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Congratulations to the Class of 2022 Congratulations to the Class of 2022: A total of 92 students from the Jordan-Elbridge class of 2022 were recognized during a commencement ceremony at John Howes Stadium on Friday, June 24 th . Superintendent James Froio kicked off the 58 th ceremony, where students and their loved ones heard from keynote speaker and Board of Education vice president William Yard, valedictorian Bayleigh Clark, salutatorian Elora Kunz, and senior class co-president Valerie Reith. William Yard kicked off the speeches, telling the story of a young man named Austin who tragically lost his family across two separate plane crashes. The first crash happened when he was a young child, and killed his mother, brother, and sister. He and his dad vowed to live life to the fullest in their honor. When Austin grew older, he received a full scholarship ...
ELL students create list of summer activities across NYS ELL students create list of summer activities across NYS: Are you looking for some fun summer day trip ideas? Our ELL students have thought of more than 50 fun activities to keep you busy while school is out! Check out what they came up with below, or you can download a copy of their list here .
JEHS virtual art show now available to view JEHS virtual art show now available to view: This year, JEHS students were able to show off their art in two separate art shows, one in-person, and one virtual. Thanks to the in-person show, friends and family got the chance to see loved ones' artwork up close for the first time in years. “They deserve it, they work hard for four years, and it’s nice for the community to be able to come in and see all of the hard work they’ve done,” said art teacher Katie DeLorenzo when talking about senior excitement surrounding the in-person show. The in-person art show was displayed on Tuesday, June 7 th during the Festival of the Arts, which also featured the Collage Concert. Artwork from 15 seniors was on display, 6 of whom are a part of a college class and showcased their AP portfolios. The virtual art ...
Senior athletes recognized at banquet Senior athletes recognized at banquet: JEHS senior student-athletes were recognized at the Senior Athlete Banquet on Monday, June 6th. The award ceremony took place at The Lodge in Skaneateles. All seniors were recognized, and some special awards were given out. See the list of winners below, along with a slideshow with photos from the event. Congratulations to all of our senior athletes! Scholar-athlete Award Nicholas Long  Valerie Reith  Eagle Pride Award Jack Daly  Gabriella Smart Comeback Player of the Year  Wade Brunelle  Male Athlete of the Year  Wade Brunelle Female Athlete of the Year  Vassianna Klock  To download a copy of the below slideshow, click here .
Elbridge Elementary Virtual Art Show launches Elbridge Elementary Virtual Art Show launches: Loved ones of Elbridge Elementary students now have the chance to check out student artwork online, as this year's Art Show launches! EE art teacher Erin Sadowski has been taking photos of every piece of art students have created throughout the year, and organizing those photos by grade level. Below, you can see the end result of Sadowski's hard work, as each student has their own slide in their grade level's art show presentation. Great job, Eagles! 4YP Art Show Kindergarten Art Show First Grade Art Show Second Grade Art Show Third Grade Art Show
JE to once again offer Summer Health and Fitness Program JE to once again offer Summer Health and Fitness Program: The Jordan-Elbridge School District will once again offer a Summer Health and Fitness Program this summer. The program is available to students entering grades 7-9 for the 2022-23 academic year. This program was a huge success last summer, and the district is excited to bring it back again. There will be an emphasis on the importance of health an fitness, through making healthy choices daily. This 5-week program will run from July 5 th , 2022 to August 11 th , 2022. Students will meet 4 days-per-week, Monday-Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the high school. They will utilize the weight room, John Howes Stadium, and the gymnasium. The goal of the program is to teach students the importance of health and fitness, and how to create heathy habits that will last a lifetime. Students ...
Congratulations to May's Future World Changers Congratulations to May's Future World Changers: Two Jordan-Elbridge Middle School students are being recognized as ‘Future World Changers’! Each month, teachers nominate students for reasons such as excelling in class or making significant progress and growth. The students nominated exhibit qualities of a lifelong learner, such as having determination, being compassionate, and demonstrating curiosity. This group of 'Future World Changers' are: Daniel Conrad, and Nina Bartolotta. Students receive a t-shirt and a certificate for their hard work. Their names are also displayed on the marquee in front of Elbridge Elementary. See photos of the students below. Congratulations to all of our Future World Changers!
