Category Archives: Our Schools

Blessings in a Backpack program receives grant

Blessings in a Backpack program of Oswego-Fulton Lutheran-Episcopal Faith Partnership received a $5,000 challenge grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation.

The money was awarded to the program based on its effectiveness in addressing physical, emotional and/or spiritual needs in the local area based on Jesus’ words in Matthew 25: 35-36.

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Fulton Pre-K to have registration night

Students fro Fulton Pre-K show their pride for their pre-k program during the Memorial Day Salute parade May 24. Shown are, left to right,  Declan Nickerson, Evelyn Lischak, Callen Cowden, Walker Doney, Kane Morey, Chase Clark, Caeli Bartlett, Kendyll Bixby, Bella Vant, Brayden Wise
Students fro Fulton Pre-K show their pride for their pre-k program during the Memorial Day Salute parade May 24. Shown are, left to right, Declan Nickerson, Evelyn Lischak, Callen Cowden, Walker Doney, Kane Morey, Chase Clark, Caeli Bartlett, Kendyll Bixby, Bella Vant, Brayden Wise

The Fulton City School District will conduct an open registration night for the district’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Education Center, 167 S. Fourth St., Fulton.

The event will feature a free performance by the Twin Magicians.

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Guernsey, Shannon receive Lions scholarships

Anna Guernsey and Casey Shannon, both set to graduate next month from  G. Ray Bodley High School, were awarded the Fulton Lions Club’s 2014 H. and Mary Dowd Memorial and John Scaringi scholarships respectively. Each scholarship provides the winner with $750 per year for four years toward college costs. Guernsey will attend Fulton-Montgomery Community College to major in radiologic technology. Shannon will attend Clarkson University to major in physical therapy. Leo Chirello, past Fulton Lions president and scholarship committee chair, congratulated Shannon, (left) and Guernsey. The Fulton Lions Club, also know for their Mane Event Comedy Night, Lions Loot Sweepstakes and Labor Day Duck Derby, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area. For further information on Fulton Lions: http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/fultonny/index.php .
Anna Guernsey and Casey Shannon, both set to graduate next month from G. Ray Bodley High School, were awarded the Fulton Lions Club’s 2014 H. and Mary Dowd Memorial and John Scaringi scholarships respectively. Each scholarship provides the winner with $750 per year for four years toward college costs. Guernsey will attend Fulton-Montgomery Community College to major in radiologic technology. Shannon will attend Clarkson University to major in physical therapy. Leo Chirello, past Fulton Lions president and scholarship committee chair, congratulated Shannon, (left) and Guernsey. The Fulton Lions Club, also know for their Mane Event Comedy Night, Lions Loot Sweepstakes and Labor Day Duck Derby, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area. For further information on Fulton Lions: http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/fultonny/index.php .

Hannibal student-athletes honored

Hannibal High School senior athletes Ben Slate and Devin Sorrell receive the sports booster club’s $250 award for their athletic accomplishments, character and sportsmanship. They accepted the honor during the annual awards banquet Wednesday night in the Hannibal High School auditorium.
Hannibal High School senior athletes Ben Slate and Devin Sorrell receive the sports booster club’s $250 award for their athletic accomplishments, character and sportsmanship. They accepted the honor during the annual awards banquet Wednesday night in the Hannibal High School auditorium.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Teamwork, sportsmanship and dedication were celebrated Wednesday, May 21 during the Hannibal Central School District athletic banquet.

The annual event, sponsored by the Hannibal Sports Booster Club, honored roughly 300 student-athletes who participated in junior varsity and varsity level competition throughout the school year. Continue reading

A flower to brighten the day at BOCES

Devon Foster, left, and Joe Gardener learn how to make a single carnation wrap from Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology student Kristin Hartle, foreground. Devon and Joe are students in Maureen Bennett’s class at Oswego County BOCES and organized a random acts of kindness project in which they presented a flower to several random strangers. The idea for the project was spurred from classroom discussions about community building, peace and the virtues that embody a responsible citizen. In the pink shirt is Oswego County BOCES school counselor Stacey Turtura.
Devon Foster, left, and Joe Gardener learn how to make a single carnation wrap from Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology student Kristin Hartle, foreground. Devon and Joe are students in Maureen Bennett’s class at Oswego County BOCES and organized a random acts of kindness project in which they presented a flower to several random strangers. The idea for the project was spurred from classroom discussions about community building, peace and the virtues that embody a responsible citizen. In the pink shirt is Oswego County BOCES school counselor Stacey Turtura.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Simple acts of kindness can brighten another person’s day, are often an inspiration, and have the power to create a positive ‘pay it forward’ movement. 

A shining example of this is a random acts of kindness project coordinated by Maureen Bennett’s class at Oswego County BOCES.  Continue reading

Lanigan Elementary turns into living history museum

Lanigan Elementary School fifth-grader Braeden Dempsey portrays Abraham Lincoln during the school’s living history museum activity Wednesday afternoon.
Lanigan Elementary School fifth-grader Braeden Dempsey portrays Abraham Lincoln during the school’s living history museum activity Wednesday afternoon.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Famous political figures, inventors, musicians and athletes roamed the cafeteria at Lanigan Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon as history came to life.

The school’s annual living history museum gave fifth-graders a chance to research a famous person from history, create a presentation about the historical figure and dress the part. Everyone from Betsy Ross to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady were represented as students in all grade levels and parents explored the museum. Continue reading