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Fairgrieve Elementary Holds First Ever Career Day

Fifth and sixth grade students at Fairgrieve gave thought to their futures at the school’s first ever Career Day.

Students Dakota Gardener (left), Noah Allen and Ethan Abelgore speak with Oswego County BOCES counselor Scott Henry about industry certifications for automotive repair during Fairgrieve’s college fair.

Students Dakota Gardener (left), Noah Allen and Ethan Abelgore speak with Oswego County BOCES counselor Scott Henry about industry certifications for automotive repair during Fairgrieve’s college fair.

The event was organized by school home liaison Ariana Suhr and math teacher Kristine Kaufman.

Speakers representing 11 different career fields, from financial advisers to first responders, prepared 40-minute classroom presentations.

The special guests outlined a day in a life in their profession, and answered questions about schooling needed and potential earnings.

Students were allowed to select three sessions, and were paired based on their interests.

Each fifth and sixth grader were given a college fair passport and event T-shirt.

The passports guided the students in asking the presenters questions.

Firefighters Victor Runeare and Michelle Lacey assist student Damien Hickman in putting on a protective coat and face mask at Fairgrieve’s Career Day.

Firefighters Victor Runeare and Michelle Lacey assist student Damien Hickman in putting on a protective coat and face mask at Fairgrieve’s Career Day.

Completed passports were put into a drawing for a chance to win one of 40 donated college T-shirts.

Career Day finished in the cafeteria with a college fair.

Representatives from SUNY Oswego, Oswego County BOCES, Cayuga Community College, Niagara County Community College, Crouse Hospital College of Nursing and Bryant and Stratton were in attendance.

 

 

In conjunction with Career Day, Principal Jean Ciesla’s son Brandon Ciesla spoke with fifth grade students at Fairgrieve about his experience as a jet mechanic with the Air Force. Ciesla is stationed at the Dyess Air Force Base in Texas. Pictured in back are Brandon Ciesla, Braeci Clonch, Jacob Rheaume and Jean Ciesla. In front are students Jacob Russell, Bryce Carroll and Jaidyn Perry.

In conjunction with Career Day, Principal Jean Ciesla’s son Brandon Ciesla spoke with fifth grade students at Fairgrieve about his experience as a jet mechanic with the Air Force. Ciesla is stationed at the Dyess Air Force Base in Texas. Pictured in back are Brandon Ciesla, Braeci Clonch, Jacob Rheaume and Jean Ciesla. In front are students Jacob Russell, Bryce Carroll and Jaidyn Perry.

Heavy Equipment Students Learn from Professionals in the Field

Pictured is Equipment Trainer Cornell Bennett from the NYS DOT with student Garret Snyder (Mexico) on a Gradall XL3100, used for ditching.

Pictured is Equipment Trainer Cornell Bennett from the NYS DOT with student Garret Snyder (Mexico) on a Gradall XL3100, used for ditching.

The NYS Department of Transportation recently visited students in Oswego County BOCES Heavy Equipment Repair and Operation program to explain job opportunities with the state, and to stress the importance of safety and proper usage of four different pieces of training equipment.

The DOT brought with them a detach trailer, used to haul equipment, to demonstrate the correct way to load and chain down equipment to meet DOT regulations.

Fathers Day Breakfast Buffet- Dads eat Free

This Sunday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to noon Lake City Lodge No. 127 will hold a Father’s Day Breakfast Buffet.

In honor of dads, they can eat for free with a minimum of one paid ticket.

Masons to host Father's Day buffet

Masons to host Father’s Day buffet

Lake City Lodge buffet usually includes our renowned French toast, pancakes, home fries, eggs, bacon and sausage.

Drinks like coffee, milk, juice and water are also included.

All you can eat.

Served in our beautiful hall with cushioned chairs, plenty of parking, with the Masons and ladies of Eastern Star serving.

$7- adults $5- kids 6-12. Kids 5 and under – free.

Take out is available. To order take-out, or more info call: (315) 207-0127.

Masonic Hall, 765 E. Seneca St., Oswego just past Centro Bus terminal and the recycling station, down on the left. Sign by the road.

Granby PTG Brings Fathers and Sons Together

Kindergartener Jacob Newton shares quality time with his father David during Granby’s annual Father’s Day celebration.

Kindergartener Jacob Newton shares quality time with his father David during Granby’s annual Father’s Day celebration.

On June 6, the Granby Elementary Parent Teacher Group hosted its annual Father’s Day Social.

Fathers attended the event with their sons.

They played Guess Who, Connect Four and Topple while enjoying ice-cream sundaes.

The gym was also open for basketball.

 

 

Third grade student Callum Smith and his father, Alan, pose for a keepsake photograph at Granby’s Father’s Day Social. The photo was used later in a special Father’s Day card that featured a special poem.

Third grade student Callum Smith and his father, Alan, pose for a keepsake photograph at Granby’s Father’s Day Social. The photo was used later in a special Father’s Day card that featured a special poem.

Ritchie: Measure To Help Find Vaccine For EEE Gets Final Passage

State Senator Patty Ritchie announced today (June 9), that her legislation (S.2115) to help find a vaccine to prevent the deadly EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) disease has passed the State Senate.

The bipartisan measure will create the 21st Century Workgroup for Disease Elimination and Reduction within the state Department of Health.

The group, comprised of experts in diseases, infection and public health, will be tasked with pushing for the development of effective vaccines against diseases, including EEE, West Nile Virus and Lyme.

Included in the new State Budget is $100,000, secured by Senator Ritchie to fund the new workgroup.

“In Central New York, we’ve seen firsthand the deadly effects of diseases like EEE. While they have been devastating, they have also served as reminders that we need to be vigilant in our fight against EEE and similar diseases to help prevent future tragedies,” said Senator Ritchie. “When it comes to modern medicine, vaccines are tremendous public health tools. Through the 21st Century Workgroup for Disease Elimination, experts at the top of their field will work towards developing vaccines that will help save lives.”

