Tonight's the night to let the light shine on CCS Middle School Thespians! Don't miss opening night of the CCS Middle School Musical, School House Rock Live! Jr. directed by CCS music teacher Kerri L. Hogle, in special arrangement with MTI Shows. Friday, January 24th at 7pm and Saturday, January 25th at 2pm in the CCS Sterling Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door during the time of the production. Children $5, Adults $10, Family $25. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only two weeks away! ONC BOCES will be holding an open house for the new Mechatronics/Robotics program at the Otsego Area Occupational Center in Milford on Thursday, February 6th from 4-7pm. Activities will include demonstrations, tours and interactions with industry leaders. For more information, please contact Alyssa Oliveri, Executive Secretary to District Superintendent, Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES at 607-286-7715 ext. 2224.
Making weekend plans? CCS Thespians will host the CCS Middle School Musical, School House Rock Live! Jr. directed by CCS music teacher Kerri L. Hogle, in special arrangement with MTI Shows. You won’t want to miss this family-friendly production this Friday, January 24th at 7pm and Saturday, January 25th at 2pm in the CCS Sterling Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door during the time of the production. Children $5, Adults $10, Family $25. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
If you have a friend or family member graduating from CCS in 2020, you may be interested in purchasing a yearbook ad. Jostens is selling ad space in ¼ page, ½ page and Full Page formats. For more information, please contact CCS Yearbook Advisor Sara Schallert at firstname.lastname@example.org or create and purchase your ad directly online at jostensadservice.com.
Attention CCS Class of 2021! CCS will offer an SAT Prep course on Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-9:00pm for 8 sessions including 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, 4/22 and 4/29. Two additional dates have been built into the schedule for potential snow dates. All classes will be held on the CCS campus. The 2020 Edition of the College Board SAT Study Guide is included in the $145 fee. Checks should be written to the Cooperstown PTA. Payment is due upon arrival at the first class on February 12th. Interested CCS Class of 2021 students may sign up at the CCS Guidance office. Please contact the CCS Guidance Department ahead of time with questions regarding financial assistance.
The January 2020 issue of CCS Newsline is now available online, helping to strengthen our home-school-community connection. Catch this issue as well as other issues at cooperstowncs.org or http://bit.ly/Jan2020CCSNewsline. For more information, please contact our district office at email@example.com.
The CCS Fine Arts Department Cabaret Night has been moved from February 7th to February 28th to avoid conflicting with the Cooperstown Winter Carnival Opening Night Festivities. The evening will begin at 5:00pm and feature soup and chili dinners, two stages of entertainment, and a silent auction - all to support programs in the arts for our CCS students (including NYSSMA solo and ensemble festivals, all-state participation, juried art shows, etc.) Performance slots are open for community performers who would like to volunteer their time, and local businesses and individuals are encouraged to donate items for the silent auction. Please contact Tim Iversen (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the high school for more information on how you can support this great annual event!
Friday, January 10, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS Thespians have been working hard in rehearsals for the upcoming CCS Middle School Musical, School House Rock Live! Jr. directed by CCS music teacher Kerri L. Hogle, in special arrangement with MTI Shows. Families and friends from around the region won’t want to miss this family-friendly production on Friday, January 24th at 7pm and Saturday, January 25th at 2pm in the CCS Sterling Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door during the time of the production. Children $5, Adults $10, Family $25. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
Thursday, January 9, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS 7th and 8th Grade Students participated in National History Day (NHD) yesterday at CCS. NHD is a research project competition which challenges students to research, create, edit and revise, produce a final project, and present to a group of judges. The long-term inquiry project, done individually, with a group, or as part of a class, teaches students research and presentation skills. The tenacity needed to complete the project over a period of time and continually revise and improve the product benefits them as students and helps develop the life-long skills needed to be successful in any profession. John Brotherton, CCS 8th grade social studies teacher, Zachary Williams, CCS 7th grade social studies teacher, and Michelle Hitchcock, CCS librarian, guide students with their projects based on the NHD annual theme. Local winners are invited to participate at a regional NHD competition and winners at the regional level will move on to NY State competition. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or visit http://nyshistoryday.org/.
CCS 4th-Grade students are now accomplished film creators. During a project in art and library classes, students studied traditional Native American storytelling and created their own original stories. To make the tales come to life, students turned their stories into scripts, made paper characters, props and backgrounds. With the help of Caitlin Cook-Wightman, Cooperstown Elementary School art teacher and Emily Gibson, Cooperstown Elementary School library media specialist, students produced the final stop motion animation shorts using an iPad app. The final projects are fantastic examples of student collaboration, creativity and technology integration in art, literature and social studies. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Check out our CCS 4th Grade work at http://bit.ly/grade4lib.
The January 2020 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important upcoming dates, college financial aid information and college testing information to support CCS students and families. Monthly issues can be found on the Counseling page of the CCS website and issues are emailed to district families through student Naviance accounts. For more information, please contact the CCS Counseling Dept at 607-547-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. http://bit.ly/Jan2020CCSCounselingNewsletter
Cooperstown Sports Booster Club hosted the Annual Dick White Holiday Basketball Tournament over break and the CCS Girls JV and CCS Boys Varsity teams earned championships in their divisions. CCS would like to thank the Cooperstown Sports Booster Club, tournament volunteers and CCS Staff for their efforts to plan, organize and run this annual event that raises money to fund many valuable efforts in support of our CCS Athletic programs and facilities. CCS also thanks the coaches, players and families of Clinton, Utica Notre Dame, Institute of Technology Syracuse, Herkimer, Duanesburg and Unatego! Congratulations as well to Unatego Girls Varsity as they captured the Girls Varsity bracket and Clinton Boys JV as they earned the Boys JV Championship. Just prior to the Boys Varsity Championship game, CCS celebrated the 2019 NY State Champion Boys Basketball Team as the NY State Championship Banner was unveiled for all to see in Bursey Gymnasium. CCS also hosted a Modified Wrestling Tournament last week including 120 student athletes from Section 3 and Section 4. Cooperstown Sports Booster Club was busy once again with volunteers and donations to support concessions for this event and will provide all proceeds back to our CCS district in support of athletic programs. Many thanks to all involved who make these large events possible for our district!
CCS 7th Grade students joined CCS Health Education Teacher, Molly Toulson, for the annual “Cardiac UpClose” information session at Bassett Healthcare Network where students gained an understanding of heart health and how lifestyle choices impact their health. CCS Faculty Angela Eldred and Deb Miller also joined the class for this unique opportunity to learn more about cardiac health. CCS students and staff conducted break-out sessions that utilized diagrams and models, dissected sugar drinks and analyzed the effects of smoking on the heart . Students were also provided the opportunity to witness cardiac surgery (via video) as well as listen to the story of a cardiac surgery patient. CCS thanks Bassett Healthcare Network for this unique opportunity to take health education out of the classroom and into the field.
CCS Jr./Sr. High Student Council participated in the “Stuff the Bus” Challenge hosted by Roser Communications, sponsor of Utica Communication Systems. Students competed against other area schools to collect new, unwrapped toys for area children in need. On Tuesday, December 10th Roser Communications stopped by CCS to "Stuff the Bus" with toy donations. CCS Student Council would like to thank all community members, families and CCS faculty/staff who donated to the challenge. For more information, please contact CCS Advisor Shannon Merwin at email@example.com.
Please be advised due to continued Inclement weather Cooperstown Central School District is closed today. The capital project vote will continue throughout the day today until 8 PM this evening. The junior senior high school holiday concert scheduled for this evening will be held tomorrow evening, December 18, at 7:00 PM. Please be safe
Good morning. This is Dr. Crankshaw, superintendent of the Cooperstown Central School District. Due to inclement weather conditions Cooperstown Central School will open with a two hour delay today. The public referendum on the capital project will continue as planned. The hours for the votes are 7 AM to 8 PM in the junior senior high school. Please stay tuned - IF there are further decisions to be made on the opening of school, we will communicate them and advertise them close to 8:00 AM. Nevertheless, the public vote on the Capital project will continue as planned from 7 AM until 8 PM today and this evening. Please be safe.
