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CNS Film & Screen Design Class visits local news station for immersive experience in broadcast journalism CNS Film & Screen Design Class visits local news station for immersive experience in broadcast journalism: On Monday, May 20, students from Mr. Nadler's Film & Screen Design class at Cicero-North Syracuse High School had the extraordinary opportunity to visit News Channel 9, a local television news studio in East Syracuse. This visit provided a comprehensive look into the world of broadcast journalism, offering students valuable insights and firsthand experiences. The day began with an extensive tour of the facility, led by executive producer Tim Fox. The tour gave students an inside look at the digital age of news production with reporters typing up news stories, editing footage and collaborating with the graphics team to prepare content for public broadcast. The students observed the intricate and intense workflow involved in creating both daily news ...
Community Forum on Race and Equity at CNS on June 13 Community Forum on Race and Equity at CNS on June 13: The North Syracuse Central School District is looking for participants for its first Community Forum on Race and Equity. The event is intended for current CNS juniors and seniors as well as NSCSD alumni, families, caregivers and community members to share their experiences and concerns on the topics of race and equity within the district. The forum is being run and facilitated by trained professionals with the Center for Dialogue and Action at InterFaith Works of Central New York. It will take place at Cicero North Syracuse High School on Thursday, June 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Earlier this year, the NSCSD adopted a policy on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) as part of its ongoing efforts to ensure its schools and classrooms are safe, ...
NSCSD voters approve proposed budget NSCSD voters approve proposed budget: North Syracuse Central School District voters have agreed to the district’s proposed 2024-2025 school year budget with a 65,2 percent approval. A total of 1,846 votes were cast, with the final tally being 1,204 yes votes and 642 no votes on the $212,196,591 proposal. A bus proposition for $2,152,433 also passed with 1,268 yes votes and 579 no votes for a 68.7 percent approval. Voters also authorized the district’s use of capital reserve/debt service funds for ongoing construction projects with a 69.3 percent approval (1,271 yes votes/564 no votes). Additionally, the Salina Free Library proposition for $510,565 passed (76.3 percent approval) with 58 yes votes and 18 no votes.  Voters elected the following three candidates to the North Syracuse Central School District Board ...
Girls track team is Section III Champion Girls track team is Section III Champion: Congratulations CNS Girls Outdoor Track team for earning the 2024 Section III Championship title!
Transportation Department Job Fair, Saturday, June 8 Transportation Department Job Fair, Saturday, June 8: The North Syracuse Central School District is holding looking to hire bus drivers and is holding a job fair on Saturday, June 8. The event will take place at the transportation department (5520 East Taft Road) in North Syracuse from 9 AM to 12 PM North Syracuse Central School District Director of Transportation Matthew Conti encourages anyone interested to attend the fair and learn about transportation careers with the district. “We are looking for dependable, safety-minded individuals to become trained for some of the most important jobs in the district. CDL driving experience is preferred by not necessary, so anyone that is looking toward this as a career option is more than welcome to attend our job fair.” Interested persons can ...
North Syracuse Little League Opening Day made extra special thanks to high school athletes North Syracuse Little League Opening Day made extra special thanks to high school athletes: This year’s opening day for the North Syracuse Little League (NSLL) was an especially memorable one thanks to the support of some NSCSD students. Prior to opening day, NSLL Co-President Jo Andrews had reached out to the Northstars Baseball Program for assistance in making the day special for the young players and their families. Ms. Andrews is also a dedicated teacher in the NSCSD and says she was overwhelmed by the positive response from the high school baseball teams. Both the Varsity and JV teams, dressed in their uniforms, enthusiastically participated in all the scheduled activities. Reflecting on the event, Jo said, “The look on our little players’ faces when they saw these big kids was precious. The players took ...
CNS Optimist Club honors Deputy Lehmann CNS Optimist Club honors Deputy Lehmann: Congratulations to Onondaga County Sheriff's Office Deputy Lehmann, a School Resource Officer at North Syracuse Junior High School, for being recognized with a “Community Service Award” from Cicero North Syracuse Optimists. Deputy Lehmann is part of the School Resource Officer Unit in school districts within Onondaga County. The deputies are invaluable resources for the schools and the community’s children. Deputy Lehmann is an exemplary member of the SRO Unit and regularly goes above and beyond for her students, staff, and members of the community. Her constant desire to better the community and the North Syracuse Central School District is seen in her relationships throughout both and her willingness to always be available to help ...
