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Regents Schedule Posted Regents Schedule Posted:
Signing Day for Student-Athletes Signing Day for Student-Athletes: Congratulations to our students who will be continuing their athletic careers at the college level. Grace Wilkinson will be joining the track team at Utica College, Connor O'Donnell will be playing baseball at Jefferson Community College and Lauren Denny will be playing basketball at North County Community College. We wish these student-athletes well in their future endeavors!
2019-20 UPK Applications Still Being Accepted 2019-20 UPK Applications Still Being Accepted: Reminder to parents: We are still accepting applications for students for our UPK program. If you are interested in having your child attend, please contact the Lura Sharp main office at (315) 298-2412 for details.
Pulaski Grad Goes for Gold in Childhood Cancer Awareness Pulaski Grad Goes for Gold in Childhood Cancer Awareness: Erin Tracy may be a Blue Devil, but she has a heart of gold.   Erin graduated from Pulaski High School in 2006. During her time at PACS, she was involved in softball, basketball and tennis, and was a member of the New Visions program during her senior year. She continued her softball career while attending Oswego State. After leaving Oswego, Erin moved to Florida and entered nursing school earning her bachelor’s degree in 2012. It was in nursing school where Erin discovered that pediatric oncology was her life’s passion.   “There are truly no words to describe the injustice kids with cancer are put through, yet they remain the strongest, bravest warriors I've ever encountered. I've watched a child be sick from chemotherapy ...
Class of 2019 Names Co-Valedictorians and Salutatorian Class of 2019 Names Co-Valedictorians and Salutatorian: Congrats to our co-valedictorians Ben Carguello and Daniel Novak and to our salutatorian Emma Greulich. These students have worked hard throughout their high school careers and we are so pleased that they are representing the class of 2019!  
Join us for Music for Mort Join us for Music for Mort: Join us for this great event to honor a great man and educator. Funds raised will go toward a scholarship in Dan's honor for a PACS student.
Absentee Ballots Available Absentee Ballots Available: Absentee ballots for the May 21 school budget vote are now available in the District Office. If you would like one, please contact Pam McCrobie at 315-298-5188.
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 .
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.

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