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New provider designated for Moravia school physicals New provider designated for Moravia school physicals: June 18, 2018 -- During its June 13 meeting, the Moravia Board of Education appointed Aurora Community Medical Center as the district's new provider for school physicals. School physical schedules will be advertised in local newspapers.
Board of Education honors 2017-18 retirees Board of Education honors 2017-18 retirees: June 14, 2018 -- Congratulations to the school district’s four 2017-18 retirees, who were honored June 13 by the Board of Education for their combined 121.5 years of service to the children of Moravia Central Schools: Teresa Green, elementary secretary, 28 years Laurie Babcock, guidance/counseling secretary, 34 years   Karen Wykstra, middle/high school nurse, 26.5 years Katherine McDonald, special education teacher, 33 years  Heartfelt thanks to you all and warmest wishes for life's next chapter!
Student athlete, coaches honored during ESPN Ithaca 'Night of Champions' Student athlete, coaches honored during ESPN Ithaca 'Night of Champions': From left: Heather Susek, Moravia field hockey coach, senior Maddie Funk and John Crossgrove, girls basketball coach. June 14, 2018 -- Four Moravians were honored during ESPN Ithaca's fifth annual Night of Champions event held June 10 at the Country Club of Ithaca. Senior Maddie Funk was selected as Outstanding Athlete for softball, and Heather Susek (field hockey), John Crossgrove (girls basketball) and Dave Hewitt (softball) were selected as Outstanding Coaches for their respective sports. Cornell University’s men's hockey head coach, Mike Schafer, was the guest speaker.   Congratulations to all!  
High school presents year's final musical performance, High school presents year's final musical performance, "A Night of Broadway": June 14, 2018 -- Although the school year is coming to an end, the talented students at Moravia High School still have one more musical production, “A Night of Broadway,” a showcase presented by Joanna Kufs’ Elements of Musical Theatre class. The show, which begins at 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, in the Millard Fillmore Elementary School auditorium, features the 17 talented members of the class performing a variety of duets, trios and group numbers. Some highlights include selections from popular shows “West Side Story,” “Mamma Mia!,” “Miss Saigon,” “Wicked,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Legally Blonde,” “Matilda the Musical” and many more. The talented class ...
Seniors take a walk to where it all began Seniors take a walk to where it all began: June 11, 2018 -- Members of the Moravia Class of 2018 donned their graduation caps and gowns and took a walk to where it all started 13 years ago, Millard Fillmore Elementary School, where students and staff lined the hallways to cheer them on while "Pomp and Circumstance" boomed from the public address system. Check out the photo slideshow below.  Congratulations, seniors!
June Blue Devil Broadcast! June Blue Devil Broadcast!: Our last Blue Devil Broadcast of the year is online. The students did a great job of finishing the year strong with a 32-minute episode. Check it out at the link below: http://bluedevilbroadcast. weebly.com This episode includes stories on: • High School Career Day  • Spanish Class Trip To Peru  • Spring Sports Wrap-Up  • Syracuse High School Musical Awards  • Middle/ High School Art Show  • National Honor Society's Forest Friday with Kindergarteners  ...
May Athletes of the Month May Athletes of the Month: June 8, 2018 -- Congratulations to the four Moravia students named May Athletes of the Month by their respective coaches: Jake Langtry, Kaelyn Stanton, Garrett Stoyell and Steve Vivenzio. Check out the Athlete of the Month page in the Athletics section of the website for details!
Reminder about last days of classes Reminder about last days of classes:   REMINDER: The last day of classes for Moravia students are as follows: Elementary school: Wednesday, June 20. Middle school students will be by grade level, based on different end-of-year activities: Friday, June 15, for Grade 6; Tuesday, June 12, for Grade 7; and Monday, June 11, for Grade 8. High school: Monday, June 11.
NHS members visit nursing home residents NHS members visit nursing home residents: May 30, 2018 -- A group of junior and senior members of the Moravia High School National Honor Society paid a visit to Northwoods nursing home today, to play games, solves puzzles, sweep the patio or just chat. Way to be neighborly, students!  
Varsity Sports Ceremony is at 6 p.m. June 6 Varsity Sports Ceremony is at 6 p.m. June 6: May 30, 2018 -- REMINDER: The Varsity Sports Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the Millard Fillmore Elementary auditorium.
Documentary about drug addiction to be shown May 31 at Moravia High School Documentary about drug addiction to be shown May 31 at Moravia High School: A documentary film about the perils of youth opioid addiction will be screened at Moravia Senior High School on Thursday, May 31, to be followed by a panel discussion featuring a representative of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, an addiction specialist, community members and an individual in recovery. Admission to the film, “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” is free and open to the public. The event will be 6 to 8 p.m. in the Millard Fillmore Elementary School auditorium. (Please note: This is a location change due to the heat in the forecast.) The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration produced “Chasing the Dragon” in an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin ...
Seniors in the Spotlight! Seniors in the Spotlight!: Please congratulate this week's Seniors in the Spotlight! Please join us in congratulating Carter Flick who will be attending Niagara University in the fall.  He will be pursuing an Academic Exploration Program until deciding on a career path.  We are so proud of you Carter!  You will be missed! Congratulations to Emily Newell for her acceptance to Tompkins Cortland Community College.  She will be pursuing a career in the Culinary Arts/Hotel Management field.  Emily is currently completing her two-year program at Cayuga Onondaga BOCES in the Culinary Arts Program.  Great job Emily! We are so proud of you!  We are proud to announce that Ella Read will be attending Wells College in the fall to pursue a degree in Biology.  She plans to ...
