Financial literacy courses set for Fulton, Oswego

Course in financial literacy are scheduled for sites in Fulton and Oswego.

According to a recent national report, low basic skills in literacy and numbers are more common now in the United States than on average across participating countries. One in five adults in the U.S. have low literacy skills and nearly a third have weak number skills.

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Leighton Elementary students honored for reading

The “4” the Love of Reading  Award was presented to students at the Frederick Leighton Elementary School. Long time educator Norma Barnes retired from the district several years ago, but her support of her former school continues. She annually donates books to the school library as part of a grant she received from Walmart.  This year the fourth grade reading awards were given to Alexander (Sasha) Loayza and Kate Cloonan.  They were joined in the celebration of the recognition by Principal Julie Burger (far right) and fourth grade teachers Jessica Bowman and Terri Fear.
The “4” the Love of Reading Award was presented to students at the Frederick Leighton Elementary School. Long time educator Norma Barnes retired from the district several years ago, but her support of her former school continues. She annually donates books to the school library as part of a grant she received from Walmart. This year the fourth grade reading awards were given to Alexander (Sasha) Loayza and Kate Cloonan. They were joined in the celebration of the recognition by Principal Julie Burger (far right) and fourth grade teachers Jessica Bowman and Terri Fear.

Fitzhugh Park students donate more than $500 to Oswego Oncology

Fitzhugh Park Elementary School students donated $509 to Oswego Oncology as the result of the “Crafting for a Cure” campaign. Gathered for the presentation were Alyssa Searor, Maddy Graham, Nicole Anthony, Nurse Administrator Steve Thomas and Fitzhugh Park teacher Chris Haessig,
Fitzhugh Park Elementary School students donated $509 to Oswego Oncology as the result of the “Crafting for a Cure” campaign. Gathered for the presentation were Alyssa Searor, Maddy Graham, Nicole Anthony, Nurse Administrator Steve Thomas and Fitzhugh Park teacher Chris Haessig,

The Fitzhugh Park Elementary School “Crafting for the Cure” proved to be a tremendous success.

Students at the Oswego school gathered after school to design and construct a variety of craft items that culminated with a generous donation of more than $1,000 to the Golisano Children’s Hospital and Oswego Oncology.

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‘Mary’ a success story of homeless services in Oswego County

OCO Planning Coordinator, Kristin LaBarge (l) and Katie Batchelor (r), runaway and homeless youth advocate with Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Homeless Services, review results of the agencies efforts to address homelessness in Oswego County.  As a member of the COACH committee (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness), OCO works closely with other human service agencies, local elected officials, concerned community members, and government officials to raise the awareness of, and find effective ways to address, the issue of homelessness in Oswego County.
OCO Planning Coordinator, Kristin LaBarge (l) and Katie Batchelor (r), runaway and homeless youth advocate with Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Homeless Services, review results of the agencies efforts to address homelessness in Oswego County. As a member of the COACH committee (County of Oswego Advocates Challenging Homelessness), OCO works closely with other human service agencies, local elected officials, concerned community members, and government officials to raise the awareness of, and find effective ways to address, the issue of homelessness in Oswego County.

This story was written and submitted by John DeRousie

For many, the picture of homelessness is someone living on the street with what few possessions they own stuffed in plastic bags and trying to find any shelter they can from the elements.

The reality is homelessness exists in many forms.

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