A reminder that Cooperstown Central School District residents will VOTE on the 2019 Capital Project Referendum on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 7:00am until 8:00pm. Voting will take place in Room 305 at CCS Jr./Sr. High School. For more information, please contact Dr. William Crankshaw, CCS Superintendent at 607-547-5364 or visit our website at cooperstowncs.org.
On November 24th, CCS Litmag officers Kara Gildea, Eric Kukenberger, Peter Weil, and Lola Thompson presented the film “Utica: A Town That Loves Refugees,” filmed by last year's Media Team and Litmag, to a crowd of twenty Cooperstown community members. The CCS Seniors answered questions and spoke about their experiences making the film, issues refugees face, and passing the torch to the next group of CCS students coming up through future projects. Thanks to the First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown for hosting this event. http://bit.ly/CCSLITMAGMEDIA2019
Cooperstown Central School District is searching for a committed, student-centered professional who wishes to work in a supportive learning community. Be a leader among those in a dedicated team of educators as our School Psychologist. NYS School Psychologist certification is required. Experience in behavioral psychology is desirable. This position is full-time, ten (10) month employment with a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience and the Agreement with the Cooperstown Central School Faculty Association. The primary function of the School Psychologist is to provide district-wide preventive, diagnostic, and counseling services for individual pupils and groups of pupils and to provide parent and teacher support/consultation. Interested candidates apply on-line at www.olasjobs.org/southern or submit a cover letter, resume, and district application to Dr. William Crankshaw, 39 Linden Avenue, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Please direct questions to Dr. Crankshaw, Superintendent of Schools at (607) 547-5364.
ONC BOCES New Visions Health program will be hosting an Open House on Monday, January 13th at 10am-12pm at FoxCare Center in Oneonta, NY. Current New Visions Health students and staff will be on hand to provide information to Sophomore and Junior high school students, families and high school teachers, counselors or administrators. For more information, please contact Nikki Sellitti at Fox Hospital (607-431-5640) or Meg Subik at Bassett Medical Center (607-547-3674)
Catskill Area School Study Council is offering a 6-week SAT Preparation Course during the months of January and February 2020. Class limit is 50 students and the course is open to students in grades 10-12. Sign-up for CCS Students can be found in the Google Drive resource of the Counseling Office page on the CCS website. http://bit.ly/SATprepcourseSIGNUP
Don't miss the CCS Elementary WINTER CONCERT tonight at 7pm in the Sterling Auditorium at CCS High School. Come enjoy the CCS junior jazz-rock band, the 5th/6th grade chorus, the 4th grade chorus and the 5th/6th grade band. CCS students have been working hard to prepare for a wonderful evening of music in our schools. Come celebrate with CCS!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - ONC BOCES will be holding an open house for the new Mechatronics/Robotics program at the Otsego Area Occupational Center in Milford on Thursday, February 6th from 4-7pm. Activities will include demonstrations, tours and interactions with industry leaders. For more information, please contact Alyssa Oliveri, Executive Secretary to District Superintendent, Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES at 607-286-7715 ext. 2224.
As part of ongoing career awareness programming at CCS, our 5th Grade students visited ONC BOCES campus last week to explore career opportunities in the areas of Automotive Technician, Building Trades, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Health Occupations, Information Technology, Natural Resource Occupations, Visual Arts, and Welding. For more information, please contact CCS 5th Grade Teacher Mrs. Aiello at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cooperstown Elementary School students welcomed Daniel Jude Miller last week, children’s author and illustrator of "Monsters in Manhattan" books, "Everybody Wake Up" and the much anticipated "Halloween Boy and the Christmas Kid". Miller is working with several CCS 5th and 6th grade students to support work on his first novel. Students will spend the next month reading the first half of Miller’s book presented and provide feedback before Miller writes the rest of the story. The author was initially inspired to write the novel after having lunch with these students during an author visit and workshop at CCS last spring. At the time, the group brainstormed ideas to help Miller begin writing the first half of the book. Stay tuned as CCS students continue their workshop experience with children’s author Daniel Jude Miller. For more information, please contact Emily Gibson, CCS Elementary Library Media Specialist. http://djudemiller.com/childrens-books
Our CCS student instrumentalists, vocalists and faculty have been working hard to celebrate music in our schools. Don’t miss the CCS Elementary winter concert on Wednesday, December 11th at 7pm and the CCS Jr./Sr. High winter concert on Tuesday, December 17th at 7pm. Both concerts will be held in the CCS Sterling Auditorium. For more information, please contact our CCS Music Department staff Kerri Hogle, Tim Iversen, Junili Arkema and Peter Daum.
The Dec 2019 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important upcoming dates, ACT/SAT support and FAFSA information to support CCS students and families. Monthly issues can be found on the Counseling page of the CCS website and issues are emailed to district families through student Naviance accounts. For more information, please contact the CCS Counseling Dept at 607-547-5300 or email@example.com. http://bit.ly/Dec2019CCSCounseling
Due to inclement weather through tonight, December 1 and tomorrow, December 2, Cooperstown Central School District will be closed tomorrow, Monday, December 2. The elementary parent/teacher conferences scheduled for Monday afternoon, December 2 as well as Tuesday afternoon, December 3 will be rescheduled for a later time this month. Parents and caregivers of elementary school students will receive communication through the Elementary School Principal's Office soon. The Board of Education Curriculum Committee meeting scheduled for tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. will also be rescheduled. Please be safe.
Students in grades 9-12 can earn points toward their Senior year activities by volunteering their time at the PTA Holiday Breakfast on Saturday, December 7th. Please use the following link to signup! https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/3056867/false#/invitation
Cooperstown students, along with students in Otsego and surrounding counties, will be participating in the NYSSMA Zone 8 Area All-State Festival today and tomorrow at SUNY Oneonta. Cooperstown has students participating in all 4 performing groups at this festival: Concert Band, Treble Choir, String Orchestra, and Mixed Chorus. The concert for all four groups will take place tomorrow, (Saturday, November 23), at 3pm in the Hunt Union Ballroom on the SUNY Oneonta campus. Cost for the concert is $4 for adults and $3 for students.
Thursday, October 3, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS 7th/8th grade students had the opportunity to camp overnight in the Catskills this week. CCS Physical Education teachers Monica Wolfe and Mike Niles led students through the Kaaterskill Falls Trail and experienced North Point, Boulder Rock and the observation deck of the Kaaterskill Falls. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
CCS Elementary students continue to enjoy our dog therapy friends who visit classrooms on a regular basis and enhance student activities in reading, math and language. Therapy dogs provide physical, social, cognitive, emotional and environmental benefits to students throughout the building. You can’t miss the smiles on the faces of our students and staff when our CCS therapy dogs enter the building! For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Enrollment is open for the 2019-2020 academic year of the Cooperstown Head Start program, a preschool program offered through Opportunities for Otsego. Children must be 3 years old by December 1, 2019 and live in a household whose family meets the Head Start program income guidelines in order to qualify for enrollment for Fall of 2019. For more information, please contact Megan Kantor, Opportunities for Otsego Family Partner, at email@example.com.
September 18, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School will host CCS 2019 Homecoming beginning the week of September 29th. Daily themes for the week have been designed by CCS Student Council and CCS Athletics will host several events on home fields. The 2019 Homecoming Week will begin with a bonfire on campus on September 29th and includes three separate evenings of events under the lights, courtesy of donations from the Cooperstown Sports Booster Club. For more information, please contact CCS Student Council Advisor, Shannon Merwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or CCS Director of Extracurricular Activities & Athletics David Bertram at email@example.com.
Cooperstown Central School District will host Open House for CCS Jr./Sr. High School on Thursday, Sept. 19th at 6pm and for CCS Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 26th 6:00-7:30pm. For questions, please contact the main office of each building at 607-547-9976 (Elementary) or 607-547-8181 (Jr./Sr. High).
