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The Panther Press Literary Magazine - Second Edition The Panther Press Literary Magazine - Second Edition: The Panther Press has released the second edition of its literary magazine. Click on the image below to give it a read!    
Panther Pride - May 2020 Panther Pride - May 2020: Please click on the image below to read the May 2020 edition of the Gates-run Panther Pride!  
Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Alison Grudzien Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Alison Grudzien: It’s that time of year, where we celebrate members of our graduating senior class! Over the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring several Dana West seniors from the Class of 2020, who will reflect on their high school experience, and discuss what they hope will come next in the years ahead.   This week, we’re featuring senior Alison Grudzien. During her high school years, Alison was part of both the International Club and Environmental Club.  Alison identified “science” as her favorite subject throughout high school, which will lend itself well to her next pursuit.   “I will be attending college and majoring in Exercise Science,” according to Alison.   By the sounds of it, there are ...
Information on the 2020-21 School District Budget Information on the 2020-21 School District Budget: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Port Byron Central School District is unable to hold any public meetings regarding the 2020-21 budget.  In their stead, please see the attached documents related to the 2020-21 budget, and click on the image below to see an informational video created by Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance Mitch Toleson.   Reminder: The 2020-21 Budget Vote will be held via absentee ballot on Tuesday, June 9, and ballots are due in by that day.  If you have any questions about the budget, you can contact Mitch by email or by calling (315) 776-5728.  Video:    School District Budget Notice:  Property Tax Report Card:  
Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Jarrett Fronce Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Jarrett Fronce: It’s that time of year, where we celebrate members of our graduating senior class! Over the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring several Dana West seniors from the class of 2020, who will reflect on their high school experience, and discuss what they hope will come next in the years ahead.   Up next is senior Jarrett Fronce. An avid athlete, Jarrett was a member of the high school’s baseball, basketball, and cross country teams. He was also a member of the Environmental Club, International Club, and served as class treasurer.  Jarrett touched upon what he found the most enjoyable - and the most difficult - about his high school curriculum, citing “history” for the former and “math” for the latter. However, his future ...
Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Katelyn Brown Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Katelyn Brown: It’s that time of year, where we celebrate members of our graduating senior class! Over the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring several Dana West seniors from the Class of 2020, who will reflect on their high school experience, and discuss what they hope will come next in the years ahead.   Up next is senior Katelyn Brown, who is wrapping up a busy high school career that was filled with extracurricular activities. Katelyn was part of the high school’s Drama Club, Student Government, Yearbook Club, Prom Committee, After-prom Committee, National Honor Society, and Varsity Basketball Cheerleading squad. When Katelyn identified what she found most challenging about high school, the answer came as no surprise.  “Balancing college ...
Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Braden York Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Braden York: It’s that time of year, where we celebrate members of our graduating senior class! Over the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring several Dana West seniors from the class of 2020, who will reflect on their high school experience, and discuss what they hope will come next in the years ahead.
Up next is senior Braden York. Braden was big into athletics during his high school tenure, representing the high school’s indoor track, cross country, and baseball teams. When asked what his favorite subject was throughout high school, his answer elicited little surprise: “PE (physical education) class,” said Braden.
In reflecting back on his high school career, Braden began by identifying what his biggest challenge was. ...
Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Lilly Svitavsky Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight: Lilly Svitavsky: It’s that time of year, where we celebrate members of our graduating senior class! Over the coming weeks, we’ll be featuring several Dana West seniors from the class of 2020, who will reflect on their high school experience, and discuss what they hope will come next in the years ahead.   To kick things off, the spotlight shines on Lilly Svitavsky. In her years at Port Byron, she was a member of the district’s Drama Club and International Club, and also ran track and field. In this, her senior year, Lilly was elected vice president of the senior class, and president of the Environmental Club. Lilly began the discussion by identifying her favorite classes over the years.  “It’s definitely a tie between Art and English,” ...
Panther Pride - April 2020 Panther Pride - April 2020: Click the image below to read the latest edition of the student-run Panther Pride!    
UPK & Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 School Year is Live UPK & Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-21 School Year is Live: Universal Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 is now live! Local parents can be taken to the registration link by clicking here , or on the image on this page.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Leader at jleader@pbcschools.org . 
PBCSD Coronavirus Response - Resources & FAQ PBCSD Coronavirus Response - Resources & FAQ: This page will contain all the critical information related to the school shutdown while the buildings are closed. If you have any questions that you don't see answered here and would like included, please click here to let us know.  Technical Issues Are you (or your student) having trouble with your school-issued device? The Port Byron IT Department can be reached at 315-758-0080 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday to help answer your questions. We will make our best effort to answer your call during that time. You can also send text messages to us at that number, or email us at: pbtech@pbcschools.org . Internet Connectivity As a reminder, the Arts Entrance will be open from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. daily for anyone who needs high-speed access ...