Photos from Special Olympics Photos from Special Olympics: Click here to view more photos on Google Drive. 
Students bring history to life during middle school history fairs Students bring history to life during middle school history fairs: On May 9, both middle schools in the North Syracuse Central School District held history fairs at their respective buildings. For Gillette Road Middle School, this year repeated the event that they first held last spring. For Roxboro Road Middle School, this was the first year and both events were tremendous successes with more than 150 students participating between the two schools.  The fairs were organized by Eileen Gleason at Gillette Road Middle School and Nicole Quinn at Roxboro Road Middle School. Both women at the social studies department chairpeople for their schools. To participate, students were asked to showcase any historical event, time period, person or place. Their projects brought history to life through a variety of mediums, including ...
CNS Senior Thomas Wills II named  U.S. Presidential Scholar - one of only six in New York state CNS Senior Thomas Wills II named U.S. Presidential Scholar - one of only six in New York state: In a May 9, 2024 press release from the United States Department of Education, the North Syracuse Central School District learned that Cicero-North Syracuse High School Senior Thomas Wills, II, has been named a 2024 U.S. Presidential Scholar. Thomas is one of only six students in New York State and 161 in the entire United States, to have earned this prestigious honor.  In the press release, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said, “The 161 high school seniors selected for the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Presidential Scholars represent the best of our nation’s schools and inspire hope in the bright future of this country, On behalf of President Biden, I am delighted to celebrate their accomplishments, ...
Operation Safe Stop event provides reminders to drivers Operation Safe Stop event provides reminders to drivers: Did you know? Surveys show as many as 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass New York State school buses every day. Passing motorists are the second leading cause of school transportation student fatalities. The North Syracuse Central School District's Transportation Department recently held an "Operation Safe Stop" media event in conjunction with the Onondaga County Traffic Safety Advisory Board and numerous law enforcement agencies, This state-supported effort aims to remind drivers about driving safely around school buses.   TIPS FOR SHARING THE ROAD WITH SCHOOL BUSES: Remember buses make frequent stops. Be prepared to stop for them. Never pass a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing on the right or left. Watch for children ...
School budget vote May 21 - Learn about budget proposal School budget vote May 21 - Learn about budget proposal: On Tuesday, May 21, North Syracuse Central School District residents will vote on the district’s $212,196,591 budget proposal for the 2024-25 school year. The proposed budget reflects the district’s commitment to providing an exceptional education and honors its strategic mission, vision, and goals. Despite being faced with fiscal challenges, including overcoming inflation and the loss of federal funding, the district is pleased to present a proposal that prioritizes student success. The district is working hard to ensure residents have all the information needed when they head to the polls on May 21. District residents are currently receiving the budget newsletter in their mailboxes. The newsletter is also available online ...
Unified Basketball program celebrated Unified Basketball program celebrated: Many thanks to News Channel 9/Local Syr for coming to North Syracuse Junior High School on May 1 to cover the wonderful Unified Basketball Program home-opener vs. Liverpool. The station's reporter, Kendra Broddus, interview students and the coach and put together a wonderful story highlighting the importance of Unified Sports.  Click here to watch the story.   
CNS students receive Cicero-Plank Road Chamber of Commerce awards CNS students receive Cicero-Plank Road Chamber of Commerce awards: Congratulations to the 15 Cicero-North Syracuse High School students who received awards from the Cicero-Plank Road Chamber of Commerce at their April 30 awards ceremony. The awards are sponsored by various Chamber members, who provide certificates and cash awards for the students. The following students received 2024 Chamber awards:  Academic Award to Junior Zachary Hoffman (Sponsored by AmeriCU Credit Union and presented by Danielle Hatashita) Art Award to Junior Giavanna Salvatore (Sponsored by Ardent Homes and presented by Annie-Laurie Hunter) BOCES Award to Junior Mallory Wessels (Sponsored by European Motor Club of CNY and presented by Jim Kenyon) Business Career Pathway Award to Junior Dylan Laurin (Sponsored by CORE FCU and presented by Bill Sweeney) ...
