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Moravia’s Future Business Leaders dominate district competition Moravia’s Future Business Leaders dominate district competition: Back row: Kayla Bennett, Kevin Lynch, Jamey Crossley (adviser), Tylor Compton, Teagan Mosch, Alexis Robbins and Jenna Morris; front row: Tiffani Vandermark, Zoe Quartier, Faith Keller and Mackenzie Tarby Feb. 13, 2019 -- Congratulations to the 10 Moravia students who competed in the district-level Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition at Bryant & Stratton in Liverpool last week – especially the six who qualified to advance to the state competition! FLBA prepares students to become community-minded business leaders through relevant career preparation and leadership experiences. Members of FBLA prepare for careers in business through academic competitions, leadership development and educational programs. FBLA and its college counterpart, Phi Beta ...
Moravia students excel at SkillsUSA competition Moravia students excel at SkillsUSA competition: Feb. 13, 2019 -- Congratulations to the following Moravia High School students for their outstanding performances at the Area 2 SkillsUSA Regional Competition held Feb. 8 at SUNY Morrisville.   Dristin Smith Second place in motorcycle service technology Brianna Steger Second place in carpentry Noah Kieffer Third place in auto vehicle maintenance basic   SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving high school, college and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations, and for further education. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA ...
Coaches name January Athletes of the Month Coaches name January Athletes of the Month: Feb. 11, 2019 -- Congratulations to Maddy Kelly, Tryston Morris and Joe Shoemaker for being named Moravia's Athletes of the Month for January! Read more on the Athletics page.
Student Council hosts Middle School Valentine's Dance Student Council hosts Middle School Valentine's Dance: Feb. 11, 2019 -- The Seventh Grade Student Council is hosting a Middle School Dance to celebrate Valentine's Day on Friday, Feb. 15! There will be dancing, an open gym, fun games and, of course, a concession stand! Spread the word! The dance is from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Friday, February 15th! See you all then!
'Hidden Mischief' simulation to delve into substance abuse 'Hidden Mischief' simulation to delve into substance abuse: Jan. 31, 2019 -- Attention, parents: Have you ever been suspicious that your teen was involved with drugs and alcohol, but didn't know what signs to be looking for? Come check out "Hidden Mischief," a simulation where you'll search a mock teen's bedroom looking for hidden signs of drug and alcohol use. The event, scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 5 at Moravia High School, will be presented in 15-minute blocks during the basketball game and is a joint effort by the high school, Cayuga County Drug Free Community Coalition and the Prevention Network. 
STEAM University provides ‘makerspace’ opportunities for middle-schoolers STEAM University provides ‘makerspace’ opportunities for middle-schoolers: Jan. 31 ,2019 -- Moravia Middle School Counselor Tamara Austin took a group of 40 students to a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) University event at Cayuga Community College earlier this month. Sponsored by Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES' Talented and Gifted Advisory Committee, the makerspace-style program allowed 300 participating students to enroll in two mini courses, including Chinese culture and language, history detectives, Aboriginal culture and art and some that integrated newer technology (drone discovery, critical thinking through coding). “Students had a chance to meet students from districts across our BOCES while engaging in hands-on topics or learning about subjects that match their interests,” Mrs. Austin said. ...
District cancels after-school activities after 6 p.m. Jan. 30, plans late start Thursday District cancels after-school activities after 6 p.m. Jan. 30, plans late start Thursday: Jan. 30, 2019 -- Due to the record-low wind chills in this evening’s forecast, Moravia Central School District is canceling all after-school activities after 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 30 – including tonight’s scheduled presentation of Billy Martin’s Cole All-Star Circus – and will operate on a two-hour delay Thursday, Jan. 31, to give the sun time to lift temperatures out of the danger zone. (Wind chills are predicted to be 21 degrees below zero at 7 a.m. and 16 below at 10 a.m.) The fitness center will remain open today, but will be closed tomorrow morning due to the extreme cold. District officials decided to announce Thursday’s delayed start time well in advance to provide parents with ample time to make alternate ...
Cole All-Star Circus POSTPONED until April 1 Cole All-Star Circus POSTPONED until April 1: Jan. 30, 2019 -- In light of anticipated record-low wind chills this evening, the presentation of Billy Martin’s Cole All-Star Circus scheduled for 7 p.m. today has been postponed until 7 p.m., Monday, April 1. All pre-sale tickets will be honored at this new date and time. Thank you for your anticipated understanding and for your support of the Class of 2025!  
Deadline to place 2019 yearbook ads is March 1 Deadline to place 2019 yearbook ads is March 1: Jan. 28, 2019 -- Attention, parents of high school seniors! Are you interested in ordering a recognition ad for the 2019 Moravia yearbook? All you need to do is send the text and images you'd like to appear in the ad, along with payment, to Mr. Kenneth Welgoss at Moravia High School, 68 S. Main St., Moravia, NY 13118.  Checks should be made payable to Moravia High School Yearbook . You also can send ad content via email to kwelgoss@moraviaschool.org .  All orders must be placed by March 1, 2019. Prices are as follows:  Full-page ad: $150 Half-page ad: $100 Quarter-page ad: $60 Eighth-page ad: $35  
First Blue Devil Broadcast of 2019 now available First Blue Devil Broadcast of 2019 now available: Jan. 28, 2019 -- The first 2019 episode of the Blue Devil Broadcast is posted and ready for viewing.   Some highlights:  Two great stories by  Blue Devil Broadcast Junior (elementary stories reported by an all-Elementary School staff from Mrs. Hatfield's Art Club);  Two great stories by  Blue Devil Broadcast Middle  (stories reported by an All-Middle School staff from Ms. Haessner's Middle School Art Club); and A teaser about the upcoming  Blue Devil Podcast ! Check it out below or by following this link .
