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Lansing Students Place in County Human Rights Competition 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 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! 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 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 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! 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, ...
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Thanksgiving Feast at R.C. Buckley Nov. 16 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 ...
See LHS Student Artwork at Lansing Community Library See LHS Student Artwork at Lansing Community Library: For the months of November and December, the Lansing community is invited to stop by the Lansing Community Library to view a series of artwork by Lansing High School students. The artwork, which will be on display during library business hours, focuses on drawing media experiments from 10 th and 11 th -grade students at LHS. Artwork on display consists of a variety of mediums, as the class began with students trying out a variety of different materials and techniques with these materials. These materials included pen, chalk pastel, graphite, colored pencil, and blendable marker. From here, their work began to take form. “The students assessed their own strengths and determined areas that needed growth,” said LHS Art Teacher Clarissa Loomis. “Each student chose a new ...
LHS Presents “12 Angry Jurors”  Nov. 15-17, 2018 LHS Presents “12 Angry Jurors” Nov. 15-17, 2018: Guilty or innocent? The Lansing community is invited to find out the story behind this question and more at the Lansing High School Drama Club production of “12 Angry Jurors.” The play will take place from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17 in the Lansing Middle School Auditorium. “12 Angry Jurors” is based on the award-winning play and movie “12 Angry Men.” The play depicts the life or death struggle of 12 strangers who must decide on the guilt or innocence of a man. With these 12 jurors come 12 different personalities, opinions, and backgrounds -- all of which come into play as they try to decide the fate of a man. Auditions for “12 Angry Jurors” began the first full week of school, and students at LHS have been working diligently ever ...
LHS teacher brings national historical sites to Lansing LHS teacher brings national historical sites to Lansing: Over the past two summers, Lansing High School History Teacher Chris Finn has participated in a different kind of summer vacation -  a summer sabbatical. During this time, Mr. Finn has visited many historical sites across the country, in an effort to provide more diverse course work to his students. Mr. Finn’s focus during the sabbaticals has been on a variety of topics. Last summer, he went to Alabama and Mississippi to see historical sites related to the National Civil Rights movement. “I have a concentration in African American history so seeing Mississippi, where Emmett Till was killed, and the National Civil Rights museum was a must see,” said Mr. Finn.  This past summer, he went to Texas, where he visited sites such as Dealey Plaza in Dallas, ...
Unified Sports – Coming to the Lansing CSD Unified Sports – Coming to the Lansing CSD: The Lansing Central School District has partnered with the Special Olympics to build a Lansing CSD Special Olympics Unified Sports® program. Beginning this year, a basketball program will be offered at the district, with hopes of adding more sports in the future.   “We are so thrilled to bring the Unified Sports program to Lansing,” said Lansing CSD Director of Special Services Colleen Valletta. “The purpose and practices of Unified Sports support the district’s initiatives toward providing an inclusive community that celebrates all of our students and their abilities.”   Unified Sports teams aims to bring people together. So far, the program has done just that, with over 1.4 million people across the globe participating in the program. In ...
Don't Miss It! Don't Miss It! "Annie Jr." Nov. 7-10: The Lansing community is invited to attend the Lansing Middle School Theatre Club production of their fall musical, “Annie Jr.” The musical will take place from Nov. 7 to Nov. 10 in the LMS Auditorium. Auditions for the musical began during the first full week of school. Rehearsals for the musical began immediately after that, with students working diligently ever since to bring well-known characters such as Annie, Miss Hannigan, and Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks to the stage. Over 100 students from LMS are taking part in the cast of “Annie Jr.” Eight students from Lansing High School are assisting as crew members for the show.   "Our rehearsals have been going really well and we're all excited to present 'Annie Jr.' ...
Capital Project Passes - Thank you, Lansing! Capital Project Passes - Thank you, Lansing!: The Community, Safety, and Health & Wellness Facilities Project has passed! Thank you for your support, Lansing. We are excited to get to work for you! Yes - 210 No - 27
Lansing grad visits LMS Lansing grad visits LMS: The sun may have only been peeking through the clouds on a recent Tuesday morning at Lansing Middle School, but Lansing graduate Sophia Pitti-Daly brought plenty of sunshine to the school. Ms. Pitti-Daly visited the school to show students how she measures photosynthesis in her research. Students had a great time learning about this process and asking Ms. Pitti-Daly about her work. Thank you for stopping in, Ms. Pitti-Daly!
Lansing named among best districts in Upstate NY Lansing named among best districts in Upstate NY: Congratulations to the Lansing Central School District! Lansing CSD has been named among the top 50 best districts in Upstate New York by Buffalo Business First .   Lansing CSD ranked 27 among the top 50 schools in Upstate NY. The scores for the best districts in Upstate NY uses four years of data on graduation rates, diversity, administration effectiveness, and the district location as related to the socioeconomic climate. In addition to this, exam results in English, math, science, and social studies from the last four years were also reviewed for grades 3-12. Lansing CSD received a rank of 45 in English, 29 in math, 17 in science, and 28 in social studies.   This accomplishment is reflection on not only the Lansing CSD, but also the Lansing community as a whole. ...
Thank you, Lansing CSD Board of Ed! Thank you, Lansing CSD Board of Ed!: The New York State School Boards Association recognizes Oct. 22-26 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 is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to Lansing CSD, its children, staff, and community.   “Our Board of Education is dedicated to the success of Lansing as a school and community,” said Lansing CSD Superintendent Chris Pettograsso. "Their efforts and commitment continue to benefit our children and their education every day.”   The members serving the Lansing CSD are as follows: ...
Learn more about the Lansing CSD 2020 Capital Project Learn more about the Lansing CSD 2020 Capital Project: On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Lansing Community is invited to vote on the 2020 Community, Safety, and Health & Wellness Capital Project. The project will carry a  $0.00 additional tax burden . The total projected cost of the project is $7.32 million, with financing over an estimated period of 15 years and no additional taxes needed. An informational meeting on the capital project will be held on Sept. 26, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the R.C. Buckley Teacher Center.  For more information, visit the capital project webpage.
Lansing Fall 2018 Newsletter Lansing Fall 2018 Newsletter: Click here to view the Lansing Fall 2018 Newsletter!   Fall 2018 Newsletter
Meet Mike Lockwood, Director of Informational & Instructional Tech Meet Mike Lockwood, Director of Informational & Instructional Tech: Mr. Lockwood began working at Lansing CSD earlier this summer. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Lockwood back to the district! He grew up in the area, graduating from the Groton Central School District. He later attended DeVry Institute of Technology, where he received a B.S. in Computer Information Systems. After ta few jobs in the IT field, he enrolled in online courses with Keller Graduate School of Management, where he received his Masters in Network and Communications Management. Prior to this role, where have you worked? How have these experiences helped prepare you for working at the Lansing CSD?  I worked in the technology sector for Lucent Technologies after receiving my undergrad degree. I moved back to New York and started working with TST BOCES, first as ...



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