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Art and Photography Students Win Honors Art and Photography Students Win Honors Some of Tully’s JSHS Art students have had much success recently with their creative works, earning them honors among many others. The annual Scholastic Arts competition was held virtually this year on January 13 th . Among twelve other counties, thirteen Tully students entered their artwork with three walking away with awards. Of the work submitted, only 10-15% are chosen for Honorable Mentions, 7-10% are awarded Silver Keys, and only 5-7% are awarded Gold Keys. Tiernan Tobin (12) took away a Gold Key for her self-portrait painting titled Self Portrait , a Silver Key for her pointillism-style portrait painting titled Carly , and an Honorable Mention for her Senior Portfolio consisting of six portraits entitled Friends . Connor Cochran (10) earned a Gold Key for his photograph titled ...
Virtual Trivia Night a Success Virtual Trivia Night a Success What consists of many different faces in lots of places and over 50 windows? Virtual Trivia Night! On Friday, January 15 th , fifteen teams consisting of over 50 students competed for a $100.00 cash prize and bragging rights of being smarter than a 5 th grader in the annual Trivia Night competition sponsored by the Senior High Student Council. Hosted in Google Meet, questions ranged from those that were content specific to those only Tully community members would know. “Team Josh” won, consisting of Aidan Brown, Kellan McCasland, and Jack Mohat. Lots of laughter and brainpower were used, making this an epic event. Mrs. Bovi would like to thank Mr. Fregly, Mrs. Elmer, Mrs. Mulondo, and Mrs. Sheldon for their assistance during the event.  
4th Grade Studies Haudenosaunee 4th Grade Studies Haudenosaunee Haudenosaunee Night and the field trip that accompanied it may have been canceled this year, but the fourth grade students still enjoyed learning about these northern New York Native Americans. Each year, students learn about the life of these indigenous people including diet, clothing, activities, traditions, and more. This unit is a cross-curricular unit that has always extended beyond the traditional classroom; in art, students create wampum (a traditional belt) and in PE, students learn Longball (a game kind of like kickball), among others. And while parents couldn’t come onto campus to see all the students’ hard work, they were able to enjoy it another way. A Thanksgiving Address was compiled by each classroom and can be viewed on the fourth grade website through Tullyschools.org. ...
All About Me! All About Me! The third graders were very busy these past few months. Not only did they focus on others while showing kindness, they focused on themselves when introduced to text features in non-fiction books and articles. They learned that text features are a great way to learn more about a topic. The students created a text feature project called "Non-Fiction Text Features - All about Me."  They designed maps, diagrams, illustrations, a glossary, and a timeline to make a foldable all about themselves! These text features helped inform readers about the many facts that make up each third grader. The students and teachers are very proud of their efforts and hard work. Way to go third graders! Students show their text feature foldables all about themselves. ...
Meet Your 2021 Safety Patrol Meet Your 2021 Safety Patrol On December 18th, Tully Elementary School held its AAA Safety Patrol training for 25 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 are 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 ...
2020 Maker Lab Creations 2020 Maker Lab Creations Maker Lab at the elementary was in full swing this past fall with Wendy Fowler-Conner and Nathan Keefe as co-advisors for the club. There were two groups that participated: a cohort for grades 2-3 and one for grades 4-6. Each group consisted of about a dozen students, and both in-person and remote students were able to participate. Each group met via Zoom to create different projects. For all Maker Lab participants, a bag with supplies for each project was sent home for each member to use. Projects were a mix of crafts and gadgets, and students were encouraged to be as creative as they could. Four projects were completed, all with the common theme of using wooden clothespins: a turkey craft, a clothes pin racer, a catapult, and a snowman craft. During meetings, students previewed upcoming projects ...
Holiday Week 2020: Elementary Festivities Holiday Week 2020: Elementary Festivities What starts with reindeer antlers and elf ears and ends with a splattering of red and green? Holiday week at the elementary! Students got festive the last full week of instruction before holiday recess to bring in some holiday cheer to the school days. On Monday, they wore Santa hats, elf ears, and reindeer antlers. Tuesday was Holiday Sock day and Wednesday was the all-time favorite Ugly Sweater day. Thursday was originally Holiday Pajama day but the students celebrated that at home with a much-anticipated snow day. Pajama day was then moved to the following Wednesday during the last school day of 2020, which was also celebrated with classroom parties. Friday was an All Red and Green day where students put their creativity to the test to see how much red and green they could possibly wear ...
