JE students learn about Internet safety from national organization representative:
The students at the Jordan-Elbridge Dynamic Intermediate School and Elbridge Elementary learned about Internet safety during a presentation by Pam Weaver from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children on Sept. 18. The assembly coincided with the Syracuse Ride for Missing Children which takes place on Sept. 28.
The 100-mile ride includes stops at several schools and “ride-byes” at others. The goal of the ride is to raise funds to support prevention education programs across Central New York and to remember all missing children.
During the Internet safety presentation, Weaver said one of her goals was to help students become good digital citizens. Her presentation included questions for the audience, video clips and more.
She touched on many topics ...
HS students tout benefits of extracurricular activities to JEMS students:
“Being involved in sports doesn’t just keep you busy, it helps with academics and time management.”
“It keeps you active and they’re a lot of fun. In every sport, you find new friends.”
Those were just some of the messages Jordan-Elbridge Middle School students heard from about 15 Jordan-Elbridge High School students at an assembly on Sept. 12 lauding the benefits of participating in sports, music and drama programs.
Each high school student told the audience which activity he/she participated in and how it helped them during their academic career.
Athletic director Daniel Stadtmiller said he benefitted long-term from playing sports in high school, and that being on a team teaches you time management, respect and accountability.
School resource officer entering sixth year at JE:
Jordan-Elbridge school resource officer Timothy G. Siddall enters his sixth year on the job this year.
Siddall, a former New York State Trooper and Elbridge station commander who is now retired, brings more than 30 years of experience to the district.
He graduated from Jordan-Elbridge in 1977, earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Albany,
and became a New York State trooper in 1983.
During his career, he has worked on a drug enforcement task force in New York City and was also an investigator for 16 years.
At Jordan-Elbridge, his compensation is $50,000 per year and he will not receive any additional benefits. In accordance with New York State Education Department regulations, Siddall’s employment has been approved under Section 211 of Retirement ...
Meet the new teachers at Jordan-Elbridge:
Jessica Killian - Middle School Spanish teacher
“I became a teacher because I truly love sharing my love of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. I think it’s incredibly fun and rewarding to speak in a different language and open your mind to a different world than the one you live in.”
So says new Jordan-Elbridge Middle School Spanish teacher Jessica Killian, who is entering her eighth year of teaching. The Clinton, N.Y. native earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from SUNY Geneseo and a master’s in curriculum development and instructional technology from SUNY Albany.
Killian hopes her experiences traveling to Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica will be fun to share with students. She wants students to feel like they have experienced something ...
Security and capital improvement project vote on Tuesday, Oct. 2; click to see presentation:
Project includes reconfigured entrances and new PA systems at each school, relocation of nurse’s office at Elbridge Elementary to the main floor, lighting upgrades; NO additional taxes
On Tuesday, Oct. 2, Jordan-Elbridge Central School District residents will head to the polls to vote on a $3.8 million capital improvement project that includes creating a single point of entry at the main entrances of each school building to improve security.
To see a presentation on the project, click here.
To pay for the $3.8 million project, the district would use $1 million from its capital reserve fund and use state building aid to cover the remaining $2.8 million. The project would require no additional school taxes for residents.
The project also includes new PA ...
JEHS ranked in top 10 percent of high schools across the U.S.:
Jordan-Elbridge High School ranked in the top 10 percent of high schools across the country according to a report from U.S. News & World Report .
The report is based upon college readiness, how students perform on state-mandated tests and AP class enrollment. About 55 percent of the students at the school are enrolled in AP classes. The report also took into account graduation rates and mathematics and reading proficiency.
JEHS earned a silver medal and was ranked 180 in the state (it ranked 2,045 in the country).
School leaders were happy to earn the recognition, and said the school offers a multitude of programs that prepare students for success. They credited its learning lab, math labs, SOAR program, realigned Academic Intervention Services (AIS) and the teachers ...
Jordan-Elbridge High School welcomes new principal:
Former athletic director and assistant principal Mark Schermerhorn has been named the new principal at Jordan-Elbridge High School. He takes over for the retiring David Zehner.
Schermerhorn has been at JE since 2008 when he started as a technology teacher. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from SUNY Oswego and a master’s degree in technology education from Ball State. He also studied educational administration at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
After spending 10 years in the district, Schermerhorn felt it was time to take on a larger leadership role.
“I’ve worked at different levels in the building and have been a part of the school and community for 10 years. I have a lot of positive relationships with students, staff and ...
SchoolTool mobile app now available for JEMS and JEHS:
A SchoolTool mobile app is now available for the middle and high school. Parents and students can now log in to see information about current schedules, assignments and attendance. Also, users will be able to receive push notifications when teachers submit assignment grades.
The instructions to download the app are below.
1. On your smart phone, download the SchoolTool mobile app.
For iOS devices, go to the Apple Store .
For Android devices, go to the Google Play Store .
2. Install and launch the app.
3. At the login window, use the following address as the SchoolTool URL in the first box. Be sure to type in exactly as it appears below.
4. Enter the same Username and Password to log ...
Soccer Clinic for grade 5-12 students on Aug. 6-10:
Students in grades 5-12 are invited to a soccer clinic from 5:30-7 p.m. on Aug. 6-10 on the Jordan-Elbridge High School fields. The boys and girls JE soccer coaches will be focusing on soccer fundamentals including: dribbling, passing, shooting, receiving a pass, goal-keeping and transitions.
