Students who returned to Sandy Hook Elementary School this week were treated to a winter wonderland of handmade snowflakes, some of which were crafted by students at Grant Middle School.
The Connecticut PTA, in conjunction with the Newtown Arts and Cultural Commission put out the call for students around the country to make snowflakes that would be used to decorate Chalk Hill School, the new home for the Sandy Hook Elementary students.
The following Syracuse City School District students have been chosen by Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner to participate in the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Clinton Square on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
Collaboration, cooperation, dedication and hard work, those are the keys used by Principal Dean DeSantis and the staff at Grant Middle School. Principal DeSantis took those keys, instilled an expectation for high achievement in his students at Grant and used that combination to unlock the door to unprecedented success school-wide on state mathematics tests last year.
Grant Middle School saw an almost 11 percentage point improvement in mathematics scores in the 2011-2012 school year. It was a shift that took them from one of the lowest performing schools in the district to one of the most-improved schools in the district, but that shift did not happen overnight.
“First we established a number of procedures in the classroom and around school. We created a safe and positive learning environment that had structure and allowed our students to develop strong relationships with their teachers,’’ DeSantis said.
On September 26, 2012 students and teachers all across the Syracuse City School District will be opening their blinds and letting the sunshine in to celebrate Daylight Day. Please join the Green SCSD team in their efforts to boost student achievement and reduce their carbon footprint. Teachers and staff are pledging to turn off the lights on Daylight Day.
Agenda: Students will be able to receive their individual schedule for the 2012-2013 school year, receive a “what to expect in middle school” packet, outlining what programs and services are offered in middle school and where students can go for help as they transition from the elementary division to middle school. Students will be able to have questions answered from representatives from transportation and food services regarding those programs.
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.
During the month of March, Grant Middle School will be participating in Pennies for Patients as part of a service learning project through their Community of Caring program. The students and staff will be donating pennies and other spare change to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia and other blood cancers, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The school goal for Grant is to raise more than $1,100.00 which is what they raised last year.
Sixth Grade Students from Grant Middle School joined representatives from the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST), Syracuse City School District and Bank of America for a $12,500 check presentation ceremony held at the MOST.