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Scholastic Book Fair to Kick Off Jan. 28 Scholastic Book Fair to Kick Off Jan. 28: The Scholastic Book Fair begins on Jan. 28! Every student will have the opportunity to purchase books during the school day, but parents who wish to take part in the event can do so from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. Visit the book fair website by clicking here (or on the banner image) to learn more about the event and review payment options. Special thanks go out to the PTA for helping organize the fair!  
Panther Press Literary Magazine (Jan. 2020) Panther Press Literary Magazine (Jan. 2020): The first Panther Press Literacy Magazine of the school year has gone live! Click below to view a variety of poems, stories, pictures, and artwork, all created by Port Byron's students! Click on the button with the four arrows to view the publication in full screen.    
Dana West Students Earn Scholastic Art Award Recognition Dana West Students Earn Scholastic Art Award Recognition: We’d like to congratulate three exceptionally talented Port Byron students from the Dana West Jr.-Sr. High School, who recently earned recognition for their artistic merit!  Michaella Allen, Hali Harkness, and Madalyn Jordan all received recognition for their submissions to the Scholastic Art Competition. The contest invites entries from 93 different schools across 13 participating counties, and the most recent call to action saw over 6,000 individual submissions. Awards are determined by a panel of judges who are professionals in the field of art. Panelists looked for originality, skill/technique, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.   Among those who entered, fewer than 10% received awards recognition, making these students’ accomplishments ...
The Newest Edition of Panther Pride The Newest Edition of Panther Pride: The latest editoin of Panther Pride has been released. Click here (or on the image) to check it out!
Breakfast with Santa! Breakfast with Santa!: On Dec. 19, the kindergarten students from A.A. Gates welcomed a very special visitor for breakfast!  To see more pictures from the morning's event, please check out our Facebook page , or click here !         
Port Byron Educator Named NYS Master Teacher Port Byron Educator Named NYS Master Teacher: Earlier this fall, Port Byron Math Teacher Eric Elliott was named a New York State Master Teacher , a result of his efforts to integrate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities into his classroom.  Per the New York State Master Teacher website, the program: “I s a vibrant network of more than 800 outstanding public school teachers throughout the state who share a passion for their own STEM learning, and for collaborating with colleagues to inspire the next generation of STEM leaders.” The local (relative to Port Byron) contingent of master teachers gathers at the SUNY Cortland campus to talk about the exciting things they’re doing with STEM in their classrooms.  When asked why he chose to undertake the process, Mr. Elliott said ...
PAWS T-shirt Sale PAWS T-shirt Sale: A.A. Gates is holding a PAWS t-shirt sale for students (and families) in grades UPK-6. This is not a pre-sale order, so t-shirt sizes are based on available inventory, and shirts will be sold first-come, first-served. Money will be due at the time of the order, and t-shirts will be sent home on the day of purchase!        
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 ! 

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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