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Happy Father’s Day, Dad!!

The Granby Elementary Parent Teacher Group hosted its annual Father’s Day Social June 6. Fathers attended the event with their sons, playing Guess Who, Connect Four and Topple while enjoying ice cream sundaes. The gym also was also for basketball. Pictured are kindergartner Jacob Newton sharing quality time with his father David during Granby’s annual Father’s Day celebration.
The Granby Elementary Parent Teacher Group hosted its annual Father’s Day Social June 6. Fathers attended the event with their sons, playing Guess Who, Connect Four and Topple while enjoying ice cream sundaes. The gym also was also for basketball. Pictured are kindergartner Jacob Newton sharing quality time with his father David during Granby’s annual Father’s Day celebration.

Volney students enjoy Game Day

Students play tug-of-war. Shown are, left to right, second-graders Alyssa Sawyer, Ellie Parkhurst, Layne Osborn, Parker Ellis and Nathan Hutchinson of Rauri Downes’ class tugging with all their might to win against the opposing team.
Students play tug-of-war. Shown are, left to right, second-graders Alyssa Sawyer, Ellie Parkhurst, Layne Osborn, Parker Ellis and Nathan Hutchinson of Rauri Downes’ class tugging with all their might to win against the opposing team.

Volney Elementary in the Fulton school district recently spent some fun time outdoors for Game Day, an annual event at the school that features a variety of fun outdoor activities for students to participate in.

Kindergartner Aubree Taber gets soaked by parent volunteer Melinda Wise following a water relay at Volney’s Game Day. Other activities included volleyball, jump rope and scooter races and parachute games.
Kindergartner Aubree Taber gets soaked by parent volunteer Melinda Wise following a water relay at Volney’s Game Day. Other activities included volleyball, jump rope and scooter races and parachute games.

DOT works with BOCES heavy equipment students

The state Department of Transportation recently visited students in Oswego County BOCES Heavy Equipment Repair and Operation program to explain job opportunities with the state, and to stress the importance of safety and proper usage of four different pieces of training equipment. Pictured is Equipment Trainer Cornell Bennett from the state DOT with student Garret Snyder, a student in the Mexico school district, on a Gradall XL3100, used for ditching. The DOT also brought a detach trailer used to haul equipment to demonstrate the correct way to load and chain down equipment to meet DOT regulations.
The state Department of Transportation recently visited students in Oswego County BOCES Heavy Equipment Repair and Operation program to explain job opportunities with the state, and to stress the importance of safety and proper usage of four different pieces of training equipment. Pictured is Equipment Trainer Cornell Bennett from the state DOT with student Garret Snyder, a student in the Mexico school district, on a Gradall XL3100, used for ditching. The DOT also brought a detach trailer used to haul equipment to demonstrate the correct way to load and chain down equipment to meet DOT regulations.

Head Start pre-K visits Rice Creek

Children and families from Oswego Head Start Pre-K spent the day exploring at Rice Creek Field Station. For more information about Head Start Pre-K contact us at 598-4711. Oswego Head Start is a Pre-K program operated by Oswego County Opportunities, a private nonprofit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. For more information, visit www.oco.org
Children and families from Oswego Head Start Pre-K spent the day exploring at Rice Creek Field Station. For more information about Head Start Pre-K contact us at 598-4711. Oswego Head Start is a Pre-K program operated by Oswego County Opportunities, a private nonprofit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. For more information, visit www.oco.org

BOCES students help ag by building beehive boxes

Project Explore students at Oswego County BOCES are pictured above with the beehive boxes they handcrafted as part of a Project Based Learning (PBL) project. Pictured above, left to right, are: Project Explore Teacher Dave Proietti, Zach Bello, Trenton Baker, Cornell Cooperative Extension Agriculture Team Leader Jonathan Schell, Remelo Cason, Richard Norris, and Dalton Sushereba. The students crafted 12 boxes and then donated a portion of them to Cornell Cooperative Extension for local farmers and growers.
Project Explore students at Oswego County BOCES are pictured above with the beehive boxes they handcrafted as part of a Project Based Learning (PBL) project. Pictured above, left to right, are: Project Explore Teacher Dave Proietti, Zach Bello, Trenton Baker, Cornell Cooperative Extension Agriculture Team Leader Jonathan Schell, Remelo Cason, Richard Norris, and Dalton Sushereba. The students crafted 12 boxes and then donated a portion of them to Cornell Cooperative Extension for local farmers and growers.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Project Explore students at Oswego County BOCES have been busy as bees completing a Project Based Learning initiative to benefit honeybees and local agriculture. Continue reading

Libraries receive money for upgrades

Three libraries in Oswego County will receive state money to help with upgrades, increase handicapped accessibility and improve energy efficiency.

The libraries are:

  • Annie Porter Ainsworth Memorial Library, Sandy Creek — $17,760
  • Hannibal Free Library — $11,798
  • Mexico Public Library — $46,997

There are more than 7,000 public libraries in New York state, including more than 50 public libraries in Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties — one of the largest concentrations of public libraries in any state senate district.

State Sen. Patricia Ritchie, R-Oswegatchie, said she supported increased library support in the recent state budget. The money announced Wednesday is part of $14 million for public library construction provided in the 2013 state Budget.

“The libraries throughout Central and Northern New York are such fantastic resources for taxpayers in our region; offering books, new technology and countless community activities,” Ritchie said.

 

Bill: County can continue negotiating nuclear plant tax agreements

A bill has passed the state Senate that would allow Oswego County to continue to negotiate tax agreements with the operators of three nuclear power plants in Scriba.

The bill (S. 6660-A) extends for 15 years a state law that has allowed the county and school districts to enter into multi-year agreements on property tax payments by the plant operators, providing stability for local budgets as well as the operating companies’ bottom lines. Continue reading