Granby students put in extra effort

Riley Kempston, Aunna Metelsky, Elle Stafford and Connor Nugent were among the students selected by their teachers for their exemplary behavior.
Riley Kempston, Aunna Metelsky, Elle Stafford and Connor Nugent were among the students selected by their teachers for their exemplary behavior.

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Fulton schools’ character trait for May was effort.

Students at Granby Elementary School, selected at best representing that character trait, were treated to a special breakfast with Principal Heather Perry. Continue reading

BOCES students explore collage

Artist Ira Marcks was at the Oswego County BOCES campus in Mexico for two days in mid-May to work with students in several exceptional education classes on collage murals. Marcks introduced the technique of collage, a style of visual art where the artwork is made from different materials to create a whole new piece of art. Students first colored blank canvases with acrylic paint before gluing magazine clippings to the surface. Each canvas represented a color found on the color wheel. Here, Marcks shows Jaiden Herrington of Darlene Oschsner’s class how to secure magazine clippings to the canvas by brushing glue with a paintbrush.
Artist Ira Marcks was at the Oswego County BOCES campus in Mexico for two days in mid-May to work with students in several exceptional education classes on collage murals. Marcks introduced the technique of collage, a style of visual art where the artwork is made from different materials to create a whole new piece of art. Students first colored blank canvases with acrylic paint before gluing magazine clippings to the surface. Each canvas represented a color found on the color wheel. Here, Marcks shows Jaiden Herrington of Darlene Oschsner’s class how to secure magazine clippings to the canvas by brushing glue with a paintbrush.

Holocaust survivor tells her story at Granby school

Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan, center, brought a message of kindness and hope to Granby Elementary School. She is pictured above with students Ryan Gerth, left, Jacob Fauler and Katelyn Perkins, and sixth-grade teacher Erica Bertrand.
Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan, center, brought a message of kindness and hope to Granby Elementary School. She is pictured above with students Ryan Gerth, left, Jacob Fauler and Katelyn Perkins, and sixth-grade teacher Erica Bertrand.

Granby Elementary School students put away their history books for a firsthand account of life during World War II.

Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan spoke to fifth- and sixth-grade students at the school about life as a Jewish person in Nazi Germany. Continue reading

Cold Toast takes Phoenix talent prize

Pictured are members of Cold Toast, a student ska band that performed and took first place at Birdlebough’s sixth annual talent show. Back row from left: Wyatt Parker, Kevin Borza, Ian Evans, Dylan Switzer and Nick Shafer. In front are Andy Padula and Mike Leach.
Pictured are members of Cold Toast, a student ska band that performed and took first place at Birdlebough’s sixth annual talent show. Back row from left: Wyatt Parker, Kevin Borza, Ian Evans, Dylan Switzer and Nick Shafer. In front are Andy Padula and Mike Leach.

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The junior class hosted John C. Birdlebough’s last talent show of the year on Friday May 30.

The talent show featured 15 student acts, including singing solos, drum covers, musical skits, a comedy routine, an a cappella quartet and a live band. Continue reading

Head Start center proudly flying Stars and Stripes

Representatives from the Phoenix Sons of American Legion Post 418 present the Head Start Classroom at Discovery Day Care Center with a flag for the facility’s new flagpole.  Seated from left are: Pete Andrews, Liz Liberti, Commander Ron Smithers and Tom Mills.  Standing from left are Bob Goettel, Mike Bardin, Bud Lee, Shawn Mills, Gary Mills and Jack Hackett.  The American Legion members were joined by local state and local officials along with other dignitaries for the dedication of the new flagpole.
Representatives from the Phoenix Sons of American Legion Post 418 present the Head Start Classroom at Discovery Day Care Center with a flag for the facility’s new flagpole. Seated from left are: Pete Andrews, Liz Liberti, Commander Ron Smithers and Tom Mills. Standing from left are Bob Goettel, Mike Bardin, Bud Lee, Shawn Mills, Gary Mills and Jack Hackett. The American Legion members were joined by local state and local officials along with other dignitaries for the dedication of the new flagpole.

Stiff winds and heavy rain could not dampen the spirits of those in attendance for the dedication of the new flagpole installed at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix.   Continue reading

Girl Scouts make activity bags to help young ER patients

Seated in the photo from left are scouts Sarah Westcott and Emma Searor, of Troop 10566. Standing are Troop Leader Kim Westcott, Oswego Service Unit Treasurer Cindy Mather, Rhonda Parker (Emma’s mother), registered nurse Janet Ketcham, Dr. Michael Boyle and registered nurse Deborah Russo.
Seated in the photo from left are scouts Sarah Westcott and Emma Searor, of Troop 10566. Standing are Troop Leader Kim Westcott, Oswego Service Unit Treasurer Cindy Mather, Rhonda Parker (Emma’s mother), registered nurse Janet Ketcham, Dr. Michael Boyle and registered nurse Deborah Russo.

To help children feel more comfortable when seeking care at Oswego Hospital’s emergency department, the Girl Scouts from the Oswego Service Unit, which includes a Minetto troop, made and donated activity bags.

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