LHS Gives Back for the Holidays:
Lansing High School’s Student Council Organization held a food drive for the Lansing Food Pantry during the week of December 9. First period classes at the high school combined to form teams of around 40 students. The team that generated the most donations would be rewarded with a pizza party.
At the end of the week, LHS students collected a total of 1,256 food items. Affectionately known as “Team Selfless,” Mr. Dewey, Ms. Fantacone and Mr. Brown’s classes were the winners of the competition with a combined total of 235 donated food products. Upon winning, in a further act of charity and kindness, the class decided to donate their pizza party to the Lansing Fire Department.
“The fire department works tirelessly even during the holidays to ensure our ...
LHS Digital Art Exhibition:
The Lansing High School Digital Art Class will hold an exhibition titled "Oh, the Places We Know" at the Lansing Community Library on Thursday, December 12 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm (please note the time recently changed). This exhibition consists of panoramic artwork from places around Lansing that have meaning to Lansing students and the community. In class, the digital art students used their newly developed photshop skills to stitch together five to seven individual photos into a panaramic.
Cookies & Carols - Tuesday, 12/10:
LTAPA is pleased to announce that Cookies and Carols has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 10 at 6:30 pm , with check-in beginning at 5:45 pm. You will be able to use the same tickets you originally purchased for December 2. For quick check-in, please bring your printed ticket(s) or have them available on your phone. Tickets are still available online as well. Join us to hear some wonderful holiday music, savor/devour delicious cookies and take a chance on winning some fabulous prizes!
Calling LHS Graduates!:
Are you a recent Lansing High School graduate? LHS is inviting former students to a new panel presentation, "Return of the Bobcats," on Wednesday, December 18th. Come share your post-graduation experiences and advice! Click the link to RSVP: "Return of the Bobcats" RSVP .
Giving Tree Sign-Ups:
Lansing High School is sponsoring The Giving Tree program for families needing extra assistance during the holidays. Click the following link to contribute: LHS Giving Tree Sign-Ups . If you are able to help, please drop off gifts in the LHS Student Services Office by 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 13th. Thank you for helping make the season great for our hard working high school students!
Lansing Middle School Sign-Ups
All students and families remain anonymous. Students will receive a small item and a gift card. To sign up for holiday assistance, please click the following link: Giving Tree Assistance Sign-Ups . Gifts will be available for pick up on Thursday, December 19th and Friday, December 20th. If you have questions, please ...
Thanksgiving Feast Prep 2019:
Did you know the Lansing Food Services Department bakes over 1,200 cupcakes for the annual Thanksgiving Feast? Check out this video to get a glimpse of how our staff prepares for this beloved tradition! Thank you to our Food Services staff for all their hard work!
It's School-Related Professionals Day!:
Please join us in celebrating our school-related professionals today!
School-related professionals work side-by-side as partners in the education of our children. Lansing Central School District is very fortunate to have such dedicated employees.
Our school-related professionals include:
- Bus drivers
- Teaching assistants and paraprofessionals
- Nurses and other health care staff
- Building and teacher aides
- Cafeteria staff
- Maintenance staff
Thank you for all you do to care for our students, school and our community. Your dedication to Lansing Central School District is exceptional and appreciated.
Your efforts do not go unnoticed and on behalf of our Board of Education and our administrative team, ...
Lansing Middle School Canned Food Drive:
Lansing Middle School will hold a canned food drive during the week of November 18 to 22. Middle school students are invited to bring in canned food items to donate. Each grade level has a goal and a theme:
5th Grade - The Lion King
Goal: 186 items
6th Grade - Marvel
Goal: 192 items
7th Grade - Winnie the Pooh and Friends
Goal: 212 items
8th Grade - Mickey Mouse Club
Goal: 196 items
If the students meet or exceed their goals, they will be rewarded with a grade level fun day. All the food donations go to the local Lansing Food Pantry.
Food Drive Update:
Lansing Middle School's food drive provided over 1,000 items that will be donated to the local Lansing Food Pantry! These items will be delivered just in time for the holidays!
Lansing Middle School Aims to "Be the Good" in Local Community:
For the third consecutive year, sixth grade students at Lansing Middle School worked together to make a direct, positive impact on their community. This year’s “Be the Good” projects took place around regular instruction during the first quarter, with time set aside for students to brainstorm and execute how they wanted to “Be the Good” in the Lansing community.
A few of the projects’ main goals were relationship building, community building and satisfaction from helping others. Sixth grade students broke into eight groups of around 12 students and decided what they wanted their projects to focus on. Groups chose to make a difference right at Lansing Middle School, as well as various areas in the surrounding neighborhood.
At the middle school, ...
Lansing Central School Announces 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Nominees:
The Lansing Central School 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class includes Angela Ellis McLennan, Kim Van Pelt, Caitlin Wright, the 1998 Girls Softball Team and the 2007 Boys Bowling Team.
Angela Ellis McLennan was a three-sport star in swimming, basketball and softball. She lettered five times as a swimmer. McLennan helped the LadyCat swimmers to five consecutive Section IV Class D championships. She played for Stuart Dean’s LadyCats basketball team, lettering twice while helping them to a two-year record of 35-9, winning an IAC Small School Championship. She was a three-time letter winner in softball as well as a three-time IAC all-star. McLennan was a NYS All-State selection twice, as a catcher and again as a shortstop. As a senior, she helped Lansing to the Section IV Class D title ...
