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Board of Education Meeting Schedule Board of Education Meeting Schedule: The North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education is announcing its public meeting schedule for the 2021-2022 school year. Currently, meetings are scheduled to take place in person but due to social distancing requirements and limited space, anyone wishing to attend meetings in person or speak during comments from the audience must pre-register with the District Clerk .  Click here for to learn more about pre-registration deadlines . Metings typically take place at the Jerome F. Melvin Administrative Office Building (5355 West Taft Rd., N. Syracuse) at 6 PM. Meetings listed below with an asterisk are scheduled at the North Syracuse Junior High School (5353 West Taft Rd., N. Syracuse) also at 6 PM. Any changes made to the schedule are posted on the District calendar at ...
Summer Program Contact Information Summer Program Contact Information: The North Syracuse Central School District has several summer programs taking place at various schools. Please refer to the following contact telephone numbers for assistance: NSCSD Summer Program (Grades K-3) at Roxboro Road Elementary School: 315-218-2730 NSCSD Summer Program (Grades 4-6) at Roxboro Road Middle School: 315-218-3330 OCM BOCES Regional Summer School (Grades 9-12) at Cicero-North Syracuse High School - Main Office: 315-218-4135 or 315-218-4136 OCM BOCES Regional Summer School (Grades 9-12) at Cicero-North Syracuse High School - Attendance Office: 315-218-4137 OCM BOCES Regional Summer School (Grades 7-8) at Ray Middle School - Main Office: 315-638-6189 OCM BOCES Special Education Summer School (Grades K-12) at North Syracuse Junior High ...
C-NS Graduate Madison King Awarded CNY STEM Scholarship C-NS Graduate Madison King Awarded CNY STEM Scholarship: Cicero-North Syracuse High School Class of 2021 graduate Madison King has been named a CNY STEM Scholar in the Partners for Education & Business, Inc. (PEB) 2021 CNY STEM Scholarship Program. Madison is one of only three students in Central New York to receive this recognition and a $20,000 scholarship from SRC.    Madison, ranked 4 th in the C-NS Class of 2021, will attend the University of Rochester in the fall to major in the field of computer science. Madison and the other PEB scholarship winners were announced at organization’s Annual Awards virtual celebration which was held virtually on June 23.  That video is available on YouTube by clicking here or on MACNY’s website at www.macny.org . According to the event program, “Madison ...
Busing for Summer Programs Busing for Summer Programs: North Syracuse Central School District 2021 Summer School Bus Routes for Regional Summer School Program at Cicero-North Syracuse High School and Ray Middle School in Baldwinsville. For 1st Session at Cicero-North Syracuse High School Bus #564  - Pick up Bridgeport-Rinaldo Blvd East and Astor Drive at 7:35 a.m. Bus #567  - Pick up at Windsor Apt cross walk/sidewalk at 7:35 a.m. Bus #568  - Pick up at District Office/NS Junior High at 7:35 Bus #569  - Pick up at Roxboro Road Middle School at 7:35 a.m. Bus #570  - Pick up at Meltzer Park-Stearns Rd./Rt 31 at 7:40 a.m. All buses will drop off students at Cicero-North Syracuse High School by 7:50 a.m. For 2nd ...
Congratulations C-NS Class of 2021! Congratulations C-NS Class of 2021!: Congratulations to the Cicero-North Syracuse Cicero-North Syracuse High School Class of 2021. A graduation ceremony will take place on Friday, June 25 at the Michael Bragman Stadium at C-NS (6002 Rt. 31, Cicero) at 5:00 p.m. The event will also be livestreamed on YouTube. Click here for the link to the livestream.  Additional information for seniors and family members is available by clicking here. Congratulations C-NS Class of 2021: Ayah Nasri Abdel-Aziz, Camryn Michael Aguglia, Anna James Aiello, Austin Angelo Alberici, Cameron Alexander Aldrich, Wael Imad Aldwas, Madelyn Sophia Alibrandi, Victoria G. Allah, Moriah Faith Allen, Drew Jared Alvarez, Eion David Amyot, Emily Marie Andersen, Lily Linden Anderson, Zachary James Anderson, Jadyn Bree Antzak, Jakob LeThaniel ...
Summer Meal Program Summer Meal Program: Children in our community do not need to go hungry this summer. For many kids, summertime means food, friends and fun. For families who count on school breakfast and lunch, however, the summer months can be stressful and family food budgets have to be stretched even further. The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program helps fill the hunger gap.   Free Summer Meal Program Details: Meals are FREE to children and teens ages 18 and younger . Free summer meals will help families save money and stretch their already tight food budgets. Food served is healthy and follows USDA nutrition guidelines . No application or proof of income needed. You can just pick up meals at a summer meals site in your community. Free meal sites: ...
