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Auburn students can participate in free flag football combine: Auburn students can participate in a free flag football combine on May 31 at Falcon Park. Students can also play in the league, which costs $135 per player. Please read the flyer for more information.  more >>
Free summer music lessons for students: The Auburn Music Boosters, with funding from the United Way of Cayuga County and the Auburn Public Theater Regrants program, is thrilled to offer FREE summer instrumental music lessons to any student in Cayuga County currently in grades 3-11. No experience is necessary. This is a great opportunity for students to:  * Learn a new instrument they've always wanted to try.  * Improve their skills on an instrument they already play.  * Get a head start if they're planning to join band or orchestra next year.  Students will receive half-hour lessons each week with an instructor who specializes in their instrument and participate in a final concert. No instrument purchase is necessary. Students who don't have their own instrument can ... more >>
Two finalists announced in superintendent search: Friday, May 17, 2024  The Auburn Enlarged City School District is excited to provide an update on our superintendent search, which has now reached its final phase. This comprehensive process began in January with a community survey that received an overwhelming response, reflecting the strong community engagement and interest in our district's leadership.  Nearly 20 candidates applied for the superintendent position, showcasing a diverse and talented pool of applicants. Through a thorough interview process, the Board of Education carefully narrowed the field to five exceptional leaders. These five semifinalists dedicated an entire day in Auburn, engaging with four stakeholder committees. These committees consisted of nearly 60 interviewers representing our school district ... more >>
District holds mock DWI to show consequences of drinking and driving: With proms and graduation coming up, Auburn High School students as well as students from Cato-Meridian, Southern Cayuga and Union Springs witnessed a mock DWI accident at the high school on Monday. Local firefighters participated in the mock DWI at AHS. Multiple law enforcement and public safety agencies showed what happens during a DWI crash as well as the serious consequences on students' own lives as well as their friends. Also attending was state Assemblyman John Lemondes (R,C-LaFayette) who believes events like this are imperative to making sure underage drivers are safe and responsible as they travel. Assemblyman John Lemondes attended the mock DWI at AHS. “It seems as if every time you turn on the news, there’s another story about the ... more >>
Virtual Job Fair - May 8, 2024: If you are not able to make it to the AECSD Job Fair on May 2, 2024 at Auburn High School, join us for a Virtual Job Fair! Virtual Job Fair Sign Up Form: Click Here! more >>
Statement from Superintendent Pirozzolo regarding the passing of a student: Dear Auburn Families, It is with profound sadness that I write to inform you of the unexpected passing of one of our Seward Elementary third grade students, Princess Overstreet, due to a medical incident. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Princess’s family and the entire Seward Elementary School community. During this time, as the school community processes the tragic news and copes with grief, our district’s crisis team will offer counseling and bereavement support services to all of our students and employees. The death of a student in our school community is a difficult and challenging situation that can generate a high level of anxiety and distress in some students. If you feel that your child needs to speak to a counselor or another member of the school’s ... more >>
Proposed Federal Grant Amendment 3: The district was awarded a $9.5 million grant under the American Rescue Plan Act, in response to the Covid Pandemic. The district will be submitting an amendment in May.  Please see the graphic below for details of the proposed amendment. If you have questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact Tessa Crawford, School Business Executive at or (315) 255-8808, no later April 27, 2024.   more >>
Eclipse is an unique learning opportunity for Auburn students: Christopher Sciria AECSD Public Information Specialist The total solar eclipse on April 8 is being called a once in a lifetime event, but it’s also a once in a lifetime learning experience for Auburn Enlarged City School District students. NASA and Art Technically, a nonprofit that promotes and provides STEM, STEAM, and Arts education to K-12 students, provided a program and ISO certified glasses specifically for our students in grades 5-8 where Lily K. Donaldson came and presented on the science behind a solar eclipse and guidelines for viewing the eclipse safely.  In addition, the district’s teachers have been educating students about the eclipse, including science lessons at Auburn High School and Auburn Junior High School and in the elementary ... more >>
Update on new superintendent search: The Auburn Enlarged City School District Board of Education would like to update the community on the search for a new superintendent of schools.  After Superintendent Jeffrey Pirozzolo announced his intention to retire on Jan. 4, 2025, the board enacted a thorough search process that involved a Superintendent Search Advisory Committee. The board would like to recognize the Superintendent Search Advisory Committee for their efforts. The committee consists of seven community members, Rob Barnes, Mickie Cuevas-Post, Jill Fandrich, Rhoda Overstreet-Wilson, Kathy Rhodes, Brian Schenck, and Bill Tenity.  Auburn School Board President Ian Phillips said, “We're incredibly thankful to Superintendent Pirozzolo for his years of service to our district and community. ... more >>
AECSD Job Fair: May 2, 5-7pm at Auburn High School: more >>
AHS civic group busy during Women's History Month: 1st Amendment 1st Vote was invited by the NYS Museum in Albany to present Virtual Video Visits to 11 historical sites along the Central New York Women's Rights Corridor. Auburn High School and Shaker High School students introduced the videos and Elisabeth Lentini was in charge of video, sound and lighting with the help of Olivia Kenney. Other students in attendance were Trinity McFadden, Hailey Maloney and AHS alumna Grace King, now a student at the University of Rochester.   Christopher Sciria AECSD Public Information Specialist The Auburn High School chapter of a student group for girls that focuses on civic engagement is spending Women’s History Month involved in multiple activities. 1st Amendment 1st Vote is a non-partisan group that ... more >>
