Superintendent's Message 11/22/19

     Published on 11/25/19   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

This week, it was wonderful to see so many opportunities for families to get involved across the District. On Tuesday evening, I hosted a meeting of the Superintendent’s Parent Council. I always appreciate hearing feedback from families and sharing relevant information with them.
On Wednesday, many Ed Smith families attended the school’s annual Inclusion Showcase. This event is a great way to celebrate all students and their talents, and also a great way to show the school’s sense of community. Brighton Academy families also showed their support, turning up to attend the school’s Harvest Festival on Wednesday evening. On Thursday, STEAM at Dr. King had their Harvest Dinner. Many parents students and staff member attended the event. I look forward to seeing more opportunities for family engagement as the school year continues!
Our students were also engaged this week – 13 SCSD seniors had the opportunity to attend a HBCU Fair, where they received 15 acceptance letters… on the spot! Our students are working hard and are #SCSDCollegeReady, and we can’t wait to see where they end up continuing their education next year. Delaware students took part in the Great American Smokeout this week to take a stand against tobacco products and promote a healthy lifestyle, and all of our schools are having new signs installed noting them as Tobacco-Free Zones.
This weekend, some of our high school students will be busy performing their fall plays – Nottingham will present One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Corcoran will present Check Please. I hope you will consider supporting these talented #SCSDArts students!
Finally, this week’s #SCSDLookBack video features Syracuse Latin students practicing their science skills, Webster kindergartners practicing their spelling, Porter students learning about taxes and the Revolutionary War, Frazer students showing their school spirit, Grant students practicing their public speaking skills, CTE students visiting local farms and The Tech Garden and more. Keep sharing your good news with us on Twitter by tagging @SyracuseSchools and using #SCSDSuccess!