Lansing Swimming Coach Elected as NISCA President:
The Lansing Central School District swimming program has added a new achievement to its legacy as coach Diane Hicks-Hughes is now serving as president of the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA).
Coach Hicks-Hughes is the first woman to hold the title in the 85-year history of NISCA. She has taught aquatics at all grade levels and has coached Lansing interscholastic swim teams for 38 years. In addition to her position as NISCA president, Coach Hicks-Hughes is also a state coordinator for girls swimming and diving and has served previously as chair of the rules committee for the National Federation of High School Athletics.
The Lansing swimming program started when the pool was constructed in 1974, with Steve Langendorfer as the first coach. Hicks-Hughes ...
Music Program Receives National Recognition:
Lansing has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
Now in its 20th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. The award recognizes and celebrates the commitment of school administrators, community leaders, teachers and parents who believe in music education and are working to ensure that it is part of a well-rounded education for all children.
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its approximately 10,400 members around the world. The foundation advances active ...
Listening Tent Teaches Self-Care:
Listening Tent Teaches Self-Care
Lansing High School counseling and the Ithaca Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service held a “listening tent” activity in Student Services.
The event focused on self-care and taught students techniques to manage stress and anxiety. Hands-on activities, such as making stress balls with balloons and rice, provided a fun way to take part in the offerings.
Student Services hosted the event as part of a broader effort to make the conversation around mental health and wellness more normalized and public. The Ithaca Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service has worked with Lansing faculty in the past, but this was the first activity this school year that engaged directly with students. There will be more activities held throughout the Lansing ...
A Message from the Superintendent: Momo Challenge:
The “Momo Challenge” is the latest social media challenge directed at children and young adults. We are urging families to become aware of this challenge and to use this as a reminder to speak to your children about internet safety and to monitor your children’s use of social media, gaming and the internet.
The “Momo Challenge” can be found on various social media and gaming platforms and is disturbing in nature. The communications through the “Momo Challenge” begin with a chat that asks the receiver to perform small tasks and then escalates to more serious violent acts and request photographs for proof. If the “Momo Challenge” is true, it is just one example of dangerous “games” through social ...
Bringing Greek Mythology to Lansing:
Students in sixth grade ELA class performed a skit about the Greek Tragedy, “The Apple of Discord and The Trojan War.” The students worked on a project in Ms. Kledzik’s ELA class along with Ms. Bevington.
See photos of their performance below – or stop by Lansing Middle School to see the bulletin board for even more pictures!
Lansing CSD ranks among Upstate NY best districts:
A recent ranking from NYup.com has named the Lansing Central School District one of the top 50 school districts in Upstate New York. Lansing CSD was ranked 16 among the top 50 school districts for 2019 in Upstate New York.
The ranking for the best school district in Upstate NY comes from Niche.com , which has ranked every school in the country based on factors like test scores, college preparedness, graduation rates, teachers, spending per student, and more. This date is pulled from the U.S. Department of Education. Lansing CSD received an overall grade of A, with an 11:1 student teacher ratio, 1300 average SAT score, and 95 percent graduation rate.
This accomplishment marks yet another proud moment for the Lansing CSD. To see a full listing of the district ...
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!