New Faculty On Campus for Orientation

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We welcome our new faculty members here today for orientation. All the best to you as you start your new teaching careers at Cazenovia Central Schools! From left to right: Kathy Hudson (H.S. Nurse), Eryn Kelly (Elem. Art), Greg Wakeman (H.S./M.S. Music), Maureen Phillips (3rd Grade), Emily Nugent (5th Grade), Kristen Brink (Elem. Special Ed.), Leah Jubelt (3rd Grade), Meghan Cattadoris (3rd Grade), Victoria Galbraith (Elem. School Psychologist), Maggie Namy (Elem. Special Ed.) & Jack Malmsheimer (Elem. P.E.)  

Middle School Citizens of the Quarter 2017-2018

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Congratulations to all of the Middle School students who were selected this past school year as Citizens of the Quarter! Each marking period, Cazenovia Middle School honors students who display good manners, a positive attitude, consideration for others, cooperative behavior and responsibility toward self and school in an exemplary manner. Each of these students are named a “Citizen of the Quarter.”
Honorees are nominated by their teachers, who cite specific examples of commendable behavior the students modeled to earn the honor. These students display attributes not easily measured by grade reports.

Citizens of the Quarter – 1st Marking Period

Citizens of the Quarter – 2nd Marking Period


Citizens of the Quarter – 3rd Marking Period


Citizens of the Quarter – 4th Marking Period

5th graders
Samantha Arnold, Lucy Bliss, Shane Cummings, Rachel Caraher, Seamus Enders, Ava Galton, Sally Hughes, Maeve Kelly, Jaden Kaplan, Josh Luna, Mary McCay, Timmy Magee, Bryce Odessa, Judah Ossont, Gabe Reagan, Edith Rodriguez, Harper Travis, Matthew Tugaw, Ava Vanetti, Aevlyn Wallace, Collin Jacobs, Trinity Damren, Cassia Race, Olivia Ruddy, Avery Cattadoris and Eliza Smith
6th graders
Madeline Briglin, Tinsae Chiarello, Jacob Cox, Abby Falso, Olivia Franks, Bel Lazarsky, Grace Probe, Mya Skeele, Isabella Fazio, Olivia Lints, Miles Weiler, Bess Johnson, Mesi Stevens, Raeny Thompson, Michaela Tobin, Nico Uzcategui, Karly Vaas and Audrey Wells
7th graders
Corrine Albicker, Zackery Benedict, Liam Colligan, Skylar Dannan, Ben Decker, Sophia DeNova, Emma Enders, Katelin Frisbie, Connor Gale, Rio Harper, Russell LaFever, Ryan Melvin, Miriam Moskvich, Riley Newcomb, William Ossont, Lizzie Reagan, Ella Salzman, Caitlin Smithers, Isabel Stromer – Galley, Noelle Weisbrod, Faith Wheeler, Kelton Young, Jon Brown, Alex Moesch, Brandon McColm, John Fowler, Nola Degeilh, Hannah Ruddy and Cady Webb

School-to-Home Communication Improvements through Peachjar

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Cazenovia CSD plans to improve school-to-home communication by implementing Peachjar to distribute school flyers directly to families digitally. Cazenovia CSD is committed to educational excellence and ensuring that parents stay informed about important activities and events that enhance their child’s life. In an effort to improve parent and community engagement, CCSD is now using Peachjar to send digital flyers directly to our families. Digital flyers will be sent directly to parents who see them as visually engaging images right on their smartphone or computer screen. Additionally, all flyers will be posted to each school’s website. Parents will often be able to click to register their children for youth sports, enrichment programs, and community events. By using this new system, CCSD expects to eliminate the need to print thousands of sheets of paper per year. Additionally, the school district and interested community groups no longer incur the administrative burden and costs associated with paper flyer distribution. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Molly Hagan Appointed as New High School Principal

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Maureen Carroll to remain in place as Dean of Students through 2018-2019

At a special meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, May 21, 2018, Molly Hagan was approved as the next principal of Cazenovia High School beginning July 1st. Mrs. Hagan currently serves as the Elementary Principal of Seneca St. Elementary in Oneida. Molly is a graduate of Cazenovia High School and is a resident in the community. She has experience as a teacher, assistant principal, and as a principal. Hagan was selected from a pool of 38 candidates after an extensive and thorough search process which included multiple interviews with a variety of constituent groups.

Molly Hagan (left) and Maureen Carroll (right)

Additionally at the May 21st meeting, Mrs. Maureen Carroll was approved to continue to act as Dean of Students in the high school for the 2018-19 school year. Carroll agreed to do this in order to provide support and continuity for the high school.
School Superintendent, Mr. Matt Reilly stated, “I am excited and confident for the future of our District with appointments made this morning! Thank you to all of you who were part of the search process.”

Introducing Mr. Ben New, Cazenovia CSD’s Director of Curriculum & Instruction

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Cazenovia Central School District welcomes Mr. Ben New as its newly appointed Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Mr. New started working in his position on Monday, April 23, 2018. Cazenovia School’s Superintendent, Mr. Matt Reilly is very pleased with the hire and states, “Ben New stood out among a deep pool of applicants. His experience and vision make him the perfect choice to direct curriculum and instruction initiatives in the district. I look forward to watching the district’s continued growth as a result of his leadership.” According to New, “It is very exciting to become a member of the Cazenovia Central School District as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Having been in education for the past 17 years, this opportunity is a life-long dream. I have been blessed with the opportunity of continuing my career in our excellent district as the leader of exceptional educators.   My focus will be to work with the dedicated staff to continue to provide outstanding learning experiences for our students. One significant priority during my transitional time, is to establish meaningful working relationships with the students, staff and community.” Before becoming a district administrator in Cazenovia, Mr. New spent 15 years working within the Chittenango Central School District. During this time, he taught 8th grade technology for eight years while also coaching varsity wrestling, junior varsity football and modified lacrosse. In 2009, New transitioned into an administrative role and during the next seven years served in a number of administrative capacities including: Bolivar Road Elementary Principal, Lake Street Elementary Principal, Middle School Assistant Principal and High School Assistant Principal. In January 2017, he ventured out of the Chittenango school district and became the Middle/High Principal at Morrisville-Eaton. New continues, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my administrative experience at all three building levels and am excited to use this experience to help our students at Cazenovia continue to achieve high levels of success.” New holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a master’s degree from SUNY Oswego and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership from SUNY Cortland. Christina New, Ben’s spouse is the business teacher at the high school and they are both proud parents of Alexandra, who is a second grader at Burton Street, Caroline (4) and Christian (2).

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