CNS celebrates the TOP TEN percent of the Class of 2024 CNS celebrates the TOP TEN percent of the Class of 2024: On Thursday, April 18, the top ten percent of students in the Cicero-North Syracuse Class of 2024 was recognized at a special ceremony. The students were treated to a celebratory breakfast in the school’s library and were presented with certificates by Executive Principal Kristen Hill in front of their peers. North Syracuse Central School District’s Superintendent of Schools Dan Bowles took time to speak to the group and praise them for their efforts over the years. Congratulations to these outstanding scholars!   The 59 students making up the Class of 2024 Top Ten Percent are: Kamdin Bembry, Julissa Blakes, Aiden Bland, Connor Boyle, Madison Brefka, Ella Cassel, Aidan Chabot, Jacob Chiem, Arabella Cusumano, Andrew Davis, Kaylee Eck, Ryan Fehrman, Hannah Forsyth, Nicole ...
CNS Talent Show on Friday May 10 CNS Talent Show on Friday May 10: The Third Annual CNS Late Show is TONIGHT!  Come on out to enjoy a live show on Friday , May 10th at 7pm  at the North Syracuse Junior High School Auditorium.   Tickets are on sale now at  my.hometown ticketing.com .  General Admission tickets are $8 and Reserve seating is $12.  Reserve seating enables patrons to pick their exact seat and skip any lines.  Door tickets will be available for $12.     The show will be hosted by Drew Matyasik and Aiden Ketchum, have a live pit band, CNS faculty participation for the in-between skits and filmed content, and a talented group of students headlining the show.    The following people will be performing in the show this year: Lucy Barrera, Isabella Borte, Natalie ...
May is Mental Health Month - support the cause by wearing green on Fridays! May is Mental Health Month - support the cause by wearing green on Fridays!: May is Mental Health Month and the NSCSD is holding a month-long awareness campaign around the theme. To launch the campaign, the District is designating Friday May 3 as “It’s Okay Friday,” a day to check in with each other and ask for help if needed. To support efforts to increase mental health awareness, the North Syracuse Central School District is asking everyone to wear green or something with a positive message every Friday throughout the month of May. Lisa Goldberg, the District’s Director of Social Emotional Wellness is hoping the campaign encourages people to connect. She said, “We want to send the message that it is okay to ask for help.” Families who ordered clothing through the Roxboro Road Middle School project will have their ...
CNS Optimist Club Oratorical Contest winners CNS Optimist Club Oratorical Contest winners: The Optimist Club of Cicero-North Syracuse has announced the winners of this year’s Oratorical Contest. Six contestants entered this year’s competition with and gave speeches on “How to Change the World with Optimism.”  With a top award of a $2,500 college scholarship, all students under the age of 19 who live within the boundaries of the North Syracuse Central School District were eligible to participate. Contestants were asked to speak on the official topic for four to five minutes with timing beginning at the first spoken word. This year’s winners are: Gold medal: CNS senior Isabella Borte (middle) Silver medal: CNS sophomore Liam Byrne (right) Bronze medal: CNS senior Haneefa ...
Proposed budget prioritizes student success Proposed budget prioritizes student success: Strategic mission, vision and goals honored throughout development process Friday, April 19, 2024: On Tuesday, May 21, North Syracuse Central School District residents will vote on the district’s $212,196,591 budget proposal for the 2024-25 school year. The proposed budget reflects the district’s commitment to providing an exceptional education and honors its strategic mission, vision, and goals. Despite being faced with fiscal challenges, including overcoming inflation and the loss of federal funding, the district is pleased to present a proposal that prioritizes student success. Like other districts in New York, the NSCSD budget has relied heavily on Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations ...
NSCSD goes BLUE NSCSD goes BLUE: On Thursday, April 18, the NSCSD invited staff, students and community members to participate in a larger community event to support two local law enforcement men who tragically lost their lives on Sunday, April 14. In honor of Syracuse Police Officer Michael Jensen and Onondaga County Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Michael Hoosock, the NSCSD community showed their overwhelming support by going blue. Thank you to all who shared pictures with us on social media and by email. Pictured here are some of those pictures.                   ...



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