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5/8/2023 Superintendent's Message

Dear Iroquois Family,

Good afternoon, here is important information for the week of May 8th.

Annual Budget Vote

On Tuesday, May 16th, all qualified residents of the Iroquois Central School District will have the opportunity to vote on the 2023-2024 school budget as well as the Board of Education election. To ensure that individuals have the information they need to make informed decisions, the Budget Hearing will be held tomorrow, May 9th at 6:30 pm in the Middle School.  It will be broadcast live on the District website at . Additionally, the District newsletter is available on our website and includes budget and candidate information.   Please call or email if you have any questions. We hope you will take time to vote on May 16th from 7:30 a.m.-9:00 PM in our Intermediate School Gymnasium.

High School

Attention parents of sophomores and juniors:  this summer is a perfect time to consider enrolling your child in a professional internship.  Benefits include helping to learn more about a career interest, gaining valuable experience, building your network by meeting and talking to the right people, and gaining a competitive advantage by adding this to a resume.  The commitment is 54 hours this summer.  If interested, contact Jim Whalen at or send your child to room 195 in the High School.

For Parents to Know

The Iroquois Transportation Department continues their perfect record with annual Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) inspections.  Each bus goes through a rigorous scheduled or random inspection by the D.O.T. at least twice each year.  The department received a passing rate of 100%.  Congratulations and thank you for keeping our students safe!

Music/Drama Club

The Kenny Award Ceremony will be on Saturday, May 27th, at 6:00 pm at Shea’s Performing Arts Center.  All are welcome to attend and cheer on our Drama Club students as awards are presented and each school performs a 6-minute number from their show.  Tickets are available here:

Drama Club is also selling DVDs and streaming links for SpongeBob the Musical.  Order forms are available here:  Orders are due May 26th. Our musical was professionally recorded by Candlelight Studios.   

School Nurses

Wednesday May 10th is National School Nurse Day.  Nurses play an integral role in our schools.  Our dedicated nurses ensure all students’ wellbeing, safety, and academic ability.  Thank you to all our nurses!  


Last week, 17 Iroquois athletes were awarded scholar athlete recognition as either a winner in their respective sport or honorable mention for the winter 2022/23 season.  Follow the link to see the full list:

Athletic team schedules:


Upcoming events on the calendar:

May 9th—Board of Education meeting and Budget Hearing 6:30PM Middle School

May 9th—District Art Show 6-8:00PM High School

May 10th—Elma Primary PTO Meeting/Volunteer Recognition 9:15AM

May 10th—Marilla Primary PTO Volunteer Breakfast and Meeting 9:15AM

May 11th—Wales Primary PTO Meeting 6PM

May 11th —5th and 6th Grade Band Concert 7PM Middle School

May 15th—Senior Picture Day

May 16th—BUDGET VOTE AND BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTION 7:30AM-9PM   Intermediate Gymnasium.

May 16th—Elma Primary Kindergarten Orientation 9:30-11AM

May 16th—Marilla Primary Morning at Marilla 9:15-10:15AM

May 16th—Wales Primary Kindergarten Orientation 9:30-10:45AM

May 16th—5th-8th grade Chorus Concert 7PM Middle School

May 17th—High School Chorus Concert 7:30PM High School

May 17th—Senior Picture Day

May 18th-- Senior Picture Day

May 19th-- Senior Picture Day

May 19th—Wales Primary Ice Cream Social/STEAM Night 6-7:30PM

May 19th—Middle School Progress Reports Due


I hope everyone has a great week.


Douglas Scofield

Superintendent of Schools