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Communities Kickin' Cancer Donation Communities Kickin' Cancer Donation The 2018 Fabius-Pompey vs. Tully Communities Kickin' Cancer "Kids Playing for Kids" Soccer match was a huge success! Because of the community involvement, the Fabius-Pompey and Tully soccer teams were able to donate a whopping $11,000 to the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Playroom fund at Syracuse's Upstate Cancer Center. The soccer teams, coaches, and communities should be very proud of this! Congratulations to our very own Coach Donald and the Tully teams for such an incredible act of kindness! To learn more about this annual event or view pictures of the latest game, please visit the Communities Kickin' Cancer web page. And of course, it''s never too late to donate! You can also watch the Bridge Street broadcast from September 2018.  
Traveling to Belize with Mrs. Lisi Traveling to Belize with Mrs. Lisi This past summer Mrs. Lisi had the opportunity to travel to Belize with the NY State Master Teacher Program. The International Club viewed photos of her visit to the Mayan Ruins, rainforests, cave explorations, and interactions with the rescued animals at the Belize Zoo. Through her experience, she was able to learn about the issues affecting Belize and Central America and about the impact people are having on our climate. She enjoyed the local cuisine, including the daily “smoothies,” along with rice, beans, and plantains. Thank you, Mrs. Lisi, for sharing your trip to Belize with the JHS and SHS International Clubs. Mrs. Lisi at the entrance to the Belize zoo.
A Big Thanks to the LBK Booster Club! A Big Thanks to the LBK Booster Club! The athletic department received a generous donation of stadium chairs and a cart from the LBK booster club this fall. The chairs arrived just before the start of the 2018-2019 basketball season and were showcased at the 1st Annual Tip-Off Tournament on Dec. 7th & 8th. Both of our basketball programs look forward to using these for our home games for many years to come!
Holiday Spirit at the Middle School Dance Holiday Spirit at the Middle School Dance Middle school students took to the dance floor on December 7th for the Ugly Sweater Dance. Students boogied to favorites such as "YMCA", the "Macarena", and the "Cupid Shuffle." A special thanks goes out to DJ Scully-Smith. She kept the students rockin’ with a Dance-Off, Lip Sync Contest, and plenty of favorite songs, old and new. Highlights included a dance circle, dancing to the "YMCA", good food, spending time friends, and the Fortnite Dance. A big thank you to families for all the canned goods that were collected for our food drive. Thanks to parents who sent in snacks and drinks to help make the evening a success. This was a great event to get everyone into the holiday spirit.
Tully's Robotics Team is moving on to the New York State Excelsior Region State Championships! Tully's Robotics Team is moving on to the New York State Excelsior Region State Championships! Precision Cut-Ups Team 8863 is a community based FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team made up of 14 high school aged students.  This past weekend, the team competed against 26 other robotics teams at the Corning Qualifiers.  The team came in  3rd place overall winning an Inspire Award!  The team also  won 1st place for the Motivate Award  for being a team that makes a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their community and sparks others to embrace the culture of FIRST.    The team also  won 3rd place for the Control Award . The Control Award is given to the team that demonstrates innovative thinking in the control system of their robot to solve game challenges.  Let's cheer the team on as they move on to their next competition ...
Character Council Conducts Food Drive for Community Character Council Conducts Food Drive for Community The Tully Elementary Character Council helped conduct a food drive for their community before Christmas Break. All students at the elementary were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to this service project. Each grade had specific items designated for them to bring, but all items were welcomed by everyone. The 6th graders then gathered at the Masonic Lodge with the items that were donated. Students unboxed items and then sorted them into groups (pasta, cereal, hygiene, vegetable, fruit, etc). Neil Casey donated fresh onions and potatoes for the students to bag in bundles as well. A little work and a lot of fun hopefully helped make the holidays a little easier for those in need in the Tully community.
Division 1 Scholarship Athletes Division 1 Scholarship Athletes On Monday, December 17th, three Tully seniors signed Letters of Intent as Division 1 Scholarship Athletes. Alison Carr, Gemma Guy, and Jake Edinger have all worked extremely hard for this opportunity. Alison and Gemma will both be playing women's lacrosse for Siena College located in Loudonville, NY, while Jake will be playing men's lacrosse at the University of Denver located in Denver, Colorado.  Congratulations are in order!
