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HS Mid-Term/ Regents Week Information HS Mid-Term/ Regents Week Information: Jan. 16, 2018 -- Moravia High School will not have normal classes on Jan. 22 and 23, due to scheduled testing. Principal Bryan Ford sent home the following information in a letter to parents last week. Dear Parents/Guardians of Moravia High School Students:  The week of Jan. 22 through Jan. 26 will be this year's midterm/Regents week.The high school will not be having regular classes on Monday, Jan. 22, and Tuesday, Jan. 23, due to testing. The test schedule can be found on the back (below). We will resume a normal schedule Wednesday, Jan. 24, through Friday, Jan. 26, to close out the third marking period, with all students in attendance.  Some items of note for that week:  Students participating in programs such as Career and Technical Education at the ... more >>
Allison Genson is Accepted to the Naval Academy! Allison Genson is Accepted to the Naval Academy!: Moravia High School is proud to announce that Allison Genson has been accepted into the United States Naval Academy for the fall of 2018.  For the 2017 Class, the Naval Academy received over 17,000 applications and accepted just over 1,200 with just 275 of them being female.  Allison completed the application process and received a nomination to the academy from Congressman John Katko.  She will take her induction oath on June 28, 2018, and begin her time at the Naval Academy.  Please join us in congratulating Allison on her amazing accomplishment.   more >>
Are you receiving our emergency notifications? Are you receiving our emergency notifications?: Jan. 11, 2018 -- Did you know one of the tools Moravia Central School District uses to deliver important messages is SMS or text messages? In addition to notifying local news media and posting safety alerts, schools closings or other urgent messages on the district website and Facebook page, the district also uses the notification system School Messenger to deliver important messages directly to families. These messages go out as automated voice calls, emails and text messages. If you didn’t receive these direct messages last week, when heavy snowfall and dangerously low wind chills prompted school officials to close the district, now might be a good time to make sure Moravia has your current contact information on file. Also, be sure to “opt in” to receive the ... more >>
Doug's Fish Fry ToGo! coming to Moravia Doug's Fish Fry ToGo! coming to Moravia: Jan. 9, 2018 -- The Moravia High School Class of 2020 will hold a Doug’s Fish Fry ToGo! event between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. The event will be held at Kinney Drugs, 130 Main St. To place orders up until 4 p.m. that day, call (607) 423-5996. Doug's Fish Fry ToGo! is a food truck that partners with charitable organizations for events in Binghamton, Ithaca, Owego, Seneca Falls, Johnson City, Endwell, Endicott, Moravia and Auburn. Prices: Fish sandwich: $8 Fish dinner: $13.25 Shrimp portion: $10.50 Shrimp dinner: $15.75 Scallop portion: $13.50 Scallop dinner: $18.75 Onion dinner substitute. $1 Fries: $3 Cole slaw: $2.25   more >>
Father-Daughter Dance set for Jan. 27 Father-Daughter Dance set for Jan. 27: Jan. 8, 2018 -- The Moravia Music Boosters will sponsor a Father-Daughter Dance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, in the Millard Fillmore Elementary School cafeteria. Tickets, which include admission, dancing, crafts and a selfie booth, will be available starting in mid-January. Interested? Please see Ms. Fland or visit Jennings department store.   more >>
December Athletes of the Month announced December Athletes of the Month announced: Jan. 11, 2018 – Congratulations to the four Moravia athletes who were nominated as December Athletes of the Month by their respective coaches. Alexa O’Brien, grade 10, indoor track “Alexa has focused her energy on decreasing her time in the 3,000-meter race,” write Coach Doug Langtry and Coach John Owen. “She has come to practice every day looking for ways to improve her time and has put in extra training to improve. Alexa has dropped her time by almost 30 seconds and is continuing to improve,” Andrew Badman, grade 11, indoor track “Andrew works incredibly hard and expects the most form himself and his teammates,” the coaches write. “So far this year he has broken two school records. We expect to see more this winter season.” ... more >>
What a wind chill watch/warning means for Moravia CSD (UPDATED) What a wind chill watch/warning means for Moravia CSD (UPDATED): Jan. 3, 2018 -- The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a regional wind chill watch for Thursday evening through Saturday morning, warning of dangerously low wind chills, very cold temperatures and lake effect snow. ( UPDATE: The alert was upgraded to a wind chill warning Thursday. ) As a rule, the Moravia Central School District will close if temperatures drop to 25 degrees below zero or colder, which is the NWS threshold for issuing a wind chill warning. The NWS watch indicates temperatures in Central New York could drop that low overnight Thursday into Friday morning. In the event it becomes necessary to close school, the district will issue a School Messenger auto call to all households and post it on the district website. If school remains ... more >>
MFE celebrates Grinch Day MFE celebrates Grinch Day: Dec. 22, 2017 -- Millard Fillmore Elementary recently transformed itself into Dr. Seuss' Whoville. Check it out!   more >>
Food services tip: Take a stand Food services tip: Take a stand: Dec. 22, 2017 -- From the January Wellness newsletter from the district’s Food Services department Take a stand On average, adults over 45 sit for over 12 of their 16 waking hours. That's 75 percent of every day! And guess what? On average, kids aged 8-18 sit EVEN MORE than adults – about 4.5 hours a day at school, another 7 hours of sitting in front of various screens outside of school, plus time for driving to school, eating meals, doing homework. Add it all together and the average kid is sitting for 85 percent of their waking hours each and every day. Health experts say that prolonged sitting can shorten our lives as much as smoking, and they advise that everyone stand much more at work and school and try not to sit for more than 30 minutes at a stretch. Want to learn ... more >>
