Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses the successful budget vote, upcoming road construction around the schools, and upcoming events.
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!
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 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! They are pictured with their teachers, Erin Stepowany and Susan Marshall.
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.
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.
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 6, eleven students gave speeches around the theme, "Why My Voice is Important " to members of the Camillus Optimist Club. The Optimists chose Amelia Ryan from CMS and Mark Kopp from WGMS to represent them at the zone level of the 2013 Oratorical Contest that will be held on March 19.
The West Genesee District-Wide Diversity Committee is planning its fifth annual Culture Fair for March 23, 2013 from noon to 4:00 p.m. at West Genesee High School.
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 are excited to roll out our new December Menu for each of our schools in the West Genesee District. We have put much effort into meeting the tough new federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well balanced and provide students with the nutrition and calories they need to get them through their school day. We were fortunate to meet with a great group of students who volunteered their time to help understand the guidelines and give feedback on what they would like to see on their menus.
Johna Halko and Mark Kopp at WGMS; Lauren Cahalan and Luis (Manny) Castro at CMS; and Maureen McInerney and Steven Ferguson at the high school were honored by the Camillus Optimists with the David Kenna Youth Appreciation Awards. Pamela Ciarla at East Hill, Dallas Barton at CMS, and Patricia Sullivan at the high school received the 2011 Joseph A. Witowski Teacher of the Year Awards.
West Genesee Middle School will present the musical Yes Virginia on November 16 at 7:00 p.m. and November 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $6.00.
West Genesee Middle School eighth-grade student, Russell Graziano faced-off against fellow West Genesee Middle School seventh grader, Collin Puchta spelling such words as filibuster and adjournment until Graziano emerged as the first place winner in the West Genesee Spelling Bee held on November 6.
The eighth-grade students at WGMS had the opportunity today to talk with professionals from the community about their careers. To view a short video of the event, click on the link below. To view, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from an ipad or iphone.
Any parent or guardian with an active email address in the West Genesee database now has access to the Schooltool Parent Portal. An email was sent Friday, October 19, 2012 with a user ID and temporary password. If you did NOT receive an email with log-in information, click on
Did you know that the West Genesee Middle School Yearbook this year can be ordered online? Just click here...
The West Genesee Central School District's APPR has been approved by the New York State Department of Education. The plan can be viewed by clicking on
The 14th Annual Race for Respect was a great success. Thank you to Assistant Principal Mike Free who coordinated the event, the Camillus Police Department, custodial and food service staff, all of the volunteers, and especially the community for their support. Here is a short video of the event. To view, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from an ipad or iphone.
Here is a snapshot of the first few days of school at West Genesee... Enjoy and have a great school year!!!! To view, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from an ipad or iphone.
During the coming school year, expect to see important changes in school lunches nationwide. School cafeterias are now required to meet new federal nutrition standards that aim to promote a healthy lifestyle. These changes are planned to address the rising rate of childhood obesity as well as increased health complications in our population.
We have been informed that some parents/guardians have been experiencing troubles when trying to access and/or deposit monies using the MyNutriKids website. The site is running, although experiencing periodic processing difficulties. If you are unable to use the website, please feel free to send in lunch payments with your children during the first week of school.
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.
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 2012 Publications and Electronic Media Awards program.
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.