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APW Celebrates 100th Day of School Milestone School days can drag during the long winter season in New York, but not for Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (APW) Elementary School students who celebrated their 100th day of school in style.   To mark the 100th day of the 2016-2017 school year, the APW students arrived at school dressed as if they were 100 years old. Some wore glasses, others carried walking canes and a few even died their hair a temporary grey.   During a 100 days of school celebration in the school’s cafeteria, the youngsters completed a series of activities by the hundreds including singing a “100 Days of School” song, completing 100 exercises,  and listening to a reading of the book “100 Days of School” by Trudy Harris.   Teacher Valerie Wade sat all of the elementary-schoolers ... more >>
Harlem Superstars Basketball Team at APW on Mar. 3rd The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown P arent/ T eacher/ S tudent A ssociation (PTSA) will host for the second year the Harlem Superstars basketball team in a game versus the APW Rebel Legends alumni team on Friday, March 3 rd at 7 p.m. in the junior/senior high school gym. Advance sale tickets are only $8 and can be purchased by going to www. or during scheduled times at both the high school and elementary school. Call the school for times and dates. Tickets will be available for $10 at the door. Follow the PTSA on Facebook for more info about ticket sales: APW Elementary PTSA and APW Jr/Sr High School PTSA. The PTSA encourages all to join them for an evening of great family fun close to home! ?   more >>
APW Teams Advance to County Battle of the Books In two highly contested and close battles the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown District representative for the Oswego County Battle of the Books was determined in a recent competition. Grades three and four saw six teams vie for the District title and the opportunity to represent APW at the next level of the competition. Level 1 (grades 3 & 4) winners from the APW District were Annaleigh Wejko, Ellie Woods and Madyson Martin. They are coached by Mrs. Amy Healy and Mrs. Sharon Amyotte. Level 2 (grades 5 & 6) winners were Hannah White, Christina Morse and Gail Lauer.   more >>
APW Junior/Senior High School Announces Honor Roll Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior/Senior High School Principal Michelle Crisafulli has announced the honor roll recipients for the second marking period. The honor students can earn Principal with a grade point average of 94.5 and higher; High Honor, with a GPA of 90 to 94.49; or Honor Roll status, with average of 84.5 to 89.9.   Those students named to the Principal’s List, with an average of 94.5 or better include: Jenna Brockett, Kathryn Trumble, Amelia Auringer, Lilly Sweeney, Mikenzie Barankovich, Olivia Hoy, Christine Eckert, Jordan Tanner, Joshua Ostrander, Marisa Barber, Miranda Hamilton, Rose Wilson, Julianna Bresha, Brittney Roser, Trevor Johst, Sydney Townsend, Andrianna DeHart, Abigail Skellington-Bice, Madison Hoy, Paige Pitre, Alivia Turk, Kaliyah Scott, Wyatt ... more >>
APW Alumni Continue Their Academic Success in College Alumnus from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School continue to succeed following graduation from APW at colleges and universities across the state. Many have been recognized for their outstanding academic achievements including: Alaina Perkins and Leianna Burke who have been named to the President’s List at SUNY Oswego for earning a grade point average of 3.80 and above on the 4.0 scale.  In addition, Lindzi Pfluger, Samuel Gregory and Kenneth Benedetto were named to the Dean’s List at SUNY Oswego with a GPA of 3.3 to 3.79. Siena College also recognized Sage Bartlett for Dean’s List recognition at their school and Nazareth College announced that Julie Moretti earned the distinction at their school as well. SUNY Canton’s Justin Watson was also named to the Dean’s ... more >>
APW Elementary’s Annual Snow Ball Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School held their annual Kindergarten through third grade Snow Ball where students, dressed in their finest came with parents and guardians to dance the night away. Sponsored by the Parent/Teacher/Student Association, the annual event draws a large crowd to enjoy the free evening of dancing and refreshments for students. Tables were set up and the gymnasium was decorated with snowflakes and lights to set the mood for the dance.   A DJ was on hand to “spin” all of the students favorite dance tunes and even took requests. The event provides a perfect opportunity for students to get dressed up and get out to dance and move during the colder and oftentimes less active time of the year for students. There was plenty of time for moving during ... more >>
APW’s 30th Annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner Held Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School hosted the 30 th annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner at the school on Thursday, Nov. 17. The annual event is planned and organized by the APW Student Government and serves as one of the major social events for those in the surrounding community. Many delay their “snowbird” migration until after the event and for some, the event is their “Thanksgiving dinner.” The event is a huge undertaking with donations provided by staff, students, and a long list of community businesses and individuals who have contributed to the success of the event.   The room and tables were decorated with lots of artwork and decorations by students at the elementary school and in art classes at the junior/senior high school.   The ... more >>
