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Fairgrieve students have self-control

Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal Jean Ciesla congratulates students who were recognized for meeting the April behavioral expectation of exhibiting self-control. In the front row, from left, are Hunter Aldasch, Riley Niver, Matthias Searor, Corbin Cross, Gianna Tucker, Zoe Bechtel, Josalynn Taylor and Matisyn Brockway. In the middle row, from left, are Chelsey Latocha, Joshua Brown, Ashlyn Bonnell, Emily Barrett, Aiden Demars, Allen Mitchell and Brianna Stoltz. In the back row, from left, are Ciesla, Teara Smith, Sara Burnett, Hailly Bourlier, Aryona DiGregorio, Alyssa Kurak, Emily Sohoski and Ian Blaine.
Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal Jean Ciesla congratulates students who were recognized for meeting the April behavioral expectation of exhibiting self-control. In the front row, from left, are Hunter Aldasch, Riley Niver, Matthias Searor, Corbin Cross, Gianna Tucker, Zoe Bechtel, Josalynn Taylor and Matisyn Brockway. In the middle row, from left, are Chelsey Latocha, Joshua Brown, Ashlyn Bonnell, Emily Barrett, Aiden Demars, Allen Mitchell and Brianna Stoltz. In the back row, from left, are Ciesla, Teara Smith, Sara Burnett, Hailly Bourlier, Aryona DiGregorio, Alyssa Kurak, Emily Sohoski and Ian Blaine.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

There were plenty of reasons to celebrate at Fairgrieve Elementary School on Thursday (April 24) as 22 students earned recognition for their good behavior and the Glee Club performed a song.

During the school’s Morning Express program, the fourth-grade Glee Club sang “From the Inside Out,” which underscored the importance of self-control, April’s Virtue of the Month.

They sang about being an architect of their own life and building their own character.

“Self-control is choosing for yourself the things that you do and the things you are responsible for,” said music teacher Hope Lawton.

After the performance, Principal Jean Ciesla recognized the following students for exhibiting exemplary self-control during the month of April: Brianna Stoltz, Josalynn Taylor and Zoe Bechtel (kindergarten); Corbin Cross, Gianna Tucker and Matthias Searor (first grade); Riley Niver, Matisyn Brockway, Hunter Aldasch and Emily Barrett (second grade); Allen Mitchell, Ashlyn Bonnell and Chelsey Latocha (third grade).

Also: Ian Blaine, Joshua Brown and Aiden Demars (fourth grade); Emily Sohoski, Hailly Bourlier and Aryona DiGregorio (fifth grade); and Alyssa Kurak, Sara Burnett and Teara Smith (sixth grade).

Each student received a button recognizing them for their achievement.

Kids see what parents do at work

As part of Bring Your Child to Work Day, Kyle Williams (son of G. Ray Bodley art teacher Meredith Williams) joins National Honor Society member Kimberly Searor to admire the turtle shell on display in Dan Mainville’s science classroom. Nearly two dozen children of Fulton school district employees learned a bit more about what their parents do for a living April 24. There were a variety of options for the youth to explore at Bodley during the school day, including literacy time, a physical education period, science adventures and art activities. In the art classroom, children created work using several mediums such as pastels, clay, beads and crayons. In Mainville’s science class, his three children enjoyed seeing the different things that their dad teaches to his students.
As part of Bring Your Child to Work Day, Kyle Williams (son of G. Ray Bodley art teacher Meredith Williams) joins National Honor Society member Kimberly Searor to admire the turtle shell on display in Dan Mainville’s science classroom. Nearly two dozen children of Fulton school district employees learned a bit more about what their parents do for a living April 24. There were a variety of options for the youth to explore at Bodley during the school day, including literacy time, a physical education period, science adventures and art activities. In the art classroom, children created work using several mediums such as pastels, clay, beads and crayons. In Mainville’s science class, his three children enjoyed seeing the different things that their dad teaches to his students.

Homeschoolers gather for cooperative

Liam MacLean takes a turn on the math Twister board as he reinforces math fact skills in grades 3 and 4.
Liam MacLean takes a turn on the math Twister board as he reinforces math fact skills in grades 3 and 4.

Forty-three LEAH (Loving Education at Home) members gathered at the Fulton Alliance Church for their twice annual home school cooperative.

The Oswego County Chapter of LEAH sponsors this sharing educational cooperative. This year’s spring co-op began on March 4 ending April 22.

