Matthew Miller wins silver medal at state FCCLA meeting

Senior Matthew Miller won a silver medal at the NYS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Meeting in Syracuse on March 22-23.  He was accompanied by his brother, David, also a senior, and FCCLA advisers Cheryl Ferraro and Cheryl Miller. Matthew participated in the Interviewing Skills STAR Event which is a competitive …

Congratulations to the 35 newest members of the HS National Honor Society

Before their family and friends, 35 high school students became the newest members of the National Honor Society during the induction last night. All but one student is a junior, members of the Class of 2019. Here are the inductees: Bacon, Abigail Bianchi, Cristiana Caldwell, Brendan Conley, Corrine Conley, Erica Currie, Gwenyth Darling, Victoria de …

Ever wonder what’s inside your computer?

If you’ve ever wondered what’s inside that computer that you sit in front of, or that tablet that sits in your lap, you would not be alone. Most people never peer inside these technological marvels, mostly out of fear of touching something that will mess it up! But the five students in the grade 4 …

Why would you consider cutting back on kindergarten?

COMMENT: I just read over the school budget cut proposals from last night’s BOE meeting.  I cannot believe the school district is considering half day Kindergarten.  That is a big step in the wrong direction!  While none of the options were good ones, that to me is the worst.  There is so much more children …

Superintendent outlines possible program reductions

Saying that she doesn’t want to propose cuts to programs, Superintendent Susan Swartz is also faced with the daunting task of filling a now $339,000 shortfall and balancing the 2018-19 budget. Developing the 2018-19 budget has become more complicated since the first budget draft was presented on February 12, a draft that included a $1.3 …

Letter to parents about the Grades 3-8 testing program

March 2018 Dear Parents and Guardians, In a few weeks, the New York State grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and math assessments will be administered to students. Beginning this year, the number of assessment sessions will be reduced from three days to two days. We will also begin piloting computer based assessments at grade …

More details released about the May 15 capital project vote

Matthew Monaghan, an architect at SEIdesigngroup, reviewed more specifics of the $14 million May 15 capital project at last night’s Board of Education meeting. Here is his presentation and a more detailed version given to board members. As the board heard at the last meeting, the capital project will have a minimal impact on school …

Boys lacrosse team hosts clinic for community lacrosse players

The big Tartans worked with the little Tartans. There were a lot of sticks swinging in the new gym at the high school last Saturday as the school’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team hosted a clinic for 25 players in the S-G Tartan Youth Lacrosse program. “Not only did the youth players and coaches get a …