Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Christopher Brown
300 Sanderson Drive
Camillus, NY 13031
West Genesee Central School District announced today the launch of its West Genesee App, an all-in-one information source for parents, students, staff, and community. Created by ParentLink, the app was developed specifically to provide direct access to the District's most sought after information in the most convenient format -- your mobile device.
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 if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses how miracles can happen.
Congratulations to the students in Mrs. Quick's Stonehedge Elementary School 4th Grade class for being honored by Pizza Hut's "Book It" Program.
Congratulations to Amelia Ryan from CMS who placed first to win the New York/New England District Optimist Oratorical Contest on May 4 in Albany, New York! Mark Kopp from WGMS also competed at that level and was a runner up. Both speeches were outstanding in a very tough competition. Great job to both of them!
West Genesee Central School District is one of 121 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services in the state to receive the "2013 School Safety Excellence Award" from the Utica National Insurance Group.
One hundred forty-eight students from West Genesee High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society at the High School on November 19, 2012 and March 25, 2013. 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
On March 24, middle school students from WGMS competed in the Central New York Science and Engineering Fair sponsored by the MOST and Lockheed Martin.
On April 10, 2013, Jeannette Clark was appointed by the Board of Education to the principal's position at Onondaga Road Elementary School starting July 1, 2013. She is preceded by Deborah Geiss, who will retire from the District at the end of June.
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has announced the results of its fourteenth 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 time West Genesee has been recognized for this honor.
Congratulations to the Academic Decathlon's 3rd place finish at the New York State's Championship earlier this month. The team tallied a total of 25 medals.
The WG District-Wide Diversity Committee held the 5th Annual Culture Fair on March 23. A big thank you to our sponsors: the WG PTA/PTO District Council, Camillus PBA, West Genesee Food Services, Tops Friendly Markets, and Cam's Pizzeria. Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
CMS held the annual Career Fair on March 22. This is an annual event where students meet with community members to learn about different career opportunities. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a great success! Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
East Hill's 3rd Annual Science Fair was held on March 19. Students in grades K-5 worked with their siblings, neighbors, ffriends, and family to create over 50 Science Fair projects. They were viewed by peers, parents and their families. Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
Richard Chapman was appointed on January 17, 2013, to the assistant principal's position at West Genesee Middle School, succeeding Stephen Dunham, who became the WGMS principal in July 2012. On March 11, Peter Blake began his position at West Genesee High School as an assistant principal.
On March 1, 135 students created 90 exhibits that were entered for judging in the Split Rock Elementary School Science Fair. Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
The Top Ten students of the West Genesee High School Class of 2013 was announced on February 26, 2013. For a list of the students in order of rank, go to
Parents should register their children at the school within their regular attendance area this week, February 25-28, and March 1 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
On January 31, 57 students created 33 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, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
West Genesee High School Wind Ensemble Director, Andrew Perry, has been chosen as this year's recipient of the New York State Band Directors Association Richard Snook Outstanding Band Director Award.
West Genesee High School students will present the musical Jekyll and Hyde, based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson, at the high school auditorium on February 7-8 at 7:00 p.m. and February 9 at 2:00 p.m.
On January 11, WGMS students displayed Science Fair projects that explained the results of their research to their fellow students, to judges, and to their families who came in the evening to view the exhibits. Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
We hope you enjoy this video of Onondaga Road students playing cooperative "Reindeer Games" in the gym and in their classrooms. To view, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from an ipad or iphone.
West Genesee High School students got together after school today, Tuesday, December 18, in the gym to take a group picture in support of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Click here to view a larger version of the picture.
West Genesee Ice Hockey coach Frank Colabufo received his 300th career win as the Wildcats won over host Cortland/Homer, 4-0, in a Division I West contest on Friday, December 7. Way to go!!!
On Thursday, November 29, Onondaga Road Elementary School teachers presented fun and useful activities for families to use at home to reinforce important Math concepts. Thanks also to the PTA for providing the needed supplies. To view, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from an ipad or iphone.
