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A loud lion roar to Adam Huff for being awarded the Arthur L. Berkey achievement award, and being named a runner-up Career & Tech Student of the Year at TST BOCES. Congratulations to Adam on this fantastic academic achievement.

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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 6/18/18




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Three Dryden sophomores spearheaded a charity event for the Make-a-Wish foundation on Friday, June 8, 2018.  A Dance-a-Thon was held featuring music, dancing, raffle donations from area merchants and a good time was had by all.  At the end of the evening (about midnight) a total of almost $1,600 was raised to help children with life-threatening illnesses.  

 

Pictured prior to the event (from left to right) are Mrs. Savoie, Kirsten Hamberg-Thropp, Ashleigh Scheidweiler and Caelan Murphy.

 

 

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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 6/15/18




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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 6/14/18




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At the Board of Education meeting on June 11, Mr. Locke named his teachers of the year. This year's honorees are:

 

Primary: Sarah VanTassel

Intermediate: Bridget Commisso

Middle School: Lois Loiselle

High School: Bill Finnerty

 

Congratulations to this year's recipients. 

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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 6/12/18




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Two Dryden students were honored with induction into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony held at the TST campus on June 7, 2018. To be eligible for induction a student must be recognized by the staff for knowledge in their content area, skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership.

 

Pictured on the left is Dakota Moss, who is studying Animal Science II and on the right is Hannah Diamond, who is studying Digital Media II. We are very proud of our newest Honor Society members.

 

Additionally, Dakota Moss (Animal Science), Eliasar Escobar (Auto Technology), Joshua Dobush (Computer Technology) and Zachary Sinnott (Heavy Equipment) were also honored. These students are the CTE first year highest achievers from the Dryden Central School District. 

 

Congratulations to all of our student honorees. 

 

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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 6/12/18




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On Tuesday May 29th, the Cortland Repertory Theater Company hosted the 16th Annual Pavilion Awards. Local High School Theater Productions were judged based on individual performances, ensemble performances, vocal presentation, and visual presentation. Dryden High School's spring production of 'Legally Blonde' won 8 awards including the highest honor of the evening, Best Musical.

 

Listed here are the award winners: 
Best Musical 
Best Visual Presentation of a Musical
Best Lead Actress in a Musical - Adeline Whitener 
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Logan Bobnick 
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Cameron Park-Miller 
Best Scripted Small Group in a Musical - Brookly McCosco, Morgan Purcell, Naomi Winters 
Dryden's MVP Award - Laurie Hickey 
Dryden's Silent Star Award - Alyssa Salerno

 

Congratulations to all!

 


 

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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 5/31/18




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The Dryden High School Honor Roll and High Honor Roll list was recently announced for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year.

 

Grade 12 High Honor Roll recipients: Arnold, Molly Susan;Boyce, Jaxyn P;Burk, Taylor Marie;Calkins, Kerri Elizabeth;Chechi, Kathleen Nicole;Curren, Camryn Alexis;Deeley, Brittany Leigh; DePaull, Grace Corinne;DiGiacomo, Marc Edward; Dodici, Mark Anthony; Franzese, Ryan James;Gardner, Amy Patricia;Haney, Ally Nicole;Huff, Adam Daniel; Jackson, Randy Ronald; Keegan, Kathryn Elizabeth; Kraciuk, Jakub; Krebs, Matthew Luke; Kucerak, Jeffrey Steven; Lamb, Benjamin Thomas Woodall; Lojic, Medina; Miller, Marita Virginia; Morrow, Allison Paige; Murphy, Teaghan Amelia; Newhart, Kaylee Marie; Palmer Bishop, Sydney Lee; Park-Miller, Cameron Ardis; Perkins, Alexander Steele; Rachetta, Stephen Michael; Scheidweiler, Justin William; Seymour, Corey S; Stahlman, Wesley Kenneth; Tanner, Hayley Morgan; Varvayanis, Carl; Ver'Schneider, Joshua Matthew; Ward, Tricia Lynn; Westcott, Sarah G; Zhe, Nicole Kathleen.

