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District seeks to fill various substitute positions District seeks to fill various substitute positions: Oct. 15, 2019 -- The Marcellus Central School District is in immediate need of substitutes who are interested in supporting our students throughout the school day in a number of areas. If you know of someone who is interested in working with students now or in the future, this is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in an educational setting. College students living in the Marcellus area are encouraged to apply! Current positions in need of immediate filling include: Substitute Teacher Assistants Qualifications: prefer NYS teaching assistant certification or associate's degree Rate: $14 per hour Send application to: Sue Larison, District Office, 2 Reed Parkway, Marcellus, NY 13108 Substitute Teacher Aides Qualifications: High school ...
Grades 7 & 8 embrace wellness activities Grades 7 & 8 embrace wellness activities: Oct. 11, 2019 -- Students in grades 7 and 8 took part in an assortment of wellness activities during their half-day of school today (scheduled to accommodate staff development in the afternoon). Students were able to select from more than 15 different activities set up in faculty-supervised stations in and outside the Driver Middle School building. Options included stress and anxiety management, spa treatments, soccer, outdoor games, fitness, quiet resting and the importance of sleep, coloring, card games and more. "We are instilling in our students the importance of self-care and taking time to do things that bring you peace and joy," DMS physical education teacher Lauren Collister explained. "With our district's revamped motto of 'Connect, Empower and ...
Triple varsity athlete Maisie Moses named Spectrum Athlete of the Week Triple varsity athlete Maisie Moses named Spectrum Athlete of the Week: Oct. 7, 2019 -- Congratulations to Margaret "Maisie" Moses, who was named Spectrum News Scholar Athlete of the Week during halftime at Marcellus's homecoming game Oct. 4. A three-sport varsity athlete with a 96.7% grade point average, Maisie also participates in many community service projects, including Operation Northern Comfort, with whom she helped rebuild a house in North Carolina damaged by Hurricane Florence in 2018.  Marcellus Mayor John Curtin presented the honor to Maisie during halftime, when she also was interviewed by a Spectrum News reporter. Click here to watch the video . Maisie plays soccer and lacrosse and runs track for Marcellus.
District budget publication wins state award District budget publication wins state award: Oct. 7, 2019 -- Marcellus Central School District has received state-level recognition for its 2019 budget newsletter.  The eight-page newsletter, which was published and mailed to district residents last May and explained the components of the then-proposed 2019-20 budget, received an Award of Excellence in the budget/bond newsletter category in the New York School Public Relations Association's 40th Annual Communications Contest. The NYSPRA awards recognize and celebrate outstanding achievement in educational communications. The 2019 contest drew 513 entries, 35% of which received awards.
District launches new tool for anonymous safety tips District launches new tool for anonymous safety tips: Oct. 4, 2019 -- The Marcellus Central School District is changing the way members of the school community can submit reports of bullying and other school safety issues to school administrators.  Currently, students and concerned community members can access a reporting tool via the district website that enables them to submit information anonymously. This process, however, does not provide administrators with a way to ask clarifying questions. This lack of two-way communication can unnecessarily slow down an investigation. As a result, the district will now begin using a free smartphone app, MCS TipLine . Developed by tip411 , the app puts a powerful new school safety tool into the hands of students seeking assistance for themselves or their fellow students. ...
Marcellus ranked in top 10 of Syracuse-area school districts Marcellus ranked in top 10 of Syracuse-area school districts: Oct. 3, 2019 -- Marcellus Central School District has been ranked No. 6 out of the 53 Syracuse-area school districts and in the 93rd percentile of all Upstate New York school districts by Buffalo-based Business First magazine. The rankings are based on the latest four years of test results and graduation rates available from the New York State Education Department. Business First analyzed the academic records of 431 Upstate school districts this year, based on a broad range of test data from the New York State Education Department. Each district’s rank reflects the collective performance of its elementary, middle and high schools from 2015 to 2018, the most recent four-year period for which comprehensive statistics are available. The rankings for the Syracuse ...
