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Oreo Mitosis Oreo Mitosis Eighth grade science students learned how new cells are formed in living organisms through mitosis, a type of cell division. After learning about the steps involved in mitosis, students worked in groups to make models of the cell division cycle using Oreo cookies. The students’ job was to understand the processes that take place in each step of cell division and model it with Oreos representing the cells and sprinkles representing structures within the cell. From Oreo moons in first grade to Oreo mitosis in eight grade, using Oreos is a fun way to help students better understand the concepts they are learning in class! Students work in group to creat mitosis models using Oreos. A finished Oreo mitosis sheet. 
Supporting Our FFA with Spirit Supporting Our FFA with Spirit Spirit days have come in many forms for the JSHS. They have been used to celebrate, amp up excitement, and bring about a community between students and teachers. Most recently, the spirit days were designed to support our FFA. After Winter Break, the FFA asked students to participate in Hat Day, Country vs. Country Club Day, Blue vs. Gold Day, Camo Day, and Jackets and Jeans Day. Teachers and students of all grade levels did an outstanding job showing their support for the FFA with the additional perk of getting to be creative with their wardrobe. The FFA has shown an extreme dedication to their community and school, won numerous awards for their leadership and skills, and have gotten involved in many service projects throughout the last several years. What a fun way to support our ever-growing ...
Oreo Moons Oreo Moons Learning about astronomy can be quite challenging for first graders, but not Tully first graders! By adding a sweet treat into the mix, students enjoyed (in more ways than one) learning about the different phases of the moon. Students in Mrs. Beebe’s class took apart Oreos and made the filling change according to the eight different phases. Then, they kept a moon journal at home to document which phase the moon was in each night. Within 28 days, they were able to observe the moon in all eight phases. Who knew the moon was made out of Oreos?!   Students work on the moon phases with Oreos. Enjoying moon Oreos! Can we eat them now?
Egg Heads: 4th Graders See the Benefit of Helmets Egg Heads: 4th Graders See the Benefit of Helmets Fourth graders recently learned the importance of wearing a helmet while riding a bike by experimenting with eggs. Students were given items such as cups, cotton balls, packing peanuts, pipe cleaners, rubber bands, and tape to build a protective casing for an egg, aka a helmet, for a future egg drop. They used a plastic egg during the trial phase to make sure their real egg would fit into the casing. Mrs. Baritell watched the students take ownership of their egg and become nervous during the actual egg drop. While several eggs broke or even popped out of their casing, many were successful and all were prideful of their efforts to keep their egg heads safe. The fourth graders learned that a certain amount of padding was needed to keep their heads safe, how things slow down in a collision, and ...
Challenge Accepted Challenge Accepted Elementary students in the Maker Lab were up for a challenge during the long winter months. Mr. Keefe and Mrs. Fowler-Conner grouped the students into teams and gave them different types of building challenges. The youngest accepted the challenge of building skyscrapers out of Mega Bloks while the oldest built various working devices out of K’Nex. Students in between built marble mazes of all different difficulty levels out of Legos. These challenges encouraged students to be creative while collaborating with their team. They also provided our kinesthetic learners to shine. Whatever the challenge, the students accepted it with enthusiasm. All students visit the Maker Lab throughout the year as a component of the library program, so they will all be met with a fun but challenging activity! ...
Celebrating 100 Days Celebrating 100 Days February is a month packed with fun ranging from Valentine’s Day activities to the anticipation of Winter Break, but it also celebrates the 100th day of school. For younger students, this is a big milestone that celebrates growth in their academic process. This celebration started in 1979 as part of a math program and has grown into a national celebration among schools. Today, there are activities, projects, and even specific goods like napkins and plates dedicated to making this day special for any student celebrating it. Tully’s kindergarten students joined in on the celebration by making hats or pictures using 100 stickers, stamps, pom poms, or any other small object; creating snacks with 100 marshmallows, pretzel sticks, fruit loops, gold fish, and other finger foods; and creating ...
Celebrating Service Celebrating Service Within the past few months, the Spanish National Honor Society and French Club have done a plethora of activities to contribute to the school and town community! Since the beginning of the school year, our members have signed up to tutor students in eighth and ninth grades in Spanish. In November, we did a poinsettia fundraiser, which we opened up to the whole community at the Craft Fair to add to the festivities of the holiday season. By the end of the fundraiser, we ended up selling 87 poinsettias! In December, all members in our group made posters representing holidays celebrated around the world during that month and hung them up throughout the building. These posters definitely added to the school building’s very festive environment, and, on top of this, our members set up a table ...
