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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!
4D Productions Presents Northstar Theater October Movie Night - October 18 4D Productions Presents Northstar Theater October Movie Night - October 18: Elementary students must be accompanied by an adult.
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 ...
District Accepting Nominations for Wall of Distinction Through November 22 District Accepting Nominations for Wall of Distinction Through November 22: The North Syracuse Central School District is currently accepting nominations for their Wall of Distinction’s Class of 2019. Nomination forms are available online by clicking here  or by calling the office of Christopher R. Leahey, Ed.D., 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 2019, nomination forms must be submitted by Friday, November 22, 2019 . The ceremony honoring the selected candidates will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020. The North Syracuse Central School District Wall of Distinction was created in 1990 for the purpose of recognizing and honoring graduates of North Syracuse High School, Cicero High School ...
C-NS Senior, Austin Raabe, is Commended Student in 2020 National Merit Program C-NS Senior, Austin Raabe, is Commended Student in 2020 National Merit Program:   Congratulations to Cicero-North Syracuse High School senior Austin Raabe for being named a Commended Students in the 2020 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 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). "Austin has demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "Commended students represent a valuable national resource; ...
C-NS High School Providing Vaping Resources for Families C-NS High School Providing Vaping Resources for Families: Administrators and student assistance counselors at Cicero-North Syracuse High School are working to combat the vaping epidemic and have produced videos and flyers on the top. Additionally, the district was featured for their efforts in a story on News Channel 9. Click here to view the news story online . Click here to view/download the informational flyer.  Click here to watch C-NS High School's video message about vaping .  Additional resources are available online: http://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/ www.CDC.gov/e-cigarettes www.Teen.smokefree.gov www.5MinutesForMom.com/TeenVaping www.Preventionactionalliance.org www.Drugfree.org/parent-blog/know-kid-vaping-marijuana ...
C-NS Graduate awarded Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship C-NS Graduate awarded Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship: Lexie Hnatiw, a 2019 graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High School, has always known that she wanted to teach. “For years I’ve said how I’m going to teach my own kids and shape their futures for the better,” she said. When she was exposed to the French language though, she fell in love and teaching her passion to others became her goal. “The language is beautiful and I want others to experience all that French has to offer. Throughout my years in high school I’ve formed such a passion for the language, the culture, the art, and of course the food! I learned as much as I could about the country and realized that I want to spread my love and knowledge for such a beautiful place to others who may share a similar interest,” ...
C-NS Money and Banking Students Get Hands-on Lesson in Home-Ownership C-NS Money and Banking Students Get Hands-on Lesson in Home-Ownership: On Friday September 13, students from Cicero-North Syracuse High School’s Money & Banking classes participated in Home HeadQuarter’s Annual Block Blitz. Led by C-NS teacher Mark Vinnette and C-NS Career Education Coordinator Erin Deaver, students spent the day working at Syracuse’s Leavenworth Park and the surrounding west-side community doing outdoor jobs such as painting, landscaping, raking, gardening and mulching.  Block Blitz is an annual community revitalization to landscape, paint, and repair as many homes as possible in a single day in a high-need neighborhood. The students from C-NS spent the sunny Friday morning outside and were happy to work alongside hundreds of homeowners, community partners, skilled laborers, and volunteers. “Business ...
District District "Gearing" up to Support September 27 Ride for Missing Children: The North Syracuse Central School District is “gearing” up to support the Ride for Missing Children (RFMC) on Friday, September 27th. This is a very exciting event with more than 100 riders pedaling their way across Onondaga County passing many communities along the way and even stopping at several schools. The RFMC is an awareness and fundraising event for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, NY Regional Office (NCMEC/NY). Riders commit to meet fundraising goals, to train, and to ride. The goal is to honor and bring awareness to the plight of missing children and to help support the NCMEC/NY prevention education efforts which serves schools, including our own, within our region of the state. Riders will begin at 8:00 AM from Sports Center 481and ...



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