Dr. Brown has posted an update to his Notes from the Superintendent where he discusses our Fine Arts Program receiving national recognition, athletic scholar team awards, and the National Honor Society.
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has announced the results of its sixteenth 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 tenth time West Genesee has been recognized for this honor.
The 7th Annual Culture Fair was held at the high school on Saturday, March 7. This event for all ages that is designed to help promote understanding of the various social, ethnic, and cultural influences in our very own community and beyond. Thank you to our sponsors, our local TOPS, Camillus Police Benevolent Association, and the West Genesee District PTA/PTO/PTSO Council. To see a brief video of the event click on the link below.
The West Genesee Central School District Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Christopher Brown, and the West Genesee Teachers' Association have co-authored a stern letter to Governor Cuomo stating: (Click here to read the entire letter.)
We strongly disagree with the educational reforms presented by Governor Cuomo in his recent State of the State address;
We oppose high-stakes testing tied to teacher evaluation and district funding;
The real crisis in education today is one of educational inequality;
We support the full and equitable funding of school districts and the end of the Gap Elimination Adjustment; and
We demand that Governor Cuomo release the State Aid runs so that districts can adequately plan for the upcoming year.
The 7th Annual Culture Fair will be held at the high school on Saturday, March 7, from 12:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. in the upper gym. This is a fantastic family event for all ages that is free and open to the public, and is designed to help promote understanding of the various social, ethnic, and cultural influences in our very own community and beyond.
On February 25, twelve students gave speeches around the theme, "How My Optimism Will Help Me Press on to Greater Achievements of the Future " to members of the Camillus Optimist Club. The Optimists chose Joanna Maressa from the high school and Eric Leubner from CMS to represent them at the zone level of the 2015 Oratorical Contest. Congratulations!
The Administration and Board of Education of the West Genesee School District join in extending greetings and best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season. May this season be filled with peace and joy and everything that makes for happiness. The artwork at right was created by Onondaga Road Elementary School Kindergartner Xavier Knittel. Congratulations to Xavier for having his artwork selected for the community holiday card!
West Genesee Middle School students will be "on top of the charts" when they offer a joyous performance of Fame! JR. Fame! JR. is based on the hit motion picture which was turned into a long-running television series. The curtain goes up on Thursday, November 20 and Friday, November 21 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $6.00.
Jessica Potosky and Haneen Awawda at WGMS; Katherine McManus and Phillip Martin at CMS; and Alex Tripodi and Claire Wenner at the high school were honored by the Camillus Optimists with the David Kenna Youth Appreciation Awards. East Hill Elementary School physical education teacher Molly O'Keefe, CMS mathematics teacher Rebecca Eassa, and high school teacher Eliza Spaulding received the 2014 Joseph A. Witowski Teacher of the Year Award.
Camillus Middle School sixth graders, Abigail Ray and Cooper Ponto, faced-off spelling such words as "abolitionists" and "unilaterally" until Ray emerged as the first place winner in the West Genesee Spelling Bee held on November 4.
The flyer for the spirit wear free shipping promo is now on the website by clicking here. Note that only orders placed between October 9-27 will have free shipping to school (pick-up will be in mid-November before Thanksgiving break). The website for direct online ordering is: http://shop.company-store.net/ore/.
Thank you to the Community for your support of the 16th Annual Race for Respect held on September 21, 2014 Everyone had a great time, and to view a brief video of the event just click on the video below.
You may have heard some health related news regarding the Enterovirus D68. This letter is to inform you that we have a confirmed case of the virus in our school community, and we will do everything possible to help keep you informed and prevent the spread of the virus. You can read the specifics by clicking on
Parentlink software is replacing School News Notifier (SNN) and will allow us to send emails, texts, phone app notifications, and make phone calls. (Phone calls will be used primarily for snow days and emergency situations.)
On August 18-19, 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
On Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 12:00 noon, the West Genesee School District and the Town of Camillus will be hosting the 16th 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.
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.
West Genesee Central School District is being recognized by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) in the Social Networking categories (Blog, Twitter, Facebook) of their 2014 Publications and Electronic Media Awards program.
West Genesee residents approved the 2014-2015 budget and bus proposition on May 20, 2014. The $77,054,420 budget received 1,454 favorable votes and 323 votes in opposition. Elected to the Board of Education for three-year terms beginning in July, are incumbent Neil Widrick with 1,031. New to the Board is James Soper with 1,143 votes and Shawn Mitchell with 821 votes. Thank you to the community for your continued support!
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.
On March 23, students from Onondaga Road Elementary School, Camillus Middle, and West Genesee Middle School competed in the Central New York Science and Engineering Fair sponsored by the MOST and Lockheed Martin.
West Genesee Central School District is one of 133 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services in the state to receive the "2014 School Safety Excellence Award" from the Utica National Insurance Group.
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has announced the results of its fifteenth 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 ninth time West Genesee has been recognized for this honor.