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The West Genesee CODE Program is Recognized

Camillus 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 Program.

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 Camillus." Click 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) Board Poster Contest winner. This was one of many entries from dedicated students of Languages Other than English. This will be celebrated on May 11.

  • On 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  

WGHS Invited to Boys State

Ten West Genesee juniors will attend the American Legion Boys State at SUNY Morrisville from June 24-July 1, sponsored by the Camillus Knifetown Post #1540.

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.  more

Kaleidoscope 41 Tickets are on Sale

The 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

forumJoin us for the Next Mini-Forums on Substance Abuse

Mark Your Calendars for the Next Substance Abuse Mini-Forum

What: 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 Dual-Recovery Program

Where: West Genesee High School - Large Group Instruction (LGI) Room

Agenda: 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 here for news coverage on the upcoming event.) 

In the Spotlight feature

SeaPerch Program Launched by WGMS Students

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 programs.

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 please click here for the SeaPerch Video. 

Upcoming events heading

May 3, 2016

Mini-Forum on Substance Abuse Treatment - WGHS LGI Room - 7:00-8:30 p.m.

May 4, 2016

Public Hearing for 2016-2017 Budget - 7:00 p.m. 

May 4, 2016

Board of Education Meeting - after Public Hearing

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 budget.

May 4 - Budget Public Hearing - 7:00 p.m. at the High School Library

The public is invited to attend.

To access the budget presentation and supporting documents go to more   

Kick-Off of "No Empty Chair Campaign" at WGHS

On Friday, April 15 prior to the Junior prom, West Genesee was selected as the kick-off site for the "No Empty Chair" (Click here to view a YouTube video about the event.) campaign sponsored by the Governors Special Traffic Safety Division.

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. 


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