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Bloomfield teacher earns gold standard certification

Bloomfield teacher earns gold standard certification
A Bloomfield teacher was recognized by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) with the prestigious Gold Standard certification. Katrina Smith, a Social Studies-History/Adolescence and Young Adulthood teacher at Bloomfield who previously taught in the Marcus Whitman district, is one of 98 teachers who earned the highly respected gold star certification. The certification means that the teachers proved to the... more

Long distance cheer: Kelley School 3rd graders connect with 4th graders in Romania

Long distance cheer: Kelley School 3rd graders connect with 4th graders in Romania
Kelley School third graders in long-term substitute Morgan D’Eredita’s class enjoyed talking with a fourth grade class in Romania via Skype December 11th. Aaron Sweet, Newark Central School District’s Integration Technology Coach facilitated the Skype call by hooking a webcam up to a projector so D’Eredita’s class could see on their smart board the fourth grade class in Romania. It... more

Full bellies, full hearts: Auburn school’s food drive helps families during holidays

Full bellies, full hearts: Auburn school’s food drive helps families during holidays
Genesee Elementary School’s winter break lasts 12 days this year, and Sandy Lalonde wants to make sure children at home have enough to eat on every single one of them. Lalonde is the co-founder of Fill-A-Belly Over Break, which collects supplies to make sure families of children who attend the Auburn school have breakfast, lunch and dinner each day of... more

Clyde-Savannah band members put on festive holiday concert

Clyde-Savannah band members put on festive holiday concert
Members of the Clyde-Savannah concert bands got into the holiday spirit as they performed in the band concert on Monday, December 3rd. The concert was held in the high school auditorium and featured three bands, all of which were directed by Michael Witter. The sixth-grade band performed three pieces, include the holiday classic “Frosty the Snowman.” The seventh and eighth... more

Winter Family Fun Night at Kelley School was a great December evening out

Winter Family Fun Night at Kelley School was a great December evening out
More than 210 attended the wonderful Kelley School PTA-sponsored Winter Family Fun Night December 6th that provided a fun-filled Christmas holiday-themed evening for families and friends to enjoy. The many impressive attractions included: • The amazing Holiday Book Fair • Several stations were set up where cookies were decorated; hot cocoa, complete with marshmallows was served; coloring took place; snowman... more

Keuka College names Vice President of Finance and Administration

Keuka College names Vice President of Finance and Administration
Veteran college administrator Bob Baumet will join Keuka College this month to fill the newly created position of Vice President of Finance and Administration. He’ll succeed Interim Chief Financial Officer Carl Sgrecci, who will remain on board through the transition. Baumet brings extensive management and government/nonprofit accounting experience to his new role. He comes to the College after more than... more

South Seneca production of Up The Down Staircase debuts Friday night

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“Hi, Teach!” are the first words to greet attractive Sylvia Barrett. There’s a special happiness in walking into the still-empty classroom and for the first time writing her name on the blackboard. Students pour into the classroom—cautious, testing, challenging. Simultaneously, there’s a blizzard of paperwork, warnings, contradictory orders, indecipherable instructions. Frantic, Sylvia begins to fear she doesn’t even understand the... more

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra plays to a packed house in Newark High School Auditorium November 30th

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra plays to a packed house in Newark High School Auditorium November 30th
A wonderful holiday music concert was performed by the incomparable Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra November 30th to a packed house in the Newark High School auditorium delighting concert-goers at the beginning of this holiday season. It was made possible, once again, through the collaboration of the Newark School District and the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce, that teamed up to bring... more

Bowling teams in Seneca get a financial boost from Seneca Meadows

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Seneca Meadows recently presented the high school bowling teams represented in Seneca County with a contribution to help offset their season costs.    “High school bowling programs require funding above and beyond what is typically allocated in school budgets, and this boost from Seneca Meadows goes a long way toward meeting the funding gap,” offered Pat Malcuria owner of Sunset... more

Newark High School Senior Anisha Stallworth hits a high note in her musical journey

Newark High School Senior Anisha Stallworth hits a high note in her musical journey
As she’s approaching the end of her high school career, Newark High School senior Anisha Stallworth has hit a really high note. She’s one of only a very few students who’ve been involved, at least for over the last three decades in the NHS music program, to have been selected to participate in one of NAfME’s Eastern Honors Ensembles in... more

Hundreds participate in first annual Turkey Trot at Newark Middle School

Hundreds participate in first annual Turkey Trot at Newark Middle School
More than 275 Newark Middle School students and staff participated in the first Turkey Trot November 20th. Braving chilly air and snow flurries, participants ran from front entrance of NMS to the Newark Central School District bus garage on nearby Woodlane and back. The route is about a mile. They were cheered along the way by some NMS students and... more

TURKEY TALK: Thanksgiving prep, community dinners, and recipe inspiration! (videos & more)

TURKEY TALK: Getting ready for Thanksgiving in the Finger Lakes
It’s easy to get overwhelmed heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. While we all try to focus on the time spent with friends and family – getting everything organized and ‘ready’ can make the holiday stressful. For hosts there’s the cooking, cleaning, and decorating you needed. However, experts point out that a good plan of action can save those individuals... more

South Seneca Middle/Senior High presents “Up The Down Staircase!”

South Seneca Middle/Senior High presents “Up The Down Staircase!”
“Hi, Teach!” are the first words to greet attractive Sylvia Barrett. There’s a special happiness in walking into the still-empty classroom and for the first time writing her name on the blackboard. Students pour into the classroom—cautious, testing, challenging. Simultaneously, there’s a blizzard of paperwork, warnings, contradictory orders, indecipherable instructions. Frantic, Sylvia begins to fear she doesn’t even understand the... more

North Rose-Wolcott chorus members participate in senior high area all-state festival

North Rose-Wolcott chorus members participate in senior high area all-state festival
Three North Rose-Wolcott High School chorus members performed at the NYSSMA senior high area all-state festival this weekend. Students from surrounding counties were selected to participate in the festival, held at Webster-Schroeder High School. Dominique Warring, Kennedy Jones represented NRW in the mixed chorus group, and AnnaMae Humbert performed with the women’s chorus. They performed alongside students from Orleans, Genesee,... more

Cayuga Community College announces new student trustee

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New Cayuga Community College Student Trustee Daniel Charles is looking forward to representing his fellow students on the College Board of Trustees and is hoping to enhance communication between students and College leaders. A 2012 graduate of the Auburn Enlarged City School District, Charles is in his first semester at Cayuga, where he’s pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in... more

Celebrating veterans at school in Newark

The 15th annual salute to servicemen, servicewomen and veterans at Kelley School November 9th was truly another wonderful tribute this year to those who have served this country and those who are currently serving. It began in the cafeteria with veterans and active duty military personnel enjoying breakfast with school children related to them at patriotically-decorated tables. A moving assembly... more
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