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FCSD hosts attendance awareness event: Dozens of Fulton City School District families flocked to the annual free Attendance Awareness kickoff event where they found food, fun and prizes that helped promote life-long learning.   District officials were joined by community partner agencies to provide a collective message to Fulton families: we will promote healthy habits to ensure every child attends school daily. Students were asked to sign an attendance pledge, received free books and school supplies, painted kindness rocks with positive messages and learned about the school-to-home support network to help them stay in school. A picnic-style lunch was also served.   FCSD teachers, support staff members, administrators and Superintendent Brian Pulvino stopped by the event to show they, too, stand behind the importance ... more >>
FCSD names new technology director: Dominick Lisi’s wish to have a close, direct impact working with children came true with the Fulton City School District.   FCSD’s new Director of Technology is taking an all-inclusive approach to technology needs of the district by including teachers, administrators, community members and most importantly: Fulton students. With Lisi’s assistance, the district will expand its 1-to-1 technology device initiative as students become more immersed in 21 st century learning. As technology improvements and changes occur, Lisi said it will also be important for parents, guardians and community members to help reinforce technology’s positive, productive uses and most importantly, safety measures in the current digital world.   “As a community with ... more >>
GRB Seminar course supports 9th, 10th graders: G. Ray Bodley High School teachers are working toward creating sustainable foundations for ninth- and tenth-grade students through the new Seminar class.   Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, freshmen and sophomores only have been scheduled every other day with the 40-minute Seminar course, which seeks to build relationships between teachers and students, personalize student education, further develop students’ soft skills and create a structured, supportive environment. Teachers Angela Ferlito and Ami LaDuc, who led a Seminar class teacher training this summer, said those benefits will collectively help GRB students and future graduates become productive members of society.   Seminar curriculum framework will center around monthly topics: transitions and academic ... more >>
FCSD hosts staff development day: The Fulton City School District doesn’t leave all of the back-to-school fun just for students.   Teachers, support staff and administrators recently joined together for a staff development day where they were empowered by Superintendent Brian Pulvino to journey to the educational summit – the highest level of achievement - with district students. Pulvino expressed gratitude toward district employees for their support of students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. With a goal of empowering every child, every day, he rallied staff members to take great pride in being a part of the Fulton City School District. Pulvino encouraged them to continuously celebrate successes and stay focused throughout the 2017-2018 school year.   During the professional development ... more >>
Fulton BOE members tour buildings: Within all Fulton City schools, the district’s mission is to enable students to develop the knowledge and skills needed for relevant, lifelong learning and to become responsible, respectful and productive citizens.   One way that can be accomplished is to ensure all students, in grades pre-kindergarten through 12, have an appropriate, safe and productive day with all of the tools and support they need. The Fulton City School District Board of Education has worked diligently with administrators, staff members, students, parents, guardians and the greater Fulton community to ensure those needs are met.   Each year BOE members tour all FCSD buildings to become informed on the needs and strengths to further the FCSD mission. They were recently joined by Superintendent Brian ... more >>
GRB hosts freshman events: G. Ray Bodley High School Principal Donna Parkhurst informed members of the Class of 2021 just one goal she has for them: for all 288 students to graduate in the next four years.   Work toward that goal began during the recent freshman parent night, where both parents and ninth-graders learned school expectations, practiced locker combinations to find treats hidden in there, walked through bell schedules and received information on extracurricular activities for students to become immersed in school culture. Students were also introduced to freshman advisors, counselors, assistant principals and teachers.   The “Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Success” theme carried into the annual GRB Freshman First day, which provided an opportunity for GRB’s ninth-graders ... more >>
New staff members join FCSD: The Fulton City School District recently welcomed 25 new staff members who are eager for the 2017-2018 school year to begin.   During a recent two-day new staff orientation, the group was introduced to district and building administrators, with a focus on personnel, benefits, literacy and UPK, instructional coaching, technology and network administration, student support and instructional support. The new staff members also ate lunch with current Fulton Teachers Association members and participated in an FTA program to learn more how the organization will be a support to them throughout their FCSD career.   Superintendent Brian Pulvino encouraged the new employees to seek help from colleagues when needed and wished them a successful first year with the Fulton City School ... more >>
Kindergarten bus orientation events held: From an early age within Fulton City schools, students learn that safety is a top priority, beginning with buses in kindergarten. The Fulton City School District recently hosted kindergarten bus orientation events for students to meet their bus drivers, have parents or guardians accompany students on a dry run and to review important safety information. Pictured at right, are Volney Elementary School kindergarteners Anthony Finch and David Wilkins who learned those introductions, and more, from bus driver Tamara Haley, left. She encouraged them that when they get off of the bus they are to stay at least 10 feet in front of the bus, and wait for her hand signals to safely cross the street.   more >>
GRB financial aid night: The counseling office of G. Ray Bodley High School in the Fulton City School District will host its annual “Financial Aid Night” from 5 to 6 p.m. Sept. 27 in the auditorium at GRB, prior to open house. Becoming acquainted with the various sources of financial assistance and understanding the processes and deadlines that will come with the application process will help families see a greater probability of receiving financial aid. Kathy Flaherty, a representative from the financial aid office at the State University of New York at Oswego will present information about the types and sources of financial aid available to undergraduate students. She will also make attendees aware of the federal and state forms needed to apply. Handouts will be provided so parents and guardians ... more >>
