Superintendent's Message 5/3/19

     Published on 5/6/19   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

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 proposed solutions. These students have been meeting biweekly at City Hall and have developed an in-depth knowledge of local history, local government and political structures. I am proud of these #SCSDCivicReady students for sharing their ideas with our leaders and inspiring real change!
On Thursday, our P-TECH students at Henninger and ITC attended a Signing Ceremony at OCC. It was great to see these students come together and express their continued commitment to their respective programs. I was pleased to speak at the event, and I was encouraged by to what an extent these students are already college and career ready, thanks to the business partnerships and mentoring they have received through our P-TECH programs.
This week’s #SCSDLookBack video features Danforth, Roberts and Dr. King students competing at a Lego Robotics Competition at Syracuse University, LeMoyne students making their own word problems in math, ITC students learning about plastics at Syracuse University, Henninger students on their senior trip to Philadelphia and more. Please take a moment to watch!
Tonight and tomorrow, don’t miss your chance to see PSLA at Fowler students as they perform their spring musical, RENT! The show will be performed tonight and tomorrow at 7 pm. I hope you’ll consider attending to support these talented #SCSDArts students.
Finally, next Wednesday (May 8th), we will celebrate School Nurse Day; and throughout the week (May 6-10), we will celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Please be sure to take a moment next week to thank the nurses and teachers in your building – they play critical roles in supporting our students, and we appreciate them every day of the year!