Celebration honors winners of VFW essay contest

A student celebration was held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2246 for the winners of the 2017 Patriot’s Pen Essay Program. Each year, students in grades 6-8 submit essays that express their views on an annual patriotic theme. This year’s theme was, “America’s gift to my generation.” Essays are judged based on how students show knowledge of the theme, development of... 9:00am 12/31/17

Simple tips can help beat the mid-year school slump

Whether you’re a teacher or a student, staying motivated for the rest of the school year can be a challenge. The novelty of the new schoolyear has worn off, burning off steam outdoors is problematic for many, and the hard work of learning remains. But, what happens in the classroom counts long after the school year is new. Here are some great ways to make the grade, all year... 9:00am 12/31/17

NYSSMA chooses seniors for All-State

The New York State School MusicAssociation (NYSSMA) has about around 7,000 students audition for the 8 All-State performing groups, and just shy of 900 are chosen to participate annually. Students must score 98-100 on their audition to be considered to join one of their music groups. This is the second year Senior Rebecca Matte has been chosen to participate in an All-State... 9:00am 10/29/17

VVS markswoman receives recognition in Capitol

Congresswoman lauds students achievements on floor of the U.S. House of Representatives 9:00am 11/26/17

Guest speaker, teachers make plug on behalf of local history

Alpha Chi, a Delta Kappa Gamma chapter, held its November meeting at the Oneida County History Center in Utica. Guest speaker, the Oneida County Historian and retired teacher, Joe Bottini, talked about the importance of teaching local history to our young students. He answered the questions of how and why to teach local historical events in practical, useful ways. Joining the... 9:00am 11/26/17

Rebecca Matte, Grade 12

In 2016, I auditioned for NYSSMA chorus with a level 6 Soprano 1 piece, and earning a perfect score, was accepted to the Conference All-State Women’s Choir, All Eastern Mixed Choir, and was selected as an alternate for the All Nationals Mixed Choir. In 2017, last spring, I auditioned again with another level 6, received another perfect score, and was accepted again to... 9:00am 10/29/17

The celebration continues … Writing becomes ‘way of life’ for Rome elementary students

Elementary students in the Rome City School District continue to hone their writing skills through the English Language Arts curriculum and during Writing Workshop where they experience the Lucy Calkins Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing. All students kick off the year learning how to write stories and grow toward achieving Common Core Learning... 9:00am 01/31/16

Our Day at Sylvan Beach

My sister, my friends, Gio and Siena, my friends’ nanny, and I went to Sylvan Beach, and we went on the Himalaya. The Himalaya is a ride that goes really fast around and around. Gio wanted to go on the roller coaster, but he got scared. The roller coaster was yellow, but it was also metal and it shrieked when it moved. My stomach dropped. I was so scared when I heard those... 9:00am 01/31/16

Bellamy Elementary School - Opinion writing on school uniforms

Ft. Joy Elemenatary – Haiku

Danica Lanzi

CookiesThey are very goodMaking them can be so funIt makes a good snack– Danica Lanzi 9:00am 12/27/15

Dustin Joy

Dustin Cookies and milk, yum Playing video games, cool Watching TV, fun – Dustin Joy 9:00am 12/27/15

Joey Fiorini

SantaA man with a beardGiving presents to childrenAll around the world– Joey Fiorini 9:00am 12/27/15

Karsen Patnode

Presents Under the Tree I’m always sleeping Something wrapped under the tree And always for me! – Karsen Patnode 9:00am 12/27/15

PJ Summa

Easter One Easter morning The bunny hides the all over I love to find eggs. — PJ Summa 9:00am 12/27/15

Trinity Ahrens

Santa Slides down the chimney Delivers presents to kids Wake up excited – Trinity Ahrens 9:00am 12/27/15

Danielle Kopek

Reindeer Flying in the sky They make the bells go ringing Pulling the red sleigh —Danielle Kopek 9:00am 12/27/15

Ava Zakala

My Teacher Young and beautiful Helps us learn by teaching us Very, very, nice – Ava Zakala 9:00am 12/27/15

Catherine Smith

Cookies Very yummy treats Deliciously good to eat Can I have one more? —Catherine Smith 9:00am 12/27/15

Caden Jeror

Christmas Night Flying in the air Giving presents to children Down the chimney he goes – Caden Jeror 9:00am 12/27/15

Caitlin Platis

Presents Wrapped up in paper Packed in a sack for children Goes under the tree ~Caitlin Platis 9:00am 12/27/15

Ft. Joy Elementary – Narrative writing

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting

Zaner-Bloser Handwriting is a high-quality, developmentally appropriate handwriting instruction program, district officials said. Zaner-Bloser Handwriting is a complete program that: Source: www.zaner-bloser.com 9:00am 12/06/15