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Graduation 2021 Graduation 2021 Another graduation is in the books, making 125 commencement ceremonies for Tully CSD. While not the usual scene, and somewhat different from last year’s event, graduation was a joyous and memorable occasion this year. Not only was the Class of 2021 moving onto bigger things, Mrs. Murphy gave graduation remarks for the last time as she retired a few days later. Tiernan Tobin sang the National Anthem boldly and proudly, and heartfelt speeches were given by Elisabeth Moss (Student Vice President), Moira McAninch (Salutatorian), and Elizabeth Caron (Valedictorian). “The Bones” was sung beautifully by Elizabeth Caron, Ian Leiby, Joseph Morgan, Elisabeth Moss, and Clara Zook, and was directed by Mrs. Krumbach. After receiving their diplomas, students walked into the group of spectators ...
Sixth Grade Moves Up Sixth Grade Moves Up Another class has “graduated” from TES and what a great celebration it was! Sixth graders invited family members to watch the ceremony outside on the football field while they received their certificates. Before the presentation of certificates, several students spoke on what they remembered or loved most about TES such as the Albany trip, the plays they were in, extracurricular activities, specific habits of certain teachers/students, or fond memories of Mr. Wilson who retired a few short weeks after the ceremony. Special awards were handed out as well. Noah Houghton, Nate Houghton, Nicholas Houghton, Andrew Piano, and Ella Polak received Academic Excellence awards, while Andie Fairchild and Brier Huggins received the Triple C award from the State Attorney General. After the ceremony, ...
Green Lakes 2021 Green Lakes 2021 Sixth graders were treated to their annual Green Lakes day this year in celebration of moving up where they were the first ones of the season to enjoy the warm sand and sun. Students played games like corn hole and tether ball, and swam in the lake, although a little chilly. In addition to a voted-upon lunch of pizza, students enjoyed ice cream and snacks in between swim time. Students were also given Class of 2027 beach towels and water bottles from the PTO. The day was filled with lots of laughter and excitement. Thank you to the PTO and everyone who helped make this trip enjoyable! Students enjoy the water at Green Lakes. Students enjoy the water at Green Lakes.  Students enjoy the sand at Green Lakes.  Students and teachers have fun ...
Senior Fun Senior Fun While seniors couldn’t plan a major trip to postmark their final days together as a class, they did manage to have a little fun before graduation, thanks to some very hard-working staff and parents. Seniors enjoyed a day at Fillmore Glen State Park playing games and basking in the sun. They were treated to a food truck for lunch and had treats along the way. On their very last day on campus, they took a walking field trip to Samantha’s here in town to enjoy ice cream. When they returned to school, they had fun playing a game of kickball until they heard their last school bell ring. While staff would not see the Class of 2021 roaming the halls again, they would be back together for graduation at the end of the week. Class of 2021 at Fillmore Glen State Park. Seniors ...
Yearbook Dedication: Jim Bob Waugh Yearbook Dedication: Jim Bob Waugh The seniors were abuzz with a secret that they had been keeping for months when Mr. Jim Bob Waugh entered the auditorium on Yearbook Dedication day. Jim Bob, otherwise known as JB, has worked for the Tully district for six years in the maintenance department. His relationship with staff and students is a positive one as he is always smiling and quick to offer a helping hand. He was greeted by members of the senior class, staff, and his parents, who were invited to the dedication. Nate Cole, Yearbook Editor, read the dedication as everyone watched a slideshow filled with fun facts about Jim Bob. Also during the dedication, a moment was given to Mr. John Hobart, a long-time bus driver for the district, who passed away this past year. An In Memorandum was placed beside the dedication page of ...
Sixth Graders Have Talent Sixth Graders Have Talent Tully’s sixth graders are definitely a talented bunch. Each year, the sixth graders get to sign up and perform in a talent show at the end of the year, if they choose. This year’s bunch did an outstanding job with talent across many areas. Parents and other students have the pleasure of watching, although this year, it was live streamed and not in person. Parents watched from home, sixth grade peers watched it live in the auditorium, and other TES students viewed it from their classrooms. This year’s acts included songs by Billie Eilish, Vanilla Ice, Haley Reinhart, and Lady Gaga; Irish dancing; piano playing including an original and the Imperial March played by a Storm Trooper; a solo dance and a group dance; duck calling; and a fast Rubix Cube solver. All students who ...
