Superintendent's Message to Staff - April 28

     Published on 5/1/17   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

Welcome back! I hope your first week back from Spring Recess went smoothly and you are ready to help our students stay motivated as we near the end of the school year. Tomorrow, I hope to see some of you at the All-County Jazz concert at Henninger (600 Robinson Street) at 2 pm. It will be a great way to celebrate our students’ musical talents!
This week, fifth graders from Seymour visited SU as part of the annual Shadow Day. Intended to help the students get an early taste of college, they were welcomed by Chancellor Syverud and Vice President Bea Gonzalez, toured the campus and even enjoyed a tour of the Carmelo Anthony Center! I enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of this trip – one of many that is helping our students prepare to be #SCSDCollegeReady.
Our students also continue to give back to the community, as Bellevue demonstrated this week. Bellevue students showed their support for McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center and Child Abuse Prevention Month by planting ‘pinwheels for prevention’ in the garden areas surrounding the front of their school. Great work, Bellevue, and thank you and congratulations to Social Worker Danielle Swenton for leading the activity and being named McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Centers 2017 Children’s Guardian Award winner!
In continuing to feature SCSD Educational Foundation grant projects, don’t miss this video of the Nottingham Wind Tunnel project. Thank you to ITC Media Communications teacher Jeff Newell for creating these great video overviews of the many unique ways our students are learning thanks to these grant projects.
Finally, this week’s #SCSDLookBack video features Lincoln students caring for classroom chicks, Corcoran students attending the Syracuse Shakespeare Festival, a senior vs. staff basketball game at Fowler, McKinley-Brighton students visiting OCC, Porter students learning about electricity, Seymour Shadow Day at SU, the HBCU College Tour and more. Share your good news with us on Twitter (tag @SyracuseSchools) to be included next week!