Ugly Sweater Day at the JSHS! Ugly Sweater Day at the JSHS! What a festive day it was with all of the ugly Christmas sweaters worn this week at Tully JSHS! The Student Council decided that Wednesday, December 19 would be the perfect day to dress up in the fun traditional garb seeing as a basketball game would take place against Lafayette that night. Students would not only wear their ugly sweaters during the school day, but at the game against the friendly rivals as well. Even teachers got in on the fun.  All dressed up! Looking pretty "ugly." Lots of "ugly" spirit! Even the Tully staff had fun posing for the camera!  
Door Decorating Contest Underway Door Decorating Contest Underway The Tully 5th and 6th grade classrooms are going head-to-head with their Christmas spirit in a door decorating contest. Each teacher let their homeroom students decorate and title their door. On Thursday, December 20, the 5th graders will judge the 6th grade doors and vice versa. There will be one winner from each grade level. Look below for a picture of each teachers' door! "Reindeer Stables" Mr. Meixell- 6th grade "Cozy Fire" Mrs. Pickard - 5th grade "Holidays in Paradise" Mrs. Schult - 5th grade "Winter Wonderland" Mrs. Schaber - 5th grade "Santa on the Moon" Mr. Wilson - 6th grade "Whoville" Mrs. Edinger - 6th grade "Snoopy"  Mrs. Drexler ...
Senior Class Salvation Army Service Project Senior Class Salvation Army Service Project On December 17, students of the Tully senior class participated in a community service project at the Oncenter in Syracuse called the "Christmas Bureau Distribution." Students helped sort and pack toys that were donated for those in the community that are less fortunate. While this service project was an important one, students had fun while working. This community service project has become sort of a tradition for each senior class passing through Tully. To learn more about this project and who benefits from it, please visit the Salvation Army Holiday Services page.   
Cards for Kids: A Christmas Service Project Cards for Kids: A Christmas Service Project The Tully 7th graders participated in a service project called "Cards for Kids" this past week, making cards for people who have lost loved ones to gun violence in recent mass shootings. It began when a SUNY Oswego faculty member saw the need for kindness during difficult times. She now collects cards from friends, family members, and perfect strangers to send to the victims' families. The cards are meant to be positive holiday cards, not sympathy in nature. Mrs. Derdzinski, Tully's 7th grade English teacher, read an article on CNY Central and became insprired to participate in the service project, in which her students shared the enthusiasm. The service project brought about classroom discussion about society and how gun violence affects more than just the victims, but ...
Florian Vaults His Way to State Qualifier Standard Florian Vaults His Way to State Qualifier Standard On Dec. 8, 2018, Bryce Florian, a senior at Tully High School, made the state qualifier standard for pole vault while attending the Jack Morse Kick-Off Meet at OCC. He cleared 12'6", setting his new PR by over a foot. He is now is in the top 5 vaulters for Section 3. Congratulations to Bryce for starting off his senior season great! You can see Bryce's stats at Mile Split .  
4th Grade Haudenosaunee Night a Success 4th Grade Haudenosaunee Night a Success A night full of fun and festivities took place at the elementary school on December 4th, conducted by the 4th grade teachers. Fourth graders researched the Haudenosaunee, who were northern New York Native Americans, and their cultures, attended a field trip to the Great Law of Peace Center in Liverpool, and then presented their findings for their friends and families on this night. Students and parents alike crowded into the hallways to look at hand-drawn pictures with QR codes attached that featured each student explaining in their own words some of the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Addresses. In the art room, students showed how to make wampum, or traditional belts. In the auditorium, students themselves conducted oral storytelling such as “How Bear Lost his Tail” and “How ...
Rauber Makes 2018 All-CNY Cross Country Team Rauber Makes 2018 All-CNY Cross Country Team On Dec. 11, 2018, Brooke Rauber, a sophomore at Tully High School was named one of the 2018 All-CNY Girls Cross Country Team members. printed the following information about Brooke: Brooke Rauber Tully Sophomore What's next?  Indoor Track Top accomplishment of the season:  Winning States for the 3rd time in a row, placing 6th at nationals, and being the first sophomore in the nation Who inspires you?  Grandma What do you think about while running?  Nothing What's your favorite course to run?  NXN. It is a harder course so runners from New York have an advantage. You can see Brooke's cross country stats at  A . Congratulations to Brooke for her dedication and hard work that ...
