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Open house welcomes DMK families Open house welcomes DMK families: The hallways and classrooms at Dennis M. Kenney Middle School were bustling with excitement during a recent open house. Students and their families walked from classroom to classroom and met with teachers to ask questions and review expectations in an informal setting. In addition to meeting with individual core classroom teachers, parents had a chance to meet with special area teachers as well. New technology teacher Tony Tuso had plenty of visitors in his classroom as students were eager to show their families some of the equipment and projects they would be working on this school year. “This is my favorite class,” said DMK student Alison Hallinan as she stepped into the technology room and showed her mom around the room. Aside from the classroom tours and ...
High School to Host 3 Events September 27 High School to Host 3 Events September 27: Hannibal High School will host three events Sept. 27 to welcome families and usher in the new school year.  The evening will begin with a 5 p.m. financial aid presentation in the auditorium for parents and seniors. Open house will begin at 5:30 p.m. In conjunction with financial aid night and open house, the High School Family Engagement Committee is sponsoring a pork roast, from 5-7 p.m. in the gymnasium. Attendees will receive a free meal ticket when they update their contact information and create a SchoolTool login. There will also be a mini college fair, basket raffles and several local agencies will be on hand to distribute information about the services they provide.
Welcome back barbecue, orientation a success at DMK Welcome back barbecue, orientation a success at DMK: The Hannibal Central School District recently helped its middle school students kick off the school year with an orientation and a barbecue. Under the guidance of the Dennis M. Kenney Middle School student leadership team, incoming fifth-graders were treated to a tour of the building. At the same time, parents met in the cafeteria where Principal Shawn Morgan discussed schedules, expectations and reviewed some of the resources available to families. Following orientation, families of all middle school students were treated to a barbecue. District administration, Board of Education members and members of the DMK leadership team served hot dogs, chips and ice cream to hundreds of students and their families.
Freshmen attend orientation Freshmen attend orientation: Members of the Hannibal Central School District’s Class of 2020 recently gathered for freshmen orientation at the high school. Principal Stephen Dunn and Assistant Principal Patrick Keefe welcomed students and parents into the building, where they reviewed expectations and graduation requirements. Dunn stressed the importance of attendance and involvement. He also encouraged students to make the most of their high school experience. “Our goal, as a school, is to open up as many opportunities as we possibly can for you,” Dunn said. “This is your workplace. The next four years are key to your success.” In addition to learning about school policies, procedures and resources, students had an opportunity to tour the high school and locate their lockers, ...
Events welcome kindergartners, pre-k students Events welcome kindergartners, pre-k students: The Hannibal Central School District recently welcomed pre-K and kindergarten students into Fairley Elementary School in preparation for the 2018-19 academic year. On Aug. 28, the district’s youngest students joined their parents and teachers at Fairley for an orientation session. Students had a chance to meet their teacher, scope out their classroom, board a school bus and meet their classmates. Principal Amy Bird and Assistant Principal Stephanie Griffin met families and answered any questions. “I’m looking forward to a great year getting to know all of you,” Bird said. “We’re going to have a fantastic year!” In addition to meeting district staff and faculty, kindergartners enjoyed an ice cream social sponsored by Hannibal Home & ...
Warrior Week offers fun, learning for Hannibal students Warrior Week offers fun, learning for Hannibal students: Although school won’t officially resume until September, nearly 100 Hannibal Central School District students recently participated in a weeklong summer learning session. The annual “Warrior Week,” held at Dennis M. Kenney Middle School, was open to students in kindergarten through 12 th grades. Participants selected activities ranging from arts and crafts to computers and coding. “We had a great turnout,” said Hannibal High School teacher David Meeker, who helped coordinate Warrior Week. “The kids had so many different sessions to choose from, and this week really showed them that learning is fun.” The fun was evident as students learned about chemical reactions and measurements when making slime. Others honed their writing skills ...