More than 100 children attended, ranging in age from preschool to 12th grade. Each three hour session is divided into three 45-minute class periods and are further separated into age groups.

The classes vary every fall and spring. Some classes offered this co-op include: journalism, essay writing and great artists for high school students; sewing and New York State History for middle school students; and gym, music, math and art for some of the younger students.

Many class choices are available.

Anyone interested in LEAH or the cooperative can visit the website: www.homeschool-life.com click on NY State, then on the Oswego Chapter for more information.

Bodley Bulletins

By Julia Ludington

As the school year comes closer to its end, it seems as though the schedule of G. Ray Bodley events becomes busier and busier!

Our GRB Quirks Players will be participating in the 55th annual Dramafest at SUNY Oswego May 2.

Rehearsals were held last Wednesday, and will also take place today and tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. in the auditorium.

The group will be performing an excerpt from Curtains, the musical that appeared onstage this spring at GRB. We wish all of our actors and actresses the best of luck!

Yearbooks are still available for pre-order for $60. Students can bring payments to Mr. Senecal in room 228 during Guided Study Hall if they have not yet ordered one.

The yearbook is a fantastic investment and will be valuable to you when you are much older (think how much your grandchildren will love it!). Don’t wait until they are all gone!

If you are attending the junior prom and have not picked up an order form for pictures yet, they are available in Mr. Lacey’s room. Pictures will be taken outside, weather permitting.

Any boys interested in playing soccer this summer and next fall must attend a mandatory meeting May 2.

If you are unable to attend, make sure you see Mr. Murray before May 2 to receive the information you will be missing.

Check out the district website for upcoming sports games and concerts. Sectional matchups are just around the corner, and I am sure that many of our teams would appreciate the support!

Honor rolls at Bodley

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The following Fulton school district students were named to the G. Ray Bodley High School High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third quarter of the 2013-14 academic year:

Ninth grade high honor roll students with academic average of 89.5 or above  

Erin Baker, Aryelle Barbagallo, Frank Barbagallo, Joseph Barbagallo, Rayshel Barnum, Evan Beckwith, Trent Berry, Miwa Burdic, Marshall Carvey, William Caster, Catherine Cianfarano, Ethan Cimino and Colin Cornell.

Also: Daquan Davis, Stephanie Fowler, Emily Gerth, Andrew Gilbert, Sydney Gilmore, Kimberly Hall, Nicole Hansen, Sydnie Harrington, Mallory Harter, Nicholas Hicks, Mariah Holcomb, Daniel Hotaling, David Houck, Victoria Izyk and Mike Jimenez-Escobar.

Also: Brandin Lane, Trey LaRock, Carissa Lee, Lexi MacDonald, Ryan Morehouse, Daniel Mt. Pleasant, Deirdre Murphy, Megan Nicholson, Zachary Pepper, Kyle Perry, Zachary Pettit, Miranda Prosser, Patricia Pryor, Brianna Ray, Madison Reynolds, Mendez Reynoso, Sarah Rice, Alysa Rosenbarker, Cole Rothrock and Paige Rowlee.

Also: Michael Savich, Rebecca Segouin, Stacey Sereno, Nathaniel Shatrau, Nathan Shaw, Nathen Smith, Philip Summerville, Sarah Tallents, Sydney Tetro, Cara Todt, Abiu Velasquez, Sabrina Verdoliva, Makhali Voss, Nicholas Walberger, James Ward, Emma Warren, Malcolm Wettering, Jr., Ethan Wright, Andrew Yankowsky and Shannon Zych.

Ninth grade honor roll students with an academic average of 84.5 of above 

Brittney Alton, Suzan Bean, Amber Boiko, Connor Broderick, Nicholas Burrescia, Emily Bush, Alexis Caruana, Matthew Coleman, Briana Colon, Cole Daniels, Kenneth Deloff, Dylan DeLong, Asia DeSantis and Ashli Dodge.

Also: Michael Flynn, Adam Gates, James Gray III, Austin Greenier, Garret Hazboun, Emma Holmes, Karly Kearns, Richard King, Nicholas Kinney, Mitchell Labeef, Michael Mankiewicz, Austin McDonald-Hackett, Gage McHenry, Jarred Miller and Skyler Miller.

