LHS Musical Theater Club Presents "Mamma Mia!" March 6-9:
“So I say,
Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing,
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing”
– Mamma Mia!
On March 6, the Lansing community is invited to the Greek island of Kalokairi, as Lansing High School Musical Theater Club debuts the musical "Mamma Mia!" The show will take place in the Lansing Middle School auditorium and will run from March 6 to March 9. The March 6 and 7 performance time is at 6:30 p.m. and the March 8 and 9 performance time is at 7 p.m.
Auditions for the musical began in December. Rehearsals for the musical began immediately after that in January, with students working diligently ever since to bring this well-known musical, featuring music by ABBA, to the stage. A total of 47 students from throughout ...
Congratulations to the Scholastic Art Awards winners!:
Hurt , Bridget Alano, Silver Key in Painting
Cascade , Abigail Randall, Honorable Mention in Digital Art
10 Years Later , Bridget Alano, Honorable Mention in Painting
Aphasia , George Taylor, Gold Key in Digital Art
Shortness of Breath , Genna Williams, Gold Key in Sculpture
Time Lapse , Bridget Alano, Honorable Mention in Drawing & Illustration
Just some lizards, frogs, and leaves , Genna Williams, Silver Key in Drawing and Illustration
Parallel Universe of the Mind , George Taylor, Honorable Mention in Digital ...
Warm Up Your Winter with STEAM 2019:
The fourth annual Warm Up Your Winter with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) extravaganza is coming to Lansing CSD starting Feb. 1, 2019 . Sponsored by the Lansing PTSO , STEAM promotes hands-on workshops, activities, and learning opportunities for the entire Lansing CSD. From school assemblies and classroom activities, to family fun nights and community events, STEAM Month has something for everyone!
R.C. Buckley Elementary School “Build the Robot” Box Tops contest: Feb. 1 - 28 - Help your grade build their robot by bringing Box Tops to school Feb. 1 - 28. In this friendly grade v. grade competition, 20 Box Tops earns a piece for your robot. The grade who builds the most complete robot by Feb. 28 will earn a silly surprise with Mrs. Whiteman ...
Message from the Superintendent: Community Conversations:
Dear Lansing School Community,
Last week, Lansing CSD invited Don Budmen from Ferrara Fiorenza PC legal firm to present on the NYS Dignity Act. You may view the presentation on the districts YouTube channel by clicking here.
The district will also be hosting a number of educational presentations for our school district and larger community:
Mental Health Association of Tompkins County - Mental Health and Wellness 101, Wednesday, February 13th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Suicide Prevention and Crisis Management - March TBD, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
NYS Homeland Security and NYS Police - School Violence: Incident Prevention and Response Workshop - April TBD, 6:00-7:30
In addition to the educational community conversations, the district has ...
Local writer and editor visits LMS ELA classes:
Gus and Henrik Axelson
Lansing Middle School recently had a special guest stop by the sixth grade classroom. Gus Axelson spent the day with the sixth-grade ELA class, discussing his career as a writer and editor in chief of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Living Bird magazine and freelance travel writer for The New York Times. Mr. Axelson discussed the process involved in creating compelling and creative non-fiction writing. The ELA classes will use this as inspiration for memoir writing the classes are currently working on.
Thank you for visiting, Mr. Axelson!
PBIS Reboot at Lansing Middle School:
Reboot was the theme of the day at Lansing Middle School on Friday, January 18, 2019. Students and staff at LMS started the day off with an assembly for a “Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Reboot.” The reboot allowed both staff and students at LMS to refresh the PBIS program, reminding students of the school wide expectations PBIS focuses on.
“Why do we reboot?” Ms. Kropp asked the students of LMS at the start of the presentation. “We reboot our phones, when there might be an upgrade or an update. Why not reboot the PBIS program?”
After a review of the schoolwide expectations, the assembly then launched into an interactive format with PBIS bingo. Anticipation buzzed throughout the auditorium, as students eagerly awaited further ...
