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Art for Kids: Passenger pigeon sculptures at the Cazenovia Public Library

The 2014-15 “Art for Kids” series is underway with the second installment in this popular series scheduled for 1:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, in the Cazenovia Public Library community room.

Community invited to hear about Columbine shooting victim’s inspiring legacy

Hear the heart-warming, true story of Rachel Scott and her dream to make a difference in the lives of others by doing the “little things” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Central High School auditorium. The ESM community is invited to come and learn about Rachel, who was the first student killed at Columbine High School shootings in 1999.

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ESM middle schoolers learn mobile restaurant business (and taste bacon jam)

Seventh grade students at ESM Pine Grove East middle school took a “reverse field trip” last week during which they had only to walk outside their school to learn a lesson about owning a mobile restaurant business from The Bacon Bandits — and the kids also got to shock their taste buds with a taste of the bandits’ famous bacon jam.

F-M’s Enders Road Elementary named National Blue Ribbon School

Enders Road elementary school in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District has been named a Blue Ribbon achiever by the U.S. Department of Education.

Cazenovia school board calls on state legislature to end Gap Elimination Adjustment

The Board of Education of the Cazenovia Central School District on Sept. 15 unanimously adopted a resolution calling on the New York State Legislature to end Gap Elimination Adjustments when adopting New York State’s 2015-16 Annual Budget.

McLoughlin resigns from J-D board of education

Three-term Jamesville-DeWitt board of education member Jack McLoughlin last week presented a letter of resignation from his seat, one year short of his term’s end, due to the fact he will be moving outside of the district.

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.