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Administrators, BOE members discuss 2019-20 tax levy limit during workshop Administrators, BOE members discuss 2019-20 tax levy limit during workshop: March 25, 2019 -- In a special budget workshop with the Board of Education last week, Marcellus Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner and Business Administrator Anthony Sonnacchio discussed the impact of debt service, student enrollment, BOCES costs and other factors on the 2019-20 budget, which is now being developed and voters will consider in May.  
VIDEO: Capital project update photos VIDEO: Capital project update photos: March 13, 2019 -- Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner introduces the latest photo slideshow showing progress in the Marcellus High School renovations. Check it out!
Marcellus captures third place and 52 medals at regional Science Olympiad Marcellus captures third place and 52 medals at regional Science Olympiad: March 12, 2019 -- The Driver Middle School Science Olympiad team came in third place out of 23 teams and brought home a record 52 individual medals and a team trophy from the 2019 Mid-State Regional Science Olympiad, which was held March 9 at North Syracuse Junior High School. Congratulations to the 16 students who represented Marcellus: Ninth grade: Gabe Hoag, Grady Germain and Mason Grieb Eighth grade: Lila Kelly, Justin West, Kieran Capozzi, Delaney Glass, Ava Aupperle, Nate Alexander, Will Kirk and Anella Bolster  Seventh grade: Cameron Sadler, Logan McShane, Addy Moses, Park Kammer and Zoe Case “I am so proud of these kids!” Marcellus science teacher and Olympiad faculty adviser Hannah Naczi said.  The state competition is ...
Syracuse Ice Hockey Team wins state championship Syracuse Ice Hockey Team wins state championship: March 11, 2019 -- Congratulations to the Syracuse Boys Ice Hockey Team, NYSPHSAA Boys Ice Hockey State Champions! We have four members on that team: Hugh White, Stephen Matro, Emmett Barry and Kiernan Proud . Congratulations on an outstanding season!”
Students soak up Costa Rica landscape and culture Students soak up Costa Rica landscape and culture: March 6, 2019 -- Fresh off a recent trip to Costa Rica with a group of Marcellus High School students (Feb. 13-21), Spanish teacher Shelly Marsh reflected on an itinerary chockful of the Central American nation's natural beauty, folklore and cuisine. Joined by fellow chaperones Terry Hoey, who teaches high school social studies, and Director of Staff Development & Training Deborah Glisson, Mrs. Marsh and the students visited a coffee plantation in the nation's capital of San José and a chocolate plantation in La Fortuna, hiked the Arenal volcano, kayaked in Lake Arenal and relaxed at the La Fortuna waterfall and a hot springs resort. In Monteverde, the group took part in a local farm experience, zip-lined over the canopy of the cloud forest and did a night ...
Harlem Globetrotter visits Marcellus basketball player Harlem Globetrotter visits Marcellus basketball player: Harlem Globetrotters basketball player Zeus McClurkin (second from right) visits Michael Montgomery (right) and classmates (from left) Owen McCarthy and Cole Nicolini at Marcellus on Monday, March 4, 2019. March 5, 2019 -- Harlem Globetrotters star Zeus McClurkin visited Marcellus High School on March 4, to deliver free game tickets to student Michael Montgomery. The Harlem Globtrotters basketball organization saw the viral video of Michael shooting his three-pointer in a game with Cato-Meridian in January and decided to come out and personally invite Michael and Cato-Meridian player Mason Crandall to their game in Syracuse this weekend.  Congratulations to Michael Montgomery and Mason Crandall, and a special Mustang thank you to the Harlem Globetrotters ...
Four Marcellians help Syracuse hockey team to section championship Four Marcellians help Syracuse hockey team to section championship: March 1, 2019 -- Congratulations to the Syracuse Boys Ice Hockey Team, Section III Champions, including the four Marcellus members: ( below, from left) Emmett Barry, Stephen Matro, Hugh White and Kiernan Proud. The team takes on Pittsford-Sutherland at 7 p.m. Saturday. Best of luck!              
Community Resource Fair for special education families rescheduled Community Resource Fair for special education families rescheduled: Feb. 25, 2019 -- The Community Resource Fair for families of students with disabilities that had to be postponed on Jan. 31 due to inclement weather has been rescheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Driver Middle School. The evening will include a keynote speaker at 6:30 p.m., four breakout sessions and representatives from 15 community agencies.
Governor unveils executive budget; Marcellus faces budget gap of $310,000 Governor unveils executive budget; Marcellus faces budget gap of $310,000: Feb. 22, 2019 -- Last month, Marcellus business administrator and superintendent began making presentations to the Board of Education about the development of the school district’s 2019-20 budget so far. Their rundown came shortly after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget proposal that included a statewide $956 million school aid increase for 2019-20. The bulk of Cuomo’s proposed increase is in two major categories: $338 million in additional Foundation Aid, which is the primary source of funding for everyday school operations, and $619.7 million to reimburse districts for designated expenses such as transportation, construction and BOCES services. The unveiling of the executive budget proposal formally begins budget negotiations between the governor ...
