Camillus Optimist Speech Winners Share Speeches on “Healing the World With Optimism”

On March 24, four students from West Genesee High School gave speeches around the theme, “Healing the World With Optimism” to members of the Camillus Optimist Club. The Optimists chose Logan Battaglia (1st) and Alexcis Rydelek (2nd) to represent them at the next level of the 2021 Oratorical Contest that will be held in April. …

WGHS ECOS Club Requests Help from Community for Courtyard Project

A few years ago, some students in the West Genesee High School ECOS club decided that they wanted to transform a school courtyard into an outdoor learning space. ECOS stands for Environmentally Conscious Organization of Students, but most students just call it the Environmental Club. The club’s mission is to raise awareness of environmental issues …

Letter from Exec. Principal Ackles: Return to Wednesdays

Printable Version of the Letter March 23, 2021 Dear Parents and Guardians of West Genesee High School Students, Over the past month you may have heard a great deal in the news media about students returning to school for additional days of instruction. We recognize the benefit of more instructional and contact time for students. …

Letter from Supt. Bills: Next Steps

Printable Version of Letter March 23, 2021 Dear West Genesee Parents/Guardians, At the most recent Board of Education (BOE) meeting, I provided updates on planning for the upcoming months. This follows the recently released parameters from Onondaga County Officials entitled “Policy Proposal to Increase School Participation to 5 days per week in K-12 Schools in …

Message from Supt. Bills Status of Next Steps

Dear West Genesee Parents/Guardians, Today I was intending to communicate the next steps of our school plan based on recently released information including “Policy Proposal to Increase School Participation to 5 days per Week in K-12 School in Onondaga County”. An overview of the plan was presented to the Board of Education earlier this week …

Junior Receives National Silver Medal for Artwork

West Genesee High School junior, Meagan Medina, received a Silver Medal for her piece “Up for Air” in the National Scholastics Art and Writing Award Competition. This national award demonstrates high honors and achievement on the national level. More than 80,000 students submitted nearly 230,000 works of art and writing to the 2021 Scholastic Awards. …

WGHS Student Recognized in the 2020-2021 Optimist International Essay Contest

West Genesee High School had five students participate in the 2020-2021 Optimist International Essay Contest sponsored by our local Camillus Optimist Club. “Reaching your Dreams by Choosing Optimism” was the topic this year. Morgan Valerino placed first and her essay will be submitted to the next level of competition. The remaining students who will be …

District Calendar for 2021-2022 Approved at BOE Meeting

The District Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year was approved by the Board of Education at their meeting on March 17, 2021. The calendar is now available on the website by clicking here: https://www.westgenesee.org/about-us/calendars/.

Message from the West Genesee Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council: Interested in Joining?

Statement from the DEI Action Council Posted on March 19, 2021 Any acts of anti-Asian racism violate our commitment to learning environments that are free from discrimination and have no place in a school or community. We are unwavering in our responsibility to create, support and ensure safe spaces for all members of our community, …

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