West Genesee CODE Program is Recognized
Police Department Honored by the
McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center
On April 15 the Camillus Police Department was honored by the McMahon/Ryan
Child Advocacy Center at the “Shine A
Light” On Child Abuse Award Ceremony.
The Camillus Police Department, Officer
Kelly Grace and Officer Diane Brand were
honored with the Children’s Guardian
Award for the partnership and continuing
education that McMahon/Ryan,
the Camillus Police and the West Genesee
School District share regarding our CODE
Camillus Chief of Police, Thomas Winn,
shared "Attending this very special
event reinforced my belief that our
community is extremely fortunate to have
such a wonderful partnership which
allows us to educate our children and
prevent and identify physical/sexual
abuse of children right here in
here for more information.
Students Recognized for Artwork
Congratulations to WGMS eighth
grader Maggie Smith who
has been selected as a Language
Educators of Central New York (LECNY)
Poster Contest winner. This was one
of many entries from dedicated
students of Languages Other than English.
This will be celebrated on May 11.
April 14, the following ceramics students
had masks in an Auction
at Upstate Cancer Center for
beneath the surFACE (an advocacy and
awareness program, sponsored by the
Upstate Cancer Center, to elevate
the knowledge of head and neck
cancer in our community):
Kaitlin Bivens, Laila Hussein, April
Riley, Sierra Chimene, Nicole Corrente,
Jessica Pitcher, Rebecca Tarolli, Mi Tran,
and Anne Marnell. Teacher, Jennifer
Schrader also had artwork in the
auction. For more information about
the event go to https://www.foundationforupstate.org/Beneath-the-surFACE.
WGHS Invited to
West Genesee juniors will attend the
American Legion Boys State at SUNY
Morrisville from June 24-July 1,
sponsored by the Camillus Knifetown Post
The boys that were selected to attend
are: Jack Birchler, Joseph Francisco,
Joseph Gauzza, Nathan Gdula, Russell
Graziano, Mark Kopp, Ian Lisi, Joseph
Morgan, Joseph Payette, and Brian
Salmons. They will be among 1,500 boys
participating for a week of educational
programs that teach government from the
township to the state level.
The selected students exhibited the most
outstanding qualities of leadership,
character, scholarship, loyalty, and
service to their school.
Tickets are on Sale
41st Annual Kaleidoscope
concert will take place in the Mulroy
Civic Center at OnCenter on Thursday
evening, May 26.
Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on
sale at the High School Main Office, Fine Arts
Office, at all May HS Concerts, the War
Memorial Box Office or on
(search Kaleidoscope). All seats are
$10 and are general admission. more
us for the Next Mini-Forums on Substance
Mark Your Calendars for the Next
Substance Abuse Mini-Forum
Substance Abuse Treatment Mini-Forum
When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016; 7-8:30 p.m.
Presented by: Kimberly Sacco, BA, CASAC
Clinical Supervisor – CNY Services
Genesee High School - Large Group
Instruction (LGI) Room
Welcome and Agenda Review; What is
Treatment? Differentiating Levels of
Care; Video: “Roots of Addiction” (31
minutes); A Recovering Addict’s
Perspective; Barriers to Treatment;
Questions and Answers
We hope to see you there to share this
very important information...
(Also, join the Camillus
Police on Thursday, May 5. There will be
three one-hour sessions, the first
starting at 5:30 p.m. in the WGHS
LGI Room for Narcan Training. Click
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SeaPerch Program Launched by WGMS
Students at WGMS just had their SeaPerch Launch
and competition on April 21. The SeaPerch
program was created by MIT with help from the
Office of Naval Research.
The goal of the program is to give students
hands-on experience with building robotic units
and to encourage more students to go to college
programs that include engineering and technical
For this Project Based Learning Unit, the
students worked in teams to build underwater
robotic units under the guidance of Mrs. Rice
and Mr. Troendle. The project culminated with a
competition at the high school pool where the
students had to guide their robots through a
variety of tasks underwater.
To watch a video of the creation and competition
here for the SeaPerch Video.
May 3, 2016
Substance Abuse Treatment - WGHS LGI Room -
May 4, 2016
Public Hearing for 2016-2017 Budget - 7:00 p.m.
May 4, 2016
Education Meeting - after Public
May 5, 2016
Mini-Forum Narcan Training - WGHS LGI Room
- 5:30 p.m.
Budget Presentation Scheduled
Superintendent Dr. Christopher Brown
will be giving a visual presentation to
explain the proposed 2016-2017 school
May 4 - Budget Public Hearing
- 7:00 p.m. at the High School Library
The public is invited to attend.
the budget presentation and supporting
documents go to
Kick-Off of "No Empty Chair Campaign" at
On Friday, April 15 prior to the Junior
prom, West Genesee was selected as the
kick-off site for the "No Empty Chair"
here to view a YouTube video about
the event.) campaign sponsored by the
Governors Special Traffic Safety
Senior Katherine Lannon delivered a powerful
message about making good choices while
flanked by high ranking officials from
the New York State Police, District
Attorney's Office, Onondaga County
Sheriff's Office, Department of Motor
Vehicles, Camillus Police Department,
and a parent who had lost a child.