Monday, November 2, 2015

What a Blast!

Last week was a blast. As we are into the heart of the school year, routines are set and students are settled in with a lot of learning taking place. Unfortunately, I also had to take a look at the plow trucks to be sure that they are ready for duty, but that is life in Syracuse, New York.

Marching Band Competes at State Championships: Last night our Marching Band represented the District very well at the New York State Field Band Competition as they always do, but they came up just short of their goal of winning a fifth Marching Band championship in five years. They were very respectful in congratulating the winner, as they know that nothing can be taken for granted. Our marching band knows how much work it takes to even compete, let alone grab the top spot. Planning for next season started today.

Fall Athletes are Still Competing: We do have fall athletes still in competition. 

  • Cross Country still has about 20 runners still competing as they have not had their Sectionals yet. That will be held next weekend at Vernon Verona Sherrill High School. 
  • Fall Cheerleading is also still competing and will have their Sectional competition next weekend at South Jefferson High School. 
  • Girls Swimming/Diving are also still competing and have Sectionals coming up at the end of the week at Nottingham High School. 
  • Girls Volleyball begins their Sectionals on Tuesday. 
Stay tuned for winter sports; they start in about a week if you can believe it!

Celebrating Students of the Year: The Camillus Optimists will be recognizing four middle school and two high school students as "Students of the Year" on November 10. Being recognized this year are: Kamel Awayda and Colleen Augello from the high school; Ty Lisi and Analise Castro from Camillus Middle School; and Maxsim Mekker and Lily Wegerski from West Genesee Middle School. They are all wonderful kids. Congratulations to them, their parents, their families, and to anyone reading this who had a hand in their growth!

Enjoy the week. It is supposed to be warm, so soak it in before it is time to start wearing four layers!

Take care-