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July 31, 2014

Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Christopher Brown
cbrown@westgenesee.org

300 Sanderson Drive
Camillus, NY 13031
(315) 487-4562


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college boardStudents Score "5" on Advanced Placement Examinations 

Posted on July 31, 2014

Twenty-seven WGHS students had a total of thirty-one perfect scores on their Advanced Placement examinations in May.  MORE

Race for Respect16th Annual Race for Respect is Off and Running 

Posted on July 31, 2014

On Sunday, September 17, 2014 at 12:00 noon, the West Genesee School District and the Town of Camillus will be hosting the 16th annual Race for Respect. The purpose of the race/walk is to promote and celebrate mutual respect, acceptance of responsibility and community among members of our school and local communities. MORE

Update from Dr. Brown has been Posted

Posted on July 28, 2014

Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses eating healthy in our schools and shares a road construction update. Just click on the more to read the message.  MORE

West Genesee PTA/PTO District Council is Sponsoring a School Supply Drive, Again!

Posted on June 29, 2014/July 14, 2014

The West Genesee PTA/PTO District Council is once again sponsoring a School Supply Drive. The purpose is to provide free school supplies for students in need of assistance who attend any school in the West Genesee School District. (Click on more for information about the program. To fill out the form to request supplies, click here.) MORE

Click here to read article on 100% on Regents ExamsStudents Score 100% on Regents

Posted on July 2, 2014

Congratulations to the 30 West Genesee High School students who together received a total of 34 perfect scores on their Regents examinations in June. MORE

Pesticide ApplicationInitial Pesticide Application Notification

Posted on June 24, 2014

New York State Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year.  MORE

West Genesee Social Networking Communications Receive National Recognition

Posted on June 23, 2014

West Genesee Central School District is being recognized by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) in the Social Networking categories (Blog, Twitter, Facebook) of their 2014 Publications and Electronic Media Awards program.  MORE 

Graduation 2014Congratulations to the Class of 2014! 

Posted on June 22, 2014

On June 21, 2014, the Class of 2014 graduated at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. Congratulations and best of luck!

Congratulations WG Girls Lacrosse Team NYS State Champions!!

Posted on June 7, 2014

West Genesee Girls Lacrosse Team are the 2014 NYS CLASS A CHAMPIONS!! Final score 15-10 over West Islip!! Way to go!!!

NYS Teacher Excellence Award LogoTeachers Honored with the 2014 NYS Senate "Teacher Excellence" Award   

Posted on May 29, 2014/Updated May 30, 2014

Stonehedge Elementary School fourth-grade teacher, Debbie Quick, and East Hill Elementary School speech teacher, Sandra Ladd, are recipients of a 2014 NYS Senate "Teacher Excellence" Award. They received notification of this recognition in a letter from New York State Senator John DeFrancisco last week. Congratulations on this great honor! For more information, click on MORE

Budget VoteThank You to Community-Voting Results are in: Budget Passes

Posted on May 20, 2014

West Genesee residents approved the 2014-2015 budget and bus proposition on May 20, 2014. The $77,054,420  budget received 1,454 favorable votes and 323 votes in opposition. Elected to the Board of Education for three-year terms beginning in July, are incumbent Neil Widrick  with 1,031.  New to the Board is James Soper with 1,143 votes and Shawn Mitchell with 821 votes. Thank you to the community for your continued support! MORE

HS Carsh Simulation ActorsHigh School Students Experience a Simulated DWI Crash for their Peers  

Posted on May 16, 2014

On Friday, May 16, 2014, a simulated car crash was conducted at West Genesee High School by the Camillus Police Department, Fairmount Fire Department, Waves Ambulance, Buranich Funeral Home, Meyers Collision, the District Attorney and Medical Examiner's Office with students from the high school. Click here to view a photo gallery of the event.... We wish all attending the Senior Ball a fun and safe time! MORE

West Genesee Athletes Participate in Special Olympics   

Posted on May 15, 2014

Congratulations to all of the West Genny athletes that participated today in the Special Olympics! Great job!  Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here.

