H.W. Smith K – 8
 

Theresa Haley
Principal

Nickolas Scholz
Vice Principal

Amanda Shepherd
Vice Principal

Danya Snihur
Vice Principal

SCHOOL ADDRESS:

1130 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13224

CONTACT INFO:

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

DASA Coordinators:
Danya Snihur
Abigail Gleason

SCHOOL HOURS:

7:45 AM - 3:25 PM (All K-8 Students)
School doors open at 7:40 AM for breakfast.


 
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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. 

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
 
We know how important it is to start the school year off right! Therefore, we have planned some important activities for you and your students.
 
Curriculum Night and Back to School BBQ: September 22nd 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
HW Smith students and their parents are invited to join us for a light dinner and an opportunity to hear from our teachers about the 2016-2017 curriculum. 







 
School News
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 >>
SCSD Schools Begin Transition to Opportunity Culture Model: As part of a Districtwide strategy to provide more time for teacher collaboration, a focus on excellent teaching and an overall positive change in school culture, SCSD schools are transitioning to an Opportunity Culture staffing solution.   In its second year at Bellevue, Clary, Grant and Seymour and its first year at Franklin, Huntington, Lincoln and Meachem, the model will begin in 2016-2017 at Danforth, Dr. King, Frazer, Henninger, HW Smith, Nottingham, Van Duyn and Westside Academy ... more >>
Students Gain Perspective through Interfaith Works Dialogue Exchange Program: Students at SCSD high schools spend five days each school year sharing ideas and engaging in discussions with students from suburban schools, thanks to the Interfaith Works of CNY Dialogue Exchange program.   Each school selects 5 student facilitators and 15 students to take part in the Dialogue Exchange. High school students meet for five sessions with groups of students from Baldwinsville, Central Square, F-M, Skaneateles and Westhill—switching between their home school and the ... more >>
SCSD Students Celebrate Navy Week with Concerts, Dive Tank and More: In celebration of Navy Week, SCSD students at Danforth, HW Smith, Grant, Salem Hyde, Bellevue, PSLA at Fowler, Frazer and Corcoran enjoyed special festivities, intended to help them learn about the Navy and the many ways in which its members protect America.   From demonstrations in a Navy Diving Tank and by Navy Ordnance Disposal teams to Navy Band musical performances to Navy simulators and interactive displays and even a visit from a Real Admiral, students of all ages got a glimpse ... more >>


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Links

NYS School Review Report
7th Grade Reflection Log
8th Grade Reflection Log
Circle Request Form
BIC Intake Log
ISS Intake Log
HW Smith Support Staff

Downloads

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