September 10, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School Guidance Department will host a workshop for CCS families as they prepare for the college financial aid process and anticipate the FAFSA online application. Join the CCS Guidance Department on September 19th at 5:15pm (prior to Open House) in the CCS Jr./Sr. High Library. For questions, please contact the Katie Baldo of the CCS Guidance Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 607-547-5300. This workshop is open to all CCS students and parents.
CCS THESPIANS will hold auditions for "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder" Wed. 9/11 6:30pm and Thur. 9/12 6:30 pm at CCS N. J. Sterling Auditorium. Auditions are open to all CCS students grades 9-12. Please wear comfortable clothing and prepare a one-minute monologue. For more information, please contact Tim Iversen at email@example.com.
An emergency fire alarm pull was accidentally activated today at the Cooperstown Elementary School. Administration and School District staff took quick action and evacuated the building. Police, fire and press responded via communication protocols. All students and staff have safely returned to classes.
CCS MODIFIED Athletics begin practice on Monday, August 26th. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our fabulous team of CCS Staff, Board of Education and Administration have been busy this summer preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. Don't miss out on some important meetings taking place this week that will help you stay informed as a parent or guardian in our CCS District. For further questions, please contact our main office at (607) 547-8181.
This Summer ten CCS Students performed with the Glimmerglass Youth Chorus alongside members of the Glimmerglass Young Artists Program in the production of Noah’s Flood, an operatic adaptation of the 15th-century play about Noah’s Ark. Glimmerglass Festival has commissioned and developed youth operas for the past several years and they continue to be among the hottest tickets in town each Summer. Noah’s Flood was performed at the CCS Sterling Auditorium during the month of August 2019 and featured ten CCS Students throughout the production who were selected through auditions in the Spring of 2019. Students rehearsed throughout the Summer with Glimmerglass Festival in preparation for this exciting and charming production. Congratulations to our CCS Student artists: Avery Croft, Sayer Croft, Charlotte Feury, Lilly Grady, Sofia Jones, Olivia Loewenguth, Peter Loewenguth, Quinn Lytel, Naomi Wager and Grant Crowson.
Cooperstown Elementary School Music Teacher, Peter Daum, will host our CCS Summer Lessons Recital on Thursday, August 22nd from 1-2 pm in the CCS Elementary School courtyard. Admission is free and open to the public. CCS Elementary students who participated in summer music lessons will have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments in our summer music program and all ages are welcome to come and enjoy the fun. In the event of inclement weather, the recital will be moved indoors at CCS Elementary School.
The CCS Class of 2020 would like to thank all the CCS High School students and parents who supported CCS efforts throughout the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Special thanks also to the Baseball Hall of Fame for this opportunity, as well as all law enforcement and security who supported the weekend as students and parents worked various venues. Thank you to early bird volunteers and CCS staff who supported our efforts in preparation for the weekend and all volunteers from throughout our CCS school community who came together to make this weekend a success. A special shout out to Bennett Motors for the loan of a 4WD Mule used to restock the supplies and to Price Chopper for the use of a refrigerated trailer used to chill the products sold during the Induction. Thank CCS Math Teacher, Dr. Nick Marcantonio, for leading the charge for CCS with endless energy.
Please note the attached NY State Education Department exam schedule for those students taking the August 2019 NY State Regents Exams at Cooperstown Central School District. The lab practical portion of the Earth Science Regents will take place on Monday, August 12 at 8am. For further information, please contact Alena Krug at email@example.com or call 607-547-8181.
Don’t forget that Bassett School Based Health Centers provide healthcare support to regional students all summer long! New to the district? Does your student need a physical or an immunization? Would you like to meet with a pediatric specialist during Summer months? Don’t forget to look at Bassett School Based Health Centers for your student’s healthcare needs. Cooperstown SBHC Hours (located at CCS Jr./Sr. High School): Mondays through July Monday-Friday August 12-23, as well as August 26th and 28th Regular hours will resume on the first day of school in September. To schedule an appointment in the Cooperstown SBHC, please call 607-547-1105 on Mondays, or 1-844-ALL-SBHC. Healthcare services available at the Cooperstown SBHC facility: Kindergarten physicals and immunizations Regular physical exams, as well as sports eligibility exams Acute or same-day student visits All pediatric immunizations required for school enrollment Prescription refill requests District enrollment packets Did you know there are several Bassett School Based Health Centers locations and at least one location is open each day throughout the summer? Call 1-844-ALL-SBHC to schedule an appointment.
What does it take to host thousands of visitors to the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction? Among many other things, it takes VOLUNTEERS for the Cooperstown High School concession stands. If a CCS student in your household is entering Grades 9-12 and you or your student can support CCS on Sunday, July 7/21, please contact CCS Advisor Dr. Marcantonio at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-547-8181. Funds raised at the HOF Induction are shared among CCS Grades 9-12 and help fund Senior Prom, Senior Breakfast, Senior Trip and graduation caps and tassels. Please consider helping out and have some fun while we meet visitors from around the world at the Baseball HOF Induction!
We are pleased to announce that The Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony is scheduled to continue out of doors at the back lawn of the Fenimore Museum at 1:30 pm.
Cooperstown Central School will host the 140th Commencement Ceremony for the CCS Class of 2019 on the lakeside lawn of The Fenimore Art Museum Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 1:30pm. Seating will be available for family and friends, with plenty of lawn space to bring portable chairs as well if you’d like. The outdoor graduation ceremony is open to the public. All are encouraged to bring umbrellas as the forecast is promising, but rain is possible. The outdoor venue is spectacular! However in the event of inclement weather, it will be announced by noon on Sunday should we need to move the ceremony to an indoor location at the Jr./Sr. High School. In that case, seating would be limited to four persons per graduate in an indoor ceremony, with overflow seating available via telecast indoors as well. We invite all to celebrate the CCS Class of 2019 and enjoy the spectacular outdoor venue behind The Fenimore Art Museum.
June 26, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Amid honking horns, joyful laughter and waving faculty and staff, Cooperstown Elementary School students were treated to a bus parade and a musical serenade by CCS Music Teacher Tim Iversen. CCS Elementary students exited the school with next year’s homeroom assignments as they officially jumped into the Summer of 2019! CCS Elementary Faculty and Staff wish all students and district families a safe and joyful summer season.
June 25, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Tonight ONC BOCES will host the OAOC Completer Ceremony for the Class of 2019 at 7pm in the gymnasium of Milford Central School. This year 18 Cooperstown Central School Class of 2019 students will celebrate completion and graduation from their chosen fields of study. Graduates are commended for their work in completion of Career and Technical Education coursework along with the ONC BOCES New Visions Engineering and Health Care Professions. ONC BOCES Career & Technical Education: Kathryn Boyle Kayce Boyles Brittney Janitz Taylor Keane Jonathan Nicholson Tiffany Pagillo Emilie Marie Perez Hailey Seamon Morgan Stockdale Sheon Wakefield Hailee Ward ONC BOCES New Visions Health Care Professions: Quincey Chase Surya Daniel Delilah Griger Juliet Ratliff Kai Wasson ONC BOCES New Visions Engineering: John Odell Jonathan Stone
June 25, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Elementary 6th Grade students and faculty celebrated CCS Elementary School graduation today in CCS Sterling Auditorium along with family and friends. Graduation opened with CCS Class of '15 graduates Patrick Dewey (Edinboro University '19) and Jacob Russell (Harvard University '19) speaking to graduates about friendship, kindness, setting goals and overcoming setbacks. Later in the ceremony, the CCS 5th/6th grade band and chorus performed a selection of music and CCS Class of 2025 students Annelise Jensen, Sabine Meckel and Shaivi Gupta spoke on behalf of fellow graduates. This fall, the Class of 2025 will begin classes in the CCS Jr./Sr. High School.
CCS 6th Grade Graduation is underway as CCS Class of '15 graduates Patrick Dewey (Edinboro University '19) and Jacob Russell (Harvard University '19) speak to graduates about friendship, kindness, setting goals and overcoming setbacks. Together, they have completed many races, including the 2019 Boston Marathon.
