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Holiday Calendar Holiday Calendar: With the holiday season upon us, the Oswego County School District cordially invites all community members to join us in celebrating our student achievement.
“Awesome role-model” OPD Officer honored at KPS Citizenship Awards “Awesome role-model” OPD Officer honored at KPS Citizenship Awards: Kingsford Park Elementary School honored Oswego City Police Department Officer Thomas Grover at its recent Citizenship Awards, with the entire student body pitching in to thank him for the “opportunity to have Officer Grover be part of our lives.”   KPS’ monthly Citizenship Awards recognize students who have shown outstanding achievement in representing a positive trait for the month. November’s trait of ‘grateful’ was well-represented at the full-school assembly on Monday, Nov. 27.   “Office Grover is truly a wonderful, awesome male role-model and has given our students a new outlook on who a police officer really is – a person there to help,” said KPS teacher Melissa Stafford.   Students presented Grover with ...
Riley kindergartners thrill parents with Riley kindergartners thrill parents with "Stone Soup" performance: Parents and family members packed the aisles at Charles E. Riley Elementary School this week with “Stone Soup: A Rock Opera,” as performed by the school’s Kindergarten students.   The classic folk tale of three weary soldiers who enlist a village’s aid in creating an unexpected feast, students led the audience in “The Hungry Song” and “The Stirring Song” with the universal theme that learning to share and working together as a team will bring joy to your life and the lives of those around you.  
OHS Hockey first OHS Hockey first "Teal Gate" night a huge success: The Oswego High School Buccaneers Boys and Girls Hockey teams this week sported teal uniforms to honor the memory of Mary Gosek, beloved mother and community leader who passed away in June from ovarian cancer. Check out the full story from News Channel 9's Sydney Chalifoux..  
OCSD awarded NYS grant for after-school programs OCSD awarded NYS grant for after-school programs: The Oswego City School District is set to add hundreds of new opportunities for students through after-school programs, Governor Andrew Cuomo and OCSD officials announced today (Tuesday, Nov. 28) in the culmination of a grant program to designed to bolster student opportunity. The grant was awarded through the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI) in the amount of more than $566,000 and will allow the district to serve 354 more students in programs at Frederick Leighton and Fitzhugh Park Elementary Schools. "Today's announcement is vital to the schools across Oswego, and I know that this funding will be essential to helping our schools expand their after school programs," said Superintendent Dr. Dean Goewey. "When ...
D.A.R.E. bowling night connects OMS students, OPD officers D.A.R.E. bowling night connects OMS students, OPD officers: Nearly 100 students from Oswego Middle School joined members of the Oswego City Police Department at Lighthouse Lanes recently for an afternoon of bowling and pizza while building trust and finding common ground.   Organized as part of the OPD and Oswego City School District’s reintroduction of the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) curriculum, the event hosted seventh grade student and officers immediately following a half-day of school.   “We want to be promoting police officers as friends, not bullies, and helping kids and parents be more comfortable around us,” said Officer Thomas Grover, who serves as the district’s D.A.R.E. instructor.   Since September, Grover has been presenting the D.A.R.E curriculum to elementary, middle ...
Groundbreaking performance for Riley Elementary Honor Choir Groundbreaking performance for Riley Elementary Honor Choir: In the fourteen-year history of the prestigious LeMoyne College Vocal Jazz Festival, never has an elementary school been invited to perform – until now.   Members of the Charles E. Riley Elementary School’s Honor Choir took the stage this past weekend alongside college and high school groups with a show-stopping performance that “really rose to the occasion,” according to Honor Choir advisor Ceara Windhausen.   An audition ensemble specializing in what Windhausen called “extremely high level elementary music,” the Honor Choir received a standing ovation for their renditions of Duke Ellington’s “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got that Swing)” and Roger Emerson’s “Blue Skies.”   ...
Fitzhugh students, families “gobble gobble” up Thanksgiving luncheon Fitzhugh students, families “gobble gobble” up Thanksgiving luncheon: In one of the most beloved traditions of the Fitzhugh Park Elementary School community, hundreds of students and family members joined school faculty and staff this week for the annual Thanksgiving luncheon.   Staff and parent volunteers served up turkey, potatoes, vegetables and other Thanksgiving fare to eager children, some in Thanksgiving costumes, and their families amidst festive decorations and table centerpieces.   Fitzhugh Park leaders say the event is a great way to help “build the home and school connection.”   “We want parents to be invited in for this important holiday and we’re thankful that their children can come to school here every day and learn,” said Principal Donna Simmons.   “This event allows us ...
