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.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss out on this delicious and nutritious fundraiser at http://bit.ly/FruitSaleCCS
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).
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!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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).
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.
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
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 email@example.com. http://bit.ly/OCT2020CCSCouselingNewsletter
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.
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!
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
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Grades 5-6 - Elementary Instrumental Music Grades 7-8 - Middle School Band Grades 9-12- High School Band
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 email@example.com.
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org https://olasjobs.org/JobDetails?jobNumber=COON0179915-0000
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. http://bit.ly/Sept2020CounselingNewsletter
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!
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!
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.
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@example.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!
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com or Michelle Hitchcock at firstname.lastname@example.org. Located at: https://sites.google.com/cooperstowncs.org/ccsonlinelearning/gsuite-for-education
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
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.
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 email@example.com for further information.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. https://bit.ly/CCSYearbookDedication20192020 https://bit.ly/CCSYearbookPreview20192020
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or Mrs. Meccariello firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-547-9976 Monday-Friday, between 8:00-4:00.
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!
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
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.
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. https://bit.ly/CCSMileageClub2020
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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
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).
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.”
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 email@example.com. For questions, please contact the CCS Main Office at 547-8181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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).
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
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
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)
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 email@example.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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
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 email@example.com with any questions or if they need the invitation link to be re-sent to them. Be well and stay safe everyone!
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-547-8181 for Jr./Sr. HS students or 607-547-9976 for Elementary School students.
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 email@example.com. 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
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
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.
Corrected link: Letter to Families - March 31, 2020 (very sorry for the inconvenience) https://5il.co/egmb
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.
We hope you are well! Please click https://5il.co/egj7 for IMPORTANT INSTRUCTION INFORMATION - Letter to Families - March 31, 2020
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
Good evening! I hope you are well. Please read the Evening Update for today, March 25, 2020 by clicking https://5il.co/e625
We hope you are well today! Please click here for our Evening Update for families and the community. https://5il.co/e085
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
SCHOOL-BASED HEALTH CARE CENTERS AT CCS ARE NOW SUSPENDED. Please read for further information at our District website under "NEWS"
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/...
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. http://bit.ly/March2020CCSCounseling
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!
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 email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the high school for more information on how you can support this great annual event!
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
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.
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 email@example.com or register online at www.redcross.org. This event is open to the public.
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.
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.
Good morning. Due to inclement weather Cooperstown Central School will be closed today. Please be safe.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. http://bit.ly/Feb2020CCSCounseling
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!
Good morning. Due to inclement weather, Cooperstown Central School will delay opening by two hours today.
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 email@example.com or register online at www.redcross.org. This event is open to the public.
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
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 email@example.com.
Only two weeks away! ONC BOCES will be holding an open house for the new Mechatronics/Robotics program at the Otsego Area Occupational Center in Milford on Thursday, February 6th from 4-7pm. Activities will include demonstrations, tours and interactions with industry leaders. For more information, please contact Alyssa Oliveri, Executive Secretary to District Superintendent, Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES at 607-286-7715 ext. 2224.
Making weekend plans? CCS Thespians will host the CCS Middle School Musical, School House Rock Live! Jr. directed by CCS music teacher Kerri L. Hogle, in special arrangement with MTI Shows. You won’t want to miss this family-friendly production this Friday, January 24th at 7pm and Saturday, January 25th at 2pm in the CCS Sterling Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door during the time of the production. Children $5, Adults $10, Family $25. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or create and purchase your ad directly online at jostensadservice.com.
Attention CCS Class of 2021! CCS will offer an SAT Prep course on Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-9:00pm for 8 sessions including 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, 4/22 and 4/29. Two additional dates have been built into the schedule for potential snow dates. All classes will be held on the CCS campus. The 2020 Edition of the College Board SAT Study Guide is included in the $145 fee. Checks should be written to the Cooperstown PTA. Payment is due upon arrival at the first class on February 12th. Interested CCS Class of 2021 students may sign up at the CCS Guidance office. Please contact the CCS Guidance Department ahead of time with questions regarding financial assistance.
The January 2020 issue of CCS Newsline is now available online, helping to strengthen our home-school-community connection. Catch this issue as well as other issues at cooperstowncs.org or http://bit.ly/Jan2020CCSNewsline. For more information, please contact our district office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (email@example.com) at the high school for more information on how you can support this great annual event!
Friday, January 10, 2020 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS Thespians have been working hard in rehearsals for the upcoming CCS Middle School Musical, School House Rock Live! Jr. directed by CCS music teacher Kerri L. Hogle, in special arrangement with MTI Shows. Families and friends from around the region won’t want to miss this family-friendly production on Friday, January 24th at 7pm and Saturday, January 25th at 2pm in the CCS Sterling Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door during the time of the production. Children $5, Adults $10, Family $25. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://nyshistoryday.org/.
CCS 4th-Grade students are now accomplished film creators. During a project in art and library classes, students studied traditional Native American storytelling and created their own original stories. To make the tales come to life, students turned their stories into scripts, made paper characters, props and backgrounds. With the help of Caitlin Cook-Wightman, Cooperstown Elementary School art teacher and Emily Gibson, Cooperstown Elementary School library media specialist, students produced the final stop motion animation shorts using an iPad app. The final projects are fantastic examples of student collaboration, creativity and technology integration in art, literature and social studies. For more information, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our CCS 4th Grade work at http://bit.ly/grade4lib.
The January 2020 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important upcoming dates, college financial aid information and college testing information to support CCS students and families. Monthly issues can be found on the Counseling page of the CCS website and issues are emailed to district families through student Naviance accounts. For more information, please contact the CCS Counseling Dept at 607-547-5300 or email@example.com. http://bit.ly/Jan2020CCSCounselingNewsletter
Cooperstown Sports Booster Club hosted the Annual Dick White Holiday Basketball Tournament over break and the CCS Girls JV and CCS Boys Varsity teams earned championships in their divisions. CCS would like to thank the Cooperstown Sports Booster Club, tournament volunteers and CCS Staff for their efforts to plan, organize and run this annual event that raises money to fund many valuable efforts in support of our CCS Athletic programs and facilities. CCS also thanks the coaches, players and families of Clinton, Utica Notre Dame, Institute of Technology Syracuse, Herkimer, Duanesburg and Unatego! Congratulations as well to Unatego Girls Varsity as they captured the Girls Varsity bracket and Clinton Boys JV as they earned the Boys JV Championship. Just prior to the Boys Varsity Championship game, CCS celebrated the 2019 NY State Champion Boys Basketball Team as the NY State Championship Banner was unveiled for all to see in Bursey Gymnasium. CCS also hosted a Modified Wrestling Tournament last week including 120 student athletes from Section 3 and Section 4. Cooperstown Sports Booster Club was busy once again with volunteers and donations to support concessions for this event and will provide all proceeds back to our CCS district in support of athletic programs. Many thanks to all involved who make these large events possible for our district!
CCS 7th Grade students joined CCS Health Education Teacher, Molly Toulson, for the annual “Cardiac UpClose” information session at Bassett Healthcare Network where students gained an understanding of heart health and how lifestyle choices impact their health. CCS Faculty Angela Eldred and Deb Miller also joined the class for this unique opportunity to learn more about cardiac health. CCS students and staff conducted break-out sessions that utilized diagrams and models, dissected sugar drinks and analyzed the effects of smoking on the heart . Students were also provided the opportunity to witness cardiac surgery (via video) as well as listen to the story of a cardiac surgery patient. CCS thanks Bassett Healthcare Network for this unique opportunity to take health education out of the classroom and into the field.
