Our Mount Morris Elementary hosts a big celebration in honor of Flag Day each year! Flag Day, the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777, was established on May 30, 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation declaring the birthday of our nations flag to be June 14th. This important tradition celebrates our liberties, families, friends, country and much more. During the celebration, two flags are raised here at MMCSD in honor of Veterans. The flags that are lowered are given to the Veterans that were honored the previous year. Last year, we celebrated Mr. Jerry Swain and Mr. Dean Smith, recognizing their accomplishments and honoring their service. This year’s honorees are Mr. Fred Barraco and Mr. Andrew Geraci. Mr. Fred Barraco was born on September 3, 1926 on Damonsville Street in Mount Morris. When he was just 17, Fred enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served on the U.S.S. Osage, LSV3, a troop transport ship that crossed the Pacific Ocean many times to deliver troops to the combat areas during America’s island-hopping campaign against Japan. Fred was in charge of the ship’s electric batteries and spent many hours as a lookout swaying back and forth atop the crow’s nest. His battle station was at the twin 40 mm anti-aircraft gun. Fred’s last battle was the invasion of Okinawa, where the large U.S. fleet was under constant attack by Japanese kamikaze suicide planes from April to June of 1945. In 1946, Fred returned to Mount Morris, went back to high school and graduated in 1947, in the same class as his wife-to-be, Barbara Webb. Fred went on to graduate from Geneseo State Teachers College and received his Masters in Education in 1952, then went on to teach and become a School Principal for various districts. Fred retired from public school service in 1981, engaging in a number of other business ventures including owning Joe Brown’s Corner Bar in Mount Morris and an ice cream parlor in Geneseo. Fred and Barbara have 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-granddaughters. The flag in the front of the building will fly in his honor for 1 year and we will present it to him next year at our Flag Day ceremony. Mr. Andrew Geraci was born in Cerda, Sicily on August 8, 1944 and moved to America when he was just 9 years old. Andy enlisted in the Air Force in 1965 and served for 4 years. During that time he was in the Vietnam War. A few years after meeting his wife, Rosalie, they moved to Mount Morris. Andy then enlisted in the Army National Guard. Andy was active duty for 9/11, where he worked the security detail before retiring. Each year, Andy placed American and fireman flags on the graves of veterans and fireman at our local cemeteries. He was a member of the Mount Morris Fire Department, St Patrick’s Church and Hally-Allen American Legion in Sonyea for 50 years as well as a former member of the Mount Morris American Legion, Mount Morris VFW and the Dansville American Legion. Andy and Rosalie have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Although Andy recently passed away, his family has granted us the privilege of honoring Andy and his service to his Country and Mount Morris. The flag near the athletic fields will fly in his honor for 1 year and we will present it to his family next year at our Flag Day ceremony. “Flag Day is a very special day for the Mount Morris elementary school. We are able to recognize local men and women who have not only served Mount Morris, but our country as well. Each year, I enjoy getting to know the honorees, their families, and their contributions to the Mount Morris community! It is a day that makes us all smile!” said principal Dean.
3 days ago, MMCSD
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We would like to congratulate Aidan Stanley (Class of 2024), on receiving the Student of the Year Award for Mount Morris CSD from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office! We are so proud of you, Aidan! Click on the following link to read the post: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=864380479055347&set=a.219649993528402
5 days ago, MMCSD
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Our 5th grade classes hosted a Biography Museum Event! During this unit, each student chose a famous person of interest and researched their life. Students prepared a 1-2-minute speech and created a back drop using poster board, pictures and facts about the person’s life. Students even dressed up as their chosen person and presented their final speech and poster board display of biography research to everyone that was able to attend!
6 days ago, MMCSD
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We would like to wish Adam Johnson the best of luck as he competes at States for Outdoor Track & Field this Friday, June 7th, at Cicero North Syracuse High School! Adam placed first in the 400m hurdles at the State Qualifiers and is now ranked #6 in NYS for this event!
17 days ago, MMCSD
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Our Modified Baseball Team enjoyed a special ice cream treat for all of their hard work and dedication to the sport this season!
