HW Smith Pre-K-8 School


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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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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
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 >>

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