Superintendent's Message 5/24/19

     Published on 5/28/19   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

Our 7th and 8th 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 a district-wide event, as our ITC students served as judges, and the ITC Culinary Arts students served lunch at the event!
 
This week, our Food and Nutrition Services Department kicked off their “Farmer’s Market” at LeMoyne Elementary. These are a great opportunity for students to sample fresh fruits and vegetables, thanks to the support of community partners. The Farmer’s Market experiences will continue to reach additional elementary schools over the next few weeks, showing students how to make healthy choices when it comes to selecting the foods they eat.
 
Many of our staff also made a healthy choice this week by taking part in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge. The Corporate Challenge is a great way for us to come together and support our greater Syracuse community, and it was wonderful to see so many of you joining the SCSD team. I’d like to say a special thank you to our team captain, Jen Nurk, for all of her efforts.
 
Finally, the latest #SCSDLookBack features Frazer musicians performing at a Darien Lake festival, restorative circles at Dr. King and Webster, a spring literacy fair at PSLA at Fowler, a STEAM Summit at Danforth, Syracuse Latin scholars working with Helping Hounds Dog Rescue, Porter students putting their science skills to use, teachers sharing their personalized learning best practices at the PL Showcase, Grant students visiting Washington, DC, ITC seniors enjoying a senior dinner at Destiny USA, Syracuse Latin students celebrating Red Nose Day and more. In case you missed it, some Corcoran students recently volunteered to clean up the Butterfly Garden at Roberts, which was created in honor of Ella Quinn who passed away tragically.
 
Enjoy the long weekend and have a safe Memorial Day!
 
Sincerely,
Jaime