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Live Stream of Graduation - 2024 Live Stream of Graduation - 2024: Congratulations Class of 2024!  For all community members who would like to observe our ceremony via a live stream link, please use this link: https://ocmboces. hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/ Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=86a47d0f- 956f-4d3d-b232-b196000f5347
Thank You Shirt Max Thank You Shirt Max: A HUGE thank you to ShirtMax who donated 8 dozen t-shirts free of charge to Cortland Jr. High! ShirtMax is located at; 5588 New Peachtree R., Atlanta, GA. 30341 and has a HUGE assortment of products on its website! www.shirtmax.com
Cortland Announces new opportunity for students - Early College High School Cortland Announces new opportunity for students - Early College High School: Dryden, New York – The Cortland Enlarged City School District and Tompkins Cortland Community College (TC3) have secured a $1.175 million grant from the New York State Education Department to develop an Early College High School (ECHS). Cortland is the first district in Cortland County to receive a grant through the State’s Smart Scholars Early College High School Program. The aim of the program is to provide students who are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education with the opportunity and support to accelerate the completion of their high school studies while earning college credits at the same time.  The new program is an expansion of an existing strong relationship between Cortland and TC3 that has allowed hundreds of students to earn ...
BOE Member Travels to Albany in Support of Several Bills BOE Member Travels to Albany in Support of Several Bills: In March, BOE member Brett Barnes traveled with a group of stakeholders to Albany in support of S.8531 (Holyman-Sigal/A.9110(Rosenthal). The bills would eliminate a bunch of loopholes in our current flavored vape law that would allow for enforcement of the already passed ban. After gathering and entering the Capitol Building the group started with a press conference explaining the bills. The authors from each house spoke, along with a member of NYSSBA, Sidney Joyner, Trustee at South Huntington U.F. School District Board of Education. Our Assembly representative, Dr Anna Kelles, took the time to attend, and speak to the merits of the bill, and nicotine’s adverse effects on the teen brain. After our press conference the group broke into 4 groups to speak with representatives ...
Consider running for a seat on the CECSD Board of Education Consider running for a seat on the CECSD Board of Education: The terms of three Cortland Board of Education members are up for election May 21 at the budget vote and board member election.  To be on the ballot, candidates must be qualified to vote in school elections in the Cortland Enlarged City School District, be a resident of the district one year prior to May 21, 2024 and file a petition with 100 signatures of qualified school district voters before 5:00 p.m. May 1. Petitions are available 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Kaufman Center. For details, call Board Clerk Alicia Zupancic at 607-758-4100 ext. 2202.
Barry School Safety Patrol Barry School Safety Patrol: March 1, 2024 On Friday, March 1st Barry Primary School held a special ceremony to swear in new student Safety Patrol Members. Launched in 1920, the School Safety Patrol program empowers students to actively participate in ensuring a safe walk to and from school. Over the past century, more than 50,000 schools and 500,000 students worldwide have joined the program. Barry Primary School students proudly received certificates of recognition from Officer Rob Reyngoudt and local law enforcement officials. Parents attended the ceremony, beaming with pride for their children's commitment to safety. Through the program, student patrollers assist other Barry students in making sure they are following safety initiatives. Their presence not only provides a watchful eye for student safety ...
Kindergarten Class receives Board President's Commendation Kindergarten Class receives Board President's Commendation: Board of Education President Christine Gregory recently presented Mrs. Jennifer Passalugo's Kindergarten class and Mrs. Emily Morse's 5th grade class with the Board of Education Presidential Commendation. Mrs. Passalugo's students shared the story of their day in a packet for Mr. Edwards that he delivered to Senator Lea Webb and Assemblymember Anna Kelles on his visit to the State Capitol to advocate for our students. Senator Webb and Dr. Kelles loved receiving their pictures and stories about Kindergarten. Mrs. Morse's students wrote thank you letters to Senator Lea Webb and Assemblymember Anna Kelles and gave them to Mr. Edwards for his visit to the State Capitol to advocate for our students. Senator Webb ...
