Category Archives: Our Schools

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

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

Exchange student goes from ‘futbol’ to ‘football’ at Hannibal

Lander Ezama poses at his host family’s home in Hannibal with the Mattesons’ dogs, Bessie and Maggie. Photo courtesy of Lander Ezama
Lander Ezama poses at his host family’s home in Hannibal with the Mattesons’ dogs, Bessie and Maggie.
Photo courtesy of Lander Ezama

By Ashley M. Casey

When 15-year-old Lander Ezama first arrived in Hannibal, the only “football” he’d ever encountered was soccer.

He’d never had a pet, and he’d always lived in a city. Continue reading

Pomp and circumstance: Find your local school’s graduation

Area high schools are holding their commencement exercises next weekend.

  • Mexico Academy and Central School, Mexico: 7 p.m. Friday, June 27 at High School Athletic Field. In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the gymnasium.
  • Hannibal High School, Hannibal: 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 27 at Lockwood Auditorium, Hannibal High School
  • G. Ray Bodley High School, Fulton: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28 at the Fulton War Memorial
  • J.C. Birdlebough High School, Phoenix: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28 at JCB Gymnasium
  • Oswego High School, Oswego: 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28 at SUNY Oswego Campus Center