CCS Jr./Sr. High Student Council participated in the “Stuff the Bus” Challenge hosted by Roser Communications, sponsor of Utica Communication Systems. Students competed against other area schools to collect new, unwrapped toys for area children in need. On Tuesday, December 10th Roser Communications stopped by CCS to "Stuff the Bus" with toy donations. CCS Student Council would like to thank all community members, families and CCS faculty/staff who donated to the challenge. For more information, please contact CCS Advisor Shannon Merwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be advised due to continued Inclement weather Cooperstown Central School District is closed today. The capital project vote will continue throughout the day today until 8 PM this evening. The junior senior high school holiday concert scheduled for this evening will be held tomorrow evening, December 18, at 7:00 PM. Please be safe
Good morning. This is Dr. Crankshaw, superintendent of the Cooperstown Central School District. Due to inclement weather conditions Cooperstown Central School will open with a two hour delay today. The public referendum on the capital project will continue as planned. The hours for the votes are 7 AM to 8 PM in the junior senior high school. Please stay tuned - IF there are further decisions to be made on the opening of school, we will communicate them and advertise them close to 8:00 AM. Nevertheless, the public vote on the Capital project will continue as planned from 7 AM until 8 PM today and this evening. Please be safe.
A reminder that Cooperstown Central School District residents will VOTE on the 2019 Capital Project Referendum on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 7:00am until 8:00pm. Voting will take place in Room 305 at CCS Jr./Sr. High School. For more information, please contact Dr. William Crankshaw, CCS Superintendent at 607-547-5364 or visit our website at cooperstowncs.org.
On November 24th, CCS Litmag officers Kara Gildea, Eric Kukenberger, Peter Weil, and Lola Thompson presented the film “Utica: A Town That Loves Refugees,” filmed by last year's Media Team and Litmag, to a crowd of twenty Cooperstown community members. The CCS Seniors answered questions and spoke about their experiences making the film, issues refugees face, and passing the torch to the next group of CCS students coming up through future projects. Thanks to the First Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown for hosting this event. http://bit.ly/CCSLITMAGMEDIA2019
Cooperstown Central School District is searching for a committed, student-centered professional who wishes to work in a supportive learning community. Be a leader among those in a dedicated team of educators as our School Psychologist. NYS School Psychologist certification is required. Experience in behavioral psychology is desirable. This position is full-time, ten (10) month employment with a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience and the Agreement with the Cooperstown Central School Faculty Association. The primary function of the School Psychologist is to provide district-wide preventive, diagnostic, and counseling services for individual pupils and groups of pupils and to provide parent and teacher support/consultation. Interested candidates apply on-line at www.olasjobs.org/southern or submit a cover letter, resume, and district application to Dr. William Crankshaw, 39 Linden Avenue, Cooperstown, NY 13326. Please direct questions to Dr. Crankshaw, Superintendent of Schools at (607) 547-5364.
ONC BOCES New Visions Health program will be hosting an Open House on Monday, January 13th at 10am-12pm at FoxCare Center in Oneonta, NY. Current New Visions Health students and staff will be on hand to provide information to Sophomore and Junior high school students, families and high school teachers, counselors or administrators. For more information, please contact Nikki Sellitti at Fox Hospital (607-431-5640) or Meg Subik at Bassett Medical Center (607-547-3674)
Catskill Area School Study Council is offering a 6-week SAT Preparation Course during the months of January and February 2020. Class limit is 50 students and the course is open to students in grades 10-12. Sign-up for CCS Students can be found in the Google Drive resource of the Counseling Office page on the CCS website. http://bit.ly/SATprepcourseSIGNUP
Don't miss the CCS Elementary WINTER CONCERT tonight at 7pm in the Sterling Auditorium at CCS High School. Come enjoy the CCS junior jazz-rock band, the 5th/6th grade chorus, the 4th grade chorus and the 5th/6th grade band. CCS students have been working hard to prepare for a wonderful evening of music in our schools. Come celebrate with CCS!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - ONC BOCES will be holding an open house for the new Mechatronics/Robotics program at the Otsego Area Occupational Center in Milford on Thursday, February 6th from 4-7pm. Activities will include demonstrations, tours and interactions with industry leaders. For more information, please contact Alyssa Oliveri, Executive Secretary to District Superintendent, Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES at 607-286-7715 ext. 2224.
As part of ongoing career awareness programming at CCS, our 5th Grade students visited ONC BOCES campus last week to explore career opportunities in the areas of Automotive Technician, Building Trades, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Health Occupations, Information Technology, Natural Resource Occupations, Visual Arts, and Welding. For more information, please contact CCS 5th Grade Teacher Mrs. Aiello at email@example.com.
Cooperstown Elementary School students welcomed Daniel Jude Miller last week, children’s author and illustrator of "Monsters in Manhattan" books, "Everybody Wake Up" and the much anticipated "Halloween Boy and the Christmas Kid". Miller is working with several CCS 5th and 6th grade students to support work on his first novel. Students will spend the next month reading the first half of Miller’s book presented and provide feedback before Miller writes the rest of the story. The author was initially inspired to write the novel after having lunch with these students during an author visit and workshop at CCS last spring. At the time, the group brainstormed ideas to help Miller begin writing the first half of the book. Stay tuned as CCS students continue their workshop experience with children’s author Daniel Jude Miller. For more information, please contact Emily Gibson, CCS Elementary Library Media Specialist. http://djudemiller.com/childrens-books
Our CCS student instrumentalists, vocalists and faculty have been working hard to celebrate music in our schools. Don’t miss the CCS Elementary winter concert on Wednesday, December 11th at 7pm and the CCS Jr./Sr. High winter concert on Tuesday, December 17th at 7pm. Both concerts will be held in the CCS Sterling Auditorium. For more information, please contact our CCS Music Department staff Kerri Hogle, Tim Iversen, Junili Arkema and Peter Daum.
The Dec 2019 issue of the CCS Jr./Sr. High Counseling Department monthly newsletter provides important upcoming dates, ACT/SAT support and FAFSA information to support CCS students and families. Monthly issues can be found on the Counseling page of the CCS website and issues are emailed to district families through student Naviance accounts. For more information, please contact the CCS Counseling Dept at 607-547-5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. http://bit.ly/Dec2019CCSCounseling
Due to inclement weather through tonight, December 1 and tomorrow, December 2, Cooperstown Central School District will be closed tomorrow, Monday, December 2. The elementary parent/teacher conferences scheduled for Monday afternoon, December 2 as well as Tuesday afternoon, December 3 will be rescheduled for a later time this month. Parents and caregivers of elementary school students will receive communication through the Elementary School Principal's Office soon. The Board of Education Curriculum Committee meeting scheduled for tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. will also be rescheduled. Please be safe.
Students in grades 9-12 can earn points toward their Senior year activities by volunteering their time at the PTA Holiday Breakfast on Saturday, December 7th. Please use the following link to signup! https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/3056867/false#/invitation
Cooperstown students, along with students in Otsego and surrounding counties, will be participating in the NYSSMA Zone 8 Area All-State Festival today and tomorrow at SUNY Oneonta. Cooperstown has students participating in all 4 performing groups at this festival: Concert Band, Treble Choir, String Orchestra, and Mixed Chorus. The concert for all four groups will take place tomorrow, (Saturday, November 23), at 3pm in the Hunt Union Ballroom on the SUNY Oneonta campus. Cost for the concert is $4 for adults and $3 for students.
Thursday, October 3, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS 7th/8th grade students had the opportunity to camp overnight in the Catskills this week. CCS Physical Education teachers Monica Wolfe and Mike Niles led students through the Kaaterskill Falls Trail and experienced North Point, Boulder Rock and the observation deck of the Kaaterskill Falls. For more information, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or CCS Director of Extracurricular Activities & Athletics David Bertram at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cooperstown Central School District will host Open House for CCS Jr./Sr. High School on Thursday, Sept. 19th at 6pm and for CCS Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 26th 6:00-7:30pm. For questions, please contact the main office of each building at 607-547-9976 (Elementary) or 607-547-8181 (Jr./Sr. High).
September 10, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School Guidance Department will host a workshop for CCS families as they prepare for the college financial aid process and anticipate the FAFSA online application. Join the CCS Guidance Department on September 19th at 5:15pm (prior to Open House) in the CCS Jr./Sr. High Library. For questions, please contact the Katie Baldo of the CCS Guidance Department at email@example.com or 607-547-5300. This workshop is open to all CCS students and parents.
