Superintendent's Message

Happy Thanksgiving


This month is an active one in our district; here’s a look ahead at a few highlights:

TROPHY The amazing MPHS Marching Band took first place honors at the New York State Field Championships in Syracuse, the culminating event of the marching band competition season!  We are thrilled for our teachers and students on this much-deserved win and send heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Marks, his team, our supportive PAPs partners, and of course, our amazing student musicians!  We’re also entering the playoff season for fall sports, always an exciting time for the district’s scholar-athletes.  We wish all our teams the best of luck as they move ahead in a variety of challenging contests.  Please be sure to check the district website for playoff game schedules.

Cup of Coffee I hope you will join me for the first, “Connecting with Coffee & Conversations” forum of the school year:  Monday, November 18, 2019, 7-8:30 pm, in the MPHS Media Center.  While any topic may be brought forward, this forum will focus on MPHS programs, athletics, and the Department of Special Education.  Joining me for this event will be MPHS Principal Mr. Nicholas Capuano, Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Mr. Michael Gaccione, and Director of Special Education Mrs. Ann Marie Bruder.  All are welcome to drop by and share thoughts, questions, concerns, and messages of positivity with Dr. Cirasella and the team!

Parent-Teacher Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held at Godwin & Highland Schools this month.  Research indicates that parent/family involvement is a critical factor in student success and our teachers look forward to this annual collaborative opportunity with parents.  For more information on making the most of this valuable meeting with your child’s teacher, access this link from the National Education Association (NEA) website:

Film NoirIn A Lighter Shade of Noir by Patrick Derksen, Trent Trowel is your typical gumshoe, searching the mean streets for crimes to solve and dames to fall for.  Trowel joins some of the world’s most famous detectives at the International Private Detective Gala, including Shirley Holmes, Jean Louie Phillip Eustache, and Aunt Beatrice.  But, is this just an innocent event, or will the world’s dastardliest villains foil Trowel with a fiendish master plan?  As with most film noir classics, it’s clear everything is not what it seems.  Please join us for a fabulously funny and high style take on film noir.  Performances are Friday, November 15th (closed caption,) Saturday, November 16th at 7 pm, and Sunday, November 17th at noon in the beautiful Memorial Hall at MPHS.  For advanced tickets, please email with the number of tickets desired and performance date.  Tickets will also be sold during lunch periods at MPHS and at the door.  Ticket prices are $10 per adult and $5 for students/children.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!


Dr. Marie Cirasella

Dr. Marie Cirasella


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