Nearly 70 Jamesville-DeWitt High School students demonstrated their skill in the arts by entering and winning gold in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. An awards ceremony was held for gold and silver key winners on Jan. 11 at Onondaga Community College.
“This is not a drill,” said Principal Paul Gasparini over the loudspeaker on Tuesday, March 13 around 10:40 am. Mr. Gasparini initiated a Hold in Place for 10 minutes in response to a “generalized and nonspecific” threat written in the girls’ bathroom, according to a statement from Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District. After examining the graffitti, police determined it was safe to resume the school day; however, administration is still conducting an internal investigation. The event on March 13 is J-DHS’s second threat of the school year.
The best place to spend the night of March 3 was the annual Jamesville-DeWitt High School semi-formal, where there was music, lights, and dancing. After being postponed earlier this year due to snowy weather, semi had to be rescheduled to early March.