 

Grade 12 Honor Roll recipients: Arsenault, Cooper Kevin; Bailie, Alicia James; Bisbee, Dominic Paul; Burgos, Tiffany Monet; Cavataio, Thomas Samuel; Cowell, Cassidy Drew; Escobar Gonzalez, Beverly L; Frost, Bryanna Simone; Hardy, Aliyah E; Hardy, Ariana F; Harkenrider, Erin Madison; Hickey, Laurie Jane; Jackson, Christina Lyn; Jackson, James Edward; Malepe, Kelly Sialele; Maybee, Lynn Madeline; Ortiz, Alec Raoul; Russell, Wayne Philip; Sorensen, Robert William.

 

Grade 11 High Honor Roll recipients: Abel-Ferretti, Felix Anton; Adams, Kaiazshia M; Babcock, Jordan Sullivan; Bangs, Kobe Tyler; Brown, Kyle David; Busby, Zaida Ryanne; Buttaccio, Adam Donald; Cordary, Gabriella Elizabeth; Diamond, Hannah Lynn; Freeman, Ellie Danielle; Gair, Amelia Wells; Greene, Charlotte Marion; Harris, Madeline Grace; Humphrey, Kennedy Saige; Kalousdian, Holly Rose; Katsiroumbas, Ioannis Konstantinou; Mailler, Brandon Michael; Marsh, Garet William; Moss, Dakota Rae; Patterson, Aiden Joseph; Ramsay, Makenna Clair; Rochford, Zachary Robert; Salerno, Alyssa Marie; Scales, Ryleigh Lyn; Schneider, Alexis Irene; Scotti, Alexandria Lynn; Senecal, Cody James; Stebbins, Lily Elizabeth; Tyler, Trey Zachary; Wendel, Breanna Rae; Wise, Finn Robert; Young, Alayjah D'Ivore.

 

Grade 11 Honor Roll recipients: Baylor, Shaelyn Alexis; Casler, Michael Anthony; Cavataio, Madeline Anderson; Cornell, Dalton James; Curren, Ashley Morgan; Davis, Zachary Preston; Dobush, Joshua Matthew; Eggleston Jr, Merritt Edward; Escobar, Eliasar E; Fish, Kylie Joann; Gehring, Daniel Fredrick; Koekebacker, Avery Jayde; LaPage, Mackenzie Renee; Mack IV, Joseph Christopher; Maybury, Macie Nicole; Maza, Benjamin JW; McDaniel, Andrew Michael; Mobbs, Jessica L; Shipman, Alexis K; Short, Macy Mae; Shufelt, Joseph Michael; Sinnott, Zachary Stuart; Takach, Rachel Constance; Tennant, Hannah Grace; Tucker, Madisen Noelle; Wade, Justin Christopher; Weaver III, Garnet Terry.

 

Grade 10 High Honor Roll recipients: Boonserm, Sermsakul; Busby, Robert Gregory; Dow, Samuel Hicks; Finney, Adrian Robert; Green, Rylin Moukmany; Hamberg-Thropp, Kirsten Ann; Jennette, Amelia Eve; Kehn, Shelly Marie Ann; Krebs, Laura Rose; Miller, Emily Susan; Murphy, Caelan Elizabeth; Murphy, Patrick Loring; Newton, Katherine Marleha; Pushlar, Alexander Paul; Russell, Braden Scott; Scheidweiler, Ashleigh Elizabeth; Scott, Vincent Olivie'; Tenkate, Caroline June; Woernley, Eryn Lynnae.

 

Grade 10 Honor Roll recipients: Cochrane, Mya Elizabeth; Davenport, Violette Rose; Delgado, Deprise Noelle; Finney, Thomas Howard; Flood, Alivia Lee; Greenwood, Jakob Douglas; Knout, Madison Marie; Shipman, Dori May; Sicina, Alexa Ann; Solomon, Nathan James.

