On Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 12:00 noon, the West Genesee School District and the Town of Camillus will be hosting the 17th 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.
Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses the New York State Fair, the Marching Band preview, working for funding for additional instruments, a very successful supply drive, and saving money for the turf field.
On August 24-25, 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
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.)
West Genesee residents approved the 2015-2016 budget and bus proposition on May 19, 2014. The $78,608,230 budget received 1,183 favorable votes and 208 votes in opposition. Elected to the Board of Education for three-year terms beginning in July, are incumbents Kimberly A. Sacco with 1,075, and Vladimiro Hart-Zavoli with 947. New to the Board is Joseph F. Simon with 946 votes. Thank you to the community for your continued support!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The flyer for the spirit wear free shipping promo is now on the website by clicking here. Note that only orders placed between February 25-March 11, 2015 will have free shipping to school (Orders must be submitted by Wednesday, March 11, 2015 for the free spring shipping promo. Pick-up will be before the holiday break). The website for direct online ordering is: http://shop.company-store.net/ore/. If you have access questions, you can contact Lisa Mondello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents should register their children at the school within their regular attendance area this week, February 23-27 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
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. The gym was set up with festive tables with holiday music playing that provided families with a great opportunity to spend some one on one quality time with their child making ginger bread houses. Families have loved this event and it grows bigger each year. Check out this short video of the event below.
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.
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.