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TES Library STEAMs Up! 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!
Quebec 2019...Brrrr! Quebec 2019...Brrrr! Despite record low temperatures, the JH International Club had a fantastic adventure this year in Quebec City. Dogsledding was our first activity, followed by the Sugar Shack dinner and dancing, then making maple butter and taffy on snow. Saturday morning we went on a frigid fact-finding mission in Old Quebec, exchanged our money, took a tour of the Ste. Anne de Beaupre Basilica, and then went back to town for shopping and poutine. We visited the Remparts Hockey Game and an Improv Show with a very steep, cold trek back to the Concorde Hotel. We then escaped the winds off the St. Lawrence River by heading out to Valcartiers for tubing and skating. “The Military” interactive history lesson was rescheduled for Monday, due to the severe weather, and afterwards we went to the Galleries ...
FFA Scores Big at District Contest FFA Scores Big at District Contest On February 9, Tully FFA members led by Mrs. Leann Jordan competed in the District Competition, racking up the awards. Several qualified for state and will compete again in March. Adrienne Edinger competing in Jr Creed Speaking winning 2nd. In Jr People in Agriculture, Tully swept the field with Megan Weisbrodt placing 5th, Jacob Verbanic placing 4th, Matthew Haier placing 3rd, Ben Fleckenstein placing 2nd, and Ella Hall taking 1st. Hall, Verbanic, Fleckenstein, and Weisbrodt were joined by Ella Tordel, Emma Weisbrodt, and Lily Tranquill to take home 1st place for the Conduct of Chapter Meetings contest. The Agricultural Issues Team of Aurora Drumm, Katie Haier, Lauren Grosso, Cheyenne McCormick, and Olivia Widrick placed 2nd. In addition, Cheyenne McCormick also placed 3rd in Prepared ...
Academic Decathlon Takes 3rd at State Academic Decathlon Takes 3rd at State Tully's Academic Decathlon students swept up the awards this past Saturday at State Championships. Through hard work and study, their knowledge placed them 3rd overall after competing in 10 events over the course of two days. Not only did they represent Tully well with their knowledge, but throughout the competition, they were complimented on their attitude of positivity and support for one another. Way to go! HONORS DIVISION Rachel Berry: Math - Bronze, Art - Silver, Music - Silver  Ellie Ives: Interview - Gold, Speech - Bronze Moira McAninch: Literature - Bronze, Science - Bronze SCHOLASTIC DIVISION Caitlin Halladay: Essay - Bronze, Math - Silver, Economics - Bronze, Art - Silver, Science - Silver  Alex Wiers: Economics - Gold, Art - Gold, Social Science ...
Scholastic Art Awards Scholastic Art Awards Many Tully JSHS art students submitted their work of different mediums to the Scholastic Art Compeition this past month, and proudly, six students walked away with an award. Chosen from thousands of submissions and nearly 100 schools across the region, the honor is great. Sam Stoogenke and Sierra Yonko entered their ceramic pieces with Stoogenke winning the Silver Key Award with his untitled piece and Yonko winning Honorable Mention with her piece titled "Connie." Jessica Bizub, Ally Gero, and Margaret Picciano all entered the photography division with Bizub's piece, "Woodland Wonderland," Gero's piece, "Nature's Designs," and Picciano's piece, "Bella in Clouds," all taking Honorable Mention. Picciano also received a Silver Key Award ...
Academic Decathlon Students Headed to State Competition Academic Decathlon Students Headed to State Competition This past Saturday, the Academic Decathlon team competed at the Regional competition at Westhill and took third place, earning them a place in the State competition in February. The team was once again the winners of the SuperQuiz competition, an event that takes place in front of a live audience and consists of questions from throughout all subject areas. Special honors were given to Caitlin Halladay, who was the highest scorer in her division. If you see any of the students below, congratulate them on a excellent performance! HONORS DIVISION Emma Huggins Ellie Ives Moira McAninch (Literature - Silver; Science - Bronze) SCHOLASTIC DIVISION Caitlin Halladay (Art - Gold; Social Science - Gold; Math - Gold; Literature - Silver; Economics - Silver; Science - Silver) Sarah ...
