Middle school STEM Club students participate in CNY Rocket Team Challenge:
Three teams of students from Roxboro Road Middle School and four teams from Gillette Road Middle School's STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) clubs recently had the opportunity to participate in the 16th annual Central New York Rocket Team Challenge. The event , which was held on Saturday, June 2 at Syracuse University’s Skytop field, allowed local middle and high school students to build rockets from provided kits, detail them, and bring them to Skytop for launching.
105 teams registered, and well over 500 family and friends attended the Saturday's launch. Teams were judged on the quality of their construction, knowledge of the subject, how well they estimated their trajectory, and whether or not their “eggstronaut” survived its ride into ...
North Syracuse Junior High students spend lunch period learning from local military:
Several local members of various military organizations were kind enough spend time with 8th and 9th grade students at North Syracuse Junior High School on Wed., May 30. The idea of having military members come to the school was conceived by a group of students for the purpose of inspiring others. Students helped organize the event and called the local recruitment offices to get things started.
Most military guest spent the whole two hour lunch block talking with the students in a very muggy cafeteria in full uniform. There were conversation starters at each table and many students were interested in hearing about the experiences of our military and what life after high school is like. At one point the visitors were walking from the 9 th grade cafeteria into the 8 ...
Two C-NS grads credit success launching sports nutrition company to NSCSD education:
Two recent Cicero-North Syracuse High School graduates, Danny Drake, Class of 2012 (pictured left), and Mike Dalberth, Class of 2013, have recently found success launching a sports nutrition company. They credit their success, in part, to the education they received while attending North Syracuse Central School District schools.
After graduating high school, the pair went on to college and realized a problem in the growing sports nutrition market. It was near impossibleto find a product that achieved both quality and convenience. Danny, a 2016 Engineering and Management Grad from Clarkson, and Mike took their problem to the Shipley Center for Innovation at Clarkson and began developing solutions and presenting across the country. The two developed a product called Enduraphin and recently ...
Boys' Track Earns third consecutive Sectional title:
The Cicero-North Syracuse Boys' track team earned their third consecutive Class AA league championship title on Wednesday, May 23.
Jeremiah Willis captured four events and set a new leading time or distance in two to help the Northstars earn the title.
· Set a new leading time in the 100 dash with a 10.80 finish
· Set a new leading distance in the triple jump with a distance of 48-0;
· Won the 200 dash in 21.8
· Won the high jump with a leap of 22-11.50
Northstar Joe Williams set a new leading time in the 400 hurdles with 55.13
Congratulations to our amazing athletes!
C-NS students meet requirements to earn Seal of Biliteracy:
Congratulations to the 7 Cicero-North Syracuse High School students that recently met the requirments to earn a New York State Seal of Biliteracy on their diplomas and transcripts. The seal recognizes graduating high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, spaking, reading and writing in one or more languages.
The distinction is relatively new. The New York State Board of Regents adopted it in April of 2016 because it has major benefits, including:
Identifying high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers;
Providing universities with additional information about applicants;
Preparing students with 21st century skills;
Recognizing the value of world and native language instruction ...
Gillette Road Middle School student receives prestigious national 180 Award for making significant math gains:
Angelina Crawford, a student at Gillette Road Middle School, has been named a recipient of the prestigious 2018 National 180 Student Awards , which recognize 15 children across the United States who overcame significant obstacles to become thriving, successful learners. The 180 Student Awards program, now in its twelfth year and organized by global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt , honor students, who along with the help of their remarkable teachers, have made outstanding progress in literacy and math achievement and are now on the path to success in life.
Angelina’s teacher, Erika Gilbert, recalls a time when her student was having challenges with math proficiency.
“At the beginning of the school year, I rarely saw Angelina in class. She was often ...
C-NS student receives offer of admission to West Point US Military Academy:
Congratulations to Cicero-North Syracuse High School senior Leo Henry, who recently received notice of acceptance to the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Military Academy Liaison Officer, Nancy Stevens came to C-NS on Tuesday, May 23 to present Leo with a certificate of acceptance.
Leo's family members were present at the acceptance ceremony to see him recognized. Leo plans to attend West Point in the fall, majoring in Psychology. He intents to eventually become a United States Army Officer and Psychiatrist.
Congratulations on this tremendous accomplishment!
School Report Card meetings scheduled:
Each year, the North Syracuse Central School District provides a summary of academic performance for students who took New York State Assessments the previous school year in a special newsletter. Click here to view/download a copy of that newsletter.
New York State Report Cards provide comprehensive data for all districts in the state, including enrollment, demographic, attendance, assessment, accountability, graduation rate and much more. The comprehensive state reports are available online from the New York State Education Department Report Card website at https://reportcards.nysed.gov.
State assessments are designed to help ensure that all students reach high learning standards. As required by the State, students that are not making appropriate progress toward the standards, ...
North Syracuse educators awarded NSEF grants to enhance programming:
18 North Syracuse Central School District educators were recently recognized for receiving grants from the North Syracuse Education Foundation (NSEF) in their 2018 Grant Award’s Program. NSEF resources support quality education through creative opportunities, and innovative/imaginative approaches.
