Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School

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Samuel Barber
Vice Principals
Gregory Lawson
Lessie Williams
DASA Coordinators
Lessie Williams
Lauren Angelone
School Address
1106 Lancaster Ave. | Syracuse, NY 13210
School Hours 
Middle School Students
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Elementary School Students
8:00 AM-2:50 PM
Main Office
(315) 435-4650
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4543
Guidance Office
(315) 435-6414
Dear Families,

I would like to take a moment to reflect and thank you for your support this school year.  Your energy, enthusiasm, and volunteer efforts are commendable and greatly appreciated.  There is a true partnership here at Ed Smith K-8 and it is visible every day.

As we wrap up the year, I know there are so many questions about our building renovation status.  At our last staff meeting and PTO meeting, a district representative came to speak to us about the renovation.  Teachers were instructed to begin packing in anticipation of us moving back into the building for next year.   At this time, we are anticipating moving back to our building in the fall.  We are excited to move back.  I have visited the building each month to check on the progress and I am excited by the new improvements.  We look forward to our grand reopening in the fall.

There will also be a formal event planned for the grand reopening and the celebration of our 100th year at Ed Smith in the fall.   Please save the dates of October 10-13, 2019 for our Centennial Celebration.  We will send out more information on this event over the summer and in September.

Finally, please help prevent the ‘summer slide’ in reading that occurs each year by having your child continue to read every day.  There are some nice reading incentive programs to participate in over the summer.  The information will be placed in your child’s report card envelope.
Have a great summer!


Sam Barber
Ed Smith PK-8 School

Ed Smith School Vision

To be the most improved school in the district - where EVERY child learns and grows.



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Ed Smith Celebrates Native American Culture through Educational Foundation Grant Ed Smith Celebrates Native American Culture through Educational Foundation Grant: Ed Smith Band Director and Music Teacher Julie Stuetzle wanted to help her students learn to build bridges between cultures – by way of music. Thanks to a grant funded by the SCSD Educational Foundation , she was able to do just that, allowing students of various grade levels to experience Native American art, culture and musical traditions.   Third graders learned about Native American art and storytelling, creating their own artwork in response. Sixth through eighth graders in ... more >>
Ed Smith Students Connect with Veterans through ‘Operation Pen Pal’ Ed Smith Students Connect with Veterans through ‘Operation Pen Pal’: “It makes me want to cry,” Ed Smith eighth grader Jayon Dykes said, pausing as tears came to his eyes. “These veterans have sacrificed so much for us, and I really want to pay tribute to them and give back.”   Thanks to a grant written by teacher Casey LaBrake and funded by the SCSD Educational Foundation, Ed Smith students have had the ongoing opportunity to exchange letters with veterans at the Syracuse VA Medical Center.   “We talked about servicemen ... more >>
Ed Smith Students Advocate for Neighborhood Improvements Ed Smith Students Advocate for Neighborhood Improvements: “Look at this shed,” one Ed Smith student said as she pointed to a picture on her computer. “It’s all busted up! They need to fix the broken window and cut out some of the weeds and tree branches.”   “This is a picture of the sidewalk around school,” another student said, pointing out the snow-covered path. “We have to walk to school, and when the sidewalks aren’t clear, that’s a problem.”   “Look at these ... more >>
Students Participate in Third Annual SCSD Debate Competition Students Participate in Third Annual SCSD Debate Competition: Middle and high school students from Ed Smith, ELMS, Grant, HW Smith, PSLA at Fowler and Westside Academy at Blodgett recently gathered at Grant Middle School for the third annual SCSD Debate Competition.   The theme of this year’s competition: Next Generation Science Standards. Debate topics ranged from human cloning to vegetarianism to space exploration, government biofuel subsidies and more.   Students were given a topic in advance and prepared to defend both sides of ... more >>

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Get Involved in the Ed Smith Centennial!
Help us make Ed Smith’s Centennial great! To see the events and activities and learn how you can get involved, please visit the Ed Smith PTO website (link www.edsmith-pto.org) and click on 100 Year Celebration.

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