17 days ago, MMCSD
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Congratulations to our Varsity Track & Field Athlete of the Week, Yasael Malave Perez! “Yasi dropped 2 seconds in the 800 on Saturday at State Qualifiers. He worked extremely hard and was ranked 13 going into State Qualifiers. He finished 10th overall. Yasi's hard work and dedication is a huge reason for his success,” said Coach James.
18 days ago, MMCSD
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Our very own Alexis Roberts performed the National Anthem at the annual NYS Athletic Administrators Association Dennis E. Fries Chapter 5 Awards Luncheon today! Excellent job, Alexis!
20 days ago, MMCSD
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Congratulation to Adam Johnson for placing first in the Outdoor Track & Field Boys 400 Hurdles at the Section V State Qualifiers today! Adam’s time was 56.73 and he will now compete in the State Championships next weekend!
22 days ago, MMCSD
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Congratulations to our 4 track athletes who will be participating in State Qualifiers tomorrow, Saturday, 6/1! Adam Johnson will compete in the 400 and 110 hurdles, Sarina Johnson will compete in the 400, Yasael Malave Perez will compete in the 800 and Abby Provo will compete in the Discus Throw. State Qualifiers will take place at Newark High School beginning at 2:00pm.
23 days ago, MMCSD
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We are excited to share that Mount Morris Elementary has some really great pieces of student art on display at the Mount Morris Dam Visitor Center! The artwork will be available for viewing 7 days a week from 10 am – 4:30 pm through Wednesday, June 19th. If your child has artwork on display, a letter was sent home.
23 days ago, MMCSD
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We would like to congratulate our Outdoor Track and Field Section V champions, Abby Provo (Discus) and Adam Johnson (100 & 400 Hurdles)!
26 days ago, MMCSD
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We would like to wish our Varsity Track and Field Team the best of luck at Sectionals today as they compete at Marion Central High School beginning at 5:00 pm!
about 1 month ago, MMCSD
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We would like to wish our Varsity Golf Team the best of luck at Sectionals today as they compete against Filmore Central at Allegany Hills Golf Course at 2:00 pm!
about 1 month ago, MMCSD
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Our MasterMinds team competed in the 42nd Annual National Academic Championship Tournament over the weekend. They were 1 of just 4 qualifying teams from NY eligible to compete this weekend with teams from across the world. The Championship focused on academic information and the questions were supplied by Questions Unlimited. Congratulations to our MasterMinds team on their academic success!
about 1 month ago, MMCSD
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Our sixth grade classes enjoyed an outing to Darien lake for their Education Days event! Students learned about the physics behind roller coasters and forces in their classrooms and implemented their knowledge throughout the park where they explored math, science, and physics by observing (and RIDING) the mechanics of world-class coasters, thrill rides and more!
about 1 month ago, MMCSD
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Congratulations to Gadge Savastano on his first place award in the audio category at the 2024 Digies competition with his music composition, "The One"! This is Gadge’s 4th consecutive year winning this award! The Digies is an annual digital media festival run by the School Library System of the Genesee Valley BOCES. The Award announcement is available at www.digies.org and you can listen to Gadge’s music composition by clicking on the following link: https://bit.ly/3ysafXO.
about 1 month ago, MMCSD
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Congratulations to Rowan Clester, Bryson Constantino and Aidan Stanley (as pictured) for advancing to the Golf Counties tournament, which took place at Bath Country Club on Wednesday!
about 1 month ago, MMCSD
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Our Spring Music Concert and Art Show will be taking place on Wednesday, May 22nd! Elementary will begin at 6:30 pm, followed by our High School at 7:30 pm. Come early and enjoy the Art Show which will be open to family and friends beginning at 5:30 pm.
about 1 month ago, MMCSD
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Please join us this evening, May 17th, for our MMPTSA's final Family Fun Night of the school year from 6-8 pm. There will be open swim, board games, a spring craft, open gym, face painting and a free pizza dinner! All children must be accompanied by an adult. We hope to see you there!
about 1 month ago, MMCSD
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Mount Morris Elementary grades K-5 are excited to welcome Author and Illustrator, Jeff Mack, on Wednesday, June 5th! If you would like to order a book for your child(ren) to have signed the day of Jeff’s visit, you can click on the following link or see the flyer below for a QR code: https://hipocampochildrensbooks.com/mt-morris-school. Books must be ordered by May 22nd to receive them in time for this event.
about 1 month ago, MMCSD
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