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Students at KWS Bear Road Elementary School Celebrate Veteran's Day by Honoring Local Military Students at KWS Bear Road Elementary School Celebrate Veteran's Day by Honoring Local Military: Students and staff at KWS Bear Road Elementary School, in the North Syracuse Central School District, went all out to recognize some special veterans in honor of the Veteran’s Day holiday. On Friday, November 8, families and local military men and women with connections to the school, were invited to attend a ceremony at the Bear Rd. Elementary.  The school’s gymnasium was filled to capacity with more than 120 visitors in attendance. Each of the school’s five grade-levels (K-4) performed a special song for one of each of the five branches of the military. After the students’ performances, Veterans were invited to the front of the gym to talk about their military service and connection to the school. The special guests included ...
Capital Project Referendum Vote on December 17 Capital Project Referendum Vote on December 17: On December 17, the North Syracuse Central School District community will have the opportunity to vote on renovations at Karl W. Saile Bear Road Elementary School (KWS BRE) and the purchase of property adjacent to Cicero-North Syracuse (C-NS) High School. Details about the referendum are available in the project newsletter and are further detailed in a presentation to the Board of Education .  Voter Registration:  In order to vote in the December 17 referendum, voters must pre-register by December 12, 2019 . Residents may register at the Administrative Office Building through December 12, 2019, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Absentee Ballots : Qualified voters of the District may obtain ­absentee ballot applications from the Office ...
Roxboro Road Elementary School Student Arrives at School in Style Roxboro Road Elementary School Student Arrives at School in Style: A Roxboro Road Elementary School student, Liliana (Lily) DeSalvo, recently received a ride to school aboard a not-so-typical transport. On Friday, October 11, Lily, the third grade student in Mr. Lax’s class, had the honor of being driven to school aboard Mattydale Fire Department’s Engine No. 3. As the overall winner of the fire department’s October Coloring Contest for Fire Safety Month, Lily was chauffeured to school on board the massive truck, along with her family members. Lily and her sister, Juliet, a first-grade student at Roxboro Road Elementary School, sat up front with Don (Doc) Bender, a 59 year veteran of the Mattydale Fire Department at the wheel. Upon arriving at school with the truck’s horn blaring and lights flashing, ...
NSCSD Community Invited to Vote on OCM BOCES' Nov. 19 Referendum NSCSD Community Invited to Vote on OCM BOCES' Nov. 19 Referendum: North Syracuse Central School District voters, along with others who live within the school districts of the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, are being asked to decide if the educational agency should end its 32-year lease for a campus off Crown Road in Liverpool and purchase the facility for $12.85 million. A public vote will take place on Tuesday, November 19.  The purchase would result in no additional costs for the 23 school districts that participate in shared services through OCM BOCES, said OCM BOCES Deputy Superintendent Colleen Viggiano. Based on a financial analysis of the proposal, the purchase could save districts an estimated $2.2 million over the next 20 years, she said. Other school districts in the OCM BOCES region are Baldwinsville, Cazenovia, Chittenango, Cincinnatus, ...
C-NS High School’s fall play production of ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ – Nov. 14-16 C-NS High School’s fall play production of ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ – Nov. 14-16: Cicero-North Syracuse High School is pleased to announce their fall play, ‘YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU’.  The shows take place on Thursday, November 14, Friday, November 15, and Saturday, November 16, at 7:00 pm in the high school auditorium.  The show is sponsored by Drs. Callahan, Flanagan, Smith & Stock Orthodontics.  From the 1936 original play written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, ‘YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU’ is best known for being a laugh riot.  It won a Pulitzer Prize for drama and ran on Broadway for two years.  In 1938, it became a movie, starring James Stewart, and won an Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director (Frank Capra). ‘YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU’ ...
Snow Day, Delay and Early Closing Information Snow Day, Delay and Early Closing Information: Winter weather will soon be arriving and the North Syracuse Central School District wants to remind our families and community members of some important snow day, delay and early closing information. SCHOOLMESSENGER - The district uses SchoolMessenger to notify parents, guardians and district staff of emergency school closings, delays and early dismissals. The system generates an automated phone call, email message – if an email address has been provided to the district – and a text message for parents, guardians and staff members who have opted in to the SchoolMessenger text message service. Learn more about text alerts on our website by clicking here . If parents or guardians are unsure whether the district has their correct email or phone numbers on file, they should ...
