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Acting Superintendent's announcements for February 17, 2023

February 17, 2023

Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff:

I am wishing all of you a restful vacation February 20–24 for winter recess. We have a great deal to celebrate with student successes this past week!

Calendar reminders:

  • There is no school for students and staff on Monday, February 20th for President’s Day. District Offices are closed.

  • There is no school for February Break from Tuesday, February 21st to Friday, February 24th. 

  • Students return to school on Monday, February 27th.


We need your input on "How do the terms BUILD, EDUCATE, and EMPOWER connect to your vision for the Baldwinsville Central School District in the years to come?" To gather your feedback, we're using a tool called ThoughtExchange. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued.

Click here to participate:

You'll be asked to respond to one open-ended question, consider and assign stars to some of the ideas shared by others (20 to 30 is ideal), and learn what's important to the group.

Your thoughts and stars are confidential. You can come back as often as you'd like to participate and, in fact, we ask that you do come back to star some of the new ideas shared since you first participated. The ratings will help us understand the most important areas to focus on our strategic plan work.

Thank you in advance for your help and input.

SkillsUSA Regional Competition:

Congratulations to Baker High School students Kadin Berner and Brian Yager. Kadin won third place in the SkillsUA Regional Competition’s Automotive Technology @ Driver's Village — Automotive Vehicle Maintenance Basic category, and Brian won first place in the Automotive Technology @ Driver's Village — Automotive Service Technology category. The competition was held at SUNY Morrisville.

Fencing Tournament:

Congratulations to Ray Middle School seventh-grade student Hudson Durkin for winning second place in the Thrust Northeast Regional Tournament Youth 14 event. Hudson was competing against students from all over the Northeast region and Canada.

Good Luck Bees:

Congratulations to our Boys Swim team competitors headed to the State Qualifier today based on their performance at Sectionals:

  • Sectional Champion Mikey White, in 50 Freestyle with a State meet qualifying time of 20.10,

  • Mikey White, second in 100 freestyle with a State meet qualifying time of 47.83,

  • Matt Lange, Lucas Clay, Ben Webster, and Mikey White, second in 400 free relay with a time of 3:19.26,

  • Matt Lange, third in 200 freestyle with a time of 1:48.04, and

  • Lucas Clay, in 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:03.05

Congratulations to our Boys & Girls Indoor Track athletes, who qualified for the State Indoor Track Meet on Saturday based on their State Qualifier Meet results:

  • Solomon Holden-Betts, first in the 3200 meters (9:17.81)

  • Solomon Holden-Betts, first in the 1600 meters (4:21.59)

  • Kyle Sheckler, first in the pole vault (12 feet 6 inches)

  • Logan Hayes, Branden Levin, Kaleb Paul, and Jack McAllister, first in the 4x400 relay (3:30.51)

  • Jack McAllister, Ryan Wilson, Jeff Ragonese, and Solomon Holden-Betts, first in the 4x800 relay (8:19.83)

  • Sydney McKenney, second in the pole vault (10 feet)

  • Jack McAllister, second in the 600 meters (1:25.4)

  • Logan Hayes, third in the 300 meters (36.58)

  • Brandon Levin, fourth in the InterSectional 300 meter relay leg (36.69)

Boys Ice Hockey:

The boys varsity ice hockey team won against Liverpool this week.   Their next game is sectional semifinals at home on Wednesday February 22, 2023 at 8:20 pm.  We will be playing CNS.   Congratulations to the team for qualifying for semifinals!

Additional upcoming Sectionals:

  • Girls Basketball is playing in Sectional Prelims at 5:30 p.m. tonight vs. Fayetteville-Manlius at home in the Baker large gym.

  • Boys Basketball is playing in Sectional Prelims at 2 p.m. on Saturday vs. Fayetteville-Manlius at Fayetteville-Manlius High School House 1 Gym.

  • The Baldwinsville HS Cheerleaders will also be competing at Sectionals tomorrow at SRC Arena at 10:40 am.

Good luck to all of our athletes and Go Bees!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have and regularly check our website for important updates.


Dr. Kathleen M. Davis, Acting Superintendent