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Ogdensburg City School District Thursday, May 21, 2015 Day 6
Ogdensburg Students Celebrate Living History Day!
Living History Day is the culmination of a year-long project between Heuvelton Central School, Morristown Central School, and Ogdensburg City Schools. Fourth and seventh grade students from all schools were involved in the project. Students studied the French and Indian War throughout the year and completed projects with a focus on the role Fort de la Presentation played in this conflict.
In warm spring weather, on Friday May 15th, 18th-century re-enactors and heritage interpreters demonstrated open-hearth cooking, historic baseball, colonial toys, colonial lighting, tin smithing, cartridge rolling and other traditional activities. Throughout the day, more than 330 students saw, touched and tasted some of what was everyday life for their ancestors. They experienced the life and color of America’s history that happened in their own backyard.
The event was put on by the Fort de La Presentation Association.





 
Explore Summer Camp Options for Students!
Summer is right around the corner, below is a link to get connected with summer camp options. Please click on the link to get more information.
2015 Summer Camps
OFA Grades 9-12 Celebrate Academic Achievement
Congratulations to those who were invited to the OFA 9-12 Academic Banquet on Tuesday, May 12th.  We are proud of your hard work and dedication to academic excellence!  Shown are Master of Ceremonies, Senior, Justin Ross; Banquet Guest Speaker Mr. Jamie Luckie with his wife, Candy, and Mr. Vernsey; and Mr. Cole conducting the Band.


Former OFA Football Standout Gets Drafted!
Congratulations to Cam Allison, former OFA and Eastern Michigan football player who was the 41st pick in the Canadian Football League draft by the British Columbia Lions.  We are proud of all that you have accomplished!
OFA Grades 7 & 8 Student Council Hosts Dance
The OFA 7/8 Student Council is sponsoring a Spring Fling Dance on Saturday, May 30 from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Small Gym.  Casual attire is expected.
OFA Builder's Club Honored at the White House
The White House honored Kiwanis members from across the country on Wednesday April 29th.  Clubs making important contributions to their community were honored.  One of the many clubs honored was the OFA Builder's Club for adopting a platoon from Fort Drum that was deployed to Afghanistan and sending them care packages during that time. Upon their return to Fort Drum the platoon sent reps to OFA to raise a flag that had flown over their base during their deployment.  Representing the Builder's Club on their trip to the White House were adviser Nancy Skelly, K-Kids adviser Jackie Kelly and club members Alex Pinkerton and Reagan Kelly.  Pictured below are Alex and Reagan with Kiwanis International President Dr. John Button and staff members of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.


Jazz Rock Ensemble Performs
On Friday, May 1st the OFA Jazz Rock Ensemble performed for the NYS Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run at City Hall in Ogdensburg.  Approximately 100 officers form around St. Lawrence County raised funds to support local athletes as a part of the torch run from Ogdensburg to Massena.  The runners began at City Hall and ended in Massena where the torch was handed to another group of runners.  Kudos to Mrs. Cavanaugh and the Jazz Rock Ensemble for their support and motivation through music!
Madill School Wide Art Installaion
Madill School has been very busy!  For the past five weeks students in grades Kindergarten through Sixth Grade have been learning about the importance of Honey Bees in our world.  All classes learned about why Honey Bees are dying, what they do for us, and how we can help them.  Students in Ms. Tombolillo's 5th Grade Class (seen here) are proud to stand among the artwork that hangs in the garden area.  Students created a variety of Bee themed art for the Earth Day Celebration including: plaster bee sculptures and hives, informational posters, huge flowers, beehive prints and giant honeycombs.
OFA Students Compete at IMPETUS
On April 15th Mrs. Beldock brought students to Clarkson University to compete in the IMPETUS roller coaster competition.  The group took 3rd and 4th place in the competition, congratulations to all! Shown below are: Danielle Dean, Samantha Durant, Caitlin Mahoney, Alice Barrett, Chelsea Gardner, Kali Burnham, Brandon Bogart, Tanner Valcour, Hannah DeGraw, Junita Hunter and Kaitlyn Gardner




First Annual Block O Booster Club Banquet
The Block O Booster Club is hosting a golf tournament Friday, May 22nd at Partridge Run Golf and Country Club, in Canton NY.  There will be a shotgun start at 9:00 am with a Captain and Crew format.  Registration is from 8:00-8:30 am, $300.00 per team which includes: 18 Holes of Golf, Golf Cart, Food on the Turn and Pizza & Wings After at 1812.  Prizes include: Chance at $25,000 Hole in One, Autographed Jimmy Howard Jersey and multiple prizes from Local Sponsors.  Please click on the link below for a registration form:
First Annual Block O Golf Tournament
District Students Benefit from Healthy Schools NY Grant
The district wellness committee is pleased to announce that their work with the St. Lawrence County Health Initiative's, Healthy Schools NY Project has resulted in a $13,000.00 grant for our schools.  Shown below are students from each building taking advantage of some of the terrific equipment we were able to purchase with the grant funds.  Shown are students at Madill school using their "Celebration Cart" and drinking smoothies, students in the Mighty Milers at Kennedy school using new clickers, and students at OFA using new hockey and figure skates as well as our new treadmill!

 

 
OCSD Facilities Calendars/Schedules
Please click on the link below to see the OCSD Facilities Calendars/Schedules (Dome, Gyms, Fields, Pool, etc...).
http://schedules.schedulestar.com/Ogdensburg-Free-Academy-Ogdensburg-NY/day/
 
OFA Blue Devils Athletic Game Schedules
Please click on the sportspak link below to see Blue Devil athletic game schedules.
http://sectionxsportspak.sllboces.org
 
Ogdensburg Command Performances Celebrating 50 Years!
Presenting the finest professional touring productions for the stimulation, inspiration, and enjoyment of the residents of northern New York & eastern Ontario...and providing educational opportunities that foster a greater understanding of the Performing Arts and their power to enhance and enrich lives.
 
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