The clinic is $65 per athlete and includes a T-shirt. Walk-in registration will take place before the camp starts from 4:30-5 p.m. (Late registration may mean your child will not get a T-Shirt). Please make checks payable to: Town of Elbridge Recreation (in the memo area of the check write-JE Soccer Clinic- funds raised from the clinic support the Jordan-Elbridge Soccer Program).
Athletes should be prepared with lots of water, cleats, shin guards and a snack.
If your child would like to ...
Summer sports physicals on July 18 and 25:
Summer sports physicals for students in grades 7-12 (for the 2018-19 school year) will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 18 and 25, in the Jordan-Elbridge High School nurse’s office. Students are advised to come early.
All students must bring an enclosed physical form, filled out and signed by a parent/guardian, or the physical will not be done. If you have a copy of your child’s current immunization record, please attach it to the physical form for the physician to review so the nurses can update your school immunization record. The physical will also meet requirements for the State Mandated grade 7,9 and 11 physicals. Additional forms will be available in the high school and middle school main office or online. If your child has already had a recent ...
JE Musical Players stage crew wins Syracuse High School Theatre Award:
The JE Musical Players stage crew won the outstanding stage crew award for “Young Frankenstein” during the 2018 Syracuse High School Theatre Awards on June 3. It marks the second time in four years the crew has won the award. In total, JE was nominated in 10 categories including outstanding overall production of a musical.
The 20-member stage crew includes students in grades 6-12. Technical director Drew Deapo said his goal is to have the upperclassmen serve as mentors to the younger crew members.
He attributed the win to the students working well together as a team. He said they understand the importance of executing scene changes efficiently and effectively as one unit.
“Often backstage, there is a very specific choreography of set pieces going on just like ...
Eighth graders "move up" during ceremony:
A total of 102 eighth grade students at Jordan-Elbridge Middle School said farewell to their school and hello to high school during a moving up ceremony on June 19.
Parents, teachers and administrators filled the auditorium as the students eagerly looked on. The ceremony featured various speakers who all praised the students for their efforts and encouraged them to explore the many opportunities at the high school before they graduate in 2022.
Superintendent James Froio referred to the high school program of studies and talked about options in social studies, photography, technology and more. He also talked about the college credits available to students, and said this year’s valedictorian, Hugh Schader (who is headed to Harvard University), will graduate with 48.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018:
The Class of 2018 commencement ceremony on June 23 at Jordan-Elbridge brimmed with excitement as a total of 93 students crossed the stage to accept their diplomas.
Superintendent James Froio welcomed
The Class of 2018 celebrates by throwing their caps into the air.
the packed auditorium to the district’s 54th commencement ceremony, and spoke about the secret of success. He said success is “living a happy and fulfilling life,” and that the graduates have to decide to be successful.
He shared a story by Michigan State University motivational speaker Dr. Eric Thomas, who once went to a success guru and was told that when you want to be successful as much as you want to breathe, you will find success.
“You have to make sure you want it inside,” ...
Voters approve 2018-19 JE school budget; elect 2 board members:
On May 15, Jordan-Elbridge Central School District voters approved the district's $31,027,272 budget for 2018-19 with 288 yes votes to 71 no votes, and elected two Board of Education members.
Voters supported an increase of $2,500 for the Elbridge Free Library (278 yes, 80 no) and an increase of $2,500 for the Jordan Bramley Library (280 yes, 79 no).
Voters also elected two candidates for two open Board of Education seats. William Yard received 286 votes and will serve a three-year term that runs through June 30, 2021, and Susan Fordyce received 284 votes and will complete a term of office that runs through June 30, 2020.
"We are thankful to all of our community members who came out and voted today,” said Superintendent James R. Froio.
“Our residents ...
JE Community Safety Forum on March 22:
Learn about school safety measures and how you can help during the JE Community Safety Forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Jordan-Elbridge High School auditorium.
More than 45 JE students' work published in Three Lakes Sampler:
The artwork and writing of more than 45 students from the Jordan-Elbridge Central School District will be printed in this year's Three Lakes Sampler, which is published by the Talented and Gifted Advisory Committee of Cayuga Onondaga BOCES.
The Three Lakes Sampler features a collection of art and writing that recognizes the creative work done by students in the component districts.
An opening reception celebrating the works runs from noon-5 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn. The exhibit then continues through April 15.
The following students were recognized for his/her art:
Sophomore earns honorable mention at regional Shakespeare competition:
Jordan-Elbridge High School sophomore Tyler Piper recently earned an honorable mention in the regional round of the National Shakespeare Competition at the Syracuse Stage. He was one of 119 contestants from 18 Central New York school districts.
Piper advanced to the regional round on Jan. 29 after he and five other students from JE participated in the local competition. Each participant performed a Shakespearean monologue of up to 20 lines, and was judged by a faculty panel. English language arts (ELA) teacher Kathryn Fleury Eldridge coached all the participants.
Piper earned first place with his portrayal of “Launce” from Two Gentleman of Verona, and sophomore Emilie Pearl earned second place as “The Jailer’s Daughter” from Two Noble Kinsmen.