Mr. Paccia Honored as NFHS and NYS Coach of the Year Mr. Paccia Honored as NFHS and NYS Coach of the Year Coach Jim Paccia has been recognized as the 2018 NFHS National Boys Track and Field Coach of the Year and the 2018 NYS Boys Track and Field Coach of the Year! Both titles speak highly to Mr. Paccia's character and dedication as a coach. Paccia has been coaching at Tully for 36 years, as well as teaching various technology classes. Each year, he takes a new group of boys and coaches them not only on the physical attributes of an athlete, but on the character mindset of an athlete. He instills teamwork, character building, community service, and lifelong friendships among his team members. Paccia is widely recognized for coaching Lopez Lomong, who competed in the London and Beijing Olympics, with Paccia being there to support him. But for Paccia, he doesn't feel that his biggest acoomplishment ...
Elementary School Safety Patrol Elementary School Safety Patrol Tully Elementary proudly has 17 trained Safety Patrol Officers. The Safety Patrol Officers are responsible for helping students to stay safe during afternoon dismissal. We have assigned a Patrol Officer to each of the PK - 2nd grade classes. They help to walk out the younger students, then go to their assigned bus post until the buses are loaded. We will also have two Safety Patrol Officers on State St. to remind students to follow directions and stay safe. When you see one of our new Safety Patrol Officers (wearing the bright green belt), make sure to say congratulations.
Communities Kickin' Cancer Donation Communities Kickin' Cancer Donation The 2018 Fabius-Pompey vs. Tully Communities Kickin' Cancer "Kids Playing for Kids" Soccer match was a huge success! Because of the community involvement, the Fabius-Pompey and Tully soccer teams were able to donate a whopping $11,000 to the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Playroom fund at Syracuse's Upstate Cancer Center. The soccer teams, coaches, and communities should be very proud of this! Congratulations to our very own Coach Donald and the Tully teams for such an incredible act of kindness! To learn more about this annual event or view pictures of the latest game, please visit the Communities Kickin' Cancer web page. And of course, it''s never too late to donate! You can also watch the Bridge Street broadcast from September 2018.  
Traveling to Belize with Mrs. Lisi Traveling to Belize with Mrs. Lisi This past summer Mrs. Lisi had the opportunity to travel to Belize with the NY State Master Teacher Program. The International Club viewed photos of her visit to the Mayan Ruins, rainforests, cave explorations, and interactions with the rescued animals at the Belize Zoo. Through her experience, she was able to learn about the issues affecting Belize and Central America and about the impact people are having on our climate. She enjoyed the local cuisine, including the daily “smoothies,” along with rice, beans, and plantains. Thank you, Mrs. Lisi, for sharing your trip to Belize with the JHS and SHS International Clubs. Mrs. Lisi at the entrance to the Belize zoo.
A Big Thanks to the LBK Booster Club! A Big Thanks to the LBK Booster Club! The athletic department received a generous donation of stadium chairs and a cart from the LBK booster club this fall. The chairs arrived just before the start of the 2018-2019 basketball season and were showcased at the 1st Annual Tip-Off Tournament on Dec. 7th & 8th. Both of our basketball programs look forward to using these for our home games for many years to come!
Holiday Spirit at the Middle School Dance Holiday Spirit at the Middle School Dance Middle school students took to the dance floor on December 7th for the Ugly Sweater Dance. Students boogied to favorites such as "YMCA", the "Macarena", and the "Cupid Shuffle." A special thanks goes out to DJ Scully-Smith. She kept the students rockin’ with a Dance-Off, Lip Sync Contest, and plenty of favorite songs, old and new. Highlights included a dance circle, dancing to the "YMCA", good food, spending time friends, and the Fortnite Dance. A big thank you to families for all the canned goods that were collected for our food drive. Thanks to parents who sent in snacks and drinks to help make the evening a success. This was a great event to get everyone into the holiday spirit.
Tully's Robotics Team is moving on to the New York State Excelsior Region State Championships! Tully's Robotics Team is moving on to the New York State Excelsior Region State Championships! Precision Cut-Ups Team 8863 is a community based FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team made up of 14 high school aged students.  This past weekend, the team competed against 26 other robotics teams at the Corning Qualifiers.  The team came in  3rd place overall winning an Inspire Award!  The team also  won 1st place for the Motivate Award  for being a team that makes a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their community and sparks others to embrace the culture of FIRST.    The team also  won 3rd place for the Control Award . The Control Award is given to the team that demonstrates innovative thinking in the control system of their robot to solve game challenges.  Let's cheer the team on as they move on to their next competition ...
