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Senior Named Commended Student Senior Named Commended Student: A Marcellus Central School District senior has been named a Commended Student in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. Lukas Grieb earned the honor, and received a certificate from Principal John Durkee this week. “I’m very excited and proud,” Grieb said. “It’s a nice recognition.” About 34,000 students nationwide are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). “We’re so proud of Lukas,” Durkee said. “Lukas’ hard work and dedication to his studies has led to this achievement. I have no doubts Lukas has a ...
Results for the Budget Vote and Board of Education Election Results for the Budget Vote and Board of Education Election: The Marcellus Central School District's $38.97 million budget passed by a 504-201 vote Tuesday. The budget calls for a 1.3 percent increase in spending over 2021-22 and carries a 1.89 percent tax levy increase. Three new members were elected to the Board of Education. Erica Poquadeck led the way with 443 votes, Kathryn Branson Dennis had 427 votes, and Joshua Matousek received 375 votes. Elizabeth Swenson had 351, while Karen Van Wyk had 169 votes. Voters also passed the second proposition on the ballot, which was to purchase two 66-passenger buses and one 30-passenger school bus with a wheelchair lift. The final tally was 508-194. The third proposition for the library levy passed 510-197.
Six More Student-Athletes Sign College Commitment Letters Six More Student-Athletes Sign College Commitment Letters: Six more senior student-athletes in the Marcellus Central School District signed commitment letters to play sports at the collegiate level, John White signed a national letter of intent to play golf at Mercyhurst University. Emma MacLachlan has committed to play softball at St. John Fisher College, while Katie MacLachlan will play basketball at Nazareth College. Sara Mielnicki has committed to play soccer at SUNY Brockport, Aubrey Fraher will play softball at Onondaga Community College, and Liam Goldsworthy signed to play football at SUNY Brockport.   Joe White - Mercyhurst Golf   Katie MacLachlan - Nazareth Basketball Emma MacLachlan - St. John Fisher Softball Liam Goldsworthy - Brockport Football ...
DMS Students Take Top 2 Spots in Top Cut Beef Competition DMS Students Take Top 2 Spots in Top Cut Beef Competition: Students at C.S. Driver Middle School in Marcellus took first and second place in the Fifth Annual Top Cut Beef Contest held recently. FACS teacher Elizabeth Milliken’s students won first place with the “Oh My Gosh, Goulash!” recipe in the middle school division, while “Crunchy Dorito Wrap” came in close behind in the competition, which is a program through New York Agriculture in the Classroom and the New York Beef Council. The first place team was made up of Caiden McLymond, Sophie Mondello, Molly Moses and Keelyn Martin, while Saria Matthews, Leah Wood, Sophia Pilon and Maddy Foy were on the second place team. More than 60 classrooms competed to develop a beef recipe of their choice which could be served in their school cafeteria, and ...
Students to Present Wizard of Oz Students to Present Wizard of Oz: The Marcellus Central School District Drama Club will be performing The Wizard of Oz this weekend. Showtimes include 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 12. The matinee, originally scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m., has been postponed to Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m.  Any tickets purchased for the 1 p.m. show on Saturday will be accepted for Sunday's matinee. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to  https://marcellusmusical.weebly.com/  
Two Students Named Merit Scholarship Finalists Two Students Named Merit Scholarship Finalists: Two Marcellus Central School District seniors are moving on to the finals of the 67th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Mason Grieb and Kate O’Leary scored amongst the highest in the state on their Standardized Achievement Test, as well as their follow-up application detailing their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Of the 15,000 finalists — less than 1 percent of seniors nationwide — 7,500 will receive scholarships totaling more than $32 million. “These students represent all that is good in Marcellus Senior High,” Principal John Durkee said. “They are hardworking, curious and kind. They are the two best people to represent us.” O’Leary first heard she moved on when she ...
Registration Open for UPK/K Registration Open for UPK/K: The Marcellus Central School District is taking registrations for Kindergarten for the Fall of 2022. The first step is to make sure the district has a record of all eligible students.   To be eligible for Kindergarten a child must be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2022. Click here to start the registration process for incoming Kindergarten students.   NOTE: Registration for  Universal Pre-K has now closed.  
Update on Jan. 3 Board of Education Meeting Update on Jan. 3 Board of Education Meeting: Please note the January 3rd Board of Education meeting will be held virtually beginning at 7 p.m.  Community members can access relevant meeting information, including a link to the LiveStream site, by visiting the Board of Education page on the District's website: www.marcellusschools.org .  
Residents Approve Capital Project Residents Approve Capital Project: Residents in the Marcellus Central School District voted on Tuesday, 12/7/21, to approve a $17.5 million Capital Project. The final tally was 161 in favor, with 86 voting against. Taking into consideration increases in the cost of construction, state building aid of about 80 percent, and use of debt replacement and $1.7 million in capital reserves, “we anticipate no additional local taxes will be needed to complete the project,” stated District Business Administrator Anthony Sonnacchio. The project addresses critical maintenance items throughout the district, utilizing priorities from the five-year Building Conditions Survey.  The project will focus on re-roofing portions of all three buildings and re-paving and updating parking and roadways ...
Presentation on Proposed Capital Project Presentation on Proposed Capital Project: Marcellus Central School District Superintendent Michelle Brantner and School Business Administrator Anthony Sonnacchio give more information about the proposed capital project. The public forum will be held Monday, Nov. 29, with the vote to follow on Dec. 7.  For those wishing to view the November 29th public forum remotely, please access our live stream link at 6:30 pm:  Live Stream Link . More information about the scope of the project, how it will be funded and the possible alternates can be found ...
Update on Ag Proposal for Capital Project Update on Ag Proposal for Capital Project: Marcellus Central School District Superintendent Michelle Brantner is joined by agriculture teachers Joseph Killian and Caitlin Eaton to give an update on how the agricultural programming in the district would benefit from the proposed capital project. A Public Forum will be held on the project on Nov. 29, and voting will be held on Dec. 7.