Families in the Syracuse City School District are encouraged to sign up for courses as the second semester of Parent University, a joint project of the Syracuse City School District and Say Yes to Education, gets underway.
Parents can get help filling out a FAFSA form, take a Zumba class, get tips on how to deal with a picky eater and learn CPR. Those are just a few of the many classes offered by Parent University.
Students from the Syracuse City School District were recognized for their excellent artistic talents at the 2013 Scholastic Art Awards. The competition is open to junior and senior high school artists from throughout Central New York. More than 4,500 works of art were submitted for this year’s competition. A team of artists and teachers judged the work and local winners will go on to the National Scholastic Art Awards.
Students on the Syracuse City School District’s combined Boys Volleyball team have earned a New York State Scholar Athlete Team Award for their excellent academic work. This is the first time in SCSD program history that the team has been given this honor.
Members of the team come from the SCSD’s high schools. The team is coached by Beth Rourke. Bob Piraino is the junior varsity coach.
Regents exams will be given, beginning Jan. 22, 2013, at all Syracuse City School District high schools. Students who are not scheduled to take an exam do not need to report to school. Please click here to see the exam schedule
The Say Yes Collegiate Preparatory Academy (SYCPA) has partnered with 100 Black Men of Syracuse and Syracuse University to deliver a comprehensive college access course called Collegiate Saturdays to area high school students six times per year. This four-hour course offers three tracks; SAT prep, Regents exam prep and AP exam prep. Students enrolled in either track will be offered, test-taking strategies, proctored practice tests, individualized assessments, and one-on-one tutoring for the core competencies measured on the exams.
Creating SMART classrooms, building a backyard ecosystem and transforming engineering minds are just some of the projects that students will be a part of thanks to grants from the Syracuse City School District Educational Foundation.
Students who returned to Sandy Hook Elementary School this week were treated to a winter wonderland of handmade snowflakes, some of which were crafted by students at Grant Middle School.
The Connecticut PTA, in conjunction with the Newtown Arts and Cultural Commission put out the call for students around the country to make snowflakes that would be used to decorate Chalk Hill School, the new home for the Sandy Hook Elementary students.
Three students at Nottingham High School are sending a strong message to their classmates: Texting and driving kills people. The trio worked on a school-wide public service campaign to stop the dangerous habit that included a pledge not to text and drive, thumb bands and an appearance by the Grim Reaper, who showed up at the school’s open house.
Senior James Appleton, junior Kayla Walker and sophomore Robert Edwards chose the campaign for their DECA project. They are creating a manual on how to put together a public service campaign that will be entered in a competition.