Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras unveiled the Syracuse City School District’s Strategic Plan, "Great Expectations 2012-2017" to the Syracuse community with a presentation at a special Board of Education meeting on Aug. 22 at Clary Middle School.
"Great Expectations 2012-2017" is a 5-year strategic plan designed to dramatically improve academic performance in the District. The plan will serve as a roadmap that defines the reform-based goals that will guide education transformation in our city.
“Although ambitious and challenging, "Great Expectations 2012-2017" is our commitment to making a long-term, collective investment in our students and their future,’’ Superintendent Contreras said.
The plan was developed over the course of five months with input from a Core Planning Team that included individuals from throughout the community. This team was guided by valuable feedback from hundreds of stakeholders who attended several community forums sponsored by the District.
The plan includes a mission and vision for the district, a pathway to success for students and detailed timelines for achieving five reform-based goals.
“We can and must continue to improve at every level of the organization,’’ said Stephen Swift, president of the Board of Education. "Great Expectations 2012-2017" provides us the framework to accomplish our goals.’’
The Syracuse City School District is proud to announce that Ms. Francine Grannell, Lead Coach/Facilitator of the district’s Wilson Reading Program has been chosen as the winner of the 2012 Mary Ann Bonneau Administrator Award by Wilson Language Training.
The SCSD proudly announces its 6th annual All-City Summer Musical Production The Wiz!
Move on down the Road! Winner of 7 Tony awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul! This beloved classic musical is based on The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum with the musical book by William F. Brown and music/lyrics by Charlie Smalls. It is produced through an agreement with Samuel French, Inc.
The cast includes more than 25 students from all 5 SCSD High Schools as well as several Middle School students. The production team includes Director: Virginia Fenessey, Music Director: Priscilla Babilonia, Production Manager: Sarah Gentile, Technical Director: Eveny Parker, and Choreographer: Jamie Gartner, all of whom are teachers in the Syracuse City Schools.
Performances will be Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11, 2012 at 7 pm as well as Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 2 pm. All performances are at Corcoran High School. Tickets are $5 each.
Please contact production manager Sarah Gentile at firstname.lastname@example.org or (315)487-9488 with any questions.
The Board of Education of the Syracuse City School District is leveraging the power of the Internet to improve the governance process while saving time, taxpayer dollars and the environment. The new eGovernance initiative replaces the costly method of compiling, printing, binding and distributing paper agenda packets by hand.
The Syracuse City School District has opened a Centralized Registration Center to streamline the student registration process and make the system easier for parents and families to navigate. The center, located at 1728 South Avenue in the former Elmwood Elementary School, is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The SCSD Centralized Registration Center is a single point of entry for new families who need to enroll their children in the school district. The center also handles all change of address requests and student placements.
Nearly 100 employees from the Syracuse City School District participated in the annual JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge that was held at Onondaga Lake Park.
Despite the sweltering heat, the district doubled the number of participants that took part this year. Central Office employees, including Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras, joined with staff from various schools in the walk/run. At the conclusion of the race, employees spent time socializing and enjoyed food from Brooklyn Pickle.
Money raised at this year’s event will benefit the American Red Cross.
The Food & Nutrition Services Department of the Syracuse City School District will again provide meals to all children 18 years and under, without charge, as part of the Summer Food Service Program 2012 (SFSP).
Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origins age, or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.
Since 2008, Say Yes has been working alongside Syracuse City School District, Syracuse Teachers Association, the City of Syracuse, Onondaga County, Syracuse University, Onondaga Community College, many community-based organizations, and local businesses to ensure that every student in the District has the ability to reach his or her academic potential. From providing comprehensive supports that begin the day a child enters Kindergarten to offering every eligible high school graduate the chance to attend a Say Yes partner college tuition free. Say Yes together with the SCSD are working together to turn things around in our city. As you read the status report below, you can use the links included to find out more about the services that Say Yes & the SCSD provide.
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.