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Pulaski Pledge Heads to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Pulaski Pledge Heads to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: During an assembly to honor the 17 individuals who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students at Pulaski Middle School and Pulaski High School took the “Pulaski Pledge for 17.” This pledge encouraged students to reach out to 17 new people by the end of the year to enhance tolerance, respect and community. Students and staff of at Pulaski Middle School and Pulaski High School signed posters that were sent to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. These posters will hang at the school for the beginning of the academic year.   This photo of the poster in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was taken by Pulaski alum Chris LaFave, whose children attend the school.    
Fifteen Inducted into National Honor Society Fifteen Inducted into National Honor Society: Fifteen students at Pulaski High School were recently honored for their character, scholarship, leadership and service by being inducted into the Pulaski Chapter of the National Honor Society. In an auditorium full of proud family members, friends and teachers, the inductees were celebrated for their commitment to their academics and their community. "There is a purpose in this ceremony, and that is to honor the greatness in our school and community and to honor what we value in young people," said Principal Mike Bateson. To qualify for National Honor Society, inductees must have at least a 90 percent GPA since entering high school, as well as display high character. Each of the 15 inductees earned their way into the society by  participating in community projects, ...
Lura M. Sharp Celebrates Flag Day Lura M. Sharp Celebrates Flag Day: Lura M. Sharp Elementary School held a Flag Day Celebration on June 14 to honor the adoption of the United States flag and to thank military personal for their commitment to the country.   Following a flag raising ceremony, students from each grade level alternated singing patriotic songs, much to the delight of the staff and community members in attendance. Throughout the celebration, students and staff also waved small flags, creating a sea of stars and stripes.   The event concluded with a drum solo courtesy of sixth grade drumline, who graciously stopped over from Pulaski Middle School to participate.
Superintendent Jennings Excited to Return Home Superintendent Jennings Excited to Return Home: A graduate of Pulaski High School’s class of 1990 is returning home to lead his alma mater as its next superintendent.   Thomas Jennings is set to lead Pulaski Academy & Central School District after more than 20 years in education, including as superintendent of Schenevus Central School District since 2012.   “I am excited and humbled to return home,” said Jennings. “Pulaski is… great kids, committed faculty, staff and administration, a forward-thinking board of education and a proud community. I am delighted to become part of that and to be able to contribute to the community that raised me.”   After graduating from Pulaski, Jennings attended the University of Rochester from 1990 to 1996, where he obtained a bachelor’s ...
Students Enjoy 2018 Scoville Olympics Students Enjoy 2018 Scoville Olympics: Students and staff at Lura M. Sharp Elementary recently headed outside to participate in the 2018 Scoville Olympics. Students took part in a handful of activities that showcased their athletic abilities, as well as their team work skills.
Students Shine at Vocal Concert Students Shine at Vocal Concert: In their final performance of the year, Pulaski High School students recently showcased beautiful sounds during a recent Spring Vocal Concert.   Singing before a packed audience full of proud family members and friends, students sang a variety of songs to showcase their vocal ranges.   Under the direction of Aimee Mumford, the performance of the night may have come from the high school chorus when they sang “Hallelujah,” much to the delight of the audience.
Modified Softball Goes Undefeated! Modified Softball Goes Undefeated!: The 2018 Modified Softball team had an undefeated season, going 10-0 on the year. Congratulations to the students, coaches Barb LeBeau, Jake LeBeau and Leah Ford, and Athletic Director Jeff Shirley.
Tom Jennings Tabbed as New Superintendent Tom Jennings Tabbed as New Superintendent: A message from Pulaski Board of Education Joel Southwell on the annoucement of Pulaski Academy's Superintendent position: On behalf of the Board of Education, it is my pleasure to inform you that Tom Jennings has accepted the position of Superintendent for Pulaski Academy & Central School District. Tom joins PACS after spending several years as the Superintendent for the Schenevus Central School district.  Prior to moving into his Superintendent role, Tom’s experience includes being the Building Principal at Schenevus and a High School Social Studies Teacher with the Oneonta School District. Tom has local roots, growing up in the district and graduating from Pulaski Academy.  We are excited to welcome Tom and his family back to the area and ...
Pulaski Senior Schwalm to run at SUNY Cortland Pulaski Senior Schwalm to run at SUNY Cortland: Pulaski senior Kennedi Schwalm, who excelled athletically and academically during her high school career, will be taking her running talents to SUNY Cortland this fall.   In front of dozens of family members, friends and school staff, Schwalm signed her letter of intent to run cross country and track and field at the university.   Prior to signing, Schwalm thanked those in attendance, noting that their support guided her throughout high school.   “I don’t think you guys understand how much you mean to me. You motivate and support me, and I simply wouldn’t be here without you,” said Schwalm. “I wouldn’t have dreamt in a million years that I would be here.”
