Showcase of art fills the halls at Maroun Elementary

kindergartner Sara Speich used construction paper and crayon to create a scene that featured a castle and hot air balloon. An image of Speich sits in the balloon’s basket.
kindergartner Sara Speich used construction paper and crayon to create a scene that featured a castle and hot air balloon. An image of Speich sits in the balloon’s basket.

The halls of Michael A. Maroun Elementary School in Phoenix look like murals as student artwork was displayed during Friday’s Art Show. 

The show featured art by kindergartners through fourth-graders.

Students took their families and friends through a self-guided tour of the school.  Continue reading

Kids have night out with their ‘guys’ in Phoenix

Jacob Schroeder (left), a participant of Head Start’s Phoenix class, and his dad, Lucas Jacobson, work on building a firetruck during Head Start’s annual My Guy and Me Night held recently at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix. For more information on Head Start or Discovery Day Care, call 598-4711, or visit www.oco.org.
Jacob Schroeder (left), a participant of Head Start’s Phoenix class, and his dad, Lucas Jacobson, work on building a firetruck during Head Start’s annual My Guy and Me Night held recently at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix. For more information on Head Start or Discovery Day Care, call 598-4711, or visit www.oco.org.
Christian Morrissette, a participant in Head Start’s Phoenix, proudly displays Creepy Keeper that he and his dad Anthony Gullen built as part of Head Start’s annual My Guy and Me Night at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix.
Christian Morrissette, a participant in Head Start’s Phoenix, proudly displays Creepy Keeper that he and his dad Anthony Gullen built as part of Head Start’s annual My Guy and Me Night at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix.

Build and Grow was the theme for the evening as the Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Head Start program hosted its annual My Guy and Me Night.  

Held at Discovery Day Care in Phoenix, My Guy and Me Night provided children in the Head Start and Discovery Day Care programs an opportunity to bring their dad, grandpa, uncle, or significant male with them for an evening of family fun. Continue reading

View from the Assembly: Stronger penalties needed for human trafficking

By State Assemblyman Will Barclay

There are a number of measures I sponsor that would expand women’s rights and protections, as well as serve to better protect children. 

I wanted to highlight a few this week that would help the punishment fit the crime and also, make it easier for women and children to access services when in need.

Increase penalties for human trafficking. Human trafficking exploits vulnerable individuals. Victims of sex and labor trafficking are made to act against their will and, in many cases, are forced or coerced into committing crimes.  Continue reading

Bodley students win scholarships

Eight seniors at G. Ray Bodley High School received the 2014 Scholarships for Academic Excellence award from John B. King, Jr., the  state Education Commissioner. Students were selected based on an average  using Regents scores in English, Algebra 2 and Trigonometry, U.S. History and three science courses. Winners must attend a college or university in New York state. Pictured from left to right are: Michael Holcomb, Jordyn Stone, Ashley McCann, Tessa LiVoti, Danielle Rupert, Amelia Coakley, Julia Ludington and Noah Sorbello.
Eight seniors at G. Ray Bodley High School received the 2014 Scholarships for Academic Excellence award from John B. King, Jr., the state Education Commissioner. Students were selected based on an average using Regents scores in English, Algebra 2 and Trigonometry, U.S. History and three science courses. Winners must attend a college or university in New York state. Pictured from left to right are: Michael Holcomb, Jordyn Stone, Ashley McCann, Tessa LiVoti, Danielle Rupert, Amelia Coakley, Julia Ludington and Noah Sorbello.

State Senate Report: Military Appreciation Month

By State Sen. Patricia Ritchie

Living so close to Fort Drum, we see firsthand the tremendous sacrifices our soldiers make in the name of defending both our country and our freedom.

Enduring everything from long periods away from their loved ones to courageously fighting on the front lines, there is no way we could ever repay our troops for their selflessness.

While we should show our appreciation to veterans and current service members year-round, May — which is Military Appreciation Month — presents special opportunities to recognize our troops.   Continue reading

Fulton Rotary honors students

The students from G. Ray Bodley High School students who visited the Fulton Rotary Club this month were Anthony Semeraro, left, and Amelia Coakley. Coakley has a year of college “under her belt” with Advanced Placement courses. She has been active in figure skating and lacrosse and has volunteered often in the community, especially at Oswego Hospital, where her father works. She will attend Binghamton University in the fall and major in the health care field. Semeraro is also a strong student who is interested in drama and music. He will attend Rochester Institute of Technology and major in chemical engineering. Both students are members of the National Honor Society.  Rotarian Youth Committee member Judy Young, center, introduced the students to the Fulton Rotarians.
The students from G. Ray Bodley High School students who visited the Fulton Rotary Club this month were Anthony Semeraro, left, and Amelia Coakley. Coakley has a year of college “under her belt” with Advanced Placement courses. She has been active in figure skating and lacrosse and has volunteered often in the community, especially at Oswego Hospital, where her father works. She will attend Binghamton University in the fall and major in the health care field. Semeraro is also a strong student who is interested in drama and music. He will attend Rochester Institute of Technology and major in chemical engineering. Both students are members of the National Honor Society. Rotarian Youth Committee member Judy Young, center, introduced the students to the Fulton Rotarians.

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