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OCSD students receive more than $100K in scholarships OCSD students receive more than $100K in scholarships: More than $100 thousand dollars was distributed in scholarships this year to Oswego High School students.   Through fundraising efforts, the teachers and TA’s of the Oswego City School District were pleased to be able to offer the following students scholarships this year, for a total of $6,500 (Oswego Classroom Teachers Association OCTA Scholarships): Ian Cady, Alyssa Carr, John DelConte, Leah Dykas, Mason Hall, Ian MacKenzie, Meghan McManus, Teigen Patane, Beatrice Rastley, Louis Roman and Addison Stepien. Honors medals were awarded to students who have maintained an average of 94 or above and are graduating with highest honors: Jillian Bell, Emily Brown, Madeline Brown, Ian Cady, Alyssa Carr, John DelConte, Leah Dykas, Tyler Flack, Kylie ...
OMS recognizes 8th grade scholar-athletes OMS recognizes 8th grade scholar-athletes: Oswego Middle School eighth graders recently earned recognition for participating in three or four interscholastic athletic programs while maintaining either honor or high honor roll status. The following students were honored for their dedication and hard work: Kaelyn Bond, Alyssa Britt, Lily-Simone Cloonan, Nora Newell, Layla Wilson, Brenna Cazzoli, Reagan Healy, Kara Hsu, Brielle Libbey, Maria Murray, Isabella Oostdyk, Elizabeth Stahl, Sam Arthur, Luke Braun, Maddox Browngardt, Conner Canale, Julius Garabito, Cooper Howell, Wilson Metcalf, John Scanlon-Howland, Brody Gosier and Ethan Lamb. Principal Mary Beth Fierro commended the students for their remarkable achievements. "At the Oswego Middle School, we recognize the hard work and commitment that goes into playing a sport ...
OMS recognizes Top 25 seventh, eighth graders OMS recognizes Top 25 seventh, eighth graders: The Top 25 Oswego City School District seventh and eighth grade students were recognized at Bridie Manner.   In addition to families, also in attendance were Oswego Middle School Principal Mary Beth Fierro, OCSD Superintendent Dr. Raymond Kilmer, Oswego Mayor Robert Corradino and his wife along with several members from the Sunrise Rotary, which co-sponsored the event alongside the district and Pathfinder Bank.   “Each and every one of you has inspired me over the past two years and I am positive you have inspired your families and friends since the day you were born,” Fierro told the honorees. “You are destined for great things.”   The dinner is held annually to recognize the Top 50 at Oswego Middle School, or the top 25 from eighth and seventh ...
BOE regular meeting is Tuesday, June 4 BOE regular meeting is Tuesday, June 4: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 5 p.m. This meeting will be held in the High School Library. The public is welcome to attend.  Meeting attendees should use the main Oswego High School entrance. This meeting will be recorded and streamed live.   The agenda for this meeting will be available on BoardDocs ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/Public ) after 4 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2024.
OMS honors students in third quarter OMS honors students in third quarter: A dozen Oswego Middle School students earned recognition during the third marking period for achieving perfect attendance, passing all their classes, and having no behavioral concerns. Principal Mary Beth Fierro said the students’ photos will be posted in the display case near the main office for the remainder of the school year. The third-quarter students in the spotlight were Owen DeGroff, Olivia Gamble, Ryan Bowman, Nate Chetney, Yarileysha Carrasquillo-Rodriguez, Kendyl Ruggio Adriana Cloonan, Kate Romanowski, Morgan Mills, Caitlin Seidel, Len Lin and Devante VanVorst.  
NHS collects items, donates to DSS NHS collects items, donates to DSS: With a goal of helping young families in the community, the Oswego High School National Honor Society recently collected diapers, wipes, and pull-ups, which were donated to the Oswego County Department of Social Services. According to NHS advisor Kayley Morse, the NHS hosts a variety of events throughout the year to help those in need. This year was the first effort of its kind, with more than 1,000 diapers collected throughout the month of April. Morse noted that she hopes this becomes an annual event to meet the needs of the county’s youngest residents.   “This year, more than ever, it was very important for our club to find ways to help the Oswego community,” she said. “We are proud to help with such a worthy cause and look forward to finding more ...
