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Talking it Through: Center for Dialogue Exchange Talking it Through: Center for Dialogue Exchange Tully students have been busy bridging the gap using dialogue in conjunction with the Center for Dialogue High School Exchange and ITC (Institute of Technology @ Syracuse). Beginning in November, students from both Tully and ITC visited the respected campuses several times where they shared their insights and perspectives to help foster, understand, and encourage others’ acceptance of different cultures and point of views. Ms. Benninger, Mr. Donald, and Ms. Willey facilitated the group this year and were happy to see the open discussion amongst the diversity. These students now have the ability to help their fellow classmates recognize and accept the differences of others in their everyday lives.  
Leadership Abound: FFA Excels Leadership Abound: FFA Excels Tully's FFA has been busy this year so it's no wonder that they are excelling at Leadership. Lauren Grosso, Amelia Jaworski, and Angela Touchette were all accepted to participate in the State Leaders Experience conference in Albany. This two-day intensive conference focused on FFA members engaging directly with their local lawmakers to learn about the legislative process, the issues facing our industry, developing a message, and telling their stories. Grosso, Jaworski, and Touchette joined one hundred and twenty others of New York FFA’s best and brightest where they met with Assemblyman Al Stirpe to discuss current agricultural issues. Shortly after the conference, FFA members competed at the district level Leadership Development events. Several of Tully's students will continue ...
FFA Enjoys a Winter Weekend FFA Enjoys a Winter Weekend Recently, the Tully FFA had a Winter Weekend getaway at Camp Oswegatchie in Croghan. The purpose of the trip was to engage FFA members in the Growing Leaders Division of the FFA Program of Activities, specifically meeting POA quality standards in Leadership, Healthy Lifestyles, and Personal Growth. FFA members enjoyed teambuilding activities, which including untangling a human knot, an egg drop, and making sleds out of a limited amount of materials including only cardboard and tape. They also participated in outdoor activities including using their handcrafted sleds, moonlit hiking where members took time to silently acknowledge the surrounding nature, and snowshoeing, which was a first for many. Members were also responsible for helping prepare or clean up after each meal. Special thanks ...
A Wild Time: Madagascar, Jr. A Wild Time: Madagascar, Jr. Madagascar, Jr. was a complete success! There were 31 students in the cast and 9 in the crew, and they did an excellent job performing and working back stage! The students performed the show first for the elementary students on Friday afternoon as their final dress rehearsal, and then twice more for the community. Attendance was great on both Friday night and Saturday afternoon, and it was easy to see that the audiences were wildly entertained! Special thanks go to Mrs. Kristine Wilson, Mrs. Leigh Ann Moss, and Mrs. Sue Biggar for directing and producing this wonderful show! A few of the animals in Madagascar, Jr: Bryce Keller  (Zebra), Vanessa Altman (Lion), and Elise Spencer (Hippopotamus). Lemurs ...
Quebec 2020 Quebec 2020 Tiguidou!  Forty-two eighth graders had a fantastic adventure this year over the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend in Quebec City.  Thanks to Yvonne, the Wade Tours bus driver, and clear roads, we were grateful for another safe passage over the border! Upon arrival, the students met Edouard, an awesome Jumpstreet Tour Guide, who kept them on the move and informed.  After checking in at Hôtel Le Concorde, students walked in frigid temperatures through the beautiful city to the St. Lawrence River, enjoyed dinner at St. Hubert’s, and participated in “The Military,” an interactive history lesson.  New this year was Le Domaine de Maizerets , which included cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice-skating.  The following day, dogsledding ...
Big Talent Takes the Stage at the JSHS Big Talent Takes the Stage at the JSHS The 2020 Tri-M Talent Show was successful with several different acts to entertain all who came. Musicians, vocalists, and comedians engaged the audience and captivated their attention. Eleni Steenburgh won first place with her vocal performance of a Beyonce song, Moira McAninch took away second place with her mind games, and last but not least, Matt Duvall drummed his way into third. All acts were a great contribution of talent, and all proceeds went to the Music and Memory program at St. Joseph's Health. 
McAninch Headed to Regional Shakespeare Competition McAninch Headed to Regional Shakespeare Competition After nearly three months of extensive practice, six Tully students (James Locke, Tiernan Tobin, Moira McAninch, Nate Cole, Flynn Bruhn, and Carly Bastedo) competed in the school's sixth annual Shakespeare Competition on Monday, January 27. Each student performed a monologue from one of Shakespeare's plays in front of a panel of judges. Mr. Ronnie Bell, Executive Director of the Syracuse Shakespeare Festival; Susan Hoover, retired English teacher from the Syracuse City School District; and Mr. Bill Coughlin, actor, director, and former Tully English teacher, all commended the students for their excellent performances. Moira McAninch took 1st place and will represent Tully at the Regional competition on March 21, 2020 at Syracuse Stage from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Tiernan Tobin, Carly ...
