Category Archives: Oswego News

Habitat for Humanity begins new program to rehab homes

Planning committee members meet in preparation for Oswego County Habitat for Humanity’s new initiative, A Brush With Kindness.  An exterior home preservation program, A Brush With Kindness offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping, and minor repairs for homeowners in need. From left are Oswego County Habitat for Humanity board members Alan Williams, Bob Smith, John Zanewych, Rich Hughes, and Bruce Holman.  Absent from photo is committee and board member Allen Ness.
Planning committee members meet in preparation for Oswego County Habitat for Humanity’s new initiative, A Brush With Kindness. An exterior home preservation program, A Brush With Kindness offers painting, landscaping, weather stripping, and minor repairs for homeowners in need. From left are Oswego County Habitat for Humanity board members Alan Williams, Bob Smith, John Zanewych, Rich Hughes, and Bruce Holman. Absent from photo is committee and board member Allen Ness.

Oswego County Habitat for Humanity has begun a new initiative to help low-income homeowners with necessary home repairs and increase the curb appeal of their property.   Continue reading

Oswego students fight child abuse

The fight against child abuse was in full swing as once again paper windmill gardens blossomed throughout the Oswego City School District. About $1,000 was donated to the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County for prevention programs and to continue services for abuse victims, some of  whom might be Oswego school district students.A pinwheel garden was planted at the Oswego Junior-Senior Buccaneer High School and gathering in it were Morgan Vivlemore, Cassandra Barker,  and Donald Ditton along with building coordinator Jody Smith and teacher Jay-Nel Seitz
The fight against child abuse was in full swing as once again paper windmill gardens blossomed throughout the Oswego City School District. About $1,000 was donated to the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County for prevention programs and to continue services for abuse victims, some of whom might be Oswego school district students.A pinwheel garden was planted at the Oswego Junior-Senior Buccaneer High School and gathering in it were Morgan Vivlemore, Cassandra Barker, and Donald Ditton along with building coordinator Jody Smith and teacher Jay-Nel Seitz

Mercy Flight drops in at BOCES for medical lessons

Flight Paramedic Bob Breese, left, and Flight Nurse Yuri Pashchuk talk to students at Oswego County BOCES about air medical transportation services and their role as part of Mercy Flight’s critical care response team.
Flight Paramedic Bob Breese, left, and Flight Nurse Yuri Pashchuk talk to students at Oswego County BOCES about air medical transportation services and their role as part of Mercy Flight’s critical care response team.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Students from the Oswego County BOCES Public Safety and Justice program, Nursing Assistant program and the three New Visions programs participated in a ground school training session with Mercy Flight Central, a nonprofit air medical transportation service. Continue reading

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