Bayberry

A Great Place to Live

Join Our Team for the Breast Cancer Walk in October

 

The BCA has formed a team, BAYBERRY WALKERS, for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in October. If you are interested in joining our team, or donating to the cause, please visit our TEAM PAGE.

Our goal is to raise $1,000 for a world without breast cancer! Donations will enable investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research as well as provide free information and services for those diagnosed with the disease.

The 3-mile walk will take place on Sunday, October 18th in Clinton Square. Registration is at 8:30am and the walk begins at 10am.

Annual BCA Family Picnic – Aug. 5th, 6-8pm

Join your neighbors for a great evening out! The Annual BCA Family Picnic will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug 5 in the green area between Blackberry Road and Quail Path. Free hot dogs and ice cream will be offered while supplies last. There will be live entertainment by local band, The Shazbot. Lots of great family fun! Please bring your own beverages and seating and games to share.

At the picnic, the BCA scholarship will be presented to this year’s winner, Nathaniel Robson. There will also be a dues collection table for your convenience.

To volunteer for this event, please call Debbie Magaro-Dolan at 622-0189 or dmd26@verizon.net.

We are also looking for someone to do face painting, someone to do balloon animals, cotton candy machine, popcorn machine, sno-cone machine. If you have a special talent or home-based business you would like to showcase, please contact Debbie.

We hope to see you there!

Congratulations to our 2015 Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to our 2015 BCA scholarship winner, Nathaniel Robson! He will be presented with his award at the annual BCA Family Picnic on August 5th.

Nate excels in his honors and college level classes, is a member of both the National Junior and National Honor Society, and has earned academic honors. He is a talented musician, playing both the trumpet and the piano, and plays in the LHS band, as well as, the LHS exclusive jazz band.

Outside of school, Nate is a very talented mountain bike enthusiast, winning numerous medals, awards, and trophies on the region and state level. Not only is Nate a rider, but he also has extensive knowledge about fixing, caring for, and building bikes. He has used these skills to work on kid’s bikes in our neighborhood and as a bike mechanic at Bike Loft. For the past several years, he has volunteered hundreds of hours for the “Great Bike Give Away” held each December at the NYS Fairgrounds.

Congratulations to him for his contributions to our community. Good luck to him as he attends SUNY ESF in the fall.

BCA Dues Collections

Over the next few weeks your neighbors will be coming around collecting membership dues for the BCA. These dues, still only $5, are the major source of income for the BCA to operate and provide all the events and activities throughout the year. You can also donate to the BCA Scholarship Fund at this time, too!

New BCA Board Members

Thank you to all the volunteers who have joined us as officers and chairpersons. With your help, we will be able to continue serving the community through the association.

President – Mike Banks
1st Vice President – Nicole Farino
2nd Vice President – Tim Scott
Secretary – Marge Sebastian
Treasure – Judy McVity
Representative at Large – Robert Stella
Historian – June Baycura
School Affairs – Mary Eidt
Town Affairs – Joyce Cirrito
Newsletter Distribution – Debbie Countryman
Communications Coordinator – Kristine Davoli
Newsletter Editor – Tami Scott
Welcome Chair – Laura Oberlander

Contact information is available on the back page of the newsletter and also on the Association page. We would also like to thank our new area reps as well as those who have continued to help us over the years!

School Affairs Update

Liverpool did not meet the 95 percent participation requirement for state testing in April. This could affect funding received by the district.

There is a committee researching school start times. No decisions have been made at this time.

There is a free summer meal program for children under age 19, which is federally funded. More information can be found either by calling the district office, or on the website, as it becomes available.

The superintendent’s three-year contract was approved unanimously.

Summer reading lists for middle school and high school are on the district website.

The last day of school for students has been changed. It is now Thursday, June 25, due to the district’s use of five snow days.

LCSD Students Continue to Receive Honors

From Dr. Mark F. Potter, Superintendent of Schools:

I am pleased to announce that Liverpool Central School District students continue to be recognized for all they have accomplished this school year.

* Liverpool High School senior Connor Aanonsen recently was named the OCM BOCES Career Development Occupational Studies Program Student of the Year. Connor was chosen based on an essay, resume, and the positive attitude, work ethic and leadership skills he has displayed since joining the CDOS program two years ago.

* Nine LHS students recently were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Inducted were: senior Brooke Barber (Career Academy/Laboratory Technology), senior Kennedy Bell (Cosmetology), senior Ashanti Dorsey (Cosmetology), senior Daniel French (Welding Technology), senior Arfasa Haley (Automotive Technology), senior Dominique LaRose (Pastry Arts), senior Fadi Shuheibar (Physical Therapy Professions), senior Kathleen Smith (Automotive Technology) and senior Ryan Ward (New Vision Criminal Justice). Students must have an 85 average or higher, 12 or fewer absences from their program for the year and receive a teacher endorsement to qualify for induction. Students also must demonstrate attributes that include respect, honesty, skill, responsibility, leadership, service and citizenship.

Congratulations to all!

LHS Senior to Appear on “Bridge Street”

From Dr. Mark F. Potter, Superintendent of Schools:

This Saturday, more than 500 Liverpool High School seniors will receive their hard-earned diplomas during LHS Commencement at the War Memorial Arena at Oncenter.

News Channel 9 will honor Central New York’s Class of 2015 during an episode of “Bridge Street” this Friday, June 19. Jim Teske and Sistina Giordano will chat with a dozen class valedictorians from across CNY – including LHS valedictorian Shuting Lu – about their school years, plans for the future, and their perspective on some of the issues facing young people today. The episode will air at 10 a.m.