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OCSD Audit Committee, BOE to meet 10/3/22, 10/4/22 OCSD Audit Committee, BOE to meet 10/3/22, 10/4/22: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will be conducting the following meetings: Audit Committee Meeting - October 3, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. Regular Board Meeting - October 4, 2022 - 5:00 p.m.   Both meetings will be held in the high school library and will be live-streamed and recorded.  The public is welcome to attend. Please use the high school main entrance located at 1 Buccaneer Blvd.  The agenda for the meetings will be available on BoardDocs after 4:00 p.m. on September 30, 2022.    
OHS students participate in Rachel's Challenge Chain Reaction activity OHS students participate in Rachel's Challenge Chain Reaction activity: Oswego High School students in grades 9-12 recently had the opportunity to participate in the Chain Reaction Program provided by Rachel’s Challenge. Chain Reaction is a transformational day of fun, leadership, and power that can change the way people view one another. The goal of Chain Reaction is to help stop bullying, violence and alienation that are parts of the school experience for millions of young people every day.  Through a variety of games, trust-building activities, and presentations, OCSD students were given a unique opportunity to see themselves and the people around them “through a new set of eyes.”   Rachel’s Challenge is a nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping and empowering students and adults to sustain a positive culture ...
Community Focus Group and Thought Exchange Community Focus Group and Thought Exchange: Community Focus Group and Thought Exchange: Follow–Up Communication September 27, 2022 Dear Oswego City School District Community, I am writing to follow up about a Thought Exchange community survey and a Community Focus Group that were initiated as a result of the district’s recently completed four-part comprehensive efficiency study. Thought Exchange This week, the district will be sending out the Thought Exchange survey to solicit anonymous feedback from the community about the recent study and its findings. This portion of the study recommends that the district consider repurposing Frederick Leighton Elementary School. To gain as much information as we can from our community, we are requesting that all parents and/or guardians participate in ...
OCSD hopes to create ‘daily habit’ of reading with Read to Them initiative OCSD hopes to create ‘daily habit’ of reading with Read to Them initiative: Reposted from The Palladium-Times ,  click here to view the story. by ANNICKA WICKHAM, The Palladium-Times OSWEGO — The Oswego City School District elementary and middle schools will start the “Read to Them” initiative on Monday as a way to encourage parents to read to their children. “The whole idea of the program is to have kids and families reading together,” said Carin Reeve, the director of literacy for OCSD. “We do a lot of reading in school, but we really want to encourage this idea of reading with your kids as a daily habit.” Reeve said the program will supply each student with the same book for free through a grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. The elementary school students will receive a copy of, ...
OCSD celebrates 2022-23 Open House season OCSD celebrates 2022-23 Open House season: The Oswego City School District kicked off its 2022-23 fall Open House season on Thursday evening with building open houses at Frederick Leighton Elementary, Kingsford Park Elementary, and Charles E. Riley Elementary. Families and students toured classrooms and building facilities and participated in informational sessions and family-friendly activities such as scavenger hunts and various arts and crafts. Oswego High School will celebrate a building-wide Open House on Monday, September 26 from 5-7 p.m., followed by Fitzhugh Park on Tuesday, September 27 from 5:30-7 p.m. Oswego Middle School will host their "Meet the Teacher, See the School" Open House on Wednesday, September 28 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Minetto Elementary will conduct its Open House on Thursday, September ...
Fitzhugh Park school community and local leaders to cut ribbon on new playground Fitzhugh Park school community and local leaders to cut ribbon on new playground: Fitzhugh Park school community and local leaders to cut ribbon on new playground   A brand-new playground awaits smiling faces, eager minds and energetic spirits for the 2022-2023 school year at Fitzhugh Park School in the Oswego City School District.   Fitzhugh Park School Principal Amy Molloy-Behnke and Dr. Lisa Glidden, president of the OCSD Board of Education, have invited Fitzhugh Park School faculty, students and local dignitaries to be on hand to celebrate the completion of the school’s new playground with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 16.   Funding for the school playground was provided by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, in a $250,000 heritage grant to the Research Foundation of SUNY for the Oswego ...