CCS THESPIANS will hold auditions for "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder" Wed. 9/11 6:30pm and Thur. 9/12 6:30 pm at CCS N. J. Sterling Auditorium. Auditions are open to all CCS students grades 9-12. Please wear comfortable clothing and prepare a one-minute monologue. For more information, please contact Tim Iversen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An emergency fire alarm pull was accidentally activated today at the Cooperstown Elementary School. Administration and School District staff took quick action and evacuated the building. Police, fire and press responded via communication protocols. All students and staff have safely returned to classes.
CCS MODIFIED Athletics begin practice on Monday, August 26th. For questions, please contact email@example.com.
Our fabulous team of CCS Staff, Board of Education and Administration have been busy this summer preparing for the 2019-2020 school year. Don't miss out on some important meetings taking place this week that will help you stay informed as a parent or guardian in our CCS District. For further questions, please contact our main office at (607) 547-8181.
This Summer ten CCS Students performed with the Glimmerglass Youth Chorus alongside members of the Glimmerglass Young Artists Program in the production of Noah’s Flood, an operatic adaptation of the 15th-century play about Noah’s Ark. Glimmerglass Festival has commissioned and developed youth operas for the past several years and they continue to be among the hottest tickets in town each Summer. Noah’s Flood was performed at the CCS Sterling Auditorium during the month of August 2019 and featured ten CCS Students throughout the production who were selected through auditions in the Spring of 2019. Students rehearsed throughout the Summer with Glimmerglass Festival in preparation for this exciting and charming production. Congratulations to our CCS Student artists: Avery Croft, Sayer Croft, Charlotte Feury, Lilly Grady, Sofia Jones, Olivia Loewenguth, Peter Loewenguth, Quinn Lytel, Naomi Wager and Grant Crowson.
Cooperstown Elementary School Music Teacher, Peter Daum, will host our CCS Summer Lessons Recital on Thursday, August 22nd from 1-2 pm in the CCS Elementary School courtyard. Admission is free and open to the public. CCS Elementary students who participated in summer music lessons will have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments in our summer music program and all ages are welcome to come and enjoy the fun. In the event of inclement weather, the recital will be moved indoors at CCS Elementary School.
The CCS Class of 2020 would like to thank all the CCS High School students and parents who supported CCS efforts throughout the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. Special thanks also to the Baseball Hall of Fame for this opportunity, as well as all law enforcement and security who supported the weekend as students and parents worked various venues. Thank you to early bird volunteers and CCS staff who supported our efforts in preparation for the weekend and all volunteers from throughout our CCS school community who came together to make this weekend a success. A special shout out to Bennett Motors for the loan of a 4WD Mule used to restock the supplies and to Price Chopper for the use of a refrigerated trailer used to chill the products sold during the Induction. Thank CCS Math Teacher, Dr. Nick Marcantonio, for leading the charge for CCS with endless energy.
Please note the attached NY State Education Department exam schedule for those students taking the August 2019 NY State Regents Exams at Cooperstown Central School District. The lab practical portion of the Earth Science Regents will take place on Monday, August 12 at 8am. For further information, please contact Alena Krug at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-547-8181.
Don’t forget that Bassett School Based Health Centers provide healthcare support to regional students all summer long! New to the district? Does your student need a physical or an immunization? Would you like to meet with a pediatric specialist during Summer months? Don’t forget to look at Bassett School Based Health Centers for your student’s healthcare needs. Cooperstown SBHC Hours (located at CCS Jr./Sr. High School): Mondays through July Monday-Friday August 12-23, as well as August 26th and 28th Regular hours will resume on the first day of school in September. To schedule an appointment in the Cooperstown SBHC, please call 607-547-1105 on Mondays, or 1-844-ALL-SBHC. Healthcare services available at the Cooperstown SBHC facility: Kindergarten physicals and immunizations Regular physical exams, as well as sports eligibility exams Acute or same-day student visits All pediatric immunizations required for school enrollment Prescription refill requests District enrollment packets Did you know there are several Bassett School Based Health Centers locations and at least one location is open each day throughout the summer? Call 1-844-ALL-SBHC to schedule an appointment.
What does it take to host thousands of visitors to the Baseball Hall of Fame Induction? Among many other things, it takes VOLUNTEERS for the Cooperstown High School concession stands. If a CCS student in your household is entering Grades 9-12 and you or your student can support CCS on Sunday, July 7/21, please contact CCS Advisor Dr. Marcantonio at email@example.com or call 607-547-8181. Funds raised at the HOF Induction are shared among CCS Grades 9-12 and help fund Senior Prom, Senior Breakfast, Senior Trip and graduation caps and tassels. Please consider helping out and have some fun while we meet visitors from around the world at the Baseball HOF Induction!
We are pleased to announce that The Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony is scheduled to continue out of doors at the back lawn of the Fenimore Museum at 1:30 pm.
Cooperstown Central School will host the 140th Commencement Ceremony for the CCS Class of 2019 on the lakeside lawn of The Fenimore Art Museum Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 1:30pm. Seating will be available for family and friends, with plenty of lawn space to bring portable chairs as well if you’d like. The outdoor graduation ceremony is open to the public. All are encouraged to bring umbrellas as the forecast is promising, but rain is possible. The outdoor venue is spectacular! However in the event of inclement weather, it will be announced by noon on Sunday should we need to move the ceremony to an indoor location at the Jr./Sr. High School. In that case, seating would be limited to four persons per graduate in an indoor ceremony, with overflow seating available via telecast indoors as well. We invite all to celebrate the CCS Class of 2019 and enjoy the spectacular outdoor venue behind The Fenimore Art Museum.
June 26, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Amid honking horns, joyful laughter and waving faculty and staff, Cooperstown Elementary School students were treated to a bus parade and a musical serenade by CCS Music Teacher Tim Iversen. CCS Elementary students exited the school with next year’s homeroom assignments as they officially jumped into the Summer of 2019! CCS Elementary Faculty and Staff wish all students and district families a safe and joyful summer season.
June 25, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Tonight ONC BOCES will host the OAOC Completer Ceremony for the Class of 2019 at 7pm in the gymnasium of Milford Central School. This year 18 Cooperstown Central School Class of 2019 students will celebrate completion and graduation from their chosen fields of study. Graduates are commended for their work in completion of Career and Technical Education coursework along with the ONC BOCES New Visions Engineering and Health Care Professions. ONC BOCES Career & Technical Education: Kathryn Boyle Kayce Boyles Brittney Janitz Taylor Keane Jonathan Nicholson Tiffany Pagillo Emilie Marie Perez Hailey Seamon Morgan Stockdale Sheon Wakefield Hailee Ward ONC BOCES New Visions Health Care Professions: Quincey Chase Surya Daniel Delilah Griger Juliet Ratliff Kai Wasson ONC BOCES New Visions Engineering: John Odell Jonathan Stone
June 25, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Elementary 6th Grade students and faculty celebrated CCS Elementary School graduation today in CCS Sterling Auditorium along with family and friends. Graduation opened with CCS Class of '15 graduates Patrick Dewey (Edinboro University '19) and Jacob Russell (Harvard University '19) speaking to graduates about friendship, kindness, setting goals and overcoming setbacks. Later in the ceremony, the CCS 5th/6th grade band and chorus performed a selection of music and CCS Class of 2025 students Annelise Jensen, Sabine Meckel and Shaivi Gupta spoke on behalf of fellow graduates. This fall, the Class of 2025 will begin classes in the CCS Jr./Sr. High School.
CCS 6th Grade Graduation is underway as CCS Class of '15 graduates Patrick Dewey (Edinboro University '19) and Jacob Russell (Harvard University '19) speak to graduates about friendship, kindness, setting goals and overcoming setbacks. Together, they have completed many races, including the 2019 Boston Marathon.
