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Art Achievements Gained Art Achievements Gained The JSHS art students have been busy preparing different types of art in preparation for several competitions. Once again, the art students raked in the awards and achievements, showing Tully that we have quite the talented bunch. Bryce Keller (8) entered his drawing Imagination into the WonderWorks contest, which won a spot in the Wonderworks Gallery in Destiny Mall for the year. Check it out the next time you are there! Several students entered their work in the Scholastic Art contest with much success. This yearly contest brings in nearly 4000 pieces of work and over 100 art portfolios each time. Kendall Chambers (12) won two Gold Key awards, one for her drawing Questioning and one for her mixed media Split in Two. She also won an Honorable Mention for her portfolio. Even better, ...
A Good Time for Tully Seniors A Good Time for Tully Seniors This year’s senior trip combined a community service and a quick day trip to Syracuse. A few weeks before the trip, seniors brought in items to donate to the local chapter of the SPCA in Syracuse. Blankets, food, and toys were all given to the shelter to help local animals in need. After dropping off the items themselves, the seniors headed to Flamingo Lanes to show off their bowling skills. Fittingly, seniors then enjoyed lunch together at Tully’s Good Times. A quick trip, but a fun one! Taking donations to the Syracuse SPCA.  Students populate the lanes at Flamingo Bowling. Students get ready to show off their bowling skills.  Enjoying some time away from school. Any strikes? Watching from the sidelines.  ...
7th Grade Tech Students Start Their Engines 7th Grade Tech Students Start Their Engines Technology class is a favorite among many students, especially when Mr. Paccia has something innovative planned. This past semester, students enjoyed creating Co2 cars. Students designed wooden cars on Auto CAD, printed their blueprints, and went to work in the shop to bring their ideas to life. After the final products were revealed, the racing began! In the end, Caden Graves’s car was the fastest, giving him the title of Grand Champion. Nate Houghton was quick to follow and placed as Runner Up. Great job to all Tech students. We see some future engineers here at Tully!
Music for the Holidays Music for the Holidays Ms. Damon, Mrs. Wilson, and the Tully Elementary Band and Chorus put on a spectacular holiday concert featuring both traditional and non-traditional holiday music before holiday break. It was a wonderful array of sound with student readers and soloists performing music to suit anyone who sat in the audience. The performance was moved to the JSHS auditorium to be able to accommodate more guests in a spaced out manner, which worked well. A special thanks goes out to Jackie Brown for being the accompanist and everyone who supports TES and the music program. TES Band and Chorus put on a wonderful holiday program!
Maker Lab Brings Joy Maker Lab Brings Joy Maker Lab at the elementary has been a popular activity the past few years, with kids of all grade levels participating in the various projects. Craft making, rocket launching, and robot building have been among the popular with students, but Maker Lab doesn’t just bring joy to the students; it also brings joy to the parents. This year’s winter project was among first through fourth graders, creating crafts to give as presents to their parents/guardians. Each student gift-wrapped a snowman hanger with his or her own face on it and a gingerbread person ornament. The older students helped the younger students through the process, making it a good chance for those older to be leaders. Students then were able to surprise their parents/guardians with a special gift made from love, surely ...
Holidays Around the World Holidays Around the World Several teachers at the JSHS took advantage of the holiday season to have students learn about other cultural holidays and traditions. Mrs. Sterritt’s 7th grade English classes got to choose a country in which they wanted to learn more about and recreate a holiday recipe, make a craft representing a tradition, or sing a traditional song. In addition, they researched other aspects of the culture. Did you know that in the United Kingdom and Ireland they wish others a “Happy Christmas?” The Spanish classes got in on learning about other cultural traditions as well. Both Mrs. Abrams and Mrs. Dubos taught the Spanish students about the odd tradition of the Caga Tió. In Catalonia, Spain, people go to the market and choose a festive log, dress it up, and feed it food scraps. ...
The Spirit of Giving The Spirit of Giving Tully JSHS staff and faculty are always looking for ways to be present in the community and have students join in on community service. This not only helps students in their college and career endeavors, but it also helps with their social and emotional growth. Time and time again, students have shown that Tully has the best kind of students through their spirit of giving. Mrs. Davin, Mrs. Newton, and Mrs. Morasco set up a table during the lunch periods for students to make holiday cards for a local nursing home. Stamps, markers, glitter pens, and stencils were available and music filled the lobby. Students of all grade levels took time out of their lunch to create beautiful cards for people they have never met. What a wonderful time of year to get into the spirit of giving! Students ...
