CCS  NEWS
CCS Litmag students in grades 7-12 have published a website of student art and writing completed during the pandemic. Check out their awesome work here! https://sites.google.com/cooperstowncs.org/ccs-literary-magazine Congratulations to FOMA prize winner Violet Gentles for her short story "Untouched Matches."
2 days ago, CCS NEWS
Wendy Lansing
A reminder to elementary students to bring either water bottles or cups with them each day to stay hydrated as the temperatures climb
6 days ago, Wendy Lansing
CCS
MASK REQUIREMENT IN SCHOOLS UPDATE On Friday, June 4, 2021, the New York State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Howard A. Zucker, issued a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) which indicated that, absent information from the CDC to the contrary, effective Monday, June 7, 2021, New York State public schools may lift the mask wearing requirement for students, staff, and visitors on school property. As of today’s date, the CDC has not responded to this letter. Since the issuance of this letter, the New York State Education Department issued the following clarification: SED has been in communication with Executive staff regarding the letter from Dr. Howard Zucker, New York State Commissioner of Health. According to conversations with Executive staff, the intent of this letter was to obtain a response from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding differing standards for summer camps and schools; it has not changed any existing arrangements. Therefore, schools should continue to operate under their existing procedures until further notice. No changes have been, or will be, made by the Executive until after Monday, June 7 to afford the CDC an opportunity to respond to the letter. Based upon this clarification, the requirement for masks in schools that has been in place throughout the school year has not changed. Further, the requirement to wear masks will continue, unless and until the CDC responds to Dr. Zucker’s letter and additional guidance is issued by the State. As this matter continues to evolve, we will promptly update you with any changes. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and your dedication to the health and well-being of our students and staff. Sincerely, Sarah Spross
10 days ago, CCS
Wendy Lansing
VOTE May 18, 2021 from 11 am - 8 pm Please take the time to vote on May 18, 2021, from 11:00 am - 8:00 pm at the Junior/Senior High School, 39 Linden Avenue, Cooperstown. Use side entrance off main parking lot.
29 days ago, Wendy Lansing
CCS Academics
Caroline Whitaker was recognized by the Business and Education Partnership during their Scholar Recognition Ceremony last night. Caroline is the valedictorian for the class of 2021. As part of the event, Caroline was asked to choose a mentor from CCS, and she chose Rebecca Burk-Sciallo who also attended the virtual event. Congratulations, Caroline!
about 1 month ago, CCS Academics
Wendy Lansing
Senior were asked to wear something that represented where they were headed next year- college, military, or workforce.
about 1 month ago, Wendy Lansing
CCS Academics
Cooperstown School staff programs were awarded grants through The Catskill Mountain Educational Corporation. The grant for Stephanie Nelen's classroom will expand the current life skills education curriculum with focuses on cooking, baking, gardening, self-care, and money management. The grant will be used to help purchase supplies to develop a gardening program to add a farm to table unit to the life skills curriculum, as well as supplies for classroom cooking and baking projects. The new component on growing food will complement and expand our current work by giving students the opportunity to tap into the school's existing resource, Kid Garden. Angela Eldred and Rebecca Burk-Sciallo were awarded the same grant (CMEC) to bring anti-racism/abolitionist training, curriculum, resources, and tools to the K-12 district. The grant money will be used towards classroom books, lectures, conferences, school trips, and resources to support a 7-12 curriculum project.
about 1 month ago, CCS Academics
Wendy Lansing
Cooperstown Junior-Senior High School is happy to be offering the 2021 Scholastic Awards Ceremony. The students will be in-person only, with selected staff members for the presentation of the awards. Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 7 pm The Sterling Auditorium at Cooperstown Central High School Proper Attire Requested Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/92374889014?pwd=M290NDFrUE5vVk4xTjdnSS9hVzQ3dz09 Passcode: 226586 Or One tap mobile : US: +16465189805,,92374889014# or +16468769923,,92374889014# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 518 9805 or +1 646 876 9923 Webinar ID: 923 7488 9014
about 1 month ago, Wendy Lansing
Michelle Hitchcock
Mrs. Sciallo's 11th grade students set up the Our Town Gallery at the Fenimore Art Museum. The virtual opening premiers May 7th at 6:00 p.m. The Community Gallery will showcase students' work through May 31st.
about 1 month ago, Michelle Hitchcock
CCS Athletics
Show your school pride year-round! Cooperstown CSD now has a dedicated year-round store to purchase customized merchandise for any weather, style, and budget. The store officially launches tomorrow, Friday, May 7th. Choose customized apparel from brands like The North Face, Nike, and Under Armour. To celebrate the store's launch, we are offering a 25% off discount on all orders for the month of May. Please use the code Spirit 21 at checkout. The new store can be found at this link https://sideline.bsnsports.com/schools/new_york/cooperstown/cooperstown-high-school or right on the Cooperstown CSD website Athletic's page. All items will be shipped directly to you right after you place the order. GO HAWKEYES!
about 1 month ago, CCS Athletics
Wendy Lansing
“Creative Mask Break!”
about 1 month ago, Wendy Lansing
Michelle Hitchcock
Congratulations to our 11th grade finalists for the 144th Ruggles Essay Competition: Hannah Rathbone, Maya Stevens, Quinn Lytel, Emily Dibble, Amelia Williams, Sarah Feik, Olivia Lerma, Madison Hayes, Liam Spencer, Nathan Heavner, Theo Ignatovsky, Hart Frable, and Grant Crowson
about 1 month ago, Michelle Hitchcock
CCS Athletics
To the Hawkeye Community, We have made it to spring. For the first time since 2019 our student athletes will take to the fields, courts, and tracks. I know everyone is just as excited as the students are. With that being said, I would like to take the time to share some information regarding expectations for spectators during home and away contests. Attendees will have to complete a COVID-Screening questionnaire at all contests. A table will be set up and a staff member will be there to take your temperature. Per the Center State Conference plan, each athlete is permitted to invite 2 spectators per contest. For softball and baseball home events taking place on the school campus, the bleachers will be removed to help maintain social distancing. Please bring a chair, blanket, or towel should you wish to sit while watching the games. Due to COVID schedules may change on short notice. Please continue to check Schedule Galaxy on a regular basis, as well as our website, for the most current game schedule. Thank you all for your continued support as we navigate doing things safely, efficiently, and effectively for all student Vince Spruill Interim Coordinator of Athletics & Extracurricular Activities 845.707.3406 - Cell 607.547.2401 - Office
about 1 month ago, CCS Athletics
Michelle Hitchcock
A special thank you to our PTA who helped the 7-12 English Department purchase class sets of contemporary titles. Students were incredibly excited to be the first to open the pages of these important books!
about 1 month ago, Michelle Hitchcock
CCSD Athletic Updates
Registration opens tomorrow, March 26, for the following Spring Season teams: Baseball (Mod, JV, Varsity) Softball (Mod, JV, Varsity) Golf Tennis Boys Track and Field (Mod, Varsity) Girls Track and Field (Mod, Varsity) The Spring season starts Monday April 19th. Please contact Vince Spruill at 607.547.2401 or vspruill@cooperstowncs.org with questions or concerns.
3 months ago, CCSD Athletic Updates
Amy Kukenberger
Yesterday afternoon, Cooperstown Central School learned that a student in the Jr./Sr. High School building tested positive for COVID. As required, the school identified all students and staff members who were in direct contact with this student according to the criteria established by the Department of Health. As a result, students, and staff in close contact with the individual who tested positive will be required to quarantine for 10 days from last point of contact, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. School principals and nurses will be contacting staff and parents/guardians of those students impacted. Due to the number of staff members requiring quarantine, grades 9-12 will move to remote instruction through March 26, 2021. Grades 9-12 will reopen for in person instruction on March 29, 2021, as appropriate. I recognize that some may be asking, “but I thought the teachers have been vaccinated.” While many of our staff have received the vaccination, they are not considered fully vaccinated because they are not two weeks past receiving the second dose. Due to the number students requiring quarantine, the junior varsity and varsity volleyball season will be suspended through March 26, 2021. Junior varsity and varsity volleyball may resume play on March 27, 2021. It has been decided that the junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams will practice on March 27, 2027 and the game originally scheduled for this date may be rescheduled. Modified volleyball will continue as regularly scheduled. These decisions were not made lightly. The administrative team and our health staff met early Sunday morning to discuss this situation. Based on that discussion, information provided by the Department of Health, and out of an abundance of caution for our school and community, it was determined that that safest course of action was to move to remote instruction for grades 9-12 and to suspend the volleyball season for the junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams through March 26th. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding during these unprecedented times. Ms. Sarah Spross
3 months ago, Amy Kukenberger
Cooperstown CSD
CCS District students in need of breakfast and lunch during the upcoming district Spring Recess (Friday, April 2nd through Friday, April 9th), should contact CCS Food Service Manager Melissa Rathbun at mrathbun@cooperstowncs.org or 607-547-2820 no later than March 29th.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
SUNY (State University of NY) is excited to announce their spring virtual college fairs targeted to current High School Juniors and their families! Thursday, April 22, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Saturday, April 24, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Saturday, May 22, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Go to http://bit.ly/SUNYCollegeFairs for links to each date The fair will include representatives from nearly every SUNY campus. During the fair, students will be able to communicate with campus representatives using text and video chat. These unique virtual events provide time and access to explore all of the opportunities at The State University of New York: challenging academics; innovative research; global study; and financial support. If interested in attending any of these events, please register at www.suny.edu/attend/events/virtual-college-fair/.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Authors, musicians and storytellers Dr. Joseph Bruchac and his son Jesse Bruchac joined CCS students today in separate virtual events designed for students in grades K-12. Students enjoyed stories and songs from their Native American ancestry. A proud Nulhegan Abenaki citizen and respected elder among his people, Dr. Bruchac reminded us that music can call us together and remind us of a time of rebirth, especially during springtime. His son Jesse reminded students to enjoy listening and learning through storytelling, music and books. Dr. Bruchac spoke of the years of research, writing and rewriting that went into CodeTalkers, a novel about a fictional Navajo Code Talker from World War II. Students shared their interests and asked questions throughout these virtual events. Many thanks to CCS Library Media Specialist Michelle Hitchcock and the Cooperstown PTA for making this event possible for our CCS students in Grades K-12. Dr. Joseph Bruchac is an author of more than 120 books. He holds a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Union Institute of Ohio. For more information, go to https://www.josephbruchac.com
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The following meetings of the CCS Board of Education will take place on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 in the CCS Jr./Sr. High School cafeteria. Meetings are available via Zoom Webinar LINKS. Presentation of the Initial 2021-2022 Budget at 6:00 pm: https://bit.ly/BOEBudgetPresentationMtgs Regular BOE Meeting at 7:00pm: https://bit.ly/BOEMtg0317 Links are also available on BoardDocs of the CCS District Website.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Actor, writer, and speaker John Morello has donated a class set of his book “Dirt: The Graphic Novel” to CCS teachers and students. Morello has presented to CCS students on two separate occasions and tackles hard conversations about addiction, grief, and loss. CCS English Teacher Rebecca Burk-Sciallo will be offering a book club talk to any interested CCS students in grades 9-12 after the April break. CCS Students can sign out a copy of Morello’s novel in Mrs. Sciallo's room (125).
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS National Honor Society is organizing a CCS district-wide food drive during the month of March to benefit the Cooperstown Food Pantry. CCS participating Honor Society students will deliver the collected food to the pantry during the first week of April. Many thanks to CCS Senior Maya Stevens for her graphic design work on the CCS food drive flyers. For questions, please contact CCS NHS Advisor Monica Wolfe at mwolfe@cooperstowncs.org.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Thespians will host auditions for the CCS Spring Musical on March 24th and March 25th in the CCS Auditorium. Auditions are open to CCS students in grades 9-12. Please see the attached flyer for details and contact CCS Music Teacher Tim Iversen for further information. CCS Thespians will perform Jason Robert Brown’s “The Last Five Years” on June 3rd-6th.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express includes classroom news, exciting information about visiting authors, and other helpful information from across the district. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 3/15/2021: http://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress0315
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS High School Students: CCS Advisor Shannon Merwin presents the attached schedule of upcoming CFES Brilliant Pathways virtual opportunities for the period including March 8-19, 2021. Also attached is the Kansas City Chiefs Sports Management flyer scheduled for Friday, March 19, 2021 at noon. You can also find all pre-recorded webinars and virtual college tours on the CFES website under the drop-down menu: What We Do/Virtual Opportunities. https://brilliantpathways.org/virtual-opportunities/ If interested, check out the following link to the mentoring webinar entitled Mentoring in a Virtual World featuring GMU’s Heather Wilcox. https://brilliantpathways.org/events/webinar-mentoring-in-a-virtual-world/. For questions, contact CCS Advisor Shannon Merwin at smerwin@coperstowncs.org.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Battle of the Books (BOB) students used their March meetings and other times to create activities for the upcoming PARP week celebration. Students created eight-page booklets, which will be used for the "Write Your Own Story" PARP activity. CCS BOB Students also made Mad Libs word games, word finds, and bookmarks for the students to enjoy throughout their week celebrating reading, books, and libraries. Let’s Go CCS Battle of the Books, led by Library Media Specialist Michelle Hitchcock!
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Principles of Engineering CCS student Brennan McGarey works on his "Ramp Champ" vehicle in Technology Class. McGarey is taking measurements for a set of gearbox brackets that will be created using our Epilog Laser Cutter to mount his homemade gearbox to his vehicle chassis. Engineering students have been given a challenge to create an autonomous vehicle to climb an 8-foot ramp, stop at the top of the platform and defend their position from their opponent on the other side. The "Ramp Champ" challenge focuses on learning about a variety of technical skills and knowledge related to gear ratios, using CAD to design a product, laser cutting, 3D printing, wiring/electronics, and programming. Soft skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, perseverance, and determination are also being developed because of this challenging hands-on learning activity. Way to go CCS Students in Principles of Engineering, led by CCS Teacher Brad Smith!
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS School Budget Information! Budget season has begun at Cooperstown Central School District. If you are interested in hearing and learning more about the different areas of the 2021-2022 school budget, information will be presented during each of the Board of Education meetings for the next couple of months. We welcome community members who would like to join us as we present the components of the 2021-2022 budget, working towards a final spending plan to present to tax payers for vote in May. COVID restrictions (mask wearing, social distancing and visitor questionnaire) will be in place. We hope to see you either in-person or via Zoom! March 17: Presentation of Initial Budget 6:00 pm March 31: Presentation of Final Budget 6:00 pm Join Zoom Meeting https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/91558504058?pwd=QWtHOTkxKzlDcERGcDIrY2VNTkZtUT09 Meeting ID: 915 5850 4058 Passcode: 964544 One tap mobile +16465189805,,91558504058# US (New York) +16468769923,,91558504058# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 646 518 9805 US (New York) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) Meeting ID: 915 5850 4058
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Elementary School presents PICK A READING PARTNER 2021 “Connecting Through Stories” March 18 - 25, 2021 http://bit.ly/CCS2021PARP PARP is a school and community celebration meant to promote the love of reading and to give families the opportunity to share the joys of reading together. During the week, we encourage children to enjoy reading at home every day with their favorite reading buddies including parents, grandparents, babysitters, older siblings, cousins, friends, pets, stuffed animals, etc. Reading opportunities are everywhere: in print and ebooks, magazines, newspapers, recipes, cereal boxes, labels on cans, websites and more. This year, we’ve set a goal for each child to read ​at least 20 minutes a day ​with a partner outside of school during PARP! Let’s connect through stories by enjoying the many activities offered at home or in school. For a full schedule of all 2021 PARP Activities, including Spirit Week, visiting author Tracey Baptiste, BOB Daily Literacy Activities, the PTA Family Reading Project and other fun activities, go to: http://bit.ly/CCS2021PARP For more information, please contact Emily Gibson, CCS Library Media Specialist, at egibson@cooperstowncs.org or Stephanie Long, CCS Elementary Teacher, at slong@cooperstowncs.org.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS National Honor Society is organizing a CCS District food drive during the month of March to benefit the Cooperstown Food Pantry. CCS participating Honor Society students will deliver the collected food to the pantry during the first week of April. Many thanks to CCS Senior Maya Stevens for her graphic design work on the CCS food drive flyers. For questions, please contact mwolfe@cooperstowncs.org.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS English Teacher Rebecca Burk-Sciallo's Creative Writing class was joined by Julia Hickey who shared her experiences as a published poet. Julia led students in discussion on poetry, sonnets, and ended class with a poetry prompt on memoir. Julia Hickey is a Cooperstown School graduate who works in nonprofit development and freelances as a writer and grant writer. Her poems have appeared in Chronogram Magazine and New American Writing, and two are forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
PLEASE NOTE CCS Students in Grades 7-12 will move to 100% REMOTE INSTRUCTION for Wednesday, March 10, 2021 due to a shortage of staff. Several staff absences are expected on Wednesday, March 10th due to management of side effects related to the 2nd vaccine for many staff members. All students in grades 7-12 should sign onto their Zoom classes as regularly scheduled, beginning at 8:05am with Period 1. Please note that CCS K-6 students will have in-person school as regularly scheduled on Wednesday, March 10. This only affects Grades 7-12. All extracurricular activities will take place as scheduled without any changes on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
With gratitude for the ongoing support and enthusiasm expressed by our Cooperstown PTA, please note the following information posted by the PTA regarding tonight's regular meeting of the Cooperstown PTA. Please join us for our monthly PTA meeting Tuesday, March 9th at 7pm Cooperstown PTA Meeting Agenda Tuesday, March 9, 7pm via ZOOM Time: Mar 9, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88003034707... Meeting ID: 880 0303 4707 Passcode: 3Yjz5g Meeting Agenda: I. Call to order II. Approve January 2021 Meeting Minutes III. Treasurer’s Report IV. Funding requests Emily Gibson, $1000, for the purchase of new animal non-fiction books V. New Business A. Staff appreciation B. Scholastic Book Fair C. Sixth Grade Graduation D. PTA office elections, need nominating committee chairperson E. Replacement for Crayon Carnival VI. VII. Old Business A. Author visits: Tracey Baptiste / Joseph Bruchac B. Valentine’s Day cookie fundraiser VIII. Open Comment IX. Adjournment Thank you for coming cooppta@gmail.com Next Meeting Tuesday, May 11th 7pm
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS District teachers have adapted to blended learning with a hybrid model of student attendance in grades 9-12. Some classrooms have added remote-controlled ceiling cameras that support teaching from various vantage points in the classroom, offering online students a clear picture of whiteboard presentations, classroom maps and other visuals used during teaching. This has enabled teachers to move about the classroom and effectively engage students who are in the classroom as well as those participating online, all while maintaining student privacy. Way to adapt CCS Teachers and way to work as a team to support classroom innovation! Let’s Go Hawkeyes!
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Girls Volleyball is working hard to prepare for their busy schedule ahead. Catch their HOME matches live on YouTube at: https://bit.ly/CCSYouTubeChannel.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Art Association (CAA) highlights the Artistic Discovery Virtual Exhibit, displayed online through March 26th. Don’t miss this fantastic collection of area high school student artwork, now on display virtually at https://bit.ly/ArtisticDiscovery2021CAA The artwork of four CCS students was selected to receive Award of Merit: Hartland Frable, Claire Jensen, Isabella Jones and Aidan Spencer. The award winning artwork of these students will be submitted to the official Congressional Art Competition on their behalf and will also receive a small prize and certificate from the CAA. (pictured here: "Queen" by Claire Jensen)
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Don’t miss our CCS Hawkeyes Volleyball program in action during March and April. Girls JV & Varsity HOME matches will be available to watch via live feed on the CCS Hawkeyes YouTube channel at: https://bit.ly/CCSYouTubeChannel. For questions, please contact Vincent Spruill, Interim Coordinator of Athletics & Extracurricular Activities/District Data Support, at vspruill@cooperstowncs.org or 607-547-2401.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express includes classroom news and helpful information from across the district. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 3/8/2021: http://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress0308
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
NY Times Bestselling Author Tracey Baptiste to Visit with Cooperstown Elementary School Students Students at Cooperstown Elementary School will have the opportunity to enjoy a virtual visit with Ms. Tracey Baptiste on March 25, 2021. Ms. Baptiste is the New York Times bestselling author of Minecraft: The Crash, as well as the middle grade series The Jumbies, Rise of the Jumbies, and The Jumbie God’s Revenge. She also writes nonfiction like The Totally Gross History of Ancient Egypt and If You Were a Kid in the Wild West. Her picture book, Looking for a Jumbie, will be published this September. Ms. Baptiste is on the faculty at Lesley University’s MFA program in creative writing. To learn more about Tracey Baptiste, visit her website https://traceybaptiste.com. You may also follow her on Instagram @traceybaptistewrites. Special thanks to CCS Elementary School Library Media Specialist for bringing this opportunity to our CCS Students. The Cooperstown PTA is offering the option to purchase books to be signed by Tracey Baptiste. To order, go to bit.ly/baptistebookorder or complete the CCS Order Form at http://bit.ly/CCSAuthorVisit2021.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Jr./Sr. High School Library Media Specialist Michelle Hitchcock will host author Dr. Joseph Bruchac via LIVE Zoom link on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. This visiting author event has been rescheduled from last Spring. CCS Students in grades K-12 will all have the opportunity to join a 45-minute grade-specific Zoom session with our visiting author. Special THANKS to the Cooperstown PTA for providing support to make this event possible for our CCS students K-12. 10:00-10:45am - Grades K-4 12:25-1:10pm - Grades 5-8 1:15-2:00pm - Grades 9-12 Dr. Joseph Bruchac is a Nulhegan Abenaki citizen, respected elder, storyteller, and author of more than 120 books. His books include Code Talker: A Novel about the Navajo Marines of World War Two, Bearwalker, and Jim Thorpe, Original All American to name a few. Code Talker is one title used for the 7th grade Battle of the Books Literature Circles. This novel shares the story of Ned Begay, a fictional Navajo Code Talker from World War II. These select Navajo Marines used the Navajo language to communicate military messages during the war. For more information on our visiting author program, please contact Michelle Hitchcock at mhitchcock@cooperstowncs.org . For more information about Dr. Joseph Bruchac, please visit his website at https://www.josephbruchac.com. (Photo by Eric Jenks)
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
If your child is a student at CCS and has tested positive for Covid-19 at any point in time, you must seek medical clearance to return to play. This includes in-school activities such as gym, extra-curricular activities and school sponsored athletics. Please contact CCS District Nurses Lucas Spencer and Kim Stahl for more information at lspencer@cooperstowncs.org (607-547-2808) or kstahl@cooperstowncs.org (607-547-9322).
