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Math & Literacy Night is Dino-Mite! Math & Literacy Night is Dino-Mite!: On March 6th, UPK-6th grade students participated in a Math & Literacy Night. The night began with a dino-mite dinner put on by our Food Service Department. Families listened to stories in the auditorium. We spoke to parents about the importance of reading 20 minutes every day. Students that read more improve their vocabulary and language skills and also improves performance on standardized testing. The small gymnasium was full of exciting math and science stations. These activities were created to encourage our students to enjoy math and science. The library was open for parents to purchase books at the Scholastic Book Fair. We concluded the night with raffle drawings. We are glad so many families spent time with us this evening. A special thank you to everyone that helped make this evening ...
Students Attend Leadership Day Students Attend Leadership Day: On January 11, members of Student Senate traveled to Syracuse to attend a Leadership Day hosted by the Syracuse Crunch. This day included meeting and interviewing business professionals in both commercial and sports professions. They also were able to tour the historic War Memorial Stadium and the Crunch team facilities. The students enjoyed talking with the coaches, learning about leadership, and watching an exciting game afterwards.    
Welcome Our New Superintendent Welcome Our New Superintendent:   Todd M. Freeman has 11 years of experience as a school administrator. Prior to his new position here at Cincinnatus, Mr. Freeman served as a principal at Split Rock Elementary School in the West Genesee Central School District, a position he began in July of 2010. He previously served as assistant principal at West Genesee Middle School from 2007-2010. Prior to administration, he worked 12 years as a classroom teacher, citing experience in grades 4, 5 and 6 in the Skaneateles and East Syracuse Minoa (ESM) districts. Outside the classroom, Freeman also worked as an assistant varsity football coach in Skaneateles and ESM and as a boy’s head varsity lacrosse coach at ESM. His educational background includes a bachelor’s degree ...
Three Students Participate in All County Three Students Participate in All County: On Thursday, February 15th, Cincinnatus hosted the Cortland All County Bands Festival. Students from Cincinnatus, Cortland, Homer, and Marathon came together to work with guest conductors for a day. The elementary band worked with Joe Pompili and performed several pieces for the high school jazz band, which was conducted by Mike Titlebaum, director of Jazz Studies at Ithaca College. At the end of the afternoon, both ensembles played for one another in a small "concert" before heading back to their respective schools. It was a fantastic, musical day and students really enjoyed the experience of playing with others and working with new people. We look forward to hosting this event again in the future!  
SS & NHS Learn About Leadership and Teamwork SS & NHS Learn About Leadership and Teamwork: On January 26th, Student Senate took a joint field trip with National Honor Society to participate in team building exercises by immersing themselves in Student Leadership Day at the Syracuse Crunch. To start the day off right, we worked on team building and getting comfortable with each other at 5WiTS located in Destiny USA. We worked together to solve problems, puzzles, riddles, physical challenges in three different escape room situations. We found a dragon, stopped nuclear warheads, and found our way through an Egyptian tomb - all while learning to depend on each other and use our collective skills to beat the other team. Team A beat Team One by the skin of their teeth! After we “escaped,” we headed over to the War Memorial Arena to meet with very special guests. We toured ...
Art Students Raise Money to Buy Art Supplies for Hurricane Victims Art Students Raise Money to Buy Art Supplies for Hurricane Victims: The Cincinnatus Art Club has been asking for donations to help the school Orangefield High School. The art room at the school had been destroyed by hurricane Harvey, so all of the art supplies were ruined. The donations will help them buy new art supplies.  The Cincinnatus Art Club met their goal and raised over $500 for Orangefield High School.  Thank you to everyone who donated.  Meanwhile the Art Club is also planning on creating a Mosaic on the school wall in the arc by the offices, which will bring more light to the school.  
Large Gym Grand Opening Large Gym Grand Opening: Capital Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony A very special thank you to all who attended the December 13, 2016 Capital Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The event began in our Wilbur Auditorium at 6:30 PM with a warm welcome to our guests, including Senator Seward, and provided a culminating activity to recognize the $8.72 million renovations to our beloved Cincinnatus School. After publicly thanking the Board of Education, for their work in the development of the voter referendum, which was held on February 11, 2014, the administration, staff, and residents, and viewing several before and after project related slides, the group walked to our large gymnasium for the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. The boys’ varsity basketball team completed their pre-game warmup ...
Harlem Wizards Harlem Wizards: January 18th, the Harlem Wizards came to Cincy to put on a show as a fundraiser in support of the Crossroads Sports Complex. During the day, King Arthur, a Harlem Wizard, came to the school to put on a sneak peak of what the evening show was going to be like. All grades, UPK-12, attended and it was a fun experience for everyone filled with dancing and basketball tricks. Many people attended the evening fundraiser and there were many positive comments from the community. It was an enjoyable and fun experience for everyone that attended.
