Expeditionary Learning Middle School

Kevin Burns


DASA Coordinators:

Kevin Burns
Brian Gibbs-Griffith

School Address:

4942 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13205

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-6416
Guidance Office: (315) 435-6417
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-5814
Fax: (315) 435-4880

School Hours:

7:50 AM-2:26 PM


MISSION: ELMS is a safe and welcoming community that fosters student achievement through an expeditionary process of inquiry, collaboration, and adventure.

ELMS' VISION: ELMS students will work effectively within a diverse setting to positively impact their school and community as “upstanders” rather than “bystanders” and demonstrate a strong desire to achieve in high school, college, and career.

School News
ELMS Incoming 6th Grade Students Summer Field Work: Incoming ELMS 6th graders completed four days of field work with ESF to explore connections between natural communities and our ELMS community.  Students investigated the delicate balance of stream ecosystems, used problem solving and collaboration skills to engineer boats and towers, and investigated what it means to be a steward of the environment.  Students then applied new learning to their growing understanding of what our ELMS community stands for and how it works. more >>
ELMS 8th Graders Honor Veterans with Year-Long Exhibition: ELMS 8 th graders gained a unique perspective on conflict and a new respect for veterans, thanks to their yearlong exhibition “Through the Eyes of Our Veterans.”   Over the course of the year, students studied these guiding questions: What causes conflict? What are the consequences of conflict? How do we honor sacrifices? Why is it important to understand various perspectives?   As one component of their project, students broke into small groups to interview 19 veterans ... more >>
ELMS Hosts Second Annual Day of Peace: Seventh graders at ELMS hosted the school’s second annual Day of Peace, a culminating event to show their year-long efforts to make the community a better, more peaceful place.   Their year-long expedition, “A Quest for Change,” challenged students to examine why people seek change, why people are willing to make sacrifices for change, how variables influence the quest for change and why some people lead while others follow. Their efforts included students interviewing ... more >>
Student Work on Display in Destiny USA Great Snowman Convention: Students from 15 SCSD schools created artwork that was on display at Destiny USA in February as part of the 11th annual Great Snowman Convention.    This year’s focus was on the environment, with a task of creating snowmen in various forms. SCSD students were innovative in making their works of art, with Frazer technology students creating an electrified snowman made of sticks, LeMoyne students showing the structure of snowflakes on a tri-fold display, Franklin students creating ... more >>
ELMS Hosts Career Day: ELMS Career Day was hosted on February 26, 2016 from 8:30-10:30 am.  As part of ELMS 8 th grade high school, college and career readiness programming, fifteen professionals presented to students .  Professionals were paired according to similar career clusters and provided four-thirty minute break out sessions to include; Educational experiences growing up, High school and if applicable college attended, Shared wisdom about being successful academically ... more >>

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ELMS Afterschool Program ended on April 13th
Students enrolled in band will continue with the afterschool program on Wednesdays. Transportation will be provided.

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