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Universal Pre-K Registration Begins May 7 Universal Pre-K Registration Begins May 7: The North Syracuse Central School District will begin accepting registrations for its Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Registration on May 7 will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the North Syracuse Junior High School (5353 West Taft Road) in North Syracuse. Registration after that date will take place during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon 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 the following documents with you: Proof of residency (National Grid or home phone bill, signed lease, mortgage statement), Valid proof of birth, Immunization records, An updated ...
NSJH's 4D Productions presents March Movie Night on March 15 NSJH's 4D Productions presents March Movie Night on March 15: Students involved with 4D Productions at North Syracuse Junior High School have begun a new initiative this school year: Northstar Theatre at North Syracuse Junior High School! The group's March movie presentation will be The Jungle Book on Friday, March 15. All students and their families are invited to attend and see the movie for $1 donation per person.  Each month, a different movie will be presented and the money received from concessions will be donated to one of the district's elementary schools' parent teacher organization.     
C-NS Student is FINALIST in National Program C-NS Student is FINALIST in National Program: The National Merit Scholarship Program has now determined which of the 16,000 Semifinalists named in September 2018 have met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition and one Cicero-North Syracuse High School student, senior Joshua Budihardjo, is included in the elite group! The selection of some 7,500 Merit Scholarship winners from the group of Finalists is now in progress. In March, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) will begin mailing scholarship offers to winners and notifying their high school principals. Four major news media announcements of Merit Scholar designees will be made by NMSC in April, May, June and July.  Congratulations to Joshua and best of luck as you continue in the competition! ...
GRMS presents Disney’s musical GRMS presents Disney’s musical "Newsies" March 21-23: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Gillette Road Middle School presents the Disney’s musical "Newsies" on March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, at 7:00pm, in the middle school auditorium. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Wednesday, March 6 by calling (315) 744-7162.  Over 120 student cast and crew members will be presenting this story based on the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The music was written by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein. Based on the Disney Film by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. This Disney show is licensed through Music Theatre International. Newsies Cast: Caden Gibbens as Jack; Ethan Meives as Crutchie; Natalia Santone as Race; Joseph Calveric as Albert/Roosevelt; Jillian ...
What you need to know about the What you need to know about the "Momo Challenge": Schools in the North Syracuse Central School District are working together to inform families about the "Momo Challenge," a viral fad circulating on social media and YouTube. Our principals, social workers and counselors have been researching the topic and providing resources to their families. Individual resources have been compiled and are available via the links below.  Forbes:  Don’t Panic, What Parents Really Need to Know About the “Momo Challenge’   CBS News:  “Momo challenge” nearly deadly for family, California mother says LocalSyr:  Disturbing 'Momo Challenge' targeting kids online again, police say
C-NS students and teacher honored by National Center for Women & Information Technology C-NS students and teacher honored by National Center for Women & Information Technology: Four Cicero-North Syracuse High School students and one teacher were recently named award-winners by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) for aspirations in computing.  The NCWIT is an organization that promotes young women's involvements with technology and recognizes their aspirations with an annual award. The NCWIT selected Gianna Germain, Madison King, and Morgan Steckler as “Aspirations in Computing” Upstate New York award-winners and Makenzie Simon as the “Rising Star” winner for Upstate NY. Additionally, C-NS teacher Matt Harbinger was named NCWIT’s Upstate New York Educator of the Year for 2019. Makenzie Simon, Madison King, Gianna Germain and Matt Harbinger are pictured. Morgan Steckler was not present ...
Parent Advocacy Group's Effective Communication session rescheduled for March 21 Parent Advocacy Group's Effective Communication session rescheduled for March 21: North Syracuse Central School District's Parent Advocacy Group was scheduled to meet for two sessions on February 26 but due to a 2-hour delay, the morning session had to be rescheduled. The new date for the morning "Effective Communication Between Schools and Families: The Key to Success" session is March 21, 2019. The session will take place at the Jerome F. Melvin Administrative Office Building (5355 West Taft Rd.) in North Syracuse from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.  This New York State Education Department-vetted training was developed to promote quality special education services for all students with disabilities. The modules contained within this training are intended to help Families and School Personnel to build their communication skills in their role as a CSE ...
