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Meet the CECSD Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Meet the CECSD Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian: As June approaches, with each passing day the sunshine grows longer and the final few days of high school trickle away. Valedictorian and salutatorian honorees come from all walks of life and each enjoys a unique set of experiences during their time in high school. However, they all share one common similarity in being the brightest and best students throughout New York and across the country.   Cortland Junior Senior High School (CJSHS) valedictorian Meaghan Kendall and salutatorian Zach Osbeck recently shared their thoughts on the past and present, as they get ready to leave Cortland and embark on their journey to adulthood.   Meet Valedictorian Meaghan Kendall During her time at CJSHS, Meaghan has thrived both inside and outside of the classroom. ...
CECSD to Provide All Students with Supplies and Equipment for 2017-18 School Year CECSD to Provide All Students with Supplies and Equipment for 2017-18 School Year: Cortland Enlarged City School District to Provide All Students with Supplies and Equipment for 2017-18 School Year  Families will not have to purchase supplies for their children for the upcoming school year   Cortland, NY – (June 19, 2017) – The Cortland Enlarged City School District is committed to high levels of learning for all students. We strive to provide engaging and equitable learning environments for everyone. So that all students have everything they need for learning, the district will be providing all of the supplies and equipment that are needed for our classrooms. Families will no longer have to purchase supplies for their children to bring to school. Experience informs us that families are often frustrated by the financial burden ...
Summer Food Service Program at CJSHS Starting July 5 Summer Food Service Program at CJSHS Starting July 5: When School's Out, Power up for Summer Fun!  The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will take place at Cortland Junior Senior High School again this year. The program will begin on July 5 and will run until August 17. The SFSP serves up free, healthy meals for kids and teens at favorite summertime places throughout the Cortland community. Anyone ages 18 and under can drop by when breakfast, lunch, or snacks are served – no sign-up or paperwork is needed.  All kids and teens are welcome – so grab a friend and stop over! SFSP is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the New York State Education Department. In past years, the program has served over 200 million free meals across the country over the summer months, with over 6,000 meals served ...
CECSD Participates in Corporate Challenge CECSD Participates in Corporate Challenge: The Cortland Enlarged City School District (CECSD) Corporate Challenge team braved cold and rainy conditions to participate in the 2017 JP Morgan Corporate Challenge in Syracuse, NY. This was the 35th running of the Corporate Challenge, and CECSD participated with our largest team to date.  While the cold and rainy conditions may have dampened the running conditions, they did not dampen the spirit of the District’s team. The CECSD team was a hearty part of the more than 8,000 runners and walkers representing 307 companies that participated in the 3.5 mile event.
CJSHS Students Choose Community Service for Spring Break Trip CJSHS Students Choose Community Service for Spring Break Trip: A group of students from Cortland Junior Senior High School (CJSHS) recently spent their spring break taking part in some community service and giving back to another school.   For this year’s spring break trip, CJSHS students travelled to Canada and Costa Rica. In Canada, the group visited Quebec for a few days and took in the sights. From Canada, the group then headed down south to Costa Rica, where they took part in some community service, which was centered around helping a Costa Rican school. The group gave the school supplies that they had collected through donations from throughout the Cortland community. After handing out the school supplies, the group then got started in the rest of their community service efforts at the school. First, the group helped paint some ...
Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Candidates for Graduation Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Candidates for Graduation: Commencement for graduating seniors in the Cortland Jr./Sr. High School (CJSHS) Class of 2017 will take place on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. at the SUNY Cortland PER Ice Arena.  Everyone plays such an important role in shaping and molding our students as they move through our school system. We at the CJSHS would like to thank everyone in community for the part they played or play in helping our students. Graduation is both a student and community celebration. Thank you so much for everything you do!  Here's a list of the candidates for graduation in the Class of 2017: Cameron K. Aldrich  Gretta Allen  Mikeala Allen  Michael A. Anecelle  Nicholas T. Anecelle  Noah Armstrong  Nathan Arnold  ...
Share Your Input: CECSD Code of Conduct Survey Now Available Share Your Input: CECSD Code of Conduct Survey Now Available: The Cortland Enlarged City School District is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is positive, safe and one which promotes respect for all. We strive to ensure a strong focus on teaching and learning, while promoting diverse and meaningful experiences for students. The Code of Conduct exists to support our school-community to develop and maintain safe and supportive schools. The district, in compliance with New York State Safe Schools Against Violence in Education Act (NYS SAVE), involves students, staff, parents, guardians and community members in reviewing the Code of Conduct annually. This year the district is seeking feedback on four areas of the Code of Conduct. Please take a few minutes to provide your input. The Code of Conduct can ...