 

Grade 9 High Honor Roll recipients: Arsenault, Caleb J; Best, Morgan Rose; Bicalho, Felipe DeSouza; Brotherton, Alejandra Eva; Cator-Szymanski, Naomi Rose; Couch, Miles Willoughby; Crocker, Jackson Donald; Harvey, Tavian Tramell; Howells, Madison Dorene; Hoyte, Ashley Taylor; Hume, Bradley Towne; Humphrey, Owen Charles; Keller, Amelia Englund; Lynch, Sophia Marie; Mayes, Bethanie J; Mayes, Isabella A; Nash, Lindsey Grace; Nydam, Heidi Kime; Owens, Nicole Noelle; Palumbo, Elizabeth Marie; Peck, Erin Joy; Perkins, Anne Webster; Perry, Bradley Steven; Phillips, Philip(Casey) C; Roy, Jasmine Marie; Sprankle, Katherine Melissa; Tenkate, Madeline J; Varvayanis, Luke Duncan; Vuong, Janelle S; Yuz'vak, David Yaroslav.

Grade 9 Honor Roll: Bellamy, Mark Alexander; Butler, Emma Renee; Chapman, Gage Thomas; Dickinson, Liam Thomson; Edwards, Jazmine Nicole; Garris, Teghan Lee; Greene, Gabriel Vincent; Guenther, Daniel James; Haley, Hana; Hodgson, Ashton Paul; Jackson, Amanda Charlotte; Morrow, Steven Andrew; Nguyen, Elizabeth Hong; Nygard, Kirsten Lousie; Rose, Brady Robert; Stahlman, Hannah Paige; Swansbrough, Sierra Charles; Wilson-Riihinen, Genavieve Anastasia; Zacarias, Pedro; Zhe, Daniel Connor.

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Posted by: Naomi Himes, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 5/4/18




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Dryden Newsletter Cover

 

Click here to view the Dryden Central School District budget newsletter.

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Posted by: Charlie Wildey, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 5/3/18




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Published: 4/25/18




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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 4/24/18




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Posted by: Charlie Wildey, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 4/23/18




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Congratulations to Dryden Central School District on their #16 ranking on the list of Best SAT Scores in Upstate New York.

 

http://www.syracuse.com/schools/index.ssf/2018/04/the_50_upstate_ny_school_districts_with_best_2017_sat_scores.html.

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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 4/18/18




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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 4/17/18




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The Dryden High School chapter of the National Honor Society inducted its newest members on April 10.

 

This year's inductees are Robert Busby, Samuel Dow, Adrian Finney, Kirsten Hamberg-Thropp, Ameila Jennette, Laura Krebs, Emily Miller, Caelan Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Ashleigh Scheidweiler, Caroline Tenkate, Eryn Woernley, Benjamin Dickinson, Joseph Mack, Jessica Mobbs, Madisen Tucker, Breanna Wendel, Alayjah Young, Camryn Curren, Jakub Kraciuk, and Hayley Tanner.

 

Congratulations to all! 

 

 


 

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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 4/11/18




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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 4/3/18




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Please note:Monday, April 2, 2018 will still be a vacation day for students and 10-month staff.  

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Posted by: Carrie Merriman, District Staff, Dryden Central School District
Published: 3/29/18




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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 3/23/18




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Congratulations to Dryden High School students who continue to excel in and out of the classroom.
 

Rylee Sidle has been named a silver medalist in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Rylee has been identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, nearly 350,000
works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level. 
 


Brandon Mailler, Cody Senecal, and Wes Stahlman have been selected by the coaches of the NYS High School Football Coaches Assoc for the 2017 Scholar All-State Football Team. They play a significant part of the team while excelling academically & exhibiting good citizenship. 