Holiday Spirit? The JSHS Has It! Holiday Spirit? The JSHS Has It! As students get older, the spirit of the holidays can change, but at the JSHS, students still had a ton of fun! Students enjoyed dressing up each day before the holiday break in holiday pajamas, hats, and socks, ugly sweaters, and especially during the red versus green day. Gift giving, card making, and treat passing were all part of the spirit that was seen in the halls. The High School International Club set up Carlos the Llama and props for fun selfies and sold candy grams in which the students could send a holiday note and treat to others. The Junior High International Club learned about other culture’s holiday traditions and made ornaments. Both the bands and the choirs put on wonderful concerts filled with melodic holiday spirit, and the Senior High Art Club sold handmade ceramic ...
Holiday Happiness Holiday Happiness Students at the elementary participated in lots of activities during the week before holiday break. Between the dress up days, craft making, holiday story times, decorating, and music, there was something for every student to enjoy. Pre-Kindergarten iced holiday-themed cookies and got to take them home for a sweet treat. Fourth graders brought in materials to construct gingerbread houses and enter them in a “contest” where everyone won a theme such as “Cutest House.” Sixth graders really got into the spirit of dressing up during the week and even the staff and faculty had fun! Mr. Kupiec and Mr. O’Neill went classroom to classroom dropping off mini candy canes for each student, wishing everyone some holiday cheer. TES hopes all of their students and families had ...
Craft Show Success Craft Show Success The Craft Show at Tully sponsored by the JH Student Council is a favorite among many. Crafters from around the Tully area come to set up shop in the JSHS gymnasiums and lobby with lots of holiday cheer. This year was no exception. Seventy vendors brought their best and didn’t disappoint. Jewelry, ornaments, soap, spices, hand-carved signs, keychains, decorations, bird houses, and so much more was offered. With a good amount of shoppers throughout the day, they could find a gift suitable for just about anyone, including their pets! Some shoppers enjoyed the Craft Show more this year, saying it was better due to the vendors being more spaced out compared to year’s past. This allowed for little to no congestion at each vendor site. Whatever shoppers were looking for, they were sure ...
Character Council Counts Character Council Counts The sixth graders jumped back into their community service this year with the Character Council, collecting non-perishable items to donate to PEACE, Inc. With an abundance of canned vegetables and soup, more was donated this year than in year’s past – over 20 blue recycling bins! These items go to community members in the form of holiday baskets – 35 in total. The community service didn’t stop at the collection bin; sixth graders took a walking field trip to the Masonic Lodge to help sort the goods. Great job to the Character Council, helping the community where it counts! Students sort goods donated to make baskets for PEACE, Inc. Students sort goods donated to make baskets for PEACE, Inc.
Experiencing NY Tribes Experiencing NY Tribes Fourth grade students were able to expand on their knowledge of the Haudenosaunee tribes originally located in northern New York by taking a field trip to the Great Law of Peace Center located in Liverpool. Here, they learned about the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving address, their creation story, their government, wampum, and so much more. This field trip helped students make connections between what they have been learning in class by seeing artifacts, longhouses, pictures, art, and maps. Students were surprised to learn about the impact the Haudenosaunee had on life today. We are sure that many of them will not forget being able to experience some of the culture these tribes have offered New York. Students look at artifacts at the Great Law of Peace Center. Styudents look ...
Gothic Tales Gothic Tales The 8 th grade students put their best scary tale-telling on display in English class when Mrs. Franke and her student teacher, Mr. Ambler, led them through a hauntingly good unit. Students read and analyzed several stories that fell into the gothic genre. They then had the opportunity to write a gothic tale of their own using the literary elements that were focused on during the unit. To make the unit more interactive, Mrs. Franke asked published author and professor, Dr. Franke, to come speak with the students and be a guest judge for who had the best gothic tale. Mr. Ambler narrowed down the selection and Dr. Franke selected four winners in the categories of Scariest, Best Imagery, Best Protagonist, and Most Creative. Congratulations to Kyla Campoy winning Scariest with “The Dark ...
