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Superintendent Brantner reads Superintendent Brantner reads "The Fisherman and His Wife": Here's a Monday treat for you all! Superintendent Brantner sits down to read the fairy tale "The Fisherman and His Wife" by the Brothers Grimm.
Marcellus Schools Closed through April 14 Marcellus Schools Closed through April 14: On March 27th, Governor Cuomo announced all New York State schools will remain closed through April 14th . Our teachers will continue to stay in contact with students and their families to provide online learning instruction. If no other extensions are given, school will resume on April 15th. We will continue to keep you informed as we receive updates.
Marcellus CSD now closed to students through April 13 Marcellus CSD now closed to students through April 13: March 16, 2020 -- In the hours following Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon’s order for all public schools to close at 4 p.m. Monday, Marcellus Central School District officials accelerated their plans, already underway, to prepare students and staff for an extended period of learning from home. The district began Monday on a one-hour delay for students, to facilitate an early morning staff meeting. But when Superintendent Michelle Brantner learned at 9:05 a.m. that the first positive case of COVID-19 had been reported in Onondaga County and that schools would be ordered closed, she directed the two school buses transporting K-6 students at that time to turn around and take the children home. Students in grades 7-12 were already in class and were dismissed at the end of ...
Classes canceled for grades K-6 today Classes canceled for grades K-6 today: March 16, 2020 --  Onondaga County learned of its first reported case of COVID-19 at 8:50 a.m. Monday, County Executive Ryan McMahon announced in a news conference, when he ordered all public schools to close as of 4 p.m. Monday. After Superintendent Michelle Brantner learned of the local COVID-19 case at 9:05 a.m., she ordered school buses that were already en route to campus with students in grades K-6 to turn around and take students home. Students in grades 7-12 were already in class at that point, so it was determined to keep them in school until regular dismissal at 2:20 p.m. Please know that decisions are made based on what we believe is in the best interest of our students. Stay tuned for more information.  
Schools on 1-hour delay Monday; only staff report Tuesday and Wednesday Schools on 1-hour delay Monday; only staff report Tuesday and Wednesday: March 15, 2020 -- To give faculty and staff a chance to meet and prepare for the upcoming dismissal of students, Marcellus Central School District will operate on a ONE-HOUR DELAY for students only on Monday, March 16. Once students arrive after the delay, they will be given materials that will help them prepare for the weeks to come of learning from home.   Tuesday, March 17, and Wednesday, March 18, will be staff-only days to allow staff adequate time to prepare continuing instruction, and then students AND staff will report Thursday, March 19. Based on the county executive order, schools will remain open until 4 p.m. Friday, and then close until April 14.   We will be reaching out directly to Marcellus families who depend on school meals for their children to provide more ...
County orders schools closed March 23 through April 14 County orders schools closed March 23 through April 14: March 14, 2020 -- This is an update on the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus. This evening, Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon announced a state of emergency and directed all local public schools to close at 4 p.m. Friday, March 20, and remain closed until Tuesday, April 14. All non-essential school activities, including athletics, field trips and extracurricular activities, were suspended immediately by the county. The delayed start to the closure will give families and schools time to make arrangements for continuity of instruction, childcare and a way to provide meals for any students in need while schools are closed.   “We need to give time to deal with childcare issues,” Mr. McMahon said during a March 14 news conference, ...
VIDEO: Update on district response to coronavirus VIDEO: Update on district response to coronavirus: March 12, 2020 -- Marcellus Superintendent Michelle Brantner provides an update on the latest news about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and how the school district is responding.
Board of Education appoints Thomas West to temporary post Board of Education appoints Thomas West to temporary post: Thomas West March 10, 2020 -- The Marcellus Board of Education voted March 9 to appoint former BOE president Thomas West to temporarily fill the vacancy left when Dr. David Locastro resigned Feb. 10. Voters will elect a permanent replacement when they go to the polls May 19. The non-incumbent candidate who garners the most votes will immediately step into the post occupied by Mr. West. Board member Margaret Vensel’s term, meanwhile, is set to expire June 30, and the second-highest vote-getter on election day will fill that spot in July. District residents also will vote on the proposed 2020-21 school budget on May 19.  
Marcellus wrestlers place in state championship Marcellus wrestlers place in state championship: From left: Dylan Price, Coach Thomas Donovan and Carl Santariello March 3, 2020 -- Congratulations to Carl Santariello, who won the Section 3 Championship in Division II, 106 pounds; Dylan Price, who won the Section 3 Ch ampionship in Division II, 132 pounds; and varsity wrestling coach Thomas Donovan, who was named Coach of the Year! Both Carl and Dylan qualified to wrestle in the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships in Albany this past weekend (Feb. 28-29), representing Section 3 and the Marcellus/Onondaga wrestling program.  Carl won his first match in the main tournament, but lost the second, putting him in the wrestle back portion of the tournament to place. Carl successfully wrestled and progressed to sixth place overall in the NYSPHSAA State Wrestling Championship ...
COVID-19/Coronavirus Information and Resources COVID-19/Coronavirus Information and Resources: To minimize the spread of respiratory illnesses, health officials say you should wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. March 3, 2020 -- In light of continuing public health concerns about COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), district leaders feel it is important to share information about our efforts related to both prevention and preparedness.  The district is closely monitoring this fluid situation and following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Onondaga County Department of Health and the New York State Education Department. If the district becomes aware that a student or staff member is diagnosed with COVID-19, it will immediately notify ...
