Iroquois Central School District

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Alden-Marilla Food Pantry
02/17/2020

Alden-Marilla Food Pantry

THANKS so much, Marilla Primary, for the HUGE donation of foods, boxes, & bags completely filled! This was all collected in 3 days! This is a great help to the pantry! ❤️❤️ Thank you to the staff of teachers & the parents for doing this with the children!

02/14/2020

Tonight, instead of engaging in a board discussion, the board president will read this prepared statement.
We are sadden by the lack of respect shown by a handful of community members bent on spreading gossip, inaccuracies, and in some cases outright lies about the intent of this board, specifically in regards to the planned capital project and the subject of installing an artificial turf field. This board has been bullied in social media, and up until now we have taken the professional approach of allowing our voices to be heard during public board meetings, and yet, the social media machine continues to churn out twists and fabrications of what is being said, altering the intent of our message. We have not engaged social media conversation believing it is not the responsible way to conduct school district business.
It is suggested we hate kids. It is suggested we hate our aging citizens. It is suggested that we sit on the board in hopes to better our businesses and to attain power. And now there is an atmosphere of distrust of the school district for doing what has always been supported for in the past: being fiscally responsible. Our teachers are some of the best, most experienced people who are invited to speak at conferences and mentor others across the state. They are intelligent hard-working men and women who want student success to speak for itself.
Our student population consistently maintains better than average academic scores and we have some of the highest rated scholar athletes, musicians, drama students and the list goes on. We are rated number 5 in business first. That doesn’t happen by accident. That is the culmination of hard work by dedicated faculty, staff, administrators and the students themselves.
Positive student ethics, sportsmanship, and relationships are the result of exceptional coaching and parenting, not facilities. Sadly, some adults in the community are setting a pretty poor example of how to advocate for what is desired.
We are honored by those who share their beliefs and desires for an artificial playing surface in a respectful way. Acknowledging the monumental task of balancing a budget fraught with unfunded educational state mandates with the wants and needs of an aging infrastructure, building upgrade necessities, special needs education, and attending to the social and emotional wellbeing of every student as well as all student academic needs shows us that some people really do want what’s best for students.
A small group of people continue to use a negative discourse to spread fear that the board is against every sensible option and viewpoint. They skew what is said and try to use fallacies to prove the board doesn’t pay attention to the wants and needs of the district. So let us set the record straight.
This board is not against a turf field. We see a plan in which it is very possible to install one within the boundaries of the upcoming capital project, which is much more comprehensive than just a type of playing surface. There are many things in the project to be excited about. We are trying to make Rice Road just a little safer by adding as many parking spots as we can to get even just a few cars off the road during school events. We are trying to revamp classrooms to meet the rising needs of stem and technology needs that will be required of our students in just a few years. The jobs these students will train for may not even exist right now, but with the right building blocks, each of our graduates will thrive in the ever-changing world of technology and biotechnology careers.

The BOE has learned from past surveys, votes and conversations that this community is split about the choice. We know the choice will not be favorable if it means a rise in taxes.
Our role is to accurately explain what each person’s vote means and the impact his or her vote will have on the district. It is not to share our own vote and try to influence someone to a particular side. If we present the facts fairly, each community member will decide for themselves. We cannot influence a person or try to convince anyone to vote a certain way. From past experience, the board will only present fiscally responsible plans that meets the needs of students, and when that happens, the community has always rallied its support.
There are some really good arguments to install turf. If there were not, we wouldn’t be considering it. But now we have the additional task of re-informing the public due to the social media machine and the misinformation is keeps churning out, and the hostility it has created. We are moving forward with plans to create videos, fact sheets and a positive campaign.
We are in negotiations and will convene tonight into an executive session for the purposes of finalizing the hiring of such a construction management company, as well as to discuss personnel issues. Once we have the guidance of such a company, the board will begin releasing transparent accurate information about the facts about cost and scope of the entire capital project. It is our sincere hope that people will look to the board and our positive campaigns that allows people to practice their freedom of choice without persecution for their beliefs instead of heading to the falsehood of social media bullies. We are putting our trust in the larger community to be well informed at the voting poll, and not simply believing the social media campaign.
Thank You.
Jane Sullivan
Board of Education President

02/12/2020

The Iroquois Board of Education will be conducting the first work session on the 2020-21 budget this evening at 6:00 PM in the Intermediate Building Cafeteria. All are welcome to attend.

