ACHIEVING OUR FULL POTENTIAL - TOGETHER The Baldwinsville Central School District is the third-largest suburban public school system in Onondaga County, covering approximately 75 square miles and serving about 6,000 students in eight buildings. About 900 instructional and support staff work in our facilities. The district offers a wide range of programs and services, as well as cutting-edge technology, a widely respected special education program, and numerous extracurricular activities.
The district continually strives for excellence in education so that all students may reach their full potential. We are proud of our students’ and staff members’ accomplishments. On this page we list the district’s most notable highlights in academics, the arts, athletics, and staff achievement for the 2016-2017 school year. Please come back often! The page is updated on a regular basis to provide the community with the latest information on student and staff achievement.
These accomplishments would not be possible without the efforts of the entire school district community. Thank you for your support!
ACADEMIC, ARTISTIC AND ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS: 2016-2017
♦AP SCHOLAR AWARDS: •National AP Scholar Award - 2 •Scholar with Distinction - 14 •Scholar with Honor - 9 •Scholar Award - 40♦2017 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP COMMENDED STUDENTS
William Grindle, Kyle Pelcher, Lily Sochan-Rosen, Victoria Speight, and Abigail Wiegand - Class of 2017
♦THE NEW YORK ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS, CHAPTER E SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST OF THE YEAR Lara Lang, School Psychologist, Elden Elementary School♦SOLAR SYSTEM AMBASSADOR FOR NASA JET PROPULSION LAB
Jill Gravante - Earth/Physical Science Teacher, Durgee Junior High School♦2017 HONEYWELL EDUCATORS AT SPACE ACADEMY
Sarah Parrish, teacher, Van Buren Elementary School
♦THE WENDY'S HIGH SCHOOL HEISMAN AWARD Kaylee Damm, Baker High School Senior♦NORTHERN NEW YORK STATE VEX ROBOTICS CHAMPION B.E.E.S. Team - Will Grindle, Evan McCormick, Melanie Ragonese, Matt Rodman, Paul Schmid, Isaac Stone and Andrew York ♦SkillsUSA REGIONAL COMPETITION •Michael Lagana - 1st Place, Culinary Arts •Alexis Townsend - 2nd Place, Medical Math •Isabellah Hightower - 2nd Place, Prepared Speech
♦NYS FCCLA STAR EVENTS COMPETITION •Gold Medal - Karen Caswell, Baker High School
•Silver Medal - Lexi Belloma, Marissa Paventi, and Leah Kramer
♦ALL-STATE MUSIC FESTIVAL 13 students ♦SR. HIGH AREA ALL-STATE MUSIC FESTIVAL
22 students ♦JR. HIGH AREA ALL-STATE MUSIC FESTIVAL 9 students ♦SR. HIGH ALL-COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL
40 students ♦JR. HIGH ALL-COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL
24 students ♦ELEMENTARY ALL-COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL
43 students♦ 2017 BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION DESIGNEE, 8th Consecutive Year
The NAMM Foundation recognized the District for its outstanding commitment to music education with a Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) designation for the 8th consecutive year
♦ 2017 CENTRAL NEW YORK SCHOLASTIC ART COMPETITION •Gold Key - 14
•Silver Key - 18
•Honorable Mention - 28♦ 2017 NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC WRITING COMPETITION Gold Medal - Aurelia Tice, 8th Grade, Durgee Junior High School♦2017 NORTHEAST SCHOLASTIC WRITING COMPETITION •Gold Key - 4 •Silver Key - 19 •Honorable Mention - 30♦NYS PTA REFLECTIONS ART COMPETITION •1st Place - Intermediate Photography - Bailey Pietricola, Palmer Elementary School♦2017 SCHOOL SAFETY EXCELLENCE AWARD
The Utica National Insurance Group awarded the Baldwinsville Central School District the 2017 School Safety Excellence Award in recognition of the district’s efforts to provide its students, staff and visitors with a safe environment. The district received the award at the Titanium with Honors level, the highest distinction.
♦SECTION III CHAMPIONS
•Section III Individual Title, Boys Golf - Ryan Fecco
•Varsity Cheerleading - Co-ed Champions •Girls Varsity Volleyball
•Girls Varsity Soccer - Co-Champions
•Varsity Field Hockey •Section III 100m Breast Stroke, Girls Swimming - Noelle Staso •Varsity Wrestling Team •Varsity Wrestling, Individual Champions:
* Jacob Cavallo @ 113 lbs.
* Zachary Hahn @ 120 lbs.;
* Tyler Patrick @ 132 lbs.
* Jeremy Pond @ 138 lbs.
* David Rush @ 145 lbs.
* Mike Spicer @ 285 lbs. •Boys Varsity Indoor Door Track
♦REGIONAL CHAMPIONS •Varsity Field Hockey♦GIRLS ALL-STATE SOCCER
•Addison Hornsey - 1st Team
•Gabrielle Piontkowski - 4th Team
•Kelsey DeLola - 6th Team
♦GIRLS ALL-CNY SOCCER
♦GIRLS ALL-CNY CROSS COUNTRY
♦GIRLS ALL-CNY SWIMMING
♦GIRLS ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL •Michelle Voyer - 2nd Team
•Kiannah Titus - 5th Team
•Maddie Stone - 3rd Team♦GIRLS ALL-CNY VOLLEYBALL •Michelle Voyer •Kiannah Titus
•Maddie Stone♦ ALL-CNY FOOTBALL
♦BOYS ALL-STATE SOCCER •Brandon Mimas - 1st Team
•DJ Taylor - 5th Team♦BOYS ALL-CNY SOCCER •Brandon Mimas •DJ Taylor ♦BOYS SOCCER NSCAA ALL-EAST REGIONAL TEAM •Brandon Mimas♦BOYS ALL-CNY VOLLEYBALL
♦ATHLETIC MILESTONES •Mary Jo Cerqua, Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach - 500 wins •Kathy Morse, Girls Varsity Soccer Coach - 200 wins •Tony Burkinshaw, Boys Varsity Wrestling Coach - 100 wins •Jeremy Pond, Boys Varsity Wrestling - 100 wins •David Rush, Boys Varsity Wrestline - 150 wins
SCHOLAR-ATHLETE TEAMS ♦Fall 2016 - Girls Cross Country, Girls Swimming, Girls Soccer, Field Hockey, Girls Volleyball, Girls Tennis, Boys Volleyball, Boys Cross Country, Boys Golf, Boys Soccer, Girls Gymnastics, Football
♦Winter 2016-17 - Cheerleading, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Ice Hockey, Boys Indoor Track, Girls Indoor Track, Boys Swimming, Boys Wrestling
♦MAX FIELD HOCKEY 2016 ALL-NORTHEAST REGION •Shylea Dukat