Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler


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Margaret Taru
Vice Principals
Antonio Herrera
Victor Ciciarelli
Administrative Intern
Dan Killenbec
DASA Coordinators
Antonio Herrera
Patrick Otts
School Hours
7:50 AM - 2:26 PM
School Address 
227 Magnolia Street | Syracuse, NY 13204
Main Office
(315) 435-4376
Attendance Office
(315) 435-4375
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4363
Guidance Office
(315) 435-4362
(315) 435-4684
School-Based Health Center
(315) 435-4410





Dear Parents/Guardians,
On behalf of the staff at PSLA at Fowler High School, I am excited to welcome you to the 2018-2019 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.
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 (Homeland Security Academy Administrator), Mr. Victor Ciciarelli (Entrepreneurship Academy Administrator), and Daniel Killenbec (Administrative Intern who will assist with First Responder Academy). 
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.  September 6, 2018 is the first day of school for students.  Please view our school web page, PSLA at Fowler High School 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.  
If you do not have e-school access, please call to set up a time when you may come in to sit down with us to go over how to email staff and view your child’s on-going grades, attendance, etc.  Please also view us on Twitter (@PrinCpalTaru) and Facebook.
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
Back to School Parent Engagement Tips Back to School Parent Engagement Tips: Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! As we work together in Building Our Future and helping to prepare our students for #SCSDSuccess, our families play a critical role. Here are some helpful tips from our school teachers and administrators on how parents and guardians can best become active partners in their children’s education.   TIP 1: Email is key when communicating with teachers Since many teachers don’t have telephones in their classrooms, the best way for parents  ... more >>
Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares: WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME OUR STUDENTS & STAFF BACK TO SCHOOL FOR THE 2018 - 19 SCHOOL YEAR! As with any new beginning, a new school year comes with questions and unknowns. To serve as a resource for families, several Syracuse City School District departments and offices have compiled their most frequently asked questions - with answers - relating to the back-to-school season. Please see below for these questions, separated by department. If you have ... more >>
Indoor Walking Trails Help SCSD Students’ Fitness Indoor Walking Trails Help SCSD Students’ Fitness: “This is so peaceful,” HW Smith third grader Ja’zeir Brown said as he walked with his enrichment class along the school’s indoor walking trail. “When we’re on the trail, we go past classrooms so we have to be quiet.”   Thanks to a Creating Healthy Schools and Communities Grant, a partnership between the SCSD and the Onondaga County Health Department, students at all SCSD elementary schools will soon have the same opportunity for quiet reflection ... more >>
Mobile Media Cart Brings Flipped Classrooms to PSLA Mobile Media Cart Brings Flipped Classrooms to PSLA: Students and teachers at PSLA at Fowler now have the ability to use a mobile media cart to bring technology into the classroom, thanks to a grant funded by the SCSD Educational Foundation.   Technology teacher Ed Levine said that in past years, a Schramm grant allowed the school to purchase audio equipment. This year’s Educational Foundation grant enabled the school to add video equipment to the collection and make it mobile.   “Now it’s a complete, portable ... more >>
Congratulations, SCSD Class of 2018! Congratulations, SCSD Class of 2018!: The schedule is as follows - all ceremonies will take place at the SRC Arena at  Onondaga Community College. Saturday, June 23 10 am – Henninger High School   1 pm – Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central 4 pm – Corcoran High School    Sunday, June 24 2 pm  – ... more >>

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Varsity Soccer Sectional Game
October 18, 5:30pm at the Corcoran Stadium. Come out and support the PSLA soccer team as the team moves on to sectionals!

Varsity Football Sectional Game
October 18, 7:30pm at the Corcoran Stadium. Come out and support the PSLA Varsity Football team as the team moves on to sectionals!

PTO Meetings
Oct 17 at 5:30 pm
Nov 14 at 1pm
Dec 11 at 1pm

Picture Retakes grade 9-11
Nov 30. To pre-order pictures go to Picture ID is WL628061Y0

Fall Musical
Nov 30-Dec 1

End of Year Senior Success Plan
Tuesday, Feb 12, 1pm

Multicultural Festival
Friday, April 12

Academic and Athletic Awards Night
Wed, June 5, 6pm

Coffee with the Coordinators
Have your questions answered about CTE Pathways and Work Based Learning at PSLA. 8:30 am - 9:30 am
November 27, January 3, March 19

FAFSA Night Nov 14, 5pm-7pm
Get help completing Financial Aid Forms!

Falcon Fun Night 11/16 2:30-4:00pm

Mini College Fairs
For Seniors 12:30-2:30
Oct 17, Oct 24, Nov 7 & Nov 14

Robotics/STEM Competition Club
Meets afterschool daily in room 265 until 3:30. Drone Design, Bridge Building & VEX Robotics. Everyone Welcome!

Senior Portraits Nov 14-16
Sign-up sheets are in the guidance office. See Mrs. Casamento if you have questions.


Athletic Schedules
Naviance Family Connection
Falcon Trust: Cooperative Federal Bank
Geospatial Intelligence Geocaching
NYS Graduation Requirements
PSLA Support Services
Regents Review 2.0
SCSD CTE Choices Brochure
Tutoring Support via Kahn Academy


Newsletter 9/18
Supply List 2018-2019
Tips for Teens
PSLA Brochure