Monday, June 10, 2013


Weekend Events: I think there has been enough rain for a while. I love the green grass and fewer allergies, but I also like being able to attend events without wearing full rain gear!  Thankfully, the rain did not stop a lot of great things from happening over the weekend.
  • Senior John Clare won the Post Standard Amateur Golf Tournament.  He is tied for the youngest player to win at 17 years old. Congratulations! 
  • We had runners at state competition.
  • Our Boys Lacrosse team played for the New York State Championship. Unfortunately, they did come up short, but considering the ups and downs of their season, having an opportunity to actually play in the title game is pretty remarkable.
  • East Hill, Split Rock, and Onondaga Road Elementary Schools held their mini-triathlon which was well attended.
  • The Fine Arts Department held their annual awards reception that was also well attended.
Upcoming Events this Week:
  • Students at the high school will be taking final exams this week
  • The first high school graduation will be held at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College Saturday, June 15, at 1:00 p.m.
As the School Year Winds Down: Now is the time that I enjoy visiting middle  and elementary school classrooms. Students are excited to be finishing projects and assignments because summer is right around the corner. At the same time you can sense that students are sad to leave their classroom. There is a lot to be said about that I think. Very strong relationships are built throughout the year and that is wonderful to experience. We always remind our students that even though they will be leaving for the summer, we are right here and will be excited to see them again in the fall.

In the Future: In my next few blogs leading up to July, I will include pictures of picnics and end of the year celebrations, but I should also be able to provide some insight as to what our students will be facing academically during the upcoming school year. I think it goes without saying that our students and faculty have had to face some pretty interesting things. Once the State has had a chance to process what they did to all of us this year, the voice of reason will hopefully enter so that we can strike a better balance next year. I will keep you posted for sure.

Have a wonderful week and congratulations to our seniors!