Dean and Dane 5:
In this episode of the Dean and Dane show more of the capital project is discussed. Dr. Goewey explains the need for the project, financial information, as well as the scope of the work involved. Later in the show Jenna Bradshaw and Tyler Dohse highlight more of the project including an upcoming student meeting with the superintendent that will be aired on the district's capital improvement project web page. They also explain how members of the public can use the web page to ask a question about the project. Finally see some exciting events happening at FPS and Minetto.
OHS Interact Club delivers infant blankets to Oswego Health:
Members of the Oswego High School Interact Club made a special delivery this week to the Maternity Center at Oswego Hospital, continuing one of the club’s longest-standing and best-loved traditions.
Students donated dozens of hand-crafted, pint-sized blankets to the Maternity Center for distribution to families in the first few hours after a newborn’s arrival.
Hospital officials said the annual shipment of blankets “serves a great need and purpose.”
“All of the blankets that were donated last year found homes and the entire program speaks so highly to the character of our local young men and women,” said Kimberly Spurling, Oswego Health’s OGBYN Director.
The Oswego High School Interact Club is sponsored ...
Family after-school program set to return to OCSD:
The Oswego City School District and County of Oswego Council on Alcoholism and Addiction (COCOAA) are proud and excited to announce the return of the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program, designed to help children succeed at school by building stronger relationships at home.
FAST is an eight-week partnership between families and schools, held once nightly each week and officials said the program offers a unique and valuable opportunity for both students and parents.
“We’ve seen that children who participate in FAST have a decrease in negative behaviors while participating more in school, have a better relationship with their parents and learn how to cope and communicate more effectively,” said Kelly Whitney, FAST Coordinator.
“Sweeney Todd” to open Friday at OHS:
The Oswego High School Music Department’s upcoming production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” opening this week, ranks among the most ambitious undertakings in the history of Buccaneer theatre.
With a mammoth set depicting three stories of vignettes within the macabre atmosphere of Victorian London and a cast exceeding 60 members, “Sweeney Todd” will take the stage on February 9 and 10.
“Everything is super-sized with this production,” said Director Garrett Heater.
The titular Todd is played by senior Nolan Callahan, with fellow senior Leah Mullen as his companion Mrs. Lovett.
Heater had high praise for his leading man and lady, both of whom have “developed within the program” ...
Riley students shine at Spelling Bee:
The Charles E. Riley Elementary School Spelling Bee rocked the house on January 12th, hosting 33 candidates competing for three qualifying spots to the Regional Spelling Bee in March- hosted by the Palladium Times. Parents, teachers, and fellow classmates filled the all-purpose room is support of the competitors.
Fourth-grader Mitchell Treasure spelled his way to success with the word C-L-A-N-D-E-S-T-I-N-E. Ending the Charles E. Riley Spelling Bee in an uproar of applause and cheer followed by hugs and high fives.
Fifth-grader Lauren Isham was a stuff competitor and fought for her spot as our second place winner. Madison Dawson, our fearless competitor came in third place as a third-grader representing Charles E. Riley. We also had a fourth runner up, ...
Kingsford Park students earn spots in Spelling Bee Finals:
Three students from Kingsford Park Elementary School have qualified for the Scripps National Spelling Bee Regional Finals and will compete with other top spellers from around the district for a trip to Washington, D.C.
Sixth-grader Victor Sabirianov claimed the top spot for the KPS spelling bee and will be joined by fourth-grader Daniel Buske and fifth-grader Audrey Donovan in the Regional Finals to be held March 17 at Oswego High School.
The winner of the Regional Finals will secure a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, held in Washington, D.C. and televised nationally.
Leighton sixth graders, kindergarten students in harmony for music class:
A kindergarten music class at Leighton was treated to a special visit by several 6th grade musicians. Shania Haskins (flute), Hailiey Thompson (trumpet), Gabe Cook (piano), and Anthony Jock (tuba) demonstrated their instruments for the class to learn what the instruments sound like and identify their similarities and differences.