Character Council Conducts Food Drive for Community Character Council Conducts Food Drive for Community The Tully Elementary Character Council helped conduct a food drive for their community before Christmas Break. All students at the elementary were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to contribute to this service project. Each grade had specific items designated for them to bring, but all items were welcomed by everyone. The 6th graders then gathered at the Masonic Lodge with the items that were donated. Students unboxed items and then sorted them into groups (pasta, cereal, hygiene, vegetable, fruit, etc). Neil Casey donated fresh onions and potatoes for the students to bag in bundles as well. A little work and a lot of fun hopefully helped make the holidays a little easier for those in need in the Tully community.
Division 1 Scholarship Athletes Division 1 Scholarship Athletes On Monday, December 17th, three Tully seniors signed Letters of Intent as Division 1 Scholarship Athletes. Alison Carr, Gemma Guy, and Jake Edinger have all worked extremely hard for this opportunity. Alison and Gemma will both be playing women's lacrosse for Siena College located in Loudonville, NY, while Jake will be playing men's lacrosse at the University of Denver located in Denver, Colorado.  Congratulations are in order!
Ugly Sweater Day at the JSHS! Ugly Sweater Day at the JSHS! What a festive day it was with all of the ugly Christmas sweaters worn this week at Tully JSHS! The Student Council decided that Wednesday, December 19 would be the perfect day to dress up in the fun traditional garb seeing as a basketball game would take place against Lafayette that night. Students would not only wear their ugly sweaters during the school day, but at the game against the friendly rivals as well. Even teachers got in on the fun.  All dressed up! Looking pretty "ugly." Lots of "ugly" spirit! Even the Tully staff had fun posing for the camera!  
Door Decorating Contest Underway Door Decorating Contest Underway The Tully 5th and 6th grade classrooms are going head-to-head with their Christmas spirit in a door decorating contest. Each teacher let their homeroom students decorate and title their door. On Thursday, December 20, the 5th graders will judge the 6th grade doors and vice versa. There will be one winner from each grade level. Look below for a picture of each teachers' door! "Reindeer Stables" Mr. Meixell- 6th grade "Cozy Fire" Mrs. Pickard - 5th grade "Holidays in Paradise" Mrs. Schult - 5th grade "Winter Wonderland" Mrs. Schaber - 5th grade "Santa on the Moon" Mr. Wilson - 6th grade "Whoville" Mrs. Edinger - 6th grade "Snoopy"  Mrs. Drexler ...
Senior Class Salvation Army Service Project Senior Class Salvation Army Service Project On December 17, students of the Tully senior class participated in a community service project at the Oncenter in Syracuse called the "Christmas Bureau Distribution." Students helped sort and pack toys that were donated for those in the community that are less fortunate. While this service project was an important one, students had fun while working. This community service project has become sort of a tradition for each senior class passing through Tully. To learn more about this project and who benefits from it, please visit the Salvation Army Holiday Services page.   
Cards for Kids: A Christmas Service Project Cards for Kids: A Christmas Service Project The Tully 7th graders participated in a service project called "Cards for Kids" this past week, making cards for people who have lost loved ones to gun violence in recent mass shootings. It began when a SUNY Oswego faculty member saw the need for kindness during difficult times. She now collects cards from friends, family members, and perfect strangers to send to the victims' families. The cards are meant to be positive holiday cards, not sympathy in nature. Mrs. Derdzinski, Tully's 7th grade English teacher, read an article on CNY Central and became insprired to participate in the service project, in which her students shared the enthusiasm. The service project brought about classroom discussion about society and how gun violence affects more than just the victims, but ...
Florian Vaults His Way to State Qualifier Standard Florian Vaults His Way to State Qualifier Standard On Dec. 8, 2018, Bryce Florian, a senior at Tully High School, made the state qualifier standard for pole vault while attending the Jack Morse Kick-Off Meet at OCC. He cleared 12'6", setting his new PR by over a foot. He is now is in the top 5 vaulters for Section 3. Congratulations to Bryce for starting off his senior season great! You can see Bryce's stats at Mile Split .  

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Tully Central School District
Robert J. Hughes, Superintendent
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