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Budget Vote & BOE Election Set for Tuesday in District Office Budget Vote & BOE Election Set for Tuesday in District Office: Skaneateles, NY (May 20, 2019) – The Skaneateles Central School District’s Budget and Board of Education vote will take place on Tuesday, May 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Skaneateles Central Schools District Office. The SCS District Office is an accessible facility with accessible voting stations and voter assistance available if needed. When attending the vote on Tuesday, May 21 voters are reminded to please use the main entrance of the SCS District Office.  There will be reserved voter parking next to the building. For ease of access voters are reminded to try and plan your visit around arrival and dismissal.  Arrival times are between 8:20 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. with dismissals taking place between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. Voters are encouraged to ...
Skaneateles Seniors Volunteer at Sunshine Horses Skaneateles Seniors Volunteer at Sunshine Horses: Skaneateles High School seniors recently spent the afternoon volunteering at Sunshine Horses in Clay, NY. Students helped to dig trenches for electric, sanded and painted boards for fences and weeded around the house and main entrance.  "Thank you to the seniors from Skaneateles High School for spending the day with us.  We couldn't do what we do without the support from our community" - from the Sunshine Horses Facebook page. Sunshine Horses aims to help horses and help people by making a difference in the lives of horses in the Central New York area through rehabilitation, retraining and adoption.
Run for Fund$ Raises Money for Elementary PTC Run for Fund$ Raises Money for Elementary PTC: The annual Elementary PTC Run for Fund$ took place on Wednesday morning for all elementary grade levels on the Skaneateles High School track. Each grade level ran independently on the track for as many as 20 minutes at a time, helping to raise funds for the Elementary Parent Teacher Committee.  Miles the Dog joined students on track as blue skies and sunshine welcomed all participants. The Run for Fund$ is the largest fundraising event for the Elementary PTC. Before the Run for FUNd$ event took place, students were asked to seek sponsors. They brought a letter home and distributed it to their parents, relatives and friends. The students aimed to challenge themselves to run a certain distance or to stay moving for a certain period of time. We will ...
PRINT: 2019 Shareholder's Report & Budget Review PRINT: 2019 Shareholder's Report & Budget Review: Please see the link below to print the 2019 Shareholder's Report from the Skaneateles Central School District.  The Shareholder's Report includes a detailed preview of the 2019-2020 budget as well as details on this year's budget vote, which will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at the SCS District Office. Hard copies of this report were also sent via mail on Wednesday, May 8, so keep an eye on your mailboxes. PRINT HERE - 2019 Shareholder's Report  
SHS Recognized in US News High School Rankings SHS Recognized in US News High School Rankings: SKANEATELES, NY (May 7, 2019) – The 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings have been released with Skaneateles High School once again being recognized. U.S. News & World Report revamped the national and state rankings methodology in 2019. The new ranking methodology evaluates schools based on six indicators, including college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved student performance and graduation rate. The highest-ranked schools are those whose students excelled on state tests and performed beyond expectations, participated in and passed a variety of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions The 2019 Best High Schools rankings rated over 23,000 schools ...
Vaping Awareness Night for Parents on June 13 Vaping Awareness Night for Parents on June 13:
Skaneateles High School will be hosting a Vaping Awareness Night for Parents on Thursday, June 13 inside the SHS Auditorium, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Parents are urged to attend and experience the "Hidden Mischief" exhibit, which provides a walk throughout a simulated teen's bedroom filled with hidden drug and alcohol paraphernalia. The evening will include the "Hidden Mischief" exhibit from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., a presentation on the impact of vaping on your children from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., followed by a panel discussion from 7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
SHS Envirothon Team Qualifies for State Competition SHS Envirothon Team Qualifies for State Competition: SKANEATELES, NY (May 1, 2019) – Skaneateles High School is once again sending a team to the New York State Envirothon competition to be held at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY on May 22-23. The Envirothon competition tests students’ knowledge and understanding of natural resource issues within New York State.   The spirit of competition is then used to help stimulate the students’ interests in environmental concerns and motivate them to further develop their skills and grow into environmentally-aware, action-oriented adults. The Envirothon is split into county and state competitions.   County winners move to the state competition where their knowledge is challenged in six areas: Forestry, ...
