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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

Zoo night at Fairley Elementary

Second-grade teachers at Fairley Elementary School recently opened their classrooms afterhours for parents and their children for a Zoo Night. Each classroom represented a different habitat. Lisa Bailey’s classroom was a pond that housed baby ducks and information on both animal and plant life. Each second-grade student researched a habitat and wrote a report about their findings. Second-grader Aislinn Osborn learned about polar regions during Zoo Night in a classroom transformed into an arctic tundra. The room featured student artwork, like the polar bears seen here.
Second-grade teachers at Fairley Elementary School recently opened their classrooms afterhours for parents and their children for a Zoo Night. Each classroom represented a different habitat. Lisa Bailey’s classroom was a pond that housed baby ducks and information on both animal and plant life. Each second-grade student researched a habitat and wrote a report about their findings. Second-grader Aislinn Osborn learned about polar regions during Zoo Night in a classroom transformed into an arctic tundra. The room featured student artwork, like the polar bears seen here.

Fairley students bond with grandparents

Food, fun and family were on the menu at Fairley Elementary School. During each day throughout the first week of June, students from a different grade level welcomed their grandparents into school to bond over food while celebrating family. On June 3, kindergartners enjoyed conversation with their grandparents over a lunch of Hoffmann hotdogs, apple splices, carrots and milk. Pictured here are kindergartner Ryan Loomis enjoying lunch with his grandmother, Bonnie Reed, during grandparents’ lunch Tuesday (June 3) afternoon.
Food, fun and family were on the menu at Fairley Elementary School. During each day throughout the first week of June, students from a different grade level welcomed their grandparents into school to bond over food while celebrating family. On June 3, kindergartners enjoyed conversation with their grandparents over a lunch of Hoffmann hotdogs, apple splices, carrots and milk. Pictured here are kindergartner Ryan Loomis enjoying lunch with his grandmother, Bonnie Reed, during grandparents’ lunch Tuesday (June 3) afternoon.

Fulton’s Bodley High saves a ‘ton’ by recycling

By Ashley M. Casey

Since the beginning of the school year, students at G. Ray Bodley High School have reduced their carbon footprint by 16 metric tons.

Students in Dan Mainville’s Global Environment class reported the results of a yearlong recycling project at the June 10 Fulton school board meeting.

The class has been sorting and weighing all of GRB’s recyclables most Fridays since October.  Continue reading