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
Eighty-seven 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.
On August 19, 2015, the West Genesee Central School District
was notified by the New York State Education Department that West
Genesee High School has been designated a Reward School.
This signifies that the school is among those in New York State that has made the highest performance with no significant gaps in student achievement. Congratulations!
Twenty-seven WGHS students had a total of thirty-five perfect scores on their Advanced Placement examinations in May.
Welcome to the 9th Grade Students! Click here for the invitation letter to Freshman Orientation on Monday, August 31.
The WGHS student planners will be available through the school store at a cost of $3 when school starts.
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.)
Check out this great video from the Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony held on June 20, 2015!
On June 16, 2015, Geoffrey Morton was appointed by the Board of Education to the newly created Executive Principal/Director of Secondary Education position at West Genesee High School starting July 6, 2015.
On June 20, 2015, the Class of 2015 graduated at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. Congratulations and best of luck!
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!
On Friday, May 15, 2015, 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. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible to help make the Senior Ball a fun and safe time!
One hundred forty-six students from West Genesee High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society at the High School on March 30, 2015. 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
Attention Everyone - It's that time again.... We need you to get online to www.hot1079.com/contests/romano-safe-prom-night-nomination-2015 and vote for West Genesee. The top ten schools with the most votes wins $500.00 to go towards their All Night Party after the Ball. You can vote everyday. We won last year!!! Lets win again this year!!!!!
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 West Genesee High School Academic Decathlon team came in first at the Academic Decathlon State Competition held at SUNY Brockport on February 28. They will go on to compete in the National Academic Decathlon Competition on April 16-18 in Garden Grove, CA. The team brought home a total of 45 medals. For detailed information, just click on
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!
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
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.
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 www.etix.com.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
Check out this great video from Homecoming 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.
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.
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.
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.