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Oswego Middle teacher chosen for LearnZillion honor

Dennis Pawlikowski is congratulated by Oswego Middle School Principal Mary Beth Fierro for his invitation and participation for the elite LearnZillion program.
Dennis Pawlikowski is congratulated by Oswego Middle School Principal Mary Beth Fierro for his invitation and participation for the elite LearnZillion program.

Dennis Pawlikowski, a math teacher at Oswego Middle School in the Oswego City School District, spent June 4-7 in New Orleans participating in TeachFest, a unique professional development event focused on creating high-quality Common Core curricular resources.  Continue reading

Rotary celebrates Top 100 at Oswego High School

A celebration of the academic success of the Oswego High School Top 100 was conducted recently at the OHS Dining Hall.Several students were participating in the event for every year they attended school. In front are  (Left to Right):  Tory Welsh, Madison Collins, Katelyn Clary, Erica Atkins, Nina Alcasid, Mallory Gordon, Elizabeth Baker and Kerrigan Cummins, Rotarian Sue Witmer and Board of Education member Thomas DeCastro. In back are Rotarian Dave Welsh, Superintendent of Schools Ben Halsey, Board of Education President Kathleen Allen, Courtney Johnson, Mitchell Schrader, Cassandra Hondro, Zachary Salvador, Bo Yang Li, Allison Mosier, Rotarian Terry Gorman Board of Education member Sam Tripp, Oswego High School Principal Brian Hartwell and Board of Education member Michael McLaughlin. (Board of Education member Lynda Sereno was also present).
A celebration of the academic success of the Oswego High School Top 100 was conducted recently at the OHS Dining Hall.Several students were participating in the event for every year they attended school. In front are (Left to Right): Tory Welsh, Madison Collins, Katelyn Clary, Erica Atkins, Nina Alcasid, Mallory Gordon, Elizabeth Baker and Kerrigan Cummins, Rotarian Sue Witmer and Board of Education member Thomas DeCastro. In back are Rotarian Dave Welsh, Superintendent of Schools Ben Halsey, Board of Education President Kathleen Allen, Courtney Johnson, Mitchell Schrader, Cassandra Hondro, Zachary Salvador, Bo Yang Li, Allison Mosier, Rotarian Terry Gorman Board of Education member Sam Tripp, Oswego High School Principal Brian Hartwell and Board of Education member Michael McLaughlin. (Board of Education member Lynda Sereno was also present).

For the 25th consecutive year, the Oswego High School Top 100 students have been  honored.

For a quarter of a century the Oswego Rotary Club has presented recognition to the Oswego High School academic elite. Nearly 400  people packed the Oswego High School Dining Hall for the annual “Top 100” dinner.  Continue reading

New Visions students graduate with career experience

Sandy Creek senior Freya Sergis accepts her certificate of completion from New Vision team member Linda Knowles during a reception at SUNY Oswego on Wednesday, June 11.
Sandy Creek senior Freya Sergis accepts her certificate of completion from New Visions team member Linda Knowles during a reception at SUNY Oswego on Wednesday, June 11.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

A crowd of teachers, administrators and family members filled the Sheldon Hall Ballroom to capacity Wednesday morning (June 11) to congratulate graduates of the Oswego County BOCES New Visions Program. Continue reading

Vescio honored for Community Service

Vescio
Vescio

Carol Vescio of Fulton recently received the 2014 Community Service Award from Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club.

A Community Service Award is presented to a person in the community that the club feels has donated much of their time to various organizations and functions in the area.

Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at Fulton’s Riverside Inn.

Quilt donated to local nursing home

Lauren D’Amico, Lona Liverman and Michelle Rodrigous show off a quilt they and others from Oswego Industries worked on at The Robin’s Nest Quilt Shop & More in Fulton. Robin Hall, owner of the shop, said participants in the life program at Oswego Industries worked to make the quilt which then was donated to a local nursing home. The participants made the quilt while taking classes twice a week with Hall and a staff person from Oswego Industries at the shop. They will continue clases and another quilt donation will be made in the community at a later date.
Lauren D’Amico, Lona Liverman and Michelle Rodrigous show off a quilt they and others from Oswego Industries worked on at The Robin’s Nest Quilt Shop & More in Fulton. Robin Hall, owner of the shop, said participants in the life program at Oswego Industries worked to make the quilt which then was donated to a local nursing home. The participants made the quilt while taking classes twice a week with Hall and a staff person from Oswego Industries at the shop. They will continue clases and another quilt donation will be made in the community at a later date.

Historical Fulton, N.Y.: Sealright

This photo from fultonhistory.com shows the old Sealright Co. factory along with a collection of some of the bottle caps made at the plant through the years. Sealright was founded in 1883 by Forrest Weeks as the Oswego Falls Pulp and Paper Co. in Fulton. One of its early major products was newsprint for newspapers. Then, when the company acquired the rights to a new cylindrical paper container with sanitary properties that could be used for dairy products like cottage cheese and ice cream, the ‘Sealrights’ were born. This line of products was so successful that Oswego incorporated a subsidiary of the company called Sealright in 1917. In 1921, the company introduced its first milk container. In the 1940s, it became a publicly traded company and in the 1960s it became associated with Phillips Petroleum. It was purchased by Huhtamaki in 1998. Photo courtesy fultonhistory.com
This photo from fultonhistory.com shows the old Sealright Co. factory along with a collection of some of the bottle caps made at the plant through the years. Sealright was founded in 1883 by Forrest Weeks as the Oswego Falls Pulp and Paper Co. in Fulton. One of its early major products was newsprint for newspapers. Then, when the company acquired the rights to a new cylindrical paper container with sanitary properties that could be used for dairy products like cottage cheese and ice cream, the ‘Sealrights’ were born. This line of products was so successful that Oswego incorporated a subsidiary of the company called Sealright in 1917. In 1921, the company introduced its first milk container. In the 1940s, it became a publicly traded company and in the 1960s it became associated with Phillips Petroleum. It was purchased by Huhtamaki in 1998.
Photo courtesy fultonhistory.com