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Tully Bus Driver Named Driver of the Year in CNY Tully Bus Driver Named Driver of the Year in CNY Yvonne Bailey, a Tully bus driver, recently received an award from CNYAPT (Central New York Association of Pupil Transportation) for Bus Driver of the Year.  This recognition comes after driving our boys varsity baseball team home safely in a terrible storm in which fallen power lines and trees made the drive treacherous. Bailey has worked for Tully School District for 13 years. We commend Mrs. Bailey for her service and are grateful for the care she has given and continues to give our students here at Tully! Mrs. Bailey was named Bus Driver of the Year (2019)  
Syracuse.com Features 2019 Valedictorians & Salutatorians, Tully Graduates Syracuse.com Features 2019 Valedictorians & Salutatorians, Tully Graduates Each year, the Post-Standard/Syracuse.com publishes interviews with Onondaga County's valedictorians and salutatorians. Tully's valedictorian, Rachel Berry, and Tully's salutatorian, Dante Bertolo are featured this year. Click on the link below to see what their interviews entail.  Syracuse.com Valedictorian/Salutatorian In addition, the Post-Standard/Syracuse.com publishes the list of candidates for graduation. Click on the link below to find all of the 2019 Tully graduates. Syracuse.com Tully Graduates  
NJHS Helps Do Their Part for Earth Day NJHS Helps Do Their Part for Earth Day On Thursday May 23, the Tully National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) helped to clean up the south side of Route 80 from the bus garage to the intersection of Route 281 and Route 11. The Tully Action Group asked the NJHS to help them clean up the town in honor of Earth Day, which is an annual event around the world.  Students pick up trash on Route 80.
7th Graders Link Their Education to the Real World 7th Graders Link Their Education to the Real World Having students make connections from their education to the real world is on every teachers' wish list, but for Ms. Derdzinski's 7th grade ELA students, it has become a reality. Her classes recently finished the book  A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, which is about a Lost Boy named Salva Dut. The name "Lost Boy" was given to those who were orphaned in Sudan due to the Second Sudanese Civil War. They also read some chapters from Lopez Lomong's book, Running for My Life: One Lost Boy's Journey from the Killing Fields of Sudan to the Olympic Games . As soon as they finished, some of her students wanted to help in some way. They also wanted to meet someone who could tell them more about the Second Sudanese Civil War. It was through the help of one of our ...
Florian Breaks School Record Florian Breaks School Record Bryce Florian, a Tully senior, participated in the track and field sectionals on May 20 in Waterville. In addition to placing first in pole vaulting, he set a new school record for it, vaulting his way to 14' 0.25", a quarter inch above the old record. Florian will continue on to state competition in the following weeks. Watch this amazing feat by clicking on the link below, courtesy of Emily Paccia. Congratulations Bryce! FlorianBreaksSchoolRecord  
Tully Safety Patrol Recognized at Board Meeting Tully Safety Patrol Recognized at Board Meeting Tully Elementary's Safety Patrol was recognized this past Monday at the Board of Education meeting. Mrs. Hathaway, TES's social worker, and Mr. Herrick, Director of School Safety, have worked closely with this group, which is made up of sixteen 5th and 6th graders. This group of students worked hard this year to provide safety throughout the school and have shown that they are leaders. Day after day, through rain, snow, or shine, they have assisted our fellow students during the most critical times of the day at arrival and dismissal. They have shown that they possess the qualities of leadership, purpose, teamwork, perseverance, kindness, integrity, and open-mindedness. Our Safety Patrol Officers are examples of how the little things can make a big impact on our school! Safety ...
High School Band and Choir Bring Home Top Awards High School Band and Choir Bring Home Top Awards Each year the JSHS band and choir directors take their respective groups to Darien Lake's Six Flags for a performance competition and day of fun. This year, the senior high students attended, therefore, next year will feature the junior high students. The senior high choir took 1st place above five other choirs in their division with a score of 98.5/100. Mr. Ridgley responded that he was very proud of their performance. The senior high band took 2nd place out of ....bands in their division.  After the competition, the students enjoyed the sunny but cool day on roller coasters, bumper cars, and tasting a variety of food. 
