Four students from Fowler High School, working with students from the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications and their Professor Stephen Breyer, spent 10 weeks creating short films about their lives in Syracuse. Khan Tran, Phuc Do, Vincent Ndabaruta and Deemah Abdulwahed met with Professor Breyer and their SU mentors for three hours a week.
Their movies were written, filmed and edited during that time and all four said they were grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with the college students on such a personal project.
30 Syracuse City School district teams competed in the annual sink or swim cardboard boat races this year at Fowler HS. The races are a tradition in the school district where teams of 2-4 students attempt to build a boat made entirely of cardboard that will survive a single lap in Fowler's pool. Each boat has a theme, is named and has at least one adult SCSD staff member serve as a sponsor to oversee the building and racing process.
The Syracuse City School District is hosting a community wide reading event to promote literacy in the community. Superintendent Sharon Contreras and Mayor Stephanie Miner kicked off the month-long celebration at the Fowler High School Library.
This is an opportunity for the community to take part in an important educational initiative and provide the school district with valuable input and feedback as we create a selection of literature titles that support the secondary English Language Arts curriculum.
Business students at Fowler High School took a step into their futures during a “Mad City’’ event sponsored by Cooperative Federal Credit Union.
The students gathered in the gymnasium and were given packets about their future lives. The packets contained information including occupation, salary, spouse and/or children, student loan debt, credit card debt, medical insurance payments and their credit score. The credit score students were given was based on the results of a credit quiz that they took. Those who did poorly on the quiz received a lower score than those who did well.
Students at Frazer School walked into a farmer’s market in their cafeteria, eyes wide as they perused a table loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables. The students tasted pineapple and were encouraged to touch and smell eggplant, onions, peppers, kiwi, apples, grapes and more.
Fifteen years ago a student at University College of Syracuse University initiated a shadow day program as part of a project for her leadership class. In 1998, Kamika Dunlap ’99, dreamt of an outreach program that would foster community building, service and outreach. She brought 5th grade students from Seymour Dual Language Academy to the Syracuse University Campus to discover and understand the opportunities that were waiting for them if they successfully completed high school.
Two teams of high school students from the Syracuse City School District are in California competing in the Vex Robotics High School World Championships. The Nottingham and Corcoran Vex Robotic Teams qualified after each winning the Excellence Award at the 2013 Central New York Vex Regional Competition held at the MOST.
Ann Day, a teacher at Corcoran High School, has been awarded the Singer Family Prize for Excellence in Secondary School Teaching. Ann was chosen from a group of 12 finalists and is one of four teachers who will be recognized this year.