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October 22, 2014
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Welcome to Camillus Middle School...

Beth Lozier
5525 Ike Dixon Road
Camillus, NY 13031-9621
(315) 672-3159
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Update from Dr. Brown has been Posted

Posted on October 20, 2014

Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses events from the past weekend and that students can teach us how to overcome challenges. 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

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, 2013

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

Race for Respect16th Annual Race for Respect is Off and Running 

Posted on July 31, 2014

On Sunday, September 21, 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

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

Posted on June 29, 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. MORE

CMS Award WinnersStudents at CMS Receive Witowski and Geiss Awards   

Posted on June 23, 2014

Congratulations to CMS students for receiving the following recognition: Victoria DeSantis (Witowski Award) Megan Delia (Geiss Award) John Bergen (Geiss Award) Ryan Gentilcore (Witowski Award). Great job!

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 

Budget VoteThe 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

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 New York/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

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

Update from Dr. Brown has been Posted

Posted on April 14, 2014

Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses our talented students and a visit last week from a representative of the U.S. Department of Education. Just click on the more to read the message.  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

Speech ContestCamillus Optimist Speech Winners Share "How My Passions Impact the World"     

Posted on February 27, 2014

On February 26, eight students gave speeches around the theme, "How My Passions Impact the World" to members of the Camillus Optimist Club. The Optimists chose John (Jack) Howes from CMS and Katherine Baldwin from WGMS to represent them at the zone level of the 2014 Oratorical Contest that will be held later this month in their respective Girl and Boy Division. Congratulations!  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


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 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.


Posted on January 6, 2014

Beginning today, you may order your CMS yearbook online.  A direct link to Jostens’ website can be found by clicking here.  The cost of the yearbook is $25 plus NYS tax ($27 total).  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Deirdre Tait at 672-3159 or

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

CMS Science Students Study 9 Mile Creek

Posted on November 11, 2013

Earlier this fall, CMS Science teacher, Sue Potrikus, brought eighth and seventh grade science students to 9 Mile Creek to study the many different organisms that live there. 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.

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

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

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



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