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It's School-Related Professionals Day!: Dear School-Related Professionals, We are so fortunate in Lansing to have such dedicated employees. You do so much that I get to see and hear about that I am grateful for. I can only imagine all of the hard work and special efforts you make that none of us ever get to witness. Thank you for all you do to care for our students, school and our community. Your dedication to Lansing, our students and families, faculty and administration, and each other is exceptional and appreciated. I will proudly wear my SRP sticker today! With sincere gratitude, Chris Pettograsso Superintendent more >>
Happy Thanksgiving from Lansing CSD!: The 2017-18 school year has gotten off to a great start. From the National Blue Ribbon Award to our Boys Soccer team winning their first New York State Championship, we have so much to be grateful for at the Lansing Central School District (LCSD) this year! We at LCSD 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, through volunteering, homework help, and so much more. Our teachers, who always go the extra mile for our students to help them succeed. Our school-related professionals, who go above and beyond as partners in the education of our children. Our administrators, who constantly ... more >>
ICYMI: Lansing Boys Soccer earns first NYS championship!: more >>
Congratulations to Class of 2019 National Honor Society!: Character, scholarship, leadership, and service -- 22 students at Lansing High School have met all these pillars to join the National Honor Society. 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. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 22 students from Lansing High School received the honor of being inducted into the LHS chapter of the NHS. The audience for the night included family, friends, and current NHS officers, as well as current NHS members from LHS and NHS Faculty Advisor Amanda Zerilli. Current NHS members were responsible for organizing the induction ceremony for their peers. “The ceremony is ... more >>
Thanksgiving Feast at R.C. Buckley Nov. 17: The 35th annual R.C. Buckley Thanksgiving Feast will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 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. Ticket sales are being held through Nov.14. Tickets are $6 for guests and the normal school lunch price for elementary students. Due to limited cafeteria space, no more than two guests should accompany a student. Please check the ordering information for your student's lunch schedule, as meal times are changed for this day. For ticket information, click here. For the classroom meal schedule, click here. Interested in volunteering for this event? The Thanksgiving Feast is made possible because of the support ... more >>
Reminder: "Guys and Dolls, Jr." opens Nov. 8!: Opening day is here! “Guys and Dolls, Jr.” will take place November 8, 9, and 10 at 6:30 p.m., and November 11 at 2 p.m. in the Lansing Auditorium. “We are thrilled to present 'Guys and Dolls, Jr.' to the friends, family, and Lansing community,” said Lucas Hibbard, who is directing the musical along with Cynthia Howell. “This talented cast of students from Lansing Middle School has been working very hard since school began to learn the singing, dancing, staging, and everything else that must come together to make a show happen. We hope that the community can join us at the Lansing Auditorium to support these students and see a great show.”   Tickets are $5 each at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the LMS office ... more >>
Live stream the National Blue Ribbon Schools Ceremony: The 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools Ceremony will take place Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To view a live stream of the congratulatory remarks and presentation of awards, click here: https://player.cloud.wowza.com/hosted/np5lsnby/player.html ... more >>
Don't Miss It! "Guys and Dolls, Jr." Nov. 8-11: For this year’s fall musical, Lansing Middle School will present “Guys and Dolls, Jr.” From Nov. 8 to Nov. 11, the musical will take place at the LMS Auditorium. Rehearsals for the musical began in September and students have been working diligently ever since. “We are thrilled to present 'Guys and Dolls, Jr.' to the friends, family, and Lansing community,” said Lucas Hibbard, who is directing the musical along with Cynthia Howell. “This talented cast of students from Lansing Middle School has been working very hard since school began to learn the singing, dancing, staging, and everything else that must come together to make a show happen. We hope that the community can join us at the Lansing Auditorium to support these students and see ... more >>
Parent coffee with the new Director of Special Education on Nov. 3: Meet Ms. Colleen Valletta! Parents and caregivers of students with special needs are invited to attend a meet and greet with new Director of Special Education, Ms. Colleen Valletta , on Friday Nov. 3 in the District Teacher Center (use District Office main entrance). Parents and caregivers may stop in from 7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. or from 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. as your schedule allows. Stop to say hello, ask questions, and have some doughnuts and coffee. For more information on this event, please contact Darcey Rigdon , Lansing PTSO Special Needs Representative. more >>
LHS Students Enjoy a Sweets Break: On Monday, Oct. 30, Link Crew hosted their annual fall cookie decorating event. The event invited ninth grade students from Lansing High School to meet with their Link Crew leaders for a sweet treat. Students spent the afternoon decorating cookies to eat or share with their friends and family. The event allowed students and Link Crew members to connect and share how the first two months of school was going. Thank you to everyone who attended this event!     more >>