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Athletics provides the attached schedule for the remaining Girls & Boys Basketball games for the JV & Varsity 2020-2021 Winter Season. Please note that some changes have been made since the original schedule. For questions, please contact CCS Athletic Coordinator Vincent Spruill at vspruill@cooperstowncs.org.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Jordan Murray, CCS Class of 2005, joined Rebecca Burk-Sciallo's Creative Writing class via Zoom today to discuss the process of writing and to give advice to our young writers. Murray graduated from Gettysburg College with a BA in Anthropology. Murray has published two fantasy books, The Emperor's Horn and The Bone Reader, both part of the Magic in the Imperium Series. For more information about the life and literary work of CCS alumni Jordan Murray, visit her website at jordanrmurray.com.
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The March 2021 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High School Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important information on college planning, local scholarships, SAT deadlines, class scheduling and other updates on school programs 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 jlyons@cooperstowncs.org. http://bit.ly/Mar2021CounselingNewsletter
3 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
ATTENTION CCS SOPHOMORES: CCS Sophomores Interested in attending ONC BOCES Career & Technical Education programs this fall must complete an application and return it to your CCS counselor as soon as possible. Applications are available in the CCS Counseling Office or through the link below. Application deadline is March 5th. To shadow a program this month, please sign up in the counseling office by March 5th. For program descriptions please visit: https://www.oncboces.org/OAOCCareerTechEducation.aspx Programs include: Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Natural Resources Occupations (NRO), Automotive Technician, Welding, Information Technology, Visual Arts, Health Occupations, Mechatronics, Building Trades
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The CCS Board of Education will meet on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:00 PM via Zoom webinar. To register and access the Zoom webinar, use the following link: https://bit.ly/BOEMtg0303 Zoom webinar information can always be accessed through Board Docs on the CCS website. Copy and paste the following address into your web browser: Videoconferencing available via Zoom Link https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/93925709580?pwd=a25KcEVIUmZzUWRvOWVuZnNEMHlKQT09 Passcode: 403693 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16465189805,,93925709580# or +16468769923,,93925709580# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 518 9805 or +1 646 876 9923 Webinar ID: 939 2570 9580
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express includes classroom news and information from across the district. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 3/1/2021: http://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress0301
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS District K-12 Families: Don’t miss out on the 2020-2021 Yearbooks for CCS Elementary School and CCS Jr./Sr. High School. Use the following links to go directly to Jostens and order a yearbook for your CCS students. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! http://bit.ly/CCSJrSrYearbook2021 http://bit.ly/CCSElementaryYearbook
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
As the CCS Class of 2021 celebrated Senior Snow Fun on a sunny CCS campus yesterday, several Seniors faced off in a heated battle of MOST CREATIVE DESIGN in a snowperson competition around the CCS gazebo. Congratulations to our Class of 2021 winners of coveted donations from generous local businesses: Mel's at 22, Stagecoach Coffee, and Freestyle Confections. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! 1st- Maria Miller and Riley Jubar (“Assembly Required”) 2nd- Jack Shurmer, Ray Hovis, Nate Savoie, and Alex Bohler (“Monster”) 3rd- Jennifer Burch and Emma Panzarella (“Dating Couple”)
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Emily Gibson, CCS Library Media Specialist, engaged 1st Grade students in learning about the artwork of Jamaican American Bernard Stanley Hoyes. Students were inspired to draw and paint their own dancing figures based on Hoyes’ artwork “In the Spirit” and the story of how Hoyes’ mother sold his artwork to tourists to help buy more art supplies. Mr. Hoyes now lives in Los Angeles, CA. CCS families can learn more about Mr. Hoyes, and even purchase his artwork, by going to www.bernardhoyes.com.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Attention CCS Elementary Families: Don’t miss your opportunity to order a CCS 2020-2021 Yearbook! Deadline is April 1st. Use the QR code attached to order your yearbook directly from Josten’s.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Jr./Sr. High School will offer students in grades 7-12 an after-school academic time two days per week, on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:45pm-4:00pm. Students in grades 7-12 who are interested should sign up in the main office on Monday and Thursday mornings if they plan on attending in person. A Zoom link will be provided to students studying in a remote format who sign up. CCS Parents can call or email the Jr./Sr. High School main office to sign students up for participation. jsavoie@cooperstowncs.org or 607-547-8181
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Class of 2021 celebrated with Senior Snow Fun today on a sunny CCS campus. Participating students enjoyed sledding, hot cocoa, snow building and other special treats. Special thanks to Mel's at 22, Stagecoach Coffee, and Freestyle Confections for donating the prizes for the snowperson contest. Let’s Go Hawkeyes!
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
UPDATE to Live Feed Links for CCS HOME Girls & Boys Basketball Games: Please use the following YouTube channel link to replace all previously published links for viewing the remainder of the 2021 season. Live feeds will begin for each game roughly 15 minutes prior to published game times. http://bit.ly/CCSYouTubeChannel
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Teacher Brad Smith's Renewable Energy Technology Class has been researching, designing, and building wind turbine blades. Once completed, students will assemble their turbine blades in our wind turbine trainer and conduct tests to determine the productivity and efficiency of their designs. This project develops student awareness to the impacts of wind energy while giving them an opportunity to design and engineer solutions to real world problems.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS celebrated our Transportation team on Monday, February 22, 2021, during National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day! As parents, community members, staff and students, we appreciate all that our CCS bus drivers do to ensure safety and security of our CCS students and staff throughout the year. Thank you Joe Kukenberger, CCS Director of Transportation, and our entire CCS Transportation team. Let’s Go Hawkeyes!
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS celebrated Senior Night last night with 13 total members of the Class of 2021 participating in the Girls & Boys Varsity Basketball programs. Congratulations to the Class of 2021 and Let's Go Hawkeyes!
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
NEW LINK to Boys Varsity Basketball Senior Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phyTl4bXNyI
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
NEW LINK to Girls Varsity Basketball Senior Night tonight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68PAffsZ0Do
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS The Cooperstown Central School District has two immediate openings, for a daily substitute Teacher Aide and a School Bus Monitor. Also accepting applications for all other substitute positions. Please see the CCS District website for details: CCS Employment Opportunities Web Page
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The CCS District conference date originally scheduled for March 15th has been changed to March 17th. Please note the revised 2020-2021 CCS District calendar based on this change. Link: http://bit.ly/CCSCalendarRev0222
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Welcomes Sarah Spross and thanks Romona Wenck for her service! http://bit.ly/BOEWelcomeThanks
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The following athletic events previously scheduled for Monday, Feb. 22nd have been rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24th. Please use the updated YouTube Links provided to view these events. For questions, please contact Vincent Spruill at vspruill@cooperstowncs.org. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Girls Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Edmeston Tune in at 5pm to catch Senior Night prior to the game. https://youtu.be/CGWAOSK_KeU Boys Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Edmeston Tune in at 7pm to catch Senior Night prior to the game. https://youtu.be/fERkoR4td3g Boys JV Basketball AWAY vs. Edmeston 5:30pm Zoom Link: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/98601122753?pwd=cjBXYlBrTEszTHlvUVBBZ2tIMG5Cdz09 Passcode: 572374
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
If you have a child preparing to enter the CCS Class of 2034 KINDERGARTEN Registration process, please complete the information included in the Google Form LINK by March 26th: https://bit.ly/CCSClass2034GoogleForm. For questions please contact the CCS Elementary Office at 607-547-9976.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please note that tonight's CCS Girls & Boys Home Varsity Basketball games (Mon. 2/22/2021) have been cancelled due to current weather conditions.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
A REMINDER to the CCS Class of 2021: Please join us on campus Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:30-2:00pm for some Senior Snow Fun, including hot cocoa, sledding and building in the snow. This special event is open only to CCS Senior students and includes both cohorts, as well as remote students. Students who arrive on campus for the event should report only to the gymnasium entrance for health screening. Attendance will be taken and staff will review all activities available. For questions or more information, please contact either rburk-sciallo@cooperstowncs.org or mcroberts@cooperstowncs.org.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Classes resume at Cooperstown Central Schools tomorrow, Monday, February 22, and we are excited to welcome students back from winter recess! The following complete grades will return in-person, Monday-Thursday beginning Feb. 22nd: K, 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th The following grades will remain hybrid during this week: 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th All remote students Grades K-6 will still have their online morning meeting. Grades 9-12 will remain in hybrid format until further notice. The following complete grades will return in person, Monday-Thursday beginning March 1: 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th All remote students Grades K-6 will still have their online morning meeting. If your family has traveled during winter recess, please review the travel advisory letter from Interim Superintendent Romona N. Wenck at: https://bit.ly/TravelLetter211
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
ATTENTION CCS Athletics Fans: Saturday, February 20, 2021 CCS Girls Varsity and Boys Varsity Basketball AWAY Games @ Edmeston Central School Beginning at 3:00pm Live Zoom Link: https://e2ccb-gst.zoom.us/j/94296689793?pwd=VmpLUzhoeDNJejFKQ21leEI5SklOdz09 For more information, please go to the Edmeston Central School District website at: ECS Basketball Live Link Information Please do NOT attempt to attend today’s games in person. Thank you for your cooperation as we stay safe and respect Covid-19 protocols for each school district.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please see the PDF document linked below for LIVE FEED LINKS to the currently scheduled HOME basketball games of the CCS 2021 Girls & Boys Basketball programs. For questions, please contact Interim Coordinator of Athletics & Extracurricular Activities/District Data Support, Vince Spruill, at vspruill@cooperstowncs.org. Link to PDF Document: http://bit.ly/HoopsHomeLINKS
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Elementary Physical Education Teachers Bud Lippitt and Matt Hulbert took advantage of the beautiful sunshine last week to get students outside and working together to enjoy the snow. Let's Go Hawkeyes!
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express includes classroom news and important updates from across the district. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 2/15/2021: http://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress0215
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Monday, February 15, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School District announces the Top 4 Academic students of the CCS Class of 2021. Congratulations to Abby Miller, Will Weldon, Caroline Whitaker and Brayden White, who have continued to set goals, connect resources with peers and teachers, work tirelessly, and persevere in their interests. Please see the complete release at: http://bit.ly/CCS2021Top4Academic
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Sunday, February 14, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - As CCS returned to winter athletics this week, the Board of Education and the Otsego County Department of Health have approved the CCS District Plan for Return to Interscholastic Competition. Please see the PDF link below for access to the plan. It is also linked on the Reopening Information page of our district website. For questions, please contact Interim Coordinator of Athletics & Extracurricular Activities/District Data Support, Vince Spruill, at vspruill@cooperstowncs.org. http://bit.ly/DistrictPlanReturnToCompetition
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Let's Go Hawkeyes!
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Hawkeyes are back in action and the Class of 2021 is ready to compete!
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Kindergarten students enjoyed the story of Beautiful Blackbird by Ashley Bryan and created their own beautiful blackbirds with Emily Gibson, CCS Library Media Specialist. Blackbird expresses that “color on the outside is not what’s on the inside” and “whatever I do, I’ll be me, and you be you.” CCS families can enjoy this story read, sing and dance aloud online at the following link: http://bit.ly/BeautifulBlackbirdReadAloud
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
. . . and love abounds on Cohort B at Cooperstown Central School District. Students from Kindergarten through Senior year continued to enjoy expressions of love, gratitude and appreciation as we completed the in-person week with creative work in the classroom and expressions of hope posted on lockers along hallways. Let’s Go Hawkeyes!
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Thursday, February 11, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - “Persist, keep working at it, apply yourself to your dream and don’t let others tell you it can’t be done. In life you should surround yourself with people who will blow oxygen on your spark. Don’t give up!” - author Wendelin Van Draanen CCS Jr./Sr. High School Library Media Specialist Michelle Hitchcock welcomed our 2021 virtual visiting author today for CCS students to enjoy either via Zoom from home or together in the cafeteria after school. Wendelin Van Draanen, whose parents immigrated from the Netherlands, treated students to an entertaining afternoon of how she became a writer, the challenges she worked to overcome, how her stories developed, and what she has in store for the future. Van Draanen talked to students about her experiences growing up and how she worked hard to persevere through difficult times to publish her first book after 10 years of rejections from publishers. With the successful publishing of over 30 novels in multiple languages for young readers and teens, Van Draanen shared countless stories about how she created her characters and developed her stories. Students were treated to numerous stories and thoughtful advice. Van Draanen shared her experiences about the importance of coming back from your darkest hour and persisting in life. CCS students also had an opportunity to ask questions. For more information about Van Draanen’s literature, visit her website at www.wendelinvand.com. Many thanks to Michelle Hitchcock for bringing this opportunity to our CCS students.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Attention CCS District students and families K-12: Please see the link below with a letter dated February 11, 2021 from CCS Interim Superintendent Romona N. Wenck regarding important information about travel during our Winter Break. http://bit.ly/TravelLetter211
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Thursday, February 11, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS Ruggles Competition finalists from the Class of 2021 had the opportunity today to recite their individual essays in CCS Sterling Auditorium for fellow finalists and a panel of jurors. A complete recording of the finalist competition will be presented in all CCS Jr./Sr. High School classes after the Winter Break. Winner of the Class of 2021 Ruggles competition is Reilly Mooney and 2nd Place was awarded to Jennifer Burch. Other finalists include: Gareth Austin, Maria Miller, Joey Bertram, Chris Criqui, Phoebe Jones, Spencer Lewis, Abby Miller, Hailey Miller-Gray, Lindsey Trosset, Mason Raffo, Faith Logue, and Will Weldon. Many thanks to CCS English Teacher Rebecca Burk-Sciallo for her tireless efforts to maintain the 140 year old tradition at CCS in the wake of moving to remote learning last spring due to Covid-19 restrictions. We look forward to the Class of 2022 competition slated for later this spring. The following passage is read by the CCS Principal prior to each Ruggles Finalist competition and provides background to the competition. William H. Ruggles died February 9. 1874. His obituary appeared in the February 12, 1874 issue of the Freeman’s Journal. The following paragraph gives us a glance into the character of the man who is the reason we have this competition today. Many of the young men among us – others scattered over the vast West- received at least a portion of their education at the hand of Mr. R., who was an efficient and painstaking Teacher. He loved the Common School with ardent devotion, and for many years until the day of his death strove for its elevation and improvement. He would put aside business almost any time to attend a Teachers’ Institute, a Convention of Common School Teachers, or the dedication of a new school house – and it was with a desire to do some good in a cause in which he had so much heart. Most of all, very naturally, he felt a great interest in the progress and success of the Union School of Cooperstown, and worked zealously and efficiently in its behalf. He was first a Trustee of this School District for many years, and then from its organization a member of the Board of Education. The first recorded Ruggles contest was found in the Freeman’s Journal dating back to July 3, 1879, which identifies The Ruggles Memorial Rhetorical Prize being established in 1877 with the winners receiving $7 each. Every junior writes a 600 to 800 word essay. Each written work is judged in two parts. Part I of the judging covers the originality of the content, written work, grammar, and vivid and musical choice of language. Part II of the judging covers the oral interpretation of each student’s work.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Thursday, February 11, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - Please see the letter linked in the following update from Vince Spruill, CCS Interim Interim Coordinator of Athletics & Extracurricular Activities/District Data Support, regarding CCS return to athletics. For questions, please contact vspruill@cooperstowncs.org. http://bit.ly/AthleticsUpdate0211
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Class of 2021: Please join us on campus Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:30-2:00pm for some Senior Snow Fun, including hot cocoa, sledding and building in the snow. For questions or more information, please contact either rburk-sciallo@cooperstowncs.org or mcroberts@cooperstowncs.org.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Love abounds at Cooperstown Central School District. Students from Kindergarten through Senior year are enjoying expressions of love, gratitude and appreciation this week through creative work in the classroom and expressions of hope posted on lockers along hallways. Let’s Go Hawkeyes!
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
REMINDER: CCS Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades K-8 are invited to join CCS Administration for a Zoom Information Session regarding the fulltime return of K-8 Students by March 1st. Please join us for the second meeting Tuesday February 9th at 6:30pm Zoom Link: http://bit.ly/K-8ZoomInfoMtgFeb9 For questions, please contact the CCS Elementary main office at 607-547-9976 or the CCS Jr./Sr. High School at 607-547-8181. Please note that the link noted above is a different link than the one used for Monday's Zoom meeting.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
This week’s edition of the CCS Hawkeyes Express includes classroom news, community resources and important updates from across the district. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 2/8/2021: http://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress0208
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Parents of CCS Elementary Students, During this time of COVID, and in an effort to continue keeping our students and staff safe, we are asking that no valentines be brought in from home. While we know this is nontraditional, it is a way we can continue containing germs from one another during the exchange. Teachers will be doing their own activities during class instead of a valentine exchange to make the day special. Continued support is always appreciated as we work toward our common goal of safety for all. Additionally, no treats from home such as birthday cupcakes or even packaged goods are to be shared in the classroom. Thank you. Respectfully, Tracy Durkee ​Tracy Durkee Elementary Principal Cooperstown Central Schools
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
REMINDER to CCS Parents/Guardians Grades K-8: CCS Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades K-8 are invited to join CCS Administration for a Zoom Information Session regarding the fulltime return of K-8 Students by March 1st. Please join us either date: Mon. Feb. 8th at 12:00pm or Tue. Feb. 9th at 6:30pm Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/K-8ZoomInfoMtgCCS For questions, please contact the CCS Elementary main office at 607-547-9976 or the CCS Jr./Sr. High School at 607-547-8181.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Sunday, February 7, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - The CCS Board of Education will meet on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 5:30 PM via Zoom webinar. For register and access to the Zoom webinar, use the following link: http://bit.ly/BOEMtg02102021 Zoom webinar information can always be accessed through Board Docs on the CCS website: Copy and paste the following address into your web browser: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/93925709580?pwd=a25KcEVIUmZzUWRvOWVuZnNEMHlKQT09 Passcode: 403693 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16465189805,,93925709580# or +16468769923,,93925709580# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 518 9805 or +1 646 876 9923 Webinar ID: 939 2570 9580
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Friday, February 5, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS Superintendent Romona N. Wenck has released a letter to district families regarding updates in athletics, open gym, return to school and a reminder of the importance of Covid-19 safety precautions. http://bit.ly/CCSSuperintendentLetter0205
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Friday, February 5, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS Principal Tracy Durkee has released a letter to district families regarding traffic changes beginning Monday, February 8, 2021 for the Walnut Street block located directly in front of the CCS Elementary School. Also noted in the letter are other details regarding morning drop-off for CCS Students in grades K-6. This letter will also be mailed to CCS student homes in grades K-6. http://bit.ly/CCSElementaryPrincipalLetter0205
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Parents/Guardians of Students in Grades K-8 are invited to join CCS Administration for a Zoom Information Session regarding the fulltime return of K-8 Students by March 1st. Please join us either date: Mon. Feb. 8th at 12:00pm or Tue. Feb. 9th at 6:30pm Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/K-8ZoomInfoMtgCCS For questions, please contact the CCS Elementary main office at 607-547-9976 or the CCS Jr./Sr. High School at 607-547-8181.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - The February 2021 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High School Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important information on college planning, SAT resources and deadlines, career planning and other updates on school programs 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 jlyons@cooperstowncs.org. http://bit.ly/Feb2021CounselingNewsletter
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Students in CCS Tech Club continue to work with Advisor and Teacher Brad Smith on various projects including woodworking, Lego Robotics, 3D printing, sheet metal, metal cutting/welding and laser cutting/engraving. Tech Club meetings for January 26th - March 31st: Cohort "A" (Wednesday Meetings) January 27th, from 2:30-3:30 February 3rd, from 2:30-3:30 NO MEETING February 10th, due to Dept. Chair Meeting February 24th, from 2:30-3:30 March 3rd, from 2:30-3:30 NO MEETING March 10th, due to Dept. Chair Meeting March 17th, from 2:30-3:30 March 24th, from 2:30-3:30 March 31st, from 2:30-3:30 Cohort "B": (Tuesday Meetings) January 26th, from 2:30-3:30 February 2nd, from 2:30-3:30 February 9th, from 2:30-3:30 NO MEETING February 23rd, due to Faculty Meeting March 2nd, from 2:30-3:30 March 9th, from 2:30-3:30 NO MEETING March 16th, due to Faculty Meeting March 23rd from 2:30-3:30 March 30th from 2:30-3:30
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS students in Kindergarten Teacher Karen Hill’s class are learning about hibernating bears, just in time for the beautiful winter storm. Last week students crafted bears, shared stories and wrote about feeling sleepy like a hibernating bear. Students designed their own cozy "den" at home for Friday's Zoom meeting and nestled in for a teacher read-aloud of "The Bear Snores On" by Karma Wilson.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express includes classroom news, community resources and important updates from across the district. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 2/1/2021: http://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress0201
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
NY State Governor has called a State of Emergency for Otsego County through Tuesday due to a winter storm. Please be aware that Cooperstown Central School will be closed on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021.
