Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Christopher Brown
300 Sanderson Drive
Camillus, NY 13031
Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses his visit with senior citizens in our community and the semi-formal dance at the high school and the fine arts/athletic events that occurred this past weekend.
Check out this short video of our Stonehedge Elementary School first graders making handmade pillows to donate to the Humane Association of CNY for the homeless dogs in their shelter to demonstrate their caring and compassion. Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
We will be piloting a new after school snack program from December 2, 2013 through December 20, 2013. This program will allow high school students to purchase healthy snacks and drinks from 2:15 p.m. through 3:15 p.m. Monday to Friday in Cafeteria 1. This program is designed to be open for students waiting for practices, yet still allowing time for students to grab a quick snack after interaction time.
Seussical the Musical will take center stage this weekend at Camillus Middle School on November 22 at 7:00 p.m. and November 23 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $6.00 at the door.
Kyle Jenkins and Grace Walker at WGMS; Sophia Valerino and John Howes at CMS; and Emily Cook and Michael Richards at the high school were honored by the Camillus Optimists with the David Kenna Youth Appreciation Awards. Split Rock Elementary School teacher Melanie Callahan, WGMS mathematics teacher Kathleen Byrne, and high school teacher Leandra Kovalchik received the 2013 Joseph A. Witowski Teacher of the Year Award.
West Genesee residents approved the Capital Project Referendum and Turf Field Reserve Fund propositions on November 12, 2013. The $24,305,200 Capital Project received 863 favorable votes and 218 votes in opposition. A second proposition to create a reserve fund for the turf field was approved 833 to 256. Thank you to the community for your continued support!
West Genesee Middle School eighth grader, Jason Loustaunau faced-off against Camillus Middle School seventh grader, Rose Hays spelling such words as "caricatured" and "unilaterally" until Loustaunau emerged as the first place winner in the West Genesee Spelling Bee held on November 7.
The Wildcats took 1st place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey Saturday night, November 2, with a score of 95.687! The NYS Field Band Conference 2013 National Class winners won their first National title since 1990 at the USBand National Championship.
Congratulations to the Wildcat Marching Band for winning the NYS Field Band Conference Championship with a score of 96.25! Way to go!!!!! West Genesee 96.25; Norwalk (CT) 93.95; Victor 93.75; Arlington 93.15; Brentwood 90.85; Liverpool 90.45; Orchard Park 87.25; and Baldwinsville 86.90.
Check out this short video of our Onondaga Road Elementary School 4th graders as they learn how to plant daffodils as part of their classroom lesson. Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
At the beginning of the school year, the District was notified by the New York State Eduction Department that Split Rock Elementary School has been designated a Reward School. This signifies that the school is among those in New York State that has made the highest performance with no significant gaps in student achievement. For additional information about this program, please click here.
Congratulations to West Genesee High School science teachers Kathryn Annan and Samuel Gervaise for being named New York Master Teachers. This is quite an honor and they are an inspiration to all teachers.
High school English teacher, Keith Newvine, is initiating a community reading project called "One Book, One Town: Everyone Reads". He has selected a book called Petey by Ben Mikaelsen. Click here for a flyer about the book which is at a reading level that is appropriate for nearly all grade levels beyond 6th grade. The author of the book will come to West Genesee in February to continue our discussion. We hope that you will help us to support this community initiative.
Due to the expected rain today, the start of top-course paving between Knowell Road and Clark Lane has been postponed until tomorrow. We expect to be finished on Friday, weather permitting. Each day, the contractor will begin closing lanes after the school traffic has passed, around 8 a.m. For the complete update, please click on
Senior, Rachael Elsey of West Genesee High School, Camillus, NY, has been selected to be a member of the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. She will join an elite group of musicians who will perform during halftime of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
We have openings for per diem Substitute School Bus Drivers and Bus Attendants. Per diem substitutes are needed on a daily basis. A valid New York State Drivers License is a requirement. If you are interested in applying, please call or stop by with your application. The contact person is Jerry Williams, Transportation Supervisor, West Genesee Central School District, Bus Garage, 5203 West Genesee Street Camillus, NY 13031, Telephone: 315-487-4576.
Senior Michael Richards has been named a Semi-Finalist along with senior Rachel Gdula who has been named a Commended Scholar in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Twelve West Genesee High School musicians were accepted into the All-State Conference to perform in Rochester, December 5-8, 2013.
West Genesee Central School District is being recognized by the New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) in the Website, Electronic Newsletter, and Social Networking - Twitter categories of their 2013 Publications and Electronic Media Awards program. Congratulations!
On Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 12:00 noon, the West Genesee School District and the Town of Camillus will be hosting the 15th annual Race for Respect.Click here to download the registration form.
On July 1, 2013, Paula Brillo was appointed by the Board of Education to the Director of Counseling and Student Services starting July 22, 2013. She is preceded by Kay Merrick, who retired from the District at the end of June.
New York State Education Law Section 409-H, effective July 1, 2001, requires all public and nonpublic elementary and secondary schools to provide written notification to all persons in parental relation, faculty, and staff regarding the potential use of pesticides periodically throughout the school year.
Sixty-eight students and recent graduates of West Genesee High School have been named Advanced Placement Scholars by The College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations.
Thirty-nine WGHS students had a total of forty-nine perfect scores on their Advanced Placement examinations in May.
On Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 12:00 noon, the West Genesee School District and the Town of Camillus will be hosting the 15th annual Race for Respect. The purpose of the race/walk is to promote and celebrate mutual respect, acceptance of responsibility and community among members of our school and local communities.
