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District students art on display at "Art in the Mansion" exhibit: Many students from the North Syracuse Central School District will have their art on display at Syracuse's historic Barnes Hiscock Mansion through February 1, 2018. There is a suggested donation of $5, which will be used to restore and preserve the mansion at 930 James Street in Syracuse. All families are welcome to attend and celebrate our students' artwork. Click here to download the event flyer. more >>
175 District students receive CNY Scholastic Art Awards: Congratulations to the very talented students from North Syracuse Junior High School and Cicero-North Syracuse High School who are being recognized in the 2018 Central New York Scholastic Art Awards. The students will be recognized at a ceremony on Thursday, January 11 at Onondaga Community College. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. A complete list of winners will be posted. Congratulations to all student artists! more >>
We want to hear from you! Please take our community survey!: The North Syracuse Central School District is looking for input from parents, guardians and community members.  Superintendent of Schools Annette Speach said, “This is the third year that the district has administered this survey. For several years, our schools and the community have been working together around a shared mission for our District and t his year we launched Vision 2020: Brighter Together . We are hoping that this survey helps us assess our progress as we continue working together.” The survey can also be accessed by clicking here . It wil be available through February 28, 2018. The survey results will be compiled and analyzed during the month of March and will be shared with the community. more >>
New merchandise available at C-NS Star Shop: The Star Shop at Cicero-North Syracuse High School has new merchandise available for purchase. Cardigan and crew neck sweaters are now in and available for $45. The Star Shop is open to parents! Stop by between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm or by appointment. Please call 315 218-4150 for an appointment. Click here to go to the Star Shop website   more >>
C-NS student selected for CNY Future Leaders of Tomorrow Award: Congratulations to Cicero-North Syracuse High School senior Ava Breitbeck for being selected by New York State Assemblywoman Pamela J. Hunter (128th District) for a CNY Future Leaders of Tomorrow award . The awards are presented annually to students who excel in the classroom and provide community service. C-NS teacher Kim Linkinhoker, who nominated Ava for the award, said, "Ava has demonstrated leadership in so many ways. She recently stood in front of the Board of Education and spoke to them as an advocate for the district's Science Olympiad Team. She is involved in our 'Girls Who Code' organization, which empowers young women to become leaders in the fields of technology and computer sciences. Ava has a personal goal to help young women embrace their love of science ... more >>
Use SchoolMessenger's InfoCenter to manage district alerts: The North Syracuse Central School District has several methods of communicating with our families. One method we use is the SchoolMessenger (phone, email and text) notification system. If you have a child enrolled at one of our schools, you will automatically receive phone call, email and text alerts pertaining to that school and will receive some district-wide messages. Families can opt into and out of various message types by using SchoolMessenger's InfoCenter app on their computer or mobile device. In order to use InfoCenter, your email address must be included in  your child's schooltool account. Click here to sign up for or log into InfoCenter . Click here to download step-by-step directions on signing up for InfoCenter. InfoCenter will allow you to change the ... more >>
North Syracuse Junior High student leads district-wide blanket drive: For the past several years, DJ Villnave, now a high school freshman at North Syracuse Junior High School, has spearheaded a community blanket drive to help people in need. This year, DJ has the support of all schools in the district and several community groups. Blankets can be dropped off at any school in the district and several other locations through the end of January. Please consider sending in a new or gently used blanket to help with the cause! Following are the addresses of all schools in the North Syracuse Central School District: Cicero-North Syracuse High School (6002 Route 31 in Cicero) North Syracuse Junior High School (5353 West Taft Rd. in North Syracuse) Gillette Road Middle School (6150 South Bay Rd. in Cicero) Roxboro ... more >>
C-NS student peer teachers at Cicero Elementary School: During the month of December, students from the Cicero-North Syracuse High School's block 3 Money and Banking class went to Cicero Elementary and visited the 3 rd grade classes of Ms. DeGennaro, Ms. Norris, Ms. Malcolm and Ms. Hill to read a book and do a lesson on money and finances.  Everyone had a great experience. more >>
Allen Road Elementary School's Winter Wonderland takes visitors on a journey around the globe: This year's annual PTO Winter Wonderland event at Allen Road Elementary School had a unique twist for visitors. In addition to the usual Holiday Shoppe where students can buy presents for their parents, take part in a tree lighting ceremony, create craft projects and visit with Santa, this year visitors had the opportunity to celebrate the various cultures of their classmates. With the largest population of English Language Learners in any of the district's elementary schools, Allen Road's parents, students and staff, decided to celebrate their diversity at the annual PTO event. More than a dozen tables were set up with almost as many different cultures represented. Tables included cultural displays, foods, music and more and table attendants wore authentic garb in many ... more >>
31 Cicero-North Syracuse High School students place at Regional DECA competition: The 2017-2018 Regional DECA competition was held on December 19, 2017, at Lemoyne College.  Region 9 DECA’s membership this year consisted of over 500 students competing for top honors. Competitors came from eleven high schools across Central New York.  The high schools competing this year include: Phoenix, Norwich, Henninger, Liverpool, Solvay, Central Square, East Syracuse-Minoa, Fowler, Skaneateles, Nottingham, and Cicero-North Syracuse High School.  The future marketing/management leaders’ events consist of a 100-question college level marketing/management test and a role-play with a member of the business community.  The role-play is given to the students during competition and they have a 10 or 20 minute preparation period to generate solutions ... more >>
