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J-D's Music Education Program Receives National Recognition: Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. J-D is one of 4% of districts across the nation receiving the prestigious award in 2017.   The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, staff in the District answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The ... more >>
Reading activity incorporated into the Character Education Program at Jamesville Elementary: As part of Jamesville-Elementary School’s Character Education Program this year, we have scheduled two "Kind Read with a Buddy" days.  Kind Read with a Buddy is a program that pairs and older classrooms with a younger classrooms for reading.  In the picture is a fourth grade classroom paired with a second grade classroom.  The second graders are reading their books to our fourth graders.  The fourth graders did a great job of helping them along if they had any difficult and were very thankful to the second graders for reading to them.  "Great Job" to all of our JES students!   Mr. Reyes Principal   more >>
Mr. Andy Eldridge, CNYRIC Featured Administrator:      "The technology isn't the star of the show, but a means to ensure high-level learning is occurring." Congratulations to Mr. Andy Eldridge, CNYRIC March 2017 Featured Administrator! Andy, a 20-year veteran educator, has been the principal of  Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School  for over three years. He previously taught social studies. What are some of the innovative ways that Andy integrates technology into his leadership? This is the first school year (2016-2017) that  Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School  (J-D MS) went to a completely mobile atmosphere for computer usage. Andy helped the school transition its "computer lab" into a technology classroom and maker space. For the past two years, ... more >>
The joys of snow at Jamesville Elementary!: Mrs. Summers' class from Jamesville Elementary enjoy sledding during an end of the day activity period.  Thanks to the JES PTG for generously donating all of the sleds!  The sleds are used regularly in physical education class and the students are really enjoying the additional activity. We wholeheartedly encourage our students to make the most of the winter season and to make efforts to show them ways we can be active on these cold days!    more >>
JD Golf Coach, Joe Tesori, honored by PGA America: Joe Tesori was recently honored with the PGA’s prestigious Bill Strausbaugh Award for displaying outstanding integrity, character, and leadership, through a commitment to mentoring. We congratulate Joe on this well-deserved award. The video highlights Joe’s work with our J-D golfers. We are thankful that Joe is such an important part of our J-D community. 2016 PGA of America National Awards Ceremony (Nov. 9, 2016) from PGA of America on Vimeo . more >>
Jamesville Elementary School holds food drive for local families.: Each year the Jamesville Elementary building participates in a food drive to support local families during the holiday season.  Mrs. Dominicos and Mrs. Kimber coordinate an outpouring of gifts and food that culminates in a delivery of the items on December 20. The food drive is supported by the Jamesville HERO cha racter education program and the Jamesville Elementary students.  Each homeroom sets a goal for food items and the students are challenged to beat that goal. It is a terrific program that truly supports the HERO values of friendship and kindness.   more >>
JD Tests Potable Water for Lead: A new state law was signed in September that requires public schools in New York State to test all water outlets that are used or could be used for drinking or cooking purposes for lead levels. In accordance with the law water testing was conducted in September and October. Testing results can be viewed using the links below.   Jamesville-DeWitt Middle School Results We are pleased to report that all water outlets typically used for drinking or cooking did not exceed the acceptable standard for levels of lead at J-D Middle School. Action is required if lead levels above 15 parts per billion are detected at a specific water outlet. One hundred and sixty-two (162) samples were collected at the middle school. Of those, two tested above the acceptable level: one of the sinks in ... more >>
Facilities Improvement Project: VOTERS APPROVE FACILITIES IMPROVEMENT PROJECT   The community overwhelmingly approved the proposed facilities improvement project. Residents voted 352-47 in favor of the project. The district is extremely appreciative of the community support for our students. The detail design will now be completed for submission to the state. We will keep you informed of our progress. more >>
Download Events from the Calendar!: A great feature of the new calendar on the website is that you can download events to a file on your computer for import into Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal, Mozilla Thunderbird, and other programs. You can choose events most relevant to you by selecting the appropriate Building or Departments.  To complete the process simply: Click on Calendar under Quick Links or click on the icon at the top of the page Click Export from the main calendar page A pop up menu will appear with options for you to choose Select the Date Range for the events to be downloaded Choose the Categories to Export Click Export   It is also possible to use your handheld device to download individual events into your calendar. Open the jamesvilledewitt.org ... more >>
JD Improves School-to-Home Communications with New Website: The Jamesville-DeWitt School District is pleased to announce the launch of its new website: www.jamesvilledewitt.org. Designed and developed in collaboration with the Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC), the new site aims to provide its school community with up-to-date information, as well as showcase the district’s vibrant students, academics, and athletic programs. The new website features the following: Improved navigation New, online district calendar Rotating photos of current students on home page News articles Professional, consistent appearance throughout website The district is confident that the website will be a welcome improvement in its school-to-home communication efforts. The district community is encouraged to visit the ... more >>

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Dr. Alice Kendrick, Superintendent

P.O. Box 606
DeWitt, NY 13214

Phone: (315) 445-8300

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