Board of Education Meeting Information Board of Education Meeting Information: The Board of Education has the following meetings scheduled at the Kaufman Center, 1 Valley View Drive: June 11, 2024 - Regular Board of Education Meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 25, 2024 - Board Workshops  5:00-6:00 p.m. - Recruitment and Retention 6:00-7:00 p.m. - Code of Conduct
LEGO League LEGO League: A team of students from Cortland Purple Tigers earned a second  place finish out of 22 teams at the recent Regional Lego League Competition held at Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services (OCM BOCES). The team, composed of CJSHS students, competed against teams from across the region in a series of challenges that tested their problem-solving, engineering, and teamwork skills. The students worked hard in the weeks leading up to the competition, and their efforts paid off with a strong performance on the day of the event. The Cortland Purple Tigers team was led by coach Jonathan Herr, who praised the students for their hard work and dedication. "I'm so proud of the way these students represented our school and community," said Mr. Herr, ...
Board of Education Audit Committee Meeting Board of Education Audit Committee Meeting: February 23, 2024, 8:00 a.m. Kaufman Center, 1 Valley View Drive  
New District Mission, Vision, Commitments and Goals New District Mission, Vision, Commitments and Goals: Mission: Our fundamental purpose is to ensure high levels of learning for every student. Vision: We help every student be ready for career, college, and citizenship having reached competency in our essential social emotional and academic learning standards. Commitments: Hold high expectations for all; Build a shared knowledge and commitment to our mission, vision, collective commitments, and  interdependent goals through modeling, acknowledging, and celebrating;
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  • Fiscal Make decisions that are aligned with our mission and vision and that are data-driven Involve stakeholders (community, staff & students) ...
  • BOCES Students Compete in SkillsUSA BOCES Students Compete in SkillsUSA: SkillsUSA is a nationwide club where student members practice personal, workplace, and technical skills through educational programs, events and competitions. Students can participate in competitions to showcase their technical and employability skills. Competitions occur in areas of auto collision repair, cabinet making, medical math, quiz bowl, and current events. Many students competed locally in February at SUNY Morrisville and then at the state competition in April at the NYS Fairgrounds. Students who qualify then move to the National Competition.  
    Barry Gym Mural Barry Gym Mural: Jean Robert Edouard Jr. known as " Oskoo" is a painter, born in Queens, NY. Oskoo creates modern Pop Art and creates large murals on the exterior and interiors of buildings and even paints on coats. Oskoo has painted several murals at community centers and dance studios too. Oskoo is a self taught artist that began creating art in high school. Oskoo currently lives in Cortland and was very excited to give back to the Cortland community and create a large-scale mural in the gym at Barry Primary School. Using latex house paint, Oskoo created a mural that includes kids, inspirational and fun quotes and colorful backgrounds. Oskoo’s mural took several weeks to complete. His artwork represents the spirit of Barry Primary.
    Cortland Musician Vincenzo Perfetti Recommended to Honors Ensembles Cortland Musician Vincenzo Perfetti Recommended to Honors Ensembles: Vincenzo Perfetti achieved a perfect score on his level 6 All-State NYSSMA solo in the spring of 2022. With that score, he was recommended to the 3 largest honors ensembles ranging from localized to state-wide festivals. It is always the hope that a student is accepted into at least one, maybe two, of these ensembles but Vincenzo was accepted into all three! Vincenzo recently participated in the most select honor band in all of NYS, the NYSSMA Conference All-State Symphonic Band in Rochester, NY. They performed at the Eastman Theater. Vincenzo's next adventure will be in the NYSSMA Zone 3 High School Area All-State Concert Band at Ithaca College in early February 2023. After that concert, Vincenzo's 3rd honor band will be at the NYSBDA (New York State Band Directors Association) ...
