DSB Posts

From outgoing DSB President Jerry Goodenough

posted Jan 7, 2018, 8:49 AM by Lance Cole

All –
I want to let everyone know of the outcome from our December annual meeting and election of officers.  All four positions have new leaders in the respective roles.  I think this is a fantastic outcome and I appreciate the new folks stepping up.  The new positions take effect immediately, and are as follows:
President:           Wendy Shipman (previous VP for 3 years)
Vice President:  Jeff Humphrey
Treasurer:          Anissa Sanford
Secretary:           Lisa Cavataio
Congrats to these folks and to DSB for I know this group will lead DSB to even greater opportunities for the sports programs at Dryden!
I am very grateful to all who have supported DSB during my time as President.  There are a couple of us still around from the time we re-started the program about 8 years ago.  We were deliberate in laying the foundation for this group and I am very pleased with how this organization has developed and the accomplishments we have made.  I am confident that the ground work we have started will help to build to greater things with all the new ideas and energy from the incoming leaders and new members.
I want to take the time to thank Dawn, Wendy and Lance for the hard work put in the last 3-4 years.  It is hard to single anyone person out, DSB has many hard workers and functions as a whole, however, I do not know what I would have done without the guidance, financial acumen, and most importantly friendship of Lance Cole.  He is one of the founders of DSB, has held many leadership positions, volunteers for everything, keeps up the website, and takes many great pictures.  Thanks for all you have meant to DSB Lance!
All of us outgoing officers will be around to continue to help out and support this wonderful group.  And all of you please continue to support DSB, a great organization.
Happy Holidays to all - Jerry

Booster Executive Board Elections Held

posted Dec 15, 2017, 7:00 AM by Lance Cole   [ updated Dec 15, 2017, 7:01 AM ]

The Sports Boosters held their yearly Officer Elections last night. All 4 positions only had one nominee so they ran unopposed. There will be 3 new faces and one change of positions for the Executive Board.
Wendy Shipman moves from the vice president position to president, replacing Jerry Goodenough who had served his maximum 4 year term as president. Jeff Humphrey will serve as Vice president. Lisa Cavataio will become our new secretary, replacing Dawn Tordel after serving 3 terms. Anissa Sanford will serve as treasurer, replacing Lance Cole, who had been treasurer for 2 terms after serving 4 as vice president. Thank you to all for your service and for your commitment to the Dryden Sports Boosters.

For a history of the Boosters officers please see this link.

It is somewhat the end of an era with Lance and Jerry leaving the Executive Board. Both are the two remaining members from the very first meeting on August 31st, 2010 when then AD Ralph Davidson Boettger invited a group of Dryden residents to a meeting to continue and expand upon what Russ Kowalski had created in the years prior to 2010 with the Dryden Lions Athletic Club.

New Run for Pride 5K Course

posted Aug 18, 2017, 8:57 AM by Lance Cole

Check out the New Course Country Course at the High School - The 6th Annual Dryden Run for the Pride is Sunday August 27th at 8:30am - Race day registration available until 7:45am  www.drydenrunforthepride.com

6th Annual Run for the Pride 5K - August 27th

posted Jul 3, 2017, 8:31 AM by Lance Cole   [ updated Aug 1, 2017, 7:03 AM ]

Dryden's Cross Country Teams will host the 6th Annual "Run for the Pride" 5K Run on Sunday August 27th.  This year's event will be held on the NEW cross country course at Dryden High School! . Register online at www.drydenrunforthepride.com or download this form and mail.

34th Annual Senior Athletics Award Banquet

posted Jun 8, 2017, 8:05 AM by Lance Cole   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 8:07 AM ]

Last night Senior Student Athletes, family and friends celebrated their Athletic Careers at Dryden

2017 Dryden Games

posted Jun 2, 2017, 12:29 PM by Lance Cole   [ updated Jun 2, 2017, 12:30 PM ]

The Sports Boosters are proud to have been able to contribute to the Dryden Games again this year.  We are also proud to recognize Krista Gillette as our Outstanding Contributor Recipient for 2017. Congratulations Krista!

How are the kids really doing? Presentation Tuesday May 23rd.

posted May 15, 2017, 8:39 AM by Lance Cole

K-12 Dean of Students Bryan Ford will be making a community presentation on Dryden’s youth development work, in particular focusing on thought-provoking data about our children from our “40 Developmental Assets” and “Communities that Care” surveying. Tuesday May 23rd at 6:30PM in the MS/HS Auditorium - There is more information and a link to the flyer at the link below.

