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  • Chalk Talk: WCCS sees four nominees for NYS scholarship

  • Congratulations to four students who earned nominations for NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence.

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  • Congratulations to four students who earned nominations for NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence. The nominees are selected using the state’s guidelines for a weighted average for specific Regents examinations. All students who receive this nomination will have completed a minimum of Course II, Algebra Two or Trigonometry mathematics Regents and three Regents examinations in science. Pending the appropriation of state funds during the 2012 session of the New York State Legislature and their enrollment in a New York State post-secondary institution, the nominees will receive their scholarships. The following have been recognized Evan Englert ($1,500); Wyatt Olney, Hannah Groshner and Danielle Trautman ($500 each). The awards are renewable for up to four years (sometimes five years) of academic undergraduate study. Congratulations to these four nominees.
    Wayland-Cohocton is also pleased to announce that Alyssa Kimbel was selected for the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award. As our school’s award recipient, she will be offered the opportunity to participate in the DAR Good Citizen Program and Scholarship Contest. The high school faculty and staff select three nominees from the senior class. The senior class then voted for their selection from the three based on the qualifications a DAR Good Citizen should possess including dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Congratulations to Kimbel and good luck on her application to the DAR scholarship program.
    Even as this column is being written, the Golden Eagles athletic teams continue to excel in county-level and sectional competition. Schedules are posted on the district website and can be viewed by clicking on “Athletics” and then selecting “Schedules & Directions.” We are proud of our teams, their sportsmanship and competitiveness. Go Eagles!
    Please remember that all families are asked to take the survey posted on the district’s homepage. This survey is meant to help guide the ongoing curriculum work in the area of mathematics. The district is looking for parent input on their students’ math experience since their enrollment in school and for ways to help motivate and encourage students to achieve and excel. If you have questions, or need a printed hard copy of the survey to complete, please contact any of the district buildings.
    The middle school Robotics Club publicly thanks Donna Walker, a DFA Diary Inspector and Wayland Central Class of 1989 graduate for her ongoing support of the project aspect of this fall’s competition. Walker was raised on the Walker Dairy Farm in Springwater and now resides in Piffard. Two of the three WC teams are working on dairy-related projects as a result of a field trip organized by Walker last spring. Since that time she has been providing support through idea-generating, fact gathering and professional input to help the kids work toward success at their Nov. 19 competition at Pal-Mac School District. The teams would also like to thank Louis Rapp of Dansville, John Kerr of Springwater and Paul Holubek of Wayland. Rapp has been mentoring the group this year and Kerr and Holubek have been involved with the club since its beginning four years ago. Without the community support, these teams would not have realized the success they’ve had over the last four years. The students extend their thanks and appreciation to everyone who has reached out to them.
    Page 2 of 2 - An abbreviated adult education schedule has been posted on the district website and will begin immediately. If you have questions please contact Melonie Coley at 585-728-2366 ext. 3070 during regular office hours Tuesday through Friday 7:30–11:30 a.m. or leave a message and she will return your call. Included in the schedule is lap swim, water fitness, family swim and step aerobics. Look for a full slate of activities following the December vacation through spring.
    Don’t miss the Drama Club’s production of Black Hearts and Bearded Ladies, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets are available at the door, from cast members or in the business office on the Wayland campus. It is sure to be a great night of entertainment.
    Other Events
    • Friday, Nov. 4, is the end of the 10-week marking period.
    • The Board of Education will meet on Monday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in the LGI.
    • The junior class magazine sale ends on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
    • Elementary and middle school students will be dismissed early on Thursday, Nov. 10, to provide time for parent-teacher conferences.
    • There is no school on Friday, Nov. 11, as the district pauses to observe Veterans Day. Please consider attending an event in your community recognizing our service men and women. Most communities with American Legion organizations will be planning something for this important day.
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