Meachem Elementary

Kathryne Moulton


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,

I am hoping that you all enjoyed a much- deserved winter recess.  Student came back on Monday morning, ready for a March packed full of learning and fun! There are many special things to look forward to this month! We encourage you all to come see some of these wonderful things happening at Meachem!

Read Across America week took place last week, Feb. 26- Mar. 2, with Dr. Seuss’s Birthday on Friday, March 2nd.  Students came in all week dressed to impress in their Dr. Seuss Spirit Week wear.  Guest readers came in to read to our students, this included parents, students from other schools, and local community members.  Thank you to everyone who made last week special. 

We are also excited to celebrate the hard work and creative accomplishment of our 3rd graders, who have been working all school year to put on an original performance. Third graders at Meachem Elementary and Open Hand Theater have teamed up to put on a trilogy of fantastic fables!  The classic fables to be performed are The Fisherman and his Wife, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and Anansi the Spider. The Performance date is Thursday, March 15, 2018.   The 9:15 performance will host grades PreK – 2. Please come enjoy the show and support our students!

As always, we appreciate your support and dedication to Meachem Elementary. Thank you for sending us your BEST students, each and every day!
Mrs. Moulton, Principal
School News
You're Invited; Kindergarten Information Sessions You're Invited; Kindergarten Information Sessions: The Syracuse City School District is pleased to host a series of Kindergarten Information Sessions! If you are a city resident with a child who will be five years old by 12/1/18 (born between 12/2/12 and 12/1/13), you are invited to attend. Information Sessions are an opportunity to meet the principal and school staff, tour a kindergarten classroom and learn about our Personalized Learning structure, discuss the kindergarten schedule, learn about school resources and Family Engagement practices ... more >>
OCC Partnership Expands Into Three SCSD Schools OCC Partnership Expands Into Three SCSD Schools: In the 2016-17 school year, Onondaga Community College announced a partnership with McKinley-Brighton Elementary. OCC staff visited the school to help students make journals, create spin art to learn about centripetal force, create personal superheroes that are now on display in the new OCC Coulier Library and more. Students took field trips to the OCC campus to see what college life will be like one day. Both sides expressed appreciation for the partnership.   This year, OCC announced ... more >>
SCSD Students Become Avid Readers Thanks to Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge SCSD Students Become Avid Readers Thanks to Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge: As part of the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge, SCSD students were tasked with reading as much as they could this summer. Their minutes spent reading were tallied, and Mayor Miner visited classrooms with the most minutes read at each school building to present students with a bookmark, sunglasses and a cake.   “I like reading big chapter books,” LeMoyne summer school student Debora Yangwa, now a 6 th grader at Grant Middle School, said. “Reading helps my fluency ... more >>
Social Worker Feature: Shannon Geer, Meachem Social Worker Feature: Shannon Geer, Meachem: “What makes you awesome? I want to know what is awesome about you!”   Meachem Social Worker Shannon Geer asks this question of her students each day, in a genuine effort to help give them a confidence boost.   “Kids have a hard time recognizing that about themselves,” Ms. Geer explained. “My intention is to provide evidence to the children of their strengths and teach them the skills that they need to realize their own incredible greatness so they ... more >>
Meachem Students Explore Use of Glass & Clay in Art 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 >>

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Links for Students
Meachem Support Staff


2017- 18 DTSDE State-Led School Report
SIG Final Report and the 2017-18 Continuation Plan
Preventative Strategies Plan 2017- 2018