Category Archives: Our Schools

Hannibal senior band concert June 10

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Hannibal High School’s Senior Band Concert will be held Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.

The senior send-off concert is a bid farewell to graduating seniors and foreign exchange students. The concert showcases student’s musical development that’s happened throughout the course of the year. Select students will also be awarded medals for solos and All-County. Continue reading

Phoenix baseball makes playoffs; loses to VVS in first round

By Rob Tetro

The Phoenix varsity baseball team qualified for the playoffs even though it lost two of its last three regular season games.On May 14, the Firebirds held off Marcellus 2-1, but then lost to Westhill  9-6 on May 15 and county foe Fulton 4-0 on May 17.

Phoenix ended the season 10-7. They earned the #10 seed in the Class B, Section 3 Playoffs where they faced Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on May 22. They lost that contest 6-5. Continue reading

World comes to Oswego June 15 for GENIUS Olympiad

High school students from around the world take the stage at the 2013 award ceremony of SUNY Oswego’s GENIUS Olympiad environmental competition. The 2014 finals will take place June 15 to 20 at the college, with the free public opening ceremony and display of projects at 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 16, in the Campus Center arena.
High school students from around the world take the stage at the 2013 award ceremony of SUNY Oswego’s GENIUS Olympiad environmental competition. The 2014 finals will take place June 15 to 20 at the college, with the free public opening ceremony and display of projects at 6:15 p.m. Monday, June 16, in the Campus Center arena.

The fourth annual SUNY Oswego GENIUS Olympiad high school environmental competition will welcome a record turnout of about 600 students, supervisors and guests from around the world June 15 to 20 to the shores of Lake Ontario.

The finalists visiting Oswego hail from near — high schools in Oswego and Onondaga counties and 29 states in all — and far — Albania and Azerbaijan, Turkey and Tanzania, and 46 other countries.  Continue reading

Fulton students ‘tell stories’

Fairgrieve Elementary School student Evalynn Dickens entertains the crowd with her story, “Rabbit Counts the Crocodiles,” during the districtwide storytelling festival recently in Fulton.
Fairgrieve Elementary School student Evalynn Dickens entertains the crowd with her story, “Rabbit Counts the Crocodiles,” during the districtwide storytelling festival recently in Fulton.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

A storytelling project that began at the classroom level in each of the Fulton elementary schools culminated with a districtwide festival recently, as nearly two dozen students entertained friends and family with a variety of tales.

Divided into two groups based on grade level, the students immersed themselves in each story as they gestured and acted out tall tales, short stories, myths, legend and fables.  Continue reading

High schoolers bid farewell to Hannibal music

Senior Nate Wood sang a solo during the spring concert’s last number -- selections from the Broadway hit “American Idiot.”
Senior Nate Wood sang a solo during the spring concert’s last number — selections from the Broadway hit “American Idiot.”

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The Hannibal High School chorus performed their last concert of the year May 20.

The theme of the night was endings and beginnings. 

The spring concert featured student performers in the Guitar Class, Senior Chorus and Pop! Choir. 

Choral students were under the direction of Abel Searor. The Guitar Class was under the instruction of Shirley Terrinoni. 

4th-graders on the run at Fairley Elementary

Pictured is the fourth-grade running club at Fairley Elementary School. Local marathon runner Ruth Ripley recently spoke to the group about the importance of physical activity.
Pictured is the fourth-grade running club at Fairley Elementary School. Local marathon runner Ruth Ripley recently spoke to the group about the importance of physical activity.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Earlier this month, the Fairley Fun Runners of Fairley Elementary School were happy to hear Pennellville resident, Ruth Ripley, share with them her experience of running marathons in every state.  

Ripley is the second women in New York state to have run a marathon in every state. Ripley’s visit ties in with a history unit on women of change. 

The Fairley Fun Runners are coached by physical education teachers Scott Leonard, Lynn Halliwell and third-grade teacher Yvette Gigliotti. The team is made up of fourth-graders at Fairley Elementary and Gigliotti’s classroom.  

Students involved run each Thursday after school. The program is part of the Activation Grant the school received to ensure students have the opportunities they need to be healthy and thrive at school. 

Fourth-grade teachers Carol Cook, Jeanne Kacur, Nancy Miller, Sarah Schumaker and Val Stuart are very supportive of this get moving initiative, and encourage their students to participate in the running program.