Allen Road Elementary School Community Celebrates New Playground, Community Efforts, With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Allen Road Elementary School Community Celebrates New Playground, Community Efforts, With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: On Tuesday, October 22, the Allen Road Elementary School Community celebrated many years of fundraising and hard work with a ribbon cutting for the school’s new playground. A public ceremony was held at the school.  The playground was purchased this past summer thanks to the ongoing fundraising efforts of Allen Road families, students, PTO, and staff and a matching donation from Cicero-North Syracuse High School. The entire school community came together this past weekend to build the playground together. PTO President Gina Baker expressed her thanks to the school community saying, “This new playground isn’t just about raising money and fundraisers. It’s about showing the kids the true meaning of ‘bucket filling’ ...
Positivity Project Positivity Project "Framing" Students' Mindsets at North Syracuse Junior High School: Students and staff at North Syracuse Junior High School have kicked off their school year with a new collective and POSITIVE way of thinking! As new participants in the Positivity Project, the school’s community has adopted the “other people matter” mindset. The Positivity Project is a building-wide movement focused on teaching positive psychology’s 24 character strengths over the course of the school year.  A variety of activities have been planned to get kids connected to school & life, build relationships, teach empathy and create a positive, growth mindset. Students are learning to be positive, frame life in a positive way and lift others up by being role models for others. The program focuses on a different ...
Marching Band Takes 1st Place in Weekend Competition, Prepares for October 27 Championship at Carrier Dome Marching Band Takes 1st Place in Weekend Competition, Prepares for October 27 Championship at Carrier Dome: Congratulations to the Cicero-North Syracuse High School Marching Band for taking first place in the October 12 New York State Field Band Competition in Victor, NY. The band is the first to hit 90 points this season! The band is preparing for the October 27 Championship Show at the Syracuse University Carrier Dome. Click here for the October 27 schedule .  Congratulations to these very hard working kids and good luck at the championship!
Board of Education Hears Proposal for Renovations to KWS Bear Road Elementary School and C-NS Land Purchase Board of Education Hears Proposal for Renovations to KWS Bear Road Elementary School and C-NS Land Purchase: At their October 7, 2019 meeting the North Syracuse Central School District's Board of Education heard a proposal to present two propositions to district voters. The propositions for renovations at KWS Bear Road Elementary School and the purchase of land at Cicero-North Syracuse High School are detailed here . The Board of Education will be asked to approve the proposals at their October 21, 2019 meeting. If the Board approves the proposals, the North Syracuse Central School District community will be asked to vote on the propositions on December 17, 2019.  The district has been working to develop a revised plan for capital project renovations at KWS Bear Road Elementary School after receiving construction bids significantly over the approved project budget in January, ...
District Offering Free Academic Support for Eligible Native American Students District Offering Free Academic Support for Eligible Native American Students: The North Syracuse Central School District, through its Native American Grant Program, is making available free academic services to Native American students attending school within the district who have filed the appropriate 506 eligibility certification forms. Based on federal grant funding, academic services may include: After-school tutoring, provided by certified teachers at district school buildings or local libraries Financial support for advanced placement courses and SAT registration fees School-based academic counseling For more information, please contact the office of Christopher R. Leahey, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent for Teaching and Learning at 315-218-2148.  
Girls’ Volleyball Program Supports Buddywalk Girls’ Volleyball Program Supports Buddywalk: For the 4 th consecutive year, student athletes in the Cicero-North Syracuse High School Girls’ Volleyball program have spent time volunteering for the Syracuse Buddywalk. The 2019 Buddywalk took place on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Long Branch Park in Liverpool. The annual event provides an opportunity to celebrate achievements and raise awareness about Down syndrome within the community. Melanie Stonebarger, who is the head coach of the Girls’ Varsity program says she was introduced to the Buddywalk about ten years ago by Kathy Gedney, a former Volleyball coach at Liverpool. Melanie said, “Since community service is a big part of the volleyball program, when I came to C-NS I called and asked if they needed volunteers ...
Middle School Students Learn Chinese Language and Culture Middle School Students Learn Chinese Language and Culture:   Middle school students in the North Syracuse Central School District have a unique opportunity to learn Chinese language and culture through a program with the Confucius Institute at Alfred University. Through the program, sponsor teachers teach Mandarin Chinese to 5th & 6th Grade students at both Gillette Road Middle School and Roxboro Road Middle School to expose them to various aspects of Chinese in lieu of study halls with parent permission. The program has been offered in the North Syracuse Central School District for nearly 10 years and has exposed hundreds of students to things such as Chinese dance and books, traditional lantern festivals, eating traditions, holidays, music and much more. This year, the Institute will bring ...
