The New York State Education Department assessments for mathematics begin Wednesday, April 24, 2013 for students in grades 3-8. These assessments are required by the NYSED and are used to evaluate school district performance as well as individual student performance.
Eight Syracuse City School District high school students traveled to Albany in March to attend the 2013 Hispanic Youth Summit.
The students attended workshops as part of the Somos El Futuro annual spring conference. The conference aims to bring together Hispanic youth so they can address issues that affect them and learn, share and network with others. The conference also demonstrates the importance of cohesiveness, affiliation and partnerships in the Hispanic communities. Students attended seminars on education, finances and much more.
Syracuse City School District employees are invited to participate in “On My Own Time 2013,” sponsored by CNY Arts and the Everson Museum. OMOT provides an opportunity for workplaces to celebrate the artistic creativity of their employees. Pieces are judged by a panel of art professionals for possible display at the Everson.
The Syracuse City School District has been awarded seven competitive grants, one for each application submitted, totaling $31.5M through the New York State Education Department's Office of School Turnaround. Each of the seven Title I: 1003(g) School Improvement Grants--valued at $4.5M apiece--will support whole-school redesign efforts in the SCSD's seven Innovation Zone (iZone) Schools: Bellevue Elementary, Danforth Middle, Frazer K-8, Porter Elementary, Seymour Dual Language Academy, Van Duyn Elementary and Westside Academy at Blodgett.
Parents, students and staff interacted over math and science at Salem Hyde recently. More than 250 people visited the school and spent time exploring a variety of topics.
Visitors learned about measuring by baking cookies. They explored the world of fractions using a candy bar and watched out for rolling balls while discovering the concept of mass. Science experiments created by 5th and 6th graders were also on display during the event.
“Numbers, Numbers, Everywhere!’’ a show for students in grades K-5 and their parents is coming to Dr. Weeks Elementary School.
David Schwartz, a storyteller and innovator will share information about math in engaging ways, using humor and visuals. He will show how numbers rule our lives, talk about the connection between stories and numbers and treat parents and students to some delightful storytelling.