Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Race to the Finish!

I hope that you all had an opportunity to enjoy the long weekend.  The weather was a little suspect at times but that did not keep me from getting all of the yard work done!

Kaleidoscope 38: Leading us into the weekend was an awesome Kaleidoscope presentation at the Civic Center. This event is the capstone of our Fine Arts program and the students did not disappoint. The beauty of Kaleidoscope is that the musical pieces are all arranged so that there is very little down time. Balconies, lifts, and a double stage are all utilized so that the two hour performance seems to fly by.

I really enjoyed the finale. I am a fan of the band Chicago, and Mr. Davern and his crew did a great arrangement of a couple of Chicago tunes that featured all of the students in attendance. It is always the coolest thing to see the curtain rise and see almost 500 students perfectly positioned and ready to sing. Thanks to all for an amazing evening!

Memorial Day Parade: Thank you also to all of our students and staff who participated in the Memorial Day Parade in the Village of Camillus. Well represented is an understatement. I really do feel as though our students truly understand the meaning of Memorial Day.

Last Day of Classes at  the High School: My boys reminded me that there are only seven class days left in the high school before final exams. Wow! We are here already and I know the time will fly by quickly. In the days to come, we have some honors and awards nights followed by graduation rehearsal. Crazy.

Athletic Teams Compete: Congratulations to our athletic teams.  The boys lacrosse team won the Section III Championship in double overtime, we still have runners in competition, as well as members of the tennis and boys golf teams. 

West Genesee Phone App: Hopefully you have had an opportunity to download our new "West Genesee" phone app. The more I use it and customize it, the more I like it. There is also a Schooltool mobile website that we linked to last week that works very well. Windows and Blackberry apps are coming soon. Enjoy!
Construction to Start Soon: Lastly, I was asked to update the community on the construction along West Genesee Street. The major area of work is between Stonehedge Drive and Route 173. There will also be limited work between Munro Road and Parsons Drive, but that will not be as disruptive. The work between Stonehedge Drive and Vanida Drive will not begin until school is completed in a couple of weeks.

Don't blink or you might miss the end of the school year!