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Nottingham Students' Culinary Knowledge Grows in Cooking Club: (5/25/16) Nottingham English teacher Jimmy Smith is an avid cook. Special Education teacher Justin Petranchuk was previously a cook at Wegmans for close to 20 years. With their love of food and knowledge of cooking, it was only natural that they create the school’s cooking club.   “We noticed ... more >>
Seymour Students Experience College at SU Shadow Day: (5/20/16) “Today is better than Sea Breeze,” a Seymour fifth grader exclaimed as he boarded the bus back to school.   For the 17 th year, Seymour fifth graders enjoyed Shadow Day, an opportunity to spend the day at Syracuse University. There, they enjoyed a welcome reception at the Chancellor’s ... more >>
SCSD Refugee Assistance Program Helps Refugees Find Work, Community: (5/18/16) Families from Congo, Cuba, Bhutan, Burma, Somalia and other nations who are in need of refuge are resettled by the two Resettlement Agencies in Syracuse, Catholic Charities and InterFaith Works.  Arriving at the airport, the families are greeted by staff from one of these two agencies. But, not ... more >>
SCSD Students Benefit from College Mentor Visits: (5/17/16) Across the SCSD, students in elementary and middle school are benefitting from visits with college students. At HW Smith, Ed Smith and Grant, about 40 Syracuse University students rotate through seventh and eighth grade classrooms, talking with students about peer pressure, drugs, alcohol and making ... more >>
Nottingham Students Design Sneakers for Vans Custom Culture Contest: (5/16/16) Three Nottingham students created custom-designed Vans sneakers as part of the Vans Custom Culture Contest. The contest, designed to inspire high school students to embrace their creativity through art, requested four creations following the themes of art, music, action sports and local flavor. This ... more >>
School Nurse Feature: Tammy Lowe, Huntington: (5/13/16) With two young children at home, then-family practice Nurse Practitioner Tammy Lowe took some time off to care for them. When the children entered school, she anticipated taking a part time job at a hospital. Instead, a full-time School Nurse position opened up at Huntington.   Coming from ... more >>
Seeds of Peace Groups Help Students Learn to Ease Racism, Promote Understanding: (5/12/16) In partnership with InterFaith Works, students at SCSD high schools have been coming up with strategies to combat racism, sexism, bullying, poverty and other issues facing their school communities and the city as a whole.   Originally formed as a larger, international organization, Seeds of ... more >>
School Nurse Feature: Patricia Pelligrini, Nottingham: (5/11/16) Every Monday, Nottingham School Nurse Patricia Pelligrini brings a bag of apples and oranges to her office, as well as a case of water. She likes to keep them on hand for students who just need a snack in order to help them focus in class.   “If you don’t feel well—if you’re ... more >>
PSLA at Fowler Students Exposed to Job Possibilities with Law Enforcement Day: (5/10/16) “It was cool to be here,” sophomore NJROTC student Darius Brown said. “I wanted to be a police officer or work for the government, but this has given me more ideas and some choices about what I could do. It’s showed me that there are more options out there that I could pursue.” ... more >>
Superintendent Contreras Recognized with YWCA Award: (5/9/16) Superintendent Sharon Contreras has received the 2016 Champion of Opportunity Award from the YWCA, presented each year to an individual who has engaged in significant efforts to promote diversity and eliminate racism at a local or regional level. The award also led to Dr. Contreras’ induction ... more >>
SCSD Groundbreaker Marjorie Carter Featured: (5/9/16) Marjorie Carter, a longtime Syracuse City School District employee and the first African American teacher in the SCSD, gave more than 60 years of service to our students. Earlier this year, she received a Syracuse City School District Educational Foundation Recognition Award for her many years of ... more >>
