Bicyclists, escorted by police, took a 100-mile Ride for Missing Children in Syracuse.
The riders stopped at three Syracuse City School District schools – Van Duyn. Lemoyne and Salem-Hyde elementary schools – where children greeted them. While at the schools, the riders reinforced safety messages with the students and they were given refreshments
The ride is conducted each year to raise public awareness about the plight of missing children, to prevent child abduction, molestation and sexual exploitation and to support abduction prevention education programs.
Students from Dr. King showed off their school recently at the annual open house. Parents were able to interact with the teachers, review the new Pearson Reading and Math series and see all the new technology that Dr. King has acquired as a Pearson Pilot School.
Students at McKinley-Brighton Elementary took a walk around their school neighborhood to mark International Walk to School Day.
More than 600 children took part in the walk. The students were joined by representatives of The Safe Kids Upstate New York Coalition, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, and FedEx.
The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency is conducting a household hazardous waste drop-off day on Saturday, Oct. 6. 2012, at the Ley Creek Drop-Off Site on 7th North Street in Liverpool and they are looking to help elementary students in the Syracuse City School District during the event.
OCRRA is asking anyone who comes to the drop off to bring new hats and mittens and new and gently used coats for children in the SCSD.
“Collegiate Saturdays” is a collaboration between 100 Black Men of Syracuse and the Say Yes Collegiate Preparatory Academy (SYCPA) that offers students SAT and Regents preparation, including: proctored practice tests, academic enrichment, test-taking strategies, and tutoring for the core competencies measured on the SAT and Regents exams.
Longtime Corcoran running coach John Hohm got a big surprise when he showed up at Friday night’s West Genesee vs. Corcoran football game. He thought he was there to honor his 1986 state champion cross country team. But, as Sean Kirst writes, Hohm was the one being honored, for his 40-plus years of teaching and coaching in the Syracuse City School District. Read more at http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2012/09/post_332.html
Families in the Syracuse City School District will again have access to free legal advice through a number of legal clinics offered by Say Yes to Education. The clinics operate under the Onondaga County Bar Association’s Volunteer Law Project. They are located at McKinley-Brighton Elementary School and Dr. King Elementary School.
Hundreds of Syracuse City School District students waited in long lines to get a glimpse of Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting in an exhibit at the Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center.
The high school students visited a traveling history exhibit titled “The First Step to Freedom: Abraham Lincoln’s Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.’’ The exhibit was in Syracuse for one day only and teachers like Joe Grefer, who teaches history at Henninger High School, wanted their students to participate.