Huntington Family Center will be the site of second annual Kids Get Fit Fest on Wednesday, April 11.
Open to children ages 2-10, the Fit Fest will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the center, 405 Gifford St. There will be raffles for bikes, a number of activities including Zumbatomic, and free snacks. Each child who attends will receive a backpack containing a water bottle, a book to read and a sheet of suggestions on how to stay active.
The event, which is free, is sponsored by Success by 6.
The Syracuse City School District Board of Education will hold two public budget hearings. The hearings will take place on Tuesday, April, 10th and Wednesday, April 11th from 5:30-7:00 PM in the District Board Room, 725 Harrison Street, Syracuse, New York.
The New York State Education Department has released the 2010-11 individual school and district report cards. The report cards provide enrollment, demographic, attendance, suspension, dropout, teacher, assessment, accountability, graduation rate, post-graduate plan, career and technical education, and fiscal data for schools, districts, and the State.
The Syracuse City School District has been awarded a grant from the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) designed to increase the number of already eligible children who actually receive breakfast at school. Syracuse is one of four school districts from across the United States chosen to participate in the program. The program is funded through a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation.
Students from throughout the Syracuse City School District will be displaying their talents from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Nottingham High School.
“Reaching for the Stars 2012’’ will include continuous performances from school choir and choral groups, step/drill teams and dancers performing dances from several countries. In addition there will be hands-on activities for young children in a Pre-K area and sample-size food for purchase. You will also be able to meet school district staff.
Nearly 500 students, parents, health care practitioners, educators, and advocates gathered at the State Capital Building in Albany to raise awareness of the impact School Based Health Centers (SBHC’s) have on communities across New York State. Five students from the Syracuse City School District’s Westside Academy at Blodgett participated in the “Student Speakout” and listened to speeches from legislators and others who have been instrumental in bringing comprehensive health services to students on-site at schools.
March 16, 2012 was not just another day at the McKinley-Brighton Elementary Library. It was a celebration of boys and reading called “Guys Read!” Boys from the fourth and fifth grades were invited to the library to hear local guys Rey Ortiz, Jr. and Rickey Brown talk about the importance that reading has played in their lives, and how it has contributed to their success. Both men also read selections from popular titles in the “Guys Read” section of the library, to the uproarious delight of the audience.
Times sure have changed! Students at McKinley-Brighton will be taking their Acuity Test on the computer, not on paper! This is a major test that our grade 3-5 students take twice a year to help , "...support both interim and formative assessment programs with a unique integration of classroom-friendly assessments, instructional resources, reporting, and customization opportunities."-via Acuity
The League of Women Voters and Parents for Public Schools is sponsoring a community conversation on Equitable Education Funding. The meeting will take place on Monday, March 26 at 7:00 pm. The forum will take place at Lincoln Middle School from 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Syracuse University professor Grant Reeher will serve as the moderator of the panel of five experts. The panel includes Suzanne Slack, Dr. Rick Timbs, Sylvia Matousek, John Yinger and Tanika Jones.