Teachers interested in learning more about National Board Certification are encouraged to attend one of three informational sessions being offered at the Syracuse Teacher Center.
The sessions are being held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 29th, June 6th and June 12th at the center, 1153 W. Fayette St., Suite 200.
Attendees will receive information on what National Board Certification is, how to start working toward gaining it and what the requirements are to complete the program.
To reserve a spot at one of the sessions call Karen Sharp at (315) 435-4217.
Winners of the School Bus Safety Poster Contest were honored at the District’s Transportation Center recently.
Jaime Alicea, deputy superintendent of the Syracuse City School District, handed out awards to several students whose drawings were on display at the Center. Participation in the contest also put the students’ schools in the running for a pizza party or a free field trip. The contest, sponsored by First Student, has been around for nine years.
Pat Bailey, the district’s director of transportation, said there were 208 entries this year.
Gwendolyn Maturo-Grasso, an English Language Arts teacher at Lincoln Middle School, has been chosen as the 2012 National Teacher of the Year by the South Eastern Consortium of Minorities in Engineering (SECME).
Parents of Public Schools of Syracuse is recognizing local teachers, volunteers, students and administrators at their annual Celebration of Excellence. Syracuse City School District Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras will be the guest speaker at the event, which is being held at Syracuse Stage on May 30th.
Sixty students at Huntington School enjoyed breakfast with their dads as part of a “Bring Your Dad to School’’ event.
The leadership team and support staff at Huntington have been working since the 2010-2011 academic year to increase parent involvement at the school. They have specifically targeted projects that would bring more fathers in to the building.
Teams from Fowler and Nottingham high schools joined with 396 teams from more than 20 countries at the VEX Robotics Competition World Championship at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Fowler’s team of Tuyen Q Huynh and Tuyen Huynh finished 88th in the competition. The students had a few mechanical issues and Robert Woolery, the team’s advisor, and a science teacher at Fowler, said the duo narrowly missed finishing in the top 25.