West Genesee Music Education Program Receives National Recognition–Again!

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has announced the results of its 22nd annual “Best Communities for Music Education” (BCME) survey, which acknowledges schools and districts across the U.S. for their commitment and support of music education in schools. This is the thirteenth consecutive year, sixteenth time overall, that West Genesee has been …

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. …

Letter from Supt. Bills: Update to Social Distancing/Survey

Printable Version of the Letter Click here to access the survey. (Deadline of March 10, 2021 for responses) March 5, 2021 Dear Parents/Guardians: As you may have heard, Onondaga County and the Health Department have made a policy proposal to bring more children to the classroom which includes reducing the requirement of physical distance from …

High School Senior Selected for the NAFME All-Eastern Orchestra

West Genesee High School senior Laura Alvaro has been selected to play the piccolo in the NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles in the Orchestra. She will play in the virtual 2021 Eastern Division Honor Ensembles program that will take place on ​Thursday, March 4 – Saturday March 6, 2021 The Orchestra will be under the direction …

Students Receive Scholastic Art Recognition in 2021

Nine West Genesee students received a total of nineteen awards in the 2021 Scholastic Art Awards competition. The students, along with their award, school, grade level, art category, and titles are listed at right. The West Genesee artists are students of John Capria, William Haining, Michael LaFay, Gigina Long, and Jennifer Schrader at the high …

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