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Congressman Katko celebrates OHS students' efforts Congressman Katko celebrates OHS students' efforts: Fort Ontario is one step closer to becoming national park, thanks to hundreds of Oswego City School District students who aimed to see their community’s history stand on a national platform.   Officers from Oswego High School’s National Honor Society chapter were invited to a special ceremony on Sept. 21 at the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum, where U.S. Rep. John Katko helped the students and Oswego community celebrate the passage of the Fort Ontario Study Act. The legislation has aimed to put both Fort Ontario and the museum well on its way to becoming a national park, a fete the high schoolers said has been joyous to see from beginning to near end.   OHS graduate Danielle DelConte led the effort during the 2017-2018 school year where hundreds of ...
OMS Open House attracts hundreds of families OMS Open House attracts hundreds of families: Oswego Middle School’s recent Open House was a huge success.   Several hundred families attended the annual event, which gave Oswego City School District seventh- and eighth-graders the opportunity to showcase their initial 2018-2018 school year progress, artwork and goals. The middle schoolers also introduced their parents or guardians to their teachers and helped their families navigate the school hallways. The students and their guests were invited to dine together in the school cafeteria where they enjoyed salad, pizza, breadsticks, brownies and a drink.   OMS Principal Mary Beth Fierro said Open House is an engaging event for student and their families who communicate there about current school events, important reminders, schoolwork, extracurricular opportunities ...
OHS hosts Meet the Teacher night OHS hosts Meet the Teacher night: Parents and guardians of Oswego High School students stepped into their child’s shoes as they experienced a mock day in their life during the building’s recent Meet the Teacher night.   Families first visited the cafeteria where they received pertinent community information to help students achieve success both inside and outside of school. Debra Kasmer, OHS administrative intern, said that inaugural portion of the evening aimed to improve school-to-home relations. Students and their families enjoyed refreshments before they walked the hallways and visited classrooms together. At left, OHS junior Kathleen McGreevy introduces her mother, Amanda Plasse, to English teacher Gretchen Fronk during the high school’s recent Meet the Teacher night.  
Oswego teachers go teal for a cause Oswego teachers go teal for a cause: Teal Tuesday was a huge success throughout our school district. OCSD staff members joined together to wear teal clothing and/or a teal ribbon to show their unwavering support for those battling or affected by ovarian cancer. Anytime we can come together to support each other, including our OCSD families, neighbors and community, the stronger we become. At left, staff members at the Oswego Middle School show off their teal attire.
School tax collection changes coming for OCSD School tax collection changes coming for OCSD: The Oswego City School District has streamlined its school tax procedures; therefore, Oswego County will no longer be collecting OCSD school taxes.   Taxes will now be collected at the district warehouse, 224 W. Utica St., Oswego, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (the office will be closed daily from 1 to 2 p.m.) Mondays to Fridays. Payment may also be received via mail to PO Box, 890, Oswego.   Recently announced by the business office, the change also allows the school district to offer additional convenient ways to pay school taxes. New this year, credit card payments will be accepted, as will online payments via the district website, www.oswego.org .   Bills are sent out on Sept. 29, 2018 and payable Oct. 1, 2018 to Feb. 28, 2019.   School tax collector Joyce ...
Freshmen begin school ahead of upperclassmen Freshmen begin school ahead of upperclassmen: Near silence and bare hallways accompanied Oswego High School’s ninth-graders during their opening day of the 2018-2019 school year.   OHS’ Freshmen First Day allowed the members of the Class of 2022 become more acquainted with the new-to-them building, double-check their locker combinations, practice their bell schedule and learn the expectations of high school. Staff members, dressed in shades of Buccaneer blue, welcomed the freshmen to their final four years with the Oswego City School District.   The ninth-graders enjoyed passport tasks for various departments and elective areas, where they had teachers mark where they visited, for the students’ chance at winning movie tickets.   Upperclassmen joined the freshman at school the following day. ...
