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Wellness Day 2020 Wellness Day 2020 Wellness Day 2020 was held virtually on May 29 district-wide. This day was set aside to allow students, staff, and families to take a break from the “normal” curriculum and focus on their well-being. The Wellness Team put together two websites (one for each school) with several activities and resources that were age-appropriate. The activities focused on mind and body, which many who participated in, enjoyed thoroughly. Activities included were: yoga, scavenger hunts, healthy eating, making stress balls, worry jars, and gratitude jars, and so many others. Students and staff were encouraged to share their activities with the Wellness Team and others. Once submitted, a slideshow was put together of all the activities and was shared. Students who shared their activities were put into ...
"Signs" that Tully is an Amazing Place to Be When plans change unexpectedly and we are thrown into unchartered waters, Tully prevails! We can all agree that we are living in stressful times, but it is times like these that we band together and show each other how much we care for one another. The administration, faculty, and staff at the JSHS planned a surprise senior parade for 2020's seniors. This included driving by their house to distribute lawn signs and making as much commotion as possible to help boost morale and honor those who have worked so hard towards graduation, which will most likely look much different than in years past. Little did the staff know, seniors had their own plans to honor those who have helped them towards their graduation goals, and ironically, on the same day as the senior parade. Seniors made and posted ...
TES Sends Video Message to Students TES Sends Video Message to Students Teachers in our district have reached out to Tully students in a plethora of ways to brighten their spirits and keep the momentum of learning going; however, it is not the same as seeing those bright, shining faces every day. Because of this, Tully Elementary decided to make a video for the students to let them know just how much they are missed. Teachers, TAs, administration, office staff, janitorial staff, and others helped send in pictures and video (including a fun song from Mr. Keefe) that Tully alumni, Madison Smith, helped compile and put into a slideshow featuring Andy Grammer's "Keep Your Head Up." Check out some of the pictures that were taken and watch the video below! TES Faculty and Staff Video to Students Mrs. Spaulding with her messge to TES students. ...
Tully JSHS Ranks Among Best Schools Tully JSHS Ranks Among Best Schools Amidst our current situation, Tully JSHS has ranked among the best high schools according to US World News and Reports . Within the ranks, Tully JSHS made #210 in New York, #2226 nationally, and # 7 in the Syracuse, NY metro area. To see all the statistics of our wonderful school, visit usnews.com.  Thank you to everyone who does their part in helping to make our schools the best!
Stay at Home Spirit Week Stay at Home Spirit Week The High School Student Council couldn’t let a chance go by without holding a spirit week, so in the first few weeks of remote school learning, students and teachers got to share their pictures with each other from home. Stay-at-Home Spirit Week started off with Jersey Day. Even pets got in on the action! Isolation Fashion was the next day – while this was a good rendition of pajama day, Mrs. Newton took it to the next level and pulled out her wedding dress. She looked very fancy! The middle of the week featured Bed Head, and to be honest, most of us probably didn’t have to try too hard to accomplish this. Closer to the end of the week, everyone was ready for Quarantine Food and showed what their favorite food to eat while at home was. We couldn’t end the week without ...
Teachers Turn to Technology to Gap the Bridge in Social Distancing Teachers Turn to Technology to Gap the Bridge in Social Distancing Teachers all over the nation had to change their instructional delivery method within moments when schools were closed, but we are so proud of our Tully teachers who took the task to heart. From face-to-face instruction to web casts, Zoom meetings, Google Classroom, Google Meets, and other platforms, teachers have shown their technologically innovative selves to bridge the gap of social distancing. Elementary teachers have read stories on line, live streamed their lessons and math explanations, recorded their vocabulary words, and held interactive Zoom meetings. JSHS teachers have helped students with foreign language pronunciation through Zoom, given virtual labs, utilized several teaching platforms, and have continued projects by being available to students at many times throughout each ...
Model UN Represents US This Year Model UN Represents US This Year This year, the Model UN team represented the United States at the National High School Model UN (NHSMUN) conference, which was a huge responsibility and accomplishment for Tully. Tully had thirteen students attend and they were assigned various committee topics including: The Commission on the Status of Women, International Atomic Energy Agency, The Disarmament and Security Committee, among others. Although Tully did not win any formal awards, the director of NHSMUN reached out to Mr. O'Neill after the conference and stated he was very impressed by Tully's students and noted that Tully was within one percentage point of winning a delegate award, which for a three-year-old program is very impressive. Although the students had limited time in the city, they went to Central ...
P2 and the Annual Hoop Shoot P2 and the Annual Hoop Shoot In March, the elementary held their monthly P2 assembly to focus on the character traits they had learned that month. During the assembly was the annual Hoop Shoot. Six students from the JSHS (Noah Brothers, Ethan Selmser, Ian Byrne, Lindsey Hamelinck, Hailey Olender, and McKenzie Smith) were welcomed not only for the Hoop Shoot, but to share their experiences of cheering others’ success whether they were on the sidelines cheering on others or being cheered on themselves while participating in an event. After sharing their experience, they got the privilege of going head-to-head with some of the TES students. To finish off the assembly, Mr. Charles and Mr. Kupiec had a friendly shoot-off amongst each other. If you want to know who won, ask a TES student! If you would like to know ...
