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.

 A Guide to Social Media Safety Event - Tuesday, June 27th - 7:30 am to 9 pm - FLYER

School News
Please Join Us for a Family Discussion!: You are cordially invited to dinner and a discussion with staff from the Office of Student Support Services, Office of Family Engagement and the Chief Ombuds Officer. The discussions will be guided by a series of questions about student support, discipline, the Code of Conduct,  and school climate and culture. All feedback from families and students will be recorded by table facilitators.   All families are invited to attend ANY of the sessions regardless of where your child attends ... more >>
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 >>

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Incoming 6th Grade Summer Program
Begins Wednesday, July 5th. The program runs from 7:45-11:45 Monday through Thursday. The last day of the program is July 27th.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.   Tranpsportation information has already been mailed.  However, you will be receiving revised transportation information.


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ELMS Links

Map to ELMS
School Supply List
Childcare Transportation
Transportation Web Page
Student Absence Policy
Internet Use Policy
Vaccination Requirements
ELMS Support Staff

ELMS Downloads

7th Grade End of Year Trip Permission Form
CTE Permission Form
Local Assistance Plan
A and B Day Schedule
Youth Mental Health First Aid Flyer
ELMS Code of Character
ELMS Core Beliefs
ELMS School Comprehensive Education Plan
Parents Guide to Social Media
Overnight Clothing/Supply List
Incoming 8th Grade Summer Reading List