Cicero-North Syracuse High School SEIZES THE DAY with ‘Newsies’ Cicero-North Syracuse High School SEIZES THE DAY with ‘Newsies’: C-NS High School ‘ seizes the day ’ with their production of Disney’s newly released musical ‘Newsies’!  The shows are March 14, 15, and 16, at 7:00pm, in the high school auditorium, and is sponsored by Drs. Callahan, Flanagan, Smith & Stock Orthodontics.  Tickets are now on sale by calling (315) 218-4002 during school hours.  Cicero-North Syracuse High School and Drs. Callahan, Flanagan, Smith & Stock Orthodontics are pleased to announce the spring musical, ‘Newsies’.  Join us as we celebrate this newly released Disney musical on Thursday, March 14; Friday, March 15; and Saturday, March 16 at 7:00 pm in the Cicero-North Syracuse High School Auditorium.   ...
We want to hear from you! 2019 Community Survey Available online We want to hear from you! 2019 Community Survey Available online: The North Syracuse Central School District has sent out their annual community survey seeking input from parents, guardians and community members. 2019 is the fourth year that the district has administered a community survey.   The survey is being sent as a link to families with children currently enrolled in the district. The survey can also be accessed online by clicking here from January 21, 2019 through February 28, 2019. The survey results will be compiled and analyzed during the month of March and will be shared with the community.  For details about information collected through previous surveys, click here to visit the District's survey webpage .  
See the World at C-NS during March 7 Festival of Nations See the World at C-NS during March 7 Festival of Nations: More than 25 countries from across the globe, including France, Italy, Laos and Ethiopia, will be represented at this year's Festival of Nations at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on March 7. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Guests will have the opportunity to learn about various countries and cultures through food samples, displays and music and dance performances. C-NS student James Corl has organized the event for the past three years and is excited about the festival's growth over the years. He said, "The festival has grown significantly in size since its inception 4 years ago...from 12 countries in year one to more than 25 this year."    Click here to ...
NSJHS students PAWS to de-stress NSJHS students PAWS to de-stress: Students at North Syracuse Junior High School have had several opportunities to de-stress this semester with the help of some furry friends from K9 Caring Angels Therapy Dogs of Syracuse. In January and twice in February, one or more dogs and their owners/handlers from the agency, spent time with groups of junior high students. During the visits, the owners talked to students about the work that therapy dogs do, explained the difference between therapy and service dogs and discussed what makes a good therapy dog. The students were able to directly interact with the dogs and ask questions of the handlers. Thanks to K9 Caring Angels for sharing your furry angels.   
District revising timeline for renovations to KWS Bear Road Elementary School District revising timeline for renovations to KWS Bear Road Elementary School: The North Syracuse Central School District and its Board of Education are working to create a revised timeline for capital project renovations at KWS Bear Road Elementary School after receiving construction bids approximately $12 million over the approved project budget.   As a result of the large difference, the District will not be proceeding with renovations at the school until it is able to come up with a revised project plan.   North Syracuse Central School District’s Associate Superintendent for Business Services, Don Keegan, spoke about the change saying, “As educators it is our job to provide the best educational environment for our students and as financial stewards of tax payer dollars, it is our job to appropriately and efficiently utilize the funds ...
Board of Education releases results of Superintendent Search survey Board of Education releases results of Superintendent Search survey: As part of its search for a new superintendent of schools, the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education recently surveyed the community regarding the qualities and characteristics desired in the school district's next leader. The results of the survey have been compiled and are now available online via the link below or by clicking here . 
Kindergarten Registration is Taking Place! Kindergarten Registration is Taking Place!: The North Syracuse Central School District is in the process of kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year. Home schools have mailed appointment letters to families that will be registering known new students. In order for your child to enter school next fall, he or she must be five (5) years old on or before December 1, 2019. Elementary schools are holding registration at individual schools on the following dates by appointment . Families who will be registering a new kindergarten student and who did not already receive their letter, should contact the school to schedule an appointment. Kindergarten registration will take place by appointment at the following locations on the dates and times listed:   School ...
