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Board adopts proposed 2018-19 budget Board adopts proposed 2018-19 budget: April 19, 2018 -- The Moravia Board of Education on April 18 adopted the 2018-19 budget proposal that district residents will have an opportunity to vote on Tuesday, May 15. As proposed, the $22,915,697 spending plan calls for a 2.38 percent increase in spending over 2017-18 and carries a 2.95 percent tax levy increase, which is below the maximum increase allowed for the spending plan to pass with a simple majority. The fiscal plan includes no program reductions; adds two teachers, one teacher aide and a cleaner; restores a school resource officer (SRO) and a late bus run; and includes a $100,000 capital outlay for heating, ventilation and air conditioning upgrades. Capital outlay projects receive approximately 83.6 percent state reimbursement. Residents also will:  ...
Emily Tracy commits to play field hockey at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Emily Tracy commits to play field hockey at Indiana University of Pennsylvania: April 19, 2018 -- Moravia High School senior Emily Tracy has signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division II field hockey at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  A National Letter of Intent is a binding agreement between a prospective student athlete and a National Letter of Intent member institution. By signing the letters, prospective student athletes agree to attend the institution full-time for one academic year, and the institution agrees to provide athletics financial aid for one year. Congratulations, Emily! Top row, from left: Moravia High School Principal Bryan Ford and Athletic Director Mike Anderson. Bottom row, from left: School counselor Shannon Taylor, Emily Tracy and field hockey coach Heather Susek.   Emily Tracy (center) poses ...
MasterMinds teams and coaches profiled in Auburn Citizen MasterMinds teams and coaches profiled in Auburn Citizen: April 18, 2018 -- Did you see today's Auburn Citizen article about Moravia's successful first-ever MasterMinds teams and how they were led to victory, in part, by Moravia's own "Jeopardy!" winner and social studies teacher Justin Vossler (with the help of fellow faculty members Tyler Miller and Rich Leise). Click here to read the complete story.   Photo by Kevin Rivoli/Auburn Citizen  
Moravia High School MasterMinds are regional champs! Moravia High School MasterMinds are regional champs!: The successful Moravia MasterMinds team stands between teacher-coaches Tyler Miller (left) and Justin Vossler (right).  April 16, 2018 -- Moravia High School’s first-ever MasterMinds teams dominated their inaugural season, with the junior varsity team finishing the season with an 8-4 record and the varsity squad finishing April 9 with a 9-3 record and emerging as the Syracuse Region 1 Champions!   The varsity interscholastic quiz bowl team now advances to post-season playoffs.   “It’s been a great experience for all involved,” said social studies teacher Justin Vossler, who advises the team with fellow teachers Tyler Miller and Rich Leise. “The kids are having a blast and are so proud of themselves, and, frankly, so are we. At ...
Seniors in the Spotlight Seniors in the Spotlight: Congratulations to this week's Seniors in the Spotlight! We would like to congratulate Nate Morse on his acceptance to Binghamton University in the fall.  He will pursue a degree in BioChemistry upon entering Binghamton.  We are so proud of you Nate! We wish you the best of luck!  We are proud to announce that Ryan Mosch has chosen to serve his country after graduation and enlisted in the Army.  We are so very proud of you Ryan.  Stay safe and you will be in our thoughts.  We would love to congratulate Kaelyn Stanton on her acceptance to Mohawk Valley Community College.  She will be pursuing a degree in Business and will continue to play Softball at the collegiate level.  Best of luck to you Kaelyn!  We are so proud!  ...
Moravia High School prepares for career fair on April 18 Moravia High School prepares for career fair on April 18: April 13, 2018 -- What’s it like to work as an aerospace physiologist or an architect, a firefighter or a veterinarian technician? Students at Moravia High School will find out firsthand April 18 during a career fair that will feature more than 40 presenters, most of whom are MCSD alumni. Principal Bryan Ford and guidance counselor Shannon Taylor organized the first-time event to include emerging careers, fields with favorable hiring projections and jobs that students previously have expressed interest in. While career fairs aren’t unique, schools the size of Moravia (263 students in grades 9-12) don’t always offer them and at this scope. Each grade level will come to the fair in the high school gymnasium for a morning class period armed with suggested questions, ...