JSHS Library Game-Friendly JSHS Library Game-Friendly The JSHS library has joined a growing national trend of having games readily available for student use. These games are available during times that students need a break from the continuous thinking they endure during the school day, or so they think. While all games in the library are interesting and fun, they promote strategic thinking. During study hall (when students are caught up in classes), lunch, or during activity period, students can pull out a game of their choice, which include Labyrinth, Stratego, Connect 4, Staxis, Balderdash, and one of the more popular, Blokus. In addition to these games, virtual reality is availble for students, which is part of the Maker Space program. After school, students can use the VR for games or Google Earth. The JSHS students have always utilized ...
Tully FFA Named 2019 NYS Chapter of the Year Tully FFA Named 2019 NYS Chapter of the Year Tully FFA participated in the 94th New York FFA State Convention with great success over the course of May 2 - May 4. The 29 students in attendance attended educational workshops, participated in service projects, and competed in a variety of career development events. In the Forestry contest, senior Will Lake medaled as a 10th place individual. Senior Sydney Grosso went up against the five best student interviewers in the state, won the Employment Skills contest, and will advance to compete at Nationals in the fall. Concluding the convention, six Tully seniors were awarded their Empire Degree. This degree is the highest a student can receive in New York. In order to be eligible, students have to work 300 hours, earn $1,000 (or complete a combination of both) outside of school during ...
Rauber Breaks Records at Penn Relay Rauber Breaks Records at Penn Relay Congratulations to Brooke Rauber for winning the 3000 meter run at Penn Relays this past Thursday. Not only was this a US #1 time, but she broke Tully's school record by 16 seconds. Rauber is the first runner from Section 3 to win an individual event at Penn Relays. Congratulations to this outstanding athlete! Rauber with her coach and FM athletes at Penn Relays on April 25, 2019.
Three Students Awarded Seal of Bi-literacy Three Students Awarded Seal of Bi-literacy The World Language Department is proud to have three Tully High School students who have applied for the NYS Seal of Biliteracy and been awarded with it!  This is a first-time accomplishment for any student at Tully. The students had to prove their literacy in both English and the World Language they are currently studying. After being evaluated by a panel of judges at OCC on April 9th, along with 180 other students in the area, they received a medal and will don a Seal of Bi-literacy on their high school diplomas. Congratulations to Dante Bertolo (English/Spanish), Rachel Berry (English/Spanish), and Caleb Erno (English/French) for their hard-work and dedication to their foreign language education!  
National Technical Honor Society Inducts Fifteen Tully Students National Technical Honor Society Inducts Fifteen Tully Students Congratulations to the following seniors who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society this year. What a great honor! These students have chosen and dedicated themselves to technical education pathways for their future: In Construction Technology: Logan Bedford In Cosmetology: Kaitlyn Hayes, Tarissa Hiltbrand, and Kaitlyn Morgan In Culinary Arts: Mariah Curtis, Vincent Geiss, and Tim Zilberman In Graphic Communications: Alex Wiers In Health Occupations Technology: Rachael Kirk In New Vision Environmental Science: Jacob Dietz In New Vision Medical Professions: Alexia Hotchkiss, Maria Murray, Margaret Picciano, and Karley Shaffer In Physical Therapy Professions: Mackenzie Delles Tully is excited to see where these students go with their educations! ...
L.G. Green Chapter of NHS Inducts Ten New Members L.G. Green Chapter of NHS Inducts Ten New Members Tully is proud to announce the following juniors for continuing their dedication to their scholarship, leadership, service, and character, becoming 2019’s newest inductees into the L.G. Green Chapter of the National Honor Society: Nicole Ball Ian Byrne Sarah Daddona Ellie Ives Allison Kolodziejczyk Anna Moss Marissa Scalza Ethan Selmser Grace Swan Angela Touchette Great work and congratulations to these students! Spring 2019's newest NHS members.    
NJHS Inducts Six New Members NJHS Inducts Six New Members Congratulations are in order to the following 8th grade students who dedicated themselves to their scholarship, leadership, service, and character, becoming 2019’s newest inductees into the Tully Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society: Kaitlyn Edinger Finn Foody Matthew Haier Ryan Mize Max Selmser Alexa Shay Great job and keep up the good work! You help to make Tully a great school! Tully's newest NJHS members saying their pledge.    
