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
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
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:
Great work and congratulations to these students!
Spring 2019's newest NHS 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:
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
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 ...
Berry Scholarship Program Finalist
Rachel Berry was recently announced as a finalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 15,000 students nationwide were named National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists based upon the results of the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Congratulations Rachel on being named a finalist, Tully is so proud of you!
Rauber Places 6th at Nike XC Nationals
For the 2nd consecutive year, sophomore Brooke Rauber has qualified to compete in the Nike Cross Country National meet held in Portland, Oregon. Also for the 2nd
consecutive year, she has come away with a 6th place finish at the national meet. In 2017 she was the first freshman to cross the line, and in 2018 she became the first sophomore to cross the line. Brooke ran the 5k course in 17:19, beating her time by 38 seconds from the previous year. Brooke received All-American recognition for her performance. Congratulations, Brooke!
Generous Donations to Athletics
Every year our Boys and Girls Lacrosse programs host large, multi- school tournaments, which brings attention to our campus. Our highly organized and well-designed tournaments are focal points for many schools for off season training and opportunities to expose athletes to college coaches who scout talent. These tournaments
not only assist with college exposure for many athletes, but also are used as fundraisers. The lacrosse booster clubs also generously disperse their fundraised dollars to other athletic and extra-curricular programs as a way of giving back to a multitude of students within the Tully community. During the 2018-19 school year, The Girls
of Summer Lacrosse Booster Club made a generous donation to the Tully Golf program by purchasing 9 new Titleist carry golf bags (pictured ...
High School Announces Top 10
High school isn't just about having fun, it's about achieving great things and creating a path that leads teenagers into adulthood. While all students at Tully work hard and achieve many goals, ten seniors have pushed themselves to be the best they could be academically. Tully High School is proud to announce its 2018-19 top ten scholars:
Valedictorian - Rachel Berry
Salutatorian - Dante Bertolo
Third in Class - Caleb Erno
Fourth in Class - Elizabeth Ives
Fifth in Class - Sam Stoogenke
Sixth in Class - Timothy Zilberman
Seventh in Class - Garrett Pierpoint
Eighth in Class - Wiley Shaw
Ninth in Class - Jenna Hamelinck
Tenth in Class - Kayla Barry
We congratulate these students on their hard work and dedication to their education and look forward to ...
Boys Modified Basketball Take the Win
The Fran Matteson Memorial Basketball Tournament was held in Hannibal March 7-9. Tully was represented by boys teams in the 5/6, 7, and 8th grade divisions. The 7th grade group received major contributions from each member of the team and defeated Fulton to win the championship. Great job boys!
Model UN Goes to NYC
Ten students in the Model UN Club recently traveled to New York City for their annual committee. Before leaving, students were given a country to represent on topics within the World Bank, World Health Organization, Committee of the European Union, and others. During the NYC committee, students attended sessions with other delegates from all over the world to discuss, find common ground, and pass a resolution to a proposed problem indicative of the specific country they were to represent. After the committee concluded and before leaving the city, they had the chance to tour the United Nations building. Many of the students thought it was interesting that delegates could wear headphones while in committee to hear a translation of the speaker if they did not know the language being spoken. Students ...
Students Compete at Skills USA: Zilberman Moves On
Three Tully students competed in this year's Skills USA competition, all in different areas: Tim Zilberman in culinary, Ryan Bunaisky in carpentry, and Cassie Fisher in cosmetology. All worked hard at their craft with Zilberman placing 2nd in Baking and Pastry and Bunaisky placing 4th in Construction. Zilberman will continue on to State competition at the NY State Fairgrounds in April.
Zilberman (pictured above) had to do a number of tasks for the Skills USA competition including making blueberry muffins and sugar cookies from scratch, frosting a cake, and taking a written test on baking techniques. He will be attending Johnson and Wales in the Pastry Arts program in the fall of 2019.
Bunaisky (pictured above) also had to do a number of tasks for ...
Tobin Tackles Shakespeare Competition
Sophomore Tiernan Tobin took to the Syracuse Stage, walking away with 1st place at the Shakespeare Recitation Competition last week. This puts Tobin in a group of about 50 nationally competing in New York City April 28-30. The last leg of the competition will be broken down into two parts - competitors will have to read a monologue and a sonnet. If successful, they will become a finalist and then have to read a random monolgue from any of Shakespeare's works. Because she only recently joined drama in the last year and only having read Shakespeare in class at school, she truly thought there was no way she'd place in the competition, but she surprised herself and says she's pretty excited about the upcoming competition, which will result in a fully-funded Shakespeare camp in ...
Jr. Math League Held at Tully
On Tuesday March 5th, 16 different schools from the Central New York Region came to Tully to compete in the final Junior High Math League Meet. Mrs. Lisi hosted the event and Colden Ives represented the Tully team. Each student answered 6 timed questions to score points not only for their individual score, but their team score. After tallying the points, Eagle Hill Middle School took 3rd place, Camillus Middle School took 2nd place, and CBA won the 1st place team trophy. First, second, and third place trophies were also handed out to the top three high scoring 7th grade students and the top three high scoring 8th grade students.
Students work to solve a problem.
Working hard to determine the answer.
Calculators come in handy.
TES Library STEAMs Up!
The Tully Elementary School Library has been hopping with great learning opportunities! Second graders are learning how to use the online library catalog to search for
materials. Third graders have used Flipgrid to share how countries around the world access books and other library materials. Fifth grade is inquiring about and researching various design and engineering careers. It has certainly kept us fired up and warm. The Tully Elementary Maker Lab has also been active with lots of great opportunity. Currently, we have a group of girls coding the Spheros, and excited to paint a mural using these robotic devices. Now that is STEAM!