On August 20-21, new teaching staff participated in orientation and mentoring meetings. To view pictures of those teachers that participated in the program and who will be starting in the District this year click on
The West Genesee PTA/PTO District Council is once again sponsoring a School Supply Drive. The purpose is to provide free school supplies for students in need of assistance who attend any school in the West Genesee School District.(Click on more for information about the program. To fill out the form to request supplies, click here.)
West Genesee Middle School teachers Carol Glor and Brian Ramsden along with Scott Macomber from Camillus Middle School were accepted to attend Honeywell Educators at Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, starting June 24.
West Genesee Central School District is being recognized by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) in the Social Networking and Blog categories of their 2013 Publications and Electronic Media Awards program.
On June 16, 2013, 388 students graduated at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. Congratulations and best of luck!
Sean Fahey was appointed on June 5, 2013, to the Camillus Middle School assistant principal/District Data Coordinator position, and he will officially start on July 10.
West Genesee residents approved the 2013-2014 budget and bus proposition on May 21, 2013. The $73,294,075 budget received 1,335 favorable votes, and 265 votes in opposition. A second proposition to purchase school buses was approved 1,220 to 375. Thank you to the community for your continued support!
The thirty-eighth annual Kaleidoscope concert will take place in the Mulroy Civic Center at OnCenter on Thursday evening, May 23. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m Tickets are on sale at the HS Main Office, Fine Arts Office, at all May HS Concerts, the War Memorial Box Office or on Etix.com (search Kaleidoscope). For more information, click on
West Genesee Central School District announced today the launch of its West Genesee App, an all-in-one information source for parents, students, staff, and community. Created by ParentLink, the app was developed specifically to provide direct access to the District's most sought after information in the most convenient format -- your mobile device.
Congratulations to all of the West Genny athletes that participated today in the Special Olympics! Great job! Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
Congratulations to the students in Mrs. Quick's Stonehedge Elementary School 4th Grade class for being honored by Pizza Hut's "Book It" Program.
Congratulations to Amelia Ryan from CMS who placed first to win the New York/New England District Optimist Oratorical Contest on May 4 in Albany, New York! Mark Kopp from WGMS also competed at that level and was a runner up. Both speeches were outstanding in a very tough competition. Great job to both of them!
West Genesee Central School District is one of 121 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services in the state to receive the "2013 School Safety Excellence Award" from the Utica National Insurance Group.
One hundred forty-eight students from West Genesee High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society at the High School on November 19, 2012 and March 25, 2013. These members were selected by a faculty council for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. To read a list of the new members, go to
On March 24, middle school students from WGMS competed in the Central New York Science and Engineering Fair sponsored by the MOST and Lockheed Martin.
On April 10, 2013, Jeannette Clark was appointed by the Board of Education to the principal's position at Onondaga Road Elementary School starting July 1, 2013. She is preceded by Deborah Geiss, who will retire from the District at the end of June.
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has announced the results of its fourteenth annual "Best Communities for Music Education" survey, which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support of music education in schools. This is the eighth time West Genesee has been recognized for this honor.
Congratulations to the Academic Decathlon's 3rd place finish at the New York State's Championship earlier this month. The team tallied a total of 25 medals.
The WG District-Wide Diversity Committee held the 5th Annual Culture Fair on March 23. A big thank you to our sponsors: the WG PTA/PTO District Council, Camillus PBA, West Genesee Food Services, Tops Friendly Markets, and Cam's Pizzeria. Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
Richard Chapman was appointed on January 17, 2013, to the assistant principal's position at West Genesee Middle School, succeeding Stephen Dunham, who became the WGMS principal in July 2012. On March 11, Peter Blake began his position at West Genesee High School as an assistant principal.
On March 1, 135 students created 90 exhibits that were entered for judging in the Split Rock Elementary School Science Fair. Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
The Top Ten students of the West Genesee High School Class of 2013 was announced on February 26, 2013. For a list of the students in order of rank, go to
Parents should register their children at the school within their regular attendance area this week, February 25-28, and March 1 between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. West Genesee elementary schools are East Hill (487-4648), Onondaga Road (487-4653), Split Rock (487-4656), and Stonehedge (487-4633). For more information and immunization requirements go to
On January 31, 57 students created 33 exhibits that were entered for judging in the Camillus Middle School Science Fair. Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
West Genesee High School Wind Ensemble Director, Andrew Perry, has been chosen as this year's recipient of the New York State Band Directors Association Richard Snook Outstanding Band Director Award.
West Genesee High School students will present the musical Jekyll and Hyde, based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson, at the high school auditorium on February 7-8 at 7:00 p.m. and February 9 at 2:00 p.m.
On January 11, WGMS students displayed Science Fair projects that explained the results of their research to their fellow students, to judges, and to their families who came in the evening to view the exhibits. Click on the link below to view a video of the event, or click here if you are viewing on an iphone or ipad.
We hope you enjoy this video of Onondaga Road students playing cooperative "Reindeer Games" in the gym and in their classrooms. To view, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from an ipad or iphone.
West Genesee High School students got together after school today, Tuesday, December 18, in the gym to take a group picture in support of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Click here to view a larger version of the picture.
West Genesee Ice Hockey coach Frank Colabufo received his 300th career win as the Wildcats won over host Cortland/Homer, 4-0, in a Division I West contest on Friday, December 7. Way to go!!!