Ciappa named Oswego County Board Member of the Year Ciappa named Oswego County Board Member of the Year: With six years of service to the Oswego City School District under his belt, Tom Ciappa was recently recognized by the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation as the Oswego County Board Member of the Year. The recognition came during CiTi BOCES’ annual meeting in April. Ciappa, who is finishing up his second term on the OCSD Board of Education and vying for another, said he was honored to receive the award and that he hopes his service makes an impact on the community. “I became a board member out of a sense of civic responsibility and to make a difference if I could,” Ciappa said. “My greatest hope for students is that we can give them the skills, confidence, and sense of self they will need to thrive in a world that is rapidly changing.” ...
2024 National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society Members 2024 National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society Members: Oswego City School District recently welcomed 37 new members into the National Honor Society as well as 26 new members into the National Junior Honor Society.   Oswego High School NHS has donated hundreds of dollars from their treasury this year to local causes, and they held fundraisers and campaigns to benefit a variety of groups including The Human Concerns Center food pantry of Oswego, the Department of Social Services diaper drive, Blessings in a Backpack and to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through their No Shave November fundraiser, as well as a letter writing campaign for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital where to-date, Oswego High School has raised more than $55,000.   National Honor Society Advisor Kayley Morse said, “All of this group's ...
Leighton visited by Laker athletes for Girls on the Run Leighton visited by Laker athletes for Girls on the Run: SUNY Oswego student athletes visited Leighton Elementary School to help and volunteer with the Girls on the Run program. Girls on the Run aims to inspire participants of any ability to find and recognize their individual strengths while connecting with their peers in a team setting. Oswego Laker women’s hockey, women’s soccer and women’s swimming and diving team members volunteered as coaches who facilitated lessons that blended physical activity with life skill development.  
We are hiring bus drivers! We are hiring bus drivers!: The Oswego City School District is seeking candidates who are driven to make a difference with our dynamic Transportation Department. Join our team as a school bus driver! In addition to making a difference in a child’s life, there are many other benefits such as NYS retirement, snow days off, weekends off, and we even pay for you to get your CDL! Call 315-341-2900 for more information!
2024-25 Budget Hearing, BOE meeting is 5/7 2024-25 Budget Hearing, BOE meeting is 5/7: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will be holding a Public Hearing on the 2024-2025 School Budget followed by its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 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 high school entrance. This meeting will be recorded and streamed live.  The agenda for this meeting will be available on BoardDocs ( https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/oswego/Board.nsf/Public ) after 4 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2024.
Minetto fifth graders host Renaissance Fair Minetto fifth graders host Renaissance Fair: Minetto fifth graders recently wrapped up a unit on the Renaissance by hosting a Renaissance Fair with music, games and activities. The fair included 10 different stations where the fifth graders showcased a particular activity or game made popular during the Renaissance. Teachers and peers gathered in the cafeteria to explore the stations and learn a bit about things such as Renaissance art, innovations, and lifestyle. Attendees had an opportunity to experience da Vinci writing, stained glass, catapults, calligraphy, and more! “Our students spent several weeks studying the Renaissance movement,” said fifth grade teacher Stacie Roberts-Waterhouse. “They have learned where it took place, how it started, and who the famous people were of this time. The Renaissance ...
OHS students explore Doppler on Wheels OHS students explore Doppler on Wheels: In the days leading up to the solar eclipse in Oswego, scientists and weather enthusiasts descended upon the port city to capture a glimpse of the phenomenon. Among those visitors were famous storm chasers Josh Wurman and Karen Kosiba, who rolled into town on the Doppler on Wheels, making a stop at Oswego High School for a meteorology lesson. Students in Jason Guild’s meteorology class had an opportunity to explore the unique vehicle, full of weather tools and equipment. The vehicle often tracks storms and other weather-related events to gauge everything from radar to changes in atmospheric pressure and more. “This is an incredible learning opportunity for these students,” Guild said. “They were able to meet with some of the leading experts in their field and explore ...