Also: Lauren Nichols, Reba Noble, Zoe Norton, Mikayla Ogden, Michael Peck II, Sarah-Ann Perkins, Mackenzie Phelps, Austin Poirier, Cody Rhinehart, Alexis Shaw, Kelsi Smith, Tanner Trovato, Jossmar Vasquez-Heaney, Brynn Waloven, Madison Washburn, Taylor Wells, Wyatt Willis and Cassandra Wood.

Tenth grade high honor roll students with an academic average of 89.5 or above

Donna Aiken, Caleb Almeter, Zachary Almeter, Kyle Arroway, Gina Babcock, Callie Beckwith, Hannah Bennett, Kimberlee Bennett, Amanda Blake, Michael Bolster, Mykayla Calkins, Haley Chesbro, Olivia Coakley, Keegan Condon, Shawna Cooper and Victoria Crego.

Also: Meghan DeMott, Amber DeStevens, Ian Devendorf, Ethan Dexter, Kayla Dingman, Andrew Distin, Julianna Duca, Kailee Fantom, Nathan Gilchrist, Benjamin Hagan, Hunter Hartranft, Althea Henderson, Justin Hood, Sage Hourihan, Joshua Hudson, Haley Hunsinger, Emilee Hyde, Cassandra Jones, Aneisia Kauffman, Taylor Kesterke, Mathew Kitts, Gabriella Lanza, Allen LaPage and Marisa LiVoti.

Also: Timothy McAfee, Jacob McDermott, Benjamin McKay, Mitchell Nelson, Tattiana Pierce, Robert Pollock, Autumn Proto, Daniel Richards, Nicholas Riciputo, Liliana Rivera, Victor Runeare, Derrick Rusaw, Jacqueline Schwanke, Ella Stacy, Dakota Stoutenger, David Tallents and Austin Wilde.

Tenth grade honor roll students with an academic average of 84.5 of above

Charles Alton III, Jacob Bailey, Dylan Batchelor, Austin Beckwith, Christina Blake, Zachary Britton, Michael Brooks, John Brummett, Kevin Cavalier, Adrian Cayer, Cameron Clark, Jasmine Conn, Bianca Delamarter, Samuel DeMott and Kyle Denson.

Also: Jonathan Earl, Mykenzie Finch, Noah Gates, Cody Green, Justin Grower, Erika Hahn, Lilia Hemingway, Shakeemah Hordge, Kimberly Ingersoll, Michael Ireland, Jamie Johnson, Jr., Emily Kerfien, Richard LaClaire III, Jake LeVea, Grant Marriner, Gabrielle Mills and Paige Noel.

Also: Chennyn O’Brien, Kaylin Pafumi, Lane Perl, Bailey Perry, Alexander Poyneer, Bayley Raponi, Christina Ravesi, Ashley Richardson, Garet Roik, Kimberly Rombough and Devon Ruckdeschel.

Also: Tyler Shaw, Jared Simpson, Whisper Smith, Mikayla Stoutenger, James Suphan, Elizabeth Sweeting, Spencer Vono, Greg Wagar, Julia Warner, Evan Waugh, Michael Welch, Jr., Austin Wells and Abbey Zych.

Eleventh grade high honor roll students with an academic average of 89.5 or above

Alexia Abelgore, Emily Aubin, Jacob Batchelor, Jacob Belcher, Robert Borrow III, Kara Bricker, Karli Bricker, Joshua Buskey, Brett Campolieta, MaKenna Cealie, Madison Coulon, Jonathon Cummins and Jacob Cuyler.

Also: Amanda Deavers, Logan Diefenbacher, Thomas Distin, Shelby Drake, Katelyn Ely, Kara Farrands, Lauren Gaido, Emilio Garcia, Tatyana Hoyt, Brian Hudson, Miki Iijima, Kylie Jacklett, Kaela Jarvis, Escobar Jimenez, Thomas Kerfien III, Angeline Kimbrell and Kaitlyn Kinney.

Also: Levi LaBeef, Jennah Lamb, Alexandra LaRock, Cheyenne Laun, Bran Leyva, Dominique Lockwood, Bailey Lutz, Jessica Marvin, Nicholas McIntyre, Susan McRae, Geoffry Michaels, Courtney Parker, Erica Pawlewicz, Zoe Perez, Zachary Perry and Curtis Pollard IV.

Also: Nicholas Reitz, Amanda Rice, William Rinn, Alyssa Rowe, Madden Rowlee, Alaina Schopp, Jacob Seymour, Courtney Smith, Taylor Smithers, Hannah Stanski, Grace Trepasso, Kendra Tryniski, Julia Velasquez, Erika Wallace, Michaela Whiteman and Jolene Willis.

