Principal's Page



November, 2017

Dear Expeditionary Learning Middle School Families:
 
As we approach the holiday season, ELMS is busy with student-led conferences, fieldwork and interviews with our experts.  
 
I invite you to be an active member of our sixth, seventh and eighth grade community of learners through active participation in our PTO, Open House, Student Lead Conferences, and Expedition Nights. Our professional staff is dedicated to providing a meaningful and challenging educational experience for all of our students. We are committed to the mission of the Syracuse City School District and Expeditionary Learning Middle Schools’ Vision.
 
ELMS students will work effectively within a diverse setting to positively impact their school and community as “upstanders” rather than “bystanders” and demonstrate a strong desire to achieve in high school, college, and career.
 
Expeditionary Learning Middle School will foster more than academic engagement and achievement. Beyond developing critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills, our students will show leadership through civic engagement and social responsibility.
 
I continue to look forward to building relationships between parents, teaching staff and our students as we work together to achieve educational excellence. It is going to be an outstanding year.
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have thoughts, ideas, questions or concerns.

Sincerely,


Kevin J. Burns, Principal 
(315) 435-6416
kburns@scsd.us