A Starry Night for Prom A Starry Night for Prom Prom has always been a time to cherish for those attending, but this year, it truly was. The seniors did not get to enjoy a prom their junior year, so having this event was considered a special occasion for many. Beforehand, all Tully prom attendees sat in on an assembly that the Teen Institute helped to provide. Local guest speaker, Marianne Angelillo, spoke on the importance of not drinking and driving, sharing her story, Sharing My Stones . Students then signed pledges to stay sober that night. Some of our TES students also helped remind the older students to have fun without alcohol with hand-drawn pictures. Prom was held at Arlington Acres from 6 – 10 p.m. where students could see the sun set through the open barn doors. Students in sparkling gowns and tuxes of all colors could ...
Ryan Rauber Named Athlete of the Week Ryan Rauber Named Athlete of the Week Ryan Rauber is hitting the ground running, making a name for himself as a track star here at Tully. As an 8th grader, Rauber joined the Varsity Track team to compete against high school athletes this year. After a great season, he won the 200 and the 400, and came in as a close second in the 100, at sectionals. With Rauber only being in 8th grade, many agree that he will have a prosperous high school career as a track runner. He has not only gotten the attention of his fellow track members, but also the media. Rauber was named the WSYR Channel 9 Athlete of the Week. Help us congratulate him on a very successful year! You can view the press release below. Rauber WSYR Athlete of the Week
4th Grade Ag Awareness Day 4th Grade Ag Awareness Day A normal year would consist of the 4 th grade visiting Drumm Farm to learn about the ins and outs of the importance of the agriculture world, but this year, the farm was brought to the school. Tully FFA members constructed a day of agriculture awareness with twelve stations for small groups of students to rotate around. Fourth graders spent the afternoon outside on the JSHS campus with the FFA and their teachers. Stations focused on farm animals and what they provide, the daily work of a farmer, the different aspects of an agriculture career, and why the agriculture industry is so important. Students also got to visit with chickens, goats, and cows. In addition, students learned how to make ice cream with only a few ingredients. Yum! While visiting the farm wasn’t in the cards for this ...
Colorful Shadow Art Colorful Shadow Art Each year, seniors in Advanced Art create a Senior Installation Project as part of their requirement. They design a proposal for a public art installation and then they vote on which idea or adaptation/combination of ideas to create for display. This year, they chose to do Shadow Art, which is displayed in the main hallway of the JSHS. The seniors got creative with the shape and design of their shadow. Not only did the project fulfill their art requirement, it brightened up the hallway for all to enjoy! Seniors stand next to their Shadow Art. Shadow Art lines the hallway at the JSHS. Shadow Art made by seniors in Advanced Art.  
The Trials of Alice in Wonderland The Trials of Alice in Wonderland The 5th and 6th graders worked very hard with their spring musical, The Trials of Alice in Wonderland. The students starting working on the show in April and it was streamed in June for parents, students, and the community. With 30 cast members and 9 crew members, TES was very fortunate to be able to professionally record the show! The show was directed by Kristine Wilson, Sue Biggar, and Leigh Ann Moss. They are extremely proud of what an amazing job both the cast and crew did to make this musical a success! White Rabbit – Emily Hall Cheshire Cat – Lincoln Tranquill Alice – Vanessa Altman Tiny Alice – Gigi VanBeveren Mad Hatter – Nathaniel Houghton March Hare – Colman Hathaway Caterpillar – Evangeline Votra Dormouse ...
PTO Sponsors Read-A-Thon PTO Sponsors Read-A-Thon Fundraising is something that the Elementary PTO has proven time and time again that they are good at, even during difficult times. They plan events that not only raise funds, but that benefit the kids in some way. This year’s major fundraiser was the Read-A-Thon. Studies show that reading just 20 minutes a night improves overall literacy and vocabulary skills. Students were rewarded not only for reading or raising funds, but also for signing up, sending emails, and sharing on social media (with parental permission). Mrs. Lancer’s class had the pleasure of choosing spirit week themes for having the most kids sign up to participate. What do third graders like to dress up in? Pajamas, crazy hair, camouflage, twins, and of course, grandma and grandpa! Mrs. Saile’s class enjoyed ...
FFA Officers Named for the 2021-2022 School Year FFA Officers Named for the 2021-2022 School Year The FFA Officers for the 2021-2022 school year were announced at the FFA Banquet on June 2. Please help us congratulate the following students on their dedication and success within our FFA Chapter:   Emma Weisbrodt - President Adrienne Edinger - Vice President Ella Hall - Secretary Jacob Verbanic - Treasurer Makahla Battle - Reporter Anthony Weller - Sentinel Matthew Haier - Student Advisor  
TES Students Perform Well at NYSSMA TES Students Perform Well at NYSSMA Thirteen band students and seven chorus students participated in NYSSMA this year at the elementary level. All students will have the chance to move on to a harder level next year or choose a more advanced piece of music at the same level. This year, these students recorded their solo performance and uploaded a video for scoring. All NYSSMA students receive an Outstanding, Excellent, or Comments Only score. All chorus students received Outstanding ratings with a score of 27 or 28 (28 is the highest score available). Six band students also received an Outstanding rating while six others received an Excellent rating. All students who participated did an amazing job. We have lots of musical talent on our campus!   Band: Emily Hall (6) Flute Nathaniel Houghton (6) Clarinet Nicholas ...
