Thornber and Ian Weaver.   Also honored were the following second-graders: Carter Bogan, Cooper ...
Volney Students Show Integrity in February Volney Students Show Integrity in February: Several students at Volney Elementary were honored with the school’s monthly character trait recognition for having shown integrity throughout February.   At least one student from each classroom was honored by his or her teacher because they exhibited self-regulation for what they felt and did, remained disciplined and in control of their actions and paused to think about how to act in various situations. Principal’s Awards were presented during a recent school assembly to the following role model students: Sophia DiBartolo, Cameo Austin, Addyson King, Wyatt Vail, Kinsley Shortslef, Leah Parks, Tessa Morey, Heath Turner, Hayden Crofoot, Kayden Koval, Gianna Thurlow, Abriella Carbaugh, Gracyn Cantine, Kane Morey, Claire Murray, Owen Gilbert and David Gilbert.   ...
Volney 4th Graders Enjoy Career Workshop Volney 4th Graders Enjoy Career Workshop: Fourth-grade students at Volney Elementary School recently had a visit from Merry-Go-Round Playhouse actors who shared tips and tricks for following their passions when selecting a career. Actors spent time in each of the fourth-grade classrooms as they discussed the necessary skills to advance their educational and eventual career pathways. As actors, students learned that creativity and critical thinking were two necessary skills for successful performances. Students practiced what were initially seemingly silly activities to warm up, but they soon realized letting go of fears or assumptions led to great results. Creativity, they learned, also has led to problem-solving and critical thinking has allowed people to reflect on what they learned.  
Fairgrieve Students Welcome Dental Presentations Fairgrieve Students Welcome Dental Presentations: Fairgrieve Elementary School students recently celebrated February as Children’s Dental Health Month as they welcomed special guests who reviewed proper brushing and flossing techniques.   Dental assistant Serena Draper and administrative assistant Liz Anderson, both of Dental Health Solutions, shared interactive and fun ways for students to better understand why proper oral hygiene will help keep the youngsters healthy and strong. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day are recommended practices, as is the consumption of healthy foods- such as apples- that naturally help clean teeth. The special guests walked the students through what a typical visit to a dentist office would be like and shared information on how cavities form.   Principal Jean Sampsell said she ...
Spectrum Meteorologist Shares Info for Science Lesson Spectrum Meteorologist Shares Info for Science Lesson: Fulton City School District graduate Carson Metcalf returned to the junior high school he once attended to help current seventh-graders better understand a science assignment.   Metcalf, a broadcast meteorologist with Spectrum News in Syracuse, visited with the Fulton Junior High School students as he offered information on how weather can play a pivotal role with various environmental changes. Students listened, and some took notes, as he explained the types of precipitation, air pressure and how the temperature can affect local water systems.   That was the perfect background for the seventh-graders’ research on Lake Neatahwanta in Fulton. The students were in the midst of an academic unit on nature vs. nurture, in which they examined the lake’s algae blooms ...
Fairgreive Students Receive Honesty Nods Fairgreive Students Receive Honesty Nods: Several Fairgrieve Elementary School students were recently honored because they were observed by their classroom teachers as having been fair, truthful and sincere throughout the month of January.   The school’s Virtue of the Month award for honesty was given to one student from each classroom in grades kindergarten to six. For their efforts, students received a “brag tag” to add to their collection, and both applause and cheers from their peers, teachers and special guests.   Honest kindergartners include: Kace Brais, Amber Burlingham, Anthony McDermott and David Bennett-Powers, while honest first-graders are: Johnathan Bury, Leah Guernsey and Charles Merritt. Second-grade honorees are: Ava Corradino, Owen Clark and Anthony Johnson, while third-grade awardees ...
Granby Elementary Honors Students for Integrity Granby Elementary Honors Students for Integrity: Students at Granby Elementary who exemplified integrity throughout the month of January were recently honored during a school-wide assembly.   Classroom teachers nominated students in grades kindergarten through six to receive a certificate of recognition after they were observed adhering to moral and ethical principles in the classroom and throughout Granby Elementary.   Honored in front of their peers, teachers and special guests were: Skylar Rojas, Tucker Ernestine, Jax Caruso, Gracie Box, Noah Barnes, Myla Conway, Christopher Mccann, Aubrey Greene, Lydia Williams, Keyin Allen, Owen French, Carter Clark, Kage Whelsky, Austin Paro, Savannah Olmsted, Cora O'bryan, Liam Scanlon, Michael Stafford Iv, Carter Newton, Ella Gascoigne, Lyleah Sawyer, Sophia Donahue, Colten ...
GRB Releases 2nd Marking Period Honors GRB Releases 2nd Marking Period Honors: Hundreds of G. Ray Bodley High School students were recently recognized because they achieved honor roll or high honor roll status for the second marking period 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 who achieved honor roll status include: Jarret Austin, Troy Baker, Simon Bradshaw, Kalib Bruska, John Jack Bryant, Jordan Cavalier, Colton Chapman, Carlee Chappell, Aidan Collins-Wheeler, Yoni Domingo Jimenez, Cassidy Duso, Travis Fyffe, Lilliana Galletta, Ashley Garbutt, Linda Hartmann, Madison Hotchkiss, Nathan Jackowski, Taylor Jodway, Caitlin Johnson, ...



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