After Prom Party 2018 A Success!:
While Lansing High School students took over the dance floor at the Ithaca Hotel for the LHS Prom 2018, volunteers and event organizers were busy at The Rink transforming the space for the LHS After Prom Party. Just like previous years, the transformation was nothing short of impressive.
A total of 155 students – over 80 percent of the junior and senior class – entered The Rink for the After Prom Party to find that it was given a complete makeover for the evening. Like previous years, the facility was set up with a DJ, a tent with furniture inside, poker and black jack tables, a photo booth, a movie theatre, and much more. New this year was an escape room, an obstacle course, a Netflix binge watching room, and a giant slide – all of which students enjoyed ...
Bobcat Bash Volunteers Needed - June 15:
The Bobcat Bash is back!
This R.C. Buckley Elementary School tradition will be held on Friday, June 15 with a rain date of Monday, June 18. And the Lansing PTSO needs your help!
The school planning committee has a fun-filled day for students planned: book swap, encore day, bubbles, games, face painting, and new this year, the invention station! Volunteers are needed throughout the day. For more information and where to sign up, visit signupschedule.com/lansingptso .
To help with planning volunteer availability, the field day schedule will follow the regular encore schedule for each grade level.
Kindergarten - 1:15 to 2:05 p.m.
1st Grade - 2:10-3:00 p.m.
2nd Grade - 11:45-12:35 p.m.
3rd Grade - 9:55-10:45 ...
Lansing CSD moves to eight-player football:
One team, one goal, eight players.
For the 2018-19 school year, the Lansing Central School District will be moving to the eight-player high school football program.
WHAT IS EIGHT-PLAYER FOOTBALL?
In an effort to balance smaller enrollments and roster-sizes, eight-player football has become more popular around the region. Rather than having the conventional 11 players, eight-player football eliminates three positions on each side. These positions usually include two offensive tackles and a skill position player on offense and two defensive backs and a lineman on defense. The field for an eight-player game will remain the same dimensions for Section IV, with the traditional field width and length. The scores for eight-player football ...
Don't miss it! The LMS Art Show is June 6 at 6:30 p.m.:
Reminder: Lansing Middle School Art Show June 6
Family, friends, and the Lansing community are invited to attend the Lansing Middle School Art Show on Wednesday, June 6. The show will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Students from LMS are proud to show off their work for this event and we hope to see you there!
See something you like at the art show? Share it with us @LansingCSD or #LCSDBobcatPride
Community Forum on School Safety and Wellness 6/13:
COMMUNITY FORUM -School Safety and Wellness
Please join us on Wednesday, June 13 th to learn about Lansing Central School District safety and wellness. Our Lansing PTSO will be providing childcare.
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
When: Wednesday, June 13 th
Where: Lansing Middle School Auditorium
Purpose: The overall purpose of the meeting is to update our community on our school safety and wellness strategic planning and implementation, garner community input, and to provide time for community questions.
Superintendent Pettograsso, Lansing School Counselors & Psychologists, TST BOCES Youth Development Coordinator, Tompkins County Deputy Sheriff, and LCSD Board members will be presenting and answering any questions. Lansing PTSO will be ...
Enjoy three more shows for concert season!:
Concert season is upon us! We’ve already had many great performances from the 4 Band, 4 Orchestra, 3/4 Chorus; 3rd Grade Recorders; HS Band, Choruses, Orchestras; and 5/6 Orchestra, 7/8 Orchestra.
Don’t miss the next set of shows, including:
Concert: 5/6 Band, 5/6 Chorus
June 5, 7:00 p.m. in the LMS Auditorium
Concert: 7/8 Band, 7/8 Chorus
June 6, 7:00 p.m. in the LMS Auditorium
Courtyard Concert: LHS Vocal Groups – Lansing High School Show Varsity Chorale and Show Choir
June 8, 7:00 p.m. in the LHS Courtyard
For Courtyard Concert, tickets are $10 for adults and $5 per current LHS or LMS student. Current elementary school students and younger children are free. To purchase tickets, click here .
Ticket purchase includes an evening ...
Hannah and Cait teach us how to train your dog!:
First-graders at R.C. Buckley Elementary School were recently tasked with a “How To” assignment, where they were asked to create a project that showed their classmates how to do something. Students used a variety of different methods for each of their projects. Hannah and Cait chose to collaborate with a special and well-liked subject for their project, Jax the Therapy Dog .
Hannah and Cait taught Jax how to balance a treat on his nose and how to roll over. They did this by using the same words and hand signals while training Jax. For their video, Hannah and Cait stressed the importance of trying hard and practicing a lot to get the training just right. Click here to view their video project!
Great job, Hannah and Cait!
A Message Regarding Season 2 of "13 Reasons Why":
I wanted to take a moment to make sure you are aware of a new season of the Netflix series titled “13 Reasons Why.” The series is based on a 2007 young adult novel written by Jay Asher. The fictional story is about a teenage girl who takes her own life and leaves behind a series of tapes describing the “13 reasons why” she committed suicide. The series is graphic and has caused much concern among educators and mental health professionals throughout the country. The series is rated M for mature audience, which is the equivalent of an R movie rating. Before each episode, the series now has a warning regarding the content being shown. The second season was recently released and contains content that once again many educators and mental health professionals ...
Reminder: LHS Art Show May 23:
Reminder: Lansing High School Art Show May 23
Family, friends, and the Lansing community are invited to attend the Lansing High School Art Show on Wednesday, May 23. The show will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. LHS students have spent months preparing for this event and are looking forward to showcasing their work for this visual art show. We hope to see you there!
