From 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, the Friends of Lorenzo will once again host Community Day, a day celebrating the beginning of Autumn, a bountiful harvest and the relocation of Rippleton Schoolhouse to Lorenzo. This fun-filled tradition has become a staple in Cazenovia’s fall calendar since 2002.
The 2014-15 school year started two weeks ago not only with great excitement and enthusiasm from students and parents, but also with new initiatives and equipment in all three school buildings within the Cazenovia Central School District, the building principals told the board of education at its Sept. 15 meeting.
Marc Brackett is “trying to build an emotionally intelligent New York.” Brackett, director of the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence, is teaming up with OCM BOCES to host interactive workshops for parents and teachers to learn how to raise emotionally intelligent children — that is, children who can manage their emotions effectively throughout life’s ups and downs. Brackett will be holding three “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Matters” workshops next week: one for parents Sept. 30 at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, and two for educators Oct. 1 on the OCM BOCES campus in Liverpool.
Mark Tierno plans to make the 2015-16 year his last as president of Cazenovia College
Cazenovia College President Mark Tierno recently announced to members of the college community at a special Campus Update gathering, that he plans to make next year (the 2015-16 academic year) his last as he retires from the Cazenovia College presidency.
For too long, we’ve been doing education the same way — and it’s doing our students a disservice. At least, that’s what the administrators at Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES believe. And they’re trying to address the problem by introducing a new kind of instruction in Central New York. OCM BOCES held an official grand opening for its new Innovation Tech high school Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the facility at the Lee G. Peters Career Training Center in Liverpool. Classes began Sept. 3.
Culprit will face felony charges for making a terrorist threat
Cazenovia police believe they are close to an arrest in the case of the Cazenovia College bomb threat that occurred late Tuesday night, Sept. 16, and the culprit, when caught, will face felony charges for making a terrorist threat and could face time in state prison.
The latest illness making its way across the country and through the halls of school buildings has arrived in Cazenovia – and a lot of elementary and middle school students have been staying home sick as a result. “We have had a high absenteeism. Our nurses have seen a higher absenteeism than normal,” said Superintendent Matt Reilly. “The symptoms being reported have been consistent with those of the Enterovirus D68."
Five Cazenovia College residence halls were evacuated and searched for more than 90 minutes late Tuesday night in response to a bomb threat against the college.
The Cazenovia Area Community Development Association invites area residents to mark their calendars for Oct. 4 and 11 — the dates for its third annual Cazenovia Art Trail. The art trail is a self-guided tour of the home studios and working locations of more than 26 of Cazenovia’s finest artists. It is a unique opportunity to enjoy art while walking and driving through the historic village and scenic countryside at the height of fall color.
The Cazenovia board of education last week unanimously approved a revision to the district’s athletic Selection Classification policy in an effort to make the policy clearer and better understood by students, parents and coaches. The revision, which kept the policy intact but clarified its administration, was the result of six months of discussions and the work of a special committee comprised of representatives of the various stakeholder groups on the issue.
The Cazenovia Central School District has announced the bus numbers and driver assignments for the 2014-15 school year.
Outdoor classroom is fruition of three-year community-supported project
After more than three years of work and vast amounts of community support, Cazenovia Children’s House last week officially unveiled its new Windy Willow Playscape — an outdoor play and learning area designed to incorporate academic curriculum and physical and social development for preschool and elementary school age children. Nearly 100 people — school students, parents, supporters, contributors, teachers, administrators and board members — came out Aug. 20 on a rainy evening to go on tours, play on the playscape and enjoy a dinner picnic.
Cazenovia village residents may have noticed there was a celebration of sorts going on last Friday at Cazenovia College, with blue and yellow balloons all over campus, music playing, Zac the Wildcat mascot walking around, students in neon yellow shirts everywhere and carloads of freshmen (and their parents) arriving and unloading furniture and boxes of dorm-room decorations. The smiles, hugs and little bit of nervousness visible on the college quad were all evidence that the college’s newest student — the class of 2018 — were moving in for the start of the new school year.
Cazenovia College will launch a new partnership with Herkimer County Community College this fall that will allow Herkimer College students who earn an associate degree in education or more than 60 credits with prerequisites to have transfer status into a Cazenovia College baccalaureate program in inclusive early childhood education, to be offered on the Herkimer campus.
Cazenovia Central School Agriculture Advisory Committee to host meet and greet with new district administrators
The Cazenovia Central School Agriculture Advisory Committee invites the Cazenovia school district agriculture community to a meet and greet event with the new district administrators from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Lamplit Farm, 2489 Carey Hill Road, Fenner.