Clinton Central School has been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The SupportMusic Merit Award recognizes individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. Th application process...
If, by May 24, 2018 the District has not been forced to use the one remaining emergency day, then school will be closed on Friday, May 25, 2018. Should an additional emergency day be used before May 24, 2018, then May 25, 2018 will be a day of instruction. Information will be circulated immediately if that becomes necessary.
CCS was proud to send five elementary student to participate in the All-county Music Festival held on April 13th and 14th at Adirondack CSD. Congratulations to chorus members Eli Davis and Nora Reid, and to band members Gideon Dreier, Gretchen Grimm and Gracen Grimm. Thank you for representing the District so well on this occasion...
Clinton students are changing the world for the better! Each fall and spring, students are nominated by their teachers and CCS staff members to receive the Frank Santoli Memorial Award. Students are recognized for their good citizenship and acts of kindness in memory of a beloved teacher middle school science teacher...
Absentee ballot applications for the May 15th budget vote are now available in the Superintendent's Office. Completed applications must be received by the District Clerk at least seven (7) days before the election if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter, or the day before the election, if the ballot is to be delivered personally to the voter. Absentee ballots must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 PM, prevailing time, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
The 2018-19 budget vote and election of Board of Education members will take place on May 15th in the theater lobby from noon to 8:00 pm. Please remember that you should register with the Oneida County Board of Elections by May 4th. Registration forms are available on the Oneida County website or in the Superintendent's Office. Please click on the title of this article for more information.
Tickets are now on sale for Clinton Dollars for Scholars 12th annual Raffle. A $20 raffle ticket provides a chance to win a new Ferris IS600Z riding mower or a $3,000 cash prize. Only 700 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held on April 21st at 1 p.m. during Clinton Tractor’s Open House. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. Tickets are available at Alteri’s Restaurant, Clinton Agway and Clinton Tractor or any DFS board member. All proceeds from the raffle go toward supporting scholarships for graduating Clinton Central School students. For more information, visit http://clinton.dollarsforscholars.org.
Congratulations to Meghan for her 5th year on the composite varsity bowling team representing Section III at the state championship tournament where the team took second place. Meghan holds the Center State Conference highest average of 205, and highest series at 813.
Eva Borton anchored the Section III Distance Medley relay team to victory at the 2017/18 NYSPHSAA & NYS Federation combined Indoor Track Championships at Ocean Breeze in Staten Island on Saturday. Each year the teams are made up of each section's first non-individual event qualifiers in the 300, 600, 1000 & 1500 meter runs from their respective state qualifying meets. The Section III team was made up of Senior Cady Barns (Fayetteville-Manlius), Sophomore Camryn Stone (Central Valley Academy), Freshman Gianna Capoccia (RFA) and Junior Eva Borton (Clinton). Borton anchored the event running the final leg (a 1600) in 5:05.74 to bring section III's team from 4th to first, passing the second place team's anchor for good with just over 100 meters to go! This makes the second Section III "team" State Championship for Borton this season as she was the highest scoring member for the Section III class C State Championship Cross Country team earlier this year.
The middle school MathCounts team won the regional competetion held at MVCC on Saturday, February 3rd. Leah Borton and Jason Rivera finished first and second respectively in the individual category. The team will continue on to the state round held at RPI in Troy, NY on March 17th, 2018. Team members are (from left to right) Karina Davis, Joey DeTraglia, Jason Rivera, Leah Borton, Eden Knight, Georgia Deep and Emily Le. The team is advised by middle school math teacher Susan King.
Several members of the CCS Boys Varsity Soccer team earned the designation of Center State Conference Division 1 All Stars. First Team: Mesafint Ellingson (Grade 8), Garret Frank (Senior), Henry Garner (Senior), Matthew Kowalczyk (Senior). Connor Frank (Senior), Matthew Lewis (Junior), and Brian Sanders (Junior) received Honorable Mention. Congratulations!
The artwork of several CCS students was exhibited at the NYSATA sponsored New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) art show. Their work was prominently displayed at the School Board Association's annual conference earlier this year, bringing creative student art and programs to the attention of members of local and regional school boards. All of the students will receive a certificate of excellence. The Clinton artists whose work was featured at this exhibit are Emily Brockway, Devon Pritchard, Mia Le, Joe Pascucci, Elizabeth Messett, Kimberly Blum, Grace, Gorczyca, and Gleb Samoshuk. Please click on the title of this article to view artwork.
