Superintendent's Message 4/26/19

     Published on 4/29/19   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

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 Maryland, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and more. Several of the students enjoyed on-the-spot college acceptances, and we are so proud of these students – and their chaperones – for taking advantage of this wonderful opportunity to become #SCSDCollegeReady!
I was fortunate to start the week at Grant Middle School, where two of our Social Workers were recognized with the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center’s Guardian Award. Lindsey Baracco and Amy Phinney both go above and beyond for students and actively work to promote healthy behaviors and to keep students safe. Please join me in congratulating them on this honor!

On Thursday, Seymour students enjoyed the school’s annual Shadow Day at Syracuse University. They were invited to a welcome reception at Hendrick’s Chapel, where they learned about what it takes to be admitted to SU; and then they toured the campus with current college students. They enjoyed a special lunch in Schine Student Center and wrapped up the day with a tour of the Carmelo Anthony Center. This is always a great way to help our young students become #SCSDCollegeReady and I was pleased to speak with the students as they arrived on campus.
This week’s #SCSDLookBack video features Earth Day cleanups at LeMoyne, Dr. King and Van Duyn, an egg hunt math activity at Van Duyn, a college fair at WSA, Porter students visiting the Syracuse Mets, Huntington students visiting Fort Stanwix, ITC freshmen meeting with career coaches and much more. I am always inspired by seeing the creative ways our teachers are bringing learning to life for our students.
Finally, tomorrow, I hope you’ll consider joining me at the Building Men Leadership Conference at Syracuse University. I will be presenting this year’s My Brother’s Keeper Awards and we will be enjoying two keynote speakers and several breakout speakers – all there for the purpose of encouraging our young men to become men of character. The event is open to the community, so if you’re interested, please click here to learn more and register!