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Class of 2018 Graduates! Class of 2018 Graduates! The Class of 2018 held their graduation ceremony on Friday, June 21st. Photos from the evening can be found at the Flickr Photo Share Site .
More than $600,000 in Scholarships Awarded to APW Students More than $600,000 in Scholarships Awarded to APW Students More than $600,000 in scholarships and awards were presented to seniors of Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) Central School District.   The awards were distributed at the school’s annual awards night, where each senior student selects a teacher to read their accomplishments out loud.   Twenty-three students earned honor graduate status, signifying that they had maintained an average of 90 or above for all four years of high school. These students will wear a medal during their graduation ceremony.   Dollars for Scholars scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each were awarded to: Mikenzie Barankovich, Marisa Barber, Reed Corcoran, Austin Davis, Megan Hart, Sydney Jones, Breanna Kalwarovski, Maryanne Lazore, Abagail Mattison, Timothy Palmer and Kassidy Spoon.   ...
APW team named Oswego County Envirothon champion APW team named Oswego County Envirothon champion The team from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School have been named Oswego County Envirothon champions during the recent competition held at Camp Zerbe in Williamstown.   Teams of five from eight Oswego County schools competed in the event. The winning team will represent Oswego County at the state level competition at Hobart and William Smith College on May 23-24. Teams from APW, Central Square, Fulton, Hannibal, Mexico, Oswego, Phoenix and Pulaski participated in the event.   The APW team included members Marissa Barber, Aaliyah McIntyre, Jakob Williams, Jordan Wilson and Salvatore Gulisano and were coached by Roxane Thurmann. None of the team members had participated in the Envirothon in the previous years and coach Thurmann praised them for their hard work to accomplish ...
APW team named champion at Feats of Clay competition APW team named champion at Feats of Clay competition The team from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior/Senior High School, in only their third year of competing, took home the coveted prize and were declared champions at the annual Feats of Clay ceramics competition held at Onondaga Community College. The competition, which brought schools from all across the region, tested the students’ in Olympic-style competition in categories such as: cylinder stack, mug production, no hands throw, blindfold throw, pot put and highest coiling. The team from APW crushed the previous coiling height by nearly 10” setting a new Feats of Clay record at 83 inches.   Coached by Matthew Hill, art instructor at the junior/senior high school, the relatively new team to the competition was determined to do well this year and practiced their techniques ...
JSHS Spring Concert showcases musical talent JSHS Spring Concert showcases musical talent The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior/Senior High School Spring Concert was held recently and the event was the perfect opportunity to showcase the musical talents of students at the school. Directors Anthony Veiga (band), MaryAnn Clarke-House (chorus) and Chynna Barry, Kathryn Fathers and Kristen Wood (SignAloud) led jazz ensemble, junior high and high school bands and chorus through a delightful evening of music and entertainment. Jazz ensemble began the evening with a  varied set of songs from the popular “What a Wonderful World” to a jazz/funk piece by Herbie Hancock called “Chameleon,” before ending with the Chicago song, “25 or 6 to 4.” The ensembles easy transition from style to style showed much about the group’s talent and ability. ...
Metcalf commits to Mercyhurst University with letter of intent signing Metcalf commits to Mercyhurst University with letter of intent signing Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School Senior Brittni Metcalf has committed to Mercyhurst University where she will play soccer this fall for the D-II school located in Erie, Pa.   Metcalf, will work towards a general education degree at the school, but is also thinking about school psychology in the future. She will play defense for the Mercyhurst Lakers soccer team.   Metcalf says she chose Mercyhurst in part because of the scholarship package offered, but felt the fit for her at the school felt right. The size of the school, the friendliness of the staff and athletes and the location from home all played a part in her decision process.   “It’s not too far away, but far enough to feel like you’re going away to college,” she said.   ...
STEM Instruments Use Recycled Materials STEM Instruments Use Recycled Materials For the month of March, students in third grade classes at Altmar-Parish-Williamtown Elementary School were challenged to create a musical instrument using only throwaway materials during their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Family project. What they created was beyond their teachers’ wildest dreams. Everything from xylophones to working bagpipes made from a balloon and some straws created an eclectic musical band that actually created music.   Each month, the students are challenged with a different STEM-based at-home project they can work on with family members using only recycled materials to create the specific task. The students enjoyed the project and especially liked demonstrating how the instrument worked. In addition to tasking students to think creatively, ...
Third Marking Period Academic Honor Roll at APW JSHS Third Marking Period Academic Honor Roll at APW JSHS Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior/Senior High School Principal Joe Olsen has announced the academic honor roll for the third marking period.   The following students received the Principal’s Award: Ryder Ault, Amelia Auringer, Julianna Bresha, Makayla Cobb, Kaitlyn Egolf, Damian Gall, Lisa Grimm, Helaina Hale, M’Kayla Hazlewood, Leanne Hilton, Trevor Johst, Lara Kinney, Allison Lenhart, Mikayla Mattison, Jillian Mueller, Anna Mullin, Avery Oakes, Joshua Ostrander, Jordan Ostrander, Julliana Phillips, John Pluff, Joseph Salazar, Lilly Sweeney, Kathryn Trumble, Jasmyn Trumble, Alivia Turk, Tyler Walrath, Alexander Wejko, Harley West, McKayla Wilkes, and Jordan Wilson.   The following students were receive the High Honor Academic designation: Amber Amidon, Abigail ...
APW’s Senior Swap Provides Professional Job Shadow Opportunities APW’s Senior Swap Provides Professional Job Shadow Opportunities More than a job shadow and certainly not a day off from learning, Altmar-Parish-Williamstown’s Senior Swap Day provides students an opportunity for a professional career-mentoring opportunity and a glimpse into “a day in the life of” an APW District employee.   Seniors in good standing opt for one day to take the job of a staff member in the APW School District and assume most of the duties, schedule and demeanor of their swapping counterpart, but many students take it one step further, even dressing alike!   For student Tim Palmer, who senior swapped with APW’s Director of Facilities III David Poore, the opportunity tied nicely with his plans to study mechanical engineering in the future. Poore and Palmer examined the blueprints and plans from the ...
APW Junior High School Chapter of the NJHS holds induction ceremony APW Junior High School Chapter of the NJHS holds induction ceremony Members of the National Junior Honor Society at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior/Senior High School gathered for a photo following the induction ceremony where ten new members were welcomed into the local chapter.   National Junior Honor Society, much like its senior high school counterpart, the National Honor Society, NJHS is an organization established to recognize students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship at the middle grade levels of seventh and eighth grades.   The ten new members inducted in the recent ceremony were presented with certificates of membership as essays written by each inductee were read by current members.   New inductees included: Ryder Alt, Makayla Cobb, Sawyer Garrett, ...
APW Archers Compete in State Tournament APW Archers Compete in State Tournament The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Archery team competed at the New York State National Archery in the School Program tournament. More than 236 high school students took part in the tournament from all across the state. Final overall high school results of the APW students were: Parker Froats – 42 nd ; Jaidin DeGraw – 74 th ; Olivia DeGraw – 80 th ; Audrey DeGraw – 83 rd ; Alexis Metott – 92 nd ; Paige Metott – 95 th and Maggie Grosvent – 98 th . The team is coached by George Parker. The National Archery in the School Program is a cooperative effort between state conservation departments, school districts and private organizations to engage young people in outdoor activities and participate in the sport of archery. Caption: Members of the ...
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. ...



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