The Clinton Girls Varsity Soccer team had another impressive season. Ranked 6th in New York State, the team earned a sectional semi-final bid. Led by captains Allie Lehman, Jenna Devine and Mackenzie Decker the team finished with a 14-3-2 record and retained the title of Center State Division I Champions for the 5th consecutive year. The team also qualified as a New York State Scholar Athlete Team. Please click on the title of this article to view those awarded.
The Clinton High School Art Department and Clinton Pottery have raised $4169.90 for Puerto Rico through the "Pottery for Puerto Rico" effort. Funds will be sent to to the Glenview Baptist Church in Ponce, PR for distribution.Thank you to all who have contributed.
Students from all over New York State perform annually at the NYSSMA Solo Festival to earn placement at the Conference All-state Music Festival. High school student Libby Militello represented CCS at the conference in Rochester in early December. This is the highest honor a high school musician can earn in New York State! Congratulations!
The artwork of two students, Kim Blum and Abigail King, will grace the cover of the Davis Planner thanks to the efforts of art teacher Mindy Pavone who submitted their work for consideration. The school was awarded a one year subscription to SchoolArts Magazine.
Model UN, under the advisement of teacher Roger Wratten, competed in an event held at SUNY Poly on December 2nd. Student Kennen Eksic received the LOGOS Award for his use of facts and logic, and Olivia Wightman received the Ethos Award for moral strength and character. Congratulations to all of the CCS team members!
Middle school students enjoyed presentations regarding the realities surrounding a number of career paths. Clinton graduate Susan Bennett, the voice of "Siri", was the virtual keynote speaker. Thank you to middle school guidance counselor Danielle Tesak, and BOCES employee Erika Kistowski for arranging this valuable experience.
The Clinton Elementary School Green Team continues to learn more about recycling and to educate the school community. The Green Team is comprised of 31 fourth and fifth grade students who have an interest in environmental issues. With the help of Mrs. Moshier and Mrs. Toia-Kramer, the Green Team students collected and weighed bags of plastic film totaling 159 pounds which were then brought to Hannaford Market for recycling. This occurred as part of the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority's Plastic Film Recycling Challenge.
Five “Upstanding” students were recognized at the December 19th Board of Education meeting: Matthew Geigel, Chloe Flippo, Matthew Hudon, Mahala Allen and Kamryn Turner. These students are members of Rachel's Warriors, a student club whose purpose is to make the middle school a safer and more connected building where bullying and violence are replaced with kindness and respect.
This year the Boys Varsity Hockey team wants to help those in need in our community have a Merry Christmas. They will be collecting non-perishable food items and unwrapped toys at Fridays game against Ontario Bay. Please come cheer the boys on and bring a food item or toy with you. The puck drops at 7:30!
Eighth grader Mesafint Ellingson has been elected to the All-CNY Soccer Team for Boys after a tremendous year in which he contributed 14 goals and 14 assists to the varsity team. He led Section III Class B in assists and was 2nd in overall points with 28.
On November 7th, Superintendent Dr. Stephen Grimm, high school Principal Dr. Matthew Lee, and administrative intern and teacher Amie Johnson accepted the National Blue Ribbon School Award in Washington, DC, on behalf of Clinton High School. Thank you to all of our teachers, grades K-12, who have made this achievement possible...
The CCS girls cross country team won the section III class C-2 Championship Saturday 11/4/17 @ VVS. CCS finished 3rd in the over-all class C merged results. The winning team of the merged results (Syracuse CBA) advances to the state championships as a team...
High school Math teachers Michele Dunn and Michael Stanton have been accepted into the Master Teacher Program after completing a rigorous selection process.The New York State Master Teacher Program is a vibrant network of more than 800 outstanding public school teachers throughout the state who share a passion for their own STEM learning and for collaborating with colleagues to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders. Science teacher Kathleen Washburn is also a Master Teacher.
Football team members Kody Groves, Dan Mahoney, Devon Firpo, Tim Goff, Evan Wilcox, Adam Schneider, Jordan Kennedy, Kole Davignon, Matt Gadziala, Nick Kodsy, Powers Lynch, Preston Sperduto and Quentin Mason participated in the Oneida County Clean-up program and raked lawns for several senior citizens. Thank you to coach Frank Williams for organizing this effort.
Several technology education students recently explored the wide range of careers in both the manufacturing and construction industry here in Central NY. Students met with over 60 local manufacturing companies at SUNY Poly during National Manufacturing Day and received first-hand experience within the many different trades in the construction industry at Construction Career Day. There are many excellent careers within our area that appeal to all talents and interests! Mr. O’Rourke and Mr. Owens would like to congratulate their students for thinking about their future!