There's still room in Session 1 for CCS students entering grades 5 and up! Sign up at fovl.eventbrite.com. Contact CES Library Media Specialist Emily Gibson for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 21, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Students and staff of Cooperstown Elementary School dedicated the 2018-2019 CCS Elementary Yearbook to Bud Lippitt, 17 year Physical Education teacher for CCS. Lippitt was honored today in a school-wide gathering where students and staff revered Lippitt for his excellence in Physical Education, his encouraging and compassionate work with students, and his ability to teach creative problem solving.
Friday, June 21, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School Kid Garden will host a Volunteer Orientation in CCS Kid Garden on Monday, June 24th at 7pm. CCS Kid Garden boasts a beautiful teaching garden for the use of CCS students, teachers and all staff and also serves as an abundant source of food donations to the Cooperstown Food Pantry. Keeping the garden flourishing and producing during the Summer months requires many volunteers and ensures that the teaching space will be ready for use when school begins in the Fall. Please join Kristen Griger for an evening of orientation so that you can do your part to support Kid Garden throughout the Summer. Refreshments will be served for all adults and children who attend. Bring your work gloves to do a little weeding and sign up for a few days of weeding this summer. Not an experienced gardener? No problem! We can pair you with someone who can show you the weeds from the veggies. For more information about Kid Garden, please contact Kristen Griger at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
June 19, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - This week, Cooperstown Central School 3rd Grade Students are presenting their "Genius Hour" projects. Students demonstrated the inquiry process and the steps they completed to develop their final project. How did they choose their topic? What essential questions did they ask? What sources did they use to investigate information? How did they bring their information together for a final project? CCS Students demonstrated their answers to these questions for CCS Faculty and peers as they displayed their projects in the Elementary School Library this week. For more information on the “Genius Hour” Project, please contact CCS Elementary Library Media Specialist Emily Gibson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 19, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - On Friday, June 14, 2019 the Cooperstown Central School Class of 2019 celebrated the last day of high school classes with a parade through hallways in their cap and gown. Students and staff Grades K-12 honored the Class of 2019 as they strolled amid the hallway music through the CCS Elementary School and the CCS Jr./Sr. High School. CCS hallways overflowed with hugs, tears, laughter and high fives for our CCS Class of 2019.
Cooperstown Central School celebrates the top four graduating scholars from the CCS Class of 2019 - https://www.cooperstowncs.org/article/117696?org=cooperstown-csd
Monday, June 17, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS will host an Instrument Petting Zoo on Wednesday, June 19th from 6:30 until 8:00pm in the CCS Elementary School cafeteria. If your CCS student Grade 3-5 is interested in learning about new instruments, don’t miss this exciting evening of instrument demonstrations, discussions about our CCS Band programs and opportunities to try out a variety of instruments for our future CCS musicians.
Students - check out this year's Lit Mag survey - https://sites.google.com/ccsmail.org/thelitmag2019/.
Friday, Jun 14, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Kindergarten students at Cooperstown Central School have been nurturing eggs in their classroom incubators for the past few weeks and this week they celebrated the healthy arrival of their classroom chicks. With pride and excitement, our CCS Kindergarten classroom Teachers Chloe Bellcourt, Christina Harrington, Lisa Lippitt and Maegan Whiteman shared books, created projects and fostered understanding of the incubation period of hatching chicks.
June 14, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - As part of their final project, the Cooperstown Central School Sociology Class volunteered yesterday at the Cooperstown Food Pantry. Students from Jenn Pindar’s CCS Sociology Class unloaded over 18,000 lbs of food contributions to the pantry. In addition, they donated 64 lbs of food and $360 in monetary collections by CCS students. The Cooperstown Food Pantry reports that each pound of food donated to the pantry equals the value of $1.67. For every dollar donated allows the Cooperstown Food Pantry to purchase $10 worth of food from the Regional Food Bank. Great work CCS Sociology Class! The volunteer efforts of these CCS students and staff, along with the generous donations of those who contributed to the effort, will allow the Cooperstown Food Pantry to purchase over $3,000 in food and personal care items from the Regional Food Bank.
Thursday, June 13, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School Theater Arts students attended today’s performance of “Waitress” at Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, NY. Waitress is based on a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), features original songs by five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles and boasts an all-female creative team.
After sending and receiving letters since last September from Cooperstown Central School graduating Seniors, the CCS 6th Graders finally met their pen pals from the high school. On a beautiful afternoon, students gathered around the playground and shared stories, ice cream and laughter as they talked about their letters and continued to build friendships. This is the second year the pen pal project has been in place with Mrs. Burke-Sciallo’s Senior English students and Mrs. Garcia’s 6th Grade students. For more information about, please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inductees to the Cooperstown Central School Chapter of National Honor Society were honored at the Spring Induction Dinner last week. Twenty new members were inducted this Spring as CCS celebrated the four pillars of membership including scholarship, leadership, service and character. For more information about the CCS Chapter of NHS, please contact CCS Advisor Monica Wolfe at email@example.com.
CCS 5th Grade Students: Due to rainy weather predictions for Tues 6/11, please note that the field trip scheduled for the Biological Field Station will be rescheduled to Wednesday, June 12. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCS Jr./Sr. High SPRING CONCERT THIS WEEK! Our CCS student instrumentalists, vocalists and faculty have been working hard to celebrate music in our schools. Don't miss the CCS Jr./Sr. Spring Concert on Tuesday, June 11th at 7pm in the CCS Sterling Auditorium. For more information, please contact the CCS Music Department and Kerri Hogle at email@example.com or Tim Iversen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REMINDER: This week the CCS Leadership Training for Athletes will host the 2019 Cooperstown 5K Color Run/Walk on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The race will begin at 3:30pm on the CCS Track. Bring your friends and family and make your way through several color splash stations around the CCS campus. Cross the finish line back on the CCS track to celebrate with friends. This event is organized by the CCS Leadership Training for Athletes and all proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association. Register online at http://bit.ly/Coop5KColorRunWalk or register on-site at 3pm. For more information, please contact CCS Advisor, Monica Wolfe at email@example.com.
Friday, June 7, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School Varsity Track & Field outdoor teams finished up their season at NYSPHSAA State Qualifiers last weekend in Syracuse, NY. The CCS Varsity Girls Track & Field team finished the season with a CSC D3 League title and placed 2nd in the NYSPHSAA Class C Championships. Seven CCS athletes from the girls team were named CSC League All-Stars (Abby Ford, Ireland Gable, Kara Gildea, Nora Jensen, Ashley Kiuber, Hannah Rathbone and Sam Vezza) along with two Runners-Up (Sarah Johnson and Riley Jubar). CCS Varsity Girls Track & Field congratulates Seniors Baleigh Behan, Surya Daniel, Katie Martin and Sarah Parr, all from the CCS Class of 2019. The CCS Varsity Boys Track & Field team finished the season with the following League Champions: 4x400 Relay Team (Johnson, Lytel, Pullyblank and Stengler-Hensen), 400 meter (Sam Lytel), and Long Jump (Isaiah Johnson). NYSPHSAA Section 3 C1 Champions include: 4x400 Relay Team (Johnson, Lytel, Pullyblank and Stengler-Hensen), 400 meter (Sam Lytel), Long Jump (Isaiah Johnson) and Pole Vault (Isaiah Johnson). The 4x400 team went on to take 4th place and Sam Lytel placed 3rd in the 400 meter run at the NYSPHSAA State Qualifier meet.
Friday, June 7, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - CCS Leadership Training for Athletes hosted their 2019 Appreciation Breakfast this week to celebrate CCS staff, coaches, administrators, and community volunteers who support CCS Athletics throughout the year. Guests enjoyed a delicious early morning breakfast organized and administered by CCS Varsity Athletes to demonstrate gratitude and appreciation for adults who support our CCS Athletic programs. For more information about CCS Leadership Training for Athletes, please contact CCS Physical Education Faculty Monica Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday June 7, 2019 - Cooperstown Central School students from Shannon Merwin’s American Sign Language Class have been working weekly with CCS Elementary 1st Grade students and faculty to teach American Sign Language through music. On Thursday June 6, CCS 1st Grade students performed before the entire CCS Elementary School and celebrated their newly developed skills in American Sign Language as they sang “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman. Many thanks to the CCS High School ASL students and faculty who collaborated with the 1st Grade team of Sue Bergene, Lindsay Hayes and Kim Wooden.
