When you walk into Baldwinsville’s Canal Walk Cafe, you’re surrounded by the talents of local artists in a variety of media: culinary, crafting and paintings just to name a few. What you may not know is that one of those artists responsible for the eclectic and eye-catching decor is also involved in dishing up your palate’s preference. Meet your server, Jackie Colello, a gifted painter whose passion involves another kind of palette: color.
St. Mary’s Academy girls’ basketball team wins season for the first time ever
St. Mary’s Academy girls’ basketball team went 13-1 this season, winning its league as well as two outside tournaments — neither of which had ever been done before. It was also the first year in a long time the parochial school had enough girls to form a team of their own. Before, they had to play with the boys.
As controversies over Common Core and mandated standardized tests become more and more prevalent, many parents are choosing a new option in educating their children: homeschooling. Once the sole province of the very religious, homeschooling is becoming more popular every day, with a growth rate of 7 to 15 percent per year. Nationwide, about 2 million children learn at home instead of in a brick-and-mortar school, up from about 1 million in 2003. According to the U.S. Department of Education, about 88 percent of U.S. homeschool parents express concern about the school environment, citing drugs, negative peer pressure and general safety.
Students experience full immersion while living with local families
Picture yourself clambering over ancient Mayan pyramids deep in the jungle, scrambling up an active volcano or wandering through orderly rows of red berried coffee trees.
The 2014 DeVesty-Williams Scholarship will be awarded in early May by members of the Syracuse Press Club at its annual awards banquet. This $2,000 scholarship will be given to one full-time undergraduate student, who is majoring in print or broadcast journalism at a college/university in the Syracuse Press Club service area. The student scholarship recipient also must be a permanent resident of one of the following counties: Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, Cayuga, Oswego, Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Lewis, Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego, Delaware, Chenango, Broome, Tioga, Chemung, Tompkins, Wayne, Seneca, Schuyler and Yates. A student’s college residence is not considered a permanent residence. All students who fit the above criteria are encouraged to apply.
Voters on Feb. 11 approved an $18.5 million capital project that will address repairs and upgrades in the Baldwinsville Central School District’s buildings as well as the installation of a turf field at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
Voters approved an $18.5 million capital project on Feb. 11 that will address repairs and upgrades in the Baldwinsville Central School District’s buildings as well as the installation of a turf field at Pelcher-Arcaro Stadium.
Residents living within the Baldwinsville Central School District will have the opportunity to vote on the 2014 proposed $18.5 million Capital Project next week. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Baker High School.
Assemblyman Will Barclay (R,C,I-Pulaski) recently informed members of volunteer fire departments and students about a tuition reimbursement program available through the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York.
School districts in Central New York and beyond are in trouble, and it’s time we do something about it. That’s the message behind a pair of forums to be held Feb. 4 and 5 in Auburn and North Syracuse by the Central New York School Boards Association (CNY SBA) in conjunction with the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison, Cayuga-Onondaga, Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga and Oswego County BOCES. The forums, which will take place at Auburn West Middle School and North Syracuse Junior High School, respectively, will focus on the major factors causing those financial issues and how school administrators, teachers and community members can make a difference.
Local voters have agreed to OCM BOCES’ proposed facilities referendum with a 93 percent approval. One thousand four hundred and one votes were cast, with the final tally being 1.293 yes votes and 105 no votes on the referendum, which called for the purchase of the former Nationwide Insurance building in Salina and which will not increase costs for any of its 23 local component school districts.
On Thursday, Jan. 23, voters in 23 school districts across three counties will be asked to go to the polls to approve a building purchase that will have no impact on their wallets. Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES is looking to purchase the former Nationwide Insurance building, located at 110 Elwood Davis Road in the town of Salina. According to BOCES information officer Laurie Cook, the purchase would allow OCM-BOCES to relocate several programs now housed in leased space.
Teachers, parents, peers hold benefit
More than 250 parents, teachers and students gathered Dec. 13 at Reynolds Elementary to support Hally Krolik with a benefit that will help offset the cost of medical expenses as the third-grader continues to battle cancer.
The Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education will begin reviewing components of the 2014-15 budget at its Jan. 6 meeting.
On Dec. 2, the Baldwinsville Central School District Board of Education approved a proposal for an $18.5 million Capital Project, which will be presented to the school district community for a vote from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Baker High School.