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Nadeau signs letter of intent to SUNY Canton Nadeau signs letter of intent to SUNY Canton  Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Senior volleyball player, Peyton Nadeau signed a letter of intent to play for the State University of New York at Canton Kangaroos. While at SUNY Canton, Nadeau will study exercise science while playing volleyball for the Division III school, competing in the newly formed American Collegiate Athletic Association. Nadeau is pictured with her family, left to right: Jason, Bailey, Peyton, and Nicole Nadeau.
Final OCAY League competition also names Overall Champion Final OCAY League competition also names Overall Champion The fourth and final Oswego County Academic Youth (OCAY) League competition tested teams from area high schools with their ability to solve a series of puzzling tasks.   Titled “The Puzzler’s Quest,” the final event featured a break out box where teams had 30 minutes to solve several “language” clues to determine the combinations for five locks in order to successfully enter the breakout box. Only one team, APW’s, was successful in completing all five of the puzzling locks to gain access to the box.   Communication was key in another task when one student read and studied a current event article and then using the telephone game style relayed the information to a second student who then took a test on the subject. Another task required ...
Youth-led Leadership Conference with Disney Theme Youth-led Leadership Conference with Disney Theme Few could argue with the success that Walt Disney and the Disney franchise has had over the many decades since their founder began what is now a billion dollar multi-media entertainment company. A recent student-led leadership conference used the Disney leadership model in presenting to student leaders from across central New York. Schools from Oswego, Onondaga, Cayuga and Cortland Counties participated in the event hosted by Central Square. Students participated in a multi-faceted conference with guest keynote speaker Andy Thibodeau. Thibodeau’s blend of humor and personally-relatable stories from his own life engaged the students in a motivational program that stressed positivity and attitude.  Students participated in several workshops, led by students on a wide variety ...
APW’s Jump Rope for Heart Earns Not One, But Two Pies in the Face! APW’s Jump Rope for Heart Earns Not One, But Two Pies in the Face! At last count, the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser has raised more than $7,690 with additional donations still coming in.  Recently, Meg Gibbons, Youth Marketing Director for the American Heart Association, visited the school to thank the students for their generosity and to assist in the reward for the top two student fundraisers. David Holst, top fundraiser for grades Kindergarten to three and Evan Young, tops in grade four to six earned the right to “pie” Dan Bryant, physical education instructor and coordinator of the Jump Rope for Heart at the APW district level.  In addition, two students’ names were drawn from those participating and won scooters from the American Heart Association. Hunter Johnson, from ...
APW Chapter of the NHS Inducts New Members APW Chapter of the NHS Inducts New Members The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School Chapter of the National Honor Society held an Induction Ceremony recently where ten new members were welcomed into the elite group. More than an academic honor, the society’s four tenets of character, scholarship, leadership and service, represent the qualities that present members and new members exhibit in their lives.   Present members include: Mikenzie Barankovich, Sarah Britton, Sydney Brouse, Reed Corcoran, Austin Davis, Jaidin DeGraw, Christine Eckert, Megan Hart, Olivia Hoy, Breanna Kalwarovski, Brianna Lawrence, Maryanne Lazore, Abagail Mattison, Kerri Muckey, Kyler Nichols, Timothy Palmer, Hannah Porter and Kassidy Spoon.   Welcoming family and friends to the ceremony, Joe Olsen, Principal at APW Junior/Senior High ...
Cast of “Grease” prepares for March 9-11 show at APW Cast of “Grease” prepares for March 9-11 show at APW The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Drama Department has been busy preparing for their spring production of “Grease” set to take the stage March 9-11. Show times are 7:00 p.m. on March 9 and 10; with a matinee on March 11 at 2:00. Doors open 30 minutes before curtain and tickets are $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for students and senior citizens.  Cast includes Nova Kowalski as Sandy, Reed Corcoran as Danny; Sydney Jones as Rizzo; Gabe Casato as Kenicki; April Wright as Frenchie; Kindl Leja as Marty; Aaliyah McIntyre as Jan; James Johnson as Doody; Michael Starkey as Sonny; Avery Oakes as Eugene; Josh Ostrander as Roger; Caralyn Benedetto as Patty; Abby Babcock as Miss Lynch; Tim Trumble as Vince Fontaine; and Ethan Pernisi as Johnny Casino. Pink Ladies include: Sarah Britton, Tora ...
