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Cicero Elementary students help Christmas Bureau Cicero Elementary students help Christmas Bureau: On Friday, December 7, 2018, students at Cicero Elementary school were among the hundreds of volunteers spreading out across Central New York selling special edition Post Standard  newspapers to benefit the Christmas Bureau. Six students and two parent volunteers went from room to room at the school asking if teachers and other school staff were interested in buying a newspaper to support the Bureau, which is sponsored by The Salvation Army and United Way of Central New York. The effort, which began in 1932 as the "Old Newsboys" campaign for the purpose of buying coal for people who couldn't afford to heat their homes, has evolved to now pay for food, books, toys and clothing for local children.  Cicero Elementary School teacher Holly Lee has been leading the ...
Spelling Bee Competition Winners Advance Spelling Bee Competition Winners Advance:   On Thursday, December 6, 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 talented students, from grades five through eight, were challenged with a variety of words ranging from simple spellings such as “ghost” and “signals” to more difficult spellings such as “electrolysis” and “astonishment.” All students came to 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, Anne Capone and ...
Board of Education seeking Community Interview Team Members for Superintendent Search Board of Education seeking Community Interview Team Members for Superintendent Search: The North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education has hired Dr. William Silky, Castallo & Silky, LLC, to conduct the Superintendent Search to replace retiring superintendent Annette Speach. As part of the search process, the Board is putting together separate interview teams of employees, students and community members.   The Board of Education is in the process of developing employee and student interview teams and is seeking residents to serve on the community interview team. The community interview team will be comprised of no more than 15 community members. The criteria for serving on this committee would be:   A resident of the District (not a district employee or a current student – there are separate interview teams for employees and ...
C-NS Students Selected for All-State Music Festival C-NS Students Selected for All-State Music Festival: Three Cicero-North Syracuse high School students were selected from over 10,000 students to participate in the 2018 New York State School Music Association’s All-State Music Festival. Students from all over New York State compete for the honor of being selected to participate in the all-state bands, orchestras, and choruses. Less than 10% of all students auditioning were accepted. Jenna Sherry and Brianna Ballard were accepted into the All-State Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Natalie Romano was accepted into the All-State Mixed Chorus. The festival took place in Rochester November 29-December 1 with culminating performances held at the gorgeous Eastman School of Music Concert Hall. Congratulations to our C-NS students! Pictured above left ...
District-wide Spelling Bee on Dec. 6 District-wide Spelling Bee on Dec. 6: On Thursday, December 6, forty talented students from North Syracuse Junior High School, Roxboro Road Middle School and Gillette Road Middle School will gather at the Jerome F. Melvin Administrative Office building (5355 W. Taft Rd.) in North Syracuse to compete in a district-wide oral spelling bee. The competition will take place at 2:00 p.m. The top six competitors from the North Syracuse Central School District spelling bee will advance to The Post Standard/WCNY 2018 Spelling Bee. This year’s competitors are: From Gillette Road Middle School – Kamdin Bembry (7 th Grade), Samuel Budihardjo (5 th Grade), Nicholas Capece (7 th Grade), Anne Capone (5 th Grade), Nicholas Fiori (6 th Grade), Emma Hall (7 th Grade), Aiden Hanas (7 th Grade), Shannon Loughlin (7 th ...
December Calendar Flip Reminders December Calendar Flip Reminders: As we head into the holiday season, the North Syracuse Central School District would like to remind our families of some upcoming events: Monday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. - Board of Education meeting Thursday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m. - District-wide Spelling Bee Friday, December 7 - Half day for PK-12 students for staff workshops Friday, December 14 - 15 Week Progress Report Period Ends Friday, December 21 - 15 Week Progress Reports (K-12) available online Monday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. - Board of Education meeting Monday, December 23- Friday, January 4 - Holiday Recess - No School
C-NS Marching Band off to New York City! C-NS Marching Band off to New York City!: The Cicero-North Syracuse High School Marching Band left C-NS on Tuesday morning, November 19 to head to New York City to march in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!  Please take a few moments to watch the superintendent's video newsletter message.