Reading buddies at Wales Primary.  Kindergarten and 3rd grade students.
02/12/2020

Reading buddies at Wales Primary. Kindergarten and 3rd grade students.

It's the 100th day of school!  Elma Primary kindergarten students and teachers dressed up like they were 100 years old a...
02/11/2020

It's the 100th day of school! Elma Primary kindergarten students and teachers dressed up like they were 100 years old and Marilla Primary students created shirts to celebrate the day.

02/11/2020
02/10/2020

ATTENTION SPRING ATHLETES
Family ID will be opening for all spring sports on February 9th and will close on March 6th @ 1:00pm.
Please make sure there is a current physical on file in the middle school/high school health office. https://www.iroquoiscsd.org/Page/8885

02/07/2020

Fourth graders at Elma Primary have been learning about coding and the Scratch program with Mrs. Orrange in the library. Students were tasked with learning the program and coming up with something creative. Alexis Mann, from Miss Reed’s class, was able to create a program to play piano notes and then connected it to a Makey Makey to make it interactive.

Mr. Stein, CPA, from the NYS Finance and Taxation Department, came into Mrs. Hause’s business math class to talk about t...
02/05/2020

Mr. Stein, CPA, from the NYS Finance and Taxation Department, came into Mrs. Hause’s business math class to talk about the various elements that go into filing your taxes. As many of the students in the class are employed with their first jobs, it helped provide comfort in knowing the process and what is needed when they file for the first time. He answered many questions ranging from how taxes are different when owning a business to possible penalties accrued if not filed correctly or at all. We appreciate Mr. Stein’s time during this busy tax season.

2020-2021 TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION It is the policy of the Iroquois Central School District to offer transportation to...
02/05/2020

2020-2021 TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
It is the policy of the Iroquois Central School District to offer transportation to district resident students, both public and non-public. Parents are reminded that transportation requests to non-public schools must be received by the District no later than April 1, 2020 to be eligible for the 2020-2021 school year.
Day Care Requests (public schools only):
Requests for transportation to and from a child care location must be received by either your child’s school of attendance or the Transportation Department by July 1, 2020 to be eligible for the 2020-2021 school year.
Forms can be accessed on the District web page, www.iroquoiscsd.org, by selecting the Services drop-down button and then Transportation or picked up at the Transportation Department. Please mail requests to:
Mr. Eric Nagel, Transportation Supervisor, Iroquois Central School District, P.O. Box 32, Elma, New York 14059-0032.

The students in Mrs. Werts class at Elma Primary used Book Creator to write their "How to Books" during writer's worksho...
02/04/2020

The students in Mrs. Werts class at Elma Primary used Book Creator to write their "How to Books" during writer's workshop.

Wales Primary fourth grade student, Cullen Schott, has made a Valentine for every student and teacher at Wales Primary f...
01/31/2020

Wales Primary fourth grade student, Cullen Schott, has made a Valentine for every student and teacher at Wales Primary for kindness week.

Fifth grade parents attended a meeting recently with Dan Polino from BOCES PROJECT KNOW.  Students will spend two days i...
01/31/2020

Fifth grade parents attended a meeting recently with Dan Polino from BOCES PROJECT KNOW. Students will spend two days in the puberty unit and then a student/parent night will be held to continue to open the dialogue for families.

Annual disco bowling at Wales
01/30/2020

Annual disco bowling at Wales

The Middle School RTI team - Mrs. VanNortwick, Mrs. Witkowski, Mrs. Hill, and Miss Wagner hosted the 2nd Annual RTI Cele...
01/30/2020

The Middle School RTI team - Mrs. VanNortwick, Mrs. Witkowski, Mrs. Hill, and Miss Wagner hosted the 2nd Annual RTI Celebration for students in grades 5-8. The students articipated in group “Minute to Win-It” activities to celebrate the growth and progress they have made throughout the year!

