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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTS NEW MEMBERS

Stephanie Berry and Dan Zdanowski, NHS Co-Advisors On October 21, 2015 seventeen juniors and two seniors were inducted into the Aquilifer Chapter of the National Honor Society. Membership in this organization is based on the following qualities: Scholarship, Leadership, Character and Service. Current members include Connor Coleman, Jasmine Jackson, Natalie Lynch, Nicole Marquart, Angela Pacelli, Madelyn Romeo, Connor Siracusa, Maria Staehr, Geneice Thomas and Kristina Wilmot. At the evening induction ceremony, congratulatory comments were offered by Board of Education member Jeffrey Culver. Principal Chuck Walker administered the National Honor Society Pledge. Throughout the school year, the National Honor Society members volunteer their time to various school and community projects including school-wide blood drives, highway clean up, the Senior Citizen Luncheon and raising funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In addition, each member is required to complete a minimum of twenty-five hours of community service. Congratulations to new inductees Cassandra Brown, Emily Button, Hallie Garropy, Taylor Gilbert, Brianna Hand, Morgan Hand, Erin Heindl, Emily Irving, Dominic LoMascolo, Emily Palmer, Taylre Perkins, Cassondra Raymond, Erin Rindfleisch, Abigail Salico, Bailey Schafer, Jonathon Schenck, Michaela Tanner, Grace VanHorn and Amanda Walter. Standing (L to R): Angela Pacelli, Jonathon Schenck, Erin Rindfleisch, Dominic LoMascolo, Abigail Salico, Michaela Tanner, Connor Siracusa, Taylre Perkins, Cassandra Brown, Hallie Garropy, Taylor Gilbert, Kristina Wilmot, Emily Button, Brianna Hand, Erin Heindl, Grace VanHorn, Emily Palmer, Jasmine Jackson Seated (L to R): Madelyn Romeo, Emily Irving, Maria Staehr, Connor Coleman, Nicole Marquart, Morgan Hand, Bailey Schafer, Cassondra Raymond, Amanda Walter, Natalie Lynch Missing: Geneice Thomas

NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTIONS

John Malboeuf and Holly Coppola, NJHS Co-Advisors

The new National Junior Honor Society members were inducted on Oct. 22. This year, the group will organize a number of chapter community service projects as well as invest fifteen hours each in individual projects. Standing (L to R): Front Row: Nathan Irving, Kaitlin Van Houten, Maeve Smith. 2nd Row: Ally Farrell, Emma DeGroff, Sarah Lutkins, Jodie Jenkin, Gabi Balog, Haley Yorkey, Victoria Forgham. 3rd Row: Riley Cunningham, Zach Nickerson, Tad Patterson, Dominick Gomes, Chris Daum, Dylan Walawender, Maddie Walters. 4th Row: Jackie Huber, Jenny Schenck, Grace Perkins, Jessica Morgan, Sarah McKay, Nichole Bouley, Zach DeCaro, Allayna Dillon. Missing: Thomas Radley

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UNION SPRINGS CENTRAL SCHOOL | SPRING BOARD

LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT Greetings: What a great start we have had to our new school year! Being in classrooms and watching our students engage in powerful learning experiences during these opening weeks has only solidified my belief that Union Springs is a great place for our students to learn and grow. Whether it is our third graders exploring musical instruments, our high school students building a fish/aquaponics lab, seeing our AJ students prepare for their musical, watching PreKindergarten students work with iPads to develop early language skills, or exploring the basics of the metric system in grade four, our students are working hard to meet the challenges of our rigorous school program. While we continue to marvel at all of the goodness that occurs in our school buildings every day, we also continue to work to shift the culture regarding student attendance. In the first 35 days of school this year, there was an astonishing 1,162 absences from school among our 840 students. This number represents full-day student absences. While assuredly there are times when a missed day of school due to illness or an emergency is warranted, missing that many instructional days in the first 35 school days suggests that we have some work before us not only to create engaging learning opportunities for our students, but also to share with our school community the importance of being at school every day. To foster meaningful learning outcomes for our students, to raise their level of achievement, and to create lifelong opportunities, students need a sound education. We are working each school day to raise our standards and programs and we ask that you join us, by helping our students come to school on a more consistent basis. Let us know how we can best support you and your children so that they show up for school on time each school day. I know that by working together, we can help to ensure that our district continues to promote excellence in student learning. We want your child to be successful in school! If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your child’s principal. Educationally Yours,

