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Principal's Update...

On behalf of the staff and student body of Onondaga Hill Middle School, welcome to our website. We're justifiably proud of our program, our building, our district and our tradition of excellence. Westhill truly enjoys an outstanding reputation and receives a good deal of public recognition. Academics and athletics are frequently identified as areas in which the District excels. Realtors and developers seem anxious to point out that their properties are served by Westhill Schools. While I'd love to be able to personally accept some measure of recognition for the success of Westhill, the truth is that there is an abiding sense of community within this district that is largely responsible for our many successes. To give credit where credit is due, many thanks to:

Well-mannered, enthusiastic students who work hard in school each day and who recognize the importance of doing well in their studies

Parents who have high aspirations for their children and who help them achieve those expectations. Their attendance at school functions and their involvement in lives of their children makes a tremendous difference.

An active Parent Council whose volunteers work tirelessly to provide enrichment programs, motivating experiences and social opportunities for our students.

A community that takes pride in, and demonstrates continuing support of, their schools. The sacrifices they have made to provide excellent facilities, adequate supplies and up-to-date equipment are greatly appreciated.

Our positive, caring and responsive staff who are dedicated to their profession and devoted to the District.

A central administration that provides the direction, the resources, the professional development opportunities and the curriculum leadership necessary for us to achieve our mission. 

The members of our Board of Education who are sensitive to the wishes of the community and committed to assuring continued excellence. Their insistence that Westhill attract professionals of the highest caliber and embrace innovative, cutting edge programs provides the spark. 

I am proud to be a member of the Westhill and OHMS community.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

Mark Bednarski, Principal
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Stephen R. Dunham, Superintendent
400 Walberta Road
Syracuse, NY 13219
Phone: (315) 426 - 3000