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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 3/16/18




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Because the District is closed on 3/14, Conversations with a Scientist has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
 

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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 3/9/18




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Published: 3/9/18




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Students gather with donations for the Dryden Kitchen Cupboard.Dryden Central School District Elementary students came together to participate in a “Dryden Has Heart” assembly recently, a celebratory culmination of the work completed by students to collect food items for the local Dryden Kitchen Cupboard.

 

Students brought in non-perishable food items during the first week in February, with each food item earning a paper heart for a classroom. The hearts were later used to form a chain, demonstrating visually how much heart Dryden has.

 

The culmination of this event was an assembly held at Dryden Elementary School, where student leaders directed their peers in the “Paw”-sitive Pledge and the Pledge of Allegiance. Students also put on a skit showing how important their donations to the Dryden Kitchen Cupboard will be.

 

Audrey Ryan, Principal of Cassavant and Freeville Elementary Schools, noted, “Students celebrated the joy of giving as they gathered together to share their joint collections of food for those in need.”

 

During the assembly, classroom representatives linked their classroom hearts together to form a chain of hearts circling the gymnasium at Dryden Elementary. Ms. Aiden Payne from the Dryden Kitchen Cupboard spoke about the work that the Dryden Kitchen Cupboard does. She expressed her appreciation for the 835 food items that were collected from Dryden.

 

“With your donations, you are helping people right in your own backyard, and that is something to truly be proud of.” said Payne.

 

The Dryden Kitchen Cupboard opened in 1978 and exists is to provide food assistance to individuals and families in the town of Dryden.
 

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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie, District Admin, Dryden Central School District
Published: 2/27/18




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To the Dryden Community:

 

My name is William S. Locke, and I have recently been appointed as the interim superintendent of the Dryden Central School District.  I will be in the position until June 30, 2018, at which time your new superintendent will take over.  I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

 

I was raised in western New York and attended college at St. Bonaventure University from which I received my B.S. degree.  I started my teaching career at a small school in Cattaraugus County where I taught biology, chemistry and general science and during that time earned an M.B.A. degree.  I was then asked to teach at St. Bonaventure University in the department of economics.  There I taught statistics, honors statistics and marketing, and during that time I earned a master’s degree in educational administration.


After teaching at the college for six years I received a position at Arkport Central School in Steuben County as the K-12 Building Principal.  In that capacity I was the only administrator responsible for thirteen grade levels.  After twelve years in that position the superintendent moved on to a new school district at which time the board of education asked me to take over as the superintendent. I did that for over ten years, and in that job was not only the superintendent but the business manager and transportation coordinator as well.

 

I retired in 2010 and relocated to the Cortland area to be closer to my wife’s family.  Since living in Cortland I have done interim principal’s jobs in both Tully and Cincinnatus.

 

I am married to Kathryn Bundy Locke, a retired special education teacher.  We are the parents of two adult children and share our home with our two shetland sheepdogs McDuff and Malachi.

 

I am looking forward to working with the Dryden staff and community, and even though I have lived in Cortland for five years I have always felt very close to Dryden; 100 feet from my driveway is the border with the Dryden Central School District.

 

WSL

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Published: 9/1/17




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Thanks to the awesome fundraising that Dryden students, staff and community members did last spring, the Little Flowers Junior School in Kamira, Uganda now has access to clean water! The Ugandan Water Project staff estimates that thanks to Dryden's efforts, 454 people now have clean water.

 

Click the link for more information on Dryden's impact: 

https://portal.mwater.co/#/consoles/8c2110e235c14e6cbf981169ec652125?share=78ac4e4e188c4195999d42f592e97317&tab=22f94d8c-57fd-4428-8e28-c139efbf0d1d


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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie
Published: 8/31/17




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To bolster student literacy and maintain learning throughout the summer, the Dryden Central School District recently wrapped up its annual Solar Express program.

