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WGHS Decathlon Places Second in the State Competition! 

The New York State Academic Decathlon Competition was held on February 24-25 at SUNY Brockport with competitors from Mesa Charter School (Brooklyn), Lyndonville, Tully, and Westhill High Schools.

The team from West Genesee High School came in second overall and they brought home a total of 31 medals from the whole competition. Congratulations!

For more information and a detailed listing of participants and medals click here.

District Calendar for 2017-2018 Approved at BOE Meeting

The District Calendar for 2017-2018 was approved by the Board of Education at their meeting on March 1, 2017.

It is now available on the website from the quick links section of every home page or by clicking here

Kindergarten Registration Has Been Extended Through March 31

Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-2018 school year was held this year from January 3 to March 3 at the Central Registrar Office located at 300 Sanderson Drive, Camillus, NY 13031.

If you were unable to register during that time, please visit our website to set up an appointment through March 31, 2017. 

Prior to coming in to register, you will need to make an appointment by clicking on the "Click Here to Schedule an Appointment" icon above or by calling the Central Registrar at 315-487-4683. 

Budget for 2017-2018 Presented to the Board of Education 

On March 1, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Christopher Brown, presented the proposed  2017-2018 budget to the Board of Education.

Dr. Brown will be giving a visual presentation to explain the proposed school budget at these PTA/PTO and public meetings:

April 25 - 7:00 p.m. at the High School Large Group Instruction (LGI) Room

May 3 - Budget Public Hearing - 7:00 p.m. at the High School Library

The public is invited to attend any of these presentations. (The Budget Vote will take place on May 16, 2017 so please mark your calendars!)

The presentation that was presented is available on our the website along with other Budget information by clicking on more

Available Tax Exemptions

Residents who are age 65 and or who are disabled may be eligible for a partial exemption on their school property taxes if they meet certain qualifications.

At the regular meeting on February 1, 2017, the Board of Education reviewed the maximum income eligibility ranges for exemptions that have been approved by New York State. Exemptions ranging from 5% to 50% of qualified applicants assessments are available on income levels of $37,400 or less.

Also available to district residents is a tax exemption for volunteer fire fighters and ambulance workers, approved by the Board of Education on February 1, 2017. To qualify for this exemption, applicants must reside in the school district served by the fire department or ambulance service, the property must be the primary residence of the member, and only the residential portion of the property may receive the exemption. The exemption is equal to 10% of the property's assessed value, not to exceed a $3,000 assessment reduction.

Finally, on February 1, 2017, the Board of Education approved the continuation of the tax exemption for Veterans. The maximum exemption allowable for the three levels of the basic Alternative Veterans’ Exemption in subdivision 2 paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) of Section 458-a will be, respectively: 

  • Six thousand (6,000) dollars, or that amount multiplied by the latest state equalization rate for the assessing unit, or in the case of a special assessing unit, the latest class ratio, whichever is less;

  • Four thousand (4,000) dollars, or that amount multiplied by the latest state equalization rate for the assessing unit, or in the case of a special assessing unit, the latest class ratio, whichever is less; and

  • Twenty thousand (20,000) dollars, or that amount multiplied by the latest state equalization rate for the assessing unit, or in the case of a special assessing unit, the latest class ratio, whichever is less. 

Applications for all property tax exemptions may be obtained from each town assessor, and must have been submitted no later than March 1 of each year. More information regarding these exemptions can be found at the NYS Office of Real Property Taxes web site at http://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/exemption/index.htm.

 
   
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Athletics Updates

Congratulations to all of the athletes who have competed in Sectional and NYS Championship events.

The Boys Hockey team and Girls Varsity Basketball teams both won their respectivie Section III Championships. The Girls Basketball team will continue competition at the regional level this Saturday, March 11, at OCC in the Allyn Hall Gymnasium starting at 4:00 p.m.

In Swimming and Diving at the NYS Championships:

  • Ryan Hagadorn placed 17th in the 100 yd Breaststroke. (He also was the Section III Champion in this event.)

  • The team of Nathan Gdula, Evan Tuthill, Ryan Hagadorn, and Matthew Shoults placed 22nd in the 200 yd Freestyle Relay.

  • The team of Brian Salmons, Ryan Hagadorn, Nathan Gdula, and Evan Tuthill placed 32nd in the 200 yd Medley Relay.

  • Nathan Gdula placed 32nd in the 50 yd Freestyle event. Peter Bowman placed 29th in diving.

In the New York State Indoor Track Championship:

  • The Girls 4x400 Relay were medal winners for the second consecutive year. Carly Benson, Megan Delia, Emily Young, and Kendall Dombroske raced to an 8th place Federation medal finish after qualifying for the final in that event. 

  • Carly Benson also competed in the 600 meter, Megan Delia in the 300 meter, and Emily Young in the 1000 meter events. 

  • Senior David Leff raced a season personal best as he placed 16th in the 1600 meter state final. 

Upcoming events heading
 

March 15, 2017

Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 p.m.

March 17, 2017

No School for Students - Staff Development Day

March 20, 2017

PCIC Meeting - 7:00-8:30 p.m. - High School Room C213

 

Thank you to the Community for Supporting the West Genesee 9th Annual Culture Fair

The 9th Annual Culture Fair was held at the high school on Saturday, March 4.   

This was a fantastic family event for all ages that was free and open to the public. It 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.   

 
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WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
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