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Senior Anna Vincent Selected to All-State Orchestra Senior Anna Vincent Selected to All-State Orchestra: Recently, Port Byron senior Anna Vincent was named to the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All-State Senior High Orchestra! She received this distinction after earning an A+ rating for her level 6 oboe solo (the most challenging on offer), and will go on to perform with the top instrumental group at the association’s Feb. 1 festival.    Anna was kind enough to take the time to answer some questions about this achievement, and talk a little bit about her musical journey.   “ I started playing the oboe in fifth grade, and I have been playing ever since,” according to Anna. “My older sister Abbey plays the oboe as well, so she is a huge reason why I choose the oboe over any other instrument.”  ...
Panther Pride - November 2019 Newsletter Panther Pride - November 2019 Newsletter: The latest edition of the student-created Panther Pride newsletter is live! Please click here (or on the image) to read it.  
Seeking Communication Feedback Seeking Communication Feedback: How do you feel about our current communications efforts? We'd like you to tell us! By clicking the Thoughtexchange link below, you'll be able to voice your opinion regarding how you feel about our website and social media channels. What do you think works well? What would you like to see improved, or added? We can't know unless you tell us! This isn't merely a survey, but rather, a chance to start a broader discussion. By interacting with the "thoughts" of others, you'll be able to start a dialogue about a particular topic (which in and of itself will help us, too). So don't be shy, and thanks for taking the time to help us better define our communication! To participate, please click here !
The First Edition of the 2019-20 Panther Pride! The First Edition of the 2019-20 Panther Pride!: The intrepid communicators from A.A. Gates recently published the schools year's first edition of the Panther Pride! Click on the image to check it out!
Gates Students Honor Military Veterans Gates Students Honor Military Veterans: Earlier today, students from A.A. Gates welcome honored veterans to the school, to be part of a Veterans Day celebration! Guests were treated to refreshments, as well as a slideshow from Gates students who have family members who have served. Thank you veterans, for all that you’ve done and continue to do for our country! To see more photos from the celebration, please click here , or visit our Facebook page ! 
PB Drama Club's Production of PB Drama Club's Production of "Crazytown" Goes Live Tonight!: Tonight (Thursday, Nov. 7) kicks off the Port Byron Drama Club’s performance of Johnathan Rand’s “Crazytown!” Crazytown is a low-tech evening of comedy that takes viewers on a tour of the most messed-up town in America; from the police interrogation room where the nicest guy in town is issued a strange ultimatum, to the elementary school for a heated political debate on critical issues like tater tots. Welcome to Crazytown, where the motto is: “Welcome to Crazytown.” Performances on Thursday (11/7), Friday (11/8), and Saturday (11/9) will all begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Ticket prices will be: General admission - $7 Senior citizens and students - $5 Children ages 5 and under - free! ...
2019 Halloween Parade! 2019 Halloween Parade!: To check out the photos from the 2019 Halloween Parade, please click here , or check out our Facebook page !  
Dana West Students Attend Student Government Day Dana West Students Attend Student Government Day: On Oct. 22, students from Mr. Chaloux's Advanced Placement United States Government class attended Cayuga County's 2019 “Student Government Day.” In an effort to provide students a window into local government, the Cayuga County Legislature opened up its session to area high school seniors.    Port Byron students were given special access to the District Attorney's Office, the Health Department, Social Services, the Sheriff's Department, the County Clerk, and the Office of Planning and Economic Development. Additionally, Ava Mills got the chance to work alongside County District #3 Representative Ben Vitale during a Legislative meeting!    Afterward, the students were treated to a luncheon at the Springside Inn ...
Class of 2022 Sponsoring BBQ Dinner Class of 2022 Sponsoring BBQ Dinner: The Class of 2022 is sponsoring a BBQ dinner, to be held on Thursday, Nov. 7.    Dinners will be provided by Mooney's BBQ , and will include either a half chicken or pulled pork sandwich, salt potatoes, baked beans, and cornbread. Dinners may also be preordered, and can be picked up from 3-5 p.m. at the high school’s athletic entrance concession stand.    The cost of the  dinners will be $10. Tickets can be purchased through any Dana West sophomore, or by emailing Class Advisors Amanda Mucedola or Tracey Pirozzolo .    We hope to see you there!  
New Photos from Class of 2019 Graduation! New Photos from Class of 2019 Graduation!: They may have already walked the "stage," but June's graduation is still fresh in our minds!  Click here to see some new photos from the Class of 2019 graduation ceremony!  
