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Allen Road Elementary School Celebrates Literacy! Allen Road Elementary School Celebrates Literacy!: Students, staff and families at Allen Road Elementary School recently spent an evening together celebrating reading and writing at their school's Literacy Night. The March 27 event was the culmination of the school's month of PARP (Parents as Reading Partners) activities. The theme for this year’s PARP month and Literacy Night was ‘Telling Tales’ – with a focus on Tall Tales, Fairy Tales, and Folk Tales. Throughout the month, students enjoyed quality literacy experiences with an adult or adults and then created a final project based on their encounters. PARP activities also included weekly Drop Everything and Read times along with themed celebration days. Allen Road Elementary School Principal Dave Lunden offered thanks to the school's families ...
C-NS Performance Engineering Team returns from National Competition C-NS Performance Engineering Team returns from National Competition: The Cicero-North Syracuse High School Performance Engineering Team has returned from this year's Shell Eco-marathon in Sonoma California. The group, led by instructor Marty Miner, set out earlier this year to build two cars and race them in the National Competition. Thanks to successful trials, lots of hard work and donations from many local businesses, the teams made it to the Eco-marathon. Each team successfully completed grueling technical inspections and made it onto the track. The Prototype electric vehicle completed four qualifying runs and placed 9th overall out of the 22 teams entered in that class. The 10 year-old hydrogen fuel cell in the urban concept vehicle was not up for the challenge this year and would not allow the team to complete a qualifying run.   Everyone ...
C-NS students earn prestigious Seal of Biliteracy C-NS students earn prestigious Seal of Biliteracy: Twenty-one Cicero-North Syracuse High School students recently were notified that they had met the rigourous requirements necessary to earn Seals of Biliteracy on their high school diplomas. On Tuesday, April 9, the students spent the day at Onondaga Community College giving oral presentations to demonstrate their language proficiency to a panel of judges. Prior to the presentations, students were also required to prepare extensive projects.  The students have been led in their efforts by C-NS Language teachers Mary Murdoch, Jane Murlin and Heather Puchta.  Teacher Mary Murdoch said, "Earning a New York Seal of Biliteracy is a tremendous feat that culminates six years of World Language study. We are proud to honor these students for their hard work and unwavering ...
C-NS students learn importance of voting C-NS students learn importance of voting: By C-NS student Steven Baker -  On Thursday March 14, a group of students from Cicero-North Syracuse High School were able to go to a presentation on the importance of voting. The presentation was given by Dustin Czarny in the Large Group Instruction Room where he gave a slideshow presentation.  Czarny spoke to students about the importance of voting and discussed how it is the most effective way for young people to communicate with government. He explained New York State's unique voting system and the fact that if the two political parties do not agree on something, they may take it to court and have a judge tell them what to do. He also went on to explain a little bit of the history of voting in our country. He showed students that the 15th, 19th, and 26th amendments ...
Festival of the Arts at C-NS on April 27 Festival of the Arts at C-NS on April 27: The North Syracuse Central School District is proud to present the 2019 Festival of the Arts on Saturday, April 27 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. The event, featuring the artwork, musical and dance performances of students throughout the district, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Click here to download the event flyer. 
Roxboro Road Middle School students participate in CNY Science and Engineering Fair Roxboro Road Middle School students participate in CNY Science and Engineering Fair: On Sunday, March 31, five students from Roxboro Middle School participated in the CNY Science and Engineering Fair sponsored by the Museam of Science and Technology (MOST) in Syracuse. The MOST hosts its annual Central New York Science & Engineering Fair every March at the SRC Arena on the Onondaga Community College campus. Students get the lifelong benefit of understanding science in a unique, hands-on way by actually performing an experiment of their own design or engineering a device or process.   Three Roxboro Road Middle School students received awards: Connor Boyle(7 th grade)  and Ethan Haahr (6 th grade)  were winners of the Highest Honors Medallions and the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) Grand ...
