Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Christopher Brown
300 Sanderson Drive
Camillus, NY 13031
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. For those in need of assistance, please submit your requests by Saturday, August 20by clicking here. (Click on more for information about the program.)
Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses the Fourth of July weekend, construction progress, the high school completion rate, and the many events coming up this summer.
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.
On June 18, 2016, the Class of 2016 graduated at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. Congratulations and best of luck!
Congratulations to the following seven West Genesee athletes that qualified for the Academic All-American honor from the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Assoc. (NISCA): Kaitlin Dunning, Rebecca Kanoza, Jack Barrett, Daniel Pesci, Colin Riley, Victoria Lee, and Emily Green.
West Genesee residents approved the 2016-2017 budget and bus proposition on May 17, 2016. The $82,227,170 budget received 1,394 favorable votes and 257 votes in opposition. Elected to the Board of Education for three-year terms beginning in July, are incumbents Roberta M. Herron with 1,165, and Karen M. Fruscello with 1,093. New to the Board is Eric A. Bacon with 1,316 votes. Tonya D. Wilson received 793 votes. Thank you to the community for your continued support!
On May 13, 2016, the West Genesee Central School District was notified by the New York State Education Department that West Genesee High School has been designated a Reward School for the second year in a row.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. Congratulations!
On Friday, May 13, 2016, a simulated car crash was planned at West Genesee High School. Due to rain, the presentation was modified to an assembly in the lower gymnasium. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible to help make the Senior Ball a fun and safe time!
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has announced the results of its sixteenth 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 eighth consecutive and overall eleventh time West Genesee has been recognized for this honor.
One hundred fifty-eight students from West Genesee High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society at the High School on March 21, 2016. 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
Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for 2015-2016 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.
The Top Ten students of the West Genesee High School Class of 2016 was announced on February 23, 2016. For a list of the students in order of rank, go to
Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held this year from February 1 to March 4 at the Central Registrar Office located at 300 Sanderson Drive, Camillus, NY 13031. For information about registering your student, go to the Registration Section of the website by clicking here.
On January 26, twelve students gave speeches around the theme, "How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others" to members of the Camillus Optimist Club. The Optimists chose Greta Hahn from the high school and Eric Leubner from CMS to represent them at the next level of the 2016 Oratorical Contest that will be held on April 9 in Albany, NY. Congratulations!
On January 14, it was announced that twelve WGHS photography and ceramics students won recognition at the 2016 Scholastic Art competition. To see a listing of the photography students with information about their artwork, click on
West Genesee High School students will present the musical Once Upon a Mattress, at the high school auditorium on February 4-5 at 7:00 p.m. and February 6 at 2:00 p.m. Seats for all three shows are reserved and are $12 each.
The Academic Decathlon was held at Westhill High School on January 23 with competitors from Cazenovia, Liverpool, Tully, Westhill, and West Genesee high schools. The team from West Genesee High School came in first overall. The top three teams will advance to the state competition at SUNY Brockport to be held on February 26-27.
On Thursday, January 21, West Genesee High School hosted a Community Forum on Substance Abuse and Expo. The Camillus Police were one of our twenty expo participants who were on hand before our community forum on substance abuse that was attended by close to seven hundred people.
The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association presented their 2015 Man of the Year Award to Mike Messere, from West Genesee High School, at the IMLCA Convention on Saturday, December 12. Congratulations Coach Messere!
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 Camillus Middle School eighth grader, Margaret Patten, and was sent out to the community. Congratulations to Margaret for having his artwork selected for the community holiday card!
Kindergarteners at Onondaga Road had a great time making Gingerbread Houses! Here is a short video of the event. Enjoy!
On November 10, Kamel Awayda and Colleen Augello from the high school; Ty Lisi and Analise Castro from Camillus Middle School; and Maxsim Mekker and Lily Wegerski from West Genesee Middle School were honored by the Camillus Optimists with the David Kenna Youth Appreciation Awards. Lisa Long (foreign language teacher at West Genesee High School), Susan Mills (foreign language teacher at West Genesee Middle School), and Kristin Hudson (Kindergarten teacher at Onondaga Road Elementary School) received the 2015 Joseph A. Witowski Teacher of the Year Award.
West Genesee Middle School is proud to present Harry Connick Jr.'s The Happy Elf, November 19 and 20 at 7:00 p.m., and November 21 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $6.00.
Camillus Middle School sixth graders, Carter Leonard and Eric Leubner faced-off spelling such words as "tenacious" and "hostilities" until Leonard emerged as the first place winner in the West Genesee Spelling Bee held on November 4.
The Sound of Music will ring out at Camillus Middle School on November 6 at 7:00 p.m. and November 7 at 3:00 p.m. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the critically acclaimed film, Camillus Middle School is presenting the Tony award winning musical by, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, a ceremony was held at East Hill Elementary School to honor and celebrate the closing of their wooden castle playground. To read more about this event along with a photo gallery and videos, just click on
On Sunday, September 27, 2015 the West Genesee School District and the Town of Camillus will hoted the 17th 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. Just click on the arrow below to view a short video of the event.
Eleven West Genesee High School musicians were accepted into the All-State Conference to perform in Rochester, December 3-6, 2015. The conference, including the final concerts, will take place at the Rochester Convention Center and is sponsored by the NYS School Music Association.
On August 24-25, 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
Eighty-seven 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.
On August 19, 2015, the West Genesee Central School District
was notified by the New York State Education Department that West
Genesee High 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. Congratulations!
Twenty-seven WGHS students had a total of thirty-five perfect scores on their Advanced Placement examinations in May.