Webpage Highlights 24-25 Budget Information Webpage Highlights 24-25 Budget Information: To provide taxpayers with comprehensive school budget information, we have established a dedicated webpage for the 2024-25 spending plan. Oswego City School District’s $112,153,995 proposed 2024-2025 budget, adopted by the Board of Education on April 16, reflects careful stewardship and foresight on the long-term fiscal health of the district and future needs of our students. Please visit the budget webpage for more information and be sure to vote Tuesday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fitzhugh Students Explore Careers Fitzhugh Students Explore Careers: Fitzhugh Park Elementary students recently explored a variety of career fields during an annual event that brings together businesses, agencies, government officials and representatives from several job sectors. The Career Day event encourages students to research different industries and jobs they may want to pursue one day. Then, students have an opportunity to talk to representatives from different fields. This year, the school welcomed the following: Colette Badger (nurse); Tiffany Bevacqua (Soul Center - Therapy and Wellness); Beth Serow (911); Mary Beth Fierro (OMS principal); Cheri Beck (OMS literary Coach/ SUNY Oswego professor); Larry Miller (GJP); Rich Burritt (Burritt Auto); Charnele Ford (Schneider Trucking); Tim Kirwan (Oswego County judge); Robert Corradino (Oswego ...
OHS students earn spots on Quarter 3 honor rolls OHS students earn spots on Quarter 3 honor rolls: Around 450 students were recognized at Oswego High School for their academic achievement during the third quarter. Principal Raina Hinman celebrated the following students for making the honor roll:   Highest Honors 9th grade: Lily Ybarra Anzalone, Erika Barbera, Olivia Bivens, Sidney M. Bivens, Leah E Cady, Nicholas Joseph Campbell, Layla Chwalek, Paiton Marie Colucci, Dylan Ruehl Maza Danseco, Madison Lynn Dawson, Brett D Degrenier, Aidan DeSantis, Madelina Emilie Donabella, Jude Anthony Eells, Bradee Joe Ekman, Emma M Enwright, Laila Nicole Feito Cortes, Nathan Freebern, Clare Catherine Furlong, Taylor Mae Geraci, Landon Blake Gibson, Olivia Grace Gonzalez, Hannah Greutman, Trevor Timothy Griffiths, Eva Grace Kandt, Michael P Kenyon, Clara King, Elizabeth Ruth Kropf, Makenzie ...
OMS announces third quarter academic honors OMS announces third quarter academic honors: Hundreds of students from Oswego Middle School were recently named to the school’s academic honors list for the third quarter of the 2023-24 school year. The high honor and honor list is as follows:   7th Grade High Honor Roll: Emma Allen, Lilliane Babbitt, Wyatt Baitsell, Jayla Barbur, Natalie Bartlett, Matthew Belawske, Anna Bell, Claire Bezek, Julia Bovay, Ryan Bowman, Natalie Breitbeck, Olivia Brockway, Phiona Buck, Yarileysha Carrasquillo Rodriguez, Cecelia Chamberlin, Nate Chetney, Keri Chodubski, Carter Conaway, Courtney Crannell, Hunter Cunningham, Christian Czuprynski, Isabella Dawson, Ryan Deary, Sophie DeCaire, Owen Degroff, Katie Devendorf, Isabella Donoghue, Gracelyn Eiriksson, Kaleb Farden, Everett Farella, Elisa Feito Cortes, Jillian Flood, Genevieve France, ...
OCSD BOE meeting 4/16, Special Meeting for CiTi Budget 4/18 OCSD BOE meeting 4/16, Special Meeting for CiTi Budget 4/18: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will be holding a Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 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 OHS main high school entrance. This meeting will be recorded and live streamed.   The Oswego City School District Board of Education will also be holding a Special Meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 9 a.m. to vote on the CiTi BOCES Administrative Budget and Board of Cooperative Educational Services Ballot. This meeting will be held in the Superintendent’s Office in the Education Center, One Buccaneer Blvd, Oswego, N.Y. The agendas for these meetings will be available on ...
KPS Hosts Successful STEAM Night KPS Hosts Successful STEAM Night: After launching a successful STEAM Night last year at Kingsford Park Elementary School, organizers were able to build upon that success during this year’s event. Held in late March, STEAM Night brought together more than 150 attendees and dozens of local businesses, agencies, organizations and school district staff members to engage in various activities. According to KPS teacher Kelly Moxley, who helped coordinate the event, it was a team effort that created fun learning opportunities for students. “We are incredibly grateful to our families and community partners who collaborated to make STEAM Night such a resounding success,” Moxley said. “There were so many smiling faces engaging in STEAM activities. It was rewarding to see everything come together.” ...
BOE set to hold meeting 4/2 at OHS BOE set to hold meeting 4/2 at OHS: The Oswego City School District Board of Education will be holding their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 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 High School 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 29, 2024.



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