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Junior Hunter Nitsch captures national motocross championship Junior Hunter Nitsch captures national motocross championship: Aug. 8, 2019 -- Congratulations to Hunter Nitsch, incoming junior at Marcellus High School, who captured first place in his class (125 C) at the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship held July 29 through Aug. 3, at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. He also took second place in the 250 C class.   Hunter, 16, has been riding and racing since age 5, according to his mother, Lisa. He has been the New York state champion in previous years and won many local district championships.   According to the event’s website , more than 1,500 riders competed in 36 classes for the chance to earn the title of amateur national champion. Way to go, Hunter!    
August is National Immunization Awareness Month August is National Immunization Awareness Month: Aug. 7, 2019 -- August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases like whooping cough, measles and pneumonia with vaccines. During NIAM, Marcellus Central School District encourages you talk to your doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional to ensure your children are up to date on recommended vaccines, especially in light of the changes in immunization requirements recently signed into law by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. With the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years taking place in the United States and outbreaks in New York state primarily driving the crisis, the governor ...
Superintendent catches up on summertime activity Superintendent catches up on summertime activity: Aug. 6, 2019 -- In a new video, Marcellus Superintendent Michelle Brantner catches the community up on what's been happening on campus over the summer; new immunization requirements ; and the grand opening of the newly renovated Marcellus High School on Sept. 7. Check it out!
Superintendent opens dialogue on instructional changes Superintendent opens dialogue on instructional changes: Aug. 1, 2019 -- Education has not always kept pace with the rapidly changing world that awaits students outside our classrooms. That's why Marcellus educators have been tinkering away inside a "little incubator" of innovation and experimentation. What they haven't done, however, is keep families informed about what they're doing and why. So in the video below, Superintendent of Schools Michelle Brantner talks about the steps the school district has begun to take to close the relevance gap, create the most powerful educational experiences for Marcellus students and invite families into this process. 
District to stop sending emails via School News Notifier District to stop sending emails via School News Notifier: July 25, 2019 -- As of Aug. 1, Marcellus Central School District will be discontinuing its use of School News Notifier (SNN) as a way to push out district and school-level news to subscribers. But don’t worry about keeping tabs on what’s happening here on campus. The district still has at its disposal a variety of communication tools to share information about the district and our schools, including school closing or delay notices, student and staff achievements and recognitions and district budget news. District website: www.marcellusschools.org The district website is updated several times each week with information about district and building-level activities, programs and announcements. In addition to district information, such as the budget and health ...
Parents: Get your transportation forms in! Parents: Get your transportation forms in!: July 24, 2019 -- Parents who would like their children transported somewhere other than their home address (i.e., daycare) need to notify the Marcellus Central School District Transportation Department as soon as possible by filling out a s tudent transportation information form .   Transportation will be planned to and from home unless this form is filled out and returned. So it’s important that parents complete and return the form in a timely fashion, so bus routes can be planned and parent expectations met.  
Mark your calendar with these important start-of-term dates Mark your calendar with these important start-of-term dates: July 29, 2019 -- The countdown to the start of school hasn't quite begun, but it's not too early to mark up your calendar with some important start-of-term dates, including the Grand Opening of the newly renovated Marcellus High School on Sept. 7. Aug. 27: 10 a.m.: Grade 7 orientation, DMS auditorium 10 a.m.: Grade 9 orientation, SHS auditorium               (Busing available @ four pick-up locations) Aug. 28: 5 p.m.:    Welcome Back Night, Grades 1-3, KCH library                (RTI/Title I meeting @ 4:45 p.m.) 6 p.m.:    Welcome Back Night, Grades 4-6, DMS Auditorium                (RTI/Title 1 meeting ...
(UPDATED) District takes campus precautions as police search for convicted sex offender (UPDATED) District takes campus precautions as police search for convicted sex offender: UPDATE July 12, 2019 -- According to news reports , the offender was apprehended Friday morning and returned to custody. July 11, 2019 -- After school district officials learned that a paroled sex offender had dismantled his ankle monitoring device and was at large in the county, a series of precautions were put in place Thursday to secure the Marcellus campus, where some students are attending summer programming. Staff members are on alert and will supervise the dismissal of students. The district urges area residents and parents to be aware of their surroundings.  
School offices back where they started School offices back where they started: July 8, 2019 -- Looking for the school building offices? If you have a student in grades K-3, the main office is at the KCH Elementary School building. If you have a student in grades 4-8, the main offices are back at Driver Middle School. And if you're the parent of a student in grades 9-12, the main office is back at the high school. Enter through the trophy case entrance until the main entrance is complete. All the office phone numbers are the same!
Marcellus bids farewell to Class of 2019 Marcellus bids farewell to Class of 2019: June 30, 2019 -- Congratulations to the Marcellus High School Class of 2019, whose 134 members today took their final stroll across the Groeling Auditorium stage during the school's 126th Commencement Ceremony.  
