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Baker athletes commit to colleges during National Signing Day Baker athletes commit to colleges during National Signing Day The Baldwinsville Central School District held a National Letter of Intent Signing Day for its senior athletes on Tuesday, November 19. Students signed their letters in a ceremony in front of parents, coaches, family members, administrators, teachers and friends in the C.W. Baker High School auditorium.   The following athletes signed their letters at the press conference: Jason ...
Students join tasting focus group to help select new school menus options Students join tasting focus group to help select new school menus options By Daria Bryja Dietetic Intern    Food service directors from across the state of New York, as well as six Baldwinsville Central School District students, got the opportunity to attend a recipe tasting focus group presented by the National Dairy Association North East (NDANE) on Thursday, Nov. 15.  Two students from Elden Elementary School, two students from Ray Middle ...
‘The 57 Bus’ author speaks to Durgee students: ‘What is justice?’ ‘The 57 Bus’ author speaks to Durgee students: ‘What is justice?’ Best-selling author, award-winning journalist Dashka Slater spoke to Durgee Junior High School students Thursday morning during their Wellness Day. Slater is the author of “ The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime that Changed their Lives .” The book is based on the 2013 assault on a city bus in Oakland, California. Slater, a reporter for the New York Times ...
2020 Bands Winter Program Interest Meeting 2020 Bands Winter Program Interest Meeting Calling all students in 6th to 12th grade who are intested in joining the Baldwinsville Bands this winter. The 2020 Baldwinsville Bands Winter Program Intererest Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 in C.W. Baker High School auditorium.  Winter Guard, Pep Band and Drumline/Indoor Marching Band will be discussed.  No previous experience necessary. All Baldwinsville ...
Parents vs. staff: McNamara hosts successful ‘Books & Basketball’ event Parents vs. staff: McNamara hosts successful ‘Books & Basketball’ event McNamara Elementary families packed the school’s gymnasium on Thursday, Nov. 7, for the Books & Basketball event. The evening started with a book fair and ELA activities, and ended with a basketball game between McNamara parents and McNamara staff members. The game was full of healthy competition, loud cheers and lots of laughs. A halftime show was held featuring McNamara staff ...
Art teachers work on display at public library Art teachers work on display at public library The Art Teachers’ Annual Faculty Art Show is being held this month at the Baldwinsville Public Library. An opening was held Nov. 7 at the library, which is located at 33 E. Genesee St. Paintings, sculptures, photographs and more are on the display all November. The show allows our talented teachers an opportunity to show off their personal projects and pieces.  
More than 20 agencies to participate in Transition Services Fair More than 20 agencies to participate in Transition Services Fair The Baldwinsville Special Education Department would like to invite parents, families, staff, and students to an Agency Fair in an effort to connect families with resources and supports within the community. The fair will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 in the cafeteria at C.W. Baker High School.  Agencies from Onondaga County that provide support and services to ...
Elementary schools celebrate Halloween Elementary schools celebrate Halloween The rain didn't dampen our spirits during this fun-filled Halloween in our elementary schools. From the cast of Harry Potter to the characters in Toy Story, students paraded through hallways, around parking lots and inside classrooms.  Teachers and staff members also joined in on the fun. To check out the costumes, visit our Facebook , Twitter and Instagram accounts.  ...
OCM BOCES announces public vote on purchase of Crown Road Campus in Liverpool OCM BOCES announces public vote on purchase of Crown Road Campus in Liverpool   Voters who live wi thin the school districts of the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES will be asked to decide Nov. 19 if the educational agency should end its 32-year lease for a campus off Crown Road in Liverpool and purchase the facility for $12.85 million.       The purchase would result in no additional costs for the 23 school districts that participate ...
Palmer Principal honored with Administrator Award Palmer Principal honored with Administrator Award L. Pearl Palmer Elementary School Principal Alex Ewing will be honored at a ceremony next week with The Genesee Valley Region PTA Administrator Award. Principal Ewing was surprised Monday afternoon with news of the award by members of Palmer’s PTA, school staff and District administrators. The Genesee Valley Region PTA Administrator Award is given in recognition of excellence in educational ...
