Office of the

Building Principal

Nadine O'Shaughnessy

When people ask me how long I've been at Copenhagen Central School I am proud to say, "Since I was five." An unexpected retirement by a bus driver as I was entering high school prevented me from graduating from CCS. But, all except those four years of my education and career have been spent here. I believe in this little school. My mother and father are alumni of this school. My daughter is an alum of this school. I am honored and proud to be a staff member of this school.


Principally Speaking


April & May are NYS test months for grades 3-8. Our students have been working hard in preparation for the assessments. Please remember to help them get plenty of rest the night before each test and a good breakfast on test days!

Children Repeat What They Observe

Do you want your child to follow the rules? At home? At school? At church? According to Are Rules Made To Be Broken?, “If you want to know what you are like as a parent, look at your children. You are their teacher of habits and behavior. . . . They are repeating what they have learned.” In a child’s world, the actions of adults strongly impact learning. When adults break rules, a child interprets the action as acceptable and that the rules are not important. What message do you want to send? Consider that the next time you think about breaking a rule. For the entire article, go to

Did You Know?

Laughter really is the best medicine. Laughter has health benefits including relaxing the whole body, boosting the immune system, protecting the heart, and triggering the release of endorphins (the body’s natural feel-good chemicals).

What About You?

50% of teens feel they are addicted to their mobile devices. Do you suffer from “nomophobia” (NO MObile PHOne phoBIA)? Here’s the article with the link to test yourself.

The Importance of Homework

According to Concordia University, “Across five studies, the average student who did homework had a higher unit test score than the students not doing homework ” For the entire article go to

You can find some tips for helping with homework at Topmarks including:

· Have a regular routine.

· Have a quiet work environment.

· Set a good example.

· Homework is your child’s, not yours

For the complete website, go to

And it appears that student brains are more active during homework than during class!

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