Lansing Community Conversation: DASA:
Dear Lansing School Community,
We welcome you to attend our community conversation on Thursday, January 17th at 6:00 p.m. in our High School Large Group Instruction room, where our school district attorney will be presenting on the Dignity for All Students Act and our roles in supporting our students. We will examine the behaviors of bullying, the influence of social media and the responsibility we all share in supporting a positive school climate.
When: Thursday, January 17th
Where: Large Group Instruction Room, Lansing High School (enter high school, first door on left)
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Presented by Donald Budmen, Legal Representative for LCSD
Buckley students Skype with author Karin Yan Glaser:
"In the middle of a quiet block on 141st Street, inside a brownstone made of deep red shale, the Vanderbeeker family gathered in the living room for a family meeting." - “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street” by Karin Yan Glaser
In the library of R.C. Buckley Elementary School, on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 18, students in the R.C. Buckley Meet the Author Club gathered for a meeting with author Karin Yan Glaser. Glaser is the author of the clubs most recent book, “The Vanderbeekers of 141 st Street.” Students were able to chat with Glaser via Skype, and spent the morning learning more about the book, what it’s like to be an author, how authors work and choose their characters, and much more.
The R.C. Buckley Meet the Author Club ...
Happy Holidays from Lansing CSD!:
This time of year is a chance to look forward to things to come for the remainder of the school year. The 2018-19 school year has gotten off to an exciting start, and we look forward to continuing this momentum into the rest of the school year.
With your support, we continue to grow as a district, helping to give our students the best environment to learn. These successes occur throughout our district, in the classroom, sports, extracurricular activities, community service, and more. This time of year is also a chance to look forward to things to come for the remainder of the school year. We look forward to moving forward into the new year, and celebrating even more of these successes.
The Lansing CSD would like to wish you and your family a happy holiday season! Have a safe and ...
Congratulations to the Class of 2020 NHS Inductees!:
On Wednesday, Dec. 19, 23 students from Lansing High School received the honor of being inducted into the LHS chapter of the NHS. The NHS is a nationwide organization for high school students across the United States. Students are selected for induction into the NHS based on the four pillars of the NHS -- character, scholarship, leadership, and service. Being inducted into NHS is a great accomplishment for our students at LHS!
“NHS is an organization whose focus is on service to the community,” said the NHS Faculty Advisor Amanda Zerilli. “Although it is indeed an honor to be a member, NHS members' focus is on helping support and improve their school and community.”
Students wishing to be inducted into NHS must have a cumulative average of 90 and ...
Counting down to the holiday recess with fitness:
For the second consecutive year, Lansing is working together to count down to the holiday season with fitness.
Once again this year, the Lansing Central School District is taking part in the 12 Days of Fitness challenge, a fit and fun way to count down to the upcoming holiday recess. The challenge began on Monday, Dec. 10 and will run until Friday, Dec. 21. The challenge is sponsored by the Lansing wellness committee, Lansing GO! , and has had students taking part in practicing some fitness moves throughout the hallways.
The 12 Days of Fitness challenge consists of a new challenge each day. Students and staff are greeted each morning with a new fitness challenge that builds on the one from the days before. The goal of the 12 Days of Fitness is to perform the fitness challenge ...
Lansing Students Place in County Human Rights Competition:
Congratulations to Elly, Wren, Tyler, and Zaylee! These four students from Lansing Central School District have placed in the Tompkins County 2018 Human Rights Arts Competition.
All four students are currently in 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 will be recognized for their outstanding work on Saturday, Dec. 8 at an awards ceremony at the Tompkins County Public Library Avenue of Friends. Each student will be awarded with a certificate for their work, and invited to read their poems at the ceremony.
Great job, Bobcats!