There's still room in Session 1 for CCS students entering grades 5 and up! Sign up at fovl.eventbrite.com. Contact CES Library Media Specialist Emily Gibson for more information, email@example.com.
June 21, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Students and staff of Cooperstown Elementary School dedicated the 2018-2019 CCS Elementary Yearbook to Bud Lippitt, 17 year Physical Education teacher for CCS. Lippitt was honored today in a school-wide gathering where students and staff revered Lippitt for his excellence in Physical Education, his encouraging and compassionate work with students, and his ability to teach creative problem solving.
Friday, June 21, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School Kid Garden will host a Volunteer Orientation in CCS Kid Garden on Monday, June 24th at 7pm. CCS Kid Garden boasts a beautiful teaching garden for the use of CCS students, teachers and all staff and also serves as an abundant source of food donations to the Cooperstown Food Pantry. Keeping the garden flourishing and producing during the Summer months requires many volunteers and ensures that the teaching space will be ready for use when school begins in the Fall. Please join Kristen Griger for an evening of orientation so that you can do your part to support Kid Garden throughout the Summer. Refreshments will be served for all adults and children who attend. Bring your work gloves to do a little weeding and sign up for a few days of weeding this summer. Not an experienced gardener? No problem! We can pair you with someone who can show you the weeds from the veggies. For more information about Kid Garden, please contact Kristen Griger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 21, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - On Monday, June 24 at 6pm in the CCS Sterling Auditorium, Cooperstown Central School will premiere six entries from the 1st-ever CCS “48 Hour Movie Competition”. CCS Students in grades 7-12 were given 48 hours to make a short film within a given genre. All entries were challenged to include three specifications: a character named Raymond Finch, a tattoo, and the line "It was a dark and stormy night." The winner of this year’s film competition will receive an award sponsored by Cooperstown Friends of Music and Art. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 19, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - This week, Cooperstown Central School 3rd Grade Students are presenting their "Genius Hour" projects. Students demonstrated the inquiry process and the steps they completed to develop their final project. How did they choose their topic? What essential questions did they ask? What sources did they use to investigate information? How did they bring their information together for a final project? CCS Students demonstrated their answers to these questions for CCS Faculty and peers as they displayed their projects in the Elementary School Library this week. For more information on the “Genius Hour” Project, please contact CCS Elementary Library Media Specialist Emily Gibson at email@example.com.
June 19, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - On Friday, June 14, 2019 the Cooperstown Central School Class of 2019 celebrated the last day of high school classes with a parade through hallways in their cap and gown. Students and staff Grades K-12 honored the Class of 2019 as they strolled amid the hallway music through the CCS Elementary School and the CCS Jr./Sr. High School. CCS hallways overflowed with hugs, tears, laughter and high fives for our CCS Class of 2019.
Cooperstown Central School celebrates the top four graduating scholars from the CCS Class of 2019 - https://www.cooperstowncs.org/article/117696?org=cooperstown-csd
Monday, June 17, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS will host an Instrument Petting Zoo on Wednesday, June 19th from 6:30 until 8:00pm in the CCS Elementary School cafeteria. If your CCS student Grade 3-5 is interested in learning about new instruments, don’t miss this exciting evening of instrument demonstrations, discussions about our CCS Band programs and opportunities to try out a variety of instruments for our future CCS musicians.
Students - check out this year's Lit Mag survey - https://sites.google.com/ccsmail.org/thelitmag2019/.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Kindergarten students at Cooperstown Central School have been nurturing eggs in their classroom incubators for the past few weeks and this week they celebrated the healthy arrival of their classroom chicks. With pride and excitement, our CCS Kindergarten classroom Teachers Chloe Bellcourt, Christina Harrington, Lisa Lippitt and Maegan Whiteman shared books, created projects and fostered understanding of the incubation period of hatching chicks.
June 14, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - As part of their final project, the Cooperstown Central School Sociology Class volunteered yesterday at the Cooperstown Food Pantry. Students from Jenn Pindar’s CCS Sociology Class unloaded over 18,000 lbs of food contributions to the pantry. In addition, they donated 64 lbs of food and $360 in monetary collections by CCS students. The Cooperstown Food Pantry reports that each pound of food donated to the pantry equals the value of $1.67. For every dollar donated allows the Cooperstown Food Pantry to purchase $10 worth of food from the Regional Food Bank. Great work CCS Sociology Class! The volunteer efforts of these CCS students and staff, along with the generous donations of those who contributed to the effort, will allow the Cooperstown Food Pantry to purchase over $3,000 in food and personal care items from the Regional Food Bank.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School Theater Arts students attended today’s performance of “Waitress” at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, NY. Waitress is based on a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), features original songs by five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles and boasts an all-female creative team.
After sending and receiving letters since last September from Cooperstown Central School graduating Seniors, the CCS 6th Graders finally met their pen pals from the high school. On a beautiful afternoon, students gathered around the playground and shared stories, ice cream and laughter as they talked about their letters and continued to build friendships. This is the second year the pen pal project has been in place with Mrs. Burke-Sciallo’s Senior English students and Mrs. Garcia’s 6th Grade students. For more information about, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Inductees to the Cooperstown Central School Chapter of National Honor Society were honored at the Spring Induction Dinner last week. Twenty new members were inducted this Spring as CCS celebrated the four pillars of membership including scholarship, leadership, service and character. For more information about the CCS Chapter of NHS, please contact CCS Advisor Monica Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCS 5th Grade Students: Due to rainy weather predictions for Tues 6/11, please note that the field trip scheduled for the Biological Field Station will be rescheduled to Wednesday, June 12. For questions, please contact email@example.com.
CCS Jr./Sr. High SPRING CONCERT THIS WEEK! Our CCS student instrumentalists, vocalists and faculty have been working hard to celebrate music in our schools. Don't miss the CCS Jr./Sr. Spring Concert on Tuesday, June 11th at 7pm in the CCS Sterling Auditorium. For more information, please contact the CCS Music Department and Kerri Hogle at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tim Iversen at email@example.com.
REMINDER: This week the CCS Leadership Training for Athletes will host the 2019 Cooperstown 5K Color Run/Walk on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The race will begin at 3:30pm on the CCS Track. Bring your friends and family and make your way through several color splash stations around the CCS campus. Cross the finish line back on the CCS track to celebrate with friends. This event is organized by the CCS Leadership Training for Athletes and all proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association. Register online at http://bit.ly/Coop5KColorRunWalk or register on-site at 3pm. For more information, please contact CCS Advisor, Monica Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, June 7, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School Varsity Track & Field outdoor teams finished up their season at NYSPHSAA State Qualifiers last weekend in Syracuse, NY. The CCS Varsity Girls Track & Field team finished the season with a CSC D3 League title and placed 2nd in the NYSPHSAA Class C Championships. Seven CCS athletes from the girls team were named CSC League All-Stars (Abby Ford, Ireland Gable, Kara Gildea, Nora Jensen, Ashley Kiuber, Hannah Rathbone and Sam Vezza) along with two Runners-Up (Sarah Johnson and Riley Jubar). CCS Varsity Girls Track & Field congratulates Seniors Baleigh Behan, Surya Daniel, Katie Martin and Sarah Parr, all from the CCS Class of 2019. The CCS Varsity Boys Track & Field team finished the season with the following League Champions: 4x400 Relay Team (Johnson, Lytel, Pullyblank and Stengler-Hensen), 400 meter (Sam Lytel), and Long Jump (Isaiah Johnson). NYSPHSAA Section 3 C1 Champions include: 4x400 Relay Team (Johnson, Lytel, Pullyblank and Stengler-Hensen), 400 meter (Sam Lytel), Long Jump (Isaiah Johnson) and Pole Vault (Isaiah Johnson). The 4x400 team went on to take 4th place and Sam Lytel placed 3rd in the 400 meter run at the NYSPHSAA State Qualifier meet.
