For Tuesday, March 3, evening activities for the West Genesee Central School District have been cancelled. Choir concert will be rescheduled. Interaction time and other after school activities will still take place. (Please note: Athletic practices and games, however, are cancelled for afternoon and evening.)
Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses attending a national conference, the Academic Decathlon team winning the state competition, and reminding us that the first draft of the budget will be presented this Wednesday at the Board of Education meeting.
The 7th Annual Culture Fair will be held at the high school on Saturday, March 7, from 12:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. in the upper gym. This is a fantastic family event for all ages that is free and open to the public, and is designed to help promote understanding of the various social, ethnic, and cultural influences in our very own community and beyond.
On February 25, twelve students gave speeches around the theme, "How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements of the Future " to members of the Camillus Optimist Club. The Optimists chose Joanna Maressa from the high school and Eric Leubner from CMS to represent them at the zone level of the 2015 Oratorical Contest. Congratulations!
Thirty-eight students created 23 exhibits that were entered for judging in the Camillus Middle School Science Fair on February 12. Science teacher Jacqueline Mills coordinated the fair. Below is a short video of the event. To see a list of participants click on
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.)
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.