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Read the Lansing Winter 2017-18 Newsletter Read the Lansing Winter 2017-18 Newsletter:
Message from Superintendent Pettograsso Message from Superintendent Pettograsso: Dear Lansing School and Community, I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you and respond to the school violence that we far too often hear about.  It is devastating to all of us when we hear a young persons life is lost to senseless acts of school violence.  Though at times we may feel defeated, there is much we can do to create peaceful schools free from the influence of violence in all forms.  We must be mindful and implement purposeful strategies to increase levels of safety and security and simultaneously promote student wellness and resilience (National Association of School Psychologists).   There are many specific strategies we at Lansing use to create and promote safe schools.  Today I want to reiterate the importance of the following ...
Join us: Observatory Night Feb. 17! Join us: Observatory Night Feb. 17!: The Lansing Central School District community is invited to join the Lansing PTSO for a cup of cocoa and a night under the stars. On Saturday, Feb. 17, the Lansing PTSO is hosting an Observatory Night at the Fuertes Observatory . The event is a private viewing, set up just for Lansing’s STEAM month.   The event will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. Students and their families are welcome to come and stay as long as they’d like during this time. Those interested in attending the event area asked to RSVP with the time they would like to attend here.   This is the second year that Lansing STEAM has hosted the Observatory Night. Last year, attendees saw planets and the international space station fly by, leaving many in awe of the viewing experience. During the ...
R.C. Buckley students solve 43,625 math facts for Math-A-Thon! R.C. Buckley students solve 43,625 math facts for Math-A-Thon!: Four days. 10,000 facts per day. 43,625 facts solved.   Students from R.C. Buckley Elementary School have successfully completed the third year of the STEAM Math-A-Thon. This year’s Math-A-Thon was another success, with a total of 43,625 facts solved. For the third year in a row, the mathematicians of R.C. Buckley have exceeded the school-wide goal of facts solved. Throughout the Math-A-Thon this year, students maintained a daily average of 10,000 facts solved – great job, Bobcats!   The Math-A-Thon community sponsors continue to serve as a source of inspiration and avid supporters of student success. Through their generosity, the Math-A-Thon raised $2,037.17 for the Lansing PTSO . In addition to this, the Lansing PTSO and Math-A-Thon participants ...
Reminder: Parent STEAM Day Saturday, Feb. 10 Reminder: Parent STEAM Day Saturday, Feb. 10: This year, STEAM has introduced another new event for the Lansing community -- Parent STEAM Day. On Saturday, Feb. 10, parents are invited to stop by Lansing High School from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for a special parent STEAM event. The parent STEAM event emerged as a result of feedback from parents wanting to get in on the STEAM fun. In order to bring this event together, the Lansing PTSO partnered with the Lansing Tech Boosters. Parents are invited to stop by LHS on Feb. 10 for coffee, workshops, and a chance to win a variety of prizes. Workshops for the event will include Understanding the Hacker Arms Race, Hexaflexagons, Got Math?, Build Your Own Comet, and Photo Editing. For more information about the event, visit the Lansing PTSO website , Lansing PTSO Facebook ...
STEAM Begins with Laser Light Show STEAM Begins with Laser Light Show: Thursday, Feb. 1 marked the launch of STEAM month. Students from R.C. Buckley Elementary School and Lansing Middle School were invited to attend a laser light show in the LMS auditorium. The event was sponsored by the Lansing PTSO and the Lansing CDC Tech Boosters . The start of STEAM month began with a laser light show for the students from R.C. Buckley and LMS. Walking into the LMS auditorium, students and staff were greeted with a variety of music that soon had students and staff dancing as they made their way to their seats. The presentation then began with Lansing PTSO President Kristin Hopkins. Mrs. Hopkins and thanked the CDC Tech Boosters of Lansing for partnering with the PTSO to bring the laser light show to Lansing Central School District. She then introduced the laser light ...
STEAM 2018 Begins Jan. 29! STEAM 2018 Begins Jan. 29!: This week marks the start of S cience,  T echnology,  E ngineering,  A rt, and  M ath (STEAM)! From Jan. 29 to March 3, students, families, and friends are all invited to take part in STEAM at Lansing Central School District. For the third year in a row, parents, teachers, students, the Lansing PTSO, and community organizations have all teamed up to create exciting activities and programs exclusive to the Lansing community. Open to all ages – including parents – STEAM provides a great learning opportunity for our students, while at the same time showing them how much fun learning can be! For more information on STEAM and upcoming STEAM events, visit the Lansing PTOS website  or the Lansing PTSO Facebook page . Follow along and share your photos ...