Since 2003, NSEF has provided 130 grants for about $150,000 in grant money for student programming through generous contributions from the community. Click here to view NSEF's video about various grants.
The mission of the Foundation is to sponsor activities and projects intended to enhance the education and cultural enrichment of the students of the North Syracuse Central School District. The activities are not funded by the regular school budget. ...
North Syracuse Junior High School's Advanced Orchestra earns Superior rating!:
The Advanced Orchestra at North Syracuse Junior High School recently travelled to Boston to compete in the Music in the Parks Music Competition. The group was awarded a Superior rating from the judges with a score of 95. The students did a fantastic job! Not only did students compete musically, but they also got to see several sights around Boston including a Boston Duck Tour, The State House, Quincy Market, The Paul Revere House, Bunker Hill Museum & Monument, the USS Constitution, Old Sturbridge Village, and more. A great time was had by all! Congratulations to the group on a job well done!
District voters approve proposed budget:
Message from Superintendent of Schools Annette Speach:
We want to share our heartfelt appreciation to the North Syracuse Central School District community for their overwhelming demonstration of support for the children of the District by approving the 2018-19 budget. During these challenging times, our community has come together to ensure that our children continue to have the educational opportunities essential for their future success.
North Syracuse Central School District voters have agreed to the district’s proposed 2018-2019 school year budget with a 63.4 percent approval. 2,435 votes were cast, with the final tally being 1,545 yes votes and 890 no votes on the $163,200,980 proposal. A bus proposition for $1,472,440 also ...
“Spring into Savings” Event Promotes Financial Literacy:
On Friday, May 4, more than 200 elementary students in the North Syracuse School District had the opportunity to learn about money matters in a fun way. Cicero-North Syracuse (C-NS) High School students, in cooperation with CORE Federal Credit Union, hosted a district wide “Spring into Savings” financial literacy event at Cicero Elementary School.
The high school students created carnival style games, all focusing on teaching financial concepts. After successfully completing each game students earned play money and were able to write a check and cash it in for fun prizes.
There were a variety of games such as a BINGO-type game called “SPRINGO,” where students had to match a word on their SPRINGO card to a definition of a money related term ...
126 C-NS students earn STAR Leadership recognition:
Congratulations to the 126 Cicero-North Syracuse High School seniors that recently completed the school's STAR Leadership Program and who will be wearing royal blue leadership cords at graduation. To earn the recognition, students had to attend the required amount (9 out of 12) of afterschool leadership seminars over the past three years and complete a final project displaying leadership skills on their own in the Central New York community by April of their senior year.
Students in the leadership program were responsible for planning and organizing seminar topics, which included: Peer Pressure, Motivation, College Life, Money Management, Team Building, Obtaining Scholarships, Career Planning, Self-Confidence, Life After College, Living On Their Own, Learning From Your Mistakes, ...
C-NS Students Nominated for 11 Syracuse High School Theater Awards!:
The Cicero-North Syracuse High School Production of ‘Oklahoma’ was nominated for a record 11 theater awards by the Syracuse High School Theater Awards committee. Representatives from the committee visit area high schools to adjudicate their performances and select nominees for the various categories. C-NS was nominated in 11 of the 15 categories, including:
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role: Noah Barnell
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role: Hannah Williams
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Toby Martin
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Alexis Martin
Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical, Large School
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble/Chorus
Outstanding Performance by ...
Smith Road Elementary proudly present’s “Cinderella, Kids” featuring the 4th grade musical club:
Smith Road Elementary proudly present’s “Cinderella, Kids” featuring the 4 th grade musical club. Riley Mayer stars as Cinderella and Donovan Manley as Prince Charming. The performance is Saturday, May 12 th 1:00pm at CNS High School. Tickets are $3.00 per person at the door. Contact Smith Road’s musical director Becky Hall @ 218-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We hope to see you there!!!
Cast and Crew:
Cinderella - Riley Mayer
Prince Charming - Donovan Manley
King - Joey Cox
Stepmother - Lucy Barrerra
Anastasia - Summer Dumas
Drizella - Aubrey Panto
Fairy Godmother(s) - Abigail Goncalves, Christina Coker, Annabella Branning
Cinderella Understudy - Annabella Branning
Narrators - Julia Phillips, Harlei Shaw, Jack Eustace, Angela ...
Hayden Leonard Performs with the All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble:
Congratulations to Hayden Leonard, upright bass player for the Cicero-North Syracuse High School W3B Vocal Jazz Group, in her performance with the All-County Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Students from Onondaga County were selected to participate in this event under the direction of professional jazz vocalist and educator Cookie Coogan. Hayden is pictured in the second row, far left.
Cicero Elementary students jump rope for Heart:
Students at Cicero Elementary School organized a fun, heart-healthy and heart-helping event this year to raise funds for the American Heart Association. The event was a HUGE success!!! 239 of our very own Cicero Elementary students (and families!) were able to raise a total of $15,153.83! This is the second largest 'Jump Rope for Heart' donation in all of Central New York. We cannot thank our students, families, school and community enough for their tremendous generosity.