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February 27, 2015
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Welcome to West Genesee High School...

Dr. Barry Copeland
5201 West Genesee St.
Camillus, NY 13031-2299
(315) 487-4592
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Culture FairMark Your Calendar for the 7th Annual Culture Fair!   

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

Top 10WGHS Top Ten for Class of 2015 is Announced   

Posted on February 25, 2015

The Top Ten students of the West Genesee High School Class of 2015 was announced on February 25, 2015. For a list of the students in order of rank, go to MORE

Update from Dr. Brown has been Posted

Posted on February 23, 2015

Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses the winter break and a fun field trip hosted by transportation, acceptance week at the high school, and supporting public education. MORE

Academic DecathlonWGHS Decathlon Team will Compete at State Level

Posted on January 24, 2015

The Academic Decathlon was held at Westhill High School on January 24 with the team from West Genesee placing second overall, the team from Tully that placed first. They brought home a total of 21 medals from the whole competition. The top three teams will advance to the state competition at SUNY Brockport to be held on February 27 - February 28.  MORE

Guys and DollsNice Work If You Can Get It at the High School!!!    

Posted on January 24, 2015

West Genesee High School students will present the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, at the high school auditorium on February 5-6 at 7:00 p.m. and February 7 at 2:00 p.m. Seats for all three shows are reserved and are $12 each. You can purchase presale tickets online by going to our ticketing site at MORE

Academic DecathlonWest Genesee Artists Recognized at Scholastic Art Competition 

Posted on January 21, 2015

Ten WGHS photography students won recognition at the 2015 Scholastic Art competition held at Onondaga Community College on January 2. Their work will be displayed in the main lobby of the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College January 16-February 27. To see a listing of the photography students with information about their artwork, 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

Marching BandWildcat Marching Band Wins their 34th NYS Championship 

Posted on October 26, 2014

Congratulations to the Wildcat Marching Band for winning the NYS Field Band Conference Championship with a score of 96.80! Way to go! The rest of the results are: Arlington 96.10; Victor 95.55; Lancaster 93.00; Liverpool 92.55; Baldwinsville 89.75; Brentwood 88.65, and Orchard Park 86.55.

PeteyWest Genesee "Wildcat" Band Captures 1st place in USBands Championship  

Posted on October 14, 2014

Congratulations to the West Genesee Marching Band for placing 1st place at the US Bands Competition in Virginia Beach, VA this past weekend with a score of 86.1. In addition, the band won caption awards for the following categories: Visual, Color Guard, Percussion, Music, Overall Effect, and Favorite Band Director.

What a Great Homecoming 2014!

Posted on October 6, 2014

Check out this great video from Homecoming 2014!

College Board IconNational Merit Commended Scholars Announced     

Posted on September 26, 2014

Seniors Steven Mirabito, Christopher Brown, Claire Thomas, Aaron Jones, and John Buttner have been named a Commended Scholars in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.  MORE

all state concertsMusicians Invited to All-State/All-National Concerts 

Posted on September 26, 2014

Seven West Genesee High School musicians were accepted into the All-State Conference to perform in Rochester, December 4-December 7, 2014. Collin McCrea was also honored with an invitation to the NafME All-National Chorus.   MORE

NYSPRA LogoWest Genesee Electronic Communications Receive Statewide Recognition

Posted on September 26, 2014

The New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) recently awarded West Genesee with an Award of Excellence for the Superintendent's Twitter Account, and and Award of Merit for our website and District e-newsletters. 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

Susan O'BrienNew Assistant Principal at High School    

Posted on September 4, 2014

On August 20, 2014, Susan O'Brien was appointed by the Board of Education as an Assistant Principal at the high school. She is preceded by Michael McGrath, who is the new Assistant Principal at West Genesee Middle School.  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

College Board IconStudents are Advanced Placement Scholars 

Posted on August 21, 2014

Seventy-one 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. MORE

college boardStudents Score "5" on Advanced Placement Examinations 

Posted on July 31, 2014

Twenty-seven WGHS students had a total of thirty-one perfect scores on their Advanced Placement examinations in May.  MORE

Click here to read article on 100% on Regents ExamsStudents Score 100% on Regents

Posted on July 2, 2014

Congratulations to the 30 West Genesee High School students who together received a total of 34 perfect scores on their Regents examinations in June. 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.(Click on more for information about the program.  MORE

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 

Graduation 2014Congratulations to the Class of 2014! 

Posted on June 22, 2014

On June 21, 2014, the Class of 2014 graduated at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. Congratulations and best of luck!

Bus Schedule for Exams June 2014

Posted on June 17, 2014

Looking for the bus schedule during exam time June 2014, just click here.

Congratulations WG Girls Lacrosse Team NYS State Champions!!

Posted on June 7, 2014

West Genesee Girls Lacrosse Team are the 2014 NYS CLASS A CHAMPIONS!! Final score 15-10 over West Islip!! Way to go!!!

Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses Kaleidoscope, athletic events that happened over the weekend, and those events coming up this week. Just click on the more to read the message.  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

HS Carsh Simulation ActorsHigh School Students Experience a Simulated DWI Crash for their Peers  

Posted on May 16, 2014

On Friday, May 16, 2014, a simulated car crash was conducted at West Genesee High School by the Camillus Police Department, Fairmount Fire Department, Waves Ambulance, Buranich Funeral Home, Meyers Collision, the District Attorney and Medical Examiner's Office with students from the high school. Click here to view a photo gallery of the event....  We wish all attending the Senior Ball a fun and safe time! 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.

Ben MauroBen Mauro to Address West Genesee Students - Music Education Goes Back to School

Posted on April 24, 2014

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. 

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

National Honor Society LogoNational Honor Society Inducts New Members

Posted on April 10, 2014

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 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

Swing-InWest Genesee Welcomes Antonio Hart to Annual Swing In

Posted on March 11, 2014

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 MORE



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