Hobart and William Smith Finger Lakes Scholar Day Hobart and William Smith Finger Lakes Scholar Day: On Thursday, May 24th Sydney Smith, Sierra Lyon, Elijah Davis, Emma Willis, Alethea Banerjee, Jared Russell, and Gabrielle Kehoe, along with Mrs. Taylor, attended the Hobart and William Smith Finger Lakes Scholar Day. The students spent the day learning about the college, taking a college tour, and learning what college admission reps are looking for in a college application. Each of these seven students has earned the Finger Lakes Scholarship with the potential of earning up to $30,000 annually for four years.
District conducts safe, successful lockdown drill District conducts safe, successful lockdown drill: May 24, 2018 -- As part of the school district’s continuing commitment to ensuring students and staff are prepared to quickly make their way to safety in the event of an emergency situation, Moravia Central Schools conducted an unannounced lockdown drill at 1:20 p.m. today (Thursday, May 24). State regulations require that school districts hold these drills to practice their ability to secure school buildings and grounds in the event of a threatening incident in or around the building. Students and staff are instructed to clear hallways, lock doors and take positions out of sight until law enforcement can arrive (or, in this case, school administrators release them). Drills typically last approximately 20 minutes. Today’s exercise went well, and all students and ...
Drivers Education Sign Up Drivers Education Sign Up: If you have a student who will be 16 by July 1st and would like them to take Summer Driver Ed at the MS/High School this summer, please have them stop into the Counseling Office to sign up.  This is a 6-week commitment.  Any questions, please call the Counseling Office 315-497-2670.
Moravia students sweep festival T-shirt design contest Moravia students sweep festival T-shirt design contest: Izaac Dehart (second from left) and Josh Crull (second from right) hold their award-winning T-shirt designs. May 23, 2018 -- Congratulations to Izaac Dehart and Josh Crull, who both received awards from Operation Northern Comfort for their entries in the Crawfish Festival T-shirt Design Contest.   Izaac created the winning design, which was featured on the annual festival’s 2018 T-shirt. He also won a $100 cash prize. Josh won honorable mention and $25.   Operation Northern Comfort is an all-volunteer organization committed to serving Central New York by providing labor, donations and support in time of need.    Originally founded in 2006 as Operation Southern Comfort, the organization was created in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. ...
Congratulations to Moravia's Spring 2018 Scholar Athletes Congratulations to Moravia's Spring 2018 Scholar Athletes: May 17, 2018 – Congratulations to the many Moravia students who achieved scholar athlete status based on their fourth and fifth marking period grades.   The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) honors those teams whose student athletes excel in the classroom. NYSPHSAA has a minimum number of athletes (75 percent) on each team whose averages for the second and third marking periods must be used to calculate the team GPA. Teams with a GPA of 90 percent and higher qualify as Scholar Athlete teams, and the individual students that contributed to the team GPA are recognized with a scholar athlete pin. Congratulations, Moravia scholar athletes!  Varsity Girls Track – 93.445 Alexis Anderson Madison Becker Elizabeth Dusseau ...
Seniors in the Spotlight! Seniors in the Spotlight!: Congratulations to our Seniors in the Spotlight for this week! Please join us in congratulating Sequoia Dixson on her acceptance to the University of Maine.  She will be heading there this fall to pursue a degree in Wildlife Ecology.  Fantastic job Sequoia!  We are very proud of you! Congratulations go out to Devany Osterhoudt who will be attending Tompkins Cortland Community College in the fall.  She will pursue a degree in Photography.  We are so proud of you Devany!  Good luck next year! We would like to congratulate Alex Scholeno on his decision to attend Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall upon graduation.  He will be studying the field of Cybersecurity.  Best of luck Alex!  We are very proud of you!   ...
Voters approve $22.9 million 2018-19 budget,  elect two Board of Education members Voters approve $22.9 million 2018-19 budget, elect two Board of Education members: On May 15, Moravia Central School District residents approved the district’s proposed $22.9 million budget for the 2018-19 school year. The proposal calls for a 2.38 percent increase in spending over 2017-18 and carries a 2.95 percent tax levy increase. Voters: Approved the $22,915,697 budget for the 2018-19 school year that increases spending 2.38 percent ($533,556), and carries a 2.95 percent tax levy increase ($232,890): 398 yes, 94 no Elected two members to the Board of Education: Jennifer Bilinski (304 votes) and Leigh Hess (286 votes). Each will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2018, and ending June 30, 2021. Incumbent Terry Thompson received 283 votes. Approved the purchase of three student transport vehicles at a cost not to exceed $350,000: ...
District celebrates Moravia Middle School's School to Watch redesignation District celebrates Moravia Middle School's School to Watch redesignation: From left: Board of Education President Michelle Lyon, BOE member Leigh Hess, Joel Weiss of the Schools to Watch program, Superintendent John Birmingham,  Principal Bruce MacBain, John Haag of Rep. John Katko's office, and Luann King  of state Sen. James Seward's office. May 15, 2018 -- Board members, administrators, students, teachers and representatives from Rep. John Katko and state Sen. James Seward's offices gathered in the Moravia Middle School gym Tuesday to celebrate the school's redesignation as a School to Watch by the Essential Elements program administered by New York state. The Essential Elements Schools to Watch program seeks to identify middle grades schools that adhere to a rigorous set of criteria and are on a pathway ...



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