Yvonne Harris, a storyteller from Buffalo, NY recently visited Dr. King School. She came in March, Women's History Month, to share inspiring stories about female pioneers with the fourth and fifth grade students. She portrayed three characters, Harriet Tubman, Cathy Williams, and Betsy Coleman. Students from all three fifth grade classes read poems and biographies before each act. The performance was both entertaining and informative. View the video to hear some encouraging words to the students to live by to help in achieving their dreams.
You are invited to join in celebrating the creative talents of District employees by participating in “On My Own Time 2012,” sponsored by the Cultural Resources Council in conjunction with the Everson Museum. Applications are being sent electronically to all buildings and will be available on the SCSD website here. To register, please return completed applications to Trudy Coleman (Central Offices, ext. 6541) by Wednesday, April 25. This year’s show will be held in the Board Room the week of April 30 – May 4.
Huntington Family Center will be the site of second annual Kids Get Fit Fest on Wednesday, April 11.
Open to children ages 2-10, the Fit Fest will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the center, 405 Gifford St. There will be raffles for bikes, a number of activities including Zumbatomic, and free snacks. Each child who attends will receive a backpack containing a water bottle, a book to read and a sheet of suggestions on how to stay active.
The event, which is free, is sponsored by Success by 6.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak was the inspiration for three sophomores from Nottingham High School who are the winners in this year’s CNY Reads Writing Contest.
Conner Gerbino (1st place), Naomi Rutagarama (2nd place) and Ryan McNeil (3rd place) read the book as part of Jenniffer Benedetto’s 10th grade English class. Once they finished the novel, which tells the story of LIesel, a young girl forced in to foster care in late 1930s Germany, they had to write a 1,000-word piece using writing prompts based upon the style of Zusak.
The Syracuse City School District Board of Education will hold two public budget hearings. The hearings will take place on Tuesday, April, 10th and Wednesday, April 11th from 5:30-7:00 PM in the District Board Room, 725 Harrison Street, Syracuse, New York.
The New York State Education Department has released the 2010-11 individual school and district report cards. The report cards provide enrollment, demographic, attendance, suspension, dropout, teacher, assessment, accountability, graduation rate, post-graduate plan, career and technical education, and fiscal data for schools, districts, and the State.
Say Yes to Education announces the opening of the Say Yes Financial Aid Counseling Center (FACC). The FACC will be housed in the Say Yes (109 Otisco Street) and will be open beginning Saturday, April 7th and continuing every Saturday through September 8th (with the exception of 5/26, 7/7 and 9/1) from 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM.
Two third grade students from Bellevue Elementary School won awards for their poetry from the Central New York Branch of the National League of American Pen women 2012 Poetry Contest. The students wrote poems about an insect that they studied during the Say Yes afterschool program. Kai’Asia Reed won 2nd place for her poem, entitled “WETA.” Nyaisha Vazquez received an Honorable mention for her poem, “Firefly.”
Students at Seymour Dual Language Academy elementary school are learning all about tennis this spring thanks to a grant from the United States Tennis Association, Say Yes to Education and Syracuse University.
Tennis players from the greater Syracuse community have been working to improve the health of children at Seymour and their families. About 35 students are participating in the program, which is being offered through Say Yes to Education’s Extended Day program. The students will be able to continue receiving the benefits of the program through Seymour’s Say Yes Summer Camp.