District discontinues use of mobile app District discontinues use of mobile app: Oct. 4, 2019 -- Marcellus Central School District is no longer supporting its mobile app. While the application is still available for download from the Apple and Google Play stores, the district has stopped syncing its data with the platform and recommends community members not rely it on for up-to-date calendar events and news. Stay in the loop on district news and events by regularly visiting the district website at www.marcellusschools.org and following us on Facebook and Twitter .   Also, the Marcellus CSD Google calendar that appears on the website home page is public, which means you can add it to your own calendar by clicking on the + sign (see below).   
Marcellus students present fall show, ‘Steel Magnolias,’ Sept. 27-28 Marcellus students present fall show, ‘Steel Magnolias,’ Sept. 27-28: Cast members rehearse "Steel Magnolias," which will be presented this weekend in DMS auditorium. Sept. 26, 2019 -- In a new twist, Marcellus Central Schools will present two fall shows this year, and the curtain rises on the first one, “Steel Magnolias,” this weekend.   Inspired by real events in playwright Robert Harling’s own family and Louisiana hometown, the 1987 play introduces audiences to a lovable group of flinty, quick-witted, sometimes sharp-tongued Southern women. Many probably will remember the 1989 film adaptation starring Julia Roberts, Sally Field and Shirley MacLaine.   The Marcellus production, which stays faithful to the original stage version by featuring just six female roles, will showcase the talents of the ...
Community helps celebrate opening of renovated high school Community helps celebrate opening of renovated high school: Sept. 10, 2019 -- For those who missed the festivities here on campus Sept. 7, here's a glimpse of the official opening of the newly renovated Marcellus High School building -- ribbon-cutting and all!  
Students return for the first day of 2019-20 Students return for the first day of 2019-20: Sept. 3, 2019 -- About 1,515 Marcellus students returned to campus today for the first day of the 2019-20 school year. While students in grades 1-12 had their first full day of class, kindergartners (and their parents) popped in for orientation, so they could check out their classrooms, cubbies and coat hooks and take their first ride in a school bus. First day for them is Wednesday. Welcome back, everyone! Make it a great year!  
Mercury-tainted packages sent to district office Mercury-tainted packages sent to district office: Sept. 3, 2019 -- The Marcellus Central School District was notified by the U.S. Postal Service late last week that it had been sent packages possibly contaminated by the mercury leak that prompted the closing of the Marcellus Post Office on Aug. 26. Testing conducted late Monday evening (Sept. 2, 2019) confirmed the presence of mercury residue in the carpeting of the Driver Middle School staff mailroom and the adjacent room that contains the district office safe.  Although the New York State Health Department indicated the residue poses no health hazard to staff or students, district personnel immediately cordoned off that area, which will remain closed until the carpet can be cleaned or removed. “We were reassured we are not in any danger, but in an abundance of ...
Marcellus faculty and staff extend warm welcome back Marcellus faculty and staff extend warm welcome back: Aug. 30, 2019 -- The floors are polished, desks arranged and pencils sharpened. Now all Marcellus Central School District needs is students! While on campus this week for training and classroom preparation, Marcellus faculty and staff members took time out to offer a hearty "welcome back" to students, who'll be returning to school on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Enjoy the holiday weekend, and see you next week!  
Marcellus affected by Pearson data breach Marcellus affected by Pearson data breach: Aug. 30, 2019 -- On Aug. 28, Marcellus Central School District was informed by the Central New York Regional Information Center of an incident believed to have occurred sometime during November 2018, involving the unauthorized access of personally identifiable information from the AIMSweb 1.0 system, a digital learning tool used by the district and provided by Pearson, Incorporated. Based on information provided to the district by the Central New York Regional Information Center, administrators believe information regarding some students was accessed. The information accessed includes first and last names, the student’s date of birth, and the student’s school email address. The district is in the process of notifying the families of students who might have ...