The class also tried to label which family of instruments each instrument belonged in. The 6th graders are members of the Concert Band at Leighton and are preparing for their upcoming concert on February 15
Minetto students qualify for Spelling Bee Regional Finals:
Four Minetto Elementary School students have earned a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee Regional Finals after a hard-run and narrowly-decided qualifying competition.
Fifth-grader Jaxson Golembeski took first place and will be joined by fellow Minetto students Mathew Carr, Jr. (sixth grade), Daniel Callen (fourth grade) and Zachary Munger (fifth grade) in the Regional Finals, to be held at Oswego High School on March 17.
The Minetto Bee went more than a dozen rounds, with the top four spellers knotted up for several rounds before Golembeski broke the stalemate with the word “paralysis.”
The winner of the March 17 Regional Finals will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, held in Washington, D.C.
Virtual field trips a real treat for Minetto students:
Mrs. Kent’s fifth grade class at Minetto Elementary School looks out over New York Harbor, with the city skyline to their left and the towering Statue of Liberty to their right.
After a tour of Liberty Island, the class moves on to the Ellis Island Immigration Station, getting an up-close view of the great halls and antechambers where more than 12 million immigrants entered the United States from the late 1800’s to 1950.
But how can Mrs. Kent’s students see the sights of the Big Apple and still be back in time for lunch?
Through Google Expeditions, an innovative apparatus combining virtual reality technology and school curriculum, students can take a simulated field trip to nearly anywhere in the world.
“Most of us might ...
Riley Elementary Student Council Fundraiser:
The students of Charles E. Riley Elementary School raised money this holiday season for the Oswego Salvation Army. The Riley School Student Council held a Santa hat fundraiser on December 15.
Students were invited to make a donation, and in return, they could wear a holiday hat of their choosing. Students donned hats ranging from the traditional Santa hat, to red/green elf hats, and a headbands with antlers or jingle bells.
Everyone looked very festive and the proceeds helped make the Christmas season a little brighter for Oswego families.
2018 Capital Project Information:
On March 6, Oswego City School District residents will have the opportunity to vote on a proposed capital improvement project to reinvest in our district’s schools and campuses.
For information about the project history, scope and financial considerations please visit: www.Oswego.org/capitalproject
There is also a link to "Ask a Question" if you do not see it answered. Please understand it may take several days to get a response.
A public informational meeting will be held Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Oswego High School Cafeteria.
December- Around Oswego with Dean and Dane:
In this episode of "Around Oswego" Dr. Goewey sits down with district Literacy Coach Cherie Beck and discusses the planning involved for the new Oswego Literacy Task Force. The Literacy Task Force will focus in on many issues district wide, including standardizing opportunities for all students, improving reading on grade level and taking a look at graduation rate.
In the second part of the show Tyler Dohse and Jenna Bradshaw highlight exciting events around the district, including FPS staring the New Year off right and the OHS combined band, orchestra and chorus holiday concert.
What It Means to be a Buc at Leighton:
Students at Frederick Leighton Elementary School gathered together at a Welcome Back Assembly following the long holiday vacation to review expectations for being a Leighton Buc.
Students in K-3 formed small groups with each grade represented. The third grader in each group, reading from an iPad, asked their group a question about behavior expectations and the group had to come up with the correct answer. Using the program called Kahoot! Each group locked in their answer which then appeared on a large screen at the front of the room for all to see.
Answers were discussed and positive behaviors were reinforced in further detail as needed. Students in grades 4-6 had a very similar assembly separate from the younger students, one major difference being that each student had their ...
Oswego students honored as All County Band selections:
Three dozen Buccaneers have been honored as selections to the All County Band, recognizing the top middle and high school musicians in Oswego County .
The All County Band is selected via audition by the Oswego County Music Educators’ Association. The Phoenix Central School District’s John C. Birdlebough High School hosted this year’s event.
The Oswego High School Band is directed by Scott Ciesla, Stephen Defren and James Peer.
