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NHS Ice Cream Social: The National Honor Society hosted an ice cream social on November 14th for the students who made Honor Roll and Merit Roll for the first marking period of the 2014-15 school year. The NHS members served the ice cream and recipients were able to choose from a huge variety of topping choices. Ninety-three students were eligible and received certificates in addition to ice cream sundaes. Congratulations to all our students! more >>
Fifth Grade Students Write to Author: In ELA fifth grade students read Cynthia DeFelice’s book Weasel. This was the first novel the students read this year. Each day the students came to class enthusiastic about reading the book anticipating what was going to happen next. The students enjoyed the book so much they wanted to write the author to let her know and ask her questions about writing the book. Each student wrote Cynthia a letter and enclosed a picture of themselves reading Weasel.  On October 27th Mrs. Pierce’s fifth grade ELA received a letter from Cynthia DeFelice. She answered many of the questions the students asked her and expressed her enjoyment of hearing from them. Hearing from the author has ignited the students love for reading and writing. Submitted ... more >>
SchoolMessenger: Parents/Guardians May Opt In to Receive Text Message Notifications from our School The Cincinnatus Central School District is now using the SchoolMessenger notification service to send important information to district parents and guardians through phone calls and emails.  Beginning November 17, 2014, parents and guardians can OPT IN to also receive these messages as text messages .    To comply with wireless carrier requirements and protect against unsolicited text messages, you may receive a SMS message to the wireless cell phone number, that the district has on file for you, requesting that you OPT IN to receive important information from the district via SMS text message.   The third week of November, the district will be texting parents ... more >>
The Spooky House Project: Students Jayden Neilson and Isabella Doughty The Kindergarten students in Mrs. Loomis’s classroom have been working on a very interesting “Project Based Learning” experience.  A member of the community, Mrs. Carolyn Pudney, visited the classroom and explained to the children that she had received an unusual request by phone. A client was requesting to purchase a home but the house he was looking for must be made out of recycled materials and be spooky in appearance. She asked the children for their help in designing a home for this client. The class happily agreed to build the house for Mrs. Pudney to sell.             They began learning about recycling and then brought in ... more >>
Zap-a-Snack Winners: Student Council Zap-a-Snack Fundraiser Successful Students Austin Metcalf, Arianna Blanchard, Julianna Lieb and Christopher Torto               Students in grades five through eight did a great job of selling Zap-a-Snack products due to terrific community support. The money raised from this fundraiser subsidizes the eighth grade Washington, D.C. trip as well as the Knoebel’s Amusement Park end of year trip for students in grades five through eight making Honor Roll the first three marking periods. The top seller this year was fifth grader Julianna Lieb with nearly $600.00 in sales. Other than the top seller, names were drawn for the remaining prizes. Fifth grader, Arianna Blanchard ... more >>
Fingerlakes Trail Fieldtrip:            On October 3 rd the high school health class and the aquatic biology class took a field trip to the Finger Lake Trail. These students hiked for a total of four miles along with Mrs. Knickerbocker, Mr. Schmidt, and Mr. Cringle. The purpose of this trip, for the high school health students, was to reinforce that health is a balance of physical, mental, spiritual, and social health, and these all can balance in nature. The health students also learned in health class about “Authentic Happiness,” that things don’t give us long-term happiness, experiences and memories do.  This experience of walking in nature helped the students to understand the benefit of having the Fingerlakes ... more >>
River Clean Up: On Saturday, September 27th, several science students and staff gathered together to take part in the annual Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District River Cleanup. Students put on waders, grabbed a garbage bag, and worked their way up and down the Otselic River picking up trash and other articles that might negatively impact life in the river. It was a beautiful day and the students worked hard to make a difference in this important resource. Many thanks to those who participated! Picture:  Holding some of the trash they pulled from the river are Leigha Aitchison, Ciara Zeeuw, Cody Metcalf, and Cody Beckwith.   more >>
2014 Lion's Roar Staff:      This year we would like to welcome Bethany Ward, Cassie Warner, Kennedy Crothers, and Rosie Standish as the new members of the 2014-15 Lion’s Roar staff. Bethany is joining the Lion’s Roar staff for the first time as a senior this year. She is looking forward to seeing the “behind the scenes” of the school newspaper and seeing how much work actually goes into producing the Lion’s Roar. Cassie, Rosie, and Kennedy are all juniors this year and are also new to the Lion’s Roar staff. Cassie looks forward to being a part of spreading local and school news and learning how the school newsletter is actually put together. Kennedy is looking forward to writing articles about different topics along with learning how ... more >>
Welcome Newest BOE Member:      Nathan Metzler is our newest Board of Education member. He works full-time as a timber buyer for B&B Lumber Company located in Jamesville, NY. Mr. Metzler’s responsibilities include buying timber and managing timber lands in a 150 mile radius of Syracuse. He also enjoys hunting and running around our beautiful countryside. Mr. Metzler and his wife have two children that attend Cincinnatus.       Mr. Metzler was elected last spring and officially became part of the board this past July. Since being elected as a member he has been in a learning capacity to understand all of the needs and issues related to the district. He has been meeting with members of the leadership team to understand their roles ... more >>
New Applied Physical Science Class:       The new Applied Physical Science class at Cincinnatus School began a year of problem solving by researching, designing, building, and testing water filters. Two teams built two prototypes for testing, both intended to reduce water turbidity (haziness) and decrease the possibility of infection from drinking the water. The students have displayed great innovation in creating clever, efficient, portable, and extremely affordable water filters that could truly be used to purify water for human use. Next up: solar cookers.  Students Katelynn Rice and Rosie Standish working together in class.   Submitted by: Mr. Cringle more >>



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