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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!  
Data Breach Data Breach: The Moravia CSD was notified that some student and staff data was breached in the fall of 2018. This data was taken from AIMSweb, provided by the company Pearson. This was a national breach and our district was one of many that were compromised. The data taken was specifically last names and student IDs and email. The district will be contacting each individual affected. Please read the press release below, provided by the Central New York Regional Information Center: The Central New York Regional Information Center and area school superintendents met Thursday after being alerted of a national data breach compromising student information. The breach was discovered by the FBI and stems from an attack against education software developer Pearson, which compromised student names, ...
New this year: Transition day, evening open houses New this year: Transition day, evening open houses: Aug. 5, 2019 -- Moravia Central School District wants to do all it can in the 2019-20 school year to support its strategic plan priority of ensuring the social and emotional wellness of all students. With that in mind, we've added a "transition day" to the calendar on Sept. 4 that's devoted exclusively to supporting successful student transitions for our pre-kindergartners, kindergartners and sixth- and ninth-graders. We've also restructured our open house format to encourage more parents to participate. They'll now occur in the evenings: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, for grades 6 and 9, and 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, for grades 7 and 8 and 10 through 12.
'Adirondacks Kids' authors to speak at Millard Fillmore Elementary 'Adirondacks Kids' authors to speak at Millard Fillmore Elementary: From left: Gary VanRiper, wife Carol and son Justin together create "The Adirondack Kids" children's book series. They speak at Millard Fillmore Elementary School on Monday, July 29. July 22, 2019 -- Gary and Justin VanRiper, co-authors of “The Adirondack Kids” series of children’s books, are coming to Millard Fillmore Elementary School to share their story and encourage students to embrace what they call the “3 Rs: reading, (w)riting and relationships.”   The father-son team has been writing books together for nearly 20 years. The partnership began when Justin VanRiper was in elementary school and his dad proposed the idea to keep his son engaged with reading. Nineteen books later, Justin is grown and himself a father, and ...
Sports physicals to be provided July 24 Sports physicals to be provided July 24: July 22, 2019 -- Attention, student-athletes! Sports physicals will be offered this Wednesday (July 24) in the Millard Fillmore Elementary School nurse's office at the following times: For boys: 8 a.m.-noon For girls: 1-4 p.m.
Moravia bids farewell to the Class of 2019 Moravia bids farewell to the Class of 2019: July 2, 2019 -- Congratulations to the Moravia CSD 70-member Class of 2019, which graduated June 28, 2019. Best wishes for a fantastic next chapter! 
District welcomes new faces to the administrative fold District welcomes new faces to the administrative fold: June 21, 2019 – During its regular meeting June 19, the Moravia Board of Education approved the appointment of two new administrators as well as a senior account clerk in the business office.   Karl O'Leary “Each of them brings a skill set that will be an instant value-add to our district initiatives,” Superintendent of Schools John Birmingham said of the new hires. On July 8, Karl O’Leary comes on board as the new Moravia High School principal. He replaces Bryan Ford, who earlier this month notified the district he had accepted a position with the Holland Central School District near Buffalo to be nearer to his mother, after his father’s sudden passing earlier this year. Mr. O’Leary currently works as the principal of exceptional ...
District wins national award for 2018 publication District wins national award for 2018 publication: June 21, 2019 -- Moravia Central School District has received national recognition for its 2018 budget newsletter.  The eight-page newsletter, which was published and mailed to district residents last year and explained the components of the then-proposed 2018-19 budget, received honorable mention in the finance publication category of the National School Public Relations Association's annual Publications and Digital Media Awards competition. The NSPRA awards recognize outstanding education publications, e-newsletters, digital media programs, radio/TV/video programs, social media, infographics, blogs and websites. The contest   drew 1,148 submissions from public and private schools and districts around the country year and resulted in 667 total awards.  ...
Blue Devil Broadcast - June Edition! Blue Devil Broadcast - June Edition!: The June edition of Blue Devil Broadcast is live! http://bluedevilbroadcast. weebly.com/ Stories in this episode: 1. Dangers Of Texting and Driving Re-Enactment 2. MasterMinds in Chicago 3. BDB Alumn John Earl Interview 4. BDB Jr. - Elementary Art Show 5. 6th Grade Clean-Up at Dry Creek 6. Art Award Winners Plus Middle School/ High School Art Show 7. EMT Day at the Elementary School 8. High School Chess Tournament 9. Season 8 Highlights 



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