CCSD Seeking RFP for Construction Management & Insurance Consultant/Broker Services:
The Cazenovia Central School District is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) from consultants to provide Construction Management (CM) services for the District. The District seeks the expertise and resources of a Construction Management firm with the documented depth of skills and related experiences needed to provide a wide scope of services including, but not limited to pre-referendum, pre-construction, construction and closeout phase administration. Interested firms can receive RFP packets by contacting email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . All proposals are due back by February 15th at 3pm.
Cazenovia CSD is issuing an RFP for Insurance Consultant/Broker services for three years beginning with the fiscal ...
Students from Cazenovia Elementary, Middle & High School Shine at the MOST’s Micron Robotics Challenge:
Five different teams from Cazenovia participated in the MOST’s Micron Robotics Challenge held on Saturday, January 28th. Student teams were given the challenge to “construct an automated device to combat the effects of climate change”. Teams were to design, build, and test a prototype device from a robotics kit supplied by the MOST and any additional components of their choosing.
All five Cazenovia teams took home awards based on a science-fair style judging session on three metrics: technical proficiency, design creativity/process, and student comprehension of STEM concepts. At the junior division, Cazenovia’s team “Empowered” composed of Edward Hollman, Dougie Bradstreet, Jack Bradstreet, and Gabe Mongeau placed first. The “Defenders ...
Caz Students, Families & Faculty Participate in French Night at Syracuse Crunch:
On Friday, January 13, there were 70 students, family and faculty from Cazenovia Central School who participated in French Night at the Syracuse Crunch. The Crunch beat the Laval Rocket from Quebec City, Canada, 7-3.
Megan Cahill, VP at the Crunch, says this was the largest French Night yet. Students answered trivia questions between periods, learned some French hockey vocabulary and perhaps most excitingly, got to go on the ice and get their photo taken with a French-speaking Crunch player.
Pictured here are:
(top row, R to L) Anna Taube (parent), Shelley Brooks (parent), guest, Rebecca Brooks (student), Roger Brooks (parent), Dougie Bradstreet (student), Roger Bradstreet (parent), Jacob Cody (student), Jason Hyatt (parent & teacher), Brittany Grimsley ...
Cazenovia Musicians Attend All-County Music Festival:
The Madison County Music Educators Association (MCMEA) held the Winter All County Festival this past weekend at Chittenango High School. The top music students in Madison county participated in over 7 hours of rehearsal in preparation for their Saturday afternoon concerts.
Congratulations to the following students who represented Cazenovia at this Festival:
For High School Band: Macie Decker, Angela Moskvich, Mesi Stevens & Aidan Prial.
For Jr High Band: Nolan Campagna
For 7-9 Orchestra: Rachel Schierer, Ben Etringer, Nora Berg, Evan Malloy, Quinn Holdren, Nathaniel Chapman, Eleanore Mangeau & Maddie Caraher.
For 6th Grade Chorus: Adelaide Ayres, Abigail Brooks, Edward Hollman, Maya Jenkins, Teagan Kelly, Sophia Maggio, Zoe Patane, Ruby Patterson, Maggie ...
28th Annual Shakespeare Monologue Competition Takes Center Stage:
On Friday, January 13, Cazenovia High School held its 28th annual Shakespeare Monologue Competition, featuring eight talented performers in grades 8 through 12. Sophomore Sebastian Gebers was awarded first place for his grippingly sinister performance as Othello. As winner of the English-Speaking Union’s Local Competition, Sebastian will move on to compete at the Regional Competition at Syracuse Stage this March. He will also have the opportunity to participate in a Syracuse Stage Workshop with Syracuse University Drama Professor Thom Miller, where he will receive in-depth coaching and feedback.
Ella Blair, a sophomore, came in second place, performing as Phoebe from As You Like It. A brilliant first-time competitor, Ella will act as Sebastian’s understudy in ...