Three seniors earn firefighter certifications Three seniors earn firefighter certifications: Feb. 19, 2020 -- Three Marcellus HS seniors -- Emily Card, Megan Faulkner and Zach Sperling -- recently earned their New York state firefighter certification. In a new video, they talk about what drew them to the fire service, the arduous training and their plans for the future.
Kyle Brown signs letter of intent to play football at Dartmouth Kyle Brown signs letter of intent to play football at Dartmouth: Seated, from left: Kyle Brown's mother, Christina; Kyle; and father Lee. Standing, from left: brothers Tyler and Kevin. Feb. 18, 2020 -- Marcellus High School senior Kyle Brown has signed a commitment letter to play football next year at Dartmouth College.  A letter of intent is a binding agreement between a prospective student athlete and a National Letter of Intent member institution. By signing the letters, prospective student athletes agree to attend the institution full-time for one academic year, and the institution agrees to provide athletics financial aid for one year. Congratulations to Kyle on such an outstanding accomplishment!  
Marcellus wrestler is Section 3 champion Marcellus wrestler is Section 3 champion: Feb. 18, 2020 -- Congratulations to Carl Santariello, the Section 3, Division II, 106-pound wrestling champion. He wrestled his way through the brackets on Saturday, Feb. 15, in the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College, beating the No. 8 seed from Adirondack in the finals. Carl's next competition will be at the NYSPHSAA Division II Wrestling Championships on Feb. 28 in Albany.
VIDEO: Superintendent provides the latest news on 2020 project VIDEO: Superintendent provides the latest news on 2020 project: Feb. 13, 2020 -- Marcellus Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner brings community members up to speed on the latest progress on the 2020 capital project, and thanks them for their patience and cooperation with the stepped-up parking enforcement on campus.
Mustang selected for the Scholar-Athlete All-State football team Mustang selected for the Scholar-Athlete All-State football team: Feb. 13, 2020 -- The New York State High School Football Coaches Association has chosen Marcellus High School senior Kyle Brown for the 2019 Scholar-Athlete All-State Football Team! This recognition is only given out to 40 high school football players. Congratulations, Kyle!   Kyle Brown  
Governor proposes 3% increase in NYS school funding Governor proposes 3% increase in NYS school funding: Jan. 29, 2020 -- On Tuesday, Jan. 21, New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented his executive budget proposal that calls for a 3% increase in overall education funding for the 2020-21 school year. The increase directs more funding to high-need districts, consolidates and/or slows the growth of certain reimbursements to schools and continues to invest in prekindergarten and afterschool programs. The release of the executive budget represents the beginning of the state budget negotiations between the governor and the legislature. There is an April 1 deadline for the state budget, which provides school districts with critical information about state aid as they plan their own budgets for the coming year. The governor’s education funding proposal is less than half of ...
Grace Femano signs letter of intent to swim for Wingate University Grace Femano signs letter of intent to swim for Wingate University: Jan. 27, 2020 -- Congratulations to Grace Femano, who signed a National Letter of Intent to swim with the women's team next year at Wingate University.   A letter of intent is a binding agreement between a prospective student athlete and a National Letter of Intent member institution. By signing the letters, prospective student athletes agree to attend the institution full-time for one academic year, and the institution agrees to provide athletics financial aid for one year.   From left: Mother (and Marcellus art teacher) Shannon Femano, Grace Femano and father Paul Femano.
Football players chosen for All-State teams Football players chosen for All-State teams: Jan. 24, 2020 -- Congratulations to the following Marcellus High School football players who were selected as All-State players: Kyle Brown, selected to the First Team All-State offense as an offensive lineman.  Michael Kaczor, selected to the Fourth Team All-State offense as an offensive lineman. Nick Kermes, selected to the Fifth Team All-State offense as a running back.  
Is your child ready for school? Is your child ready for school?: Jan. 23, 2020 -- As we flip the calendar to a new year, thoughts invariably turn to all sorts of new beginnings. Fresh starts, clean slates, resolutions for better living. Parents of preschool children, meanwhile, might start to ask if their youngsters are ready for the classroom. With 2020-21 kindergarten registration on the horizon in May, now's a great time to contemplate the question. Whatever age your child is when they start school, you can help them begin their formal education with confidence by being your child’s first and most important teacher. To help parents assess if their child has met—or is on their way to meeting—the developmental milestones that will help ease the transition from home to school, we've assembled a list of skills ...
Student-artists receive 39 CNY Scholastic Art Awards Student-artists receive 39 CNY Scholastic Art Awards: Jan. 17, 2020 -- Marcellus student-artists has won a total of 39 awards in the 2020 CNY Scholastic Art Awards competition, including 8 prestigious Silver Keys and 17 Gold Keys, the latter of which will be presented during an awards ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College (OCC).     A total of 4,650 individual works of art and 128 portfolios from schools all over Central New York were judged. Individual pieces and portfolios were awarded Gold Key (highest honor), Silver Key and Honorable Mention. Gold Key award winners will next be considered for national-level recognition. The competition is open to all students in grades seventh through 12 in the Central New York region. Students may submit individual pieces of art, ...



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