Friday, December 6, 2019

Early Winter Edition

I am not sure how we arrived here, but it is December. In three short weeks we will be at our next break. Where is the year going! Our next five week marking period will rapidly be coming to a close. When we return from the break on January 6, it will be a short run until Mid-terms/Finals.

Semi-Formal Dance Information

Semi ticket sales begins Monday, December 9 and will be sold 7:00 a.m. and during IT outside the auditorium. Ticket sales can be discounted to $10 if students bring a specific food; please see Twitter and school announcements for more information.  

Tickets sell out quickly, so get them ASAP. Only current West Genesee students in good standing will be allowed for this dance. 

It is important all students know they will need to bring their ID and ticket for admittance. All students need to enter the dance by 8:30 p.m. and the doors are locked at this time. 

Students will be assigned doorways to come in based upon their current grade level. Those entrances will be announced next week, as well as signs the evening of to direct students to the proper door. 

Students should not bring bags, outside drinks, or refillable water bottles to the dance. 

The Semi-Formal Dance is December 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

Early Winter Spirit Week 

We have a Spirit Week that will be from December 16-20. The week's events are listed below:

  • Monday (12/16)-PJ Day
  • Tuesday (12/17)-Flannel Day
  • Wednesday (12/18)-White Out Day
  • Thursday (12/19)-Holiday Hat Day
  • Friday (12/20)-Ugly Sweater Day 

Congratulations Optimist Club Winners

Congratulations to student winners of the Optimist Students of the Year Award: Abby Bednarski and Brendan Kemp. Our teacher winner was Mr. Andrew Prucha. Congratulations and well done!

Safe Driving Reminders for Winter

Remember and share your safe driving tips for winter. Give yourself extra time to arrive at your destination. Clean the snow off of windows, lights, and mirrors for extra visibility- to see and be seen. Allow for more breaking distance between you and the cars in front of you. Finally, in general just slow down to get there safer. 

Pizza Patrol

Our School Resource Officer and Mrs. White are reaching out to get to know more of our students during Pizza Patrol. Be on the lookout during the day when they may show up with pizza and want to meet and chat with students.

No IT Afterschool Friday, December 20

There will be no IT afterschool Friday December 20. Students who do not have a sports practice should depart at the typical end of day dismissal time. Scheduled sports practices and buses will take place as normal.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It is a moment to slow down in the bustle of our lives and gather with friends and family to recognize the blessings in our lives. I encourage you to take the time with family and friends to gather, reflect, and celebrate what you and your family have to be thankful for in life. Enjoy the time, turkey, and football! Happy Thanksgiving!

No IT Afterschool Tuesday, November 26

There will be no IT afterschool Tuesday November 26. Students who do not have a sports practice should depart at the typical end of day dismissal time. Scheduled sports practices and buses will take place as normal.

West Genesee Seniors Give Back

The West Genesee Class of 2020 raised $2,400 from the proceeds of the annual Harvest Dinner. The class donated the funds to the Central New York Make a Wish Foundation. I am so proud of this group and their accomplishment. It shows the generous nature of our students and our larger community!

Student Recognitions

Recent Principals Recognition Winners

The following students are recent recipients of the Principals Recognition honor: Matt Hargrove, Devin Earl, Katie Reilley, Max Lauricella, Claire LaValle, Makayla Longo, Isabella McShane, Dillon Shaw, Jacob Gonzalez, Sereen Awawda, Molly McIntyre, Hannah Bertrand, Shawn Powell, Logan Battaglia, Connor Mathewson, Joe Romano, Maison Lamanna, Jacob Petrik, Jack Wilmsmeyer, and Ivelis Velazquez.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Wrapping Up the First Ten Weeks

It is hard to believe that the first ten weeks of school is already in the books; the time has really flown. I cannot express how proud I am of our students and how much I have enjoyed getting to know them. Be on the lookout for the report cards to be arriving home soon.

Congratulations to Our Student Athletes Who Signed Their Letters of Intent

Congratulations to Will Amica, Matthew Bartolotta, Anthony Dattellas, Julia Quirk, Ryan Sheehan, Lucas Staudt, Emily Stratton, and Mackenzie Winn signing their letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the Division I or II collegiate levels next year. What a fantastic accomplishment!

PTSA Shopping Extravaganza This Weekend

The West Genesee PTSA is sponsoring their annual shopping extravaganza this weekend. The event will be held this Saturday, November 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the high school upper gym. Get a jump on your holiday shopping and help support the PTSA!

Board of Education Community Forum

The Board of Education will be hosting a Community Forum on November 20 at the high school library starting at 6:00 p.m. (prior to the Board meeting that will start at 7:00 p.m.) It will be an opportunity to meet the Board and ask questions that you would like answered about their role within the District in their continued effort to listen and engage community members on any range of topics of interest