Study and Support Class Turns the Tables Study and Support Class Turns the Tables The 7th grade students in Mrs. Sheldon and Mrs. Newton's Study and Support Class gave a new meaning to their class title. Normally, the students in this class receive support as a means to help them in their educational endeavors but they have turned the tables. After hearing about a local girl whose family was seeking cards to help brighten her holiday, the class thought it would be a good idea to show their support for someone else. The seven year old from the Syracuse area is fighting a form of leukemia away from home in Boston. The class created handmade cards and sent them in time to make it to Boston before the holidays began. Tully wishes her family a healthy holiday season!
Spirit Week? How About Spirit Month?! Spirit Week? How About Spirit Month?! With students on campus during different days according to their cohorts, the Senior High Student Council decided that a Spirit Week just wouldn’t cut it. Instead, a Spirit Month was created so each cohort could enjoy dressing up with the specific theme designated for the particular day.  Remote students sent in pictures of their spirit from home. The JSHS enjoyed two days each of Sports Day, Tully Pride Day, Retro Day, Tie-Dye versus Camo Day, ‘Merica Day, Hat Day, and Ugly Sweater Day. The French and Spanish National Honor Society also got in on the holiday fun by wrapping lockers in festive paper when the hallways were empty. A Senior Mr. and Mrs. Claus were announced at the end of Spirit Month as a great send-off to the students and staff as they went into the holiday ...
Being the Being the "I" in Kind Our 3rd graders here at Tully have been putting their P2 skills to the test! They have been practicing doing random acts of kindness for others, in and out of school, without expecting anything in return. Students have written kind words to one another, helped others in the hall, and made each other laugh when things got tough. It sounds like some have even helped out with chores a little more at home! In addition, when asked about what being kind looked like, their answers were top-notch. Among others, “sticking up for each other,” “accepting others’ differences,” and the all-known “treat others how you want to be treated'' were widely used. Tully is proud of their third graders rising to the task and exceeding expectations! Students ...
Rauber Named NYS XC Runner of the Year and Top Senior Rauber Named NYS XC Runner of the Year and Top Senior Tully’s very own Brooke Rauber has been named the NYS Girls' Cross Country Runner of the Year in addition to being named the NYS Top Senior. Rauber will be heading to North Carolina after the school year ends to run for NC State. Congratulations, Brooke! We can't wait to see what your future holds!
Elf on the Library Shelf Elf on the Library Shelf A new friend made their way to the Elementary Library this year! She showed up on December 7 th with a letter letting the students know just what her tasks would be during her stay. Mr. Keefe decided that since the 6 th graders are the oldest students in the school, they should have the privilege of naming her. The students voted and her official elf name is Bobina. Bobina not only reports on how things are going in the library, but she welcomes the students and gives instructions. Each day, the students will find her on a new shelf. Mr. Keefe thinks that the students, especially the younger ones are really excited about their new library friend and said, “It’s a cool experience for kids who don’t have one at home.” Welcome to Tully, Bobina!  
November News for FFA November News for FFA During the month of November, Tully FFA members competed in nine different career development events to test their knowledge and skills in a variety of agricultural topics. Here are the (long awaited) results: 4th Place Teams – Conduct of Chapter Meetings, Poultry, Welding & Floriculture with Jeremiah Dennis placing 2nd individually in Welding and Ella Hall placing 3rd individually in Floriculture. 3rd Place Teams – Meats Identification and Wildlife Identification with Cheyenne McCormick placing 4th individually in Wildlife, and Lila Greczyn and Tristan Hendricks tying for 11th place. In Junior Extemporaneous Speaking, Elise Spencer placed 3rd in the state. Finally, our Nursery/Landscape Team placed 1st, with Stephen Coffin, Ella Hall, and Cheyenne McCormick tying for 6th place, ...
