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OMS students recognized for outstanding efforts in Q1 OMS students recognized for outstanding efforts in Q1: Dozens of Oswego Middle School students were recently honored by what administrators called outstanding all-around efforts in the first quarter of the 2021-2022 school year.   To receive this honor, students had to achieve perfect attendance, outstanding behavior, and pass all classes. Students who earned this honor will be recognized on the OMS Student Recognition Wall in the Main Hallway.   "The students at Oswego Middle School have worked very hard this fall getting back into the routine of full-time in-person school,” said OMS Principal Mary Beth Fierro. “We are very proud of all of them and appreciate the support and encouragement their families have given the school during this challenging time."   Seventh-grade honorees are Dania ...
BOE set to meet 12/07 BOE set to meet 12/07: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct a regular board meeting on Dec. 7, 2021. The meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. with an Executive Session.  This meeting will be held in the high school library, please use the high school main entrance at 2 Buccaneer Blvd. Masks and social distancing are required.  The agenda can be viewed on  Board Docs  on Dec. 3 after 4 p.m.
Oswego High School National Honor Society fundraises to help fight pediatric cancer Oswego High School National Honor Society fundraises to help fight pediatric cancer: Oswego High School National Honor Society recently wrapped up its annual “No Shave November” fundraiser in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.   “No Shave November” has been an important fundraiser for the OHS National Honor Society since the 2011-2012 school year, and the money donated will help fund the fight to eradicate pediatric cancer.   A total of 11 teachers participated in “No Shave November” while others helped collect donations. This year, donations reached $867.92, which is the highest amount in the event’s history. Nearly half the total stemmed from custodial staff member Bradley Wygant’s fundraising efforts, which netted $400 toward the cause.   “Thank you to all who participated ...
Minetto Elementary participates in “Turkey Disguise” Minetto Elementary participates in “Turkey Disguise”: Mrs. Perry’s second grade class from Minetto Elementary School participated in a “Turkey Disguise” videoconference alongside students from Hewlett Elementary School located on Long Island.   In similar style to the board game “Guess Who?” students asked one another questions about their local communities, classrooms, school day and each turkey they designed. Students used their deductive reasoning skills and a grid to determine which turkey the other class picked.   “The students asked fantastic questions of each other and had a great time learning about life on Long Island and in Minetto. It was a wonderful experience and gave our students a chance to make new friends virtually,” said Kim LeRoy, library media specialist. The lesson ...
Oswego Middle School students earn academic honors for Q1 Oswego Middle School students earn academic honors for Q1: Dozens of Oswego Middle School students recently achieved honor or high honor roll status upon completion of the first marking period.   Principal Mary Beth Fierro commended each student for their hard work and commitment shown throughout the first few months of the 2021-2022 school year. Students who achieved an overall average of 85 to 92.99 were named to the honor roll, while high honor was awarded to students who achieved an average of 93 or higher.   Honor roll status was awarded to the following seventh-graders: Alex Albronda, Tyler Avalos, Gwenn Baldwin, Owen Bartlett, Mackenzie Battelle, Carson Bednarek, Cadyn Bennett, Blake Bild, Kendra Bittner, Kiyarah Bragg, Logan Bray, Jayden Brummett, Jack Canale Giberson, Jordan Clark, Shawn Cloonan, Seraphina Coe, Vanessa Cole, ...
Oswego High School Students have “in-school” field trip Oswego High School Students have “in-school” field trip: Oswego High School students in the Criminal Justice course recently learned about community policing strategies and other topics during an in-class field trip featuring members of local government and law enforcement.   City of Oswego Mayor Billy Barlow, Oswego Police Chief Phillip Cady and Capt. Damian Waters shared their opinions and experiences regarding topics such as bail reform, police funding, initiatives to help the homeless and quality-of-life issues within the community. Their experiences built upon a previous activity in which students read news articles regarding bail reform and the increase in funding for additional police presence within the city of Oswego.   "We are so very appreciative that Mayor Barlow, Police Chief Cady and Captain Waters were able to come in ...
OMS students receive honors for display of kindness OMS students receive honors for display of kindness: Ten Oswego Middle School students were recently honored for exhibiting kindness throughout the month of October.   To receive this honor, students not only displayed kindness toward themselves but toward others and the school community.   “These student leaders help to make our OMS community a better place. Their good character is appreciated and is an inspiration to everyone. Congratulations and keep up the great work!” said Assistant Principal, Judith Osetek   The following students earned recognition for the character education award: seventh-graders Brayden Stancliffe, Eve Mackenzie, Kiara Rosa, Derek Gibson, Kiyarah Bragg; and eighth-graders Kailyn Van Buren, Michael Conzone, Kayla Turner, Maddox Mazzoli and Ashton Smith.  
BOE set to meet 11/16 BOE set to meet 11/16: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct a regular board meeting on Nov. 16, 2021 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in the high school library, please use the high school main entrance at 2 Buccaneer Blvd. Masks and social distancing are required.  The agenda can be viewed on  Board Docs  on Nov. 12 after 4 p.m.
KPS teachers take “pie in the eye” for holiday giving project KPS teachers take “pie in the eye” for holiday giving project: Kingsford Park Elementary students were incentivized to donate full sized toiletries for the annual holiday giving project to be able to pie a teacher in the face.   The holiday giving project benefits KPS families in need. Boxes with teachers’ names were located in the main office for students to place their ballot in, which they were given each time they donated a full-sized toiletry item. The three teachers who received the most votes got a “pie in the eye” from a student.   “The KPS Student Council collected socks, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant for families in our community for the upcoming holidays. We had so many donations, we couldn't keep up with the count. We over-filled the big blue bin many times. These supplies ...