Following the death of Oswego County’s 4-year old Maggie Sue Wilcox from the EEE virus in 2011, Senator Ritchie has been leading the effort to raise awareness of the disease and find ways to stop its spread, including pushing for the creation of the 21st Century Workgroup for Disease Elimination.

“The loss of our Maggie Sue was the most devastating experience of our lives and we struggle with that on a daily basis; in part because we strive to find the very difficult balance in protecting our other children from EEE and in learning how to educate them without making them afraid to go outside and be carefree children,” said Donna Wilcox, Maggie Sue’s aunt. “Our goal has and will continue to be to work towards the realization of a human vaccine for this deadly virus. Senator Ritchie’s legislation, her success in finding the funds necessary to protect Upstate New Yorkers and the creation of the 21st Century Workgroup for Disease Elimination and Reduction are gigantic leaps forward in the search for the vaccine that could not have been made without her tireless efforts. Words cannot adequately express how grateful we are for her dedication and hard work.”

EEE affects horses and other livestock, and rarely occurs in humans. Five human deaths in New York since 1971 all have occurred in Oswego and Onondaga Counties, while dozens of horses have succumbed to the virus.

Over three years, Senator Ritchie has secured a total of $700,000 in additional state budget funds for EEE prevention; including support this year for programs to educate children and families about the dangers of EEE, free tire recycling events, a low-cost vaccination program for horses and additional mosquito control efforts.

Volney Elementary Students Enjoy Annual Game Day

Volney Elementary School held its annual Game Day on June 6.

Kindergartener Aubree Taber gets soaked by parent volunteer Melinda Wise following a water relay at Volney’s Game Day. Other activities included volleyball, jump rope and scooter races and parachute games.

Kindergartener Aubree Taber gets soaked by parent volunteer Melinda Wise following a water relay at Volney’s Game Day. Other activities included volleyball, jump rope and scooter races and parachute games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

olange Catano-Matip (front) and Alyson Sheffield (back) of Kathleen DeLisle’s class run like the wind during a fast-paced game of steal the pinnie. Game Day at Volney Elementary school is an annual event and features a variety of fun outdoor activities for students to participate in.

olange Catano-Matip (front) and Alyson Sheffield (back) of Kathleen DeLisle’s class run like the wind during a fast-paced game of steal the pinnie. Game Day at Volney Elementary school is an annual event and features a variety of fun outdoor activities for students to participate in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students at Volney Elementary play tug of war during the school’s recent Game Day. Second graders (left to right) Alyssa Sawyer, Ellie Parkhurst, Layne Osborn, Parker Ellis and Nathan Hutchinson of Rauri Downes’ class tug with all their might to win against the opposing team.

Students at Volney Elementary play tug of war during the school’s recent Game Day. Second graders (left to right) Alyssa Sawyer, Ellie Parkhurst, Layne Osborn, Parker Ellis and Nathan Hutchinson of Rauri Downes’ class tug with all their might to win against the opposing team.

Third Graders Celebrate Diversity at Annual Cultural Fair

Celeste Stevens (right) shares facts about Brazil with her mother Nancy.

Celeste Stevens (right) shares facts about Brazil with her mother Nancy.

Third graders at Fairley Elementary School showed off their projects on countries across the globe at a Cultural Fair held June 5.

Students and their families sampled food from five foreign countries, including India, Ireland, China, Brazil and Spain.

As a class, students learned about a specific country’s history, language, celebrations and national sport, and individually wrote a research based report.

Students Learn About Animal Habitats at Zoo Night

The Keller family, Ava, Rachel and Lydia visit Lisa Bailey’s classroom.

The Keller family, Ava, Rachel and Lydia visit Lisa Bailey’s classroom.

Second grade teachers at Fairley Elementary School recently opened their classrooms after-hours for parents and their children for a Zoo Night.

Each classroom represented a different habitat.

The pond room housed baby ducks and information on both animal and plant life.

Prior to the event, each second grade student researched a habitat and wrote a report about their findings.

Second grade student Aislinn Osborn learns about polar regions at Fairley Elementary’s Zoo Night. The classroom was transformed into an arctic tundra and featured students’ artwork, like the polar bears seen here.

Second grade student Aislinn Osborn learns about polar regions at Fairley Elementary’s Zoo Night. The classroom was transformed into an arctic tundra and featured students’ artwork, like the polar bears seen here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sounds of Brass to play June 27

Enjoy an evening of fun-filled, toe-tapping music on June 27, with the Sounds of Brass at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Gazebo along the river on South First Street in Fulton. This free concert is sponsored by the City of Fulton Department of Parks and Recreation.

Sounds of Brass engages its audiences through its upbeat, toe-tapping music as well as humorous commentary. You’ll hear music you can sing to, clap to, and even dance to if the spirit moves you. Its varied repertoire includes swing, Dixieland, ragtime and familiar favorites.

The theme of every performance is fun!

Sounds of Brass is made up of Central New York musicians who take pleasure in playing and sharing their joy of music. They volunteer their time and talents and perform frequently in the Central NY area for senior citizens, patriotic events, special church functions, fundraisers and benefits.

This marks the ninth year that Sounds of Brass will perform in Fulton’s Friday night concert series at the gazebo.

Members of Sounds of Brass are: Dave Brown and Natalie Sturr on trumpet, Ray Bratt on French horn, Colleen Dailey on trombone, Frank Bickel and Paul Sherman on tuba and Jim Myers on drums.

Come enjoy an evening of fun-filled music by the riverside on June 27. Bring a lawn chair and get ready to sing along.

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