With the arrival of Thanksgiving, the image of the Thanksgiving feast shared by the Plymouth colonists of Massachusetts and their Native American hosts during the winter of 1621 is often at the forefront of the imagination. The spirit of cooperation, mutual understanding and respect demonstrated by that event in the midst of the cultural interface between those two cultures is certainly one worth celebrating. As providence would have it, Onondaga Lake’s history illustrates that the imagination need not wander upon the far distant Massachusetts colony to envision such an event worth celebrating. Such a Thanksgiving feast took place in 1656 on the shore of Onondaga Lake.
The Cazenovia High School Academic Decathlon team is holding its first annual “Gift Wrapping Fundraiser” from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 29, at Common Grounds.
Action called a procedural matter pending planning board review and approval
One month after a state supreme court judge ruled that Cazenovia College must undergo a full site plan review for its proposed fence project around the Schneeweiss Athletic Complex, the college is moving forward with getting its fence erected by preparing its submission to the village planning board. However, working under a court deadline and wanting to keep its options open, the college also last week filed a notice of appeal with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York seeking redress for part of State Supreme Court Judge Donald F. Cerio, Jr.’s Oct. 22 decision.
On the evening of Monday, Nov. 18, several parents and educators from around Central New York gathered at C.W. Baker High School for a forum with state Assemblymen to discuss the Common Core Curriculum and its current implementation.
The common core conundrum: Are the new standards the best thing to happen in education, or are they setting the bar too high for teachers and students?
Laura Leitch kept her daughter home from Nate Perry Elementary School last Monday. Leitch’s daughter wasn’t sick, nor was there a family emergency. She wasn’t playing hooky. No, Leitch kept her daughter home in protest of New York state’s Common Core education standards. “I have to say, the school is great and her teachers are wonderful,” Leitch said. “The reason I kept her home on Monday was strictly in protest of Common Core.”
Are the new standards the best thing to happen in education or are they setting the bar too high for teachers and students?
Laura Leitch kept her daughter home from Nate Perry Elementary School last Monday. Leitch’s daughter wasn’t sick, nor was there a family emergency. She wasn’t simply playing hooky. No, Leitch kept her daughter home in protest of New York state’s Common Core education standards.
Will be phase two of needed facility work for high school
At the Nov. 19 Skaneateles board of education meeting, Interim Superintendent of Schools Judy Pastel announced that the Skaneateles school district will propose another bond referendum for building work in May 2014.
The Skaneateles Central School District has turned to its taxpayers to help suss out how to handle impending financial challenges.
The Friends of the Cazenovia Public Library had a good year in 2013 with solid book sales and consistent numbers in membership and donations; they helped the library undertake major new projects in online newspaper access and a new literacy program that will reach across the county, and will continue their support with a $10,000 donation for 2014.
On Friday, Nov. 8, the students of Van Buren Elementary School held an assembly to honor those who had served, or are currently serving our country as members of the United States Armed Forces.
At the Liverpool Central School District’s Board of Education meeting Monday, Nov. 18, the Redistricting Committee gave its final presentation to the board, offering recommendations on how to redraw the district’s lines for the first time in decades.
Public to discuss ideas for district's future
The Skaneateles public is invited to attend a meeting about the future of the school district at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Waterman School auditorium.
All are invited to join local resident Paolo Amadio in the Cazenovia Public Library Community Room at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, for a discussion of “Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi): His Life and Work in Baroque Rome.”
Former WSYR-TV meteorologist Dave Eichorn will share his expertise on changing global weather patterns and their potential impact on our region and beyond when he delivers the next Cazenovia Forum lecture at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia.
Three seniors, three freshmen and one sophomore earn post season recognition after earning All-Conference selections.
Several Cazenovia College Wildcats were recognized last week for their outstanding play this season, earning a spot on the NEAC All-Conference Team for their respective sport. The list includes three seniors, three freshmen and one sophomore.