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Club Treasurers Learn About Finances Club Treasurers Learn About Finances Mr. Sommer, Tully Business Administrator, conducted a few informal meetings with club treasurers and advisors at both the JSHS and the elementary. These meetings were to help clubs understand how to be financially responsible with their club’s finances. Students and advisors learned what to do with money accounted for after a fundraiser, the process of turning money in, payouts, and what information should be in their ledgers. This was a good lesson not only for those who account for their club’s finances but for students who are thinking about a career in finance. What a great first look into the world of finance!
News for P2 Reboot News for P2 Reboot Continuing on with the JSHS reboot of P2, Self-Control was the second characteristic focused on. Homeroom teachers presented the idea of self-discipline and a video made by the Class of 2024 officers and the Digital media club which then facilitated discussion among peers. Tips for self-control were displayed on the monitors for light hallway reading. In addition, challenges like meditation and balancing helped highlight what self-control is really all about. Junior high students participated in a card tower challenge during Flex classes, and at the end of the week, the senior high students participated in a Jenga challenge using Giant Jenga blocks during lunches. Only those who had self-control, persevered, and kept their towers tall. Students exert self-control building a tower.
Senior to Represent Tully at Syracuse Delegation Senior to Represent Tully at Syracuse Delegation Senior Emerson Santos has been a star student and athlete here at Tully since emigrating here from Guatemala. He was recently accepted to participate in the Puerto Rican Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute representing Tully under the Syracuse Delegation. This is an incredible opportunity for Emerson to learn and strengthen Hispanic and Latino influence in public policy. He will participate in multiple trainings on topics like the legislative process, creating and presenting persuasive arguments, and understanding parliamentary procedures. He will then travel to Albany and participate in a MOCK Assembly, where students will debate legislative bills in the NYS Assembly Chambers. Not only is Emerson participating in PRHYLI, he is also a Seal of Biliteracy ...
Care by Composting Care by Composting The Tully High School Environmental Club has begun their long-anticipated composting project. This project has been many years in the making, spanning several classes of students. Last year, the Environmental Club was able to purchase an at-home composter, and this year, club members have started collecting food scraps from students at lunches to process into compost. The composter takes only a few hours to turn the lunch scraps into compost, which can then be used immediately. The Environmental Club plans on using the compost in landscaping beds around the school and hopes to create a raised garden in the future, using the compost as added nutrients. Lunch scraps gathered for composting.  
Feeding Our Community Feeding Our Community The holiday season is always jam packed with activities and events but that never stops our junior high Student Council from helping their community when needed. Each year before Thanksgiving, the junior high Student Council conducts a food drive to help benefit St. Leo’s pantry. This in turn, helps those in our community. Because this can be such a chaotic time of year, the Student Council decided a few years back to give students a little incentive to participate in the drive. Whichever junior high homeroom brought in the most items would win a snack cake buffet. After some friendly competition, Mrs. Dubos’ 7th grade homeroom and Mrs. Sterritt’s 8th grade homeroom won the sweet treat. In total, 544 items were collected in a short amount of time, helping once again to feed ...
Rocket Launch Success Rocket Launch Success This year’s Maker Space started off with successful rocket launches by the 5th and 6th graders. Fifteen students participated in the four-week course, planning and building their rockets to unique specifications. Students measured frames, mounted rockets, and glued launch lugs, among other necessary tasks. They then were able to paint their rocket in whatever design they chose. On two different days, parents were able to come and watch as the students fired their rockets off behind the school. It was exciting for the students to watch their creations go from a bunch of parts to a real rocket flying upwards of 150 feet in the air. The students cheered each other on as they ran to catch the parachute that came out of their rocket midair. For some, this Maker Space kindles a rocketry hobby ...
Welcome Officer Wintermute! Welcome Officer Wintermute! TES welcomed Officer Glen Wintermute onto their campus last month, giving Tully CSD an SRO at each building. Officer Wintermute is a retired police officer from Dewitt. He worked patrol for twenty-two years, serving his community and creating strong bonds with the kids in his area. Even after his four children grew up and moved out, he continued to create those relationships with young people outside of his work by coaching Pop Warner football, Little League baseball, and a few varsity-level sports here at Tully. Officer Wintermute has always believed, “that by creating a strong, positive bond between police and kids ensures a strong and bright future for both.” In 2020, he began working in and around Tully CSD by delivering lunches to students’ homes during Covid, assisting ...
