HW Smith Pre-K-8 School



 

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Principal
Theresa Haley
Vice Principal
Nickolas Scholz
Amanda Shepherd
DASA Coordinators
Teri Haley
Abigail Gleason
Main Office
(315) 435-4490
Attendance Office
(315) 435-4490
Guidance Office
(315) 435-6413
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4494
School Hours 
All K-8 Students
7:45 AM - 3:25 PM
School doors open at 7:40 AM for breakfast.
School Address 
1130 Salt Springs Road |
Syracuse, NY 13224

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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. 

 

Developing a Growth Mindset

 
Instead of... Try thinking...
I'm not good at this What am I missing?
I give up I'll use a different strategy
It's good enough Is this really my best work?
I can't make this any better I can always improve
This is too hard This may take some time
I made a mistake Mistakes help me learn
I just can't do this I am going to train my brain
I'll never be that smart I will learn how to do this
Plan A didn't work There's always Plan B
My friend can do it I will learn from my friend




 
School News
Back to School Parent Engagement Tips Back to School Parent Engagement Tips: Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! As we work together in Building Our Future and helping to prepare our students for #SCSDSuccess, our families play a critical role. Here are some helpful tips from our school teachers and administrators on how parents and guardians can best become active partners in their children’s education.   TIP 1: Email is key when communicating with teachers Since many teachers don’t have telephones in their classrooms, the best way for parents  ... more >>
SCSD Partners with Harvard’s Proving Ground on Attendance Initiative SCSD Partners with Harvard’s Proving Ground on Attendance Initiative: Thanks to a three-year partnership with Harvard University’s Proving Ground , the Syracuse City School District is trying new methods to help improve student attendance and make sure that every student attends school every day!   The partnership brings SCSD together with other school systems across the country, all working together to help remove the barriers to student achievement. Proving Ground helps districts analyze their data to find areas that are preventing student success. ... more >>
Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares: WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME OUR STUDENTS & STAFF BACK TO SCHOOL FOR THE 2018 - 19 SCHOOL YEAR! As with any new beginning, a new school year comes with questions and unknowns. To serve as a resource for families, several Syracuse City School District departments and offices have compiled their most frequently asked questions - with answers - relating to the back-to-school season. Please see below for these questions, separated by department. If you have ... more >>
Indoor Walking Trails Help SCSD Students’ Fitness Indoor Walking Trails Help SCSD Students’ Fitness: “This is so peaceful,” HW Smith third grader Ja’zeir Brown said as he walked with his enrichment class along the school’s indoor walking trail. “When we’re on the trail, we go past classrooms so we have to be quiet.”   Thanks to a Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Grant, a partnership between the SCSD and the Onondaga County Health Department, students at all SCSD elementary schools will soon have the same opportunity for quiet reflection ... more >>
Teach Syracuse Program Helps Groom Next Generation of Educators Teach Syracuse Program Helps Groom Next Generation of Educators: At Lincoln Middle School one morning before school, a group of students is making vision boards to show what they want for their future. Their boards include words and images. Mindfulness. Brave. Be proud. Work hard. Don’t be negative. Listen. Help others.   “We’re thinking about what it takes to be a good teacher,” one of them explains.   At HW Smith after school, students in one classroom are quietly clicking away on laptops. They’re taking an online ... more >>


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