Roxboro Road Elementary Soup-er Bowl of Caring: As a PBIS School, Roxboro Road Elementary participated in this year’s Salvation Army Food Drive.  We were able to fill more than 3 barrels with canned and other non-perishable food items.  This year we kicked of “Soup-er Bowl” with a friendly competition between the three classroom hallways. Trustworthy Trail was the winning hallway this year, earning the 1 st annual “Soup-er Bowl Trophy”, by filling almost 2 barrels with food!  In conjunction with the food drive each student also decorated brown paper bags for the Salvation Army Christmas Distribution.  The bags will be used for stocking stuffer items on Distribution Day. #TrustworthyTrailforthewin #RoxboroElGivesBack more >>
Cicero-North Syracuse High School varsity and junior varsity girls’ basketball teams help spread holiday cheer:   This year, some basketball players in the North Syracuse Central School District, are helping making the holidays a little brighter for some local families. The school’s girls’ varsity and junior varsity basketball teams recently collected hundreds of items for donation to local families in need. The donations will be made through the SSAC (Salt City Athletic Conference.) C-NS Girls’ varsity coach Eric Smith received the SSAC’s request for donations in November and wanted to help the worthy cause. “We knew we wanted to donate to the SSAC’s holiday adoption project but I thought it would be great to get the teams involved by doing something good for their community. The families went above and beyond with their generous ... more >>
Spelling Bee Competition Winners Advance to Post Standard/WCNY Competition: On Thursday, December 7, forty students from North Syracuse Junior High School, Roxboro Road Middle School and Gillette Road Middle School gathered at the North Syracuse Central School District Administrative Office building to compete in a district-wide spelling bee.   The students qualified for the competition after completing written and oral exams within their schools. All students did very well in the spelling bee and the final two competitors, Jacob Garofalo and Joseph DeGroat battled for top honors. In the end, Jacob Garofalo, an 8 th grade student at North Syracuse Junior High School, won the competition.   The top six competitors from the North Syracuse Central School District spelling bee will advance to The Post Standard/WCNY 2018 Spelling Bee written. Those ... more >>
C-NS students recognized as members of New York State Business Honor Society: A Business Honor Society recognition ceremony was recently held at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Congratulations to the following students  who were  recognized as members of the New York State Business Honor Society for the 2017-18 school year: Iyana Armstrong, LitaMarie Brang, Matthew Brisson, John Catania, Kyle Cody, Brenna Duffy, Anthony Esce, Jackson Franzen , Brody Guido, Jason Hughes, Ryan Ingerson, Casey Koenig, Joseph LaVeck, Dylan Lingenfelter , Jared Lonergan, Vanessa Luangaphay, McKenna Lusnar, Annina Marullo, Tom McDonald, Lukas Merluzzi , Dan Miles, Niko Rebecchi, Charles Simmons, Kieran Turrell, Andrew Viera, Brendan Villnave, David Ware, Nick Weber and Mason White.   more >>
C-NS Star Shop holding holiday pop-up shop: The Star Shop at Cicero-North Syracuse High School is holding a holiday pop-up shop from December 18-22. During that time, the shop will be open to parents from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (and by appointment) for parents to shop for their C-NS students!  Click here to download a flyer. Click here to go to the Star Shop website   more >>
Smart Schools Bond Act Plan for public review: The North Syracuse Central School District has posted the Smart Schools Spending Plan presentation reviewed by the Board of Education at the November 20 Board of Education Meeting for community review. If you have any comments please contact Don Keegan, Associate Superintendent for Business Services at 315-218-2119 or at   For more news from the North Syracuse Central School District, visit us on Facebook at   Follow us on Twitter at more >>
District forms committee to study swimming pool feasibility, seeks committee members: At their November 20, 2017 meeting, the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education passed a resolution establishing a Swimming Pool Advisory Committee. The North Syracuse Central School District has not formally studied the possibility of a pool in over 20 years. The decision to form this committee comes because of recent correspondence and comments from parents and students expressing their desire for a pool for use by our swim team, students and possibly community members.   The Board of Education has appointed Dr. William D. Silky, of Castallo & Siiky LLC-Educational Consultants, to facilitate meetings of the Swimming Pool Advisory Committee. Dr. Silky comes to us with years of experience in facilitating studies for Boards of Education across the state.   ... more >>
Section III Boys Volleyball raises money for Make-A-Wish Foundation of CNY: Section III Boys Volleyball raised $8000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of CNY throughout the course of the fall sports season and presented the proceeds to CEO Diane Kuppermann and Wish Kid Melissa at the Section III finals at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on Tuesday, November 7.  The C-NS Boys Volleyball community raised a record $4991 during the season for the worthy cause.  Pictured Back Row:  Dan Hyland (Baldwinsville), Kris Balintfy (Central Square), and Mark Barbato (Liverpool).  Front Row:  Make-A-Wish of CNY CEO Diane Kuppermann, Wish Kid Melissa Roberts, Beth Rourke (Syracuse), Kyle Michael (J-D), Chris Gangloff (F-M), and Mike Lucia (C-NS). more >>
Instructions for accessing elementary report cards: Beginning this school year, families must access their  elementary child's report card through the parent portal of School Tool.  Follow these directions to login and view the report card. *Please note: If you are using the app version of School Tool, you must click “View Full Site” to see the report card. more >>
C-NS Boys' Volleyball wins Section Championship: Congratulations to the Cicero-North Syracuse High School Boys' Volleyball team for winning their third straight Section Championship! Click here to read the article. more >>

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