Three SCS Students Earn iD Tech Scholarships through SEF Three SCS Students Earn iD Tech Scholarships through SEF: SKANEATELES, NY (April 29, 2019) – Three Skaneateles Central Schools students accepted iD Tech scholarships on Monday afternoon from the Skaneateles Education Foundation in partnership with the Elsa Allyn Soderberg Family Fund. Eighth grader, Keady Azzam, and ninth graders, Ellie McSwain and Alex Moro, were presented with iD Tech scholarship certificates on Monday from Cristy Winkleman, Skaneateles Education Foundation Board President. This scholarship provides tuition and room and board for each student to attend a week-long session at iD Tech Camp, the world’s #1 educational summer computer camp for kids and teens.   iD Tech Camps are held at MIT, Vassar, Columbia and over 150 top ...
Laker Club Celebrates National Therapy Animal Day Laker Club Celebrates National Therapy Animal Day: Today (April 30) is National Therapy Animal Day and the Laker Club is celebrating! The day will see a Laker Baker cake raffled off during lunches, as well as pictures taken with our own Therapy Dog, CoCo. Also, during AP today we are having Helping Hounds visit with a couple of puppies available for adoption and to receive the money raised during our raffle.
Five SHS Students Recognized for DI Athletic Commitments Five SHS Students Recognized for DI Athletic Commitments: SKANEATELES, NY (April 29, 2019) – Five Skaneateles High School seniors were recognized on Thursday afternoon for their commitment to playing Division I athletics next year. John Danforth (Lacrosse-Lehigh), Patrick Hackler (Lacrosse-Yale), Olivia Navaroli (Lacrosse-Duke), Cregg Scherrer (Baseball-Albany) and Nathan Wellington (Football-Syracuse) joined family, friends, teachers and coaches on Thursday in the Skaneateles High School cafeteria for photos and to celebrate their commitments in 2019-2020. “At Skaneateles we believe interscholastic athletics in the public-school system is an outgrowth of the physical education and health program and therefore an integral part of the total educational program,” said ...
Second Graders Explore Habitats of the World Second Graders Explore Habitats of the World: SKANEATELES, NY (April 25, 2019) – Second grade students at Waterman Primary School had the opportunity to explore different habitats of the world on Thursday morning, as each second-grade classroom was transformed from desks and chairs into trees, rivers, deserts and waterfalls. The classrooms of Jane O’Brien, Anthony Pignatti, Kim Ward and Joanne Williams were masterfully turned into desert, pond, rainforest and woodland forest habitats, providing students a chance to experience, explore and learn about each in a truly interactive manner. Students from each class worked on presenting their own classroom habitat, before then parading the halls to each of the other classrooms to learn about those specific habitats. ...
REMINDER: Youth Sports Informational Panel at St. James' on April 23 REMINDER: Youth Sports Informational Panel at St. James' on April 23: St. James' Episocopal Church will be holding a panel discussion on youth, sports and community from those who know on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Located at 96 E. Genesee Street in Skaneateles, the discussion will include a reception with light refreshments following the panel. Youth sport participation has become increasingly demanding on coaches, parents and kids.  Where does sport fit in kids' lives today and where will it go in the future?  We need to talk! For more information CLICK HERE to visit online .
