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Chittenango Central School District Receives National Recognition for 14th Straight Year Chittenango Central School District Receives National Recognition for 14th Straight Year: The NAMM Foundation proudly recognizes Chittenango as one of the Best Communities for Music for 2024! This recognition is awarded to school districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in providing music access and education to all students, as well as recognizing the level of community support. “Our District and community are very supportive of our music program,” says Matthew Stearns, K-12 Music Chairperson, “We are fortunate to offer four strands of music: Band, Choral, Orchestral, and General Music. We are equally fortunate to provide several performing opportunities for all grade levels. Our musicians are frequently selected for All-County ensembles, as well as Area All-State and New York State All-State ensembles.” “In Chittenango, we believe ...
CMS Teams up with Madison County EMS CMS Teams up with Madison County EMS: The Leo's Club and Crossroads group at Chittenango Middle School teamed up to help Madison County EMS staff and accident victims. They worked together to make cozy blankets, which they donated on March 20th to EMS staff to give to people at accident scenes. These blankets aren't just warm; they're like hugs during tough times. The students' kindness and generosity show how small acts can make a big difference.  
CHS Presents Les Misérables CHS Presents Les Misérables: Set in 19th-century France,  Les Misérables  tells Victor Hugo's story of the failed but noble Paris uprising of 1832. We start with a prisoner named Jean Valjean (Aiden Grenier), who was sentenced to 19 years for stealing bread to save his family. Upon his parole, the stern but dutiful Inspector Javert (Logan Rogers) warns him to be mindful of the law. Still, when Valjean cannot find work as a parolee, he steals silver from the local Bishop of Digne (Elijah Hoover). Valjean is brought to justice, but in a twist of fate, the bishop tells the inspector that he gave him the silver and he may be released.  Valjean turns his life around, eventually becoming a factory owner and mayor of a nearby town. One of his factory workers, Fantine (Sarah McKillip, Kaelyn Rudd), ...
CMS Attends Micron’s Careers in a High Tech World Event CMS Attends Micron’s Careers in a High Tech World Event: Over February break, Chittenango Middle School 8th-grade students had the opportunity to participate in the Micron Careers in a High Tech World event hosted by OCM BOCES. During this event, they interacted with Micron engineers and OCC professors, gaining valuable insights into the ever-evolving technology field. One of the event's highlights was a captivating virtual reality tour of Micron's cleanroom facilities. Additionally, they actively participated in hands-on learning activities, further deepening their understanding of key concepts in technology and engineering. This immersive experience broadened their horizons and sparked their curiosity and passion for careers in the high-tech industry. Students who participated:  Kiptyn Baldoze, Troy Bielicki, Rowen Griffiths, ...
CHS Musicians Selected for Conference All-State CHS Musicians Selected for Conference All-State: Three Chittenango High students were selected to attend this year’s NYSSMA Conference in Rochester, NY. After months of preparation on their NYSSMA solos, Nathan Cleveland, Sophia DiGennaro and Evelynn Keville received perfect scores and were selected to participate in the 2023 All-State Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra. This is the highest honor that a young musician can achieve. Only the finest high school musicians from all of New York State are selected. From Thursday, November 30th through Sunday, December 3rd, these students participated in what was, most likely, the most enriching musical experience of their lives. Over several days, their intensive rehearsals culminated in a performance at The Eastman Theater.
Congratulations to Hannah Eddy! Congratulations to Hannah Eddy!: Hannah Eddy, daughter of Carrie and Timothy Eddy and a senior at Chittenango High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. About one-quarter of 1% of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2022, only 3,376 out of 1.34 million students who took the ACT earned a top composite score of 36.   The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading, and science, each scored on a scale of 1–36. A student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. The score for ACT’s optional writing test is reported separately and is not included within the ACT composite score.   “Earning a top score on the ACT is a remarkable achievement,” said ACT CEO Janet Godwin. “A ...
Chittenango's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Chittenango's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony: On September 11, the choir was again honored to sing for the Village of Chittenango's 9/11 remembrance ceremony. The event was filled with strong emotions and beautiful music performed by the choir! 
The Chittenango High School Select Choir Hits the Ground Running! The Chittenango High School Select Choir Hits the Ground Running!: On September 2, 2023, the choir was honored to be a finalist to sing at the St. Joseph’s Amphitheater ahead of the Loverboy and Foreigner concert. The group sang a medley of classic rock songs to an audience of about 17,000. Their energy and enthusiasm helped them WIN the competition against the students from Central Square, who also put on a great show! The students had a blast singing in this space and were rewarded with a new Bose PA System! 
Students Honored with Students Honored with "Tools for Success" Awards: To qualify for a "Tools for Success" award, students must demonstrate proficient skills within their program, have good classroom attendance and participation, and show a consistently positive attitude in class. Two of our students that were honored in the following:  Preston Tedford in Culinary (not pictured) and Robert Kimball in Welding (shown below) What an achievement! Congratulations! To read the entire story, please click here .  
