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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. more >>
APW Schools ‘Don’t Duck Out On Safety’ With increased concern regarding climate and culture for students and staff of Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) Central School District, their transportation and maintenance departments teamed up to create a campaign for safety that would deviate from the routine every-year messages.    “In one of our brainstorming meetings someone said, ‘Don’t Duck Out on Safety,’ shared APW Assistant Transportation Supervisor Mary Gracey. “It stuck with us, and we decided to run with it.   Students and staff throughout the year will receive messages from “The Duck” regarding safety concerns and general information regarding safety. Both the maintenance and transportation department will continue to let “The Duck” speak out, as the ... more >>
APW students selected for NYSSMA Area All State Four students from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School have been selected to participate in the prestigious New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Zone 5 Area All-State 2017 on Nov. 17-18 at Indian River Theatre of the Performing Arts.   Students are selected to participate based on their NYSSMA Solo Evaluation and are nominated by their choral/band teacher before selection by the NYSSMA Selection Committee. They join top performers from around the area under the direction of an elite conductor/director. After a day of rehearsals, students will perform as a group for the public at a concert the following day.   The concert, which is open to the public, begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, Nov. 18 th . Admission is $3.00 per person. Concert order is: Orchestra, Chorus ... more >>
Local resident provides insight into the history and culture of Indigenous Peoples Students from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior/Senior High School received a first-person account of what life is, and was, like for Indigenous People in North America. Katrina Big Mountain, a resident from Altmar is a Cree Indian originally from Saskatchewan, Canada. She brought with her to the school a full size teepee and hundreds of historical artifacts and documents to show students what life was like for the 19 th century plains Indians.   Big Mountain brought many examples of handiwork including intricate beadwork, hides, tools and photos that told about the culture and history of the Indigenous People. The hands-on presentation served as a history museum right at the school. Students from APW Junior/Senior High School were treated to a hands-on experience to learn ... more >>
New traffic pattern for drop off of students at Elementary Building A new student drop off loop is available for use by parents at the elementary school.   Completed over the summer, the new traffic pattern was developed to address concerns about student safety when transported to school by parents at the beginning of the school day. Before the new lot was constructed, students and parents were required to cross the bus circle from the parking area during a time of high bus traffic in order to enter the school building.   To address these concerns, APW Elementary Principal Julie Woolson worked with Director of Facilities David Poore and Transportation Supervisor Nathan Metcalf to design the loop which in addition to the drop off lane, also provides additional parking for parents who need to come into the school to sign their child out at ... more >>
Did you receive an incorrect calendar? It has come to our attention that some of the APW District calendars may have some duplication of pages. If you have received one of the erroneous calendars, please bring your copy to the district office or your child's school main office and we will exchange it for a correct copy. The district will receive reimbursement for those calendars printed in error. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and as always, you may refer to the district website at for updated and current events and information. Thank you!   more >>
APW Stuff-A-Bus Distribution Helps Hundreds The annual Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District Stuff-A-Bus school supply distribution day handed out 216 book bags full of supplies to students in the APW District.   According to Nathan Metcalf, transportation supervisor for the APW District and one of the coordinators for the event, much of the success lies with the many partners and volunteers who help make the school supply distribution a success. “This event would not have been successful without the help of our partners, the APW PTSA (Parent/Teacher/Student Association). I also want to thank Oswego County Mutual Insurance, Dunkin’ Donuts of Parish, and the Ford family from Altmar” [for their support].   There are limited supplies left over and those will be made available to anyone new ... more >>
