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ESM’s Sally Mitchell earns Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship

Will spend upcoming school year in Washington, D.C.

East Syracuse Minoa Chemistry teacher Sally Mitchell is heading to Washington, D.C. as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. She was selected nationwide along with 10 other esteemed STEM educators after a rigorous selection process.

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Wellwood students recognized by FHS alumni

The Fayetteville High School Alumni Association recently awarded eight Wellwood Middle School students with achievement awards.

Fayetteville High School alumni to host annual reunion Aug. 22

The Fayetteville High School Alumni Association (FHSAA) is planning its 17th and final annual reunion from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Craftsman Inn in Fayetteville. The reunion is open to anyone who attended the Fayetteville High School, which is now Wellwood Middle School, prior to 1953. The cost is $25 to attend and includes a deli buffet.

DeWitt Community Library receives grant to provide resources to older adults

The DeWitt Community Library (DCL) has received an award for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine: Mid-Atlantic Region to support the library’s fifth Annual Healthy Living Senior Fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 23 at ShoppingTown Mall.

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Local middle school students take part in ‘Science Horizons’ program at SU

Teachers and students from the Syracuse community gathered at Syracuse University recently for Science Horizons, the summer science program sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Column: Differentiate yourself on your college application

At a time when teenagers try so hard not to be different from their contemporaries, differentiating themselves on college applications is difficult. To make matters more challenging, the generic Common Application used by most colleges and universities (except for state applications) leaves little room for students to stand out.

Fayetteville-Manlius school driveway to be closed for maintenance

The main driveway entrance to Wellwood Middle School and Fayetteville Elementary School will be closed Friday, July 31 through Saturday, Aug. 1.

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Retiring teachers and staff leave legacies at Bishop Grimes

As members of the faculty and staff of Bishop Grimes, Barb Pfefferle, Josephine Rabideau, Dr. Gilda Sisera, Nancy Toscano, and Mary Anne Cogliandro have always tried to teach and show students the importance of living their faith both in and out of the classroom.

Column: Can’t they just leave the Common Application alone?

In early August, the 2015-16 Common Application will come online. Once again we will have to adapt to the program’s changes, many of which do make the program easier to navigate.

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F-M, ESM, MPH students participate in Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Science Horizons Program

Teachers and students from the community gathered at Syracuse University June 29 to July 2 for Science Horizons, the summer science program sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Editorial: DeWitt Community Library relocation is needed to keep the library up-to-date

The idea that a library is a quiet place filled with just books, encyclopedias and a collection of archived magazines and papers is a thing of the past. Technology has grown so much in the past few decades that the needs of modern libraries are evolving. Our local community libraries need to grow to accommodate what the general public wants.

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DeWitt Community Library moves forward with relocation project

For the past decade, DeWitt Community Library (DCL) officials have been looking to get the library out of its limited rented space at ShoppingTown Mall and move into a bigger building so they can offer a wider array of services to the area.

Nominate an ESM Alumni, staff or community member for wall of distinction

The East Syracuse Minoa Education Foundation (ESMEF) is accepting nominations for the ESM Wall of Distinction to recognize distinguished alumni, staff and community members of the ESM School District who serve as role models for today’s students and demonstrate the importance of making a contribution to our society, our community or their field of work.

Column: Not the new, but the old, math

If I am sometimes obsessed by numbers, it is because when it comes to math, I just don't get it. Perhaps this "innumeracy" can be attributed to an early childhood trauma when the little boy next door, and the object of my tender affections, confronted me with "I know something you don't know: one and one is two."

Jamesville resident participates in SUNY summer internship

Three students from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) were selected to participate in summer research internships through the SUNY Networks of Excellence, including Jamesville resident Laura Wengert.