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Saturday Afternoon Activities Cancelled Saturday Afternoon Activities Cancelled: ALL events taking place at the Marcellus School District after 12:00 noon tomorrow (1/19) have been cancelled.  The Pops Concert has been rescheduled for Saturday 1/26 at 7:30PM
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!
Check out the latest capital project progress photos Check out the latest capital project progress photos: Jan. 2, 2019 -- Right before the holiday break, Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner recorded her latest capital project progress video. Check it out!
KCH students delight at annual Christmas sing-along KCH students delight at annual Christmas sing-along: Dec. 21, 2018 -- Students in kindergarten through fourth-grade delighted parents and staff members on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, by performing favorite Christmas classics during K.C. Heffernan Elementary School's annual holiday sing-along. The students were accompanied by a merry band of staff musicians and vocalists, including Mrs. Dobmeier and Mrs. Kankus on clarinet, Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Rossi on flute, Mr. Nightingale on tuba, Mrs. Molinari on accordion, Mrs. Peenstra and Mrs. MacLachlan on trumpet, Mrs. DeCook and Mrs. Rougeaux on vocals, Mr Finn on drums, Mrs. Patterson on keyboards, Mr. Brown and Mr. Taddeo on guitar, Mrs. Zacholl on maracas, students Emma and Sam on percussion and Mrs. Burns on tambourine. Happy holidays!
2020 capital project approved by voters 2020 capital project approved by voters: Dec. 11, 2018 -- Marcellus Central School District residents voted to authorize the district to proceed with a capital improvement project to address critical maintenance issues affecting the teaching and learning environment for both students and staff. Voters approved the $9.95 million project, 325 yes votes to 79 no votes. “Thank you to all who found time in their busy holiday schedules to vote today,” Superintendent of Schools Michelle L. Brantner said. “I feel fortunate to live in and serve a community that consistently values and supports education.” Based on recommendations made in the district’s most recent Building Condition Survey (2015), Marcellus asked voters to approve an expenditure to: replace the 30-year-old steam boilers ...
Career Center offered career exploration field trips this fall Career Center offered career exploration field trips this fall: Dec. 4, 2018 -- Did you know the Marcellus High School Counseling Office has a brand new Career Center — and a brand new career coordinator to go along with it? Former technology instructor Cathy Arvantides retired from teaching last June, but returned to campus in September to head up the Career Center, a resource for Marcellus students to research, understand and plan for their futures. The center also offers driving permit study guides and online testing in the counseling office. Two of Mrs. Arvantides’ primary goals are to update and expand career exploration opportunities for students and to assist with their job acquisition skills. With those objectives in mind, the Career Center organized three career-focused field trips this fall to afford students in grades ...
VIDEO: Check out the latest construction progress at the high school VIDEO: Check out the latest construction progress at the high school: Dec. 1, 2018 -- In a new video, Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner provides an update on all the progress that's been made in the high school renovation project, including new floor installation, locker rooms and the main office spaces.
Can't make it to the capital project public hearing? Watch this Can't make it to the capital project public hearing? Watch this: Nov. 29, 2018 -- For residents who are unable to attend the public hearing scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3, on the proposed 2020 capital project, Marcellus Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner has prepared a video in which she discusses, slide by slide, the PowerPoint presentation that she will deliver during the hearing. REMINDER: There will be a public vote on the proposed project on Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Groeling Auditorium.  For more information and videos about the project, please check out the Capital Project web pag e.
High school music students to perform at NYSSMA All-State High school music students to perform at NYSSMA All-State: From bottom left: Trevor Guerrina, Justin Schoeneck, Colin Arnett, Joshua Bartolotta and Jeffrey Shi. Nov. 28, 2018 -- Five music students from Marcellus High School were accepted into (or as alternates) to the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State music ensembles. The conference takes place Thursday (Nov. 29) through Sunday (Dec. 2) in Kodak Hall in the Eastman Theatre at the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music.   According to Marcellus High School music teacher Michael Cirmo, these students were chosen based on their high scores from the NYSSMA Solo Festival held in May 2018.  Justin Schoeneck – trombone, All-State Symphony Orchestra Trevor Guerrina – bass trombone, All-State Wind Ensemble Jeffrey ...
Four Marcellus seniors commit to play college sports Four Marcellus seniors commit to play college sports: From left: Emma Hutchings, Anna Vetsch, Katy Wangsness and Wright Seeley. Nov. 28, 2018 -- Four Marcellus High School seniors signed National Letters of Intent to play college athletics during a signing ceremony on Nov. 20. A National 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. The following students have committed to participate on their respective college athletics teams, according to Marcellus Athletic Director Michael Free. Emma Hutchings will play womens lacrosse at Le Moyne College. ...