ESY Carnival caps off summer with fun After weeks of hitting the books and study, the extended school year (ESY) program at APW celebrated with a carnival. The games and fun featured several water-themed events and the weather certainly cooperated with lots of sun and warmth. Staff and students competed against each other and in teams in games like ring toss, water balloon toss, tic-tac-toe, sponge races, and so many more. The ESY program helps students who need some extra help over the summer as well as reduce the summer learning loss typically associated with the break from school. more >>
Bring your “Stuff-A-Bus” donations to APW’s Bus Garage through August 18th Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District will be hosting their annual “Stuff-A-Bus” school supply distribution at the APW Transportation Facility on August 22nd from 9 am to noon.   “Stuff-A-Bus” aims to provide the necessary school supplies every student needs for academic success. Community members have the opportunity to donate back to school supplies by bringing their donations to the APW transportation Facility Monday-Fridays through August 18th.   For more information, call 315-625-5241.    more >>
APW Board names new junior/senior high school principal The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Board of Education approved the appointment of Joseph T. Olsen as APW Junior/Senior High School Principal. Olsen will replace Michelle Crisafulli who resigned at the close of the school year to take an administrative position in another district.   Olsen has worked in education for more than 10 years. He began his career as a Business and Marketing Teacher at Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square and for the past two years has served at the Career and Technical Education Assistant Principal at the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation.   “I was very interested in the position at APW, in part, because of the positive interactions I have had with APW students and staff through my position at CiTi,” he said. “The ... more >>
APW Buildings Off Limits Over Summer Buildings in the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown School District will have limited or no use over the summer months this year due to site work and maintenance to the facilities.   The elementary building, including the fields and playground will be closed from June 24 th until August 30 th . Roof work on the building as well as site work for the grounds will be done during this time.   In addition, the Junior/Senior High School gymnasium will undergo gym floor maintenance and will be closed from June 24 th until August 1 st . Request for use by organizations, community members and coaches, after August 1 st , can be done by submitting a building use form request at least 2 weeks in advance for use of the facility.   The athletic fields at the JSHS will be available ... more >>
Nearly Half a Million Dollars in Scholarships Awarded to APW Seniors Senior students of Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) Central School District were awarded nearly half a million dollars in scholarships collectively during their Senior Awards Ceremony.   Among the many awards distributed were: the Class of 1967 Memorial Award given to descendants of the members of the Class of 1967 in memory of class members lost; numerous Dollars for Scholars Scholarships; and the APW Honor Graduate Award distributed to students who earned a 90 grade point average or above all four years of high school. This year’s graduating class has more than 15 honor graduates, and each will wear a special medal during their graduation ceremony in recognition of their efforts.   It is customary for the student awardees to request a favorite teacher or an inspirational ... more >>
APW Recognizes Writing Contest Winners Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) Central School District recognized several students as winners of a recent writing contest at an “Author’s Tea Awards Ceremony.”   The topic for the writing assignment was “The Best of Me.” First, second and third place awards were distributed to the following: Spencer Ault (1 st ), Kellen Bettinger (3 rd ), Norah Bettinger (2 nd ), Parker  Bigelow (3 rd ),  Zoey Chybinski (2 nd ), Hailey Comstock (3 rd ),Cassiana Cross (3 rd ), Willie Daniels (3 rd ), Olivia Degraw (2 nd ), Betty Deyo (2 nd ), Daphne Fanning (3 rd ), David Holst (1 st ), Jonathan Jaynes (2 nd ), Emma Millerschin (1 st ), Christina Morse (1 st ), Aubrey  Shaffer (1 st ), Eleanor  Woods (2 nd ) and Mason  Woolson (1 st )   ... more >>
Interim Superintendent Named in Altmar-Parish-Williamstown District On June 8 th , the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Board of Education appointed Dr. Jeffrey K. Bryant Interim Superintendent of Schools in the district. He will begin the position on July 1.   “The APW School Board welcomes Dr. Bryant to the APW staff,” said Board President Ernie Peters following the appointment. “We look forward to working with Dr. Bryant to continue to improve all we do for students, and strive to achieve the APW Vison.”   Dr. Bryant comes to the district with more than 35 years of experience in education. He began his career in 1981 as a health teacher with the Oneida City School District before moving to the Camden Central School District where he served as middle school principal, high school principal and superintendent of schools ... more >>