Eleventh grade honor roll students with an academic average of 84.5 of above 

Nicholas Abbott, Derek Ballard, Destiny Boiko, Zoe Bolio, Adam Bruska-Ostrander, Andrew Canfield, Chlarissia Crast, Kimberly Edwards, Abigail Field, Brittany Firenze, Benjamin Fobes, Luke Fobes and Samantha Fox.

Also: Kristopher Grow, Dillon Guernsey, Emma Harvey, Corrynne-Elizabeth Horning, Natalie Izyk, Christopher Jones, Taylor Jordan, Lena Kimball, Bryce Knight, Chelsie Knopp, David Mattiaccio, Casey McCann, Mary Medico, Tracie Murphy and Mariah Murrell.

Also, Austin Nairn, Gage Parkhurst, Joseph Paulich, Kimberly Perry, Shania Phillips, Jessica Race, Justina Race, John Russell, Brooke Ryan, Anita Savich, Alec Schell, Corey Scoville, Cayla Weaver, Carly Williams, Hope Williams and Margaret Williams.

Twelfth grade high honor roll students with an academic average of 89.5 or above

Connor Aldasch, Logan Aubeuf, James Bailey, Brittany Bivens, Seth Britton, Ruth Brown, Kristen Budd, Joshua Burnard, Rylie Bush, Amelia Coakley, Courtney DeLong, Scott DePuy, Meriah Dishaw and Fabiane Fernandes Da Silva.

Also: Ross Gardner, Sophia Giovannetti, Frances Green, Mackenzie Grow, Anna Guernsey, Mikayla Guernsey, Chase Halstead, Sarah Halstead, Laura Hamdan, Paige Havener, Kari Holbrook, Michael Holcomb, Jenna Hudson and Yusra Humayun.

Also: Samantha Ingersoll, Hannah Jones, Merrick Kilpatrick, Julia Lee, Tessa LiVoti, Julia Ludington, James Martin, Ashley McCann, Maureen McCann, Siega Mendes, Kayla Munger, Konner Myers, Matthew Nelson, Jensen Paget, Keisha Pierce, Joshua Plonka and Justin Purtell.

Also: Daniel Renner, Coral Reynnells, Alissa Robinson, Danielle Rupert, Anthony Semeraro, Casey Shannon, Abigail Shatrau, Tevin Simard, Taylor Simpson, Noah Sorbello, Jordyn Stone, Jacob Strauss, Nicholas Summerville, Jessica Suphan and Mariah Whipple.

Twelfth grade honor roll students with an academic average of 84.5 of above

Zarina Amirzoda, Mattison Burdick, Neal Burke, Logan Carvey, Nattalie Castellano, Ryan Castro, Adam Caza, Caitlin Chrisman, Kyle Crary, Bradley Crofoot, Seth DeLisle, Elizabeth DeSantis, Johnelle Dishaw and Dylan Dumas.

Also: Monica Falanga, MacKenzie Fanciulli, Mary Green, Cody Hart, Kristin Hartle, Austin Haskins, Erin Hayden, Steven Henri, Rebecca Hill, Christine Hotaling, Scott Hughes, Wilmer Jimenez, Kassidy Kearns, Kirby LaBeef, Jeremy Langdon and George Lewis IV.

Also: Marissa McGraw, Jessica Meeker, Nicholas Miller, Perrin Ogden, Angela Paul, Anthony Paulich, Lena Pawlewicz, Mark Pollock, Chance Porter, Troy Richardson, Timothy Rose, Ashley Seabrook, Jessica Sereno, Amber Swank, Pui-Onn Tran, Jessica Vaccaro and Sandra Walts.

New map to help Rice Creek visitors

Layered look -- A new interactive map of SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek  allows users to click each or all of the trails on or off, and the same for landmarks, habitats and more. Rice Creek and its biological field station are located off Thompson Road, about a mile south of the main college campus.  oswego.edu/ricecreekmap
Layered look A new interactive map of SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek allows users to click each or all of the trails on or off, and the same for landmarks, habitats and more. Rice Creek and its biological field station are located off Thompson Road, about a mile south of the main college campus.
oswego.edu/ricecreekmap

Submitted by SUNY Oswego

SUNY Oswego has unveiled a new interactive, interpretive map for Rice Creek, the college’s 400 acres of streams, fields, marshes and a biological field station south of the main campus.