Holocaust SpeakerCMS Hosted Author and Holocaust Survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan      

Posted on May 8, 2014

On May 5, Camillus Middle School had the privilege to host celebrated author and Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan.  Marion wrote "Four Perfect Pebbles", a memoir of her experiences living through the atrocities of the Holocaust with her mother, father and brother.  MORE

Speech ContestCMS Student Wins the NY/New England District Optimist Speech Contest     

Posted on May 7, 2014

On Saturday, May 3, CMS eighth grader, John (Jack) Howes, competed in the New York/New England District round of the Optimist Oratorical Contest. In competing at this level, Jack spoke on the topic presented to all contestants this year: "How My Passions Impact the World." Students from New York, Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut delivered 4-5 minute speeches interpreting the topic, and separate contests were held for the girls and the boys.  MORE

Ben MauroBen Mauro to Address West Genesee Students - Music Education Goes Back to School

Posted on April 24, 2014

Ben Mauro will address his alma mater during an upcoming visit to his hometown. Students at West Genesee Senior High will have the opportunity to listen to one of their most notable graduates speak on May 1 at 2:00 p.m. about the importance of music education and how it has influenced his stellar career path.  MORE

CNY Science FairWest Genny Students Excel at Central New York Science and Engineering Fair 

Posted on April 16, 2014

On March 23, students from Onondaga Road Elementary School, Camillus Middle, and West Genesee Middle School competed in the Central New York Science and Engineering Fair sponsored by the MOST and Lockheed Martin.  MORE

National Honor Society LogoNational Honor Society Inducts New Members

Posted on April 10, 2014

One hundred fifty-two students from West Genesee High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society at the High School on November 18, 2013 and March 24, 2014. These members were selected by a faculty council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. To read a list of the new members, go to MORE

Safety Award CertificateDistrict Honored with Safety Award for 7th Year

Posted on April 3, 2014

West Genesee Central School District is one of 133 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services in the state to receive the "2014 School Safety Excellence Award" from the Utica National Insurance Group.  MORE

BCME Logo 2014West Genesee is One of the Best Music Communities for Music Education, Again!      

Posted on March 27, 2014

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has announced the results of its fifteenth annual "Best Communities for Music Education" survey, which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support of music education in schools. This is the ninth time West Genesee has been recognized for this honor.  MORE

Culture FairThe 6th Annual Culture Fair was a Great Success!   

Posted on March 18, 2014

The West Genesee District-Wide Diversity Committee hosted the 6th Annual Culture Fair today. at the high school, and everyone had a great time! From the diverse music, to dancing, to the awesome food! A big thank you to the West Genesee PTA/PTO District Council, Camillus PBA, Tops Friendly Markets for sponsoring the event, and to Dr. Copeland for coordinating all of the different pieces. To view a short video from the event, click on the link below.  MORE

Swing-InWest Genesee Welcomes Antonio Hart to Annual Swing In

Posted on March 11, 2014

Swing-In 2014 will be at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15 in the West Genesee High School Auditorium. Swing-In is an annual tradition of the West Genesee High School Fine Arts Department since 1968. Tickets are available in the WGHS Auditorium Lobby before the show and pre-sale from the jazz band members. All seats are $5.00 and are general admission.  For more information, click on MORE

Top 10WGHS Top Ten for Class of 2014 is Announced   

Posted on February 26, 2014

The Top Ten students of the West Genesee High School Class of 2014 was announced on February 24, 2014. For a list of the students in order of rank, go to MORE

Kindergarten screeningKindergarten Registration is this Week!  

Posted on February 24, 2014

Parents should register their children at the school within their regular attendance area  this week, February 24-28 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. West Genesee elementary schools are East Hill (487-4648), Onondaga Road (487-4653), Split Rock (487-4656), and Stonehedge (487-4633). For more information and immunization requirements go to MORE 

Winter "Wonder"land at Stonehedge Last Night 

Posted on February 13, 2014

On February 12, families had the opportunitity to view projects that were displayed at a celebration of learning called the Winter "Wonder"land.  This was a culmination of a month-long Project Based Learning experience at Stonehedge that began in mid-January that involved K-2 students, faculty, staff, and several parent volunteers. To view a short video about the project, just click on the link below. MORE


Important Update from Dr. Brown about CCLS Implementation

Posted on February 10, 2014

Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he shares that the Board of Regents has been meeting regarding the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards [CCLS] in New York State. They will be acting on recommendations tomorrow that will change how the CCLS are being implemented. Just click on the more to read the message.  MORE

CMS Students are Scientific

Posted on January 31, 2014

On January 30, 63 students created 36 exhibits that were entered for judging in the Camillus Middle School Science Fair. Click on the link below to view a video of the event  MORE

 

Academic DecathlonWGHS Decathlon Team will Compete at State Level

Posted on January 29, 2014

The Academic Decathlon was held at Westhill High School on January 25 with the team from West Genesee placing third overall, behind Westhill and the team from Cazenovia that placed first. They brought home a total of 18 medals from the whole competition. The top three teams will advance to the state competition at SUNY Brockport to be held on February 28 - March 1.  MORE