LHS Art Exhibit, (Im)permanence, Opens in New Gallery Space:
Artwork portraying comets striking the earth, forests aflame and the panic of running out of time were on display at the first art exhibit opening of the school year on Thursday, Sept. 26. This exhibit, (Im)permanence , was curated and installed by the AP Art and Advanced Drawing & Painting Students at the new gallery space next to the library at Lansing High School.
The pieces on display “comment on the elements of permanence vs. impermanence,” according to the (Im)permanence exhibit description. Over the summer, each artist explored concepts such as the instability of the environment and the loss or creation of identity. The artists who focused on the environmental aspect of this theme portrayed the environment’s “susceptibility to degradation and change.” ...
We're Hiring: High School Math Teacher:
Lansing Central School District
Instructional Staff Position
Position : Math Teacher
Location : High School
Type of Appointment : Probationary
Effective Date : ASAP
Qualifications : NYS Certification in secondary math required or eligible; knowledge, background, experience working with high school students preferred.
Compensation: Based on experience, educational background and district policy.
Application : All interested candidates should apply online at OLASjobs.org .
Deadline : October 7, 2019
An Equal Opportunity Employer
We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
Lansing Rotary Club Donates Trees to LCSD:
In the spring of 2018, Dennis Osika approached the Lansing Central School District as a representative of the Lansing Rotary Club. The Rotary Club was looking to do a project to improve the district’s facilities. It took many meetings with various school personnel, but over a year later, the project finally came to fruition.
The Rotary Club generously donated seven trees to be planted at Raymond C. Buckley Elementary School. The donated trees include Northern Red Oaks, ‘Red Sunset’ Red Maples, Pin Oaks, a Bloodgood London Plane and a Silver Maple.
When Osika first pitched the idea to district officials, he stressed the importance of adding large plants, such as trees, to the district to improve air quality and increase oxygen production. ...
Meet the newest R.C. Buckley staff members for the 2019-20 school year!:
Please join us in welcoming the newest staff members at R.C. Buckley for the 2019-20 school year!
Holly Signor - First Grade Teacher
Ladeen Case - Fourth Grade Teacher
Sarah Cobb - Office Clerk
Megan Redmond - Social Worker
Heather Murphy - Special Education Teacher
Madeline Burns - First Grade Teacher
Share your first day of school photos! #LansingCSDFirstDay:
The first day of school is quickly approaching!
For the 2019-20 school year, we are inviting the Lansing Central School District community – students, faculty, family, and friends – to consider sharing their first day of school photos with us. Print out your 'First Day of School' sign by clicking here . We want to see all of your Bobcat pride for the start of the school year!
Photos can be shared with us through Facebook , Twitter , email , or by using the hashtag #LansingCSDFirstDay. We can’t wait to see how you plan to celebrate the start of the 2018-19 school year!
Please note that by submitting your photos, you allow the Lansing CSD to use and display them online. When submitting photos ...
Security Efforts in Response to District Server Ransomware Virus:
On Sunday, July 25 , Lansing Central School District suffered a ransomware virus on our district's server. The ransomware virus, known as “Ryuk,” encrypts data locking it from future use and holds the data for ransom. When the ransom is paid, a password is provided that unlocks the encryption.
Superintendent Chris Pettograsso stated that Lansing was fortunate in many ways.
“The virus itself was known within hours by an employee who came to work on a Sunday and noticed she was unable to access certain files. She immediately contacted our Director of Technology who in turn shut down all access to our servers," said Pettograsso.
Pettograsso continued by stating that most all of the files had been backed up on an outside server ...
Lansing Summer Lunchbox Final Distributions Approaching:
Lansing Summer Lunchbox Final Distributions Approaching
New this year, the Lansing Summer Lunchbox program has been working closely with the Lansing Food Pantry to supply families in the district with monthly boxes of food. The program’s final distributions are scheduled to take place early next week and families are encouraged to sign up to receive a box by using the following link: Summer Lunchbox Sign-Up . Simply provide a valid email address and phone number to receive a reminder about picking up the lunchbox.
Final distributions will take place on Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Both distributions will be held at the Community Recreation Center (The Rink).
This program is open to all families who have students ...
Lansing Student Podcast Recognized by New York Times:
Lansing student Trinity Edwards was one of the winners of the New York Times’ Second Annual Student Podcast Contest.
From nearly 900 submissions, only 12 entries were chosen as winners. Trinity Edwards recorded the podcast as part of a unit during spring semester of English 11. The project introduces students to recording and editing techniques and teaches them how to produce their own podcasts.
“We wanted to experiment with ways to capture student voice that engaged those students who were perhaps reluctant to write a substantial amount, but who felt comfortable speaking,” said English teacher Andie Huskie. “Podcasts seemed like a great medium for this. With the help of the BOCES Teknologia grant program, teacher librarian Nick Johnston and I ...
Get to Know Lansing Youth Services:
Lansing Youth Services (LYS) offers activities and employment assistance for teenagers in the Lansing area.
The program is a service provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Tompkins County and is supported by Tompkins County Youth Services, 4-H and the town of Lansing. LYS provides a wide variety of year-round programs to middle school aged youth including afterschool activities and summer programs.
Content of the programs evolves over time and is driven by student interest. Activities include digital photography, DIY projects, outdoor cooking, wilderness survival skills and hiking. In past summers, groups have taken field trips to the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport, the National Soaring Museum and other local areas of interest.
Academic Awards Night 2019:
NYSSMA Conference All State Ensembles
NAFME All Eastern Honors Ensembles
NYSSMA Jr. High Area All-State Ensembles
Brian Sitts ...