Friday, June 7, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS Leadership Training for Athletes hosted their 2019 Appreciation Breakfast this week to celebrate CCS staff, coaches, administrators, and community volunteers who support CCS Athletics throughout the year. Guests enjoyed a delicious early morning breakfast organized and administered by CCS Varsity Athletes to demonstrate gratitude and appreciation for adults who support our CCS Athletic programs. For more information about CCS Leadership Training for Athletes, please contact CCS Physical Education Faculty Monica Wolfe at email@example.com.
Friday June 7, 2019 - Cooperstown Central School students from Shannon Merwin’s American Sign Language Class have been working weekly with CCS Elementary 1st Grade students and faculty to teach American Sign Language through music. On Thursday June 6, CCS 1st Grade students performed before the entire CCS Elementary School and celebrated their newly developed skills in American Sign Language as they sang “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman. Many thanks to the CCS High School ASL students and faculty who collaborated with the 1st Grade team of Sue Bergene, Lindsay Hayes and Kim Wooden.
June 7, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Fourth Grade students and faculty at Cooperstown Elementary School have been busy the past several weeks as they visited regional historic sites and studied NY State history through hands-on experience with museum and county professionals. Hanford Mills Museum: CCS 4th Grade students traveled to Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith, NY to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the communities of Central New York. CCS Students explored several buildings at the museum including the 1909 home of the Hanford Family and a wood mill powered by water. The overwhelming favorite experience was reported to be the turning of the large water wheel and the resulting power that was spread to various belts and pulleys throughout the mill. The Farmers' Museum: 19th Century daily life activities were the focus of CCS 4th Grade students during their visit to The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, NY. Students explored the various buildings and agriculture in the village to gain a better understanding of rural and village life through demonstrations and interpretive exhibits. Each student participated in a workshop in which they created an item from the time period of the village. A sampling of these Items include hooks forged in the blacksmith shop, pouches from a sewing class, and lip balm from the pharmacy. Otsego County Courthouse & Buildings: The Otsego County Courthouse and County Buildings visit was an opportunity for CCS 4th Grade students to learn about the work of their local government. A stop in the courtroom included a mock trial in which students were given the roles of the various individuals involved in a regular court case. Students spent some time in the 911 call center and learned about the steps taken to help community members who need emergency assistance. The students were also given the opportunity to practice putting out a fake flame, and talk about the proper steps to take should they find themselves in an emergency situation. Finally, the children acted as county representatives while on a stop in the County Board room, and learned about the steps taken to both discuss and vote on legislation. With great appreciation for all that our regional historic sites offer, the CCS 4th Grade Faculty of Nina Burke, Susan Clark, and Ann Reis thank all of those involved in our recent immersion trips.
Thursday, June 6, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School Elementary School celebrated the 2019 Kathleen Galland-Bennett 3rd Grade Track Meet on Wednesday, June 5 as the entire grade participated in a complete track and field contest designed to achieve the goals of having fun, developing sportsmanship and learning about the sport of track and field. CCS Physical Education teachers Bud Lippitt and Matt Hulbert, along with CCS 3rd Grade team of teachers Bridget Bertram, Nicole Carey, Emily Huston and Ann Szwejbka joined all students in honoring their former colleague Kathleen Galland-Bennett who battled cancer with bravery, sportsmanship and fitness.
Cooperstown Central School Elementary 5th Grade students introduced next year’s Elementary School theme - “Don’t Imagine a World of Kindness, Create One”. CCS 5th Grade students celebrated the theme by writing letters to adults who have made a positive impact on their life. Several CCS students read their letters to CCS Staff in attendance at the final monthly school gathering on June 6 and invited recipients up to receive the letter in person.
Thursday June 6, 2019 - The Cooperstown Central School High School English Department hosted Japanese-American poet Phil Kaye last month as students in grades 9-12 enjoyed the opportunity to experience thoughtful and socially relevant poetry. His performance left an emotional impact on both students and faculty in attendance. Kaye also hosted a workshop for 28 students about the process of writing poetry. This program was made possible by the generous support of CFEE, FoMA, the Cooperstown PTA, and Arts in Education. For more information, please contact Angela Eldred, CCS English Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phil Kaye is a Japanese-American poet who has taught and performed for thousands of students in nineteen countries. His work has been viewed millions of times online and featured in outlets ranging from PBS to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness, The Dalai Lama for the occasion of his 80th birthday. He is a former teacher of weekly workshops in maximum security prisons and head coordinator of SPACE, a prison arts program. Phil is a National Poetry Slam finalist, and his book, Date & Time, was published in 2018 by Button Poetry.
Our CCS student instrumentalists, vocalists and faculty have been working hard to celebrate music in our schools. Don't miss the CCS Spring Concerts! CCS Elementary School Concert on Thursday, June 6 at 7pm and CCS Jr./Sr. High School Concert on Tuesday, June 11 at 7pm - both at CCS Sterling Auditorium.
Wednesday June 5, 2019 - The Cooperstown Central School English Department hosted Japanese-American poet Phil Kaye last month as students in grades 9-12 had the opportunity to enjoy thoughtful and socially relevant poetry that left an emotional impact on both students and faculty in attendance. Kaye also hosted a workshop for 28 students about the process of writing poetry. This program was made possible by the generous support of CFEE, FoMA, the Cooperstown PTA, and Arts in Education. For more information, please contact Angela Eldred, CCS English Department, at email@example.com. Phil Kaye is a Japanese-American poet who has taught and performed for thousands of students in nineteen countries. His work has been viewed millions of times online and featured in outlets ranging from PBS to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness, The Dalai Lama for the occasion of his 80th birthday. He is a former teacher of weekly workshops in maximum security prisons and head coordinator of SPACE, a prison arts program. Phil is a National Poetry Slam finalist, and his book, Date & Time, was published in 2018 by Button Poetry.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - CCS students Theo Ignatovsky (Class of 2022) and Brittney Janitz (Class of 2019) were awarded Cooperstown Central School Students of the Month for the month of June 2019. Ignatovsky and Janitz were chosen by their teachers and demonstrated kindness, compassion, diligence, grit, academic success and integrity during their time in the classroom and throughout activities on our CCS campus.
June 4, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School District will host a Celebration of Service to our CCS District and granting of Tenure on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 3:30pm in the CCS Jr./Sr. High School Cafeteria. All are welcome to attend. During the reception the District will celebrate Mary Leonard, who has served on the CCS District Board of Education for twelve consecutive years, including 11 years as Vice President of the CCS BOE. Mr. Jim Brophy will be honored in his service as an Interim Administrator for CCS since 2016. Earning professional status as Tenured, licensed professionals are: Ann Meccariello (Elementary Principal), Amanda Chase (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Emily Huston (Elementary Teacher), Irene Kenison (Licensed Teaching Assistant), and Mary Clare Roberts (Licensed Master Social Worker). Please join us as we celebrate the service of others to our School District and honor those in service to students at CCS. For more information, please contact Wendy Lansing at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607/547-8181.
Don't forget today's CCS Student Council Blood Drive - Tue. June 4, 10am-3:30pm at the CCS High School Building (Wrestling Room). For more information and to register, please contact CCS Student Council Advisor Shannon Merwin at email@example.com or register online at www.redcross.org. This event is open to the public.
Monday, June 3, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - The Cooperstown Central School Class of 2019 celebrated their Senior Breakfast at the beautiful and historic Otesaga Hotel Dining Room this morning. CCS Superintendent Dr. Bill Crankshaw and Delilah Griger, CCS Class of 2019 President, addressed graduating Seniors and expressed gratitude and appreciation for CCS staff and administration. CCS Graduation will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 1:30pm on the lakeside lawn of The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown.
