Category Archives: Our Schools

Birdlebough juniors receive scholarships

Juniors at John C. Birdlebough High recently earned scholarships recognizing them for their leadership, innovation, community involvement, problem-solving abilities and academic achievement. In front, from left, are Taylor Chesboro, Emma Brunell, Emilie Schneider, Finella Campanino, Olivia Uttamsingh, Ashley Centner, Hannah Lees, Delaine May and Abigail Ewald. In back, from left, are Jacqueline Greer, Andrew Smith, Shaun Turner, Wyatt Parker, Benjamin Bulgrien and Justin Ross.
Juniors at John C. Birdlebough High recently earned scholarships recognizing them for their leadership, innovation, community involvement, problem-solving abilities and academic achievement. In front, from left, are Taylor Chesboro, Emma Brunell, Emilie Schneider, Finella Campanino, Olivia Uttamsingh, Ashley Centner, Hannah Lees, Delaine May and Abigail Ewald. In back, from left, are Jacqueline Greer, Andrew Smith, Shaun Turner, Wyatt Parker, Benjamin Bulgrien and Justin Ross.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Graduating seniors at John C. Birdlebough High School were not the only students to earn academic recognition and scholarships during year-end ceremonies.

A total of 15 junior students received major financial awards as well. Continue reading

BOCES students inducted into Technical Honor Society

During the recent National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony, Koti Turner, an Oswego County BOCES Public Safety and Justice student, lights a candle to signify one of the seven attributes required for membership in the organization.
During the recent National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony, Koti Turner, an Oswego County BOCES Public Safety and Justice student, lights a candle to signify one of the seven attributes required for membership in the organization.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Surrounded by a standing-room-only crowd of friends and family members, Oswego County BOCES Career and Technical Education (CTE) students were recognized for their commitment to their schoolwork and for their exemplary citizenship and service outside of the classroom. Continue reading

Phoenix grad, rising music star Kayleigh Moyer hosts drum clinic at Dillon

Kayleigh Moyer, a graduate of Phoenix schools and a rising star in the music industry, teaches Emerson J. Dillon students the art of drumming during a recent clinic she put on at the school.
Kayleigh Moyer, a graduate of Phoenix schools and a rising star in the music industry, teaches Emerson J. Dillon students the art of drumming during a recent clinic she put on at the school.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

As a John C. Birdlebough High School graduate, Kayleigh Moyer has deep roots in the Phoenix community and its music scene. Continue reading

Dillon Middle School inducts National Junior Honor Society members

2014 Emerson J. Dillon National Junior Honor Society inductees are pictured above following a candle lighting ceremony in their honor. Front row, left to right, are: Gabriella Allen, Kearra Backus, Marcus Berube, Erika Brown, Gianna DeRoberts, Hannah Gilbert, Kimber Hendrix, and Megan Hess. Middle row, left to right, are: Crystal Stobart, Mariah Sheirer, Lauren Schmidt, Kristine Rowe, Olivia Ripley, Breanna Mitchell, Ashley Margrey, Wendy Li, and Emilie Hilliard. Back row, left to right, are: Edward Zeller, Garrett Watkins, Joshua VanGorder, Alisa Trudell, and Olivia Thrall.
2014 Emerson J. Dillon National Junior Honor Society inductees are pictured above following a candle lighting ceremony in their honor. Front row, left to right, are: Gabriella Allen, Kearra Backus, Marcus Berube, Erika Brown, Gianna DeRoberts, Hannah Gilbert, Kimber Hendrix, and Megan Hess. Middle row, left to right, are: Crystal Stobart, Mariah Sheirer, Lauren Schmidt, Kristine Rowe, Olivia Ripley, Breanna Mitchell, Ashley Margrey, Wendy Li, and Emilie Hilliard. Back row, left to right, are: Edward Zeller, Garrett Watkins, Joshua VanGorder, Alisa Trudell, and Olivia Thrall.

Twenty-two students from Phoenix’s Emerson J. Dillon (EJD) Middle School finished the school year earning distinguished honors from the school’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Continue reading

A few spots available in Oswego High softball camp

Former Oswego High School softball standout pitchers Katie Frawley (Class of 2002) and Abby Martin (Class of 2007) will join the staff of the 24th Annual Lady Buccaneer Softball Mini Camp that will be held June 30-July 2, said camp director Mike McCrobie.

There are still openings in the camp, that will be held at the Oswego High School fields for girls ages 9-16 who want to sharpen their skills and have some softball fun.

Martin and Frawley are two of only three Lady Buccaneer players to have been named East Regional High School All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coach’s Association.

After stellar careers at Oswego High,  each went on to college successes — Frawley at Illinois Wesleyan University and Martin at Cortland State.

Frawley now coaches high school softball at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. while working full-time for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Martin has completed two years on the coaching staff at Cortland State where she helped lead the Red Dragons to the Division III college world series in 2013.

There will be a total of nine hours of quality instruction throughout the three-day camp. Activities will include throwing, position play, base running, team defense, hitting, bunting, sliding and mini-games. The camp will run daily from 9 a.m. until noon for ages 9-12, and from 1-4 p.m. for players ages 13-16. The camp has a rain date of July 3.

The cost is $50 per player. There is a sibling discount available, where additional players from the same family can enroll for $40 each. Enrollment is limited to the first 60 players.

All players will receive a commemorative Oswego softball souvenir as well as a player’s report card.

To receive an application or more information, you can contact Mike McCrobie at coachmccrobie@gmail.com or by calling 343-8749.

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