Category: Schools

'Best thing I've done in my life:' Students get certificates at BOCES ceremony

‘Best thing I’ve done in my life:’ Students get certificates at BOCES ceremony

Josh Bowden couldn’t handle the monotony of a traditional classroom setting, plopped in a desk while facing a lecturer. Class become much easier when handling machinery with his friends through Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, Bowden said. The senior in the Port Byron Central School ... MORE
Clyde-Savannah names tops of 2017 class

Clyde-Savannah names tops of 2017 class

School officials at Clyde-Savannah High School say that a Valedictorian and Salutatorian have been named. Rosalie Betts, who carried a 97.967 percent GPA and will graduate with 26 college credits was named Valedictorian in a press release sent out to the media ... MORE
Waterloo students give back to the community; Strike Out Cancer Day this Saturday

Waterloo students give back to the community; Strike Out Cancer Day this Saturday

Thanks to Waterloo High School students, more than 1,000 items from the Beverly Animal Shelter’s wish list was collected and donated to the shelter recently as part of a fundraising competition between classes at the school. Kim Brown, Spanish teacher, organized the ... MORE
SLOPE DAY: Cornell students celebrate end of classes

SLOPE DAY: Cornell students celebrate end of classes

Cornell University students partied, relaxed and blew off a little steam Thursday during the annual Slope Day festivities to celebrate the end of the academic year. Hundreds of students and some alumni gathered on Libe Slope as headline acts Misterwives and Big ... MORE
HWS readies for commencement: Officials brace for bad weather, which would limit attendance for Clinton speech

HWS readies for commencement: Officials brace for bad weather, which would limit attendance for Clinton speech

Sunday’s Hobart and William Smith Colleges commencement provides plenty of conflicting emotions, said spokesperson Cathy Williams. Of course, there’s the joy of watching HWS students accept those hard-earned degrees with their proud families and friends in attendance. And then there’s the A-list ... MORE
Wayne-Finger Lakes Special Olympics draws hundreds of athletes from across region

Wayne-Finger Lakes Special Olympics draws hundreds of athletes from across region

For the second year in a row North Rose-Wolcott Central School District hosted the Wayne Finger Lakes Region Special Olympics Track and Field competition, a huge event that draws some 600 students from across the region’s 25 school districts within Wayne-Finger Lakes ... MORE
Dryden students impacting the world

Dryden students impacting the world

The impact of the work done at Dryden Central Schools can be felt around the world. This truth will be entirely evident on Tuesday. The community will come out to vote for three school board members and witness students and our dedicated ... MORE
Port Byron students tie ribbons as tribute to fallen Vietnam War soldiers

Port Byron students tie ribbons as tribute to fallen Vietnam War soldiers

Cars along Route 31 in Port Byron drove noticeably slower upon reaching the sight of 25 Dana West Junior-Senior High School students tying yellow ribbons to a fence Friday morning. The ribbons set up along the Port Byron Central School District’s campus ... MORE
Busy Waterloo grad earns diploma at FLCC

Busy Waterloo grad earns diploma at FLCC

To say Felicia Showers was leading the life of a busy Finger Lakes Community College student would be an understatement. A big understatement. During her time at FLCC, the Waterloo High School graduate was president of the Wildlife Society Club, vice president ... MORE
Waterloo Little Free Libraries seeking young adult books

Waterloo Little Free Libraries seeking young adult books

The Free Little Library located outside the Main Office at the Waterloo High School. With the end of the year looming, it’s time to bring in those books for the book drive at Waterloo High School and Little Free Libraries around the ... MORE
Joe Biden delivers impassioned speech to Cornell students (full video)

Joe Biden delivers impassioned speech to Cornell students (full video)

Former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden came clean on why he decided to come to Cornell University during the start of his speech at the Senior Convocation ceremony Saturday. “I have to admit the real reason I came today ... MORE
GALLERY: Memorial Day program successful at Midlakes Primary School

GALLERY: Memorial Day program successful at Midlakes Primary School

On Thursday, May 25th Midlakes Primary School first graders remembered the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces during its 30th Annual Memorial Day Program. Students carried flags and flowers, presented the history of Memorial Day, and ... MORE
Piano Lessons at St. Peter's Community Arts Academy (photo)

Piano Lessons at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy (photo)

Troy Slocum, Program Coordinator and member of the piano faculty at the St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy is giving a piano lesson to a young student on April 25 at St. Peter’s Community Arts Academy. Troy Slocum has been teaching privately in ... MORE
Keuka students, Penn Yan residents collaborate on "Who Is Penn Yan?" project (video)

Keuka students, Penn Yan residents collaborate on “Who Is Penn Yan?” project (video)

Keuka College students shared with residents of Clinton Crest Manor in Penn Yan, a novel they combined to write titled “Who is Penn Yan?”. The fourth edition of the publication includes nearly two dozen profiles of Penn Yan residents, all penned by ... MORE
Southern Cayuga County schools team up to support Make-A-Wish

Southern Cayuga County schools team up to support Make-A-Wish

Two rival schools came together for the good of one cause on Sunday. Throughout the past school year, students with the high school honor societies from the Union Springs and Southern Cayuga school districts have been working within their own schools to ... MORE
Clyde-Savannah students honored for academic performance (photo)

Clyde-Savannah students honored for academic performance (photo)

Honor Students at Clyde-Savannah High School were commended for strong academic performance at its 3rd Quarter Ice Cream Social celebration held the afternoon of Thursday, May 4th. Photo by Stephanie Williams ... MORE
Local schools should jump on unified hoops bandwagon

Local schools should jump on unified hoops bandwagon

Last week, Finger Lakes TImes Sports Editor Pat Macdonald had a chance to go to a practice for the Newark unified basketball team — and got to see firsthand how special this program is. For those of you who don’t know, unified ... MORE
Waterloo students to present "Shrek: The Musical" this weekend

Waterloo students to present “Shrek: The Musical” this weekend

Based on the love-able animation film, Shrek: The Musical is coming to Waterloo! How is an ogre like an onion? Do donkeys and dragons make good friends? Do YOU know the muffin man? Come join us in the swamp as everyone’s favorite ... MORE