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OMS teams with SUNY Oswego Science Department for Eclipse Resources OMS teams with SUNY Oswego Science Department for Eclipse Resources: As the Port City prepares for a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse, educators in the Oswego City School District are getting students ready for this unique opportunity by explaining the science behind this phenomenon. The Oswego Middle School Science Department recently teamed with SUNY Oswego to develop a webpage and list of resources for students and families. They also focused on providing general eclipse information, safety details and information about the science involved in an eclipse. “Being in the path of totality of a total solar eclipse is an incredible opportunity for our students,” said OCSD science teachers Elise Davis and Tiffany McCrobie. “We saw this as an excellent chance to collaborate with our partners at SUNY Oswego and to develop some really ...
Spanish board games created for OHS college language course Spanish board games created for OHS college language course: Oswego High School students recently completed a major project in their SUNY Oswego Spanish 201 course.   Students were asked to bridge learned grammar structures with assigned vocabulary content to create a board game.   They had to employ the use of commands, provide any necessary pieces, create a set of instructions and construct the board.    Students held rotations for a few days to have the opportunity to both play and evaluate the games of each class.
NHS continues St. Jude donations, has raised $50k overall NHS continues St. Jude donations, has raised $50k overall: The Oswego High School National Honor Society chapter has continued its partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee to help treat childhood cancer, as well as to fund necessary research in hopes of finding cures.   St. Jude is fully funded through donations and NHS has been helping raise funds since the club’s inception.    “The mission of St. Jude has continued to inspire chapter members to be called to service and raise funds for the hospital through a letter-writing campaign to friends and family,” NHS advisor and Oswego High School social studies teacher Kayley Morse said.   All 72 chapter members recently gathered in the school cafeteria to personally sign 25 letters each. The NHS juniors and the Event Chairs ...
OCSD Board of Education to meet 3/19 OCSD Board of Education to meet 3/19: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will be holding its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Oswego High School library. The public is welcome to attend.   Meeting attendees should use the OMS main entrance. This meeting will be recorded and live streamed.   The agenda for this meeting will be available on BoardDocs ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/Public ) after 4 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2024.
OCSD Music Legend Edward S. Lisk Receives Lifetime Achievement Award OCSD Music Legend Edward S. Lisk Receives Lifetime Achievement Award: The Oswego High School Music Department holds a concert on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m., where longtime OSCD music legend Edward S. Lisk receives the Al & Gladys Wright Band Lifetime Achievement Award in conjunction with the John Philip Sousa  Foundation. The award recognizes lifetime achievement in the band profession, including professional leadership, teaching, conducting and service, fitting for Lisk, an internationally recognized clinician, conductor and author. Lisk was a music educator in the Oswego City School District from 1970 to 1991. During that time, the band program become one of the most outstanding programs in the nation. His accomplishments are second to none. Several major highlights include being elected member of the National Band Hall of Fame ...
Teams compete in Battle of the Books Teams compete in Battle of the Books: Ten teams of bookworms from the Oswego City School District recently showcased their reading comprehension and recollection during the Battle of the Books competition in the Robinson-Faust Theater. The event featured two teams — primary and intermediate levels — from each of the district’s five elementary schools. Third and fourth grade students took the stage first where they answered 12 questions about a selection of books they read. The teams had to correctly identify the author and book title that each question referenced. When all the points were tallied, the Reading Dragons, comprised of Lily Diak, Caitlyn Joyce and Dexter Nelson from Leighton Elementary, narrowly edged out their competitors to capture first place. Following the primary competition, the five intermediate ...
OCSD Announces Kindergarten Registration OCSD Announces Kindergarten Registration: With the 2024-2025 school year right around the corner, the Oswego City School District is preparing for kindergarten registration, which will take place the week of March 4. Registration will be held at Central Registration, located in the Education Center at Leighton Elementary School (playground entrance) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., March 4-8. If you would like a registration packet mailed to you and your child will turn 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2024, please contact Central Registration at 315-341-2045 or visit www.oswego.org. To register, parents or guardians must supply the registration packet, birth certificate, proof of immunization, proof of residency and custody paperwork if applicable. Students who currently attend Universal Pre-Kindergarten will not need to register ...