Can't make it to graduation? Watch it online! Can't make it to graduation? Watch it online!: June 28, 2019 -- Can't make it to Commencement on Sunday? Marcellus has you covered. The district will once again be livestreaming graduation. The 126th Commencement Exercises will be live on Sunday at the following link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-2mFi5UyQg
Fourth-graders stand up to bullying with video project Fourth-graders stand up to bullying with video project: June 21, 2019 -- A group of Marcellus fourth-graders offered tips for defusing a bullying situation by producing a video that depicts a student being taunted on a school playground. Check it out!  
District wins national award for 2018 publication District wins national award for 2018 publication: June 21, 2019 -- Marcellus Central School District has received national recognition for its 2018 budget newsletter.  The eight-page newsletter, which was published and mailed to district residents last year and explained the components of the then-proposed 2018-19 budget, received honorable mention in the finance publication category of the National School Public Relations Association's annual Publications and Digital Media Awards competition. The NSPRA awards recognize outstanding education publications, e-newsletters, digital media programs, radio/TV/video programs, social media, infographics, blogs and websites. The contest drew 1,148 submissions from public and private schools and districts around the country year and resulted in 667 total awards.   
Hands-on projects bring all three schools together Hands-on projects bring all three schools together: June 14, 2019 -- In her new role as Marcellus technology integration specialist, Katrina Ercole this year encouraged instructors from all three schools to work together on two hands-on projects. As part of their regular curriculum, students in Elizabeth Milliken's seventh-grade family and consumer science class at Driver Middle School usually handcraft felt toys. But this year, Mrs. Ercole suggested they create their designs using drawings sketched by kindergartners at K.C. Heffernan Elementary School, essentially sewing custom-order "monsters" for the district's littlest learners. Likewise, Mrs. Ercole suggested that students in Marcellus High School teacher Steve Walker's technology class "field-test" the puzzles they designed in AutoCad and created ...
No idle days at Marcellus High School Career Center No idle days at Marcellus High School Career Center: June 17, 2019 -- During her first year as Marcellus Central School District’s part-time career center coordinator, Cathy Arvantides – who retired from her long-time post as high school technology teacher last year – didn’t let any grass grow under her feet.  Mrs. Cathy Arvantides She organized seven different student field trips, each focused on a different career area. In October, for example, a group of students interested in manufacturing and engineering visited Lockheed Martin. In April, “Women in STEM Careers Day” featured an outing to the Syracuse headquarters of research and development company SRC. The Career Center also facilitated job-shadowing experiences for 32 students, mostly juniors, at a variety of local businesses, including ...
Class of 2019 takes final stroll through Marcellus buildings Class of 2019 takes final stroll through Marcellus buildings: June 12, 2019 -- The Marcellus High School Class of 2019 retraced its steps back to middle and elementary school during the annual Senior Walk on Friday, June 7, 2019. Follow this link to check out a photo slideshow of the special event.
French students clean up at national contest French students clean up at national contest: June 5, 2019 -- Congratulations to the Marcellus French students who swept this year’s National French Contest, bringing home 20 medals and 31 honorable mentions.   “Marcellus had phenomenal results – one of the best showings in the region,” Marcellus High School French teacher Jessica Cuello said. “And many of our students excelled nationwide. Félicitations à tous!” More than 70,000 students across the nation compete in the National French Contest/ Le Grand Concours,  an annual competition sponsored by the  American Association of Teachers of French . Students of French in grades one through 12 in all 50 states and abroad take a written test and compete against students with similar educational ...
Marcellus HS students treat Syracuse kindergartners to picnic Marcellus HS students treat Syracuse kindergartners to picnic: June 3, 2019 -- As part of their ongoing outreach mission, more than 200 members of Marcellus High School's Character Education Club hosted a picnic at Marcellus Park on May 30 for three classes of kindergartners from Frazer Elementary School in Syracuse. The chemistry between the two age groups was hard to miss as everyone swung, flung, slid, ran, flapped a parachute, snacked, smiled, giggled, guffawed and squealed.  But don't take our word for it. Check out some photos from the day:  
Jack McAuliff wins Syracuse High School Theatre Award Jack McAuliff wins Syracuse High School Theatre Award: Jack McAuliff accepts his award. Photo by Dennis Nett/syracuse.com June 3, 2019 -- Congratulations to Marcellus High School junior Jack McAuliff, who won for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role at last night's Syracuse High School Theatre Awards! Jack played Reuben in Marcellus' production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."  Click here to read the complete story.
Students recognized for performance on national Spanish exam Students recognized for performance on national Spanish exam: From left: Molly Stanton, Angelina Coleman and Grayson Hoag. June 4, 2019 -- Congratulations to the eight Spanish students from Marcellus High School who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2019 National Spanish Examinations. Sophomore Alyssa Hopper earned a bronze medal in the Level Three category. The following students won honorable mention: Angelina Coleman and Molly Stanton (Level II freshmen); Colleen Marsh and Connor Reagan (Level III sophomores); and Grayson Hoag, Nick Roseboom and Jeffrey Shi (Level V seniors).  “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest ...



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