OHS NHS Holds No Shave November Fundraiser:
The Oswego High School National Honor Society hosted its annual No Shave November fundraiser to raise money for cancer research. Nine teachers and staff participated this year, along with several others that gave donations.
Through their efforts, $431.45 was raised. This money will be sent as a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital to support their efforts to eradicate pediatric cancer.
“Thank you to all who participated and helped raise a substantial amount of money for a cause that is so important,” said NHS Advisor Kayley Morse. “Also, a special thank you to OHS juniors Tommy Kirwan and Maggie O’Leary who volunteered to be the event chairs to orchestrate this successful event. We are already looking forward to holding this event again next year!” ...
OHS students welcome guest speakers from Riverwalk Bagels:
Oswego High School students in two of Amy Rapin’s classes recently made a breakfast staple alongside employees from Riverwalk Bagels.
The guest speakers from Riverwalk Bagels talked to the students about their experience in the industry, some of the skills required for the job, and the importance of customer service. Students were able to ask questions while learning how to make bagels from scratch.
“This is a wonderful collaboration between the school district and our community business partners,” said Rapin, the CTE and Family and Consumer Science teacher. “We are always thrilled when experts in their respective field come in to share their knowledge with our students.”
After each student hand-rolled the dough and formed a bagel, they were able ...
OMS announces 1st quarter honor roll:
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 1st marking period of the 2023-24 school year:
7th Grade High Honor Roll
Emma Allen, Attalie Anderson, Wyatt Baitsell, Jayla Barbur, Natalie Bartlett, Matthew Belawske, Anna Bell, Claire Bezek, Sophia Boni, Julia Bovay, Ryan Bowman, Natalie Breitbeck, Olivia Brockway, Phiona Buck, Megan Campbell, Liam Carney-Bacel, Yarileysha Carrasquillo-Rodriguez, Cecelia Chamberlin, Nate Chetney, Keri Chodubski, Casey Christman, Makayla Coker, Carter Conaway, Khaleesi Coronado, Julie Cregg, Hunter Cunningham, Christian Czuprynski, Isabella Dawson, Ryan Deary, Sophie DeCaire, Katie Devendorf, Isabella ...
OHS Announces 1st Quarter Honor Roll Recipients:
Hundreds of students from Oswego High School recently found themselves named to the school’s academic honors list for the first quarter of the school year. The highest honor, high honor, and honor recipient are as follows.
12th Grade Highest Honors
Clayton Dillaye Andrews, Jillian Ann Bell, AnnaMaria Nichole Bivens, Emily Brown, Ian Robert Cady, Sofia Helena Canale Giberson, Natasha Renee Carpenter, Alyssa Carr, Erica Colasurdo, Gabriel Michael Cook, Logan Joshua Crannell, Skyler Davis, John Anthony DelConte, Kaitlyn Marie Donoghue, Leah A Dykas, Tyler A Flack, Kylie Irene Fritton, Cheyenna Rose Gordon, Teagan Griffin, Carter James Guynn, Mason Reidy Hall, Emily Haynes, Kaden Michael Hill, Liam Hinman, Helena Catherine ...
Rachel's Challenge Comes to OHS:
Oswego High School students recently had an opportunity to learn the story of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine shootings, and help spread her message of positivity during an inspirational daylong workshop.
The event, Rachel’s Challenge, encouraged students to build relationships and start a chain reaction of kindness throughout the school and beyond. Students and staff spent a day in the gymnasium working together, sharing personal stories, and participating in activities to better understand one another. The goal of the program is to help participants connect emotionally and spread kindness while building a stronger school community.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide this program to our students, our staff and our community,” said OHS Principal Dr. ...
OCSD Music Teacher to Perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade:
As millions of people tune into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade from the comfort of their homes, one Oswego City School District music teacher will be there in person to perform.
Kim Miller, a band director at Leighton Elementary and Kingsford Park Elementary, will be joining a group of 400 band directors from across the country called Saluting America’s Band Directors. This group will march and perform throughout the parade. The event, which is organized by the Saluting America’s Band Directors Project, aims to showcase the dedication and achievements of band directors nationwide using the theme "America’s band directors: We teach music. We teach life." Miller, along with her colleagues, will represent the profound impact that music educators ...
BOE, Superintendent outline goals for the year:
The Oswego City School District Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Ray Kilmer recently established goals to help propel the district forward.
The board has several goals when it comes to safety, finance, collaboration and building relationships. According to board members, they would like to establish a Community Relations Committee to foster relationships with community partners and stakeholders. Additionally, the board is focused on assessing/monitoring safety across the district; exploring alternate revenue streams for the district; and strengthening board development and collaboration with the superintendent and cabinet to improve the culture and climate of the district.
“The OCSD community is incredible, and these goals will help strengthen the district and move us forward ...
