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Superintendent Jennings Hosts Coffee with the Superintendent Superintendent Jennings Hosts Coffee with the Superintendent: Mark your calendars for April 27 at 9:00am! Join Superintendent Jennings for coffee and chat about all things PACS!
Administrative Restructuring at Pulaski Academy & Central School for 2019-20 Administrative Restructuring at Pulaski Academy & Central School for 2019-20: There will be some changes coming to Pulaski Academy & Central School next year. Since July, there has been a review of operations and administrative structure throughout the district. Conversations with teachers, staff, parents, administrators, and the Board of Education have led to the development of a sustainable and forward-thinking plan for the district at no additional administrative cost. This plan will increase security, improve efficiency, and provide greater support for operations and teaching.    Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, there will be two assistant principals in the district; one for Lura M. Sharp and one for Pulaski Middle/High School. The MS/HS assistant will also act as the athletic director, replacing longtime athletic director Jeff ...
Relay For Life Kickoff on March 13 Relay For Life Kickoff on March 13: Relay for Life kick-off meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 13. The kick-off will take place in the Pulaski High School Cafeteria. Snacks will be served beginning at 5:30pm and the kick-off will be from 6-7:00pm.
Lura Sharp Elementary Plans Family Fun Night Lura Sharp Elementary Plans Family Fun Night: Family Fun Night is March 7th, 5:30-7:00.  There will be fun, learning, food and the book fair. Please turn in RSVPs as soon as possible to your child's classroom.  If you need a new form you can get one in the main lobby of Lura M. Sharp.     
PACS Remembers Dr. Marshall Marshall PACS Remembers Dr. Marshall Marshall: Former PACS Superintendent Dr. Marshall Marshall passed away on Friday, February 1 surrounded by his loving family. Dr. Marshall dedicated his life to education, and was beloved throughout the Pulaski Academy and Central School District and the community of Pulaski as a whole. We thank Dr. Marshall for his dedication to the children of Pulaski and for the lasting memories that we will have of him. Dr. Marshall's obituary can be read here: 
Middle-High School Conducts Lockdown Drill Middle-High School Conducts Lockdown Drill: Each year, the Pulaski Academy & Central School District, in cooperation with police, fire department and emergency services, holds several drills as a part of our emergency preparedness efforts. These drills include fire drill evacuations, bus drills, campus evacuation drills, and lockdown drills.    Today, January 30th, we conducted a lockdown drill at the Middle-High School in conjunction with the New York State Police as a part of their Lockersweep Program.    During the drill all staff and students practiced shielding in place and hiding from an intruder in the building. Students were notified that it was a drill and have reviewed procedures with their teachers to prepare. ...
Pulaski to Auction off Excess Items Pulaski to Auction off Excess Items: Pulaski Academy and Central Schools will be auctioning off excess equipment in an online auction. Items for auction include a Ford Escape, fitness equipment and stainless coolers. Bidding will continue through Friday, February 8. Auction items are listed at https://www.auctionsinternational.com/auction/16677 .
Pulaski Art Students Honored in Regional Scholastic Arts Competition Pulaski Art Students Honored in Regional Scholastic Arts Competition: Two Pulaski Academy and Central School students were recently named award winners in the Regional Scholastic Arts Competition. This is a highly competitive art show. There are about 5,000 pieces submitted each year, with only about 10-15% of the work getting into the show.   Senior Izaiah Bosse was honored with the Gold Key for his digital piece “See Through Me” and the Silver Key for his photograph “Mr. Peter.” Junior Nicole Lent received the Gold Key for her photograph “Spilled Words.”   "I am extremely proud of these two very hard-working, talented students. Cole and Izaiah should both be very proud of this high achievement they earned. It gives me great pleasure watching these students learn and ...
Corrections to the Pulaski Academy and Central Schools Calendar Corrections to the Pulaski Academy and Central Schools Calendar:   There are some corrections to the 12-month calendar that was sent home prior to the beginning of the school year.   The calendar currently lists March 29 as a day off for PACS. That is listed incorrectly; all schools will be open on March 29.   Additionally, April 22 is incorrectly listed as a day of instruction. All Pulaski Central & Academy Schools will be closed on April 22.
Pulaski Recognizes District Staff Pulaski Recognizes District Staff: Pulaski Academy and Central Schools recognized staff and faculty during a recent staff development day. Service recognition awards were handed out to staff members who have longevity with the district. Receiving 10 Year awards were: Susan Clark, Jordan Fahnestock, Barb LeBeau, JoAnn McCarthy, David Mahaffy, Carl Nylen, Michele O’Brien, Gina Trani, Charlie VanDuzer and Lisa Wood. 15 Year awards were given to: John Gosek, Melisa Jennings, Machell Jones, Lori Lawton, Richard Murphy and Vanessa Phillips. 20 Year awards went to Kimberley Cowan, Susan Douglass, Rene Jefford, Scott Jones, Loriann Masuicca, Deborah Porter and Donna Stetson. 25 Year recipients were Jennifer Monnat, Lisa Walpole and William Whaley. Linda McNitt was recognized for 30 Years with the district and Donna Halbritter ...
