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April 21, 2015
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Welcome to Camillus Middle School...

Beth Lozier
Principal
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 20, 2015

Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses the National Academic Decathlon, athletic competitions, and the upcoming math assessments. MORE

BCME Logo 2014West Genesee is One of the Best Music Communities for Music Education, Again!      

Posted on March 18, 2015

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has announced the results of its sixteenth 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 tenth time West Genesee has been recognized for this honor.  MORE

Culture FairThe 7th Annual Culture Fair was a Great Success!   

Posted on March 8, 2015

The 7th Annual Culture Fair was held at the high school on Saturday, March 7. This event for all ages that is designed to help promote understanding of the various social, ethnic, and cultural influences in our very own community and beyond. Thank you to our sponsors, our local TOPS,  Camillus Police Benevolent Association, and the West Genesee District PTA/PTO/PTSO Council. To see a brief video of the event click on the link below.  MORE

Governor Cuomo LetterLetter to Governor Cuomo   

Posted on March 5, 2015

The West Genesee Central School District Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Christopher Brown, and the West Genesee Teachers' Association have co-authored a stern letter to Governor Cuomo stating: (Click here to read the entire letter.)

  • We strongly disagree with the educational reforms presented by Governor Cuomo in his recent State of the State address;

  • We oppose high-stakes testing tied to teacher evaluation and district funding;

  • The real crisis in education today is one of educational inequality;

  • We support the full and equitable funding of school districts and the end of the Gap Elimination Adjustment; and

  • We demand that Governor Cuomo release the State Aid runs so that districts can adequately plan for the upcoming year.

Culture FairThe 7th Annual Culture Fair is this Weekend!   

Posted on February 26, 2015

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.   MORE

Speech ContestCamillus Optimist Speech Winners Share "How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements of the Future"     

Posted on February 26, 2015

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!  MORE

CMS Students are Scientific

Posted on February 23, 2014

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  MORE

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!

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

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

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

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