Date for annual budget public hearing is May 2 Date for annual budget public hearing is May 2: April 12, 2018 -- The annual public hearing on the school district's proposed 2018-19 budget will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 , in the Board of Education conference room, located in the Moravia Junior-Senior High School building at 68 S. Main St. Please note this is a DIFFERENT date than the one printed in the district calendar. Other important dates:  The Board of Education is scheduled to vote on the adoption of the budget proposal at its next regular meeting, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Residents will then have the opportunity to vote (on the proposed budget, several ballot propositions and in the BOE election) between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 15.
Class of 2022 Chicken BBQ Class of 2022 Chicken BBQ: Come support the class of 2022! There will be a chicken BBQ and bake sale on Sunday, April 15th from 11 am until it is gone! This will be at the Modern Market parking lot. Thank you for your support!   WorldArtsMe
Youth Baseball Clinic - Saturday, April 14th! Youth Baseball Clinic - Saturday, April 14th!: Youth Baseball Clinic When - Saturday, April 14th, 9-10:30 Where - HS and MS Gym (meet in HS Gym)   Open to all (boys and girls) Moravia Youth League Players age 8-12   Varsity Players and Coaches introduce drills and contests   Hitting/ Throwing/ Catching/ Running bring sneakers and gloves (helmets and bats are optional)  
Seniors in the Spotlight Seniors in the Spotlight: April 9, 2018 -- We would like to congratulate John "Jack" Fedrizzi on his acceptance to Alfred State College. He will begin in the fall pursuing his degree in electrical technology. We are very proud of you, Jack. We wish you the best of luck!    Congratulations goes out to Kylie Caza, who will be attending Onondaga Community College in the fall. She plans to pursue a degree in music education. Great job, Kylie! You will be missed.   We are proud to announce that Thomas Reeves will be continuing his education in the fall at Hartwick College. He will pursue a career in criminal justice and continue to play football at the collegiate level next year. Congratulations, Thomas! We are excited to see what you do in the future.  ...
2018-19 holiday/recess calendar available online 2018-19 holiday/recess calendar available online: April 5, 2018 -- During its March 7 meeting, the Moravia Board of Education adopted the 2018-19 school calendar. The calendar is available to view online or print at this link.
And the Educator of Excellence is.... Joanna Kufs! And the Educator of Excellence is.... Joanna Kufs!: April 4, 2018 -- Congratulations to Moravia music teacher Joanna Kufs, who was selected as this month's Educator of Excellence by CBS5. A TV news crew surprised her with the news in her classroom last week, and the segment aired this morning. Check it out!  
Kindergarten team seeks donations for new activity centers Kindergarten team seeks donations for new activity centers: April 3, 2018 -- Gearing up for a yard sale this spring or summer? Wait! The Moravia Kindergarten Team might be in the market for some of your cast-offs. The team is excited to incorporate more opportunities for dramatic play in the curriculum next year by setting up a host of activity centers, including an ice cream parlor, grocery store, space station, veterinarian’s office and more. But it’s going to take lots of supplies. If you have any of the following items to contribute, please feel free to drop them off at the elementary building. There will be a drop-off box located in the main office. Please contact Taylre Conway if you have any questions or concerns: tconway@moraviaschool.org Here’s what they need: Ice cream parlor bowls, ice cream ...
Moravia Middle School once again named a ‘School to Watch’ by national program Moravia Middle School once again named a ‘School to Watch’ by national program: Moravia Middle School has been designated a School to Watch by the Essential Elements program administered by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) in partnership with the New York State Middle School Association, the Statewide Network of Middle Level Liaisons, the New York State United Teachers and the School Administrators Association of New York State. The Essential Elements Schools to Watch program is a state-administered national program that seeks to identify middle grades schools that adhere to a rigorous set of criteria and are on a pathway of continuous improvement. Each school earning the designation holds that honor for three years, then must reapply and be reevaluated to continue the honor of calling itself a School to Watch. Moravia has earned ...
