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September 18, 2014
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Welcome to West Genesee High School...

Dr. Barry Copeland
Principal
5201 West Genesee St.
Camillus, NY 13031-2299
(315) 487-4592
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Race for Respect16th Annual Race for Respect is Around the Corner! 

Posted on July 31, 2014/Update September 17, 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.You can pre-register by end of school today, September 17, or register the day of the race. MORE

Update from Dr. Brown has been Posted

Posted on September 17, 2014

Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses student privacy.  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

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

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

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.  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

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

Top 10WGHS Top Ten for Class of 2014 is Announced   

Posted on February 26, 2014

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 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

Guys and DollsGuys and Dolls at the High School THIS Week!!!    

Posted on February 1, 2014

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.  MORE

Academic DecathlonWGHS Decathlon Team will Compete at State Level

Posted on January 29, 2014

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.  MORE

Bring Your Own Device PilotBring Your Own Device Pilot at the High School  

Posted on January 27, 2014

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   MORE

Healthy SnacksAt the High School Breakfast will be Available During Regents Week  

Posted on January 26, 2014

There will be lunch on Monday, but ONLY Breakfast on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - for the High School ONLY!   MORE

Melissa Fumano1000 Points!!! 

Posted on January 22, 2014

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! 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 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.

Healthy SnacksPiloting a New After School Snack Program at High School

Posted on November 25, 2013

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.  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

Marching BandWest Genesee "Wildcat" Band Captures 1st place in USBands National Championship  

Posted on November 3, 2013

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. MORE

Marching BandWildcat Marching Band Wins their 33rd NYS Championship 

Posted on October 27, 2013

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.

Master TeachersHigh School Science Teachers Honored as New York Master Teachers

Posted on October 9, 2013

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. 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

US Army MBU.S. Army All-American Marching Band Selects West Genny Color Guard Senior Rachael Elsey

Posted on October 4, 2013

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.   MORE

College Board IconNational Merit Semi-Finalist and Commended Scholar is Announced     

Posted on October 2, 2013

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. MORE

all state concertsMusicians to Perform in All-State Concerts

Posted on September 13, 2013

Twelve West Genesee High School musicians were accepted into the All-State Conference to perform in Rochester, November 28-December 1, 2013.  MORE

West 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

 

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