 

Solar Express, a community bookmobile, distributes books to children who may not have easy access to a library. Coordinated by Dryden teachers Kristin Kashuba and Neal McDowell, the program runs twice a week for six weeks during the summer. Each visit lasts up to 40 minutes, averaging nearly 45 children per visit. Along with books, snacks and a drink are provided. Kashuba says that the experience is “humbling” and she can see the excitement on the faces of each child when the trailer pulls up to their location for the day.

 

While the Solar Express promotes reading, there are often other activities that take place during visits. In the past, students have created tie-dye shirts and Dan the Snakeman has visited to show off his contingent of animals.

 

There are reading incentives for the children as well. This summer, participants received a prize if they read more than 100 books.

 

At the end of each summer, each child can paint their handprint inside of the Solar Express trailer. If they return the following summer, their hands are outlined in marker over the previous year’s handprint to show their growth. The goal is to keep children interested in reading throughout the year.

 

Kashuba notes that they are looking to expand locations to places such as the newly renovated Montgomery Park, to accommodate children who live in the downtown Dryden area.

 

While the Solar Express does receive grant funding from the Dryden Sertoma and Dryden Rotary for craft supplies, all books are donated. If you would like to donate books, contact any school in the district or the district offices, and note that the books are for the Solar Express. If you are a teacher who would like to volunteer their time next summer, there will be an opportunity to sign-up toward the end of the upcoming school year.Teachers and students standing next to Solar Express trailer

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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie
Published: 8/31/17




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Dryden Central School's new multi-purpose trail is finally complete!  Our cross country varsity and modified teams now have an on-campus home course and the trail will greatly benefit our students, staff and the community as a whole. It was a great team effort by students, faculty and the community at no cost to the district.

 

The trail meanders through a beautiful mixed forest filled with wildlife. Besides athletic teams using it, the community can use it for running, walking, mountain biking, skiing, snowshoeing, nature loving etc. Access to this ecosystem will be great for our academic courses as well.

 

There are three access points to the trail, all from the northern edge of the HS/MS campus. Come experience the trail this Sunday by participating in the annual Run for the Pride. Race starts at 8:30am.

https://raceroster.com/events/2017/11687/drydens-5k-run-for-the-pride


Trail along a pondWooden running trail through wooded area
Grassy trail along pond
Wooden running trail through woods

 

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Posted by: Sarah McCrobie
Published: 8/25/17




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A special Board of Education meeting will be held Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 in the HS/MS library.

 

TST BOCES district superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Matteson will be presenting information regarding the superintendent search process with the Board.

 

This meeting is open to the public!

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Posted by: Charlie Wildey
Published: 7/14/17




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Experience the love of reading!

Look for the traveling library from July 11 - August 17

Every Tuesday and Thursday at these locations:

10-10:45 Beaconview Park, Hanshaw Road
11:00-11:45 Hanshaw Village, Hanshaw Road
12:00-12:30 Conger’s Park, Freeville
12:45-1:25 Country Acres Park, McLean
1:40-2:20 Little Creek Park, Dryden
2:40-3:15 Pleasant View Park, Southworth Rd. Dryden


 

 

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Posted by: Charlie Wildey
Published: 7/13/17




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The Dryden CSD announces its participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices and employees and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by the USDA.

 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Languages, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877 – 8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027), found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request of copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. Fax: (202)690-7442; or
  3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Persons interested in receiving more information should contact:
Darleen Serbanieqicz, School Lunch Specialist, Dryden CSD, 118 Freeville Rd, Dryden, NY 13053-9625

Children participating from the following locations or enrolled in the following program(s) will be provided free meals:

 

Site Name

Dryden Middle School

Site Address

118 Freeville Road Dryden, NY 13053-0088

Begin Date

End Date

Meals Available

Daily Mon.-Fri.

Service Times

07/10/17

08/18/17

Lunch

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

 

Site Name

Dryden Elementary School

Site Address

16 Union St Dryden, NY 13053-0088

Begin Date

End Date

Meals Available

Daily Mon.-Fri.