Lego camp provides students with unique summer learning opportunity Lego camp provides students with unique summer learning opportunity: Students in the Hannibal Central School District recently laid the building blocks for success during a weeklong Lego Camp at Fairley Elementary School. The educational program provided 64 HCSD students, across five grade levels, with an opportunity to learn, build and play. For five days, students were divided into groups based on age and interest and assembled a variety of projects made of Legos. “It’s a great turnout,” said HCSD Business Official Nancy Dingman, who helped bring the Lego camp to Hannibal students. “The kids are having a great time and they’re meeting different learning objectives during the process.” Throughout the week, students learned coding, computer programming, animation, measurements and data analysis, physical science, ...
Hovercraft Project powers 4th graders Hovercraft Project powers 4th graders: Beyond the academic lessons learned in class, Fairley Elementary School fourth-graders applied necessary life skills in order to successfully construct and test hovercrafts.   Split into teams of 16, the fourth-graders held designated jobs related to preparation, measurements, data analytics and leadership as they worked toward assembling the low-friction vehicles. Teacher Valerice Stuart said while the project- and inquiry-based activity utilized academic lessons in science, technology, engineering and math, the students were required to engage with one another using teamwork, motivation, respect, communication and problem-solving, among other life skills, in order to reach success.   The full-day immersive program, led by Matt Chase of The Hovercraft Project, also taught ...
2018 Senior Graduation 2018 Senior Graduation: This year’s 2018 Senior Graduation was broadcasted on Friday, June 22nd. Family and friends who are unable to attend have the opportunity to share and view this special occasion again. Please click on the following link below to view the recorded ceremony and view the graduation celebration with our seniors. https://hannibal.ensemble.cnyric.org/Watch/2018SeniorGraduation  
Fire Department Provides Lesson at Fairley Fire Department Provides Lesson at Fairley: Fairley second-graders recently received a lesson in fire safety, courtesy of the Hannibal Fire Department. Students had an opportunity to examine the firefighters' gear and use hoses to spray water. They also could climb into the fire truck, check out the equipment and try on some of the firefighters' helmets, boots and jackets.   
Cultural fair showcases Fairley third-graders’ work Cultural fair showcases Fairley third-graders’ work: The upstairs at Fairley Elementary School took parents and students on a cross-country journey during the annual cultural fair. Each third-grade class selected a country of interest and studied its customs and traditions. Students learned about geography in Brazil, family crests in Ireland, symbolic dragons in China, language in Spain and weather in Australia. Teacher Jodi Kraeger said the annual event provides students with a more in-depth learning experience. “They created dioramas, brochures and wrote a persuasive paragraph to convince potential tourists to visit the country,” Kraeger said. “It was a fun, immersive lesson.” Students showcased their projects after school hours, as they brought parents and siblings into the building to view the ...
Kindergarten Celebration Kindergarten Celebration: This year our Kindergarten Celebration will be held on Friday, June 1 st at 2:15 in the Fairley gymnasium. The celebration will feature our kindergarteners who will sing songs and each class will have a special part!   All family members are invited to come and watch our show.  If you are unable to attend, please check out the following link at 2:15 as we will have a live broadcast. Thank you! https://hannibal.ensemble.cnyric.org/Watch/kgraduation  
First-ever districtwide art show draws a crowd First-ever districtwide art show draws a crowd: Hundreds of pieces of work, from kindergarten through 12th grade, filled the hallways of Hannibal High School and the gymnasium was transformed into an art gallery, as the school celebrated its first districtwide art show. Students showed a variety of works to their parents, siblings and friends as they strolled from one end of the school to the other. All different types of media were on display for spectators to enjoy, including self-portraits, 3D projects, photographs, sculptures, mixed-media and more to showcase the talent and creativity of Hannibal Central School District students. The evening’s entertainment also included students performing live wheel throwing demonstrations. A captivated audience had the unique opportunity to watch a formless lump of clay being ...
Students learn about visual impairment Students learn about visual impairment: Select students in Julia Brooks’ second-grade classroom at Fairley Elementary School closed their eyes and were asked by a guest presenter to take a look around.   “I see black,” one student said. “I can’t see anything,” another said.   The students, all a part of a high-level reading group in Brooks’ class, then wondered what it was like to live life in darkness. The students already read a book together on both the struggles and accomplishments of Helen Keller. To help them relate their reading material to a real-life situation, Brooks invited friend Jean Fultz in to share about her young granddaughter’s life as a child who is blind.   Students were fascinated with the cane, which Fultz told them acted as a set of ...