4 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Friday, January 29, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - Attention CCS District students and families grades K-12, please read the link below with an update from CCS Interim Superintendent Romona Wenck. This letter is being mailed to student homes today. For questions, please contact the main office of either the Elementary School or the Jr./Sr. High School. http://bit.ly/CCSDistrictUpdate129
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Linked below please find an update on CCS Athletics from Vincent Spruill, CCS Interim Coordinator of Athletics & Extracurricular Activities/District Data Support. http://bit.ly/CCSAthleticsUpdate129
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Friday, January 29, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS thanks our community members who have been taking their time and resources to support CCS Faculty, Staff and Students during this very challenging time in education. Special thanks to the Cooperstown Board of Education for the delightful coffee carts rolling throughout each school today as staff enjoyed a delicious hot treat in a safe distanced manner! A warm thank you as well to Stewart’s, Stagecoach Coffee, NYPizza and many local families who continue to generously support our CCS community with tokens of gratitude and appreciation. With your support for our CCS students, the smiles are larger, the motivation is stronger, and the celebrations are tastier. The partnership of families, educators, volunteers and our local community is not complete without our local businesses. This circle of support helps ensure that kids have the support and resources they need for success, especially during this incredibly difficult time in education. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! #wearecoperstown
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Music Teacher Tim Iversen’s 7th Grade class created an “Influence Tree” this month. Students selected a contemporary artist whose music they admire and traced back their influences like a family tree, selecting two additional artists who influenced each artist through five “generations.” For each artist, students researched the characteristics of their music and listened to some of the artist’s most popular songs, recognizing how one artist influences another. Iversen designed this project to introduce students to new artists they may not have heard before and brought students a perspective on music history. Students also learned how some artists had a wide-spread influence over many other later musicians in history. “Let music connect us. Something wonderful will happen.” - Armin Van Buuren
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Grades 9-12: Please read the attached Update on CCS Athletics from Vincent Spruill, CCS Interim Coordinator of Athletics & Extracurricular Activities. http://bit.ly/CCSAthleticsUpdate0126
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Students and Staff were surprised today with hot pizza served throughout lunch periods by Jr./Sr. High Principal Ann Meccariello and Vincent Spruill, our new CCS Interim Coordinator of Athletics & Extracurricular Activities and District Data Support. Special thanks to our anonymous community members who donated the pizza today and will do so again on Wednesday for Cohort A students. Special thanks also go out to NY Pizza staff who arrived early today to accommodate the large lunchtime order. CCS Teachers and staff reported a undeniable joy that reverberated throughout the day. Thank you to our wonderful Cooperstown community members for your contributions! Let’s Go Hawkeyes!
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express includes classroom news, community resources and important updates from across the district. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 1/25/2021: http://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress01252021
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Students in CCS Kindergarten Teacher Bella Anania’s class celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with “I Have a Dream” crowns. Students talked about kindness and diversity, and celebrated the life of MLK, Jr.
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School inducted five new members to the CCS National Honor Society, recognizing these students for their scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Honored at today’s ceremony were Mikael Foutch-Carkees, Juliet Cunnington, Maya Stevens, Henry Wager, and Brayden White.
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Attention CCS Students in Grades 7-12: Monday, January 25th will be the start of the second semester at Cooperstown Jr./Sr. High School and students should follow their second semester schedules. All students with NEW classes listed in their second semester schedule will find their invitation to join the class in either Google Classroom or their student email. Please check both. Zoom classroom links are listed in the Google Classroom for each individual class. For questions regarding second semester schedules, please contact the Counseling Office at 607-547-5300.
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS 1st Grade Teachers April Green, Lindsay Hayes and Maegan Whiteman are working with students to help spread cheer to our elderly friends who may need a smile. Students have been creating cards with pictures and messages of good cheer, humor and hope. CCS 1st Grade letters will be sent to the Otsego County Office for the Aging for distribution very soon! CCS 1st Grade rocks kindness, creativity and caring. Let’s Go Hawkeyes!
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Elementary Science Teacher Erik Hanson adapted to changes in remote learning and switched up units to Astronomy as he leveraged technology and provided students with the opportunity to make simple models at home and dig deeper into concept learning. Students were exposed to a number of computer simulations to understand how the Earth’s rotation affects us here on the planet and how the tilt of the Earth is the biggest factor in creating the seasons. CCS students made shadow clocks, or sundials, and investigated how the sun’s path in the sky can be used to tell time. Students also made the “Universe in a Box'' which helped students understand Earth’s orbit around the sun and how and why it affects the constellations we can see in the night sky. Through the use of technology in this study, students were introduced to a number of apps and websites to help in identifying different constellations in the night sky. Science rocks with Mr. Hanson! Let’s Go Hawkeyes!
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Students in CCS Science Teacher Jennifer Yanisko’s classes presented their projects on elements of the periodic table (8th grade) and the science behind earthquakes and volcanoes (9th grade). Yanisko shook up learning in her classes as we jumped into the New Year. Students chose a topic from the next unit, researched the topic using resources provided through Michelle Hitchcock’s Library Media Resources online, developed individual Google Slides presentations, and presented to peers about everything they learned. Students in Physical Science researched chlorine, sodium, mercury, neo and other elements of the periodic table, while others in Unified Science studied the origins and effects of volcanoes and earthquakes. Let’s Go Hawkeyes!
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School District Board of Education has appointed Sarah Spross as Superintendent of Schools beginning March 1, 2021. Please read the attached PDF as we welcome Sarah Spross to Cooperstown. http://bit.ly/CCSSuperintendent
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Gets Crafty for a Cause! CCS students are encouraged to make creative contributions to help support others.
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Monday, January 18, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - The CCS Board of Education will meet on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 5:30 PM via Zoom webinar. For register and access to the Zoom webinar, use the following link: https://bit.ly/BOEMtg01202021 Zoom webinar information can always be accessed through Board Docs on the CCS website: Copy and paste the following address into your web browser: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/93925709580?pwd=a25KcEVIUmZzUWRvOWVuZnNEMHlKQT09 Passcode: 403693 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16465189805,,93925709580# or +16468769923,,93925709580# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 518 9805 or +1 646 876 9923
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express includes a message from CCS administration along with helpful resources and updates from across the district. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 1/18/2021: http://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress01182021
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
A reminder of the Hybrid Bell Schedule that will be followed at CCS Jr./Sr. High School beginning tomorrow, January 19, 2021. All remote students or students in cohorts on non-cohort days, should follow class schedules and Zoom into EACH class period, with the exception of study halls and lunch. Attendance will be taken for each class. Zoom links can be found in Google Classrooms for each designated teacher. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! http://bit.ly/Jan2021HybridBellSchedule
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. What can YOU do to support others?
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Sunday, January 17, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - Please see the attached PDF file containing a letter from CCS Interim Superintendent Romona Wenck regarding return to hybrid in-person instruction on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. http://bit.ly/Jan17DistrictLetter
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Attention CCS Grades K-6: As we return to our hybrid model of in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, please see the following reminders for next week’s schedule. Mon. Jan. 18th - No School due to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tues. Jan. 19th - Cohort B Day 2 Wed. Jan. 20th - Cohort A Day 3 Thurs Jan. 21st - Cohort B Day 4 Please note that Cohort A will complete mandatory Bus Drills on Wednesday 1/27. Make-up Picture Day will take place on Thursday 2/4. Please call the CCS Elementary Main Office to schedule a time slot. For those students returning to in-person learning, please continue to practice the COVID-19 safety protocols of mask wearing, social distancing, frequent hand washing and frequent use of hand sanitizer. Please be sure to contact Kim Stahl, CCS Elementary School Nurse 607-547-9322, should you or your children develop symptoms or test positive for COVID. We also need everyone to remember to complete the daily Covid-19 screening app for in-person learning.
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Attention CCS Students in Grades 7-12! As we return to our hybrid learning model of in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, please see the following reminders for next week’s schedule. Mon. Jan. 18th - No School due to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (A Day) Tue. Jan. 19th - Cohort B (A Day) Wed. Jan. 20th - Cohort A (B Day) Thu. Jan. 21st - Cohort B (B Day) Those students who are 100% Remote and those who are home on their non-cohort day, will Zoom into every class every day Monday through Thursday. Students do not need to check into class remotely for study hall or lunch periods. Fri. Jan. 22nd - morning meeting at 8:05am for ALL students, no other scheduled classes unless specifically scheduled with individual teachers Mondays and Tuesdays will remain A Days. Wednesdays and Thursdays will remain B Days. For those students returning to in-person learning, please continue to practice the COVID-19 safety protocols of mask wearing, social distancing, frequent hand washing and frequent use of hand sanitizer. Please be sure to contact Lucas Spencer, CCS Jr./Sr. High School Nurse 607-547-2808, should you or your children develop symptoms or test positive for COVID. We also need everyone to remember to complete the daily Covid-19 screening app for in-person learning. A reminder from CCS Library Media Specialist Michell Hitchcock, to all CCS students grades 7-12. Please periodically clear your browsing history and restart your device as a precaution to fix many issues.
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Have you ever played the art game with a friend where participants take turns writing or drawing on a sheet of paper, folding it to conceal your contribution, and then passing it to the next player for a further contribution? Mrs. Cook-Wightman brought this game to life with CCS Jr./Sr. High School Art students and shook up the tedium of online learning. Cook-Wightman shared a Google Drawings document with students, assigned them a body part for their class character, and then all students added their contribution at the same time. Some students were proficient in Google Drawings and others were learning the program as they played the game. There was no shortage of laughter and creativity. Way to go Mrs. Cook-Wightman, shaking up learning and having fun with students. Let’s Go Hawkeyes!
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CFES Brilliant Pathways offers Manufacturing Week January 11-15th along with January College and Career Readiness (CCR) Advisor Training for Parents and Guardians. CFES offers a variety of virtual opportunities to learn more about career and college pathways in manufacturing. Don’t miss these opportunities to support your student(s) needs! http://bit.ly/CFESManufacturingWeek https://bit.ly/JanCCRTraining https://bit.ly/CCRTrainingFlyer
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express includes important updates from CCS administration along with helpful resources and updates from across the district. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 1/11/2021: http://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress01112021
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Attention CCS District Families K-12: Below please find the links to three separate PDF documents including letters from the CCS Jr./Sr. High Principal, CCS Elementary School Principal and CCS District Interim Superintendent. Each letter addresses updates and details related to district plans for resuming in-person instruction on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Please carefully read each letter as it relates to your student(s) needs. For more information, please contact the corresponding building office. http://bit.ly/SuperintendentLetterJan12 District Superintendent Office 607-547-5364 http://bit.ly/JrSrHighPrincipalLetterJan12 Jr./Sr. High 607-547-8181 http://bit.ly/ElementaryPrincipalLetterJan12 Elementary 607-547-9976
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Attention CCS 7th-9th grade students: The CCS Junior Ballroom Cotillion classes and formal event have been cancelled for 2021. In the fall, look for information about the 2022 Junior Ballroom Cotillion for 7th and 8th grade students. Please contact cooperstowncotillion@gmail.com for further information.
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Families K-6: Elementary School photos for students K-6 have arrived and are available for pick-up at the Elementary School. They will be available outside the front doors today (Friday, January 8, 2021) until 6pm and then again all day on Monday beginning at 7:30am. For further questions, please the Elementary School office at 607-547-9976.
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School reminds all students in Grades 7-12 that attendance is required in ALL live Zoom classes during remote learning, including Physical Education, Art and Music classes listed in student schedules. Attendance is taken each period and classroom attendance is compulsory, required by law. Please contact us at 607-547-8181 if we can help you or your student with any issues related to attendance in online classes.
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Friday, January 8, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - The January 2021 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High School Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important information on student financial aid, college applications, college testing and other updates on school programs 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 jlyons@cooperstowncs.org. http://bit.ly/Jan2021CounselingNewsletter
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Thursday, January 7, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - The day after the historic events that took place in Washington D.C., CCS History Teacher Jenn Pindar embraced her time with students during remote learning today to talk through the events, listen to each other and find perspective in history. Pindar provided an objective review of yesterday’s events as we understand them at this point in time and encouraged students to share how they learned of the events and what they feel is significant about these events. Pindar encouraged students to stay involved, keep paying attention to current events and recognize sources of information. Pindar finished up class by saying, “I’m proud of all of you. We talked about these events, we shared opinions and reflected on what has happened. You listened to each other and you were respectful.”
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School offers a Guide to Emergency Remote Learning, a one-page tool to support our CCS students and families with quick links to Emergency Remote schedules K-12, Friday student expectations, disciplines for effective student engagement and learning, and a quick link to troubleshooting school device issues at home. For further questions, please contact our main offices: 607-547-8181 Jr./Sr. High School or 607-547-9976 Elementary School. http://bit.ly/QuickGuideEmergencyRemoteCCS
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
A reminder to CCS Class of 2021 students that applications for the The Clark Scholarship are due by the end of day on January 21st. CCS Seniors should check their CCS student email accounts for directions on logging into the application process. For questions, please contact the CCS Jr./Sr. High School Counseling Office at 607-547-5300.
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS Spanish Teacher Senora Cleveland is connecting with students as we begin the New Year. Three Kings Day is commemorated on January 6th each year, when it's believed the three wise men visited Jesus after his birth. Three Kings Day is widely celebrated in many spanish-speaking nations and Senora Cleveland is commemorating this day with live Zoom baking throughout today’s CCS classes. Three Kings Day, also known as Epiphany, is observed in a variety of ways throughout the world, including parades, festivities and honored traditions. In some spanish-speaking countries, traditional cakes or breads called Three Kings Bread are baked and a special figurine is hidden inside the baked item. The person who gets the piece with the figurine is the king/queen for the day and they are selected to host the festivities the following year. Senora Cleveland’s Spanish 2 class began the process of making Three Kings Bread remotely this morning. The other CCS Spanish classes are making additional holiday favorites selected by Senora Cleveland. All classes have the recipes, with the option of preparing items at home throughout the day. Senora Cleveland also shared a Zoom link with her CCS Spanish students so they could watch the progress of the Three Kings Bread throughout the day and see what other CCS Spanish classes prepare. Thank you Senora Cleveland for sharing your traditions.
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
A reminder from Sara Schallart, CCS Yearbook Advisor, regarding Yearbook Recognition Ads. The sale of Senior Recognition Ads is a fun tradition for the CCS Yearbook. This is an opportunity to create a collage of family pictures and write a message to CCS Class of 2021 graduates. Families can purchase as many recognition ads as they would like. Siblings, grandparents, etc. are all welcome to purchase and create their own ads as well. The easiest way to create the recognition ad is to build it on the Jostens yearbook website. The website has existing templates to add images and create text. Building the page on the Jostens website also creates the best results for image quality. Go to www.jostensadservice.com. Pages can also be created on your own and provided to Sara Schallart, Yearbook Advisor, to scan and upload to the yearbook production. CCS Senior Recognition Ads are due by February 11th.
5 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School District extends warm wishes from our homes to yours this holiday season. CCS Library Media Specialist Emily Gibson compiled “light” creations from around our CCS community to extend holiday cheer, connect with one another and spread joy in our community. Enjoy this special Light Up Cooperstown video linked below as we begin the 2020 Holiday Break. Let’s Go CCS! http://bit.ly/LightUpCCS2020
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Elementary School celebrated the first-ever HOLIDAY SING ALONG via Zoom today as all students K-6 were invited to join CCS Faculty and Staff for a gathering of holiday songs and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause. CCS Music Teacher Kerri Hogle joined in with CCS Music Faculty Tim Iversen, Junili Arkema and Peter Daum as they performed holiday music for our K-6 students and navigated a holiday Zoom celebration of over 200 participants. Hogle kicked off the celebration with video holiday greetings from CCS staff. Smiles, giggles and joy filled the screen as students connected with Santa and wished each other a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Thank you CCS Music Department and thank you Mr. & Mrs. Clause for joining us today.
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Faculty, Staff and Administration celebrated the final day of classes in style today! Let’s Go CCS!
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Students in Mrs. Sciallo’s classes were greeted today with a crackling fireplace as they entered Zoom gatherings. Students grabbed a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and spent class time answering “life questions” before saying goodbye to 2020 and hello to December break. Let’s Go CCS! Way to connect, support and engage.
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Jr./Sr. High School History Teacher, Josie Rusk, wrapped up today’s 8th Grade History classes for 2020 by reading “Wish Tree” by Kyo Maclear, author of several critically-acclaimed children’s books. Rusk connected the holiday season with a student discussion about wishes for 2021. Students shared one wish they had for the new year and formed a “Wish Tree” for each class. Let’s Go CCS! Way to connect, support and engage.
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
With great respect for Shakespearean literature and recognizing the growing toll of Covid-19 precautions on student education and mental health, today Mrs. Sciallo’s English 11 Honors class began their unit on Macbeth by slinging Shakespearean insults at COVID 19. Students used a Shakespearean Insult Generator and time in Zoom breakout rooms to form the perfect phrase. They were judged on the creativity of the insult and the delivery. Leave it to Mrs. Sciallo to truly connect content with relevant student engagement.
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS students and staff continue to have fun while connecting to content in their Zoom classrooms during emergency remote learning. On Monday morning CCS Teacher Stephanie Nelen’s room had a little extra surprise as she welcomed community guest Lynne Mebust who substitutes in Mrs. Nelen’s classroom throughout the year. Mebust provided students with bags of supplies to create wonderful homemade facemask lanyards for students to give to loved ones. Through the magic of Zoom, Mebust joined Nelen and CCS LTA Karen Lyons, along with CCS Aide Dawn Chase, as they played holiday music with the students and dressed up for the special occasion. Students worked on the project together along with writing a letter to accompany the homemade gift. Each student produced a letter of gratitude for family members to demonstrate their appreciation for the support of others. Let’s Go CCS!
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express includes holiday greetings, important district information and fun holiday happenings from around the district. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 12/21/2020: http://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress12212020
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
ATTENTION CCS Students K-6: CCS Music Teacher Kerri Hogle invites CCS Students K-6 to our first-ever CCS Holiday Sing Along via Zoom on Wednesday, December 23rd at 12:15pm. Don’t miss our surprise guests as we celebrate the holiday season “together”. Students and families K-6 should check Google Classroom for the link from classroom teachers.
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Parents/Guardians of CCS Students in Grades 7-12: On Friday, December 18, 2020, the CCS five-week student academic reports were mailed along with a letter from Principal Ann Meccariello outlining important information related to Emergency Remote Learning. This letter also includes important details regarding schedules for students as they are expected to return to the building in mid-January. Please take time to review this letter with your student(s) and contact us with questions. For an additional copy of the letter from Principal Meccariello, please see the email sent out today or visit: https://bit.ly/JrSrHighPrincipalLetter1218. Attached is a JPG image of the letter as well.
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS coordinator of CFES Brilliant Pathways, Shannon Merwin, provides an opportunity for parents or guardians to receive free online training to help your child become ready for college and the workplace. CFES Brilliant Pathways will offer free training January 21-28, beginning with a live opening at 6pm(EST), followed by four 30-minute, on-demand sessions, and a live closing session on January 28 at 6pm(EST). Upon completing this training, parents/guardians will be awarded a certificate from the University of Vermont and provided ongoing support through webinars and digital resources. For more information on CFES at Cooperstown, please contact Shannon Merwin at smerwin@cooperstowncs.org. For more information about CFES and Brilliant Pathways, visit https://brilliantpathways.org.
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Due to inclement weather, Cooperstown Central School District will be closed on Thursday, December 17, 2020. There will not be virtual classes on this day. Get outside and safely enjoy the snow!
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Apparently Santa loves pancakes too! Don’t miss your chance to wave to Santa this Saturday morning when you pick up your pre-ordered pancake kit at the PTA Pancake fundraiser! Cooperstown PTA Pancake Breakfast on Sat. 12/19 This year's event will have a creative twist to get families involved and respect health guidelines. Thank you Cooperstown PTA volunteers! Our Annual PTA Pancake Breakfast Must Go On! 1. Order your custom-made pancake kit for $25, including: One pint of pure local maple syrup from Maple Hill Farms 1.5 pound bag of pancake mix (makes 16 small pancakes) Maple syrup candies Commemorative child-size whisk 2. Follow this link to pre-pay for your kit or pay upon pick-up. https://annual-pta-pancake-breakfast.cheddarup.com You may also pre-order and pay by cash or check when you pick up. Simply send an email to: virtualpancake2020@gmail.com 3. Pick up your kit: Fri. Dec. 18th 5-7pm or Sat. Dec. 19th 9:00-11:00am at CCS Elementary School. 4. Go home and make your pancakes . . . and eat them too! 5. Follow the Cooperstown PTA facebook page for pancake recipes, live pancake-making videos, and much more! Post your pictures or videos of your pancake-making adventure. Prizes will be awarded for the top three best-looking pancakes.
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
With inclement weather forecasted for tomorrow’s travel time, please know that IN THE EVENT that school is closed for ONC BOCES students, Principal DeMars plans to send out an emergency alert robocall. If you or your ONC BOCES has not already signed up to receive these emergency alert messages, please visit the following link: https://oncboces.omnilert.net/subscriber.php For questions, please contact ONC BOCES office at (607) 286-7715. New Visions Health Students: All students enrolled in the OAOC New Visions Health program will follow their home district schedules regarding closings or delays. OAOC New Visions Health program will be cancelled if OAOC classes are cancelled.
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Science Teacher Amy Parr kept 7th Grade Life Science students on their toes this morning in her pirate threads! CCS Pirate Parr entertained students throughout class, delivering content in pirate accents and helping students connect to content in her creative ways. Let’s Go CCS!
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express includes an update from Interim Superintendent Romona N. Wenck regarding the district moving to 100% remote instruction until January 19th, 2021. Please note that this week’s issue was formatted prior to moving to remote instruction for the remainder of the holiday season. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 12/14/2020: https://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress12142020
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please see the letter linked below from CCS Interim Superintendent, Romona N. Wenck regarding remote instruction due to Covid-19. https://bit.ly/CCSDistrictLetter1215
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The CCS Board of Education will meet on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:30 PM via Zoom webinar. For access to the Zoom webinar, use the following link: https://bit.ly/BOEMtg1216 Passcode: 403693 or Copy and paste the following address into your web browser: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/93925709580?pwd=a25KcEVIUmZzUWRvOWVuZnNEMHlKQT09 Passcode: 403693 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16465189805,,93925709580# or +16468769923,,93925709580# Or Telephone: Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 646 518 9805 or +1 646 876 9923 Webinar ID: 939 2570 9580
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Principal Tracy Durkee requests that all CCS students K-6 move to contingency packets for Monday and Tuesday, December 14th and 15th AFTER signing into morning meetings in Google Classroom.
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School will move to a 100% Emergency Remote plan for Monday and Tuesday, December 14th and 15th for all students K-12. CCS Staff will continue to report to the buildings on these days. Please find the links to the 100% Remote schedules below. More information will be provided in the upcoming days. https://bit.ly/ElementaryEmergencyRemoteSchedules https://bit.ly/JrSrHighEmergencyRemoteSchedule
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Faculty Association has partnered with the CCS Board of Education this holiday season to organize a collection of new unwrapped toys for the Stuff the Bus, spearheaded by Rolling Redemption and Recycling of Hartwick, NY. CCS Faculty and Staff can support this effort by dropping off new unwrapped toys to collection boxes located in the Faculty Rooms of each school building. Deadline for donations is December 11th. Let’s Go Hawkeyes Faculty and Staff! Let’s STUFF THE BUS!