TOWN HALL MEETING TONIGHT!
01/29/2020

TOWN HALL MEETING TONIGHT!

Staff at Wales Primary participated in an early morning team building activity, Disco Bowling, sponsored by PE teachers ...
01/29/2020

Staff at Wales Primary participated in an early morning team building activity, Disco Bowling, sponsored by PE teachers Mr. Weiss and Mrs. Lisitsky.

The students in Mrs. Stanley's first grade class at Elma Primary have been doing animal research using Pebble Go on thei...
01/28/2020

The students in Mrs. Stanley's first grade class at Elma Primary have been doing animal research using Pebble Go on their computers. Pictured is Meredith Powell learning and writing about a Red Panda.

High School students Ariya Hartel and Max Miranda presented at the Energize Your Future Finalist Pitch.  The WNY Stem ev...
01/27/2020

High School students Ariya Hartel and Max Miranda presented at the Energize Your Future Finalist Pitch. The WNY Stem event was powered by National Grid. To advance to the finals, Arija and Max completed an energy audit and submitted a proposal for an idea relating to conservation. They presented before three judges and a large audience and earned honorable mention for their hard work. Afterwards, Ariya and Max received congratulations from Congressman Brian Higgins. Many thanks to their advisors Ms. Ferguson and Mr. Dubel.

01/27/2020
The 2020-21 academic calendar as adopted by the Board of Education at their regular meeting held on January 22.  The cal...
01/24/2020

The 2020-21 academic calendar as adopted by the Board of Education at their regular meeting held on January 22. The calendar can also be viewed on the district homepage, www.iroquoiscsd.org, under announcements.

High School Assistant Principal Mr. Beetow, Science teacher Mr. Keem and students Quinton Driggs, Xavier Canaple and Ari...
01/24/2020

High School Assistant Principal Mr. Beetow, Science teacher Mr. Keem and students Quinton Driggs, Xavier Canaple and Arija Hartel present to the Board of Education on the high school STEM courses and competitions students have entered.

Second grade students at Wales Primary use technology to help complete a New York poster.
01/24/2020

Second grade students at Wales Primary use technology to help complete a New York poster.

This weekend!
01/24/2020

This weekend!

Save the Date!  More information to follow.
01/23/2020

Save the Date! More information to follow.

Fourth grade students at Wales Primary use iPads and OSMO in the library during a team building exercise.
01/23/2020

Fourth grade students at Wales Primary use iPads and OSMO in the library during a team building exercise.

Elma Primary students enjoyed sledding during recess today.
01/22/2020

Elma Primary students enjoyed sledding during recess today.

01/22/2020

Attention Parents! The Boys & Girls Club of EMW Girdle Rd. location is CLOSED again today (Wednesday, January 22) due to a water line break. All students, 4th grade and older, planning on going to the Club today will be sent to the Iroquois Middle School cafeteria after school and should be picked up from there as soon as possible.
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding during this time. If you have questions please call the Boys and Girls Club at (716) 652-9292.

Students in Mrs. Winiecki's class at Wales Primary work with cuisenaire rods to find patterns and structure while studen...
01/22/2020

Students in Mrs. Winiecki's class at Wales Primary work with cuisenaire rods to find patterns and structure while students in Mrs. Semlitsch's class work on building towers.

01/22/2020

The Iroquois Board of Education will hold a regular meeting tonight, Wednesday, January 22, at 7:00 PM in the Intermediate Building Cafeteria. Topics to be discussed include upcoming buildings and grounds work, Education Law 2-d, strategic plan, curriculum, public relations and capital project.

We hope to see you there.

01/21/2020

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM
THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Attention Parents! The Boys & Girls Club of EMW Girdle Rd. is CLOSED today due to a water line break. All students, 4th grade and older, planning on going to the Club today will be sent to the Iroquois Middle School cafeteria after school and should be picked up from there as soon as possible.
Thank you for your flexibility and understanding during this time. If you have questions please call the Boys & Girls Club at (716) 652-9292.

