Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler


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Margaret Taru
Vice Principals
Antonio Herrera
Victor Ciciarelli
Administrative Intern
Dan Killenbec
DASA Coordinators
Antonio Herrera
Patrick Otts
School Hours
7:50 AM - 2:26 PM
School Address 
227 Magnolia Street | Syracuse, NY 13204
Main Office
(315) 435-4376
Attendance Office
(315) 435-4375
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4363
Guidance Office
(315) 435-4362
(315) 435-4684
School-Based Health Center
(315) 435-4410





Dear Parents/Guardians,
On behalf of the staff at PSLA at Fowler High School, I am excited to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure that your child can achieve his/her greatest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.
Because you are your child’s greatest advocate and teacher, we ask that you continue to guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

  1. Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
  2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers  
  3. Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
  4. Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
  5. Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

I look forward to leading the PSLA @ Fowler High School community and partnering with you in your child’s education. This year I am joined by Mr. Antonio Herrera (Homeland Security Academy Administrator), Mr. Victor Ciciarelli (Entrepreneurship Academy Administrator), and Daniel Killenbec (Administrative Intern who will assist with First Responder Academy). 
Classes begin at 7:50 am each morning.  Students may enter at 7:25 am each morning so that students have time to take part in our free breakfast program; there will be paperwork sent home that will require some basic information and your signature for this program.  September 6, 2018 is the first day of school for students.  Please view our school web page, PSLA at Fowler High School Facebook account, Twitter, Newsletters, and other forms of communication to stay informed about the wonderful academic, informative, and celebratory events happening at PSLA @ Fowler High School.    If you have questions, concerns or simply wish to introduce yourself to me directly, please feel free to contact me at school.  
If you do not have e-school access, please call to set up a time when you may come in to sit down with us to go over how to email staff and view your child’s on-going grades, attendance, etc.  Please also view us on Twitter (@PrinCpalTaru) and Facebook.
Thank you in advance for your support as we continue to work in the best interest of all children.
Margaret E. (McRobbie) Taru

School News
‘I Am Me’ Group Helps PSLA Girls Develop Self-Confidence, Community ‘I Am Me’ Group Helps PSLA Girls Develop Self-Confidence, Community: “You may not always have a comfortable life, and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once; but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have. Because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”   A group of young women gathered at desks in a PSLA classroom after school, listening as one of them read a Michelle Obama quote from a book called ‘Great Quotes from Great Women.’ ... more >>
Social Studies Lecture Series Teaches History from African American Perspective Social Studies Lecture Series Teaches History from African American Perspective: In partnership with the Syracuse University School of Education, SCSD social studies teachers have had the opportunity to hear firsthand from African American scholars, helping them better understand history from an African American perspective.   Through a year-long series, ‘The African American Experience Lecture Series for Professional Development of Teachers in the Humanities,’ staff have heard lectures about the genealogies of race relations in the U.S. (Dr. Duchess Harris, ... more >>
Students Participate in Third Annual SCSD Debate Competition Students Participate in Third Annual SCSD Debate Competition: Middle and high school students from Ed Smith, ELMS, Grant, HW Smith, PSLA at Fowler and Westside Academy at Blodgett recently gathered at Grant Middle School for the third annual SCSD Debate Competition.   The theme of this year’s competition: Next Generation Science Standards. Debate topics ranged from human cloning to vegetarianism to space exploration, government biofuel subsidies and more.   Students were given a topic in advance and prepared to defend both sides of ... more >>
PSLA Partnership with Upstate Paramedics Helps Students Become Career Ready PSLA Partnership with Upstate Paramedics Helps Students Become Career Ready: PSLA at Fowler students in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program have a new door open to them, thanks to a new partnership this year with the Upstate Paramedic program.   EMT students are now able to take the NYS EMT-Basic certification class during school hours, in addition to earning their high school diploma. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to take the required licensing test beginning in May 2019.   “This partnership is very exciting, and ... more >>
P-TECH Programs Give Students a Head Start in College, Career Readiness P-TECH Programs Give Students a Head Start in College, Career Readiness: What is P-TECH? Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) is a program that creates individual pathways for students to simultaneously obtain their high school diploma, earn an Associate’s degree and obtain workplace learning experience. The program is designed to motivate and enable students to earn a college degree and successfully transition into the workplace, armed with the preparation and skills needed by employers.   Six P-TECH programs are currently offered ... more >>

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Mr. Fowler has been cancelled

Regents Review Sessions 2:30-3:30 beginning May 6
Monday: US History, Geometry, Living Environment, ELA (2:30-3)
Tuesday: Algebra, ELA (2:30-3)
Wednesday: Earth Sci, ELA, Global
Thursday: Algebra, ELA (2:30-3)

Vote for Safe After Prom
Help win $500 for PSLA@Fowler Seniors after prom by voting at:

Multicultural Festival
June 14!

Academic and Athletic Awards Night
Wed, June 5, 6pm

Fine Arts & Senior Night Concert
June 12, 6:30

Senior Prom June 7
A Perfect Night Under the Stars!
7-11pm Holiday Inn 411 Electronics Parkway
After Prom: 11:30-2:30 at PSLA
Purchase ticket in Guidance

Talent Show
May 30, 6:30pm


Athletic Schedules
Naviance Family Connection
Falcon Trust: Cooperative Federal Bank
Geospatial Intelligence Geocaching
PSLA Support Services
Regents Review 2.0
SCSD CTE Choices Brochure
Tutoring Support via Kahn Academy


Newsletter 9/18
Supply List 2018-2019
Tips for Teens
PSLA Brochure