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Mock DWI Good Reminder to Stay Safe Mock DWI Good Reminder to Stay Safe Teen Institute helps conduct a mock DWI wreck and assembly on school grounds every other year to remind our students to be safe while behind the wheel before prom and graduation, and of course, every other day of the year. With recent past events, TI was just now able to bring this back after a three year hiatus. Community members such as local law enforcement, fire and rescue, Judge Malone, and Hartwell Funeral Home helped in this endeavor. Students from TI played the roles of the impaired driver and the accident victims while others listened to a mock 911 call, watched the extraction, witnessed the arrest and arraignment, and attended a funeral. While this was a mock wreck, statistics show that one person dies every fifty-two minutes due to impaired/distracted driving – something we ...
Making Herstory Making Herstory Women in History is a half-year elective that focuses on many of the women who helped shape American history. Students move from Colonial times to the Women’s Rights movement and beyond, taking note of Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, Annie Oakley, and Queen Liliuokalani, just to name a few. This year’s class visited the Women's Rights National Historical Park, the Wesleyan Chapel (site of the first Woman's Rights Convention), and the Women’s Hall of Fame in Syracuse to expand their learning. While on the field trip, students put together a "selfie" visual presentation of the various women they saw on the trip and presented them to the class. These students enjoyed the chance to see strong women not just making ...
Athletic Field Named after Hart Athletic Field Named after Hart The Tully community came together on May 9 for an evening celebration of Larry Hart, former Tully coach and Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame member. Tully alumni, staff, community members, friends, and family gathered to witness the proclamation of the newly named Larry Hart Field. Hart wore many hats while employed at Tully CSD including, teacher, coach, assistant principal, and athletic director. He also founded the Tully Boys Lacrosse program in 1969 and the Tully Girls Track program in 1975. He helped put Tully girls’ athletics on the map when he won Tully’s first League and Section III Championships in Girls Soccer, Girls Basketball, and Girls Track. In addition, he won championships in five different sports and earned a record of 257-32-6 while coaching Girls Varsity ...
Authors in the Making Authors in the Making Mrs. Lancer’s third grade classroom got the chance to write and present their own real-life stories this spring. Students chose a topic that they wished to write about and included the details and facts about that specific time within it. They also learned what being a good listener entailed. When they were ready, invitations were sent out to teachers and staff of their choosing, inviting them to their classroom so they could share their writing. In all four corners of the room, an author’s chair was set up and the class was divided into groups. Each student had a turn reading their true story and About the Author page while the others listened. Listeners then got to ask questions of the author. When finished, the student rotated from being author to listener and vice versa. Staff ...
Two Earn NYS Seal of Biliteracy Two Earn NYS Seal of Biliteracy Becoming proficient in your native language is to be expected but to become proficient in a second language by the time you finish high school is an amazing accomplishment that not everyone can claim. In fact, less than 5% of graduating seniors earn this honor. This year, Kellen McCasland and Jason Weng took their World Language presentations to BOCES in late April; Kellen in Spanish and Jason in Mandarin. Both students were then notified that they had been successful and would be awarded the NYS Seal of Biliteracy. At graduation, their diplomas will bear a special seal and they will don a medallion with their traditional graduation garb. In addition to the honor, both students now have extra opportunities through colleges and places of employment. Kudos to these young gentlemen! A world awaits ...
Community Service with a Purpose Community Service with a Purpose To kick off the focus on P2’s Purpose, the Tully Rotary, joined by the LaFayette Optimists and Pompey Lions, came to TES to give a live presentation in the auditorium. While the 3rd graders experienced the presentation in-person, the rest of the school was able to tune in virtually via live stream. Each service organization presented on “purpose” and shared some of their work in the community. The Pompey Lions club touched on the history of Helen Keller and how the club helps to distribute eyeglasses and hearing aids to those in need. The LaFayette Optimists club spoke of their motto, “Friend of you,” and explained the service projects they conduct such as oratory contests, the Winterfest fireworks, and Stafford Park projects. Tully Rotary representatives and ...
National Decision Day 2022 National Decision Day 2022 On Monday, May 2nd, Tully Junior-Senior High School celebrated the Class of 2022’s future plans during lunch periods. Seniors were encouraged to wear their college, employment, or military gear. Some brought in their acceptance letters. Treats were provided and pictures were taken. It was exciting to see the Class of 2022 showcase their post-graduation plans. We are so proud of you, Class of 2022! Special thanks to Mrs. Davin for all of her hard work in helping each senior find their way during this important time! Celebrating our workforce! Enjoying friends before college. Representing colleges and military. Proud of the Class of 2022! Honoring our military bound! Having some fun before high school ...