The Panther Pride Continues Onward! The Panther Pride Continues Onward!: Despite everyone being physically scattered, the intrepid writers from the Gates-run Panther Pride continued their work undaunted!  Click here or on the image to read the March edition! 
Dana West: A Note About the Coming Weeks Dana West: A Note About the Coming Weeks: As multiple states of emergency compel schools districts across the country to suspend in-school curriculum and activites in the coming weeks, we thought it best to compile some of the information we have at the present as we embark upon this new distance learning initiative.     Dear Parents and Students, Closing schools for an extended period of time creates several obstacles for our students and their families. But, due to how rapidly the coronavirus has spread throughout the world, the decision to close was necessary. We have been working incredibly hard for the past couple of weeks to help students continue their education as best we can. In addition, we have been working on ways to help meet students’ other needs as well.   Continuing Instruction: ...
A.A. Gates: A Note About the Coming Weeks A.A. Gates: A Note About the Coming Weeks: As multiple states of emergency compel schools districts across the country to suspend in-school curriculum and activites in the coming weeks, we thought it best to compile some of the information we have at the present as we embark upon this new distance learning initiative.     Dear Students and Families, Closing schools for an extended period of time creates several obstacles for our students and their families. Due to how rapidly the coronavirus has spread throughout the world, the decision to close was necessary. We have been working incredibly hard for the past couple of weeks to help students continue their learning, as best we can. In addition, we have been working on ways to help meet students’ other needs as well. Learning Opportunities: All ...
The Port Byron Drama Club Presents: Tarzan The Port Byron Drama Club Presents: Tarzan: We’re just over a week away from the premier of the Port Byron Drama Club’s spring production of “Tarzan,” which debuts on March 12! Based upon the 1999 Disney animated film (and inspired by the 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs novel “Tarzan of the Apes”), Tarzan is a classic story of adventure, love, and family. In the jungles of western equatorial Africa, an orphaned boy is saved and raised by a family of apes. As Tarzan struggles to find his place in an alien landscape, he must overcome his human instincts to win the acceptance of his ape father and tribe. But when an expedition of British scientists treks into his world, Tarzan must choose between only family he has ever known, or join his place as ...
Panther Pride - February 2020 Panther Pride - February 2020: Click below to read the latest edition of the A.A. Gates student-run Panther Pride!  
Highlights from February's Great Kindness Challenge Highlights from February's Great Kindness Challenge: We've put together a great gallery from the Great Kindness Challenge that took place earlier this month!  Students took part in spirit week activities throughout the event, and took advantage of many opportunities to demonstrate (and recognize) acts of kindness! Click on the link above (or on the image below) to view the gallery!  
Port Byron Fourth-grader Reads Poem at Auburn Public Theater Port Byron Fourth-grader Reads Poem at Auburn Public Theater: Recently, a fearless Port Byron fourth-grader attended the “ Feminist Extravaganza ” at the Auburn Public Theater, and read an original poem to the gathered audience.   Lily Ridley’s experience with the art of poetry started a couple of years ago, when she entered a library poetry contest. “I absolutely loved it, from the beginning” said Lily, who went on to see her work featured in the publication “Poetry Wonderland.”  Fast-forward to this year, where she was attending a breakfast at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES with her family. There, she met Auburn’s Gwen Webber-McCleod (President and CEO of Gwen, Inc.) who spoke to her about the Feminist Extravaganza event. Ms. Webber-McLeod encouraged Lily to come to the event, and, ...
The January 2020 Panther Pride is Live! The January 2020 Panther Pride is Live!: Check out the latest edition of the Panther Pride student newsletter! Click on the image to view!   
2020 Great Kindness Challenge 2020 Great Kindness Challenge: The 2020 Great Kindness Challenge is off to a great start at Port Byron!    The Great Kindness Challenge is a proactive and positive bullying prevention initiative that improves school climate and increases student engagement. The Great Kindness Challenge - School Edition is one week devoted to performing as many acts of kindness as possible on campus. Using the provided kindness checklist, students accept the challenge and show the world that kindness matters! Click on the images below to see the Great Kindness Challenge Spirit Week schedule for the, or learn more about the challenge and what students can do to meet challenge goals!



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Superintendent: Neil O'Brien
Phone: 315.776.5728
Fax: 315.776.4050
Address: 30 Maple Avenue
Port Byron, New York 13140