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December 19, 2014

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

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


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Call for Commentary for Strategic Planning

Posted on December 17, 2014

Every year, the District's Strategic Planning Team asks for all stakeholders' feedback about the District's progress meeting the specifics of our Strategic Actions. In an effort to elicit as much input as we can, please take some time to respond to the following survey by clicking here. Please be sure to include your name. Anonymous surveys cannot be included. To download the West Genesee Strategic Planning Process just click here.  The survey will be open until Friday, January 16.

Happy HolidaysSeason's Greetings from West Genesee School District 

Posted on December 16, 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 Onondaga Road Elementary School Kindergartner Xavier Knittel. Congratulations to Xavier for having his artwork selected for the community holiday card!

Annual Gingerbread House Day at Onondaga Road Elementary School  

Posted on December 16, 2014

The Onondaga Road Elementary School Annual Gingerbread House Day took place on Friday, December 12. For the past three years the kindergarten team has invited one parent/family member of each kindergarten child to join them in a fun Gingerbread House making holiday event. Check out this short video of the event below.  

Stonehedge Fifth Graders Bake Cookies for the Samaritan Center  

Posted on December 16, 2014

Check out this short video of our Stonehedge Elementary School fifth graders as they bake snicker doodles to donate to the Samaritan Center for residents to enjoy during the holidays.  

Update from Dr. Brown has been Posted

Posted on December 15, 2014

Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses hope, gingerbread houses, and changes in Albany. MORE

sub positionAre You Looking for a Job as a Substitute Teaching Assistant?

Posted on November 23, 2014

We have openings for per diem Substitute Teaching Assistants.  Per diem substitutes are needed on a daily basis.  If you are interested in applying, please call or stop by with your application. The contact person is Debra Miller, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources,  (315) 487-4555, dmiller@westgenesee.org.

Fame! Jr.Fame! Jr. at West Genesee Middle School  

Posted on November 19, 2014

West Genesee Middle School students will be "on top of the charts" when they offer a joyous performance of Fame! JR.  Fame! JR. is based on the hit motion picture which was turned into a long-running television series.   The curtain goes up on Thursday, November 20 and Friday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $6.00. MORE

Teacher/Student of the YearCamillus Optimists Honor Students and Teachers 

Posted on November 10, 2014

Jessica Potosky and Haneen Awawda at WGMS; Katherine McManus and Phillip Martin at CMS; and Alex Tripodi and Claire Wenner at the high school were honored by the Camillus Optimists with the David Kenna Youth Appreciation Awards. East Hill Elementary School physical education teacher Molly O'Keefe, CMS mathematics teacher Rebecca Eassa, and high school teacher Eliza Spaulding received the 2014 Joseph A. Witowski Teacher of the Year Award.   MORE

District Spelling BeeFinalists Move on to Post-Standard Spelling Bee 

Posted on November 4, 2014

Camillus Middle School sixth graders, Abigail Ray and Cooper Ponto, faced-off  spelling such words as "abolitionists" and "unilaterally" until Ray emerged as the first place winner in the West Genesee Spelling Bee held on November 4.   MORE

Health PreventionDistrict Responds to Health Concerns of this Season  

Posted on November 4, 2014

The fall and winter months often mean more cold symptoms, influenza and occasional fevers. This season is no different, but recent media reports about communicable diseases in throughout the nation have prompted our District to both review its procedures for preventing the spread of illnesses (such as the flu and colds).   MORE

CinderellaCinderella: The Enchanted Edition at Camillus Middle School  

Posted on November 3, 2014

Cinderella: The Enchanted Edition will take center stage this weekend at Camillus Middle School on November 7 at 7:00 p.m. and November 8 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $7.00 at the door.    MORE

Marching BandWildcat Marching Band Wins their 34th NYS Championship 

Posted on October 26, 2014

Congratulations to the Wildcat Marching Band for winning the NYS Field Band Conference Championship with a score of 96.80! Way to go! The rest of the results are: Arlington 96.10; Victor 95.55; Lancaster 93.00; Liverpool 92.55; Baldwinsville 89.75; Brentwood 88.65, and Orchard Park 86.55.

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

Posted on October 14, 2014

Congratulations to the West Genesee Marching Band for placing 1st place at the US Bands Competition in Virginia Beach, VA this past weekend with a score of 86.1. In addition, the band won caption awards for the following categories: Visual, Color Guard, Percussion, Music, Overall Effect, and Favorite Band Director.

College Board IconNational Merit Commended Scholars Announced     

Posted on September 26, 2014

Seniors Steven Mirabito, Christopher Brown, Claire Thomas, Aaron Jones, and John Buttner have been named a Commended Scholars in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.  MORE

all state concertsMusicians Invited to All-State/All-National Concerts 

Posted on September 26, 2014

Seven West Genesee High School musicians were accepted into the All-State Conference to perform in Rochester, December 4-December 7, 2014. Collin McCrea was also honored with an invitation to the NafME All-National Chorus.   MORE

NYSPRA LogoWest Genesee Electronic Communications Receive Statewide Recognition

Posted on September 26, 2014

The New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) recently awarded West Genesee with an Award of Excellence for the Superintendent's Twitter Account, and and Award of Merit for our website and District e-newsletters. MORE 

Thank You to the Community for Participating in the 16th Annual Race for Respect! 

Posted on July 31, 2014/Update September 21, 2014

Thank you to the Community for your support of the 16th Annual Race for Respect held on September 21, 2014 Everyone had a great time, and to view a brief video of the event just click on the video below. MORE

Information Regarding Enterovirus D68 

Posted on September 16, 2014

You may have heard some health related news regarding the Enterovirus D68. This letter is to inform you that we have a confirmed case of the virus in our school community, and we will do everything possible to help keep you informed and prevent the spread of the virus. You can read the specifics by clicking on MORE

Susan O'BrienNew Assistant Principal at High School    

Posted on September 4, 2014

On August 20, 2014, Susan O'Brien was appointed by the Board of Education as an Assistant Principal at the high school. She is preceded by Michael McGrath, who is the new Assistant Principal at West Genesee Middle School.  MORE

College Board IconWest Genesee is Launching a New Notification System  

Posted on August 22, 2014

Parentlink software is replacing School News Notifier (SNN) and will allow us to send emails, texts, phone app notifications, and make phone calls. (Phone calls will be used primarily for snow days and emergency situations.)  MORE

new teachers 2012West Genesee Orients New Teachers 

Posted on August 22, 2014

On August 18-19, 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

College Board IconStudents are Advanced Placement Scholars 

Posted on August 21, 2014

Seventy-one 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

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

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. 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.

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