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Pulaski High School Peer Leader Morgan Jordal, right, helps Alaina Bacon with opening her locker during the first day of middle school for sixth-grader Bacon. The middle school and high school have partnered together to ease the transition for sixth-graders to the new school with peer leader…

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FULTON — Eric Litwin, a guitar-strumming, book-writing, harmonica-blowing, song-singing, folksy, fun type of guy, will be a guest author at Lanigan and Granby elementary schools in the Fulton City School District on Oct. 1.

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BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University announced Monday that its school of public health has received a record $350 million donation to support students and bolster research into major global health threats.

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Katherine Tanner and her mother, Jessica, checked out the seventh-grader's schedule during the recent seventh grade orientation at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) Junior High School. Principal James Heffron welcomed the class of 2020 and introduced the seventh-grade staff and Superintendent…

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OSWEGO — To close out the school year, second-grade students at Trinity Catholic School had their final author celebration on June 17. The students have spent the year writing numerous original texts during writing workshop held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings throughout the school year.

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HANNIBAL — James Chupaila, interim Hannibal High School Principal, has announced honor roll status for the fourth marking period.

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Dave Ruch, performer and teaching artist, visited Sandy Creek Elementary School fourth-graders during the last week of school. Ruch engaged the students with stories about the Iroquios and songs about the Erie Canal. He introduced them to various instruments, including a jaw harp, water drum…

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An academic awards celebration honored Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior High School students during the final week of classes. Principal James Heffron and seventh-and eighth-grade teachers bestowed several academic honors upon students in the following subject areas: Science, social studies…

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The Exceptional Education Department at Oswego County BOCES (OCB) honored the class of 2014 with a commencement ceremony in mid-June. Earning graduation distinctions at the ceremony were: Taylor Sharron, from the Camden Central School District; Phillip Bullock, Alicia Richer and Morgan Seave…

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PULASKI — For more than 34 years, Tony LiVoti has been teaching students in the Pulaski School District. On June 13, the overwhelming choice of the student body, LiVoti was named middle school Educator of the Year. LiVoti earned the honor in 2010-11 and is the only two-time recipient of the award.

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The Oswego County BOCES 'Dental Assisting (DA) graduation was held recently. Pictured are the students before the ceremony and include, seated in front, from left, Brooke Firenze, Miranda Buskey, Macey Kerr and Rebecca Allen. In back, from left, are Rebecca Williams, Sara Rice, Mallarie Byrn…

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OSWEGO TOWN — The warm sun shining, the rhythmic sound of waves lazily lapping the shoreline and the joyful laughter of students enjoying the great outdoors … welcome to Oswego County BOCES' (OCB) Camp Hollis Fun Day for Stepping Stones classes and work-study students.

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PHOENIX — As a John C. Birdlebough High School graduate, Kayleigh Moyer has deep roots in the Phoenix community and its music scene, so it was only natural for her to return to the district and show Phoenix students some tricks of the drum trade.

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Fifth-grade student Hailly Bourlier enjoys a bowl of ice-cream at a recent Accelerated Reader (AR) sundae party at Fairgrieve Elementary School. Students who met their school-wide goal for each grade level were invited to the library for dessert and watched Pixar short films. They were also …

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State Senator Patty Ritchie, R-Oswegatchie, recently presented 65 teachers from across Oswego, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties with a Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence for their efforts to encourage students to succeed. Among those recognized were Lisa Balles from Michael A. Mar…

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MEXICO — Students from the Oswego County BOCES Public Safety and Justice program, Nursing Assistant program and the three New Vision programs participated in a ground school training session with Mercy Flight Central, a non-profit air medical transportation service.

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FULTON — The Fulton City School District is still accepting registrations for the universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) program, which aims to provide children with the foundation for future school success by developing skills in literacy and numeracy.

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On Friday, 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. Pictured above is kindergartener Jac…

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Students at Volney Elementary play tug of war during the school's recent Game Day. Second graders, from left to right, are 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. Studen…

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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 Keller family — Ava, Rachel and Lydia — visited Lisa Bailey's classroom first. The pond room hou…

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NEW YORK (AP) — The creation of a full-text searchable database of millions of books is a fair use of copyrighted works, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, saying it also is permissible to distribute the books in alternative forms to people with disabilities.

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Bruce Whitney, financial secretary of the Kiwanis Club of Oswego, presents to Alena Fresch a $1,000 scholarship check. Fresch will attend SUNY Oswego where she will study childhood education. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has received many awards in a variety of areas. Sh…

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The Oswego City School District Board of Education recognized the elementary Battle of the Books winners at recent board meeting. The third and fourth grade team and fifth and sixth grade trio earned a berth in the county-wide competition, with the younger students capturing the county title…

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The Oswego City School District Board of Education recognized the Oswego "Battle of the Books" winners at a recent board meeting. The seventh-and eighth-graders earned a berth in the county-wide competition. Students Shae Carter, Tessa Smith and Dakota Contryman were joined by board of educa…

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Sixth-grader Marley Yerdon, center, is pictured with Joe DePaulis, a representative from Great American Opportunity, and Kim Curley, sixth-grade class adviser, following a prize awards ceremony for a recent magazine sale fundraiser at Sandy Creek Middle School. Yerdon was the top salesperson…

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Friends and fellow second-graders from Lanigan Elementary School paused for a photo at one of the scenic lake overlooks during their recent field trip to Beaver Lake Nature Center. The students, from left to right, are Clarissa Fake, Jordyn Woodcock, Daniela Mendez and Jaelyn DeSalvatore.

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FULTON — Author Joseph Bruchac was warmly welcomed to Lanigan Elementary during a recent visit. Students in fourth grade read several of Bruchac's chapter books in anticipation of his appearance, and also created posters on those same books to decorate the library's hallway.

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FULTON — Tevin Simard, a senior at G. Ray Bodley High School, has been awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship. The program selects 1,000 students each year to receive an all-expenses paid scholarship to a four year college or university of their choosing.

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HANNIBAL — Dennis M. Kenney Middle School (KMS) in the Hannibal Central School District is filled with heroes, heroes that quite literally jumped at the opportunity to help others. More than 50 middle school students along with their physical education teachers Penny Leonard and Dan Pawlewic…