Committee helps map the Moravia plan for 2018-2021 Committee helps map the Moravia plan for 2018-2021: Dec. 21, 2017 -- A 26-member committee made up of teachers, students, Board of Education members and school administrators recently spent two days discussing the school district’s best way forward. The group worked together to draft a new mission, vision and set of core beliefs, as well as updated performance targets and immediate priorities for the Moravia Central School District’s 2018-2021 strategic plan. The Strategic Planning Committee – which included grade-level chairs from Millard Fillmore Elementary; department chairs from the middle and high schools; administrators; two students; and Board of Education and community members – met Nov. 29 and 30. “This planning process provided a great opportunity for us in Moravia to recalibrate ... more >>
Middle school dance is Friday, Dec. 22 Middle school dance is Friday, Dec. 22: MCS middle school families: In case you haven't heard, there is an Ugly Sweater/Just Plain Fun Holiday dance for middle schoolers from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at the Moravia Fire Hall. Tickets cost $5 per person. Music provided by the MCS Theatrical Technologies Club. There'll be food, silly sweater & holiday garb prizes and plenty of fun. All proceeds benefit the class of 2022. more >>
Blue Devil Broadcast - Episode 2 Blue Devil Broadcast - Episode 2: The latest episode of the Blue Devil Broadcast is here! This episode includes stories on: • FFA Fall Festival  • Fall Sports Wrap-Up  • Ms. Cantrell's Spanish ... more >>
Turtle Clan member visits Millard Fillmore Elementary Turtle Clan member visits Millard Fillmore Elementary: Dec. 8, 2017 -- Fourth-graders at Millard Fillmore Elementary enjoyed a visit Dec. 6 from Mr. Perry Ground, local member of the Onondaga Tribe (Turtle Clan) of the Haudenosaunee. A talented and entertaining storyteller, Mr. Ground met with each fourth-grade class and showed students historical artifacts from his culture and described how the Haudenosaunee once lived in longhouses. Mr. Ground was able to connect the information directly to what students have been learning in their English language arts lessons. “It was a great culminating event as the fourth-grade Native American unit comes to an end,” teacher Meara Sabin said.      more >>
2016 & 2017 Alumni: We need you! 2016 & 2017 Alumni: We need you!: Dec. 8, 2017 -- Attention, all 2016 & 2017 Moravia High School alumni: We want to hear from you! We will be hosting our first Alumni Fair on Dec. 21, giving our students a chance to hear about the college/career/military experiences of our recent grads. If you are interested in participating, we’d love to have you. Just follow this link , RSVP "yes" and answer the handful of survey questions that follow. We hope to finalize our list on Dec. 14 (that's next Thursday!). Contact Ms. Taylor with any questions. Thanks! more >>
The Backpack Program is Part of the Pantry The Backpack Program is Part of the Pantry: The Moravia Hope Pantry Board has agreed to take the Moravia Backpack Program under their umbrella. The Pantry is a 501(c)3, not for profit. To contact the pantry, their mailing address is P.O.Box 462, Moravia, NY 13118 Their phone number is (315) 209-9420. Thank you for your continued support of a great program!   more >>
Deadline is Dec. 5 to order community coupon books Deadline is Dec. 5 to order community coupon books: Nov. 30, 2017 – Still interested in buying a SaveAround® community coupon book, to help Millard Fillmore Elementary students raise money for the school’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)/Character Education program? You’ve got less than a week to get your order in. Each $25 book includes coupons worth thousands of dollars in potential savings from local and national businesses, good through December 2018. Choose between the Ithaca-Cortland and Syracuse editions or any of more than 100 locations. The coupons also can be accessed from a mobile app. See any elementary student for an order form. Don't know any? Forms also will be available at the "Christmas in Moravia" event on Saturday, Dec. 2, in the high school gymnasium.  ... more >>
Help Support Logan! #loganstrong Help Support Logan! #loganstrong: Please help support Logan! He is an amazing student, athlete and person. Help him fight this battle by supporting his gofundme page. Any amount will help him and his family. Thank you for your support. Click this link to go to his page - #loganstrong more >>
Ski Club is Back! Ski Club is Back!: more >>
Class of 2022 Fundraiser Class of 2022 Fundraiser: Two more days are left to shop  to receive guaranteed (local) delivery on or before Christmas in Moravia.  Twelve awesome products are available from the newest “Spectator Scarf” to the most popular “Zip Fleece Jacket”, with several MCS Staff options included as well.     Orders may be placed online (with payment by PayPal or check made out to MCS Class of 2022 – submitted to the Middle School Office), via order form, or products are available directly through Moravia’s ... more >>
October Athletes of the Month announced October Athletes of the Month announced: Nov. 6, 2017 -- Congratulations to the 10 Moravia athletes who were nominated as October Athletes of the Month by their respective coaches. Sarah Cuddeback, grade 11, volleyball (setter) “Sarah continues to be a great role model for her teammates,” Coach Heather Justian writes. “She is always positive and works hard on and off the court. Sarah is always trying to up her game.” Kaitlyn Dusseau (forward) and Kelsey Nelson (mid-fielder), grade 12, field hockey “These two girls bring a lot of encouragement and motivation to the team,” Coach Heather Susek writes. “They are always looking for ways to build team unity and inspire younger athletes with their energy and enthusiasm. Kailyn usually brings the music to pump up the team for ... more >>

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John P. Birmingham, Superintendent
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