Cooperstown Elementary School celebrated “Spring Planting Day” in Kid Garden on Friday, May 31, as CCS students grades K-6 had the opportunity to plant seedlings in Kid Garden that were started earlier in the year in their classrooms. Kid Garden is a collaboration between Cooperstown Central School and the Cooperstown community. The CCS District garden serves as a living project that reaps benefits for CCS students and staff, adult volunteers and the community-at-large by providing wholesome produce to area food pantries. Kid Garden cultivates learning in a healthy outdoor environment and teachers are encouraged to use this space whenever possible for instruction. CCS is proud to support Kid Garden and thanks Kristin Griger, along with the many volunteers who help keep our garden growing, learning and producing throughout the year. For more information about Kid Garden, please contact Kristin Griger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 31, 2019 - The Cooperstown EMS Volunteer Emergency Squad celebrated EMS Appreciation Week with a visit to Cooperstown Elementary School. Students in CCS 2nd Grade took part in several stations staffed by Cooperstown EMS volunteers along with CCS High School student volunteers Torrey Carrascoso, Natalie Fountain and Logan Kantor. Students learned the fundamental treatments, supportive behaviors and equipment used for EMS events and had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with longtime skilled and disciplined Cooperstown EMS volunteer instructor Fred Lemister, along with Monica Carrascoso and Diana Nicols. CCS celebrates the Cooperstown EMS volunteers for their tireless work and support of our CCS community.
The Cooperstown Central School Student Council will host a Blood Drive on June 4, 10am-3:30pm at the CCS High School Building (Wrestling Room). For more information and to register, please contact CCS Student Council Advisor Shannon Merwin at email@example.com or register online at www.redcross.org. This event is open to the public.
Cooperstown Central School Marching Band, led by CCS Band Director Kerri Hogle, participated in the 2019 Village of Cooperstown parade and ceremony to commemorate Memorial Day. With gratitude and pride, we remember those who served for our country and those who lost their life in sacrifice for others.
Cooperstown Central School participated in the pre-game ceremony of the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame Classic Game of 31 retired MLB players and 6 Hall of Famers. Performing the National Anthem were CCS Alum Maria Noto (Class of 2017), accompanied by the 2018-2019 CCS American Sign Language class. CCS American Sign Language Class pictured: Front (l to r): Kate Donnelly, Maya Stevens, Hazel Lippitt, Abby Miller, Ava Zuckermann, Torrey Carrascoso. Back (l to r): Ciera Emerick, Natalie Fountain, Sarah Parr, Abbie Makofske, CCS Teacher Shannon Merwin, Anna Lambert.
CCS students Mikael Foutch-Carkees (Class of 2022) and Kate Donnelly (Class of 2020) were awarded Cooperstown Central School Students of the Month for the month of May 2019. Donnelly and Foutch-Carkees were chosen by their teachers and demonstrated kindness, compassion, diligence, grit, academic success and integrity during their time in the classroom and throughout activities on our CCS campus.
The Cooperstown Central School District 2019-2020 Budget Vote will take place this TUESDAY, May 21, 2019, 7am to 8pm in Room 305 of the Cooperstown Jr.-Sr. High School. For questions, please contact Wendy Lansing, Board Clerk, at (607) 547-5364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, May 15, 2019 - The CCS Leadership Training for Athletes announces the 2019 Cooperstown 5K Color Run/Walk on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The race will begin at 3:30pm on the CCS Track. Bring your friends and family and make your way through several color splash stations around the CCS campus. Cross the finish line back on the CCS track to celebrate with friends. This event is organized by the CCS Leadership Training for Athletes and all proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association. Register online at http://bit.ly/Coop5KColorRunWalk or register on-site at 3pm. For more information, please contact CCS Advisor, Monica Wolfe at email@example.com.
The CCS Music Department will host the 2019 Jazz Concert on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Sterling Auditorium at Cooperstown Central School. This concert is free and open to the public. Don’t miss this opportunity to appreciate our CCS musicians and faculty as they celebrate an evening of jazz. For more information, please contact the CCS Music Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
CCS Staff thanks the Cooperstown PTA for the delightful staff appreciation luncheon served to all CCS District staff on Wednesday, May 15th. Delicious and very much appreciated, thank you Cooperstown PTA!
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - CCS Class of 2019 students Hailey Seamon and Tiffany Pagillo took First Place at the New York State Health Occupation Students of America (NY HOSA) competition with awards in Forensic Science and Nursing Assistant events respectively. Seamon and Pagillo will be competing in the Forensic Science Team Event at the annual HOSA International Leadership Competition which takes place in Orlando, Florida on June 19-22. Pictured: ONC BOCES Teacher Patricia Hornbeck and LTA Caren Kelsey along with CCS students Tiffany Pagillo and Hailey Seamon. Also pictured is Rylee Velasco from Milford Central School. Forensic Science Competition: The purpose of the Forensic Science competition is to encourage HOSA members to analyze careers in forensic science and to work as a team to apply their knowledge and skills in creating a solution to the forensic science-related problem. This event included two rounds of competition. The first round challenged participants in a written test to evaluate the team’s understanding of forensic science. The top scoring teams advanced to round two where they analyzed a case study related to forensic science and provided written conclusions. Seamon and Pagillo both achieved a First Place finish in this competition. Nursing Assistant Competition: The purpose of this competition was to provide HOSA members with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in nursing assisting. This event will consisted of two rounds of competition. The first round included a written, multiple choice test to measure knowledge and understanding in the subject. The top scoring competitors advanced to round two for the timed and evaluated performance of selected skills identified in a written scenario. Pagillo achieved a First Place finish in this individual competition. For more information about HOSA, please visit http://www.hosa.org. For more information regarding ONC BOCES Health Occupations program, please visit http://www.oncboces.org/HealthOccupations.aspx.
Congratulations to the CCS High School Lit Mag and Media Team, along with CCS Advisor JoAnn Gardner, for their Gold Medal Honor in the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Speak Truth to Power Video Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers and the Tribeca Film Institute. Students across the country were challenged to produce movies about international or local human rights defenders whose work echoes that of Robert F. Kennedy and ties into the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. CCS students chose to make a documentary about Shelly Callahan and the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. Rainer Gardner-Olesen, Kara Gildea, Eric Kukenberger, Sam Lytel, Ellie Pink, Lola Thompson and Peter Weil interviewed staff and clients at the Center and filmed a Citizenship Ceremony conducted by the Honorable David Hurd at The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. “The greatest voice is the voice of the people - speaking out - in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out - in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes. Let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind.” - Robert F. Kennedy Video attached: CCS HS Lit Mag and Media Team Gold Medal Honor entry to the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Speak Truth to Power Video Contest. http://bit.ly/CCSLITMAGMEDIA2019 Photographed: Back Row: Rainer Gardner-Olesen, Eric Kukenberger, Peter Weil, Sam Lytel, Shelly Callahan- Executive Director of Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, Charlotte Thompson, Kara Gildea, Front Row: Quinn Lytel, Selma Jasencic-ONA Community Navigator, Ellie Pink
Friday, May 10, 2019 - The National Circus Project came to town this week and they are making a splash at Cooperstown Elementary School. CCS Students K-6 were challenged during Physical Education classes this week to use self-discipline and patience and develop good practice habits as they faced new circus skills and collaborated with their classmates. The National Circus Project is an educational outreach program with over 30 years of experience and serving schools throughout the Northeast. On Friday, May 10, CCS 3rd grade students treated all in attendance to a dazzling display of balance, skill, teamwork and patience - graced with a touch of humor. This program was made possible at CCS Elementary School by the generous contributions of Cooperstown Foundation for Excellence in Education, The Heilig Foundation and the Cooperstown PTA. Special thanks also to Mary & John Tedesco for opening their home to house our circus guests during their visit with us in Cooperstown. For further information about the Circus Project at CCS, please contact Bud Lippitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jen Pindar, CCS Social Studies Department, celebrated AP European History Exam day yesterday with breakfast and live feed review in our CCS classroom with Tom Richey from South Carolina. Students in Miss Pindar’s class joined over 3,000 students nationwide yesterday engaging with Richey’s AP European live feed channel review. Yesterday’s celebration capped several weeks of CCS student and teacher commitment to review classes before and after school in preparation for all AP Exams this week. Go Hawkeyes!