Congratulations to Our Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Winners! Congratulations to Our Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Winners!: The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for 2018 have been announced -- and ten students from Lansing Central School District have received awards for their work. Congratulations to all of the award recipients! Click here to view a listing of the awards and award recepients. Nellie , Bridget Alano, Honorable Mention in Mixed Media Ephemeral , Jill Austin, Honorable Mention in Digital Art Identity , Miya Kuramoto, Honorable Mention in Mixed Media Start , John Lawrence, Honorable Mention in Mixed Media March , Sofia Micale, Honorable Mention in Mixed Media Women Like You Drown Oceans , Bailey Osborne, Honorable Mention in Digital Art Under Pressure , Bailey Osborne, Honorable Mention in Digital Art Sweet Vedalia , Vedalia (Veda) Reeves, Silver Key in Digital ...
“Stop, Drop and Shop” Clothing Giveaway Jan. 27 “Stop, Drop and Shop” Clothing Giveaway Jan. 27: The season of giving continues: (Above)  Students receive hats and gloves from the Lansing Lions Club “Stop, Drop and Shop” is the motto for the upcoming clothing giveaway at Lansing Middle School. The clothing give away will take place on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 2 – 3 p.m. in the LMS gymnasium. The “Stop, Drop and Shop” clothing giveaway is hosted by the LMS sixth grade students. The shop will offer pre-owned clothing and boots for free for Lansing Central School District students and families. We hope to see you there!
Lansing CSD fourth graders spread holiday cheer overseas Lansing CSD fourth graders spread holiday cheer overseas: Throughout the school year, the Lansing Central School District has witnessed numerous examples of how students, staff, and the Lansing community have embodied the idea of “Be the Good.” Fourth grade students from R.C. Buckley Elementary School recently put this idea to use, after learning of some soldiers stationed overseas who would not be home for the holiday season. Hoping to make their holidays a little brighter, fourth-graders sent letters and packages to soldiers stationed in South Korea over the holiday season. Much to their delight, the students received pictures of the soldiers holding their cards, thanking them for their letters and packages.   The idea behind sending letters and packages to the troops overseas started from discussions about Veterans Day. When ...
Lansing CSD closed Friday, Jan. 5 due to weather Lansing CSD closed Friday, Jan. 5 due to weather: Dear Families, Lansing Schools will be closing tomorrow, Friday, January 5, 2018 due to the extreme windchill warning and snow squalls.   Our leadership team along with our transportation, food service, and buildings and grounds supervisors reviewed the potential hazards related to the windchill warning.  Our decision is based on our uncertainty regarding heat, power outages, and transportation coupled with potential cold weather risk factors such as frostbite.  We will be reviewing our building and busing conditions throughout the day on Friday to assess their functioning ability in such extreme temperatures. There are local resources available to you if you are having heat related concerns in your homes.  If you need assistance navigating these ...
Have you met Jax the Therapy Dog? Have you met Jax the Therapy Dog?: R.C. Buckley Elementary School teacher Kelly Reitz loves her job. But like many other dog owners, her favorite part of the day is when she comes home from work and is welcomed home by her dog, Jax.   “He’s a tail-wagging, bundle of excitement,” said Ms. Reitz. “I wanted to share that happiness with others.”   Wanting to share the joy that Jax brings her to others, Ms. Reitz worked with Jax to get him certified as a therapy dog.   “A therapy dog's job is to be caring, affectionate, and bring joy to people,” said Ms. Reitz. “I couldn't think of a better job for Jax!”   Jax is a five-year-old Labrador retriever, who passed certification to become a therapy dog with flying colors. He is certified ...
Happy Holidays from Lansing CSD! Happy Holidays from Lansing CSD!: The first half of the 2017-2018 school year has been one of great excitement throughout the Lansing Central School District and Lansing community. The school year started off to a great start with the Blue Ribbon Award, the Lansing Boys Soccer earning their first NYS championship, #HourOfCode2017, wonderful plays and musicals, and so much #LCSDBobcatPride. From successes in the classroom, sports, extracurricular activites, community service, and more, the first have of the 2017-2018 has been a great one for Lansing CSD.   This time of year is also a chance to look forward to things to come for the remainder of the school year. With your support, we continue to grow as a district, helping to give our students the best environment to learn. We plan on continuing this success ...
Lansing counts down to the holiday season with fitness Lansing counts down to the holiday season with fitness: The Lansing Central School District has been counting down to the upcoming holiday recess in a fit and fun way this year. The district is taking part in a 12 Days of Fitness challenge, which will run from Dec. 11 to Dec. 22. The challenge is sponsored by the Lansing wellness committee, Lansing GO!, and has been met with great enthusiasm from Lansing CSD employees and students.   The 12 Days of Fitness challenge consists of a new challenge each day, and each morning students and staff are greeted with this new fitness challenge. The goal is to perform the fitness challenge assigned for the designated day, as well as the exercises for the previous days. For example, on Day 1, participants only had one exercise. On Day 2, participants will do the exercises from Day 1 and Day 2, and ...
