Despite the rain, mud, muck and cloudy skies, the Dryden Golf Team met with success at their first tri-meet last Friday. The meet was held at Elm Tree Golf Course against the McGraw Central School District and the Cincinnatus Central School District. The Dryden Lions came out on top!
This past Saturday the Girls' Varsity and JV Lacrosse Teams took on Johnson City in the Southern Tier, and although they did not come out on top, we are proud of their on the field of play!
Baseball and Softball were not able to play their scheduled games on Friday due to wet weather, but we look forward to seeing them get their seasons started soon! As our athletes get started on their respective seasons, work continues on new softball and baseball fields. #LionPride
On Saturday, March 23, 2019, several Dryden Central School District staff members participated in a Polar Plunge event on Cayuga Lake.
The money raised by our staff members for the Polar Plunge will be donated to the Special Olympics. We are proud of our staff and their work to support this cause, and we hope that they have thawed out at this point.
#LionPride Award Winners
Earlier in March, Cassavant Elementary lost power due to an area wide loss of service that impacted McClean, Groton, and Lansing.
Students and staff at Cassavant bordered buses and headed over to their sister school, Freeville Elementary School, for the rest of the school day.
The #LionPride Award went to the staff and students of Freeville and Cassavant for being flexible and keeping positive attitudes during the situation.
Last week, Mr. Bacigalupi presented the #LionPride Award to the High School Student Leadership Team who serves Dryden High School in a variety of ways.
On March 18, 2019, members of the Board of Education, representatives from TST BOCES, Campus Construction, Hunt Architects, and the Leadership Team gathered at the new Transportation Facility to officially break ground on the project. It was an exciting event!
When the project is completed the District will host an open house for community members so everyone can see all of the improvements made to the District. We are appreciative of the community's support with the project.
Work continues in the MS/HS as the construction of new choral and music spaces are being built in what was C-13. In addition, work in what will be the new cafeteria kitchen has begun in what was formerly A-11.
You can catch up on all the latest with the Capital Improvement Project by following us on Facebook, Intsagram, and Twitter as well as going to www.dryden.k12.ny.us, clicking on "About Us", and then clicking on the "Capital Improvement Project" button.
Function and Art
Students in Ms. Butts art classes benefited from a DYOF grant that allowed them to purchase materials to knit scarves, hats, and gloves for other children that were in need of these winter essentials.
Spanish teacher, Mrs. Rebecca Tice, also helped to knit some of the garments as well. Students at Dryden Elementary School were the recipients of this work.
We are appreciative of the generous grants that the DYOF gives our teachers and students that allow us to give to our community! #LionPride.
March is "Music in our Schools" Month
The month culminated in a concert in the MS/HS Auditorium put on by the Lion Band from Dryden Elementary School, the Dryden Middle School Band, and the Dryden High School Concert Band.
All three bands performed together during the finale at the concert. It is evident that many hours of hard work went into the concert. We are so appreciative of our Music Department and our student musicians!
In an effort to connect with our younger students as well as encourage reading for enjoyment, the Dryden Central School District is featuring a new program called "Stories with the Superintendent".
Each Friday, a new storybook will be read by the Superintendent and captured on video. The video will be uploaded onto all three of the District's social media platforms-Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
You can catch up on the last two weeks of stories at anytime on any of the above mentioned platforms. You will find the superintendent reading The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak and Click Clack Moo by Doreen Cronin. Next week, we will be diving into some Pete the Cat!