College & Career Fair 2019 College & Career Fair 2019 The JSHS counselors, Mrs. Davin and Mrs. Newton, organized a college and career fair for our students that was held on Wednesday, March 27. There were 18 college and 23 career representatives here during the fair whom the students interacted with on a scavenger hunt. The 8th and 10th grade students attended the career fair while the 9th grade students learned about the college admissions process from a representative of Nazareth College. 10th grade students attended the college fair and 11th grade students attended both fairs. All student walked away with ideas and information for their futures.  9th graders listen to the college admissions process from a Nazareth College representative. Students mill around during the college fair. Teachers even got information ...
Harlem Wizards Wow Tully Harlem Wizards Wow Tully On March 20, the Harlem Wizards showed up to wow the crowds of Tully. With a basketball game against staff, the Wizards showed off their skills and had a little fun doing it. Before the game, Big Jay and La Fiesta entertained some of the students at both the junior-senior high school and the elementary. Students were impressed with not only their basketball skills, but their height.  Big Jay, La Fiesta, and Noah Lennox putting on a  show for the junior high lunch. Students try to see how they "measure up" to Big Jay. Meet and greet with Big Jay. Mr. Herrick, Mrs. Murphy, and Mr. Schiener with  Big Jay and La Fiesta from the Harlem Wizards. Ivan, Tully's Rotart exchange student, getting ready to ...
High School FFA Visits TES High School FFA Visits TES Each year, New York Agriculture in the Classroom selects a book to be read to 2nd graders across the state. This year, that book was "On the Farm, at the Market" by G. Brian Karas. Mrs. Green's Agriscience class from the high school took pleasure in visiting the elementary to read this informative book about how foods are brought to the market and bringing communities together. In addition to reading, Mrs. Green's students also had to plan an activity for the 2nd graders to follow the reading. In Mrs. Scully Smith's 2nd grade class, students created mini greenhouses with plastic cups and vegetable seeds. Ms. Saile's and Mrs. Fallon's class had a question and answer session with the 2nd graders asking about agriculture and farming. It was a great learning experience ...
High School Drama Club Presents the Addams Family High School Drama Club Presents the Addams Family On March 1st-3rd, the Tully HS Musical club put on four performances of The Addams Family, which tells the story of Wednesday Addams, a young woman who has grown up and wants to marry Lucas Beineke, a “normal” boy from Ohio. Gomez Addams tries to keep the marriage plans secret from his wife, Morticia, while all relationships are tested when dark secrets are revealed. The Latin/pop soundtrack and zany characters all contributed to a set of wonderful performances. Cast members included: Bailey Albro/Nicole Ball (Wednesday), Zack Ebert (Gomez), Anna Moss/Marissa Scalza (Morticia), Natalie Slazik (Alice Beineke), Joey Morgan (Fester), Lucas Bibik (Pugsley), Tiernan Tobin (Mal Beineke), Flynn Bruhn (Lucas Beineke), Emma Huggins (Grandma Addams), MaryPearl Echard, Ellie Ives, Eleanor ...
Elementary Drama Club Performs Shrek, Jr. Elementary Drama Club Performs Shrek, Jr. On February 1st and 2nd the Tully Elementary Drama Club performed the production of Shrek Jr. the Musical. The students have been rehearsing since October and have worked so hard. All their hard work paid off on performance days. The outstanding cast had the audience on the edge of their seats with their fantastic acting, dancing, and singing. They got a standing ovation and lots of compliments on their accomplishments. They have made Tully proud!
Do You See What I See in the Sea? Do You See What I See in the Sea? The Kindergarten classes experienced live theater, through Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Do You See What I See in the Sea? was performed. The actors did a fantastic job preparing the students on what they were going to experience. Each actor came into the kindergarten classrooms and encouraged the students to use their imaginations. They had them act out silly scenarios to get their imaginations going. All the students got to put on their own imaginary scuba suits and take a trip with the actors under the sea. They encountered many fun characters throughout the play. The theme of the play was how true friends are a real treasure. The Merry-Go-Round actors made the whole performance enjoyable for our students. The characters were very interactive and engaging. This was an excellent play that ...



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