FJHS welcomes 7th graders with picnic: Seventh-graders at the Fulton Junior High School were recently welcomed to their new school building with a picnic and time to explore new surroundings.   Principal Chris Leece introduced himself and other FJHS staff members to the large crowd gathered in the cafeteria before students and their families disbursed to student lockers to practice combinations, walked through their bell schedule and chatted with representatives from school and community organizations that offer support and assistance throughout the school year.   A picnic-style dinner with a hot dog, chips, apple and water was served to guests. Leece said the event served as one way to show positive school-to-community relationships he hopes will continue to blossom throughout the 2017-2018 school year. ... more >>
UPK orientation events held in Fulton City schools: The Fulton City School District recently held Universal Pre-Kindergarten orientation events to familiarize its youngest students with a classroom setting.   Parents and guardians accompanied the children to the events to learn pertinent information about the school setting, learning standards and benchmarks for social growth and fine motor skills. The youngsters were given an opportunity to play and pick-up their toys, learn basic classroom rules and find their locker or personal cubby space.   According to the Center for Public Education, students who attend UPK show significant cognitive gains, exceed in kindergarten assessments and are more apt to graduate high school. UPK classes are offered through each Fulton City School District elementary building: Fairgrieve, Lanigan, ... more >>
Fulton teachers take part in OWI 2017: A few dozen Fulton City School District teachers recently attended the Oswego Writing Institute 2017 to learn current writing techniques to be more effective in their writing instruction. Several teachers also presented workshops, such as “Conferring with Young Writers,” “Teach the Writer,” Creating a Reading Response Journal with Read-Alouds,” and “Developing the Creative Writer,” among others. The school district has partnered with Team Sheldon at SUNY Oswego to host the annual event over the past few years. The professional development opportunity attracted educators from throughout Oswego County, surrounding counties and even China. FCSD’s own English Language arts coach Gina Salerno received a certificate for Outstanding Contributions in ... more >>
Theater awards presented: At the G. Ray Bodley High School Commencement Ceremony held in June, theater awards were presented to two honor graduates, Jeremy Herlowski and David Houck. Jeremy Herlowski (left), was the recipient of the 2017 William Quirk Memorial Award For Achievement in Theatre.  Presented in memory of Mr. William Quirk, a long time English Teacher and Theatrt Director at both Fulton High School and G. Ray Bodley High School, the Quirk Award is presented to the graduating senior who has made the greatest contribution to the theatre program at GRB during his/her high school years. David Houck (right) was the recipient of the 2017 Quirk’s Players Directors’ Award , which is given to a graduating senior who displays dedication to the theater program at GRB, sets high performance ... more >>
Fulton teachers donate school supplies: Well over 100 Fulton City School District students will begin the 2017-2018 school year with a starter pack of school supplies, thanks to the generosity of FCSD teachers and community members.   Together, the community and Fulton teachers collected a myriad of basic supplies and backpacks for children in grades kindergarten through twelve. The teachers alone donated enough funds to purchase 100 brand new backpacks of various colors and designs. During FCSD’s school supply distribution event, held recently at Fairgrieve Elementary School, people continued to drop off pens, pencils, notebooks, erasers, glue sticks, binders, backpacks and other necessary supplies. Other items collected came from the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stuff-a-Bus event.   ... more >>
Carnival concludes FCSD special education summer school: Fulton City School District special education students have continued to strive for success throughout the summer months as they worked toward achieving personal goals and improving core academic skills.   Dozens of elementary, junior high and high school students recently came together to celebration just that during the annual summer carnival, held at Granby Elementary. They attended the six-week program where the Scholastic “Summer LitCamp” program was piloted. ELA coach Renee Hendrickson praised the camp’s model of social-emotional development with a focus on seven strengths of belonging, friendship, kindness, curiosity, confidence, courage and hope; literacy skills of fluency, comprehension and analysis; and engagement skills of stamina, motivation and independence. ... more >>
Classroom connect forms lasting bond at Lanigan: When Karrie Schremp’s 2016-2017 first-grade students at Lanigan Elementary advance to second grade and learn the Common Core unit on community, they’ll already have a solid foundation from her classroom.   The veteran teacher recently hosted a class picnic at Volney Town Park because her most recent class formed such a strong bond with her, as did their parents. That was the first time in her 17 years teaching career she organized a summer party to keep those connections alive.   “For me, it’s been my number one priority to make that rapport for my kids right off the bat,” Schremp said.   Throughout the 2016-2017 school year, Schremp emphasized the first-grade social-emotional learning and the school’s character education traits ... more >>
Quirk's Players to offer summer production: Quirk’s Players of G. Ray Bodley High School are pleased to announce a new tradition – the return of a summer musical production for the greater Fulton community. The Fulton theatre troupe will proudly present the lively and entertaining Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors . The production will be performed over two weekends, August 11, 12 & 18, 19 in the air-conditioned G. Ray Bodley High School Auditorium. Curtain time is set for 7:30 PM each evening and tickets will be available at the door.   “We’re very happy to be able to present a summer musical for our community,” stated Tom Briggs, Theatre Director at G. Ray Bodley High School. Briggs explained that plans to start a summer theatre program have been in the works for quite some time. “Thanks ... more >>
A summer celebration for FJHS Extended Year program: Hard work, perseverance and dedication recently paid off for several incoming, current and outgoing Fulton Junior High School students who participated in the FJHS Community School Extended Year program.   Held from July 10 to Aug. 4 at Granby Elementary School, the summer program engaged sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students in project-based math, science and humanities classes to help them master grade-level standards. With the “Life Lab: Growing Minds, Building Community” program theme, students engaged in deeper connections to their peers, teachers and community.   “It’s not easy to come to school over summer vacation but they really persevered to be here,” said Gina Salerno, administrator of the summer program. “They really need ... more >>
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 >>

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