First time turned out to be the charm for the Cazenovia High School Chamber Choir and Wind Ensemble, each of which came away with top prizes from last weekend’s Darien Lake Music Festival in Western New York.
It was the first trip to the regional musical competition for both groups.
The 16-member choir earned a first-place “gold with distinction” trophy in its division, choral teacher and fine arts department leader Teresa Campbell said. The group, comprised of students in grades 10 through 12, showcased its talent and range by performing three selections: “My Spirit Sang All Day” (standard choral a cappella); “Tango to Evora” (contemporary Latin); and “Ain’t Judgin’ No Man” (spiritual).
Submitted by Johanna Neugebauer and Ellen Dougherty
Get ready for an evening of wonderful vocal, instrumental and visual entertainment at this year’s Middle School Fine Arts Night, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday (June 6), in the high school auditorium.
The concert will feature the entire fifth-grade class and all of Cazenovia Middle School’s performing groups: fifth-grade band, fifth- and sixth-grade orchestra, sixth-grade chorus and sixth-grade band.
Our young musicians have been introduced this year to standard and classic ensemble pieces, and they’re now eager to display their performance skills for an audience.
In addition to music, visitors can enjoy wonderful student artwork on display throughout Cazenovia Middle School’s hallways and art room. Created by all the art students in grades five through seven, the pieces include two- and three-dimensional work, textiles, computer graphics, watercolors, clay pieces and so much more.
All 7th and 8th grade students who participated on Cazenovia Central School athletic teams are invited to attend the annual Junior High Athletic Awards Night. The event takes place on Tuesday, June 4th starting promptly at 7pm in the High School Auditorium. All students will be recognized for their participation on fall, winter and/or spring sports teams. In addition, the coaching staff will present several 8th graders with our traditional individual awards.
Parents, friends, and families are cordially invited to attend. The Cazenovia Athletic Association sponsors a brief reception afterwards in the High School Cafeteria. The entire ceremony usually ends around 8pm.
We hope that you can attend. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Byrnes at email@example.com or 655-1358.
Cazenovia High School is one step closer to renewing its accreditation from the prestigious Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
District and school administrators recently received a detailed, 100-page report from the association, which was prepared after the high school underwent a rigorous, four-day, on-site review in March by a “validation team” of peers from other accredited institutions.
Submitted by Lisa Smith
Lisa Smith’s Burton Street Elementary kindergarten class gathered with family and friends May 17 to celebrate writing.
Students have been working hard on writing their own books on topics they know all about, such as soccer, bugs, goats, bikes and tractors.
Parents also got an overview of the writing program, and learned more about the different types of writing that takes place in kindergarten. The students in Mrs. Smith’s class were proud to show off the culmination of their year as new writers!