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Perrotta Represents Camden at NYSSMA Winter Conference Perrotta Represents Camden at NYSSMA Winter Conference: Congratulations to Connor Perrotta who represented Camden Central Schools in Rochester, NY this past weekend at the NYSSMA winter conference.  To be eligible for this conference you must perform a level six solo with a high score (usually 100) and be graded using All State level criteria.  Connor performed with the most elite high school musicians in the state beginning Thursday and ended with a 10am concert on Sunday morning in the acclaimed Eastman Theatre.  The dedication and commitment required to perform at this level allows for truly meaningful and expressive musical results. Great job Connor! 
CCSD Digital Archives Now Span Yearbooks from 1943 to Present CCSD Digital Archives Now Span Yearbooks from 1943 to Present: The Camden Central School District has made further enhancements to its Digital Yearbook Archive. Interested members of our community can now access every available Camden High School Yearbook from 1943 to 2021.  The latest round of updates includes the 2019, 2020, and 2021 yearbooks. The 1943 yearbook was also added recently. Please note that the District has confirmed there was no yearbook published in 1945.  To view the archive in its latest form, visit  https://www.camdenschools.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=1688 ! 
Fiorini, Ferretti Honored For Summer Programming Fiorini, Ferretti Honored For Summer Programming: CAMDEN, NY - Two Camden Central School District administrators were recently honored by the Genesis Group for their role in making a fun and educational Summer vacation a reality for their students. Genesis honored Camden Middle School Assistant Principal Aaron Fiorini, and Camden Elementary School Principal Craig Ferretti for their work on the 2021 edition of the “Camp Sum-More-Fun” enrichment programs housed in their buildings.  The pair were honored in the category of “Outstanding Program” as part of the Genesis Group’s “Celebration of Education” held on Thursday, November 18th at the Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. Fiorini accepted the award on behalf of the District and was thrilled to receive the honor.  “I was ...
Rachel's Challenge Returns to Camden Rachel's Challenge Returns to Camden: CAMDEN, NY - Students at Camden Middle School have been learning about the importance of kindness in November.  November 13th was World Kindness Day. In the week leading up to that day, students were given the opportunity to give and receive acts of kindness as a way of demonstrating the impact that kindness can have on an entire school community, and the world.  Those lessons were reinforced further on November 22nd, 2021, when CMS students converged in the school’s auditorium for a special Rachel’s Challenge assembly. Rachel’s Challenge is a non-profit organization centered on preventing bullying and violence in schools. It was created in memory of Rachel Scott, a student who was among the victims of the Columbine High School Shooting in 1999, by ...
Camden Pair Sign National Letters of Intent Camden Pair Sign National Letters of Intent: On Wednesday, November 10th, two Camden student-athletes confirmed their college decisions by signing National Letters of Intent(NLI) to compete at the collegiate level. Jadyn Prievo signed to play softball with Division II University of Bridgeport, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Lizzy Lucason will compete in track and cross country at NAIA institution Milligan University, located in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Both student-athletes will compete at institutions that offer athletic scholarships.   
Life In The Fast Lane: Blue Devils Shine at XC Championships Life In The Fast Lane: Blue Devils Shine at XC Championships: VERONA, NY - Senior Lizzy Lucason of the Camden Blue Devils cross country team has checked off a lot of boxes in her career. State individual and team championships, a college scholarship, and a Section III team championship are just a few of the highlights. As she approached the starting line on Saturday, November 6th, one key item was still missing: an individual Section III Championship.  Check. After having no championship to run for last Fall, Lucason made this one worth the wait. She accomplished that feat in style as she cruised to victory in the Section III Class B Championship race at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School. Lucason charged ahead of the field in a time of 19:19 for five kilometers, all the while running a 6:16 mile pace. She gapped the field by 33.9 seconds.  ...
Veterans Day Display Veterans Day Display: The Camden High School Social Studies Department celebrates Veterans Day each year with our Salute to Service display in the main foyer of the high school. This has been an annual tradition for several years and is a valued event each November. Each photograph and description was submitted by members of the Camden community who wanted to honor their veterans of choice. If you would like to submit a photograph and description of a veteran for future display, please email  jhastwell@camdencsd.org .
