Superintendent's Message 6/14/19

     Published on 6/17/19   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

This week, I attended the KiloWatch Celebration hosted by our students from Ed Smith, ELMS, Frazer, HW Smith and McKinley-Brighton. The students have been leading energy savings efforts at their respective schools, and they have collectively saved the District about $13,000 in savings this year! I am so proud of these students for taking the initiative to encourage their classmates and teachers to turn off and unplug appliances when not in use to save energy and contribute a positive change to the environment.
On Thursday, I met with this year’s Superintendent’s Student Cabinet for the final time. We had a great time at Arrowhead Lodge in Brewerton, celebrating a great year of discussion and insight. I look forward to meeting with a new group of student leaders next school year!
In case you missed it, we had some great news in SCSD athletics this week. Ten of our scholars were recognized as Section 3 Scholar Athletes, and two were named NYSPHSAA State track & field champions! These are impressive feats, and I am proud of these students for their hard work on and off the athletic fields.
We also celebrated some students at the Partners for Education and Business (PEB) Awards this week. ITC student Garnet Grimm and Nottingham student Trevor Giardine were named CNY STEM Scholars, and Nottingham student Mana Kulmiya was recognized as one of two Students of the Year. Several other students were Student of the Year nominees, including Henninger student Rosel Ali Alfahdawe, ITC P-TECH student Brian Bell, and ITC P-TECH student Eliza Velazquez. Seven of our students also took part in a ‘signing day’ event where they committed to employers where they will be working this summer. I am proud that we have so many hardworking students in the SCSD – and it is wonderful to see them recognized for their academic pursuits.
This week’s #SCSDLookBack video features a semi-formal at ELMS, Senior Ball at PSLA at Fowler, Danforth and Huntington students competing in the Syracuse Soapbox Derby, high school students visiting Darien Lake to study the physics of roller coasters, Frazer students visiting the Women’s Rights museum in Seneca Falls, Webster students visiting Elmwood Park, Salem Hyde students visiting The Wild Animal Park, Building Men, Danforth and Lincoln students visiting Orenda Springs and more.