HW Smith Pre-K-8 School


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Theresa Haley
Vice Principal
Nickolas Scholz
Amanda Shepherd
Victor Ciciarelli
DASA Coordinators
Teri Haley
Abigail Gleason
Main Office
(315) 435-4490
Attendance Office
(315) 435-4490
Guidance Office
(315) 435-6413
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4494
School Hours 
All K-8 Students
7:45 AM - 3:25 PM
School doors open at 7:40 AM for breakfast.
School Address 
1130 Salt Springs Road |
Syracuse, NY 13224





This is a photo of the outside of the HW Smith School building.


The vision of HW Smith PreK8 School is to be highly regarded for academic excellence where every student is achieving at his or her maximum potential in an engaging, inspiring and challenging learning environment. 


Developing a Growth Mindset

Instead of... Try thinking...
I'm not good at this What am I missing?
I give up I'll use a different strategy
It's good enough Is this really my best work?
I can't make this any better I can always improve
This is too hard This may take some time
I made a mistake Mistakes help me learn
I just can't do this I am going to train my brain
I'll never be that smart I will learn how to do this
Plan A didn't work There's always Plan B
My friend can do it I will learn from my friend

School News
Farmer’s Markets Encourage SCSD Students to Make Healthy Choices Farmer’s Markets Encourage SCSD Students to Make Healthy Choices: Students at LeMoyne, Roberts, Frazer, Van Duyn, Delaware, Bellevue, Huntington, HW Smith, Seymour, Dr. Weeks, Meachem and Dr. King had the opportunity to try new fresh fruits and vegetables this year, thanks to Farmer’s Markets in their school buildings!   In partnership with the Onondaga County Health Department, the American Heart Association and other community agencies, students were able to select and sample their own bag of fresh produce.   “It is our hope that ... more >>
SCSD Math Teachers Featured in National Book, Videos SCSD Math Teachers Featured in National Book, Videos: Three SCSD math teachers have been featured in a new book written by a nationally-recognized mathematician and educator.   Salem Hyde teacher Michelle Saroney, HW Smith teacher Jennifer Mossotti and Huntington teacher Michelle Musumeci were all selected to be included in Peg Smith’s book “The 5 Practices in Practice.”   Ms. Smith, who recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, approached SCSD Supervisor ... more >>
HW Smith Students “Walk” to Hollywood HW Smith Students “Walk” to Hollywood: There is a Hollywood theme at HW Smith school this year: ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’   So when Physical Education teacher Kim McKenna wanted to find a way to encourage students and staff to move more during the school day, she knew just the activity: a “Walk to Hollywood” contest.   Students in kindergarten through eighth grade – along with teachers and staff – would work together over the course of the school year to collectively walk the 5,674,940 ... 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 >>
SCSD Partners with Harvard’s Proving Ground on Attendance Initiative SCSD Partners with Harvard’s Proving Ground on Attendance Initiative: Thanks to a three-year partnership with Harvard University’s Proving Ground , the Syracuse City School District is trying new methods to help improve student attendance and make sure that every student attends school every day!   The partnership brings SCSD together with other school systems across the country, all working together to help remove the barriers to student achievement. Proving Ground helps districts analyze their data to find areas that are preventing student success. ... more >>

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