2019 Regional Summer School Information:
The North Syracuse Central School District is taking part in the OCM BOCES Regional Summer School program for 2019. The program will take place at Cicero-North Syracuse High School.
Student sessions begin on July 10. Click here to download the entire summer school calendar.
Busing for students in the North Syracuse Central School District is provided at group stops. Click here to view summer school bus information.
Students must register for summer school through their school counselor. They will not be able to register on site.
All necessary forms should be completed and turned in on the first day of Summer School.
The Regional Summer School program at Cicero-North Syracuse High School is managed by OCM BOCES. Additional information about the OCM BOCES Regional ...
C-NS students make surgical caps for Golisano Children’s Hospital:
Each year, Family & Consumer Science Fashion Design students at Cicero-North Syracuse High School have the opportunity to create and choose their own community service project. This year, they have been busy making surgical caps for Golisano Children’s Hospital which children will get to use—and keep—while they prepare for surgery. Students used fun, novelty fabrics to make the surgical caps in an effort to help bring some light to a scary time in the children's lives.
Class of 2019 Graduation Ceremony June 27:
The Cicero-North Syracuse High School Class of 2019 graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m. at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena (4585 W. Seneca Turnpike) in Syracuse.
This year's Valedictorian is Julia Rupp and Salutatorian is Gabriel Khan. Click here to read about Julia and Gabriel on Syracuse.com .
Following is the list of candidates for graduation:
Lauryn A. Abar
Amara N. Abdel-Aziz
Olivia P. Abry
Abigail A. Ainsworth
Santino A. Alcaras
Chad M. Ambriati
Nevaeh C. Amo
Rhys Q. Amos
Austin S. Anderson-Stasko
Brooke E. Andrews
Clayton W. Andrews
Emma J. Annable
Amiya D. Applewhite
Jacob T. Archambeault
Brianna R. Arcuri
Angelo J. Arlotta
C-NS students seeking candidate for prosthetic hand:
Students at Cicero-North Syracuse High School have had the unique opportunity this school year, to be involved in a project for the 3-D printing of a prosthetic hand. Working through e-NABLE , under the direction of teacher Mark Parrish, students have completed the printing of a fully operational prosthetic hand and are looking for a someone who can use the device.
C-NS students involved in the project created a YouTube video about the first hand and t he project was recently featured on News Channel 9 .
If you, or someone you know, may be able to use the device, please email Mark Parrish .
C-NS Optimist Club participates in Relay for Life and helps fight cancer:
The C-NS High School Optimist Club participated in the Relay for Life on Saturday, June 8, at the Bragman Stadium. The students decorated illumination bags in memory of loved ones that have loss their battle to cancer. Some bags were also decorated for Dr. Kathleen Gramet, former superintendent of schools; Catherine Cifaratta, former Board of Education member; Bonnie Wenham, former teacher at Allen Road Elementary School; Edith MacGeorge, former Central Science Supply coordinator; Rose Clarke, former nurse at Cicero-North Syracuse High School; and Suzanne Berti, former teacher at Roxboro Road Middle School.
The students also did face painting, sold baked goods, raffle tickets, and had games for contestants. The club raised over $600 and donated the funds to the American Cancer ...
Students, staff, families needed for anonymous survey:
As part of its responsibility for participating in the DTSDE (Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness) Review process (a required component of school review designated by the New York State Department of Education), the North Syracuse Central School District is beginning the process of surveying its various stakeholders through an outside organization.
PLC Associates, Inc. has been selected to administer specialized surveys to our students, staff and families. Once the surveys have closed, PLC Associates, Inc. will compile the data and provide comprehensive reports to the district and our stakeholders. Those reports will be very helpful as we work to meet state standards.
PLC Associates, Inc. has worked in hundreds of schools. The company abides by ...
C-NS student receives Air Force ROTC scholarship:
Congratulations to Cicero-North Syracuse High School senior Tanner Dwyer for having received an Air Force ROTC Scholarship. Tanner was presented with his scholarship on Friday, May 31 in front of family and friends in the C-NS Commons area. Lt Col Timothy D. Kimbrough presented Tanner with his scholarship award.
The ROTC scholarship is very competitive with an intensive interview and physical process.
Tanner will be attending the University of Alabama's ROTC program in the Fall. Congratulations!
C-NS takes home four 2019 Syracuse High School Theatre Awards:
Congratulations to the Cicero-North Syracuse High School Theater Guild for taking home four awards in the 2019 Syracuse High School Theatre Awards! The following awards were received:
Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical (Large School);
Outstanding Music Direction;
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble/Chorus; and
Outstanding Production Number (‘King of New York’)
Combined Middle School Bands win big in Pageant of Bands:
Congratulations to the Roxboro Road and Gillette Road Middle Schools' Combined concert and parade bands who competed in the June 1 Pageant of Bands in Sherburne, NY. The concert band scored a 97.5 to take second place. The North Syracuse Central School District's Drumline also took second place, while the color guard and parade band both earned first-place honors!
The BIG WIN came when the band took home the Best in Class award, beating all the middle schools AND the junior high schools who competed! June 1 st marked the return of a North Syracuse Central School District band to the Sherburne pageant for the first time in 30 years!
Directors Danielle Rausa, Karen Seamans, Dom Liccione and Mark Hover are beyond proud at the student’s performances ...
Transportation Department holding Job Fair on Saturday, June 8:
Are you looking for an exciting career with great opportunities for growth? The North Syracuse Central School District Transportation Department is holding a job fair on Saturday, June 8. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Transportation Center (5520 East Taft. Rd.) in North Syracuse. Substitute bus drivers and bus attendants are currently being hired. Come join North Syracuse Central School District's winning team! Extensive training is provided.