BOE set to meet 3/5 BOE set to meet 3/5: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will hold a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Oswego High School library. The public is welcome to attend.   Meeting attendees should use the main OHS entrance. This meeting will be recorded and live streamed.   The agenda for this meeting will be available on BoardDocs ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/Public ) after 4 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2024.
OMS recognizes iReady math, reading accomplishments OMS recognizes iReady math, reading accomplishments: Seventh and eighth grade students at Oswego Middle School were recognized at the end of the second quarter for outstanding work on iReady Reading or Math.   In total, 23 students were recognized for having a school year to date total of more than 1,000 minutes on their iReady “My Path” in reading; and another 28 were honored for eclipsing 1,000 minutes in iReady math.   Each student received a certificate from iReady and an ice cream certificate to use at school. Their names were also read on the announcements.  
OMS students compete in annual Battle of the Books OMS students compete in annual Battle of the Books: A number of students worked hard for many months in preparation for Oswego Middle School’s annual Battle of the Books for a spot at the regional level.   This year’s competition was won by “The Green Team,” comprised of Len Lin, Nora Newell, Hunter Pluff and Kyler Werner. They will advance to represent OMS at the regional competition against other nearby school districts.   Battle of the Books is a reading competition in which students compete in teams to answer trivia questions related to eight books they read ahead of time.   The OMS competition is coordinated by the school’s Library Media Specialist, Mrs. MaryAlice Brennan Steere.   Judges included Mrs. MaryBeth Fierro, OMS Principal, and Ms. Cheryl Beck, OMS Literacy Specialist. ...
OMS students study trench warfare, create dioramas OMS students study trench warfare, create dioramas: In Oswego Middle School Social Studies classes, students have been studying World War I.   After learning about trench warfare and the Western Front, students created their own trench dioramas out of boxes and other craft supplies.   Students included different elements of trenches like dug outs, artillery and no man's land.   “This was a great hands-on activity which showcased their knowledge of this military warfare, but also allowed students to add their own creative touches,” said OMS social studies instructor Kathryn Clancy.
BOE set to meet 2/13 BOE set to meet 2/13: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will be holding a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Oswego High School library. The public is welcome to attend.   Meeting attendees should use the main OHS entrance. This meeting will be recorded and live streamed.   The agenda for this meeting will be available on BoardDocs ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/Public ) after 4:00 PM Friday, Feb. 9, 2024.
OHS students earn honor roll status OHS students earn honor roll status: More than 400 Oswego High School students were recognized for the academic achievements during the second quarter. Principal Raina Hinman celebrated the following students for making the honor roll:   Highest Honors 9 th grade: Taylor Mae Geraci, Grace Joyce St. Onge, Liam Shiel, Madison Lynn Dawson, Lily Ybarra Anzalone, Paiton Marie Colucci, Madelina Emilie Donabella, Emma M Enwright, Laila Nicole Feito Cortes, Landon Blake Gibson, Dylan Ruehl Maza Danseco, Michael P Kenyon, Addison Norfleet, Leah E Cady, Liam Charles Sugar, Zachary Wade Willis, Mi  Naumann, Amalia Michelle Sloan, Trevor Timothy Griffiths, Clara King, Lyla Rae Malley, Clare Catherine Furlong, Xander Reed, Olivia Bivens, Brett D Degrenier, Jude Anthony Eells, Adrian Joseph Williams, Aidan DeSantis, Courtney ...
OMS students earn honor, high honor OMS students earn honor, high honor: Oswego Middle School students who excelled in the second quarter recently earned recognition for their success in the classroom. Principal Mary Beth Fierro, along with her faculty and staff, celebrated the academic achievements of the Honor Roll and/or High Honor Roll recipients, who included:   7th Grade High Honor Roll: Emma Allen, Attalie Anderson, Lilliana Babbitt, Wyatt Baitsell, Jayla Barbur, Natalie Bartlett, Matthew Belawske, Anna Bell, Julia Bovay, Ryan Bowman, Donwill Boyde, Natalie Breitbeck, Easton Broadwell, Olivia Brockway, Phiona Buck, Megan Campbell, Yarileysha Carrasquillo Rodriguez, Cecelia Chamberlin, Nate Chetney, Keri Chodubski, Casey Christman, Carter Conaway, Khaleesi Coronado, Courtney Crannell, Hunter Cunningham, Christian Czuprynski, Isabella Dawson, ...