Academic Decathlon Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser Coming Up on January 11:
The Cazenovia High School Academic Decathlon team will host its third annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on January 11th in the high school cafeteria. The dinner will take place from 5:00 to 6:00, prior to High School Curriculum Night. Families are encouraged to come out, support the team, and take the night off from cooking at home. A takeout option will be available for anyone on the go.
Academic Decathlon is a competition in which students test their knowledge of a common theme against other schools. The theme for 2023 is The American Revolution. The students receive approximately 950 pages of study material in May, and have until March of the following year to master it. They must also prepare a four-minute speech, and participate in an interview. This year's team consists ...
Public Hearing for Phase 3 of Smart Schools Investment Plan Slated for January 23:
Preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan - Phase 3
To date we have committed $677,009 of the $813,516 allotted to our district through the Smart Schools
Bond Act. Phase 1 (2016) consisted of technology infrastructure and building security upgrades totaling
$316,650. Phase 2 (2017) involved the purchase of new computers, chromebooks and projectors to
support our students and staff, totaling $360,359.
A total of $136,507 remains for Phase 3.
Phase 3 purchasing under this grant will support the needs identified by the District related to installing
high-speed broadband or enhancing wireless connectivity. Phase 3 will also support learning technology
equipment. This equipment includes but is not limited to: interactive whiteboards, chromebooks,
CMS & 7th grade Exploratory Course Teachers Recognized with Innovation in Education Award at WCNY Studios:
Congratulations to our 7th grade Exploratory Course Teachers and Middle School for being recognized for the Innovation in Education Award at WCNY Studios.
The Exploratory course, which is outlined below, was chosen for the award for the creative and innovative design that is offered to our 7th grade students. Two of our Exploratory teachers chose two students to go to WCNY studios to share their personal experiences within the Exploratory Course.
All of our 7th grade students meet for 8 weeks with the Exploratory teachers - Bobbey McCarthy, Sara McDowell, Deb McHugh, Robert Merithew, and Christina New - on a rotating basis.
Thank you for bringing this opportunity to our students!
WCNY's Innovate to Educate radio broadcast, featuring our Lakers ...
CHS Students Selected to Perform in New York Conference All-State Music Ensemble:
The Cazenovia High School Music Department is pleased to announce that CCSD students Ethan Coburn and Elijah Gebers have been selected to participate in the New York Conference All-State Music Ensemble.
The students rehearsed with esteemed conductors and other top student musicians from throughout New York State during the annual Winter Conference of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) held December 1-4 in Rochester, NY.
Senior vocalists Ethan Coburn and Elijah Gebers were both selected, out of thousands of students that auditioned, to perform in the Mixed Choir.
Ethan is a member of Cazenovia’s High School Orchestra, String Ensemble, Concert Choir & Chamber Choir. Elijah is a member of the Orchestra, String Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir & ...
Cazenovia girls take 5th at NYSPHSAA State Championships:
The Cazenovia girls cross country team capped a historic season of competition for the program with a fifth-place finish at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Championship Meet on November 12 at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill.
The Lady Lakers scored 147 points to finish fifth in a competitive field that featured the Class C champions from every section in NYS, plus the top five individual runners from each section. East Aurora, the defending Class B champion, earned another state title with a total of 53 points.
Sophomore Olivia Ruddy earned her 14th first-place finish for the team in 14 races this season with a personal course record performance of 21:01.8 to capture 27th in the state. Her time was 35 seconds faster than last week despite the wet conditions ...
Cazenovia PTA and PTSA Groups Are Off To A Great Start This Year:
All 3 of our district PTA and PTSA groups are doing great work so far this year, including getting recognition from the NYSPTA via the Leatherstocking Region PTA FB page. Check it out here! https://www.facebook.com/LeatherstockingRegionPTA/
- All 3 of our PTA/PTSAs have reached the "On Target" goal of 25 members
- Burton St earned the "Trailblazer" badge for 75% of membership goal met by Oct 31 st
- The MS PTA hit their 100% of membership goal in October (to be officially recognized in November)
-The HS earned the Savvy Membership badge for 100% of their membership goal met
- The HS PTSA was one of 30 PTAs selected to receive $1,000 each, sponsored by Discord, to facilitate meaningful conversations between teens ...
