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CBA Students take the plunge for Camp Sunshine

Twenty-five current and former Christian Brothers Academy students, along with faculty and friends braved bone-chilling icy waters to raise funds for Camp Sunshine, as they participated in the CNY Polar Dip on Jan. 16 at Verona Beach State Park in Durhamville.

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Creative Environment Day School celebrates 50 years in business

Their mission is plain and simple: to provide a safe and enjoyable early learning experience for children. And for the past 50 years, Creative Environment Day School in Fayetteville has provided early childhood education to generations of families.

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Our View: Project-based learning prepares students for the real world

We’ve all been there. Stuck in a classroom with a teacher lecturing on and on with slides and projections that don’t really grab the attention of a student with a wandering mind.

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Setting the record straight on vaccines

F-M students set up PR campaign to teach others about importance of vaccines

High school students in Ben Gnacik’s anatomy, physiology and epidemiology course at Fayetteville-Manlius High School are getting the chance to have a hands-on learning experience by creating a multi-level public relations campaign to inform people about vaccines and why they are important.

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Eagle Hill students connect with local animal shelter

Fayetteville-Manlius School District middle school students recently treated the animals at Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association to homemade snuggly beds and yummy snacks, a project that allowed the students to hone their skills in the classroom while forging a stronger school-community connection.

Column: Making sense of the new PSAT scores

In the last few days, sophomores and juniors received scores from the New PSAT. Many parents are confused about how to read the test results compared to previous PSAT scores. Equally confusing is how to determine whether their son or daughter’s scores qualify for National Merit Scholarship eligibility.

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Four CBA students advance to next round of spelling bee competition

Christian Brothers Academy eighth graders Lizzie Lucas, Katie Purcell, Katie Weissenberg and Shivam Nansavati will represent the school in the next round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Onondaga Community College.

Column: Who were those kids?

Before the holiday dust even settles, your college student will be returning for spring break. Many of you are probably evaluating how your holidays went. If you are among those who felt it was great to have your son or daughter home and they were nothing but helpful and respectful, then count yourselves as very fortunate.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Session to focus on families, students, small businesses and ethics

The beginning of the state legislative session, like the beginning of a new calendar year, is a time for reflection and goal setting. It reminds us to improve ourselves and the world around us through hard work and determination. As the new session gets underway, I’d like to take this opportunity to share my reflections and goals with you.

Time management is part of academic success

“I’m only taking four classes, why can’t I keep up with my work?” Being able to organize and manage one’s time in college is a big part of academic success. There are a number of reasons why students lack this critical skill set. Increasingly, they get used to parents and teachers overseeing their work. Perhaps, more critical is short attention span. Text limits of 140 characters, high speed video games, Instagram and Facebook have trained students’ brains to focus for short periods of time. They are easily distracted.

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Chilly Chili 5K to have altered route this year

Race will start and finish at Cazenovia College athletic center

The annual Chilly Chili 5K event will return to Cazenovia in just under three weeks and, for the first time, the location of the race’s start and finish lines have been changed. The race will begin and end this year on Liberty Street, near the intersection with Union Street, which will allow runners to start and finish closer to both the registration and the after party locations at the Cazenovia College Athletic Center.

Application process for ‘Get On Your Feet’ Student Loan Forgiveness Program now open

Deputy Majority Leader Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C, Syracuse) announced that New York State began accepting applications for a new student loan forgiveness program Thursday, Dec. 31.  

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CBA students spread holiday cheer to children

Christian Brothers Academy students have been busy spreading holiday cheer.

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Fayetteville Elementary collects 15,000 items in annual food drive

Surpasses goal by 5,000 food items

They did it! Fayetteville Elementary School surpassed its goal of collecting 10,000 food items for its annual canned food drive and finished on Dec. 18 with a total of 15,000 items.

DCL's ‘Discovery to Go’ collection makes science, math, and engineering fun

Thanks to a $20,000 New York State Special Legislative Grant sponsored by then-Assemblyman Sam Robert, the DeWitt Community Library is circulating collections of kid-friendly science, math and engineering equipment, materials and resources, all packaged with easy, do-it-yourself activities and directions.