Cahal Donovan named wrestler of the year Cahal Donovan named wrestler of the year: Feb. 20, 2019 -- Congratulations to Cahal Donovan, Section III Division II 145-pound champion! Cahal was also honored as the Section III Division II Wrestler of the Year!  Cahal will be representing Marcellus and Section III this weekend at the NYSPHSAA Wrestling Championships in Albany. Good luck, Cahal!
Marcellus Academic Club introduces new path to membership Marcellus Academic Club introduces new path to membership: Robert Montgomery, principal of KCH Elementary School, chooses a winner for the annual Marcellus Academic Club Snowman Lottery Raffle. This year’s winner was Erin Watson.  The Marcellus Academic Club, known as MAC, recently updated its website to accept membership donations thru PayPal.   MAC’s mission is to recognize and support academic achievement for all Marcellus students, grades K-12. The group achieves this in a myriad of ways—from the quarterly Step Up Award for students who raise their overall grade point average by 5 points or more from the previous marking period to the Annual Book Award that recognizes the top students from each class in grades 4-6. MAC also hosts receptions following the Junior and Senior High National Honor ...
Girls on the Run, Heart and Sole return to Marcellus Girls on the Run, Heart and Sole return to Marcellus: Feb. 6, 2019 -- The Marcellus Central School District is pleased to be welcoming back the Girls on the Run (Grades 3-5) and Heart and Sole (Grades 6-8) programs to our campus this year. Girls on the Run is a national organization that provides opportunities for girls to realize their potential and build strong friendships, while also working toward completing a 5K race. The programs will run after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5 p.m. for 10 weeks, beginning on March 11 and ending May 29. The culminating event is the Girls on the Run 5K at Onondaga Community College on Friday, June 14.   Registration is now open and will remain so until all spots are filled. ...
VIDEO: High school renovations in the home stretch VIDEO: High school renovations in the home stretch: Feb. 5, 2019 -- In her latest capital project video, Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner lets the photos do the talking, as she introduces a slideshow of images that show newly renovated rooms filling up with desks, tables, bookshelves and lockers.
2019-20 budget development process begins 2019-20 budget development process begins: Jan. 31, 2019 -- Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner and Business Administrator Anthony Sonnacchio delivered the first presentation about the 2019-20 budget development process to Board of Education members on Jan. 28, 2019. In the video below, Mrs. Brantner reviews the highlights of the presentation.
SNOW DAY: Schools are closed today, Thursday, Jan. 31 SNOW DAY: Schools are closed today, Thursday, Jan. 31: Jan. 31. 2019 -- Due to the dangerously low wind chill temperatures, Marcellus Central School District is closed today. The Community Resource Fair for special education families is postponed to a later date. Stay safe and warm!
Community Resource Fair POSTPONED due to weather Community Resource Fair POSTPONED due to weather: UPDATE: Postponed due to inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled for a later date. Jan. 30, 2019 -- Marcellus is hosting a Community Resource Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Driver Middle School for families of students with disabilities. The evening will include a keynote speaker at 6:30 p.m., four breakout sessions and representatives from 15 community agencies.  
DMS presents DMS presents "Mary Poppins Jr." on Feb. 8-9: Feb. 6, 2019 -- Don't forget: Driver Middle School presents this year's musical, "Mary Poppins Jr.," at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in the DMS Auditorium. The musical is based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film starring Julie Andrews. Tickets cost $5 and can be purchased online at  https://marcelluscsd.ticketleap.com/mary-poppins-jr/
A reminder about how Marcellus handles dangerously cold temperatures A reminder about how Marcellus handles dangerously cold temperatures: Jan. 29, 2019 -- With subzero temperatures in the regional forecast this week, now seems like a good time to review how Marcellus Central School District handles bitterly cold temperatures and dangerously low wind chills. The school district’s practice is to close or delay school if temperatures drop low enough (i.e., 20 degrees below zero) to put student health at risk. In the event it becomes necessary to delay or close school, the district will follow the usual protocol and issue a School Messenger auto call to all households, as well as post an announcement on the district website and social media channels and alert local news media. Such cold temperatures pose an elevated risk of frostbite and hypothermia. The Weather Service advises those who must be ...
Sportsmanship at its finest on Marcellus basketball court Sportsmanship at its finest on Marcellus basketball court: Jan. 15, 2019 -- Marcellus Athletic Director Michael Free calls it the 3-pointer heard 'round the world. In case you missed last night's junior varsity boys basketball game between Cato-Meridian and Marcellus: After Marcellus player No. 21, Michael Montgomery, missed a basket, Cato-Meridian JV player No. 5 Mason Crandall took the inbound pass and then handed the ball to Montgomery, who turned, shot and sunk his first-ever, 3-point basket in a game. Michael Montgomery is a special needs student at Marcellus who loves playing basketball. This is his second year on the JV Marcellus squad. "I would like to recognize Cato-Meridian's JV player No. 5 Mason Crandall for outstanding sportsmanship," Mr. Free said. "He could have dribbled right past ...
Schools on a two-hour delay Jan. 8 Schools on a two-hour delay Jan. 8: Jan 8, 2019 -- Due to icy road conditions, Marcellus Central Schools are operating on a two-hour delay today. Be careful, walkers, as some sidewalks still have icy spots! Stay safe!



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