Digital Narrative Storytelling Digital Narrative Storytelling Fourth grade has been working hard on their writing skills and it shows! They were put to the test with an assignment that had them writing, reading, and thinking critically. Students enjoyed becoming the storyteller through a digital storyboard that they created, incorporating dialogue, figurative language, and a lesson for the reader/listener. After creating these digital masterpieces, they shared them among their peers and with the 2nd graders. The 2nd graders were captivated as they listened to a handful of these stories, asked questions, and gave positive feedback to the 4th grade storytellers. Great job to the 4th graders for their storytelling and special thanks to the 2nd graders for being wonderful listeners! Fourth graders employ second graders as listeners. Second ...
Loving the Earth in Tully Loving the Earth in Tully Members of Tully’s community are always helping do their part to make our town look and feel great, and students could be seen getting in on the action, especially on Earth Day. Fourteen members of the National Honor Society and Environmental Club met on Saturday, April 23rd to clean up litter along Route 80 in the area of NBT Bank and the Best Western Hotel. It didn't take long to fill up the back end of a pickup truck with over a dozen trash bags full of every type of litter you could imagine. In addition, students that are involved in Interact were also in the area picking up trash. This is a much needed activity when the snow melts and the weather becomes warmer. Thanks to these dedicated students for loving our little piece of Earth here in Tully! NHS members ...
National Honor Society Inductions 2022 National Honor Society Inductions 2022 Both the National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society here at Tully Junior-Senior High have an impressive amount of students that serve. This honor bestowed on students is due to their high standing academics, community service, leadership qualities, and exceptional character. Nineteen new students were inducted into the NJHS including Kyla Campoy, Gloria Flatt, Daniel Garback, Lane Greczyn, Hannah Hazen, Bryce Keller, Jacob Kowalewski, Anna Lund, Ella Lund, Madelyn Lund, Wyatt Lund, Sean Mize, Lily Moss, Adeline Nash, Aurora Randall, Julian Shay, Molly Verbanic, Gwyneth Wilbur, and Julia Wortley. Ten new members were inducted into the NHS including Amberle Brown, Everett Chambala, Kaitlyn Edinger, Colden Ives, Finn Foody, Veronica Kowalewski, Catherine Lund, Daniel Mech, Max ...
DEI Initiative Well Underway DEI Initiative Well Underway Many steps have been taken for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative to set in place a long-standing community of individuals who will see to it that Tully is an environment that ensures everyone feels safe and valued. The NYS DEI Call to Action states that school districts “will create and sustain safe, nurturing, and engaging learning environments for ALL students,” which is what Tully CSD is striving to do. Plans have been initiated at all levels to disperse information and train Tully CSD staff. During the Superintendent’s Conference Day in March, faculty and staff sat through a keynote presentation by Q Center Program Supervisor, Hilary Avallone, and FPA-C Family Peer Advocate, Karen Fuller. The interactive presentation focused on helping faculty and ...
Sock and Sole Dance to Benefit In My Father's Kitchen Sock and Sole Dance to Benefit In My Father's Kitchen Students on the Character Council at TES took advantage of a great opportunity to do a little community outreach. Titled the Sock and Sole Dance, 5 th and 6 th graders were asked to bring donations of socks or personal hygiene items upon entering. These items, in turn, would be donated to In My Father’s Kitchen where they would be distributed among Syracuse’s homeless community. The Character Council was able to put twenty-two care bags together in addition to hundreds of socks that would be donated. Shortly after the dance, John Tumino, co-founder of IMFK, came to TES not only to receive the donation, but conduct an assembly for the 5 th and 6 th graders. Tumino took the time to talk with students about his mission, why his organization consistently asks for donations of socks, ...
Community Service Abound Community Service Abound This year has been like no other, but students have not been afraid to jump right back into the hubbub of school and all the activities it offers. On top of being academically challenged, students have taken on the challenge of helping others in their spare time. Many clubs, classes, and organizations have mixed in community service to their plans, in which the students have whole-heartedly embraced. The National Junior Honor Society members used money in their budget to purchase everyday necessities to put together 40 bags to donate to In My Father’s Kitchen, which in turn will hand out to those in need. The bags consisted of items such as toothpaste, soap, deodorant, socks, tissues, and other hygiene products. The Class of 2023 held a diaper drive in which more than 1000 diapers were ...
