Category Archives: Our Schools

BOCES students learn fine art of vehicle extrication

During a vehicle extrication exercise at Oswego County BOCES, Public Safety and Justice students Aaron Davis (left) and James Peet use hydraulic equipment to cut the car’s steel frame.
During a vehicle extrication exercise at Oswego County BOCES, Public Safety and Justice students Aaron Davis (left) and James Peet use hydraulic equipment to cut the car’s steel frame.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Students enrolled in the Public Safety and Justice program at Oswego County BOCES received a hands-on lesson recently as they performed a vehicle extrication in the parking lot on campus. Continue reading

Fulton school board looks at ‘school within a school’ model for alternative education

By Ashley M. Casey

The Fulton City School District is one step closer to revamping its alternative education program for high schoolers.

The school board heard from Director of Student Support Programs Geri Geitner at its July 8 meeting about a “school within a school” model for alternative education students in grades 9 through 12.

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Eighth-graders at Dillon Middle receive awards

An Outstanding Academic Achievement Award was presented to 15 eighth-grade students at Emerson J. Dillon Middle School in recognition of earning Gold Star Honor Roll status during all four years at the school. Pictured are five of the honorees, left to right: Catherine Musumeci, Alisa Trudell, Haley Stellingwerf, Emily McDonald, and Hannah Grabowski.
An Outstanding Academic Achievement Award was presented to 15 eighth-grade students at Emerson J. Dillon Middle School in recognition of earning Gold Star Honor Roll status during all four years at the school. Pictured are five of the honorees, left to right: Catherine Musumeci, Alisa Trudell, Haley Stellingwerf, Emily McDonald, and Hannah Grabowski.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

An awards celebration on the final day of the 2013-14 school year honored eighth-grade students at Phoenix’s Emerson J. Dillon Middle School for various achievements and academic accomplishments.  Continue reading

BOCES Garden Club spruces up campus

Oswego County BOCES student Kyle Homer (front) stands with members of the middle school garden club after tidying up the grounds outside of the Stern building on campus. Joining Homer in the back row, from left, are Robert Burkett, teaching assistant Kathleen Woodmancy, Cheyanna Dorr and teacher Mary Ryan.
Oswego County BOCES student Kyle Homer (front) stands with members of the middle school garden club after tidying up the grounds outside of the Stern building on campus. Joining Homer in the back row, from left, are Robert Burkett, teaching assistant Kathleen Woodmancy, Cheyanna Dorr and teacher Mary Ryan.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

When Mother Nature finally released her grip on a relentless winter and a chilly spring, students in Mary Ryan’s class at Oswego County BOCES wanted to get outdoors and help beautify the grounds surrounding the Mexico campus. Continue reading

Birdlebough athletes recognized at special banquet

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The Phoenix Central School District, in conjunction with the Phoenix Firebirds Sports Booster Club, honored athletes from the John C. Birdlebough Class of 2014 at the annual Senior Athlete Recognition Banquet.  Continue reading

Teacher taped to wall after students raise heart money

Minetto Elementary School (in the Oswego school district) conducted a “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraiser with students skipping rope for 40 minutes during their physical education class. This year, more than $2,200 was raised. As a result, students were able to duct tape teacher Don Fronk to the cafeteria wall. Brayden Miller prepares to place another piece of tape as school nurse Eileen Robinson looks on.
Minetto Elementary School (in the Oswego school district) conducted a “Jump Rope for Heart” fundraiser with students skipping rope for 40 minutes during their physical education class. This year, more than $2,200 was raised. As a result, students were able to duct tape teacher Don Fronk to the cafeteria wall. Brayden Miller prepares to place another piece of tape as school nurse Eileen Robinson looks on.

Nursing students graduate at BOCES

Oswego County BOCES Practical Nursing instructor Margaret Palmer (right) presents a pin and diploma to student Jennifer Lavallee during a program graduation ceremony Thursday (June 26) in Fulton.
Oswego County BOCES Practical Nursing instructor Margaret Palmer (right) presents a pin and diploma to student Jennifer Lavallee during a program graduation ceremony Thursday (June 26) in Fulton.

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After 40 weeks of classroom training and hands-on learning, 26 Oswego County BOCES Practical Nursing program students earned their diplomas Thursday (June 26) and are preparing to embark on medical careers in the near future.  Continue reading

2 win journalism scholarships

The Professional Journalists and Communicators Club of Oswego County (PJC) recently announce the recipients of the club’s scholarship awards.  From left are: PJC Treasurer, Mary Ellen Barbeau of the Oswego County Department of Tourism; PJC Vice President, John DeRousie of Custom Marketing Solutions; Tara Stacy, recipient of the PJC Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award; Guest Speaker and PJC Member, Jeffery Rea of SUNY Oswego Office of Public Affairs; Scholarship Recipient, James Bailey of G. Ray Bodley High School; and PJC President Marion Ciciarelli of Oswego Health.
The Professional Journalists and Communicators Club of Oswego County (PJC) recently announce the recipients of the club’s scholarship awards. From left are: PJC Treasurer, Mary Ellen Barbeau of the Oswego County Department of Tourism; PJC Vice President, John DeRousie of Custom Marketing Solutions; Tara Stacy, recipient of the PJC Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award; Guest Speaker and PJC Member, Jeffery Rea of SUNY Oswego Office of Public Affairs; Scholarship Recipient, James Bailey of G. Ray Bodley High School; and PJC President Marion Ciciarelli of Oswego Health.

The Professional Journalists and Communicators of Oswego County (PJC) has awarded the organization’s Muriel Allerton Scholarship Award to Tara Stacy of Oswego High School.   Continue reading