See something you like at the art show? Share it with us @LansingCSD or #LCSDBobcatPride
Lansing 2018-19 Budget Passes:
Official Lansing School Budget Vote and BoE Candidate Results
Proposition #1 - Budget, 386 Yes, 98 No = Passes by 80%
Proposition #2 - Buses/ Vans, 408 Yes, 76 No = Passes by 84%
BoE Elected Seats
Aziza Benson - 422 Votes
Walaa Maharem-Horan - 65 Votes
Thank you for coming out and voting! We appreciate your continued support. It's a great day to be a Bobcat! #LCSDBobcatPride
Scholastic Book Fair begins Friday, May 18:
The Spring "Buy One Get One Free" Scholastic Book Fair will begin on Friday, May 18 and run through Thursday, May 24 at R.C. Buckley Elementary School. For those interested in volunteering, please view the Lansing PTSO volunteer schedule at http://signupschedule.com/lansingptso .
Students from Lansing Middle School and Lansing High School are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer for this event. Community members, grandparents, family, and friends are also welcome volunteer. Family members interested in signing up to help when their student is at the fair may do so by checking the volunteer schedule.
We hope to see you at the book fair!
Reading challenge reboot at LMS:
Earlier this year, Lansing Middle School celebrated the launch of their Reading Challenge. The challenge was simple - each student should set a goal for how many books they would like to read for the 2017-18 school year. The Reading Challenge was launched with an in school assembly, where members from the Lansing community stopped in to read their favorite book to LMS students. Students quickly took to the challenge, discussing which books they would like to read, tracking the ones they finished, and sharing ideas for what to read next.
In mid-April, teachers from LMS decided to host a “Reading Challenge Reboot,” to check in on the students’ progress and collaborate on some possible books to read.
For the event on April 19, students in grades 5, 6, ...
It’s concert season! Concert Closet is open for spring!:
The concert closet is a collection of donated concert wear items Lansing Theater and Performing Arts Booster Club (LTAPA) makes available for free to anyone involved in music/performing arts in the Lansing Central School District. Take what you need, donate what you can, no cost ever.
The concert closet will be traveling to each school building this spring per the following schedule:
• May 14-18: High School, outside room 102
• May 21-24: Middle School, near the library entrance
Be sure to stop in and get what you need for the upcoming concert season. Drop off donations, too, if you have any!
LHS U.S. News Top School for Second Year:
For the second consecutive year, Lansing High School has made the list of the U.S. News Best High Schools released by U.S. News & World Report! Lansing High School was one of 167 schools to be named a silver medal school.
LHS was ranked among the top schools in New York State, ranking 141 st in the state. LHS also ranked as one of the top schools in the Central New York region. LHS has a graduation rate of 96 percent, with 94 percent proficiency rate in reading and 98 percent proficiency rate in mathematics. New York has 413 schools in the 2018 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings.
The scores for the Best High Schools rankings are based on graduation rates, performance on state proficiency tests and college-level coursework, enrollment, diversity, and participation ...
The Lansing CSD website is now responsive!:
Visitors using their phone to view the Lansing Central School District website may have noticed a few differences lately...
Lansing CSD is pleased to announce that its website is now responsive, allowing for optimal viewing on a wide range of devices. Designed and developed in collaboration with the Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC), the responsive website allows for a better reading and navigation experience, with minimal resizing, panning, and scrolling. In an effort to continuously improve school to home communications, the website is now more easily accessible on devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, desktop computer monitors, and more. The district community is encouraged to visit the website frequently to view updated photos, news articles, announcements, ...
Lansing Faculty Association Chicken BBQ Dinner May 9:
On Wednesday, May 9, the Lansing Faculty Association will hold their 39 th annual Chicken BBQ Dinner. All proceeds from the BBQ support the Student Exchange Program and Student Scholarships. Throughout the evening, the event will host basket raffles and a cake auction. Dinner will take place from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Lansing High School cafeteria.
New this year, the Lansing community is invited to bid for dinner with their celebrity. Celebrities for the event include: Kate Bevington, Crossroads the Clown, Calvin Lange, Colleen Ledley, Chris Pettograsso, Christine Rebera, and Lorri Whiteman. To bid on dinner with your celebrity, click here . The winning bid will receive a one hour dinner with their celebrity, as well as chicken dinners for the winner and two of their friends ...
LMS Presents “Mulan” May 9-12:
The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of them all.
On May 9 to May 12, Lansing Middle School will bring “The Legend of Mulan” to the Lansing Central School District. The play will take place in the LMS Auditorium. "The Legend of Mulan" is from the Ancient Chinese Poem adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller. Over 28 students from Lansing Middle School are taking part in helping "Mulan" bloom to life.
“This play is about the fearless effort of a young woman to save her father from being drafted into the army,” said Audrey Hummel, who is directing the musical. “She inspires us to be the best we can be through her honesty, bravery and tenacity. She knows it doesn't matter if she is a boy ...
Lansing CSD Employee Appreciation Week May 7-11!:
The Lansing Central School District would like to take this time to appreciate the Lansing CSD employees for all they do! Our employees are all-stars! Please join us and the Lansing PTSO on May 7-11 in recognizing and appreciating all 300 Lansing CSD employees with a themed-week of fun, prizes, and treats. The Lansing PTSO will steward this annual celebration across the district. Those interested in sharing their appreciation are asked to consider donating items, volunteering for a variety of small to large jobs, and/or signing-up for baked goods. Parents and students are also welcome to show their appreciation by writing notes and cards, drawing pictures, and sending emails of gratitude.
Thank you for your help as the Lansing PTSO thanks our Lansing employees for all they ...