REMINDER: Sixth-grade showcase is Thursday, Nov. 29 REMINDER: Sixth-grade showcase is Thursday, Nov. 29: Nov. 27, 2018 -- Don't forget! The DMS sixth-grade will present its Passion Project Exhibition this Thursday, Nov. 29, in the DMS cafeteria & foyer at 6 p.m. The event, rescheduled from Nov. 15 because of inclement weather, will showcase projects the sixth-graders have been developing this year based on their interests -- their passions! Break a leg, sixth grade!
Marcellians represent at All-State Music Festival Marcellians represent at All-State Music Festival: Nov. 27, 2018 -- Congratulations to the seven Marcellus student-musicians who represented the school district at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Junior High Area All-State Music Festival, which was held Nov. 2-3 at Ithaca High School.  Kate O’Leary - flute Eunice Kim - oboe Gina McGivern - clarinet Lauren Masters - trumpet Emma Carver - French horn Matthew Vitale - trombone Errol Fern - percussion These talented music students in grades 8 and 9 were selected based on their high solo scores at the NYSSMA Solo Festival held last May, according to Marcellus music teacher Michael Cirmo.  
Marcellus faculty braves snow to learn about innovation Marcellus faculty braves snow to learn about innovation: Nov. 17, 2018 -- While much of CNY hunkered down for a snow day on Friday, Nov. 16, Marcellus teachers made the slippery trek to campus for an inspiring day with former teacher and school administrator George Couros, author of  "The Innovator's Mindset." "Teachers were inspired and challenged to continue to think differently about the way we see our students and the teaching and learning experiences we create," Superintendent of Schools Michelle L. Brantner said. "The group explored powerful messages about the risk of NOT acting as opposed to actually doing something different. In addition, the notion of thinking about risk as moving from a comfortable average in search of something better!  We look forward to continuing in our pursuit ...
Special Ed programs canceled today, staff development day still on Special Ed programs canceled today, staff development day still on: Nov. 16, 2018 -- Due to inclement weather, Special Education programs are canceled today. However, staff development day activities will proceed as scheduled.
After-school activities after 6 p.m. canceled, sixth-grade showcase rescheduled After-school activities after 6 p.m. canceled, sixth-grade showcase rescheduled: Nov. 15, 2018 -- In light of the winter storm warning, Marcellus Central School District is canceling all after-school activities after 6 p.m today, Thursday, Nov. 15. In addition, the sixth-grade Passion Project Showcase scheduled for tonight at DMS has been RESCHEDULED due to the winter storm warning. The event will now be held 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in the DMS cafeteria and auditorium. Stay safe & warm, everybody!
A reminder about snow day and delay notifications A reminder about snow day and delay notifications: Nov. 13, 2018 -- With snow in the forecast, the time seems right for a reminder about how Marcellus Central School District handles weather-related closings and delays. When school is closed or delayed because of weather or other emergencies, early morning announcements will be made over local radio and TV stations. Some broadcast stations, including NewsChannel 9 and CNY Central (Channels 3 and 5), offer free mobile apps that will send text and email alerts about school closings to smart devices. In addition, recorded voice notifications will be sent to each household via telephone using SchoolMessenger. The primary contact phone number listed first in SchoolTool will be the one used for this contact.   Schools closings, delayed openings and early dismissals ...
Informational session about 2020 capital project is TONIGHT Informational session about 2020 capital project is TONIGHT: Nov. 13, 2018 -- An informational session about the proposed 2020 Capital Project , which voters will consider in a Dec. 11 referendum, will be held at 7 p.m. TONIGHT (Tuesday, Nov. 13) in Groeling Auditorium at Mustang Hill. For more information about district capital projects, follow this link .
VIDEO: Have you seen the latest construction progress at the high school? VIDEO: Have you seen the latest construction progress at the high school?: Nov. 7, 2018 -- In her newest video, Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner narrates a slideshow of photos showing the progress that's been made in the capital improvement project underway in the high school building. Check it out!  
Location change for Nov. 5 Board of Education meeting Location change for Nov. 5 Board of Education meeting: Nov. 2, 2018 -- The location for Monday's (Nov. 5) Board of Education meeting has been changed to the Marcellus High School cafeteria at Mustang Hill. The meeting time remains 7 p.m.



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