Meachem Elementary

Kathryne Moulton
Principal

Administration:

Katelynn Killmore
Vice Principal

DASA Coordinators:

Katelyn Killmore
Shannon Geer

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4610
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4612

School Address:

171 Spaulding Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13205

School Hours:

9:00 AM-3:00 PM


 

Meachem's Vision:
The vision of Meachem Elementary is to provide an environment that develops life-long learners who are peaceful, productive, healthy, and happy.

Meachem's Mission:
In collaboration with students, families, and the community, Meachem will provide a safe and supportive learning environment that is committed to growing the whole student. With strong relationships at its core, Meachem will provide personalized learning experiences to propel each student to meet their full potential.


Greeting Meachem Families,

January was a great month at Meachem.  Students were invited to attend a performance by Red House, ‘The Plant that Ate Dirty Socks,” right here at our school.  The students all followed Meachem expectations and were PAX leaders.  The students really enjoyed the performance.  We also had our VIP parties to celebrate students that had no referrals and followed expectations for the 2nd marking period.  The students and parents that attended, loved the dance party and the prizes that were given out at the end.  It was so nice to see so many happy faces!

We strive to have every student, every day of the school year.  To encourage our students, each day on the announcements we announce classrooms with perfect attendance.  At the end of the month the classroom with the most days with perfect attendance receives a pizza party and an award. 

Students have been engaging in personalized learning in their classrooms.  Teachers have been working hard designing lessons that fit the needs of all of our students, which is evident in the growth that they are making on their STAR assessments.  Meachem was recognized for having the largest amount of growth in Early Literacy in the district.

Help us keep up the great work by sending your child to school on time each day, every day!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Moulton, Principal

School News
Meachem Students Explore Use of Glass & Clay in Art: Meachem students oohed and aahed as they looked over the brightly colored glass pieces separated on a shelf in the back of their art classroom.   As part of a grant funded by the SCSD Educational Foundation , Stacy Griffin’s fourth and fifth graders enjoyed a special art project where they learned how to fuse glass and clay to create their own artistic masterpiece!   Ms. Griffin explained that she had success with glass and clay projects a decade ago at her previous school, ... more >>
SCSD Students Named ‘Youth Unsung Heroes’: “He refuses to give up, and constantly challenges himself to be better.”   “Her love of learning is magnetic.”   “He has a positive attitude that is infectious.”   “She is an extremely positive role model for her peers.”   “He is a peacemaker who has a big heart.”   “She is genuine and takes pride in herself.”   “He is always willing to jump in and help his classmates.” ... more >>
Opportunity Culture Expands, Bringing More Excellent Teaching to SCSD Schools: This year, five new SCSD schools have implemented Opportunity Culture, a staffing model designed to provide more students with access to excellent teaching while also providing teachers with added support and room for career advancement.   To make this happen, schools designate Multi-Classroom Leaders (MCLs) to collaborate with content area teachers on strategies and best practices. MCLs serve as mentors and team leaders, allowing them to assist other teachers and gain leadership experience ... more >>
Syracuse City School District Receives Two School Improvement Grants: The Syracuse City School District has received two School Improvement Grant (SIG)s from the New York State Education Department. McKinley-Brighton Elementary and Meachem Elementary have each received $2.5 million in funding through the seventh round of state SIG grant distributions.   As designated ‘priority’ schools, Meachem and McKinley-Brighton were required to submit school redesign models showing how they would optimize leadership, teacher effectiveness, additional instructional ... 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 >>


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Upcoming Events

February 1
K- 2 Celebration Assembly
2:10 pm
 
February 2
3-5 Celebration Assembly
2:10 pm

February 7
PTO
 6:30 pm

February 8
Half Day
Dismissal at 11:20

February 13
Parent Involvement Day
All day!

February 20 - 24
Winter Break
No School

February 27
K- 2 Celebration Assembly
2:10 pm

February 28
3-5 Celebration Assembly
2:10 pm
 

Links

NYS School Review Report
Meachem Support Staff

Downloads

Meachem School Comprehensive Education Plan
Student of the Week
Student Support Services Organizational Chart