From Around the Region: Liverpool CSD Taking Measures to Protect Stopped School Buses|
It should come as no surprise that the Liverpool Central School District often receives reports of vehicles passing school buses when their red lights are flashing.
In fact, the New York Association of Pupil Transportation states that as many as 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass New York State school buses EVERY SINGLE DAY.
In an effort to identify those vehicles, uniformed law enforcement ...
From Around the Region: Solvay Student Collects Donations for Homeless|
Sophia (L) and Gianna (R) with their donations
A second-grade student at Solvay Elementary School has reminded the Solvay community what the holidays are all about, in what has been described by her teacher as one of the most heartfelt gifts a person could ask for.
In a unique twist on tradition, Gianna does not want Santa to bring her any presents this year. Instead of unwrapping gifts found under her own Christmas tree, she wants ...
Meet Our Featured Teacher: Penny Mills|
" By incorporating technology into her lesson plans, Penny is helping her students gain invaluable skills that they’ll carry with them well beyond kindergarten.They become creators - instead of consumers - through the use of technology, and are completely engaged in the curriculum being taught. "
From Around the Region: Port Byron Students Participate in Hour of Code|
This week was “Hour of Code” week, and the some students from the A.A. Gates school got in on the fun! The Hour of Code is intended to be a 60-minute introduction into the world of coding and computer science, helping to engage young students in a different way of thinking and reasoning. Started by code.org, there are ...
From Around the Region: Liverpool Students Learn Financial Literacy|
Do I need it or do I just want it?
It’s a question people face every day and that’s why Edge Federal Credit Union recently teamed up with Liverpool High School to teach seniors basic financial literacy skills.
LHS seniors taking economics this semester participated in a real-world simulation called Mad City Money. Each participant was presented with a scenario - including ...
Meet Our Featured Teachers: Ashley Gilbert and Brittany Lamie|
" The students in Ashley and Brittany’s classroom may only be five-and-six years old, but are already learning difference-making life skills. They’re learning time management skills, video creation (through the weekly newsletters), how to share school-related content with their families, and how collaborate with one another. "
From Around the Region: ESM's DECA Club Hosting Comedy Fundraiser|
Featuring the comedy of Justin Jackson, Corey Smithson, Paul Kozlowski and RJ McCarthy, the East Syracuse Minoa DECA Club is hosting “Comedy for Kara” on Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 8-11 p.m. at Funk n’ Waffles in downtown Syracuse.
Proceeds benefit The Kara Fund , a non-profit with a mission to enhance the quality of life of children with life-threatening diseases, and their families. ...
Senator Schumer Visits CNYRIC, Discusses Cyber-attacks|
On Monday, Oct. 29, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer visited the Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) to discuss the cyber-attacks faced by the organization in 2018.
Schumer acknowledged the nine recorded cyber-attacks that have taken place since April of this year, some of which caused problems during statewide testing and the back-to-school rush. He expressed concern that the repeated ...
Meet our Featured Teacher: Marilyn Farrell|
" Marilyn is an active user of Google Classroom and the Google Education Suite (and applications such as Docs and Slides), and facilitates assignments using the Google Classroom platform. Her students are highly motivated when given the opportunity to use technology resources within the classroom, and the improvement their quality of work has been evident. "
CNYRIC The Recipient of Six NYSPRA Awards in 2018|
October 2018 - The Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC) is the proud recipient of six 2018 New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) Communications Contest Awards. The CNYRIC earned recognition in the following areas:
Special Purpose Publication - " An Administrator's Guide to 1:1 Computing "
Special Purpose Publication - "Why You Need CNYRIC's e-Comm Service" ...
LaFayette Student Runs "Backpack Buddies" Program to Help Friends|
On Sept. 27, LaFayette Central School District third-grader Rylee Andersen was featured on News Channel 9, thanks to her selfless work in support of the “Backpack Buddies” project.
Rylee was inspired by a feature on the television show “Little Big Shots,” whereby a young man sought to help his community by providing backpacks full of food to those in need. If it worked for that community, what might Rylee be able ...
Baldwinsville Students Participate in Videoconference with 9/11 Responder|
On Sept. 11, students from the Baldwinsville Central School District participated in a videoconference with author and former New York Police Department Chief Surgeon, Dr. Greg Fried. Their participation was arranged via the CNYRIC's eLearning Service .
Dr. Fried was both a first responder and a survivor of the New York City terror attacks that took place on Sept. 11, 2001. While onsite to tend to other first ...
North Syracuse CSD Seeking Names for Military Honor Roll|
On Friday, November 9, 2018, in honor of Veteran’s Day, the North Syracuse Central School District (NSCSD) will honor another group of inductees to its Military Honor Roll. The honor roll was established in 2012 to recognize former district students that have gone on to military service.
In order for the honor roll to be as complete as possible when it is unveiled we are asking for the NSCSD ...
Meet our Featured Teacher: Tom Sweeney|
"Reception for the Woodland STEAM Club has been overwhelmingly positive, with almost 90 students (and counting) participating in club activities since its inception. The club has had an identifiable positive impact on student collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving strategies. "
From Around the Region: McGraw Second-graders Become Published Authors|
McGraw second graders in Mrs. Rolewicz’s classroom know what it takes to become published authors!
Together - with the help of their teachers - students created a story that officially turned into a published book. Students collaborated and worked together right down to the smallest details. First, they brainstormed ideas and came up with a topic and theme for their story. ...
Cortland Third-graders Raising Money to Bring Clean Water to Africa|
The third grade classes, at Barry School, are collecting money for the organization Drop in the Bucket.
Drop in the Bucket is an organization that focuses on raising money to bring fresh water to sub-saharan Africa. Although clean water is something people in the United States have regularly available, only half of the population in sub-Saharan Africa has access to clean water. Over 80% of the disease ...
Meet our Featured Teacher: Lauren Hallman|
"There has been a big difference in the culture of Lauren's classroom over the past nine months, as she’s transitioned into becoming more of a facilitator rather than a traditional lecturer."
Lauren Hallman ...
Public forum May 8 on Student Data Privacy Law|
Because the protection and privacy of student data is paramount, members of the public will have the opportunity to offer input to state education officials on New York’s student data privacy law, Education Law 2-D. Specifically, the state is seeking input on student data privacy and any suggestions for possible additions to the law’s “Parents’ Bill of Rights.”
OCM BOCES will be hosting one of 14 public ...
From Around the Region: Hannibal CSD Raises Money for Children's Hospital|
An annual tradition continued at Fairley Elementary School recently, as students and the school community united to raise money for the Golisano Children’s Hospital.
On a designated day each year, Hannibal students wear their pajamas to school as a fundraiser and to raise awareness of childhood cancer. “Paige’s Pajamarama,” named in honor of a Baldwinsville girl who passed away after ...