Owasco student to compete in regional spelling bee in Syracuse: Christopher Sciria AECSD Public Information Specialist Owasco Elementary School student Jenna Sadusky is getting a new dress. That’s pretty normal for any sixth-grader but for Jenna, she’s going to wear that new dress when she competes in the regional final of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Sadusky, and her parents Joe and Marie, will be going to Syracuse University on Saturday, March 23 to compete against 23 other students from across Central New York. She is the lone student from a Cayuga County school district to qualify for the regionals. If she wins regionals, she would advance to the national finals that will be held during the last week of May at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, outside of Washington, D.C. Marie, Jenna and ... more >>
Auburn students involved in Women's History Month activities: Christopher Sciria AECSD Public Information Specialist Auburn Enlarged City School District students are engaged in a wide range of activities for Women’s History Month.  At Herman Avenue Elementary, Mrs. Messina's fourth grade students are working on Women's History Month projects in the library with librarian Mrs. Crosby. Each student selected a historical figure and did research on them. They used that information to create an online poster using Canva. The project is a great way for the students to learn more about a historical figure and also develop tech skills. At Casey Park Elementary, Brandy Burns-Hafield’s third-grade class is studying 16 different women from different backgrounds and areas of expertise who have made an ... more >>
Auburn Music Department celebrates Music in Our Schools Month with concerts, events: The Auburn Enlarged City School District is celebrating Music in Our Schools Month with a series of concerts and events throughout March. “Throughout the month of March, the Auburn Music Department has organized several events highlighting the power of music to foster creativity, collaboration, and cultural understanding,” said Auburn Music Boosters President Allison Fennessy. “Please put these events on your calendar and join us in celebrating music in Auburn’s schools.” First up is a combined performance of the Auburn High School Band, Orchestra and Choir in a free disco concert that is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at the AHS auditorium. Next week, Auburn Junior High School students will be performing “The Addams Family: The Musical” ... more >>
Artist to speak at free public event at AHS on March 12: Auburn students will have an opportunity to hear from a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator next week when Jarrett J. Krosoczka comes to the high school and junior high school. According to his official biography, Krosoczka is best known for his “Lunch Lady” series of graphic novels, select volumes of the “Star Wars: Jedi Academy Series” and “Hey Kiddo,” which was a National Book Award Finalist. He has illustrated more than 40 books geared toward young readers. “The topics he tackles and his humor show a deep respect for his younger audiences,” said Auburn High School librarian Beth Cuddy. “Author visits expand Krosoczka students' knowledge of literature beyond the pages of books. It provides an opportunity ... more >>
District's second Parent/Guardian University stresses literacy: The Auburn Enlarged City School District will be holding its second Parent/Guardian University with a focus on literacy. The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 13 at Auburn Public Theater at 8 Exchange St. Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to visit vendors from 5 to 5:45 p.m., including the Boy Scouts, BTW Community Center, Empower Federal Credit Union, East Hill Family Medical, the Dolly Parton Imagaination Library and Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES. The documentary “The Right to Read” will be shown from 6 to 7 p.m. The film, which was executive produced by “Reading Rainbow’s” LeVar Burton, “shares the stories of an activist, a teacher and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation ... more >>
Auburn girls basketball sectional title game at 1 p.m. Saturday: The game time for Saturday's Section III, Class AA championship game on Saturday between Auburn and Central Square has been changed to 1 pm. It is still at OCC. Only the game time has changed. Here is the link to buy tickets. Cash will not be accepted at the door. more >>
District's schools celebrate Black History Month: From the high school to the elementary level, Auburn Enlarged City School District students are engaged in Black History Month activities. Owasco Elementary featured projects for second, fifth and sixth grade students. Second graders looked at different styles of Black artist Romare Bearden’s architecture to help them draw unique and interesting buildings. They used only primary colors which contrasted with night sky backgrounds. They also learned about background, middle ground, foreground when creating cityscape collages.  Fifth and sixth graders learned about Black artist Charles R. Smith Jr. and had to show rhythm, contrast, shape, variety, and unity in their sports/hobbie collage pieces.  At Seward Elementary, two African-American facts ... more >>
Auburn already uses method to teach reading proposed by governor: Christopher Sciria AECSD Public Information Specialist What you are doing now – reading these words – is something we do without even thinking. But can you remember how you learned to read? It’s a simple question with a complex answer: How do you teach a child to read?  Recently, Gov. Kathy Hochul proposed that all school districts in New York change the way they teach reading to improve student performance. The proposal calls for districts to use methods that include phonemic awareness, phonics, decoding, vocabulary, and comprehension, also known as the science of reading.  To explain what some of these terms mean, phonemic awareness is the ability to notice, think about, and work with individual sounds. Phonics is defined as a method of ... more >>
Auburn music teachers to show off talents at free recital: The Auburn Music Boosters will hold a recital featuring the exceptionally talented music teachers of the Auburn Enlarged City School District from both elementary and secondary levels. This unique event, free to the public at 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 25 at Auburn High School, will showcase the diverse skills of our dedicated educators in both vocal and instrumental disciplines. This collaborative recital aims to highlight the talent and creativity that our educators bring to their classrooms every day. The event promises a delightful mix of vocal and instrumental performances, showcasing the versatility and expertise of our music teachers. From classical compositions to contemporary pieces, the audience can expect a dynamic and engaging program that reflects the rich tapestry of musical genres ... more >>

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Superintendent: Jeffrey Pirozzolo
Phone: 315.255.8800
Address: 78 Thornton Avenue | Auburn, NY 13021
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