Students from Nottingham High School will take the stage this weekend to perform in the Shakespeare classic “As You Like It.’’ The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Len Fonte Center for the Performing Arts at Nottingham High School.
LaJada M. Grenton, 5, a kindergarten student at McKinley-Brighton School, was honored by the Syracuse Fire Department for “being an awesome and brave individual during a medical crisis.’’ The award comes after LaJada was able to get help for her older sister when the two were home alone.
The Fowler boys soccer team continued to advance in playoff competition with a 2-1 win Saturday over Troy Catholic in a game at Morrisville State College.
Trailing 1-0 early on, the Falcons came out strong in the second half. The boys scored both of their goals off corners. The first was scored by Abdulkareem Abdulkareem with an assist from Mupenzi Kubera.
Three Syracuse City School District students will be chosen to help Mayor Stephanie Miner light the holiday tree in Clinton Square on Nov. 23.
Students must write a letter to Mayor Miner explaining their holiday traditions. All entries should include the student’s name, grade, home phone number, the name of the student’s school and the name of the student’s parent or guardian.
Forty-one 4th and 5th graders from Dr. King School were treated to an Ice cream social on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The group was recognized for scoring on grade level on the New York State achievement tests last spring.
The students were congratulated for their excellent work and encouraged to strive for even higher marks on the state tests that will be administered in Spring 2013.
The Fowler’s boys soccer team made history Saturday night at Liverpool High School, becoming the first team from a Syracuse City School to win a Section III soccer title. The team will next face Malone at Liverpool High School at 5:30 p.m. November 7.
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.
A group of second-grade students at Frazer School got to hang out with Snoopy, spend some time with a 1,500 pound pumpkin and hear the beloved Charles Schulz classic It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. The activities were all part of a pre-Halloween visit by representatives of Met Life Insurance Company.