Service Times

07/10/17

08/18/17

Lunch

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Snack

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Site Name

Freeville Elementary School

Site Address

43 Main St Freeville, NY 13068

Begin Date

End Date

Meals Available

Daily Mon.-Fri.

Service Times

07/10/17

08/18/17

Lunch

11:45 a.m.  – 12:30 p.m.

 

 

Snack

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Site Name

Southworth Library Association

Site Address

24 W Main St Dryden, NY 13053-0045

Begin Date

End Date

Meals Available

Tues., Thurs., Fri. Only

Service Times

07/10/17

08/18/17

Lunch

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

 

Site Name

Little Creek Trailer Park

Site Address

North St and Brightday Rd Dryden, NY 13053

Begin Date

End Date

Meals Available

Daily Mon.- Fri.
Service Times

07/10/17

08/18/17

Lunch

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

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Posted by: Charlie Wildey
Published: 7/6/17




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The valedictorian and salutatorian have been announced for Dryden High School’s class of 2017.

 

Valedictorian Claire Conklin will be attending Ithaca College next year to major in Biochemistry with pre-med advising. While a student at Dryden, she participated in the Sustainability Club, in which she served as treasurer and president. Sustainability Club was responsible for establishing the series of trails that run through the forested areas on the school’s campus. Conklin said she will miss being part of the music program at Dryden as a saxophone player in the jazz band and saxophone choir. Her parents are Patricia and James Conklin.

 

“A word of advice to anyone still in high school: get involved in your school and your community,” Conklin said. “Life is kind of boring unless you care about stuff.”

 

 

 

The salutatorian for 2017 is Brandon Clark, who is graduating one year early and will be attending SUNY Geneseo for pre-med. During his time at Dryden, he was a part of Serteen, a service-based organization that provides community service, such as volunteering time at the Willowbrook Senior Living Community. Clark served as both vice president and president of Serteen over the course of his high school career. Due to graduating one year early, Clark says he will miss the Dryden High School community, including his friends and teachers. His parents are Dixie and Thomas Clark.

 

“Instead of focusing on what you want to do for a living, you should focus on living itself,” he said as advice to future high school students.

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Posted by: Charlie Wildey
Published: 6/26/17




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Please note

 

Public session for the Dryden Central School Board of Education meeting on Monday, June 26, 2017

will begin at 8:30 pm due to an extended executive session.  

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Posted by: Charlie Wildey
Published: 6/20/17




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The Dryden School district is happy to be hosting The New York State Department of Education for an information session, “Successful Outcomes for Students with Disabilities.”

The event is open to the public, and will take place Monday, June 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Middle School/High School Library. We hope you are able to join us!

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Posted by: Charlie Wildey
Published: 6/14/17




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Dryden Games

The Dryden Games were a huge success this year! Check out this video that captured some of the days' moments: 

https://www.facebook.com/drydenschools/videos/468450916851414/

 

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Posted by: Naomi Himes
Published: 6/6/17




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Dryden hosted the first Dryden Band Invitational Friday May 12 in the Middle/High School auditorium.
 

Dr. Beth Peterson visited from the University of Illinois to work with the Dryden and Groton High School bands. Both bands had the opportunity to work with her separately and then joined together to perform as a mass band. It was an exciting opportunity for the students to hone their musical skills and work with a prestigious music educator.   

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Published: 5/12/17




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Middle School Principal Mr. Farney challenged Middle School Staff during the month of March to bring in items to support our local food pantry, Dryden Kitchen Cupboard. For each item collected Mr. Farney deducted 15 seconds from the March Faculty meeting. Our staff accepted the challenge bringing in bag after bag of non-perishable items. Pam Seaman graciously housed the collection in her room and also kept a tally of all the items collected. The grand total was 367 items resulting in a 28 minute Faculty Meeting this month. Thank you staff for your support!

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Posted by: Charlie Wildey
Published: 4/3/17