Petitions Available for Board Seats Petitions Available for Board Seats The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District is accepting petitions nominating Candidates for the Office of Member of the Board .    Such petitions are available at the office of the District Clerk at the A-P-W High School, Parish, New York, between the hours of 8:00 a. m. & 4:00 p. m. and must be filed with the in the office of the District Clerk located in the District Office Wing of the High School no later than 5:00 p. m. on Monday, April 16, 2018 to fill the seats currently held by Michael Hale, Richard McDermott, and Ernie Peters, for the board term of three years and the seat held by Casey Brouse for the remainder of his board term – expiring on June 30, 2019. Each petition must be directed to the District Clerk, must be signed by at least ...
Arcademics Math Competition Arcademics Math Competition Students in grades 3-5 recently competed against students from all over the country in an online math competition. Coordinated by CiTi’s Instructional Technology Specialist Nancy Kather, the students used the online program to practice their math skills in timed tests which prepare students to think quickly, and by using the online testing, will prepare them to be comfortable in the online testing setting. Kather presented students who participated with a certificate and the top three students in each class received a special certificate and also a prize provided by Kather to further reward the top students. Representatives from the awards presentation are pictured here.
APW Elementary Annual Snow Ball APW Elementary Annual Snow Ball The annual Parent/Teacher/Student Association (PTSA) SnowBall was held recently, following a snow cancellation from the original date in mid-January. The dance, for students in grades K-2 and their family members, was a highly-anticipated event in the district. Students dressed up and looked forward to the annual event where they could dance the night away with friends and family. The PTSA provided snacks in the cafeteria and the gymnasium at the school was decorated for the event with special lighting.   The annual event also provided parents with a wonderful opportunity to socialize and of course, with cameras at the ready, the night also allowed a perfect opportunity to grab some photos of their children all dressed up. ...
APW Elementary Celebrates World Read Aloud Day APW Elementary Celebrates World Read Aloud Day On February 1 st students at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School celebrated World Read Aloud Day. The day is celebrated each year around the globe to advocate for literacy and participants share stories about this all-important right. Studies show that reading aloud to children every day puts them almost a year ahead of children who read to daily. Guest readers could be found all over the school and students even practiced reading aloud to staff and each other.   APW Junior/Senior High School Principal Joe Olsen is pictured as he read the book “The Math Curse” to students in Mrs. Mullin’s sixth grade math class.   APW Elementary School Principal Julie Woolson reads a story about a big problem that turns into a positive when the character ...
Second Marking Period Academic Honor Roll at APW Announced Second Marking Period Academic Honor Roll at APW Announced Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior/Senior High School Principal Joe Olsen has announced the academic honor roll for the second marking period.  The following students received the Principal’s Award: Ryder Ault, Amelia Auringer, Mikenzie Barankovich, Marisa Barber, Sydney Brouse, Makayla Cobb, Christine Eckert,  Damian Gall, Alyssa Hamilton, Megan Hart, Leanne Hilton, Trevor Johst, Breanna Kalwarovski, Lara Kinney, Maryanne Lazore, Allison Lenhart, Mikayla Mattison, Abagail Mattison, Kerri Muckey, Peyton Nadeau, Avery Oakes, Jordan Ostrander, Timothy Palmer, Julliana Phillips, Hannah Porter, Alexander Richards, Kolby Robinson, Joseph Salazar, Kassidy Spoon, Wyatt Stanard, Lilly Sweeney, Jordan Tanner, Kathryn Trumble, Jasmyn Trumble, Alivia Turk, Alexander Wejko, Harley ...
Glow-in-the-dark Dance lights up the night Glow-in-the-dark Dance lights up the night The annual Parent/Teacher/Student Association (PTSA) Glow-in-the-dark Dance for students in grades 3 to 6 at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School was filled with students and their parents dancing to lively pop music, but the event is popular for more reasons than just dancing. The annual event provides students and parents a much-needed way to burn off energy and delivers a fun, safe, social opportunity for all. Students were busy in groups laughing and having fun while parents could choose to sit at tables set up in the gym listening to the music or in the quieter sanctuary of the cafeteria where snacks and drinks were also provided. A psychedelic backdrop at one end of the cafeteria was available and photos could be taken to commemorate the evening.   In the gymnasium, ...
APW Board selects Eric Knuth as Superintendent of Schools APW Board selects Eric Knuth as Superintendent of Schools The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District Board of Education announced that they have voted to hire Mr. Eric Knuth as the new Superintendent of APW Schools.   Knuth is currently the principal at Cazenovia High School. He holds a B.A. in English from Siena College, a Master’s in education from the College of St. Rose and a C.A.S. from Cortland State University.   The search began nearly six months ago following the resignation of Anita Murphy, who took a position at Capital Region BOCES. Dr. Jeffrey Bryant agreed to serve as interim superintendent at APW until the district could find a replacement. The Board of Education has moved through the process carefully, looking at multiple candidates before narrowing the search to the final two.   “The ...
