Superintendent's Message to Staff - November 18

     Published on 11/22/16   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

As Thanksgiving week approaches, we have a lot to be thankful for in the SCSD. On Monday, Dollar General presented McKinley-Brighton with a $5,000 grant toward the school’s literacy initiatives. The funding will be used to purchase books and materials so parents can work with their scholars at home, expanding students’ knowledge while strengthening the home-school connection. Our community continues to be actively engaged in helping us help our students become college and career ready, and I appreciate this constant source of support.
 
On Tuesday, I visited ELMS, where Mrs. Neeves’ 7th grade class interviewed me for their Day of Peace book. I enjoyed speaking with this bright group of students and hearing the progress they are making in their yearlong exhibition examining how to bring about peace within our community. Our teachers are leading so many unique ways for students to become #SCSDCivicReady and for that, I hope you will join me in saying thank you!
 
Do not forget to share with us all the ways you and your students are thankful on Twitter with #SCSDGivesThanks so we can continue to promote the positivity within our schools and our district. You can also support our students this weekend by attending the Corcoran performance of ‘Fools’ and the PSLA/Fowler performance of “Zombie Prom!” Tomorrow, don’t forget about the ‘Keep Going… Don’t Stop… Keep Going’ fun run to support Corcoran student athlete Chase Coleman.
 
For the rest of this week’s good news, check out our #SCSDLookBack video, featuring Roberts students hosting a Veteran’s Day celebration, the Henninger band playing in the Veteran’s Day parade, P-Tech students at ITC learning interview skills, Nottingham students presenting humanities projects, McCarthy at Beard students visiting Orenda Springs, a Cultural Fair at Seymour, a former NFL linebacker visiting Lincoln, an attendance ceremony at Dr. Weeks and more. Share your good news photos with us on Twitter (@SyracuseSchools) to be featured in next week’s SCSD Look Back.
 
Enjoy the weekend!
 
Jaime