Category Archives: Our Schools

Residents celebrate obtaining GEDs

A celebration was held Wednesday at the Fulton Education Center for people who were obtaining their high school equivalency GEDs (General Education Development) diplomas from the Fulton Adult Literacy Program. From left are Geri Geitner, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; Renae Vehrs, GED program instructor; graduate Steve Terpening, Hannibal; graduate Rebecca Fink, Oswego; Marilyn Boucher, instructor; graduate Tina Fink, Oswego and Fulton School District Superintendent William Lynch.
A celebration was held Wednesday at the Fulton Education Center for people who were obtaining their high school equivalency GEDs (General Education Development) diplomas from the Fulton Adult Literacy Program. From left are Geri Geitner, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; Renae Vehrs, GED program instructor; graduate Steve Terpening, Hannibal; graduate Rebecca Fink, Oswego; Marilyn Boucher, instructor; graduate Tina Fink, Oswego and Fulton School District Superintendent William Lynch.
Steve Terpening of Hannibal received the Ann Acquaviva-Nasca Award for Accomplishment during the GED ceremony for the Fulton Adult Literacy Program held Wednesday in the Education Center in Fulton. With Terpening are Geri Geitner, left, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; instructor Renae Vehrs and instructor Marilyn Boucher.
Steve Terpening of Hannibal received the Ann Acquaviva-Nasca Award for Accomplishment during the GED ceremony for the Fulton Adult Literacy Program held Wednesday in the Education Center in Fulton. With Terpening are Geri Geitner, left, director of student support programs for the Fulton school district; instructor Renae Vehrs and instructor Marilyn Boucher.

Both Valley News photos by Debra J. Groom

Granby Elementary take part in districtwide PBIS celebration

Students at Granby Elementary in the Fulton district participated in a district-wide PBIS celebration May 2. Third- and fourth-graders worked together to build a large tower of speed stacks. The sport of cup stacking utilizes both the right and left side of the brain, and helps to improve student’s hand-eye coordination, concentration and creativity as they learn the different stack patterns. This fine and gross motor development carries over to the classroom. The activity was designed to foster and encourage cooperation among students. Pictured in back from left are Anthony Gilmore, Ethan Demars, Aiden Scarringi, Tyler Hall, Riley Thompson and Tate Tucker. Middle: Gary Witkowski, Dayton Sievers, Emily Treneer, Marissa Peterson, Hannah Marvin and Giselle Campbell. Front: Frankie Brockway Jr., Anthony Velez and Emily Brown.
Students at Granby Elementary in the Fulton district participated in a district-wide PBIS celebration May 2. Third- and fourth-graders worked together to build a large tower of speed stacks. The sport of cup stacking utilizes both the right and left side of the brain, and helps to improve student’s hand-eye coordination, concentration and creativity as they learn the different stack patterns. This fine and gross motor development carries over to the classroom. The activity was designed to foster and encourage cooperation among students. Pictured in back from left are Anthony Gilmore, Ethan Demars, Aiden Scarringi, Tyler Hall, Riley Thompson and Tate Tucker. Middle: Gary Witkowski, Dayton Sievers, Emily Treneer, Marissa Peterson, Hannah Marvin and Giselle Campbell. Front: Frankie Brockway Jr., Anthony Velez and Emily Brown.

Volney 1st graders in Reader’s Theater

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Library Media Specialist Sarah Fay is pictured with Volney’s Reader’s Theater group following their recent performance at the school. Front from left are Colton Norton, Shana Zupancic, Cassie Clarke and Grace Parry. Back are Hayden Bogart, Ava Pelky, Fay, Carter Zimmerman and Audrey White.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Eight talented first-grade students starred in a Reader’s Theater production during a recent character education assembly held at Volney Elementary School. Continue reading

Volney Elementary students cited for being role models

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Volney monthly Classroom Role Models are, front from left: Mikaylee Vail, Nathanial Casler-West, Shana Zupancic, Ava Pelky, Kelly Hayden, Olivia Ruzekowicz, Teddy Pederson and Ashley Taplin. Middle: Elena Ruzekowicz, Zach Watkins, Trinity Valentin-Fragale, Ethan Frank, Durbin Dygert, Deven Searor and Naomi Roberts. Back: Dominic Abbott, Alex Hollenbeck, Angel Ortiz, Brittney Baum, Brayden Howard and Jason Riebel. Missing from the photo is Destiny Newton.
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The Volney Elementary monthly On a Roll students are, front from left: Kendra Runge, Armando Vosseller, Adam Johnson, Audrey White, Jasmine Heywood, Nathan Hutchinson, Hailey Lischak, Anna Lund and Jesse Weber. Middle: Chris Clarke, Kameron Przychodzen, Lucas Learned, Dominick Mason, Ethan Jacobson and Destiny Miller. Back: Alex Knapp, Ethan Caruana, Sebastian Spann, Camran Andreotta, Autumn Kennedy and Joshua Barnum. Missing from the photo is Brandon Garner.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Volney Elementary School students attended a special assembly to recognize positive behavior and those who are role models. Continue reading

