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

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Voters approve proposed budget
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North Syracuse Central School District voters have agreed to the district’s proposed 2015-2016 school year budget with a 73.3 percent approval. 2,780 votes were cast, with the final tally being 2,037 yes votes and 726 no votes on the $150,862,724 proposal. A bus proposition for $1,403,038 was also approved with 2,052 yes votes and 710 no votes. Additionally, the Salina Free Library proposition for... more info


USA Day Celebration at Gillette Road Middle School - May 27
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On Wednesday, May 27, members of Central New York’s Patriot Guard will kick-off the Gillette Road Middle School (6150 South Bay Road in Cicero) USA Day Celebration at 8:15 a.m. The Patriot Guard is a group of motorcyclists who attend the funerals of members of the United States Armed Forces at the invitation of the deceased’s family to escort the body. At the school’s USA Day Celebration, the... more info


June 1 deadline for change in transportation forms
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The North Syracuse Central School District would like to remind families of the upcoming deadline for change in transportation forms (B-1 and C-1) which include busing to/from a residential daycare or a babysitter outside of the student’s homeschool area. Please send your forms in as soon as possible. The deadline for Superintendent approval is by June 1, 2015. Forms are available online... more info


Revisions to 2014-2015 school year academic calendar
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Due to the volume of students taking the Common Core Regents exams at C-NS High School on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 it is necessary that this be a Regents testing day at C-NS High School and students only attend if they will be taking an exam as opposed to school being in session with traditional classes. The Board of Education approved the revised 2014-2015 District Calendar at their March 16... more info


Roxboro Road Elementary School holds "Happy Healthy Family" event
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On Wednesday, May 6, Roxboro Road Elementary School hosted a “Happy Healthy Family” night for students, families and friends. The event provided tips, ideas, activities and recipes for families to help stay active and healthy. Students were able to have their picture taken with “Roxie” the school mascot, families practiced yoga, and they also tested their basketball skills with a shoot-out... more info


Bear Road Elementary students receive encouragement from NYS Senator
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On Friday, May 8, students in Ms. Zinsmeyer’s third grade class at K.W.S. Bear Road Elementary School were treated to a special visit from New York State Senator John DeFrancisco. The Senator stopped by the school and took time to read the book, "Bullies Never Win" to Ms. Zinsmeyer's students. He encouraged them to keep on reading and learning. Many thanks to Senator DeFrancisco for taking... more info


Cicero-North Syracuse High School recognized for Yearbook Excellence
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The Cicero-North Syracuse High School yearbook staff has been recognized by Balfour Yearbooks with an Honorable Mention Certificate of Recognition for its outstanding contribution to scholastic journalism. The Cicero-North Syracuse High School yearbook is recognized in the 2015 Yearbook Yearbook. The yearbook advisers are Amy Haven, Heather Blaski and Amy Furletti. “Congratulations on capturing... more info


CNS Green Closet Offering Dresses for Prom and Ball
Cicero-North Syracuse High School
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The CNS Green Closet is offering dresses (and a tux!) for people attending the Prom and the Ball. Stop by before and after school on the third floor to see what's available.


CNS Announces Upcoming Physicals
Cicero-North Syracuse High School
Attention from the Health Office—Do you need a physical for Fall activities, working papers, or because you are in 10th grade? Physicals will be offered in the Health Office on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 for boys and girls. The yellow physical form may be picked up in the Health Office. The completed Health History side must be completed and signed by your parent/guardian----then you... more info


Gillette Road Middle School students have special visitors
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On May 7 Gillette Road Middle students had the honor and privilege to meet Captain Luis Montalván and his service dog, Tuesday. Captain Montalván is the New-York Times best-selling author of "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him." Amazon.com declared his second book "Tuesday Tucks Me In" the Best Nonfiction Children’s Book of 2014. It was also selected a 2015... more info


North Syracuse Junior High School Advanced Orchestra places first
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Congratulations to the North Syracuse Junior High Advanced Orchestra! On Friday, April 24, the Advanced Orchestra participated in a music competition in Boston, Massachusetts. The group was one of only three Junior High groups at the festival and came in 1st place in their class. Overall, they had the 4th highest score of the competition that included groups from North Carolina, Massachusetts,... more info


CNS and Cicero El. Team up for Children's Lit
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Students in Mrs. VanBeveren’s Children’s Literature class at CNS teamed up with Ms. Lohret’s first grade class at Cicero Elementary for a “Book Buddies” partnership. The classes collaboratively designed storylines for a children’s book geared toward each first grader’s interests. The classes planned, storyboarded, designed characters, and decided on the types of illustrations the book would... 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


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


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


Early Literacy Volunteers Needed!
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The North Syracuse Central School District Early Literacy Volunteer (ELV) Program is looking for volunteers to work with our Kindergarten students. Our instructional focus is based on letter names, sounds, sight words, blending, decoding and reading. A little time makes a big difference! Volunteers provide one-on-one tutoring services for just 15 minutes at a time. Early Literacy... 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