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BOCES students use what they learn to help those with diabetes

As part of a class project, Oswego County BOCES New Vision Allied Health students Alivia Grimshaw (left) and Johnelle Dishaw work an informational booth and distribute diabetes literature at Fulton Urgent Care.
As part of a class project, Oswego County BOCES New Vision Allied Health students Alivia Grimshaw (left) and Johnelle Dishaw work an informational booth and distribute diabetes literature at Fulton Urgent Care.

Oswego County BOCES students enrolled in the New Vision Allied Health program recently showcased their diabetes knowledge by developing a website and creating informational literature about the disease. Continue reading

Lanigan second-graders see nature at Beaver Lake

Brooke Reynolds, left, and Rebekah May discovered a small caterpillar during their exploration of one of the trails at Beaver Lake Nature Center.
Brooke Reynolds, left, and Rebekah May discovered a small caterpillar during their exploration of one of the trails at Beaver Lake Nature Center.

Second-graders from Lanigan Elementary School studied plants and animals in their natural habitat during a recent field trip to Beaver Lake Nature Center.

The students were given guided and self-guided tours of the trails and displays in the center. They were able to spot a wide variety of animals, insects, reptiles and more during their day-long trip and enjoyed the many signposts detailing unique natural wonders along the trails and at the water’s edge.

Leighton Elementary has annual triathlon

For 28 years, Frederick Leighton Elementary School has conducted its annual triathlon with swimming, biking and running. This year the event was held Saturday, May 31. In the top photo, the third- and fourth-grade award winners included (left to right) Elizabeth Gosselin (third), Mary Kate Cloonan (second), Axailia Avery (first), Sasha Loayza (first), Jack O’Leary (second and Gavin Mills (third).
For 28 years, Frederick Leighton Elementary School has conducted its annual triathlon with swimming, biking and running. This year the event was held Saturday, May 31. In the top photo, the third- and fourth-grade award winners included (left to right) Elizabeth Gosselin (third), Mary Kate Cloonan (second), Axailia Avery (first), Sasha Loayza (first), Jack O’Leary (second and Gavin Mills (third).
In this photo, the fifth-and sixth-grade top finishers in the triathlon proudly displayed their medals. The finishers are Luvlee Croci (third), Aubrey Avery (second), Madison Casper (first), Joshua Casper (first), Ryan Bartlett (second) and Dylon Richards (third)
In this photo, the fifth-and sixth-grade top finishers in the triathlon proudly displayed their medals. The finishers are Luvlee Croci (third), Aubrey Avery (second), Madison Casper (first), Joshua Casper (first), Ryan Bartlett (second) and Dylon Richards (third)

Granby students put in extra effort

Riley Kempston, Aunna Metelsky, Elle Stafford and Connor Nugent were among the students selected by their teachers for their exemplary behavior.
Riley Kempston, Aunna Metelsky, Elle Stafford and Connor Nugent were among the students selected by their teachers for their exemplary behavior.

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Fulton schools’ character trait for May was effort.

Students at Granby Elementary School, selected at best representing that character trait, were treated to a special breakfast with Principal Heather Perry. Continue reading

BOCES students explore collage

Artist Ira Marcks was at the Oswego County BOCES campus in Mexico for two days in mid-May to work with students in several exceptional education classes on collage murals. Marcks introduced the technique of collage, a style of visual art where the artwork is made from different materials to create a whole new piece of art. Students first colored blank canvases with acrylic paint before gluing magazine clippings to the surface. Each canvas represented a color found on the color wheel. Here, Marcks shows Jaiden Herrington of Darlene Oschsner’s class how to secure magazine clippings to the canvas by brushing glue with a paintbrush.
Artist Ira Marcks was at the Oswego County BOCES campus in Mexico for two days in mid-May to work with students in several exceptional education classes on collage murals. Marcks introduced the technique of collage, a style of visual art where the artwork is made from different materials to create a whole new piece of art. Students first colored blank canvases with acrylic paint before gluing magazine clippings to the surface. Each canvas represented a color found on the color wheel. Here, Marcks shows Jaiden Herrington of Darlene Oschsner’s class how to secure magazine clippings to the canvas by brushing glue with a paintbrush.

Holocaust survivor tells her story at Granby school

Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan, center, brought a message of kindness and hope to Granby Elementary School. She is pictured above with students Ryan Gerth, left, Jacob Fauler and Katelyn Perkins, and sixth-grade teacher Erica Bertrand.
Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan, center, brought a message of kindness and hope to Granby Elementary School. She is pictured above with students Ryan Gerth, left, Jacob Fauler and Katelyn Perkins, and sixth-grade teacher Erica Bertrand.

Granby Elementary School students put away their history books for a firsthand account of life during World War II.

Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan spoke to fifth- and sixth-grade students at the school about life as a Jewish person in Nazi Germany. Continue reading