District Seeks Volunteers for Budget Committees District Seeks Volunteers for Budget Committees The Baldwinsville Central School District has started the development process for its 2020-2021 budget and is seeking community input through budget advisory committees. The District is looking for volunteers to serve on these committees to review specific areas of the budget and to provide input on the budget components as well as recommendations for cost savings prior to the budget components being ...
District conducting online kindergarten census District conducting online kindergarten census The Baldwinsville Central School District is requesting that parents of children who will be eligible for kindergarten in September 2020 participate in the district’s online non-school age census by January 31, 2020. In order to be eligible for kindergarten in September 2020, a child must be 5 years old by December 1, 2020.    This is not online kindergarten registration, but ...
Disney's Frozen Jr. Tickets on Sale Disney's Frozen Jr. Tickets on Sale FROZEN JR TICKETS- BUY NOW Sell tickets online with Ticketleap Ray Middle School and Durgee Junior High School have joined together to bring Elsa, Anna and the magical land of Arendelle to life in Baldwinsville Theater Arts Program’s production of Disney’s “Frozen JR.” A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, “Frozen JR.” expands ...
Elementary Cross Country Meet Cancelled 10/17 and 10/18 Elementary Cross Country Meet Cancelled 10/17 and 10/18 Due to the conditions of our cross country course, as well as current and forecasted weather conditions, the district will be canceling our all district elementary cross country meet scheduled for today (Thursday, October 17, 2019) and the rain date of tomorrow (Friday, October 18, 2019). The conditions of the district's cross country course has been deemed unsafe for the event given ...
Alumni Spotlight on The Casey Triplets Alumni Spotlight on The Casey Triplets The Casey Triplets If you see one of the Casey triplets, the other two are probably nearby. They commute to OCC together, work identical hours at their part-time jobs, and always seem to be on the same page mentally. "If we didn't say anything to each other for an entire day we would know what the other was thinking. There's an unspoken bond," said Greg Casey. "We're ...
National Hispanic Recognition Award Recipient National Hispanic Recognition Award Recipient The National Hispanic Recognition Program recognizes approximately 7,000 academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino students who take the PSAT.  Kimberly Rivera Cotto is C.W. Baker High Schools first student to receive this special recognition. Congratulations Kim!  
District Releases Vape Education Resources for Families District Releases Vape Education Resources for Families As a community we need to tackle the vaping epidemic that is affecting our students and your children. There are many types of vaping devices, but the most popular, Juul, entered the marketplace in 2015. Since 2015, there has been a substantial rise in tobacco use in school aged children and now the media is reporting that vaping can cause serious illnesses.  The district has compiled a list ...
Congratulations to the Baker's Dozen of the Class of 2020 Congratulations to the Baker's Dozen of the Class of 2020 Each year C.W. Baker High School recognizes the academic accomplishments of all students, including the top 13 students (Baker’s Dozen) of the senior class. This year the Class of 2020 is led in academic achievement by the following students, listed in order by GPA. Congratulations to these students and the Class of 2020. GO BEES!! Rose Mercer Jacqueline Boutilier John Burns ...
Colleen Case Receives Service Award Colleen Case Receives Service Award Colleen Case, Athletic Program Coordinator for the Baldwinsville Central School District, was chosen to receive the Section III Athletics Service Award at the Section III Awards Reception on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.   This outstanding recognition was presented by the Section III Athletics Executive Committee to volunteers who have contributed the most to the success of Section III's ...
Important Message from Superintendent McDonald Important Message from Superintendent McDonald September 24, 2019 Dear Parents: I am writing to you in light of recent trends we have observed in the school community regarding social media posts.  In the age of ever-accessible technology, parents and students have more opportunities than ever to post their opinions on topics and widely disseminate them to their networks.  This increased connectivity can bring about wonderful ...



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