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.
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.
Nearly 300 Syracuse City School District students, mostly high school juniors and seniors, visited SUNY Upstate Medical University to learn about the future of genetics and the life sciences.
The students, from all five Syracuse high schools attended the daylong event, which was the fourth annual March of Dimes, Dr. David R. Smith Student Convocation. The Convocation is designed to increase students' awareness and interest in the life sciences while encouraging students to follow similar areas of study as they relate to birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Students from across the Syracuse City School District will be performing in their high school musicals in the coming weeks. Hundreds of students will be cast in Avenue Q, Legally Blonde, Once On This Island and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.
The Nottingham Harlequins open the spring musical season with Legally Blonde. Show times are March 9th and 10th at 7:00 PM with a matinee on Sunday, March 11th at 2:30 PM.
Approximately 35 students from the Syracuse City School District competed in various career oriented competitions at the Section 2 Regional Skills USA Competition in Delhi, NY. There were 20 different areas students could compete in including cosmetology, television production, culinary, photography and much more.
The Syracuse City School District and Y94FM have launched the “31 Teachers, 31 Days” program to honor exceptional teachers in the district who make a difference in the lives of their students, everyday. Teachers may not have the cape or flashy lights, but they rise to superhero challenges – and deserve to be recognized. Anyone that interacts with a teacher – a community member, parent, student, administrator, or even another educator – can nominate a “super teacher” now through February 29th at Y94 FM's Website
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has announced that the School Improvement Grant (SIG) Funding for the Syracuse City School District has been reinstated. Syracuse is one of five school districts to have successfully had their funding restored.
“We are extremely pleased that our School Improvement Grant Funding has been reinstated. The permanent loss of this funding could have had a paralyzing effect on our students and staff in some of our neediest schools”, said Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras.
The 9th Annual SCSD Educational Foundation Recognition Breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 31st from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center at Oncenter. This year the Foundation will be honoring Dr. Margaret A. Charters for her work at Dr. King Elementary School, and the Bond Shoeneck & King law firm for their work at Elmwood Elementary School. In addition, they will again be presenting teacher, administrator, and support staff awards, and highlighting the current literacy grant recipients and their respective projects.