Oswego retirees recognized

Two Oswego City School District retirees were publicly recognized for their contributions during the May 20 Board of Education meeting. Laura Ryder, the director of literacy and former Frederick Leighton Elementary School Principal, and Tim Bristol, who served the district for 34 years as an auto mechanic, were recognized by Superintendent Ben Halsey, left, and Board of Education President Kathleen Allen, right. Other employees whose letters of retirement were also accepted included Frederick Ensworth, Pauline Vona and Thomas Dehm.
Two Oswego City School District retirees were publicly recognized for their contributions during the May 20 Board of Education meeting. Laura Ryder, the director of literacy and former Frederick Leighton Elementary School Principal, and Tim Bristol, who served the district for 34 years as an auto mechanic, were recognized by Superintendent Ben Halsey, left, and Board of Education President Kathleen Allen, right. Other employees whose letters of retirement were also accepted included Frederick Ensworth, Pauline Vona and Thomas Dehm.

Fairgrieve students meet expectations

Fairgrieve Elementary School recognized students during a special morning express ceremony for modeling the district’s behavioral expectations for the month of May. The Fulton City School District’s Behavioral Expectations are: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe and Be A Problem Solver. Students were chosen for the awards by their classroom teachers and were presented with pencils and certificates. Pictured are students at Fairgrieve Elementary following a recent behavioral recognition ceremony. In back from left are Seth Bourlier, Adrianan Santizo, Samantha Perkins, Olivia Hawthorne, Sammantha McLoughlin, Bailey Reed and Patrick McInnis. Middle: April Regan, David Maglione Jr., Dakota Cook, Ryan Carroll, Skyy Smith, Ciara Dillingham and Kaiden Jardin. Front: Emilee Dorgan, Abigail Renner, Ciara Price, Micah Collins, Abby Miner, Aden Bentley and Jai Seymour. Missing are Caleb Dickens and Vera Butchko.
Fairgrieve Elementary School recognized students during a special morning express ceremony for modeling the district’s behavioral expectations for the month of May. The Fulton City School District’s Behavioral Expectations are: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe and Be A Problem Solver. Students were chosen for the awards by their classroom teachers and were presented with pencils and certificates. Pictured are students at Fairgrieve Elementary following a recent behavioral recognition ceremony. In back from left are Seth Bourlier, Adrianan Santizo, Samantha Perkins, Olivia Hawthorne, Sammantha McLoughlin, Bailey Reed and Patrick McInnis. Middle: April Regan, David Maglione Jr., Dakota Cook, Ryan Carroll, Skyy Smith, Ciara Dillingham and Kaiden Jardin. Front: Emilee Dorgan, Abigail Renner, Ciara Price, Micah Collins, Abby Miner, Aden Bentley and Jai Seymour. Missing are Caleb Dickens and Vera Butchko.

Bodley students receive awards

The 2014 recipients of the Math Club Award were Jordyn Stone, Maureen McCann and Paige Havener. Stone, McCann and Havener are math club champions, their team, Tan 90 placed first in this year’s competition. Stone also placed first in the single category.
The 2014 recipients of the Math Club Award were Jordyn Stone, Maureen McCann and Paige Havener. Stone, McCann and Havener are math club champions, their team, Tan 90 placed first in this year’s competition. Stone also placed first in the single category.

G. Ray Bodley students Michael Holcomb, MaKenna Cealie, Megan Nicholson and Caleb Almeter were presented with thea President’s Award for Educational Excellence at the 32nd annual Academic Awards Night held at the school on June 2.
G. Ray Bodley students Michael Holcomb, MaKenna Cealie, Megan Nicholson and Caleb Almeter were presented with thea President’s Award for Educational Excellence at the 32nd annual Academic Awards Night held at the school on June 2.

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The 32nd Annual Academic Awards Night was held June 2 at G. Ray Bodley High School. Continue reading