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Back to School Parent Engagement Tips Back to School Parent Engagement Tips: (9/12/18) Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! As we work together in Building Our Future and helping to prepare our students for #SCSDSuccess, our families play a critical role. Here are some helpful tips from our school teachers and administrators on how parents and guardians can best become active partners ...
McKinley-Brighton Students Learn Engineering with Summer School Programming McKinley-Brighton Students Learn Engineering with Summer School Programming: (8/22/18) Fourth and fifth grade students at McKinley-Brighton became expert engineers this summer, thanks to visitors from the Rocket Club of Syracuse and an engaging STEM-based curriculum.   AIS teacher Kelly Carey-Raymond developed the curriculum, with the goal of exposing students to the many possible ...
Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares: (9/10/18) WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME OUR STUDENTS & STAFF BACK TO SCHOOL FOR THE 2018 - 19 SCHOOL YEAR! As with any new beginning, a new school year comes with questions and unknowns. To serve as a resource for families, several Syracuse City School District departments ...
Syracuse Aspiring Leaders Academy Celebrates Five Years of Success Syracuse Aspiring Leaders Academy Celebrates Five Years of Success: (7/30/18) The Syracuse Aspiring Leaders Academy (SALA) started in 2013-14 with the goal of building internal leadership capacity within the SCSD. Rather than hiring external applicants for administrative and leadership roles, SALA was intended to help train leaders who are already engaged with – and passionate ...
KiloWatch Program Helps SCSD Students Learn About Energy Savings KiloWatch Program Helps SCSD Students Learn About Energy Savings: (4/30/18) This year, students at Ed Smith, ELMS, Frazer, HW Smith, McKinley-Brighton and Roberts have had the opportunity to help their teachers, classmates and custodians save energy and money in their respective buildings, thanks to the KiloWatch program.   “To me, KiloWatch is a chance to do ...
Upstate Oasis Program Brings Mentors to SCSD Schools Upstate Oasis Program Brings Mentors to SCSD Schools: (4/10/18) “Which do you like better… reading or coloring?” Oasis tutor Rosalind NaPier asked a first grader at McKinley-Brighton as the youngster colored in an ‘About Me’ book. “Hmm…” the student pondered as she completed a crayon drawing of a monkey, her ...
Classroom Energy Challenge Expands to Three New SCSD Schools Classroom Energy Challenge Expands to Three New SCSD Schools: (3/5/18) By Nate Kennedy, Sustainability Programs Associate for Energy Training Solutions   The Classroom Energy Challenge, a program intended to help students learn about reducing energy consumption, has expanded to reach new students! Created in 2014 by the Central New York Regional Planning ...
You're Invited; Kindergarten Information Sessions You're Invited; Kindergarten Information Sessions: (1/22/18) The Syracuse City School District is pleased to host a series of Kindergarten Information Sessions! If you are a city resident with a child who will be five years old by 12/1/18 (born between 12/2/12 and 12/1/13), you are invited to attend. Information Sessions are an opportunity to meet the principal ...
OCC Partnership Expands Into Three SCSD Schools OCC Partnership Expands Into Three SCSD Schools: (11/6/17) In the 2016-17 school year, Onondaga Community College announced a partnership with McKinley-Brighton Elementary. OCC staff visited the school to help students make journals, create spin art to learn about centripetal force, create personal superheroes that are now on display in the new OCC Coulier ...
Boys Academy Helps McKinley-Brighton Students Develop Character Boys Academy Helps McKinley-Brighton Students Develop Character: (10/19/17) Each morning, third through fifth grade boys at McKinley-Brighton break out by grade level to meet with Vice Principal Eric Patterson for a few minutes for a short lesson in character building. Students talk with Mr. Patterson and other adult male role models about discipline, dedication, self-motivation ...
SCSD Students Become Avid Readers Thanks to Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge SCSD Students Become Avid Readers Thanks to Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge: (8/9/17) As part of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, SCSD students were tasked with reading as much as they could this summer. Their minutes spent reading were tallied, and Mayor Miner visited classrooms with the most minutes read at each school building to present students with a bookmark, sunglasses ...
McKinley-Brighton Students Improve Literacy, Flexibility with Mindfulness Grant McKinley-Brighton Students Improve Literacy, Flexibility with Mindfulness Grant: (4/5/17) Last year, select fourth graders at McKinley-Brighton received a set of yoga mats and enjoyed six weeks of yoga lessons – thanks to a  SCSD Education Foundation grant. The program was so successful that Speech-Language Pathologist Megan Luton decided to apply for another grant this year, ...
Data Coaches Help SCSD Schools Improve Student Outcomes Data Coaches Help SCSD Schools Improve Student Outcomes: (3/1/17) Among the entire SCSD, Danforth Middle School saw the most reductions in chronic absences and office referrals in the first half of the 2016-17 school year. Principal Gene Jones attributes these improvements largely to the school’s use of data to target at-risk students and implement early interventions. ...
SCSD Students Named ‘Youth Unsung Heroes’ SCSD Students Named ‘Youth Unsung Heroes’: (1/31/17) “He refuses to give up, and constantly challenges himself to be better.”   “Her love of learning is magnetic.”   “He has a positive attitude that is infectious.”   “She is an extremely positive role model for her peers.”   ...
OCC Professor Helps McKinley-Brighton Students Create Journals OCC Professor Helps McKinley-Brighton Students Create Journals: (10/20/16) “Repeat after me,” Meredith Cantor-Feller instructed. “If I write it down, I’m one step closer to getting it done!”   The Coordinator of the Onondaga Community College Photography Program and Interim Dean of Visual, Performing & Applied Arts met with third ...
Syracuse City School District Receives Two School Improvement Grants Syracuse City School District Receives Two School Improvement Grants: (9/15/16) The Syracuse City School District has received two School Improvement Grant (SIG)s from the New York State Education Department. McKinley-Brighton Elementary and Meachem Elementary have each received $2.5 million in funding through the seventh round of state SIG grant distributions.   As designated ...
Elementary Students Get Fit to Help Hunger through UNICEF Kid Power Program Elementary Students Get Fit to Help Hunger through UNICEF Kid Power Program: (4/18/16) Third, fourth and fifth graders at LeMoyne Elementary, as well as fourth graders at McKinley-Brighton, are taking part in a unique program to help them learn about the importance of getting active while unlocking therapeutic food packets for children in developing nations.   UNICEF Kid Power ...



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