Fabius-Pompey Central School District In The News:
In October 2022, the New York State Education Department released regents results for the 2021-2022 school year. Dozens of school districts across New York State saw 90% or more of their students score as proficient on regents exams in English Language Arts according to state data. Out of 500 New York State school districts, Fabius-Pompey Central School District was recognized as a high scoring district, tied at No. 15 statewide, with 98% proficiency on the English Language Arts regents exam.
Read the article on syracuse.com
2023 CNY Scholastic Art Awards:
The Scholastic Art Awards is the nation's most prestigious recognition program for creative teens. Our region covers a very large geographic area – 13 counties and over 400 eligible schools in CNY. Judges look for works that exemplify the Awards’ core values: originality, skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
This year there were about 4200 entries from students in grades 7-12. Out of those 4200, 200 receive Gold Keys, 400 receive Silver Keys, and 400 receive honorable mentions.
12 students receive CNY Scholastic Art Award! 9 MS students and 3 high school students, their names and images of their work are listed below.
Student Art Show at Fayetteville Free Library:
The Fabius-Pompey Art Department is pleased to announce a kindergarten through 12th grade art show at the Fayetteville Free Library for the entire month of April. Student artwork selected by Elementary Art teacher Mrs. Turner, Middle/High School Art teacher Ms. Ashman and High School Art teacher Mr. Hyatt will be on display. The Fayetteville Free Library is located at 300 Orchard Street in Fayetteville, and the phone number is (315) 637-6374. You can stop by Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to view the show. We hope you take the opportunity to go see and support our talented art students.
by Aurora McDermott, 8th grade
by Ava Morse, 5th grade
by Henry Elwyn, 5th grade ...
Jennifer Hoyt Recognized:
Our Transportation Department's Jennifer Hoyt not only transports your children to school and home safely each day, she is an accomplished equestrian coach who has made significant contributions to our community. She was recognized on the Channel 9 news on Tuesday, March 8, as part of a series commemorating Women's History Month. Please click on the link below to watch this inspiring interview.
3rd Grade Outreach Supply Drive:
Each year, the 3 rd grade works to collect supplies for the Fabius-Pompey Outreach. This year is no different! We are currently collecting toiletries and other personal care items to be donated before the holiday break. Personal care items are a big need for Outreach because they are something that cannot be purchased from the Food Bank.
The 3 rd grade students made signs to promote the drive, requesting items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo and conditioner. Boxes were placed on each floor of the Elementary School so that each grade level had a place to collect donations. The 3 rd graders have begun to sort donations into categories in order to better organize the supplies that have already been received. Toiletries and personal care items will be collected ...
Jacob Latocha Medals at Special Olympics:
Jacob Latocha, an OCM BOCES student in the SUNY Cortland Transitions Program, won a silver medal on October 23 at the Special Olympic Fall Sports event in Glens Falls. The event, held on a cold and breezy day, included athletes from all over New York State. Jacob, who is looking forward to graduating this spring, participated in the golf skills competition, which included short putt, long putt, chip shot, pitch shot, longest iron shot, and longest wood drive. In the initial round, athletes went through all the areas and had their scores tallied. The second round pitted athletes against one another by ranking them. Jacob took the silver medal, and he was also honored for having the longest wood drive, sending the ball more than 150 yards. Congratulations, Jacob! ...
Communities Kickin' Cancer:
Communities Kickin' Cancer - A Fall Tradition in Our Community
Contributed by Brenda Zook, Communities Kickin' Cancer Board Member
The fall of 2020 was a season of disappointment. Our fifth annual Communities Kickin’ Cancer event was not able to take place due to the ongoing pandemic and concerns of gathering together. The Fabius-Pompey and Tully soccer teams, especially our seniors, missed out playing the “game of the year,” and both communities missed the gathering of two great teams on Route 80 in southern Onondaga County.
Fast forward – August 2021 we received great news. We’re Back! The sixth annual Communities Kickin’ Cancer event was a go. The Planning Committee gathered quickly and shared concerns about what this ...
Agricultural Education News:
Students in grades 6 th , 7 th and 8 th grade Ag had the opportunity to create pumpkin centerpieces to celebrate the fall season. After learning the elements of floral design during the floral design unit, students were able to put their knowledge into practice! Students picked flowers, grasses, branches and other materials outside to add filler to their project. The centerpieces were either brought home or given to a teacher to enjoy. A special thanks to Springside Farm for donating the pumpkins we used. We could not have completed this project without your generosity and support of the Ag program!
During the middle school food science unit, students learned all about the process of how to make apple cider. During ...
10th Grade Fall Clean-Up:
On Tuesday, October 19, the Class of 2024 executed their fall clean-up on Main Street, at the Fabius firehouse and at Evergreen Cemetery. This beautiful fall day turned out to be an impactful opportunity, where students were able to not only help the community but also enjoy the company of each other. With the help of parents and staff, this day was a huge success. Thank you to Jason Wallace, Diane Ward, Rachele Widdekind, Barb McKenney, Kate Hutson and Meg Wagner for chaperoning this great group of students. Thank you to Matt Neuner, Kevin Sharpe, Chelsea LeBlanc and Ashley Welch for putting this volunteer day together. It gave the students time to build rapport with one another and their teachers outside of the classroom and helped them to gain dignity from their efforts in the clean-up. ...
