Porter Elementary


Jessica Gauda-Lane
Vice Principal

Sondra Bergquist
Vice Principal

DASA Coordinators:

Jennifer King-Reese
Keri Gangemi

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4625
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4943

School Address:

512 Emerson Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13204

School Hours:

8:50 AM-3:50 PM


Welcome to Porter School, a school that provides a fantastic learning experience for all students! As principal, I have the opportunity to combine my classroom teaching experience (K through adult) and building administration experience with that of the Porter Staff. Our staff is knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated and they provide excellent academic and enrichment opportunities for all Porter students within a nurturing environment. We continue to strive towards ensuring that all students’ needs are met and we are relentless in this pursuit! I thank you for the opportunity to work with you and to watch your children learn and grow!
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 >>
This Just In: Students Become Journalists, Share School News This Just In: Students Become Journalists, Share School News: “I love to be on TV! I’m like a rock star,” one LeMoyne student exclaims after taking part in a Gator-TV production.   Monday through Thursday, LeMoyne Elementary students have the opportunity to take part in the school’s news program, where they help lead the school in the Pledge of Allegiance and the school pledge, share announcements and more. Each week, students from a new class are sent to take turns helping with G-TV.   “If we do the news here, ... more >>
PAX Program Encourages Good Behavior at SCSD Elementary Schools PAX Program Encourages Good Behavior at SCSD Elementary Schools: “When you blow the harmonica, we have to put our PAX signal up!” a student calls out, two fingers poised in a peace sign high above his head.   Second graders at Meachem are well-versed in the rules of the PAX Good Behavior Game. Intended to help them learn to self-regulate, self-control and self-manage, the program also aims to show students how to work together to create a peaceful, productive, healthy and happy school environment.   Now in its second year of school ... more >>
Porter's Shoeboxes of Hope Porter's Shoeboxes of Hope: Porter staff and scholars participated in a service project during the first week of school to remember and honor the victims of the attacks of September 11 th , 2001.  We collected personal hygiene items and put together ‘Shoeboxes of Hope’ for homeless and needy people through the United Way.  We hoped to get one filled shoebox per classroom but we more than doubled our goal by putting together fifty ‘Shoeboxes of Hope’!  Principal Wil Mecum and project ... more >>

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