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Assembly honors Paninski for earning first place in National Archery Competition

Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I--Pulaski) recently honored Altmar-Parish Williamstown High School's Jarid Paninski for capturing first place in the New York State National Archery in the Schools Program competition.

C.W. Baker High School opts out of National School Lunch Program

In an effort to increase participation in the school lunch program at C.W. Baker High School, the Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education has notified the State Education Department that the high school will no longer participate in the National School Lunch Program. This will only impact C.W. Baker High School.

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B’ville students to explore science this summer

Two Baldwinsville students have been selected to attend the Bristol-Myers Squibb Science Horizons program at Syracuse University this summer, and two students have been selected as alternates.

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A Memorial Day observance

The following passage was given by Abbe Guillet, Baker high school French teacher, at this year’s Memorial Day observance on May 30 at Veterans Memorial Park, Riverview Cemetery.

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Van Buren Elementary School fifth-graders create organization to thank military

A homework assignment became the catalyst for three Van Buren Elementary School fifth-graders to form an organization to honor members of the U.S. military.

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Baldwinsville student wins first place in poster contest

Lauren Shaler, a fifth-grader at Reynolds Elementary School, has won first place in Division 2 of the Central New York portion of the New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) school bus safety poster contest.

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AIDS Walk/Run raises more than $181,000

The 22nd Annual AIDS Walk/Run held June 1 at Beaver Lake Nature Center raised $181,860. Since it began in 1992, the AIDS Walk/Run has been the mainstay funding for ACR Health’s now extensive Adolescent Health Initiatives. The event has raised more than $2.3 million and positioned ACR Health as a state leader in youth education.

BCSD Board of Education selects new superintendent

The Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education has selected and appointed Dr. David Hamilton as its new superintendent of schools. He is expected to begin his duties as superintendent on July 1. Dr. Hamilton is currently the superintendent of the Penn Yan Central School District which serves approximately 1,500 children. He has served as its superintendent for three years, and previously served eight years in the Churchville Chili Central School District in several administrative capacities including Director of Curriculum and Assessment Professional Development, Principal (7-9), and Director for Technology and Fine Arts.

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Marching Band named the grand champion at Darien Lake competition

The Baldwinsville Central School District marching band won first place at the annual Darien Lake marching band competition held on May 24.

B’ville residents approve school budget, elect four new board members

Baldwinsville voters on May 20 approved the $96,887,219 school budget for the 2014-15 school year. The tax levy increase is 2.87 percent, or $1,448,458, which is an increase of approximately $67.13 for a $100,000 assessed property value.

Know your BOE candidates

Residents living within the Baldwinsville Central School District will be casting their ballots soon, not only on the budget, but also to fill four seats on the district’s board of education. Six candidates are vying for a seat, read their profiles below. The proposed budget is $96,887,219 with a tax levy increase of 2.87 percent, which is an increase of approximately $67.13 for a $100,000 assessed property value. The tax levy increase of 2.87 percent is the district’s tax levy cap for 2014-15. The budget vote and board member election will be held from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 in the auditorium of Baker High School.

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Dave Capucilli Scholarship to be awarded on Moving Up Day

A local scholarship has been established in the name of  Dave Capucilli, who died suddenly and unexpectedly last November after a short illness. The son of Dennis and Jo Anne Capucilli and brother of Matt Capucilli, he was an attorney in New York City, where he lived with his wife, Kristin.

Update: Suspicious driver turns out to be another student

The suspicious event that occurred April 29 outside Durgee Jr. High School in the Baldwinsville Central School District turned out to be nothing more than a high school student asking a fellow peer if he wanted a ride home.

Barclay: Libraries see increased use; NOVELny provides access to safe internet research

Library use has increased across the state. According to some of New York State Library’s latest statistics, visits to public libraries increased by seven million from 113 million to 120 million from 2007 to 2009. The number of items borrowed — books, ebooks, movies, magazines and more — has increased by more than 11 percent.

B'ville school district warns parents of suspicious event outside Durgee, seeks help in identifying driver of car who approached student

The Baldwinsville Central School District sent a message to parents earlier today, April 30, regarding a suspicious event that occurred on school grounds Tuesday afternoon.