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Students Receive Scholastic Art Recognition Students Receive Scholastic Art Recognition: Eleven Westhill High School students and one Onondaga Hill Middle School student received awards in the 2023 Scholastic Art Awards competition.  In this competition, artwork is evaluated on originality, technical skill and  personal vision. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards were launched in 1923 to encourage and recognize student achievement in the creative arts. Now celebrating their 100th Anniversary, The Scholastic Awards attract over 350,000 entries in 28 categories of writing and the visual arts. The students along with their award, grade level, art category and artwork titles are listed below. The artwork will be on display in the Whitney Building at OCC from January 11 through March 3. Gold Key Dyonte Bragg, Grade 9, Photography ...
Kindergarten Registration 2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration 2024-2025: KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION 2024-2025                                                  Walberta Park Elementary School News                                                   Attention Incoming Kindergarten Parents                                                2024-2025 School Year   Registration for the 2024-2025 Kindergarten class at Walberta Park School is approaching.   If you ...
Universal Pre-K -  2023-2024 School Year Universal Pre-K - 2023-2024 School Year: The Westhill Central School District is pleased to once again offer a 4-year-old UPK program for the 2024-2025 school year. To be eligible, a child must: ·       Have a birthdate between December 2, 2019 and December 1, 2020. ·       Reside in the Westhill Central School District. ·       Agree to attend the program 6 hours a day for 5 days per week. Instruction is consistent with the New York State Pre-Kindergarten Standards, which focuses on a child’s social/emotional, cognitive and physical development. Those who submit an interest form online and complete the registration process between January 22nd and March 31st ...
Town of Geddes Police & Westhill CSD Partnership Town of Geddes Police & Westhill CSD Partnership: Last week, the Westhill CSD officially began a new phase, partnering with the Town of Geddes Police Department to provide School Resource Officers in the district. The effort and commitment to this partnership shown by Town Supervisor Jerry Albrigo, Chief of Police John Fall and the Geddes Town Board, along with the Westhill Board of Education speaks to how important school safety and our community partnership are to both organizations. The School Resource Officers are Joseph Sweeny, William Croft and Richard Lucio. Over the next month, we will share more information about each of them as they begin their new roles.   Pictured left to right: SRO Richard Lucio, Superintendent Steve Dunham, SRO William Croft and SRO Joseph Sweeny
Environmental Science Students Field Trip Environmental Science Students Field Trip: Environmental Science students in Mrs. Weinsztok’s classes recently visited the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Syracuse. In class, they have been learning about water, how we pollute it, how to protect it  and why it's such a vital resource. Prior to their field trip, students learned about the history of Onondaga Lake, including an overview of the resorts and parks that made Syracuse a tourist destination. In addition, students studied why Syracuse is known as the "salt city", what "soda ash" was/is used for as part of the story behind the lake's contamination and how we continue to pollute the lake with combined sewer overflow.   While at the Treatment Plant, students learned a great deal about the restoration efforts tied to Onondaga ...
Westhill High School Drama Club Presents The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza Westhill High School Drama Club Presents The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza: The Westhill High School Drama Club presents this year’s extraordinarily funny comedy, The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza by Don Zolidis .   The show features two battling narrators (Kenzie Caccamo & Lily Young) attempt to cover the entirety of Greek mythology using audience participation, general theatrical insanity and nineteen hilariously talented actors. Famous myths such as Pandora's Box, Orpheus and Eurydice, and Hercules: Intern God jostle for space with obscure, weird myths such as the myth of Linus and the legend of the Argus. Culminating in a bizarre, musical dance-influenced version of The Iliad complete with a full-scale battle of little green army men, this play is wild, silly, and a complete blast for audiences of all ages.    ...
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Westhill High School Students Participate in Next Generation Leadership Summit Westhill High School Students Participate in Next Generation Leadership Summit: Thirteen Westhill High School students participated in the Next Generation Leadership Summit hosted by SUNY Cortland on October 18th. Westhill was one of nine districts in the region to be invited. With a focus on the future of our schools and communities through servant leadership, the Next Generation Leadership Summit seeks to provide the foundation for altruism, resiliency, collaboration, vision and courage to young adults. The leadership summit is meant to be the catalyst for young leaders to grow as individuals and build upon their foundations to strengthen, support and inspire those they interact with.  This group of Westhill students will be participating in the second part of the summit on March 14, 2023. 
Westhill and Town of Geddes Partner to Add SROs Westhill and Town of Geddes Partner to Add SROs:   Town of Geddes Police Department Fax:  315-487-0464 Phone:  315-468-3283 1000 Woods Road, Solvay, New York 13209 Employment Opportunity - Special Patrol Officer   The Town of Geddes Police Department, in coordination with the Westhill Central School District, is seeking candidates to fill Special Patrol Officer positions at Westhill High School, Onondaga Hill Middle School, Cherry Road School and Walberta Park School. The successful candidates must be motivated, positive, professional and ethical. The work schedule will be approximately 180 days during the school year with times varying depending on each school's start time. The salary will be $32.00 per hour with uniforms, training and equipment provided. The Special ...