LMS students present how to "Be the Good": At the end of the last school year, the Lansing Middle School sixth grade team worked together on a cross-curricular project to revitalize the Lansing Nature Center behind Lansing High School. The project was an immense success, bringing together students and the Lansing community. Looking into the new school year, the sixth grade team of teachers decided to work together to incorporate another cross-curricular project into the curriculum for the start of the year. The teachers brainstormed ways in which they could give students a choice about a project to work on that was also relevant to current events. From this effort, the “Be the Good” campaign – a Problem Based Learning project – began. What is the “Be the Good” campaign? ... more >>
Board of Education Recognition Week 2017-18: The New York State School Boards Association recognizes Oct. 23-27 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. Lansing Central School District (LCSD) is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to LCSD, its children, staff, and community.   “The success of Lansing as a school and community would not be possible without the commitment of our Board of Education," said LCSD Superintendent Chris Pettograsso. "The devotion and efforts of the Board are incredibly beneficial to our children and their education.”   The members serving the LCSD are ... more >>
Peace cranes from Lansing CSD gifted to Japan:   Messages of peace come in all different forms from across the world. For students at Lansing Central School District, messages of peace came in the form of paper cranes. These cranes were made by the students of R.C. Buckley Elementary School and delivered to students and residents of Hiroshima, Japan. In the fall of 2016, R.C. Buckley Elementary School teacher Wendy Wright was presented with the opportunity to go to Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a part of the Five Colleges Center for East Asia. With this opportunity in mind, Mrs. Wright found a way to bring Lansing CSD to Japan with her, thanks to the book “Sadako and the Thousand Cranes” by Elanor Coerr. Last year, fourth grade students from R.C. Buckley Elementary School read the book “Sadako and ... more >>
LHS Fall Drama “She Kills Monsters” Oct. 12-14: Who is “she” and why does she kill monsters? The Lansing community is invited to find out these answers and more at the Lansing High School fall drama “She Kills Monsters.” The show will take place on October 12, 13, and 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lansing Middle School Auditorium.  “She Kills Monsters” is a comedic play by Qui Nguyen. Written in 2011, the play focuses on the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home following the death of her sister, Tilly. Before leaving, Agnes discovers Tilly’s “Dungeons & Dragons” notebook and is soon immersed in an imaginary world with fairies, ogres, and 90s pop culture. In exploring this new world, Agnes finds not only herself, but also reclaims a connection to Tilly.  ... more >>
Lansing High School Blue Ribbon Celebration:   more >>
Lansing High School named National Blue Ribbon School!: Lansing High School Recognized as “Exemplary High Performing School”   Lansing, N.Y. – (September 2017) – It’s official: Lansing High School in the Lansing Central School District is a National Blue Ribbon School.   On Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education announced that Lansing High School has been named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. The U.S. Department of Education’s prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors both public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior in their state or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. Lansing High School was recognized as an “Exemplary High Performing School” for 2017.   A total of 342 schools ... more >>
Lansing Fall 2017 Newsletter: Click below to view the Lansing Fall 2017 newsletter!   more >>
Lansing CSD Communications wins NYSPRA awards: Lansing Central School District and the Central New York Regional Information Center are the proud recipients of two  2017 New York School Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) Communications Contest Awards . Lansing CSD was given awards in the following areas: Budget/Bond Newsletter – Award of Excellence for Lansing Central School District 2017-2018 Budget Newsletter Community Newsletter – Award of Honor for Lansing Central School District, Fall 2016  and Spring 2017 Community Newsletters NYSPRA will present all awards at the annual New York State School Boards Association convention on Oct. 13 in Lake Placid. Congratulations to Lansing CSD and the CNYRIC on this great honor! more >>
Join Lansing’s Booster Organizations: Looking to get more involved in events throughout the Lansing Central School District? The Lansing Booster Organizations have the solution!   This year, all three Lansing Booster Organizations -- PTSO, LTAPA, and Sports Boosters -- have joined forces to raise awareness and membership of their organizations with a  new membership form . Now it is easier than ever to join any of the Lansing Booster Organizations. Each organization provides critical support for our LCSD students, but they can’t do it alone. Membership and volunteerism are essential tools for their success. PTSO  provides programming and funding resources that enrich the school experience for all students K-12, while engaging families by building a sense of community. LTAPA  provides ... more >>
Lansing welcomes Dir. Special Services Colleen Valletta: Meet Colleen Valletta, Director of Special Services Mrs. Valletta began working at Lansing CSD ear­lier this summer, after previous Special Education Director Kathy Rourke announced her retirement. She received her undergraduate and first graduate degree through St. John Fisher College and her second graduate degree from SUNY Cortland. Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Valletta to the district! What are you most excited about bringing to Lansing? My passion for improving the educational opportunities for all children. Where have you worked prior to this role? How have these experiences helped prepare you for working at Lansing? I worked as a Special Education teacher and CSE Chairperson in Ithaca City School District for a number of years. My time in Ithaca ... more >>



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