Dec. 14

Board Meeting

Dec. 15

Senior Citizen Luncheon After Prom Meeting

Dec. 23

Half Day - Pre-K thru 12

Dec. 24

Holiday Recess begins

Jan. 4

School Resumes

Jan. 8

Mid-Marking Period 3

Jan. 11

Board Meeting

Jan. 12

After Prom Meeting

Jan. 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day No School Jan. 19

Mid-Term Exams begin

Jan. 23

SAT Exam

Jan. 25 Regents Exams begin Board Meeting Booster Club Meeting Jan. 29

End of Marking Period 3

Jan. 30

Winter Ball

Feb. 3

PTO Meeting

Feb. 5

Sr. High Area Allstate

For more activities and events, check out the district’s online calendar at: www.unionspringscsd.org

Jarett Powers Union Springs Central School District | 239 Cayuga Street | (315) 889-4101 | www.unionspringscsd.org


DECEMBER 2015

LETTER FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL The fall season is in full swing with dwindling daylight and cooler temperatures. Soon we’ll see all of the holiday lights and the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping.

to help students from 3-5pm. Teachers staying on any particular night are announced during morning and afternoon announcements.

October had a number of significant events. National Honor Society inducted nineteen new members. Congratulations to all of the new inductees as well as all of the current members of National Honor Society. October also brought an end to the fall sports season. While there were some high and low points, our students never gave up and continued to work hard all season. Their pride and diligence is a true reflection on this community and the influences that have shaped these students over the years.

November and December usher in the start of the winter sports season, Veterans Day, holiday concerts, and of course those family-focused holidays: Thanksgiving and Christmas. As we move through the next few months, please check the school calendar for the activities and events that may interest you.

October also brought an end to the first marking period. If your child is struggling, make sure they stay after with their teachers to get extra help. This year at the Middle/ High School, two teachers will be available most days

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. Have a wonderful holiday season! Sincerely, Chuck Walker, High School Principal (315) 889-4110

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS Katie Graham, 10th grader, is a member of the National Geographic Kids My Shot community, which is a moderated photo community where young photographers can tell their stories through pictures. It is a place to share a love of photography and inspire other kids to care about the planet. National Geographic Kids teamed up with Pharrell Williams, who wrote and produced the song “Happy,” and My Shot members had the opportunity to enter a Happy Contest by uploading their photos of things that make them happy. Katie entered the contest several months ago, and her photo was selected by Pharrell Williams as his favorite and published in the September 2015 issue of National Geographic Kids Magazine. In the issue, Pharrell says “I chose this photo because while every moment in life is not always happy, if you look closely, you’ll always see the sun shining through.” Photo by: Katie Graham

Congratulations to Katie for sharing her love of photography and having her photo chosen by Pharrell Williams!

