Category Archives: Our Schools

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

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

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.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

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

Paninski honored for archery skills

Assemblyman Will Barclay, R-Pulaski, recently honored Altmar-Parish Williamstown High School’s Jarid Paninski for capturing first place in the New York State National Archery in the Schools Program competition. Barclay is pictured above presenting Paninski with an Assembly resolution. This spring, the state Assembly recognized Paninski for capturing the title in archery. The National Archery in the Schools Program is a cooperative effort between conservation agencies, school systems and private organizations to bring the sport to students across the state. It’s designed to encourage and improve participation in outdoor-type activities among students of all abilities. The state Senate, at the request of Sen. Patty Ritchie, also passed a resolution honoring Paninski. Pictured above are APW Archery Club Adviser George Parker, then-APW High School Principal Jamie Coppola, Paninski, Barclay, and then-APW District Superintendent Gerry Hudson.
Assemblyman Will Barclay, R-Pulaski, recently honored Altmar-Parish Williamstown High School’s Jarid Paninski for capturing first place in the New York State National Archery in the Schools Program competition. Barclay is pictured above presenting Paninski with an Assembly resolution. This spring, the state Assembly recognized Paninski for capturing the title in archery. The National Archery in the Schools Program is a cooperative effort between conservation agencies, school systems and private organizations to bring the sport to students across the state. It’s designed to encourage and improve participation in outdoor-type activities among students of all abilities. The state Senate, at the request of Sen. Patty Ritchie, also passed a resolution honoring Paninski. Pictured above are APW Archery Club Adviser George Parker, then-APW High School Principal Jamie Coppola, Paninski, Barclay, and then-APW District Superintendent Gerry Hudson.

10 dental assistant grads inducted into honor society

The Oswego County BOCES’ Dental Assisting graduation was held May 28. Pictured are the students before the ceremony. seated in front left to right are: Brooke Firenze, Miranda Buskey, Macey Kerr, and Rebecca Allen. In back, standing left to right: Rebecca Williams, Sara Rice, Mallarie Byrne, Ashleigh Ecke, Annettie Rice and Stacy Ranieri. Paul Gugel, director of Adult and Migrant Education, said all 10 of the dental assisting graduates were eligible and were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Macey Kerr was named valedictorian with a final average of 96.77 and Rebecca Williams was named salutatorian with an average of 96.73.
The Oswego County BOCES’ Dental Assisting graduation was held May 28. Pictured are the students before the ceremony. seated in front left to right are: Brooke Firenze, Miranda Buskey, Macey Kerr, and Rebecca Allen. In back, standing left to right: Rebecca Williams, Sara Rice, Mallarie Byrne, Ashleigh Ecke, Annettie Rice and Stacy Ranieri. Paul Gugel, director of Adult and Migrant Education, said all 10 of the dental assisting graduates were eligible and were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Macey Kerr was named valedictorian with a final average of 96.77 and Rebecca Williams was named salutatorian with an average of 96.73.