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

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November 6 Public Information Session to focus on educational programs
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The North Syracuse Central School District will hold a public information session on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Cicero Elementary School (5979 Route 31) in Cicero. The focus of the session will be for the district to share information about its K-6 My Math and K-8 Lucy Calkins writing programs. School District Administrators will be available at the session to answer residents’... more info


Lakeshore Elementary students selected to have artwork displayed at NYSATA Exhibit
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Jessica Ricciardi
Three students from Ms. Kuryla's art classes at Lakeshore Road Elementary School were recently selected to represent their school in the NYS Art Teachers Association Student Art Exhibition in New York City. Art works by 4th grade students Gabriella DiOrio, Jessica Ricciardi and Molly Ricciardi were selected for the special exhibit at the New York State School Boards Conference. The exhibit is... more info


Free afterschool tutoring for eligible Native American students
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The North Syracuse Central School District, through its Native American Grant program, is making available free tutoring services to Native American students attending school within the district, who have filed the appropriate 506 forms. Tutoring, provided by certified teachers, will be provided at district schools, local libraries or students’ homes, for up to two (2) hours per week. For more... more info


Allen Road Elementary's Second Annual Race for Education - October 29
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On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Allen Road Elementary (ARE) School will hold their second annual Race for Education Fundraiser. Off and running, ARE students and families are working towards their goal of raising enough PTO funds to support their total operating costs for the 2014-15 school year. Additionally, it is hoped that the remaining funds needed to install an outdoor running/walking... more info


District parents will be asked to opt-in to receive text message alerts
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The North Syracuse Central School District is now using the SchoolMessenger notification service to send important information to parents through phone calls and email messages. Beginning in late October, parents will also be given the opportunity to opt in to receive these notifications as text messages. Near the end of October, the district will send an initial text message to parent... more info


District will induct 65 to Military Honor Roll at November 7 ceremony
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On Friday, November 7, 2014, in honor of Veteran’s Day, the North Syracuse Central School District will induct 65 service men and women to its Military Honor Roll at a ceremony at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. The ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. The honor roll was established in 2012 to recognize former students that have gone on to military service. ... more info


October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
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October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and it’s a good time for schools (including personnel and students), communities, districts, and states to take stock of current efforts to reduce and prevent bullying. Do current school climates make students feel safe, allowing them to thrive academically and socially? Are youth comfortable speaking up if they are being bullied? Are members... more info


NSCSD accepting nominations for Wall of Distinction - November 14 deadline
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The North Syracuse Central School District is currently accepting nominations for their Wall of Distinction’s class of 2014. Nomination forms are available online using the link below or by calling the office of Dan Bowles, North Syracuse Central School District Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, at (315) 218-2148. In order for candidates to be considered for the class of 2014,... more info


C-NS students earn AP Scholar Awards in recognition of exceptional achievement on AP Exams
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The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 22 percent of the 2.2 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high... more info


C-NS senior is Commended Student in 2015 National Merit Program
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Congratulations to Cicero-North Syracuse High School senior, Seth Boyke, for being named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2015 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top... more info


C-NS students are finalists in Bousquet Holstein photo contest
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Congratulations to the Cicero-North Syracuse (C-NS) High School students named as finalists in the Bousquet Holstein 6th Annual Photo Contest. More than 200 entries were received from various schools in Onondaga County, with eight of the top 25 finalists coming from C-NS. The following C-NS students were named finalists in the 2014 Bousquet Holstein Photo Contest: • McKayla Brefka for “The... more info


CNS Business Class Raises Money for Golisano Hospital
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Here are two pictures from my Microsoft Word 1 class who in September wrote announcements and created and hung flyers around the school to promote Childhood Cancer Awareness and the Hat Day Donation on September 23. The money they collected was donated it to Golisano Children's Hospital (Pediatric Cancer Unit). One picture is most members of the class with the check and the other was... more info


Sign up for Driver's Education
Cicero-North Syracuse High School
Driver’s Education is held at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, but the program is offered through OCM BOCES. In order to register for the program, please contact BOCES Adult Education at (315) 453-4455. You can also go to www.ocmboces.org, click on Adult Programs and then on the link for Brochures. Be sure you click on the Liverpool Career Training Center link to download the correct... more info


CNS Career Center Hosting College Visits
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College visits are in full force in the CNS Career Center this Fall. Over 60 colleges and universities have scheduled visits to CNS. Visits are done during the three student lunches. All students are encouraged to stop down to the Career Center to speak with the Admissions Representatives from these various institutions, no appointment needed. The college visit list ca be found on the... more info


Half day for students - Friday, October 31
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There is a half-day of school for all students in the North Syracuse Central School District on Friday, October 31, 2014 due to Staff Workshops.


Thank you to Gillette families for participating in Festival of Races
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The Gillette Road Middle School Student Council would like to extend a special thanks to all the families, staff, and students who ran in the Festival of Races on Sunday, October 5. Hats off to Ms. Gleason for organizing the event and congrats Alexa Kowbel who ran her personal best in the Women’s 5K. For more news from the North Syracuse Central School District, visit us on Facebook at... more info


District holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for stadium re-opening
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On Friday, October 3, 2014, the North Syracuse Central School District celebrated their Cicero-North Syracuse High School homecoming with the re-opening of the Michael J. Bragman Stadium. This summer, the track and field were replaced with new turf and a new track. The homecoming game was the first game played on the new field. Superintendent of Schools Annette Speach said, “Just under a year... more info


NSCSD appreciates our sponsors!
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The North Syracuse Central School District has many generous donors who have made gifts to the district to support student programs, provide required equipment or enhance facilities. Historically, donors have been recognized at Board of Education meetings when their gift is accepted. In accordance with Board of Education Policy 1800, the Board of Education is empowered under New York State... more info


District Calendar
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Each year, the district publishes a wall calendar for families in our schools. That calendar is online and can be downloaded using the link below. Please note, this calendar is published in August prior to the start of the school year so information is subject to change. Please confirm events with schools and/or the district. For more news from the North Syracuse Central School District,... more info