The Syracuse City School District begins the 2012-13 school year on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. All students, with the exception of Fowler HS students, are to report to school on Tuesday the 4th. The start and end times for all schools are listed here.
At Fowler, only the 9th grade students are to report on the 4th at 7:50 AM for a special orientation of the newly remodeled high school. Fowler 10th grade students will attend on Wednesday, September 5th in the morning only from 7:50 AM to 10:50 AM. Fowler 11th grade students will attend in the afternoon from 11:20 AM to 2:20 PM. Please note that eleventh graders needing to ride a Centro bus to get to school on September 5th will need to ride one of the regular line busses, which will drop the students off one block from the school.
All Fowler students will report on Thursday, September 6 at 7:50 AM with a special orientation of the building for seniors taking place that morning.
This is an important message from the Syracuse City School District for parents of students in kindergarten through grade eight. It has been brought to our attention that some families may not have not received their child's bus information. If you have not received this information you may call the transportation office at 435-4260, Monday, September 3rd from 8 am to 6 pm and Tuesday, Sept. 4 beginning at 5 am. Again, if you have not received your child's bus information you may call 435-4260, Monday, September 3rd from 8 am until 6 pm and Tuesday, Sept. 4 beginning at 5 am.
The SCSD believes that one of the most important ways we can help our children perform better in the classroom is to provide them with the nutrition necessary for the healthy growth of minds and bodies. More than 10,000 breakfasts and 14,000 lunches are provided to students daily.
The New York State Education Department announced today that the Syracuse City School District has been awarded the Systemic Supports for District & School Turnaround Grant. The grant is for two years and totals over $2 million dollars.
Football players from Corcoran High School’s junior varsity and varsity squads helped clean up Elmwood Park last week as part of the Adopt-A-Park program. The young men, along with coaches Jesse Long, Kevin Ryan and Mike Speir, raked leaves, cut down old brush and removed debris from the park.
“It’s great to give back to the community,’’ Jesse Long said. Organizer Paul Grace and volunteers Larry Rutledge and Mike and Gabe Smolyncki also helped spruce up the park. After they finished their work, the players were treated to a pizza party.
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.’’
“Write to make a blind man see and a deaf man hear.” These words from Bud Poliquin, columnist for the Post-Standard, inspired the 26 rising ninth grade students who attended the 3rd annual Writing Institute at Nottingham High School. Over the three- week program students kept a Writer’s Notebook, wrote and revised a personal narrative and created a digital movie to explore how writing affects the world.