Welcome back and parent info nights this week Welcome back and parent info nights this week: Aug. 27, 2019 -- Just a reminder that several start-of-term evening sessions are scheduled for this week: Wednesday, Aug. 28 Response to Intervention (RTI)/Title I Parent Information Night (grades K-3): 4:45 p.m. @ KCH  RTI/Title I Parent Information Night (grades 4-6): 5:45 p.m. @ DMS Welcome Back Night (grades 1-3): 5 p.m. @ KCH Welcome Back Night (grades 4-6): 6 p.m. @ DMS 6 p.m. in classrooms 6:30 p.m. presentation in the auditorium Thursday, Aug. 29 Kindergarten Parent Information Night: 4:15 p.m.@ KCH RTI/Title I Parent Information Night (grades 7-8): 5:45 p.m. @ DMS Welcome Back Night (grades 7-8): 6 p.m. @ DMS
Junior Hunter Nitsch captures national motocross championship Junior Hunter Nitsch captures national motocross championship: Aug. 8, 2019 -- Congratulations to Hunter Nitsch, incoming junior at Marcellus High School, who captured first place in his class (125 C) at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship held July 29 through Aug. 3, at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. He also took second place in the 250 C class.   Hunter, 16, has been riding and racing since age 5, according to his mother, Lisa. He has been the New York state champion in previous years and won many local district championships.   According to the event’s website , more than 1,500 riders competed in 36 classes for the chance to earn the title of amateur national champion. Way to go, Hunter!    
Superintendent catches up on summertime activity Superintendent catches up on summertime activity: Aug. 6, 2019 -- In a new video, Marcellus Superintendent Michelle Brantner catches the community up on what's been happening on campus over the summer; new immunization requirements ; and the grand opening of the newly renovated Marcellus High School on Sept. 7. Check it out!
Superintendent opens dialogue on instructional changes Superintendent opens dialogue on instructional changes: Aug. 1, 2019 -- Education has not always kept pace with the rapidly changing world that awaits students outside our classrooms. That's why Marcellus educators have been tinkering away inside a "little incubator" of innovation and experimentation. What they haven't done, however, is keep families informed about what they're doing and why. So in the video below, Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner talks about the steps the school district has begun to take to close the relevance gap, create the most powerful educational experiences for Marcellus students and invite families into this process. 
District to stop sending emails via School News Notifier District to stop sending emails via School News Notifier: July 25, 2019 -- As of Aug. 1, Marcellus Central School District will be discontinuing its use of School News Notifier (SNN) as a way to push out district and school-level news to subscribers. But don’t worry about keeping tabs on what’s happening here on campus. The district still has at its disposal a variety of communication tools to share information about the district and our schools, including school closing or delay notices, student and staff achievements and recognitions and district budget news. District website: www.marcellusschools.org The district website is updated several times each week with information about district and building-level activities, programs and announcements. In addition to district information, such as the budget and health ...
Parents: Get your transportation forms in! Parents: Get your transportation forms in!: July 24, 2019 -- Parents who would like their children transported somewhere other than their home address (i.e., daycare) need to notify the Marcellus Central School District Transportation Department as soon as possible by filling out a s tudent transportation information form .   Transportation will be planned to and from home unless this form is filled out and returned. So it’s important that parents complete and return the form in a timely fashion, so bus routes can be planned and parent expectations met.  
(UPDATED) District takes campus precautions as police search for convicted sex offender (UPDATED) District takes campus precautions as police search for convicted sex offender: UPDATE July 12, 2019 -- According to news reports , the offender was apprehended Friday morning and returned to custody. July 11, 2019 -- After school district officials learned that a paroled sex offender had dismantled his ankle monitoring device and was at large in the county, a series of precautions were put in place Thursday to secure the Marcellus campus, where some students are attending summer programming. Staff members are on alert and will supervise the dismissal of students. The district urges area residents and parents to be aware of their surroundings.  



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