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UNION SPRINGS CENTRAL SCHOOL | SPRING BOARD

LETTER FROM THE MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL as in school and at home. Picking out a certain author or genre is a great way for our students to increase their interest in reading. Both our seventh and eighth grade ELA classes incorporate an independent reading program as well as working through books as a class. I encourage you to talk with your child about their reading habits and discuss any questions or concerns they may have about reading. Additionally, please do not hesitate to contact us with questions about reading resources or interventions that you can incorporate at home. Dear Parents & Guardians, Students, and Community Upcoming events in the Middle School include the Members, Middle School/High School Holiday Chorus Concert The first marking period in the Middle School certainly on December 14th and the Middle School/High School went by fast as we are closing in on the end of the second Holiday Band Concert on December 17th. Also new for marking period now too! Students are working hard to the Middle School is the 3-5 after school program. This acclimate themselves to the Middle School, and we program provides students with an opportunity to work are making a great deal of progress. For the 2015-2016 with teachers on homework and other assignments that school year, we are focused on student engagement, they may need assistance with or more time to complete. The list of staff members staying from 3-5 is posted outside attendance, achievement and culture. of the Middle School office each day. Additionally, you The percentage of whole day absences for the first can contact Ms. Mills in the Middle School office for a list marking period showed a 25% decrease compared to of future dates. the percentage of absences in the first marking period for the 2014-2015 school year. While this is positive, Middle School students still tallied over 100 days of absences in the first marking period. The Middle School years are a key time of transition for students to build the skills necessary to be successful in high school and in life after graduation. Attending school every possible day is a key component of this success.

As always, do not hesitate to call, email, or stop in with any questions or concerns. Take care, Michael Wurster, Middle School Principal (315) 889-4112

Discipline was down 48% in the first marking period compared to the 2014-2015 school year. The number of students who are ineligible dropped from 21 in the first eligibility period (weeks 1-3) of this year to 16 students in the second eligibility period (weeks 4-6). These numbers represent the efforts our Middle School staff and students are putting in, but we need your continued support to keep the momentum going forward. A key element of achievement and academic success is how often and how successfully our students are reading. At this point in a Middle School student’s education, it is important that they read from multiple sources as well Union Springs Central School District | 239 Cayuga Street | (315) 889-4101 | www.unionspringscsd.org


DECEMBER 2015 On and off the field and court, there were several noteworthy accomplishments for our athletic teams and student athletes at Union Springs this fall. We started the season off hosting the 1st Annual Jim Cufari Kick-Off Classic, a soccer tournament that featured teams from all over Central New York. This tournament was designed to celebrate the memory of Coach Jim Cufari, longtime coach at Union Springs back in the 1980’s and 90’s and a member of the Union Springs Athletic Hall of Fame. There were a total of 7 schools involved in the tournament. We hope to make this an annual event and that it will gain interest and popularity in future years.

JV Girls Volleyball team

We also hosted our first night games this fall. With temporary lighting around our main field, our Girls Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer and Varsity Football teams all played under the lights! These were great community events enjoyed by all in attendance, and we hope to expand on this venture next year. Of course our biggest event of the season was Homecoming! Games were mostly played against our friendly rivals to the South, the Southern Cayuga Chiefs. We returned the favor a week later and played in their homecoming games. As always, everyone fought hard with team spirit throughout all of the games.

