Ben Mauro will address his alma mater during an upcoming visit to his hometown. Students at West Genesee Senior High will have the opportunity to listen to one of their most notable graduates speak on May 1 at 2:00 p.m. about the importance of music education and how it has influenced his stellar career path.
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.
One hundred fifty-two students from West Genesee High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society at the High School on November 18, 2013 and March 24, 2014. These members were selected by a faculty council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. To read a list of the new members, go to
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.
Swing-In 2014 will be at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 15 in the West Genesee High School Auditorium. Swing-In is an annual tradition of the West Genesee High School Fine Arts Department since 1968. Tickets are available in the WGHS Auditorium Lobby before the show and pre-sale from the jazz band members. All seats are $5.00 and are general admission. For more information, click on
The Top Ten students of the West Genesee High School Class of 2014 was announced on February 24, 2014. For a list of the students in order of rank, go to
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.
West Genesee High School students will present the musical Guys and Dolls, at the high school auditorium on February 6-7 at 7:00 p.m. and February 8 at 2:00 p.m.
The Academic Decathlon was held at Westhill High School on January 25 with the team from West Genesee placing third overall, behind Westhill and the team from Cazenovia that placed first. They brought home a total of 18 medals from the whole competition. The top three teams will advance to the state competition at SUNY Brockport to be held on February 28 - March 1.
As the role of educational technology continues to evolve, we believe personal electronic device applications now play a role in the acquisition of new knowledge, teaching of organizational skills, and fostering responsible use among students and teachers. With this in mind, West Genesee High School will be piloting a new policy regarding the use of personal electronic devices starting Monday, February 3 through the remainder of the school year. To read the letter describing the pilot click on
There will be lunch on Monday, but ONLY Breakfast on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - for the High School ONLY!
Congratulations to Senior Girls Basketball player Melissa Fumano who broke the 1000 point scoring mark last night in a game against Oswego. Melissa becomes just the 3rd female player in West Genesee history to reach this landmark!
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 http://www.westgenesee.org/. 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.
We will be piloting a new after school snack program from December 2, 2013 through December 20, 2013. This program will allow high school students to purchase healthy snacks and drinks from 2:15 p.m. through 3:15 p.m. Monday to Friday in Cafeteria 1. This program is designed to be open for students waiting for practices, yet still allowing time for students to grab a quick snack after interaction time.
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.
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!
The Wildcats took 1st place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey Saturday night, November 2, with a score of 95.687! The NYS Field Band Conference 2013 National Class winners won their first National title since 1990 at the USBand National Championship.
Congratulations to the Wildcat Marching Band for winning the NYS Championship with a score of 96.25! Way to go!!!!! West Genesee 96.25; Norwalk (CT) 93.95; Victor 93.75; Arlington 93.15; Brentwood 90.85; Liverpool 90.45; Orchard Park 87.25; and Baldwinsville 86.90.
Congratulations to West Genesee High School science teachers Kathryn Annan and Samuel Gervaise for being named New York Master Teachers. This is quite an honor and they are an inspiration to all teachers.
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.
Senior, Rachael Elsey of West Genesee High School, Camillus, NY, has been selected to be a member of the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. She will join an elite group of musicians who will perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Senior Michael Richards has been named a Semi-Finalist along with senior Rachel Gdula who has been named a Commended Scholar in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Twelve West Genesee High School musicians were accepted into the All-State Conference to perform in Rochester, November 28-December 1, 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!
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.
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.
Sixty-eight students and recent graduates of West Genesee High School have been named Advanced Placement Scholars by The College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations.
Thirty-nine WGHS students had a total of forty-nine perfect scores on their Advanced Placement examinations in May.
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
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.)
On June 16, 2013, 388 students graduated at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. Congratulations and best of luck!
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.
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!
The thirty-eighth annual Kaleidoscope concert will take place in the Mulroy Civic Center at OnCenter on Thursday evening, May 23. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m Tickets are on sale at the HS Main Office, Fine Arts Office, at all May HS Concerts, the War Memorial Box Office or on Etix.com (search Kaleidoscope). For more information, click on
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.
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.