General Brown Central School District

A Tradition in Fine Education

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"The Mission of the General Brown Central School District is to prepare and inspire each student to meet future challenges"
 

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Fraction Hero
Students in Dexter Elementary participated in a video conference focused on fractions.  Click the link above for more information.
 
GB Gazette
Click the link above to read this month's edition of the GB Gazette.
 
Three Decades in Teaching
Beth Nutting taught at General Brown from 1973 to 2006.  She spoke with North Country Public Radio about her career; click the link above to read the full article. 
 
Toys For Tots
Students from the National Honor Society, Key Club, and Student Council teamed up to collect over 90 toys to be donated this holiday season.  Thank you to everyone who donated.
 
Door Decorating Contest
Students and teachers are competing by homeroom to see who can decorate the most festive door.  Click the link above for pictures. 
 
Students from The Key Club and Student Council collected over 1,400 canned goods to be donated to local families in need.
 
Brownville-Glen Park Elementary students learned about 19th century Christmas celebrations on a trip to the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site.  Click the link above to read all about it in an article featured in the Watertown Daily Times.
 
8th graders got a taste of the real world on Friday, October 28th in a hands-on simulation called Mad City Money.  Students were given a occupation, salary, spouse, and debt.  The 8th graders learned how to balance all of this in a budget well also spending their money in a mall of "wants".  Click the link above for pictures and more information.
 
Students from General Brown attended JCC's Leadership day on October 26th.  Click the link above for more information.
 
7th grade students were visited by an engineer on September 22nd & 23rd.  Follow the link above for pictures and more information.
 
Wendy Johnson from the class of '88 shares her experiences since graduating from General Brown.  Click the link above to read her story.
 
Four recent General Brown graduates will be suiting up for Red and Black football this year.  Click the link above to learn more.
 
On Friday, June 17th students from Brownville-Glen Park and Dexter elementary celebrated the end of the school year.  Obstacle courses, bounce houses, and a dunking booth were just a few of the activities.  Click the link above to see photos of the event.
 
Fifty-seven seniors from the class of 2016 were honored for their academic and extracurricular achievements during Senior Awards Night on June 16, 2016. Award categories included academic, military, community, athletic, and State of New York awards. Over $98,000 in scholarship monies were awarded during this event.
 
Thank you to Renzi Food Service for awarding the General Brown Central School District a certificate for $150 in supplies and equipment.
 
4th Graders from Dexter and Brownville-Glen Park Elementary visited Stone Mills to learn about life in the 1800's.
 
Members of the 10th Mountain Division Band visited students at General Brown Junior-Senior High School to work on marching techniques and music. 
 
Dexter Elementary hosted the annual Senior Citizen's Brunch on May 6th.  Approximately 60 attendees enjoyed a great mean and a performance by Dexter Elementary students.
 
Visit Bedtimemath.org for fun ways to make math part of your family's daily routine.  This is a great way to get your child excited about math.  You can also check out their free app for convenient daily math problems.

Announcements

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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  • Today: Tuesday, January 24  
    General Brown CSD is CLOSED due to the icy conditions.
     
     
     
     
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  • Superintendent Applicant Information

    The General Brown Central School District is searching for a new Superintendent.  Please see the links below for more information.

     

    Superintendent Search Survey

    To all community members: Please take a moment to fill out this short survey.

     

    This information is also available on the Jeff-Lewis BOCES Homepage.


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  • Lead Testing

    Recent events in the news have highlighted water conditions in several locations across this country, including areas in our region. During the recent New York State legislation session, a bill was passed specifically pertaining to water testing in school districts. Water testing has been completed in all three buildings and the results have been posted to our website for each building. More information is available here.


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  • 2016-2017 Scholarships

    Attention Seniors: Scholarship Booklets are now available to pick up in the Guidance Office. They are also available here, on the General Brown Website, Scholarship Booklet, and in electronic form in the Shared Drive under Student-Scholarships. The electronic form must be saved to your personal folder, printed off and turned into the Guidance Office. Make sure you fill out the application completely and turn in the required documents including letters of recommendation. Completed applications must be turned into the Guidance Office by March 1, 2017 by 3:00. There will be no exceptions.


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  • NYSSMA

    Two General Brown students recently received recognition from the New York State School Music Association for their outstanding performances and perfect scores on their solos last spring. Collin Vodicka was selected as a bass alternate, and Meganne Brenon was selected to sing soprano in the Conference All State Chorus on Sunday, December 4th. Meganne will be attending many rigorous rehearsals and performing in the concert this weekend over the course of four days in Rochester NY. Congratulations to our fantastic General Brown Lions!


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  • Backpack Program

    Did you know that the backpack program is available at the Jr. Sr. High school? This program is a way to assist families by providing everyday meal items to help when kids are not in school. Backpacks are given out by Friday every week. There are no complicated forms to fill out just a quick phone call or email to Kammy Brown Hanlin and you are all set to go. Need more information? (779-2300 ext. 6925 or kbrownhanlin@gblions.org)


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  • Attention General Brown Alumni

    The General Brown Central School District wants to hear from you. We would like to know about your accomplishments since graduating high school, including but not limited to Academics, Art, Music, Athletics, Citizenship, and any other positive life experiences you would like to share. Please send a picture, your name, graduating year, and a short write up documenting your experience. We will review your submission and post it to the school website and Facebook page. This is a great way to stay connected and show the community what being a Lion is all about.


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  • Department of Defense Education Act Grant

    The General Brown Central School District is proud to be one of the recipients of the 2016 DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Act) grants. This $250,000 grant will be used to provide professional development and technology to the staff and students of both Dexter and Brownville-Glen Park Elementary to promote student learning in the area of English Language Arts. The grant period spans until the year 2021. We are both excited and proud to be partnering with DoDEA to provide quality student learning for both our military and non-military dependent students.


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  • New Vaccine Requirement for 2016-2017 School Year

    Starting the 2016-2017 School year all students entering 7th and 12th grades must have the meningococcal Vaccine.

    More information is availabe Here


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  • Important Information About Brownville Drinking Water
    June 2016

    Town of Brownville Water Advisory


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  •  Vaccination Requirements

     
    The NYS Education Department and Department of Health have issued a joint memo to remind School Districts of Public Law 2164, governing vaccination requirements surrounding children's admission into school.  For the full memo, click here.


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  • Register for Website Updates
     
    Please click here to access the General Brown Central School District Website Registration/Subscription Guide. This guide provides information regarding how to receive notifications when selected portions of the District website have been updated.
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  • Schooltool Parent Portal InformationSchooltool
    The Parent Portal is now operational.
     
    If you would like to register for the portal, please Click Here for an application.  Forms are also available in each main office. Completed forms should be submitted to your child's school's main office.
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  • Central Registration
     
    The General Brown Central School District now has central registration. If you wish to register a student in one of the District's three schools, please visit the General Brown Central School District Office at 17643 Cemetery Road, Dexter, New York.

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