We had several teams complete their regular seasons UNDEFEATED! Both the Girls and Boys Cross Country teams completed perfect 7-0 regular season records and were the OHSL Division Champions. The JV Girls Soccer team finished the season 16-0, continuing their winning streak from the previous JV Girls Soccer team year, and now they have won 25 consecutive games! Not only were they one of our most successful teams, they were also one of the most traveled. With very few league opponents fielding JV teams, both girls and boys traveled from Elmira to Lyons and almost every point in between. Last, but not least, the JV Volleyball team finished their regular season with a perfect 14-0 record, winning the IAC North Small School Division and continuing on to face Tioga for the overall IAC championship. Many of our athletes were honored for their individual accomplishments as well. Leading the way for the Varsity Girls Soccer team was Senior Jasmine Jackson who was named to the IAC League 1st Team. Also receiving honors were Junior Erica Saroodis and Freshmen Morgan Lupo who were both recognized on the IAC League 2nd Team. Representing Union Springs/ Port Byron in the Exceptional Senior Game were Jasmine Jackson and Nicole Marquart. The Varsity Boys Soccer team was led by Senior Meyson Paz, Senior Noah Morhiser and Junior Logan Enge who were all named to the IAC League 1st Team. Junior Jacob Jirinec, Junior Ian Park, Senior Ryan Cabal and Junior Austin Quick were all named to the IAC League 2nd Team. Representing the Wolves at the Exceptional Senior Contest were Mayson Paz, Noah Morhiser and Ryan Cabal. The Varsity Volleyball team was led by Junior IAC League 1st Teamer, Taylor Gilbert. Also receiving individual honors are Emily Button and Bre Gulbe who were selected for the IAC League 2nd Team. The Cross Country teams also received many post season awards. Leading the girls team were Hannah Yorkey and Liz Colgan who were both OHSL Patriot League 1st Team AllLeague. On the 2nd team were Autumn Reinhardt and Madelyn Romeo. The boys were led by 1st team All-League Senior Jordan Anthony. On the 2nd team were Jared Wilmot and Zach Balog, and an Honorable Mention went to Jon Jackson. We are very proud of our athletic accomplishments this fall, and we hope to continue and improve upon our performances next year. The merger in many sports with Port Byron has enabled more athletes to play at appropriate levels of competition, and we feel that this will lead our athletes and teams towards many future successes. As always, if you have any comments or suggestions on how to improve the merger or anything in Athletics, please do not hesitate to contact the Athletic Department. Thank you for your support, and don’t forget to follow us on twitter @USCSD_Wolves. Go Wolves! Todd Salls, Athletic Coordinator (315) 889-4136

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UNION SPRINGS CENTRAL SCHOOL | SPRING BOARD

LETTER FROM THE AJ SMITH ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL The first few months have flown by as our days are always filled with curiosity and learning! Our building is adopting the Growth Mindset this year as we help each student learn how to help themselves be the best learner they can be!! Everyone is encouraged to really work hard on accomplishing at least one short-term and one long-term goal. Our moments of reflection on “Future Fridays” keep our goals fresh in our mind. Students are also starting their “Wellness Wednesday” mornings off with some stretching and basic exercises. Lunch Recess is scheduled every day, and students will continue to go outside all year long [even throughout the winter, temperature permitting]. We always encourage our students to “Eat Well, Play Hard and Read Often.” It is very important that all of our students attend school as much as they can! Students who are absent from school miss out on valuable instruction and practice... and all of the fun! Here are a few highlights from the first three months of school: *All homerooms successfully completed an Ecosystem Challenge the first week of school. Students were given map coordinates and asked to identify the type of ecosystem found at that location. Classes worked together to create an informational poster, and points were awarded for each animal and plant identified as living in that ecosystem. Additional points were earned for identifying a threat to the ecosystem as well as a solution to help protect the environment. *5th and 6th graders all participated in a great field trip to Wells College and aboard the Floating Classroom. 6th graders also traveled to Emerson Park to be a part of the annual Conservation Field Days. *We were excited to welcome Mr. Cooper, the new technology teacher, to our school this year. Mr. Cooper travels to AJ every day to implement STEM Time! Each homeroom benefits from these hands-on, technology-related activities! *In an effort to enhance our PM Zone activities, we have started a Spanish Club in cooperation with Wells College. Students are not only learning to speak a little bit of Spanish but are also learning about the many countries around the world that speak Spanish. *We are also running a LEGO® League Team for the first time! Students are challenged to work cooperatively with their teammates to program a robot to complete a series of challenges within 2 ½ minutes. The students prioritized which tasks they wanted to tackle and how many points they

wanted to earn. LEGO® chose a “trash” theme for the poster component – challenging the students to identify a problem and offer a solution. The students recently took a field trip to two different trash centers to help them fully understand everything related to “trash” and to define what problem they would like to tackle.

This year’s musical Little Mermaid, Jr was a HUGE hit – full of color, music and dance! The students all worked very hard and worked so well together! The story of friendship and the will to follow your dreams is inspiring to all. Thanks to everyone for their support!

