Syracuse STEM at Blodgett Middle School



 

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Principal
Harry Valentin, Ph.D.
Vice Principals
Marimar Nunez
James Dow

Administrative Intern
Jontea Florence
DASA Coordinator
James Dow
Main Office
(315) 435-4386
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-6525
 
Guidance Office
(315) 435-4881
School-Based Health Center 
(315) 435-6431
School Hours 
7:50 AM - 3:10 PM
School Address 
312 Oswego Street |
Syracuse, New York 13204

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Attention, Families!

Modified Fall Sports Registration begins on August 28th. See below for details, including a modified schedule and information about online registration.  If you need help accessing the Family ID website a link to the directions is available under the downloads section.

SYRACUSE STEM AT BLODGETT'S NEW ACADEMIC SCHOOL MODEL

Syracuse STEM at Blodgett will be partnering with Le Moyne College to implement STEM programming. Students who successfully complete eighth grade at Syracuse STEM at Blodgett will be prepared to enter any high school or CTE program and begin studies as a freshman.



 

 

STEM

Rigorous academic program that offers students STEM-based technical learning and the opportunity to participate in project based learning experiences. Starting in sixth grade, students will be enrolled in various introductory STEM classes, such as:
• Introduction to Coding
• Math and Careers
• Introduction to Forensic Science

Inquiry-Based

Teaching methods will be inquiry based and student-centered as students engage in solving engineering challenges using an engineering design process. Students have the freedom to think critically, creatively, and innovatively, as well as have opportunities to fail and try again in safe environments.

Leadership

There will also be a character education component delivery through a Leadership Development course, and numerous opportunities to work in collaborative groups will help develop cooperative learning skills.

 

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FREE medical, dental & mental health care for students

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School News
STEM at Blodgett Students Publish Books about Diversity & Inclusion STEM at Blodgett Students Publish Books about Diversity & Inclusion:   If you’re looking to read about equity, diversity, or inclusion, look no further than Leeza Roper’s ELA classroom at Syracuse STEM at Blodgett.   This winter, Ms. Roper’s ELA classes – along with all the school’s 8 th grade ELA classes – worked together to publish five different hardcover books, each relating to these topics.   Ms. Roper said she had been brainstorming an ELA project relating to diversity and inclusion – she ... more >>
SCSD to Change Some School Start & Dismissal Times Effective October 25th SCSD to Change Some School Start & Dismissal Times Effective October 25th: October 8, 2021 Dear Syracuse City School District Families, Since the start of the school year, First Student, which provides transportation services for Syracuse City School District students in grades K-8, has been unable to maintain a sufficient number of bus drivers to adequately service the number of bus routes for our students. First Student has gone through an aggressive recruiting campaign to try to attract new drivers by offering increased wages and sign on bonuses; however, ... more >>
Middle School Students Become Civic Ready through Virtual Capstone Project Middle School Students Become Civic Ready through Virtual Capstone Project: SCSD middle school students participating in the virtual summer school program had a unique opportunity to develop their academic skills while becoming civic ready, thanks to a creative capstone project.   Presented with three interdisciplinary options, the students spent their summer learning time engaging with a project of their choosing. At the conclusion of summer school, the students presented their completed projects to their summer school teachers, as well as Mayor Walsh, through ... more >>
Now Parents can Track their child's SCSD Transportation. Now Parents can Track their child's SCSD Transportation.: *New information for Parents* Now you can Track your child's SCSD Transportation. Dear Huntington Families, The Syracuse City School District [SCSD] has launched a new transportation App called "FirstView" for families to be able to view their child’s transportation information and receive text notifications.  Below are instructions for you to follow to download the App to your mobile device, laptop, tablet, or I-Pad. * Important * Before downloading ... more >>
Building Men Program Overview & Sign Up Information Building Men Program Overview & Sign Up Information: September 2020 Dear Parents/Guardians,   We hope this letter comes to you in good health and spirits.  This current pandemic has taught us all the power of flexibility and patience.  With that in mind, we are excited to offer our Fall 2020 Virtual Building Men Mentoring Program (BM Mentoring 2020).                         Our Fall 2020 Virtual Building ... more >>


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Announcements

Important Dates for May

Here are the important dates to remember for May. 

May 1st - 31st - Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

April 26th - May 6th - NY State Math Assessment Testing

May 2nd - 27th - NYSESLAT Testing

May 5th - Cinco de Mayo

May 6th - Mother's Day Luncheon at 2:00 pm in the Syracuse STEM Cafe

May 8th - Mother's Day

May 10th - Board of Education Meeting at 4:00 pm (Livestreamed/Central                       Office Board Room) 

May 14th - All City Art Exhibit at 10:00 am (Franklin Elementary School)

May 17th - Superintendent's Parent Council

May 24th - June 10th - NY State 8th Grade Science Assessment Testing

May 25th -  Middle School Interim Reports and Syracuse STEM at Blodgett Talent Show

May 30th - Memorial Day (No School for Students and Staff)



Teacher Spotlight

Syracuse STEM Community,

Our 8th grade ELA teacher, Leeza Roper, was featured on the Syracuse City School District website and social media accounts for her book project.  If you want to see the feature please click on the link below.

STEM at Blodgett Students Publish Books about Diversity & Inclusion | The Syracuse City School District | Syracuse, NY (syracusecityschools.com)

 



Student and Family Supports are Available!

The SCSD has many academic, social, emotional and mental health supports available to students. School social workers can help connect you and your child to in school and/or out of school supports that meet your needs. Please call us at (315) 435-4386 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.



Syracuse STEM Community Supports Equity and Justice

Administrators and staff of Syracuse STEM at Blodgett school attended the Black Lives Matter Rally on June 6th. This was to show our support as the Syracuse STEM Community for equality and justice for all! See our Twitter and Facebook pages to see pictures of us at the Black Lives Matter Rally.

Links

Syracuse STEM at Blodgett Student and Family Padlet 2021-2022
Student Resource & Help Padlet
SCSD Blended and Virtual Learning Hub for Families
Teacher Resources Padlet Page
Syracuse STEM at Blodgett Engineering Design Process Padlet

Downloads

Directions for Family ID