Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Buckle Up!

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2017! If you are the parent of a senior, this means that we are only five months away from the "big day"; and time will fly by; believe me. I was fortunate to be able to ring in the New Year with friends at the newly refurbished Hotel Syracuse, and what a spectacle it was. We ran into three of our graduates who work there in upper level roles and it was great to catch up with them too.

For many, the start of the new year means resolutions, or a time to do things differently. Not for me. I have been trying to lose ten pounds since October and the start of the new year isn't going to help that along. Really tightening my diet and getting in even more exercise will make the difference.

On Target: On the school front, we plan to stay the course through the rest of the school year. We are looking good to exceed our academic goals for the year, and we are riding a wave of great morale all around. Our biggest challenges for January and February will be to mentally weather (no pun intended) the darkest part of the winter, and to build the 2017-2018 budget. We will.

Sports Update: The weather prevented some games from happening over break, BUT the girls basketball team got a monkey off my back by beating CNS right before the holiday, and then went on to win the More Than a Game Basketball Tournament. Thanks to the girls, there are only two sports monkeys left in my nine years and counting at West Genesee. The first is for girls volleyball to beat Baldwinsville, and the second is for our boys basketball team to beat Bishop Ludden. That will happen!

Free NARCAN Training: Please remember that the Camillus Community Coalition on Substance Abuse, in conjunction with the Camillus Police Department and ACR Health, is offering FREE NARCAN training this Thursday from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.(in one hour sessions) at West Genesee High School in the Large Group Instruction area at the rear of the high school. There is no pre-registration. Just show up for the hour that works for your schedule, get trained, and receive your voucher for a free NARCAN kit.

Buckle up and here we go!