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Vietnam War Veteran Frank Romeo Shares Vietnam War Veteran Frank Romeo Shares "The Experience of the American Solider" with SHS Juniors: SKANEATELES, NY (March 19, 2019) – Vietnam War Veteran Frank Romeo is walking from Buffalo, NY to New York City, advocating for PTSD awareness and veterans’ issues.  While on his journey, Romeo stopped to visit Skaneateles High School on Monday afternoon where he talked to SHS Juniors about his experiences and his ground-breaking new curriculum, “The Experience of the American Soldier.”   For 30 years Romeo has traveled the country teaching and advocating for PTSD awareness at the educational level. One of the longest living survivors of the war diagnosed with 100% PTSD, Romeo feels his message of pre-education before military service will help build a strong country and help our veterans when they return to deal with today’s social issues.   ...
GRIT Assembly Pairs Middle School Students with High School Mentors GRIT Assembly Pairs Middle School Students with High School Mentors: SKANEATELES, NY (March 19, 2019) – On Friday, March 15, the Skaneateles Middle School PBIS team presented a special GRIT Assembly for middle school students which saw each grade level paired with select high school mentors to discuss a range of topics. Each grade level, 6-8, was split into five separate groups with the opportunity to sit down with ten different high school students who shared their personal experiences with the hopes that these student driven conversations would resonate with greater importance. Topics discussed included peer pressure, balance, academic success, social media, stress, anxiety, peer relationships, risks & goal setting and much more.   The 10-12-minute discussions allowed high school ...
Skaneateles Middle School Drama Presents Willy Wonka JR. this Weekend Skaneateles Middle School Drama Presents Willy Wonka JR. this Weekend: SKANEATELES, NY (March 18, 2019) – The Skaneateles Middle School drama department is set to present Willy Wonka JR. this weekend inside the Skaneateles High School Auditorium.   The show will open on Thursday, March 21 for a special Senior Citizens performance at 3:30 p.m.  There will be no charge for this performance.   The first official performance of Willy Wonka JR. will take place on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.   Two more shows will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.   All seats are $8 with tickets available at the door.   Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will ...
Community Forum/Budget Update on March 28 at 7 p.m. Community Forum/Budget Update on March 28 at 7 p.m.: The Skaneateles Central School District will be holding a Community Forum on Thursday, March 28 inside the Skaneateles High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. The Forum will feature a preview of the 2019-2020 Budget and a look at the Budget process moving forward through the Budget vote on Tuesday, May 21. All community members are urged to attend in order to hear from Skaneateles Central Schools Superintendent, Lynda Quick, and other members of the District Office as they discuss t hese topics and field questions from audience members. Skaneateles High School is located at 49 E. Elizabeth St. Any questions in regards to the Community Forum can be addressed by calling the Skaneateles Central Schools District Office at (315) 291-2221.
2019 Winter Newsletter Available for Download 2019 Winter Newsletter Available for Download: The 2019 Skaneateles Central Schools Winter Newsletter is available for download, or to print, at the link below! 2019 Winter Newsletter - CLICK HERE - to Download or Print  
Water Main Construction Changes - State Street Intermediate School Water Main Construction Changes - State Street Intermediate School: CLICK HERE - Printable Map of Building Access Dear Parents and Guardians,   As some of you may know, the Village is undergoing a water main construction project that is impacting the sidewalks in a number of areas. Yesterday, we were informed that, beginning this Monday, the sidewalks around the State Street School will be affected.  Here is what parents need to know:   The sidewalks between Austin Park and State street will be closed beginning this Monday the 18 th Temporary sidewalks should be available around April 2 nd , but we will keep you up to date. Walking Students ·     Students will not be allowed to walk to or from State Street to Austin Park for the remote ...
Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre Performs for Middle School Students Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre Performs for Middle School Students: SKANEATELES, NY (March 15, 2019) – The Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre performed for Skaneateles Middle School students on Thursday, March 14 in the Skaneateles High School auditorium.   The performance program known as ‘Echoes,’ featured original scripts written by middle school students across the state, including Skaneateles Middle School.   Merry-Go-Round actors brought students’ writing—funny, thought-provoking, or heartfelt—to life with costumes and props, musical instruments, and characters from zany to poignant. The resulting show was again unique and memorable, and showcased at least one author from every school that entered the program.   The largest touring children’s theatre in Upstate New York and one of the largest ...
Eight OOTM Teams Advance to State Competition on March 23 Eight OOTM Teams Advance to State Competition on March 23: SKANEATELES, NY (March 11, 2019) – Of the twelve Skaneateles Central Schools teams to take part in the Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition held on the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES campus on March 9, eight of those teams have advanced to the NYS Competition to be held in Binghamton on March 23. Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition that teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems that appeal to a wide range of interests.  Students learn how to identify challenges and to think creatively to solve the problems at hand. Skaneateles Central School teams in Odyssey of the Mind are open to students in grades 3-12, and consist of seven members per team. Teams that finish first in the regional competition or receive ...