On Saturday, October 7th, five honorees were inducted into the Clinton Central School District Hall of Distinction in the Performing Arts Complex Theatre. The purposes of the Clinton Central School Hall of Distinction are to recognize and celebrate graduates and retirees of the Clinton Central School District for their accomplishments and to inspire students to current and future success....
Clinton High School has earned the highest national honor a public school may receive from the United States Department of Education having been named a “2017 National Blue Ribbon School.” This is not the first time for such an honor as the Clinton High School and Middle School previously earned the distinction in 1988-1989 and 1989-1990 respectively. Click on the above to read more!
The Girls Varsity Cross Country team is currently 6-0 in Center State Conference league play having defeated Canastota, Herkimer, Cooperstown, Adirondack, Waterville & Oriskany so far...
On September 8th the Elementary School, in response to a potential danger, changed the afternoon dismissal procedures to assure the safety of all the children. Throughout this experience, many parents and teachers reported that they would appreciate a safer dismissal procedure than the one that was in place in the past. Click on the title above to learn more about this and take the survey.
This global celebration of literature, creativity, courage and collaboration began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book "The Dot" on September 15, 2009. Please help us celebrate on Friday, September 15th, by having your elementary students dress up in anything they have that has dots on it!
On September 5th, The Professional Development Center will be offering a workshop from 7pm to 8pm in the theater, "Unplugging: Finding Ways to Communicate with Your Kid in Grades K-12". This is the first in a series of workshops sponsored by the PTA. Please click on the title of this article for more information.
Preparing adults for the future is the goal of the BOCES Consortium of Continuing Education (BCCE). Programs provide education and job training skills that are essential in today's technology. BCCE offers more than 200 programs to adults and is a partnership between Madison-Oneida BOCES and Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES. Check out what BCCE has to offer here: www.moboces.org/adulted
Rick Heintz was the lucky winner of a guitar donated by Big Apple Music. His winning ticket was drawn by students Kehela Reeves and Alexis Racioppa at the high school spring concert. Thank you for all who participated and congratulations to the Heintz family!
Envirothon is an outdoor competition consisting of a series of hands-on contests in which teams of high school students compete to solve environmental problems in five categories: aquatics, wildlife, forestry, soils, and a current event. The result is to develop environmental awareness among students that will last a life-time. The teams are advised by science teacher Laurie Rosenburgh...
A Crimson Red Maple tree was planted on the elementary school grounds in honor of teacher Tracy Evans and teacher assistant Marcia Belois who will be retiring at the end of this school year. Students are also raising funds to purchase a tree for Kirkland Town Park by sponsoring a walk...
Julia Cicchinelli, a sophomore in Chinese 2b class at Clinton High School, was recently selected to receive a 2017-2018 NSLI-Y scholarship. The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) is sponsored by the Government of the United States of America through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. ...
The middle school Mathcounts team finished second in regional competition held on February 4th at MVCC. The team will continue on to state competition at RPI in Troy, NY on March 18th. Congratulations to Leah Borton, Karina Davis, Joe DeTraglia and Jason Rivera.
Senior Darby D'Angelo, flanked by parents, teammates and supporters, signed a formal commitment on February 3rd to play Division 1 soccer for Siena College in Latham, NY. Darby is...
On December 8th, 33 students presented to judges 24 controlled study projects at the annual high school science fair. Volunteer judges came from Indium Corporation, MVCC, Hamilton College, Clinton Central School, ESF, Soil and Water Conservation District, and FMP Remediation. Ten students will go on to represent Clinton High School at the Utica College Science Fair ....
Eleventh grade student Meghan Doris has set a new NYS girls bowling 3-game series record with a score of 813. This qualifies Meghan for the 2017 U.S. High School Bowling Nartional Championship to be held in Nashville, Tennesee in June. Congratulations, Meghan!
Students toured Clinton Pottery Studio where they learned how to make a mug from start to finish. Owner Jonathan Woodward assisted Mrs. Pavone’s Sculpture students and Mr. Gaetano’s studio art class in obtaining “hands on experience” working with clay.
" International Dot Day”, inspired by the book "The Dot," by Peter Reynolds, is a global celebration of creativity, courage, collaboration, and inspiration.
Mary Jordan often has a full day: train to become a Paralympian, and fight multiple sclerosis. She was inducted into the Kirkland Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.