Marching Band Performs at Malta House Marching Band Performs at Malta House: The Cicero-North Syracuse High School marching band, under the Direction of Karen Seamans, recently performed at the Malta House Senior Living Apartment Building in North Syracuse. Students wanted to give back to the community, especially the high school seniors who have not had many opportunities to get out in the past year. The band performed songs such as Apache , Don’t Stop Belivin’ , Happy and Sweet Caroline . Karen Calkins, President of the Northstars Band Parents group, attended the event and shared photos. She said that the students had a great time performing and the residents were so pleased! The performance was also featured on NewsChannel 9's "Tell Me Something Good" segment. Click here to watch the segment online .    ...
Smith Road Elementary School Celebrates Giving Smith Road Elementary School Celebrates Giving: The Character Education Team at Smith Road Elementary School (J. Bennett, K. DeSpirito, L. Marzullo, J. McCurdy, S. Garrett, K. Norton, M. Harrington) helped knock down hunger through their school’s "Domino Day" collection event. Students and staff collected an astounding two THOUSAND boxes of cereal and raised nearly $300 in donations for the North Syracuse Christian Church Food Pantry. Before the boxes were donated to the pantry, the school celebrated their accomplishment by lining them up like dominoes through the school’s hallway. Smith Road Elementary School Principal, Lyndsey Maloney then led the students in a countdown and their mascot, Smitty the Shark, started a domino demolition with cheers from the students. Smith Road Elementary School Music ...
C-NS Musical Club Makes a Splash C-NS Musical Club Makes a Splash: Two films created by Cicero-North Syracuse High School students and advisors were among the hundreds submitted from across the globe selected to be shown at the first International Global Water Dance Online Film Festival from June 9 -11, 2021. Filmed at the beautiful Oneida Lake with original music by local artist Shane Patterson, the video includes 17students from the C-NS Musical Club and Tri M Music Honor Society. Global Water Dances is a world wide initiate using art for activism! As part of the movement, the C-NS Musical Club produced two small films to bring awareness to water issues.  Why dance? As described on the Global Water Dance site, “Communities evolve and are defined by the water nearby. Dance is an embodied practice of community ...
Burmese Refugees Among C-NS Class of 2021 Burmese Refugees Among C-NS Class of 2021: For three Cicero-North Syracuse High School Class of 2021 students, the steps they take when they cross the graduation stage this June will be the final ones in a journey of refuge and realization. C-NS Seniors Dimi Mu, Lydia Par and Van Bik are all Burmese refugees whose families came to the United States in search of better lives when they were just children. The three young people are also the first ones in their respective families planning their next journeys as college students. The three students are from the Chin State in Myanmar where members of ethnic communities have often been mistreated by the government. The Chin people suffered torture, rape, forced labor, and restrictions on expression and religious freedom among other abuses.  Due to these dangerous conditions, the ...
C-NS Grad Returns to NSJH to Discuss Career Options C-NS Grad Returns to NSJH to Discuss Career Options: McKenzie Cramer, an account manager at Pinckney Hugo Group recently visited Mrs. Ciarico’s Introduction to Marketing classes at North Syracuse Junior High School. Ms. Cramer, a 2014 graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High School, returned to her former school to discuss the career path she followed from being a student at the junior high school through her current profession.  Cramer has been with Pinckney Hugo Group for the last two years and shared with students what it is like to work at a Syracuse-based marketing agency. The former NSJH student also talked about companies the agency works with and specifically the projects she works on. Students also heard from Cramer about the challenges faced by the marketing issue during the pandemic.    Mrs. Ciarico shared ...
Seniors Inducted to Business Honor Society Seniors Inducted to Business Honor Society: Congratulations to the Cicero-North Syracuse High School Class of 2021 Business and Marketing Honor Society inductees. The C-NS Business and Marketing Honor Society is sponsored by the Business Teacher’s Association of New York State. 2021 is the 11th year C-NS has participated in the honor society. Overall, 26 CNS students, all seniors at C-NS, qualified for the honor society based on the following criteria: minimum GPA of 88 in Marketing/Business Courses; minimum GPA of 80 overall; completion of at least 2 credits of Business Courses prior to their junior year with plans to complete a third credit during senior year; proof of Character, Leadership, and Service provided in the form of a recommendation letter. This accomplishment allows students to stand out from a pool of ...
Transportation for 2021-2022 School Year Transportation for 2021-2022 School Year: The North Syracuse Central School District provides busing for students based on their home address. Students requiring transportation to and/or from an alternate location within the District must have a Change of Transportation form on file. The form must be updated annually.  Change of Transportation Forms should be completed and returned to the Transportation Office by June 18 . Transportation arrangements not updated before the deadline will revert back to students' home address for pick up and drop off.  The Change of Transportation Form is available by clicking here . Any questions should be directed to the Transportation Department at 315-218-2107.  If your child is attending a school outside of the enrollment area, you must file a written request ...