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School District invites the entire CCS K-12 district family, as well as CCS Faculty and Staff, to join in on a (VIRTUAL) contribution to Light Up Coop, a grassroots movement to encourage the greater Cooperstown community to light up for the holidays and spread good cheer. Let's connect with one another and with our community by sharing our contributions. 1. Light a candle or luminary, draw a candle, or make a candle out of recycled materials, or toys. 2. Take a good quality picture (jpg format). 3. Share the image with Library Media Specialist Emily Gibson at egibson@cooperstowncs.org. Mrs. Gibson will take candle image contributions and make a collage to "light up" our virtual CCS world. Deadline for contributions is Wednesday, December 16th. Attached are links to some ideas to get you started! https://www.diyncrafts.com/51763/repurpose/diy-tin-can-lanterns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXjTM4YT2NU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWlXZMrww1s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNmJeBI2h_M https://drive.google.com/open?id=1riird1IBaoW3KfVvOI6shh9fr-cbiYIu&authuser=0
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Athletes are giving back to the Cooperstown community! On December 2nd, 2020, members of CCS Leadership Training for Athletes collaborated with CCS Soles-to-Share and delivered new shoes to the Cooperstown Angel Network holiday family collections at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cooperstown. Some of the shoes were purchased using the CCS Soles-to-Share account, a shoe donation organization started by Cooperstown Alumnus, Christina Noto. Additional shoes were donated by CCS student athlete members of Leadership Training for Athletes. In total, over 25 pairs of shoes were donated to local families for the holidays. For questions, please contact CCS Physical Education Teacher Monica Wolfe at mwolfe@cooperstowncs.org. Way to go CCS Hawkeyes! Thank you for spreading holiday cheer!
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express includes an update from Interim Superintendent Romona N. Wenck regarding potential for closures (typically known as “Snow Days”), information about Red-Orange-Yellow zones and how that will impact our school, and potential for an “Open Gym/Conditioning Program” for our students. Also included in this issue is other helpful news and information for our CCS District. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 12/7/2020: https://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress12072020
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
If you ordered from the FRUIT SALE Fundraiser to benefit National Honor Society and CCS Music Department, please note that pick-up for orders will take place Tuesday, Dec. 8th - Friday, Dec. 11th, 2:30-4:00pm at the Jr./Sr. HS band room entrance behind the bus garage.
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
As winter approaches, and driving becomes more hazardous, please review some reminders about the CCS Parking Lot and Bus Circle. -Speed limit in any school zone is 15 mph. -All students being dropped off in the morning should exit their car at the Auditorium door located at the south side of the main parking lot. Students then walk from the drop-off point to the appropriate entrance. The gym entrance is designated for students in Grades 7-9 and the cafeteria entrance is designated for students in Grades 10-12. Only CCS Staff may enter the Auditorium door. -All afternoon student pick-ups take place at the Auditorium door in the main parking lot. -The bus circle is for buses only. Cars leaving the main parking lot must turn left only. No right turn is allowed at that location from 7:00-8:10am and 2:15-2:45pm. -Please be considerate and attentive as you drive through the CCS campus. The Crossing Guards are there to keep everyone safe. There are many students and adults walking to and from their vehicles and the school buildings and they deserve every driver’s undivided attention and thoughtfulness. -Don’t put others at risk, please completely clean your windshield of ice before driving. -Please remember that passing a school bus with its RED lights flashing and STOP signs deployed, even in a parking lot, is against the law and endangers students loading or unloading the bus.
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
A message from our Cooperstown PTA The Annual Cooperstown PTA Pancake Breakfast must go on! For many years our CCS community has come together to ignite the holiday spirit and share fellowship. We can’t all come together but we can still celebrate and ...EAT PANCAKES! Here is how the Cooperstown PTA will hold the annual pancake breakfast this year: 1. Order your custom-made pancake kit for $25, including: One pint of pure local maple syrup from Maple Hill Farms 1.5 pound bag of pancake mix (makes 16 small pancakes) Maple syrup candies Commemorative child-size whisk 2. Follow this link to pre-pay for your kit. https://annual-pta-pancake-breakfast.cheddarup.com You may also pre-order and pay by cash or check when you pick up. Simply send an email to: virtualpancake2020@gmail.com 3. Pick up your kit on Saturday, December 19th from 9:00-11:00am at Cooperstown Elementary School. 4. Go home and make your pancakes . . . and eat them too! 5. Follow the Cooperstown PTA facebook page for pancake recipes, live pancake-making videos, and much more! Post your pictures or videos of your pancake-making adventure. Prizes will be awarded for the top three best-looking pancakes.
6 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Wednesday, December 3, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - Author and illustrator Daniel Jude Miller will join Emily Gibson, CCS Library Media Specialist, for a virtual author visit this Friday during the regularly scheduled CCS Elementary Friday Library Classes on Zoom. Mr. Miller will provide students with an interactive, exciting, and even a little silly, introduction to the art of telling stories and drawing. To prepare for the visit, students may enjoy this video of Everybody Wake Up read by the author himself at https://bit.ly/EverybodyWakeUpReadAloud. Miller challenges kids to “Write a story, create a comic, make a poem, just use the time productively so that when you look back on 2020, you don't see the terrible year it was, but rather the year I made something.” Learn more about Daniel Jude Miller on his website at https://djudemiller.com/. CCS Friday Library Class Times: K-2: 9:30-10 am 3 & 4: 10-10:30 am 5 & 6: 10:30-11 am The Zoom link is https://e2ccb-gst.zoom.us/j/2227939817
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - The December 2020 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High School Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important information on completing the FAFSA, resources for PSAT scores, helpful tips on using Khan Academy, financial aid information and other updates on school programs 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 jlyons@cooperstowncs.org. https://bit.ly/Dec2020CounselingNewsletter
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Catskill Area School Study Council (CASSC) is offering a Virtual High School SAT Prep Course and Enrichment Seminar Program for Grades 3-7. Registration deadline is January 14, 2021. Registration forms and payment are to be returned to the CCS counseling office. If paying by check, make the check out to CCS. For access to CASSC Enrichment Programs and SAT Prep Course & Forms through ONC BOCES, please visit this following link: https://bit.ly/CASSCEnrichmentProgramsSATCourse
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Elementary School will host in-person SCHOOL PHOTOS on Tuesday, December 1st for Cohort B and Wednesday, December 2nd for Cohort A. CCS Students who have chosen 100% remote need to sign up for a time slot between 3:00-4:00pm on either of the above dates. Please contact the CCS Elementary Main Office to sign up at 607-547-9976.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS provides this user-friendly handout to hang up at home or keep in a handy location in case CCS students have trouble with devices at home. Please revisit any directions from your classroom teacher first. You may find these directions in Google Classroom, in emails, or on handouts sent home.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
A reminder that CCS District will be closed Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th for Thanksgiving Recess. Classes resume on Monday, November 30th. Enjoy your holiday, be well and be safe.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express is a DOUBLE-ISSUE, packed full of helpful information and resources for our CCS District. The 11/23/2020 &11/30/2020 double issue is now available online. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news and links that support our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with CCS district families through email notification. Access to the latest newsletter file can be found at the Hawkeyes Express link at the top of the CCS homepage. Previous issues can also be located through the “Hawkeyes Express Issues” button at the top of the Menu options of our district website. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 11/23/2020 & 11/30/2020: https://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress1123and1130
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS K-6 School Photos: Due to the Emergency Remote Schedule put into place last week, K-6 school photos have been rescheduled to the following dates. Thank you for your patience. In-person Students: Tuesday, December 1st for Cohort B Wednesday, December 2nd for Cohort A 100% Remote Choice Students: CCS Students who have chosen 100% remote need to sign up for a time slot between 3:00-4:00pm on either of the above dates. Please contact the Elementary Main Office to sign up at 607-547-9976.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
New York State requires all school districts to hold an annual “Go Home Early” drill to ensure that students and staff know what to do in case an emergency requires school grounds to be cleared and students to be transported home or to another location. CCS Jr./Sr. High School will practice the NY State required “Go Home Early” drill for grades 7-12 on Tuesday, November 24th as originally scheduled. Students will be dismissed at 2:20pm. As a result, students may be arriving home earlier than normal on this date. For questions, please contact the Jr./Sr. High School main office at 607-547-8181.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Student Parents/Guardians for K-6: Please note that report cards for the CCS Elementary School will be sent home with Cohort A on November 30 and Cohort B on December 1. Those students who are 100% Remote Choice will have reports mailed to them on November 30. For questions, please contact the CCS Elementary School main office at 607-547-9976.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please note that with Emergency Remote Instruction in place due to precautions related to Covid-19, the CCS K-6 school photos can not take place this week. They will be rescheduled to a later date. CCS Elementary School will notify district families and guardians as soon as reschedule date has been established. Thank you for your patience.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
HIGH RISK WINTER SPORTS POSTPONED Please see below the message from the NY State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) regarding the delay of starting high risk sports (volleyball/basketball/wrestling) until no sooner than 1/4/2021. NYSPHSAA Postpones Start Date for High Risk Winter Sports Low and moderate risk sports on schedule to begin November 30th November 17, 2020 (Latham, NY) – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has announced the start date for high risk winter sports (basketball, competitive cheer, ice hockey and wrestling) will be moved to January 4, 2021. Until authorization is granted by state officials, NYSPHSAA member schools are not permitted to participate in sports determined to be high risk by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Low and moderate risk winter sports will be permitted to begin on November 30th as previously determined by NYSPHSAA. “The NYSPHSAA membership has expressed concerns pertaining to the increase in infection rates,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “Minimizing risk and exposure to COVID-19 is a top priority of the Association. We continue to make these types of decisions based upon readily available information and communication with state officials.” Low and moderate risk winter sport practices (bowling, gymnastics, indoor track & field, skiing, and swimming & diving) are still on schedule to begin on November 30th for those schools and sections who have determined it feasible to host interscholastic athletics at that time. Regular season games/contests can begin for low and moderate risk winter sports once student-athletes have participated in the required number of practices as per NYSPHSAA bylaws. “NYSPHSAA’s leadership recognizes the numerous challenges interscholastic programs are experiencing and the obstacles associated with resuming high risk sports,” said Julie Bergman, NYSPHSAA President. “While it is certainly the goal of the Association to provide all students with the ability to participate in interscholastic athletics we must remain steadfast in our decisions to ensure the safety of our athletes is our focus.” At this time, all winter NYSPHSAA State Championship events remain as scheduled.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Bassett School Based Health Center (SBHC) has practitioners available to do COVID-19 testing for any student enrolled in a SBHC program! If your child is feeling ill, please call 607-547-5069 (Elem-AM) 607-547-1105 (Jr/SrHigh-PM) or 844-255-7242 Mon – Fri 8:00-4:00 to schedule an appointment. Cooperstown SBHC will be open when school is in session virtually or in-person. Telehealth options are also available. Don’t forget to see your SBHC practitioner for well child visits, immunizations and physicals! Bassett SBHC may be open limited hours when school is in session virtually or in-person and they are ready to see our CCS students safely. Please call 607-547-5069 or 844-255-7242, Mon – Fri 8:00-4:00, to schedule an appointment. Schedules are subject to change.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
ATTENTION CCS STUDENTS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS Grades 7-12: In an effort to clarify for all CCS Jr./Sr. High School students, please note that ALL students (including Cohort A, Cohort B and 100% Remote Choice students) should be following the Emergency Remote instruction schedule Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. This means that ALL students should be logging into each live Zoom link for classes throughout their schedule based on the Emergency Remote bell schedule https://bit.ly/JrSrHighEmergencyRemoteSchedule. Please note that the Emergency Remote bell schedule is different from the in-person bell schedule. Each teacher has provided a Zoom link in their Google Classroom. If your student has difficulty locating the Zoom link or logging into their classroom, please immediately email the classroom teacher.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express is now available online. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news that supports our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with district families through email notification and access to the latest newsletter file can always be found on the top of the front page of our CCS Website with the Hawkeyes Express link. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 11/17/2020: https://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress1116
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Otsego County and around the country, CCS reminds our school community to mask up, respect social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and understand the most recent NYS Travel Advisories in place from Governor Cuomo. Recommendations from our CCS Nurse Lucas Spencer: We have all been so conscientious about our masks and maintaining safe distances that we cannot forget that all roads begin and end with exceptional hand hygiene. Please encourage your CCS students and family members to sanitize their hands whenever needed . . . and maybe a little extra than just “needed”. It is a good idea to have all CCS students and staff sanitize on their way in AND out of classrooms. And if hands are soiled or after eating, hand washing is a necessity. Hand sanitizer is not recommended when hands are soiled; in that case, thorough hand washing is the best and safest practice. Please be advised that Governor Cuomo has issued new travel guidelines that require all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out-of-state, to take personal responsibility for compliance in the best interest of public health and safety. For complete information on NY State Covid-19 Travel advisory, please go to the following link: https://bit.ly/NYSTravelAdvisory.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The next Board of Education meeting of the Cooperstown Central School District will take place on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. For more information and to access the link to the public Zoom webinar, please use https://bit.ly/BOEMtg1118 or visit Agendas/Minutes on BoardDocs listed on the left hand column of the Board of Education page on our CCS Website. Zoom webinar- https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/93925709580?pwd=a25KcEVIUmZzUWRvOWVuZnNEMHlKQT09 Passcode: 403693 Or Telephone: US: +1 646 518 9805 or +1 646 876 9923 Webinar ID: 939 2570 9580
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Seniors enrolled in Politics In Government (PIG) classes with Glen Noto, Josie Rusk and Jennifer Pindar wrote letters to our local military men and women who will not be home for the holidays. Diane Adams, VFW Women’s Auxiliary, contacted CCS and asked if students would be interested in writing letters. CCS Students jumped on board immediately! This was a great experience for our students and for our local military men and women who are serving our country. Kira (Bryant) Ochs is a CCS Graduate, Class of 2013.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
It’s Friday the 13th and CCS District Faculty and Staff continue to make magic happen! Through Zoom calls, planning, collaborating, teaching and training, we are CCS Strong!
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Nurse Lucas Spencer reminds us that today is WORLD KINDNESS DAY! https://inspirekindness.com/ CoopNurse @LucasSp21299739 keeping life in balance and practicing kindness everyday!
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
TECH TIPS for CCS Students: Don’t forget to sign into MyApps at myapps.cooperstowncs.org to access your Outlook email, Google Drive and Google Classroom accounts. Go to https://bit.ly/CCSOnlineLearningGuide to access the CCS Online Learning Guide for CCS Students & Caregivers. This is a fabulous resource full of helpful links and guides for CCS students and caregivers during online learning. For questions, please contact Emily Gibson at egibson@cooperstowncs.org or Michelle Hitchcock at mhitchcock@cooperstowncs.org.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Licensed Teaching Assistant, Alex Siracusa, is working as a student teacher this year as she completes her Masters Degree in Education. Last week Ms. Siracusa worked with Mrs. Coleman’s 2nd grade students as they talked about democracy, the voting process, Election Day and the importance of exercising your right to vote. After learning about the process, students participated in a mock election to choose a class mascot among children's author Mo Willems book characters, Piggie and Gerald. When the votes were counted, Piggie narrowly beat out Gerald for the win with CCS 2nd Grade students.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Students in Mrs. Sciallo’s AP Literature class had an opportunity to visit the “Same Their Name” Memorial outside of Doubleday Field in Cooperstown. Ms. Jennifer Dibble met students there to give some background about the installation, the process of bringing it to Cooperstown, and share some of the stories connected with the memorial.. Students in AP Lit are studying The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and recently learned about Emmett Till’s murder in 1955 in Money, Mississippi. Till’s photo appears on the memorial wall. The installation will remain in place until December 1st. For questions, please contact rburk-sciallo@cooperstowncs.org.
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express is now available online. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news that supports our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with district families through email notification and access to the latest newsletter file can always be found on the front page of our CCS Website with the Hawkeyes Express link. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 11/9/2020: https://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress1109
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
REMINDER! The CCS District 1st Quarter marking period will end on Friday, November 13th. As we prepare for the 2nd Quarter, we remind all CCS District families that the deadline for choosing 100% Remote Choice Learning, or the Hybrid Model of learning, is Wednesday, November 11th at 3:00pm. Please contact Jackie Savoie in the Jr./Sr. High School (jsavoie@cooperstowncs.org) or Maria Senk (msenk@cooperstowncs.org) in the Elementary School to communicate your choice for the second quarter, which runs from November 16-January 22. Once your choice is made we ask that you stay committed to that choice for the entire 2nd Quarter. If we don’t hear from families, we will place students on the Hybrid Model List. Please indicate if you want to: A – stay in the Hybrid Model choice B – stay 100% Fully Remote choice C – switch to the Hybrid Model from 100% Fully Remote D – switch to the 100% Fully Remote Choice Model http://bit.ly/2ndQRemoteChoiceDeadline
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Jr./Sr. High Nurse Lucas Spencer and CCS Elementary Nurse Kim Stahl are working hard to keep our district safe and informed. Follow CoopNurse on Twitter @LucasSp21299739 for updates and insight. Let's Go Hawkeyes!
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The November 2020 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High School Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important information on upcoming programs, deadlines, college fair dates and financial aid opportunities 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 jlyons@cooperstowncs.org. http://bit.ly/NOV2020CounselingNewsletter
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - This week’s edition of the Hawkeyes Express is now available online. Hawkeyes Express provides weekly district news that supports our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will continue to be shared with district families through email notification and access to the latest newsletter file can always be found on the front page of our CCS Website with the Hawkeyes Express link. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 11/3/2020: http://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress1102
7 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Monday, November 2, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - The CCS District 1st Quarter marking period will end on Friday, November 13th. As we prepare for the 2nd Quarter, we remind all CCS District families that the deadline for choosing 100% Remote Choice Learning, or the Hybrid Model of learning, is Wednesday, November 11th at 3:00pm. Please contact Jackie Savoie in the Jr./Sr. High School (jsavoie@cooperstowncs.org) or Maria Senk (msenk@cooperstowncs.org) in the Elementary School to communicate your choice for the second quarter, which runs from November 16-January 22. Once your choice is made we ask that you stay committed to that choice for the entire 2nd Quarter. If we don’t hear from families, we will place students on the Hybrid Model List. Please indicate if you want to: A – stay in the Hybrid Model choice B – stay 100% Fully Remote choice C – switch to the Hybrid Model from 100% Fully Remote D – switch to the 100% Fully Remote Choice Model http://bit.ly/2ndQRemoteChoiceDeadline
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
To all parents and guardians: Our neighbors in Milford sent out the following notification today. As a parent myself, I thought that you would want to have the same information and to be sure to speak to your children about how to handle strangers coming to your home, especially during this Halloween season. A special “Shout out of Thanks!” goes to the Milford School District for sharing this important information with all of us. Romona N. Wenck, Interim Superintendent The Milford Central School was notified by a parent today of a suspicious man visiting their home last evening. After consultation with the State Police, I am notifying all parents in the district to be vigilant and to remind their children to never open the door to any stranger. In this specific incident the person was a white male, 5’6” – 5’8”, heavyset, with a beard. He was driving a tan Dodge Caravan and knocked on the door asking if the parents were home. He also stated that he had a package to leave and asked the child to open the door. The State Police are investigating the matter. If you or your family have any similar experiences, please call the State Police at 432-3211.
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The New York State Education Department Parent Dashboard provides a gateway to school-level data for parents and the general public. Feedback from parents and stakeholders will guide enhancements to the Parent Dashboard. View the dashboard and provide feedback: https://data.nysed.gov/parents/ CCS District has emailed all district families with information provided by NYSED for access and feedback to Parent Dashboard.
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS has launched the Hawkeyes Express, a one-stop location for weekly district news that supports our CCS families with on-going communication and information. The weekly updated PDF file will be shared with district families through email notification and access to the latest newsletter file can always be found on the front page of our CCS Website with the Hawkeyes Express link. Let’s Go Hawkeyes! Week of 10/26/2020: https://bit.ly/HawkeyesExpress1026
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS 6th Grade students in Diana Garcia’s English classes have been immersed in an interdisciplinary investigation of historic cemeteries. The Guiding Question of the study is "How do historic cemeteries reflect changes in people's values and beliefs over time?" Students built background knowledge by reading and discussing non- fiction text and viewing photographs, analyzed the meaning of symbols commonly found on headstones, and learned about rhyme scheme, free verse and the use of figurative language. Students completed fieldwork at the historic Christ Church Cemetery on River Street in Cooperstown.
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Reminder that TODAY, FRIDAY Oct 23rd, the Cooperstown Jr./Sr. High School will host a materials and resources pick-up day for 100% Remote Learners in Grades 7-12. If your CCS student (grade 7-12) is a 100% Remote Learner at this time, please stop by the Jr./Sr. High School 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. on 10/23/2020 to pick up any materials needed to continue remote learning.
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
It may not look like it did during pre-Covid 19, but CCS musicians continue to celebrate music in our schools! Keep singing your song CCS!
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, October 20, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School District will place ALL K-6 students on fully remote learning beginning immediately and continuing through the remainder of this week. CCS Students Grades K-6 will NOT report for instruction to school buildings for the remainder of this week. Students in Grades K-6 should be prepared to begin remote instruction with their teachers beginning at 8:10am Wednesday morning October 21, 2020 through Zoom platform. Please see the attached LETTER with detailed information from Romona N. Wenck, CCS Interim Superintendent. http://bit.ly/K6MovesToRemote
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The next Board of Education meeting of the Cooperstown Central School District will take place on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5:30 P.M. For more information and to access the link to the public Zoom webinar, please use http://bit.ly/BOEMtg1021 or visit Agendas/Minutes on BoardDocs listed on the left hand column of the Board of Education page on our CCS Website. Click HERE for a link to the public meeting. Click on the meeting listed for specific Zoom information. The URL Zoom address can be used to copy and paste into a new window to request access to the public meeting. Agendas/Minutes on Board Docs can always be found under Important Resources on the Board of Education page of the CCS website or by clicking HERE.
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
This Friday, October 23rd, the Cooperstown Jr./Sr. High School will host a materials and resources pick-up day for 100% Remote Learners in Grades 7-12. If your CCS student (grade 7-12) is a 100% Remote Learner at this time, please stop by the Jr./Sr. High School 9:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. on 10/23/2020 to pick up any materials needed to continue remote learning. Weather permitting, tables will be set up in the bus circle. If we experience inclement weather, tables will be set up in the CCS Jr./Sr. High school gymnasium.