Harmonizers at the Mets! Harmonizers at the Mets!: On Saturday, September 17, the OHMS Harmonizers took to the baseball field to sing the National Anthem at the Syracuse Mets game. It was a wonderful performance and our students did an outstanding job representing Westhill.   
National Hispanic Heritage Month National Hispanic Heritage Month: Since our founding, the United States has drawn strength from the diversity of our people. Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15th and ending on October 15th. September 15th was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica , El Salvador, Guatemala , Honduras , and Nicaragua ...
Westhill High School Senior Named Semifinalist in 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program Westhill High School Senior Named Semifinalist in 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program: Westhill High School Senior, Charlotte Roth, was named as a semifinalist in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of over 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring.  To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. Congratulations, Charlotte on your outstanding academic achievement!
Updated CDC/NYSDOH Guidance for Schools Updated CDC/NYSDOH Guidance for Schools:
OHMS iCamp OHMS iCamp: A week full of collaboration, creativity, great books and a whole lot of fun! Check out this video
8th Annual Westhill Band Camp 8th Annual Westhill Band Camp: Approximately 150 musicians joined together during the Week of August 1st for the 8th Annual "Westhill Band Camp!" This week of rehearsals, lessons, and learning culminated in a fabulous concert with performances from four different groups. Westhill 6th-9th graders and students from districts around the area worked side by side with our outstanding instrumental staff and "counselors," most of whom are Westhill high school students and alum. Thank you to Mrs. Tapia, Mrs. Buell, and Mr. Riley for a great week of learning! 
School Supply Drive School Supply Drive: The Diversity Committee has been working in partnership with the District on setting up Supply Closets and Pantries at each of the four Westhill schools. Each Supply Closet includes items such as school supplies, extra clothing, toiletries and snacks. When you are purchasing supplies for your children's upcoming school year, if you have the means to purchase a few extra supplies to donate, that would be very much appreciated. All of the supply lists can be found under each of the school links on the district site.   Below are the contacts at each school that will be collecting the supplies. If you do purchase any additional supplies, please send in the items to the attention of the following people:    Walberta Park: Beth Piorkowski, Social Worker ...
USDA Free Meal Program Ending USDA Free Meal Program Ending: The Federal child nutrition waivers that allowed all students access to free meals the last two school years ended on June 30, 2022.  This means that Westhill CSD will no longer be able to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students for the 2022-2023 school year. Families who qualify for free or reduced price meals must complete a meal application for the 2022-2023 school year and meet income qualifications in order to receive free or reduced price meals.  Households who do not qualify will need to resume paying for breakfast and lunch. A copy of the Meal Application will be mailed to families later this month and can also be found on the menu page of the district site. Once completed please return the Meal Application to your child’s school. If you ...
Westhill Named School Of Excellence by NYSPHSAA Westhill Named School Of Excellence by NYSPHSAA: The New York State Public High School Athletic Association names Westhill 1 of 148 schools out of 2,053 High Schools in New York State as a SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE .   To earn the School Of Excellence award, 75% of a school’s varsity teams must qualify and receive the Scholar-Athlete Award. Westhill had 21 teams receive the Scholar-Athlete Team Awards.   Boys and Girls Soccer Boys and Girls Cross-Country Boys and Girls Golf Boys and Girls Swimming Boys and Girls Tennis Girls Volleyball Boys and Girls Indoor Track & Field Boys and Girls Basketball Boys and Girls Outdoor Track & Field Baseball Softball Boys and Girls Lacrosse Congratulations to all of our student-athletes!
Westhill Students Earned Perfect Scores of 100 on Regents Exams Westhill Students Earned Perfect Scores of 100 on Regents Exams: Congratulations to the Westhill students who earned perfect scores on their Regents examinations this June! Also included are perfect scores for World Language Examination. Chemistry Andrew O’Reilly Living Environment Elizabeth Mueller English 11 Katherine Bendall, Bohdan Centore, Iris Markham,  Spanish III Caroline Knoll, Elizabeth McPeak, Elizabeth Mueller, Isabel Young
Westhill Students Earn 5’s on Advanced Placement Exams Westhill Students Earn 5’s on Advanced Placement Exams: Congratulations to the Westhill students who earned 5’s on their Advanced Placement Examinations this school year! Calculus AB Daniel Carkner, Isabella Jones, Brian Kenny, Liam Mahar World History Elizabeth McPeak, Elizabeth Mueller, Andrew O’Reilly, Jackson Suddaby United States Government & Politics Sarah Balduzzi, Daniel Carkner, Delaney Carroll, Rachel Colucci, Charlotte Formica, Claire Hunter, Isabella Jones, Brian Kenny, Brady Mannion, Abigail Miggiani, Natalia Pecheny United States History Oluwafeyisore Ajagbe, Bohdan Centore, Aidan Googe, Lee Hynes, Addie Lowery, Iris Markham, Karlie McGann, Ryan Naughton, Amanda Pawelczyk, Sean Rogers, Charlotte Roth, Sean Stephenson English Language & Composition ...



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