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2012-2013
December 3, 2012 Board of Education Meeting: Baker High School's Chamber Choir under the direction of Colin Keating
 

The Board of Education honored the Baldwinsville Marching Band with the President's Spotlight at its November 19 meeting. The band won first place in the Large School 2 Class at the 40th Annual New York State Field Band Championships held at the Carrier Dome on October 28, 2012. At the meeting the band performed its award winning show, "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas."
 
   

On October 15, the Board of Education honored five students for their achievements.
National Merit semifinalists - David Hutter and Emily Ekross, seniors at Baker High School, were honored for having been named 2013 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. They are two of 16,000 semifinalists nationwide who have the opportunity to continue in the competition for over 8,000 National Merit Scholarships. They are joined by Joseph DeBarbieri, left, Principal of Baker High School, and Burrill Wells, right, Board of Education President.
 

Commended students: David Magowan, Antonio Martinez, and Scott Wolff, seniors at Baker High School, were honored for having been named Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students have placed in the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the 2011 PSAT exam. Joining them are Joseph DeBarbieri, left, Principal of Baker High School, and Burrill Wells, right, Board of Education President.

  

2011-2012
At the June 4 meeting, the Third grade students from Elden Elementary School performed a short musical selection under the direction of music teacher, Katrina Kahl. The Board of Education recognized the students for their musical talents and accomplishments. 
 
 

   
At its May 21 meeting, the district's Board of Education honored several individuals for their recent achievements.

Students selected to attend Boys State
Ten juniors from Baker High School have been invited to attend the prestigious American Legion Boys State leadership conference this summer at SUNY Morrisville.
 
The following students have been invited to represent Baldwinsville:
Andrew Biedermann
Matthew Colclough
Evan Lavelle
Matthew Lawrence
Sean Maar
Zach Meyers
Jacob Norton
Peter Snell
David Tack
James Wafful







BOCES Students
Ryan McArdell - a senior at Baker High School, placed first in the automotive refinishing category at the New York State SkillsUSA competition held on April 26 at the New York State Fairgrounds. He is in the automotive collision technology program at OCM BOCES. By placing first, he has qualified to compete in the National SkillsUSA competition, to be held in Kansas City in June. 
Two Baker High School students who attend the automotive technology program at OCM BOCES were each awarded a Snap-on Ratcheting Screwdriver from BOCES to commemorate their exceptional accomplishments in their courses. Only a few students are selected each semester for this distinction. These students are:

(left) Jordan Jaeger, Automotive Technology
(right) Nicholas Nolan, Automotive Technology
 
 
Tony Cardamone
Tony Cardamone, Principal of Elden Elementary School, has been selected as the 2012 New York State Elementary School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS). The award is given annually to a SAANYS member who sets the pace, character, and quality of education for the children in the school, has made a commitment to parents and the community, and has shown evidence of outstanding contributions to the community and the educational process. 
  District Business Teachers
Baker High School has received approval from the New York State Education Department to offer its Business Finance and Business Marketing strands as career and technical education (CTE) programs. The high school may add technical endorsements to the diplomas of its students completing these programs beginning with the graduating class of 2012. Through rigorous standards and requirements, CTE programs prepare students for careers and postsecondary education.

Baker High School’s successful completion of the process for CTE certification was due to the diligence, dedication, and collaboration of:

(left to right) Board President Burrill Wells, Damon Villnave, Jennifer Sawyer, Elaine Ryan, Joseph Bisignano, Gary Pluff, Assistant Principal Mary Reichert, Principal Joseph DeBarbieri 

   
Members of Ray Middle School's chamber orchestra perform under the direction of Jennifer Bearup at the May 7, 2012 Board of Education meeting.
 

  The Board of Education honored the ice hockey team with the President's Spotlight at its April 16 meeting. The ice hockey team is the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc.’s Winter 2011-2012 Scholar/Athlete Ice Hockey Team State Champion.   The team was awarded this honor based on its composite grade point average of 95.68 percent, which is the highest of any high school ice hockey team in the state for the winter 2011-2012 athletic season.   Mark Lloyd is head coach of the team and Mike Pope is the assistant coach. Members of the team are:  
 
Matthew Abbott
Brendan Albright
Thomas Ancillotti
Morgan Baumler
Ronald Bertrand
Brian Burlingame
Tyler Church
Matthew Colclough
Parker Ferrigan
Nicholas Harper
Matthew Herman
Christopher Johns
Ronald May
David Mazurkiewicz
Luke McCaffrey
Michael McElwain
Justin Newman
Shane O’Brien
Joshua Pinard
Brendan Polsin
Michael Schneid
Steven Schneid
Daniel Strodel
Truman Strodel
James Wadsworth
Tyler Weber
Matthew Zandri
    
   
On March 19, the Board of Education honored the following winter athletes for their achievements:

Wrestling - Coach Tony Burkinshaw was named Section III Wrestling Coach of the Year.

