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.
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.
Bicyclists, escorted by police, took a 100-mile Ride for Missing Children in Syracuse.
The riders stopped at three Syracuse City School District schools – Van Duyn. Lemoyne and Salem-Hyde elementary schools – where children greeted them. While at the schools, the riders reinforced safety messages with the students and they were given refreshments
The ride is conducted each year to raise public awareness about the plight of missing children, to prevent child abduction, molestation and sexual exploitation and to support abduction prevention education programs.
Students from Dr. King showed off their school recently at the annual open house. Parents were able to interact with the teachers, review the new Pearson Reading and Math series and see all the new technology that Dr. King has acquired as a Pearson Pilot School.
Students at McKinley-Brighton Elementary took a walk around their school neighborhood to mark International Walk to School Day.
More than 600 children took part in the walk. The students were joined by representatives of The Safe Kids Upstate New York Coalition, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, and FedEx.
“Collegiate Saturdays” is a collaboration between 100 Black Men of Syracuse and the Say Yes Collegiate Preparatory Academy (SYCPA) that offers students SAT and Regents preparation, including: proctored practice tests, academic enrichment, test-taking strategies, and tutoring for the core competencies measured on the SAT and Regents exams.
Longtime Corcoran running coach John Hohm got a big surprise when he showed up at Friday night’s West Genesee vs. Corcoran football game. He thought he was there to honor his 1986 state champion cross country team. But, as Sean Kirst writes, Hohm was the one being honored, for his 40-plus years of teaching and coaching in the Syracuse City School District. Read more at http://www.syracuse.com/kirst/index.ssf/2012/09/post_332.html
Families in the Syracuse City School District will again have access to free legal advice through a number of legal clinics offered by Say Yes to Education. The clinics operate under the Onondaga County Bar Association’s Volunteer Law Project. They are located at McKinley-Brighton Elementary School and Dr. King Elementary School.