Some Ag-Citing News! Some Ag-Citing News! Sixth grade students had a new class added to their day this year when the district offered the Ag program at the elementary level. which is not surprising with how our Ag program has taken off in the last few years. Between volunteering in the community and competing at the national level, it’s no wonder that the interest in Ag has trickled down to our younger students. In fact, pieces of agriculture lessons start at a young age when pre-K and Kindergarten students welcome visits from the local Dairy Princesses. In fourth grade, students take part in a farm day where they learn about farm animals, plants, and making homemade ice cream. Fifth graders can join Ag Buddies where they are introduced to FFA and learn about future agriculture courses. For the sixth graders, they began their ...
Tully Students' Art Travels Tully Students' Art Travels Tully students have once again made their art travel. The SH Art Club was asked to participate in the Community Art Program back in 2020 when it first began, and once again this year, when their canvas creations were put on display in the Syracuse Hancock Airport before holiday travel. This year’s theme was “What does Travel Mean to You?” and our students did not disappoint. Twenty finished canvases were turned in for travelers to admire while on their way to and from their destinations. The canvases were installed to the left of the TSA lines and do a wonderful job of helping to brighten up the airport walls. Congratulations to these art students that have made their art travel! Student art displayed at the airport. Students show their finished work.
Welcome Dr. Woodcock! Welcome Dr. Woodcock! I want to thank the entire Tully community for the warm welcome I have received. I am looking forward to building strong relationships during this transition period and beyond. I cannot wait to begin attending community and school events to meet new people and learn more about all the things that make Tully an amazing place. I was born in Lexington, Kentucky and at age three moved to Durham, North Carolina. In the middle of fourth grade, my family moved to New York. I attended school in North Syracuse Central School District and graduated from there in 1997. I earned my undergraduate degree from SUNY Geneseo with a dual major in elementary and special education and a minor in dance. For both my master’s degree in literacy and my Certificate of Advanced Study in School Building ...
Walk Across NY Walk Across NY As Mr. Paccia started his 40th year of teaching at Tully this year, he thought about how he got there. He realized that his strongest positivity character trait must be "Perseverance." He acknowledged that throughout his teaching and coaching career, he had been modeling this trait and instilling it in his athletes and students whether it was running a 10-mile practice run or finishing a cutting board. On the first day of school this year, he began a project to model this trait further. He began walking five laps around the PE/art wing and through the lobby during the last ten minutes of 6th period lunch carrying a sign that identified "perseverance." Mrs. Abrams and Ms. Paccia both soon took on the task during the other lunches. When starting the ...
Safety Patrol 2022-2023 Safety Patrol 2022-2023 Tully’s Safety Patrol is growing! More and more students are taking an interest in keeping each other safe during the drop off and pick up process. In fact, the 22-23 Safety Patrol has almost doubled in size going from 25 fifth and sixth grade students last year to 47 this year! All students had to go through an application process and be approved before they could join the Safety Patrol. It is wonderful seeing the students with their safety belts on each day looking out for each other!
P2 Reboot P2 Reboot The JSHS took action and rebooted their P2 initiative this year. Focusing on six main characteristics throughout the year, homeroom teachers will present each characteristic and facilitate students in engaging discussions. The counselors will then prepare lunchtime activities for students to further their understanding, think outside the box, and make meaningful connections to the characteristics. The JSHS began with Open-Mindedness in October. After teachers presented a video and got discussions going, students then participated in activities throughout the week during their lunches. Students enjoyed trying new activities like hula hooping, jumping rope, limbo, and juggling while their peers cheered them on. Imagery puzzles were also posted throughout the lobby for students to ponder over. ...
Lt. Deal Visits History Classes Lt. Deal Visits History Classes Jackson Deal, a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army and Tully graduate, paid the 8th grade history classes a visit in October. Lt. Deal spoke about his experience after high school during training and the process he went through being at Virginia Military Institute as opposed to a regular college. He then helped prepare students for a Veteran’s Day activity that they would participate in during their Flex classes. Lt. Deal explained the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day and the meaning behind the holidays. He also filled the students in on a little military history. Students learned the difference between an enlisted person and an officer, military rankings, and what the parameters of being an MP (Military Police) were. Lt. Deal was a great primary source for these students!
