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Fine Arts Director Honored for Outstanding Leadership in Education

William Davern, Director of Fine Arts for the West Genesee Central School District, has been selected for the 2017 Outstanding Educator Award by the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS). This award is given annually to a SAANYS member who has made outstanding contributions in New York State schools through public education, professional organizations, or research and/or writing in the field of education.  

Well known as an energetic and passionate leader for the arts, Davern led the curriculum redesign and growth of the music, visual arts, and dance programs for West Genesee’s 3,500 students involved in the Fine Arts program. Specifically, Davern worked tirelessly to revitalize the West Genesee music program that had been experiencing declining enrollment. Through his efforts, the program has since rebounded and now serves 30 percent more students within the District. 

Davern will be honored for his accomplishments at an awards ceremony on May 5, 2017 at the Century House in Latham, New York. Congratulations!  more

West Genesee Musicians Invited to Eastern Regional Concert

Two West Genesee High School musicians have been invited to participate in the 2017 Biennial Eastern Division Conference. The Eastern Division Conference is held every two years and is hosted by a local state Music Education Association.

Congratulations to Julia Musengo and Kevin Buff for this honor.

The 2017 Conference will take place place from April 5-8, 2017 in Atlantic City, NJ.  more

West Genesee Jazz Welcomes Michael Davis to 49th Annual Swing-In

Swing-In 2017 will be at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 12 in the West Genesee High School Auditorium. 

Swing-In is an annual tradition of the West Genesee High School Fine Arts Department since 1968. 

In the field of music education, Davis has served as a guest artist and clinician around the world, while also authoring a number of highly esteemed instructional books and arrangements for musicians of all ages and abilities. A multiple recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, he maintains his own jazz groups and projects through Hip-Bone Music.

Tickets are available at the door and are $5 Adults, $2 senior/student, or $10 for a family 4 pack.  Plenty of free parking is available in the front and rear of the building.  more

District Honored with Safety Award for 10th Year

West Genesee Central School District is one of 136 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services in the state to receive the "2017 School Safety Excellence Award" from the Utica National Insurance Group. more

In the Spotlight feature

National Honor Society Inducts New Members

One hundred fifty-two students from West Genesee High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society at the High School on March 27, 2017.

These members were selected by a faculty council for meeting high standards, service, leadership, and character. To read a list of the new members, go to more  

Upcoming events heading

April 5, 2016

Board of Education Meeting - High School Library - 7:00 p.m.

April 12, 2016

Swing-In 2017 - High School Auditorium - 7:30 p.m.


Budget Presentations are Scheduled

Superintendent Dr. Christopher Brown will be giving a visual presentation to explain the proposed 2017-2018 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.

To access the budget presentation and supporting documents go to more  

Annual Fire Inspection Report Now Available

Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for 2016-2017 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.  

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