Fall Activities Give CES A Chance to Gather and Celebrate Fall Activities Give CES A Chance to Gather and Celebrate: CAMDEN, NY - Camden Elementary School was a bustling center of student activity in the days leading up to Halloween. In addition to the normal ins and outs of an academic year in full swing, the students had the opportunity to celebrate the season with a pair of fun events during that week.    On Wednesday, October 27th, students and parents gathered in the school’s parking lot to enjoy the Camden Elementary Fall Carnival. The event was put together by the Camden Elementary PTO, and CES Title 1 Coordinators Kailee Petrie and Tera Sessler, and was well-supported by the faculty and staff along with volunteers.    A variety of fun activities operated by staff members awaited students at the Carnival. There were games, such as Candy Corn Bowling, a Pumpkin ...
Stakeholder Suggestions Stakeholder Suggestions: The Camden Central School District is looking look to stakeholders to provide suggestions for investments in our students.    Since March 2020, New York State has been awarded over $14 billion in federal education COVID response funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act; Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act); and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act. These funds are supporting the ability of local educational agencies (LEAs) to address the impact that Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools in New York State. If you have any suggestions, please fill out the form below by Tuesday, November 30th. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflUdHvhztsJdleAAUYbfKGjiKVlBoPVK_fbXUWvlRXzNLhjA/viewform?usp=sf_link ...
In Matter of Weeks, Connected Community Schools Makes an Impact In Matter of Weeks, Connected Community Schools Makes an Impact: CAMDEN, NY - The Camden Central School District created its partnership with Connected Community Schools in Summer 2021. Since that time, the Connected Community Schools organization went right to work in becoming a transformative presence in the District.  Connected Community Schools is a Rome, NY-based organization which combines the efforts of over 100 businesses and community-based agencies in pursuit of finding solutions to a wide-ranging array of challenges facing students, their families, and the school community. In each district, they help to coordinate, streamline, and deliver needed services to students and families so that students can succeed.  Upon arrival, Connected Community Schools went to work establishing fully-stocked hubs to carry physical resources ...
Red Ribbon Week Red Ribbon Week: CAMDEN, NY - Camden Middle School students have been actively engaged and involved in this year's Red Ribbon Week celebrations, held during the school day.  Red Ribbon Week is an important educational initiative held in schools nationwide each year, and focuses on the importance of a healthy lifestyle free from drug use and substance abuse.  As a means of promoting school-wide unity behind this important message, Middle School principal Brittany DerCola and her staff organized a full week with themed days and activities that kept the students engaged.  On Monday, there was a glow in the hallways as the building celebrated "Neon Day". Students and staff were encouraged to wear their best and brightest outfit in a variety of bright neon hues.  ...
CMS 7th Graders Get Creative For Cell Anatomy Lesson CMS 7th Graders Get Creative For Cell Anatomy Lesson: In Heidi Turner’s 7th grade science classes at Camden Middle School, doodling was encouraged - at least for one day. The students were encouraged to use their artistic skills, while also learning about cell anatomy in a recent lesson.    The lesson focused on the cell’s components, called organelles, and the differences between plant and animal cells. Each class period collaborated to name all the organelles and their functions, and write them down using a washable paint on the lobby windows. From there, each class drew a plant and animal cell.    The washable neon paint also fit a theme throughout school, as CMS celebrated “Neon Day” as part of Red Ribbon Week on Monday, October 25th. ...
CMS' Whimsical and Magical Musical of Seussical Proportions Opens  Thursday, November 4th CMS' Whimsical and Magical Musical of Seussical Proportions Opens Thursday, November 4th: Oooh and Oooh the Winningest Walloping Waltzing Whiz-zinger is Coming to Camden MIddle School!   Camden Middle School STUDENTS… ALL THINKERS OF STRANGE AND WONDERFUL THINKS TO BRING DR. SEUSS’ CAT IN THE HAT AND OTHERS FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE WITH THEIR PRODUCTION OF SEUSSICAL JUNIOR   Whimsical and Magical Musical of Seussical Proportions Opens Thursday, November 4th   FROM THE JUNGLE OF NOOL TO KALAMAZOO, November 4th &5th students will unlock the imaginations of all audience members when they bring the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird, the Whos in Whoville and other Seuss favorites to life with their production of Seussical JR.   Seussical ...