*This year’s Read for the Record selection was Not Norman: A Goldfish Story. School Library Journal describes it best, “A sweet story that could be used as a springboard to discussion of the pitfalls of making snap judgments about pets — or people.” *Our Trick or Trot was held on a beautiful fall day – everyone finished with a great sense of accomplishment. *The Pre-K – 6 PTO Walkathon raised over $10,000 – a HUGE thank you to the community for your tremendous support! *We welcomed guests on Visitation Day, Fire Prevention, Grand Friends Day, Parent Teacher Conferences, Merry-GoRound Playhouse, and Open House – thanks for showing your support and interest in our school. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season. 2016 promises to be another great year of learning! Remember these assessment dates: NYS ELA April 5 -7 and NYS Math April 13- 15 Sincerely, Karen Burcroff, AJ Smith Elementary Principal (315) 889-7102

One School, One Book™ coming soon to an elementary school near you!

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DECEMBER 2015

LETTER FROM THE CAYUGA ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL We are off and running through another school year, and the students at Cayuga have settled in to a routine of hard work, daily use of iPads and bucket filling!

Every week, we continue to recognize our bucket fillers through our Bucket Filling Program. The program is designed around doing the right thing for oneself and for each other. Students are nominated throughout the A beautiful sound has been resonating through the week by an adult, and each Friday, students who are cafeteria on Wednesdays as Instrumental Music started in recognized get a star placed on the wall in the main late September for our 3rd grade students. This program hallway. Stop in and check out our wall of stars next time has given each student exposure to all of the various you are in the building! instruments available. In late January, students will be allowed to choose which instrument they would like to Parent conferences were well attended this fall. Thank continue playing. you to all of our parents for making a commitment, meeting with teachers and attending school events. We have had a number of successful events already this year. Fire Prevention Day in October featured our Please join us for our Holiday Concerts on Wednesday, local volunteer firemen and women sharing fire safety December 9th (Kindergarten & 1st graders) and Thursday, tips with our students. Also in October, our annual December 10th(2nd & 3rd graders) at the Middle School Pre-K – 6 Walkathon raised enough money to sustain our / High School. PTO budget for the entire year, and we thank everyone who volunteered their time and/or made a donation! Remember to follow us on the district website www. Throughout the month of November, Cayuga Elementary unionspringscsd.org and on twitter @UnionSpringsCay. students were able to collect over 400 canned goods and nonperishable items for our local food pantry. Happy Holidays to all!

FIRE PREVENTION DAY

Sheila LaDouce, Cayuga Elementary Principal (315) 889-4170

PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT If you have a child who is eligible to attend Preschool or Kindergarten in the fall of 2016, please let us know. Please send the child’s full name, address, birthdate / parent’s name, address and phone number to: Jennifer Henry Cayuga Elementary School 255 Wheat Street Cayuga, NY 13034 Or email the information to Jennifer at jhenry@unionspringscsd.org Union Springs Central School District | 239 Cayuga Street | (315) 889-4101 | www.unionspringscsd.org


UNION SPRINGS CENTRAL SCHOOL | SPRING BOARD

WELCOME TO UNION SPRINGS, NEW FACULTY & STAFF! CHELSEA BRENNAN Pre-K Teacher at Cayuga Elementary

Chelsea is the newest Pre-K teacher at Cayuga Elementary, and she is beyond excited to join us! Previously, she was a Pre-K teacher for Head Start in various locations in Cortland, NY.

KERRY GLENN-KEOUGH

Special Education Teacher at AJ Smith Elementary

Kerry grew up in Syracuse, but she currently resides in Ithaca with her husband and two daughters. Immediately prior to joining us, she taught at Ithaca High School for 12 years in both the math and special education departments.

