My name is Chris DiFulvio, the new Superintendent of Schools for the Cazenovia Central School District. I am looking forward to meeting each of you at some point in the upcoming school year.
The reason I am writing today is to gather feedback from our community on Universal Pre-K.
As the Cazenovia Central School District looks into the possibility of Universal Pre-Kindergarten, we are seeking your input to assist with this process. Universal Prekindergarten (UPK) refers to state government-funded preschool programs that are free for eligible residents. New York State has allocated funds to school districts to help school districts cover start-up costs for UPK programs. However, after three years, financial support is not guaranteed.
Students that are four years of age, on or before, December 1st are eligible to enroll.
Owahgena Chapter of the National Honor Society Inducts New Members
National Honor Society members and inductees of the Owahgena Chapter gathered on Wednesday, May 26th at St. James Church to celebrate the 82nd Annual Induction Ceremony. Mrs. Susan Tresco, National Honor Society advisor, greeted all inductees, current members, and family members to the ceremony.
Chapter President, Lili Gavitt welcomed all in attendance and provided a summary of the work the inductees and current members have undertaken this year. Lili shared, “It’s been a strange year for the NHS, to say the least, but I think we’re all glad to be here in person to see our inductees finally make their membership official.” Lili went on to commend the inductees on their accomplishments and reminded members of the four pillars that constitute the values of NHS, which are scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Lili also complimented the group on the accomplishment of their year long NHS service project, commending participants in their work with Project Cafe in the creation and opening of the Henry Burden Park on Mill Street.
Following the introduction by Lili, NHS officers Elora Wilmot, Megan Lawton, Ava Gavitt, Ryan Probe and Helen Hausser proceeded with their leadership of the ceremony. Each inductee to the chapter was presented with their NHS pin and certificate. Senior inductees were also presented with their NHS cords, to be worn at commencement.
Special thanks was offered to St. James Church, for their generosity of using their space. Additionally, NHS members extended their appreciation to the district and building administration for their support and to the High School Communications Club for live streaming the event for family members and guests that could not attend.
On Wednesday, June 9 at 1:30 PM there will be a Building Condition Survey walk through for interested architectectural/engineering firms with Geoff Brown our Director of Facilities. This walk through will begin at our Fenner Fields complex located at 2470-2476 Fenner Rd, Cazenovia, NY 13035 and will continue on to the Transportation building before heading to our Burton Street Elementary School and ending at our Emory Ave High School/Middle School.
School Districts across the country have been fortunate enough to receive funding through the American Rescue Plan in order to mitigate some of the impact the pandemic has had upon our students. Your input relative to your child(ren) experiences will be crucial components in the planning process for the expenditure of these funds.
Please take a moment to complete the following survey that will help us in our planning process. Your responses do not constitute a commitment to participate.