C-NS Golfers Earn Class AA Sectional Title C-NS Golfers Earn Class AA Sectional Title: Congratulations to the Cicero-North Syracuse High School Boys' Golf team for earning the Class AA Sectional Title! Click here to read more on the athletics website .   
District Proud to Support Ride for Missing Children District Proud to Support Ride for Missing Children: Each year, the Syracuse-area Ride for Missing Children (RFMC) brings together bicyclists from the Central New York area pedaling in unison to raise awareness about child exploitation and victimization. The ride is an exciting event with riders, escorted by local law enforcement, joining together across 100 miles making stops at several schools. This year, the North Syracuse Central School District was proud to have two of our own teachers riding on behalf of our district:  Melissa Dickens , a teacher at Cicero Elementary School and the mom of two Gillette Road Middle School students and  Noelle Raymond , a teacher at North Syracuse Junior High School and the mom of three Smith Road Elementary School students. Melissa, whose husband and ...
Districts Split Victories in Pajamarama with Upstate Golisano Being the True Winner! Districts Split Victories in Pajamarama with Upstate Golisano Being the True Winner!: As part of Paige’s Pajamarama on Friday, October 27, Cicero-North Syracuse High School challenged Liverpool High School to see which school could raise the most money to support Paige’s Butterfly Run, Inc. in their efforts to help kids fighting cancer at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. The challenge brought excitement to both districts, and the event soon expanded to additional schools and departments.   The totals are in and…   Overall, the North Syracuse Central School District raised $15,044.34 while Liverpool Central School District’s grand total was $13,438.65.   For the high schools, Liverpool High raised $5,638.59 and C-NS raised $5,531.45.   Fittingly Liverpool and North ...
Parent Advocacy Group offering free training on navigating Special Education Process – October 17 Parent Advocacy Group offering free training on navigating Special Education Process – October 17: The North Syracuse Central School District’s Parent Advocacy Group (PAG) has announced their first meeting/training of the 2019-2020 school year. It will take place on Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Roxboro Road Elementary School (200 Bernard Street) in Mattydale. The training is focused on families that have elementary-level children but everyone is welcome to attend the session that is free and open to all district residents. Refreshments will be served. Online registration is requested by clicking here or going to www.nscsd.org/pagreg . The district launched the PAG family engagement initiative during the previous school year for the purpose of providing parents of children with disabilities the opportunity to collaborate ...
Five C-NS Students Selected to Participate in All-State Conference Five C-NS Students Selected to Participate in All-State Conference: Congratulations to the five Cicero-North Syracuse High School students recently selected to participate in the 2019 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Conference in Rochester this December.  The five students, (pictured left to right) Natalie Romano, Tyler Gibbens, Brianna Ballard, Kaden Chappell and Austin Raabe, were among thousands who auditioned for the honor last spring at solo and ensemble festivals throughout the state. We wish all of these talented vocalists must success as they prepare for the conference. Congratulations!
C-NS Star Shop Holding Holiday Pre-Sale C-NS Star Shop Holding Holiday Pre-Sale: The Star Shop at Cicero-North Syracuse High School is holding a public holiday pre-sale for many unique gifts for your C-NS student or family member. Items for sale include hoodies, short and long-sleeved tee-shirts, picture frames and more. The sale will close on 10/15/19 to ensure that orders are received before December break. Click here to order online.  To pay for your order with a card, call Linda Dwyer at 315 218-4150, or mail a check made payable to: C-NS Star Shop, C-NS High School, 6002 Route 31, Cicero, NY 13039 All orders must be picked up at the Star Shop at C-NS High School.
C-NS Spirit Week September 23-27, Many Schools Have Joined Support for Paige's Pajamarama C-NS Spirit Week September 23-27, Many Schools Have Joined Support for Paige's Pajamarama: This Friday, September 27 students at C-NS, along with several other schools (Allen Road Elementary School, KWS Bear Road Elementary School, Cicero Elementary School, Roxboro Road Elementary School, Smith Road Elementary School, Gillette Road Middle School, Roxboro Road Middle School and North Syracuse Junior High School) in the district, will be taking part in Paige's Pajamarama Day! On this day, students are allowed to wear their (school appropriate) pajamas when they donate a dollar.  All funds raised will be donated to Paige's Butterfly Run, Inc., which supports children with pediatric cancer at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital. This year, as part of the school’s Principal’s Cabinet, C-NS students challenged Liverpool High ...



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