A flower to brighten the day at BOCES

Devon Foster, left, and Joe Gardener learn how to make a single carnation wrap from Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology student Kristin Hartle, foreground. Devon and Joe are students in Maureen Bennett’s class at Oswego County BOCES and organized a random acts of kindness project in which they presented a flower to several random strangers. The idea for the project was spurred from classroom discussions about community building, peace and the virtues that embody a responsible citizen. In the pink shirt is Oswego County BOCES school counselor Stacey Turtura.
Devon Foster, left, and Joe Gardener learn how to make a single carnation wrap from Floral Design and Greenhouse Technology student Kristin Hartle, foreground. Devon and Joe are students in Maureen Bennett’s class at Oswego County BOCES and organized a random acts of kindness project in which they presented a flower to several random strangers. The idea for the project was spurred from classroom discussions about community building, peace and the virtues that embody a responsible citizen. In the pink shirt is Oswego County BOCES school counselor Stacey Turtura.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Simple acts of kindness can brighten another person’s day, are often an inspiration, and have the power to create a positive ‘pay it forward’ movement. 

A shining example of this is a random acts of kindness project coordinated by Maureen Bennett’s class at Oswego County BOCES.  Continue reading

Ready, set, knit in Fulton

The first yarn installation in Fulton, spring 2012, greeted walkers and drive-by traffic. CNY Arts Center will host a Knit-In Saturday, June 7 at the downtown gazebo on First Street at 10 a.m. Yarn will be provided, bring knitting needles, crochet hooks and a lawn chair.
The first yarn installation in Fulton, spring 2012, greeted walkers and drive-by traffic. CNY Arts Center will host a Knit-In Saturday, June 7 at the downtown gazebo on First Street at 10 a.m. Yarn will be provided, bring knitting needles, crochet hooks and a lawn chair.

Calling all knitters and crocheters.

CNY Arts Center invites you to Fulton’s downtown gazebo at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7 for a morning of knitting and crocheting.  Continue reading

Lanigan Elementary turns into living history museum

Lanigan Elementary School fifth-grader Braeden Dempsey portrays Abraham Lincoln during the school’s living history museum activity Wednesday afternoon.
Lanigan Elementary School fifth-grader Braeden Dempsey portrays Abraham Lincoln during the school’s living history museum activity Wednesday afternoon.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Famous political figures, inventors, musicians and athletes roamed the cafeteria at Lanigan Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon as history came to life.

The school’s annual living history museum gave fifth-graders a chance to research a famous person from history, create a presentation about the historical figure and dress the part. Everyone from Betsy Ross to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady were represented as students in all grade levels and parents explored the museum. Continue reading

Linus Project, Charlie Brown show a match made in heaven

Linus (Chris Tetro) shares his blanket with Lucy (Julia Allen) in this scene from ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” running June 6 through 15 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. Church in Fulton. The organization will give $1 off per ticket for each new handmade blanket donated to Project Linus through CNY Arts Center. For more information, visit CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.
Linus (Chris Tetro) shares his blanket with Lucy (Julia Allen) in this scene from ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown” running June 6 through 15 at CNY Arts Center, 357 State St. Church in Fulton. The organization will give $1 off per ticket for each new handmade blanket donated to Project Linus through CNY Arts Center. For more information, visit CNYArtsCenter.com or call 592-3373.

Volunteers at CNY Arts Center were recently introduced to Project Linus and saw an obvious partnership between the charitable blanket organization and the current production of ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.’

The national mission of the nonprofit Project Linus is to provide homemade security blankets to children in need. Continue reading

Fairgrieve students learn about importance of making an effort

Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal Jean Ciesla congratulates students for displaying effort and earning the Virtue of the Month Award for May. In front (from left) are Ty Nesbitt, Natalie Guile, Reese Niver, Autumn Johnson, Adelaide McEachen, Olivia Nesbitt and Elijah Brooks. In the middle row (from left) are John-Paul Murphy, Josalyn Miller, Kaylee Brown, Caleb Dillingham, Logan Murphy, Maddison Schlosser, Ryan Carroll and Shane Seymour. In the back row (from left) are Ciesla, Gavin Brown, Danayza Gaiter, Justice Carvey, Alyssa Paro, Samantha Hoyt and Matthew MacDougall.
Fairgrieve Elementary School Principal Jean Ciesla congratulates students for displaying effort and earning the Virtue of the Month Award for May. In front (from left) are Ty Nesbitt, Natalie Guile, Reese Niver, Autumn Johnson, Adelaide McEachen, Olivia Nesbitt and Elijah Brooks. In the middle row (from left) are John-Paul Murphy, Josalyn Miller, Kaylee Brown, Caleb Dillingham, Logan Murphy, Maddison Schlosser, Ryan Carroll and Shane Seymour. In the back row (from left) are Ciesla, Gavin Brown, Danayza Gaiter, Justice Carvey, Alyssa Paro, Samantha Hoyt and Matthew MacDougall.

Submitted by Oswego County BOCES

Hard work was celebrated during Fairgrieve Elementary School’s Morning Express program Thursday May 22 as nearly two dozen students received recognition.

Principal Jean Ciesla congratulated 22 students for demonstrating effort during the past month and presented the children with Virtue of the Month awards and a button commemorating their achievement.  Continue reading

FFA students flourish at state convention

Two members of the Oswego County BOCES FFA Team captured honors at the 89th Annual New York State FFA Convention. Kayla Munger, second from left, captured fifth place honors and Jennifer Young, second from right, captured fourth place honors in the floriculture competition at the convention. The pair were among 11 teams and 44 individuals to participate in this particular competition at the annual event that draws more than 1,300 FFA members from across the state. Pictured with the two honorees above are fellow BOCES FFA members Austin Williams, left, and Bethany Gregory, right.
Two members of the Oswego County BOCES FFA Team captured honors at the 89th Annual New York State FFA Convention. Kayla Munger, second from left, captured fifth place honors and Jennifer Young, second from right, captured fourth place honors in the floriculture competition at the convention. The pair were among 11 teams and 44 individuals to participate in this particular competition at the annual event that draws more than 1,300 FFA members from across the state. Pictured with the two honorees above are fellow BOCES FFA members Austin Williams, left, and Bethany Gregory, right.

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