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Friday, October 16, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - Mr. Pollock (aka “Mr. Science”) visited Cooperstown Central School 2nd Grade students this week for hands-on lessons and activities in STEM. CCS students learned about electrons and protons while answering questions and making observations about static electricity. Mrs. Coleman, CCS 2nd Grade Teacher, was first at bat in demonstrating static electricity for her students!
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - The Cooperstown Chapter of National Honor Society has teamed up with the CCS Music Program to offer a fruit sale fundraiser this fall. The fundraiser is open to all and proceeds will be split between the two programs. All orders can be placed online. Deadline for online orders is November 22nd and orders paid by check or cash must be submitted directly to Monica Wolfe at CCS before the end of day on November 23rd. Orders are tentatively expected to be available for pick-up at CCS during the week of December 2nd. For questions, please contact mwolfe@cooperstowncs.org. Don’t miss out on this delicious and nutritious fundraiser at http://bit.ly/FruitSaleCCS
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The​ Friends of the Village Library of Cooperstown​ will host “​Looking in the Mirror: Cooperstown Reflects on Racism and Education”, part of an ongoing anti-racism series that is exploring racism in our community and how individuals and institutions can promote a more equitable Cooperstown. Thursday, October 15, 2020 7-8:30pm via Zoom webinar Moderator​: Liane Hirabayashi, co-host Joann Gardner Panelists​: Dr. Mary Bonderoff, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer, SUNY Morrisville; Rebecca Burke-Sciallo & Angela Eldred, Teachers, Cooperstown High School English Department; Dr. Luvell Brown, Superintendent, Ithaca City School District, and author of ​Cultural of Love: Cultivating a Positive and Transformational Organizational Culture; and Julian Robinson, CCS Class of 2016 and parent Jackie Robinson Go to http://bit.ly/FOVLReflectsOnRacism1015 for complete information and learn how to sign up via Zoom (you can register at FOVL.eventbrite.com).
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School Jr./Sr. High School English teacher, Chalya Pudlewski, has been selected as a fall 2020 Pulitzer Center Teacher Fellow in the track of Media, Misinformation, and the Pandemic. Pudlewski was selected from among 166 strong applicants from across the country to join a small cohort of multidisciplinary educators. Pudlewski will be attending workshops with award-winning journalists and developing curriculum materials for a research, journalism, and speech and debate unit with CCS students. Congratulations Mrs. Pudlewski! We are CCS Proud!
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Friday, October 9, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School Elementary Teacher Emily Gibson will be offering Friday Library Programs for our CCS students. Students can join via Zoom every Friday based on their grade level: K/1st/2nd at 9:30-10:00 A.M., 3rd/4th at 10:00-10:30 A.M., and 5th/6th at 10:30-11:00 A.M. CCS Elementary students and staff are welcome to join our Friday Library Programs via the following Zoom Link: http://bit.ly/CCSFridayLibraryPrograms For questions, please contact egibson@cooperstowncs.org.
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Friday, October 9, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School Physical Education Department will be hosting “ZOOM Fitness Fridays” each week, beginning today, during our hybrid learning model. CCS Elementary teachers, Buddy Lippitt and Matt Hulbert, will host fitness fun for students and staff. Participation is voluntary and CCS Elementary students and staff are welcome to join the fun via the Zoom Link: http://bit.ly/FitnessFridaysZoomLink. For questions, please contact mhulbert@cooperstowncs.org.
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Thursday, October 8, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - Please note that Friday, October 9, 2020 will be conducted as a regularly scheduled Friday in our hybrid model at CCS District, despite this date being previously listed on the district calendar as a conference day. All CCS students K-12 should plan accordingly based on work scheduled by their teachers for Friday, October 9. CCS District will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Thursday, October 8, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS Jr./Sr. High School Principal, Ann Meccariello, announced today that CCS students Ray Hovis, Mason Raffo, Nate Savoie and William Weldon have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, have been presented by CCS to these scholastically talented CCS Seniors. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS District will hold a regular Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Copy the following URL address to access the webinar: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/93925709580?pwd=a25KcEVIUmZzUWRvOWVuZnNEMHlKQT09 Passcode: 403693 Please visit the public Board Docs page on our CCS district website to access the BOE meeting agenda. For questions, please contact our CCS District office at 607-547-5364.
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please see the attached PDF file link with an introduction from our new CCS Interim Superintendent, Romona Wenck. Welcome to CCS! http://bit.ly/CCSInterimSuperintendentWenck
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - The October 2020 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important upcoming deadlines, college planning and financial aid information, and other essential 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 jlyons@cooperstowncs.org. http://bit.ly/OCT2020CCSCouselingNewsletter
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Welcome back to our CCS District students K-12 in Cohort B! We look forward to being with you on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Let's go Hawkeyes!
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Jr./Sr. High School Picture Day is currently noted on the printed district calendar for October 15th. In an effort to accommodate our hybrid model, Picture Day will take place over a two day period, October 14th and 15th. Students in grades 7-11 will have their pictures taken on the date that corresponds to their assigned cohort in attendance on those dates. CCS families will receive an email from Lifetouch if they have placed a CCS picture order in the past, and all students will receive fliers during the first week of our hybrid reopening. Lifetouch will also offer a makeup day if students miss the October dates. If your child is currently enrolled as a fully remote CCS student, you will be notified by email to sign up for a timeslot on October 14th or 15th.
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Our CCS Elementary School students were on point today, and our first day of opening was a smashing success! CCS Elementary School sends a huge thank you to all parents and guardians for doing your part. Our new drop-off procedure went smoothly and alleviated a back up at our door. Well done! Cohort B will be attending Tuesday and Thursday, and we are looking forward to greeting our students with another round of ukuleles, accordions, and staff cheering you through the doors. Special thanks to CCS Music Teachers, Mr. Iversen and Mrs. Hogle, for the wonderful live entertainment at drop-off today. Let’s go Hawkeyes!
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS District families can find a link to the NY Department of Health (NYSDOH) Covid-19 Tool Kit at the following link: http://bit.ly/NYSDOHCovid19ToolKit. This helpful tool kit can guide CCS students, families, staff and administrators in response to Covid-19. A link to this document and other helpful information can be found on the Reopening Information page of the CCS District website. https://bit.ly/CCSReopeningInformationPage2020
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Our CCS Jr./Sr. High School students did a fantastic job this morning with the first day of entry into our new system of hybrid learning with Cohort A attending school on Mondays and Wednesdays and Cohort B attending school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For questions, please don't hesitate to contact the office at 607-547-8181.
8 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel and study as a Rotary Exchange Student through our local Rotary District? Check out the following links for more information or contact our CCS student to hear about a first-hand experience. The deadline for the first part of the application for our local Rotary Club is October 10th. Cooperstown Rotary: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/3556/ Cooperstown Rotary Exchange: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/3556/Committee/cooperstown/youth-exchange District Rotary: https://www.rotarydistrict7170.org/page/youth-exchange For students interested or have questions, contact recent CCS exchange student: Ariadne.hodgson@cooperstowncs.org or ariadnehodgson@gmail.com
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
REMINDER to CCS Jr./Sr. High School Students: The PSAT will be offered on Saturday, October 17th at Cooperstown Jr./Sr. High School. The registration deadline is Friday, October 2nd. All registration forms and payment must arrive in the CCS Counseling Office by 3:00 p.m. Please understand the deadline is firm so that the appropriate number of proctors can be established and the correct number of classrooms can be prepared. Payment in the amount of $17.00 can be made in the form of a check written to CCS or cash is accepted. The PSAT test begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. While the PSAT/NMSQT targets juniors, interested sophomores may test the practice exam too. Registration forms are available on the CCS school website, in the CCS Counseling Google Drive (folder labeled PSAT - http://bit.ly/PSATfolderCCSCounseling). Please call your counselor if you have any questions.
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The school year may look a little different this year, but the CCS Teachers, staff and administration are ready to roll with in-person hybrid learning. Please view the following video for a look inside our CCS Elementary and Jr./Sr. High School buildings as we prepare for hybrid in-person learning to begin the week of October 5th. http://bit.ly/2020CCSHybridReopeningVideo For more detailed information, please reference the letters from our building principals and superintendent emailed and mailed to district families on Monday 9/28/2020. You can also visit our Reopening Information page of the district website. http://bit.ly/CCSReopeningInformationPage2020
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
TODAY (Friday, September 25, 2020) - Don't forget to check out the Curbside Library pop-up today 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. in front of the CCS Elementary School. Roll up in your car, take a ride on your bicycle, hop aboard your scooter or just come by on foot! We're here all day and we have lots of new books to share. Please wear your mask and practice social distancing while checking out the books. Students or parents can also email Mrs. Emily Gibson or Mrs. Michelle Hitchcock, CCS Library Media Specialists, to make an appointment to search and request books in each building, go to: Elementary School Catalog: ceopals.oncboces.org Jr./Sr. High School Catalog: chopals.oncboces.org
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Instrumental Music lessons for CCS band students will begin this week for Grades 5-12. CCS students should check their Google Classroom page for more information. For questions, please contact Kerri Hogle, CCS Music Teacher, at khogle@cooperstowncs.org. Grades 5-6 - Elementary Instrumental Music Grades 7-8 - Middle School Band Grades 9-12- High School Band
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The Syracuse Service Academy Night for students interested in a service academy or an R.O.T.C. program will take place via Zoom on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. Meet representatives from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), U.S. Naval Academy (Annapolis), U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy as well as R.O.T.C. programs. Please RSVP for this event by contacting Ryan Kambich, Central NY Regional Assistant to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, at Ryan_Kambich@gillibrand.senate.gov. For questions, please contact the CCS Counseling Department at jlyons@cooperstowncs.org.
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School welcomed back ONC BOCES students today on a beautiful fall morning! CCS staff welcomed students to the 2020-2021 school year, reviewed protocols due to Covid-19 and released students to their individual ONC BOCES programs. Here's to our first wave of students back in the building!
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS will host a CURBSIDE LIBRARY at the Elementary School (students K-6) as well as the Jr./Sr. High School (students 7-12) on Friday, September 25th. Request your books ahead of time by Wednesday 9/23 for pick up on Friday, 9/25. Students or parents can also email Mrs. Emily Gibson or Mrs. Michelle Hitchcock, CCS Library Media Specialists, to make an appointment to search and request books in each building, go to: Elementary School Catalog: ceopals.oncboces.org Jr./Sr. High School Catalog: chopals.oncboces.org
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Friday, September 18, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - The CCS parent presentations, originally scheduled for September 21st and 22nd, for information regarding our hybrid reopening plan, have been cancelled. CCS students K-12 and district families will receive a video during the week of September 28th that will highlight important aspects of the hybrid reopening plan and demonstrate student protocols for in-person learning in both buildings.
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
TODAY, Friday, September 18, 2020 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. - CCS Students Grades 7-12 can pick up their agendas, bus notes and any other materials prepared by teachers in Grades 7-12. Orange bus notes will be required for ALL district students who will be traveling to school with CCS District bus transportation. For questions, please call 607-547-8181.
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS would like our distinct families to know about the BOCES Instructional Technology Toolkit, designed by the regional BOCES centers to help with online learning for students, families and educators. This is a wonderful resource to help families and educators navigate online learning. Use the link above, or copy the following URL address to access the webpage: http://bit.ly/InstructionalTechToolkit
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - The Cooperstown Central School board of education would like to thank Dr. Bill Crankshaw for his years of dedicated service and wish him a smooth transition to lead his alma mater as we welcome Romona N. Wenck, our interim school superintendent starting October 1. Mrs. Wenck, who recently retired after an exemplary career at nearby Laurens Central School, will guide district decisions. Building principals Ann Meccariello and Tracy Durkee, as instructional leaders, and business administrator Amy Kukenberger continue to address day-to-day operations. We are fortunate to have Mrs. Wenck’s deep knowledge of our region and exemplary experience for our school community over the next several months. We also look forward to working with Dr. Catherine Huber who soon begins as the new Otsego Northern Catskill BOCES superintendent. Dr. Huber will assist our board of education during the search for a permanent CCS superintendent. Candidates for CCS superintendent with all appropriate NYS administrative certification should please submit application materials by October 16, 2020. The anticipated start date is January 1. c/o District Superintendent, ONC BOCES, 1914 County Route 35, PO Box 57, Milford, NY 13807; call 607-286-7715, Ext. 2224; or email aoliveri@oncboces.org https://olasjobs.org/JobDetails?jobNumber=COON0179915-0000
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Attention CCS Jr./Sr. High School 7-12 Grade students and parents/guardians: Please stop by the CCS Jr./Sr. High School parking lot this Friday, September 18th, 9:00 A.M-3:00 P.M. to pick up your agenda and any other materials our CCS teachers may have prepared for you. If you have any questions, please contact the office at 607-547-8181.
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The next Board of Education meeting of the Cooperstown Central School District will take place on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. For more information and to access the link to the public Zoom webinar, please use http://bit.ly/BOEMtg916 or visit Agendas/Minutes on BoardDocs listed on the left hand column of the Board of Education page on our CCS Website.
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Monday, September 14, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - The September 2020 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important upcoming dates, college planning information and other important 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 jlyons@cooperstowncs.org. http://bit.ly/Sept2020CounselingNewsletter
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Thursday, September 10, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - The Cooperstown SCHOOL BASED HEALTH CENTER is OPEN and available for physicals, acute or chronic care visits and immunizations. For appointments, general questions or enrollment, please call Cooperstown SBHC Center at 607-547-5069 or 844-255-7242. Come get your flu shot and let’s do our part to keep CCS healthy!
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teachers and Aides, along with CCS Elementary Principal Tracey Durkee, celebrated a Welcome Wagon Bus Parade to the homes of CCS K & 1st Grade Students yesterday. Students were treated to materials hand-delivered by their classroom teacher, and the smiles and laughter were tremendous. We are CCS Strong!
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Wendy Lansing
Dear Families of the Cooperstown Central School District, We hope you are well. School began for students, and the excitement of a new school year with the promise of many new learning opportunities is tempered by the realities of COVID-19. The district will continue to announce new information as it becomes available. Today, I wish to inform you about the district’s decision regarding the fall 2020 CCS athletic season. Due to the realities of participation complicated and inhibited by COVID-19, the district has made the difficult decision to cancel the Fall 2020 athletics program and season. We have based our decision on guidance from the Centers for Disease Controls (CDC), The New York State and Otsego County Departments of Public Health (DOH), and information from our colleagues at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA). See School Website for full letter details.
9 months ago, Wendy Lansing
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School will offer technology triage support during our first few days of school as our students and families navigate online learning. Please call 607-547-8181 between the hours of 8 A.M. -3:00 P.M. on Wednesday, Sept. 9th or Thursday, Sept. 10th if you have questions.
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
William Crankshaw
Hello, CCS Families! To ensure a successful first day of school tomorrow, your child will need to login to his/her school account today. Students need to access Google Classroom and join their classes prior to tomorrow's Zoom meetings. The Zoom meeting information is found in Google Classroom. As a reminder, use the new login email: firstname.lastname@cooperstowncs.org, which was distributed with your student's device. Please contact the help desk at 607.766.3800 if you have any issues logging into the account. They are available from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. only. Thanks so much!
9 months ago, William Crankshaw
Cooperstown CSD
TODAY, September 8th, 2020, CCS Students in grades 7-12 can continue to pick up devices and materials related to their coursework for 2020-2021 and CCS Students in grades 2-6 can pick up their materials related to their classroom assignments. Please wear masks and practice social distancing. All pick-up takes place at the CCS Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium 9:00 A.M. until 7:00 P.M.
9 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Greetings CCS Families, You are receiving this communication regarding your student with special education needs at Cooperstown CSD. Last week a representative from the Pupil Personnel Services office likely contacted you regarding specific plans for your child. Since then, the COVID-19 crisis has required us to change our plans and ALL students must remain in a remote learning mode. Yesterday, the Otsego County Department of Health highly recommended schools engage in remote only learning through and including September 23rd. When DOH makes a statement to this effect we take it very seriously as health and safety are our first concern. With that said, the start date for any in person special education has changed to September 24th. I apologize for the frequent changes. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call the office of Pupil Personnel at 607-547-4449. Thank you for your understanding. Sincerely, Kevin J Kelly Director of Pupil Personnel Cooperstown CSD
10 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS device and materials pick-up begins at noon today for CCS Grades 7-12. Please come to the entrance closest to the HS gymnasium, wear a mask and practice social distancing.
10 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Attention CCS families with students in Grades 7-12! CCS Jr./Sr. High School Principal Ann Meccariello has provided an update on curriculum and instruction for Grades 7-12 effective September 2, 2020 based on changes related to our response to Covid-19. Please find the PDF file here: https://5il.co/kk0l
10 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please see the updated pick-up information for ALL CCS students K-12.
10 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Registration is open for the October 3, 2020 SAT exam at CCS Jr./Sr. High School. Deadline for registration is Friday, September 4, 2020 at www.collegeboard.org. For questions, please contact CCS Jr./Sr. High Counseling Office at 607-547-5300.
10 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please see the CCSD Press Release regarding Superintendent of Schools. For a link to this press release, please go to the Reopening Information page of the CCSD website. https://bit.ly/CCSReopeningInformationPage
10 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
UPDATED 8/26/2020 The 2020-2021 CCS student Supply List for Grades 7-12 can be viewed in the following attachment. It is also listed under Important Reopening Links of the Reopening Information page of the district website. For questions, please contact CCS Jr./Sr. High Principal Ann Meccariello at 547-8181. http://bit.ly/Grds7-12SupplyListUpdated8-26
10 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
As a follow-up to the CCS District family Zoom information meetings that took place last week, please find general frequently asked questions and answers regarding reopening. This document is located under important links on our website Reopening Information page at http://bit.ly/CCSReopeningInformationPage.
10 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The CCS Online Learning Guide contains helpful links and guides for CCS students and caregivers during online learning. A link to the page is located on our 2020-2021 Reopening Information page of the CCS district website. For questions, please contact Emily Gibson at egibson@cooperstowncs.org or Michelle Hitchcock at mhitchcock@cooperstowncs.org. Located at: https://sites.google.com/cooperstowncs.org/ccsonlinelearning/gsuite-for-education
10 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - To review the updated CCS District 2020-2021 Reopening Plan, please visit the 2020-2021 Reopening Information page of the CCS District website at cooperstowncs.org. https://www.cooperstowncs.org/o/cooperstown-csd
10 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS District will hold a regular Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Please use the following link to join the webinar: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/93925709580?pwd=a25KcEVIUmZzUWRvOWVuZnNEMHlKQT09 Passcode: 403693 Please visit the public Board Docs page on our CCS district website to access the BOE meeting agenda. For questions, please contact our CCS District office at 607-547-5364.
10 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Attention CCS 2020 Junior Ballroom Cotillion participants. Despite our best efforts, the 2020 Cotillion scheduled for August 28th has been cancelled. Please note, all Cotillion students from the 2020 cohort will be eligible to participate in the 2021 event. Further details will be shared in November regarding the 2021 Cotillion classes and formal event scheduled for May 7, 2021 at the Otesaga. Please contact cooperstowncotillion@gmail.com for further information.
10 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School District will host two Board of Education Meetings this week via Zoom webinar. For further questions, please contact our district office at 607-547-8181. Special CCS Board of Education Meeting to Discuss Reopening Plan Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM Register in advance for this webinar: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HMLOMXjcTJ-ds4sIpzn9xQ Regular CCS Board of Education Meeting Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/93925709580?pwd=a25KcEVIUmZzUWRvOWVuZnNEMHlKQT09 Passcode: 403693
11 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
As we continue to prepare for the fall reopening of CCS, Jr./Sr. High School Principal Ann Meccariello has been taking time to provide each incoming 7th Grade student, along with one parent, a personal tour of the CCS Jr./Sr. High School facilities. Personal tours take place during July and August and students receive their schedule along with other personal information to help ease the process of moving into the Jr./Sr. High School facility. Personal tours will take the place of orientations that were previously cancelled due to closure during Covid-19. CCS looks forward to welcoming the Class of 2026 onto the Jr./Sr. High campus.
11 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
As we continue to prepare for the fall reopening of CCS, Jr./Sr. High School Principal Ann Meccariello has been taking time to provide each incoming 7th Grade student, along with one parent, a personal tour of the CCS Jr./Sr. High School facilities. Personal tours take place during July and August and students receive their schedule along with other personal information to help ease the process of moving into the Jr./Sr. High School facility. Personal tours will take the place of orientations that were previously cancelled due to closure during Covid-19. CCS looks forward to welcoming the Class of 2026 onto the Jr./Sr. High campus.
11 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The CCS District’s email system is being migrated from Gmail to Microsoft Outlook beginning July 31st at 3:00 PM until August 7th. During this time district staff will not have access to their email. Any emails sent to the district during this time will be received once the migration to Microsoft Outlook is completed. If you need to reach a CCS District Administrator during this time, contact information will be listed in the automated response to any email. Thank you for your patience as we continue to make changes to improve our technology and communication at CCS. For questions, please contact our district office at 607-547-5364.
11 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 7:00 PM, the CCS Board of Education will hold a special meeting for Board of Education Members to discuss and provide input on the CCS Reopening Plan. This meeting is open for the public to attend. Register in advance for this webinar: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cFPUL0h2QtCnddfVh1B3-Q
11 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Otsego County Summer Youth Employment Program is seeking additional participation. For more information, please contact Carly Sclafani, Otsego County Summer Youth Employment Counselor of Chenango-Delaware-Otsego (CDO) County Workforce at 607-432-4800.
11 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please see the attached CCS District communication regarding 2020-2021 Reopening plans. This letter has also been sent via email to all district family email addresses on file.
11 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School District will host a Jr./Sr. High School Parent Forum in collaboration with the Cooperstown PTA to discuss potential scenarios for the reopening of school this fall. At this Zoom meeting, families will have the opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and voice concerns about the District's reopening plan for the fall, 2020. CCS Jr./Sr. High School Parent Forum: Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. William Crankshaw, CCS Superintendent & Mrs. Ann Meccariello, CCS Jr./Sr. High Principal Zoom Link: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/97899594984 For further information, please contact our CCS district office at 607-547-8181.
