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NOPL NEWS: Make the most of spring break

For those of us who can’t get away for one reason or another however, there are still plenty of family-friendly activities to keep the kids active and engaged. Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) has filled their calendar with lots of great events for spring break. Here are some of the family-friendly programs happening at our North Syracuse and Cicero branches this week:

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Our children deserve a top-notch education

When our kids get a good education, they can go out into the world ready for success. That’s why I’ve always made it a top priority to get our schools the resources they need to provide a top-notch education.

LETTER: Dollars for Scholars gives thanks for a successful Bowl-a-thon

As always, we are grateful for the outpouring of support from the school district and the greater Liverpool community for helping us move closer toward our goal of awarding a scholarship to every eligible college-bound senior who applies. Thank you!

LHS announces honor, merit rolls for first marking period

Liverpool High School Executive Principal Douglas Lawrence is pleased to announce that more than 1,300 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors earned Honor and Merit Roll recognition during the first marking period of the 2014-2015 school year.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Assembly’s budget puts students first

I helped craft a state Assembly Families First budget proposal, which would help expand opportunities for all of New York’s students, especially during a time when a college education is becoming increasingly difficult to afford.

LHS Senior of the Week: Tyler Popp

Tyler Popp is making the most of his high school career.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: School superintendent wants to hear from you on Monday

We should all give thanks for Dr. Mark Potter. A few years ago, the longtime Liverpool educator replaced Nick Johns as superintendent of the Liverpool Central School District, and he has been a breath of fresh air all the way around. I’ve even heard a few members of the teachers’ union praising Mark’s open-door policy, pleasant personality and transparent management style.

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LHS Senior of the Week: Madeline Murphy

Liverpool High School's Senior of the Week is Madeline Murphy, an avid swimmer and accomplished athlete.

FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Ensuring opportunities for all students

A huge part of our children’s education is their social development. That happens in the classroom, on the playground and through participation in interscholastic activities such as team sports.

LHS Senior of the Week: Alex Moore

Liverpool High School Senior of the Week Alex Moore is a member of the National Honor Society and Model United Nations.

Syracuse Press Club offering $2,000 scholarship

The Syracuse Press Club is now accepting applications for the 2015 DeVesty-Williams Scholarship. This $2,000 scholarship will be given to one full-time undergraduate student, who is studying print, broadcast or digital journalism at a college or university in the Syracuse Press Club service area. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Time’s up: Schools out of snow days

February 2015 was the coldest month in Syracuse’s 113 years of record, and Central New York schools are scrambling to make up for lost time. With several delays and closings due to snow and bitterly cold air, some districts have met or exceeded their calendars’ allotted emergency closing days.

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Art in motion

L’pool native participates in Global Game Jam

Creating video games seems like an unexpected pastime for a music education major, but it’s what James Smith has enjoyed doing in his three years at Ithaca College. Last month, Smith, a junior who hails from Liverpool, joined the IC Game Developers Club in the 2015 Global Game Jam, a 48-hour video game creation event that drew 28,837 creative minds from 78 countries.

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Rockin’ in the ‘Relay’ world

Relay for Life kicks off March 5

Though it’s not quite time to lace up your sneaks just yet, Relay for Life of Baldwinsville is holding its 1980s-themed kickoff event “Rock Out Cancer” March 5 at Baker High School.

L'pool Dollars for Scholars campaign takes place March 1

From 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 1, student volunteers will make phone calls to district residents, family members, and friends to seek donations for Dollars for Scholars, the volunteer community organization that raises money for scholarships for Liverpool High School graduating seniors.

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