Community invited to special free showing of Community invited to special free showing of "ScreenAgers" on April 4: The North Syracuse and Liverpool Central School District communities are invited to a special free screening of  SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in The Digital Age . SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and offer parents and families proven solutions that work. The film is not available in theaters. It can only be screened as a community in certain locations.  The special screening at Cicero-North Syracuse High School will take place on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Childcare is available. Click here to download the event poster.  ABOUT Physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston decided to make SCREENAGERS when she found ...
Board of Education Announces Selection of Daniel D. Bowles as Superintendent of Schools Board of Education Announces Selection of Daniel D. Bowles as Superintendent of Schools: It is with great pride and excitement that the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education announces its selection of Daniel D. Bowles, the current associate superintendent for teaching and learning, as the district’s new superintendent of schools. The Board of Education will formally approve Mr. Bowles’ appointment at its meeting on Monday, April 1. He will begin his duties as superintendent on July 1, 2019. “During the rigorous search process, Mr. Bowles stood out among a highly-qualified field of candidates because of his passion for our district and his proven track record in making effective, student-focused decisions,” North Syracuse Board of Education President Michael Shusda said. “We truly believe that ...
C-NS Students learn from Assemblyman Stirpe C-NS Students learn from Assemblyman Stirpe: New York Assemblyman Al Stirpe recently visited Cicero-North Syracuse High School to discuss current topics that influence students, as well as topics surrounding his career. Assemblyman Stirpe represents the 127th District, which resides over the towns of Cicero, Clay, Manlius, Pompey, and Tully. He has been working in that position since his re-election in 2012. To open the talk, Mr. Stripe first explained some of the work he does as an assemblyman, which includes passing the state budget, legislative work, and community aid. He also disussed working toward an increase in spending for education. Recently, Rep. Stirpe helped pass the Dream Act, which helps dreamers receive financial aid and scholarships. He also helped pass ‘GENDA’, ...
Families invited to April 9 Families invited to April 9 "Credit-Ability: Build a Strong Credit History" seminar: Families in the North Syracuse Central School District are invited to a special seminar, "Credit-Ability: Build a Strong Credit History," on Tuesday, April 9. The seminar will take place at Roxboro Road Middle School (300 Bernard Street) in Mattydale at 7:00 p.m.  As part of a unique partnership with CORE Federal Credit Union, Cicero-North Syracuse High School students periodically hold seminars for their peers on a variety of topics relating to personal finance, in addition to mentoring younger students. Two years ago, the partnership expanded and students began offering seminars for adults in the community. The April 9 seminar will be led by students and will disucss topics such as having good credit and how, low interest rate loans vs. high interest loans, ...
Long Range Plan will serve as a roadmap for 2019-2020 school budget Long Range Plan will serve as a roadmap for 2019-2020 school budget: On Monday, March 4, North Syracuse Central School District Superintendent of Schools Annette Speach, presented a Long Range Plan to the District's Board of Education. The plan ties together the District's Goals , Mission and Vision2020 . Those three documents have been developed collaboratively with students, staff and community members over the past several years. The Mission, developed in 2014 as  the result of various stakeholders working together to set a direction for the district , was used to determine a collective focus.  Since the adoption of the Mission, the District and community have worked together to answer the question, "What will the North Syracuse Central School District look like if we truly honor our Mission?" As a result ...
Roxboro Road Middle School celebrates National Happiness Day Roxboro Road Middle School celebrates National Happiness Day: Students and staff at Roxboro Road Middle School spent the day on March 20, National Happiness Day, spreading kindness and posting their good intentions on their school's first ever Happiness Wall. Ms Hartmann's FCCLA group led the project as part of Live Happy's campaign to spread kindness. Group members encouraged their peers and teachers to post and share how they will spread happiness to others while celebrating the happiness movement.  The campaign is in honor of the U.N.-sanctioned International Day of Happiness to inspire people to make the world a happier place. More than 1,000 Happiness Walls were created across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Korea and more for this year's celebration. Roxboro Road Middle School's ...
