Category Archives: Our Schools

Oswego Hospital New Visions students collaborate on diabetes event

New Vision students Meghan LiVoti and Evan Davis, both of Oswego, along with their classmates, will share information on diabetes with the community. The diabetes event will be held May 27 and 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. and then from noon to 2 p.m. both days in the lobbies of Oswego Hospital, the Oswego Health Services Center, the Fulton Urgent Care Center and the Fulton Health Center.
New Vision students Meghan LiVoti and Evan Davis, both of Oswego, along with their classmates, will share information on diabetes with the community. The diabetes event will be held May 27 and 29 from 9 to 11 a.m. and then from noon to 2 p.m. both days in the lobbies of Oswego Hospital, the Oswego Health Services Center, the Fulton Urgent Care Center and the Fulton Health Center.

A group of high school students who have spent their senior year exploring careers in the medical field at Oswego Hospital will share some of what they have learned with members of the community.

At the end of each school year, Oswego Hospital’s New Vision students from this Oswego BOCES program typically complete individual projects requiring them to research a disease. Continue reading

Reptiles visit pre-kindergartners at Lanigan

Grace and Glory Reptiles of Oswego recently visited Sally Austin’s UPK class at Lanigan Elementary School in Fulton. The visit followed a Common Core unit on reptiles and mammals. Head Zookeeper Dan Oosdyk of G & G Reptiles shared with students how he cares for the rescued reptiles, educated them on their habitats and brought a few along to show the class. Pictured is Oosdyk with preschooler Danato Raponi, who volunteered to hold a (plush) 12-foot Boa constrictor.
Grace and Glory Reptiles of Oswego recently visited Sally Austin’s UPK class at Lanigan Elementary School in Fulton. The visit followed a Common Core unit on reptiles and mammals. Head Zookeeper Dan Oosdyk of G & G Reptiles shared with students how he cares for the rescued reptiles, educated them on their habitats and brought a few along to show the class. Pictured is Oosdyk with preschooler Danato Raponi, who volunteered to hold a (plush) 12-foot Boa constrictor.

Baseball videoconference hits homer for learning math skills

Minetto Elementary students Joshua King and Makensie Sinclair stand in front of a display in the school library depicting all the places students have connected with during videoconferences this school year.
Minetto Elementary students Joshua King and Makensie Sinclair stand in front of a display in the school library depicting all the places students have connected with during videoconferences this school year.

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Fifth-grade students at Minetto Elementary School took a virtual trip to Cooperstown on Monday, where they got a glimpse of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and learned how basic mathematics skills are applied on the diamond. Continue reading

K9 officers show off their skills for Oswego County BOCES students

Trained to search for narcotics, K9 Mandin signals to his partner, New York State Trooper Mark Bender, that he has found such a substance in the filing cabinet. The demonstration was coordinated for students in the Oswego County BOCES Public Safety and Justice program, giving them an opportunity to learn about the New York State Police K9 Unit.
Trained to search for narcotics, K9 Mandin signals to his partner, New York State Trooper Mark Bender, that he has found such a substance in the filing cabinet. The demonstration was coordinated for students in the Oswego County BOCES Public Safety and Justice program, giving them an opportunity to learn about the New York State Police K9 Unit.

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Students enrolled in the Public Safety and Justice Program at Oswego County BOCES met two very special four-legged members of the New York State Police K9 Unit and learned that the phrase, “man’s best friend” is no cliché.

Mark Bender, the students’ instructor and a full-time New York State Trooper, brought his canine partner, Mandin, into the class. They were joined by fellow Trooper Kevin Conners, who brought his canine partner, Lynde.

Mandin, a Czech shepherd, is a patrol dog trained to search for narcotics and trained in handler protection, criminal tracking and apprehension.

Lynde is part of the New York State Police Bloodhound Team and is a trained scent-specific trailing dog.

Troopers Bender and Conners talked to students about the training program they completed with their respective K9 partners and how their K9 partner assists them in various on-the-job situations.

The two troopers and their partners staged a few typical scenarios, giving students an opportunity to see how K9s assisted in trailing and apprehending a criminal.

Instructors for the Public Safety and Justice Program are highly-trained professionals currently working in the field, allowing the program to stay current and better prepare its students for today’s workforce.

Bender is in his 12th year at Oswego County BOCES and his 20th year with the New York State Police.

BOCES students hit a home run in Central Square

Oswego County BOCES (OCB) Heavy Equipment Repair and Operations students and BOCES District Superintendent Christopher Todd during a baseball diamond refurbish project at A A. Cole Elementary School. Shown left to right are Robert Strong, Garret Lewin, Nicholas Bell, Todd, Dan Sigle, Ed Lauricella, Andrew Dashnaw and Cullynn orley. The six students are all from the Central School school district.
Oswego County BOCES (OCB) Heavy Equipment Repair and Operations students and BOCES District Superintendent Christopher Todd during a baseball diamond refurbish project at A A. Cole Elementary School. Shown left to right are Robert Strong, Garret Lewin, Nicholas Bell, Todd, Dan Sigle, Ed Lauricella, Andrew Dashnaw and Cullynn orley. The six students are all from the Central School school district.

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School is a walk in the park; just ask students enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Repair and Operations Program at Oswego County BOCES.  Continue reading