First Marking Period Academic Honor Roll at APW Announced First Marking Period Academic Honor Roll at APW Announced Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior/Senior High School Principal Joe Olsen has announced the marking period one academic honor roll.   The following students received the Principal’s Award: Julliana Phillips, Makayla Cobb, Alexander Wejko, Lilly Sweeney, Leanne Hilton, Trevor Johst, Avery Oakes, Allison Lenhart, Joseph Salazar, Kaitlyn Egolf, Ryder Ault, Harley West, Kathryn Trumble, Amelia Auringer, Ainsley Brouse, John Curcie, John Pluff III, Helaina Hale, Mikayla Mattison, Miranda Hamilton, Hailey Bradshaw and Gabe Casato.   The following students were receive the High Honor Academic designation: Alivia Turk, Jillian Mueller, Michael Kinney, Kolby Robinson, Laura Kinney, Jordan Ostrander, Paige Pitre, Autumn Baum, Charley Skellington-Bice, Damian Gall, Jasmyn Trumble, ...
OCAY League explores Greek Life OCAY League explores Greek Life Classical Greece is said to be the start of Western Civilization. From language to art, theater to geometry, the Greeks left a lasting legacy. Students from eight school districts across Oswego County came together to test their knowledge of “Greek life.” Students were tested on their knowledge of Greek history and mythology in a series of six quizzes, memorized and recited a poem from the Iliad or the Odyssey .   In addition, the student teams created a ‘modern’ god or goddess to reflect the modern era, while keeping to the Greek tradition of helping to explain one of the big questions in society. They created a poster of their god/goddess, wrote a children’s book about him or her and performed a skit to illustrate their principal belief on why or ...
Make Sense Shop Hosts Thanksgiving Feast Make Sense Shop Hosts Thanksgiving Feast Students and staff at the Make Sense Shop held their annual Thanksgiving Feast to say ‘thank you’ to the districts and their staff who support the program and to provide students an opportunity to showcase their shop and café to district personnel and invited guests. The Make Sense Shop is a learning center operated by the Pulaski Academy and Central Schools, in cooperation with the Camden Central, Sandy Creek Central and APW Central School Districts.  The shop, located in the business district of the Village of Pulaski, offers a life skills job-training program for students. It features a small café and a gift shop where students learn many aspects of operating the business from cooking and serving in the café to running the cash register, ...
JSHS Celebrates #apwstarswars JSHS Celebrates #apwstarswars The APW Junior-Senior High School celebrates a star wars theme for Halloween! Using  #apwstarwars , students can share if they join the light side or the dark side!
STEM-based project focuses on problem solving STEM-based project focuses on problem solving In a project based learning activity, students in Stephanie Huebner’s fifth grade class worked with district technology specialist Chad Bigelow on a project that involved creativity, problem solving, ingenuity and lots of thought.   Using little other than scraps of common items, the students needed to devise a way to get paperclips from the floor to the ceiling. They were provided with a box of items such as straws, tape, baggies, a balloon, string and paper clips and left to problem solve their way to a solution. In the beginning, many tried to use the balloon taped to a straw to raise the paper clip to the ceiling, but found that not enough force was generated and balloons popped easily when tape was removed from their surface.   The students worked together in small ...
Meteorologist Jim Teske talks weather with APW ES students Meteorologist Jim Teske talks weather with APW ES students Students at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School talked weather with meteorologist Jim Teske from News Channel 9 WSYR in Syracuse. The meteorologist shared information on how weather forecasters use data to determine projected changes in weather and predict what residents should expect for weather in their area. In addition, Teske talked about how meteorologists use satellites and radar to track weather as it develops.   He talked about the unique weather phenomenon known as lake effect snow that residents of the APW district are quite familiar with. He showed students how winds that blow across the relatively warm waters of Lake Ontario picks up moisture and then when it comes across the colder land drops the moisture in the form of snow.   Teske showed students ...
APW JSHS Hosts Open House APW JSHS Hosts Open House Parents and students filled the hallways during the recent APW Junior-Senior High School Open House, where teachers greeted students and their families and answered questions regarding class projects and schoolwork.   Principal Joe Olsen walked from class to class welcoming the community to the school and said he is excited to see what this school year will bring. APW seventh-grader Rebecca Engler smiles excitedly with her family outside of the APW Junior-Senior High School, about to go in and introduce her teachers. Tenth-grader Katelin Castor discusses chemistry with her teacher Mr. Sanders at the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior-Senior High School Open House. She says she loves science and hopes to pursue physics next school year.



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