How predicted polar vortex could affect Moravia schools How predicted polar vortex could affect Moravia schools: Jan. 28, 2019 – Because a polar vortex is expected to bring subzero temperatures to the region this week, we’d like to remind everyone how Moravia CSD responds to very cold temperatures and dangerously low wind chills. 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. 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 open, district bus drivers will pick up any students they see walking to school during the period of a wind chill watch. If parents have any additional concerns, they should contact Nancy Hares ...
Calendar change: Grades 7-8 have half-days Jan. 22-23 Calendar change: Grades 7-8 have half-days Jan. 22-23: Jan. 15, 2019 -- Students in grades 7 and 8 will have half-days on Tuesday, Jan. 22, and Wednesday, Jan. 23. Lunch will be served as usual before dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
December Athletes of the Month announced December Athletes of the Month announced: Jan. 14, 2019 -- Congratulations to Andrew Badman, Kaden Hooper, Gabby Kehoe and Joe Shoemaker for being named December Athletes of the Month!  Check out the full story on the Athletics webpage.     ???????  ???????
Father-Daughter Dance, Saturday Feb. 2nd! Father-Daughter Dance, Saturday Feb. 2nd!: The annual Father Daughter Dance will be held this year on Saturday February 2, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Elementary School Gym. Tickets are $5 each and available at Jennings Department Store, the Elementary School Office, from Ms. Fland and from Mrs. Read in the HS Nurse’s Office. The event will include crafts, and – of course - dancing. Refreshments will be available. Special guest appearance (event is on Groundhog’s Day) by Punxsutawney Phil. All proceeds benefit the school music programs.  
Cortland Mental Health Association praises Moravia Alliance efforts Cortland Mental Health Association praises Moravia Alliance efforts: Jan. 9, 2019 -- Representatives from Cortland's Mental Health Association recently visited with members of Moravia Alliance to thank the students for raising money for the association's book-sharing program.     The club raised nearly $200 for the organization's efforts through a bake sale they conducted during "Christmas in Moravia."   The Moravia Alliance is a gay-straight alliance whose mission is to spread awareness of the LGBTQ community and provide an accepting and safe place for all students.  
Three Moravia design students recognized for their artwork Three Moravia design students recognized for their artwork: Jan. 9, 2019 -- Congratulations to three students in Mr. Welgoss’ computer graphics class, each of whom had their artwork recognized in local design contests.   Ben MacAdam Gorham, a senior, won the Cayuga County Health Department’s Anti-Vaping/Anti-Smoking poster contest. His design (below left) will be used in the department’s posters, and he received a $100 prize.   Chelsi O’Hora, grade 10, won honorable mention in the same contest with her design (below center).   Kameron Weber, grade 10, created the winning design (below right) in Auburn YMCA’s T-shirt contest for its Freeze-Out Racquetball Tournament.         Well done!    
Choralaires entertain shoppers at Ithaca Mall Choralaires entertain shoppers at Ithaca Mall: Dec. 18, 2018 -- The Moravia High School Choralaires treated holidays shoppers at the Ithaca Mall to a lunchtime Christmas concert on Monday, Dec. 17. With the Santa photo village in the food court as their backdrop, the singers -- directed by Moravia music teacher Joanna Kufs -- performed a merry melange of contemporary and traditional Christmas songs, including solos and full-chorus numbers. "It was the best part of my day," said Superintendent of Schools John Birmingham, who was able to attend part of the performance.  The concert program: Solos "White Christmas" performed by Ally Brown "Baby, It's Cold Outside" by Ariana Raymond & Kayleigh Stayton "Winter Wonderland" by Taryn Langtry & Laura ...
Voters approve 2020 capital project proposal Voters approve 2020 capital project proposal: Dec. 5, 2018 -- Moravia Central School District residents today voted to authorize the district to proceed with a capital improvement project to address critical infrastructure and security needs.   Voters approved the $11.5 million project – the first of three planned phases – 190 yes votes to 36 no votes.   “I want to thank everyone in the community who made time to vote today, even as they juggle the demands of a bustling holiday season,” Superintendent of Schools John Birmingham said. “Just like our residents, the district has a long to-do list, but we can’t tackle these essential repairs and upgrades without the support of our citizens. It’s gratifying to serve a community that is committed to safeguarding its ...
Food Services tip: Staying healthy in the cold Food Services tip: Staying healthy in the cold:   From the December Wellness newsletter from the district’s Food Services department   Cold equals cold Cold weather doesn't cause colds -- viruses do! Same with the flu. There's even a theory that it's actually safer to be outside in cold weather than indoors, where dry air and poor ventilation may make it easier for germs to hang around and spread. If people are in closed spaces sniffling, the bad stuff has nowhere to go. Of course, you should always be sure to dress appropriately outdoors for comfort and to avoid frostbite (in other words,  put your coat on!) But if you don't want to get sick, you should always remember to wash your hands. Other tips for healthier eating: Eat better Try ...
Home Alone on Saturday, Dec. 1st! Home Alone on Saturday, Dec. 1st!: Come enjoy the holiday favorite on December 1st at 5:30 pm at the high school gym! The doors will open at 5 pm. This is in support of the 8th grade trip to Washington DC. There is a $3 dollar donation.



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