Superintendent's Message to Staff - September 23

     Published on 10/28/16   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

As we near the end of our first month of the 16-17 school year, many great things are happening in our schools.


In celebration of Citizenship Week, the ‘Divine Nine’ Greek Organizations sponsored a voter registration drive in all SCSD high schools. The event led to 57 students and 5 adults becoming registered voters! This was a great example of the many ways we are preparing our students to be #SCSDCivicReady.


Our younger students at LeMoyne Elementary also had—and will continue to have—a unique civic opportunity right in their school! Thanks to Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, who sponsored the mural, and artist Brandon Lazore of the Onondaga Nation Snipe Clan, LeMoyne students now have a new mural depicting the creation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy more than 1,000 years ago. What a great opportunity for these students to learn accurate, age appropriate information honoring our nation’s original inhabitants!


Nottingham students in the Natural Resources CTE pathway visited Chittenango Falls in Cazenovia to examine the water’s inhabitants, testing for macroinvertebrates as a sign of the water’s health. The level 200 students also measured water temperature, tested pH, velocity and more. Their data will be given to the DEC to help monitor the health of the stream and determine if the DEC needs to take any further action in assessing the stream. It is wonderful to see our high school students learning to measure and collect data that will have a positive impact on the community.


Keep up the great work – I look forward to hearing the many ways we are continuing to prepare our students to be college, career and civic-ready!


Enjoy your weekend!