OCSD BOE to meet 8/24/22 OCSD BOE to meet 8/24/22: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct a virtual Special Board of Education meeting on August 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.  The meeting will be live-streamed and recorded.  The Board of Education members consist of President - Dr. Lisa Glidden, Vice President - Mr. Tom Ciappa , Mr. David Crisafulli, Mrs. Pamela Dowd, Dr. Lisa Glidden, Dr. Jim MacKenzie, Mr. Sean Ohnmacht, Dr. Heidi Sweeney and Student Representative Maura Dempsey.  The agenda is available on Board Docs at  https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/Private?open&login#    
Four-Part Efficiency Study Four-Part Efficiency Study: Please visit our website dedicated to information surrounding the Four-Part Efficiency Study.
Summer School, Programs Update 8/31 Summer School, Programs Update 8/31: July 31, 2022   Dear OCSD parents and guardians,   I am happy to report that the previously announced power-related concern has been resolved and we are moving forward with plans to have all our summer programs as originally planned tomorrow, Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. All programming, including the elementary and OMS enrichment programs, OHS summer school, the extended school year and summer feeding programs, will go forward as intended Monday. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this reversal, but we wanted to offer these invaluable services that many depend on if it was possible. We thank National Grid and the utility crews for quickly fixing this concern, and their partnership. Should any parents and/or guardians have any questions or concerns, we ...
BOE to meet Aug. 2 at OHS BOE to meet Aug. 2 at OHS: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct the Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 meeting at 5 p.m. in the high school library. This meeting will be livestreamed and recorded. The public is welcome to attend. Please use the main entrance to the high school, which is located at 1 Buccaneer Boulevard in Oswego, to attend. The agenda will be available on BoardDocs after 4 p.m. on July 29, 2022.
OHS BOE to conduct board member training workshops July 21 OHS BOE to conduct board member training workshops July 21: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will be conducting two board member training workshops on July 21, one at 8:00 a.m. and on at 5:00 p.m. The workshop at 8:00 a.m. is for new board member training and will be held in the Superintendent's Office, located at the Education Center at 2 Buccaneer Blvd, Oswego, NY 13126. The 5:00 p.m. meeting will be for board member training and will be held in the high school library at 1 Buccaneer Blvd, Oswego, NY 13126. Both workshops will be a closed meeting for the purpose of conducting board training per Open Meetings law. There will be no public session.
OCSD Summer Food Service Program to offer free meals to children 18 and younger OCSD Summer Food Service Program to offer free meals to children 18 and younger: The Oswego City School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children. Meals are available at no charge to children 18 years of age and younger.   Free Grab and Go Meals will be served at the following location(s): Oswego High School Oswego Middle School Frederick Leighton School   July 11, 2022- August 19, 2022 Breakfast pick-up time: 8:30-10:00, Monday-Friday Lunch pick-up time: 11:00-12:30pm, Monday-Friday   In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national ...
OCSD appoints, introduces new slate of 2022-23 administrative hires OCSD appoints, introduces new slate of 2022-23 administrative hires: OCSD appoints, introduces new slate of 2022-23 administrative hires The Oswego City School District is proud to announce and introduce its new 2022-23 district administrative team members, as appointed by the district Board of Education.   OCSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mathis Calvin III noted that the new organizational restructuring will distribute job duties from one executive position into several others, as well as provide new positions to adequately distribute duties and tasks.   “The organizational chart for the upcoming school year establishes special education and student services as a separate branch in the district’s line of departments,” Calvin said. “The district has emphasized its need to prioritize business, personnel, student ...
