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Volney Classroom Role Models and Students ‘On-A-Roll’

Volney Elementary School classroom role models were selected by their teachers as students who best represented this month’s character education trait of Tolerance. Principal Lisa Garafola defined tolerance as accepting others’ differences and announced the following students as outstanding examples of that trait for the month of January:

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Strategic Planning Paves Road To Success In Hannibal Schools

In the Hannibal Central School District, progressive thinking, innovative strategies and a team mentality have taken hold since the implementation of the Strategic Plan last June. The plan outlines the mission, beliefs and goals for the district over the next five years, and has been fueled by the work of community members, teachers, students, staff and administrators.

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Pet Of The Week – Libby Looking For A Forever Home

Libby

Libby is a petite black and white cat about one and a half years old. She is small but has a big “purrsonality.” She loves to stand on her hind legs and welcome her people home. When her foster mom comes downstairs to play with her, she stands up and swipes her paw from the top of her head then out to her mom . . . almost like she’s saluting.

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Lanigan Elementary Students Celebrate Success With Support From Bodley Cheerleaders

Students at Lanigan Elementary School wrapped up the month of January with an assembly that lauded effort, attendance and tolerance. The school-wide ceremony, held Jan. 29, included a demonstration by the G. Ray Bodley High School cheerleaders who belted out words of encouragement and cheered about the Fulton City School District’s behavioral expectations.

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Oswego’s Comeback Attempt Falls Short

The Oswego State men’s basketball team fought back in regulation to force extra time but was unable to secure the victory in overtime, falling 80-71 to host New Paltz on Friday evening in the Hawk Center. Oswego’s loss is just its second in conference play, dropping its SUNYAC mark to 7-2 and overall record to 11-5.

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Sandra Scott Travels: Zoo Treks Offer A Glimpse Of Wildlife

I, like many people, enjoy seeing animals in their natural habitat and have done so in many places. John and I went on safari in Kenya where we saw thousands of wildebeests and zebras migrating. I was most impressed with the height of the giraffes. When I tell people that we have spent a lot of time over the years in the rainforest I always add that we have more wildlife in our backyard than we ever saw in the jungle. The best place to really see and observe animals is in a zoo.

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Fourth Grade Artists In The Making At Phoenix Elementary

The Phoenix Central School District has some blooming artistic talent in their fourth graders. Students from four different classes voluntarily spend their lunch period in Kathleen Lambert’s art room working on a variety of different independent projects.

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APW Holds Exchange Concert With Sherburne-Earlville School

Students at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior High School recently held an exchange concert with junior high students from the Sherburne-Earlville School District. The concert was coordinated between APW’s band director Janet Fiacco and Sherburne-Earlville’s Middle School band director Jeffrey Manwaring.

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Frederick Carlton Shappee Jr., 86

Frederick Carlton Shappee Jr., 86, a resident of Minetto, passed away peacefully on Thursday January 29, 2015, at Morning Star Residential Care Center.

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