The Cazenovia Central School District Board of Education has announced that it will hold a public hearing this month to hear from district residents on the new voluntary state program allowing local veterans to sign up for real property tax exemptions. The hearing will occur at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, preceding the board’s regular monthly meeting.
Cazenovia Central School District has exhausted its allotted number of emergency days for the 2013-14 school year and the district will now be scheduling class for students and staff on Thursday, April 17, Superintendent of Schools Robert S. Dubik wrote in a letter sent home to parents last week.
In response to the Cazenovia Board of Education’s decision not to fund a third girls’ softball team but instead allow program participants and supporters to raise the $4,000 necessary for the team and submit it as a donation to the district, the district softball program has begun a fundraising effort.
Tickets are now on sale for the Cazenovia High School Drama Club's production of Disney's “Beauty and the Beast.” Rehearsals have been taking place and the cast, crew and pit orchestra are preparing for a smash hit.
The Skaneateles School District will not adopt property tax exemptions for veterans this year.
ESM Wall of Distinction to honor Buffalo Bills president, East Syracuse parks and recreation director
The inaugural East Syracuse Minoa Wall of Distinction recipients are Russ Brandon (Class of ‘85) and Tom Richardson (Class of ‘81). The pair will be honored by the East Syracuse Minoa Education Foundation (ESMEF) during an event on Saturday, March 8 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Justin’s Grill in East Syracuse.
This year’s Cazenovia High School’s Mock Trial Team is already gearing up for what should prove to be a challenging season of competition. High School Mock Trial is a program sponsored by the New York State Bar Association every year. Students from schools across the state compete starting in February, with the finalists traveling to Albany in May to try their cases before an actual judge of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division. The Cazenovia team will be competing against approximately 14 other schools from the general area this year.
Cazenovia Middle School has announced the students named “Citizens of the Quarter” for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year.
The New Woodstock Free Library will be closed from Sunday, Feb. 9, through Monday, Feb. 17, for renovations. The library will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 18. The renovations coincide with the start of the library’s 75th year.
Refusal could mean 10 to 12 player cuts this year, supporters say
The Cazenovia Board of Education meeting room overflowed with students, parents, coaches and other supporters of the district’s girls’ softball program last Monday, Jan. 27, all of them there to lobby the school board to create a second modified team to accommodate the large influx of new seventh grade players moving up this year. Without the addition of a second modified team, supporters claim, the program will have to cut about a dozen players this year.
Canopic jar now resides in Hen’s mummy case
A new item has been added to the Cazenovia Public Library Museum’s Egypt Gallery collection, that, along with a mummified falcon acquired five years ago, adds to the museum’s interpretation of funerary rites of ancient Egypt. The completely intact alabaster canopic jar — once used to hold mummified internal organs — now sits inside the museum’s mummy case, overlooking Hen, a 2,000-year-old mummy, and directly opposite the mummified falcon representing Horus, the god of the sun, war and protection.
State Gap Elimination Adjustment policy shown to be inequitable, harmful to CNY school districts
Attendees of a Feb. 4 education forum in Auburn were asked to consider: “Are our children any less important than other children in New York State?”
Seventh-graders at Bishop Grimes Junior/Senior High School will be the first students in the Central New York area to receive their own iPad minis to use in the classroom and at home.
Gary Gerst was excited to walk into Skaneateles Middle School as principal on Feb. 3, but that doesn’t mean it was easy to say goodbye to Waterman School on Friday. It seems it’s never easy for kids, parents, teachers or principals to say goodbye to Waterman.
The Cazenovia school board had a lengthy and at times heated discussion with district Athletic Director Michael Byrnes last week about the district’s current policy on when exceptional young athletes can be moved up to a higher team level —called “selection classification” — and whether or not the district should revise or even eliminate the program.