Kindergarten orientation events ease worries at OCSD Kindergarten orientation events ease worries at OCSD: The Oswego City School District has welcomed some of its youngest students to the 2018-2019 school year with an orientation event to help them become more comfortable as they begin their OCSD educational journey.   Members of the future Class of 2030 were able to meet their teacher, explore their classroom and make new friends during recent kindergarten orientations at Fitzhugh Park, Kingsford Park, Charles E. Riley, Frederick Leighton and Minetto elementary schools. During FPS’ celebration, Principal Donna Simmons thanked parents for entrusting their children to FPS. She said she has recognized the students’ half-day pre-school schedule to full-day kindergarten will require an adjustment period, and she promised FPS kindergarten teachers and other staff members would ...
KPS students thrilled for 1st day of school KPS students thrilled for 1st day of school: Welcome back, Oswego City School District students! We are so happy to have you back for the 2018-2019 school year...and welcome all new students! Together, we will have an amazing year full of many memories. Take a look at these wonderful photos from KPS' first day!        
Welcome Back! Welcome Back!: Wednesday, September 5th, is opening day for all our OCSD students. We are excited for a great school year. As a community we all work together to make our students Fully Prepared and Life Ready!
OHS Freshmen Orientation draws a crowd OHS Freshmen Orientation draws a crowd: Accompanied by their parents/guardians and some siblings, Oswego City School District’s ninth-graders flocked to the Oswego High School theater to adapt to the transition of their final four years with the district.   The annual freshmen and new student orientation event introduced the freshmen and their guests to OHS Principal Patrick Wallace, other school administrators and key staff members who will serve as supports through their first year at the high school and beyond. Each ninth-grader was provided with a checklist of tasks to complete before their first day of school: pick up their schedule, Buc T-shirt and planner; take a student identification photo, receive OHS club and activity information, check out their locker and practice the combination. The students also oriented ...
Meet the Teacher night a success at Leighton Meet the Teacher night a success at Leighton: Leighton Elementary School students who could barely contain their excitement for the start of the 2018-2019 school year once they were able to have a sneak preview during the building’s recent Meet the Teacher night.   Students and their families flocked to the inaugural event where they were able to drop off school supplies, navigate the hallways to find their classroom, meet their teacher and become more acquainted with their new learning spaces. Principal Kara Shore said Meet the Teacher night was put together after Leighton teachers received responsive classroom training over the summer and wanted to offer one night to ease any anxiety students may have had about starting school and getting used to new environments.   It also is the first step in building the Leighton ...
Summer paint crew offers work experience for students Summer paint crew offers work experience for students: A fresh look for the fresh school year.   That is what a select group of current and former Oswego City School District students accomplished as they worked on the OCSD summer paint crew throughout teach of the school buildings. Crew supervisor and OCSD maintenance worker Mark Tondeur said the group of 17 young adults worked full time from July 1 to Aug. 22 in order to accomplish the following projects: repaint nine classrooms and brighten up the entire main lobby at Oswego High School, paint the hallways blue and white in addition to six classrooms at Minetto Elementary, paint 11 classrooms and select hallways at Oswego Middle School, and paint classrooms at both Fitzhugh Park and Charles E. Riley elementary schools. Additional small projects occurred at Frederick E. Leighton and ...
Bus safety taught to OCSD kindergartners Bus safety taught to OCSD kindergartners: Lessons came with laughter for Oswego City School District’s incoming kindergarten students as they recently learned about bus safety from special guest Henrietta Know-it-All.   The colorful, vibrant character made the young students giggle with her over-the-top ways as they helped correct her bus safety mistakes, after having learned the correct methods from OCSD bus monitor Susie Cogswell and bus drivers Harry Farrell and Robin Kimball. The optional bus orientation event was offered to kindergarten students who were picked up at their homes and driven to their respective elementary schools, including Minetto Elementary where a handful of students remained in awe of the new mode of transportation.   Farrell led the safety discussion, to which the excited children’s ...
OCSD welcomes 22 new teachers OCSD welcomes 22 new teachers: Within the Oswego City School District, the vision is to ensure everyone is fully prepared and life ready, including the new staff members recently welcomed on staff.   Twenty-two teachers, who have been placed in buildings throughout the district, attended an orientation day to learn key tools to help them navigate through their first year as an OCSD employee. Carrie Plasse, OCSD Executive Director of Elementary Education and Accountability, said the crash course taught the group all about personnel, purchasing, special education and student services. At a later date, the group will reconvene for one day to review necessary technology components they may need throughout the 2018-2019 school year.   Each new teacher has also been paired with a veteran OCSD teacher through ...
