The dates and times for the 2011-12 graduation ceremonies are available below. In addition to the five traditional high school graduation ceremonies taking place there will also be an adult education graduation ceremony, a ceremony for the graduates of the LPN program and the August summer graduation. The ceremony schedule is:
Eight students from the Syracuse City School District will compete in the Miss Central New York Scholarship Pageant on June 10, 2012, at the Palace Theatre, 2384 James St.
The contestants participated in a number of programs leading up to the pageant including a spring fashion show, a day of service raising funds for Alzheimer’s research; a day fitness and yoga at CNY Healing Arts and a day of worship. In addition, there was a senior workshop with Junior Achievement and dinner with Jeselle L. Eli, a motivational speaker from Manhattan.
Parents for Public Schools of Syracuse Inc. honored Marjorie Carter with the Mary Ficchi Lifetime Achievement Award at their 11th annual Celebration of Excellence.
The event, held at Syracuse Stage, featured dancers from the Media Unit, singers from Corcoran High School and guest speaker, Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras.
Carter began her career in 1950. She was the Syracuse City School District’s first African-American teacher. During her career she served as president of the Syracuse Teachers Association and retired as an instructional specialist in 1990.
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.
Say Yes to Education is expanding its Young Authors Series program into five Syracuse City School District (SCSD) schools thanks to a $30,000 grant from the National Grid Foundation. The new books will be published during the 2012-2013 school year.
A celebration of United Nations’ World Refugee Day will begin with a parade at 10 a.m. June 23, 2012. The parade will start at the 500 block of North Salina Street, in front of the CYO, and end at City Hall.
After the parade, the United Nations’ flag will be raised and there will be a multicultural festival with music, dancing and food from noon to 4 p.m. in Hanover Square.
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.