Starting Spirit Week with a Little Love Starting Spirit Week with a Little Love What a fun way to start a spirit week! TES began their spirit week with a little love on Valentine’s Day where students swam around in a sea of reds and pinks. The classrooms looked very festive, adorned in hearts and positive messages where our youngest students swapped cards, treats, and flowers.  After Pink and Red Day, Mismatch Day followed, along with Twin Day, PJ Day, and Favorite T-Shirt Day. It was a fun week that started with a little love and ended with a whole lot of comfort. Red and Pink Day Lots of red and pink for valentine's Day! More red and pink Mismatch Day
Shakespeare Competition 2022 Shakespeare Competition 2022 Six worthy opponents competed for the chance to represent Tully in the annual English Speaking Union’s Shakespeare Recitation competition this year but only one came out on top. Congratulations goes out to Lane Doyle, placing first with her monologue of Anne from Richard III. She will continue on and compete in March’s competition along with other Syracuse-area winners. The world-renowned judges scored Sarah Kuty at 2 nd place, Lucy Wright took third, and James Locke secured an Honorable Mention. All participants did a wonderful job and we hope to see them back next year for more Shakespeare action. In addition, we wish Lane good luck in the next step of the competition! *Lane Doyle won an Honorable Mention among the Syracuse-area winners. Congratulations!  
Pre-Kindergarteners Embrace Winter Pre-Kindergarteners Embrace Winter Students in Pre-K have been hard at work this winter learning all about things associated with the coldest season of the year. From winter animals to winter weather, students have learned a lot through many different activities. For their letter unit, they learned about the letter W by building it with snowballs and drawing it in bins of sand. For their math unit, they learned about how all snowflakes start out as hexagons and then formed giant ones with blocks and floor tape. They also got to make snowflakes with coffee filters and salt art. For their science unit, they learned about bears and hibernation, creating caves with boxes and then out of paper bags. The fun didn’t stop there – students had indoor snowball fights, learned about solids and liquids with ice cubes, did frozen ...
PPM Back in Business PPM Back in Business The Pens, Pencils, and More club at TES is up and running and back in business! Beginning by selling to the 5th and 6th graders during WINN time twice a week, and then expanding to the younger grade levels, club members have been excited to open back up. Club members learn good social interaction when selling, how to create advertisements, and learn how to correctly make change, but one of their favorite parts of the club is choosing the merchandise they sell. Buyers can find novelty pencil sharpeners, animal erasers, small fidget items, fun pencils, and so much more, all for between 25 cents and $2.00. The best part for buyers is the merchandise is always changing so they are always surprised. Many students have missed seeing this club in the halls. The older students that have already had ...
How Weather Forecasters are Made How Weather Forecasters are Made Ever wonder how weather forecasters are made? It begins early on after students are taught about the different types of weather. Prekindergarten and kindergarten students learn to tell us what the weather looks like outside each day, first and second graders learn about different types of weather and where they occur, and beginning in third grade, students begin to learn about weather patterns. Mrs. Lancer’s classes have taken on the task of just this, comparing weather patterns in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. With the help of Smithsonian Science, students investigated the five different climate zones all over the globe and took note of their similarities and differences. The students then got to experience a little engineering, designing roofs for a house in a tropical climate ...
6th Grade Scientists 6th Grade Scientists The 6 th graders have learned how to be safe and what precautions to take during science class. Now they are ready to experiment! Our 6 th graders have become young scientists during their Matter and Its Interactions unit with Miss. Gibbons. Using magnifying glasses, beakers, and test tubes, they have stepped into the life of a chemist to conduct different types of investigations and report on their findings. We can't wait to see what they come up with!  
Learning through Play Learning through Play Fourth graders have been learning about the Haudenosaunee throughout the year across different subject areas and in many different ways. Earlier in the year, they took a fieldtrip to the Great Law of Peace Center, made wampum belts, and made slide shows of the Thanksgiving Address, which can be found on the fourth grade website. Most recently, they have learned through play. The REV Theatre was welcomed back on campus, and not only did they put on a performance, they engaged the students to play along. Fourth graders took the knowledge that they have learned to help lead the main character through the production, which was about abolitionist Matilda Gage fighting for the rights of the Haudenosaunee in Upstate New York during 1862. This visual representation combined with prior knowledge really ...
Celebrating the Chinese New Year Celebrating the Chinese New Year Both the JH and SH International Clubs, along with the French Club and Spanish National Honor Society, welcomed senior Jason Weng to present on a tradition close to his heart – Chinese New Year. This holiday falls on Feb. 1 st this year with the celebrations lasting a little over two weeks. Jason explained the progression of festivities, the food you would encounter, and the decorations you would typically see during the Chinese New Year celebrations. Students found the dragon dance that brings in the New Year particularly interesting, as well as the red envelope that the children received for good fortune, and the ancestral offerings that wish for wealth in the afterlife. After Jason presented, he led a craft of paper cuttings while students enjoyed Chinese donuts, fortune cookies, ...
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 ...



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