Business Leadership Students Take Lead in 5th & 6th Grade Mentoring Program:
The Business Leadership Class has been busy this semester! Students are taking the lead in a 5th and 6th grade mentoring program, Rippleton Center visits and learning to ace an interview with the help of Mr. DiFulvio, Mr. Linck, Mr. Byrnes, Mrs. Littlepage and Mr. Oldfield.
They also mastered Public Speaking on the big stage and rocked Team Adventure learning to work as a team with the importance of attitude and communication!
Smart Schools Investment Plan:
Preliminary Smart Schools Investment Plan - Phase 3 (Revised)
To date we have committed $677,009 of the $813,516 allotted to our district through the Smart Schools Bond Act. Phase 1 (2016) consisted of technology infrastructure and building security upgrades totaling $316,650. Phase 2 (2017) involved the purchase of new computers, chromebooks and projectors to support our students and staff, totaling $360,359.
A total of $136,507 remains for Phase 3.
Phase 3 purchasing under this grant will support the needs identified by the District related to installing high-speed broadband or enhancing wireless connectivity. Phase 3 will also support learning technology equipment. This equipment includes but is not limited to: ...
Cazenovia Wins Sectionals and Advances to the NYSPHSAA Championship:
Last week, the Cazenovia cross country girls saved their best team effort of the season thus far for the moment that mattered most: the sectional championship race. Their merited performance earned them a thrilling victory over two talented opponents, as the Lakers scored 48 points to claim victory over defending champion South Jefferson and Adirondack’s teams for the program’s fourth Section 3 title.
From the start, the entire squad sprinted from the start line, determined to avoid the slower start that cost them extra effort working through the field at the league championship meet. The strategy worked, as they settled into competitive positions that had them within striking range of their two strong rivals throughout the race.
Sophomore Olivia Ruddy stood her ...
CCSD Now Hiring: Substitute Bus Drivers and Attendants:
Cazenovia Central School District is seeking qualified candidates for substitute bus driver and substitute bus attendants. Positions can result in full-time employment!
School bus drivers must hold a NYS class A or B drivers license with air brake, passenger and school bus endorsements. Training is offered on sight to obtain the proper class license and endorsements.
Pay rate for drivers is $24/hr.
If interested, please contact Karen Cowherd at email@example.com .
New mural created at Burton Street Elementary to Inspire Students:
As the new school year approaches, students and families alike will notice a new mural on a wall at Burton Street Elementary School to welcome them into the new year.
The mural is the product of student ideas combined with the artistic talents of Katie McGinnis, a library media specialist and artist.
Principal Kara May said the work on this started as last school year was coming to close.
Students were asked to submit ideas that could be turned into a new mural at their school.
“We started the process in early June and had entries due in mid-June, so we could disclose the winning design before school was dismissed for the summer,” she said. “We set up a committee to evaluate the designs that consisted of myself, Katie McGinnis, library media specialist ...
AP English Language Students Dive into Local History While Honing ELA Skills:
This year, AP English Language classes took a deep dive into the topic of local history and abolition as they honed their skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, the four ELA standards.
Our unit on Cazenovia's pivotal role in the Fugitive Slave Law Convention of 1850 that was held here has been in development since Covid hit Caz CSD in the Spring of 2020. As AP English classes tried to cope with the constraints of the pandemic by finding creative avenues to learning, we began this unit studying Caz's history and involvement in abolition.
Along the way, classes have read and studied Frederick Douglass's first Narrative , have traveled to the Gerrit Smith Estate in Peterboro to hear abolition expert Norm Dann and ...