Students at Ed Smith created artwork for “Raindrops on the Windshield,’’ an art exhibit at The Warehouse. The students worked with Stephen Mahan, an art professor at Syracuse University who runs the Photography and Literacy (PAL) project and hosted a public viewing last week.
The Environmental Enterprise Class at Huntington's summer enrichment program visited Clear Channel radio on a mission to promote the importance of recycling. The class toured Clear Channel and worked side by side with the production engineers and on air talent to record a Public Service Announcement. The PSA promotes a strategy, that if used correctly, will help reduce pollution called Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
Parents of Public Schools of Syracuse is recognizing local teachers, volunteers, students and administrators at their annual Celebration of Excellence. Syracuse City School District Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras will be the guest speaker at the event, which is being held at Syracuse Stage on May 30th.
Gabriel Bol Deng, a former “Lost Boy’’ of Sudan, shared his story of survival with students at LeMoyne Elementary school in December. They listened as Deng told them about resilience and the benefits of having a positive attitude. He also talked to the students about a typical day for a boy or girl in his village and told them how important education is to these children. Deng said Sudanese children will often walk for two hours to attend school. The LeMoyne students heard that Deng built a school in his community because he wanted to give something back.
They listened as Deng talked about the struggles children in homeland face and they decided to take action. The children decided they wanted to help build a fence around Ariang School and the fundraising began.
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.
Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students at HW Smith have been preparing for almost 2 months to present “I Want My Mummy” to audiences. The students memorized over 24 pages of dialogue and music in preparation for the show.
During rehearsals students not only worked on the dialogue and music but they learned improvisatory skills, comedic timing, vocal projection, basic theater skills, concepts, and vocabulary.
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.
Elsie Pagan-Alford was one of four Syracuse City School district employees honored Monday with a Children's Guardian Award from the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center.
Representatives from McMahon/Ryan, including Julie Cecile, the group's executive director, showed up at Delaware Academy to surprise Pagan-Alford, who was the first to receive the award. Pagan-Alford was given balloons and a mug as her happy first-grade students looked on.
Students from Mrs. Holtzman's art classes at Bellevue Elementary School have created a panel for the Dream Rocket Project. The theme of the Dream Rocket Project was "Dare to Dream" and challenges students to expand beyond the present state of the world and imagine the future, and their contributions to the future.