Kickin' Cancer : The Tradition Continues Kickin' Cancer : The Tradition Continues For the past six years, Tully and Fabius-Pompey have come together to help fight cancer by raising funds and battling it out on the soccer field. This year was no different in that aspect. Both the boys and girls played an impressive game, giving their audience a great show. This year must have been lucky number seven for the Tully boys as the only difference was that they took the title of the Route 80 Cup! More importantly, proceeds in the amount of $12,443 were divided between the Upstate Cancer Center in Syracuse and the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Over the 7-year span, the two communities have raised over $65,000 to help fight this horrible disease. What a wonderful continuing tradition!
Icky, Sticky, Wonderful Pumpkins Icky, Sticky, Wonderful Pumpkins First graders learned all about pumpkins at the end of October; how they can be icky and sticky, but wonderful! They learned about the life cycle and some interesting facts, and read lots of books about pumpkins including Pumpkin Soup. After reading about pumpkin soup, the students got to help their teachers make their very own pumpkin soup in an Instant Pot. Not only did the first graders love trying their hand at wearing a chef hat, but some of them may also have found a new favorite soup! At the end of the unit, students explored everything they learned about pumpkins by opening them up and scooping the icky, sticky guts out. What a wonderful fall unit!
Helio Health Helio Health Tully CSD would like to extend a warm welcome to Helio Health on our campus this year! Helio Health has partnered with Tully School District so that mental health counseling services can be accessed by students in the community. The school-based clinic is a satellite office of the Helio Health Child & Adolescent Clinic based in Syracuse, NY, and can offer all the services that the main clinic does. This is a wonderful service because providing on-site services reduces the overall amount of time a student is missing instruction due to no longer needing to leave school to attend appointments elsewhere. Holly Weiler is Tully’s school-based counselor. She graduated from Nazareth College with a Master of Creative Arts Therapy and she is a licensed creative arts therapist. Families ...
Halloween Happenings Halloween Happenings Halloween is always a fun time for our students. This year at the elementary, the 5th and 6th grade chorus and band performed wonderfully spooky music for the younger students before the seniors walked across the elementary stage for the last time. The younger students loved seeing the big kids portray some of their favorite cartoon characters. When the seniors left, it was the younger students’ turn to parade through the courtyard while parents looked on and took pictures. Fairies, ghosts, wizards, princesses, lots of dinosaurs, and so many creative costumes were seen. After the parade, students went back to their classrooms for a fun-filled day of activities, food, and learning.
FFA Travels the US to Convention FFA Travels the US to Convention Eleven Tully FFA members, including myself, attended a 7-day trip to the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo from October 23rd to October 29th. On our way to Indianapolis, Indiana, we made multiple stops and learned about agricultural businesses. The first day on the road was spent at an apple orchard in Binghamton where we learned about the struggles of a family-owned business and how they overcome obstacles. At the end of the day, there was a ghost tour in Gettysburg, PA where we learned more about the history of the war.  The second day, we toured Arlington Cemetery, visited the Holocaust Museum, and took a self-guided tour around Washington D.C. By Tuesday, we were headed towards Indianapolis, stopping at the University of West Virginia to tour their facilities which included ...
Homecoming Pride Homecoming Pride The JSHS knows how to show their pride when it comes to Homecoming week. The festivities were in full swing with ‘Merica Monday kicking off the week and Tropical Tuesday showed us just how much our students and staff love their beachy climates. Wednesday was Anything but a Backpack Day, a new spirit day, where students took on the task and were very creative with their choices. Baskets, garbage pails, golf bags, small animal carriers, and strollers were seen. Some bigger items were also seen such as a tire, a sled, and a yoke. Whatever the item, students had fun going from class to class with their supplies! Thursday was Throwback Thursday where students and staff enjoyed dressing up from different time periods and Friday was the all-known Tully Pride Day. Students continued their Homecoming ...



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