Science Olympiad teams place in Regional Competition Science Olympiad teams place in Regional Competition: On Saturday, January 26, the Cicero-North Syracuse High School Science Olympiad teams competed in the Regional Science Olympiad Competition held at LeMoyne College. Out of a total of thirty-nine teams competing, C-NS Team Green finished fourth and Team Blue Finished ninth.  The teams competed in twenty six events which covered topics related to Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technology.  The teams medaled in twenty of the twenty-six events.  The following is a list of those events, along with the students who participated in them.   Anatomy & Physiology - Ibrahim Khan and Conor Crouse (7th place) Astronomy -  Emily Temple and Molly Dano (6th place) Boomilever - Sandy Lin and Kadin Cochran (3rd place) Boomilever - Karla ...
Students recognized in CNY Regional Scholastic Art Competition Students recognized in CNY Regional Scholastic Art Competition: More than 50 Cicero-North Syracuse High School students, with nearly 100 individual works of art, were recently honored with awards in the Central New York Regional Scholastic Art Competition. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the largest annual art competition in America, and the participating Central New York awards program has been honoring the creative work of junior/senior high school students for more than 70 years. This year, nearly 6,000 individual works of art were submitted and 1,800 winning works were selected to be displayed at Onondaga Community College's Whitney Applied Technology Center through March 1. The 2019 first-place winners (Gold Key), second-place (Silver Key) and honorable mentions, as well as special award honorees, will ...
Feb. 26 Parent Advocacy Group meeting will focus on effective communication Feb. 26 Parent Advocacy Group meeting will focus on effective communication: The North Syracuse Central School District has announced the topic for their Feb. 26 Parent Advocacy Group (PAG) meeting as Effective Communication Between Schools and Families: The Key to Success. This New York State Education Department-vetted training was developed to promote quality special education services for all students with disabilities. The modules contained within this training are intended to help Families and School Personnel to build their communication skills in their role as a CSE team member that is consistent with State laws and regulations. The district launched its new Parent Advocacy Group (PAG) in conjunction with Syracuse University Parent Assistance Center (SUPAC) this past fall to provide parents of children with disabilities opportunities to collaborate and ...
District students participate in All-County Music Festival District students participate in All-County Music Festival: Congratulations to the 17 North Syracuse Junior High School students and 3 Roxboro Road Middle School students selected to participate in the Saturday, January 26 Onondaga County Music Educators' Association's Junior High (grades 7-9) All-County Music Festival! The students auditioned in December and were selected to participate. The following North Syracuse Junior High School students are pictured in the left photo:  (Front row left to right): Christina Wagner, Peyton Empey, Grace Doherty, Maddie Rodoski, Katie Parker, Maria Barbato, Alicia Tow (Back row left to right):  Megan Miles, Lauren Coleman, Adriana Capato, Katherine Rockhill, Jaden Britton, Jordan Hnatiw, Jeremy Budihardjo, Emily Bradley, Cecilia D’Alberto, Chris ...
DJ's Gift of Warmth blanket drive now underway DJ's Gift of Warmth blanket drive now underway: For the past several years, DJ Villnave, now a high school sophomore at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, has spearheaded a community blanket drive to help people in need. Again this year, DJ has the support of all schools in the district. Blankets can be dropped off at any school through the end of January. Please consider sending in a new or gently used blanket to help with the cause! Following are the addresses of all schools in the North Syracuse Central School District: Cicero-North Syracuse High School (6002 Route 31 in Cicero) North Syracuse Junior High School (5353 West Taft Rd. in North Syracuse) Gillette Road Middle School (6150 South Bay Rd. in Cicero) Roxboro Road Middle School (300 Bernard St. in Mattydale) Allen Road Elementary School (803 Allen Rd. ...
Board of Education seeks input in superintendent search Board of Education seeks input in superintendent search: As part of its search for a new superintendent of schools, the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education is seeking the community’s input regarding the qualities and characteristics desired in the school district's next leader. Community members, parents, staff and students are being asked to assist the Board in developing a profile of desirable attributes/qualities by taking a brief survey . The survey will close on January 18, 2019 and a summary of all responses will be completed and used to evaluate applicants. For those that are unable to take the survey online , paper copies are available at the reception desk of the Jerome F. Melvin Administrative Office Building (5355 West Taft Rd.) in N. Syracuse. Anyone wanting to complete a paper copy must do so ...



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