OMS Announces Honor Roll for First Marking Period OMS Announces Honor Roll for First Marking Period: The Oswego Middle School Principal Mary Beth Fierro along with her faculty and staff would like to recognize the following students who earned Honor Roll and/or High Honor Roll status for the first marking period of the 2017-18 school year:     7th Grade Honor Roll: Declan Aikens, Emma Armet, Aurora Baker, Diaz Batista, Tyler Beck, Maecyn Blackmer, Kamryn Bletch, Nathan Blum, Nola Blum, Kaelyn Cisson, Tristan Clark, McKenna Clary, Caleb Collins, Angel Croci, Courtney Crouch, Sara Cruz, Damien Currier, Maura Dempsey, Patience Douglas, Cassandra Earle, Jamee Ekman, Payton Elllingwood, Jordan Ferlito, Sydny Frantz, Nathan Frey, Athena Gardner, Emily Glenn, Alberto Gonzalez Jr., Blake Graves, Rieley Haresign, Ethan Hart, Daymon Hooper, Loghan Inch, Mariah Jock, Cassara Jones, ...
Mentor-Scholar Program going strong in seventh year Mentor-Scholar Program going strong in seventh year: The Oswego City School District, in partnership with SUNY Oswego, held its seventh annual Mentor-Scholar Community Dinner on Nov. 8 at Oswego High School as students from both the middle school and high school came together for a night of food, family fun and board games.   "The Community Dinner is a great opportunity for parents to meet the mentors as well as enjoy a relaxed evening with their families" said Andrew Buchmann, Assistant Coordinator for the Mentor-Scholar Program.   During the dinner mentors, mentees and families played board games and card games while they enjoyed their meals.    Missy Russell, middle school Literacy teacher and parent remarked, "It was nice to be able to connect with [student] ...
OHS STEM Night lets students “see, touch, learn and interact” with Novelis technology OHS STEM Night lets students “see, touch, learn and interact” with Novelis technology: An eager crowd of students and parents packed the Oswego High School cafeteria on Thursday, Nov. 9 to get a first-hand look at some of the career opportunities awaiting them in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).   The STEM Career Exploration Night featured employees and hardware from Novelis, whose aluminum processing plant in Oswego employs more than 1,000 workers.   “It’s important for kids to explore, learn and get closer to these fields because the more research they can do, the more they’ll know what they want to do after high school and STEM is where the jobs are,” said OHS Counselor Rachel Henderson, who helped organize the event.   Numerous example of on-the-job technology were available for students ...
“Cool Schools Live” showcases Oswego High School “Cool Schools Live” showcases Oswego High School: Buccaneer excellence was on display and broadcast throughout Central New York on Thursday morning as WSYR NewsChannel 9’s “Cool Schools Live” featured Oswego High School.   Meteorologist Kate Thornton was on campus starting at 4:45 a.m. for a live weather update before heading inside to meet with some of OHS’ best and brightest for live segments during the NewsChannel 9 morning news.   Among Thorton’s interviews were members of the OHS Oswego County Academic Youth League (OCAY), who claimed the top ranking at last month’s first OCAY competition of the year.   The Varsity Girls Volleyball team also got a chance to shine coming off their Section III Championship last week.  Thornton, a former volleyball player herself from ...
Leighton Elementary honors veterans Leighton Elementary honors veterans: Dozens of local veterans took center stage on Thursday to be honored by the students, staff and faculty of Frederick Leighton Elementary School.   The school had put out the call to any interested veterans to join the celebration, held in observance of Veterans Day on November 11, and the Leighton gymnasium was filled with representatives from the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard as the entire student body thanked them for their service.   “This is about all the hard work you do each day as a soldier or as a civilian and we deeply appreciate your commitment to our community,” said Leighton Principal Kara Shore, herself a veteran of the United States Air Force.   Students recognized their veteran loved ones with presentations ...
OCSD, Novelis partner to host STEM  Night OCSD, Novelis partner to host STEM Night: The Oswego City School District and Novelis will hold a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Career Exploration event this Thursday, November 9, at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Oswego High School cafeteria.   The goal for the evening is to help high school students and parents acquire a better understanding of career opportunities associated with STEM fields.   Professionals from Novelis will provide a short presentation, as well as fun activities and demonstrations and a question and answer session.   Station activities are set to include laser alignment testing and laser machine geometry, automation and electrical engineering, and electrical motor testing, among many others.   New York companies have more STEM jobs that there are qualified candidates ...