    Cortland Teacher Receives Fulbright Award Cortland Teacher Receives Fulbright Award: The Cortland Enlarged City School District is excited to announce that Sylvia (Amoreena) Tellaeche has been awarded the U.S. Distinguished Teaching Award and will participate in an international teacher exchange to Mexico. Mrs. Tellaeche was selected from a competitive group of applicants; there are only 20 teachers nationwide who achieved this honor in 2022. Director of Instruction, Equity and Instructional Personnel Jordan Ashley wrote that, "Mrs. Tellaeche sets the standard for what it means to be a professional educator dedicated to both her students and growing others within the profession. She consistently acts as a mentor and coach to new and veteran teachers while continuing to model best practice and professional growth." The Cortland Enlarged City ...
    National Honor Society Inducts Members National Honor Society Inducts Members: On the evening of Monday, October 17th, Cortland High School inducted 33 students into the Ferdinand E. Smith National Honor Society. National Honor Society membership is for students in grades 11-12 who embody traits in the four pillars: Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character.   Scholarship Per national guidelines, at a minimum, students must have a cumulative GPA of 85, B, 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent standard of excellence. Our local chapter requires a higher GPA than the national guidelines.   Service This involves voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, done without compensation. Many of the students provided tutoring over the course of the past year, assisted with local shelters or aided in events held ...
    Modern Band Under the Stars Modern Band Under the Stars: The Cortland HS Modern Band opened up their show season with 'Modern Band Under The Stars' on September 29th, at 6:30. The show took place in the JSHS Courtyard for an end of summer celebration complete with hot cider, smores, and a little fire. People brought blankets and lawn chairs and enjoyed music by bands like System of a Down, Bon Jovi, and Nirvana underneath a starry sky. Everyone enjoyed the night and had a great time.  
    Cortland Varsity Baseball Team Had an Amazing Season Cortland Varsity Baseball Team Had an Amazing Season: This season the Cortland Varsity Baseball Team set out on a quest to get back to the top after coming up short last year in the sectional semi-final game. This group of seniors developed a long list of goals to accomplish this year including: ABCA Academic Excellence Award, NYS Team Scholar Athlete Award, Salt City Athletic Conference (League) Championship, Defeating Auburn and Advancing further in Sectionals than last season. The team was successful in achieving all of their goals! This group of seniors have played baseball together since their Little League days, all the way up through Varsity Baseball. To say that they play for each other is an understatement. Everyone on the team contributed to accomplish this successful season. Daily work was put in to keep healthy, ...
    CHS Went to Europe! CHS Went to Europe!: On the morning of April 7th, nineteen Cortland High School juniors and seniors left on a school bus headed to Newark Airport with three World Language teachers. This trip was 3 years in the making, obviously skipping 2021 due to the pandemic. The theme of our trip was definitely “just roll with it” and taught all of us that traveling is never, ever what you expect it to be. We landed in Paris on Friday, April 8th after a very long wait at the airport in the states and a 6+ hour flight to France. With a thankfully uneventful pass through customs and immigration, we met our wonderful tour guide, Emmanuelle, and off we went! Our first day in Paris was cold and rainy but we saw so much! We were able to see a great deal of the city on our walking tour including Notre ...
    Music Students Participate in NYSSMA Solos Music Students Participate in NYSSMA Solos: The high school music department had two students, Vincenzo Perfetti and Amanda Hopko, perform at a NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) solo festival in early April at Johnson City High School. Both of them performed at the highest level allowed by NYSSMA, level 6 All-State. Along with receiving written feedback and a score, their performances also serve as an audition to potentially participate in an All-State Band, Chorus or Orchestra next school year. Vincenzo performed Kent Kennan’s Sonata for Trumpet and Amanda performed “Voi Che Sapete” from Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro as an alto vocalist. Each of them received a perfect score of 100. Amanda and Vincenzo will find out if they will be invited to attend All-State Conference in September.  ...



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