11 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School District will host two separate Parent Forums in collaboration with the Cooperstown PTA to discuss potential scenarios for the reopening of school this fall. At these Zoom meetings, families will have the opportunity to learn more, ask questions, and voice concerns about the District's reopening plan for the fall, 2020. While the governor is not scheduling an announcement for reopening, he has required all school districts to be ready with potential plans in mid-July. CCS Elementary Parent Forum: Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. William Crankshaw, CCS Superintendent & Mrs. Tracy Durkee, CCS Elementary Principal Zoom Link: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/94576001954 CCS Jr./Sr. High School Parent Forum: Tuesday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m. Dr. William Crankshaw, CCS Superintendent & Mrs. Ann Meccariello, CCS Jr./Sr. High Principal Zoom Link: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/97899594984 A letter to all district families will be released via email on Monday, July 13, 2020 with a general framework of scenarios for reopening school in fall 2020. For further information, please contact our CCS district office at 607-547-8181.
11 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School District is pleased to offer the community a small glimpse into the capital improvements that continue to take place on campus this Summer. For further questions, please contact our CCS district office at 607-547-8181. https://bit.ly/Summer2020Construction
11 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please note that food resources remain available throughout the Summer for our CCS families. Summer Food Service Program sites and meal availability can be found on the following link: https://bit.ly/FoodResourcesSummer2020. If transportation is a limiting factor for your family, please contact Amy Kukenberger at 607-547-2595.
11 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS celebrated the Class of 2020 yesterday in a manner that was never anticipated at the beginning of the year. The collaborative efforts of so many CCS staff and parent volunteers allowed for a wonderful commencement on campus for the CCS Class of 2020, followed by a parade through the Cooperstown streets. We thank Mike Perrino for his generous contribution of his time and talent to photograph our CCS families as they handed their Senior their CCS diploma. A complete portfolio of photographs will be released soon.
12 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJMBMiPI8t0 Thank you to the Class of 2020 from NYSPHSAA.
12 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Class of 2020 Commencement is underway as the sun shines down on Cooperstown Central School District!
12 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS staff are preparing for the 2020 Commencement Ceremony to be held this Sunday, June 28th at 1:30 P.M. In compliance with NY State guidelines due to Covid-19, the commencement will be closed to the public while the Class of 2020 enjoys the opportunity to graduate together outdoors on school grounds. The public is invited to view the commencement on a live feed available on the Facebook page of Cooperstown Central School District. The CCS Parent Project Committee has planned a parade through Cooperstown village streets at 5 PM following commencement. In the event of rain and a delayed ceremony, the parade will be immediately following commencement. Congratulations to the CCS Class of 2020!
12 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The village of Cooperstown was buzzing with volunteers early this morning as CCS Class of 2020 student banners were proudly hung from lamp posts all along Main Street and Pioneer Street. The previous CVS storefront windows are adorned with Class of 2020 student images and a large banner now hangs high above Main Street - the first banner ever to be hung from the newly installed poles. Wendy Kiuber and Colleen Donnelly are spearheading the parent volunteer Project Committee that coordinated these efforts. Project Committee grew out of the annual Project Prom committee that typically serves to coordinate an after-prom event for our CCS students. With changes necessary due to COVID-19 this year, the committee has been repurposed to complement what the school is planning for the 2020 CCS Commencement. CCS thanks our dedicated parent and community volunteers who continue to support our CCS Class of 2020!
12 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Elementary School 2019-2020 Yearbooks are still available for sale in the CCS Elementary Main Office from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Yearbooks are available for purchase for $13 each and checks can be made out to CCS.
12 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS All Sports Booster Awards Live tonight on the CCS Facebook page. Join us at 5:30pm
12 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Faculty and Staff saluted our 2020 CCS Retirees in style this morning as they were treated to their own parade on campus of colleagues and previous CCS retirees. Each retiree department created a special viewing chair for their CCS colleague to sit back and enjoy the parade. Congratulations to our CCS 2020 Retirees!
12 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
PRESS RELEASE June 16, 2020 Cooperstown Central School District Relays Plans for Commencement for the Class of 2020 The Cooperstown Central School District will honor its graduating seniors with a commencement ceremony to be held on June 28th at 1:30 P.M. With the recent Governor's Order allowing outdoor graduation ceremonies of up to 150 attendees, CCS will hold the commencement outdoors on school campus. Each senior will be permitted up to four attendees, parked in one vehicle in the JSHS parking lot. An additional parking spot for graduates who have parents living in two homes will be permitted. Families will view and hear the graduation ceremony from their cars. Groups of families will exit their vehicles, while maintaining physical distancing from non-family members, to confer the diploma to their graduate. The commencement ceremony will be live streamed for all who wish to view the ceremony remotely. This ceremony will be closed to the public. Graduation Rehearsal will take place on Friday, June 26th at CCS JSHS at 10:00 A.M. Seniors and their families will receive a mailing with tickets and further logistical details. Baccalaureate will take place on Thursday, June 25th at 5 P.M. https://bit.ly/2020CCSCommencementPlans
12 months ago, Cooperstown CSD
William Crankshaw
Budget Resolution: • Yes 1,015 • No 348 Special Proposition #1 (bus leasing): • Yes 1,077 • No 276 Successful Board of Education Candidates: • Gillian Spencer 1,161 • Timothy Hayes 1,147 I would like to thank all Cooperstown Central School District voters for their overwhelming support of the 2020-2021 budget, special proposition and board candidates. The Board of Education’s continued commitment to preserving and improving the quality of our educational programs is reflected in the results of this year's ballot. Your support of the ongoing programs at CCS is greatly appreciated. Thank you once again, William T. Crankshaw Superintendent of Schools
12 months ago, William Crankshaw
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Athletics and Cooperstown Sports Booster Club will host the 2020 All-Sports Virtual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 5:30. Catch the live broadcast on the Cooperstown Central School District Facebook and Twitter pages.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Celebrating the use of masks as our first line of defense and personal responsibility during precautions related to Covid-19, CCS Class of 2020 Student, Rainer Gardner-Olesen, has Directed and Produced the following video. Music by Nancy Tarr. https://bit.ly/CCSWearAMask
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Class of 2020 student Mikeeli Hanson has earned appointment to the United States Air Force Academy beginning June 25, 2020. Mikeeli will take part in Basic Cadet Training throughout the Summer and begin her academic career in mid-August. She received congressional nominations from Congressman Antonio Delgado for the US Air Force Academy as well as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for the US Naval Academy. Mikeeli also intends to compete on the USAFA Mountain Bike team as well as the Nordic Ski team. Congratulations to Mikeeli Hanson, CCS Class of 2020!
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Thanks to the Cooperstown PTA, CCS Jr./Sr. High students are receiving a free book for their summer reading enjoyment. Three of the purchased titles available to students are written by Joseph Bruchac, our upcoming visiting author for the 2020-2021 school year. Many thanks to our Cooperstown PTA for your support of reading and our CCS students!
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Elementary School Yearbook is available for pick-up at the Elementary School until 3pm today. This year's yearbook is dedicated to Angela Aiello, CCS Elementary Teacher. Thank you Mrs. Aiello for all that you do for our CCS community. https://bit.ly/2020CCSElementaryYearbookDedication
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Thursday, June 11, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - REMINDER! Final drop-off and pick-up for the CCS 2019-2020 academic year will take place on Thursday, June 11 from 11:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M. and Friday, June 12 from 8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. at each school on campus. Final paperwork, school library books, classroom literature and textbooks, as well as Chromebooks/iPads and other school devices or accessories should be dropped off on these days. Student personal items will be available for pick-up, including yearbooks, artwork and locker contents, along with a free book from Cooperstown PTA. Check under beds, on bookshelves, in backpacks and help us get all CCS items returned for inventory in preparation for the Fall term! Curbside Library check-out will also be available at the CCS Elementary School on June 11th from 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Congratulations to the CCS 6th Grade Class of 2026 as they made their way through the streets of Cooperstown this evening in celebration of their graduation from CCS Elementary School. Thanks again to the Cooperstown Police and Fire Departments for your support!
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Thanks to the generous donation from The Cooperstown PTA, each CCS student in Grades K-11 may choose a new book from the collection available at drop-off/pick-up on June 11 and June 12. Emily Gibson and Michelle Hitchcock, CCS Elementary and Jr./Sr. High Library Media Specialists respectively, have purchased new books for all students with funds provided by The Cooperstown PTA and we are excited to get them into the hands of our CCS students. Don’t miss your chance to pick up your book on June 11 or June 12. The Cooperstown PTA takes an active role in the education of our CCS students and we thank them for their continued support.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
PRESS RELEASE June 9, 2020 Cooperstown Central School District Relays Plans for Commencement for the Class of 2020 The Cooperstown Central School District will honor our graduating seniors with a commencement ceremony to be held on June 28th. This year's commencement ceremony is at the forefront of our minds. With the recent Governor's Order allowing outdoor graduation ceremonies of up to 150 attendees, CCS may choose to reimagine how the commencement ceremony could be held outdoors. More information will be available in a few days, after attention can be given to input and details, in recognition of this special time in students’ lives. Rehearsal will take place on Friday, June 26th at CCS. Baccalaureate will take place on Thursday, June 25th at 5pm. Logistical details will follow directly to CCS student families.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS 2019-2020 Yearbook Club congratulates the CCS Class of 2020 and dedicates this year’s yearbook to Mrs. Barb Cannon, CCS Special Education Teacher. The CCS yearbook club, advised by Mrs. Sara Schallert, worked hard throughout the school year to create the 2019-2020 yearbook and present a preview video for our CCS community. The dedication video and the yearbook preview video were prepared by CCS Senior Editor Riley Bowen, with assistance from CCS Senior yearbook members Becca Marmorato, Molly Bowen, Hazel Lippit, Aislinn Donahue, Andrea Mateunas, and Emily Ferrari. Special thanks to Alena Krug, Ann Cannon and Shannon Merwin for their help as well. Yearbooks will be available for pick-up later this week. For questions, please contact Sara Schallert at sschallert@cooperstowncs.org. https://bit.ly/CCSYearbookDedication20192020 https://bit.ly/CCSYearbookPreview20192020
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
COOPERSTOWN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, June 8, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - The Governor recently released an Executive Order (202.39) with respect to the June 9, 2020 budget vote and election of board members. This Executive Order extends the time by which mailed ballots may be received by the District. Therefore, absentee ballots may be mailed to the district through 5:00 p.m. on June 16, 2020 using the prepaid return envelopes provided with the ballots mailed to every CCS household. The Executive Order does not require that the mailing be postmarked by June 9, 2020. No new ballots will be issued after June 9, 2020. Alternatively, you may submit your ballot in the drop box which is located outside the District Office Main Entrance at the CCS Jr./Sr. High School from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 9, 2020. Please note that ballots may not be dropped off or hand-delivered after this date and time. The district election clerks will not count ballots until 5:01 p.m. on June 16th. CCS District residents with additional household member(s) that are qualified to vote and did not receive an absentee ballot, can request one with no requirement for in-person signature or appearance, by calling Wendy Lansing, Clerk of the CCS Board of Education at 607-547-5364; or emailing ccsvote@cooperstowncs.org or faxing request to 607-547-5100. For more information about the 2020-2021 Budget and Board of Education candidates, visit https://bit.ly/CCSProgposed20202021Budget. A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States, (2) at least eighteen (18) years old, (3) a resident of the School District for at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual vote and election and (4) who is not otherwise prohibited from voting under the provision of section 5-106 of the Election Law.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Monday, June 8, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School will honor the 2020 6th Grade Celebration with a caravan through the Cooperstown Village streets on June 10. The celebration is coordinated in compliance with the NY State guidelines for distancing due to Covid-19. CCS 6th Grade students will ride with their family in their own car and begin at 5:30pm at the CCS Jr./Sr. High School. Students and families can not exit their cars. Cooperstown PTA has donated decorations and volunteers to help decorate student cars for this special event. Congratulations to the CCS Class of 2026. The Cooperstown Village Police will lead the caravan and the route will be as follows: -Exit junior/senior high school by taking a right on Linden Ave. -Linden Ave to a left on Walnut Street -Walnut Street to a right on Chestnut Street -Chestnut Street to a right on Main Street -Main Street to a right on Pioneer Street -Pioneer Street to a right on Beaver Street -Beaver Street to a left on Susquehanna Ave -Susquehanna Ave to a right on Walnut Street -Walnut Street to the Elementary Bus Loop
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Final drop-off and pick-up for the CCS 2019-2020 academic year will take place on Thursday, June 11 from 11:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M. and Friday, June 12 from 8:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M. at each school on campus. Final paperwork, school library books, classroom literature and textbooks, as well as Chromebooks/iPads and other school devices or accessories should be dropped off on these days. Student personal items will be available for pick-up, including yearbooks, artwork and locker contents, along with a free book from Cooperstown PTA. Check under beds, on bookshelves, in backpacks and help us get all CCS items returned for inventory in preparation for the Fall term! Curbside Library check-out will also be available at the CCS Elementary School on June 11th.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS presents this slideshow to celebrate the CCS Senior Class and recognize their future plans. Wishing the members of the Class of 2020 all the best in their bright futures! We are proud of you! Special thanks to Rebecca Burk-Sciallo, Maureen Schuermann, Alena Krug, Michael Niles and Sara Schallart for the creation of this project and product. - Kristin Butler, Principal CCS Jr./Sr. High School https://bit.ly/CCSClassof2020Slideshow
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Three CCS rising Seniors have been chosen through the interview process to attend the 2020 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) conference. RYLA is an annual week-long leadership training conference that emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth for young men and women who are selected to participate. This year Jason Furnari, Ray Hovis and Abby Miller have been awarded from CCS. 1st Alternate is Anna Lambert and 2nd Alternate is Jennifer Burch. CCS rising Seniors John Kennedy, Mason Raffo, and Aidan Nolan have been selected by their local American Legion to attend Boys State. American Legion Boys State is a selective educational participatory program providing government instruction for U.S. high school students. Unfortunately due to closures related to Covid-19, the 2020 RYLA conference and the 2020 American Legion Boys State conference have both been cancelled. We recognize our CCS students who have achieved selection for these honors.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS HS Yearbooks will be available for pick-up at the Jr./Sr. High School on June 11th (11am-7pm) and June 12th (8am-3pm). If you haven’t yet purchased the yearbook, there are a limited number of extras available for sale on the Jostens website in lieu of in-person transactions. Go to the following website before June 10th to reserve a yearbook at CCS pick-up: jostensyearbooks.com/REF=A05390900 Even in times of social distancing, the yearbook signing tradition lives on. Jostens has launched Yearbook Digital Signing Pages, a one-of-a-kind web experience that provides students with a fun and interactive experience that results in a printable permanent keepsake. It's available and free for all students whether they purchased a yearbook or not. Check it out at yearbooksigning.jostens.com For more information about how the Jostens Yearbook Digital Signing works, please click the link: https://bit.ly/QAJostensYearbookDigitalSigning.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS student Connor Voulo has earned The Congressional Award Gold Medal, Congress’ highest honor for youth. Twenty-six students in NYS will receive this award. Connor represents the NYS 19th Congressional district. Connor worked almost 600 hours in voluntary public service as a Junior Firefighter with the Fly Creek Fire Company, together with accomplishments in the areas of physical fitness and expedition/exploration. Congratulations Connor! We are CCS proud!
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
With distance learning in place during our response to Covid-19, CCS Senior participants of Leadership Training for Athletes, Piper Seamon & Kate Donnelly, have produced a video of appreciation for our CCS community, coaches and Senior athletes. Click the link to enjoy their message https://bit.ly/2020CCSLTAAppreciationVideo. For more information, please contact CCS LTA Advisor Monica Wolfe at mwolfe@cooperstowncs.org.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please join CCS as we welcome our new Elementary School Principal, Tracy Durkee. Click here to see the full press release: https://bit.ly/WelcomeCCSElementaryPrincipal
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The CCS District is pleased to share information regarding the end-of-year events and activities. Please click on the links for information and reminders. https://bit.ly/May28InformationReminders
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please see the CCS Press Release regarding 2020 Graduation Plans: https://bit.ly/CCSGraduationPlans
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Although the CCS Jr./Sr. High Play was never able to take the stage for a full audience, cast and crew prepared for many weeks leading up to the unexpected school closure due to Covid-19. To honor the hard work and preparation put into this year’s production of “Clue on Stage” by Sandy Rustin, CCS Art Teacher Janelle Kraus and CCS English Teacher Rebecca Burk-Sciallo delivered painted portraits of each main character (May Wadsworth, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Ms. Scarlet, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard) to the student's home. The paintings were originally intended to be part of the production set. Each painting represents a CCS student as their character and will serve as a reminder to each student of their part in the 2020 CCS Jr/Sr High Play.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Leadership Training for Athletes Invites you to participate in our 6th Annual Cooperstown 5K Rainbow Run/Walk - ​VIRTUAL EDITION. This year's run/walk will benefit the ​Cooperstown Food Pantry. Registration cost is $5/person and your 5K Run/Walk can take place between June 8-14, 2020. Go to https://bit.ly/LTARainbowRunWalk2020 for more information and register at ​www.itsyourrace.com.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The next set of Learning Packets for the Cooperstown Central School District is scheduled for pick-up on Thursday, May 28, 11:00am-7:00pm at both buildings, along with other personal belongings labeled for pick-up. Completed learning packets for both buildings should be dropped off on this day as well. The “Lost and Found” bin will be available outside each school on this date as well and the CCS Elementary School will have a curbside library of books for students to check out for Summer reading.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School ELEMENTARY LIBRARY Announcements for Students and Families: Elementary School Principal's Book Club will meet on May 27 & June 10 to discuss Al Capone Does My Shirts. All 5th and 6th graders are welcome to join the book club call to discuss this and any other books they are reading. Contact Mrs. Gibson egibson@cooperstowncs.org or Mrs. Meccariello amecarriello@cooperstowncs.org to receive the Zoom link. Harry Potter at Home Read Along with Mrs. Gibson. Read or listen to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone along with Mrs. Gibson as she reads the classic for the first time ever. Families can go to harrypotterathome.com to listen to the book read by actors from the movie series or use the Sorting Hat to find out their Hogwarts house. Live storytime with Mrs. Gibson, Friday's 11-11:30 am. Grab your book buddies (a stuffed animal, doll, or a pet) and join Mrs. Gibson for a virtual storytime every Friday morning at 11 am. Visit bit.ly/gibsonstorytime to join the fun! Looking for something good to read? Borrow popular ebooks & audiobooks from the elementary school virtual library at https://soraapp.com. Open 24/7! Book Return. Please return all borrowed books to the elementary school by May 28. Curbside Library: Students who wish to borrow books for the summer, may visit our "Curbside Library" on June 11 & 12 to pick out books.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Sunday, May 24, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - The CCS 2020-20201 School Budget Vote and Board of Education election will be conducted entirely by absentee ballot this year due to NY state mandates based on Covid-19. CCS staff members from the Service Unit have been busy preparing thousands of ballots for mailing. These special envelopes should arrive in homes beginning Memorial Day weekend. A ballot, along with a postage paid return envelope, has been mailed with instructions to each registered voter in the Cooperstown School District. Residents are asked to return their ballots by mail, using the prepaid envelopes. Only one ballot per envelope is allowed. All absentee ballots must be received in the District Clerk’s office by 5 p.m. on June 9, 2020. CCS District residents with additional household member(s) that are qualified to vote and did not receive an absentee ballot, can request one with no requirement for in-person signature or appearance, by calling Wendy Lansing, Clerk of the CCS Board of Education at 607-547-5364; or emailing ccsvote@cooperstowncs.org or faxing request to 607-547-5100. For more information about the 2020-2021 Budget and Board of Education candidates, visit https://bit.ly/CCSProgposed20202021Budget. A qualified voter is one who is (1) a citizen of the United States, (2) at least eighteen (18) years old, (3) a resident of the School District for at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual vote and election and (4) who is not otherwise prohibited from voting under the provision of section 5-106 of the Election Law.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
TODAY is our final day of virtual celebration for the 2020 CCS SCHOLASTIC AWARDS. Today we celebrate our ADDITIONAL SCHOLASTIC AWARD & SCHOLARSHIP recipients, presented by our CCS ADMINISTRATORS and COUNSELING DEPARTMENT, including Dr. William Crankshaw, Kristin Butler, Katie Baldo and Gregory Sanik. Click the links: https://bit.ly/AdditionalAwardsScholarships https://bit.ly/CounselingDeptScholarships
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Health and Family & Consumer Science teacher Molly Toulson doesn’t just teach content, she connects learning in ways that inspire our CCS students each day. Even during distance learning, Master Toulson has found a way to connect with her students. She conducts her weekly classes with special themes that instill energy and enthusiasm for content. Fortunate are the CCS students who tune in to her weekly Zoom classes. Thank you Master Toulson!
