Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler
School-Based Health Center


Antonio Herrera
Vice Principal

Dr. A. Najah Salaam Jennings-Bey
Vice Principal

Victor Ciciarelli
Vice Principal

DASA Coordinators:

Antonio Herrera
Patrick Otts

Contact Information:

Main Office: (315) 435-4376
Guidance Office: (315) 435-4362
Nurse's Office: (315) 435-4363
Attendance Office: (315) 435-4375
Library: (315) 435-4684

School-Based Health Center:
(315) 435-4410

School Address:

227 Magnolia Street
Syracuse, NY 13204

School Hours:

7:50 AM-2:26 PM




Public Service Leadership Academy=Pride, Service, Leadership, Accountability

Dear Parents/Guardians,

On behalf of the staff at PSLA at Fowler High School, I am excited to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure that your child can achieve his/her greatest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.
I have been dedicated to the field of education for going on 20 years, 17 years in the Syracuse City School District.   Most recently, I served as Principal of Fowler High School.  Prior to coming back to the Syracuse City School District (I was a 1994 graduate of Anthony A. Henninger High School), I went to Norfolk State University on an Athletic Scholarship and taught in the Norfolk Public School System.  I have earned degrees from Norfolk State University and Syracuse University. 
Because you are your child’s greatest advocate and teacher, we ask that you continue to guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:
  1. Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
  2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers  
  3. Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
  4. Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
  5. Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
I look forward to leading the PSLA @ Fowler High School community and partnering with you in your child’s education. This year I am joined by Mr. Antonio Herrera (11th grade Administrator), Mr. Vic Cicciarelli (10th grade Administrator), and Dr. Najah Salaam Jennings-Bey (9th grade Administrator).  Classes begin at 7:50 am each morning.  Students may enter at 7:25 am each morning so that students have time to take part in our free breakfast program; there will be paperwork sent home that will require some basic information and your signature for this program.  Please view our school web page, Falcon Facebook account, Twitter, Newsletters, and other forms of communication to stay informed about the wonderful academic, informative, and celebratory events happening at PSLA @ Fowler High School.    If you have questions, concerns or simply wish to introduce yourself to me directly, please feel free to contact me at school. 

Thank you in advance for your support as we continue to work in the best interest of all children.


Margaret E. McRobbie-Taru

School News
SCSD Food Committee Seeks Student Input & Action: Henninger junior Nolan Spears noticed that some of his classmates were skipping lunch at school. Some would roam the halls, causing disruptions, while others would leave school to go to a corner store or fast-food restaurant to purchase a meal.   “I saw this as incredibly dangerous, both for them and the school,” Nolan explained. “When the opportunity came up to join the Food Committee, I jumped at it. I saw it as a way that I could help those people stay in school and ... more >>
SCSD Staff Visit Kuwait as Part of Educational Partnership: PSLA Arabic Teacher Abdulilah Al-Dubai and Assistant Director of Special Education Matt Williams recently traveled to Kuwait, where they observed and provided feedback in seven schools over the course of five days. Sponsored by a Kuwaiti education consulting firm, KOT Consulting and Training, the trip came about after 25 Kuwaiti principals visited the SCSD and surrounding districts last school year.   Dr. Williams indicated that both trips were initiated by the Kuwait government in an ... more >>
Basketball Invitational Coming Up: 12/8 - 12/9: Don't miss the opportunity to cheer on Corcoran, Henninger, ITC, Nottingham and PSLA at Fowler athletes in the Basketball Invitational! The event will take place on Friday, December 8th and Saturday, December 9th at Henninger High School (600 Robinson Street). Admission fee is $5. See below for a complete schedule!    Friday, December 8th Saturday, December 9th 3:00 pm - Henninger (vs. Rochester East) 4:45 pm - PSLA (vs. ITC) ... more >>
Tuberculosis Case Reported in the Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler: One individual at the Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler (PSLA) has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. The Onondaga County Health Department has developed a list of PSLA students and staff who should be tested for Tuberculosis in the event that they were exposed. Testing will be conducted at PSLA on Friday (11/17) and results will be given on Monday (11/20). If your child received a consent form at school on Wednesday 11/15, it is very important that this form is signed and returned ... more >>
SCSD Summer Graduation Scheduled for August 21st:   The SCSD summer graduation ceremony will be held on Monday, August 21 st at the SRC Arena (Onondaga Community College Campus, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike). Students from Corcoran, Fowler, Henninger, ITC and Nottingham will take part in the ceremony, which will begin at 6 pm.   We look forward to celebrating our hardworking students as they take part in their Class of 2017 #SCSDGraduation. We hope to see you there!  more >>

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Boxing training circuits resume afterschool on Wednesday February 1 with Trainer Srdan at 3. He will be here bi-weekly! Please come and join in! (for students in good standing! staff is welcome too)

Boys Basketball vs Bishop Grimes
Sectional tournament game Feb. 20th at 7pm at PSLA @ Fowler. It's a Black Out! Wear your black PSLA/Fowler/Falcon t-shirt and show a student ID to get in free! Come cheer our team on! 

Mr. Fowler
The annual Mr. Fowler Senior Talent Showcase will be February 15th at 6:30. Entry $3

Parent School Climate Survey
Parents, lease let us know how we are doing by taking this district survey:

Student Climate Survey

Zumbathon March 24, 2pm-4pm
Dancing feet keeps kids off the streets! Vendors!! Raffles!! Fundraiser for our Climate & Culture programs. Early Bird: $10, OnLine: $12, At the Door $15, SCSD students with ID: $2 Tickets available at:

Graduation 2018
The first commencement ceremony ever for PSLA@Fowler HS will take place at 2pm on Sunday June 24, 2018 at the SRC Arena at OCC.

Falcon Pride T-Shirts
On Sale for Students and Staff. Sizes S-XL $8. Check at the Concession Stand.

PTO Meetings
3/14 (5:30pm)
4/10 (1pm)
5/9 (1pm & 5:30pm)
6/5 (1pm)

Regents Review Classes
Afterschool review classes have begun!:
Global History – Tuesdays/Thursdays Mr. Lanchantin-  Room 128
US History – Mondays/Wednesdays Mr. Craver – Room 238
Algebra – Tuesdays/Thursdays Ms. Rothschild – Room 229
Living Environment – Mondays/Wednesdays Ms. Fiello – Room 118
Earth Science – Tuesdays/Thursdays Ms. Walls-  Room 208
ELA – Tuesdays/Thursdays Mr. Guido- Room 143

Senior Prom
The Senior Prom will be held on May 11. Details will be forthcoming soon!

Shrek the Musical
Presented by the PSLA Drama Club April 12, 13 & 14 at 7pm. Tickets $5 presale and $8 at the door.

St. Baldrick's Day
Annual head-shaving fundraiser to fight childhood cancer will be held March 16


Athletic Schedules
Naviance Family Connection
Falcon Trust: Cooperative Federal Bank
Geospatial Intelligence Geocaching
NYS Graduation Requirements
PSLA Support Staff
SCSD CTE Choices Brochure
Tutoring Support via Kahn Academy


2017-18 School Supply List
Tips for Teens
Parent Orientation Powerpoint