Students rewarded for showing outstanding character

Twenty-two sixth grade students participated in a snack and paint party as one of of several activities to choose from for Team Mohawk’s Reward Activity on Friday, April 22.  With the help of teacher Mrs. Hayes-Bowles, the talented students made beautiful wooden plaques with artistic designs on them. The activity included not only painting but … Continue reading “Students rewarded for showing outstanding character”

Therapy dog visits sixth-grade class

On Tuesday, April 19th, Mrs. Hayes-Bowles’ sixth grade English language arts classes had a very special visitor named Gideon, a great Pyrenees. Gideon is a therapy dog owned by Deb Middleton. In September, students learned about how dogs in the classroom can have many benefits including reducing stress and anxiety, building responsibility, and other positive … Continue reading “Therapy dog visits sixth-grade class”

Fourth graders learn about Colonial America

Fourth graders recently participated in a four week unit learning about Colonial America. During this time, our students learned how many cultures came together to create “One Land.” Throughout their studies, they gained knowledge about colonial homes, clothing, jobs, fun and games, and transportation. As a culminating activity, the students created and put together a … Continue reading “Fourth graders learn about Colonial America”

First graders create innovative projects using recycled items for Earth Day

The students in Rita Garguilo’s first grade class are studying the origin and history of Earth Day, which is celebrated annually on April 22.  “Students have come to understand how important it is for everyone to reduce, reuse and recycle items,” Garguilo said. ” Earth Day is a time for everyone to think about how … Continue reading “First graders create innovative projects using recycled items for Earth Day”

Junior Frankie Foti wins first to advance to statewide FFA competition

Fonda-Fultonville High School junior Frankie Foti earned first place out of seven in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Senior Creed Speaking Contest held at the Central Region Sub State Contest in Verona on Saturday, April 2. Foti has earned the top spot  as one of the top six senior creed speakers in New York, and … Continue reading “Junior Frankie Foti wins first to advance to statewide FFA competition”

Fifth graders send sweet surprise to author after Q&A

Fifth grade students on Team Maroon with Mrs. Beberich, Mr. Sandel, and Mrs. Mahon, recently finished the book “Maniac Magee” by Jerry Spinelli. As a culminating activity, students generated questions they would ask Mr. Spinelli if they could… Then, Mr. Spinelli thoughtfully answered them! Referencing the book, one student asked Mr. Spinelli what his favorite … Continue reading “Fifth graders send sweet surprise to author after Q&A”

FFCS teams compete at Odyssey of the Mind state championships in Binghamton

The Fonda-Fultonville Central School District congratulates our three teams who represented us in the Odyssey of the Mind state championships held April 2 in Binghamton. “The students did a fantastic job representing FFCS against schools that are much bigger than us and more experienced,” said Fonda-Fultonville Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator Michelle Sanges. The Division II team … Continue reading “FFCS teams compete at Odyssey of the Mind state championships in Binghamton”

Breakfast of champions: Sixth grade ELA class completes biography project

Mrs. Hayes-Bowles’s sixth grade ELA class recently finished an independent biography project. The students had to read a biography and find an additional source about their person to complete their cereal box assignment. The directions included analyzing information by creating a venn diagram, writing a poem, writing a persuasive paragraph, and several other components. On … Continue reading “Breakfast of champions: Sixth grade ELA class completes biography project”

Middle school team wins grant for field trip

The seventh grade Team Spirit at Fonda-Fultonville Middle School is excited to report that it has won a Stewart’s Holiday Match grant. Teacher Holly Thompson said their prize of $800 will be used in June when 7th graders go to the Hale Creek Field Station in Gloversville. “We are looking forward to a day filled with … Continue reading “Middle school team wins grant for field trip”