Two staff members receive COSBA Awards Two staff members receive COSBA Awards: Two Jordan-Elbridge staff members are being honored at this year’s COSBA (Cayuga-Onondaga School Board Association) Award Ceremony. Food Service Supervisor William Vita is being recognized as ‘Supervisor of the Year,’ and Elbridge Elementary’s head custodian Alan Foster is being recognized as ‘Non-Instructional Support Staff of the Year.’ Bill Vita’s dedication goes above and beyond to address the needs of Jordan-Elbridge School District students. When we first entered the pandemic, Bill helped prepare and coordinate 89,085 breakfasts and 103,293 lunches from March 16, 2020, to August 31, 2021. He also ensured families had access to meals during holiday breaks. His positive attitude is infectious, spreading to the rest of the food service staff, ...
Two JEHS spring athletes participate in 'Signing Day' event Two JEHS spring athletes participate in 'Signing Day' event: Two JEHS seniors have been recognized for their athletic accomplishments throughout high school. Anisa Adi and Colin Jewsbury will both be playing a sport at the collegiate level next year, a feat only 7% of high school athletes accomplish. Anisa, daughter of Jessica and Sean Bort, will be playing tennis at LeMoyne College. She plans to study psychology while in school. Anisa said she chose LeMoyne because of its location and academic excellence. Anisa was offered a $100,000 academic scholarship to attend, and is one of only nine players accepted onto the tennis team. Congratulations, Anisa! Colin, son of Jason and Lori Jewsbury, will attend SUNY Oswego to play golf. Colin plans to study computer science while in college. He said he chose Oswego because of its proximity to home, ...
JEDIS plans spirit week ahead of Memorial Day weekend JEDIS plans spirit week ahead of Memorial Day weekend: The Jordan-Elbridge Dynamic Intermediate School is planning a spirit week ahead of Memorial Day weekend! With Friday off, there will be four days of fun themes for students. Check out the schedule here , or see more below.
Voters approve 2022-23 school district budget Voters approve 2022-23 school district budget: On May 17 th , Jordan-Elbridge Central School District voters approved the district's $34,978,500 budget for 2022-23 with 270 yes votes to 107 no votes and elected three Board of Education members. The approved budget carries a 2.8 percent tax levy increase and increases spending by 3.45 percent, or $1,166,500. This budget includes increased mental health support for students and their families, in part due to the addition of a county social worker. New buses will also be purchased, including more stop-arm cameras, which will hold drivers accountable and keep students safe when entering and exiting school buses.   “We aim to cultivate the best in personal growth and achievement for all students, and we are so thankful the Jordan-Elbridge community helps us to do ...
JE Drama Club to present JE Drama Club to present "Million Dollar Baby": Looking for some fun weekend plans? Get ready to laugh your way through JE Drama Club's latest performance! Students will present the melodramatic comedy, MILLION DOLLAR BABY (Or A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight) by Craig Sogan, on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the JE High School Auditorium. This play is a comic melodrama set in two acts. The characters center around Nellie Cavandish, who is saintly; and her greedy brother, Creepstone, who is diabolical. Their daddy willed $1,000 to each with the stipulation that the one who increases the amount most within 30 days will inherit his entire fortune. The struggle between good and evil becomes a tug of war, with Nellie and her gentle friends, including the Chicago Fire Department, pulling honestly and earnestly, ...
Wall of Honor nominees due by June 3rd Wall of Honor nominees due by June 3rd: The Jordan-Elbridge Central School District is now accepting nominations for the Wall of Honor. Nominees do not have to be an employee of the district to qualify for this honor.  Past honorees include: Melinda Smart, Joyce McManus, Doug Milton, Herm Fedrizzi, Vickie Jewett, Diana Rynkiewicz, Doris Baird, Noel Hotchkiss, Gregory and Shirley Drummond, Donald Bard Sr., Susan McCoy, Nancy Rizzieri, Judy Strazzere, Mary Bartoszewski, Louis Barbaglia, Cathy Meixner, Gina Clifford, James A’Hearn, Roxann Sherman, Ken Bush and Mary Lou Varga. To nominate a candidate, please fill out the form located here . The deadline to return this form is June 3, 2022. You can also download the form and send it via email to Bernadette Fall or mail it to: Wall of Honor Committee ...
Sign up to participate in Donkey Basketball fundraiser Sign up to participate in Donkey Basketball fundraiser: The Jordan-Elbridge Band and Sports Boosters are planning a Donkey Basketball fundraiser, which will be held on Thursday, May 19 th . It will consist of 3-on-3 tournaments, where participants are riding donkeys while playing basketball. Students will play against their favorite teachers and staff. JE's Band and Sports Boosters are asking all students, teachers, administrators, coaches and staff to participate. You can be a donkey rider, volunteer at concessions, make up raffle baskets, or fill the stands to cheer everyone on! There will be four teams of 10 players, plus a coach. Each team must have a team name. All riders must be over 14 years-old, and will need to fill out a waiver form. Teams will create their own team shirts. It is $10.00 to participate. If you are interested ...