OCSD/United Way distribute school supplies to families OCSD/United Way distribute school supplies to families: The Oswego City School District is proud to be a collaborative community.   In partnership with the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the district helped distribute thousands of dollars’ worth of school supplies to children entering grades kindergarten through 12.   Students and their families lined up for the event as early as 7 a.m., two hours ahead of the distribution start time, to ensure they obtained a starter pack of school supplies and backpacks. Laurie Kelly, a teaching assistant at Fitzhugh Park Elementary School and co-chair of the event, said the community’s generosity has made the event possible. The United Way’s Stuff-a-Bus event, a United Way breakfast during Harborfest and several OCSD Jeans Days brought in over $6,000 in monetary and ...
Hovercraft project will return to OCSD Hovercraft project will return to OCSD: The Oswego City School District is thrilled to again welcome the Hovercraft Project in the 2018-2019 school year! Shortly after the school year begins in September, we will be welcoming Matt Chase who will offer students the opportunity to have designated jobs related to preparation, measurements, data analytics and leadership as they worked toward assembling the low-friction vehicles. Teacher Valerice Stuart said while the project- and inquiry-based activity utilized academic lessons in science, technology, engineering and math, the students were required to engage with one another using teamwork, motivation, respect, communication and problem-solving, among other life skills, in order to reach success. By the conclusion of the program, students will test and ride the hovercrafts...and ...
OCSD summer school program a success OCSD summer school program a success: Several Oswego City School District students experienced increased knowledge, friendships and other successes during the recent six-week extended school year summer program at Leighton Elementary School.   Students in Tracy Warner’s class celebrated their achievements during recent culmination presentations centered on their “Animals of the Night” theme. Students Alex Riley, Jodi Fragile, Meghan Irwin, Dakota Mylkes and Hayden Butler showcased their research, public speaking and collaborative skills during their individual PowerPoint presentations on raccoons, opossums, wolves, owls and bats.   Mylkes could barely contain his enthusiasm with each wolf fact per slide and Butler was thrilled to share with attendees that raccoons use their fingers to catch ...
Strength & Conditioning program improves athletics Strength & Conditioning program improves athletics: Several Oswego City School District modified, junior varsity and varsity student athletes have been busy this summer focusing on their fitness levels to improve their on-field or on-court abilities for the 2018-19 school year.   That is being accomplished through the new Strength & Conditioning program, available from 5 to 8 p.m. Mondays to Fridays through Aug. 10. For several weeks during the summer months, students from all sports teams were welcomed to work under the guidance of Cheyenne Vivlamore Zion.   “I’m extremely happy schools are stepping up,” she said. “It helps prevent injuries and helps create success because it enhances athletic performance.”   During a recent workout, several female athletes from the soccer program ...
Women of Distinction honors for OCSD student, staff Women of Distinction honors for OCSD student, staff: Congratulations to incoming Charles E. Riley Elementary 5th grader Brooke Trevett and also to our beloved Michele Wink on being recognized by state Sen. Patty Ritchie as women of distinction. During a special ceremony last night in Alexandria Bay, honors were given to a total of 30 distinguished women from the region who have been trailblazers in business, academics and civic life, as well as those who have performed heroic or selfless acts, or have personally excelled against difficult odds. Brooke was honored for her continued efforts of promoting literacy throughout Oswego County and Michele was recognized posthumously for her dedication to OCSD students and the greater Oswego community. Accepting the award on Michele's behalf was her husband, Tim.       ...
Book program expands in Oswego schools Book program expands in Oswego schools: The Oswego City School District is building personal libraries for students one book at a time.   That fete is being accomplished through the district’s participation in the Read to Them program, which saw much success in its first round throughout each of the elementary buildings. Inspiring children and families to read together was the goal of the program’s One District, One Book initiative.   The month-long event was so successful that the district will offer the program twice during the 2018-2019 school year. OCSD’s goal is to increase student access and available resources to literature in order to continue to build foundational reading skills and promote family engagement.   The district’s introduction to One District, One Book began ...



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