The reopening of the Say Yes Financial Aid Counseling Center for the 2012-2013 school year has been postponed. The center, which assists juniors and seniors as well as their parents as they begin to navigate the financial aid process, was set to open in October. Students who need help with financial aid issues before the center opens should speak to a guidance counselor at their respective school. Once an opening date for the center has been set it will be communicated to high school guidance counselors and posted on the school district web site.
The winners of the "Bump it Up by 5" challenge at Roberts School have been announced. Students in Roberts grades 6-8 were offered a challenge during the 2012 New York State Math and English Language Arts assessments last April. Not only were they awarded "Roberts Rewards" for daily on-time attendance they were also encouraged to do their personal best. If the students scored at the Level of 3 or 4 on the state tests, their name went into a drawing for two $100 gift certificates for Best Buy - one for ELA and one for Math.
The 13th Annual Children's Book Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Franklin Elementary School, 428 South Alvord St. This year's theme is Reading is Nutritious! Come join us for stories, fun reading games and activities, live entertainment, snacks, zoo animals and more. The entire event is free and all children, ages 2-10, are welcome to attend with their families.
On September 26, 2012 students and teachers all across the Syracuse City School District will be opening their blinds and letting the sunshine in to celebrate Daylight Day. Please join the Green SCSD team in their efforts to boost student achievement and reduce their carbon footprint. Teachers and staff are pledging to turn off the lights on Daylight Day.
Freshman at Institute of Technology Syracuse Central (ITC) were formally welcomed to the newly renovated school on Aug. 30, 2012, with a presentation by Principal Matthew Williams. After the presentation, the students, their families and a few current students were greeted by teachers and staff. The students were then given information they will need for the start of the school year.
“Write to make a blind man see and a deaf man hear.” These words from Bud Poliquin, columnist for the Post-Standard, inspired the 26 rising ninth grade students who attended the 3rd annual Writing Institute at Nottingham High School. Over the three- week program students kept a Writer’s Notebook, wrote and revised a personal narrative and created a digital movie to explore how writing affects the world.
The Summer Success Academy (SSA) was a five-week program at Onondaga Community College (OCC) created to prepare students to be more successful in college. The program took place from July 6 - August 10, 2012 and included 29 Syracuse City School District graduates who all intend to enroll at OCC in Fall 2012 as full-time Say Yes Scholars. Orientation was on July 6, 2012, followed by a team-building day at Orenda Springs on July 7th and classes/programming Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM July 9-August 10, 2012.
Graduation ceremonies for students from Corcoran, Fowler, Henninger, Nottingham and the Institute of Technology high schools will be at 7 p.m. August 21, 2012 at the Crouse-Hinds Theater in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center.
The students worked hard this summer to earn the credits they needed and more than 130 expect to receive diplomas at this year’s ceremony.