Students at Henninger High School will present “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick at 7 p.m. November 2 and 3.
The comedy, performed through an agreement with Dramatists Play Services, centers around Mrs. Savage, who has been left $10 million by her husband. Mrs. Savage wants to make the best use of the money, even though her stepchildren are eager to get their hands on it.
Knowing that her wealth is now in negotiable securities the only way the stepchildren see to secure the riches is through committing Mrs. Savage to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses." But Mrs. Savage has other ideas.
In the sanatorium she meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money.
The Syracuse City School District has cancelled all after school activities for Monday, October 29, 2012. This includes Say Yes to Education after school programming, Parent University classes and athletics. Students will be dismissed at their regular dismissal time.
Five Syracuse City School District girls volleyball teams competed in the City Volleyball Tournament at Corcoran on October 20. Corcoran went undefeated for the tournament, finishing with an 8-0 record.
The tournament, a fundraiser for local breast cancer groups, was held in round robin style so teams played each other at least once. Most of the games were very close and Henninger’s team finished second with a 6-2 record. Fowler was third with a 3-5 record, Nottingham finished 2-6 and Institute of Technology finished 1-7.
Students from Corcoran High School participated in the sixth annual Syracuse Construction Career Day recently.
It is an opportunity for students in grades 10-12 to get a first hand look at careers in the construction trades. These jobs include carpenters, electricians, heavy equipment operators, laborers, masons, plumbers, roofers and many more. They exist all around New York state and pay a living wage.
Corcoran High School staff escorted 30 students, including four young ladies, who learned how to operate heavy equipment including a crane and bulldozer.
Google the name Dr. Emad Rahim and a list of his academic and employment achievements appear. You can easily see that Rahim is a successful educator and leader in the business world and he is the Dean of College and Business Management at Colorado Technical University.
But Google only tells part of Rahim’s story. In order to fully know and understand Rahim, you need to know his background. A survivor of the Killing Fields in Cambodia and a troubled, learning disabled teen in the 1980s, Rahim has had his share of adversity and hardship. That past, however, did not prevent him from achieving a great deal of success.
Rahim and his family came to Syracuse around 1985 and he enrolled at Frazer K-8 School. There he found great teachers and a diverse student body that acted as a support system for him. Rahim was in both English as a Second Language (ESL) and special education classes for several years. He finished at Frazer and moved on to Grant Middle School.
Students in Syracuse City School District classrooms will be unplugging energy phantoms and using daylight instead of classroom lights, on Friday, October 26.
Phantom charges occur with appliances that use electricity when you are not using them. Almost every electronic device you plug into a socket continues to consume electricity after you have switched it off. Things like phone chargers, microwave ovens, game consoles and CD and DVD players all use electricity even when you are not using them.
The Syracuse City School District and Say Yes to Education are hosting a kickoff summit for the district’s Parent University. The summit will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Onondaga Community College.
Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras will open the Summit and address the parents in attendance. Keynote speaker will be Principal Baruti Kafele, a best-selling author who works to motivate, educate and empower parents, children and educators.