March High School Happenings

Check out what our students have been up to and our upcoming events

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Academic Information Night - March 10th 7:00-8:30

Join us for Academic Information Night on Tuesday, March 10th, 7:00-8:30


8th – 11th grade parents and students are invited!


There will be presentations on the following:

  • Introduction to High School for our Class of 2024
  • Becoming College and Career Ready On and Off Campus
  • The College Selection Process
  • Advanced Placement and Gemini FLCC Courses
  • Wayne Technical Career Center program opportunities, including New Vision Medical, Nursing and Veterinary Science Programs
  • Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science, Computer Science and Engineering Programs

Work Based Learning

Look at the WBL postings on our website for job openings and shadow opportunities!


Work Based Learning webpage


March 16-20: Gananda CSD PreK-12 College and Career Readiness Week


Events scheduled for Ruben A. Cirillo students include:


  • March 4: ACCES VR meetings
  • March 16- Students will spend the morning learning more about post high planning from area professionals
  • March 16 - Juniors will have the opportunity to visit the National College Fair at the convention center

    March 17- Interested 9/10th graders attend Careers in Healthcare at FLCC

  • March 19-Interested students attend Careers in Education at SUNY Brockport
  • March 19 - Wayne Technical and Career Center Open House for interested students and their parents from 6-8 pm
  • March 31: Wayne Co. Career College and Occupational Trades Fair


See Mrs, Marang for more information about any of the above opportunities.


Mrs. Audra Marang, Work Based Learning Coordinator

amarang@gananda.org

Spanish 4 Students Write Children's Stories and Visit Local School

Spanish 4 students write and illustrate their own children’s stories. Scott Gibala Broxholm, a Gananda resident and published author and illustrator, assists with the ideas in the initial phase and then over the course of 6 weeks they refine the stories. The project culminates with our trip to School 12 where they read their stories to the kids in the HOLA bilingual program. It’s a program comprised native English and native Spanish speakers ages K-3.

Our Drama Club Presents: Curtains, March 27th-29th

Our Drama Club proudly presents 'Curtains,' a murder-mystery musical comedy whodunit. When the terrible leading lady of an even worse, new Broadway-bound musical mysteriously drops dead on Opening Night, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi arrives on the scene to solve the crime (and save the show!). With the suspense and plot twists of an Agatha Christie novel, the screwball antics of an 'I Love Lucy' episode, and a musical score from the creators of the hit musicals 'Chicago' and 'Cabaret,' 'Curtains' is not to be missed!


Senior Dominic Petrucci stars as Lieutenant Frank Cioffi with key suspects: Bossy producer Carmen (junior Hannah Van Scoy), flippant director Christopher Belling (senior Rocco Olivieri), feuding composer Aaron (senior Alex Beenhouwer) and lyricist Georgia (senior Hope Worcester), naive ingenue Niki (sophomore Kat Harms), vengeful chorine Bambi (sophomore Olivia Davis), and lovesick choreographer Bobby (sophomore Nathan Clarcq). Rounding out the list of suspects are seniors Ariel Gaziano, Logan Muha; juniors Ashlyn Bolte-Pauley, Angelina Cantatore, Rosetta Famellette; sophomores Ethan Kuntz and Erica Levandoski; freshmen Gabrielle Brice, Maria D'Agostino, Josie LaDuke, Victoria Rivera, and Molly Tichacek.


The student crew includes Bryan Espinal, Shawn Foglia, Lillian Freeman, Morgan Gardner, Sam Gaziano, Nicole Jerzak, Monica Krym, Angie Marra, Abby Parulski, Ian Poulsen, Marissa Rivera, Matthew Rothwell, Katarina Rutman, Courtney Sicker, CJ Springer and Alex Stratton. Students who are performing in the pit crew include Emma Guthrie, Savannah Harding, Isabelle Keovongxay, Katie McGarvey and Maria Melnik. The High School Drama Club's 2020 production has vocal direction by Mr. Jed Kovalovsky, pit direction by Mrs. Kate Logan, and technical direction by Mrs. Regina Swartout. Club adviser Greg Maddock serves as director and choreographer.


Performances are March 27 & 28 at 7:30pm, March 29 at 2:00pm, at Susan H. Alexander Performing Arts Center at Ruben A. Cirillo High School. Tickets are $8 Adults, $7 Students and Seniors. Run time: 2 hrs 30 min. Rated: PG-13 for mild language and dark comedy.

The Human Rights Club is selling Pura Vida bracelets again this year for $5 each.

The proceeds will be used to fund club activities and to donate to a local support organization.
Gananda Central Schools NHS 2020

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Three times over the winter break a team of students came in to work out with Mr. Broussard!

