Superintendent's Message 11/8/19

     Published on 11/12/19   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

In case you haven’t heard, three SCSD teachers were recently accepted into the new cohort of the New York State Master Teacher Program! We are fortunate to have so many wonderful educators in our District - congratulations to Ms. Boyce (Roberts), Ms. Essi (Nottingham) and Ms. Mossotti (HW Smith) on this honor!
Thank you to the Nottingham Honor Society for inviting me to speak with them.  It was a great conversation and a nice chance to interact with some amazing student leaders.
This year’s United Way campaign has kicked off and everyone should have received an email with instructions on how to e-pledge and of course you can also submit your pledge card as you have in the past.  If you are able, the United Way is a terrific organization that supports many of our partners and so I would encourage you to give what you can.
As our fall sports season comes to a close I would like to recognize the hard work and success of all of our student athletes.  We have some remarkable kids who are doing great things both in the classroom and on the field.  I would like to commend the PSLA at Fowler boys’ soccer team who were recognized for their sportsmanship after a tough loss in the sectional final to J-D.  Our kids were more than gracious in defeat and it was nice to see them recognized for it.
I am excited to wrap up the week at the Ed Smith 100 Years Celebration and Open House! I will be joining school leaders as they cut a ribbon to officially celebrate the opening of the Ed Smith School building following renovations. The event is open to the community, so feel free to stop by from 4-6 pm for school tours, family activities in the art and science classrooms, a Scholastic Book Sale and more.
This week’s #SCSDLookBack features a cookie making party for Brighton Academy scholars with perfect attendance, ITC media students being mentored by members of the local media and P-TECH students visiting The Tech Garden, Porter students enjoying a Nature in the City lesson about habitats and Frazer students learning about biomes, LeMoyne students conducting science experiments and more.
Finally, remember that SCSD schools and offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Veteran’s Day. Please be sure to take a moment to say ‘thank you’ to a current service member or veteran for their service.