Safety Patrol 2021 Comes to an End Safety Patrol 2021 Comes to an End The Safety Patrol at the Elementary school has done a wonderful job keeping the students safe this year. For the end of the year, one more round of AM/PM captains and lieutenants were announced. Congratulations to AM Captain, Kamryn Meaney, and AM Lieutenant, Patrick Pierce, as well as to PM Captain, Hunter Bennett, and PM Lieutenant, Evangeline Votra. These students will fill their roles from May 25 through June 23. The Safety Patrol will wrap up the year with a celebration to thank all this year’s officers and patrol members. Tully Elementary appreciates each of these students for their daily service to the school. Any upcoming 5 th or 6 th grader interested in becoming an AAA Safety Patrol Officer for TES should look for the sign-up sheets in September 2021 and return them to Ms. ...
P2 Mural: A Dedication to Mrs. Murphy P2 Mural: A Dedication to Mrs. Murphy The JH and SH Art Clubs have been working on something special for the school, which was unveiled recently. These students created canvas art to help portray each P2 character trait. Twenty-three of the traits (Teamwork/Citizenship, Bravery, Gratitude, Humility/Modesty, Appreciation of Excellence & Beauty, Self-Control, Perseverance, Hope/Optimism, Prudence, Love, Integrity, Forgiveness, Zest/Enthusiasm, Social Intelligence, Humor, Love of Learning, Connection/Purpose, Curiosity, Open-Mindedness, Kindness, Fairness, Perspective, and Creativity) were all depicted how the student who painted them envisioned it. Leadership, the 24 th trait, was painted by senior Tiernan Tobin and was placed last around the P2 banner, completing the mural. This was an homage to Mrs. Murphy as she is retiring ...
Wellness Day 2021 Wellness Day 2021 Wellness Day for both the Elementary and the JSHS was a much needed and highly anticipated day, with students and teachers enjoying the activities that were planned by Tully’s Wellness Committee members, student teachers, and staff. Elementary students enjoyed an entire day’s rotation with sidewalk chalk, bubbles, deep breathing, games, healthy eating, and creating a compliment bucket. They also made stress balls and paper plate kites, and they were sure to include a dance party and some yoga to get some energy flowing. Kids could be seen enjoying their time with their friends and the sunshine throughout the entire day – something that the adults on campus were happy to see. Even the remote students were able to participate as teachers dropped off supplies and enjoyed time ...
NJHS Donates to Helping Hounds NJHS Donates to Helping Hounds The National Junior Honor Society jumped into service shortly after new students were inducted this spring. During May, they asked students in each homeroom to have a friendly competition to see who could donate the most items for Helping Hounds, a nonprofit dog rescue based out of Syracuse. Students brought treats, leashes, toys, cleaning supplies, and puppy necessities, which were all donated. The competition was close and over 300 items were donated, but Mrs. Franke’s homeroom walked away with the most items donated (more than 150) and a breakfast pizza party. The NJHS thanks everyone who donated and those who helped make this service project a successful one!  
FFA Helps Beautify TES Butterfly Garden FFA Helps Beautify TES Butterfly Garden Spring fever begins early for the FFA as they gear up for the annual plant sale in the greenhouse on the JSHS campus, but this year, they not only prepared plants for the sale, they helped clean up and beautify the Butterfly Garden at the Elementary. During the school day, FFA members gathered with tools to weed, rake, and prune the plants so the younger students could watch as this season’s butterflies came to a bright and beautiful garden. Thanks to the FFA for helping keep our schools a special place to be!
Students Create Stained Glass Students Create Stained Glass On Thursday May 6th, 2021 Ms. Gazdik's Creative Crafts Students visited The Bloomin' Cup Cafe to meet stained glass artist Wil Alaura, who is also the local business owner of the Energy-Wellness Center in Tully, NY. Artist Wil Alaura has perfected his craft over the years and graciously carved out some time to talk to the students about his artistic process. He also explained the work that is involved in presenting an exhibit. Thank you, Mr. Alaura! Students then created their very own stained glass butterflies in class. What a beautiful project! Students at Bloomin' Cup to visit with artist, Wil Alaura



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