MARY CLARISSE Math Teacher at the High School

Mary lives in Wolcott with her husband and son. Prior to joining us, she taught middle school math for Hillside at their residential treatment center in Varick, NY.

JOSH KNEASKERN Maintenance

Josh graduated from Union Springs High School in 2004 and currently resides in Auburn. Prior to joining us, he worked at Lakeview Nursery for a year and McQuay for 9 years.

Tuesday, December 15th at the Middle School / High School Refreshments will be served in the library beginning at 12:00pm. This will be followed by a musical program, and then lunch will be served. All Senior Citizens are welcome to join us!

CAITLIN CONNELLY Spanish Teacher at the Middle School

Caitlin is from Syracuse, and she earned her degree from SUNY Cortland. She has studied abroad in Costa Rica and Spain, and prior to joining us, she taught at Otselic Valley for five years.

MEGAN KRUGER

Social Studies Teacher at the High School

Megan lives in Auburn with her husband and two young children. Before joining us, she taught Global 9 and 10, US History and AVID at Ithaca High School.

MEGAN DEMING

Teacher Assistant at Cayuga Elementary

Megan currently resides in Auburn. Prior to coming aboard fulltime, she was a substitute teacher for Auburn and Union Springs School Districts and a Music Therapist for Unity House in Auburn and Ithaca.

MELISSA LAGUARDIA

Special Education Teacher at Cayuga Elementary

Melissa lives in Syracuse, and prior to joining us, she worked within the Auburn Enlarged City School District for 3 years.

The Union Springs School District would like to remind members of the community that the Cook Memorial Forest, located adjacent to Route 90 and Townline Road in the Town of Springport is an educational instructional area.Board policy prohibits any hunting, fishing, use of motorized vehicles, or removal of any property from the Forest. Use of the Forest must be approved by the Superintendent of Schools or his designee. The Forest has students using the grounds during the school year. Therefore, if there are any violations of Board policy, the full extent of the law will be used to prosecute violators. Any questions regarding the Forest should be directed to the Superintendent’s Office.

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DECEMBER 2015

KIRK LANG Bus Driver

Kirk is retired from the New York State Department of Corrections after 27 years of service. He also previously served in the Army with the Military Police.

KATHLEEN SMITH Food Services Manager

Kathy lives in the Union Springs School District with her husband and daughter. Prior to joining us, she worked at Port Byron Schools for over 7 years as their Cook Manager. She is thrilled to be with us and hopes to create a positive impression through new menu ideas to help get the students and staff a healthy, yet tasty meal.

AMANDA MURRAY

Teacher Assistant at Cayuga Elementary

Amanda is a Union Springs alumna and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland. She joined the district last year as a substitute teacher, and she is very happy to step up as a teacher’s assistant for Pre-K this year.

NINA SMOLENSKI

ESOL Teacher at Cayuga Elementary

Nina is from Skaneateles. Prior to joining us, she taught ESOL in the Utica City School District. She also previously taught Spanish in the Skaneateles School District.

TIMOTHY PATRICK

COLLEEN PINCKNEY

Tim lives in Skaneateles, but he is familiar with the Union Springs CSD because his niece and nephew are studetnts here. Prior to joining us, he was a Carpenter’s Apprentice and worked for New Venture Gear for 9 years.

Colleen was born and raised in Aurelius and graduated from Union Springs High School. She continued on to earn her B.A. from LeMoyne College and plans on continuing her education in the future. She is happy to be back in the district and is enjoying her time here very much.

Night Cleaner at the High School

MARK VANEPPS Maintenance

Mark lives in Union Springs and has two children, one who graduated from the district and one who is currently attending the High School. He is a CCC graduate and previously worked at TRW and Emcom in Auburn before joining us.

Teacher Assistant at Cayuga Elementary

ASHLEY WADE

Teacher Assistant at AJ Smith Elementary

Ashley attended Southern Cayuga High School, continued on to Wells College to earn her Undergraduate degree and is currently completing her Master’s degree in Education at LeMoyne College. Prior to joining us, she worked at a preschool in Baldwinsville.

