Category Archives: Our Schools

Ooh la la — Fairley art is magnifique

Fairley Elementary School fourth-grader Jordan McCombie shows off her artwork as she stands alongside art teacher Jeannette Gillett. The work was featured in a school-wide art show Tuesday night.
Fairley Elementary School fourth-grader Jordan McCombie shows off her artwork as she stands alongside art teacher Jeannette Gillett. The work was featured in a school-wide art show Tuesday night.

The hallways in Hannibal’s Fairley Elementary School were transformed into a French art museum Tuesday, May 20 during a school-wide art show.

In the spirit of the Paris theme, students in Jeannette Gillett’s art classes created their own “Mona Lisa” masterpieces, miniature Eiffel towers and similar works. They used a variety of art mediums to make their projects, which were on display — along with a light-up Eiffel Tower creation — in the hallways near the art classroom.

“Every grade made something based on the French art theme,” Gillett said. “We learned about different French artists and the projects were inspired by artists like Kandinsky.”

Parents had a chance to view the work from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in conjunction with the school book fair.

Hannibal students jump ropes for others hearts

At left, Dennis M. Kenney Middle School student Makayla Ritchie is a hero and signs her name to a duck on the Heart Hero Pond poster during a Jump Rope for Heart event to celebrate the school’s more than $1,500 donation to the American Heart Association. Pictured with Makayla is Kenney phyiscal education teacher Penny Leonard. At right, seventh-graders Alyssa Beck cathes some air and shows off her jump roping skills at the Jump Rope for Heart event. Pictured with Alyssa is Ciara Farnham, foreground, and Brigette Reed, background. The celebration was held to honor Kenney students for their commitment to American Heart Association’s National Jump Rope for Heart fundraising and awareness campaign.
At left, Dennis M. Kenney Middle School student Makayla Ritchie is a hero and signs her name to a duck on the Heart Hero Pond poster during a Jump Rope for Heart event to celebrate the school’s more than $1,500 donation to the American Heart Association. Pictured with Makayla is Kenney phyiscal education teacher Penny Leonard. The celebration was held to honor Kenney students for their commitment to American Heart Association’s National Jump Rope for Heart fundraising and awareness campaign.

Dennis M. Kenney Middle School (KMS) in the Hannibal Central School District is filled with heroes, heroes that quite literally jumped at the opportunity to help others.

Over 50 middle school students along with their physical education teachers Penny Leonard and Dan Pawlewicz made a commitment to join the American Heart Association in its annual Jump Rope For Heart fundraising campaign.  Continue reading

Students learn local government ropes

Erin Waloven, seventh-grader at Fulton Junior High, sitting in the desk of Oswego County Legislator Daniel Farfaglia, D-Fulton, during Government Day at the Oswego County Legislature.

Erin Waloven, seventh-grader at Fulton Junior High, sitting in the desk of Oswego County Legislator Daniel Farfaglia, D-Fulton, during Government Day at the Oswego County Legislature.

The Oswego County Legislature and the Volney Town Board hosted local seventh-graders during Government Day.

The day is celebrated each year to allow students the chance to see how real government bodies work.  Continue reading