Category Archives: Our Schools

Holocaust survivor tells her story at Granby school

Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan, center, brought a message of kindness and hope to Granby Elementary School. She is pictured above with students Ryan Gerth, left, Jacob Fauler and Katelyn Perkins, and sixth-grade teacher Erica Bertrand.
Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan, center, brought a message of kindness and hope to Granby Elementary School. She is pictured above with students Ryan Gerth, left, Jacob Fauler and Katelyn Perkins, and sixth-grade teacher Erica Bertrand.

Granby Elementary School students put away their history books for a firsthand account of life during World War II.

Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan spoke to fifth- and sixth-grade students at the school about life as a Jewish person in Nazi Germany. Continue reading

Cold Toast takes Phoenix talent prize

Pictured are members of Cold Toast, a student ska band that performed and took first place at Birdlebough’s sixth annual talent show. Back row from left: Wyatt Parker, Kevin Borza, Ian Evans, Dylan Switzer and Nick Shafer. In front are Andy Padula and Mike Leach.
Pictured are members of Cold Toast, a student ska band that performed and took first place at Birdlebough’s sixth annual talent show. Back row from left: Wyatt Parker, Kevin Borza, Ian Evans, Dylan Switzer and Nick Shafer. In front are Andy Padula and Mike Leach.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

The junior class hosted John C. Birdlebough’s last talent show of the year on Friday May 30.

The talent show featured 15 student acts, including singing solos, drum covers, musical skits, a comedy routine, an a cappella quartet and a live band. Continue reading

Fairley first-graders showcase learning

Fairley Elementary School first-graders starred in a learning showcase at school. Sophrona MacDonald, left, Rachel Dix, middle, and Natalie Papa performed a readers theater, reenacting how the American flag came to be and explaining the significance of the 13 stars and stripes and the decision to use the colors red, white, and blue.
Fairley Elementary School first-graders starred in a learning showcase at school. Sophrona MacDonald, left, Rachel Dix, middle, and Natalie Papa performed a readers theater, reenacting how the American flag came to be and explaining the significance of the 13 stars and stripes and the decision to use the colors red, white, and blue.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Hannibal’s Fairley Elementary School was the place to be in late May as first-grade teaching team Tammy Griffin, MaryJo Griffiths, Telia Tamayo, Lynn Bullard, Jennifer Bartlett and Rhonda Koskowski hosted a learning showcase starring all the hard-working first-graders. Continue reading

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