June 7, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Fourth Grade students and faculty at Cooperstown Elementary School have been busy the past several weeks as they visited regional historic sites and studied NY State history through hands-on experience with museum and county professionals. Hanford Mills Museum: CCS 4th Grade students traveled to Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith, NY to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the communities of Central New York. CCS Students explored several buildings at the museum including the 1909 home of the Hanford Family and a wood mill powered by water. The overwhelming favorite experience was reported to be the turning of the large water wheel and the resulting power that was spread to various belts and pulleys throughout the mill. The Farmers' Museum: 19th Century daily life activities were the focus of CCS 4th Grade students during their visit to The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, NY. Students explored the various buildings and agriculture in the village to gain a better understanding of rural and village life through demonstrations and interpretive exhibits. Each student participated in a workshop in which they created an item from the time period of the village. A sampling of these Items include hooks forged in the blacksmith shop, pouches from a sewing class, and lip balm from the pharmacy. Otsego County Courthouse & Buildings: The Otsego County Courthouse and County Buildings visit was an opportunity for CCS 4th Grade students to learn about the work of their local government. A stop in the courtroom included a mock trial in which students were given the roles of the various individuals involved in a regular court case. Students spent some time in the 911 call center and learned about the steps taken to help community members who need emergency assistance. The students were also given the opportunity to practice putting out a fake flame, and talk about the proper steps to take should they find themselves in an emergency situation. Finally, the children acted as county representatives while on a stop in the County Board room, and learned about the steps taken to both discuss and vote on legislation. With great appreciation for all that our regional historic sites offer, the CCS 4th Grade Faculty of Nina Burke, Susan Clark, and Ann Reis thank all of those involved in our recent immersion trips.
Thursday, June 6, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School Elementary School celebrated the 2019 Kathleen Galland-Bennett 3rd Grade Track Meet on Wednesday, June 5 as the entire grade participated in a complete track and field contest designed to achieve the goals of having fun, developing sportsmanship and learning about the sport of track and field. CCS Physical Education teachers Bud Lippitt and Matt Hulbert, along with CCS 3rd Grade team of teachers Bridget Bertram, Nicole Carey, Emily Huston and Ann Szwejbka joined all students in honoring their former colleague Kathleen Galland-Bennett who battled cancer with bravery, sportsmanship and fitness.
Cooperstown Central School Elementary 5th Grade students introduced next year’s Elementary School theme - “Don’t Imagine a World of Kindness, Create One”. CCS 5th Grade students celebrated the theme by writing letters to adults who have made a positive impact on their life. Several CCS students read their letters to CCS Staff in attendance at the final monthly school gathering on June 6 and invited recipients up to receive the letter in person.
Thursday June 6, 2019 - The Cooperstown Central School High School English Department hosted Japanese-American poet Phil Kaye last month as students in grades 9-12 enjoyed the opportunity to experience thoughtful and socially relevant poetry. His performance left an emotional impact on both students and faculty in attendance. Kaye also hosted a workshop for 28 students about the process of writing poetry. This program was made possible by the generous support of CFEE, FoMA, the Cooperstown PTA, and Arts in Education. For more information, please contact Angela Eldred, CCS English Department, at email@example.com. Phil Kaye is a Japanese-American poet who has taught and performed for thousands of students in nineteen countries. His work has been viewed millions of times online and featured in outlets ranging from PBS to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness, The Dalai Lama for the occasion of his 80th birthday. He is a former teacher of weekly workshops in maximum security prisons and head coordinator of SPACE, a prison arts program. Phil is a National Poetry Slam finalist, and his book, Date & Time, was published in 2018 by Button Poetry.
Our CCS student instrumentalists, vocalists and faculty have been working hard to celebrate music in our schools. Don't miss the CCS Spring Concerts! CCS Elementary School Concert on Thursday, June 6 at 7pm and CCS Jr./Sr. High School Concert on Tuesday, June 11 at 7pm - both at CCS Sterling Auditorium.
Wednesday June 5, 2019 - The Cooperstown Central School English Department hosted Japanese-American poet Phil Kaye last month as students in grades 9-12 had the opportunity to enjoy thoughtful and socially relevant poetry that left an emotional impact on both students and faculty in attendance. Kaye also hosted a workshop for 28 students about the process of writing poetry. This program was made possible by the generous support of CFEE, FoMA, the Cooperstown PTA, and Arts in Education. For more information, please contact Angela Eldred, CCS English Department, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phil Kaye is a Japanese-American poet who has taught and performed for thousands of students in nineteen countries. His work has been viewed millions of times online and featured in outlets ranging from PBS to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Phil was invited to perform alongside His Holiness, The Dalai Lama for the occasion of his 80th birthday. He is a former teacher of weekly workshops in maximum security prisons and head coordinator of SPACE, a prison arts program. Phil is a National Poetry Slam finalist, and his book, Date & Time, was published in 2018 by Button Poetry.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - CCS students Theo Ignatovsky (Class of 2022) and Brittney Janitz (Class of 2019) were awarded Cooperstown Central School Students of the Month for the month of June 2019. Ignatovsky and Janitz were chosen by their teachers and demonstrated kindness, compassion, diligence, grit, academic success and integrity during their time in the classroom and throughout activities on our CCS campus.
June 4, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - Cooperstown Central School District will host a Celebration of Service to our CCS District and granting of Tenure on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 3:30pm in the CCS Jr./Sr. High School Cafeteria. All are welcome to attend. During the reception the District will celebrate Mary Leonard, who has served on the CCS District Board of Education for twelve consecutive years, including 11 years as Vice President of the CCS BOE. Mr. Jim Brophy will be honored in his service as an Interim Administrator for CCS since 2016. Earning professional status as Tenured, licensed professionals are: Ann Meccariello (Elementary Principal), Amanda Chase (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Emily Huston (Elementary Teacher), Irene Kenison (Licensed Teaching Assistant), and Mary Clare Roberts (Licensed Master Social Worker). Please join us as we celebrate the service of others to our School District and honor those in service to students at CCS. For more information, please contact Wendy Lansing at email@example.com or call 607/547-8181.
Don't forget today's CCS Student Council Blood Drive - Tue. June 4, 10am-3:30pm at the CCS High School Building (Wrestling Room). For more information and to register, please contact CCS Student Council Advisor Shannon Merwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at www.redcross.org. This event is open to the public.
Monday, June 3, 2019 (Cooperstown, NY) - The Cooperstown Central School Class of 2019 celebrated their Senior Breakfast at the beautiful and historic Otesaga Hotel Dining Room this morning. CCS Superintendent Dr. Bill Crankshaw and Delilah Griger, CCS Class of 2019 President, addressed graduating Seniors and expressed gratitude and appreciation for CCS staff and administration. CCS Graduation will be held on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 1:30pm on the lakeside lawn of The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown.
Cooperstown Elementary School celebrated “Spring Planting Day” in Kid Garden on Friday, May 31, as CCS students grades K-6 had the opportunity to plant seedlings in Kid Garden that were started earlier in the year in their classrooms. Kid Garden is a collaboration between Cooperstown Central School and the Cooperstown community. The CCS District garden serves as a living project that reaps benefits for CCS students and staff, adult volunteers and the community-at-large by providing wholesome produce to area food pantries. Kid Garden cultivates learning in a healthy outdoor environment and teachers are encouraged to use this space whenever possible for instruction. CCS is proud to support Kid Garden and thanks Kristin Griger, along with the many volunteers who help keep our garden growing, learning and producing throughout the year. For more information about Kid Garden, please contact Kristin Griger at email@example.com.
