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April 16, 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 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 Publications is RecognizedWest 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

new teachers 2012West Genesee Orients New Teachers 

Posted on August 21, 2013

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  MORE

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

Posted on August 2, 2013

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. To fill out the form to request supplies, click here.) MORE

Space CampHoneywell Helps Middle School Teachers Attend Space Academy

Posted on June 26, 2013

West Genesee Middle School teachers Carol Glor and Brian Ramsden along with Scott Macomber from Camillus Middle School were accepted to attend Honeywell Educators at Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, starting June 24.  MORE

New AdministratorNew CMS Assistant Principal/ District Data Coordinator is Appointed 

Posted on June 14, 2013

Sean Fahey was appointed on June 5, 2013, to the Camillus Middle School assistant principal/District Data Coordinator position, and he will officially start on July 10. MORE

Budget VoteThe Voting Results are in: Budget Passes by 84% Margin

Posted on May 21, 2013

West Genesee residents approved the 2013-2014 budget and bus proposition on May 21, 2013. The $73,294,075  budget received 1,335 favorable votes, and 265 votes in opposition. A second proposition to purchase school buses was approved 1,220 to 375. Thank you to the community for your continued support! MORE

Mobile AppWest Genesee CSD Launches Mobile App for Android and iPhone

Posted on May 16, 2013

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.  MORE

West Genesee Athletes Participate in Special Olympics   

Posted on May 16, 2013

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. 

Speech ContestCMS Student Wins District Optimist Speech Contest Sharing "Why My Voice is Important"    

Posted on May 6, 2013

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! They are pictured with their teachers, Erin Stepowany and Susan Marshall.  MORE

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