H.W. Smith K – 8

Theresa Haley


Nickolas Scholz
Vice Principal

Amanda Shepherd
Vice Principal

Danya Snihur
Vice Principal

DASA Coordinators:

Danya Snihur
Abigail Gleason

Contact Information:

Main Office: 315) 435-4490
Attendance Office: (315) 435-4490
Guidance Office: (315) 435-6413
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4494

School Address:

1130 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13224

School Hours:

7:45 AM - 3:25 PM
(All K-8 Students)

School doors open at 7:40 AM for breakfast.



OUR VISION: The vision of HW Smith PreK8 School is to be highly regarded for academic excellence where every student is achieving at his or her maximum potential in an engaging, inspiring and challenging learning environment. 

Dear Parents and Guardians,
On behalf of the staff at HW Smith PreK-8 School, we are excited to welcome you to the 2016-17 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our students can achieve their highest potential. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
5) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
6) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college

Principal Theresa Haley

School News
SU Students Help Develop Young Leaders through Empathy Matters Program: Second graders at HW Smith are learning how to recognize emotions, display empathy, create support networks and work through stressful situations, thanks to SU mentors and a semester-long program called ‘Empathy Matters.’   Once a week, SU student volunteers visit with select HW Smith students, where they teach how to identify emotions based on facial expressions, how to treat each other, healthy ways to manage stress, and even how to treat animals, thanks to a special lesson ... more >>
#SCSDGivesThanks for Our Vice Principals: In celebration of National Assistant Principal Week (April 10-14, 2017), principals and secretaries nominated vice principals that they think are exceptional to be recognized!   Frazer   Frazer Principal Wil Mecum wanted to celebrate his vice principals this week in celebration of National Assistant Principals Week! “I know this will sound a little over-the-top,” he said. “But all three of Frazer’s Vice Principals are truly exceptional, in the ... more >>
Third Annual SCSD CTE Expo Highlights Unique High School Program Offerings: Eighth graders throughout the SCSD had the opportunity to see firsthand all 24 Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that will be open to them as high school students, thanks to the third annual SCSD CTE Expo.   Hosted by current CTE students, the Expo allowed eighth graders to experience specialized programs of study ranging from Culinary Arts and Computer Forensics to Fire/Rescue, Drone Technology, Pre-Engineering and more. The CTE Expo was intended to help the eighth grade students ... more >>
Literacy Corps Helps SCSD Students Improve Reading, Writing Skills: “Don’t be shy… just sound it out!”   Elizabeth Salter is a freshman English major at Syracuse University. Three days a week, she works at Franklin Elementary to help third and fourth grade students develop their reading and writing skills.   At Franklin, Elizabeth and three other tutors rotate through first through fifth grade classrooms, depending on their availability and where the school has the highest need.   “They start to depend on ... more >>
SCSD Students Learn Strategy through Chess Clubs: For many students, the end of the school day means a chance to let loose—to be loud, to get outside and to run around. But at Ed Smith, HW Smith, ITC and Nottingham, students from kindergarten through high school spend the first of their after school hours sitting quietly in classrooms or libraries, focusing intently on the game of chess. Frazer students spend their enrichment period one to two days a week doing the same.   At Ed Smith, the Chess Club has grown from a 6-8 student ... more >>

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ISS Intake Log
HW Smith Support Staff


2016-17 School Supply Lists
HW Smith Q3 15-16 Receivership Report
HW Smith Q2 Quarterly Report
HW Smith Revised SIG Plan
HW Smith Final CET Recommendations