BOE set to meet 11/9 BOE set to meet 11/9: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct a regular board meeting on Nov. 9, 2021 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in the high school library, please use the high school main entrance at 2 Buccaneer Blvd. Masks and social distancing are required.  The agenda can be viewed on Board Docs on Nov. 5 after 4 p.m.
OHS brings fun competition to celebrate Halloween OHS brings fun competition to celebrate Halloween:   On Oct. 26, in the library of Oswego High School, students participated in the second annual sugar skull decorating contest in honor of Halloween.   The after-school event created a fun environment of competition between students as they painted the sugar skulls in hopes to win a ten-dollar Dunkin’ gift card.   Skulls were closely judged by Ms. Billie Jo Peterson, who named Clayton Andrews the winner of this year’s contest.   In Dec. OHS Librarian, Ms. Iorio and OHS Library Clerk, Mrs. O’Brien will host ornament decorating after school. Hot cocoa and snacks will be provided to all students who participate.  
Letter: Bomb threat at OHS 11.2 not credible Letter: Bomb threat at OHS 11.2 not credible: November 2, 2021 Dear Oswego City School District Community, I am writing to share that late Tuesday afternoon, prior to dismissal, administrators from Oswego High School received a report that an alleged threat was written in a bathroom stall. Given this alleged threat, school officials immediately began to assess its credibility. While doing so, the entire high school was evacuated until staff and school resource officers were able to complete a thorough assessment of the building. Due to proximity, Leighton Elementary School enacted a shelter-in-place as well. After completing their assessment, school officials were able to determine that there was no credibility to this threat . We wanted to make you aware of this to be as transparent as possible and to dispel any rumors ...
OHS Drama Club presents “Check Please” OHS Drama Club presents “Check Please”: Oswego High School Drama Club is set to take to the stage Nov. 12 and 13 for the production of “Check Please (Takes 1 and 2).”   Show times will be 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and Nov. 13 at the Oswego High School Theater. Admission is free, however, donations will be accepted at the door in support. Masks will be required of all patrons in attendance.   “Check Please,” written by Jonathan Rand takes a comedic twist on blind dating and notes that dating can be hard. It follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn't get any worse - until they do.   Cast members include Rhiannon Brown, Mariah Pepper, John Tsutsumishita, Alexander Pauldine, David Pearson, Caylen Salmonsen, Liam Hinman, Khloe Lourcey, Ben ...
BOE Meeting Rescheduled to 11/9 BOE Meeting Rescheduled to 11/9: The Oswego City School District Board of Education has rescheduled the Nov. 2, 2021 meeting to Nov. 9, 2021.  
Letter: False report of weapon at OHS Letter: False report of weapon at OHS: October 28, 2021 Dear Oswego City School District Community, I am writing to share that late this afternoon the district received an anonymous call which alleged that a student had brought in a weapon to Oswego High School. This call was received at dismissal time. Upon receiving this information, the district’s School Resource Officers and local authorities were immediately contacted. Together, the district and local authorities fully investigated this matter and our investigation determined the allegations were false and this anonymous report was not credible. We wanted to make you aware of this to be as transparent as possible and to dispel any rumors circulating. Please know, there will be additional police on hand tomorrow morning to assist students with making ...
OMS students receive honors for display of respect OMS students receive honors for display of respect: Ten Oswego Middle School students were recently honored for exhibiting respect throughout the month of September.   To receive this honor, students not only displayed respect toward themselves but toward others and the school community.   “These student leaders help to make our OMS community a better place. Their good character is appreciated and is an inspiration to everyone. Congratulations and keep up the great work!” said Assistant Principal Judith Osetek   The following students earned recognition for the character education award: seventh-graders Samantha Hendricks, Nathan Freebern, Jade Scheg, Deon Scullin and Steven Finn; and eighth-graders Jadin McClendon, Allison Canale, Devin Allen, Hollie Jermyn and Alisa Busuladzic.
Important Information on COVID Testing Protocols Important Information on COVID Testing Protocols: IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON COVID TESTING PROTOCOLS 10/25/21 Dear Oswego CSD Community, I am writing to share an update on COVID-19 testing protocols that the district will be enacting in the near future (some of which begins this week and the rest begins within the next two to three weeks). As many of you are aware, recently the New York State Department of Health and our Governor, Kathy Hochul, enacted new regulations that require COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated teachers and school staff.  To add to this, the Department of Health also released guidance, which is designed to ensure COVID-19 testing in schools for unvaccinated students.   Specifically, this guidance asserts that all schools must have capacity to offer unvaccinated ...
BOE to hold virtual workshop 10/26 BOE to hold virtual workshop 10/26: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will be conducting a workshop to discuss board goals/settings. This meeting will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and will start at 5 p.m. virtually and will be live-streamed at YouTube.com/WBUCNY . The agenda for this meeting can be viewed on BoardDocs on Oct. 22 after 4 p.m.
BOE to hold regular meeting 10/19 BOE to hold regular meeting 10/19: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will conduct a regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Oswego High School library and the public is welcome to attend. Please use the high school main office that is located at 2 Buccaneer Blvd.Masks and social distancing are required. The agenda for this meeting can be viewed on BoardDocs   after 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15.
Special BOE Meeting to be held 10/12 Special BOE Meeting to be held 10/12: The Oswego City School District will be conducting a Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 at 5 p.m. virtually to discuss district left over funds and reserves. This meeting will be virtual and live-streamed via YouTube.com/WBUCNY .



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