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Watkins Glen School Board accepts Athletic Director’s retirement

Watkins Glen graduation moved to Father’s Day after parents complain about schedule change
The Watkins Glen School District's School Board recently approved the retirement of Rod Weeden, a dedicated administrator serving as Athletic Director, Communications Director, and District Data Coordinator, effective August 15. Weeden, who began his journey ... more
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Thompson Health Guild scholarship deadline set for April 12

Police: Violent incident at F.F. Thompson Hospital leads to several charges against Rochester man
High school seniors in the Finger Lakes region with aspirations in healthcare have until April 12 to apply for the Thompson Health Guild Scholarship. This year, up to five students will be awarded $2,000 each ... more
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Mary Porcari Brady Fund contributes $20K to FLCC

FLCC celebrates opening of $7.2M Sands Family Center for Allied Health at main campus
The Mary Porcari Brady Fund has contributed another $20,000 to the Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) Foundation, marking its third donation to assist nursing students with unexpected financial burdens. Since its inception in 2022, the ... more
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“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” lights up Pal-Mac stage

“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” lights up Pal-Mac stage
The Pal-Mac High School Drama Club is set to enchant audiences with "The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical," running from March 8 to March 10 at the Pal-Mac Performing Arts Center. This fantasy-themed musical ... more
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“Growing Hope” event to inspire careers in agriculture and address hunger

"Growing Hope" event to inspire careers in agriculture and address hunger
The Southern Cayuga Future Farmers of America (FFA) is set to launch their 2024 Growing Hope Globally project at an event scheduled for March 8, 2024, at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES. This initiative aims to shed ... more
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Newark school celebrates annual Valentine’s ball with community spirit

Newark school celebrates annual Valentine’s ball with community spirit
Lincoln School's annual Valentine’s Ball, held on February 10, once again brought together 115 students, their families, and friends for a night of festivity and fun. Dressed in semi-formal attire, attendees from Pre-K through second ... more
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Corning-Painted Post HS hosts robotics tournament

Corning-Painted Post HS hosts robotics tournament
Over twenty high school robotics teams gathered at Corning-Painted Post High School for the Corning Qualifying Robotics Tournament, vying for a spot in the regional championships of the FIRST Tech Challenge. Teams from across upstate ... more
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Clyde-Savannah HS students connect with Holocaust survivors’ descendants

Clyde-Savannah HS students connect with Holocaust survivors' descendants
In observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, Clyde-Savannah Senior High School's 10th-grade students had the unique opportunity to engage with descendants of Holocaust survivors through a Zoom session. This educational initiative was ... more
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Odessa-Montour school board supports cross country teams, bids farewell to principal

Odessa-Montour school board supports cross country teams, bids farewell to principal
The Odessa-Montour School Board has given the green light for the establishment of boys and girls cross country teams starting next fall, following the advocacy of 7th grader Lexi Strobel. Strobel, who previously ran as ... more
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Wayne Central students shine at county vocal music festival

Wayne Central students shine at county vocal music festival
Students from Wayne Central School District displayed their vocal talents at the 2024 Wayne All-County Junior and Senior High School Vocal Music Festival held on January 27 at Williamson High School. Under the direction of ... more
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Victor educator joins Geneva schools as principal

Victor educator joins Geneva schools as principal
Kyle Pecora, a Victor Central School District educator, has joined Geneva Middle School as the new assistant principal. Mr. Pecora replaces Nicole Campbell, who accepted a position as the district's new director of information technology and ... more
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Catholic schools in Canandaigua, Geneva, and Penn Yan celebrate honorary week

Catholic schools in Canandaigua, Geneva, and Penn Yan celebrate honorary week
In New York, the remaining three Catholic schools are observing Catholic Schools Week, a tradition that has significantly dwindled since the mid-1960s when there were Catholic elementary schools in Clyde, Seneca Falls, Waterloo, Newark, Penn ... more
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Waterloo CSD seeks community input for superintendent search

Waterloo CSD seeks community input for superintendent search
The Waterloo Central School District is inviting public participation in the selection of its next superintendent, with an online survey open until February 13. This initiative, led by search consultant Mike Ford, aims to gather ... more
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Canandaigua area hosts array of events this week

Canandaigua could see increase in taxes in upcoming spending plan
The Canandaigua area is set to host a variety of engaging activities this week, offering residents a chance to delve into global affairs, enjoy ballet, and explore diverse interests. The Great Decisions discussion series kicks ... more
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FLCC has 95% pass rate for nursing grads on national exam

FLCC has 95% pass rate for nursing grads on national exam
Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) has announced an impressive 95% pass rate for its nursing graduates on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in 2023. This achievement outperforms the New York State ... more
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FLCC will host financial aid workshop on February 3

FLCC celebrates opening of $7.2M Sands Family Center for Allied Health at main campus
Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) in Canandaigua is set to host a SUNY Financial Aid Day workshop on February 3, starting at 9 a.m. The event, open to all students regardless of their college choice, ... more
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Montezuma Audubon Center now scheduling field trips for local schools

Montezuma Audubon Center now scheduling field trips for local schools
The Montezuma Audubon Center is now scheduling educational field trips for this spring, offering a diverse range of programs aimed at connecting students with nature. Programs cater to different age groups, from pre-kindergarten to biology ... more
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St. Peter’s Academy Teen Choir to perform in Geneva before departing on UK Tour

St. Peter's Academy Teen Choir to perform in Geneva before departing on UK Tour
Geneva's St. Peter's Community Arts Academy Teen Choir will present a pre-tour concert before they embark on their tour to the United Kingdom during President's Week break. The concert will be held on Saturday, February ... more
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Beyond Entertainment: Exploring the Educational Potential of PC Games

Beyond Entertainment: Exploring the Educational Potential of PC Games
Have you ever paused during a gaming session and pondered the true impact of the game you're playing? It's a common belief that PC games are primarily designed for entertainment. However, what if I told ... more
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Penn Yan Superintendent Howard Dennis will retire after 30 years of service to district

Penn Yan Superintendent Howard Dennis will retire after 30 years of service to district
After 30 years of service to the Penn Yan Central School District, Superintendent Howard Dennis has announced his retirement, effective January 2025. Dennis, who began his career in Penn Yan in 1994 as an eighth-grade ... more
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Pal-Mac teacher joins prestigious NASA/IPAC research program

Pal-Mac teacher joins prestigious NASA/IPAC research program
Joe Perry, an Earth Science and Astronomy teacher at Palmyra-Macedon High School, has been selected to participate in the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP). The announcement was made at the American Astronomical Society's winter ... more
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