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


PSLA @ Fowler Vision: We will create a school environment that prepares students to be college, career and life ready by fostering high student achievement, success for all learners, and collaboration with all stakeholders.

Our Mission: We will provide a collaborative, caring, and creative environment which supports students' academic, social, and emotional needs so that they are College and Career-Ready as they continue their successful life journeys as positive, contributing members of society.

Instructional Vision: Effective high school instruction creates an environment in which all students are engaged in thinking about their thinking (metacognition) and learning through struggling with complex tasks, based in real world questions from multiple points of access and multiple points of view, relating the new content to a student's prior and continuing knowledge

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
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 >>
High School Summer School Information High School Summer School Information: Summer school registration for high school students is fast approaching!  Summer school will run from 8:30 - 11:55 am at Henninger (for Henninger, Nottingham and ITC students) and Corcoran (for Corcoran PSLA, and ITC students). Summer school will run from July 9th through August 16th.   AIS classes are also taking place July 23rd through August 14th.  Students must register for an AIS class in order to sit for an August 2018 Regents exam , which will take place on August 15th ... more >>
PSLA Student Team Places in Drone Competition PSLA Student Team Places in Drone Competition:  Drone teams from New Haven Connecticut, Oneida, Vernon, New Hartford, Utica and Syracuse competed in Central New York’s first low-cost, open Challenge in the SUNY Campus Center Gym.  Drones negotiated a 9 element, oil platform themed 30 by 60-foot field.  Team Syracuse City Schools placed 2 nd , and Oneida City Schools received the third-place Challenge Champion trophy. The single judged award, Design Innovator, went to the Syracuse City School District. ?A ... more >>
SCSD Students Attend NSBE National Convention SCSD Students Attend NSBE National Convention: Students from Clary, Corcoran, Ed Smith, ELMS, Grant, Henninger, Huntington, HW Smith, ITC, Nottingham, PSLA and Roberts recently attended the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) National Convention in Pittsburgh, PA. There, they had the opportunity to compete in hands-on engineering and science activities, hear speakers and take part in workshops to help expose them to the possibilities of a career in engineering.   Many were recognized with honors, as our students won in six ... more >>
Board of Education to Host Community Engagement Forum (4/9) Board of Education to Host Community Engagement Forum (4/9): The Board of Education of the Syracuse City School District will hold a Community Engagement Forum on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Corcoran High School, 919 Glenwood Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13207 . The public is invited to attend.   There will be a brief presentation, followed by an open question and comment period.  The Board particularly invites comments and questions regarding School Climate, Culture, and Safety.   Documents which will be the ... more >>

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Spring Concert and Fine Arts Senior Night
Monday June 4 @ 6:30pm. It's going to be a night of great music and a recognition of the students that perform. Please come out and applaud  them one last time on their home stage.

Yearbooks are sold out! However, you can still order a copy online 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.

Summer Reading Program at OCPL
Register now for the Onondaga Public Library's Teen Summer Reading Program

Awards Night
Wednesday June 6

College & Career Decision Day
Friday, June 8

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

Graduation Rehearsal June 18
8am-10:30 am. Bussing will be provided from PSLA to OCC

PTO Meetings
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 Picnic
Friday, June 15


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


PSLA@Fowler 2017-18 DTSDE Self-Reflection
2017-18 School Supply List
Tips for Teens
PSLA Brochure
Parent Orientation Powerpoint