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS 2020 SCHOLASTIC AWARDS Virtual Celebration: Friday, May 22, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - TODAY we celebrate our CCS TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT & PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Award recipients, along withour CCS TECHNOLOGY & PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT award recipients, along with our CCS Technology & Physical Education Teachers: Brad Smith (Technology), Mike Niles (PE) and Monica Wolfe (PE). Click the link: https://bit.ly/TechnologhyAndPhysicalEducationAward In the absence of the annual CCS Scholastic Awards Ceremony this year due to school closure, CCS will be making daily announcements May 16-24 to honor each of our scholastic award or scholarship recipients. Watch the CCS website and Facebook page for daily announcements as we celebrate our CCS high school students and their scholastic achievements. Personal letters to all recipients were mailed on May 14th.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS 2020 SCHOLASTIC AWARDS Virtual Celebration: Thursday, May 21, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - TODAY we celebrate our CCS LIBRARY MEDIA SCIENCE & LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT Award recipients, along with our CCS Library Media Science & Language Dept. Teachers: Marjorie Schleining, Anita Cleveland, Amanda Chase, Michelle Hitchcock (Library) and Shannon Merwin (American Sign Language). Click the link: https://bit.ly/LibraryandLanguageScholasticAwards In the absence of the annual CCS Scholastic Awards Ceremony this year due to school closure, CCS will be making daily announcements May 16-24 to honor each of our scholastic award or scholarship recipients. Watch the CCS website and Facebook page for daily announcements as we celebrate our CCS high school students and their scholastic achievements. Personal letters to all recipients were mailed on May 14th.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS 2020 SCHOLASTIC AWARDS Virtual Celebration: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - TODAY we celebrate our CCS SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT Award recipients, along with our CCS Social Studies Teachers: Jennifer Pindar, Josie Rusk, Glen Noto, John Brotherton and Zach Williams. Click the link: https://bit.ly/SocialStudiesDeptScholasticAwards In the absence of the annual CCS Scholastic Awards Ceremony this year due to school closure, CCS will be making daily announcements May 16-24 to honor each of our scholastic award or scholarship recipients. Watch the CCS website and Facebook page for daily announcements as we celebrate our CCS high school students and their scholastic achievements. Personal letters to all recipients were mailed on May 14th.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS 2020 SCHOLASTIC AWARDS Virtual Celebration: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - TODAY we celebrate our CCS MATH DEPARTMENT Award recipients, along with our CCS Math Teachers: Dr. Nicholas Marcantonio, Mike Toulson, Therese Gigliotti, Mike Leggett and Deborah Miller. Click the link: https://bit.ly/MathDeptScholasticAwards In the absence of the annual CCS Scholastic Awards Ceremony this year due to school closure, CCS will be making daily announcements May 16-24 to honor each of our scholastic award or scholarship recipients. Watch the CCS website and Facebook page for daily announcements as we celebrate our CCS high school students and their scholastic achievements. Personal letters to all recipients were mailed on May 14th.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Deb Miller, CCS Math Teacher, invited CCS 7th Grade students to create and submit a quilt square to represent what makes them happy during closure due to Covid-19. Mrs. Miller will be sewing all squares together for the final quilt piece titled “Together When We Are Apart.” Each CCS 7th grade student received a quilt square and an invitation to use permanent markers or fabric paint to create their individual piece. The unique and creative pieces already submitted have been wonderful! All finished pieces should be placed in an envelope labeled for Mrs. Miller and left in the drop-box at the main entrance of CCS High School by May 29th.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS 2020 SCHOLASTIC AWARDS Virtual Celebration: Monday, May 18, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - TODAY we celebrate our CCS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT Award recipients, along with our CCS English Teachers: Rebecca Burk-Sciallo, Angela Eldred, Chalya Pudlewski and Sara Schallert. Click the link: https://bit.ly/EnglishDeptScholasticAwards
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS 2020 SCHOLASTIC AWARDS Virtual Celebration: Sunday, May 17, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - TODAY we celebrate our CCS SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Award recipients, along with our CCS Science Teachers: Barb Davis, Brian Murphy, Thomas Parker, Amy Parr and Jennifer Yanisko. Click the link: https://bit.ly/ScienceDeptScholasticAwards In the absence of the annual CCS Scholastic Awards Ceremony this year due to school closure, CCS will be making daily announcements May 16-24 to honor each of our scholastic award or scholarship recipients. Watch the CCS website and Facebook page for daily announcements as we celebrate our CCS high school students and their scholastic achievements. Personal letters to all recipients were mailed on May 14th.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS 2020 SCHOLASTIC AWARDS Virtual Celebration: Saturday, May 16, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - TODAY we celebrate our CCS FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT Award recipients, along with our Cooperstown High School Fine Arts Teachers: Tim Iversen, Kerri Hogle, Janelle Krause and Dona Syman. Click the link https://bit.ly/FineArtsDeptScholasticAwards In the absence of the annual CCS Scholastic Awards Ceremony this year due to school closure, CCS will be making daily announcements May 16-24 to honor each of our scholastic award or scholarship recipients. Watch the CCS website and Facebook page for daily announcements as we celebrate our CCS high school students and their scholastic achievements. Personal letters to all recipients were mailed on May 14th.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
In the absence of the annual CCS Scholastic Awards Ceremony this year due to school closure, CCS will be making daily announcements May 16-24 to honor each of our scholastic award or scholarship recipients. Watch the CCS website and Facebook page for daily announcements as we celebrate our CCS high school students and their scholastic achievements. Personal letters to all recipients were mailed on May 14th.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Don't miss TODAY's pickup and dropoff for Learning Packets, Elementary personal belongings and Elementary Lost & Found items. The Elementary School circle is organized by grade level for drive-thru. Jr./Sr. High students who received a call can also pick up at this location.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
REMINDER - CCS Learning Packet drive-thru pickup will be take place on Thursday, May 14, 11am-7pm at the CCS Elementary School location.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Kindergarten Registration Packets will be available for pickup Thursday, May 14, 11:00am-7:00pm at the front entrance of CCS Elementary School during Learning Packet pickup. CCS Elementary School Secretaries will be available on-site for questions. For further information or to register your child for Fall 2020, please email Lara Hurysz at lhurysz@cooperstowncs.org or call 607-547-9976 Monday-Friday, between 8:00-4:00.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
In the early hours of Monday, May 11th, the top 4 students of the Cooperstown Central School Class of 2020 were surprised with a special visit from CCS Administration, Faculty and Staff. CCS congratulates Meagan Behan, Madison Hurysz, Nora Jensen and Vivienne Parkhurst! You may have heard the horns honking, the balloons flying, the teachers waving and the caravan of CCS spirit as it rolled through town to announce the top 4 students of the Class of 2020!
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Gilbertsville-Mount Upton School District will support Dairy Farmers Day this week and CCS District families have been invited to pick up FREE dairy products at GMU School District 10 am - 6 pm, Wednesday, May 13. Free gallons of milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream and eggs will be available while supplies last at the Gilbertsville-Mount Upton Central School District, 693 State Highway 51, Gilbertsville, NY. A drive-through distribution process will ensure the safety and health of all. Families are asked to stay in their vehicles until they are prompted to receive their products. https://bit.ly/GMUDairyDayGiveaway
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The next set of Learning Packets for the Cooperstown Elementary School is scheduled for pick-up on Thursday, May 14 at 11:00am-7:00pm. This is for ALL Elementary School students. Completed Elementary Learning Packets will be dropped off on this day as well. A small portion of CCS Jr./Sr. High School students may be contacted on Wednesday, May 13 if they also need to pick up material at the elementary school on this day. A drop box for all Jr./Sr. High school work is always located at the main entrance of the Jr./Sr. High School. All work must be clearly labeled with the student name and designated teacher name.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
ONC BOCES today celebrated the 2020 National Technical Honor Society Induction through a virtual ceremony, including nine Cooperstown Central School District students. CCS students Megan Hughes and Riley Jubar have also been elected into office positions at the state level for the student group entitled Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Hughes has been elected the new state treasurer and Jubar is a new state parliamentarian. Hughes also won 2nd place in the home health competition that took place virtually. Congratulations to our CCS students on their induction into the National Technical Honor Society! https://bit.ly/ONCBOCESNatTechHonorSocInduction - Virtual Induction Ceremony Kaylee Basile- Health Occupations Megan Hughes- Health Occupations Riley Jubar- Health Occupations Isaac Falk- New Visions Engineering Mikeeli Hanson- New Visions Engineering Emily Ferrari- New Visions Health Maianna Huntington- New Visions Health Morgan Stoecklin- New Visions Health Ava Zuckerman- New Visions Health
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Sunshine ushers in Friday morning at CCS and we end our appreciation week for teachers and staff with a video message from our CCS administrative team. We are CCS Strong Together! https://bit.ly/HappyAppreciationWeek
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Beginning Monday, May 11, CCS meals will be picked up at the Jr./Sr. High School location. This is a change from the previous location. CCS Food Service Department has been working hard to meet the needs of our CCS community and we are grateful for their efforts. For questions, please contact Melissa Rathbun at mrathbun@cooperstowncs.org.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
With great appreciation for CCS Teachers and Staff!
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Custodial Staff member Bob Meehan waved goodbye to CCS Faculty and Staff today after 31 years of service to our district. As Meehan left the building for the last time today, staff and students lined the parking lot to wave goodbye and wish him well. CCS says thank you!
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The Cooperstown Central School Service Unit and Faculty Association have each donated $500 to both the Cooperstown Food Pantry and the Hartwick/Mt. Vision Food Pantry for $2,000 in total donations. These gifts will help provide emergency food assistance for area families. Members of the CCS Service Unit and CCS Faculty Association have also purchased gift baskets and food platters from local establishments and dropped them off with notes of appreciation to essential workers in our community. This effort will continue during closure due to Covid-19 as we celebrate essential workers who support the needs of our Cooperstown Community.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The 2020 Mileage Club (Virtual Edition) kicks off at Cooperstown Elementary School today with a video announcement by Buddy Lippitt and Matt Hulbert, CCS Physical Education teachers. CCS Elementary students can log their individual miles in personal Google Classroom accounts. If you need assistance with access to your Google Classroom account, please contact mhulbert@cooperstowncs.org or blippitt@cooperstowncs.org. https://bit.ly/CCSMileageClub2020
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Welcome to Cooperstown Elementary School VIRTUAL Museum Night - a year-long partnership with Cooperstown Elementary School and The Cooperstown Graduate Program. CGP students, pursuing a Masters Degree in Museum Studies, designed projects for each grade level to complete throughout the year. Interns worked with CCS students and teachers this year to explore Cooperstown’s place in the global community. Preparations were in place to celebrate our annual Museum Night to highlight this work however buildings were closed due to response to Covid-19. CGP students took a creative and fabulous twist to produce our VIRTUAL Museum Night 2020! Many thanks to the Cooperstown Graduate Program and their wonderful students for their work with our CCS Elementary School. Don’t miss this virtual tour! https://museumnight2020.wixsite.com/museumnight2020
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Wendy Lansing
Please read an important update from Superintendent Crankshaw https://5il.co/fqz7
about 1 year ago, Wendy Lansing
Cooperstown CSD
The Cooperstown Central School Student Council will host a Blood Drive on Friday, May 1, 10:30am-3:30pm at the St. Mary’s Church in Cooperstown. Open to the public. Due to physical distancing during Covid-19, one person will be admitted at a time. For more information, please contact CCS Student Council Advisor Shannon Merwin at smerwin@cooperstowncs.org.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS students and families throughout the district stopped by the Elementary School and the Jr./Sr. High School to drop off completed learning packets and pick up Phase III learning packets from teachers. CCS Class of 2020 was surprised with yard signs and bumper stickers coordinated by Class of 2020 parent Wendy Kiuber. Students from the Jr./Sr. High can still drop off work on May 1 in the drop box located next to the main entrance. Please be sure student drop-offs are properly labeled with student name and grade level.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Early in the morning and late into the evening, CCS Elementary School Teacher, Michealle Cole, has been sewing face masks for donation to area essential workers. She has sewed over 500 facemasks since school closure due to Covid-19. Mrs. Cole’s gifts of personal protection have been donated to Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown Center, Catskill Area Hospice, Robinson Terrace in Stamford NY, as well as many friends, colleagues and family. “It’s not how much you give, but how much love you put into giving.” - Mother Teresa
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
If your CCS Student is taking an AP class this academic year, please note the currently adjusted AP Test Date Schedule for this academic year. A link to the test schedule can be found on the CCS Website - School Closure Information page. CCS Teachers are in contact with all AP students regarding test dates, times and new online formats. For more information about AP Tests during closure, please visit the College Board Website at https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students. https://bit.ly/APTestDates - AP Test Date Schedule
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
TODAY! - A reminder that new CCS supplemental learning packets will be available to pick up TODAY - Thursday, April 30, 11am-7pm at both CCS buildings. As each family picks up Phase III supplemental learning packets, please return the second learning packets. Elementary and Jr./Sr. High Library books may also be dropped off on this day. If you are a Jr/Sr High student, your second learning packet can also be dropped off on Friday, May 1 in the Jr./Sr. High drop-box. However, all packet pick-ups will take place on April 30. For questions, please call 607-547-9976 (Elementary School) and 607-547-8181 (Jr./Sr. High School).
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
During closure due to Covid-19, CCS English Teacher Rebecca Burk-Sciallo decided to bring snail mail back into fashion and spread a little sunshine. For the past several weeks, Mrs. Burk-Sciallo has been sending postcards and letters with trendy stickers to CCS students throughout the district and she plans to expand her simple joy of giving throughout the district in the weeks to come. Thank you Mrs. Burk-Sciallo for celebrating the gift of giving in our CCS community. As poet Maya Angelou said, “People will never forget how you made them feel.”
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Below is the process CCS students and families can use to obtain Working Papers during the school closure: 1. Call the CCS Main Office (547-8181) to arrange for pick up of the working papers application. 2. An envelope with the student’s name will be placed on the pick-up table at the JSHS Main Entrance. 3. Inside the envelope will be the working papers application with the sections highlighted for completion. Return the completed application in the drop-off slot near the pick-up table. 4. Once completed, call the CCS Main Office to arrange for pick-up of the working card. 5. Students need to be present at pick-up to sign for the card. A photo of the student signing the card will need to be emailed to Ms. Krug at akrug@cooperstowncs.org. For questions, please contact the CCS Main Office at 547-8181 or akrug@cooperstowncs.org.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
All patients and families enrolled in Bassett Healthcare Network’s School Based Health Center can still reach the SBHC team by calling 844-ALL-SBHC (844-255-7242) (toll free). Monday –Friday 8am-4pm The SBHC team is able to help by: - Answering questions about general health concerns as well as COVID-19 specific concerns - Renewing SBHC patient prescriptions - Scheduling visits with SBHC Mental Health Clinicians using telemedicine. A computer, tablet or smartphone and internet connection is all that is needed for this. - Scheduling visits with our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistant using telemedicine technology. SBHC is able to care for patients with illnesses and follow up on ongoing conditions such as asthma, depression requiring medication and ADD/ADHD. - Completing request forms or letters for SBHC patients.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
A reminder that new CCS supplemental learning packets will be available to pick up on Thursday, April 30, 11am-7pm at both CCS buildings. As each family picks up Phase III supplemental learning packets, please return the second learning packets. Elementary and Jr./Sr. High Library books may also be dropped off on this day. If you are a Jr/Sr High student, your second learning packet can also be dropped off on Friday, May 1 in the Jr./Sr. High drop-box. However, all packet pick-ups will take place on April 30. For questions, please call 607-547-9976 (Elementary School) and 607-547-8181 (Jr./Sr. High School).
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Do you have a child to enroll in Kindergarten at Cooperstown Central School District this fall? If you haven't already notified the school, please call 607-547-9976 to let us know. Remember that your child must be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2020 to begin Kindergarten this fall.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Spend the next 5 minutes with our Cooperstown Central School community as you laugh, smile and maybe even shed a tear. You won’t regret it! https://bit.ly/CCSStrongTogetherVideo
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please see today’s letter from Superintendent Dr. Bill Crankshaw as well as the supporting document for CCS Phase III of the Academic Continuity Plan to CCS District parents and guardians. The letter and supporting document can be found on the “School Closure Information” page of the district website. Link to District Letter: https://5il.co/fgx9
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - April notes from CCS Jr./Sr. High Principal Kristin Butler to district parents and guardians. The notes can be found on the “School Closure Information” page of the district website. https://5il.co/ffrd (April Notes related to academics for CCS Jr./Sr. High Students)
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS district families looking for support regarding residential technology connectivity may find the following LINKS to resources helpful. For more information, please contact David Bertram at dbertram@cooperstowncs.org. Spectrum WiFi Remote Education Credit Program https://bit.ly/SpectrumWiFiServiceCredit Spectrum Internet Assistance Webpage https://bit.ly/SpectrumInternetAssistance Spectrum WiFi Hotspot Location Look-Up Webpage https://bit.ly/SpectrumWiFiHotSpots Verizon Service Support FAQ during Covid-19 https://bit.ly/VerizonCovid19SupportFAQ NY State Residential Broadband Availability Search Page https://bit.ly/NYStateBroadbandAvailability Otsego Electric Cooperative Website https://bit.ly/OtsegoElectricCooperativeInc
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Class of 2020 - Welcome to the Senior Support Project! CCS Staff have volunteered to support our Seniors during this time of closure due to Covid-19. Seniors have been randomly assigned to staff who will reach out to Seniors in their own unique way with special messages and expressions of appreciation. Everyone’s connection is unique and celebrates our individual Seniors. Cheers to the Class of 2020! For more information, please contact Rebecca Burk-Sciallo at rburk-sciallo@cooperstowncs.org.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Letter from CCS Superintendent Dr. Bill Crankshaw to district parents and guardians. https://5il.co/f6dy The letter can be found on the “School Closure Information” page of the district website.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
In the early weeks of closure to Covid-19, CCS English Teacher Rebecca Burk-Sciallo called on CCS staff to send encouraging messages to district families. Rebecca and her spouse Ralph Sciallo put their creative skills together to form a beautiful and entertaining artistic piece for our district students. As we continue to navigate these historic days, our CCS staff will continue to pursue ways to work in creative and unique ways to reach our CCS district families. Together we are a team and together we are CCS Strong! https://bit.ly/CCSStrongVideo
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Elementary Students who have not dropped off ORIGINAL Learning Packets from March may do so Mondays through Fridays 8:00am-4:00pm. The Elementary School drop box is located near the Main Entrance of CCS Elementary School.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The CCS Board of Education regular meeting will be held today, Wednesday 4/15/2020 at 7:00 p.m. Due to our current closure, today's meeting will be held through a Zoom webinar. All are welcome. Register in advance for this Zoom webinar with the following URL address: https://bit.ly/BOEmtgZoomRegister
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Monday, April 13, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - The CCS Counseling Office has started Google Classrooms for students in grades 7-8 and 9-12 as one way to help maintain connections between students and counselors. Invitations to CCS Counseling Google Classrooms were emailed to all CCS student accounts in the Jr./Sr. High School. These "classrooms" are being utilized to promote social-emotional health and provide students with optional activities to do, articles to read, and coping skills to try. They connect CCS students with several helpful resources during this school closure time. If you are a parent/guardian of a CCS student grades 7-12, please encourage your student(s) to join their corresponding CCS Counseling Office Google Classroom. CCS students can email Mrs. Roberts at mcroberts@cooperstowncs.org with any questions or if they need the invitation link to be re-sent to them. Be well and stay safe everyone!
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Thursday, April 9, 2020 - CCS Elementary School letter from Principal Ann Meccariello to district parents and guardians. https://5il.co/exwd. The letter can be found on the “School Closure Information” page of the district website.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
With gratitude for all of the people in our Cooperstown community who continue to work tirelessly to keep us moving forward in a safe and healthy manner. Enjoy this poem written by CCS Kindergarten Aide, Dorothy Tang. Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Wendy Lansing
​Dear Families, Over the next several days, including next week, members of our wonderful support staff of aides,licensed teaching assistants, secretaries, and monitors from CCS will be conducting a wellness check on each and every family through a phone call. The phone call will come across as “private” because we are employing the use of *67 for privacy assurances. We hope this wellness check will find you healthy and able to share how things are going for your student during this time of school closure. Sincerely, Dr. Crankshaw, Mrs. Butler, and Mrs. Meccariello
about 1 year ago, Wendy Lansing
Cooperstown CSD
If your CCS student has not yet dropped off the original packet of work that went home in March, it can be submitted through the Drop Box in the window to the left of the main entrance (room 129) of the CCS Jr./Sr. High School. Please be sure that the manila envelope still has student identification on the outside of it. If you have any questions, please contact jlyons@cooperstowncs.org or call 607-547-8181 for Jr./Sr. HS students or 607-547-9976 for Elementary School students.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please note that meal pick-up for CCS famlies will take place at the CCS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL for the month of April 2020. Thank you and please stay safe.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Wendy Lansing
The Governor has announced that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, NYS schools will now remain closed until April 29th. In addition, New York State Education Department Chancellor Betty Rosa announced that June Regents exams are cancelled. We are paying careful attention to each order and each announcement as it comes. More information will be forthcoming in the next few days regarding the extended school closure and impacts on our students, staff and community. As always, if you have questions you are encouraged to send them to general_questions@cooperstowncs.org. You may also contact me directly at 607-547-5364 (office) or 518-844-8125 (cell). Be well and please stay safe. Dr. Crankshaw, Superintendent of Schools
about 1 year ago, Wendy Lansing
Cooperstown CSD
Instructional Support Services of ONC BOCES has published a “Continuity of Instruction” page on the district website that offers many resources, including instructional, social-emotional, special education, and professional development. This will serve as a living document that will continue to be updated with knowledge and resources. bit.ly/ONCBOCESContinuityOfInstruction
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
A REMINDER TO OUR CCS DISTRICT FAMILIES REGARDING PACKET DROP-OFF/PICK-UP on April 2, 2020 New “paper and pencil” supplemental learning packets will be available to pick up on Thursday, April 2 at the CCS Elementary School bus circle for K-6 students, and the Junior-Senior High School bus circle for 7-12 students between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. As each family picks up the new supplemental learning packets, please return the first learning packets that were given to you for your child on March 13 (JSHS) or March 16 (ES). This has caused some concern for faculty and families, especially students, who had thought that the first packets wouldn't be due until April 14th. Let's clarify the expectations: · If students have the first learning packets completed, they may be turned in on April 2 when the new learning packets are picked up. · However, don't worry - the first learning packets can be turned in on or around April 14 in a way that your principal or the district will communicate at a later time. Please understand that we want to continue learning throughout this period of closure, but in no way want people to feel stress beyond what COVID-19 has already brought. The first learning packet will not receive numerical grades. It will receive teacher feedback and be designated as either "complete" or "incomplete." The grading protocol for the second learning packet will be determined and communicated by the District. We hope this communication helps to alleviate concerns for the time being. Guidance and rules change each day as we go. We will try and communicate necessary information with you as we also wish you well. Be safe and stay well.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo recently issued an executive order that any school board, library board, or village election scheduled in NY State for April or May of 2020 will now be delayed until at least June 1, 2020.
