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New Blue Devil Broadcast! New Blue Devil Broadcast!: Our latest Blue Devil Broadcast Episode is on-line.  Check it out at this link: http://bluedevilbroadcast. weebly.com/ This episode features not only segments by the High School staff, but Ms. Hatfield's Elementary Staff does a segment, and Ms. Haessner's Middle School Staff does a segment too.  The stories included in this episode are: 1 The Student Directed Fall Musical - Once On This Island 2 BDB Middle School Segment 3 Fall Sports Highlights 4 Cabaret 5 BDB Jr. Elementary School Segment 6 Mr. Kula's ...
High School Student Makes All-State Chorus High School Student Makes All-State Chorus: Moravia High School Junior Alyssa Brown did the unthinkable and became the first student from her school to make it into all-state chorus. “It’s my thirteenth year of teaching and it’s the first year we’ve had someone make the all-state chorus. It’s an accomplishment for a small school to get that opportunity,” said vocal music teacher Joanna Kufs. Brown has been singing since she was just three years old when she started singing in her church choir. She said singing is something she has always loved to do and continues to improve every day according to Kufs. “Someone like Ally, she’s just shown what hard work can do. And every year she has progressed, and she’s become such a leader, such a model for younger kids, for her ...
Moravia Student Dancing in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Moravia Student Dancing in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 22 high school dancers from the Armstrong School of Dance, including a sophomore in the Moravia Central School District.   Madalaina Raymond, a sophomore at Moravia High School, has been looking forward to this experience for many years. We sat down with her ahead of the big trip. You can hear from her below.   We are told the best time to see the dancers is likely to be between 11:00am and noon on Thanksgiving Day. The parade will be broadcast on NBC and via live streaming.
Two Moravia Educators Become Master Teachers Two Moravia Educators Become Master Teachers: By showcasing a dedication to innovative STEM education and a commitment to professional learning, Moravia Central School District science teachers Megan Newhouse and Karen Schaub recently joined the New York State Master Teacher Program.   The New York State Master Teacher Program is made up of the highest-performing STEM teachers from throughout the state, and provides members with an expert community dedicated to the development of science, technology, engineering and math.   The program, which was launched by the state in 2013 in an effort to strengthen STEM education, works in connection with The State University of New York and Math for America.   According to Newhouse, the joy of entering the program can be directly attributed to the opportunities she is afforded ...
Elementary Save Around Fund Raiser! Elementary Save Around Fund Raiser!: From Nov. 4th through Nov. 20th, all Millard Fillmore elementary students will be bringing home a fundraiser packet with a sample of the book in it. These sample books, must be returned to your teacher, unless purchased.   The Save Around coupon book fundraiser is a great way to raise funds for our school AND save families money! We have many new local eateries included this year, and the Cortland/Ithaca edition is now only $20!   This fundraiser is to provide funding to support the elementary school’s PBIS committee. The funding will bring FUN programs to our school!   By working together, we can raise extra money to do some extra cool stuff here at Millard Fillmore Elementary! Examples are guest speakers, musical guests, and other awesome ...
Fiddler on the Roof Jr.! Fiddler on the Roof Jr.!: Moravia Middle School presents Fiddler on the Roof Jr! Come see if the town of Anatevka can hold on to its traditions in this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical. Show nights are November 15th at 7:00 pm and November 16th at 4:00 pm. Tickets are $5 pre-sale and $6 at the door. Tickets are available at 
School Bus Safety Week School Bus Safety Week: This week is school bus safety week! We wanted to take the time to say thank you to the transportation department here in the Moravia Central School District. Check out the video!
Thank You Board of Education Thank You Board of Education: The week of October 21-25 is recognized as School Board Appreciation Week. To help celebrate our amazing Board of Education members, Moravia Central students had a few messages for the board.
Spanish Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Spanish Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: Spanish students in Bethany Mendoza’s classes dived deep into different cultures during Hispanic Heritage Month.   Students in Spanish I through III were split into groups and assigned a different Spanish speaking country. Students were then tasked with looking up different facts, such as where each country was located, the name of the capital and details about the country’s government.   Students said the project gave them the chance to learn more about regions they didn’t know much about.   “We could see the similarities between our country and their country,” said Spanish II student Heidi Anderson.   Students in Spanish IV had to use different approach. Each student ...