Bring Your Own Device PilotBring Your Own Device Pilot at the High School  

Posted on January 27, 2014

As the role of educational technology continues to evolve, we believe personal electronic device applications now play a role in the acquisition of new knowledge, teaching of organizational skills, and fostering responsible use among students and teachers. With this in mind, West Genesee High School will be piloting a new policy regarding the use of personal electronic devices starting Monday, February 3 through the remainder of the school year. To read the letter describing the pilot click on   MORE

Fire Inspection BadgeAnnual Fire Inspection Completed

Posted on January 23, 2014

Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for 2013-2014 of the West Genesee Central School District for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available for inspection at the office of the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds during normal business hours by all interested parties.

Melissa Fumano1000 Points!!! 

Posted on January 22, 2014

Congratulations to Senior Girls Basketball player Melissa Fumano who broke the 1000 point scoring mark last night in a game against Oswego. Melissa becomes just the 3rd female player in West Genesee history to reach this landmark! MORE

SchooltoolSchooltool Student Accounts Now Active for Middle and High School Students 

Posted on January 21, 2014

All secondary students can now review their schedules, assignments, and grades via the student portal in Schooltool. To access, click on the Quick Link on http://www.westgenesee.org/. Students log in to Schooltool with the same userID and password they use to access school workstations. Click here for the Quick Reference Guide for additional information.

Happy HolidaysSeason's Greetings from West Genesee School District 

Posted on December 23, 2014

The Administration and Board of Education of the West Genesee School District join in extending greetings and best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season. May this season be filled with peace and joy and everything that makes for happiness. The artwork at right was created by tenth grader Amanda Prell. Congratulations to Amanda for having her artwork selected.

Stonehedge First Graders are Caring and Compassionate  

Posted on December 5, 2013

Check out this short video of our Stonehedge Elementary School first graders making handmade pillows to donate to the Humane Association of CNY for the homeless dogs in their shelter to demonstrate their caring and compassion. Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad. 

Healthy SnacksPiloting a New After School Snack Program at High School

Posted on November 25, 2013

We will be piloting a new after school snack program from December 2, 2013 through December 20, 2013. This program will allow high school students to purchase healthy snacks and drinks from 2:15 p.m. through 3:15 p.m. Monday to Friday in Cafeteria 1. This program is designed to be open for students waiting for practices, yet still allowing time for students to grab a quick snack after interaction time. MORE

Teacher/Student of the YearOh the Thinks You can Think! at Camillus Middle School  

Posted on November 21, 2013

Seussical the Musical will take center stage this weekend at Camillus Middle School on November 22 at 7:00 p.m. and November 23 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $6.00 at the door.    MORE

Teacher/Student of the YearCamillus Optimists Honor Students and Teachers 

Posted on November 19, 2013

Kyle Jenkins and Grace Walker  at WGMS; Sophia Valerino and John Howes at CMS; and Emily Cook and Michael Richards at the high school were honored by the Camillus Optimists with the David Kenna Youth Appreciation Awards. Split Rock Elementary School teacher Melanie Callahan, WGMS mathematics teacher Kathleen Byrne, and high school teacher Leandra Kovalchik received the 2013 Joseph A. Witowski Teacher of the Year Award.  MORE

Budget VoteThe Voting Results are in: Both Propositions are Approved

Posted on November 12, 2013

West Genesee residents approved the Capital Project Referendum and Turf Field Reserve Fund propositions on November 12, 2013. The $24,305,200 Capital Project received 863 favorable votes and 218 votes in opposition. A second proposition to create a reserve fund for the turf field was approved 833 to 256. Thank you to the community for your continued support!  MORE

District Spelling BeeFinalists Move on to Post-Standard Spelling Bee 

Posted on November 8, 2013

West Genesee Middle School eighth grader, Jason Loustaunau faced-off against Camillus Middle School seventh grader, Rose Hays spelling such words as "caricatured" and "unilaterally" until Loustaunau emerged as the first place winner in the West Genesee Spelling Bee held on November 7.  MORE

PeteyWest Genesee "Wildcat" Band Captures 1st place in USBands National Championship  

Posted on November 3, 2013

The Wildcats took 1st place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey Saturday night, November 2, with a score of 95.687! The NYS Field Band Conference 2013 National Class winners won their first National title since 1990 at the USBand National Championship. MORE

Marching BandWildcat Marching Band Wins their 33rd NYS Championship 

Posted on October 27, 2013

Congratulations to the Wildcat Marching Band for winning the NYS Field Band Conference Championship with a score of 96.25! Way to go!!!!!  West Genesee 96.25; Norwalk (CT) 93.95; Victor 93.75; Arlington 93.15; Brentwood 90.85; Liverpool 90.45; Orchard Park 87.25; and Baldwinsville 86.90.