APW Athletic Awards Ceremony The 2016-17 APW athletic awards were held recently and the following student athletes were recognized for their outstanding achievements: Justin Bristol was recognized for his outstanding basketball season and his All League First Team designation. Rebel Awards: Most competitive: Sydney Jones; Team Player: Peyton Nadeau; Dedication: Takota Jacobsen; Warrior: Brian Koagel; Most Improved: Maryanne Lazore; Work Horse: Sydney Brouse; and Sportsmanship: Aubri McCarty. The Ultimate Rebel Award recognized those students who participated in three sports during the school year, students were called and presented with a certificate of achievement. In addition, the U.S. Army Reserves National Scholar Athlete award was presented to Tim Palmer and Kassidy Spoon. Ethan Lenhart and Brianna Karboski ... more >>
APW Students Learn 21st Century Career Skills at WCNY’s Enterprise America City Middle School students from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) Central School District recently spent a day operating WCNY's Enterprise America City, an exciting hands-on program where students apply STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), financial and civic literacy skills they have learned in class.   In the program, the students run the "city's" 14 businesses and City Hall, becoming business entrepreneurs and employees, consumers and citizens. Occupational roles the students practiced included bankers, utility workers, engineers, salespersons, mechanics and more.   Imitating real life as much as possible, the student citizens elected a mayor, managed their time and income and even purchased their lunch with their Enterprise America dollars earned. ... more >>
APW Announces Winter and Spring Sports Scholar Athletes At the end of each high school sports season, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association honors those teams and individuals that excel in the classroom. These student-athletes work very hard at both their sport and their academics and deserve to be recognized for their outstanding academic success. To receive scholar-athlete recognition, teams must have 75% of their roster earning a GPA of 90.00 or greater. Individual students with an average GPA of greater than 90.00 are eligible for the honor and recognition as individual scholar-athletes.   The following individuals were announced by APW Athletic Director Jamie Coppola for Winter Sports: Elizabeth Roth, Kaliyah Scott, Anna Mullin, Kassidy Spoon, Marisa Barber, Maryanne Lazore, John Comstock, Dale Ostrander, Kyler ... more >>
93Q radio personality Jack Ryan visits APW High School Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School had a special guest visitor at the school recently. On-air personality Jack Ryan, from 93Q radio, talked to students at the school about his career path and choosing to follow his passion into the industry.   Originally, Ryan, whose real name is Jack Tebior, wanted to be an astronaut and enrolled at Alfred State College majoring in computer engineering. After a short while, he decided that it was not a good fit for him and switched his major to liberal arts. He found himself spending a great deal of time hanging out at the campus radio station but still didn’t consider radio as a career option. He graduated with a two-year degree from Alfred and later enrolled at SUNY Oswego majoring in broadcasting and mass communications.     ... more >>
APW Inducts Eleven into National Junior Honor Society The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown chapter of the National Junior Honor Society inducted eleven new members at a special ceremony held on April 12 at the school.   Inductees included: Abigail Bielby, Hannah Matlock, Allisyn Scott, Aida Causevic, Vanessa Dupree, Conner Harrington, Mackenzie Johnson, Michael Kinney, Allison Lenhart, Jordan Ostrander, and Alivia Turk. Participating in the induction ceremony were current members: Anna Mullin, Miranda Hamilton, Kathryn Trumble, Jacob Smith, Ethan Pernisi, Alayna Ruffos, Abagail Skllington-Bice, Amelia Aringer, Sydney Townsend and Amra Causivic. Adviser for the NJHS is DeLaine Trexler.   In a welcome by APW Superintendent of Schools Anita Murphy, she told the audience of family and friends that there were three events that she looks ... more >>
We're In the News! The news team at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School were featured guests in the studios at News Channel 9 WSYR-TV studios in Syracuse recently. The students who have been doing their own version of the morning news at APW Elementary this school year got a behind the scenes look at how the local television station runs. The guests of morning news anchors Dan Cummings and Jennifer Sanders, the team appeared live on the show and watched as their segment on Cool Schools aired. Jennifer Sanders visited the school earlier to see for herself the news team at work and recorded the segment for the station. Their clip of the broadcast is available on the APW District website or at the following address: ... more >>

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Dr. Jeffrey Bryant, Interim Superintendent

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