National Digital Citizenship Week National Digital Citizenship Week: Did you know that it is National Digital Citizenship Week?! Digital Citizenship helps students better understand the digital world so that they can safely, and appropriately navigate through 21 st century learning. For more information on digital citizenship, please visit: https://www.digitalcitizenship.net/  
Welcoming Back Members of the Class of 1969 Welcoming Back Members of the Class of 1969: We welcomed back a few alumni to the high school! Around 20 members of the Class of 1969 came back to take a tour of the school. They have all stayed in touch for 50 years! The group was able to see parts of the school that were around when they were in school as well as new parts that have since been added. 
Safety Notice October 9, 2019 Safety Notice October 9, 2019: On October 9, Moravia students reported a suspicious person on campus to staff after school hours. The District followed appropriate emergency protocols that are set in place. The police were notified and apprehended the suspicious person, who was searched, and no weapons were found. To err on the side of caution, administration completed a walkthrough of the school grounds in addition to viewing all security footage. No threats were found. The District would like to remind students to be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious character to the proper authorities.
Join Ski Club! Join Ski Club!: Come join the ski club! It's great fun and a way to enjoy the winter!
Spanish IV Students Enjoy Spanish IV Students Enjoy "Salsa Day": It was a day of learning while also having a little fun during Bethany Mendoza’s Spanish IV class, as students recently had the chance to dive head first into the Spanish culture.   “Culture is so diverse. This really gives them the opportunity to learn the Spanish culture,” said Mendoza.   Students in the class were tasked with creating salsa. All the materials the students used were donated from local farmers and the community garden.   “Our community is so great. We thank them for their donations for this project. We’re all in this together,” said Principal Karl O’Leary.   Creating salsa wasn’t the only thing students were tasked with during the class; they also watched on a video on how to perform the salsa ...
Fall 2019 Newsletter Fall 2019 Newsletter: Check out our Fall 2019 Newsletter, which features messages from our Superintendent John Birmingham and our three school principals, and a dedication to our upcoming 50th Homecoming celebration. You can also get to know more about our newest teachers and view the district's annual notifications. To view the newsletter, please click the link below! http://www.moraviaschool.org/tfiles/folder3640/MoraviaNewsletterRedesign_FullColor_PRINT.pdf
Moravia Middle School Remembers 9/11 Moravia Middle School Remembers 9/11: Although the current students at Moravia Middle School weren’t yet born to experience the events of September 11, 2001, that didn’t stop them from honoring those who lost their lives on that tragic date in history.   Students lined the front lawn of the school to take part in a remembrance ceremony on the front lawn that featured local military personnel, the raising of the American flag to half staff and a touching speech by Principal Bruce MacBain.   “Almost 3,000 people died that day. We remember those people,” said MacBain.   MacBain explained that Moravia Central School District has been honoring the victims of 9/11 for years, noting that a section of the front lawn is dedicated to their memory, including two red maple trees that were ...
Millard Fillmore Cherrydale Fundraiser! Millard Fillmore Cherrydale Fundraiser!: Millard Fillmore Elementary is starting the annual Cherrydale Fundraiser today! The fundraiser provides funding for student activities and community projects! All orders and money are due Friday, September 27th! Thank you to the community for their continued support!
Physical Education September Newsletter Physical Education September Newsletter: Please enjoy the new Physical Education monthly newsletter written by Ms. Karito, our new elementary PE teacher! This resource provides healthy tips, community resources and more! A downloadable PDF is attached at the bottom of the page.
District Excited by Positive Open House Turnouts District Excited by Positive Open House Turnouts: The hallways of Moravia High School and Middle School were bustling with activity as students and family members attended the district’s recent open houses.   The open houses helped students get acclimated to their new surrounds and provided parents and family members the opportunity to meet with teachers, principals and administrators. The large turnout at each open house excited district staff and marked a positive beginning to the school year.   “Our open houses were filled with students and families looking to make connections with their new teachers; they had the opportunity to make themselves at home by settling in with their lockers, meeting their new teachers, and building on the relationships they already have,” said high school Principal Karl O’Leary. ...
Moravia CSD Enjoys Opening Day Moravia CSD Enjoys Opening Day: Bus lights flickered, fog lifted and bells sounded as students at Moravia Central School District arrived for the first day of the 2019-20 school year. Below is a video recapping the first day of school!  



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