Food Services tip: Get out! Food Services tip: Get out!: April 3, 2018 -- From the April Wellness newsletter from the district’s Food Services department: T he flowers are coming out of hiding — and so should you! That resolution you made to exercise more, the one that seemed so hard to keep in the cold light of January is much more do-able as the weather warms. In fact, spring is the perfect time to take fitness outdoors! People who get their exercise outdoors report experiencing more enjoyment working out, and they find their exercise more invigorating and energizing than those who stay indoors. Researchers further found that outdoor exercise led participants to feel less tension, anger, and depression. The great outdoors makes exercise easier and more fun! Other tips for taking a stand for better health: ...
ACE Regional Institute scheduled for Saturday at Moravia ACE Regional Institute scheduled for Saturday at Moravia: April 2, 2018 -- Students can learn about college and career options during an Access to College Education (ACE) Regional Institute that will take place between 9 and 11:15 a.m. Saturday (April 7) at Moravia Junior-Senior High School. The event will include workshops on such topics as college vocabulary, SAT and ACT test prep and more. For more information or to register for the event, see the links below.  
Seniors in the Spotlight Seniors in the Spotlight: March 30, 2018 -- We would like to congratulate Briana Dowd on her acceptance to North Central University. She will be attending in the fall to pursue a degree as a Worship Leader and continue her passion in Music. We are so proud of you, Briana! We wish you the best of luck!   We are proud to announce that Bethany Kulas will be attending Binghamton University in the fall upon graduation to begin her studies in pre-med and biology. She plans to continue on with studies in pathology after graduating from Binghamton. Congratulations, Bethany! We are so proud of you!    We would like to send congratulations to Emily Tracy on her acceptance into Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She will pursue her studies in childhood education and will continue to play ...
District seeking nominations for Moravia CSD Hall of Achievement District seeking nominations for Moravia CSD Hall of Achievement: March 30, 2018 -- Moravia Central School District is now seeking nominations for its Hall of Achievement. The hall recognizes those graduates of Moravia High School who have succeeded in their careers and lives. Inductees are individuals who have distinguished themselves by virtue of their contributions to community and society. The goal of the district’s Hall of Achievement is to introduce positive role models to students and the school community. Such models, by their very nature, inspire students to adopt high aspirations. Nominations will be accepted through May 1, 2018. How does someone get nominated to the Hall of Achievement? People like you nominate candidates. Each year the district will select inductees based upon nominations submitted by Moravia Central School ...
MFE to go blue April 2 for autism awareness MFE to go blue April 2 for autism awareness: March 30, 2018 -- In honor of World Autism Awareness Month, students and staff at Millard Fillmore Elementary are encouraged to WEAR BLUE to school on Monday, April 2. What is World Autism Month? Every April Autism Speaks celebrates World Autism Month beginning with United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Autism-friendly events and educational activities take place throughout the month to increase understanding and acceptance and foster worldwide support. What is Light It Up Blue? The Light It Up Blue initiative was created by Autism Speaks in 2010. Since that time, joined by the international autism community, hundreds of thousands of landmarks, buildings, homes and communities around the world light blue on World Autism Awareness Day ...
Moravia student-athlete honored by officials organization Moravia student-athlete honored by officials organization: Allie Genson and her parents, Kevin and Trish Genson.   March 29, 2018 -- At its year-end banquet on March 24, the Finger Lakes Board of Officials honored Moravia student Allie Genson as the “Officials Player of the Year.”   The officials look for a player who not only excels as a player but also as a student and citizen and who also demonstrates great sportsmanship and leadership. On the court, Allie helped lead the girls basketball team to an IAC Championship for the third year in a row as the team’s leading scorer. She finished her career as Moravia's all-time leading scorer and most three-point field goals made.  Off the court, Allie carries a 99.26 average and has been accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. She and ...



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