“Visitors can explore the clickable, interactive, color-coded map and learn more about Rice Creek trails and features to plan a visit, find their way along the trails or to document course projects and research,” said Diann Jackson, assistant director of the field station.

Jackson said the new map could be customized to show one trail or one habitat at a time, as well as locations of benches, footbridges and other landmarks.

“Using a mobile device, it can be used instead of a paper trail map, and that is very good for our environment,” she said. “We will continue to add more pop-ups with photos and information about the trails and encourage visitors to send photos of Rice Creek to share.”

Jackson conceived of the online map more than two years ago and worked to create it with assistance from the college’s Office of Public Affairs.

Joe Fitzsimmons, associate web developer, and Pat MacNeill, web coordinator, in the Public Affairs Office helped bring the map to fully functional reality.

Fitzsimmons said the map utilizes Google Maps’ application programming interface and the talents of other developers and graphic design students.

“I am a native of Oswego and went there (to Rice Creek) in grade school and high school,” Fitzsimmons said. “I guess it’s something I always wished I had access to — an interactive map. So it was nice to work on this and help make it a reality.”

Rice Creek and its biological field station are located off Thompson Road, about a mile south of the main college campus.

The map can be found at www.oswego.edu/ricecreekmap.

 

Oswego High grad designs winning Harborfest poster

Catherine Wells with her winning Harborfest poster design.
Catherine Wells with her winning Harborfest poster design.

The winner of the Harborfest poster design contest for 2014 is recent Oswego High School graduate Catherine Wells.

Each year, Harborfest has an elaborate poster design. Sometimes it goes with a theme, or there is a contest with guidelines.

In the most recent years, posters have been created by Oswego High School students in a computer graphics class taught by Melissa Martin.

They are given a description of what should be included in the Harborfest poster. This year the students were given ships and the lighthouse.

The winning design is chosen by Harborfest staff, and the overlay to turn it into the Harborfest poster is done by Step-One Creative.

Wells graduated from Oswego High School in 2013 and was senior class vice president and the National Honor Society president, as well as a member of Key Club, student council, and played soccer throughout high school.

She is attending Ithaca College where she is studying television-radio.

“Computer graphics my senior year was the first art class I’d taken,” said Wells. She went on to explain “it shows how great a teacher Mrs. Martin is — her students learn how to use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop in a short span of time, but are able to create awesome projects by the end of the year.”

Harborfest is July 24 through 27. Saturday night will feature fireworks by Grucci presented by Entergy Nuclear.

For more information, call Harborfest staff at 343-6858.

Health clinics for week of May 5

The Oswego County Health Department offers a variety of services to all residents of Oswego County, including preventive health services, certified home health care, long-term home health care, certified hospice, and a maternal and child health program.

Walk-in influenza clinics are held weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego for people age 19 and older. No appointment is needed; walk-ins are welcome.

Immunization clinics are held every Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at 70 Bunner St., Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.

Children’s flu vaccine is now available every Tuesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Oswego, and the third Tuesday of every month from 9 to 11 a.m. at the H. Douglas Barclay Courthouse, Pulaski.

The children’s flu vaccine is available at no cost to all children who qualify for the Vaccines for Children Program provided by the state Health Department. For those who do not qualify, the cost is $37 for the inactivated vaccine.

The health department accepts cash or checks for payment. The department does not accept credit or debit cards.

Patients with private insurance, Managed Medicaid, Managed Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare, and Medicare Part B should bring their benefit cards with them to the immunization clinic.  No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

The following services will be offered during the week of May 5 at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

  • Adult Influenza Clinic: Monday through Friday, 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m., walk-in clinic.
  • Immunization Clinic: Tuesday, May 6, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., walk-in clinic.
  • Pregnancy Testing: Free pregnancy testing is available. Call 349-3391 to schedule an appointment.
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Testing and Treatment Services: Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.
  • HIV Counseling and Testing Service:  Call 349-3547 to schedule an appointment.
  • Pulaski Rabies Clinic: The health department will hold a rabies clinic for cats, dogs, and pet ferrets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Oswego County Highway Garage, 957 Centerville Road, Pulaski. A $5 donation is suggested.

For more information about public health services offered by the county, contact the County Health Department, weekdays, phone 349-3547 or (800) 596-3200, ext. 3547.

For information on rabies clinics, call 349-3564.