Successful Car Seat Safety Check at APW Did you know that a child’s car safety seat has an expiration date just like that gallon of milk in your refrigerator? Well it does and if the seat your child is using is expired it can be more dangerous than drinking that expired milk. The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown transportation department conducted a Child Safety Seat Inspection in cooperation with the Oswego County Traffic Safety Board and New York State Police where they checked and replaced, if necessary, nearly two dozen seats for safety and proper installation. The safety seat inspectors worked with parents to determine whether their child’s seat was safe and then checked to ensure that the seats were properly installed and the correct one for their child.   Many factors can undermine the integrity of a child ... more >>
Car Seat Safety Check Nov. 14 at APW Transportation Center APW will be hosting a Car Seat Safety Check on Monday, November 14th from 3-6 p.m. at the APW Transportation Center.  If you or someone you know has a child who uses a car seat or booster seat, be sure to tell them about this free service!  On this date, trained professional car seat technicians will be at the APW Transportation Center to check car seats and booster seats to see if they meet safety standards and to teach people how to properly install the seats into their vehicles. Please bring your child, their car seat or booster seat and your vehicle to the event. You may qualify for a free car seat replacement if your car seat does not meet safety standards. Download the application form for details or for more information, contact the transportation center office at 625-5241. ... more >>
Stage is set for Nov. 5th and 6th performances of “Switching Principals” at APW The Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Drama Club will be performing its fall play Switching Principals on Saturday & Sunday, November 5 th & 6 th .    The play is full of fast lines, plot twists, and surprises. When a new principal is scheduled to arrive at Marvin Gardens Junior High School, everyone is hoping for a fresh breeze. What blows in, however, are George and Madge, two con-artists who slipped in through the principal’s office window while hiding out from the law. In a hilarious case of mistaken identity, George and Madge doubletalk and dodge their way past pushy school board members, a nosey security guard, overactive students and one superstitious lady who has to be convinced, by George, that her aura needs to be watched. But somewhere along ... more >>
APW hosts successful literacy event In spite of the cold, blustery conditions, the Literacy Coalition of Oswego County’s reading celebration at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School was highly successful. The event featured local authors, games and crafts, a balloon artist and even a sled dog team, among other presenters at the festival held to improve literacy in Oswego County.   The literacy-focused event was free to the public and many community resources were on hand with information for visitors. A book giveaway allowed those attending to take home as many books as they wanted and children enjoyed searching through the books to find their favorites.   The Salmon River Museum held a “fishing” themed bingo type game and representatives from CupCake Mushing brought four of their sled ... more >>
APW Seniors Celebrated at Ceremony Before Last Regular Season Home Game Senior football and cheerleading athletes were recognized in a special ceremony before the start of the last regular season home game on Saturday, October 15. The athletes were called and then escorted onto the field by members of their family as their future plans and favorite memories were read by the game announcer. Senior cheerleader, CarleyAnn Sackett, center, is escorted onto the field by her parents Chriss and Ron Sackett. Her favorite memory was spending three cheer seasons with the best coach ever!     more >>
Dr. Calvar guest chorus conductor works with APW chorus students “An amateur practices until they get it right. A professional practices until they can’t get it wrong.” These words from a true professional in the field of choral music, that of Dr. Jose “Peppie Calvar III, Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music.   Dr. Calvar was a recent guest volunteering his time in Mary Ann House’s chorus classes at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior/Senior High School. House arranged to have Calvar visit the school and teach master classes to small groups of her students. He also worked one-on-one with select advanced students as well.   His passion for music, coupled with his sense of humor and unbounded energy was infectious to the students he worked with during the ... more >>
