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Poet Makes Writing Poetry Fun In Minetto

MINETTO, NY – Poet Rachel Guido deVries has been a “guest” of the Oswego City School District for nearly 20 years.

However, when this “guest” leaves she leaves behind a gift for all students she came into contact with…a love of poetry.

Minetto fifth grader Connor Pratt reads his poetry piece to the gathering of other fifth graders, teachers, parents and grandparents.

Minetto fifth grader Connor Pratt reads his poetry piece to the gathering of other fifth graders, teachers, parents and grandparents.

Recently, the fifth grade students at the Minetto Elementary School had the opportunity to spend a week with the gifted writer. Her work with the students always culminates with a reading by the students.

Prior to the start of the final reading, Guido deVries told the gathered parents and grandparents, “You will be shocked by some of the ideas expressed by the students. However, this is a wonderful experience.”

Continuing she said, “The school district is committed and students and faculty are engaged in this program. Many schools that I attend won’t do the readings at the completion of the project. However, the support of Oswego parents, families, teachers and administration is amazing. I think Oswego has provided more poetry readings than any other community has.”

Minetto fifth graders were quite interested in the work of their classmates as Josh Clyne and Bella Thorpe were extremely interested in the poetry readings.

<p>Minetto fifth graders were quite interested in the work of their classmates as Josh Clyne and Bella Thorpe were extremely interested in the poetry readings.</p>

In preparation for the students’ presentation she warned, “You might want to take out your tissues now.”

The variety of poems are interesting and unique.

The Minetto fifth graders brought laughs telling about the tickle monster, big sisters, little brothers, best friends, the green bean monster or “how to be cool.”

However, emotions were stressed when reflecting on togetherness, an absent parent, grandparents who had passed away or a lost pet.

Some students expressed their inner self and presented in-depth poems about their personality, wishes, and desires.

Students who might have had little or no interest in poetry at the beginning of the week created memorable pieces of writing and discovered a new experience.

Rachel Guido deVries has been a regular fixture in Oswego schools for nearly two decades. She brings her love of poetry to schools throughout Central New York, but enjoys her visits to Oswego.

Rachel Guido deVries has been a regular fixture in Oswego schools for nearly two decades. She brings her love of poetry to schools throughout Central New York, but enjoys her visits to Oswego.

For youngsters who enjoyed writing it provided an outlet not only to write, but also to read their work to students and adults.

Guido deVries brings an eye-opening experience to Oswego’s youngsters. She is able to pass along her love of writing poetry. She always provides some of her own works about the classes she is working with and other outstanding pieces. However, her main purpose is to spark a love of writing poetry to school age children to provide them with an outlet for creativity and expression.

Minetto Recognizes Its Sixth Graders

MINETTO, NY – Minetto Elementary School sixth graders were in the spotlight at the annual honors program conducted before a cafeteria-packed with parents, friends, family and staff members.

Principal Dean Goewey presented certificates to each sixth grader and also recognized several other students with special awards.

The “Principal’s American Citizenship Award” was presented to Corey Stevens and Rachel Godden while the New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman Triple “C” Award was given to Hannah Strzelinski and Douglas Schneider.

Minetto Elementary School recently conducted its sixth grade honors program. Involved in the event were (in front) Corey Stevens (Principal’s Citizenship Award) and Douglas Schneider (Triple C) while in back are Principal Dean Goewey, Rachel Godden (Principal’s Citizenship Award), Minetto alum and OHS salutatorian Justine Harrington,  Hannah Strzelinski (Triple C) and Minetto alum and OHS senior David Caramella.

Minetto Elementary School recently conducted its sixth grade honors program. Involved in the event were (in front) Corey Stevens (Principal’s Citizenship Award) and Douglas Schneider (Triple C) while in back are Principal Dean Goewey, Rachel Godden (Principal’s Citizenship Award), Minetto alum and OHS salutatorian Justine Harrington, Hannah Strzelinski (Triple C) and Minetto alum and OHS senior David Caramella.

Several students were presented the “President Award for Educational Excellence” as they excelled academically and have exceeded proficiency on the New York State Test in English Language Arts and Math.

The recognized students included Nicholas Chalifoux, Julia Choate, Kyle Crossman, Kelsey Cullinan, Sarah Dahar, Rachel Godden, Jesse Hauser, Eleanor Page, Brianna Pfeiffer, Peyton Rowe, Douglas Schneider, Brian Shaw, Corey Stevens, Hannah Strzelinski and Tanner Wegzyn.

The “President Award for Academic Achievement” was also presented for outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment and intellectual development.

The honored students included Austin Attwood, Haley Boardway, Derek Carmella, Natalie Chubon, Trey Clark, Allyson Conner, Merritt Czerow, Chandler Davis, Spencer Davis, Jasmine Dingman, Natalie Griffin, Alexa Hardesty, Riley Jaquin, Katelynn Kelsey, Jack Malone, Nicholas Masuicca, Luke May, Alexander McRae, Madisyn Miller, Autumn Naramore, Samuel Spaulding and Kelsey Wilder.

Students also received awards for band, orchestra, vocal music, art, physical education, science, social studies, reading, writing and mathematics.

Joining Goewey for the presentation of certificates to the students were teachers Tracy Anderson, Amy Sullivan, Tanya Wadsworth and Nancy Zawisza.

Minetto sixth graders moving on to Oswego Middle School in September include Rianna Bartlett, Tyler Blackmar, John Burns, Derek Caramella, Noah Chappell-Lowe, Natalie Chubon, Kyle Crossman, Merritt Czerow, Natalie Griffin, Katelynn Kelsey, Caleb Lamb, Madisyn Miller, Stephen Neider, Kyle Roy, Angel Santillan, Cody Scruton, Kateri Senke, Brian Shaw and Hannah Strzelinski in Anderson and Sullivan’s class.