Pulaski Wins Big at Sherburne Pageant of Bands Pulaski Wins Big at Sherburne Pageant of Bands: Pulaski Academy & Central School District not only particpated at the 2018 Sherburne Pageant of Bands, but took first place in 5 competitions! Middle School Drumline: 1st Place High School Drumline: 1st Place Colorguard: 1st Place Marching Band: 1st Place Palmiter Outstanding Percussion Award: 1st Place
Pulaski students start clothing drive Pulaski students start clothing drive: Looking to make a difference for those in need, two sixth grade students at Pulaski Middle School recently started a clothing drive and are asking the community for support.   After noticing that some classmates weren’t as fortunate as others, students Vivian Laselle and Marisol Briggs came up with the idea of starting the Blue Devil Clothing Drive to try to combat the issue.   “We’re so fortunate to have so many clothes, so we want others to be that fortunate too,” said Laselle.   Briggs said that she sees the drive as an opportunity to give back to the community, noting, “It’s sad to think that some aren’t as fortunate as others. We want to change that.”   Community members interesting in donating to the ...
Pulaski High School Regents Schedule Pulaski High School Regents Schedule: Below is Pulaski's June regents schedule:
2018 Budget Passes 2018 Budget Passes: Here are the results for the 2018 budget vote, bus reserve withdraw and Board of Education votes:
Teacher Appreciation Day Video Teacher Appreciation Day Video: To all of our teachers both past and present, thank you for everything you have done for our community. "To the world you may only be a teacher, but to students you are a hero."
Pulaski’s Morrissette signs letter of intent to run at Mansfield State Pulaski’s Morrissette signs letter of intent to run at Mansfield State: Pulaski senior Ryan Morrissette is taking his running, and academic, abilities to Mansfield State University next fall.   Surrounded by family, friends and school staff, Morrissette recently signed his letter of intent to run cross country at the university. Athletic Director Jeff Shirley said he’s confident Morrissette will excel both on the track and in the classroom at the next level.   “He’s been a three-sport athlete since the seventh grade. But he’s balanced that with being a member of the National Honor Society,” said Shirley. “I’m sure he’ll do just that at Mansfield State.”   Morrissette had a storied career for the Blue Devils cross country team, including spending five years on the varsity team and ...
Lura M. Sharp Gets Stuck on Reading Lura M. Sharp Gets Stuck on Reading: By staying committed to reading throughout the month of March, select students at Lura M. Sharp Elementary School were recently rewarded by getting their principal “stuck on reading.”   For the month of March, Principal Joelle Hendry challenged students to read for at least 15 minutes a day as a part of the Pick a Reading Partner (PARP) Reading Program. Each student that successfully completed the challenge could then participate in duct taping Hendry to the gym wall in front of the entire school.   In total, more than 100 students successfully completed the challenge, meaning they not only were able to participate in the challenge, but that they also all read for a minimum of four hours during the month of March.  
Students Dazzle at High School Spring Concert Students Dazzle at High School Spring Concert: Pulaski High School students displayed a wide-variety of musical talents during a recent spring concert.   The high school band, directed by Jack Jennings, played a variety of arraignments, including “Purple Heart,” a tribute to soldiers, and “Legends of Rock,” which included a medley from bands such as Heart, Black Sabbath and Kiss.   The concert also served as an opportunity for the band to honor their senior members, which includes students Olivia Sheldon, Kennedi Schwalm, Kiara Crouch, Tessa Pawlin, Sarah McCray, Caleb Davies, Walter Novak, Ryan Morrissette and Dan Hall.
Unsung Heroes of Lura M. Sharp Unsung Heroes of Lura M. Sharp: Thank you to our Lura M. Sharp staff (and staff throughout the district) that make important, yet sometimes unrecognized contributions to the school! Each and every one of you are truly Unsung Heroes!
Pulaski Showcases Culinary Skills at OCAY League Pulaski Showcases Culinary Skills at OCAY League: Oswego County Academic Youth League students competed in a series of tests related to food on March 8, with the theme of “Chew on This.”   To succeed, students relied on skills in culinary arts, nutrition, language, biology, art, math and more.   In the food as art category, teams created a two-dimensional interpretation of a famous pop culture celebrity following artistic elements of style, color and texture.   In other challenges, students created their own salsa recipe as well as a marketing plan for it.   “We hope that you found this to be a unique and creative experience for you,” said OCAY League Coordinator Matt Goodnough.   OCAY League is coordinated through the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation’s ...
Pulaski students team up with Siena College to combat cyber bullying Pulaski students team up with Siena College to combat cyber bullying: A week after taking a pledge to honor those who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students at Pulaski Academy & Central School District made another pledge to end cyberbullying.   The district recently hosted the AT&T and Siena College Upstander Program, a peer-to-peer prevention program utilizing trained Siena College students to help educate high school students on how to combat cyberbullying.   The program paired Siena College students with several students from Pulaski High School for a day of peer-to-peer conversations, role playing exercises and workshops. At the end of the day, the college students and the newly-trained Pulaski students hosted a school-wide assembly to showcase what they learned.   “I ...



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