Floyd Helps Create Fun during School Closing Floyd Helps Create Fun during School Closing During the time of schools closing due to the pandemic, Mrs. Murphy and her dog, Floyd, found a way to stay connected with the JSHS students while having a little fun. Mrs. Murphy took a video of Floyd asking students (with parental permission) to submit a twenty second clip of themselves lip syncing to a song that would portray how they felt about the coronavirus. Any student that submitted a video would then be put in a drawing. After several submissions, Sarah Daddona won a $25 gift card to Dunkin' Donuts, and to lighten things up, a roll of Tully Central toilet paper. Students, teachers, and administration have all pulled together to make these times a little more bearable. Watch the video below! Sarah Daddona Lip Sync
Trivia (K)Night 2020: Are You Smarter Than Tully Students? Trivia (K)Night 2020: Are You Smarter Than Tully Students? On Thursday, March 12th, 14 teams competed for a $100.00 cash prize and bragging rights of being smarter than a 5th grader in the annual Trivia Night competition sponsored by Senior High Student Council.  Questions ranged from those that were content specific to local history to random fun facts. Mr. Fregly made his debut as the enthusiastic and ever-engaging MC of the event.  This year’s winners were the team known as the “Titanic Swim Team” and consisted of:  Andrew Barber, Gabe Benedetto, Josie Chapman, Katelyn Lamoruex, John McKenna, and Scott Petrucco.  A good time was had by all.  Mr. Fregly MC'ed Trivia (KNight) 2020 "The Three Amigos" "Let's Get ...
Humanities Class Gets Creative Humanities Class Gets Creative Mrs. Mulondo's and Mrs. Rossman's Humanities class is getting creative! It was proposed and decided that students in the 12th grade Humanities classroom could leave their mark by way of mural in the JSHS Conference #2 to last long after they graduate. Students planned and prepped before they went on an in-town fieldtrip to the local hardware store to gather supplies. Students then prepared the room to paint and got the background ready. Unfortunately, the mural is on hold due to the school closure but will be able to be enjoyed by students and groups such as the Board of Education once completed. We are excited to see the finished product!
Shark Tank: Tully Style Shark Tank: Tully Style Every year in Mr. Paccia’s 7th grade Tech class, students participate in the "Invention Convention," which requires them to solve a problem in their lives with an invention idea, conduct a patent search to make sure it doesn't already exists, do a write up on what it is and what it does, draw a plan on AutoCAD, and build a model that represents it. This year, Mr. Paccia expanded this project and required students to pitch their ideas to three independent investors with hope to secure financial support to start their company, aka Shark Tank: Tully Style. Three teachers/administrators sat in on the presentations conducted over a three day period during class time with monopoly money to invest in the students’ inventions. Students did not disappoint and there were a ...
Freaky Friday Fun Freaky Friday Fun At the beginning of March, Tully's drama department put on a fantastically fun musical, Freaky Friday,  about a mom and a daughter who magically switch lives with each other. They are able to walk in each other's'shoes, so to speak, and discover the challenges that they each face on a day-to-day basis. With a full audience each time they performed, they entertained the crowd thoroughly with their 90s songs and dance moves. Among the cast were six seniors: Nicole Ball, Allie Kolodziejczyk, Taylor Kotary, Anna Moss, Marissa Scalza, and Eleni Steenbergh. All who participated did a wonderful job and many compliments have been shared about this talented group.  Monica (Annie Coppola), Ellie Blake (Tiernan Tobin), and Torrey (Carina Scalza) in Freaky Friday.   ...
Class of 2020: Top Ten Class of 2020: Top Ten Hard work pays off! Tully's Class of 2020 would like to present their top ten academic achievers: Valedictorian (#1) - Nicole Ball Salutatorian (#2) - Ian Byrne #3 - Anna Moss #4 - Ethan Selmser #5 - Jade Dillenbeck #6 - Taylor Kotary #7 - Marissa Scalza #8 - Angela Touchette #9 - Sarah Daddona #10 - Allison Kolodziejczyk Congratulations to these students! Tully is proud of them and their strive to accomplish the goals they set forth for themselves! Class of 2020's Top Ten.
Rauber Victorious at Pan Am Championships Rauber Victorious at Pan Am Championships Brooke Rauber was victorious in her latest cross country endeavor in Vancouver, Canada the last weekend in February. She not only took the title of the Pan Am Junior Championships, but she did so with an eleven-second lead on the 6000-meter course. Her finishing time was 23:13. Rauber was recently featured in the High School Sports section of syracuse.com and was also nominated as a contender in the National Girls' Performer of the Week . You can vote for her to win this title until March 6 by clicking on the before-mentioned link.  Rauber, alongside her parents, at the Pan Am Games in Vancouver. Rauber runs the 6000-meter course at the Pan Am Games. Rauber leads the pack at the Pan Am Games. Rauber wins the Pan Am games with a 23.12 ...
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 respective 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 ...



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