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October brings domestic violence awareness to Madison County

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month and, with the recent local and national events that have occurred, it has come at a good time.

Steigerwald appointed to fill vacant ESM board of education seat

The ESM school board voted unanimously Monday night to appoint former ESM school board member Jennifer Steigerwald to fill the vacant seat left by the August resignation of Allison Rumschick, who was moving out of the area.

J-D High School students receive AP scholar honors

In 2014, 95 Jamesville–DeWitt High School students earned a total of 96 AP scholar-level distinctions.

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History scholars honored for perfect scores

Two Cazenovia High School students scored perfect 100s on their New York State Regents examinations in United States History in June. Gabby Yates and Eli LaGorga were rewarded for their superb scholarship with a free dinner at the Brewster Inn. The students were both members of Kurt Wheeler’s history class during 11th grade. Fourteen of Wheeler’s other students just missed the dinner by scoring 99 percent on their exam.

State ed commissioner visits Lakeshore

New York State Department of Education Commissioner John B. King Jr. and Regents Vice Chancellor Anthony Bottar visited Lakeshore Road Elementary School in Cicero the afternoon of Sept. 24.

LBE celebrates annual Pinwheels for Peace event

Long Branch Elementary celebrated the International Day of Peace on Tuesday, Sept. 23 (the actual date was Sunday, Sept. 21) by participating in Pinwheels for Peace, a program developed by two art teachers in Florida. Students designed their own pinwheels using a premade template, then planted them in the school’s front yard in the shape of a peace sign.

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Cazenovia College, Le Moyne College sign 4+1 articulation agreement

Graduates of Cazenovia's Business and Management programs will now have formal path to earning MBA at Le Moyne's Madden School of Business

Le Moyne College President Linda LeMura and Cazenovia College President Mark Tierno formally signed a “4+1 partnership agreement” on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at a ceremony held at the Madden School of Business, located in Mitchell Hall at Le Moyne College. The agreement, a first between the two local colleges, provides Cazenovia students and graduates with a formal path to admission into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program at Le Moyne upon satisfactory completion of their baccalaureate programs at Cazenovia.

Rippleton Schoolhouse ‘Community Day’ coming this weekend

From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, the Friends of Lorenzo will once again host Community Day, a day celebrating the beginning of Autumn, a bountiful harvest and the relocation of Rippleton Schoolhouse to Lorenzo. This fun-filled tradition has become a staple in Cazenovia’s fall calendar since 2002.

Cazenovia school district begins new school year with new initiatives, equipment

The 2014-15 school year started two weeks ago not only with great excitement and enthusiasm from students and parents, but also with new initiatives and equipment in all three school buildings within the Cazenovia Central School District, the building principals told the board of education at its Sept. 15 meeting.

Yale professor hosts ‘emotional intelligence’ workshop for parents

Marc Brackett is “trying to build an emotionally intelligent New York.” Brackett, director of the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence, is teaming up with OCM BOCES to host interactive workshops for parents and teachers to learn how to raise emotionally intelligent children — that is, children who can manage their emotions effectively throughout life’s ups and downs. Brackett will be holding three “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Matters” workshops next week: one for parents Sept. 30 at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, and two for educators Oct. 1 on the OCM BOCES campus in Liverpool.

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‘Red Out’ raises money for Heart Association

On Sept. 13, the Fayetteville-Manlius and Christian Brothers Academy girls and boys JV and varsity soccer teams participated in their annual fundraiser, the “Red Out.” During the event, The FM girls varsity Soccer Team held a Have A Heart Bake Sale during the Varsity games at the FM Swan Pond and raised $300.

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Cazenovia College President announces his retirement

Mark Tierno plans to make the 2015-16 year his last as president of Cazenovia College

Cazenovia College President Mark Tierno recently announced to members of the college community at a special Campus Update gathering, that he plans to make next year (the 2015-16 academic year) his last as he retires from the Cazenovia College presidency.

J-D presents $3.1 million capital project to public

Project will be in the hands of voters Oct. 28

About 40 residents gathered at Jamesville-DeWitt high school Monday night to hear a presentation of the proposed $3.1 million capital project that will be put to a public vote on Oct. 28.

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F-M elementary students decorate pinwheels to promote peace

Children from Mott Road and Fayetteville elementary schools last week decorated and placed hundreds of pinwheels on their school lawns to promote peace as a part of the Pinwheels for Peace project.

ESM experiences smooth opening, despite construction project

East Syracuse Minoa district schools had a smooth opening week, despite some expected hiccups in bussing Pine Grove middle school students to alternate locations due to the district’s $29.4 million “Greener, Greater Grove” construction project, during which Pine Grove is closed this year.