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Kids Playing for Kids 2019 Kids Playing for Kids 2019 Every year Tully's varsity soccer teams, both girls and boys, play the Communities Kickin' Cancer game against Fabius-Pompey. This year, the game will be held on Saturday, October 12 at Fabius-Pompey with the girls starting at 5:00pm and the boys starting at 7:00pm. Before the games, soccer players will present a loved one with a shirt showing that they are playing for them and showing their support. Among the ceremonious event, food will be enjoyed and a rivaly among the two teams will be shared vying for the Route 80 Championship Cup. Earlier in the week, members from both teams attended a news broadcast on Bridge Steet explaining the game and its significance. Come out to support our kids playing for kids! Communities Kickin' Cancer Web Site  Bridge Street Braodcast ...
10th Graders Expand on Their Summer Reading 10th Graders Expand on Their Summer Reading This summer, 10th grade students were asked to read the play 12 Angry Men for their summer reading assignment. Upon returning to school, students began to analyze and discuss the play in class. Recently, those same students attended a live performance of 12 Angry Men at Syracuse Stage. The play examined the interactions, prejudices, and motives of 12 jurors who were responsible for deciding the fate of a teenage boy accused of murder. The themes explored are as relevant today as they were when the original screenplay was produced for television in 1954. Students also stayed after the play to meet some of the actors and ask questions. Students will continue to discuss this work in the classroom. While students enjoyed the production, they were also expanding on their summer reading and ...
TES Designates Safety Patrol for 2019-2020 TES Designates Safety Patrol for 2019-2020 On September 27th, Tully Elementary School held it’s AAA Safety Patrol training for 21 volunteer 5th and 6th grade students led by Melinda Hathaway, School Social Worker, and Ray Herrick, Director of Safety and Security for the district. The AAA Safety Patrol recruits students who work well with others, considers the feelings of others, expresses friendliness, leads by example, and is respectful, responsible, and safe. Our 5th and 6th grade Safety Patrol Officers are responsible for ensuring the safety of students during arrival and dismissal times. We have three types of Safety Patrol duties: Bus Patrols, State Street Patrols, and Sidewalk Patrols. These Patrol Officers are responsible for escorting younger students on and off the bus and help to enforce the school safety rules while ...
Rise and Shout: The Tully Black Knights Were Out and About! Rise and Shout: The Tully Black Knights Were Out and About! During the week of September 16th, students at the Junior-Senior High School participated in a spirit week, pep rally, and semi-formal dance.  The halls were filled with students dressed in their red, white, and blue on ‘Merica Monday, as tourists in tropical gear on Tuesday, sporting pajamas on Wednesday, giving a nod to previous decades on Throwback Thursday, and finally, wearing their best red and black Tully spirit wear for Friday’s pep rally. Tiernan Tobin started off the pep rally singing the National Anthem followed by Mr. Ridgely and the Chamber Choir singing our alma mater. All the fall sports teams were announced throughout the time as well as games played such as a scooter relay, musical chairs, limbo, captain’s quarters, and was ended by an intense tug-of-war ...
School Safety Officer Says School Safety Officer Says "Never Forget" Mr. Herrick, Tully's Safety and Security Officer, recently spoke about the tragedy that occurred on 9/11 in the junior high history classes. Mr. Herrick brought in pictures from his volunteer work at Ground Zero and Staten Island to help students visualize the emotional and physical destruction. He was working for the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department as a detective and Senior Bomb Technician at the time of the attack and volunteered his services like so many others. He explained to students that among so many emotions such as anger, compassion, and overwhelming sadness, he took away the desire to never forget. In turn, he doesn't want anyone else to either, even those too young to have been a part of that fateful day. Herrick says to never forget those who lost their lives, ...
High School FFA Teacher Recognized in Local Magazine High School FFA Teacher Recognized in Local Magazine Tully's FFA has worked very hard this past year and they have received a lot of recognition. In particular, they were named the 2019 NY State FFA Chapter of the Year and were recognized by the Onondaga County Legislation in June. Now, Onondaga Grown , a local magazine, showcased our very own FFA teacher, Leann Jordan. Mrs. Jordan has worked endlessly with her students and has reveled in their successes all while standing in the shadows. Now, Onondaga Grown has brought her insight to the forefront. Follow the link below to read about Mrs. Jordan and her perspective on being an FFA teacher and role model.  Onondaga Grown Article
Last Day Olympics Last Day Olympics The 7th graders had a fun-filled, Olympic-size day their last day of school. After making team banners and t-shirts, the students headed out to the track. Games included the Starburst Challenge, Rebus Puzzles, Defying Gravity, Yahtzee, Face the Cookie, Brain Busters, Sled Relay, Golf Ball Stack, Eraser Challenge, and Bottle Flip. The 8th graders got in on the action after their math final and had a Tug of War with the 7th graders. All enjoyed ice cream outside and after lunch, they enjoyed a movie in the auditorium. We hope all of our students had a memorable year at the JSHS and wish them a fun-filled summer! Students Try to Figure out Rebus Puzzles These Starburst are Hot! Is This What Sleds are Used for? Where's the Snow?  
7th Graders Learn Local History 7th Graders Learn Local History During the week of Memorial Day, students in the 7th grade Flex classes with Mrs. Bovi and Mrs. Sterritt visited the Tully Historical Society.  Mrs. Nancy Chawgo, Town of Tully Historian, gave the students a presentation and then allowed time for students to research biographies of the local residents from the Tully area who served in the military.  Students also participated in an essay contest sponsored by the Tully Historical Society. Winners for the Memorial Day essay were Kevin Yonko and Maria Altman. Winners for the Veteran essay were Jack VanBeveren and Ben Petrucco. The Class of 2024 enjoyed their experience learning valuable lessons about Memorial Day. Students browse Tully military biographies at the Historical Society.
On the Campaign Trail On the Campaign Trail During the month of May, students from the Classes of 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 participated in Senior High Student Council elections.  Students were responsible for writing and delivering a campaign speech during lunches as well as creating campaign posters that were displayed throughout the entire high school.  Faculty and staff voted for their favorite campaign slogans. This year’s winners were: (see pictures below)   3rd place tie: “Horton votes for who?” by Lizzie Caron                                  -AND-   “Your mind voting…” by Robyn Drzewicki    2nd place: “You’ve Guac to ...
NJHS Donates to Helping Hounds NJHS Donates to Helping Hounds From May 10th to May 20th, National Junior Honor Society members collected rolls of toilet paper, paper towels, bleach, laundry soap, dog treats, dog food, and many other items for Helping Hounds, a local dog rescue. Helping Hounds transports dogs from high kill shelters in Texas and Alabama up to Central New York. On Monday June 24th, 6 NJHS members visited the organization in East Syracuse. Students delivered the donated items, received a tour of the facility, and learned more about how the non-profit operates. Volunteers at the facility were overwhelmed with the students' generosity. Keep up the great efforts, NJHS! NJHS members play with a few of the puppies at Helping Hounds.
Rauber Named All-CNY Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year Rauber Named All-CNY Female Track and Field Athlete of the Year Brooke Rauber has had many victories during the 2018-19 school year and she isn't done yet! Tully is proud to announce that she is the NYS Champion in the Steeplechase and was named the ALL-CNY Female Track & Field Athlete of Year! Great job, Brooke! Tully is proud of your accomplishments!
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 ...



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