New Additions to Safety Patrol New Additions to Safety Patrol Ten new Safety Patrol officers have been added to the crew of patrols for a total of 28 Safety Patrol officers! TES welcomes sixth graders Susan Kuty, Jamie Novak, and Natalie Prorok; and fifth graders Caden Graves, Emily Hall, Antonio Morquecho, Kameryn Meaney, Ella Polak, Mari Woodcock, and Colin Yaple. Due to cold weather conditions, the decision was made to have split shifts consisting of a morning patrol and an afternoon patrol. In addition, each shift will have their own captain and lieutenant. The new captain to patrol in the afternoon is Garrett Hodgson and the lieutenant is Shawna Gottstein. The new captain to patrol in the morning is Kodiak Ledbetter and the lieutenant is Colton Walkup. These new officers will begin their morning and afternoon duties on Wednesday, January 29th. Thank ...
Benedetto and Dillenbeck Commit Benedetto and Dillenbeck Commit Congratulations to Nico Benedetto for committing to SUNY Oneonta and Jade Dillenbeck for committing to LeMoyne College for Fall of 2020! Benedetto will play LAX as a Red Dragon and Dillenbeck will play LAX as a Lady Dolphin.  
Rauber Heads to Pan Am XC Cup in Canada Rauber Heads to Pan Am XC Cup in Canada Brooke Rauber, Tully’s cross country extraordinaire, won the USATF Cross Country Championships late January in San Diego, California. She was ahead of her high school and college competitors by 36 seconds when she crossed the finish line. Rauber has worked long and hard for the chance at the Pan American Cross Country Cup being held in Victoria, Canada during February. Because of her success in San Diego, her trek to Canada is secured. She will be representing USA once there. Rauber has been setting records fast and furiously this year. Not long before racing in San Diego, she broke the Section III indoor track 1500-meter record with a 4:28.70 during the Jack Reed Showcase at Nazareth College, which is also a new school record and ...
TES Chorus/Band Students Head to Syracuse Stage TES Chorus/Band Students Head to Syracuse Stage After putting on a spectacular holiday concert, the TES 5th and 6th grade chorus and band students were treated to the play  Beauty and the Beast  at Syracuse Stage. Even though this story is a "tale as old as time," the students loved how lively the actors were, enjoying the choreography and music that most have come to know so well. Special thanks goes out to Mrs. Wilson, Ms. Damon, and TEMA for giving our young students a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the fine arts! Students waiting for Beauty and the Beast to begin. Students waiting for Beauty and the Beast to begin.
Internet Safety Presented to Students Internet Safety Presented to Students Because the internet has opened many doors and provided countless educational opportunities for children, they have become immersed in it; but going online without knowing some basic safety rules can also be dangerous. Inadvertent exposure to inappropriate material, cyberbullying, or enticement can happen to any child, at any time, and could have devastating effects. That is why on January 9, students in grades 5-8 attended a presentation on internet safety. The presentations were provided by the New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse at the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and were designed to teach children and young teens the fundamentals of online safety. Alexa Benincasa and Bryan Billa conducted the assembly-style presentations at Tully. ...
Art Students Have the Art Students Have the "Keys" to Success Tully students in the JSHS art department recently submitted all forms of art media to the Scholastic Art Competition. These talented, young artists brought back seven Key awards and several Honorable Mentions out of over 4600 pieces of judged works. All of these award-winning works will be available for public viewing at the Scholastic Art Show on the OCC campus from Wednesday, January 22 through Friday, February 28. Below is the list of works you can expect to see while there. Tiernan Tobin's "Julian" (Drawing and Illustration - Gold Key) Elizabeth Caron's "Golden Girl" and "Shadows" (Photography - Silver Key, Photography - Silver Key) Kendall Chambers's "anatomy" and "sunflower" (Drawing and Illustration - Silver ...
Model Classroom: What's the Code for That? Model Classroom: What's the Code for That? The Model Classroom at Tully Elementary is in full swing. This classroom is geared toward a different learning environment for any class that would like to engage in a new way of learning. With flexible seating including bean bags, stools, stand-up tables, and floor cushions, teachers can see what best would work in their classrooms before making a commitment, or just enjoy having a different environment for specific lessons. Mrs. Eno's class has taken advantage of this during their coding lesson. Students chose where they would be most comfortable while learning and applying the basics in computer programming using code.org. By the end of the unit, students will create a video game by dragging bits of code onto their screen. All TES teachers are welcome to use this classroom to their ...
