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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.
Rain holds off for annual KCH Halloween Parade Rain holds off for annual KCH Halloween Parade: Oct. 31, 2018 -- Mother Nature granted a reprieve from the rain for students at K.C. Heffernan Elementary School, who headed outside in their costumes Wednesday for the school's annual Halloween parade. In a new twist, parents joined their ghouls, goblins, superheroes, super villians, aliens, police officers, firefighters, et al., by participating in a 1-mile fundraiser walk to benefit the KCH Parent-Teacher Organization. Check out the photo slideshow below!  
Superintendent answers student questions about proposed stadium work Superintendent answers student questions about proposed stadium work: Oct. 31, 2018 -- In anticipation of the upcoming capital project referendum on Dec. 11, Superintendent of Schools Michelle L. Brantner met with student athletes Hannah Durand (soccer) and Sean Tierney (football), both sophomores, to answer their questions about the work the school district is proposing for the athletic stadium.  
SHS fall show ( SHS fall show ("The Mouse that Roared") is Nov. 2-3: Oct. 29, 2018 -- Don't forget to get your tickets to the 2018 Marcellus High School fall show, "The Mouse that Roared," adapted by Christopher Serge l  and based on the book by Leonard Wibberley. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in Groeling Auditorium at Mustang Hill. Tickets cost $5 each and are available for purchase online at the show's official website . From the show website: "Hilarious, rib-tickling comedy," wrote one leading critic, adding that he considers it "the funniest on record" The wonderful audience response to this show has been shared in the enthusiastic reaction of the critics who admire not only its sharp wit but also its wisdom. A pretty girl of 22 ...
High school once again named Blue Star school High school once again named Blue Star school: In this 2013 file photo, Mr. Jabe Kile holds up the Blue Star School banner Marcellus High School was awarded by w!se that year. Oct. 3, 2018 -- Marcellus High School has once again been named a Blue Star School by the educational non-profit Working in Support of Education (W!se).   A school earns the designation in one of three ways: achieving at least a 75 percent passing rate on the National Financial Literacy Certification Test; having a majority of students in a given grade level take the test; or having the students earn an average score of 80 percent or higher.  All students in Marcellus High School social studies teacher Jabe Kile’s economics courses take the financial literacy test created by w!se.  The award will be presented to the ...
BOE agrees to schedule capital project vote for Dec. 11 BOE agrees to schedule capital project vote for Dec. 11: Oct. 2, 2018 -- At their regular board meeting on Oct. 1, members of the Marcellus Board of Education adopted a resolution to schedule a voter referendum on a proposed capital improvement project for Dec. 11, 2018. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, Marcellus Central School District residents will vote on a proposed $9.9 million capital improvement project. If approved, the project would address critical maintenance issues affecting the teaching and learning environment for both students and staff. The three major components of this project are: dealing with drainage issues in the basement of Driver Middle School; replacing an aging and failing heating system at the middle school; and resurfacing the track and turf at the high school athletic complex. There is no additional tax ...
Superintendent explains the need for the next capital project Superintendent explains the need for the next capital project: Sept. 28, 2018 -- In a new video, Marcellus Superintendent of Schools Michelle L. Brantner discusses the critical infrastructure deficiencies that are prompting the school district to propose another capital improvement project for 2020. The Board of Education is expected to adopt a resolution at Monday's regular meeting (10/1) to schedule a voter referendum on the project for Dec. 11, 2018.  
VIDEO: KCH work wraps up and SHS renovations are on track VIDEO: KCH work wraps up and SHS renovations are on track: Sept. 27, 2018 -- Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner provides a new update on the work recently completed at K.C. Heffernan Elementary and the construction continuing at Marcellus High School.  
CORRECTION: K-6 parent teacher conferences are Oct. 26 & 31 CORRECTION: K-6 parent teacher conferences are Oct. 26 & 31: Sept. 24 -- The fall newsletter recently mailed home to all district homes listed incorrect dates for the upcoming K-6 parent-teacher conferences. They will be held Oct. 26 and Oct. 31 .  We apologize for any inconvenience.
District seeks to fill various substitute positions District seeks to fill various substitute positions: Sept. 18, 2018 -- The Marcellus Central School District is in 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 Food Service Workers Job Details: Knowledge of food service equipment, sanitation and food safety. Work environment: school kitchen and school cafeteria. Qualifications: NYS Fingerprint clearance. Rate: $11.10 per hour Send application to: Donna Rice c/o Marcellus CSD, ...
Sports activities canceled, rescheduled due to heat Sports activities canceled, rescheduled due to heat: Sept. 5, 2018 -- Due to the heat index, all modified sports activities have been canceled this afternoon, Wednesday, Sept. 5. Varsity and JV sports will not hold practice before 6 p.m. Please check Remind (texting application) for additional information from your child's coach. Stay cool and hydrated!
And just like that, 2018-19 is underway! And just like that, 2018-19 is underway!: Sept. 4, 2018 -- Marcellus Central Schools welcomed back students to campus for the start of the 2018-19 school year today -- and kindergartners (a.k.a. members of the Class of 2031) visited for a meet and greet, along with their parents. Best wishes for a fantastic year, everyone!  
District hosts first 'Digifest' District hosts first 'Digifest': Aug. 28, 2018 -- The Marcellus Digital Conversion Steering Committee hosted its first annual Digifest on Aug 15.  The daylong event provided an opportunity for professional development in a collaborative style. Utilizing the “edCamp” structure, the event allowed participants to designate work topics and form groups on their own, while remaining fluid enough for people to leave and join groups as their needs evolved throughout the day. “We were excited to begin our first year with 36 registered participants,” Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner said.  Thanks to event sponsors C&S Companies, which provided breakfast treats, as well as Coach, Fulton Screen Print and Embroidery, Leanna Brier Massage Therapist, Chocolate ...
District goes ‘green’ with shift to digital flyer delivery District goes ‘green’ with shift to digital flyer delivery: Aug. 23, 2018 -- The Marcellus Central School District cooperates with community groups and organizations that sponsor activities of an educational/enrichment nature for students and staff by distributing relevant informational materials electronically. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology and maintain fiscal responsibility, we are moving to digital flyer delivery via Peachjar, a free online service for schools. Paper flyers from outside organizations will no longer be distributed within the schools. Instead, e-flyers will be emailed directly to the inboxes of parents and guardians for whom the district has email addresses on file, as well as posted online for easy access.  To view school-approved digital ...



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