Graduation Ceremony Moved to High School Gymnasium:
Due to predicted rain and thunderstorms on Saturday, the Naples Graduation Ceremony has been moved inside to the High School Gymnasium. Seniors should be in the High School Cafeteria by 10:00 a.m. to line up, and the ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m.
If you have any questions regarding graduation rehearsal or the ceremony, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Murphy ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Mrs. Ashton ( email@example.com ).
On Wednesday, June 13 th , Officer Jaus spent some time with our elementary students to talk about summer safety! He reviewed important information about riding bikes and water safety. He also talked about making good choices with electronics and using the internet. All of the students greatly enjoyed talking about how to be safe this summer! Here are some important tips from Officer Jaus:
Have a properly fitted helmet.
Make sure your bike is in good working order.
Follow traffic signs and rules for biking on the road.
Always walk your bike when you cross the road.
Wear a properly fitted lifejacket when on the water.
Always have an adult present when you swim.
Keep your hands and feet inside the boat when boating.
Capital Project Images Shared by Entrepreneur Luke Didion:
Interested in viewing aerial Phase 1 photographs of the ongoing Capital Project? Check out the following images taken by NCS student (and owner of Finger Lakes Drone Services) Luke Didion.
Click HERE to view images taken on May 13, 2018.
Click HERE to view images taken on June 12, 2018.
Newest “Graduate of Distinction”:
Dear NCS Family:
Four years ago, the Naples Central School District established a “Graduates of Distinction” program in order to honor the outstanding accomplishments of NCS graduates. This year, we are pleased to announce that Jedd Habersto (Class of 2010) will be inducted as the newest member of the group.
However, because Jedd now resides in Silicon Valley where he works on Apple’s international team of software and hardware engineers, he could not make it home for the induction. Instead, Jedd has recorded a short acceptance video that we will be sharing with current and future NCS students.
If you have a few spare minutes, I would invite you to watch the video (click HERE ) that Jedd put together. Jedd has a unique story, and his words remind us that ...
NCS Athletic Hall of Fame:
Now accepting applications for the Naples Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2018! Please return application by June 30th!
New Faces in Naples!:
Name: Mrs. Christine Green
Subject Area: Elementary School Administrative Intern
Why did you decide to complete your Administrative Internship in the Naples Central School District?
I decided to complete my internship at Naples Central School because Naples is an amazing community with a fantastic school district. The staff and students have been so welcoming, and I am looking forward to getting to know everyone! I went to a small district myself and think that smaller schools have so many wonderful things to offer their students. I am thrilled to spend some time learning about the school and community!
What do you like the most about your job?
I love being able to teach and to learn with the students and staff every single ...
Free Summer Meal Program:
Click HERE for detailed information on a Free Summer Meal Program being sponsored by the Prattsburgh Central School District and the Naples Library.
Resources Regarding “13 Reasons Why”:
NCS Parents and Guardians:
A year ago, I wrote to you after the series “13 Reasons Why” was released by Netflix. Because many believed that the show sensationalized mature subject matter involving suicide and depression, mental health professionals across the country expressed concern about the impact the content could have on impressionable children and adults.
Because the second season of the series airs this Friday (May 18), I wanted to pass along the following resources you might consider using if you choose to start a dialogue with your son or daughter about the show:
Click HERE to read an article titled, “How to Prepare for ’13 Reasons Why’ Season 2.” The resource outlines how to use a unique code to restrict the programs ...
Board of Education Thanks Residents for Continued Support:
Dear Naples School Community:
The Board of Education would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who came out to vote on the 2018-2019 budget. We are lucky to live in a community that cares deeply about educational excellence and the success of every child. With the passage of the budget, the district can preserve and even enhance existing programs and services while still operating within the state-mandated tax levy limit.
Busing/Vehicles Per Replacement Schedule:
Establishment of a Capital Reserve Fund:
Board of Education Election (4 Seats):
Gail Musnicki: 265 (3 Year Term)
Maura Sullivan: 257 (3 Year Term)
Message Regarding NCS Memorial Trees:
Dear Naples School Community:
This past year, the Naples school community approved a capital project to construct a new bus loop in front of the Elementary School. Because the wellbeing of students is always at the forefront of decision-making, a special focus was placed on designing a much safer pick-up and drop-off area. However, although the architects did their very best to honor the existing bus loop footprint, it quickly became apparent that it was simply not possible to make the area safer without removing a number of trees in order to modify the design of the space.
While the trees have helped the school property to shine aesthetically, many of them have also served as memorials to special NCS students and staff members who have passed away over the years. Because NCS ...
“Talk Saves Lives” Presentation at NCS:
Dear NCS Parents:
Over the past two years, individuals from all corners of Ontario County have come together to form the “Suicide Prevention Coalition.” Made up of representatives from a number of public organizations, the group has made a commitment to developing a community that reflects hope and healing for those touched by suicide.
To help raise awareness regarding this important issue, the group will be supporting a presentation titled, “Talk Saves Lives: A Brief Introduction to Suicide Prevention.” The event is free and open to the public, and it will be taking place on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria. (Click HERE for additional information.)
I am looking forward to the presentation, and I would invite you ...
Naples High School Receives Silver Medal in National H.S. Rankings:
For the third year in a row, Naples High School has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top high schools in the United States with a Silver Medal designation. The U.S. News Best High Schools list has Naples ranked #110 (up from #143 in 2017) in New York State, and #1,112 (up from #1,630 in 2017) when compared to high schools from across the nation.
To produce the rankings, U.S. News & World Report used a methodology that took into account “student performance on state assessments, socioeconomic factors, student graduation rates and college readiness.”
“We couldn’t be more proud of our students and all the hard work they put into their studies,” said Matt Frahm, Superintendent of Schools. He went on to add, “It is entirely ...
Silent Bowl Auction & International Food Festival (7th grade PBL events):
Starting next week, there will be bowls on display for our Silent Bowl Auction, which is part of our 7th grade project based learning (PBL) unit. The goal of this auction is to raise funds for a non-profit organization that helps to fight hunger.
We have bowls created by both NCS student artists as well as local artists, such as Darryl Abraham, Paul Frazer, and Melissa Neubauer. Bowls will be on display starting Monday, 5/7. Student bowls will be on auction until the end of Wednesday, 5/9. The auction for the bowls by local artists will be open through the Spring Art Show and Concert night on Thursday, May 31st.
If you are interested in bidding on a bowl, please stop by the high school to see the bowls on display by the HS main office. ...
2018-2019 NCS Budget Brochure Now Available:
Please click HERE to view the 2018-2019 NCS Budget Brochure.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Matt Frahm ( firstname.lastname@example.org , 585-374-7901) or Mitch Ball ( email@example.com , 585-374-7902).
Full Lifeguard Certification: $205.
Full Waterfront Lifeguard Certification: $235.
Re-Certification w/First Aid and CPR/AED: $75.
CPR/AED RE-Certification: $37.
Lifeguard training is a blended learning program. The course is taught online along with pool training. The Online course (March 26th - April 13th) must be completed prior to Pool Skills classes on Saturday April 14th & Sunday April 15th from 9-3pm.
Please contact Courtney Gursslin or Alyson Powers at the High School to sign-up for the course(s).