Board of Education approves 2019-2020 Academic Calendar Board of Education approves 2019-2020 Academic Calendar: At their regular meeting on Monday, March 18, 2019, the North Syracuse Central School District Board of Education approved a 2019-2020 academic calendar with snow day provisions. Click here to view calendar  or click here to view the provisions . 
Graduation requirements for students in grades 7-12 Graduation requirements for students in grades 7-12: Each year the district makes available an updated list of graduation requirements for secondary level students. The letters are available below by class year.
C-NS Artist recognized by multiple outlets C-NS Artist recognized by multiple outlets: Congratulation to Cicero-North Syracuse High School's Shannon Kirkpatrick, who was recognized at the CNY Young Amazing Awards on March 7. She also won the  Everson Museum of Art Award for Fine Arts. Shannon most recently created a 507 square foot mural on the side of a building within our community. She is also a CNY Scholastic Gold Key Award winner and currently some of her work is being displayed at Onondaga Community College. Congratulations on all your accomplishments!  
Community invited to Community invited to "Managing Screen Time - Protecting Kids in the Digital World" presentation: The North Syracuse and Liverpool Central School Districts are pleased to offer a special presentation: Managing Screen Time – Protecting Kids in the Digital World on Thursday, March 28. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at North Syracuse Junior High School (5353 West Taft Rd) in North Syracuse. Limited childcare will be available. Through the presentation, parents will learn why and how to balance digital life for themselves and their children and how to put protections on their child(ren)’s digital world. The evening will include a panel discussion with representatives from the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office, McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center and various medical, ...
C-NS DECA Competes at States C-NS DECA Competes at States: The New York State DECA competition held March 6 through 8 in Rochester, NY, had over 2,300 business students from across the state compete during the three-day conference. Cicero-North Syracuse High School DECA sent 18 business students to the competition and took home seven top ten medals.  In addition, five C-NS students were inducted into the New York DECA Honor Society based on their accomplishments in the classroom and in DECA and the C-NS DECA Chapter was recognized for its participation in the Community Service Project benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. The majority of the students’ events consist of a 100-question marketing/management test, followed by two role-plays with members from the business community that challenge ...
Seeking members for Indian Education Formula Grant Program - Meeting April 10 Seeking members for Indian Education Formula Grant Program - Meeting April 10: The North Syracuse Central School District is currently looking for volunteer committee members for an Indian Education Formula Grant Program. An informational meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Jerome F. Melvin District Office Building (5355 West Taft Rd.) in North Syracuse. Interested persons are asked to RSVP to Julia Shannon by calling (315) 218-2147 by April 1, 2019.  
EEP at Main Street now accepting registration for summer and next fall programs EEP at Main Street now accepting registration for summer and next fall programs: The North Syracuse Central School District is accepting registrations for its Early Education Pre-K Program at Main Street School for the 2019 summer program (July 3 through August 13) and for the 2019-2020 school year . Preschool Education Programs at Main Street School are offered for children ages 3 and 4 years old. In order to enroll your child in a FULL-day program for the 2019-2020 school year, he/she must be 3 years old by 9/1/19. In order to enroll your child in a HALF-day program for the 2019-2020 school year or in a summer session, he/she must be 3 years old by 12/1/19. The North Syracuse Central School District has designed its Early Education Program to be a fully integrated preschool opportunity for children 3 & 4 years of age. Young children who have special ...
RRMS Presents RRMS Presents "Law & Order: C-rhyme and Pun-ishment" April 4-6: In the nursery rhyme justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups — the detectives, who investigate the crime, and the magistrates, who prosecute the defenders.  These are their rhymes.  The Inspector and the Punnish Sir (Yes, he’s always scrambling for egg puns!) have been called in to investigate a crime scene where a Mister Humpty Dumpty has been found shattered and fowl play is suspected.  Can they solve the c-rhyme?  BOOK BY JANE JEFFRIES AND JIM JEFFRIES MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BILL FRANCOEUR The following performances are scheduled:  April 3rd – Special PREVIEW of songs from the musical at the Salina Free Library April 4th and 5th at 7:00 At the Roxboro Road Middle School Auditorium  ...



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