Superintendent's Message to Staff - 10/20/17

     Published on 10/23/17   Tagged under:    Superintendent   

Last weekend, Parent University hosted the CNY Family Conference, and it was a great way to engage the greater SCSD community. Thank you to those of you who stopped by or volunteered at the event.
Of course, it is still National Principal Month, and I wanted to draw your attention to a few more features. Vice principals shared their words of support for their school leaders, and I appreciate that so many of our principals are recognized for their tireless efforts. Don’t miss these words of support for Bellevue principal Sarah Cupelli, Westside Academy at Blodgett principal Vanessa Hopkins and Seymour principal Rria Cruz-Soto. More vice principals have shared their appreciation as well, so please continue to check our Facebook page for those.
Today, over 500 students had the opportunity to attend the SCSD College Fair at the OnCenter.  Students in grades 8, 11 and 12 had the chance to interact with college representatives from over 100 colleges and universities from across the country.  Great job by Student Support Services for putting on a tremendous College Fair!
In a recent message, I commended Grant Middle School students and staff for their hurricane relief drive. Students at PSLA and Meachem have recently completed their #SCSDGivesBack efforts and I am pleased to share them with you. At PSLA at Fowler, Forensic Science students hosted a supply drive in collaboration with ‘Syracuse Cares’ through the Syracuse Police Department. Meachem Elementary students collected money for the American Red Cross to assist Puerto Rico residents, raising more than $500. The staff at Central Office also got involved raising $1,000 to aid in the relief efforts. Great work, SCSD!

This week’s #SCSDLookBack video features fall wreath making at Van Duyn, Frazer students visiting Critz Farms, Dr. King students visiting Beak and Skiff, Syracuse Latin students taking part in the CNY Steamboat Challenge, consensus mapping at Porter, Henninger students visiting Orenda Springs, flexible seating at Dr. Weeks, hands-on math learning at HW Smith and more. I hope you enjoy seeing how our students are enjoying fall while enhancing their learning.
Finally, the Corcoran Modified Boys Soccer team (comprised of students from Danforth, Roberts and ELMS) won both games of their end of the season tournament, beating Nottingham 2-0 and PSLA 1-0.  They finished the season with a record of 10-1-1!  The boys worked very hard to achieve this against very tough competition and I am proud of the efforts of all of our student athletes.
On a similar note, tonight, Corcoran football hosts Proctor at 6 pm in the Section III playoffs. I encourage you to come out to cheer on our student athletes!