Glass Slipper Found Glass Slipper Found The JSHS drama students found a glass slipper the night of the Cinderella musical. With close to 500 people in attendance throughout the weekend, it could belong to anyone in the community. With the story well-known, community members, as well as several staff members and students, enjoyed the additional characters, plot twists, and funny plights of this “heartfelt, magical, sweet, and funny” production, as Ms. Krumbach declared it. After last year’s production being filmed individually, the cast and crew enjoyed being together, helping one another, and sharing their skill sets. Even with the challenges that were faced this year to put on the best production as possible, Ms. Krumbach said “students thought on their feet, were full of ideas, and took the process just ...
March Madness Hoop Shoot 2022 March Madness Hoop Shoot 2022 During the month of March, the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments take place to determine the national champion of college basketball. This tournament is referred to as “March Madness” and here at Tully Elementary we have our own version of this event. This year, TES hosted its 13 th annual March Madness Hoop Shoot. The event is a free throw shooting competition between students from the same grade level for one intense minute! This year’s grade level champions were Jayce Garafolo and Patrick Pierce (6 th Grade - 11 pts.), Sam Dando (5 th Grade - 15 pts.), Garrett Von Uderitz (4 th Grade - 13pts.), Blake Schmidt (3 rd Grade - 12 pts.), Hunter Doyle and Eli Blaney (2 nd Grade - 11 pts.), and Adalynn Forshee (1 st Grade - 10pts.). Over 100 students ...
McClure Named AD of the Year McClure Named AD of the Year Word may have already gotten out that Mr. McClure, Tully’s Athletic Director, is set to retire at the end of this school year, so it is quite befitting that the honor of being named Section 3’s Athletic Director of the year was bestowed on Mr. McClure in the month of March. Students and staff alike have extended their praises, calling this award “well-deserved” and “long overdue.” McClure has worked at Tully CSD for thirty years, first as a PE teacher and then taking on the role of Athletic Director in 2003. McClure’s athletes and co-workers will miss his presence on campus but are sure to see him keeping an eye on Tully’s athletic alumni.  Mr. McClure attended the AD of the Year banquet. Mr. McClure accepted Section 3's ...
Small Detectives, Big Reward Small Detectives, Big Reward Some first grade students were in for a treat on St. Patrick’s Day. They came to class donned in green not knowing what to expect. Leprechaun traps were set but no leprechauns were found. Instead, a message from a fast leprechaun was on the board giving students an opportunity to find him. Mrs. Beebe and her class took to scavenging the halls with clues of where the pesky leprechaun had been. Students didn’t find a leprechaun, even with their exemplar deductive reasoning skills, but instead found a sweet treat in his wake – a small fortune of chocolate gold coins for the students to enjoy. What a fun activity! Students find a note from a leprechaun. After scavenging the halls, they found gold! Having fun with their find!  
Team Steve Harvey Wins Trivia Night Team Steve Harvey Wins Trivia Night Food, fun, and a little bit of fortune make up an interesting night for those willing to try their luck at being the Student Council’s Trivia Night winners. Teams worked together to answer each trivia question. In between rounds, each team sent one teammate up to the candy quiz table to answer a bonus question. With Mr. Locke taking on the role of game show host, Ben Cooter, Robyn Drzewicki, Megan Wilson, and T.J. Lyng gave other participants a run for their money. Named Team Steve Harvey, they took home the grand prize after being the only team to get the final question correct. Congratulations! Teachers helped make Trivia Night a success.  Teams had a moment to discuss what their answer would be.  Pizza, drinks, and candy were provided to ...
Two Students, Several Medals Two Students, Several Medals Academic Decathlon isn’t for the faint of heart. It is tough and rigorous, requiring preparation, determination, and an ample amount of knowledge. This year, only two students took on this task, each competing in the State Championship in March. Tatyana Klochko competed in the Honors division, the toughest level of Academic Decathlon, but this did not stop her from scoring big. She won five medals in all! Tatyana took home a gold medal each in Art and Social Science, a silver medal in Literature, and a bronze medal in both Music and Science. Kellen McCasland competed in the Scholastic division, raking in six medals. Kellen won a gold medal each in Social Science, Math, and Economics, and silver medals in Art, Science, and Literature. In addition, he was the highest scorer in all three ...
Hatch and Release: Raising Salmon Hatch and Release: Raising Salmon Students in Environmental Science recently finished a project of raising salmon. The class “adopted” 82 Atlantic salmon eggs from the Adirondacks to observe while under their care. Eggs were kept in a tank inside a refrigerator where each day students would take note of the temperature, how many eggs hatched, and then how many salmon survived throughout the process. Students helped to identify the reason behind salmon population decline and worked together to find solutions for this real-world problem. Almost 50 young salmon, or “fry,” were released into the Nine Mile Creek at the end of April.   Salmon were hatched and raised by students in Environmental Science.  Mrs. Tucker released the salmon into Nine Mile Creek.



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