1943 CHS Yearbook Added To District Archives 1943 CHS Yearbook Added To District Archives: The Camden Central School District is pleased to announce that it has received a digitized copy of the 1943 Camden High School yearbook to add to its online collection here on CamdenSchools.org.  The 1943 edition is the earliest edition yet to be added to the archive. To date, the archive houses yearbooks from 1944 to 2018, with the exception of a gap in 1945 when no yearbook was published.  Special thanks go to the Camden Alumni Association and CCSD alumni Lance Williams and Jack Higham for making this happen. To view the 1943 CHS Yearbook, click here For the entire CCSD Digital Archives, click here  
McVille Students All Smiles on Picture Day McVille Students All Smiles on Picture Day: McConnellsville, NY - McConnellsville Elementary School Students dressed sharp and made sure to smile for the camera as the school held its annual Picture Day on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021.  Oneida-based BJK Photos was on-site throughout the day taking portraits of each student. Class photos were also taken.  A variety of packages are available at www.bjkphotos.com, and start at just 13 dollars when you order with pre-order pricing. Pre-order pricing expires one week from when the photo was taken. Parents should use their e-mail address and the event passcode "Mcc21" when prompted to access their photos. Flyers with more information and ordering instructions were made available to students.  We look forward to seeing how the pictures came out! ...
CMS Goes Blue Against Bullying CMS Goes Blue Against Bullying: CAMDEN, NY - Although blue is one of Camden's school colors, Faculty, Staff, and Students at Camden Middle School broke out their blue apparel for a different reason on Monday, October 4th.  A sea of blue filled the hallways as the Middle School observed the #BlueUp in observation of  World Bullying Prevention Month™ An initiative of STOMP Out Bullying™.  STOMP Out Bullying™ is a leading national anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization for kids and teens in the U.S. The initiative was brought to Camden by Megan Ervin, and the participation rate was terrific within the school building. Check out these photos of our staff members taking part in this important show of solidarity.  For more on STOMP Out Bullying™, visit ...
CCSD Updates Digital Archives CCSD Updates Digital Archives: The Camden Central School District has a new, centralized online location to showcase its history! We are excited to capitalize on the long-term success of our popular High School Yearbook archive by adding even more historical content to our website. The District will be working on including past elementary and middle school yearbooks, along with a variety of historical documents that help showcase the Camden story.  We invite everyone to join us as the district brings you items that illustrate the wisdom of the past, and how it has brought us to the realities of the present.  Among our latest updates include a newly uploaded version of the 1967 Camden High School Yearbook. We have also added a copy of a Public Opinion Survey conducted in 1994 amongst district constituents ...
Homecoming and Spirit Week 2021 A Success Homecoming and Spirit Week 2021 A Success: CAMDEN, NY - Camden Central School District students, staff, and community members alike had a wonderful time as Camden celebrated its 2021 Spirit Week and Homecoming Weekend from Monday, September 20th, to Saturday, September 25th. Throughout Spirit Week, students and staff had theme days to celebrate unity and school spirit. Some of the themes included Sports Day, Blue and White Day, Hat Day, and 80s day. On Friday, an outdoor 1980s-themed Homecoming dance was held on the turf at the high school. At that event, the 2021 Homecoming court was revealed.  The events of the week crescendoed into an action-packed Saturday full of celebratory community events.  87 runners crossed the finish line in the annual Copper Wire Run 5k, and many other attendees were seen ...
Introducing Camden Connections! Our Official District Newsletter! Introducing Camden Connections! Our Official District Newsletter!: September 27th, 2021 CAMDEN, NY - The Camden Central School District is pleased to announce the release of Camden Connections. Camden Connections  is a new District newsletter which will be released to district residents on a quarterly basis. In addition to a print edition, the District will be making each edition available digitally upon publication so that all who wish to view it, can do so in the manner most convenient to them.  To view the September 2021 edition, click here!    
Camden Celebrates Homecoming With Community Events This Weekend! Camden Celebrates Homecoming With Community Events This Weekend!: The Camden Central School District has been turning back the clock, while celebrating moving forward with its 2021 spirit week and homecoming activities from Monday, September 20th, to Saturday, September 25th.  This year's homecoming theme is the 1980s, and school buildings have also been working through various theme day activities throughout Spirit Week to promote school spirit and unity.  On Thursday, September 23rd, students at Camden Middle School, Camden High School, and Camden Elementary school will celebrate "80s Day", while McConnellsville Elementary is celebrating "Hat Day".  On Friday, September 24th, all Camden students are encouraged to wear blue and white for Camden Spirit Day.   Themes such as "Sports Day", ...



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