We are excited to roll out our new December menu for each of our schools in the West Genesee District. We have put much effort into meeting the tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced and provide students with the nutrition and calories they need to get them through their school day. We were fortunate to meet with a great group of students who volunteered their time to help understand the guidelines and give feedback on what they would like to see on their menus.
On Tuesday, November 20, East Hill Elementary School students dedicated their half-day before Thanksgiving working with staff, parents, and volunteers to learn about No Standing By for Bullying. To view, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from an ipad or iphone.
Johna Halko and Mark Kopp at WGMS; Lauren Cahalan and Luis (Manny) Castro at CMS; and Maureen McInerney and Steven Ferguson at the high school were honored by the Camillus Optimists with the David Kenna Youth Appreciation Awards. Pamela Ciarla at East Hill, Dallas Barton at CMS, and Patricia Sullivan at the high school received the 2011 Joseph A. Witowski Teacher of the Year Awards.
West Genesee Middle School will present the musical Yes Virginia on November 16 at 7:00 p.m. and November 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $6.00.
West Genesee Middle School eighth-grade student, Russell Graziano faced-off against fellow West Genesee Middle School seventh grader, Collin Puchta spelling such words as filibuster and adjournment until Graziano emerged as the first place winner in the West Genesee Spelling Bee held on November 6.
On Friday, November 2, Stonehedge held the Annual Turkey Trot. This year the students walked to support their fellow first grader, Abby Moore, who is battling Leukemia. To view, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from an ipad or iphone.
The eighth-grade students at WGMS had the opportunity today to talk with professionals from the community about their careers. To view a short video of the event, click on the link below. To view, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from an ipad or iphone.
Congratulations to the Wildcat Marching Band for winning the NYS Championship with a score of 97.60! Way to go!!!!! West Genesee 97.60; Norwalk (CT) 95.00; Victor 94.00; Arlington 92.90; Orchard Park 91.60; Liverpool 91.55; Webster 88.00; Cicero-North Syracuse 87.35; Oswego 86.25
Any parent or guardian with an active email address in the West Genesee database now has access to the Schooltool Parent Portal. An email was sent Friday, October 19, 2012 with a user ID and temporary password. If you did NOT receive an email with log-in information, click on
West Genesee High School seniors Shawn Davern and Nicholas Piato have been selected to be members of the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. They 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.
The West Genesee Central School District's APPR has been approved by the New York State Department of Education. The plan can be viewed by clicking on
Seniors Caroline Spang, Stephanie Kenific, Emma Ryan, Jacob Pelton, Alexander Woodrow, Kenneth Brill, Jr., and David Castello who have been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The 14th Annual Race for Respect was a great success. Thank you to Assistant Principal Mike Free who coordinated the event, the Camillus Police Department, custodial and food service staff, all of the volunteers, and especially the community for their support. Here is a short video of the event. To view, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from an ipad or iphone.
Sixty-three 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.
Thirty-nine WGHS students had a total of forty-nine perfect scores on their Advanced Placement examinations in May.
Twelve West Genesee High School musicians were accepted into the All-State Conference to perform in Rochester, November 29-December 2, 2012.
During the coming school year, expect to see important changes in school lunches nationwide. School cafeterias are now required to meet new federal nutrition standards that aim to promote a healthy lifestyle. These changes are planned to address the rising rate of childhood obesity as well as increased health complications in our population.
We have been informed that some parents/guardians have been experiencing troubles when trying to access and/or deposit monies using the MyNutriKids website. The site is running, although experiencing periodic processing difficulties. If you are unable to use the website, please feel free to send in lunch payments with your children during the first week of school.
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.
Welcome to our new principals! Stephen Dunham was appointed on April 4, 2012, to the principal's position at West Genesee Middle School, succeeding Earl Sanderson, who retired from the District at the end of June. On August 8, Brent Suddaby began his position as the Stonehedge Elementary School Gold principal for grades 3-5.
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
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.
The West Genesee High School Marching Band is featured in the latest edition of the New York State School Board Association news periodical, OnBoard. Check out the article by clicking on
West Genesee Central School District is being recognized by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) in the Social Networking and Blog categories of their 2012 Publications and Electronic Media Awards program.