Stoogenke Makes 2018 All-CNY Boys Soccer Team Stoogenke Makes 2018 All-CNY Boys Soccer Team On Dec. 4, 2018, Sam Stoogenke, a senior at Tully High School was named one of the 2018 All-CNY Boys Soccer Team players. printed the following information about Sam:  Sam Stoogenke Tully Senior Position:  Left Midfield What's next?  Looking to go to college engineering and to play soccer. Best moment of the season:  The best moment was the team dinner/FIFA tournament before our first sectionals game. Who inspires you?  My teammates inspire me the most. They go out on the field and leave it all out there until the end of the game. What's your most treasured piece of sports equipment?  My jersey, because it was an honor to wear it, and represent my school and teammates. The last thing you say ...
7th Graders Visit Loretto 7th Graders Visit Loretto On Novermber 20, the 7th graders from Tully JSHS, once again, visited Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center in Syracuse for their annual pie baking. The students brought supplies to make the pies as a Thanksgiving treat. With five stations of students, they were able to bake over 30 pies! In addition to the baking, they sang Christmas carols and visited with the residents. It was a wonderful community service and experience for all involved. 
Construction Career Day Construction Career Day Several students from Tully Junior-Senior High School had the opportunity to participate in the 12th Annual Construction Career Day held at the New York State Fairgrounds. Students from across the Central New York region joined up to learn more about careers in the construction field, had the opportunity to speak to vendors, and tested out excavators and backhoes. Students were able to participate in hands-on activities like bricklaying, welding, painting, and carpentry. Students learned a great deal of information about different careers in the construction industry and had the chance to talk to representatives from various construction firms.
Tully FFA Travels Tully FFA Travels An Opportunity of a Lifetime! On October 24-27, 2018, five Tully FFA members had the opportunity to travel to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo. Dalton Currie, Angela Touchette, Sydney Grosso, Meghan Weaver, and Cheyenne McCormick traveled to the convention and toured Batavia Turf (NY ), Wilson Football (OH), Buckeye Hybrids (OH), Wright State University (OH), Fair Oaks Farms (IN), and Louisville Slugger (KY ). Once at the convention and expo, FFA members participated in leadership and career development workshops, took part in the college and career fair, listened to amazing keynote speakers during sessions, and even attended an “FFA only” Garth Brooks concert. Lastly, of the 69,000 people at the National FFA Convention this year, 10,000 ...
Rotary Dictionary and Dairy Princess Rotary Dictionary and Dairy Princess October 19, 2018 was an exciting day for Tully Elementary School’s third graders! They were recipients of dictionaries, courtesy of three local service organizations: Tully Rotary Club, LaFayette Optimists, and Pompey Lions Club. For 15 years, these groups have generously purchased dictionaries and visited TES to present them to students. Thank you! In addition to that visit, The Onondaga County Alternate Dairy Princess, Sydney Grosso, came over from the JSHS to teach the 3rd graders about the nutrients found in milk products and about the various breeds of cows that give us our milk. Did you know that every day a cow drinks the amount of water that would fill a bathtub?! Thank you to Sydney for her time, knowledge, and the pencils she brought for us
Elementary Visit from the Fire Department Elementary Visit from the Fire Department Recently, two firefighters from the Tully Fire Department came to talk with our Pre-K through second grade students about fire safety. The students got to see what type of gear the firefighters have to wear when they get called to a fire or emergency. Mr. Bibik even showed the students what firefighters look and sound like with their oxygen masks on! TES students now know to use the back of their hand when feeling if a door is safe to go out of and to stay low if there is a lot of smoke in a room. The Tully Fire Department taught us all some great ways to stay safe in case a fire or emergency happens. Ways to conduct fire safety at home: Come up with a home emergency evacuation plan as a family and practice it. (Where will you all meet once out of the house safely – neighbors, ...

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Tully Central School District
Robert J. Hughes, Superintendent
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