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - The 2018-2019 CCS Quiz Team returned an impressive 5th place finish for Very Small Schools and 11th place Overall finish in two days of competition with 80 other public school teams at the NAQT (National Academic Quiz Teams, LLC) Small School National Championship. Coach Chalya Pudlewski led this year’s CCS Quiz Team: photographed from left, Jonathan Stone, Ray Hovis, Adam Ilgin (Captain), and Kyle Meyer. Ilgin’s school record-setting individual performance earned him an All-Star Award as the 8th ranked player in the tournament. For further information, please contact Chalya Pudlewski at email@example.com.
If you missed the opening reception for the 2019 CCS "Our Town" Exhibit last week, there's still time to view the exhibit on display through the month of May at The Fenimore Art Museum. This week enjoy TWO fabulous CCS events highlighting student work: Museum Night at CCS Elementary School includes special exhibits created by Cooperstown Elementary students in collaboration with the Cooperstown Graduate Program. (Tue. 5/7, 6-7:30pm) Art & Music Night will showcase the best works students have created throughout the year. Explore a wide range of artwork from grades K-7, and CCS High School art courses including: Studio Arts, Illustration and Design, Drawing and Painting, and Ceramics. (Wed. 5/8, 5-7pm)
Congratulations to Genevieve Landry as she accepts her award during the 2019 American Bar Association’s Law Day ceremony! The 2019 theme- “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” focuses on these cornerstones of representative government. Genevieve plans to study International Economics at The University of British Columbia after commencement and graduation from Cooperstown High.
2019 CCS Art & Music Night at The Cooperstown Art Association Wednesday, May 8, 5-7pm Art Exhibit Open during the month of May The 2019 CCS Art & Music Night will highlight a month-long exhibit of CCS Grades K-12 student artwork from the 2018-2019 academic year, as well as collaborative artwork from Milford Central School Elementary students and CCS Elementary students. Enjoy music throughout the evening by CCS musicians and CCS Jazz Band. The evening is open to the public and free of admission.
2019 Museum Night Collaborative Exhibit of the CCS Elementary K-6 Students and Cooperstown Graduate Program Tuesday, May 7, 6-7:30pm The Cooperstown Elementary School, in collaboration with the Cooperstown Graduate Program, will host the 2019 Museum Night on Tuesday, May 7, 6-7:30pm. For one night only, visitors can enjoy exhibits centered around themes of exploration and community and created by CCS Elementary students K-6. Please join us for this special collaborative exhibit sponsored by the Cooperstown Foundation for Excellence in Education. The evening is open to the public and free of admission.
2019 CCS Our Town Exhibit - 11th Grade English Honors Project Thursday, May 2, 5:30-7pm Opening Reception Every person has a story and those stories are the fabric of our communities. After studying Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town, students in Mrs. Burk-Sciallo’s 11th Grade Honors English class each interviewed a citizen of our town and created a written piece and a visual art piece that depicts their story. The 2019 “Our Town" exhibit comes together in a celebration of life at the Fenimore Art Museum. Take a gallery walk on May 2nd from 5:30-7:00pm and learn more about the stories that make up our town. The 2019 “Our Town” exhibit will remain on display at the Fenimore Art Museum during the month of May.
In celebration of Occupational Therapy recognition month, Mrs. Johnson-Spencer is educating staff about the importance of occupational therapy in a child’s learning experience. Here, she has created a sensory path for students. Having a sensory path on the playground promotes focus, academic and physical coordination, while encouraging socialization and problem-solving skills! If you have pavement and chalk, you can make your own sensory walk! Change it up every week to keep kids engaged and learning!
Congratulations to Noah Lifgren who joins the NYSSWA Honorable Mention team for Class C boys basketball.
Quiz team takes 1st place for Small Schools and 2nd overall in the 3rd annual Brainbusters Spring Tournament at Ithaca High School with contributions from (left to right) Lucas Shaheen-Kritz, Alex Bohler, Ray Hovis, Tournament MVP Adam Ilgin, Jon Stone, Nate Savoie, and Henry Wager. This was the last regular season tournament for seniors Ilgin and Stone. Ray Hovis and Kyle Meyer (not pictured) will join them for the Small School National Championship Tournament in Rosemont, Illinois, in May.
Second grade students have been learning about habitats during their science time. Students learned how the deciduous forests of New York State provide the food, water, shelter, and space an animal needs to survive. Then, students dissected owl pellets to find evidence of our feathery friends’ food sources. Students identified bones, fur, and feathers from rats, voles, mice, and birds. What an exciting experience!
On Wednesday April 10, the Board of Education will host an Open Budget Discussion for the full 2019-20 budget, starting at 6 pm. Immediately following this Open Budget Discussion will be the regular Board of Education meeting, where the property tax report card and 2019-20 budget are expected to be adopted. Both meetings will take place in the Jr/Sr High Library Media Center. For questions, please contact 607.547.5364.
A reminder to students in grades 3-8: this week is our 3-8 NYS assessment for ELA! Students in grades 6-8 will take the assessment on Monday 4/1 and Tuesday 4/2. Students in grades 3-5 will take the assessment on Tuesday 4/2 and Wednesday 4/3. Be sure to get a good night's sleep each night; a yummy breakfast each morning; and arrive at school on time. 8th grade students: please bring your Chromebook on Monday and Tuesday, fully charged!
WE CELEBRATE OUR CCS VOCATIONAL SCHOLARS who were rewarded for their exemplary work and achievement - inducted into the National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony at ONC BOCES: Caitlyn Baker, Briana Bischof, Natalie Brotherton, Quincey Chase, Thomas Dygert, Delilah Griger, Logan Kantor, Morgan Kelly, Ashley Kiuber, John Odell, Juliet Ratliff, David Sellick, Jonathan Stone, Tyler Velasco. Congratulations to our 15 students inducted! We are very proud of each and every one of you! Photos and more information to come.
The PTA Crayon Carnival is Saturday, March 30 in the Jr./Sr. High Gymnasium, between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Come join us for a great time and help support the PTA and Cooperstown Central School District. In addition, do any high school students need class points?! Check out the flyer attached for more details. https://signup.com/mobileweb/2.0/vspot.html?activitykey=1103014090031#anonymous_invite_page
CHEERS FOR COOPERSTOWN! PROUD, PROUD, PROUD! Everyone be safe. - Dr. Crankshaw
Pick up Patrol is LIVE! Thank you to those that have signed up and are using the system for dismissal plan changes. If you have not received a registration email, please contact the Elementary School at 547-9976. At this time we ask that you continue to send in notes if your child will need to be dismissed early and to call the Nurse at 547-9322 if your child will be absent.
Congratulations to Will Weldon and Caroline Whitaker for having their artwork selected for the Catskill Review. The Catskill Review is an art and creative writing publication produced through Catskill Area School and DCMO Boces. The selection of work is very competitive and we are proud to have Will and Caroline represent Cooperstown!
Friday March 8 was the opening reception for "An Artistic Discovery" at the Cooperstown Art Association. Andrew Bowen and Ciera Emerick received awards for their work. Andrew received a Juror's Citation and Ciera received an Award of Merit. Other CCS participants included Caroline Whitaker, Sam Grigoli, Aislinn Donahue, Ellie Pink, Will Weldon, Jade Brotherton, Arthur Claveranne, and Eliana Torres. Recipients of the Awards of Merit will move on to the next round of the contest, where they will be competing against students from other counties in our Congressional District. "An Artistic Discovery" features artwork by approximately 100 students from Otsego County, representing an average of 8 schools as well as work by home schooled students. Three jurors selected by the Cooperstown Art Association and representing different areas of Otsego County will award six Award of Merits as well as additional juror citations. Stop in and see this exciting and fresh exhibit of work by the young aspiring artists of Otsego County!
Our boys basketball team will be playing in the Final Four vs Greenport at Floyd L. Maines Arena Saturday, March 16. Game time is scheduled for 10:45am. Pre sale tickets are available for $8 at the site below. www.gofan.co/nysphsaa
Great news! The girls and boys Regional basketball games will be live-streamed on The High School Sports Network this Sunday. Link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/nysphsaa Game times: Girls: 2:15pm Boys: 4:00pm
Kudos to third graders for their presentation at this week’s Community Gathering. Students shared what they learned about Jackie Robinson’s character and contributions to baseball and history. Thanks to the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Bruce Markusen for engaging students with his expertise and enthusiasm!