Middle School Science Olympiad:
On April 17, 2021, the Fabius-Pompey Middle School Science Olympiad team competed at the State tournament after placing 7th place overall in the regional tournament. Out of 300 teams state-wide, only 50 were selected to go to the state tournament. Twelve students, in grades 7 through 9, competed in various science events ranging from Ornithology to Meteorology. Like so many other things this year, the competition was unlike any other past Science Olympiad events. The tournament was held virtually this year, with students taking their tests online. Our students were able to meet each challenge as they arose and did an exc ellent job.
2021 Scholastic Art Winners:
Scholastic Art Award Winners
During this unprecedented year our students created wonderful works of art! It is a great accomplishment to receive an award from Scholastics, as they do not give out very many. Our students compete with other schools from all around Central New York. The artwork will be displayed in the main office at the MSHS as they are only doing a virtual art show this year.
Here are our winners:
Stephen Bodley - Gold Key in Ceramics
Quinlan Yard - Gold Key in Drawing and Illustration
Hazel Baltzersen - Silver Key in Drawing and Illustration
Payton Taylor - Silver Key in Drawing and Illustration
Lily Frost - Silver Key in Drawing and Illustration
Spirit Week Lives on During COVID:
Spirit Week Lives on During COVID
This has been a year like no other and trying to keep the spirit of Fabius-Pompey alive has been challenging. The Student Council took on the challenge head on and came up with some creative ways to keep that spirit alive. With so many students being quarantined or virtual it was important to come up with ways to involve both in person and virtual students. Engagement is a big part of what Student Council’s task includes each year whether it is through Falcon Day, Pep Rallies, Spirit Weeks, or
2020-21 Student Council Officers
President: Nicholas (Nick) Lee
Vice President: Caleb Neuner
Secretary: Madeline (Maddy) Hutson
Treasurer: Emily Stewart
During our first Student Council meeting the group ...
FP Elementary 4th and 5th grade holiday concert:
This year the 4th and 5th graders were not able to perform our annual December concert in the Elementary School auditorium. Mr. Petrello recorded two songs from each class for you to enjoy wherever you are this holiday season.
FP 4th and 5th grade holiday concert
3rd Grade Science Kit Connection to Honeybees:
As a component of our most recent Science Unit, we covered how bees are connected to the pollination of flowers/crops in our environment. On January 17, Ray Lowe of Hiwire Honeybees in LaFayette, came in to share his beekeeping expertise with the 3rd graders. Students had prepared for his visit by reading several passages on ReadWorks, watching multiple video clips from a well known beekeeper (Mattie Moate), and creating a long list of questions for Mr. Lowe.
Ray brought an unoccupied hive so students could see what beeswax, honeycomb, and honey look like up close within the hive. Students were able to check out a beekeeper’s protective “uniform” along with the “smoker” used to distract bees while working with ...
Alice in Wonderland:
It Takes a Village to Present Alice in Wonderland…
The High School Drama Club performed Alice in Wonderland from November 7-9th in the High School Auditorium. Students dedicated themselves to transforming the auditorium into the land of Wonderland. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is an 1865 novel written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. It tells of a young girl named Alice falling through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. High school students brought to life makeup words and madness.
The talent was amazing this year and casting was extremely difficult! A highlight was the improv done by seniors Madalyn Donaghy-Robinson as the March Hare and ...
Elementary Math Night 2019:
Elementary Math Game Night
About 110 K-5 students and parents enthusiastically participated in the annual F-P Elementary Math Game Night on Thursday, October 10th. Everyone enjoyed being in the newly renovated cafeteria to play math-related games with each other. Games were set up to allow all abilities to engage in a night of fun with their family and friends. Many new games were added to the evening such as games that reinforce the basic operations, strategy games reinforcing plotting of coordinates and blocking of opponents, building sophisticated equations with cards, and games of quick response in order to match properties of objects on cards or identifying sequences of numbers. Our younger students were able to build patterns and geometric shapes and designs ...
Train Like a Champion:
Train Like a Champion, F-P's new after-school fitness and wellness program, runs on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:35-3:15. The program's goal is to create confident, involved student leaders through mixed-grade-level physical activity, training, mentoring, and competition. Students decide on goals and participate in group and individual activities, including stretching, warm-ups, weightlifting, nutrition discussion, and sports competitions. Students can drop in at any point; they do not need to come every day to participate. The program is designed to give students a way to stay active, build leadership and confidence, and interact with peers. Coach May and Coach Neumire help out with each day's activities, but student leaders run several parts of the program, and several teachers ...
The Closet is open for business! It looks great thanks to generous donations from APTS and is filled with current styles that kids will love.
“The Closet” is home to donated clothes. Staff members from both schools have cleaned out their closets, their children’s closets, and even their neighbors’ closets to fill this special room. We have sneakers, cleats, winter coats, suits, dress shirts, dresses, pants, t-shirts, and jeans (lots of jeans), in all sizes. Please encourage your student to take a look. We have prom dresses too if you’d like to get a jump on that!
The Closet will be open after school from 2:30 to 3:15 on Thursdays and Fridays. We are not taking donations at this ...