The work of three Fowler High School students is currently in a competition through Verizon Wireless’ Education Empowerment Program to create and market a new mobile technology app.
Students Salaam Hargrove, Teresa Christie and Chanelle Harrison competed against other students in the Syracuse City School District to advance to the final round to compete with other students in Upstate New York.
Picture this: it is 1998 and Lejla Abadzic sits in a Refugee Assistance Program classroom in Syracuse, learning English through the Syracuse City School District’s Adult Education program. Originally from Bosnia, Lejla’s family escaped war by fleeing to Croatia and later Germany before settling in the United States. Ambitious and bright, this young woman quickly took her American opportunity to great heights: Lejla enrolled at Onondaga Community College just eight months after arriving in the U.S.
Three Nottingham High School students earned awards last month during the 2013 Michael Harms Theater Festival.
The annual festival is an opportunity for local young people interested and involved in theater to learn more about the craft through performances, feedback and workshops. More than 150 students and adults from four Central New York High schools and two community theater groups participated in this year’s festival April 13 at Cayuga Community College in Auburn.
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.
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.
Parents, students and staff interacted over math and science at Salem Hyde recently. More than 250 people visited the school and spent time exploring a variety of topics.
Visitors learned about measuring by baking cookies. They explored the world of fractions using a candy bar and watched out for rolling balls while discovering the concept of mass. Science experiments created by 5th and 6th graders were also on display during the event.
“Numbers, Numbers, Everywhere!’’ a show for students in grades K-5 and their parents is coming to Dr. Weeks Elementary School.
David Schwartz, a storyteller and innovator will share information about math in engaging ways, using humor and visuals. He will show how numbers rule our lives, talk about the connection between stories and numbers and treat parents and students to some delightful storytelling.
Bern Nadette Stanis, the actress who played Thelma on the hit television comedy series “Good Times’’ spoke to students at Fowler High School about overcoming obstacles and preparing for the future. Stanis gave a presentation that touched on the importance of self-esteem and confidence and spent the day visiting classrooms and interacting with students, faculty and staff at Fowler.
Stanis has continued to act, and has appeared on a number of sitcoms and in movies. She is the author of two books and a collection of poetry.
Estevan Morales, a 5th grade student at Delaware Academy, is the Northeast regional champion in this year’s 2013 Wrestlemania Reading Challenge.
Estevan, who entered the contest through the Mundy Branch Library, had to write a letter to his favorite World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler and convince him to read a book. He wrote to wrestler John Cena, who agreed to read one of the books from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
Students at Nottingham High School will take the stage this weekend for their spring musical.
“Fame’’ tells the story of several students who attend the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, among them fame-obsessed Carmen, ambitious actress Serena, wisecracking comedian Joe, quiet, saintly violinist Schlomo, and "talented but dyslexic" dancer Tyrone.