From Wadsworth’s class were Austin Attwood, Alexandra Benway, Haley Boardway, Nicholas Chalifoux, Julie Choate, Trey Clark, Allyson Conner, Kelsey Cullinan, Sarah Dahar, Spencer Davis, Benjamin Hansel, Montana Holmes, Riley Jaquin, Isabella-Marie Lamb, Eleanor Page, Brianna Pfeifer, Peyton Rowe, Corey Stevens and Tanner Wegzyn.

Zawisza’s class included Avery Croucher, Chandler Davis, Jasmine Dingman, Rachel Godden, Alexa Hardesty, Jesse Hauser, Sara Johnson, Jack Malone, Nicholas Masuicca, Luke May, Alexander McRae, Makayla Mesec, Jared Mills, Autumn Naramore, Madison Rahn, Kolin Rock, Douglas Schneider, Zachary Sheridan, Olivia Sliwa, Samuel Spaulding and Kelsey Wilder.

Groups Clean Up Areas Along Oswego River

Battle Island area cleanup: Dick Kaulfuss tiptoes through the mud flats to pick up litter left, after the high water receded.

Battle Island area cleanup: Dick Kaulfuss tiptoes through the mud flats to pick up litter left, after the high water receded.

OSWEGO, NY – Two groups did litter cleanups on the Oswego River this past week.

The cleanups were scheduled earlier in the season, but the earlier high water had prevented that from happening.

Members of the Oswego County Yakker Kayakers did a cleanup at the Volney launch site “Stop 28.”

The name comes from the stop number for the Oswego trolley that passed by the area in the early 1900s.

The second group was a combination of the Neighbors of Battle Island group and the Yakkers.

Rena Bastian with a bag of litter and prize duck.

Rena Bastian with a bag of litter and prize duck.

Closeup of the Yakkers and litter collected.

Closeup of the Yakkers and litter collected.

"Neighbors of Battle Island" group and Yakker Kayakers pose with the collection of litter.

"Neighbors of Battle Island" group and Yakker Kayakers pose with the collection of litter.

Minetto Students Celebrate Reading

MINETTO, NY – Students and tutors from the Oswego City School District’s Spring Reading Clinic are pictured after their final celebration at Minetto Elementary School.

Celebrating reading in Minetto

Celebrating reading in Minetto

Elementary students from the school, along with tutors in the Masters Literacy Program at Oswego State University, worked together on reading and writing activities during the spring semester.

Pictured in row one and two, from left are; tutor Emily Field and Adrianna Vantassel, Michelle Derby and Ethan Hotaling-Whitney, Elizabeth Hilton and Wyatt Reynolds, Garrett Besaw and Cynthia Kellogg, Julian Allen and Emily Marturano.

In the third row are students Donald Ditton, Madison LeRoy, Alex McRae, Jordan Hare, Dakota Sinclair, Dale Reynolds, Emily Sgro, and Allyson Conner.

In the back row, from left are tutors Amy Murphy, Julie McEwen, Jessica Fisher, Kate Haefele, Rachel Jewell, Brenna Hoefler, Rebecca Kaban and Sarah Ferlito.

The program is coordinated by JoAnn Syrell, Literacy Specialist at Minetto Elementary School.

It is a collaborative effort between the Oswego City School District and Oswego State University.

Annual Minetto Hoedown Keeps Cowboys On The Run

Hoedown fun in Minetto

Hoedown fun in Minetto

MINETTO, NY – The annual hoedown was held at the Minetto Elementary School recently.

Youngsters enjoyed physical education classes with a variety of western themed activities.

‘Good guy’ cowboys and ‘bandits’ joined together in an enjoyable and physically challenging session.

Among those participating were (left to right) Anthony DeStevens, Lauren DeGroff, Courtney Crouch and Max Majlaton.

Minetto Students Qualify For Spelling Bee

Minetto students move on in spelling bee.

Minetto students move on in spelling bee.

MINETTO, NY – A trio of Minetto Elementary School students qualified for the next round of the annual spelling bee competition.

Sixth graders Natalie Chubon (center) finished first at the school while Luke May (right) was runner up and fourth grader Jack Dobbs was third.

They were congratulated for their success by library media specialist Janet Knight, Principal Dean Goewey and literacy specialist JoAnn Syrell.

Oswego Police Continue To Investigate Minetto Man’s Death

OSWEGO, NY – At approximately 8:59 a.m. today (Feb. 25), Oswego City Police responded to a disabled vehicle complaint on Mitchell Street, in the area of the Oswego Industrial Park.

Upon arrival, the responding officer observed an unresponsive man at the scene.

Oswego City Fire Department EMS personnel responded and transported the man to Oswego Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Oswego City Police Department has identified the victim as 68-year-old Wayne D. Merrill of Minetto.

The Oswego City Police Department continues to work with the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the exact cause of death, although at this time it appears to be the result of a medical condition suffered while driving.

Chinese New Year Celebrated At Minetto Elementary

Kylie Wallace had her hands full of a variety of food items as she prepared to enjoy the meal

Kylie Wallace had her hands full of a variety of food items as she prepared to enjoy the meal

MINETTO, NY – Third graders at the Minetto Elementary School recently celebrated the Chinese New Year.

The students learned about the tradition and meaning of the Chinese New Year celebration.

They also studied a bit of Chinese culture and enjoyed an oriental feast.

Teacher Nicole Freebern serves student Nicole Delconte while Justin Gates awaits his opportunity to enjoy the meal.

Teacher Nicole Freebern serves student Nicole Delconte while Justin Gates awaits his opportunity to enjoy the meal.

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