APW Junior/Senior High School Open House Parents and students filled the hallways during the recent APW Junior/Senior High School Open House. Teachers greeted each student and their family members and answered questions they may have had about the class or their student’s general progress. Information regarding the class curriculum was available for parents to pick up and parents were encouraged to reach out to the teachers through SchoolTool as a way to increase communication concerning their student’s progress. Parents followed their students’ schedule and casually greeted each other as they passed in the halls, moving from one classroom to the next. Visitors to Mr. Shaun Carter’s class included some alumni who stopped in with current student, Starr LaPrease, far right. Pictured, left to right are: ... more >>
APW’s Jordan Mull named Section III Most Valuable Player of the Week Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School senior tailback Jordan Mull was named the Section III Most Valuable Player of the Week by the Central New York Chapter of the National Football Foundation and for class C, in weeks one and five. Mull is currently number one in rushing yards and yards per carry with 1,244 total rushing and averaging a whopping 11 yards per carry, an APW school record. The APW Rebels are 4-1 on the season, with two games remaining in regulation play. In the Rebels last game, vs. Jordan-Elbridge, Mull scored every point for his team in the game, seven touchdowns and kicked all seven extra points for the Rebels win. His total yards rushing for the game was 491 yards. Pictured with Mull, center, are his football coach, Scott Stanard, left, and Jamie Coppola, ... more >>
APW Elementary School Open House Draws Huge Crowd Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School held the annual Open House for students and their families recently. Visitors to the Open House were greeted at the curb by volunteers representing the transportation department where they could pick up information, coloring sheets, pencils and even a cardboard bus. Two real-life buses were also on hand for visitors to view and explore, including an up-close look at the engine.   Once inside, the hallways and classrooms at APW Elementary School were filled with students eager to show their family members where they come to learn each day. They were greeted by APW Elementary School Principal Julie Woolson before heading off to their respective classes and special areas with their families in tow. The Shutts family stopped for a photo ... more >>
VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen Essay Contests Students in the Altmar-Parish-Williamstown School District are encouraged to apply for the VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competitions sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and VFW Auxiliary. The Voice of Democracy is an audio-essay contest in which students in grades nine through 12 have the opportunity to write and share their ideas on a provided democratic theme; the 2016-17 theme is “My Responsibility to America.”   Entries begin at the Post level, sponsored by VFW Post 136 in Williamstown, and continue on to the county, state and national levels. The judging is blind, based on criteria of originality, clearly expressed ideas and speaking delivery. Students can earn scholarships, with the top prize earning the national winner ... more >>
APW Elementary to host Literacy Event on October 22 The Literacy Coalition of Oswego County will be holding a free literacy event for the whole family on October 22, 2016 from 12 to 3:00 pm at APW Elementary School. The event to celebrate literacy and fun is free and open to the public. Local authors, balloon artists and face painting will be available and free backpacks with books and school supplies, literacy activities, community resources and an ARISE unique art exhibit will be on hand. For information or to request free transportation contact Carri Waloven at 593-5782, or by e-mail at . Check out the Literacy Coalition Facebook page at   more >>
APW Students Design Their Own Video Game Several students at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Elementary School participated in a STEM Project-based enrichment class over the summer that presented them with challenges such as designing and engineering their own video games.   The enrichment was designed to offer students entering grades five through seven a unique and authentic opportunity to explore, understand and solve real-world problems through STEM-focused activities, which encouraged the students to embrace science, technology, engineering and math concepts.   The students collaboratively worked together to solve real-life problems given limited materials and constraints. In addition to building bridges, boats and an egg-drop experiment, the culminating project of the class was the designing and engineering of ... more >>
APW Varsity Athletic Awards Ceremony Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School hosted the 2016 Varsity Athletic Awards Ceremony where student athletes and teams were recognized for their outstanding achievements in sports during the school year. Athletic Director Jamie Coppola emceed the ceremony and guest speaker APW Superintendent Anita Murphy praised the students for their accomplishments.   Team recognitions included acknowledgement of scholar athlete teams including Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Cross Country, Girls’ Basketball, Girls’ Volleyball, Golf, Boys’ Outdoor Track, Girls’ Outdoor Track and Hockey. Eight out of 14 APW varsity teams were scholar athlete teams.   Rebel Awards were presented to the following athletes: Most Competitive – James Parkhurst; Team Player – ... more >>

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