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Be the Spark Be the Spark: The 6-12 students and teachers spent last Monday and Tuesday reflecting on 2020 and the events that occurred. Through multiple campaigns they developed pledges and promises to themselves for 2021. Many of the themes encompassed “Be the Spark”, “Be the Light” and “The Show Must Go On”.  
MSHS Virtual Holiday Concert MSHS Virtual Holiday Concert: Our 6-12 music ensembles have been working hard the past few months to perform a virtual holiday concert. Unfortunately, the school had to switch the remote learning during the week we were filming our performances. We still wanted to spread some holiday cheer and share with you our vocal ensembles that did get recorded along with some soloists who recorded themselves from home. Tune in tonight at 7PM to see the virtual concert!
MFE Holiday Concert (Virtual) MFE Holiday Concert (Virtual): The elementary band and chorus kids have worked hard through this unique set of challenges to help bring holiday cheer. Amazing job to all of our students!
Mack Studios Helping Virtual Learners Mack Studios Helping Virtual Learners: Transitioning from in-person learning to virtually learning can be a tough process for some students, but thanks to the generosity and creativity of a local business, that transition should become a bit easier. Mack Studios in Auburn recently designed and built custom desks for students throughout the region to use while learning from home. The idea is to provide a workspace for students who might not have a designated space to work in their homes. “I saw that others were doing it on national news. This is when I came to realize that there was a need,” said Peter Maciulewicz, owner and CEO of Mack Studios. “We need to understand that children are affected by the pandemic.” Maciulewicz said Mack Studios is proud and fortunate to be able to help students ...
To-Go Meals During Remote Learning To-Go Meals During Remote Learning: The Moravia CSD will be providing to-go meals while students are remote learning from December 21st-23rd. Please fill out this SURVEY if your student needs meals during this time. 
Blue Devil Broadcast Latest Episode Blue Devil Broadcast Latest Episode: The latest Blue Devil Broadcast is live! Thank you Mr. Welgoss and all the hardworking students for this latest broadcast! http://bluedevilbroadcast. weebly.com/ This episode includes: 1. Intro by Nick Marnell (Jskitt--his alter ego Rapper) 2. 9 to 5 the Fall High School Musical 3. 6th and 7th Grade Breakout Day 4. Introducing an exciting new BDB feature that will be starting in 2021 5. An Interview with BDB Alumnus Cole Johnson
"Coming to the USA" Day: Eighth grade students at Moravia Middle School recently learned about immigrant experiences as part of Coming to the USA Day.   As part of their social studies and Spanish curriculum, students were put into breakout rooms to learn about different ways that immigrants can come to the United States today.   “Coming to the USA day was a fun, interactive, and engaging day around the topic of Modern Immigration in the United States,” said social studies teacher Julie Hempson.   Hempson said the day was beneficial not only for the content, but also the change in schedule, which allowed students to interact with classmates they wouldn’t normally see throughout the day.   They heard primary source accounts from two US citizens who immigrated to ...
Doug's Fish Fry - 11th Grade Fundraiser - Monday December 14th! Doug's Fish Fry - 11th Grade Fundraiser - Monday December 14th!: Come support the 11th grade and have some great food! Doug's Fish Fry will be at the Kinney's Parking Lot on Monday, Dec. 14th. Thank you for supporting our students!
2022 Spain/Portugal Trip 2022 Spain/Portugal Trip: Our students have a great oppourtunity for 2022! Current 9th through 11th graders are invited to learn more about the Spain/Portugal trip the district is planing for Spring Break 2022. There is an interest/informational meeting on December 8th, at 6pm via Zoom.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO RSVP TO INTEREST MEETING!
Help MFES Students Raise Money! Help MFES Students Raise Money!: Attention Elementary Families! SaveAround Coupon Books are for sale! Use even a few coupons and you’ll more than cover the cost of the book.
Please set up your child’s personal account at: https://www.supportourgroups.com/GN/222489 and share with family and friends! You earn a FREE Ithaca/ Cortland book for every 5 books your child sells!
The sale runs until December 14th so don't miss out!