First in Math State Champs First in Math State Champs: On March 30th, three members of the 1st grade enrichment math group competed in a regional qualifier for the New York State Math Championships.  Brayden Calabro, Wilson Cary and John Enders won the regional competition on that day, and were invited to compete at the University of Albany on May 20th for the state championship.  Wilson, Brayden and John won the state championship with an impressive showing of teamwork, dedication, focus and amazing number sense!! We are so proud of our little Bears! Way to go, boys!
Chittenango High School Seniors Earn NYS Seal of Biliteracy Chittenango High School Seniors Earn NYS Seal of Biliteracy: On April 21, 2023, seven seniors from Chittenango High School successfully presented their projects to earn the NYS Seal of Biliteracy at Onondaga Community College. The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) acknowledges the importance of being bilingual in today's global society. It highlights the hard work and achievement of students demonstrating a high literacy level in more than one language. The NYSSB encourages the study of languages, affirms the value of diversity in a multilingual society, and gives students opportunities, including a competitive advantage in the workforce and a better understanding of other cultures.   Students earn the Seal of Biliteracy by earning points in ELA and a world language. Points can be earned in many ways, including coursework, ...
CHS is proud to offer The Den Thrift Shoppe! CHS is proud to offer The Den Thrift Shoppe!: Chittenango High School is proud to offer The Den Thrift Shoppe. Our first anniversary is April 22nd! The Den provides FREE items to all high school students, including new and gently used clothing, shoes, outdoor wear, hygiene products, non-perishable food items, and items that can be shared with family members!   Please encourage your student to stop by and check it out. We are open Monday and Wednesday during the 10th period and by appointment.
In the News - Chittenango High School Theatre presents Disney's ocean tale, 'The Little Mermaid' In the News - Chittenango High School Theatre presents Disney's ocean tale, 'The Little Mermaid': Please click on the link below to see the full story!  Chittenango High School Theatre presents Disney's ocean tale, 'The Little Mermaid'
Innovate to Educate interviews with the Chittenango Robotics Team! Innovate to Educate interviews with the Chittenango Robotics Team!: Every month, Innovate to Educate on Community FM focuses on outstanding, breakthrough educational programs at work in our local schools. Please click the link below to hear all about it!  Innovate to Educate - Episode 6 - Chittenango HS Robotics Team WCNY
CHS Presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid CHS Presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Beautiful mermaid Ariel (Bella Lincoln, Alea Morris) is a passionate, headstrong teenager and wants what she cannot have -- to live on land. When she falls in love with the handsome human Prince Eric (Aiden Grenier), Ariel is more determined than ever to gain a pair of legs. But her only option is to defy her furious father, King Triton (Brandon Grenier), to bargain with Ursula the Sea Witch (Lillian Baker, Miranda Danaher), giving up her voice as payment for a human transformation. With the help of Flounder (Elijah Hoover), Scuttle the seagull (Will MacAlpine, Parker Schmidt), and officious court composer Sebastian the crab (Keagan Terry), Ariel must wordlessly gain the Prince’s love within three days -- or lose her soul to the ambitious witch! The show also stars Thomas Torosian ...
Miss Rudd's classroom donates to Wanderers' Rest Miss Rudd's classroom donates to Wanderers' Rest: Miss Rudd's fourth-grade classroom at Bolivar Road elementary collected a large donation for the animals at Wanderers' Rest! Before Christmas, students helped deliver food, toys, bedding, and cleaning supplies to the local animal shelter.  
Annual Giving Tree Annual Giving Tree: Yesterday the exceptional learners visited St. Francis Church in Bridgeport to help with their annual Giving Tree. It was such an incredible day! Our students helped to organize gifts for families and even received a gift themselves! Thank you so much to Karin Spencer and Karen Clark for organizing this fantastic day!
Bolivar Bears Visit The Grand Bolivar Bears Visit The Grand: Bolivar Road Elementary has been using Sunshine Day to learn and experience new things. We also are using Sunshine Day to spread kindness! Students at Bolivar Road created a Christmas Tree and ornaments! A few representatives delivered cards and the Christmas tree to The Grand! The Grand will hang the tree in their activities room for all the residents to enjoy! We are excited to continue our relationship with The Grand!
Congratulations to Bear Robotics! Congratulations to Bear Robotics!: Over the weekend on Saturday, December 3, 2022, three of our robotics teams placed in the top 10. The Bears brought the Excellence Award, Robot Skills Championship, and Tourney Championship all home! What a great accomplishment. GO BEARS! 
Chittenango High School Drama Club presents  “How the Other Half Dies” Chittenango High School Drama Club presents “How the Other Half Dies”: The Chittenango High School Drama Club is proud to present the comedy “How the Other Half Dies” by Eddie MacPherson on November 17, 18, and 19, 2022, at 7 pm. This play centers on the socialite Sybil Chasteen (Lillian Baker), who needs to host a party to impress the well-to-do Harriet Hammer (Kassaundra LaMay), so she will accept her into her prestigious country club. Much to Sybil’s dismay, she discovered a dead body in the trunk of her new car! Naturally, she brings it into the house. Two detectives are called to her residence (Brandon Grenier as Officer Knight and Keagan Terry as Officer Newbie) to help solve the crime. With the help of her best friends April May (Amélie Rohlin), Cora (Madalyn Douglas), and Fannie (Allison Batoszek), she begins preparation ...

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