Fairley students, staff host Pajamarama fundraiser Fairley students, staff host Pajamarama fundraiser: An annual tradition continued at Fairley Elementary School recently, as students and the school community united to raise money for the Golisano Children’s Hospital. On a designated day each year, Hannibal students wear their pajamas to school as a fundraiser and to raise awareness of childhood cancer. “Paige’s Pajamarama,” named in honor of a Baldwinsville girl who passed away after being diagnosed with cancer, provides financial support for pediatric cancer research, family and survivor assistance funds, a memorial endowment fund and a family fun fund. The extended Fairley family turned out in support once again this year, raising $1,005. According to physical education teacher Lynn Halliwell, the generosity of students, teachers and families was heartwarming. ...
Fairley students celebrate Dr. Seuss Fairley students celebrate Dr. Seuss: In celebration of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss, Fairley Elementary students participated in literacy activities and dressed in themed outfits during Read Across America Week. The annual event coincides with Seuss’ birthday: March 2, and promotes reading at school and at home. For Fairley students, the celebration culminated in an assembly with a guest reader and a skit performed by high school students. “We still celebrate Dr. Seuss because of all the great things he has done,” said reading teacher Kate Babbitt. “His main goal was to make sure every child had a love of reading. Each story teaches us something.” Hannibal High School students Derek Cuyler, Connor Griffin, Haley Goodman, Alyssa Emmons. Christina Thompson, Jeffrey Fellows ...
Fairley students advance to County Battle of the Books Fairley students advance to County Battle of the Books: “In which book do blue dots look silly?”   That question, along with 15 others that were just as specific, were asked to four teams of students at Fairley Elementary School who competed in the annual Battle of the Books event. Teams had just 30 seconds to answer those detailed questions and earned eight points for the correct title and author or five points for the correct title only.   The third- and fourth-grade students studied 10 chapter books throughout the past several months so they could provide correct answers to the most inquisitive questions. Each participant smiled with excitement, gave a high five or let out a squeal each time they and their teammates were right. Classmates, staff members, parents and other supporters also cheered for each team. ...
NHS Welcomes 20 Inductees NHS Welcomes 20 Inductees: Twenty Hannibal High School upperclassmen were recently honored for their academic success and citizenship as they were inducted into the Sadie Adamy chapter of the National Honor Society. Surrounded in the auditorium by family, friends, teachers and administrators, the inductees were lauded for exemplifying the five characteristics of the NHS: scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. Each inductee went through a rigorous selection process, said NHS advisers Carol Burch and Lisa Mason. “The inductees must have at least a 90 percent weighted cumulative GPA since entering high school,” Mason said. “They also had to fill out an application that showed they demonstrate the five pillars of the National Honor Society.” Inductees earned ...
Voters approve capital project Voters approve capital project: Renovations and improvements are in store for the Hannibal Central School District after voters approved a $42 million capital project Nov. 29. In a 157-50 vote, residents elected to move forward with the project, which encompass upgrades to portions of all district buildings. The renovations will come at no cost to district taxpayers, as the project is fully funded through a combination of state aid and the district’s existing capital reserve fund. According to HCSD Superintendent Christopher A. Staats, the voters’ approval of the project “speaks volumes” to their support of Hannibal students. “Our taxpayers recognized the need to protect our community’s assets, as identified in the capital project,” Staats said. “This project ...
Fairley students showcase work at open house Fairley students showcase work at open house: The hallways of Fairley Elementary School were bustling with excitement recently during the fall open house. Teachers and administrators welcomed students and their families at the entrance, while the Hannibal Home and School organization, donned in their warrior attire, greeted attendees. Students walked throughout the building, stopping to see their teacher and showing off their work. Fairley Principal Joseph Musa noted that he was pleased with the turnout and is looking forward to working with the students throughout the year.



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