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 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:
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:
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 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:
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.
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 ...
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.
Student-Athletes Sign Commitment Letters:
Six student-athletes in the Marcellus Central School District recently signed commitment letters to play sports at the collegiate level.
Four signed National Letters of Intent. Adam Sullivan committed to Le Moyne baseball, Quinn Burnett signed with Le Moyne women's lacrosse, Kadie Tierney will continue her lacrosse career at Roberts Wesleyan, and Brielle McShane committed to participate in track and field at St. Bonaventure University.
Anna Spitzer signed a commitment letter to play women's lacrosse at John Carroll University, while Marcus Darminio is set to attend Alfred University and play lacrosse.
Adam Sullivan - Le Moyne Baseball
Quinn Burnett - Le Moyne Women's Lacrosse
Kadie Tierney - Roberts Wesleyan Women's Lacrosse ...
Two Students Selected to Best & Brightest:
Two Marcellus Central School District students were recently included in Syracuse.com’s 21 Best & Brightest Awards ceremony.
Mason Grieb and Aubrey Fraher were among the seniors selected from 33 high schools throughout the area based on their academics, community service, recommendations and their personal stories.
Fraher is a member of the National Honor Society and Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society, and earned the National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program award from the College Board. She was a captain for JV basketball, and received several league and regional accolades when she led the softball team to its first sectional championship last spring.
Fraher also volunteers and helps organizations like On My Team 16, a group that supports pediatric ...
Update on Proposed Building Project:
Marcellus Superintendent Michelle Brantner and School Business Administrator Anthony Sonnacchio give an update on a proposed building project.
Six High School Students Honored for Academic Achievement:
Six Marcellus Central School District students were recognized for their exceptional academic achievements this week.
Gabriel Hoag, Gina McGivern, Daniel Mitchell and Emily Moses were named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program, while Mason Grieb and Kate O’Leary are semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students to enter the 2022 competition by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Roughly 16,000 semifinalists continue on in the competition for 7,500 scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered next spring.
Vaccination Interest Survey:
Hello Mustang Families!
We are examining the possibility of offering a clinic here at school very soon for those still needing and wanting the COVID-19 vaccine. We assume the vaccine offered will be Pfizer due to the mixture of age groups that would be included but we are not certain at this time.
Please fill out this VERY brief survey using this link if you are interested in ...
Update on Turf Project:
Superintendent Michelle Brantner gives an update on the new turf and track at the stadium.
Video Update on UPK:
Michelle Brantner, the superintendent of schools, and assistant superintendent Jean Sharlow give an update on the new Universal Pre-Kindergarten program in the district.
2021 Commencement Moved Indoors:
Superintendent Michelle Brantner shared the following message on Friday, June 25, 2021.
To Members of the Class of 2021 and their families:
With the weather report calling for rain during the time of our commencement, we have made the determination to move the ceremony inside to Groeling Auditorium. Doors to the auditorium will open at 10 a.m.
We are requesting that families bring only 6 guests to the ceremony. Mr. Durkee assures us, having officiated 17 commencement ceremonies, that there is not a bad seat in the house.
If you require handicapped accessible seating, we would ask you to enter the auditorium by way of the entrance used for our individual graduation ceremonies earlier this week. Someone will be waiting by ...
Individual Graduations Held for Class of 2021:
The Marcellus Central School District held individual graduation ceremonies for students in the Class of 2021 and their families on June 23 and 24.
Pictures from the ceremonies can be found at the following links:
Pictures on the stage from Day 1
Pictures on the stage from Day 2