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.
Students from Hughes Middle School spent time Thursday learning about different local job opportunities at a Career Fair at the school. More than 100 7th and 8th graders attended the event.
The students learned about a number of careers including graphic arts and animation, freelance writing, social work, culinary arts, event planning, building and grounds work and opportunities in the law and health care fields.
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.
Seven music teachers from the Syracuse City School District were recently recognized in the magazine Teaching Music for their initiative to save the strings program in the district. Samantha Darling (Hughes/Porter), Jeff Waite (Grant), Bill Sokolowski (Huntington/Webster), Jen Groth (McKinley-Brighton/Van Duyn), Julie Stuetzle (Ed Smith/Dr. King), Mike Cieply (Roberts), and Kim Rossi (HW Smith) each took it upon themselves to train and improve their string pedagogy while committing to taking on additional students.
Please join us for the Nottingham Bulldog Spotlight Saturday, March 10, 2012. Families from Ed Smith, H.W. Smith and Hughes are especially encouraged to attend. We look forward to meeting Nottingham’s class of 2016!
Presentations by Principal David Maynard and Nottingham administrators, staff and students about some of the great things happening at Nottingham!
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.
The 2012 Syracuse City School District All-City Instrumental Music Festival was held at Henninger High School (600 Robinson St.). Over 300 of the District's finest music students participated in elementary, junior high, and senior high bands and orchestra.