Learning about Other Cultures through Music Learning about Other Cultures through Music Celebrations come in many different shapes and sizes. This year, 3rd graders learned about the holiday celebration of Diwali during their November music classes. Diwali is an Indian celebration for the Festival of Lights. It's a harvest festival, much like our Thanksgiving, but lasts 5 days! They learned about the cultural similarities and differences, listened to music, and watched traditional dances. They also worked on their rhythm identifications to create an "I am thankful" picture to share. Such fun and creativity learning about other cultures!
Letters to Loretto Letters to Loretto Annual traditions have been put on pause but that doesn’t mean we stop our community services here at Tully CSD. The long-standing tradition has been that the Tully 7th graders head to Loretto during the holiday season to sing songs, bring joy, and make pies with the residents. To keep the residents safe this year, a plan was put in place for the 7th graders to bring joy from afar by making cards and writing letters to each and every resident – close to 500! With such a big task at hand, and not a whole lot of time to accomplish this endeavor, the 7th grade team asked a few others for help. The word spread and soon the 8th grade, 5th grade, 3rd grade, and several teachers lent a helping hand to craft as many letters to Loretto as possible. With the graciousness of others, Tully ...
Artwork Displayed at Syracuse Airport Artwork Displayed at Syracuse Airport The Tully Senior High Art Club had the pleasure of creating a work of art to display in the Syracuse Airport for the month of December and into the New Year. They were among ten other organizations in Onondaga County asked to participate in this opportunity. The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority thought that this was a great way for artists to express themselves during the pandemic and bring a sense of community to travelers. You can see colorful and heartfelt work by Emma Bielecki, Emma Byrne, Lizzie Caron, Luke Doody, Maggie Fraser, and McKenzie Smith displayed in two different sections of the airport. Next time you head to the airport, take a few moments to find these displays.  Paint supplies for the Syracuse Airport Project. Concentrating on Making a Work of Art! ...
Handing Out Gratitude with Teen Institute Handing Out Gratitude with Teen Institute The holiday season is always a time to reflect and be grateful, which is what the Teen Institute asked other JSHS students and staff to do. During lunches, and through email, students and staff participated in the Gratitude Hands Project by writing what they are most thankful for on printed hands. After being turned in, a bulletin board displayed all the colorful gratitude hands, allowing others to see just how much we could be grateful for, even in a time of uncertainty. Students display their gratitude hands. Bulettin Board of Gratitude Hands.  
JH Student Council Sponsors Food Drive JH Student Council Sponsors Food Drive Each year the JH Student Council sponsors a food drive around the holidays to help the Tully community, and there is always a little fun competition involved. The only difference this year was how the Student Council went about doing it. During a normal year, students would collectively pull together in homeroom classes to bring the most nonperishable items to win a breakfast party. Last year’s competition was very close, alternating between two homerooms for the most amount each day. This year, it was an individual endeavor with students earning a raffle ticket for each item brought.  Over five very full boxes were donated to the Food Pantry at St. Leo’s Church this year! The students who won the raffle were Carly Bastedo, Michael Reid, and Iris Costello. Thank you to all ...
Donald Wins 200th Game Donald Wins 200th Game Our Varsity Boys’ Soccer Coach, Bill Donald, had a milestone win on November 5, 2020. His boys went head-to-head with Bishop Grimes on home turf when the team won 2-0, giving Donald his 200th career win!! Congratulations to Coach Donald and his players for an exceptional game!
Students Get Creative with Alpaca Wool Students Get Creative with Alpaca Wool The Creative Crafts Studio Class taught by Ms.Gazdik definitely got creative this past week! Students used alpaca wool donated from Suzanne Drumm's Bentwood Farm to create felted tote bags. Students utilized the felting process of agitating the wool after they had chosen their colors to dye the alpaca wool themselves. Felting is by definition, "The process of creating a textile for functional and artistic use by matting, agitating, condensing, and pressing wool fibers together.” Wool is fire retardant and self-extinguishing, it is very hydro-absorbent, and can dampen vibration and absorb sound. Its purposes are endless and beautiful! Great work to Maria Altman, Hannah Brenchley, Catherine DeJosia, Lila Greczyn, Ella Hall, Sarah Kuty, Samantha Garback, and Brynn Patrick ...



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