Leighton Elementary invites veterans for celebration Leighton Elementary invites veterans for celebration: Frederick Leighton Elementary School is inviting all veterans to join its Veterans Day Celebration to be held on Thursday, November 9 at 9 a.m.   The event will honor veterans from all branches of service and feature guest speakers from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Oswego’s Team RWB.   “We’re hoping that many people will come to our special day for Veterans,” said Jennifer Cahill, RTI Math Specialist at Leighton.   Activities will include presentations of pins from students to veteran family members, presentations of gifts to community veterans, service songs performed by Leighton students, exhibits of an artifacts museum of military equipment and MRE (meals-ready-to-eat) demonstrations during lunch.   ...
OHS Music Department to stage OHS Music Department to stage "Sweeney Todd": The Oswego High School Music Department has announced the upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”   The macabre and murderous Sweeney Todd, a Londontown barber with a penchant for pastry, has been frightening and delighting audiences for decades in this rollicking tale of revenge.   "After the two years of classic American Musical Comedies - Damn Yankees & Anything Goes - we were looking to give our audiences a 'taste' of something different and also challenge our incredibly talented students,” said OHS Drama Club advisor and music educator Robert Dumas.   Dumas will serve as Music Director for the performance with fellow Oswego City School District music ...
Exelon donates $10,000 to “second to none” Marching Bucs Exelon donates $10,000 to “second to none” Marching Bucs: On the eve of taking the field this Sunday, October 29, for the New York State Field Band Championship, the Oswego High School Marching Buccaneers received a huge boost this week from Exelon Generation in the form of a $10,000 donation.   In a ceremony Thursday night, the Oswego High School Band Parents’ Association was presented with the funds by Exelon Site Vice President Pete Orphanos.   “Exelon is tremendously committed to the well-being and success of all the communities we operate in,” said Orphanos. “So many businesses and citizens support us here in New York and we’re truly blessed by that support and the opportunity to give back.”   The Marching Bucs compete in field band contests and showcases in New York State and beyond, ...
For upcoming 10th show, OHS Drama Club director promises scares, humor For upcoming 10th show, OHS Drama Club director promises scares, humor: When “Knight of Swords,” an original play by Oswego City School District music teacher Garrett Heater premieres next week, it will mark Heater’s 10 th production as a part of the Drama Club’s advisory staff since 2013 in a “darker”, yet “unexpectedly funny” show.   “Being so close to Halloween, it’s the perfect way to begin our 2017-2018 OHS theatre season,” said Heater. “The characters are thoroughly enjoyable, and there are plenty of scares built into the script to keep the audience on their toes.”   “Knight of Swords” centers on high schooler Josh, who, being obsessed with serial killers, puts his friends in harm’s way to entice a dead killer’s ghost.   Last ...
Around Oswego featuring The Superintendent Around Oswego featuring The Superintendent: Now available, a new monthly program from WBUC, “Around Oswego” featuring Dane Richardson and Superintendent Dr. Dean Goewey. The show is put together by WBUC students with assistance from staff at all other schools in the district. Thank you to Crystal Mason (Minetto), Jeremy Shanly (Kingsford Park), Nicholas Little (Fitzhugh Park), Tammy Reynolds (Leighton), Eric McCrobie (OMS), Mathew Bock and Kimberly Nelson (OHS) for working to highlight all the great things your schools do! Each school produces weekly news videos that are distributed for all classrooms to watch within the individual schools. WBUC then works with the schools to create a district wide show.  Going forward, Around Oswego will be a monthly production that Dr. Goewey will address pressing issues facing ...
Marc Mero challenges OMS students to be “champions of choices” Marc Mero challenges OMS students to be “champions of choices”: Students at Oswego Middle School are frequently given encouragement about making good life choices, sustaining a positive attitude and the power of setting goals, but on Wednesday, former wrestling champion Marc Mero gave the packed gymnasium a show they’re not likely to forget.   “It’s not about your circumstances or  your situation – it’s about your response to it. How big will you dream? How high will you aim? How hard will you work?” said Mero, who, at 57, can still ignite a crowd with the passion and intensity he brought to sold-out arenas and stadiums during his 10-plus year run as a professional wrestler.   His opponents these days are most formidable than any he faced in the ring as Mero now takes on bullying, substance abuse, ...



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