Lansing Lions Club makes hats and gloves for first-graders Lansing Lions Club makes hats and gloves for first-graders: The snow will soon be falling outside of R.C. Buckley Elementary School and the Lansing Lions Club wants to make sure that students are ready to enjoy it. Each year, the Lansing Lions Club donates hats and gloves to first grade students at R.C. Buckley Elementary School. This year a member of the Lions Club stopped by on Tuesday, Dec. 19 to hand out hats and gloves to students. The tradition of giving out hats and gloves to first-graders in Lansing Central School District has been a long-standing one. Former Lansing CSD Superintendent Raymond C. Buckley is known for many things, including being the namesake of R.C. Buckley Elementary School. However, one of his traditions that continues to this day is that of the Lions Club gifting hats and gloves to first grade students at R.C. Buckley ...
LMS launches Bobcat Reading Challenge LMS launches Bobcat Reading Challenge: Ready. Set. Read. Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 marked the start of the first Bobcat Reading Challenge in Lansing Middle School. All of LMS is invited to take part in the reading challenge, which is set to run until May 31, 2018. The start of the Bobcat Reading Challenge was marked with an assembly at LMS. The assembly began with a welcome from LMS Principal, Christine Rebera. From there the emcee of the day, Stacie Kropp, took over and welcomed each guest to the stage. The speakers for the assembly included faculty members from throughout Lansing Central School District and their children, the LMS cheerleaders, and Lansing CSD Superintendent Chris Pettograsso. Speakers for the event included: Brett Hotchkiss and Westin Hotchkiss, reading “Little Blue Truck” by Alice ...
Four students place in 2017 Human Rights Arts Competition Four students place in 2017 Human Rights Arts Competition: Congratulations to Thomas Hibbard, Norah Howell, Evelyn Jackson, and Julia Lovenheim! These four students from Lansing Central School District have placed in the Tompkins County 2017 Human Rights Arts Competition.   All four students are currently in Ms. James’ third grade class at R.C. Buckley Elementary School. Each student placed in the 3-5 grade level category for their poems, each of which focused on a different human right. The students were recognized for their outstanding work on Saturday, Dec. 9 at an awards ceremony at the Tompkins County Public Library. Each student was given a certificate and medal award at the ceremony. The students were then invited to read their poems before a standing-room-only crowd. Great job, Bobcats! Read below for their work and ...
Learn more about the Lansing PTSO’s Giving Trees Learn more about the Lansing PTSO’s Giving Trees: Looking to give back this holiday season or help make a student’s holiday special? Lansing PTSO has a way to help! The Lansing PTSO has set up Giving Trees in both Lansing Middle School and Lansing High School. The Giving Trees are intended to help give a happy holiday to Lansing students who may not have something under their tree. Each tree has a tag on it, allowing you to select a gift to donate. There is also an option to signup to donate online. Click here for the LMS signup list  and click here for the LHS signup list . Additional instructions and information can be found on the Lansing PTSO Facebook page . For LMS, please bring all wrapped and labeled gifts to the LMS Guidance Office. For LHS, please bring all wrapped and labeled gifts to the drop-off area in ...
Congratulations to the nominees for Caring Adults Congratulations to the nominees for Caring Adults: Eight people from across the Lansing community recently received recognition for their dedication to local youth in Tompkins County. As a celebration of supporting local youth agencies for 40 years, Tompkins County Youth Services Department asked the public to nominate “caring adults.” The group was looking for adults who have supported the local youth across the county. With this request, the group received over 140 nominations for a “caring adult” from Tompkins County. The eight Lansing nominees included Lansing Central School District Superintendent Chris Pettograsso, R.C. Buckley Elementary School Main Office Secretary Judy Vaughan, After School program worker Ramona Cornell, retired Lansing teacher Judy Hinderliter, Musician and teacher Robert Keefe, Lansing ...
LCSD Participates in #HourOfCode2017 LCSD Participates in #HourOfCode2017: Are you participating in #HourOfCode2017? Students from across the Lansing Central School District are!   This week students from LCSD are celebrating the annual Hour of Code and Computer Science Week with the Hour of Code campaign. Hour of Code is an initiative started by code.org. The campaign encourages students to learn more about computer science, and in turn demystifies coding. In showing students the basics of coding, they are encouraged to develop an interest in computer science. Code.org has successfully engaged ten percent of students from across the world, grades K-12.   Starting on Dec. 4, students from LCSD began participating in the Hour of Code program. At R.C. Buckley Elementary School, three classes spent an hour coding on Monday, Dec. 4. To get started with ...



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