Friday, May 31, 2019 - The Cooperstown EMS Volunteer Emergency Squad celebrated EMS Appreciation Week with a visit to Cooperstown Elementary School. Students in CCS 2nd Grade took part in several stations staffed by Cooperstown EMS volunteers along with CCS High School student volunteers Torrey Carrascoso, Natalie Fountain and Logan Kantor. Students learned the fundamental treatments, supportive behaviors and equipment used for EMS events and had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with longtime skilled and disciplined Cooperstown EMS volunteer instructor Fred Lemister, along with Monica Carrascoso and Diana Nicols. CCS celebrates the Cooperstown EMS volunteers for their tireless work and support of our CCS community.
The Cooperstown Central School Student Council will host a Blood Drive on June 4, 10am-3:30pm at the CCS High School Building (Wrestling Room). For more information and to register, please contact CCS Student Council Advisor Shannon Merwin at firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at www.redcross.org. This event is open to the public.
Cooperstown Central School Marching Band, led by CCS Band Director Kerri Hogle, participated in the 2019 Village of Cooperstown parade and ceremony to commemorate Memorial Day. With gratitude and pride, we remember those who served for our country and those who lost their life in sacrifice for others.
Cooperstown Central School participated in the pre-game ceremony of the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame Classic Game of 31 retired MLB players and 6 Hall of Famers. Performing the National Anthem were CCS Alum Maria Noto (Class of 2017), accompanied by the 2018-2019 CCS American Sign Language class. CCS American Sign Language Class pictured: Front (l to r): Kate Donnelly, Maya Stevens, Hazel Lippitt, Abby Miller, Ava Zuckermann, Torrey Carrascoso. Back (l to r): Ciera Emerick, Natalie Fountain, Sarah Parr, Abbie Makofske, CCS Teacher Shannon Merwin, Anna Lambert.
CCS students Mikael Foutch-Carkees (Class of 2022) and Kate Donnelly (Class of 2020) were awarded Cooperstown Central School Students of the Month for the month of May 2019. Donnelly and Foutch-Carkees were chosen by their teachers and demonstrated kindness, compassion, diligence, grit, academic success and integrity during their time in the classroom and throughout activities on our CCS campus.
The Cooperstown Central School District 2019-2020 Budget Vote will take place this TUESDAY, May 21, 2019, 7am to 8pm in Room 305 of the Cooperstown Jr.-Sr. High School. For questions, please contact Wendy Lansing, Board Clerk, at (607) 547-5364 or email@example.com.
Monday, May 15, 2019 - The CCS Leadership Training for Athletes announces the 2019 Cooperstown 5K Color Run/Walk on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The race will begin at 3:30pm on the CCS Track. Bring your friends and family and make your way through several color splash stations around the CCS campus. Cross the finish line back on the CCS track to celebrate with friends. This event is organized by the CCS Leadership Training for Athletes and all proceeds will be donated to the American Heart Association. Register online at http://bit.ly/Coop5KColorRunWalk or register on-site at 3pm. For more information, please contact CCS Advisor, Monica Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CCS Music Department will host the 2019 Jazz Concert on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Sterling Auditorium at Cooperstown Central School. This concert is free and open to the public. Don’t miss this opportunity to appreciate our CCS musicians and faculty as they celebrate an evening of jazz. For more information, please contact the CCS Music Department at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCS Staff thanks the Cooperstown PTA for the delightful staff appreciation luncheon served to all CCS District staff on Wednesday, May 15th. Delicious and very much appreciated, thank you Cooperstown PTA!
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - CCS Class of 2019 students Hailey Seamon and Tiffany Pagillo took First Place at the New York State Health Occupation Students of America (NY HOSA) competition with awards in Forensic Science and Nursing Assistant events respectively. Seamon and Pagillo will be competing in the Forensic Science Team Event at the annual HOSA International Leadership Competition which takes place in Orlando, Florida on June 19-22. Pictured: ONC BOCES Teacher Patricia Hornbeck and LTA Caren Kelsey along with CCS students Tiffany Pagillo and Hailey Seamon. Also pictured is Rylee Velasco from Milford Central School. Forensic Science Competition: The purpose of the Forensic Science competition is to encourage HOSA members to analyze careers in forensic science and to work as a team to apply their knowledge and skills in creating a solution to the forensic science-related problem. This event included two rounds of competition. The first round challenged participants in a written test to evaluate the team’s understanding of forensic science. The top scoring teams advanced to round two where they analyzed a case study related to forensic science and provided written conclusions. Seamon and Pagillo both achieved a First Place finish in this competition. Nursing Assistant Competition: The purpose of this competition was to provide HOSA members with an opportunity to develop and demonstrate knowledge and skills in nursing assisting. This event will consisted of two rounds of competition. The first round included a written, multiple choice test to measure knowledge and understanding in the subject. The top scoring competitors advanced to round two for the timed and evaluated performance of selected skills identified in a written scenario. Pagillo achieved a First Place finish in this individual competition. For more information about HOSA, please visit http://www.hosa.org. For more information regarding ONC BOCES Health Occupations program, please visit http://www.oncboces.org/HealthOccupations.aspx.
Congratulations to the CCS High School Lit Mag and Media Team, along with CCS Advisor JoAnn Gardner, for their Gold Medal Honor in the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Speak Truth to Power Video Contest. The contest is sponsored by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Foundation in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers and the Tribeca Film Institute. Students across the country were challenged to produce movies about international or local human rights defenders whose work echoes that of Robert F. Kennedy and ties into the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. CCS students chose to make a documentary about Shelly Callahan and the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees. Rainer Gardner-Olesen, Kara Gildea, Eric Kukenberger, Sam Lytel, Ellie Pink, Lola Thompson and Peter Weil interviewed staff and clients at the Center and filmed a Citizenship Ceremony conducted by the Honorable David Hurd at The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. “The greatest voice is the voice of the people - speaking out - in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out - in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes. Let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind.” - Robert F. Kennedy Video attached: CCS HS Lit Mag and Media Team Gold Medal Honor entry to the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Speak Truth to Power Video Contest. http://bit.ly/CCSLITMAGMEDIA2019 Photographed: Back Row: Rainer Gardner-Olesen, Eric Kukenberger, Peter Weil, Sam Lytel, Shelly Callahan- Executive Director of Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, Charlotte Thompson, Kara Gildea, Front Row: Quinn Lytel, Selma Jasencic-ONA Community Navigator, Ellie Pink
Friday, May 10, 2019 - The National Circus Project came to town this week and they are making a splash at Cooperstown Elementary School. CCS Students K-6 were challenged during Physical Education classes this week to use self-discipline and patience and develop good practice habits as they faced new circus skills and collaborated with their classmates. The National Circus Project is an educational outreach program with over 30 years of experience and serving schools throughout the Northeast. On Friday, May 10, CCS 3rd grade students treated all in attendance to a dazzling display of balance, skill, teamwork and patience - graced with a touch of humor. This program was made possible at CCS Elementary School by the generous contributions of Cooperstown Foundation for Excellence in Education, The Heilig Foundation and the Cooperstown PTA. Special thanks also to Mary & John Tedesco for opening their home to house our circus guests during their visit with us in Cooperstown. For further information about the Circus Project at CCS, please contact Bud Lippitt at email@example.com.
Jen Pindar, CCS Social Studies Department, celebrated AP European History Exam day yesterday with breakfast and live feed review in our CCS classroom with Tom Richey from South Carolina. Students in Miss Pindar’s class joined over 3,000 students nationwide yesterday engaging with Richey’s AP European live feed channel review. Yesterday’s celebration capped several weeks of CCS student and teacher commitment to review classes before and after school in preparation for all AP Exams this week. Go Hawkeyes!