We would also like to thank two of our faculty and staff members for their service! Claudia Ball was a Teacher Assistant at AJ Smith Elementary, and she retired September 30, 2015 with 15 years of service to the District. Duane Sharp was a Cleaner, and he also retired at the end of September 2015 with over 10 years of service to the District.

ENJOY RETIREMENT! Union Springs Central School District | 239 Cayuga Street | (315) 889-4101 | www.unionspringscsd.org


UNION SPRINGS CENTRAL SCHOOL | SPRING BOARD

STUDENT ARTWORK

Artist: Matthew Norton

Artist: John Lynch

Artist: Aluana Llamas

Artist: Cabott Derleth

Artist: Kristina Wilmot Artist: Marissa Lopez

Artist: Mikaela Cummings

Artist: Andrew Head

Artist: Fiona Reohr

Artist: Alexis Chehovich

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DECEMBER 2015

ANNOUNCEMENTS Attention USCS Graduates now in the military: To be included on the High School’s Military Bulletin Board, please submit a recent 5”x7” photo, your name, year graduated and branch of service to Sue Sciortino, Attendance Clerk, 239 Cayuga St., Union Springs, NY 131260 Attention Class of 1966: The district would like to reach out to you for a future newsletter and district article. We would also like to personally invite you to the Spring 2016 graduation as part of your 50th year reunion. Please email Jessica Luisi at jluisi@unionspringscsd.org for more information. Kathryn Joy After Prom Committee: Our Kathryn Joy After Prom Committee meets at the High School the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm. All parents of the Junior Class are welcome! Any questions, please contact Mellissa Quick at mquick1@rochester.rr.com. Continuing Education Programs: If there is a class you would like to see us offer or you would be willing to teach a class about your special interest, hobby or area of expertise, please contact our Continuing Education Coordinator, Lisa Winters, at (315) 889-4166 or email lwinters@unionspringscsd.org.

Open Positions at Unions Springs CSD: Interested persons should send required information to: Superintendent Jarret Powers 239 Cayuga Street Union Springs, NY 13160 Substitute Teachers* Please send Letter of Interest, Resume and Certification Non-Certified Substitute Teacher - $88 per day Certified Substitute Teacher - $95 per day Substitute Cleaners* & School Bus Drivers* Please send Letter of Interest and Resume BUS DRIVERS REQUIRE CDL B-PS LICENSE WE WILL TRAIN *Must have NYSED fingerprint clearance prior to Board of Education appointment. For more information contact the District Office at (315) 889-4101 Applications can be found on the District’s Website at unionspringscsd.org.

BOOSTER CLUB UPDATE The Booster Club has been busy this fall. Our annual chicken BBQ held on Homecoming Weekend was a great success. Thank you to the athletes and parents who volunteered to work that day. The “Hut” was open for many of our home fall sporting events. Additional thanks go to students and adults who volunteered their time so that we could be open as much as possible. In order to provide this service at ALL home events, we are always in need of more volunteers. We will once again be providing concessions during our home basketball games. Please let us know if you would be willing to volunteer. Also, please show your Wolves Pride by supporting our sales!

The Booster Club strives to provide support to help ALL Union Springs Middle and High School groups, including those related to the Arts and Academics. Our fundraising efforts allow us to provide camp scholarships for interested students as well as all the awards given at the Athletic Awards Ceremonies. Please consider attending a meeting to see how you can become a part of this. We meet on the third Monday of each month at 7pm in the High School Art Room. Be sure to check the online district calendar for changes due to holidays or vacations.

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Union Springs Central School District - December 2015 Newsletter  

In this issue, you will find information about the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society inductions, a Union Springs stud...

Union Springs Central School District - December 2015 Newsletter  

In this issue, you will find information about the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society inductions, a Union Springs stud...

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