OCSD Accepting Applications for Pre-K OCSD Accepting Applications for Pre-K: The Oswego City School District is accepting applications for Universal Pre-K classes for the 2024-2025 school year. The program is free to all children residing within the district and who turn 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2024.     There are eight half-day sessions and one full-day session. The half-day sessions are offered in Kingsford, Minetto, Fitzhugh and Riley elementary schools. Morning session is 9-11:30 a.m. and the afternoon session is 12:45-3:15 p.m. The full-day session is 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. at Frederick Leighton Elementary School. Busing is available by the district on their regular bus runs in the morning and afternoon. There is no busing at midday. Registration for the half-day sessions continues through the fall. Registration for full-day sessions continues ...
Minetto students learn about cows Minetto students learn about cows: Minetto students visited virtually in late January with Emma Shirley from Old McDonald's/North Harbor Dairy Farm to learn about cows and even got to see the very beginning of a live birth. Shirley gave the students a virtual tour of the birthing barn, milking barn, filtration process and a rundown of the feeding process along with the importance of all the nutrients the cows need. She discussed weekly vet visits, and the process of their electronic tags, so if the tag sets off a sensor, then a gate opens up and the cow goes through the separation alley to see the doctor.  Students also were fortunate to start seeing a live birth, but only saw the head, but Shirley sent a little video of the baby and mom cleaning her up afterward. 
Your input matters! Help us set a path forward. Your input matters! Help us set a path forward.: Dear Members of the Oswego City School Community, We are excited to announce the launch of our new strategic planning process, a pivotal initiative that will shape the future of our district. As we begin this journey, we want to emphasize the importance of your involvement in this endeavor. The updated Strategic Plan will aim to create a roadmap that not only reflects the aspects of our school that are already working well but also addresses areas in which we can make improvements. We are committed to considering your perspectives and opinions on the direction we should take. We genuinely value your input in making our updated Strategic Plan the best it can be. We encourage you to share your insights on what we are excelling at and where there's room for growth. Additionally, ...
OHS Music Dept. to Present Guys and Dolls OHS Music Dept. to Present Guys and Dolls: Rehearsals and preparations are underway for the Oswego High School Music Department’s production of “Guys and Dolls,” slated for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 & 10 and 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at the OHS Robinson-Faust Theatre. Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, this award-winning classic gambles with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway. This year’s cast includes Romello Velazquez as Nicely-Nicely Johnson, Nate Carr as Benny Southstreet, Miles Bandla as Rusty Charlie, Jillian Bell as Sarah Brown, Lucas Anzalone as Harry the Horse, David Pearson as Lt. Brannigan, Jake Barton as Nathan Detroit, Kian McCarthy as Angie the Ox, Helena Holmes as Miss Adelaide, Augustus Potter Jr. as Sky Masterson, Derek Gay as Joey Biltmore, Gianna Ellingwood as Mimi, and Seth Pagliaroli ...
BOE set to meet 1/23 at OHS Library BOE set to meet 1/23 at OHS Library: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will hold its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in the Oswego High School library. The public is welcome to attend.   Meeting attendees should use the main OHS entrance. This meeting will be recorded and live streamed.   The agenda for this meeting will be available on BoardDocs ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/Public ) after 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2024.
OMS student leads history lesson, sharing grandfather’s story OMS student leads history lesson, sharing grandfather’s story: A recent lesson in Connor Griffin’s history class at the Oswego Middle School had a more personal perspective as one student shared her grandfather’s war story. Seventh grader Nicolette Licatese led a class discussion about her grandfather’s experience in World War II and the Pearl Harbor attacks. She brought in a newspaper from the attack on Pearl Harbor and shared other documents and photos from her grandfather’s time in the military, explaining the significance of each item. “Days like this show us why history matters,” Griffin said. “When we see ourselves as a piece of the story, the connections we make become stronger. Nicolette did a great job personalizing history and making it more relatable. Her classmates were able to gain a different ...



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