Holiday Cheer at the JSHS Holiday Cheer at the JSHS The week leading up to Holiday Break was an eventful one for the JSHS students and staff. In addition to normal routine, students participated in holiday cheer with a spirit week featuring holiday socks, hats, and pajamas, a red versus green war, and ugly sweaters. During lunches, students could participate in a candy count with the winner earning the jar of sweet treats. At the end of the week, the halls smelled of holiday goodies when the staff and administration delivered cookies and hot cocoa to the students during 3rd period. Yum! And at the end of the day, students and staff got to enjoy a holiday pep rally hosted by the High School Student Council and President Ian Byrne. There, many games were played such as a reindeer toss, a winter version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, an ugly sweater ...
Full House for Middle School Concert Full House for Middle School Concert The middle school performed a wonderful holiday concert this year featuring both the band and chorus, entertaining a full house. The band, directed by Nicole Damon, played a medley of cheery holiday music in which children and adults alike enjoyed thoroughly. During intermission, while the stage was set for the chorus students, the audience had the pleaseure of hearing the students warm up their vocal cords with a fun mimicry. The Notes by Knights Chorus, directed by Kristine Wilson, then sang several traditional songs with many soloists and readers to accompany the delightful music. During the last song, a surprise appearance was made by a certain reindeer, jolly man, and elf! All students did a wonderful job entertaining their audience. Special thanks to the Tully Elementary Music Association ...
Character Council Collects for the Community Character Council Collects for the Community Each year, the 6th grade Character Council collects donations of nonperishable food items and toiletries right before the holiday break for PEACE, our local community outreach. This year was no different, with the 6th graders coming together at the Masonic Lodge to sort what was donated and collected. Mrs. Edinger, Mr. Meixell, and Mr. Wilson helped oversee this effort and thought the kids really enjoyed the community service aspect of it. Mr Meixell commented, "They're aware of where the food is going so it is really nice for them to participate in something that will directly help out people in our community." With P2 (Positivity Project) underway, the Character Council really portrays several of the traits that are taught through the program including hope, kindness, and leadership. ...
Abroad with Mrs. Sheldon Abroad with Mrs. Sheldon The 7th and 8th grade JH International Club members enjoyed cheese fondue and Swiss chocolate as they toured through France and Switzerland with Mrs. Sheldon, a trip that she recently took. Her adventures began in France at the beautiful Lac d'Annecy (Lake Annecy) where artistic sculptures adorn canals and bridges. While there, she enjoyed local cuisine including fried fish (like smelt). Continuing on to Switzerland, she visited ice caves, rode cable cars, hiked the Alps, and visited 12th century castles, churches, and museums. The pictures that Mrs. Sheldon shared were breathtaking and showed some of the beauty in our world. Thank you, Mrs. Sheldon, for sharing your adventure with us! A breathtaking view of Lucerne, Switzerland. Mont Blanc in Chamonix, ...
Giving a Little PEACE around the Holidays Giving a Little PEACE around the Holidays The Senior High International Club has been at it again! Club members generously donated $1,500 to P.E.A.C.E. Inc. for their Holiday Community Basket Program. This program helps to buy holiday ham dinners with all the fixings and groceries for the week that school is out for local families and individuals in need. In addition, club members bought and donated a variety of gifts to help make the season a little brighter for community members. Happy Holidays to our Tully community!  Ian Byrne signs a check for $1500.00 to donate to PEACE in Tully. 
Brooke Rauber Takes 7th in Nike Nationals, Toyota Athlete Brooke Rauber Takes 7th in Nike Nationals, Toyota Athlete The chilly precipitation didn't wane Brooke Rauber, Tully junior, from running her best in her 3rd consecutive Nike Cross Nationals cross country meet in Portland, Oregon on December 7th. In a field of 203 runners, Brooke placed an outstanding 7th. With this placing, she also received All-American Honors for the 3rd year in a row. Rauber is only the 2nd athlete from Tully to compete in a national cross country meet; she is in the company of Lopez Lemong. Rauber was also voted the NYS Junior of the Year, won her 4th consecutive NYS individual title, and was named 1st Team All-State. Rauber will be continuing her cross country season with a trip to the USATF Nationals cross country championships in January, where she hopes to qualify for the Pan-American Games being held in ...



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