Category Archives: Our Schools

Sixth-graders honored at Fitzhugh Park

Submitted by Oswego schools

The sixth-graders at Fitzhugh Park Elementary School celebrated their final days at the east side school with the annual recognition ceremony. Continue reading

Oswego school district raises money for United Way’s ‘Stuff-A-Bus’ Campaign

Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, left, organized a number of events for school district employees, such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket.  Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.
Jennifer and Doug Hauser display the gift basket they won as part of the Oswego City School District’s kickoff for the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Stuff-A-Bus Chairperson Jo Ann Conzone, left, organized a number of events for school district employees, such as jeans day and the drawing for the Buccaneer basket. Working in collaboration with United Way of Greater Oswego County, other area school districts, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

Members of the Oswego County Teachers Association, the Civil Service Employees Association and the Oswego City School District have announced that the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign in underway.  Continue reading

JCB students honored

John C. Birdlebough High School Assistant Principal Patrick Fitch presents a JCB Award to senior Kaitlyn Clapp for her outstanding effort and talent in art. More than 400 students were recognized for their classroom achievements during a recent assembly.
John C. Birdlebough High School Assistant Principal Patrick Fitch presents a JCB Award to senior Kaitlyn Clapp for her outstanding effort and talent in art. More than 400 students were recognized for their classroom achievements during a recent assembly.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Students at John C. Birdlebough High School have been trailblazers in the classroom and their efforts were celebrated during a June 13 ceremony in the auditorium.  Continue reading

Breakfast to benefit Stuff-A-Bus is July 26

Pictured from left are Stuff-A-Bus planning committee members: Jim Schneider; Ali McGrath; Executive Director, United Way of Greater Oswego County Melanie Trexler; Bernie Coe; and Co-Chairperson, Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage.  Absent from photo are breakfast host, Liz and Robert McGrath; Co-Chairperson, Liz Dorsey; Laurie Kelly, John Kelly, Chief Cook, Patrick Barry. The breakfast to benefit the Stuff-A-Bus campaign is July 26.
Pictured from left are Stuff-A-Bus planning committee members: Jim Schneider; Ali McGrath; Executive Director, United Way of Greater Oswego County Melanie Trexler; Bernie Coe; and Co-Chairperson, Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage. Absent from photo are breakfast host, Liz and Robert McGrath; Co-Chairperson, Liz Dorsey; Laurie Kelly, John Kelly, Chief Cook, Patrick Barry. The breakfast to benefit the Stuff-A-Bus campaign is July 26.

The Club House Tavern in Oswego and Eagle Beverage have joined together to cook up an idea to benefit United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign.

From 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 26, the Club House Tavern, 126 W. Second St., Oswego will host a breakfast in support of United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign.

Sponsored by Eagle Beverage and The Club House Tavern, and coordinated by a committee co-chaired by Dan and Liz Dorsey of Eagle Beverage, the breakfast is open to the public.

The suggested donation for the breakfast is $5 with all donations benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year.

There also will be a drawing at the breakfast for a cruiser bicycle donated by Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage.

“This is the ninth year that we have hosted this event,” said Robert McGrath, owner of the Club House Tavern.

“The United Way does a lot to benefit the youth in our community and we are happy to be able to support their efforts and help raise money for their programs.  With the city filled with visitors for Harborfest we are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd,” McGrath said.

“We are very appreciative of the support we are receiving from The Club House Tavern, Eagle Beverage, and our planning committee,” said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler.

“It’s encouraging to see that businesses and community members recognize the importance of helping our youth and supporting their United Way,” Trexler said.

“Last year our ‘Stuff-A-Bus’ program served approximately 1,400 students and we would like to help even more this year.  I am looking forward to the event and I hope our community members join us for a delicious breakfast,” she said.

 In addition to the breakfast, the United Way will also be holding a drawing for a chance to win a Beach Cruiser Bicycle, courtesy of Eagle Beverage. Tickets are available through the United Way.

Made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and more than 20 business and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign involves the collection of  donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

The highlight of the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign will be a special collection day on Aug. 20 when school buses will be at the following sites from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to accept donations:

** Wal-Mart, Route 49 in Central Square

** Wal-Mart, Route 104 in Oswego

** Wal-Mart, Route 3 in Granby

** Kinney Drugs, 3318 Main St.,Mexico

** Kinney Drugs, 3873 Rome Road, Pulaski

** Kinney Drugs, 17 S. First St., Fulton

** Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3, Hannibal

** Fulton Savings Bank parking lot, Route 57 in Phoenix

 For more information on the breakfast, or the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, or the drawing for the mountain bike, call the United Way office at 593-1900.

Riley Elementary sixth-graders receive awards before moving on to middle school

The Charles E. Riley Elementary School recently conducted its sixth grade ceremonies and Linda Doty presented the Triple “C” Award to Matthew Oldenburg while teacher Cindy Farnsworth stands alongside Principals American Citizenship award winner Owen Warner.
The Charles E. Riley Elementary School recently conducted its sixth grade ceremonies and Linda Doty presented the Triple “C” Award to Matthew Oldenburg while teacher Cindy Farnsworth stands alongside Principals American Citizenship award winner Owen Warner.

The Charles E. Riley Elementary School sixth-grade honors assembly provided the opportunity to recognize those students moving on to the Oswego Middle School while at the same time congratulating them for their academic effort.

Along with the presentation of certificates were several individual awards including the “Principal’s American Citizenship Award” presented by CER Principal Dr. Linda Doty to Owen Warner

Doty also presented this year’s Triple “C” Award from the state attorney general for “character, courage and commitment” to Matthew Oldenburg.

Several sixth-graders also were recognized with the Presidential Awards for Excellence and received a certificate signed by President Barack Obama.

Those earning the excellence honors included Megan Albright, Benjamin Caster, Alexandria Delfino, Molly Fitzgibbons, Miranda Gilbert, Olivia Henderson, Kayla Hockey, Sammi Jiang, Colin Li, Rielly Rozyczko, Owen Warner and Jacob Vickery.

Students receiving the “achievement” award included Mackenzi Belson, Leandra Davis, Zachary Kingsley, Matthew Oldenburg, Estie Proano, Kalysha Rourke and Trevor Rousselle.

The sixth-grade class was recognized by Doty as well as their teachers Eric McCrobie and Cindy Farnsworth.

This year’s students advancing to the Oswego Middle School are Megan Albright, Damien Allen, Lillian Alton, James Baker III, Mackenzi Belson, Madison Belson, Matthew Bonnell, Sara Boyzuck, Lauren Briglin, Benjamin Caster,  Alexis Centrone, Julissa Davis, Leandra Davis, Christa Delaney, Alexandria Delfino, Logan Engle, Blake Fidler, Molly Fitzgibbons, Haley Gardner, Miranda Gilbert, Olivia Henderson, Jesse Hill Jr., Kayla Hockey, Sammi Jiang, Gabriel Jimenez, Natalya Jimenez, Destiny Kelley and Loretta Kelley.

Also moving on are Zachary Kingsley, Emma Kozel, Katelyn Lagoe, Mia Lamphear, James Lee, Colin Li, Benjamin Martin, Matthew Oldenburg, Deizmend Perez, Joseph Powers, Estie Proano, Kalysha Rourke, Trevor Rousselle, Rielly Rozyczko, Faith Sams, James Tesoriero IV, Grace Verny-Rasmussen, Jacob Vickery, Owen Warner, Jacob Weigand, Gavin Weiss, Anthony Wilson and Tiffany Woods.

 Meanwhile, another highlight of the honors ceremony was the dedication of the yearbook to senior custodian Steve Quesnell.