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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.   ...
Superintendent's Message 1/25/19 Superintendent's Message 1/25/19: (1/28/19) This week, it was wonderful to see our 8 th grade students visit PSLA at Fowler to attend the 5 th annual CTE Expo . Our Career and Technical Education programs offer so many pathways for our students and help them become college and career ready, and the Expo is a great way for students to see firsthand ...
Superintendent's Message 1/18/19 Superintendent's Message 1/18/19: (1/22/19) In case you missed it, Franklin Elementary Vice Principal Dawn Kivlehan recently shared the good news that a Fowler Class of 2011 alumnus, Muke Heri, has been named a Syracuse Police Officer ! At Nottingham, the Class of 1958 recently donated more than 30 new coats to English as a New Language students ...
Superintendent's Message 1/11/19 Superintendent's Message 1/11/19: (1/15/19) First of all, thank you for your patience and understanding with regard to the snow day yesterday. I know that by the time the announcement of our closing got out, there were students and staff who were already on their way to their respective buildings. As I expressed earlier this week, we do our best ...
Superintendent's Message 1/4/19 Superintendent's Message 1/4/19: (1/7/19) Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope your new year is off to a strong start. I look forward to hearing the continued stories of #SCSDSuccess as the year continues.   In case you missed it, over the holiday recess, PSLA at Fowler EMT student Najib Ahmed received some special attention on ...
Superintendent's Message 12/21/18 Superintendent's Message 12/21/18: (1/2/19) Across the district, students and staff have been celebrating the holiday season with special activities to help spread goodwill and cheer. Corcoran’s Discipline School Culture (DSCT) Team visited Loretto yesterday to deliver holiday cards, sing carols and speak with residents; Henninger students ...
Superintendent's Message 12/14/18 Superintendent's Message 12/14/18: (12/17/18) The holiday season is a time for giving, and I wanted to take a moment to highlight just two of the many projects happening throughout the district that show how #SCSDGivesBack! At Dr. King, students in the Junior Cadet program, led by Mr. Twan Gyder, hosted a coat drive to benefit Dr. King families ...
Superintendent's Message - 12/7/18 Superintendent's Message - 12/7/18: (12/10/18) Our Department of Fine Arts received a special gift to start the week: a donation of more than $3,000 from Terakeet ! The money will be used to purchase musical instruments for students. In addition to a check, Terakeet staff also donated two guitars, a trumpet, a flute and a clarinet to Clary Middle ...
Superintendent's Message - 11/30/18 Superintendent's Message - 11/30/18: (12/3/18) I appreciated the opportunity to speak at Leadership Academy gatherings this week for our Principals, Vice Principals and Administrative Interns. I can’t stress enough how important it is that we support all of our staff and provide them with opportunities to collaborate, share struggles and ...
Superintendent's Message - 11/20/18 Superintendent's Message - 11/20/18: (1/31/19) Today, I started the day at Ed Smith School, where the kindergarten students were making sandwiches and cookies to donate to The Samaritan Center. Their excitement for this project was contagious, and it reminded me of how much we have to be thankful for.   Our district is a community, and ...

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Salem Hyde Elementary School
Seymour Dual Language Academy
Syracuse Latin
Van Duyn Elementary School
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Jaime Alicea, Superintendent
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Syracuse, NY 13210
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