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - The 2018-2019 CCS Quiz Team returned an impressive 5th place finish for Very Small Schools and 11th place Overall finish in two days of competition with 80 other public school teams at the NAQT (National Academic Quiz Teams, LLC) Small School National Championship. Coach Chalya Pudlewski led this year’s CCS Quiz Team: photographed from left, Jonathan Stone, Ray Hovis, Adam Ilgin (Captain), and Kyle Meyer. Ilgin’s school record-setting individual performance earned him an All-Star Award as the 8th ranked player in the tournament. For further information, please contact Chalya Pudlewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you missed the opening reception for the 2019 CCS "Our Town" Exhibit last week, there's still time to view the exhibit on display through the month of May at The Fenimore Art Museum. This week enjoy TWO fabulous CCS events highlighting student work: Museum Night at CCS Elementary School includes special exhibits created by Cooperstown Elementary students in collaboration with the Cooperstown Graduate Program. (Tue. 5/7, 6-7:30pm) Art & Music Night will showcase the best works students have created throughout the year. Explore a wide range of artwork from grades K-7, and CCS High School art courses including: Studio Arts, Illustration and Design, Drawing and Painting, and Ceramics. (Wed. 5/8, 5-7pm)
Congratulations to Genevieve Landry as she accepts her award during the 2019 American Bar Association’s Law Day ceremony! The 2019 theme- “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society” focuses on these cornerstones of representative government. Genevieve plans to study International Economics at The University of British Columbia after commencement and graduation from Cooperstown High.
2019 CCS Art & Music Night at The Cooperstown Art Association Wednesday, May 8, 5-7pm Art Exhibit Open during the month of May The 2019 CCS Art & Music Night will highlight a month-long exhibit of CCS Grades K-12 student artwork from the 2018-2019 academic year, as well as collaborative artwork from Milford Central School Elementary students and CCS Elementary students. Enjoy music throughout the evening by CCS musicians and CCS Jazz Band. The evening is open to the public and free of admission.
2019 Museum Night Collaborative Exhibit of the CCS Elementary K-6 Students and Cooperstown Graduate Program Tuesday, May 7, 6-7:30pm The Cooperstown Elementary School, in collaboration with the Cooperstown Graduate Program, will host the 2019 Museum Night on Tuesday, May 7, 6-7:30pm. For one night only, visitors can enjoy exhibits centered around themes of exploration and community and created by CCS Elementary students K-6. Please join us for this special collaborative exhibit sponsored by the Cooperstown Foundation for Excellence in Education. The evening is open to the public and free of admission.
2019 CCS Our Town Exhibit - 11th Grade English Honors Project Thursday, May 2, 5:30-7pm Opening Reception Every person has a story and those stories are the fabric of our communities. After studying Thornton Wilder’s play Our Town, students in Mrs. Burk-Sciallo’s 11th Grade Honors English class each interviewed a citizen of our town and created a written piece and a visual art piece that depicts their story. The 2019 “Our Town" exhibit comes together in a celebration of life at the Fenimore Art Museum. Take a gallery walk on May 2nd from 5:30-7:00pm and learn more about the stories that make up our town. The 2019 “Our Town” exhibit will remain on display at the Fenimore Art Museum during the month of May.
In celebration of Occupational Therapy recognition month, Mrs. Johnson-Spencer is educating staff about the importance of occupational therapy in a child’s learning experience. Here, she has created a sensory path for students. Having a sensory path on the playground promotes focus, academic and physical coordination, while encouraging socialization and problem-solving skills! If you have pavement and chalk, you can make your own sensory walk! Change it up every week to keep kids engaged and learning!
Congratulations to Noah Lifgren who joins the NYSSWA Honorable Mention team for Class C boys basketball.
Quiz team takes 1st place for Small Schools and 2nd overall in the 3rd annual Brainbusters Spring Tournament at Ithaca High School with contributions from (left to right) Lucas Shaheen-Kritz, Alex Bohler, Ray Hovis, Tournament MVP Adam Ilgin, Jon Stone, Nate Savoie, and Henry Wager. This was the last regular season tournament for seniors Ilgin and Stone. Ray Hovis and Kyle Meyer (not pictured) will join them for the Small School National Championship Tournament in Rosemont, Illinois, in May.
Second grade students have been learning about habitats during their science time. Students learned how the deciduous forests of New York State provide the food, water, shelter, and space an animal needs to survive. Then, students dissected owl pellets to find evidence of our feathery friends’ food sources. Students identified bones, fur, and feathers from rats, voles, mice, and birds. What an exciting experience!
On Wednesday April 10, the Board of Education will host an Open Budget Discussion for the full 2019-20 budget, starting at 6 pm. Immediately following this Open Budget Discussion will be the regular Board of Education meeting, where the property tax report card and 2019-20 budget are expected to be adopted. Both meetings will take place in the Jr/Sr High Library Media Center. For questions, please contact 607.547.5364.
A reminder to students in grades 3-8: this week is our 3-8 NYS assessment for ELA! Students in grades 6-8 will take the assessment on Monday 4/1 and Tuesday 4/2. Students in grades 3-5 will take the assessment on Tuesday 4/2 and Wednesday 4/3. Be sure to get a good night's sleep each night; a yummy breakfast each morning; and arrive at school on time. 8th grade students: please bring your Chromebook on Monday and Tuesday, fully charged!
WE CELEBRATE OUR CCS VOCATIONAL SCHOLARS who were rewarded for their exemplary work and achievement - inducted into the National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony at ONC BOCES: Caitlyn Baker, Briana Bischof, Natalie Brotherton, Quincey Chase, Thomas Dygert, Delilah Griger, Logan Kantor, Morgan Kelly, Ashley Kiuber, John Odell, Juliet Ratliff, David Sellick, Jonathan Stone, Tyler Velasco. Congratulations to our 15 students inducted! We are very proud of each and every one of you! Photos and more information to come.
The PTA Crayon Carnival is Saturday, March 30 in the Jr./Sr. High Gymnasium, between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Come join us for a great time and help support the PTA and Cooperstown Central School District. In addition, do any high school students need class points?! Check out the flyer attached for more details. https://signup.com/mobileweb/2.0/vspot.html?activitykey=1103014090031#anonymous_invite_page
CHEERS FOR COOPERSTOWN! PROUD, PROUD, PROUD! Everyone be safe. - Dr. Crankshaw
Pick up Patrol is LIVE! Thank you to those that have signed up and are using the system for dismissal plan changes. If you have not received a registration email, please contact the Elementary School at 547-9976. At this time we ask that you continue to send in notes if your child will need to be dismissed early and to call the Nurse at 547-9322 if your child will be absent.
Congratulations to Will Weldon and Caroline Whitaker for having their artwork selected for the Catskill Review. The Catskill Review is an art and creative writing publication produced through Catskill Area School and DCMO Boces. The selection of work is very competitive and we are proud to have Will and Caroline represent Cooperstown!
Friday March 8 was the opening reception for "An Artistic Discovery" at the Cooperstown Art Association. Andrew Bowen and Ciera Emerick received awards for their work. Andrew received a Juror's Citation and Ciera received an Award of Merit. Other CCS participants included Caroline Whitaker, Sam Grigoli, Aislinn Donahue, Ellie Pink, Will Weldon, Jade Brotherton, Arthur Claveranne, and Eliana Torres. Recipients of the Awards of Merit will move on to the next round of the contest, where they will be competing against students from other counties in our Congressional District. "An Artistic Discovery" features artwork by approximately 100 students from Otsego County, representing an average of 8 schools as well as work by home schooled students. Three jurors selected by the Cooperstown Art Association and representing different areas of Otsego County will award six Award of Merits as well as additional juror citations. Stop in and see this exciting and fresh exhibit of work by the young aspiring artists of Otsego County!
Our boys basketball team will be playing in the Final Four vs Greenport at Floyd L. Maines Arena Saturday, March 16. Game time is scheduled for 10:45am. Pre sale tickets are available for $8 at the site below. www.gofan.co/nysphsaa
Great news! The girls and boys Regional basketball games will be live-streamed on The High School Sports Network this Sunday. Link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/nysphsaa Game times: Girls: 2:15pm Boys: 4:00pm
Kudos to third graders for their presentation at this week’s Community Gathering. Students shared what they learned about Jackie Robinson’s character and contributions to baseball and history. Thanks to the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Bruce Markusen for engaging students with his expertise and enthusiasm!
