Sunday, February 2, 2020

Start of the Second Semester

It is hard to believe that we are officially at the halfway point of the year. As we cross this milestone of the year, it is a great time to reflect on the past 20 weeks and look ahead and plan to make the most of the coming weeks. It is an exciting time for all of our grades, but especially as our seniors close in on graduation!

Report Cards

Report cards for the 20 week mark should be arriving home by the middle of this week. Parents and students can also check grades through the Schooltool Portal as well. 

Hello, Dolly! 

The excitement is building as West Genesee High School presents Hello, Dolly! Please see the pictures of the cast and crew at the photo gallery in this article. The show will run Thursday, February 6 through Saturday February 8.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at etix.com or at the door for $15. You can also call the Ticket Call Center at 1-800-514-3849, extension 4. All seats are reserved.

Student Recognitions

Every month high school students are recognized for the following: Seniors of the MonthStudents of the Month-BusinessStudents of the Month-Mathematics; and Science Students of the MonthTo read about these recognitions every month from the website, click here.

The following students were winners of Principals Recognition for January: Vincent Calabria, Katie Malcolm, Samantha Stanton, Erin Burns, Kate Reilley, Shannon Flynn, Hannah Craybas, Logan Battaglia,  and Christina Van Allen. 

Optimist Club Speech Winners

The following students: Shannon Flynn, Hannah Craybas, Logan Battaglia, Christina Van Allen represented West Genesee High School in the Camillus Optimist Club Oratorical Contest. The Optimists chose Christina Van Allen and Hannah Craybas from the high school in the top two spots.

The next level of the 2020 Oratorical Contest that will be held in April in New Hartford, NY. For more information, click here. Congratulations to all!

Students Succeed at FBLA Competition

Congratulations to the WGHS FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) students on a very successful regional FBLA competition this past Friday at Bryant & Stratton in Syracuse. Twelve students won a total of 19 awards! Great job! Click here for more information and a list of winners.

Yearbook Ordering Deadline

Please make sure you have ordered a yearbook. The deadline is closing fast. So if you still want to order a yearbook or know someone that does, go online to ybpay.lifetouch.com. Our school code # is 12506820. 


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Mid-Term Edition

Although the weather has felt more like early spring or late fall it is hard to believe it is actually mid-January and time for our Mid-Term Exams. Below is some timely information for our Mid-Term Exam Schedule.

Mid-Term Exam Schedule 

Please click here for the exam schedule for next week.


Other Notable Items for Exam Week


  • No students will attend school on Monday, January 20, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Transportation will be provided for students coming to school in the morning, then home during the midday (11:00 a.m.), and regular afternoon runs (2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.). If a student is taking an afternoon exam only, they will need to take the morning bus in and go to a supervised area to study.
  • Cafeteria 1 will be an area for students to wait to be picked up following exams.
  • The Career Center (all day) and Cafeteria 3 (7:25 a.m.-11:25 a.m.) will be a quiet study area from for students to prep for exams.
  • A Grab and Go Breakfast will be available every morning from 7:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m. in Cafeteria 1.
  • A COLD Grab and Go Lunch will be available Tuesday – Thursday from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in Cafeteria 1.
  • ALL cell phones will be collected in Cafeteria 1 before the start of exams. Students should consider leaving their cell phone at home on the day of exams
  • Students will NOT be permitted to use their lockers during the testing week.
  • BOCES will be running on a normal schedule and transportation will be provided to our students currently enrolled in a BOCES program during the testing time period.
  • No students will attend school on Monday, January 27 as it is a Superintendent’s Workshop Day.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Holiday Break Edition

I want to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season! It is hard to believe that 2019 is coming to a close. As I reflect back on the past four months, I am so proud of our students and proud to be part of the Wildcat Nation. As a new year and decade beckons, I look forward to moving forward with our students and community. Enjoy the coming break and the chance to recharge and refresh with friends and family. Best wishes to you all!


Course Fair 

Our annual Course Fair was held on Wednesday, December 18. It was a fantastic opportunity for West Genesee High School students to see the variety of courses that they have access to participate in. Special day with a lot of energy and excitement. Special thanks to Mrs. Klefbeck and her leadership in organizing the fair.


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.


Student Recognitions

Every month high school students are recognized for the following: Seniors of the MonthStudents of the Month-BusinessStudents of the Month-Mathematics; and starting back up in January, Science Students of the Month. To read about these recognitions every month from the website, click here.

Recent Principals Recognition Winners
The following students are recent recipients of the Principals Recognition honor: 

Jose Kaltenborn, Cullen Kerchner, Lia Rice, Claire Kitts, Jaelynn Colon, Michael Sarakos, Janine Abdelfatah, Analise Castro, Destiny Comins, Jacob Harrington, Grace Lannon, Ella Merritt, Jacob Mueller, Hope O'Connor, Olivia Pistello, Dominick Procopio, Ella Robertson, Abigail Santola, and Mia Wallak. 


Midterms/Finals and Regents Week on the Horizon

In a short time after we return from the break it will be time for midterms, finals, or Regents Exams. Each student should check with their teacher about what type of exam they should expect. A test schedule will be available after the break. The exam week is January 21-January 24. The following Monday, January 27, is a professional development day for staff, and students will not have school. 


WGCSD Strategic Plan: Calls for Commentary

Every year, the West Genesee CSD Strategic Planning Team comes together to review our progress toward improvement and make recommendations for continued growth. One of the key pieces of feedback is from our staff, students, and community.

Would you please take a few minutes to complete this survey at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCK5e7OJ1v51iim0Ucntb0J-NvWzMkcT6RFGXW3doc5Ci6cA/viewform
Tell us about our areas of strength and opportunities for growth.

Thank you for helping us get better -- every day. (Entries will be accepted through Friday, January 24, 2020.)