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DECEMBER 29, 2015 HTTP://WESTGENESEE.ORG

 
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Stonehedge Fifth Graders Bake Cookies for the Samaritan Center  

Check out this short video of our Stonehedge Elementary School fifth graders as they bake snickerdoodle cookies for the residents of the Samaritan Center to enjoy during the holidays. Click here to see a short video of the event.

Stonehedge Buddy Day Walk and Writing Activities Bring Together Friends   

On December 23, older Stonehedge students had the chance to mingle with their younger buddies during two different activities.

During one part of the day, student buddies walked throughout the school chatting away the time as they learned more about each other. Later, they regrouped and wrote letters of holiday greetings to different organizations, including patients at Golisano Children's Hospital, a veteran's group, and residents at The Centers at St. Camillus.

West Genesee Musicians Selected to Perform at Junior All-County Concerts

West Genesee musicians from grades 7-9 will be performing in the Junior High All-County Festival at Skaneateles High School on January 22-23. 

For a listing of those students participating in both concerts click on MORE 

Congratulations to Coach Messere who is Honored with the 2015 Man of the Year Award!

The National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association presented their 2015 Man of the Year Award to Mike Messere, from West Genesee High School, at the IMLCA Convention on Saturday, December 12.

Mike Messere has coached lacrosse for over 40 years. He is the winningest Coach in lacrosse at any level with a record of 803 wins and only 71 losses, including an 18-3 campaign in 2015. Besides Lacrosse, Coach Messere has coached football, wrestling, soccer and weight training; all at West Genesee High School.

His West Genesee teams have been ranked #1 in the state of New York 15 times and on a national level, his teams have been ranked #1 nine times by various publications and organizations.

"NILCA could not be more proud to have named Coach Messere as our NILCA Man of the Year," said Ren Pettinelli, President of the National Interscholastic Lacrosse Coaches Association.  For more information click on MORE

sub positionOpenings in the District

We have openings for part-time Teaching Assistants.  If you are interested in applying, please call or stop by Human Resources at 300 Sanderson Drive, Camillus, NY 13031,  (315) 487-4555, dmiller@westgenesee.org with your application.

The West Genesee School District is looking for Substitute Bus Drivers.  Click here for the non-instructional application that can be sent to the Transportation Department at 5203 West Genesee Street, Camillus, NY  13031, (315) 487-4576.

The West Genesee School District is also in need of Substitute Food Service Workers. Click here for the non-instructional application that can be sent to the Food Service Department at 5201 West Genesee Street, Camillus, NY 13031, (315) 487-4661. 

 
 
In the Spotlight feature

WGMS Students Make Paw Print Ornaments to Raise Money for Families in Need  

The WGMS Tech Club and 8th grade Technology classes mass produced Paw Print and Snowman Ornaments this year. All money raised from the sale of these ornaments were donated to WGMS families in need during the holiday seasons.  

The students put their hearts and technology skills into creating them as they used a 3D printer to produce these beautiful ornaments. 

 
Upcoming events heading
 

December 24, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Holiday Recess - No School

January 6, 2016

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

January 13, 2016

Talk with the Superintendent - 6:00 p.m.

January 18, 2016

No School - Martin Luther King Day 

January 20, 2016

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

January 29, 2016

Half-Day for Students/Staff Development Day

 

Calls for Commentary for Strategic Planning 

Every year, the District's Strategic Planning Team asks for all stakeholders' feedback about the District's progress meeting the specifics of our Strategic Actions.

In an effort to elicit as much input as we can, please take some time to respond to the following survey by clicking here. Please be sure to include your name.

Anonymous surveys cannot be included. For more information about the West Genesee Strategic Planning Process, click here.

The survey will be open until Friday, January 15, 2016. Your help guiding the District's direction is valued.

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WEST GENESEE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
300 Sanderson Drive, Camillus, NY 13031
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at brussell@westgenesee.org

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