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
William Crankshaw
Corrected link: Letter to Families - March 31, 2020 (very sorry for the inconvenience) https://5il.co/egmb
about 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
William Crankshaw
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTION INFORMATION: Dear families - The pickup date for new Supplemental Learning Packets is April 2, and times for pickup are between 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. were erroneously left off of communications.
about 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
William Crankshaw
We hope you are well! Please click https://5il.co/egj7 for IMPORTANT INSTRUCTION INFORMATION - Letter to Families - March 31, 2020
about 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
William Crankshaw
Please click here for an Important Evening Update pertaining to extended school closure through, and including April 14, 2020 - March 27, 2020 https://5il.co/e9cc
about 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
William Crankshaw
Good evening! I hope you are well. Please read the Evening Update for today, March 25, 2020 by clicking https://5il.co/e625
about 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
William Crankshaw
We hope you are well today! Please click here for our Evening Update for families and the community. https://5il.co/e085
about 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
Cooperstown CSD
Rock Your Socks for a CES PARP 2020 Virtual Spirit Day Post a picture of what you're reading & your silly socks to your favorite social media platform to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on Friday, March 20, 2020! #rockyoursocks #lotsofsocks2020
about 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
William Crankshaw
Please take a moment to fill out this survey that will help us to understand your access to learning remotely and continued communication. https://forms.gle/JquNbPtEKLZqR1F46
about 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
William Crankshaw
SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CARE CENTERS AT CCS ARE NOW SUSPENDED. Please read for further information at our District website under "NEWS"
about 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
William Crankshaw
Please take a moment to fill out this survey that will help us to understand your access to learning remotely and continued communication. Your answers will help us to better prepare materials for students, which is largely dependent on access to the Internet. Please complete one survey per students in the district. All information is confidential and for school district use only. Please complete this survey by March 24, 2020. https://docs.google.com/forms/...​​
about 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
William Crankshaw
We hope you are doing well! Please click on the link for the Cooperstown Central School District's Evening Update for Parents and Caregivers - March 18, 2020 - https://5il.co/dx8v
about 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
William Crankshaw
Please click https://5il.co/dvk8 for today's "Evening Update" for March 17, 2020
about 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
Cooperstown CSD
MORE BREAKING NEWS from the NYSPHSAA regarding winter championships being cancelled. Please read the message from NYS Officials.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
BREAKING NEWS regarding Regional Girls Basketball Games hosted by Section III at SRC Arena. Games will resume this Saturday with NO SPECTATORS in attendance. Only players and bench personnel will be permitted to attend along with officials.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Several members of CCS Litmag acted in and attended Voices for the Voiceless, a play written by Kristen Jastremski and Jeannine Webster, to raise awareness for refugees seeking asylum in the United States. CCS Litmag members Alex Bohler, Emma Pastor, Sofi Jones, and Ray Hovis are pictured left to right at the event. Emma is editing footage from Voices for the Voiceless for an entry for the Stronger Than Hate Challenge. Sofi is entering the LEAF Art and Poetry Contest. Alex is collaborating with other club members on a submission to the Robert F. Kennedy Speak Up, Sing Out songwriting contest. Ray has been selected for the New England Young Writer’s Conference at Middlebury College in May, specializing in poetry. He is the fifth Litmag member/contributor to be awarded this prestigious honor in the past four years.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS 7th grader Punya Phaugat won The Daily Star Regional Spelling Bee at SUNY Oneonta on Saturday, March 7th. She competed against eighteen other schools and went to 17 rounds to defeat the speller from Stamford Central School on the word turnstile. Punya and one of her proud parents have won an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., courtesy of The Daily Star, to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. This is the second year in a row CCS has been represented in Washington. For more information, please contact CCS Teacher Chalya Pudlewski at cpudlewski@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Come on out to support our Girls Basketball Team as they play in the Regional Finals this Saturday. Cooperstown will play Unatego in SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College. The game is scheduled to start at 5:30pm.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please join us for Family Reading Night, THIS Friday, 3/13, 6-7:30 at the Elementary School. There will be books, storytelling, and grade 3-6 Battle of the Books! All ages are welcome at this great family event.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
A hard fought battle came up a little short for our boys Basketball team today vs. a strong Weedsport team. We are so proud of your accomplishments this year. Congratulations to Ryan Lansing and Kaishaun Jefferson for being selected to the All Tournament Team.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown wins the Section 3 Girls Basketball Class C Championship today. What a great performance. Congratulations to Weedsport on a fantastic season.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Art Association Galleries will host an Open Reception of new exhibits this Friday, March 6th at 5-7 p.m. including a congressional art competition for Otsego County High School Students, and “Robots Re-Wired”, a collaborative art project between Cooperstown Central School Kindergarten students and Milford High School art students. Cooperstown students drew robots earlier in the school year and those drawings were given to Milford High School art students to re-imagine through clay, graphic design, drawing and painting. The exhibit will remain on display for the month of March. For more information about “Robots Re-Wired”, please contact Cooperstown Elementary School Art Teacher Caitlyn Cook-Wightman at ccook-wightman@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Students in Stephanie Nelen’s Life Skills Class participated in another community project this week. Michael, Jessica, Caroline and Shean, were joined by Mrs. Nelen, Mrs. Gardner and Mrs. Mebust as they baked several loaves of banana bread and pumpkin bread to donate to the 2020 Empty Bowls Luncheon, an annual benefit event for the Cooperstown Food Bank. Empty Bowls will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Christ Church Parish Hall at 69 Fair St. in Cooperstown.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The Cooperstown girls and boys basketball games will be streamed live by NFHS on Saturday from Onondaga Community College. Girls vs Weedsport 11am Boys vs Weedsport 2pm
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Sam Lytel and Faith Logue were chosen for February 2020 Cooperstown High School Students of the Month. Students of the Month are nominated by CCS faculty and staff for their academic dedication, their kindness to others and their service to their school community. Congratulations to our CCS students!
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The March 2020 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important upcoming dates, college planning information and other important 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 jlyons@cooperstowncs.org. http://bit.ly/March2020CCSCounseling
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Make sure you mark your calendars for next weekend. The girls and boys will battle Weedsport for their chance to win the Section 3 basketball title at Onondaga Community College. The girls will tipoff at 11:00am and the boys will follow at 2:00pm.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Come on out and celebrate the NYS Wrestling 2nd place finish of Avery Leonard. We will have a fire truck escort at noon today that will go down Main St. and conclude in Milford.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Avery Leonard is heading to the NYS Finals. He will wrestle for the championship around 6:30pm tonight.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Avery Leonard has moved on to the State Wrestling Semifinals today with another pin of his opponent. He will wrestle tomorrow 2/29 at the Times Union Center in Albany around 10am.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Mark your calendar in March for the CCS Senior Play! Thur. 3/19, Fri. 3/20 & Sat. 3/21 at 7pm at CCS Auditorium. Tickets $5 at the door.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS will host the Class of 2033 Kindergarten Parent Orientation on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 6:00 pm at Cooperstown Elementary School. Kindergarten Registration packets will be available at that time. If you live in the CCS District and you have a child who will turn 5 years old on or before December 1, 2020, please call the CCS Elementary School office at 547-9976 between February 1st and March 15th to begin the enrollment process. Documentation required for Kindergarten registration during the Parent Orientation evening: Verification of residency (i.e. utility bill, pay stub, copy of lease/mortgage, etc.) Proof of age (an original or certified copy of your child’s birth certificate) Immunization record and proof of physical (within the last 12 months) This orientation is for Parents/Guardians ONLY please. Please arrange for child care. We look forward to meeting you!
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The Section 3 basketball semifinal games have been set. Our girls and boys will play Saturday 2/29 at Onondaga Community College. The girls will face Onondaga at 1:45pm and the boy will play West Canada at 2:45pm.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Congratulations to Mikeeli Hanson on competing in her FIFTH consecutive Nordic Ski State Championship.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Student Council will host the Cole Circus at CCS on March 11th in the CCS High School gymnasium. The show begins at 6:30pm. Advance ticket forms will be sent home with CCS Elementary students this week. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and passes are available at the Elementary School and the High School for a free child ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket. For more information, please contact CCS advisor Shannon Merwin at smerwin@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
This Friday, February 28th the CCS Fine Arts Department will host Cabaret Night, 6:00-9:00pm at CCS. Enjoy assorted desserts (dinner will NOT be served), 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 (tiversen@cooperstowncs.org) at the high school for more information on how you can support this great annual event!
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Section 3 basketball continues on Tuesday 2/25 for our girls and boys teams. We will host another double header in Bursey Gymnasium with the boys tipping at 6pm and the girls at 7:30pm.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Section 3 basketball playoffs start this Friday in Bursey Gymnasium. Come out and support our teams. Girls @ 6:00pm Boys @ 7:30pm
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Congratulations to Maddox Aramini for having several record swim performances this past week. He was also named Class C Swimmer of the Meet. The team won 5 sectional titles in the meet. Medley Relay: Ryan Hellenthal, Gareth Austin, Maddox Aramini, Simon hurysz 200 Free Ryan Hellenthal 200 IM (school record) Maddox Aramini 500 Free (school and sectional record) Maddox Aramini 100 Brest Stroke Gareth Austin
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Elementary and Jr./Sr. High Schools will be closed for Winter Recess Week during February 17-21, 2020. Schools reopen on Monday, February 24, 2020. All CCS students will also be released at 11:30am on Friday, February 14th while CCS Faculty and Staff engage in an afternoon conference day.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The Cooperstown Central School Student Council will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday February 12, 10am-3:00pm at the CCS High School Building (Wrestling Room). For more information and to register, please contact CCS Student Council Advisor Shannon Merwin at smerwin@cooperstowncs.org or register online at www.redcross.org. This event is open to the public.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Congratulations to Avery Leonard for being named Section 3 wrestler of the week. Avery and TJ O’Connor both won Section 3 Class D titles this past weekend. The team heads to SRC Arena on February 15 for a chance to move on to the State Championships in Albany.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Congratulations to our CCS Bowling Section 3 Champions.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
William Crankshaw
THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS and CAREGIVERS of CCS GRADE 6 STUDENTS: Please be advised that the 6th grade snowshoe trip scheduled for tomorrow, February 10, is rescheduled for February 24. Therefore, sixth grade students will attend a regular school day.
over 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Events for 2/8/2020
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The Cooperstown vs Tully Sectional volleyball game originally scheduled for today will now be played on Saturday, February 8 at 12pm at Tully High School.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
William Crankshaw
Good morning. Due to inclement weather Cooperstown Central School will be closed today. Please be safe.
over 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
Cooperstown CSD
The February 2020 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important upcoming dates, college planning information and other valuable 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 jlyons@cooperstowncs.org. http://bit.ly/Feb2020CCSCounseling
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS will host the annual Cooperstown TREP$ Marketplace on Sunday, February 9th at 1:00-3:00pm. CCS students grades 5 and older have been working hard to prepare their products for this year’s marketplace, which features bath and shower products, headbands, home decor items, pet products, beeswax food wraps - as well as many more products! TREP$ (short for enTREPreneur$) is a national project-based learning program based on entrepreneurship curriculum and designed for students in grades 4-8 who’d like to learn more about starting their own business. This extra-curricular enrichment program meets regularly at CCS and participants show off their work during the annual Cooperstown TREP$ Marketplace, which is open to the public and guests are invited to purchase products/services developed by students. Come out and support our CCS entrepreneurs!
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
William Crankshaw
Good morning. Due to inclement weather, Cooperstown Central School will delay opening by two hours today.
over 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
Cooperstown CSD
The Cooperstown Central School Student Council will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday February 12, 10am-3:00pm at the CCS High School Building (Wrestling Room). For more information and to register, please contact CCS Student Council Advisor Shannon Merwin at smerwin@cooperstowncs.org or register online at www.redcross.org. This event is open to the public.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Center State Conference Wrestling Championship at Bursey Gymnasium today starting at 9am.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Registration begins next week for CCS Girls on the Run (grades 3-5) as well as CCS Heart and Sole (grades 6-8). Girls on the Run is a character education based program in which students learn about setting and achieving goals while training for a 5k walk/run. Topics include; Being Healthy, Gossip, Being a Good Friend, Helping Others, and Serving Your Community. Girls will also design and implement a community action project. This year’s program will meet on Mondays and Thursdays, 3-4:15pm, March 16th through June 8th. The program will celebrate with a 5K fun run/walk at The Clark Sports Center on Sunday, June 7th. Families are welcome to participate in the 5K. Please register your daughter for Girls on the Run or Heart and Sole by using the following link, beginning February 1st. Registration is completed using a computer generated lottery and information is included in registration regarding scholarships. Register at: http://bit.ly/GirlsOnRun2020Registration
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
We apologize for any inconvenience but CCS Elementary School Ropers Club practice will be cancelled for today, Thursday, January 30th. We ask that families please update your student after-school plans through our Pick-Up Patrol portal prior to noon today if possible. Otherwise, please contact our CCS Elementary office at 547-9976 to let us know how this will impact your student’s after-school plans. Thank you for your patience and we appreciate your understanding.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The Farmers Museum in Cooperstown is offering opportunities for kids 11-16 years old to participate in upcoming Young Pioneer Workshops as well as the Young Interpreter Program and Exhibition Experts program. Go to www.farmersmusuem.org for information and how to apply.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Elementary students K-6 were treated today to a special performance in the Sterling Auditorium at CCS High School. Students enjoyed the CCS Middle School Musical, School House Rock Live! Jr., based on the ever-popular and award-winning 1970’s educational cartoon, teaching educational lessons with clever and catchy music. For more information, contact CCS music teacher and musical director Kerri L. Hogle at khogle@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
On Friday, our Cooperstown swim team took 3rd place at the Center State Conference Championships. The team won 5 events and finished second in 3 events. Congratulations to Coach Rock and all the swimmers.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The 2020 National Geographic GeoBee took place at CCS last week with 10 CCS students participating in the finals. CCS 5th grader Maddie Lukovsky claimed 1st Place in competition this year and will advance to the next level of the national GeoBee. In CCS competition, Brayden Sentz finished in 2nd place while Owen Nolan took 3rd place. Lukovsky will participate in a qualifying test to determine NY state competitors. Up to 100 of the top test scores in each state become eligible to compete in the state level GeoBee. Winners of each state GeoBee advance to a national competition. Over three decades, over 120 million students across the country have competed in the National Geographic GeoBee. For more information regarding the National Geographic GeoBee, please contact www.nationalgeographic.org/bee.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Elementary School celebrates independent reading as students choose a book they enjoy, write a review and share it with the entire school during morning announcements. Last week, CCS 5th-Grader Luke Miosek shared his review of Lost Boy by Tim Green, nominating a kindergartener to share the next Mindful Reader Book Review with students and staff. Giving students choice in what they read helps them to develop their love of reading!
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 khogle@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 khogle@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 sschallert@cooperstowncs.org or create and purchase your ad directly online at jostensadservice.com.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 wlansing@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Congratulations to Piper Seamon for joining the 1000 point club tonight vs Waterville. She becomes the 15th player in Cooperstown history to do so.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 (tiversen@cooperstowncs.org) at the high school for more information on how you can support this great annual event!
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Congratulations to Coach Jantzi on picking up his 200th career volleyball victory last night at Frankfort-Schuyler. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the program.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 khogle@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 jbrotherton@cooperstowncs.org or mhitchcock@cooperstowncs.org, or visit http://nyshistoryday.org/.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 egibson@cooperstowncs.org or ccook-wightman@cooperstowncs.org. Check out our CCS 4th Grade work at http://bit.ly/grade4lib.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 jlyons@cooperstowncs.org. http://bit.ly/Jan2020CCSCounselingNewsletter
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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!
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Today, CCS is hosting their annual modified wrestling tournament in Bursey Gymnasium. They will have over 120 wrestlers from Section 3 and 4. Come out and support our grapplers.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School will be closed for Winter Recess beginning Monday, December 23, 2019. School will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Congratulations to Ryan Lansing on signing his National Junior College Athletic Association Letter of Internet agreement today. Next year, he will join the baseball/cross country teams at Herkimer College and pursue a degree in Sports and Recreation Management.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 smerwin@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Don't miss the CCS Jr./Sr. HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CONCERT tonight 12/18 at 7pm in the Sterling Auditorium at CCS High School. CCS students have been working hard to prepare for a wonderful evening of music in our schools. Come celebrate with CCS!
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
William Crankshaw
A great THANK YOU to our supportive voters of the CCS Community! The Capital Project Vote was YES! this evening. We are thankful! Great things in store for the students of CCS! Stay tuned...
over 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
William Crankshaw
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
over 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
William Crankshaw
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.
over 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
Cooperstown CSD
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.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS volleyball defeats Westmoreland 3-0 tonight. They host Mount Markham tomorrow in Bursey Gymnasium. Game time is set for 12pm.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Extracurricular and Athletic Awards
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Don't forget this weekend's HOUR OF CODE FAMILY PROGRAM! Bring your own device and join in the fun at the Cooperstown Village Library on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Drop in anytime 10am-1pm. Ages 6 and up.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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)
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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!
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 aaiello@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Volleyball News!!!
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 jlyons@cooperstowncs.org. http://bit.ly/Dec2019CCSCounseling
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
William Crankshaw
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.
over 1 year ago, William Crankshaw
Cooperstown CSD
HOUR OF CODE FAMILY PROGRAM! Bring your own device and join in the fun at the Cooperstown Village Library on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Drop in anytime 10am-1pm. Ages 6 and up.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Thespians
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Thespians
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Extra Curricular Update
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The Cooperstown swim team participated in a cancer awareness event held last night at Proctor High School. The event raised over $2000 research. Thank you Coach Haseley and team.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
A big thank you to Mr. Lyons of our maintenance department for getting the new 1000 point banners up in Bursey Gymnasium. They look fantastic. Can’t wait until we receive Dana Leonard’s banner to make it complete.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
National Honor Society/CCS Music Program Fruit Sale
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Specialist Sumner of the National Guard led a interactive Gym Takeover class in today’s physical education classes.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Alena Krug
Stay & Play Day
over 1 year ago, Alena Krug
Cooperstown CSD
Today was the first meeting of the Principal's Book Club at the elementary school. The group is open to all students in grades 5 & 6.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
We had a great afternoon celebrating our senior football players and cheerleaders at halftime of the girls soccer game vs Frankfort-Schuyler. The game is currently tied 2-2.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Section 3 Soccer Tournament News.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The Elementary School Storybook Pumpkins are beautiful! Great job everyone!
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Third graders at CCS are learning about forces in nature in science class this week. Watermelons were exploding during this authentic learning experience.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Elementary students enjoy harvesting produce during recess. The veggies go to the cafeteria to supplement school lunches.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Michelle Hitchcock
The first 1,000 piece literary puzzle was completed in the high school library this week. #CCSPuzzleClub
over 1 year ago, Michelle Hitchcock
Cooperstown CSD
What a great night to celebrate our girls varsity soccer team seniors. Currently they are tied 0-0 at halftime vs Waterville.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
It looks like a beautiful weekend to visit the pumpkin patch and get a head start on this Elementary School family literacy & STEAM project. The activity is completely voluntary and just for fun. Stay tuned for pictures to be posted here. 🎃
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 mniles@cooperstowncs.org or mwolfe@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 kcarpenter@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Elementary School is still collecting dried-up markers to send to Crayola to be recycled into energy-efficient fuel. Used markers of any brand can be dropped off at the Elementary School to be ColorCycled. So far we have ColorCycled 6,310 markers since October 2017.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Coop kicking off Homecoming Week with a monster bonfire. Let’s go CCS.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The 2019 CCS Homecoming Week kicks off today with a bonfire at 7:30pm this evening near the CCS baseball field. For more information about CCS Homecoming Week, please contact dbertram@cooperstowncs.org or smerwin@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Kindergarteners love books!!!
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS students continue to find time to enjoy books that are just right for their own quiet time! This week our 5th Graders took time to read outdoors with the fabulous fall weather.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
First grader Noah works with Mr. Greenberg, Mrs. West-Arnot's student teacher.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
It's apple season at Cooperstown Elementary School. Students in Ms. Bellcourt's kindergarten class smile as they show off their lifecycle of an apple crowns.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Book tastings in the library for grades 5 & 6!
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown modified football playing their first home game today on Lambert Field. Coop scores on their first possession to make it 7-0.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 mkantor@ofoinc.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
This year, CCS Elementary will make a conscious effort to implement independent reading into all classrooms - reading for the sake of reading, at least a few minutes each day. What is your "just right" book?
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Hands on Math: Students in first-grade love using manipulatives to learn one more and one less as their towers go from 0-20 and 20-0.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 smerwin@cooperstowncs.org or CCS Director of Extracurricular Activities & Athletics David Bertram at dbertram@cooperstowncs.org.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Fifth graders at Cooperstown Elementary School "broke out" of the Library to celebrate International Dot Day, a global celebration of courage, creativity, and collaboration founded by author Peter H. Reynolds.
over 1 year ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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).
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 kbaldo@cooperstowncs.org or 607-547-5300. This workshop is open to all CCS students and parents.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 tiversen@cooperstowncs.org.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS Jr./Sr. High PE Class is seeking parent chaperones for Fall 2019 trips. Contact mwolfe@cooperstowncs.org or mniles@cooperstowncs.org to volunteer.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown leads 1-0 in the Hall of Fame soccer tournament being played in Niskayuna.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Congratulations to Sam and Lucian Lytel on their acceptance to the 2019 NYSSMA All-State Festival. Sam will be playing in the symphony Orchestra and Lucian in the string orchestra. Both received perfect scores in their audition and we’re ranked first candidates on their respective instruments.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
The CCS girls swim team opens their season tonight as they host Whitesboro at the Clarks Sports Center.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown Central School begins the 2019-2020 school year as we welcome back staff and students this week!
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Today our Cooperstown X-C team took time to practice their Emergency Action Plan at the Clark Sports Center.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
CCS MODIFIED Athletics begin practice on Monday, August 26th. For questions, please contact dbertram@cooperstowncs.org.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 akrug@cooperstowncs.org or call 607-547-8181.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 nmarcantonio@cooperstowncs.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!
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Congratulations to the CCS Class of 2019!
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Today’s the day for the CCS Class of 2019! See you outdoors on the lakeside lawn of The Fenimore Art Museum.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
William Crankshaw
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.
almost 2 years ago, William Crankshaw
Cooperstown CSD
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.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Baccalaureate services to honor the CCS Class of 2019 are underway at First Presbyterian Church as the bells of the oldest church in Cooperstown are ringing proudly.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Need another CCS Elementary School Yearbook from the 2018-2019 school year? Visit the CCS Elementary School Office and purchase a 2019 CCS Elementary Yearbook ($13/each).
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
Please join us on Sunday, June 30 at 1:30pm for the 140th Annual Commencement of Cooperstown Central School District. CCS celebrates the Class of 2019 and all are welcome on the lakeside lawn of the The Fenimore Art Museum.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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, egibson@cooperstowncs.org.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 kristenmgriger@gmail.com.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD
Cooperstown CSD
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 rburk-sciallo@cooperstowncs.org or jgardner@cooperstowncs.org.
almost 2 years ago, Cooperstown CSD