SENIOR HIGH ALL COUNTY BAND
Flute: Allison Pasco, Elizabeth Martin
Bassoon: Jesse Young
Clarinet: Keegan Thompson, Ivy Perry, Tessa Smith
Alto Sax: Aidan Thompson
Tenor Sax: Daniel Emmons
Trumpet: Zach Sova
French Horn: Andrew Bornheimer, ...
OCSD student artwork featured at City Hall:
When art team leaders Becky Woods and Stacey VanCampen approached the mayor’s office about exhibiting student artwork, they were welcomed with open arms by Mayor Barlow. Talented K-12 students from the Oswego City School District have their work displayed on a large wall in the Mayor’s conference room in city hall. The team leaders and students are proud of the work and appreciate the opportunity to share their beautiful pieces with the community.
Fitzhugh students qualify for Spelling Bee final:
The Fitzhugh Park Elementary School Spelling Bee went the distance this week, completing a full 15 rounds before crowning its champion and sending two other qualifiers to the Scripps National Spelling Bee Regional Final in March
Sixth-grader Jaret Hoffman outlasted the competition to claim the title of Fitzhugh’s top speller with the word ‘grandiose” as hundreds of students, families and school staff packed the school’s cafeteria for the Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Jan. 10.
Sisters Hannah and Hailey Barbera took second and third place and will join Hoffman in the Regional Final to be held at Oswego High School on March 17. Students will then compete for a trip to Washington D.C. to compete in the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Cast list released for “Sweeney Todd” coming to Oswego High School:
The Oswego High School Music Department is proud to present “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, Stephen Sondheim’s classic dark comedy musical.
Set in Victorian-era London, “Sweeney Todd” tells the tale of the mysterious and murderous Todd, played by OHS Senior Nolan Callahan, whose suspicious barber shop and unseemly meat pies have delighted and horrified audiences for decades.
Performances will be held Friday, Feb. 9 and Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robinson-Faust Theatre of the Performing Arts at Oswego High School.
The full list of cast and direction can be found below.
Nolan Callahan - Sweeney Todd
Leah Mullen - Mrs. Lovett
Matt Caraccioli - Anthony
Leah Taylor - Johanna
Shameeka LaLiveres ...
Leighton Elves Spread Holiday Cheer:
The Leighton School Holiday Elves had another successful giving season. This year 87 (27 families) children from birth - 12th grade were provided toys, books, clothing, socks, underwear, boots, sneakers, blankets, pillows, hygiene products, winter coats, hat and mittens.
They were also provided Big M gift cards, large boxes of food and food bags from Big M. The Leighton School Christmas Project couldn’t have happened without the help of many current and former Leighton Employees. All the food, clothing, toys, and other gifts were gathered through donations from many local organizations, people and businesses.
The Leighton Holiday Elves would like to thank St. Mary’s Church Parishioners, Business and Professional Women’s Group, Oswego City School District Education ...
4th graders complete holiday academic activity at CER Elementary:
Charles E. Riley Elementary fourth-graders hopped aboard “The Polar Express,” stopping at various holiday activity stations in the school cafeteria.
The activity brought students from classrooms of Morganne Atutis, Nestor Aviles and Ashli Deming together to pair the reinforcement of academic lessons learned in English language arts with fun, holiday creations. The students watched “The Polar Express” movie and read the book so they could write fourth-grade paragraphs, comparing and contrasting the two pieces. All students were tasked with ensuring their paragraphs had the following information: topic sentence, three details and explanations of those details and a concluding statement. A similar process was conducted with “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” ...
OMS Backpack Program sends home holiday blessings, donations:
The Oswego Middle School’s Backpack Program, which sends packages of donated food home with students each weekend, reaches a crescendo each year during the holiday season and school officials are thanking supporters for their generosity.
“Without the support of people and local businesses, it would not be possible to help all the students that we do,” said OMS Principal Mary Beth Fierro.
The Backpack Program supplies more than 20 families weekly with nutritious, healthy meals and snack supplies and Fierro said in cases like last week, when school breaks are longer than just a weekend, volunteers come through with flying colors in making sure no family at OMS goes hungry during the holidays.
“We would like to give a big thank-you to ...