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Naples High School has case of whooping cough

Parents at Naples Central School were notified Friday of a case of whooping cough in the high school. Whooping cough (Pertussis) is a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes coughing fits. While Pertussis usually begins as a mild upper respiratory infection, it will normally lead to coughing fits followed by crowing or a high-pitched whoop. The coughing episodes are usually... more

Wayne County learning center consortium gets funding

A consortium of four Wayne County school districts was awarded $2.4 million to continue its 21st Century Community Learning Center programs. More than 1,600 students living in the Clyde-Savannah, Lyons, North Rose-Wolcott and Red Creek school districts, ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, will continue to have access to an array of free community enrichment activities, including its most visible... more

Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES superintendent search on hold; state will appoint interim leader

The Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES board of education president said the district will wait for the state to assign an interim superintendent before beginning the search for a permanent replacement for Denise Dzikowski, who resigned on March 16. Melinda Quanbeck said the district can't hire a replacement until the New York State Education Department says it can, since the district superintendent position... more

Newt Gingrich ‘delighted’ with Cornell appearance

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich admitted he was concerned about how his visit to Cornell University would play out. Prominent Republicans visiting campuses in progressive cities can sometimes cause a stir, but everything was civil and respectful Wednesday night in Call Auditorium. “I cannot tell you how delighted I am with the attitude, the tone and the willingness... more

Parks commission recommends rental fee and parking fee for Auburn graduation

The Cayuga County Parks Commission is recommending that the Auburn Enlarged City School District pay a rental fee to hold high school commencement ceremonies on Deauville Island at Emerson Park and for graduates and their attendees to pay a parking fee. Jeff Pirozzolo, superintendent of the school district, has booked the island for the June 23 graduation while renovations are... more

Pal-Mac brings on local police, deputies as limited school resource officers

Thanks to a grant secured by former Senator Michael Nozzolio, students and families at Palmyra-Macedon Central School District have the unique experience to interact with local law enforcement. Schools Superintendent Bob Ike said they first received funding for a school resource officer last year. Before that, the district had never had an officer in any of the school buildings. This... more

NR-W school board updated on strategic action plan

North Rose-Wolcott Central School District officials said the district is taking “major steps” to improve student academic performance. A key part of that effort is the Strategic Action Plan. A mid-year PowerPoint update on the plan, which the district said shows the many ways it is transforming instruction, was given to the school board by the Leadership Council in February.... more

Cayuga County teacher defeated in race for NYS Board of Regents seat

A longtime teacher and Cayuga County resident wasn't successful in her bid for a seat on the New York State Board of Regents. Ellen Prusinowski, of Locke, challenged incumbent T. Andrew Brown to serve as the Regent representing the 7th Judicial District, which includes Cayuga County. Brown, vice chancellor of the Regents, won re-election with 117 votes. He will serve... more

Dryden Central School District to vote on new capital project

The Dryden Central School District will bring a capital project to vote on March 28, 2017 that includes two propositions. Proposition #1 includes district-wide renovations and additions. Proposition #2 includes additional athletic site improvements. Voting hours are scheduled from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. in the Middle/High School Auditorium. On March 20, 2017 the District held two community meetings fully... more

Geneva school district gets $5.85M grant

City school officials said Monday that the district has been awarded a $5.85 million 21st Century Learning Center Grant. The state Education Department announced last week that, starting in the 2017-18 school year, the district will receive $1.17 million per year for five years. This extremely competitive, federally funded grant supports the creation of community learning centers that operate programs... more

Cornell Cooperative Extension to offer wine cork wreath workshop

Cornell Cooperative Extension, 480 N. Main St., Canandaigua, will offer its Spring Wine Cork Wreath Workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. April 3. Master Gardeners Pat Bartholomew and Sandy Ebberts will show attendees how to use saved wine and champagne corks to form flowers and create a spring wreath. Bring a glue gun, 50-200 corks and other decorations to add... more

History, culture and more come together in program at Geneva High School

The organizers of Saturday’s Seneca Lake Academy at Geneva didn’t want participants to sit in lectures that resembled some dry C-SPAN book discussion. “Our goal was to have engaging speakers,” said Jill Ritter, a member of Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association, which sponsored the day-long event at Geneva High School with the high school’s Green Club, headed by Sydney Mittiga,... more

Midlakes to honor grads of distinction

Midlakes to honor grads of distinction
The inaugural class in the Midlakes High School Graduates of Distinction program will be honored during a day of celebration on May 12. The program was approved by the school board last year to recognize the outstanding accomplishments or lifetime achievements of Midlakes alumni. Angela Simmons, a high school history teacher and chair of the committee that established the program,... more

Naples remembers life of young girl who died from the flu

People in Naples remembered the life of a young flu victim on Saturday with a party. It would have been hard to miss if you were driving down Main Street there. The reason for that party wore bright colors and a big smile. 11-year-old Madeline Barton was in Sixth Grade at Naples Elementary School when died from complications from the... more

Auburn High School graduation will be at Emerson Park, school requests fee waiver

Renovations to Holland Stadium at Auburn High School is expected to begin in April, and that means the high school graduation ceremony will be held down the street. Jeff Pirozzolo, superintendent of Auburn Enlarged City School District, said he has already booked Deauville Island at Emerson Park for the June 23 graduation ceremony, but he's hoping to get a rental... more

Latest test results: Lead levels still elevated in Ithaca City School District

According to the latest test results, lead levels are still coming back elevated in Ithaca City School District. The most recent results were from samplings taken in late 2016. It's a problem that the community has been hearing officials talk about for some time now. As those throughout the district start to raise greater concerns about the district's ability to... more

Sen. Helming calls majority budget proposal ‘road map’ to affordability

Sen. Pam Helming (R-54th District) this week voted for the Senate Majority’s Budget Resolution calling it a road map of affordability. Helming noted that the plan rejects new taxes and fees, while making substantial investments in infrastructure and education. The plan also proposes an $8 billion groundbreaking initiative to ensure clean and reliable drinking water for generations to come. “This week... more

HALF DAY: Auburn students lose day off, will go back Friday as district runs out of snow days

The Auburn Enlarged City School District is out of snow days. Now, it means scheduling a day of school when the district was supposed to have it off. A half day has been scheduled for Friday, March 17th after the school had to close on Wednesday due to Winter Storm Stella. The Auburn High School and Junior High School will... more
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