CJSHS 8th Grade Students Win 2017 NASA Space Settlement Contest CJSHS 8th Grade Students Win 2017 NASA Space Settlement Contest: Cortland Junior Senior High School (CJSHS) eighth-graders recently took a trip into space with their participation in the 2017 NASA Space Settlement Contest. Mrs. Passeri-Densmore's Team 3 English students tied for first place in the eighth grade category of the 2017 NASA Space Settlement Contest. The contest is an international competition with over 6,000 students in grades 7 to 12 from across the globe participating. The CJSHS Eighth Grade Team 3 submission was selected from over 1,500 submissions. For the competition, students researched the latest space technology and created detailed plans for an orbital space settlement in one or more locations of the solar system. Based on these requirements, CJSHS Eighth Grade Team 3 created Quadruple United Allied Destinations (QUAD), which ...
CECSD Facilities Study Gets Underway CECSD Facilities Study Gets Underway: The Cortland Enlarged City School District (CECSD) is committed to the provision of clean, modern, and safe facilities for our students and our community. To ensure this commitment is upheld, the CECSD Board of Education has engaged the Castallo and Silky firm to conduct a facilities study. The first meeting of that study occurred May 17, 2017, at Barry Elementary School. The essential question for the facilities study is: "Now and in the future, is there a better way to arrange the grades and school buildings to maintain, and perhaps enhance, the education of CECSD students while ensuring fiscal responsibility to the taxpayer? If so, how should the grades and schools be organized?" Committee members include: Breck Aspinwall, Anna Bennett, Susan Byrnes, Kevin Cafararo, ...
113 CJSHS Graduates to Receive College Credits from TC3 113 CJSHS Graduates to Receive College Credits from TC3: Walking across the stage at graduation in June, 113 students from the Cortland Enlarged City School District (CECSD) will graduate high school with college credits from Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3). The credits were earned through the CollegeNow program, which offers a partnership between Cortland Junior Senior High School (CJSHS) and TC3. The CollegeNow program allows CJSHS students to earn college credit by taking concurrent enrollment courses at CJSHS. While challenging, these courses allow students to get an idea of the college level coursework in a familiar setting. In addition to this, courses are also available online through the CollegeNow Online program. The CollegeNow program allows students to not only experience college level coursework, but also explore possible ...
Reminder: Budget Vote TODAY Reminder: Budget Vote TODAY: The budget vote is TODAY from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Polling Locations: All residents of the City of Cortland vote at the Kaufman Center on Valley View Drive Virgil residents vote at the Virgil Town Hall on Church Street Cortlandville residents vote at the Cortlandville Town Hall on Terrace Road Voting Requirements: All voters must meet the following requirement: At least 18 years of age A citizen of the United States A resident of the District for at least 30 days preceding vote For more information on the budget,  click here to view the CECSD 2017-18 Budget Newsletter .
Reminder: Budget Vote Tomorrow, May 16 Reminder: Budget Vote Tomorrow, May 16: The budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Polling Locations: All residents of the City of Cortland vote at the Kaufman Center on Valley View Drive Virgil residents vote at the Virgil Town Hall on Church Street Cortlandville residents vote at the Cortlandville Town Hall on Terrace Road Voting Requirements: All voters must meet the following requirement: At least 18 years of age A citizen of the United States A resident of the District for at least 30 days preceding vote For more information on the budget,  click here to view the CECSD 2017-18 Budget Newsletter .
Meet the Candidates for Director of Special Education Meet the Candidates for Director of Special Education: On Thursday, May 11th, 5:45 – 7:00 p.m., finalists in our Director of Special Education search will be at the Junior Senior High School, in the Library Media Center, for a “Meet the Candidates” event. There will be a separate question and answer session for each candidate facilitated by district personnel. In addition, there will be an opportunity for all in attendance to meet and interact with the candidates. Feedback will be collected at the end of the event. Please join us and share your input regarding the finalists for the Director of Special Education position.
CJSHS Students Represent Cortland at Ithaca Math Exploration Day CJSHS Students Represent Cortland at Ithaca Math Exploration Day: A group of 16 students from Cortland Junior Senior High School (CJSHS) recently represented Cortland at the Ithaca Math Exploration Day sponsored by Ithaca College on Tuesday, April 25. After competing in the mathematics competition, two CJSHS teams consisting of four students each tied for fourth place. Over 200 students from 10 th and 11 th grade from several local school districts, ranging from Skaneateles to Union-Endicott, competed in the Ithaca Math Exploration Day.  The day also included a mathematics exploration component, where students attend several small sessions involving number theory, set theory, geometry, computer programming, string theory (with actual string!), marshmallows and toothpicks, paper clip math, and of course Sudoku, Jigoku, and Futoshiki.  ...