Interested persons are also invited to apply online by visiting our employment opportunities website here .
North Syracuse Junior High School Students recognized in "Save the Rain" barrel painting contest:
Students in Mrs. Mrs. Patterson’s 9 th grade Studio Art class at North Syracuse Junior High School recently participated in Onondaga County's “Save the Rain” barrel painting contest. The contest is part of the County's "Save the Rain" initiative intended to reduce pollution to Onondaga Lake with a storm water management plan.
The barrels collect storm water that would otherwise wind up in the local sewer system, resulting in the need to filter and clean that water. Mrs. Patterson's students submitted a total of eight barrels, two of which were selected as winners. The “Commissioner’s Choice” was awarded to Des Scarfino and the first place winner of the contest in the high school category was presented to Abby Fenner.
C-NS student earns multiple credit union scholarships:
Congratulations to Cicero-North Syracuse High School student Benjamin Stevenson for winning the Empower Federal Credit Union scholarship for $1,000 in the name of Martin Willitts. The award is given annually to a student who exemplifies Mr. Willitts' vision to ensure that kids get a better education. He also won a $500.00 scholarship from the Central New York Chapter of the New York Credit Union Association in recognition of Outstanding Academic Performance, Extracurricular Activities, Community Service and Leadership.
Benjamin is pictured with Lauri Hoover, Business Development Officer of Empower Federal Credit Union, presenting him the two award certificates in front of the high school.
School Report Card meetings scheduled for K-12 students' families:
The New York State School Report Card is an important part of the Board of Regents’ efforts to improve student performance and raise standards for all students. It provides information to the public on school/district staff and students and measures of school and district performance as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Knowledge gained from these report cards on a school’s or district’s strengths and weaknesses can be used to improve instruction and services to all students in the District.
New York State Report Cards provide comprehensive data for all districts in the state, including enrollment, demographic, attendance, assessment, accountability, graduation rate and much more. The comprehensive state reports are available online from the New York ...
C-NS student awarded four-year ROTC scholarship:
Congratulations to Cicero-North Syracuse High School senior Olivia Haven for having received a four-year Army ROTC Scholarship. Olivia was presented with her scholarship on Tuesday, May 21 in front of family and friends in the C-NS Commons area.
The ROTC scholarship is very competitive with an intensive interview and physical process.
Olivia will be attending Embry-Riddle (Daytona Campus) for aeronautical sciences and minoring in aviation management with an end goal of becoming a pilot.
Successful Evening of Excellence at North Syracuse Junior High School:
On Tuesday, May 21, the North Syracuse Junior High School hosted their annual Evening of Excellence. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser also took place with proceeds going to North Syracuse Junior High School Student Government.
Hundreds of families and community members took time to attend the “open house” format to browse student displays and enjoy performances. Some of the work showcased included: CO2 car racing, 3-D printing, musical performances, a student art gallery, Social Studies Hall of Learning, Google Expeditions demo, robotics, moon rocks and much more.
Nicole Brown, a teacher at the junior high and one of the event organizers said, “This event gives our students the chance to showcase the tremendous work they’ve done throughout the year and allows ...
C-NS Weatherproof Blankets on Sale:
The Star Shop at Cicero-North Syracuse High School is holding a special sale for weatherproof C-NS blankets. The price including tax is $30
1. Click here to complete an online form and then
2. Mail check made payable to C-NS Bookstore to: Linda Dwyer, C-NS High School, 6002 Route 31,
Cicero, NY 13039 or call 315 218-4150 after 11:00 am to pay by card.
Orders can be picked up at the C-NS Star Shop from 7:00 am - 7:30 am, 11:00 - 2:10
17 C-NS students honored by Cicero-Plank Road Chamber of Commerce:
On Tuesday, May 22, seventeen Cicero-North Syracuse High School students were honored with various awards through the Cicero-Plank Road Chamber of Commerce Gene Harvey Student Awards. The awards are sponsored by various local businesses and come with monetary recognition and a celebration dinner.
Valedictorian Award - Julia Rupp
Salutatorian Award - Gabriel Khan
Congratulations to all award recipients!
Pictured to the left:
Valedictorian Award (pictured left top): Julia Rupp - Sponsored by CORE Federal Credit Union
Salutatorian Award (pictured left bottom): Gabriel Khan - Sponsored by ...
Sun Shines on 2019 Special Olympic Games!:
The rain held off for more than 900 Special Olympics athletes at the 2019 games held at Cicero-North Syracuse High School on May 23. Students came from districts across Central New York, including: Baldwinsville, Chittenango, Cortland, East Syracuse Minoa, Fayetteville-Manlius, Homer, Jamesville-DeWitt, Liverpool, Lyncourt, Marcellus, North Syracuse, OCM BOCES, Solvay and West Genesee.
Through the Special Olympics, students of all ages and abilities had opportunities to participate in a variety of track and field events, adaptive events and fun games. Special Olympics games promote fitness, coordination and cardiovascular improvement. Additional benefits include self-confidence, discipline and self-esteem.
Voters approve proposed 2019-2020 budget:
North Syracuse Central School District voters have agreed to the District’s proposed 2019-2020 school year budget with a 77 percent approval. 1,848 votes were cast, with the final tally being 1,423 yes votes and 410 no votes on the $166,760,407 proposal. A bus proposition for $1,506,092 also passed (76 percent approval) with 1,407 yes votes and 418 no votes. Additionally, the Salina Free Library proposition for $458,393 passed with 66 yes votes and 13 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, 2019:
Mary Scanlon (1,536 votes)
Robert Crabtree (1,533 votes)
Matthew Hermann (1,266 votes)
Michael Donofrio was not elected with 685 votes.