BOE to conduct annual organizational meeting July 1 BOE to conduct annual organizational meeting July 1: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct the Annual Organizational meeting on July 1, 2022.  This meeting will be held in the high school library starting at 9:00 a.m. and is open to the public.  Use the main entrance to the high school to attend this meeting. At this meeting, the President and Vice President of the Board of Education will be elected for the 2022-23 school year. The agenda for this meeting is available on BoardDocs ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/vpublic?open# )
OMS announces 4th quarter honor roll for 2021-22 OMS announces 4th quarter honor roll for 2021-22: 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 4th marking period of the 2021-22 school year: 7th Grade Honor Roll: Alex Albronda, Gwenn Baldwin, Mackenzie Battelle, Andrew Beauvais, Berlin Beglinger, Blake Bild, Kendra Bittner, Kiyarah Bragg, Adilynne Bryerton, Ariah Champlin, Jordan Clark, Shawn Cloonan, Vanessa Cole, Luis Correa, Aundraya Crimmins, Boston Dashnau, Taelon DeGroff, Dawn Ellis, Gavin Farrell, Jameson Finn, Tiernan Ganoung, Matthew Gordon, Gavin Guynn, Aubrie Hagan, Mason Hayden, Troy Hazen, Toby Helton, Lincoln Hoefer, Mya Housel, Abiram Irland, Abigail Jaskula, Connor Kelly, Urijah Ketter, Julleea Kryger, Edward Kuzawski ...
6/22 letter: Conduct Concern/Incident at OHS 6/22 letter: Conduct Concern/Incident at OHS: June 22, 2022   Dear OCSD staff, families and community,   I am writing this evening regarding an alleged event that was reported to the district in late May. This incident involved an Orbeez Gel Ball Blaster. This blaster, when utilized, is able to project small gel balls and/or water beads.   While this blaster is considered a toy by some, it has been considered to be a weapon by others and is a violation of the district’s Code of Conduct.    What information was reported to the district?  Specifically, it was reported to the district that several community members may have used a blaster to project small gel balls and/or water beads while on the premises in a car at Oswego High School and at various locations throughout the community. ...
Fitzhugh Park welcomes Amy Molloy as principal Fitzhugh Park welcomes Amy Molloy as principal: June 22, 2022 Dear Oswego CSD Community,   I am writing to share that at last nights Board of Education meeting the Boards accepted my recommendation to appoint Ms. Amy Molloy as the new principal for Fitzhugh Park Elementary School.   Ms. Molloy is currently the grades 7-12 principal for Cato-Meridian Central School District. Prior to that she served as Director of Special Education and Middle School principal at Sandy Creek CSD and as an assistant principal for the Rome City School District at Rome Free Academy.   Ms. Molloy will begin her tenure at Fitzhugh Park on July 5. As we approach the fall season the district will be planning a future meet and greet for parents and community members.   We are extremely excited about this new appointment and ...
BOE to hold regular meeting 6/21 BOE to hold regular meeting 6/21: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will be conducting a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 5 p.m. in the Oswego High School library. The public is welcome to attend and the meeting will be livestreamed via YouTube.com/WBUCNY . Attendees are asked to use the main entrance to the high school.
Buc Boosters congratulate senior scholar-athletes on a Buc Boosters congratulate senior scholar-athletes on a "job well done": The Oswego Buc Boosters recently recognized senior scholar-athletes from the class of 2022 during an outdoor evening ceremony on the turf field at the high school athletic stadium. The annual event was organized by the Buc Boosters. Sean Callen, president of the Buc Boosters, welcomed student athletes and their families with some opening remarks, noting how the COVID-19 pandemic put a damper on students’ ability to participate in the sports they love. Callen commended the seniors who stuck with their sport all the way to the end of their high school career. Paul Muench, director of educational programming at Daneli Partners and former OHS social studies teacher and coach, was the ceremonial guest speaker of the evening. Muench boasts a hefty resume as girls JV basketball ...
Change for Ukraine: KPS Student Council holds fundraiser in partnership with Chertkovsky family Change for Ukraine: KPS Student Council holds fundraiser in partnership with Chertkovsky family: It has been 111 days since Russia's war on Ukraine began.
KPS Student Council recently organized another fundraiser, this time in partnership with local residents Anton and Liubov Chertkovsky. Kindergarten students and student council members participated in a group song to perform for the Chertkovsky family and their KPS peers, "Peace like a River, Love like a Ocean, Joy like a Fountain."
Anton Chertkovsky was born in Odesa, Ukraine and moved to the U.S. in 1995 when he was just 8 years old, fleeing the dangers of antisemitism during the era of the Soviet Union. In recent years, Chertkovsky has settled in Oswego with his wife, Liubov, and their two kids and has been working as a physician’s assistant at an Oswego ...



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