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Scholastic Art Awards Scholastic Art Awards:       A well deserved big congratulations goes out to our Cincy art students who recently competed in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This is a very tough competition. Ourstudents competed against 100 otherschools and around 5000 pieces of artwork total were submitted. Kyleigh Baker, Kennedy Crothers, Yasemin Erkan, Austen Gardner, Caitlyn Gerrard, and McKenzie Lidell all had their work shown atOnondaga Community College along with other winning works.  All winning artwork was exhibited in the Whitney Applied Technology Center at Onondaga Community College.
Area All-State Festival Area All-State Festival: Coming up on February 5 th and 6 th , Keyara Aiken and Dylan Barber will also be participating in the 2016 Zone 3 Senior High Area All-State Festival. This festival is held at Ithaca College involving students from throughout central New York. Selection for this event is based on the students’ NYSSMA scores from last spring’s solo festivals. Please note that the concert for this event will be held at 6 PM on Saturday, Feb. 6 in Ford Hall at the Whalen Music Center on the Ithaca College campus. There is an admission charge of $7; tickets may be purchased at the door.  
Cody Metcalf Goes to All-County! Cody Metcalf Goes to All-County!: Cody Metcalf, who plays 1st Trumpet in our band, has been selected to participate in the first-ever Tompkins-Cortland All-County Music Festival. This event will take place on Nov. 20 and 21 at Dryden High School, with the culminating concert being held at 2 PM on Saturday the 21st. Included in the program are the All-County Middle School Orchestra, Middle School Band and High School Band. Cody will be playing in the trumpet section in the High School Band. He has been working with Mr. Koch on some very difficult music, practicing both after school and evenings to prepare for the festival. We wish Cody the best of luck in this exciting and musically challenging event!
Cortland County Conservation Field Days Cortland County Conservation Field Days: Sixth graders enjoyed spending the day outdoors on September 18, during the Cortland County Conservation Field Days at 4-H Camp Owahta in Solon. A variety of science related topics were presented by natural resource professionals of Cortland County to teach and demonstrate to students valuable lessons in relation to conservation and our environment. Students participated in a wide range of presentations throughout the day. Aquaponics, composting, firearm safety, and falconry were just a few of the topics that were part of this year’s field days. One station in particular focused on the value of teamwork and how collaboration and communication can lead to success. With the cooperation of Mother Nature, it turned ...
Community Foundation Golf Tournament Community Foundation Golf Tournament:    
A Look at Our Alumni A Look at Our Alumni: Alicia Aiken is an alumna of Cincinnatus Central school, Class of 2006. She is currently working as a counselor at TC3. While she was in high school she knew she wanted to be a counselor. In high school she took psychology courses with Mr. Snyder, which helped her recognize her passion for helping people. After graduation she went to college at TC3 where she majored in Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. After getting her degree at TC3 Alicia went to SUNY Cortland, majoring in Psychology and then went to Syracuse University, to get her masters in social work. While at Syracuse University she did a field placement program which was required for her degree. Moving from such a small school as Cincinnatus to college wasn’t hard for her since a lot of students she graduated ...
Rainforest Fundraising Project Rainforest Fundraising Project: Starting on November 25th the 10th grade students in Mr. Morrell’s biology class held a fundraiser to help protect the rain forest in Peru. The student’s had been learning about the rain forest and the deforestation that occurs all around the world, and as they learned about it they wanted to help. The students asked Mr. Morrell if there were any ways in which they could help stop deforestation. He then told the students about Rainforest Trust, an organization that he had learned about in college. This organization uses donations to buy acres of rainforest that are going to be destroyed and turns them into a reserve, like the national parks that we have here in the U.S. As the students learned more they decided to ask for donations from family and friends ...
2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: Madison Knickerbocker's mixed media piece, "All Apes" Since its founding, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have established an amazing track record for identifying the early promise of our nation’s most accomplished creative leaders. Past winners include artists like Andy Warhol;  writers such as Sylvia Plath and Joyce Carol Oates; actors like Robert Redford; and filmmakers such as Stan Brakhage and Ken Burns. Outside of the arts, Awards alumni employ their creativity to become successful in any number of ways – leaders in fields including journalism, medicine, finance, government and public service, the law, science, design, and more.   This year, Cincinnatus had an unheard of showing for ...
Students' Windchimes Facilitate Investigation Students' Windchimes Facilitate Investigation: The Cincinnatus Applied Physical Science class built wind chimes to facilitate an investigation into waves, sound, and resonance. As part of the grade for the wave unit, these chimes were rated on the quality of the design and build, the visual aesthetics, and the audio quality.   Submitted by: Mr. Cringle
Student Chosen for Area All State Student Chosen for Area All State: Keyara Aiken will proudly represent Cincinnatus among other students from the Central New York region in the Women's Chorus.      Keyara Aiken has been selected to participate in the Women’s Chorus at this year’s Area All-State Festival, which will be held at Ithaca College the weekend of Jan. 30 – 31. This is a step above the All-County Festival in that participants come from throughout the Central New York region. Keyara was chosen based on the rating she received on last spring’s NYSSMA solo festival. We wish her the best of luck in this fabulous musical opportunity! The concert will be held in Ford Hall on the Ithaca College campus on Jan. 31 at 2 PM. 

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