CJSHS Students Thank CECSD Teachers and Staff CJSHS Students Thank CECSD Teachers and Staff: In honor of Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week at the Cortland Enlarged City School District (CECSD), the CHS Voice's Challenge Chicks paid tribute to their teachers in their weekly challenge. This week, the Challenge Chicks challenged their classmates to thank one of their favorite teachers.   Click here or check out the video below to see CJSHS students thank their CECSD teachers!  
Randall Robotics Club Takes Flight Randall Robotics Club Takes Flight: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a drone! Recess at Randall Elementary School is looking a little different than it used to. Now that the sun is shining and the snow has melted, students in the Randall Robotics Club have had the chance to test out their latest project, the outdoor Phantom Drone. On a recent sunny day in April, conditions for flight were just right for the club to take the drone out for the first time. Students in the Randall Robotics Club set up the drone on the Randall playground and prepared to take flight, using a remote to control the drone. As soon as the drone was launched in the air, students from across the playground gathered around to watch the drone take flight. As a group of students looked on, the drone raced into the air and began ...
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week at CECSD Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week at CECSD: The Cortland Enlarged City School District (CECSD) would like to take this time to appreciate the CECSD teachers and school staff for all they do. The CECSD Board of Education has proclaimed May1-5, 2017 to be Teacher & School Staff Appreciation Week. Teachers and school staff mold future citizens through guidance and education, working with students of widely differing backgrounds. Our country’s future depends upon providing quality education to all students and our teachers and school staff spend countless hours preparing lessons, evaluating progress, counseling and coaching students and performing community service. The CECSD community recognizes and supports its teachers and school staff in educating the children of this community. Please take a moment ...
CJSHS Students Take a Ride on the Physics Bus CJSHS Students Take a Ride on the Physics Bus: On Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13, students and staff may have noticed a tin-foil covered bus in the back courtyard of Cortland Junior Senior High School (CJSHS). This bus, known as the Physics Bus, is from Ithaca, N.Y and is a science demonstration and fun station. The Physics Bus made a stop a CJSHS to allow students to spend some time experiencing physics phenomena in a whole new way.  CJSHS eighth grade physical science students, along with the Regents and Honors Physics students, were invited down to the bus for a day of physics phun. The Physics Bus is a mobile exhibition of upcycled appliances -- reimagined by kids -- that showcase unfamiliar physics phenomena. The mission of the Physics Bus is to awaken interest and creativity in physics ...
CECSD Presents Vietnam Veteran Mr. Gary Cornelius with Diploma CECSD Presents Vietnam Veteran Mr. Gary Cornelius with Diploma: On Tuesday, March 21, the Cortland Enlarged City School District (CECSD) presented a diploma to a very special guest, Vietnam Veteran Mr. Gary Cornelius. Mr. Cornelius served in the U.S. Air Force from November 23, 1971 to January 31, 1973, during the Vietnam War. With entering into the service, Mr. Cornelius left high school before graduating. Thanks to the Operation Recognition program, certain Veterans who left high school without graduating are now eligible to earn New York State high school diplomas. As a Vietnam Veteran, Mr. Cornelius was eligible to receive a high school diploma. Operation Recognition was created as a way to recognize the devotion and sacrifice of World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Era Veterans who left school early, by presenting ...
Daniel Lemon Advances to the New York State Finals of the National Geographic Bee Daniel Lemon Advances to the New York State Finals of the National Geographic Bee: Do you know which Asian country protects the endangered snow leopard in their Annapurna Conservation Area?   Daniel Lemon does, as he answered Nepal to win Cortland’s local National Geographic Bee.   Daniel is an eighth grade student at Cortland Junior Senior High School (CJSHS). He won the CJSHS district-level Geography Bee on January 18. The National Geographic Bee is held in more than 11,000 schools around the U.S. and in the five of the U.S. territories.   Daniel edged out the runner-up, seventh grader Connor Tasselmyer, in the championship round. CJSHS students Michael Williams was the third place competitor and Joe Cataldo placed fourth. CJSHS students Boston Lockwood, Matt Honan, Caden Congdon, Justin Camp, Daniel Zhang, and Collin Bergene also ...



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