REGISTER HERE: SCS Summer Camps REGISTER HERE: SCS Summer Camps: Skaneateles Central School's Summer Camp offerings and registration is now open!  Below you will find a link that will take you directly to the registration page.   CLICK HERE - 2019 Summer Camp Registration Page
Rigling Class Debuts YouTube Channel Rigling Class Debuts YouTube Channel: M rs. Rigling's third grade class at State Street Elementary School debuted their all-new Rigling Class YouTube Channel on Friday, April 12. The decided to create their YouTube channel after watching other videos created by children.  They started with sharing the character strengths of the Positivity Project and plan to add other videos in the future to tell the community about their school and fun things they like to do.   Class members wanted everyone to know, "It was fun creating these videos by using our school iPads to film different people talking about character strengths.  We even created some skits to go in our videos. Our class learned how to use new apps to edit and make our videos fun!  Hope you enjoy. ...
Third Graders Visit HS Hydroponics Lab Third Graders Visit HS Hydroponics Lab: SKANEATELES, NY (April 12, 2019) – Cross-curricular opportunities are a fantastic avenue for students to work with other students, and in this case learn about courses that could be in their future. Earlier this week, third grade students from State Street Intermediate School visited Scott Stagnitta’s high school hydroponics class, where they received a personal lesson from high school students on hydroponics. Hydroponics, a form of hydroculture, is the method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent.   Each year the students in Stagnitta’s hydroponics class design and create their own hydroponic systems and then put them to use growing basil, lettuce, tomatoes ...
2019 Summer Camp Offerings Now Available 2019 Summer Camp Offerings Now Available: Skaneateles Central Schools is excited to announce our 2019 Summer Camp offerings.  Registration for all of the camps will be open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, April 22.  Please see the link below to print the catalog for details about the offerings. PRINT HERE - 2019 Summer Camps Catalog  
Anna Selected to All-Eastern Mixed Choir in Pittsburgh Anna Selected to All-Eastern Mixed Choir in Pittsburgh: SKANEATELES, NY (April 9, 2019) – Skaneateles High School senior, Madeline Anna, recently returned from a trip to Pittsburgh, PA, where she was selected to participate in the All-Eastern Mixed Choir, conducted by Rollo Dilworth.   The All-Eastern Mixed Choir is part of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Conference, which is among the world’s largest arts education organizations.   The theme of the 2019 NAfME Conference, “ Innovation, Access, and Insights ”, focused on how in today’s rapidly changing world, the need for quality music education for all , has never been more vital.   Anna began her journey by first being named to the All-State Mixed Choir along with fellow Skaneateles High School senior, Lara McNeil-Yeckel, ...
Board Approves SCSD 2019-2020 School Calendar Board Approves SCSD 2019-2020 School Calendar: The Skaneateles Central School District Board of Education has approved the 2019-2020 school calendar.  Below is a printable download of the 2019-2020 calendar! PRINT HERE - SCSD 2019-2020 School Calendar
Youth Sports Informational Panel at St. James' on April 23 Youth Sports Informational Panel at St. James' on April 23: St. James' Episocopal Church will be holding a panel discussion on youth, sports and community from those who know on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Located at 96 E. Genesee Street in Skaneateles, the discussion will include a reception with light refreshments following the panel. Youth sport participation has become increasingly demanding on coaches, parents and kids.  Where does sport fit in kids' lives today and where will it go in the future?  We need to talk! For more information CLICK HERE to visit online .
Student Artwork to be Featured in Baltimore Woods Student Art Exhibit Student Artwork to be Featured in Baltimore Woods Student Art Exhibit: SKANEATELES, NY (April 2, 2019) – Several students from Skaneateles Central Schools will have artwork displayed as a part of the Baltimore Woods Nature Center Student Art Exhibit from May 4-May 24. Artwork from students Kelly Goldberger, Emma Whipple and Claire Neumann will be featured in the exhibit. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, May 4 from 3-4 p.m. with a ceremony at 3:15 p.m. to celebrate the achievements of the students. Located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road in Marcellus, Baltimore Woods Nature Center is a premiere educational organization that transforms individuals and communities through place-based education by cultivating an abiding love for the natural world, while serving ...



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Superintendent:
Lynda Quick
 
Phone:
315-291-2221
 
Address:
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152