School Nurse Feature: Celine Beers, Danforth: (5/9/16) After losing her mother at age nine, Celine Beers recalls a teacher sewing a missing button back onto her coat. Another knitted her a hat. These early experiences, she says, are part of the reasons she takes such pleasure in her role as Nurse at Danforth Middle School—and part of the reason she ... more >>
SCSD Announces Charter School Public Hearing: (5/6/16) The Syracuse City School District will hold a public hearing to solicit comments from the community for the ongoing application to open a new Charter School in the City of Syracuse. The application is currently being reviewed by the New York State Board of Regents for possible action at the June 2016 ... more >>
Teacher Appreciation Week: Dagmar Poll, Huntington: (5/6/16) Dagmara Poll, the Spanish teacher at Huntington, has quite the tale to tell when it comes to how she ended up in the field of education.   Born in Cuba, she had the opportunity to study in Moscow, living there for six years. Upon moving to the United States, she worked in computer engineering ... more >>
Teacher Appreciation Week: Nick Salibrici, PSLA at Fowler: (5/5/16) Walk around Nick Salibrici’s classroom and you’ll see student artwork covering nearly every inch of wall space. For a mid-year project, the PSLA at Fowler teacher’s 10 th grade English class drew pictures of themselves, surrounding the image with words describing obstacles that they ... more >>
Teacher Appreciation Week: Michelle Mariano, Lincoln: (5/4/16) As an eighth grade math teacher at Lincoln Middle School, Michelle Mariano is supposed to teach students about linear equations, transformations, exponents and congruents—among other things.   And as it turns out, eighth grade students aren’t particularly interested in these things. ... more >>
Teacher Appreciation Week: Jessica Wells, Syracuse Latin: (5/2/16) For first graders in Jessica Wells’ classroom, each day begins with a morning meeting where students discuss the good things—both little and big—that are happening in their lives. That’s the key to starting the day off on the right foot, she said, along with sharing with students ... more >>
Danforth Girls Learn STEM Hands-On at Junior League STEM Expo: (4/27/16) At the 4 th annual Junior League STEM Expo, sixth grade girls at Danforth learned more about science, technology, engineering and math, taking part in hands-on activities designed to help increase their interest in the STEM fields.   “We’re trying to keep the girls in school and ... more >>
English as a New Language Teachers Collaborate to Improve Student Learning: (4/22/16) English as a New Language (ENL) students across the SCSD have had a great new asset in their classrooms this year: a team of both content and ENL certified teachers working together to help them achieve more.   While ENL teachers previously worked in more of a standalone way to help ENL students ... more >>
Bellevue Students Create Puppets with Help of Open Hand Theater: (4/20/16) “I want to stay at Bellevue forever!” a third grader exclaimed as she excitedly played with her new puppet.   Thanks to a collaboration between Bellevue Music Teacher Christine DeLuca and Art Teacher Rhonda Holtzman, third grade students in Amanda Andrews’ class enjoyed a ... more >>



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High Schools
Corcoran
Fowler
Henninger
Institute of Technology at Central
Nottingham
PSLA @ Fowler

Innovation Zone Schools
Bellevue Elementary School
Danforth Middle School
Frazer K-8 School
Porter Elementary School
Seymour Dual Language Academy
Van Duyn Elementary School
Westside Academy at Blodgett

Middle & K-8 Schools
Clary Middle School
Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School
Expeditionary Learning Middle School
Grant Middle School
Huntington Pre-K-8 School
HW Smith Pre-K-8 School
Lincoln Middle School
Roberts Pre-K-8 School

Alternative Education Programs
Elmcrest
Johnson Center/Adult Education
McCarthy @ Beard
MS Program @ Shea

Elementary Schools
Delaware Elementary School
Delaware Primary
Dr. King Elementary School
Dr. Weeks Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
Hughes Elementary School
LeMoyne Elementary School
McKinley-Brighton Elementary School
Meachem Elementary School
Salem Hyde Elementary School
Syracuse Latin
Webster Elementary School

Syracuse City School District
Sharon Contreras, Ph.D., Superintendent

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