Giving is Gorges - Support Dryden Athletics

posted May 8, 2017, 1:21 PM by Lance Cole

The Sports boosters are again participating in the "Giving is Gorges".  Giving is Gorges is a day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Giving is Gorges is an initiative of Giving is Gorges Team.
Click the following link to find out more - https://www.givingisgorges.org/organizations/dryden-sports-boosters?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialmedia&utm_campaign=socialshare-Dog

Capital Projects Vote - Tuesday March 28th - 7am to 9pm

posted Mar 27, 2017, 9:04 AM by Lance Cole

On Tuesday March 28th Dryden School District residents will have an opportunity to vote on two capital project propositions. The main project was developed over a two year period with input from over 50 individuals including Board Members, District Administrators and Staff members, and community members as well as the districts architect/engineer, construction manager and financial advisors.
Much like one’s home ages and needs upkeep and repairs, so too, do our schools. The project consists of prioritized needs identified by the State Education Department’s Building Condition Survey that is required every 5 years.
The school website has links to several resources on its home page to help you research your decision.
http://www.dryden.k12.ny.us/ follow the Capital Project 2017 link on the right side of the page.
Proposition 1 provides major improvements and renovations at all 4 school locations as well as a new bus garage, all for a very small taxpayer investment. (See Proposition 1 highlights in the photo below) For only $.02 per assessed value of $1000 (yes, that’s 2 cents) or $2.00 per $100,000 of assessed value, the Dryden Central School District gets much needed Educational Program Improvements, Auditorium Improvements, Safety and Facilities Improvements, Security Improvements as well as Athletic/Physical Education renovation and site Improvements. All for $2 per $100,000 of assessed value.
The Median Assessed Values in the 4 municipalities that are in the Dryden Central School District are: Town of Dryden - $150,000, Town of Groton - $110000, Village of Freeville - $120,000 and Village of Dryden - $145,000. (based on information found on the Tompkins County website) The follwing is the total Proposition 1 would add to those tax bills per year
Town of Dryden - $3 per year
Town of Groton - $2.20 per year
Village of Freeville - $2.40 per year
Village of Dryden - $2.90 per year
These numbers are all based on Basic STAR - Senior STAR would decrease those totals by one-half.
The investments in the buildings, infrastructure and schools not only benefit the families with students in the district. The schools are a “hub” of community activity throughout the year. Being used evenings, weekends and over breaks by various groups. Strong school districts with facilities a community can be proud of, can increase property values.
A vote of YES on Proposition 1 means Dryden tentatively starts the process of building for its future as early as April with design and planning. Construction could start as early as the spring of 2018 with a December 2020 completion date.

Proposition 2 Turf for Athletic Stadium Field (only possible if Proposition 1 passes)
Proposition 2 is a continuation of site improvements for Athletics/Physical Education. It is more of an investment, but has many benefits to consider. See the links regardgin the Turf option on the Capital Project Information page. Including this Informational Memo provided by Athletic Director Bryan Ford regarding the Turf Proposition. https://dcsd-ny.schoolloop.com/…/14…/7371741280026380193.pdf
And Field vs Turf maintenance comparison done by Emily Shipe. The district could save an estimated $8394 per year with Turf.
These are median yearly tax bill increases if Proposition 2 passes. Total includes Prop 1 since it has to pass for Prop 2 to be considered) Again, these are based on Basic STAR and Senior STAR would be one half these amounts.
Town of Dryden - $33 per year
Town of Groton - $24.20 per year
Village of Freeville - $26.40 per year
Village of Dryden - $31.90 per year

2016 Booster Raffle Winners

posted Dec 22, 2016, 6:48 AM by Lance Cole

Our 2016 Raffle Winners - Thank you to all that took a chance on these great prizes.

Duthie Mouthguard – Courtney Kempski, for JV basketball team

Under Armor Mouthguard – John Daley

Golf Shannon Humphrey

LifFit Melissa Manning

Cornell Women's Hockey Kathy Marsh

Sorenberger Massage – Lisa Cavataio

TMT Lawn -Wendy Putney, Al Payne

Greek Peek tom Hatfield, Sara Ensign

Chili's - Shannon Humphrey , Wendy Shipman

Highlight Your Life – Karen Cotterill, Marty Gardner

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