Moravia Middle Schoolers are History in the Making Moravia Middle Schoolers are History in the Making: Thanks to a project-based learning (PBL) opportunity, seventh grade students at Moravia Middle School are learning just how important history can be.   Social studies teacher Stephanie Porten, ELA teacher Ashley Ryan and their students have teamed up to create a digital time capsule that will record their experience living before and during the pandemic.   The students have been tasked with choosing a topic that was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to research about. Topics range from how different bussing is, to what shopping or going out to eat is like during a pandemic.   “We’re living through such a historic moment! I’m hoping that through this project our students will be able to make connections between themselves and people we learn about ...
Update from Moravia CSD Superintendent Update from Moravia CSD Superintendent: If Cayuga County is designated a "yellow zone," school districts will be required to test 20% of students and staff. Moravia CSD Superintendent John Birmingham has more details on this. Please click HERE for his letter.  Access to the survey:  Testing Survey Information about the tests that will be adminstered HERE.  Update on Emergency Closing Days - Virtual Learning (Asynchronous)- Just a reminder with winter upon us, if we have to close due to poor travel conditions, we will be asking teaching staf to work remotelt with your students with asynchronous assignments to take advantage of additional learning opportunities this year.
Virtual Art Galleries Virtual Art Galleries: Currently the district cannot hang students' artwork on the walls. The art department still wanted a way to showcase all of the hard work and talent so they created virtual galleries. Enjoy! 6th Grade Chuck Close Inspired Portraits Gallery 8th Grade Zetangle Animal Gallery Advanced Art (10th & 11th) Shoe Still Life Gallery Advanced Art (10th & 11th) Close Up Chalk/Charcoal Drawings Gallery Studio Art (9th & 10th) Apple Drawings Gallery Studio Art (9th & 10th) Still Life Gallery 
Free Lunch and Breakfast Free Lunch and Breakfast: All students in the Moravia CSD are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. For students who are in-person, they can pick up a breakfast and lunch while in school. Remote students need to request meals for at home. For students (both hybrid and fully remote) requesting food for home, we ask that you fill out  this form . In-person (hybrid) students can pick up their to-go meals in school at the end of the day. Remote families can pick up their to-go bags (they will contain 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches) on Wednesdays from 10am to noon at your child’s school. 
#ThankfulThursday #ThankfulThursday: It's the first #ThankfulThursday of November! During this month, every Thursday we will share what some of the faculty and staff are thankful for.
Two MCSD Seniors Take Part in All-State Chorus Two MCSD Seniors Take Part in All-State Chorus: We want to give a special shout out to two Moravia CSD seniors! Alyssa Brown and John Read were chosen to take part in All-State Chorus this year. Check out the video below to hear about their journey so far!
New Blue Devil Broadcast! New Blue Devil Broadcast!: http://bluedevilbroadcast. weebly.com/ This is our 10th year of the Blue Devil Broadcast and as always we have a great staff: Alyssa Brown, Grade 12 Matt Cuddeback, Grade 12 Brianna Eastman, Grade 12 Megan Lamphier, Grade 12 Nick Marnell, Grade 12 Noah Newhart, Grade 12 Lynnae Russell, Grade 11 Erin Tratt, Grade 11 The stories we cover in this episode are: 1. High School/Middle School New Renovations 2. Mr. VanArsdale and Perform 4 Purpose 3. The New Normal at the High School 4. Interview with "Of ...
Information Regarding Parent-Teacher Conferences Information Regarding Parent-Teacher Conferences: Please click below for information regarding this year's parent-teacher conferences Details about Upcoming K-12 Parent-Teacher Conferences .pdf
Middle School Yearbook Pictures for 10/27 Middle School Yearbook Pictures for 10/27: Tomorrow's middle school yearbook photos (for silver group) will be rescheduled for a different day.
"9 to 5" Still On!: The High School Drama Club's production of the musical "9 To 5" scheduled for this Friday, October 30th will still be on despite extracurricular activities being cancelled this week. The students recorded the performance and will be presenting it as a Drive-In movie. Come out to the Moravia Fairgrounds on Friday, October 30th at 7 pm to see the show. Tickets can be purchased in advance by visiting: 9to5moravia.eventbrite.com.



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