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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 ...
Meet Matt Loveless, Lansing Athletic Director Meet Matt Loveless, Lansing Athletic Director: Over the last few years, you may have seen Matt Loveless throughout the halls of Lansing High School. Earlier this summer, Mr. Loveless stepped into the role of Athletic Director for the district. Please join us in congratulating Mr. Loveless on this new role in the district! Prior to this role, where have you worked? How have these experiences helped prepare you for working at the Lansing CSD? I have spent the last 15 years in Lansing High School as a Business Teacher. I’ve also coached Varsity Golf, JV Basketball, and Modified Basketball, Soccer, and Baseball throughout my time here. What have you enjoyed so far about your time in Lansing CSD? The relationships that have been built with students and athletes over the years are something I cherish. On ...
Did you know Lansing CSD has a Tip Line? Did you know Lansing CSD has a Tip Line?: Did you know the Lansing Central School District has a Tip Line? At Lansing CSD, we care very much about our school community. If you have information that may help us maintain a supportive, safe, and orderly school community, please contact us directly or use the Tip Line. The Tip Line can be found on the Lansing CSD homepage ( www.lansingschools.org ) or by visiting the Tip Line webpage. Please fill out the Tip Line form to report incidents. If you wish to remain anonymous, do not enter your name, telephone number, or email address. If your situation is an emergency, please call 911.
Capital Project Informational Meeting Sept. 26 Capital Project Informational Meeting Sept. 26: 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. The 2020 Community, Safety, and Health & Wellness Capital Project focused on addressing district-wide infrastructure updates, safety and security improvements, and improvements to both educational and athletic facilities. Along with HVAC updates throughout the district, ...
Summer plans: Meet LHS Swimmer Grace Kadlecik Summer plans: Meet LHS Swimmer Grace Kadlecik: Local residents may have heard of Grace Kadlecik, or even seen her skills in the pool first hand during swim meets. But did you know that Grace had a busy summer getting ready for the current swim season? She even competed in the USA Swimming Eastern Zone Championship in Richmond, VA.  Read more about her summer and time in Virginia here. Good luck during this swim season, Grace!
Lansing Athletics is now on ScheduleGalaxy! Lansing Athletics is now on ScheduleGalaxy!: For the 2018-19 school year, Lansing Athletics has moved all athletics schedules to ScheduleGalaxy. To view the latest athletics schedules, click here.  
PBIS Comes to Lansing Middle School! PBIS Comes to Lansing Middle School!: For the upcoming 2018-19 school year, Lansing Middle School will be launching the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative.   What is PBIS? PBIS is a framework that helps with the teaching and reinforcement of positive social expectations and behavior across all school settings. With PBIS, LMS aims to teach students the importance of how to respect themselves, others, and the environment. Using the PBIS evidence-based framework provides the level of support needed to accomplish this goal. Implementing PBIS at LMS will help foster a caring and respectful school climate, conducive to learning, while also stressing the importance of behavior and social interactions   LMS is PAW-Some To bring PBIS to LMS, a representative group of teachers ...



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