The following athletes competed in the state tournament, held February 24 & 25 at Times Union Center:
Kevin Paul – competed at 106 pounds at states. He is the Section III Division 1 Champion at this weight.
Patrick Nasoni – competed at 195 pounds at states. He is the Section III Division 1 Champion at this weight.

Boys Swimming - Daniel Burke, the Section III Class A champion in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard backstroke, competed in these two events at the state competition held March 2 & 3 at Erie Community College in Buffalo. In the 200-yard medley he finished 20th and in the 100-yard backstroke he finished in 10th place.

Indoor Track - The following athletes competed in the state Indoor Track and Field Championships held March 3 at Cornell University:
Gina Carnovale - 300-meter dash – finished in 16th place
Shay Sargeant - 55-meter dash – finished in 28th place
Andy Fleming, Matt Pond, Josh Perez, and Alec Peinkofer - Boys 4 x 800 meter relay – They finished in 6th place.

Girls Bowling - Anne Peterson competed in the NYS Girls Bowling Tournament, March 3 & 4, held in Waverly, NY. She finished in 22nd place.

Girls Gymnastics – Emma Manning was a member of the Section 3 gymnastics team that finished 2nd in the state meet. She was the Section 3 Sportsmanship Winner at the state meet.
  Burrill Wells, President (left), and Bruce Quimby, Athletic Director, with wrestlers Kevin Paul, left and Patrick Nasoni.
  Swimmer Daniel Burke with Burrill Wells, left, and Bruce Quimby, right
  Members of the indoor track team with Burrill Wells, left, and Bruce Quimby, right
  Bowler Anne Peterson with Burrill Wells, left and Bruce Quimby, right
  Gymnast Emma Manning with Burrill Wells, left and Bruce Quimby, right
   
At the March 5th Board of Education Meeting, Orchestra members from Reynolds Elementary School play under the direction of teacher Aliza Cincotta.
 
   

The Board of Education honored several students with the President's Spotlight at it's February 27 meeting.   Ryan Peters - a senior at Baker High School and the board’s ex-officio student member, was honored for receiving the Elks Community Service Award from Liverpool Elks Lodge 2348.

Twenty-seven students were honored for their achievements in the 2012 CNY Scholastic Art Awards competition, sponsored by M&T Bank. They are:

BAKER HIGH SCHOOL
Honorable Mention, Photography Portfolio: Andrew Abbott and Deanna Gerde. Andrew and Deanna also received Honorable Mentions for other artwork.   Gold Key: Sara Morse, Photography. She also received an Honorable Mention. Charlie Wolff, Photography

Silver Key: Mikaela Braun, Photography Sierra Buck, Photography Jack Kenney, Sculpture Kassey Milana, Photography. She also received Honorable Mentions for three other pieces. Natalie Redmore, Photography Jennifer Sandore, Photography Haylie Sims, Photography (two pieces). She also received Honorble Mentions for two other pieces.

Honorable Mention: Maddy Coon, Emily Doback, Gretchen Grage, Kerry Jones, Andrew King, Brianne Landwersiek, Mackenzie Porch, Jessica Roberts (two pieces), Gabrielle Uhrig

DURGEE JUNIOR HIGH
Silver Key: Erin Nagle, Sculpture

Honorable Mention: Matthew Binns, Sara Harris, Maizy Ludden, Alyson Pfeiffer, Andrea Walker

RAY MIDDLE SCHOOL
Honorable Mention: Emma Monterville
  Ryan Peters with BOE President Burrill Wells.
  Students from Baker High School who received awards at the CNY Scholastic Art Competition.
  Students from Durgee Junior High School who were winners in the CNY Scholastic Art Competition.
   

February 6, 2012 Board of Education meeting:
  String students from Elden Elementary School and McNamara Elementary School perform at the February 6 Board of Education meeting under the direction of Dana Lambert.
 
  String students Zayria Gascon, front, Aidan Priest, back left, and Ava Shore, back right, perform at the February 6 Board of Education meeting.
 
   

January 23, 2012 Board of Education meeting: Under the direction of Casey Vanderstouw, the Baldwinsville Marching Band, the 2012 Gator Bowl Sweepstakes Champions, performed at the meeting and was honored by the board for it's award-winning season. 
    
    
   
   

January 9, 2012 Board of Education meeting: Plan Bee, the pep band, performed at the meeting.
 
   Connor Bogardus
 
   Garrett Darrah, Maria Teresa Bianchetti, Sarah Garrafo
 
   Sam A. Beef, Marc Walters, David Millen
 
Andrew Nave, Aaron Callard, Ben Bardenett, Nicole Damon

 

December 19, 2011 Board of Education meeting:
Alec Peinkofer, center, was honored by the Board of Education for placing 7th in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys’ Cross-Country Championships and placing 30th in the New York State Federations Boys’ Cross-Country Championships. With him is (l to r) Joseph DeBarbieri, Baker High School principal, his coach Jason Glashauser, and Board President Burrill Wells.  
  The Board of Education honored Rachael Miller, who placed 84th in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Girls’ Cross-Country Championships. With her is (l to r) Joseph DeBarbieri, Baker High School principal, her coach is Michael Scuderi, and Board President Burrill Wells.
 
