The Fulton Raiders have completed another successful spring athletics season. For the 2017-2018 school year, Fulton City School District totaled 160 varsity athletes, 61 junior varsity athletes, and 128 modified athletes.
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The Fulton City School District was recently awarded the Title IV Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant in the sum of $1 million. The 15-month grant allows FCSD to offer a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) summer camp from August 13 – August 24 as well as an after school program through the duration of the 2018-2019 school year. The STEAM summer camp will be project-based learning following a space theme complete with drones, Lego robotics, and even a presentation from a visiting astronaut.
Fulton’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program will offer transportation to students beginning in the 2018-19 school year for the first time. Also new this year, Heather Witter will begin her position as Director of Universal Pre-K and Literacy.
A unanimously passed resolution has declared a moratorium on used car lots in the city of Fulton. The Common Council voted in favor of the one-year moratorium at Tuesday’s (July 10) regular meeting, a resolution suggested by Fulton Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. In other business, several other resulotion were passed.
The Fulton Common Council held a workshop last week to prepare for an impending war against negligent landlords throughout the city. Mayor Ronald Woodward Sr. and administrative assistant to the Mayor, Kathy Trowbridge led the meeting with five of the city’s common councilors in what Trowbridge referred to as a “pep rally” to ensure all councilors were aware of city-wide expectations and how to enforce them. Emphasizing that the crack down will target negligent landlords, Trowbridge said the goal is to aggressively pursue landlords that are considered “repeat offenders” that do not adhere to the city’s code and charter. “Our homeowners deserve this. Our city deserves to be better than this. We do respect the many good landlords but we know the bad ones and we’re coming after you,” Trowbridge warned.
The public hearing will garner community input regarding city official’s proposal to enforce a temporary moratorium on used car sale lots. If passed, the moratorium would prevent any new businesses entering the city for the purpose of opening a used car lot for a period of one year.
Along with G. Ray Bodley High School seniors, a 93-year-old war veteran and a senior staying at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital while undergoing chemotherapy treatment are among Fulton’s class of 2018 graduates. Fulton City School District administration first presented World War II veteran Norman Smith with an honorary high school diploma at a ceremony at St. Luke’s Nursing Home. Administration then brought a surprise ceremony to Alicia Carroll, a G. Ray Bodley honor student graduating with a Regents Diploma with advanced designation who was unable to walk at graduation due to chemotherapy treatment at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Syracuse.
Members of Lanigan Elementary School’s Student Congress each brought a friend and gathered at Fulton’s Patrick Park to clean and beautify the playground. Students in grades third through sixth worked together to remove trash and debris, rake leaves and grass, pull weeds, and plant flowers just as they had previously at Recreation Park.
The Fulton Police Department held its annual Bike Rodeo to give away free helmets and promote bike safety. Each year, roughly 100 or more children participate in the free event, said Lieutenant Ralph McCann. The event allowed children to complete a bicycle safety obstacle course alongside a Fulton PD Bike Patrol Officer to learn the rules of the road and safe practices while bicycling.
The sound of dozens of motorcycles echoed through Fulton as the ARISE Ride for Ramps fundraiser celebrated its 10th year at Lakeview Lanes. A fundraiser for the Oswego County Ramp Program, Saturday’s (June 2) event began with a four-hour motorcycle ride and followed up with food, music, and fun. “This is a great event because it gives people access to their community. It gives people access to their independence. And we couldn’t do it without all of you,” Tania Anderson, CEO of ARISE told the bikers before the head out on their ride.