Category Archives: Our Schools

Pulaski places 8th in state Envirothon

Students from Pulaski High, left to right, Jacqueline Novak, Ruthie van der Heide, Emma van der Heide, Randy Novak, and Hannah Greulich placed first at the Oswego County Envirothon, a hands-on environmental competition.
Students from Pulaski High, left to right, Jacqueline Novak, Ruthie van der Heide, Emma van der Heide, Randy Novak, and Hannah Greulich placed first at the Oswego County Envirothon, a hands-on environmental competition.

Local students spent a day identifying trees, birds, aquatic insects, soils, furbearers, and more during the 24th annual Oswego County Envirothon held May 1 at Jellystone Park in Mexico.

Team members from Pulaski High — Hanna Greulich, Jacqueline Novak, Randy Novak, Emma van der Heide, and Ruthie van der Heide — won the event. The Pulaski team is coached by Jamie Hefti. Continue reading

Bodley chorus performs in Boston

Members of the G. Ray Bodley chorus under the direction of Thomas Nami, and the G. Ray Bodley Orchestra, under the direction Anna Edele, traveled to Boston on the weekend of April 25-27 to perform and see some of the sights in Boston. Students are pictured after their performance at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, the same hospital where injured participants of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 were treated. During the course of three days, students visited the Boston Aquarium, Quincy Market, Hard Rock Café and went on a Duck Tour. Students also went to performances of the Blue Man Group and Shear Madness, in addition to participating in a cash hunt in and around the Boston area and visiting Fenway Park. Before returning to Fulton, students stopped at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.
Members of the G. Ray Bodley chorus under the direction of Thomas Nami, and the G. Ray Bodley Orchestra, under the direction Anna Edele, traveled to Boston on the weekend of April 25-27 to perform and see some of the sights in Boston. Students are pictured after their performance at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, the same hospital where injured participants of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 were treated. During the course of three days, students visited the Boston Aquarium, Quincy Market, Hard Rock Café and went on a Duck Tour. Students also went to performances of the Blue Man Group and Shear Madness, in addition to participating in a cash hunt in and around the Boston area and visiting Fenway Park. Before returning to Fulton, students stopped at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.

Journalist group seeks scholarship applications

Applications are now being accepted for the Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award given each year by the Professional Journalists and Communicators (PJC) of Oswego County. 

Graduating high school seniors throughout the county who are planning to continue their education in a communications-related field are invited to apply for the $500 prize. Continue reading

Native American author Joseph Bruchac visits Lanigan students

Author Joseph Bruchac and his son Jesse visited Lanigan Elementary School on May 7. Pictured in back from left are Library Media Specialist Jessica Somers, Jesse Bruchac and Joseph Bruchac. In front are students Emma Green, Tanner Tetro, Olivia Saunderson and Tyler LaDue.
Author Joseph Bruchac and his son Jesse visited Lanigan Elementary School on May 7. Pictured in back from left are Library Media Specialist Jessica Somers, Jesse Bruchac and Joseph Bruchac. In front are students Emma Green, Tanner Tetro, Olivia Saunderson and Tyler LaDue.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Lanigan Elementary warmly welcomed author Joseph Bruchac during a recent visit.

Students in fourth grade read several of Bruchac’s books in anticipation of his appearance, and also created posters on those books to decorate the library’s hallway. Continue reading

Testing is done — head to the pool

Students at Lanigan Elementary School recently celebrated the completion of their Common Core English language arts and mathematics testing with an afternoon of swimming at Granby pool. Fourth-graders at Lanigan take swim lessons at the Granby pool during the year. Tanner Tetro, Eli Reynolds, Jon Dingman and Dalton Hines are pictured moments before diving into the pool.
Students at Lanigan Elementary School recently celebrated the completion of their Common Core English language arts and mathematics testing with an afternoon of swimming at Granby pool. Fourth-graders at Lanigan take swim lessons at the Granby pool during the year. Tanner Tetro, Eli Reynolds, Jon Dingman and Dalton Hines are pictured moments before diving into the pool.

Bodley senior receives Gates scholarship

Simard
Simard

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Tevin Simard, a senior at G. Ray Bodley, has been awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

The program selects 1,000 students each year to receive an all-expenses paid scholarship to a four-year college or university of their choosing.

Simard also was chosen for the National Security Language Initiative for Youth program that provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in overseas immersion programs.  Continue reading