Vaccination Consent Form Required Vaccination Consent Form Required: With COVID vaccines now available to everyone age 12 or older, the Onondaga County Department of Health is increasing the number of clinics. Any person who wishes to be vaccinated at ANY Onondaga clinic (both first AND second dose)  must bring their printed and signed consent form.  The required Onondaga County form is available for download by clicking here . Individuals receiving the vaccine must also fill out the required New York State Department of Health Vaccine Form online at: http://forms.ny.gov/s3/vaccine .
Full-Day UPK Beginning Next School Year Full-Day UPK Beginning Next School Year: The North Syracuse Central School District has extended registration for its Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program through June 4, 2021. Additionally, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, the District will offer the option of  full-day UPK . To be eligible for the District's UPK program, children must live in the North Syracuse Central School District and be four years old on or before December 1, 2021. Enrollment in the UPK program is NOT done on a first-come, first-served basis. UPK applications received prior to the June 4 deadline will be placed into a lottery to be drawn toward the end of July, 2021. If the UPK program fills up before all names are pulled from the lottery, the remaining students will be placed on a waitlist and parents will be notified if a spot becomes ...
C-NS Talent Show is Back! C-NS Talent Show is Back!: The 2021  C-NS Talent Show  will premiere on YouTube on  Thursday, May 27  at 7pm. Tune in for free by going to www.4dproductions.org . Come watch all 17 acts that were safely filmed all over Syracuse and edited together for all to enjoy! Click the following links to view advertisement #1 or advertisement #2 for the premiere.   This year's student performers are:  Madison Alcock  (junior),  Hannah Bach  (sophomore),  Evan Breitbeck  (senior),  Kaley Bristow  (junior),  Shannon Brown  (sophomore),  Abigail Calabria  (sophomore),  ...
NSCSD Once Again Celebrates Students In-Person at First Public Presentation in More Than a Year NSCSD Once Again Celebrates Students In-Person at First Public Presentation in More Than a Year: As part of their regular Board of Education meeting on May 17, 2021, the North Syracuse Central School District held its first public student recognition presentation in more than a year. The occasion proudly honored the 17 Cicero-North Syracuse High School students who met the rigorous requirements necessary to earn Seals of Biliteracy on their 2021 high school diplomas.   The New York State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English. To qualify for the designation, students must meet rigorous requirements and this year, because of the pandemic, the process added an additional level of challenge.   David Lunden, who oversees ...
North Syracuse Early Education Program celebrates community’s support for inclusive playground North Syracuse Early Education Program celebrates community’s support for inclusive playground: On Saturday, May 15, the North Syracuse Early Education Program (NSEEP) celebrated a vision realized with a grand opening ceremony for the school’s new inclusive playground. The celebration was the result of many years of fundraising, hard work and community support. The North Syracuse Early Education Program serves disabled and non-disabled students in an inclusive setting. Many disabled students receive special therapies through multi-disciplinary teams. The addition of an inclusive playground, with features such as wide wheelchair-accessible ramps, a poured smooth rubber surface and a communication board, allows more students to participate in learning opportunities through play. Cheri Rotelli, a physical therapist at NSEEP and the coordinator of the playground project, ...
Thank You! NSCSD Voters Approve District's Budget Proposal Thank You! NSCSD Voters Approve District's Budget Proposal: North Syracuse Central School District voters have agreed to the District’s proposed 2021-2022 school year budget with a 72 percent approval.  A total of 1,488 votes were cast, with the final tally being 1,063 yes votes and 407 no votes on the $180,258,175 proposal. A bus proposition for $1,709,850 also passed with 1,076 yes votes and 392 no votes for a 73 percent approval. Additionally, the Salina Free Library proposition for $480,181 passed with 41 yes votes and 14 no votes. Voters elected the following three candidates to the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education for (three-year) terms beginning July 1, 2021:  Paul Farfaglia (1,077 votes) Mark Thorne (1,036 votes) Beth Kramer, Ed.D. (1,018 votes) Additionally, Xavier Moody-Wusik ...
W3B C-NS Vocal Jazz Ensemble Returns to the Stage W3B C-NS Vocal Jazz Ensemble Returns to the Stage: On Sunday, May 16, student members of the W3B C-NS Vocal Jazz Ensemble, made a return to the stage (after a hiatus of 15 months due to COVID) at a beautiful outdoor concert. The group was invited to perform at Immanuel Lutheran Church for a celebration of their Pastor’s retirement. In the past, the Vocal Jazz has performed many times for their senior citizen luncheon and was honored to be asked to return. It was a beautiful day for an outdoor concert! The group will be travelling to North Syracuse Junior High School to perform on Friday, May 21 and will also be participating in the CNY Interscholastic Jazz Festival on May 23 at 2:30 p.m. and giving a concert at Town of Clay Park on Wetzel Road on June 10 at 6:00 with the ...



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