BOE Meet the Candidates Night to take place June 2 online:
The PTO and PTA are co-sponsoring a "Meet the Candidates" event as we have four candidates for two seats open on our Board of Education. The candidates are: Shawn Edie, Mike Harvard, Christine Shea, and Margie Vensel. The event will be livestreamed from our YouTube Live feed used for board meetings . It will be on June 2, 2020 from 6:30 PM until 7:30 PM . Viewers will be able to email questions to our comment email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
June 1 Board of Education meeting to be livestreamed:
BOE Meeting, Monday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m. Click here for a link to the livestream .
During the board meeting, resident comments can be made by submitting them here during the live stream . Comments will be read aloud.
Community Survey on the Future of Education in NY:
As we watch the changing landscape of life as we know it caused by the onset of COVID 19, including school closure, we find ourselves thinking about what school might look like come fall. As you may be aware, the Governor has established a "Reimagine Education Advisory Council", which includes representatives from several constituencies including teachers. Those teachers, one from the Albany area and the other from Long Island, put together a survey to gather information about the concerns of parents and community members across the state regarding the future of education. We would like to extend an opportunity for members of our school community to participate.
Questions about the 2020-21 budget?:
Do you have questions about the 2020-21 district budget? Our budget hearing is below and video from Superintendent Brantner explaining the budget are up on our Budget page. You can also check out more information on our Budget page !
8 students earn NYS Seal of Biliteracy:
Marcellus is proud to announce that 8 students have earned the NY State Seal of Biliteracy. The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. The intent of the seal is to identify high school students with language and literacy skills for employers and universities, prepare students with twenty-first century skills, and affirm diversity in a multilingual society. Candidates for the seal give a 15 minute presentation in a new language to a panel of judges. The students choose the topic and the presentation is followed by questions. We are very proud of the language skills, poise, and hard work of these 8 students. ...
MCSD students earn awards in National French Contest:
We’re really pleased to share Le Grand Concours results.
The National French Contest/Le Grand Concours is an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students of French in grades 1-12, in all 50 states and abroad, take a written test and compete against students with similar educational backgrounds for prizes.
This year we are excited to share that we have 1 gold, 4 silver, and 6 bronze medals being awarded and many more honorable mentions. We have also listed each student's national ranking. Félicitations tout le monde! Congratulations everyone!
Emily Falge, Silver Medal, 6th
Amy Francesconi, Hon Men, 10th
Elaina Couse, Hon Men, 11th
Update on Events through the end of the school year:
Events for KCH | Events for DMS | Events for SHS
KCH PTO Meetings
Virtual meeting format as needed. Follow the Facebook KCH PTO page for information.
Letters were sent directly to families, Contact rmontgomery@marcellusschools. org with additional questions. Screening is cancelled but some benchmarking will take place when school reopens.
KCH Class Pictures
KCH Field Days
Last week of school
KCH Field Trips and ...
Student materials to be delivered May 20 and May 21:
The district has completed the process of cleaning out student lockers and desks. All student materials and personal items will be distributed using regular bus runs as follows:
Wednesday, 5/20/20 Students in grades 7-12
Thursday 5/21/20 Students in grades K-6.
Students who are walkers will also be included. Buses will arrive between 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM . We ask that someone be home to receive these items during that period of time if at all possible. In the event that a house sits far off the road, we will try to call when we are close so that someone could meet us at the road. If you have questions, please contact your building principal.
May 18 Board of Education meeting to be livestreamed:
The Monday, May 18 Board of Education meeting will be live streamed to comply with social distancing guidelines. The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m., and a link to the meeting can be found by clicking this link .
Marcellus Schools staff visit Class of 2020:
The staff and teachers at the Senior High School, along with district officials, took a day earlier this week to visit each and every member of the Class of 2020, putting signs in their front yards, and letting them know just how much they are missed and supported. For approximately ten hours they travelled throughout the district to each senior's house.
You can watch a video, from syracuse.com, of the event below. You can read syracuse.com's story on the event here .
KCH Elementary and SHS designated Recognition Schools by NYS Department of Education:
K.C. Heffernan Elementary School and Marcellus High School were recently designated as Recognition Schools by the New York State Department of Education. New York State created this designation as part of their adoption of the New York State Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. Recognition Schools are those with high academic achievement and strong progress. The 2018-2019 school year data was used to calculate this achievement. There were a total of 582 schools in New York State awarded this status, which represented 13 percent of New York State public schools. Congratulations KCH Elementary and Marcellus High School on your achievements!
May 11 Board of Education meeting to be livestreamed:
The Monday, May 11th Board of Education meeting will be streamed online to comply with social distancing guidelines. The link to the stream can be found here.
The meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 11th.
SHS recognized as one of the best high schools in the nation for teaching personal finance:
Congratulations to our students and teachers at the Senior High School for being named to the 2020 W!se (Working in Support of Education) 100 Best High Schools Teaching Personal Finance. The SHS was ranked 29 th in the nation and 8 th among midsize schools nationwide.
Congratulations to our SHS students and staff on this great accomplishment! #MustangPride
Working in Support of Education (W!se) is a leading educational nonprofit based in New York City with a mission to improve the lives of young people and at-risk adults through programs that develop financial literacy and readiness for college and careers.
To see the full list, click here .
SHS senior achieves Master Technician status:
Congratulations to SHS senior Quinn Clarke, enrolled in the Outdoor Powersports Equipment program at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, for passing six Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician exams to achieve Master Technician status! Quinn has worked diligently since the shutdown to achieve his goal.
The exams covered Theory and General Knowledge, Diagnostics and Troubleshooting, Engine Systems, Fuel Systems - Carburetor and Electronic Fuel Injection, Failure Analysis and Warranty Decisions, Products - Pressure Washers and Portable Generators. The exams are all considered quite rigorous.
Congratulations to Quinn for his incredible achievement!
Marcellus Schools to remain closed through May 15:
Due to Governor Cuomo's extension of NY PAUSE, the Marcellus Central School District will remain closed through May 15, 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at 315-673-6319.
REMINDER: Please do not congregate on school campus during social distancing:
A reminder to our community: please do not congregate on the school campus. We are dedicated to maintaining social distancing at this time to help protect our community. Our campus remains open for people to walk or use the playground if they live in the same household. Please help us keep our community safe now so we can all be together later.
Click Here for a Message to Our Students:
We miss you here at Marcellus Central School District and we can't wait to see you all again! Remember, we are #MustangStrong
KCH Message to Students
DMS Message to Students
SHS Message to Students
Marcellus Schools to remain closed through April 29:
Governor Cuomo has extended SCHOOL CLOSINGS across New York State until April 29th. In addition, the NYS Board of Regents has suspended June Regents exams. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at 315-673-6319.