Students at the Institute of Technology received a visit from Kelly Miyahara from the JEOPARDY! Clue Crew in early December. Kelly demonstrated Classroom Jeopardy!, an affordable electronic version of the quiz show, to the students in teacher Diana Perez’s Spanish class.
The Institute of Technology will host their Inaugural Alumni Day on Friday, January 11, 2013. All alumni are welcome to attend and visit the newly remodeled school. Building Tours will be from 4:00PM-4:45PM followed by a social hour in the cafeteria with light refreshments from 4:45 PM-5:45.
Boys and girls basketball teams throughout the Syracuse City School
District have already begun the 2012-2013 season. Below is a quick look at the squads from each school with input from coaches on where they hope their teams will be at the end of the season.
Seniors Charise Wilcox, Mary Morgan and Jasmine Davis will lead head coach Jim Marsh’s Corcoran girls this year. The team will again compete in the highly competitive Amsterdam Holiday Classic which features some of the top teams in New York state.
Members of the Corcoran High School hockey team spent a recent Saturday sprucing up the grounds of their school. Many of the students who participated in the cleanup do not attend school at Corcoran but are part of the district-wide hockey team. The students removed several bags of leaves and trash as part of their cleanup efforts.
In addition, Mike Smolnycki donated his landscaping talents and the campus should be dotted with several hundred daffodil blooms next spring at the entrances to the school.
The fall cheerleading squad at ITC took home the sectional title this year after winning in competition Nov. 10 at South Jefferson High School. Rick Spicer, Supervisor of Athletics at ITC, praised the students and their coach. “The hard work and dedication to their sport has been evident over the last few years that I have been able to observe the athletes as well as their coach.’’
The Social Studies and English Language Arts departments collaborated with the local chapter of the Dunbar American Legion Association (one of the first African-American chapters in the nation) to sponsor a district oratorical contest for our high school students. The contest was at Nottingham High School and the students were competing for a chance to move on and try to win up to $18,000 in scholarships.
The reopening of the Say Yes Financial Aid Counseling Center for the 2012-2013 school year has been postponed. The center, which assists juniors and seniors as well as their parents as they begin to navigate the financial aid process, was set to open in October. Students who need help with financial aid issues before the center opens should speak to a guidance counselor at their respective school. Once an opening date for the center has been set it will be communicated to high school guidance counselors and posted on the school district web site.
On September 26, 2012 students and teachers all across the Syracuse City School District will be opening their blinds and letting the sunshine in to celebrate Daylight Day. Please join the Green SCSD team in their efforts to boost student achievement and reduce their carbon footprint. Teachers and staff are pledging to turn off the lights on Daylight Day.