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North Syracuse Central School District
5355 West Taft Road
North Syracuse, NY 13212

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Gillette Road Middle School Presents the first Steel Pan Drum Band
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The 2014-15 school year marked the debut of The Gillette Road Middle School Steel Pan Drum Band. This newly formed group, the vision and creation of Ms. Kristen Kopf, includes students from grades 5, 6, and 7. Under the direction of Ms. Kopf, the group rehearsed once a week on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:30. The students were responsible for transporting their drums and practicing on their own... more info


2015 Teacher of the Year is Cicero-North Syracuse High School's Amy Hysick
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The North Syracuse Central School District is proud to announce its 2015 Teacher of the Year winner as Amy Hysick, Regents Living Environment teacher at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. Hysick will go on to the statewide program for Teacher of the Year, sponsored by the New York State Education Department. Ms. Hysick will be recognized as North Syracuse Central School District’s 2015 Teacher of... more info


Students at KWS Bear Road Elementary learn about summer reading program
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Sarah Heukrath, NOPL Children’s Librarian reads to KWS BRE kindergarter Sianni Harrell
Students at KWS Bear Road Elementary School were recently visited by Sarah Heukrath, Children’s Librarian at NOPL North Syracuse to hear about the wonderful "Every Hero Has a Story" summer reading programs available for free at NOPL. The kickoff event with free ice cream for all will be held on June 29 when students can register for the program. There will be special themed story hours, guest... more info


North Syracuse Dollars for Scholars 30th award ceremony
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The North Syracuse Dollars for Scholars 30th awards ceremony and reception was held in the Cicero-North Syracuse High School auditorium on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. There were a total of 159 awards, including 52 memorial awards, presented to graduating seniors who live in the North Syracuse Central School District. The scholarships totaled $98,000. Award recipients were determined by the criteria... more info


Gillette Road Middle School Garden Club Plants for the Future
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One windy day, students gather to fill the bed with donated compost and raise signs to thank OCRA
Beginning in April of this year, Gillette Road Middle School's Garden Club, led by Mr. Gerardi built, installed, and planted three raised garden beds in the school’s central courtyard. The Garden Club meets every other week to discuss the science of composting, classification of plants and their Latin family names, identification of plants, the needs of different types of plants,... more info


Flag Day celebration at Smith Road Elementary School
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Smith Road Elementary School students and staff held a “Flag Day Celebration” on Friday, June 12. The entire school sang patriotic songs together then each grade level stood up and performed their own song taken from the “Spotlight on Music” textbooks that was taught in music class with Becky Hall. Smith Road’s 4th grade students were the real stars of the show having vocal soloists, violin... more info


Summer reading events and opportunities
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The North Syracuse Central School District is providing a variety of resources to keep our students reading this summer. Students, teachers, parents and community members are encouraged to participate in one (or more) of these summer reading events. We hope that everyone will be able to enjoy a summer reading escape at home or on vacation! Students can track their anytime reading with the... more info


Regional Summer School at C-NS
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The OCM BOCES 2015 Regional Summer School program at Cicero-North Syracuse (C-NS) High School will begin on Monday, July 6, for staff only. The first day of classes for students is Wednesday, July 8. Students from the North Syracuse Central School District and Baldwinsville Central School District will attend summer school at C-NS. Students must register for summer school through their school... more info


District to participate in USDA Summer Feeding Program
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The North Syracuse Central School District announces its participation in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. Daily breakfast and lunch meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for everyone, regardless of race, color, national... more info


C-NS Counseling Department message
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The new redesigned SAT will be given at C-NS for the first time in May 2016. Current 10th graders will take this new SAT in May or June 2016 for college admission. Now is a great time to start getting prepared! Official SAT Practice for the Redesigned SAT Goes Live on KhanAcademy.org Practice materials for the redesigned SAT are now live on KhanAcademy.org, making free, world-class,... more info


Registration for 2015-16 UPK program has begun
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Registration for North Syracuse Central School District's 2015-16 Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program (UPK) has begun. Registration takes place during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at the Jerome F. Melvin Administrative Office Building (5355 West Taft Road) in North Syracuse. In order to register your child in the UPK program, you will need to bring... more info


Register now for North Syracuse Early Education Pre-K Program
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The North Syracuse Central School District has begun accepting registrations for its Early Education Pre-K Program at Main Street School, both for the 2015/16 school year and for 2015 summer sessions. Preschool Education Programs at Main Street School are offered for children ages 3 and 4 years old. In order to enroll your child in a FULL-day program for the 2015/16 school year, he/she must be... more info


Board of Education approves 2015-2016 academic calendar
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The North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education approved a 2015-2016 Academic Calendar at their Regular 4/13/15 Board of Education Meeting. Included with the calendar, is a memo regarding school closing provisions and contingent school days for the district. A link to the calendar is provided below. For more news from the North Syracuse Central School District, find us on... more info


Parents should opt-in to receive text alerts
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On Monday, November 3, North Syracuse Central School District parents/guardians with cell phones designated in the district’s Student Information System received a text message asking them to opt-in to receive text alerts through SchoolMessenger. The district has been using the SchoolMessenger notification service to send important information to parents through phone calls and email messages.... more info