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WTCC Honor Roll

The following students earned a 90% or higher in their technical program:


  • Hannah Bridson
  • Kaleigh Britton
  • Madalynn Gales
  • Ariel Gaziano
  • Thomas Hawn
  • Owan Hilton
  • Paige Litteer
  • Hunter Reynolds
  • Matthew Robinson
  • Theresa Shirtz
  • Caleb Terry
  • Erin Weill
  • Hope Worcester

WTCC Quarterly Student Awards

Students at the Wayne Technical and Career Center have been recognized for demonstrating exceptional skills in the following areas:

  • Communication Skills
  • Personal and Workplace Behaviors
  • Quality Process Skills
  • Specific Technical and Career Skills


Congratulations to our Gananda students who earned this honor:

  • Hannah Bridson - Health Professions
  • Hunter Reynolds - Computer Programming and Video Game Design
  • Matthew Robinson - New Vision Medical Careers
  • Caleb Terry - Carpentry

All-County Band

Gananda students participated in the Wayne County Music Educators Association All-county Band auditions in February. Each student had to memorize scales, perform two prepared excerpts on their instrument and perform a short section of sight-reading. The students perform in front of a trained adjudicator that rates the students on seven different categories. It takes a great deal of courage, hard work and determination to participate in this event.


Highlights of the accomplishments of our students include:


  • 6 students earning the top seat on their instrument
  • 2 perfect scores (only 4 perfect scores were earned by students at the audition today total)
  • 10 students finishing in the top 3 on their instrument in the county (One student, Emma Guthrie, finished top on 2 different instruments)
  • 18 students selected which is the 2nd highest total from Gananda in the past 18 years and possibly ever (I only have records for the past 18 years)


Congratulations to the following students who earned a spot in this year's WCMEA All-County Band to be held March 13th-14th at Lyons High School:


Sr. High All-County Band Members:

  • Emma Guthrie - 1st Flute, 1st Seat (1st Overall on both flute and piccolo)
  • Ian Poulsen - 1st Clarinet, 2nd Seat (2nd Overall)
  • Tierney Kelley - 2nd Clarinet, 5th Seat (9th Overall)
  • Isabelle Keovongxay - 2nd Alto Sax, 1st Seat (3rd Overall)
  • Erin Weill - 2nd Trumpet, 1st Seat (5th Overall)
  • Savannah Harding - 2nd Trumpet, 2nd Seat (6th Overall)
  • Kathryn Harms - Mallets (1st Overall)


If you see any of these students please congratulate them on their hard work and efforts!


Sincerely,

Aaron Strausser

After Hours School Entrances

Office hours are 7:00-3:30, Monday – Friday


For after hours sports activities, please use the gymnasium entrance off Eddy Rd.


For school sponsored non-sports events, the front entrance off of Wiedrick Rd. may be used.

New Option to Report Student Absences

You can report your student's absence online - you can access it under the HS Parent tab or on the HS Attendance/Health Office page. If your student will be late, unable to attend or is leaving school early, please inform the Attendance/Health Office. Contact Mary Green with questions at mgreen@gananda.org or 315-986-3521, x3160.

Health and Attendance Office News

For all attendance matters you can contact Mrs. Mary Green at 315-986-3521, 8, 3160 or mgreen@gananda.org

  • Family ID is open to register for JV and Varsity Spring sports. Physicals can be uploaded directly to Family ID. Spring sports start 3/9. www.familyid.com is the website
  • It is a NYS requirement for all 9th and 11th grade students to have physicals and submit a copy to the Health Office.
  • Please fill out the Over-the-Counter medicine form with your student's pediatrician and forward it to the Health Office for the coming school year. Reminder - the form requires a physician's signature.
  • If your student needs prescriptions while at school please fill out the Permission to Administer Multiple Medications form with your pediatrician and forward it to the Health Office for the coming school year.
  • New attendance form option - check it out!

Guidance Office News

Mrs. Mary Crelley, Guidance Counselor and Assistant to the Principal

mcrelley@gananda.org


Mrs. Kristen Kelleher, Mental Health Counselor

kkelleher@gananda.org

Morgan Gardner - Work Based Learning in Action at the Elementary School!

March 6th

  • Interim Reports Published
  • Ineligibility Lists Posted

March 10th

  • Academic Information Night 7:00-8:30

March 11th

  • Sign Off Sheets Available

March 12th

  • Ineligibility List Revised
  • 6:30 Athletic Information Night
March 13th
  • Professional Development Day - No School
  • Instrumental All-County Band Festival

March 14th

  • Instrumental All-County Band Festival
March 16th
  • College and Career Day

March 27th

  • 7:30 Curtains

March 28th

  • 7:30 Curtains

March 29th

  • 1:00 Curtains

March 31st

  • French Club Departure Date

April 4th - 13th

  • Spring Recess

April 12th

  • French Club Return Date

April 23rd - 26th

  • Senior Trip

April 17th

  • End of Marking Period 3

Schoology is the Learning Management System utilized by the HS

Schoology is the Learning Management System utilized by the HS. Here you will find information regarding your students schedule, coursework and grades along with other valuable information. For more information check out this article.


Please contact us (email hgravesmarkham@gananda.org) if you need to change or correct your email address in our system.

ID Required to Enter Gananda HS - please bring your driver's license when you come in!

Ruben A. Cirillo High School uses the Raptor visitor management system, which provides an overall safer environment for our students and staff by enabling us to check visitors, contractors, and volunteers in the high school building. All visitors to Ruben A. Cirillo High School will need to present a valid ID to be scanned into the Raptor system.