Leighton Elementary Honors Veterans at Special Assembly:
Leighton Elementary School in Oswego recently hosted an elaborate and engaging Veterans Day assembly to honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Over three dozen family and local community members – some of them OCSD staff – were publicly recognized by the heartfelt ceremony.
On Thursday, November 9, the Leighton student body gathered in the school’s gymnasium along with staff and visitors for the event. After the singing of the national anthem, the assembly opened with the Leighton student council recognizing each branch of the armed services and their history. Teacher Kaylee Allen, herself a USMC veteran, then took “the hot seat” for a brief interview, where she described her own journey through the US Armed Forces.
OHS Paradox, WBUC programs earn state recognition:
Two Oswego High School student programs earned statewide recognition recently during the Empire State School Press Association conference and awards ceremony.
The annual conference, held at Syracuse University, provides hands-on workshops for high school students in print and digital media. Throughout the day, students engage in discussion and activities designed to sharpen their skills.
The highlight of the day for the OHS contingent was during the closing awards ceremony, when two Buc programs earned prestigious honors. The 2023 Paradox Yearbook earned the distinction as Best Overall Yearbook, while the WBUC Student TV Program took home the top prize for 2023 Representation in Student Media. Additionally, the Paradox team earned silver for 2023 Yearbook Cover Design as well as Honorable ...
OMS to implement SmartPass technology:
After successfully testing SmartPass, a digital hall pass and student movement management system, the Oswego Middle School is preparing to fully launch it building wide in the coming days.
The platform improves how administrators, faculty and staff manage the flow of students in and out of the classroom throughout the school day. School leaders recognize the importance of student access to critical services outside the classroom, from restroom breaks to special services such as counseling, nurse visits, and college and career readiness. With that said, the increasing complexity of student services has demonstrated the need for a faster, more streamlined approach to approving and managing student movement.
SmartPass allows educators to seamlessly approve, manage, and monitor student ...
BOE meeting is Tuesday, 10/17:
The Oswego City School District Board of Education will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023 at 5 p.m.
This meeting will be held in the Oswego High School Library and live streamed starting at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to join us for the Regular Meeting and should use the Main Entrance of the high school.
There will also be a Board Retreat prior to the meeting at 4 p.m. which will not be open to the public.
The agenda for the Regular Meeting will be available on BoardDocs after 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/Public ...
BOE Meeting is 10/3, Goal Setting Workshop info:
The Oswego City School District Board of Education will hold a Goal Setting Workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. at the High School in Room 176. This Board Workshop is not open to the public.
The Board will also be holding their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Oswego High School Library and live streamed starting at 5:00 p.m. The public is welcome to join the Regular Meeting and should use the Main Entrance of the high school.
The agenda for the Regular Meeting will be available on BoardDocs after 4 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2023. ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/Public ...
BOE meeting is 9/19 in OHS Library:
The Oswego City School District Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Oswego High School Library and streamed live beginning at 5 p.m.
The public is welcome to join and should use the Main Entrance of the high school when entering.
The agenda for the Regular Meeting will be available on BoardDocs after 4 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2023. ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/Public )
Public Hearing and BOE meeting is Tuesday, 9/5:
The Oswego City School District Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. before its Regular Meeting at 5 p.m. These meetings will be held in the Oswego High School Library and streamed live starting at 4:30 p.m.
The public is welcome to join both meetings and should enter via the Main Entrance of the high school.
The agenda for the Public Hearing and Regular Meeting will be available on BoardDocs after 4 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2023. ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/Public )
BOE to hold training workshop 8/23, closed to public:
The Oswego City School District Board of Education will hold a Training Workshop on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at 8 a.m.
This Workshop will be held in the Oswego High School Library and is closed to the public for the purpose of conducting training.
There will be no public session.
Board of Education Announces New Superintendent:
Dear Members of the Oswego City School District Community:
After an extensive selection process that commenced in February, the Oswego City School District Board of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Raymond W. Kilmer as the new Superintendent of Schools.
The meticulous selection process involved evaluations of numerous candidates, each bringing diverse experiences and qualifications to the table. To ensure a comprehensive, decision-making process, the Board of Education actively sought input from various stakeholders, including a team of 24 community members.
The Board of Education expresses its enthusiastic anticipation of Dr. Kilmer's tenure as Superintendent. Possessing an impeccable track record and extensive experience in educational ...
Hinman named as new OHS principal:
Raina Hinman, a native of Oswego County who has lived here her whole life, is set to take charge as the new Principal of Oswego High School ahead of the 2023-24 school year.
Hinman comes to Oswego City School District with more than a decade of teaching experience and multiple years working as an administrator for other districts.
“I am excited to join the Oswego City School District,” said Hinman. “This is a fantastic community and I look forward to collaborating with the faculty, staff, and families to benefit the kids.”
The past two years, Hinman has led Red Creek High School as principal and was the assistant principal the two years prior.
Before that, she was assistant principal in the Syracuse Academy of Science ...