open for MCS pre-K program for three-year-olds
District parents of children who have
turned three years old by or on Dec. 1,
2016, are eligible to enroll their children
in our pre-kindergarten program for
three-year-old children -- a new initiative
at MCS supported by funding recently awarded
to the district by the state. The program
offers a morning and an afternoon session.
The program began on Feb. 1 and is still
accepting applications, although space is
Learn more and find out
how to enroll.
underway as of Jan.
School District's new Afterschool Program,
part of the district's broader Community
School initiative, is scheduled to begin on
Monday, Jan. 9 in the Jr./Sr. High
School. The program runs from 3-5 p.m.,
Mondays through Thursdays. Important
information on afterschool program
procedures, transportation policies and
schedule can be
found on our Community School page.
MCS, Jr./Sr. High
School identified Focus by state
The New York State Education Department has
identified the Middleburgh Central School
District as a Focus District for the 2016-17
school year based on the 2014-15 state
assessment results and the district’s
graduation rate. Middleburgh Junior/Senior
High School has also been identified as a
Learn more about these designations.
district mobile app for smartphones,
Middleburgh Central School District's free mobile app keeps users in-the-know and puts parents in direct contact with
their student's grades, schedule, lunch
balance and more.
Read more about this important transition in
how the district communicates with our parents and
Download from iTunes. Download from Google Play.
March 28, 2017
need to know about the grades 3-8 NYS
As the spring testing season approaches, New York state
education leaders are reminding families about a series of
changes to the state’s English language arts (ELA) and math
exams for grades 3-8. The changes, first introduced in 2016,
involve how the tests are created and how the results are used,
while others impact the testing experience for students.
Read more about these exams taken by
students in March and May across New
March 24, 2017
calendar change: April 19 and 20 will be
full days for students
In light of
this season's severe winter weather, the
MCS Board of Education has approved the
addition of two full days to the 2016-17
academic calendar in order to make up
for a shortfall in instructional time.
Wednesday, April 19, and Thursday, April
20 -- originally days designated part of
April's spring recess -- will now be
regular, full-attendance days for
students and staff.
Please read the letter from
Superintendent Michele Weaver for full
March 21, 2017
celebrated at Winter Sports Awards Night
Several MCS students were celebrated at the district's Winter
Sports Awards Night last Friday, March 17, for their excellence
and achievements as student-athletes.
View the full list of students awarded
March 13, 2017
honored as MCS, WAC scholar-athlete
Michael Weaver was recently honored as a
WAC Scholar-Athlete and a Section 2
Boys' Basketball Scholar-Athlete awardee
for his athletic achievements, academic
excellence and history of student
leadership during his time at MCS. Over
the past weekend, Michael took part as a
student speaker at the WAC event
celebrating student-athlete awardees
from around the region.
March 13, 2017
Odyssey of the
Mind teams compete, head to state level
MCS Odyssey of
the Mind teams competed earlier this
month against peer teams from around the
region at Shenendehowa High School on
March 4 to put their creative
problem-solving skills to the test. The
district's Division 2 team, coached by
Jody Dejong and Josh Bornt, is headed to
the state-level competition with their
"Odd-a-Bot" problem after securing a
second-place finish and winning a
lottery slot. Best of luck to all team
members and coaches, and congratulations
to all teams that competed on impressive
show. Photo provided by Lorraine
March 10, 2017
represents MCS at scholar-athlete
Congratulations to Lyndsey McCoy, who represented Middleburgh
Central School District at the Section 2 Girls' Basketball
Scholar-Athlete Brunch held at the Albany Marriott last weekend
on Sunday, March 5. One female player was chosen from each of the Section 2
girls' basketball teams to attend this celebration of student
success on and off the court.
March 10, 2017
Palmatier breaks school basketball
Congratulations to MCS junior Bre Palmatier, who set the new
school record for successful three-point shots made in a season!
Bre was able to make 44 successful
three-point shots, overturning the
previous record set at 40.
March 7, 2017
April 17 for MCS Board of Education
Residents interested in being a candidate for a seat on the
Middleburgh Central School District Board of Education may
obtain nominating petition forms from the District Clerk during
regular office hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through
by downloading them online (PDF).
Read more about the BOE candidacy
March 6, 2017
students cook up fun at Afterschool
Last week, students in the Afterschool Program were treated to a special
visit from members of the culinary arts program at SUNY
Cobleskill. Led by Chef Michael Lapi,
students from Cobleskill’s Farm-to-Table course showed students
how to make their own delicious egg pasta from scratch.
Read more about this exciting
March 3, 2017
Fair coming to MES in April
Middleburgh Elementary School will hold a Young Authors' Fair
on Friday, April 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the MES cafeteria.
Students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade and their
families are invited to attend this celebration of creative
student authors across MES.
Read more about this literacy-focused
March 3, 2017
selected for New York State Scholarship
for Academic Excellence
Congratulations to the following MCS seniors who were awarded
with the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence: Griffin Standhart (first
place, $1500), Michael Weaver (second place, $500), Sidney Spiers (third
place, $500). To obtain these competitive scholarships, students' weighted average of
specific Regents scores must fall within the top three among all
students in the senior class. Students are awarded scholarship
funds toward attending a college within New York State.
outlines school aid proposal,
educational initiatives in Executive
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo presented a state budget
proposal on Tuesday, Jan. 17, that includes a $1 billion
increase in overall funding for the state’s schools in the
2017-18 school year. The governor’s plan includes targeted
funding to support high-need districts with community schools,
pre-kindergarten and afterschool programs, and discontinuing the
use of the original Foundation Aid Formula in determining future
state aid increases. Middleburgh Central School District
Superintendent Michele Weaver has called
upon parents and community members to
help advocate for MCS students and
ensure they receive funding that
provides them with the best educational
Read more about the budget proposal.