Students Celebrate A Summer of Reading Students Celebrate A Summer of Reading: Reading a good book has always been it's own reward. But last week, some dedicated A.A. Gates students got a bonus reward! K-6 students who engaged in the summer reading challenge were invited to the cafeteria to partake in the Summer Reading Celebration! These students exceeded the threshold for minutes logged reading books over the summer months to earn their invite. At the celebration, students were treated to snacks, a Dr. Seuss movie, and, most thrillingly, were able to compete with one another in an inflatable obstacle course!  
New Scholarship Created for Port Byron Seniors New Scholarship Created for Port Byron Seniors: One person. It just takes one person to change the course of a life. Mark Talbot received his diploma as part of Port Byron’s Class of 1985. He was not considered a “good” student by traditional metrics, and lived in a home with three siblings and a single mom who was struggling to make ends meet. The future looked dim for Mark as he walked off the stage at graduation, but then something happened at Port Byron High School that would forever change his life. One teacher saw beyond the human struggles, and could plainly see the potential brimming under the surface. This teacher was able to connect with Mark, and make him believe that he possessed this great potential. This teacher was able to encourage him to measure himself ...
Welcome Back! Welcome Back!: On Sept. 3, 2019, students throughout Port Byron shook off the damp conditions and dreary skies, bounding into their respective facilities for the start of the 2019-20 school year!  To view a slideshow of today's triumphant return, please click here , or visit our Facebook page ! 
2019-20 District Events Calendar 2019-20 District Events Calendar: Unfortunately, we've been hit by an unforeseen production delay, but rest assured that the physical copies of the 2019-20 District Calendar will be in your mailboxes very soon!  In the meantime, feel free to do download the electronic version by clicking the image! 
Reminder: Free School Supplies for Students in Both Buildings Reminder: Free School Supplies for Students in Both Buildings: Reminder: As you embark upon your back-to-school shopping, keep in mind that school supplies will be provided, by the district, to students in both of our buildings! These supplies have already been purchased, and will be waiting for (all) students on the first day of school. The district has the ability to purchase these supplies using low state bid prices, making it a win-win for both students and their families!
Reminder: Free Meals For 2019-20 School Year Reminder: Free Meals For 2019-20 School Year: Reminder: The Port Byron Central School District will continue providing free breakfast and lunch to every student (UPK-12) for the 2019-20 school year. Any meal costs incurred will be for entrees or a'la carte options purchased in addition to the free meal. For more information, visit the district's Food Service page!
Fifth Grade Students Participate in e-Mission Fifth Grade Students Participate in e-Mission: Last month, several fifth grade students joined Mrs. Beyel in the library's makerspace to take part in an intense simulation: the Montserrat e-Mission! e-Missions are blended learning scenarios through which students utilize standards-based math and science skills to solve simulated problems. They require students to think critically, react quickly, and employ strong teamwork as they attempt to tackle whatever problems they encounter, all in real time. For this e-Mission, dubbed “Operation Montserrat,” students were faced with a truly disastrous scenario: The Soufriere Hills volcano was about to erupt, at the same time as a category 3 hurricane approached the island of Montserrat from the east. The students quickly broke into multiple teams (evacuation team, hurricane ...
Check out the Class of 2019 Senior Slideshow! Check out the Class of 2019 Senior Slideshow!: Excited for tonight's Class of 2019 graduation ceremony? Get yourself prepped for it by taking a trip down memory lane! Check out the senior slideshow! You can view the video by clicking here .
Challenge Coin Project Gives Students a Glimpse at History Challenge Coin Project Gives Students a Glimpse at History: By Chris Kulle Are you familiar with “Challenge Coins?”  Over the past century, one of the more commonly-held notions of these coins originated during World War I. During this period, some squadrons presented members with these medallions as marks of both unity and identification. One young American soldier, having escaped German captivity (and having no other means of identification on his person), used his coin to prove to French fighters that he was an American soldier, and not a German saboteur in disguise. Likewise, American soldiers fighting in World War II also used their coins as “bona fides” to help verify their identities. Members of the 107th Infantry Regiment used the specific details included on their coins (such as the type ...
Panther Pride - Class of 2019 Top 10 Edition Panther Pride - Class of 2019 Top 10 Edition: Please click on the image below to view the Panther Pride - Class of 2019 newsletter! This version was last updated on June 20, 2019.      



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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