If you are unable to make it to the Girls or Boys Basketball Sectional Championships at the Carrier Dome it is ok. Below is a link from the NYSPHSAA to watch the live-streamed events. Link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/championships/winter/section/nysphsaasIII?sport=Basketball
All after-school activities have been cancelled after 4:00 p.m. Elementary School Homework Club and late bus are still offered. The 4-6 grade Hall of Fame Program has been cancelled. The Anti-Social Media presentation will be rescheduled. Please be safe.
All after-school activities starting on/after 4:30 p.m. are canceled for today, February 25. The Board of Education Meeting scheduled for tonight at 6:00 p.m. is still on and will meet in the Jr./Sr. High Library Media Center. Please be careful if you have to be out!
Great night last night as Cooperstown won multiple crowns at the Section 3 Class C Championships. Maddox Aramini won in the 200 IM and 100 Fly. Gareth Austin won in 100 Brestroke. Also, Ewan Chapman, Will Friedman, Max Hinrichs and Maddox Aramini won in the 200 relay. They will swim in finals at State Qualifiers on Saturday.
January 15th, Litmag and Media Team interviewed Shelly Callahan, director of the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, and Selma Jasencic, Bosnian refugee who came to the US in 1992. Students took a tour and worked with Loch Phillipps, director of Off Ramp Films, Inc., who has been on location for his own documentary of the MVRCR. Footage he took of our students filming the interview and our audio of Shelly's answers may appear in his finished product. We've been invited back to cover a naturalization ceremony February 7th. Litmag and Media Team will edit the footage into an entry for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Speak Truth to Power video contest. The entry will be featured on the 2018-2019 Literary Magazine website.
CCS 7th grade students Charlotte Feury, Coralise Bailey, and Ben Katz have been chosen for publication in "Stranger Sagas". Their spooky flash fiction will be available at the school library later this spring, and will also be featured on the 2018-19 Literary Magazine website. Congratulations!
Give the gift of life this month! Student Council will be sponsoring a blood drive on Wednesday, February 13 from 10:00 am-3:30 pm in the Wrestling Room of the Junior/Senior High School. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Merwin at email@example.com .
The Cooperstown Board of Education will have its next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, 2/13 at 5:30 pm in the Junior/Senior High School Library Media Center. All are welcome to attend.
Only a couple of days left to sign up for Girls on the Run! Teams will meet twice a week, and the program culminates in a 5K run at the Clark Sports Center. If your daughter is in grades 3-5, you can sign up by February 8 at the link below: https://www.girlsontheruncny.org
Congratulations to Emma Grover, Tess diLorenzo, and Eric Kukenberger! Emma, Tess and Eric recently competed in the CASSC Speech and Debate Tournament at SUCO. Tess placed 2nd in Original Interpretation, memorizing and presenting two short pieces of literature. Emma and Eric placed 3rd in Public Forum, debating both sides of the topic "Resolved: The United States should end its arms sales to Saudi Arabia".
Are you looking for an opportunity to join a group of supportive professionals and make a difference in children's lives? Look no further...we have several openings to match your talents! Please visit https://www.cooperstowncs.org/o/cooperstown-csd/page/employment-information--13 for more details.
The school café menu for February is now available! To find the café menu, click "Dining" on our website or app. To find the printable menu, meal prices, and other information, head to the café webpage at https://bit.ly/2HtbbAt.
With the extremely cold temperatures and winds forecast for Thursday morning, 1/31/19, the Cooperstown School District will make every effort to offer bus transportation to students who live in the Village and usually walk to school - for those students who can get to scheduled pickup locations. The pickup locations will be at the intersections noted below (times are approximate): 7:40-7:45 #124 Bear • Lake St & Nelson Ave • Lake St & Pioneer St • Main St. & Fair St • Susquehanna Ave & Chestnut St • Elm St. & Chestnut St • Beaver St & Chestnut St 7:41-7:43 #118 Truck • Maple St & Glen Ave • Grove St & Spring St • Grove St & Glen Ave • Grove St & Main St • Grove St & Railroad Ave • Railroad Ave & Leatherstocking St 7:47-7:52 #128 Deer • Susquehanna Ave & Beaver St • Beaver St & Pioneer St • Pioneer St & Elm St • Elm St & Susquehanna Ave • Elm St & Delaware Ave • Delaware Ave & Beaver St
Join us from 5:00 pm-9:00 pm for Cabaret Night this Friday, February 1! Brooks Dinner is available; please see details for ordering below or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We have openings for several positions in our district! If you are looking to join our supportive learning community, follow the link below to see what is available! https://www.cooperstowncs.org/o/cooperstown-csd/page/employment-information--13
Students and Staff, did you know that the ClassLink app is available for your smartphone? Check out our ClassLink help & support page for more information. https://bit.ly/2U9CEIP
CCS student Wyatt Montana recently competed in the Northeast Iron Beast competition. Weighing in at 117 lbs, Wyatt took first place in his age and weight class in just his second sanctioned competition. Wyatt also set personal records with a 110# bench press; 182 # dead life; and 143.5# back squat. Congratulations to you!
Due to poor weather conditions, the boys basketball game tonight at HCCC has cancelled. We will post the rescheduled date shortly.
Cooperstown Central School District has replaced paper-based Building / Facilities Use Requests forms with the paper-free ML Schedules systems. To make a request, visit the Facilities Department page and click "Facilities Request." Easy one-time registration is required. https://bit.ly/2FigyR9
Reminder: A regular meeting of the CCS Board of Education is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23 at 5:30 pm in the Junior/Senior High Library.
6th Graders tomorrow is your Snowshoe field trip to Boonville! The buses will be leaving the Elementary School at 7am. Don't forget a bagged lunch, water bottle and your winter gear!
The next 5 Hour Pre-Licensing Course will be offered, February 5, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. Cost is $40 cash. Sign-ups are in the JR/SR High School Main Office or call Ms. Alena Krug at 607-547-8181.
SAT 2019 The SAT prep. course will be offered again Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9:00 for 8 sessions. There are 10 sessions set on the district calendar: They are: February 13 & 27; March 6, 13, 20, & 27; April 3, 10, & 24; and May 1. TWO of the above dates will be snow dates. The text that is PROVIDED is part of the fee. The price of the course is: $145. Checks should be written to the Cooperstown PTA. Cash payments will be given a receipt. All money is due at the first class on February 13th . Sign ups are in the JSHS Counseling Office.
Cooperstown Central School is on a 2 hour delay today, Wednesday, January 9.
The Class of 2021 CCS Spirit Wear Sale has been reopened! Through February 15, use the link below to order your CCS Spirit Wear. All proceeds go to the Class of 2021. https://www.catskillmountainembroidery.com/cooperstown_hawkeyes
Parents of 2018-19 Graduating Seniors: As you know, graduation is right around the corner! Please take a moment to review with your student how you would like his/her name printed on their diploma. Take into consideration middle name, initials, capitals, and punctuation. Be sure to provide this information to Ms. Alena Krug in the Jr/Sr High School Main Office as soon as possible, as the district will be ordering these documents soon.
A reminder for 7th and 8th grade parents! Letters about the upcoming Junior Ballroom Dance classes and Cotillion were sent home to all 7th and 8th grade students in the mail before the Holiday Break. Registration must be returned and postmarked by Friday, January 4. If you did not receive a letter or have questions please email CooperstownCotillion@gmail.com
PARENTS: Please be reminded that on Friday, December 21 we will conduct our district-wide early dismissal drill. Elementary students will dismiss at 2:45 PM. Jr/Sr High students will dismiss at 2:37 PM. Please call 607-547-5364 with questions.
To reduce paperwork, the TREP$ committee has decided to go digital with the sign-up process and new registration forms have been created! New TREP$ Student Registration is closed. Returning TREP$ Students can register via this form: https://goo.gl/forms/DWN78ub10dwAd3oJ3 Registration is open until December 15th for returning students. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Baker at email@example.com.