Lansing CSD Participates in #HourOfCode2018:
Fingers were flying with lightning speed over keyboards this past week throughout the Lansing Central School District. Students in Lansing CSD spent the week participating in the worldwide event, #HourOfCode2018.
The #HourOfCode2018 campaign takes place during the annual Hour of Code and Computer Science Week, which was started by code.org. During this week, students are able to learn more about computer science through the use of coding. The week aims to better clarify the meaning of coding for students, by showing them the basics of coding. The Hour of Code program on code.org has proven to be a success, with millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries using the program.
Starting on Dec. 3, students at Lansing CSD and across the world began participating in Hour ...
Lansing PTSO Giving Trees are back!:
Looking to give back this holiday season or help make a student’s holiday special? Lansing PTSO has a way to help, thanks to the Giving Trees.
The Giving Trees are intended to help give a happy holiday to Lansing students who may not have something under their tree. The Lansing PTSO has set up Giving Trees in both Lansing Middle School and Lansing High School. New this year, there is also a Classroom Giving Tree at R.C. Buckley Elementary School, with items teachers have identified as wish list items for their classrooms. Holiday needs for R.C. Buckley students are graciously fulfilled by the Cargill Elves and Cornell Elves programs.
Each Giving Tree has a tag on it, allowing you to select a gift to donate. There is also an option to sign-up to donate online.
LMS is PAW-Some – PBIS Update:
The start of the school year was full of new adventures for students at Lansing Middle School. One of these adventures has been the start of Positive Behavior Supports and Interventions (PBIS) . PBIS is well on its way to being a game changer at LMS.
The school year at LMS began with the launch of the PBIS program, which consisted of teaching LMS students the behavior expectations for all the common areas of the building, including hallways, bathrooms, locker rooms, cafeteria, grounds, recess and bus. Each teacher in the middle school developed their own set of behavior expectations for their classroom and spent time teaching them to students. The overarching goal for all members of the LMS community is to show respect for themselves, others, and the environment within which ...
Cookies and Carols Concert Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m.:
Cookies and Carols Fundraising Concert for Lansing Theater and Performing Arts
The Lansing community is invited to join the Lansing Central School District for an evening of carols, cookies, beverages, and prizes. The annual Cookies and Carols fundraiser will take place on Monday, Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Lansing Middle School auditorium.
The event will feature music by the third and fourth grade Nutcracker Chorus, Middle School Ensembles, and the High School Show Choir. During the event, there will be raffles for prizes including local area restaurant gift cards, sports tickets, holiday items, and more. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Lansing Theater and Performing Arts Booster Club , helping to pay for microphones, curtains, lights, scholarships, and trips. ...
Happy Thanksgiving from Lansing CSD!:
The 2018-19 school year has gotten off to a great start. We have so much to be grateful for at the Lansing Central School District, and the support from our community is at the top of that list. We at Lansing CSD are thankful for:
Our students, families, and community members, who give back so much to our community through their endless service and dedication.
Our families, who spend countless hours working with and supporting their students.
Our teachers, school-related professionals, and administrations, who constantly go the extra mile as partners in the education of our students.
Our Lansing CSD Board of Education, who are devoted to our students and their education.
Lansing CSD would like to thank all of our students, parents/guardians, community members, teachers, ...
Thanksgiving Feast at R.C. Buckley Nov. 16:
Thanksgiving Feast 2017
It’s that time of year again! The 36th annual R.C. Buckley Thanksgiving Feast will be held this Friday, Nov. 16 in the R.C. Buckley cafeteria, with singing to follow in the gym. This Lansing tradition is an opportunity to have lunch with your student and celebrate this favorite American holiday. The Thanksgiving Feast this year will consist of a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin cupcakes.
“It's been an iconic celebration for generations of Lansing students,” said Lansing PTSO President Kristin Hopkins.
The Thanksgiving Feast is the result of the hard work, coordination, and partnerships of between Food Services, Building Care, R.C. Buckley Elementary ...