Rev It Up! Rev It Up! Third graders had the pleasure of having the REV Theatre Co. (formally known as Merry-Go-Round Theatre) amp up their ELA lesson at the beginning of December. While learning about how children all over the world get reading materials and an education, REV Theatre members visited the classrooms. Here, students interacted with the theatre members to learn vocabulary and discuss the characters and setting of the play. Theatre members also helped students make personal connections to the information presented to "rev up" their excitement before watching the play. Theatre members wore special see-through masks so the students could see facial expressions, an important aspect of the play. The play was about how towns surrounding Puerto Rico helped out after a devastating hurricane. ...
Building Jamestown Building Jamestown Students in seventh grade history with Mrs. Bovi recently got a glimpse of how difficult it could be to live in the early 1600s. While students were learning about this time-period, they were given the task of building Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America. Each group had the same type and amount of materials and a rubric. Their settlement had to have a triangular perimeter with a strong fence, a canon for defense, a church, and an enclosed house. While building their settlements, students had other tasks, learned about disease and famine, and got to understand the tenacity it took to “live off the land.” Mr. Schiener then went into the classes to help judge the settlements based off of the rubric. Each settlement built had all features present but most ...
An Eggs-citing Project An Eggs-citing Project Mr. Locke had his Physics students putting their heads together to design and construct safety capsules that would hold an egg and be dropped from the top of the stairs…twice. With specific instructions for dimensions, students tried their best to cushion their capsule with all sorts of materials and make it unique. If their egg landed safely, students were awarded “Physics Olympics” points. All students were awarded points for style/creativity, regardless of their eggs being scrambled or not. Out of fourteen safety capsules, eleven were successful while the other three, unfortunately, became scrambled. First place was awarded to ThEGGSgiving Turkey , Frosty the Eggman took second place, and third place went to Owl You an Egg? All students did an outstanding job using ...
Love for Loretto Love for Loretto For well over two decades, the Tully 7 th grade has had a standing reservation with Loretto Health and Rehabilitation in Syracuse to make pies and sing carols with the residents. In the past few years, those plans have been put on hold and seventh graders had to get creative with how they shared their love for Loretto. Instead of heading to the facility last year, cards and letters were made for each resident – well over 400. Other students in other grade levels helped complete their goal. This year, seventh graders wanted to cheer residents in a different way by making Thanksgiving placemats. During Flex and Activity Period, students showed off their coloring skills, hoping to add a little more love to Loretto’s residents this holiday. Students work on coloring ...
A Sweet Treat for Donators A Sweet Treat for Donators The JH Student Council conducted their annual food drive for the Tully Community putting a fun twist on it. To make the drive more interesting, a snack cake buffet hung in the balance with the JH homerooms vying for the sweet treat. Canned goods, boxed items, and toiletries were brought in each day for ten days with the numbers for each homeroom fluctuating. JH Student Council members helped collect and tally the numbers in the lobby before school began. In the end, Mrs. Bovi’s homeroom took the cake, literally, with over four hundred items donated! All together, close to 1500 items were donated, almost two times the amount from previous years! The JH students must have sweet teeth, but more importantly, they have the desire to help out their community! JH Student Council ...
Spirited Teamwork Spirited Teamwork The HS Art club has left their mark again, this time in the Spirit Sword case. Art students decorated black canvas with intricate silver designs and then color-blocked the case with red canvas tiles. This is where the spirit sword is held. Students can pass by and check their grade-level status on the Color War that began at the beginning of the year. So far, seniors are in the lead with two black ribbons. All supplies were provided by the SH Student Council since they plan and execute the games and activities that students participate in to earn the ribbons. Talk about “spirited” teamwork among the clubs!     Colors designated to each class: Seniors – Black Juniors – White Sophomores – Red Freshmen – Grey 8 th Grade – Orange ...
Books for the World Books for the World Tully’s Rotary club and the National Junior Honor Society teamed up this holiday season to sort and pack books for a global project called “Books for the World.” This project helps students in high poverty countries by providing reading materials that they otherwise would not have access to. Books from classrooms and the libraries that were older, outdated, or no longer used in lessons, were put in storage at the end of last school year for this specific project. Many children that receive the donations have never had the use of an actual book in their schooling so this was a great community service by both the Tully Rotary and NJHS. Well done on the cooperative effort! NJHS students help pack books for the project "Books for the World."



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