General Brown Central School District

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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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District News

  • Two members of the General Brown Central School District have been named to the New York State Master Teacher Program. Susan Menapace, a seventh-grade math teacher and General Brown’s first educator to be selected for the program, and Natalie Hurley, a GB Board of Education member and Indian River Central School District math and academic intervention services teacher, were both accepted into the four-year program. 
     
    General Brown Junior-Senior High School senior Peter T. Harvill has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Harvill will be recognized during the Oct. 7 General Brown Central School District Board of Education meeting. 
     
    The General Brown varsity football team’s Sept. 13 game against Lowville served as a special night to many in the community. Not only was it the 2019-20 home opener for the Lions, it marked the third annual Military Recognition Game organized by the Friends of GB Football.
     
    Click the link above to watch the 2019 Jr-Sr High School Graduation Ceremony.
     
    Bohlen Tech held its first ever signing days this week. Four GB students have found employment opportunities with local companies. Congratulations- we are so proud of you!
     
    The 7th & 8th grade awards night was held to recognize students for positive traits and academic achievement. We were so excited to have a packed house to support our students!
     
    Brownville-Glen Park families enjoyed the annual Art Show and first Science Fair last evening. What a celebration of student work! Thank you to all of the grownups who supported the students with their science displays!
     
    Dexter Elementary students, staff, and parents toured a Wax Museum hosted by Ms. Wiley's and Ms. Martin's second graders. Click the link above for photos.
     
    Congratulations to Logan Wilson for being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at the Charles H. Bohlen, Jr. Technical Center.
     
    Congratulations to Reina Guerriero and Jessica Rebelo for earning the Seal of Biliteracy

Announcements

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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  • Community forum to tackle health and safety issues

    Parents and guardians are invited on Oct. 24 to a free spaghetti dinner followed by a community forum, “It Takes a Village,” to discuss issues such as vaping, technology safety and the opiate crisis.

    The dinner will take place 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the General Brown Junior-Senior High School cafeteria and will be followed by a 6:30-8 p.m. panel presentation and discussion. The presentation and discussion will be appropriate for students in grades 7-12 to attend.

    Panelists and topics include:

    • Dr. Maja Lundborg-Gray of Samaritan Emergency Medicine: “Vaping 101: The Facts”
    • Deputy Carrie Mangino, School Resource Officer: “Tech Safety”
    • Anita Seefried-Brown and Ann Marie Crescent of Alliance for Better Communities: “The Intersection of the Opiate Crisis and Human Trafficking”

    The General Brown Central School District, GB Students Against Destructive Decisions and Alliance for Better Communities have partnered for this free event.


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  • Junor-Senior High School yearbooks on sale through Nov. 20

    2019-2020 Junior-Senior High School yearbooks will be on sale from Oct. 15 to Nov. 20. See this flyer for more information.


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  • School tax information available online

    Taxpayers can go online and print a copy of their tax bill. The 2019 school tax bills will be available Sept. 3, 2019. Taxpayers will also be able to check their payment status, which is updated within 24-48 hours of when the payment was made.

    • Visit: http://jefferson.sdgnys.com/search.aspx
    • Search for any parcel in Jefferson County by tax map number, name or address
    • Select a parcel
    • From here, you can view tax info, view tax bills or payment status

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  • Superintendent recognized for breaking barriers

    General Brown Central School District Superintendent Barbara Case is being recognized by the Northern Regional Center for Independent Living (NRCIL) with the 2019 Ed Roberts Barrier Buster Award for her efforts in making the district more inclusive for people of all abilities and connecting its students and their families to community resources. Read the full article to find out more. 


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  • Co-teaching to launch at all levels in 2019-20

    District officials have been researching inclusive classroom instruction for nearly a year, and in September, the district will implement co-teaching at all grade levels. Integrated co-teaching is an educational model in which a general education teacher and a special education teacher jointly provide instruction to a class that includes students with and without disabilities. Read the full article to find out more.


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  • Transportation study conducted for 2019-20 school year

    General Brown Central School District partnered with transportation experts to create bus runs for 2019-2020 school year


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  • District asks for feedback on elementary reconfiguration transportation 

    Please read this letter from Superintendent Barbara Case Regarding Elementary Reconfiguration.


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  • Junior High School supply list available

    General Supply List for Jr High School Students


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  • Superintendent writes about school safety

    Please see this letter from Superintendent Barbara Case.


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  • Water testing completed

    All three buildings had their water tested in October 2017 and cleared with all locations testing below 15 parts per billion. New sinks and faucets were installed in the summer of 2018; they were tested in October 2018.  Click Here to view all of the results.

    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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  • Guide available to 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 information availableSchooltool
    The Parent Portal is available during the school year.
     
    To register for the parent 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 available at district office 
     
    The General Brown Central School District has a central registration system. 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 Rd., Dexter, New York.

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