Pulaski Pledge Heads to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Pulaski Pledge Heads to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: During an assembly to honor the 17 individuals who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students at Pulaski Middle School and Pulaski High School took the “Pulaski Pledge for 17.” This pledge encouraged students to reach out to 17 new people by the end of the year to enhance tolerance, respect and community. Students and staff of at Pulaski Middle School and Pulaski High School signed posters that were sent to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. These posters will hang at the school for the beginning of the academic year.   This photo of the poster in front of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was taken by Pulaski alum Chris LaFave, whose children attend the school.    
Fifteen Inducted into National Honor Society Fifteen Inducted into National Honor Society: Fifteen students at Pulaski High School were recently honored for their character, scholarship, leadership and service by being inducted into the Pulaski Chapter of the National Honor Society. In an auditorium full of proud family members, friends and teachers, the inductees were celebrated for their commitment to their academics and their community. "There is a purpose in this ceremony, and that is to honor the greatness in our school and community and to honor what we value in young people," said Principal Mike Bateson. To qualify for National Honor Society, inductees must have at least a 90 percent GPA since entering high school, as well as display high character. Each of the 15 inductees earned their way into the society by  participating in community projects, ...
Lura M. Sharp Celebrates Flag Day Lura M. Sharp Celebrates Flag Day: Lura M. Sharp Elementary School held a Flag Day Celebration on June 14 to honor the adoption of the United States flag and to thank military personal for their commitment to the country.   Following a flag raising ceremony, students from each grade level alternated singing patriotic songs, much to the delight of the staff and community members in attendance. Throughout the celebration, students and staff also waved small flags, creating a sea of stars and stripes.   The event concluded with a drum solo courtesy of sixth grade drumline, who graciously stopped over from Pulaski Middle School to participate.
Superintendent Jennings Excited to Return Home Superintendent Jennings Excited to Return Home: A graduate of Pulaski High School’s class of 1990 is returning home to lead his alma mater as its next superintendent.   Thomas Jennings is set to lead Pulaski Academy & Central School District after more than 20 years in education, including as superintendent of Schenevus Central School District since 2012.   “I am excited and humbled to return home,” said Jennings. “Pulaski is… great kids, committed faculty, staff and administration, a forward-thinking board of education and a proud community. I am delighted to become part of that and to be able to contribute to the community that raised me.”   After graduating from Pulaski, Jennings attended the University of Rochester from 1990 to 1996, where he obtained a bachelor’s ...
Students Enjoy 2018 Scoville Olympics Students Enjoy 2018 Scoville Olympics: Students and staff at Lura M. Sharp Elementary recently headed outside to participate in the 2018 Scoville Olympics. Students took part in a handful of activities that showcased their athletic abilities, as well as their team work skills.
Students Shine at Vocal Concert Students Shine at Vocal Concert: In their final performance of the year, Pulaski High School students recently showcased beautiful sounds during a recent Spring Vocal Concert.   Singing before a packed audience full of proud family members and friends, students sang a variety of songs to showcase their vocal ranges.   Under the direction of Aimee Mumford, the performance of the night may have come from the high school chorus when they sang “Hallelujah,” much to the delight of the audience.
Modified Softball Goes Undefeated! Modified Softball Goes Undefeated!: The 2018 Modified Softball team had an undefeated season, going 10-0 on the year. Congratulations to the students, coaches Barb LeBeau, Jake LeBeau and Leah Ford, and Athletic Director Jeff Shirley.
Tom Jennings Tabbed as New Superintendent Tom Jennings Tabbed as New Superintendent: A message from Pulaski Board of Education Joel Southwell on the annoucement of Pulaski Academy's Superintendent position: On behalf of the Board of Education, it is my pleasure to inform you that Tom Jennings has accepted the position of Superintendent for Pulaski Academy & Central School District. Tom joins PACS after spending several years as the Superintendent for the Schenevus Central School district.  Prior to moving into his Superintendent role, Tom’s experience includes being the Building Principal at Schenevus and a High School Social Studies Teacher with the Oneonta School District. Tom has local roots, growing up in the district and graduating from Pulaski Academy.  We are excited to welcome Tom and his family back to the area and ...
Pulaski Senior Schwalm to run at SUNY Cortland Pulaski Senior Schwalm to run at SUNY Cortland: Pulaski senior Kennedi Schwalm, who excelled athletically and academically during her high school career, will be taking her running talents to SUNY Cortland this fall.   In front of dozens of family members, friends and school staff, Schwalm signed her letter of intent to run cross country and track and field at the university.   Prior to signing, Schwalm thanked those in attendance, noting that their support guided her throughout high school.   “I don’t think you guys understand how much you mean to me. You motivate and support me, and I simply wouldn’t be here without you,” said Schwalm. “I wouldn’t have dreamt in a million years that I would be here.”
Pulaski Wins Big at Sherburne Pageant of Bands Pulaski Wins Big at Sherburne Pageant of Bands: Pulaski Academy & Central School District not only particpated at the 2018 Sherburne Pageant of Bands, but took first place in 5 competitions! Middle School Drumline: 1st Place High School Drumline: 1st Place Colorguard: 1st Place Marching Band: 1st Place Palmiter Outstanding Percussion Award: 1st Place



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