  The board recognized the girls varsity volleyball team and Coach Mary Jo Cerqua for the team's accomplishments this fall. They are Section 3 Class AA Champions, Regional Champions and the team placed 2nd in the New York State Championships.
 

At the December 5, 2011 Board of Education meeting, Elden Elementary School's fourth grade chorus, performed under the direction of Katrina Kahl.
   

November 21, 2011
  Zach Roseberry, center, a seventh-grader at Ray Middle School, was honored with the President's Spotlight at the November 21, 2011 Board of Education meeting. His poem, "Rainbows," has been published in the American Library of Poetry's book of student poetry, "Acclaim," which was recently released. With him is his principal, Geoffrey Morton, left, and Board President Burrill Wells.
   Joanne Melton was honored at the November 21, 2011 Board of Education meeting for being awarded the Morton E. Spillenger Award by The Classical Association of the Empire State (CAES). She teaches Latin at Durgee Junior High School and Baker High School. The award is presented annually to a CAES member in recognition of outstanding contributions to the organization and to the teaching of Latin and Classical Studies. With her is Joseph Debarbieri, left,  principal of Baker High School, and Board President Burrill Wells.

November 7, 2011 -  The cast of Durgee Junior High School’s musical, “Once on This Island,” performed the musical’s opening number, “We Dance,” under the direction of music teacher Megan Brody, at the November 7 meeting.
   

October 17, 2011 - The district recognized several students and staff members with the President’s Spotlight at the Board’s October 17 meeting.

Nathan James and Jacob Minardi, seniors at Baker High School, were honored for being named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. They are two of 16,000 semifinalists nationwide who have the opportunity to continue in the competition for over 8,000 National Merit Scholarships.

Five students were recognized for being named Commended Students in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students have placed in the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the 2010 PSAT exam. They are:

• Nicole Felty
• Sean Honsinger
• Emily Payne
• Nathan Porceng
• Nicholas Welch

The Board honored Paul Mizer, a technology teacher at Baker High School, for being named the 2011-2012 Technology Teacher of the Year by The Central New York Technology & Engineering Educators’ Association.

He was recognized for his contributions to the infusion and implementation of the Project Lead the Way engineering program curriculum at Baker High School, as well as for his leadership within the local and state technology and engineering educators associations.

The Board also recognized the high school’s technology teachers. The Central New York Technology & Engineering Educators’ Association named the technology program at Baker High School the 2011-2012 Technology Program of the Year. The school’s technology department includes teachers Maria Coglitore, Jamie Cuyler, Jeffery Fortais, Matthew Hudson, and Paul Mizer. Baker’s program was recognized for its technology teachers’ innovation and leadership in their discipline.
 
  Left to right: Board President Burrill Wells, Nathan James, Jacob Minardi, and Principal Joseph DeBarbieri.
 
  Left to right - Board President Burrill Wells, Maria Coglitore, Jamie Cuyler, Jeffery Fortais, Paul Mizer, Matthew Hudson, and Principal Joseph DeBarbieri.

October 3, 2011 - Members of the Van Buren Elementary School chorus performed a song about diversity at the October 3 Board of Education meeting under the direction of teacher Cynthia Doback.
 
  (Left to right) Natalie Doback, Cathryn Stanton, Alex Kalinowski, Olivia Dashnau and Kessie Patnode
 
  (Left to right) Cameron Fletcher, Mandee Gaughan, and Emmett Bauer

  September 19, 2011 - The Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education recognized 40 students who received perfect scores on Regents exams last June. The following students were honored with the President’s Spotlight at the Board’s September 19 meeting:

Baker High School

English
- Elizabeth Boyce
- Madison Capogreco
- Elizabeth Connors
- James Eustice
- Elizabeth Knight
- Jacob Minardi
- Angelina Roher
- Sharon Wolff

Physics
- Nathan Porceng

Global History & Geography
- McKenna Curtis

United States History & Government
- Nicole Felty
- Daniel Fiorini
- Elizabeth Hayes

Spanish
- Bridget Conway
- Emily Denniston
- David Hutter
- Mary Joncas
- Sarah Klaben
- Antonio Martinez
- Leona-Marie Sharpstene

 French
- McKenna Curtis
- Garrett Darrah
- Michael Heins
- Haley Kinnetz
- Emily Kott
- Gregory Lefancheck
- David Magowan
- Morgan Noone
- Peter Snell

German
- Andrew Biederman
- Elena Margrey
- Mayleena Holm
- Scott Wolff
 

Durgee Junior High School

Integrated Algebra
- Evan Murphy

Geometry
- Catherine Beamish
- Michael Borek
- Eric Johnson
- Brianne Landwersiek
- Ian Lang
- Dana Norton
- Claire Smith
 
  English
 
   US History
 
  Spanish 
  French
  German
 
Geometry
Integrated Algebra
 


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