Onondaga Road Students Learn that Planting Can be Fun!   

Posted on October 21, 2013

Check out this short video of our Onondaga Road Elementary School 4th graders as they learn how to plant daffodils as part of their classroom lesson. Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad. 

Picture of SplitRockSplit Rock Elementary School is Named a New York State Reward School 

Posted on October 12, 2013

At the beginning of the school year, the District was notified by the New York State Eduction Department that Split Rock Elementary School has been designated a Reward School. This signifies that the school is among those in New York State that has made the highest performance with no significant gaps in student achievement. For additional information about this program, please click here

Master TeachersHigh School Science Teachers Honored as New York Master Teachers

Posted on October 9, 2013

Congratulations to West Genesee High School science teachers Kathryn Annan and Samuel Gervaise for being named New York Master Teachers. This is quite an honor and they are an inspiration to all teachers. MORE

PeteyJoin Us for our Community Reading Project - "One Book, One Town: Everyone Reads"

Posted on October 7, 2013

High school English teacher, Keith Newvine, is initiating a community reading project called "One Book, One Town: Everyone Reads". He has selected a book called Petey by Ben Mikaelsen. Click here for a flyer about the book which is at a reading level that is appropriate for nearly all grade levels beyond 6th grade. The author of the book will come to West Genesee in February to continue our discussion. We hope that you will help us to support this community initiative.  MORE

Road Work UpdatesRoad Construction Updates from Department of Transportation

Posted on July 1, 2013/Last Updated October 7, 2013

Due to the expected rain today, the start of top-course paving between Knowell Road and Clark Lane has been postponed until tomorrow. We expect to be finished on Friday, weather permitting. Each day, the contractor will begin closing lanes after the school traffic has passed, around 8 a.m. For the complete update, please click on  MORE

US Army MBU.S. Army All-American Marching Band Selects West Genny Color Guard Senior

Posted on October 4, 2013

Senior, Rachael Elsey of West Genesee High School, Camillus, NY, has been selected to be a member of the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.  She will join an elite group of musicians who will perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.   MORE

Road Work UpdatesAre You Looking for a Job in School Transportation?

Posted on October 6, 2013

We have openings for per diem Substitute School Bus Drivers and Bus Attendants.  Per diem substitutes are needed on a daily basis. A valid New York State Drivers License is a requirement. If you are interested in applying, please call or stop by with your application. The contact person is Jerry Williams, Transportation Supervisor, West Genesee Central School District, Bus Garage, 5203 West Genesee Street Camillus, NY  13031, Telephone: 315-487-4576.

College Board IconNational Merit Semi-Finalist and Commended Scholar is Announced     

Posted on October 2, 2013

Senior Michael Richards has been named a Semi-Finalist along with senior Rachel Gdula who has been named a Commended Scholar in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. MORE

all state concertsMusicians to Perform in All-State Concerts

Posted on September 13, 2013

Twelve West Genesee High School musicians were accepted into the All-State Conference to perform in Rochester, December 5-8, 2013.  MORE

West Genesee Electronic Communications Receive Statewide Recognition

Posted on September 12, 2013

West Genesee Central School District is being recognized by the New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) in the Website, Electronic Newsletter, and Social Networking - Twitter categories of their 2013 Publications and Electronic Media Awards program. Congratulations! MORE 

Race for Respect15th Annual Race for Respect is Just Around the Corner!

Posted on September 9, 2013

On Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 12:00 noon, the West Genesee School District and the Town of Camillus will be hosting the 15th annual Race for Respect.Click here to download the registration form. MORE

Jeannette ClarkNew Director of Counseling and Student Services K-12    

Posted on September 4, 2013

On July 1, 2013, Paula Brillo was appointed by the Board of Education to the Director of Counseling and Student Services starting July 22, 2013. She is preceded by Kay Merrick, who retired from the District at the end of June. MORE

College Board IconStudents are Advanced Placement Scholars 

Posted on September 3, 2013

Sixty-eight students and recent graduates of West Genesee High School have been named Advanced Placement Scholars by The College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations. MORE

new teachers 2012West Genesee Orients New Teachers 

Posted on August 21, 2013

On August 20-21, new teaching staff participated in orientation and mentoring meetings. To view pictures of those teachers that participated in the program and who will be starting in the District this year click on  MORE

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