Superintendent's Message 6/7/19

     Published on 6/10/19   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

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 will continue to achieve success. In case you missed it, check out this post highlighting just a handful of our stellar seniors, talking about their college and career plans!
Some more stellar students also shared their thoughts this week – a group of Ed Smith 8th graders presented to the Syracuse Common Council as the final component of their ‘Through Our Eyes’ grant project. The students spent the past several months photographing issues in their neighborhoods that bothered them and brainstorming solutions. Thanks to a partnership with Common Councilor Latoya Allen, the students were able to share their findings with the Common Council. We are so proud of their civic readiness!
Henninger staff hosted a special luncheon this week for parents and guardians to thank them for their support and to ask how we can better engage families and the community. Thank you to the Henninger team, including Ms. Mackins, for leading this great family engagement event. Feedback from families is so important, and I look forward to seeing how you implement the suggestions of your school communities.
This week’s #SCSDLookBack video features LeMoyne and Dr. Weeks students exploring a local stream with Baltimore Woods, Syracuse Latin students visiting Fresco Farm, ITC students registering to vote, Franklin students visiting Camp Talooli, Salem Hyde students preparing for Flag Day, students from schools across the district enjoying Education Day at the Syracuse Mets and more.
Finally, nine of our Building Men students – who complete monthly community service projects as the Building Men Community Crew – are fundraising for a mission trip they will be taking to El Salvador next February. There, they will be helping build homes for families in need. This Saturday, June 8th, please support the students by attending a car wash they will be hosting from 9 am to noon at Rudy Schmid Total Car Care (228 Hiawatha Blvd). The cost is just $5 per car! If you aren’t able to make it but would like to support the fundraiser, please click here to donate via Go Fund Me.