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SUNY Chancellor Visits Cayuga Community College

SUNY Chancellor Visits Cayuga Community College
State University of New York Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson today visited SUNY Cortland and Cayuga Community College as she continued her statewide tour of SUNY’s 64 campuses. At each stop, Chancellor Johnson promoted key initiatives to increase faculty diversity and boost student retention rates. “These tours give me the opportunity to listen to the concerns of students and faculty while... more

A REALLY SWEET TREAT: Group of students go extra mile to make Valentines Day special in Newark

A REALLY SWEET TREAT: Group of students go extra mile to make Valentines Day special in Newark
Some lucky staff and students at Newark High School and Newark Middle School received a really sweet treat today, and it wasn’t in the typical form of Valentines Day candy, cards or flowers. They were surprised when 11 superb NHS musicians showed up in their work areas or classrooms and flawlessly sang, in perfect Barbershop Quartet-style harmony “I Love You... more

Chuck E. Cheese’s commercials land Canandaigua boy in national spotlight

Chuck E. Cheese’s commercials land Canandaigua boy in national spotlight
A Canandaigua boy is in the national spotlight, starring in commercials for Chuck E. Cheese’s. Brody Scharr, 11, is a fifth-grader at Canandaigua Primary School. He was one of 9,000 kids to audition for the role. After learning about the gig from his talent agency, WMA Rochester, Scharr shot an audition video on his mom’s phone. He got a call-back,... more

Marion school gets ready for spring musical, tickets go on sale later this month

Marion school gets ready for
Marion Central School and their award winning musical performances are at it again. On March 8th and 9th 60 students will be involved with executing another spring program. The Tony Award winning musical No No Nanette will be this year’s performance. It is a lighthearted musical comedy involving three couples in the midst of deception, romantic mishaps and comical misunderstandings.... more

FLCC adds varsity esports team to athletics roster

FLCC adds varsity esports team to athletics roster
The athletics department at Finger Lakes Community College recently added a sport that won’t require a gymnasium or field. The board of trustees approved the college’s first varsity esports team, which will have 10-15 students competing in tournaments in the futuristic video game “Overwatch” starting next fall. The coed “Overwatch” team will be coached by Michael Van Etten, assistant professor... more

A heartfelt salute to veterans at Canandaigua VA

A heartfelt salute to veterans at Canandaigua VA
Mya Latini has been busy making Valentines. She isn’t the only one. Her homemade cards — more than a dozen — are among thousands of colorful, creative displays of heartfelt appreciation going this week to area veterans. Cards are still arriving at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, where Mya, 7, added hers for the 2019 annual National Salute to Veteran... more

‘Humidity’ determines the Frieda O’Hanlon Canandaigua City School District Spelling Bee champion

‘Humidity’ determines the Frieda O’Hanlon Canandaigua City School District Spelling Bee champion
It took 26 rounds for the victor to emerge in the 45th annual Frieda O’Hanlon Canandaigua City School District Spelling Bee. On Tuesda, eighth-grader Olivia Pagliano earned the victory by spelling ‘humidity’ correctly. Sixth-grader Tyler Friel finished second and eighth grader Adrianna Veatch finished 3rd. As a result of their perofmaces the top two will move on to represent Canandaigua... more

NRW senior receives biomedical photo communication award

NRW senior receives biomedical photo communication award
North Rose-Wolcott senior Hannah Cook’s photo, “Sunflower Dreams,” was recently named a recipient of the Biomedical Photo Communication Award at the Start Here 2019 exhibition. Cook was recognized at a reception held at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where her artwork was displayed until February 2. Start Here 2019 is an invitational exhibition that features artwork from middle school and... more

Learning about a new life for old books in Aurora

Learning about a new life for old books in Aurora
The Aurora Free Library isn’t normally open on Sundays, but the library staff thought to switch things up a bit this weekend. Susan MacCormick, an assistant librarian, stumbled upon a neat way to put old, discarded books back to use on Pinterest, a do-it-yourself social media platform. MacCormick led a workshop at the library Sunday to show others how to... more

Newark students earn MLK Jr. Student Service awards

Newark students earn MLK Jr. Student Service awards
Two Newark Central School District students have been awarded the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Service awards. They are presented annually at the W.A.R.E. (Wayne Action for Racial Equality)-sponsored celebration on the federal holiday _ the third Monday each January_ commemorating the slain civil rights leader’s birthday. This year it was January 21st at St. John’s Lutheran Church... more

Career Day held for 7th graders at Newark Middle School

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The tenth annual Career Day for seventh graders at Newark Middle School was held February 5. Students reported afterward they learned a lot of interesting things about 13 different careers from presenters involved in those fields. Career Day coordinators were School Counselors Tracy Altman and Matt May. “I am so happy to see this worthwhile event continuing for 10 years,”... more

Hundreds turn out to Lincoln School Valentine’s Ball in Newark

Hundreds turn out to Lincoln School Valentine’s Ball in Newark
The seventh annual Lincoln School Valentine’s Ball February 9th was another wonderful and memorable evening with more than 350 attending. Pre-K through second grade girls and boys _ many dressed up in fancy, semi-formal attire and their Moms, Dads, siblings and other extended family members came to the fun-filled evening event. Lovely and well-planned again this year, the Valentine’s Ball... more

Perkins School hosts PTA Family Game Night

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More than 100 Perkins School students, parents and other family members had fun playing a lot of great games at the PTA Family Game Night January 24th. PTA president Katie Coons said there were at least 30 different games to choose from on the tables in the school cafeteria that kids and their families played together. Part of family-engagement efforts... more

Dome facility at HWS completed near Bristol Field House

Dome facility at HWS completed near Bristol Field House
Standing at 74-feet high, construction of the new air-supported dome facility at Hobart and William Smith Colleges was recently completed at the start of February. Stationed adjacent from the Bristol Field House, the new sports facility was listed as a suggested project within the Culture of Respect and Campus Master Plan and intends to offer new opportunities for a host... more

Cornell University names new director of Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art

Cornell University names new director of Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Cornell University has named Jessica Levin Martinez, head of the the Division of Academic and Public Programs at the Harvard Art Museums, as the new director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. The Cornell University Board of Trustees approved her appointment as the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the museum during a meeting Jan. 31 in New York... more

Elementary students learn power or writing

Elementary students learn power or writing
Writing Day at Dundee Elementary School was a success. “The students were able to meet new people from our very own community, and learn about how they use writing in their occupations. Teachers were just as inspired as the students. It was a great time had by all,” reports Julie Dunkelberger, the event coordinator. The following people volunteered their time... more

Midlakes students organize clothing drive

Midlakes students organize clothing drive
Two Midlakes Middle School students are organizing a clothing drive for families in need during the winter season. Eighth-graders Kayla Nurse and Trinidy Traster developed the idea while learning about the Progressive Era, a period of widespread social activism from 1890 to 1920, in Chris Stell’s social studies class. “Our winters are very harsh and we just wanted to help,”... more
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