West Genesee District e-Newsletter

March 25, 2021

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Junior Receives National Silver Medal for Artwork

West Genesee High School junior, Meagan Medina, received a Silver Medal for her piece “Up for Air” in the National Scholastics Art and Writing Award Competition.

Meagan’s work was selected by some of the foremost leaders in the visual arts for excellence in originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal voice or vision. Only 2,000 works received a national medal, which means her work is within the top 1% of all admissions! Congratulations!

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National Recognition of Artwork

WGHS Student Recognized in the 2020-2021 Optimist International Essay Contest

West Genesee High School had five students participate in the 2020-2021 Optimist International Essay Contest sponsored by our local Camillus Optimist Club. “Reaching your Dreams by Choosing Optimism” was the topic this year.

Morgan Valerino placed first and her essay will be submitted to the next level of competition.

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Winter Sports Teams are Scholar Athlete Teams!

Congratulations to our eight West Genesee Winter sports teams that qualified as NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete teams Boy Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Bowling, Girls Bowling, Boys Ice Hockey, Girls Ice Hockey, Boys Swim/Dive, and Competitive Cheerleading! Making us proud in the classrooms!!

District Calendar for 2021-2022 Approved at BOE Meeting

The District Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year was approved by the Board of Education at their meeting on March 17, 2021.

The calendar is now available on the website by clicking here: https://www.westgenesee.org/about-us/calendars/.

WGHS ECOS Club Requests Help from Community for Courtyard Project

A few years ago, some students in the West Genesee High School ECOS club decided that they wanted to transform a school courtyard into an outdoor learning space. ECOS stands for Environmentally Conscious Organization of Students, but most students just call it the Environmental Club. The club's mission is to raise awareness of environmental issues while enjoying the outdoors.

The club thought that the courtyard was wasted space that wasn’t being used to its fullest, so they started making a plan. The plan includes seating areas, vegetable gardens, birdhouses, reading areas, native pollinator gardens, bird feeders, and some artistic elements. ECOS will use the area for their meetings, but the hope is that it will be used by many students and community members.

Currently, plans are being drawn up by Appel Osborne Landscape Architect firm to include many of the ideas the students have come up with. To raise money for the project, the club has received a grant from SRC, a grant from Gardening Know How, and done some fundraising.

ECOS still needs your help. If anyone would like to help with donations of materials and or money, it would be greatly appreciated. This is a long term project that will be used by many members of the District and community. Please email ECOS advisor, Chris Paoli, at cpaoli@westgenesee.org if you would like to help.

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Spring Sports Registration Opens

The West Genesee "Spring" registration is now open on FamilyID for Baseball, Boys/Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Boys/Girls Track, Girls Golf, Boys Tennis, Wrestling! Click here to register.

Reminder: The seasons dates include the following sports:

  • Fall 2 (March 8, 2021 thru April 24, 2021) – Football, Volleyball, Cheer, Girls Swim/Dive
  • Spring (April 19, 2021 thru June 12, 2021) – Baseball, Boys/Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Boys/Girls Track, Girls Golf, Boys Tennis, Wrestling

Any question please contact the West Genesee Athletics Department Office at 315-487-4560.

Kindergarten Registration Continues through April

Kindergarten Registration for the 2021-2022 school year opened virtually on December 1, 2020 and has been extended until April 30, 2021. This will allow our families to register their children from the comfort of their home or office. Please click here to start the Virtual Registration process. This will schedule a telemeeting with you.

When registering, parents should be prepared to upload the following:

  • proof of residency (ie. mortgage or property statement or signed lease agreement)
  • proof of immunizations
  • proof of age

A physical examination is also required and a dental certificate is requested for entry into kindergarten. These examinations should be done up to one year prior to the first day of school. Children who enter kindergarten this fall must be five years of age on or before December 1, 2021.

To access the most updated health requirements as of August 2, 2020, click here.

For additional information about registering your student, go to the Registration section of the website, email the Central Registrar at centralregistrar@westgenesee.org, or call them at (315) 487-4683.

Update: Free Breakfast and Lunch

The USDA has granted ALL students in the United States FREE breakfast and lunch for this entire school year due to the COVID pandemic. Orders can be placed at: https://westgenesee.nutrislice.com/menu/.

Upcoming Events

  • March 29 - April 5, 2021 Spring Recess
  • April 7, 2021 BOE Policies and Bylaws Committee Meeting-6:00 p.m.
  • April 7, 2021 BOE Meeting-7:00 p.m.