Superintendent's Message to Staff - 9/29/17

     Published on 10/3/17   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

This week, I was pleased to continue school visits, stopping by ELMS, Van Duyn, Dr. King, Westside Academy at Blodgett and Seymour. I remain impressed with the new strategies each of our schools are using this year to help improve school culture, support students and staff and Strive for Success! I look forward to assisting you in keeping these efforts going as the year goes on.   
 
Recently, I shared that our Grant Middle School students and teacher Sandy Francis were leading a collection for a school in Texas that was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. They are still accepting donations of toiletries and school supplies in the Grant main office. I am also proud to announce that our PSLA and ITC students and staff have been gathering donations and supplies as a result of the hurricane in Puerto Rico and that PSLA is still accepting donations. As many of you know, my family lives in Puerto Rico and I am very thankful to all of you who have reached out to see how they are doing.  I am also grateful that our students and staff feel compelled to help support this cause.
 
Today, students at Frazer, Westside Academy at Blodgett, Dr. King and Dr. Weeks cheered on 200 bikers taking part in the 15th Annual Syracuse Ride for Missing Children. The event is a 100-mile bike ride to raise awareness about missing children and to raise money to support prevention programs. I’m proud of our students and staff for showing their support for this great cause and I am thankful to those who biked.
 
This week’s #SCSDLookBack video features students practicing math centers at Van Duyn, students learning coding at Bellevue, Frazer students visiting the Erie Canal to learn Social Studies, Lincoln students visiting the ropes course, Webster students using laptops during Personalized Learning, Salem Hyde students making stick puppets, Seymour students learning about electricity and more. This is what success looks like!
 
We have some exciting sporting events coming up this weekend – several of our girls volleyball, boys soccer and football teams are playing, and we’ll have another SCSD matchup as Corcoran and Henninger football teams compete on Saturday at noon! Don’t miss the chance to support our student athletes while the weather is still nice. 

Sincerely,
Jaime