01/20/2020
01/18/2020
Through a partnership with Erie 1 BOCES, seniors Daniel Schiffhauer, Caelan Welling and Caleigh Castlevetere are members...
01/17/2020

Through a partnership with Erie 1 BOCES, seniors Daniel Schiffhauer, Caelan Welling and Caleigh Castlevetere are members of the New Visions Legal Academy. These students spend the majority of their day at Canisius College participating in pre-law curriculum. Recently, they were members of a mock trial at UB's School of Law. We are very proud of their skills and efforts.

Helping to build the Computer Science program at Iroquois, math teacher Mrs. Cuer hosted Computer Science Software Engin...
01/17/2020

Helping to build the Computer Science program at Iroquois, math teacher Mrs. Cuer hosted Computer Science Software Engineer Preston Cuer from Cargas Systems Inc. in Lancaster, PA. Mr. Cuer discussed his career journey and spoke about how students can navigate a successful career in technology.

The "3 Kings" recently visited the middle school international club.  The club members decorated paper shoes, sipped on ...
01/15/2020

The "3 Kings" recently visited the middle school international club. The club members decorated paper shoes, sipped on Mexican hot chocolate and rang in the new year with the Spanish tradition of eating 12 grapes for good luck. After a short "nap" students woke up to treats in their shoes brought to them by the 3 Kings.

Photos from Iroquois Central School District's post
01/15/2020

Photos from Iroquois Central School District's post

Mrs. VanMaaren’s French 4 class enjoyed some traditional holiday treats including a Bûche de Noël (Yule Log cake) and a ...
01/14/2020

Mrs. VanMaaren’s French 4 class enjoyed some traditional holiday treats including a Bûche de Noël (Yule Log cake) and a Galette des Rois (King’s Cake) after giving short presentations about the history. Owen Szeglowski was crowned king for a day after finding the “fève” (trinket) in his slice of the King’s Cake!”

Students in Mrs. Gipe's class at Wales Primary are making popcorn and craisin strings for our wildlife friends.
01/14/2020

Students in Mrs. Gipe's class at Wales Primary are making popcorn and craisin strings for our wildlife friends.

01/14/2020
Middle School Technology teacher Mr. Kwietniewski and librarian Maria Muhlbauer recently worked with seventh grade STREA...
01/13/2020

Middle School Technology teacher Mr. Kwietniewski and librarian Maria Muhlbauer recently worked with seventh grade STREAM students on a team-based robotics project. Student groups learned how to program the Hummingbird Bit, a robotics device, to display five LEDs. The groups then designed and built a robot to house the five LEDs that they programmed. The students displayed excellent teamwork, technical skill, and creativity throughout this project. To read more about the project, visit: https://iroquoismslibrary.blogspot.com/2020/01/hummingbird-robotics-project.htmlM

Mrs. Domino's third grade and Mrs. Jarnot's kindergarten students at Elma Primary are book buddies.  Students meet a few...
01/13/2020

Mrs. Domino's third grade and Mrs. Jarnot's kindergarten students at Elma Primary are book buddies. Students meet a few times each month to share their love of reading!

School Resource Officer Joseph DePlato explained to Mr. Thompson’s Algebra I Common Core students the consequences of sp...
01/10/2020

School Resource Officer Joseph DePlato explained to Mr. Thompson’s Algebra I Common Core students the consequences of speeding and the process of a police accident investigation. Mr. Thompson then explained how math is used to help reconstruct traffic accidents and how a math mistake can mean the difference between an innocent and guilty verdict. Students then solved problems using the same formula that police officers use as they determine car speed during traffic accidents.

MS students learn line dancing and square dancing during physical education class.
01/06/2020

MS students learn line dancing and square dancing during physical education class.

Iroquois BILLieve's!  GO  BILLS!!
01/03/2020

Iroquois BILLieve's! GO BILLS!!

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2111 Girdle Rd
Elma, NY
14059-0032

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