If you are unable to make it to the Girls or Boys Basketball Sectional Championships at the Carrier Dome it is ok. Below is a link from the NYSPHSAA to watch the live-streamed events. Link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/championships/winter/section/nysphsaasIII?sport=Basketball
All after-school activities have been cancelled after 4:00 p.m. Elementary School Homework Club and late bus are still offered. The 4-6 grade Hall of Fame Program has been cancelled. The Anti-Social Media presentation will be rescheduled. Please be safe.
All after-school activities starting on/after 4:30 p.m. are canceled for today, February 25. The Board of Education Meeting scheduled for tonight at 6:00 p.m. is still on and will meet in the Jr./Sr. High Library Media Center. Please be careful if you have to be out!
Great night last night as Cooperstown won multiple crowns at the Section 3 Class C Championships. Maddox Aramini won in the 200 IM and 100 Fly. Gareth Austin won in 100 Brestroke. Also, Ewan Chapman, Will Friedman, Max Hinrichs and Maddox Aramini won in the 200 relay. They will swim in finals at State Qualifiers on Saturday.
January 15th, Litmag and Media Team interviewed Shelly Callahan, director of the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, and Selma Jasencic, Bosnian refugee who came to the US in 1992. Students took a tour and worked with Loch Phillipps, director of Off Ramp Films, Inc., who has been on location for his own documentary of the MVRCR. Footage he took of our students filming the interview and our audio of Shelly's answers may appear in his finished product. We've been invited back to cover a naturalization ceremony February 7th. Litmag and Media Team will edit the footage into an entry for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Speak Truth to Power video contest. The entry will be featured on the 2018-2019 Literary Magazine website.
CCS 7th grade students Charlotte Feury, Coralise Bailey, and Ben Katz have been chosen for publication in "Stranger Sagas". Their spooky flash fiction will be available at the school library later this spring, and will also be featured on the 2018-19 Literary Magazine website. Congratulations!
Give the gift of life this month! Student Council will be sponsoring a blood drive on Wednesday, February 13 from 10:00 am-3:30 pm in the Wrestling Room of the Junior/Senior High School. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Merwin at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Cooperstown Board of Education will have its next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, 2/13 at 5:30 pm in the Junior/Senior High School Library Media Center. All are welcome to attend.
Only a couple of days left to sign up for Girls on the Run! Teams will meet twice a week, and the program culminates in a 5K run at the Clark Sports Center. If your daughter is in grades 3-5, you can sign up by February 8 at the link below: https://www.girlsontheruncny.org
Congratulations to Emma Grover, Tess diLorenzo, and Eric Kukenberger! Emma, Tess and Eric recently competed in the CASSC Speech and Debate Tournament at SUCO. Tess placed 2nd in Original Interpretation, memorizing and presenting two short pieces of literature. Emma and Eric placed 3rd in Public Forum, debating both sides of the topic "Resolved: The United States should end its arms sales to Saudi Arabia".
Are you looking for an opportunity to join a group of supportive professionals and make a difference in children's lives? Look no further...we have several openings to match your talents! Please visit https://www.cooperstowncs.org/o/cooperstown-csd/page/employment-information--13 for more details.
The school café menu for February is now available! To find the café menu, click "Dining" on our website or app. To find the printable menu, meal prices, and other information, head to the café webpage at https://bit.ly/2HtbbAt.
With the extremely cold temperatures and winds forecast for Thursday morning, 1/31/19, the Cooperstown School District will make every effort to offer bus transportation to students who live in the Village and usually walk to school - for those students who can get to scheduled pickup locations. The pickup locations will be at the intersections noted below (times are approximate): 7:40-7:45 #124 Bear • Lake St & Nelson Ave • Lake St & Pioneer St • Main St. & Fair St • Susquehanna Ave & Chestnut St • Elm St. & Chestnut St • Beaver St & Chestnut St 7:41-7:43 #118 Truck • Maple St & Glen Ave • Grove St & Spring St • Grove St & Glen Ave • Grove St & Main St • Grove St & Railroad Ave • Railroad Ave & Leatherstocking St 7:47-7:52 #128 Deer • Susquehanna Ave & Beaver St • Beaver St & Pioneer St • Pioneer St & Elm St • Elm St & Susquehanna Ave • Elm St & Delaware Ave • Delaware Ave & Beaver St
Join us from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm for Cabaret Night this Friday, February 1! Brooks Dinner is available; please see details for ordering below or email email@example.com for more information.
We have openings for several positions in our district! If you are looking to join our supportive learning community, follow the link below to see what is available! https://www.cooperstowncs.org/o/cooperstown-csd/page/employment-information--13
Students and Staff, did you know that the ClassLink app is available for your smartphone? Check out our ClassLink help & support page for more information. https://bit.ly/2U9CEIP
CCS student Wyatt Montana recently competed in the Northeast Iron Beast competition. Weighing in at 117 lbs, Wyatt took first place in his age and weight class in just his second sanctioned competition. Wyatt also set personal records with a 110# bench press; 182 # dead life; and 143.5# back squat. Congratulations to you!
Due to poor weather conditions, the boys basketball game tonight at HCCC has cancelled. We will post the rescheduled date shortly.
Cooperstown Central School District has replaced paper-based Building / Facilities Use Requests forms with the paper-free ML Schedules systems. To make a request, visit the Facilities Department page and click "Facilities Request." Easy one-time registration is required. https://bit.ly/2FigyR9
Reminder: A regular meeting of the CCS Board of Education is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23 at 5:30 pm in the Junior/Senior High Library.
6th Graders tomorrow is your Snowshoe field trip to Boonville! The buses will be leaving the Elementary School at 7am. Don't forget a bagged lunch, water bottle and your winter gear!
The next 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course will be offered, February 5, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. Cost is $40 cash. Sign-ups are in the JR/SR High School Main Office or call Ms. Alena Krug at 607-547-8181.
SAT 2019 The SAT prep. course will be offered again Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 for 8 sessions. There are 10 sessions set on the district calendar: They are: February 13 & 27; March 6, 13, 20, & 27; April 3, 10, & 24; and May 1. TWO of the above dates will be snow dates. The text that is PROVIDED is part of the fee. The price of the course is: $145. Checks should be written to the Cooperstown PTA. Cash payments will be given a receipt. All money is due at the first class on February 13th . Sign ups are in the JSHS Counseling Office.
Cooperstown Central School is on a 2 hour delay today, Wednesday, January 9.
The Class of 2021 CCS Spirit Wear Sale has been reopened! Through February 15, use the link below to order your CCS Spirit Wear. All proceeds go to the Class of 2021. https://www.catskillmountainembroidery.com/cooperstown_hawkeyes
Parents of 2018-19 Graduating Seniors: As you know, graduation is right around the corner! Please take a moment to review with your student how you would like his/her name printed on their diploma. Take into consideration middle name, initials, capitals, and punctuation. Be sure to provide this information to Ms. Alena Krug in the Jr/Sr High School Main Office as soon as possible, as the district will be ordering these documents soon.
A reminder for 7th and 8th grade parents! Letters about the upcoming Junior Ballroom Dance classes and Cotillion were sent home to all 7th and 8th grade students in the mail before the Holiday Break. Registration must be returned and postmarked by Friday, January 4. If you did not receive a letter or have questions please email CooperstownCotillion@gmail.com
PARENTS: Please be reminded that on Friday, December 21 we will conduct our district-wide early dismissal drill. Elementary students will dismiss at 2:45 PM. Jr/Sr High students will dismiss at 2:37 PM. Please call 607-547-5364 with questions.
To reduce paperwork, the TREP$ committee has decided to go digital with the sign-up process and new registration forms have been created! New TREP$ Student Registration is closed. Returning TREP$ Students can register via this form: https://goo.gl/forms/DWN78ub10dwAd3oJ3 Registration is open until December 15th for returning students. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org.