Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses the budget vote, a high school hero, Special Olympics, Kaleidoscope, and the upcoming Memorial Day Parade.
West Genesee residents approved the 2016-2017 budget and bus proposition on May 17, 2016. The $82,227,170 budget received 1,394 favorable votes and 257 votes in opposition. Elected to the Board of Education for three-year terms beginning in July, are incumbents Roberta M. Herron with 1,165, and Karen M. Fruscello with 1,093. New to the Board is Eric A. Bacon with 1,316 votes. Tonya D. Wilson received 793 votes. Thank you to the community for your continued support!
The Staff Appreciation Luncheon is May 18. Parents, if you would like to send in desserts, that would be great. Please drop desserts off at school on Tuesday, May 17 from 2:30-4:00, or Wednesday before school, or at the committee chair's house (380-7941 call first). Thank you!
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 eighth consecutive and overall eleventh time West Genesee has been recognized for this honor.
Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for 2015-2016 of the West Genesee Central School District for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available for inspection at the office of the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds during normal business hours by all interested parties.
On January 26, twelve students gave speeches around the theme, "How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others" to members of the Camillus Optimist Club. The Optimists chose Greta Hahn from the high school and Eric Leubner from CMS to represent them at the next level of the 2016 Oratorical Contest that will be held on April 9 in Albany, NY. Congratulations!
On Thursday, January 21, West Genesee High School hosted a Community Forum on Substance Abuse and Expo. The Camillus Police were one of our twenty expo participants who were on hand before our community forum on substance abuse that was attended by close to seven hundred people.
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 Camillus Middle School eighth grader, Margaret Patten, and was sent out to the community. Congratulations to Margaret for having his artwork selected for the community holiday card!
West Genesee Middle School is proud to present Harry Connick Jr.'s The Happy Elf, November 19 and 20 at 7:00 p.m., and November 21 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $6.00.
On November 10, Kamel Awayda and Colleen Augello from the high school; Ty Lisi and Analise Castro from Camillus Middle School; and Maxsim Mekker and Lily Wegerski from West Genesee Middle School were honored by the Camillus Optimists with the David Kenna Youth Appreciation Awards. Lisa Long (foreign language teacher at West Genesee High School), Susan Mills (foreign language teacher at West Genesee Middle School), and Kristin Hudson (Kindergarten teacher at Onondaga Road Elementary School) received the 2015 Joseph A. Witowski Teacher of the Year Award.
Camillus Middle School sixth graders, Carter Leonard and Eric Leubner faced-off spelling such words as "tenacious" and "hostilities" until Leonard emerged as the first place winner in the West Genesee Spelling Bee held on November 4.
On Sunday, September 27, 2015 the West Genesee School District and the Town of Camillus will hoted 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. Just click on the arrow below to view a short video of the event.
Are you interested in your student joining Clubs and Activities offered at WGMS such as Lego League, Lunar Exploration Club, Commit2BFit, Game Club, and Leadership Club, just to name a few? If so, the list is available from the "About WGMS/Handbooks" tab or just click here.
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.)