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.
More than 500 Syracuse City School District students School District took part in the 2012 Science and Career Fair and Environmental Challenge at the Carrier Dome on the Syracuse University campus.
A joint project between the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Outreach and the District, the Challenge encourages student research and the exploration of science and science -related careers.
Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras recently honored over 300 school volunteers from the Syracuse community at a Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. The honorees were recognized for their continued support of the school district through their volunteerism. The volunteers graciously give of their time and talents for the betterment of the students in the Syracuse City School District.
The Syracuse City School District is committed to dramatically improving student educational outcomes and has launched a Strategic Planning process. The planning process which will conclude in May will outline actions for dramatic district improvement, including specific school- and district-level goals. The strategic plan will address: human capital strategies, improved teaching and learning strategies, improved curriculum and instruction strategies, teacher and leader evaluation and compensation processes, family and community engagement and communications plans.
The Strategic Plan will be a visionary document aligned to the district’s transformation agenda and includes input from the Core Planning Team. This team will be responsible for making recommendations to the Superintendent on the plan’s content. Members of the Core Planning Team represent a diverse range of stakeholders, including parents, representatives from higher education, teacher and administrator unions, the district central office, community-based organizations, and the ministerial and business communities. The team will meet six times from March through May to determine a vision and goals for the district, develop strategies to meet the goals, and craft an accountability plan to monitor implementation over a five-year time period. The School Turnaround Group (STG) at Mass Insight Education will facilitate the strategic planning process and draft language that reflects the input of all stakeholders.
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.