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 the Dialogue with the Superintendent held last week, the future of class rank, our Boys Varsity Basketball team, our seniors' swansongs, an update on the spelling bee, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Every year, the District's Strategic Planning Team asks for all stakeholders' feedback about the District's progress meeting the specifics of our Strategic Actions. In an effort to elicit as much input as we can, please take some time to respond to the following survey by clicking here. Please be sure to include your name. Anonymous surveys cannot be included. To download the West Genesee Strategic Planning Process just click here. The survey will be open until Tuesday, January 17.
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.
On December 5, Luis (Manny) Castro and Jessica Bobbett from the high school; Morgan Valerino and Zachary Voss from Camillus Middle School; and Alyssa Battaglia and Joseph Sparks from West Genesee Middle School were honored by the Camillus Optimists with the David Kenna Outstanding Student Award. Robert Deegan (Science Teacher at the high school), Eric Howes (Special Education Teacher at Camillus Middle School), and Laura Hesler (IS Teacher at East Hill Elementary School) received the 2016 Joseph A. Witowski Outstanding Teacher Award.
West Genesee Middle School students, Ben Paoli and Ava Propper, faced-off spelling such words as "amnesty" and "exonerate" until they exhausted all of the challenge words, so the judges determined them both to be the winners in the West Genesee Spelling Bee held on November 9.
Camillus Middle School is proud to present this year's musical, The Little Mermaid, adapted from the classic Disney movie.The performances will be on Friday, November 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m. to see this terrific cast. Tickets are $8 general admission at the door. Doors will open one hour prior to each show.
Thank you to the Community for your support of the 18th Annual (and Final) Race for Respect held on September 25, 2016. Everyone had a great time, and to view a brief video of the event just click on the video below.
West Genesee High School seniors Jesse Elmer, Julia Musengo, and Amelia Ryan have been named Commended Scholars in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Eleven West Genesee High School musicians were accepted into the All-State Conference to perform in Rochester, December 1-4, 2016. The conference, including the final concerts, will take place at the Rochester Convention Center and is sponsored by the NYS School Music Association.
West Genesee High School seniors Amanda Lowther and Russell Graziano have been named Semi-Finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
On August 24-25, 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
Eighty-seven 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.
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.
The West Genesee School District is accepting applications for Substitute Custodial Staff at all of our school buildings. Second shift only. NYS fingerprinting is required. For more information and application, please visit our web site by clicking here. Please send completed application/resume to: Mr. Joe Pulaski, Director of Facilities, 5203 West Genesee Street, Camillus, NY 13031 or call 315-487-4630 for additional information.
Thirty-five WGHS students had a total of forty-five perfect scores on their Advanced Placement examinations in May.
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. For those in need of assistance, please submit your requests by Saturday, August 20by clicking here. (Click on more for information about the program.)
On June 18, 2016, the Class of 2016 graduated at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. Congratulations and best of luck!
Congratulations to the following seven West Genesee athletes that qualified for the Academic All-American honor from the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Assoc. (NISCA): Kaitlin Dunning, Rebecca Kanoza, Jack Barrett, Daniel Pesci, Colin Riley, Victoria Lee, and Emily Green.
West Genesee residents approved the 2016-2017 budget and bus proposition on May 17, 2016. The $82,227,170 budget received 1,394 favorable votes and 257 votes in opposition. Elected to the Board of Education for three-year terms beginning in July, are incumbents Roberta M. Herron with 1,165, and Karen M. Fruscello with 1,093. New to the Board is Eric A. Bacon with 1,316 votes. Tonya D. Wilson received 793 votes. Thank you to the community for your continued support!
On May 13, 2016, the West Genesee Central School District was notified by the New York State Education Department that West Genesee High School has been designated a Reward School for the second year in a row.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. Congratulations!
On Friday, May 13, 2016, a simulated car crash was planned at West Genesee High School. Due to rain, the presentation was modified to an assembly in the lower gymnasium. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible to help make the Senior Ball a fun and safe time!
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 eighth consecutive and overall eleventh time West Genesee has been recognized for this honor.
One hundred fifty-eight students from West Genesee High School were inducted into membership of the National Honor Society at the High School on March 21, 2016. 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
Notice is hereby given that the annual inspection for 2015-2016 of the West Genesee Central School District for fire hazards which might endanger the lives of students, teachers, employees therein, has been completed and the report thereof is available for inspection at the office of the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds during normal business hours by all interested parties.
The Top Ten students of the West Genesee High School Class of 2016 was announced on February 23, 2016. For a list of the students in order of rank, go to
Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be held this year from February 1 to March 4 at the Central Registrar Office located at 300 Sanderson Drive, Camillus, NY 13031. For information about registering your student, go to the Registration Section of the website by clicking here.
On January 26, twelve students gave speeches around the theme, "How My Best Brings Out the Best in Others" to members of the Camillus Optimist Club. The Optimists chose Greta Hahn from the high school and Eric Leubner from CMS to represent them at the next level of the 2016 Oratorical Contest that will be held on April 9 in Albany, NY. Congratulations!
On January 14, it was announced that twelve WGHS photography and ceramics students won recognition at the 2016 Scholastic Art competition. To see a listing of the photography students with information about their artwork, click on
West Genesee High School students will present the musical Once Upon a Mattress, at the high school auditorium on February 4-5 at 7:00 p.m. and February 6 at 2:00 p.m. Seats for all three shows are reserved and are $12 each.
The Academic Decathlon was held at Westhill High School on January 23 with competitors from Cazenovia, Liverpool, Tully, Westhill, and West Genesee high schools. The team from West Genesee High School came in first overall. The top three teams will advance to the state competition at SUNY Brockport to be held on February 26-27.
On Thursday, January 21, West Genesee High School hosted a Community Forum on Substance Abuse and Expo. The Camillus Police were one of our twenty expo participants who were on hand before our community forum on substance abuse that was attended by close to seven hundred people.