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Superintendent's Message 6/21/19 Superintendent's Message 6/21/19: (6/24/19) This week, our elementary and high school students enjoyed one of the most exciting days of the year: graduating senior walk-throughs! Seniors from each of our high schools visited several elementary, Pre-K-8 and middle schools in the District, wearing their caps and gowns and being cheered on by our ...
Superintendent's Message 6/14/19 Superintendent's Message 6/14/19: (6/17/19) This week, I attended the KiloWatch Celebration hosted by our students from Ed Smith, ELMS, Frazer, HW Smith and McKinley-Brighton . The students have been leading energy savings efforts at their respective schools, and they have collectively saved the District about $13,000 in savings this year ! ...
Superintendent's Message 6/7/19 Superintendent's Message 6/7/19: (6/10/19) This school year has flown by – on Wednesday, I enjoyed a special lunch with this year’s high school Valedictorians and Salutatorians. I can’t believe that in just a few weeks, the Class of 2019 will be graduating! This group of students has worked so hard, and I have no doubt they ...
Superintendent's Message 5/31/19 Superintendent's Message 5/31/19: (6/3/19) This week, we recognized our retirees and years of service honorees at a reception celebrating their ongoing contributions to the Syracuse City School District. Don’t miss these great photos from the event! I appreciate that we have so many dedicated staff in the SCSD, and this week we celebrated ...
Superintendent's Message 5/24/19 Superintendent's Message 5/24/19: (5/28/19) Our 7 th and 8 th graders had a fun start to the week as they traveled to the Carrier Dome for the SUNY-ESF Environmental Challenge Science Fair ! Mayor Walsh was on hand to kick off the event, and our students did a great job presenting their science projects to a panel of judges. This was truly ...
Superintendent's Message 5/17/19 Superintendent's Message 5/17/19: (5/20/19) In case you missed it, our P-TECH program was featured on NewsChannel 9 this week ! Students at ITC spoke with Dan Cummings about how the program is setting them up for success in college and careers. I am proud to see our students taking advantage of this program – and even more proud of the ...
Superintendent's Message 5/10/19 Superintendent's Message 5/10/19: (5/13/19) Happy Teacher Appreciation Week ! Administrators and parent organizations throughout the district took the time to recognize their teachers this week, and I appreciate your efforts to celebrate each other. PSLA teachers were treated to coffee, bagels, ice cream and other goodies throughout the week, ...
Superintendent's Message 5/3/19 Superintendent's Message 5/3/19: (5/6/19) SCSD students are making a difference! This week, 15 SCSD students from the Syracuse Youth Advisory Council – representing Corcoran, ITC, Nottingham and PSLA at Fowler – presented to the Syracuse Common Council about their concerns relating to the City of Syracuse – as well as their ...
Superintendent's Message 4/26/19 Superintendent's Message 4/26/19: (4/29/19) Welcome back! I hope you enjoyed a relaxing Spring Recess and are ready to finish the school year on a high note.   In case you missed it, a group of more than 30 high school students spent their Spring Recess on the annual HBCU Tour , where they visited 11 schools in 10 days, stopping in ...
Superintendent's Message 4/12/19 Superintendent's Message 4/12/19: (4/16/19) In case you missed it, the ITC chess team took third place among high schools in the recent ITC Invitational Chess Tournament ! Congratulations to the team on this achievement. At this week’s monthly Board of Education meeting, we celebrated a handful of other student and staff achievements ...
Superintendent's Message 4/5/19 Superintendent's Message 4/5/19: (4/8/19) As our students in grades 3-8 prepared for testing this week, the Corcoran step and dance teams visited several schools to share their #SCSDSpirit and give the younger students a mental boost ! It’s great to see our older students serving as role models and cheering on our younger students. At ...
Superintendent's Message 3/29/19 Superintendent's Message 3/29/19: (4/1/19) ELMS student Samaia Goodrich was recognized today with a Prudential Spirit of Community Award for her philanthropic efforts in the Syracuse community. We’re proud of Samaia for her leadership! We’re also proud of our Career and Technical Education staff for their efforts in growing our ...
Superintendent's Message 3/22/19 Superintendent's Message 3/22/19: (3/25/19) This week, Westside Academy at Blodgett and Corcoran hosted Multicultural Festivals . It’s always great to see our schools celebrating our #SCSDDiversity and giving our students the opportunity to share their heritage and traditions!   As you may know, March is Music in Our Schools ...
Superintendent's Message 3/15/19 Superintendent's Message 3/15/19: (3/18/19) Thank you to all of you who attended our Conversation event at Corcoran last weekend . We were pleased to see such a great turnout of students, staff, family members and community members who were all engaged and interested in helping our students succeed.   This week, the SCSD Educational ...
Superintendent's Message 3/8/19 Superintendent's Message 3/8/19: (3/11/19) Yesterday, I met with the Superintendent’s Student Cabinet for another engaging discussion. We were joined by Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner , and it was a great opportunity for us to bridge the gap between our schools and the community. Chief Buckner spoke about how success is never achieved ...
Superintendent's Message 3/1/19 Superintendent's Message 3/1/19: (3/4/19) In case you missed it, the Syracuse Cougars ice hockey team started off the week earning the Section III Division I title … for the second straight season! Several other SCSD student athletes have been showing their athletic talent lately, as they take part in state-level competitions. Corcoran’s ...
Superintendent's Message 2/22/19 Superintendent's Message 2/22/19: (2/25/19) I hope you have enjoyed this week as an opportunity to catch up on work and spend time with loved ones.   I’d like to commend Director Rachel Murphy and our Food & Nutrition Services staff, who were hard at work this week serving free lunches for SCSD children at six different sites ...
Superintendent's Message 2/15/19 Superintendent's Message 2/15/19: (2/19/19) Our school leaders braved the weather during Tuesday’s snow day to attend Leadership Academies at the PD Center. We were fortunate to have the opportunity to hear from Police Chief Kenton Buckner , as well as to spend the day working together in strategic plan working groups as we continue Building ...
Superintendent's Message 2/8/19 Superintendent's Message 2/8/19: (2/11/19) We talk often about our pride in helping students become college, career and civic ready. On Monday, PSLA at Fowler hosted a Naturalization Ceremony for 52 new citizens, and many of our students truly had the opportunity to show their civic readiness by taking part . Law enforcement students greeted ...
Superintendent's Message 2/1/19 Superintendent's Message 2/1/19: (2/4/19) The New York State Education Department has recently released the accountability status for each of our schools as well as our graduation rates.  While test scores, accountability status and graduation rates do not define our students or our staff, they are an important part of the process.   ...

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Jaime Alicea, Superintendent
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Syracuse, NY 13210
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