First graders celebrate the planet beyond Earth Day First graders celebrate the planet beyond Earth Day: Elbridge Elementary ELL students are learning about the importance of keeping our Earth clean. Teacher Danuta Goldmann said their enthusiasm for learning about the planet, recycling, and pollution sparked their latest project. “I wanted it to go beyond one day, beyond just Earth Day,” explained Goldmann. The first graders created a poster to share their findings. The first side shows facts they found interesting, such as it takes one-thousand years for a glass jar to break down. The second half of the poster shows animals they hope to help by making green choices. Goldmann also gave each student a Hyacinth to plant at home. Both first graders said they planted the flowers in front of their house with their families.
Congratulations to April's Future World Changers Congratulations to April's Future World Changers: Six Jordan-Elbridge Middle School students are being recognized as ‘Future World Changers’! Each month, teachers nominate students for reasons such as excelling in class or making significant progress and growth. The students nominated exhibit qualities of a lifelong learner, such as having determination, being compassionate, and demonstrating curiosity. This group of 'Future World Changers' were chosen by their Physical and Health Education teachers. They are: Gabrielle Rodriguez, William Haumann, Cameron Fraher, Emily Curry, Tre Ahern and Ryan Horrell. Students receive a t-shirt and a certificate for their hard work. Their names are also displayed on the marquee in front of Elbridge Elementary. See photos of the students below. Congratulations to all of our ...
School district budget vote to be held Tuesday, May 17 School district budget vote to be held Tuesday, May 17: On Tuesday, May 17th, Jordan-Elbridge Central School District residents will vote on a proposed $34,978,500 budget for the 2022-23 school year. This budget represents a spending increase of 3.45 percent, or $1,166,500 and carries a 2.8 percent tax levy increase. This is the first time in four years, and only the second time in seven years that Jordan-Elbridge has presented a budget with a tax increase to voters. The proposed 2.8 percent tax levy increase falls below the district’s legal limit as defined by New York’s tax levy cap legislation. That means a simple majority (50 percent of votes plus one) is needed to approve the budget. 2022-23 Budget Snapshot Total proposed budget: $34,978,500 Proposed tax levy increase from 2021-22: 2.8 percent Proposed ...
JE Band Boosters plans 'Kid's Night Out' event JE Band Boosters plans 'Kid's Night Out' event: The Jordan-Elbridge Band Boosters is planning a 'Kid's Night Out' event for students in grades 1-4. The event will take place on Friday, May 6 from 6-9 p.m. at Elbridge Elementary. There will be games, crafts, face painting, a movie and more! Details can be found in the flyer below. You can download a copy of the flyer here .
NJHS plans Earth Day fundraiser NJHS plans Earth Day fundraiser: The National Junior Honor Society is encouraging students to support our planet by making eco-friendly food choices this week. Students compiled research to show how the decisions we make about what we eat impact the earth in surprising ways. For instance, bald eagles are a local bird of prey whose habitats were damaged over many decades by agricultural insecticides used on our food products. These insecticides leaked into our waterways, contaminating fish that the eagles preyed upon. Their population drastically declined, though more recent efforts have caused eagle numbers to rebound.  On Earth Day, April 22nd, students will be selling $1 homemade vegan sugar cookies during school lunch in hopes of raising enough money to adopt a bald eagle from the National ...
Celebrating JEMS' latest Future World Changers Celebrating JEMS' latest Future World Changers: Six Jordan-Elbridge Middle School students are being recognized as ‘Future World Changers’! Each month, teachers nominate students for reasons such as excelling in class or making significant progress and growth. The students nominated exhibit qualities of a lifelong learner, such as having determination, being compassionate, and demonstrating curiosity. This month's 'Future World Changers' were chosen by their performing arts and visual arts teachers. They are: Sarah Love, Ava Orton, Ceanna Compo, Abigayle Bates, Alyssa Curfman and Mathieu Piper. Students receive a t-shirt and a certificate for their hard work. Their names are also displayed on the marquee in front of Elbridge Elementary. See photos of the students below. Congratulations to all of our Future ...



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