Boys Ice Hockey Earns First State Title since 2015 Boys Ice Hockey Earns First State Title since 2015: Buffalo, N.Y. -- “Na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye,” echoed from the mouths of Skaneateles fans on Sunday as the Lakers were seconds away from securing its first Division II state championship since 2015. Skaneateles cruised to a 6-1 win over Queensbury at HarborCenter, and unlike Saturday’s game -- in which Luke Lynn recorded a hat trick -- the scoring was balanced across the board. The Lakers received scoring from five different players: Ryan Gick, Cole Heintz, Garrett Krieger, Jack Henry and Lynn. Read the full www.syracuse.com story by clicking this link!
Journey through History at State Street Wax Museum on March 14 Journey through History at State Street Wax Museum on March 14: SKANEATELES, NY (March 8, 2019) – Fourth-grade students at State Street Intermediate School will provide fellow students, teachers, and family an opportunity to go back in time and walk through history as a part of their annual Wax Museum of Famous Americans on Thursday, March 14.   The day consists of two sessions.  An afternoon session will be held for third and fifth-grade students to take a tour, while an evening session will be put on for the public, beginning at 6:30 p.m.   A tradition carried on for decades, fourth-grade students will line the hallways of State Street School dressed as famous Americans they have studied, posing along with cleverly placed props.   Traveling from the year 1722 to 1982 and beyond - students have portrayed the likes ...
'Save A Life Tour' Visits SHS Juniors and Seniors 'Save A Life Tour' Visits SHS Juniors and Seniors: SKANEATELES, NY (March 8, 2019) – The Save A Life Tour, presented by Matrix Entertainment, visited Skaneateles High School on Thursday, March 7 presenting to Juniors and Seniors on the dangers of driving while distracted and impaired.   The Save a Life Tour (SALT) is the nation’s most advanced and high-impact Safe Driving Awareness Program.    Beginning with a thought-provoking video, the program jumped into a live presentation from guest speaker, Mary Ann Angelillo, who told her personal story of the loss of her son Matthew, as the result of riding with an impaired driver.   The event then brought crowd participation to the driver's seat of SALT’s highly advanced impaired & distracted driving simulators. These Distracted & Impaired ...
OOTM Students Prepare for Regionals with Community Demonstration OOTM Students Prepare for Regionals with Community Demonstration: SKANEATELES, NY (March 7, 2019) – Skaneateles Central Schools students from 12 different teams took part in the Odyssey of the Mind community demonstration on Wednesday evening at State Street Intermediate School. The demonstration allowed teams to not only display their upcoming programs, but provided a dress rehearsal setting for the upcoming Regional competition on Saturday, March 9. Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition that teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems that appeal to a wide range of interests.   Students learn how to identify challenges and to think creatively to solve the problems at hand. Skaneateles Central School ...
Lakers Girls Swimming & Diving Raises Money for Vera House Lakers Girls Swimming & Diving Raises Money for Vera House: The Skaneateles Lakers Girls Swimming and Diving team would like to thank the community and family members who sponsored them for the tread-a-thon this fall.  Through our efforts, the team was able to raise $1500 that was donated to Vera House.  Vera House was very touched by the gracious donation and will be able to help 3000 adults and children this year with the donation.  The mission of the Lakers swim team is that strong women are helping other strong women keep their heads above water, and with the support of the community, this has happened.  Thank you! Lakers Swimming & Diving Team
TICKET INFO: NYSPHSAA Ice Hockey State Championships TICKET INFO: NYSPHSAA Ice Hockey State Championships: The Boys Varsity Hockey team will be competing in the NYSPHSAA Division II Ice Hockey State Championships this weekend inside the Harbor Center located at 100 Washington Street in Buffalo, NY. The Lakers will take on Webster Thomas in the Semi-Final at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 9. Should the Lakers win, the State Championship will be held on Sunday, March 10 at Noon versus either Queensbury or John Jay. Admission is $10 cash at the gate. Advance tickets can be purchased for $8 online by going to
OOTM Demonstration on Wednesday; Regional Competition on Saturday OOTM Demonstration on Wednesday; Regional Competition on Saturday: SKANEATELES, NY (March 4, 2019) – On Wednesday evening, 12 teams from Skaneateles Central Schools competing in the upcoming Odyssey of the Mind regional competition will display their programs during a community demonstration held at State Street School from 6 – 8:30 p.m.   Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem-solving competition that teaches students how to think divergently by providing open-ended problems that appeal to a wide range of interests.  Students learn how to identify challenges and to think creatively to solve the problems at hand.   Skaneateles Central School teams in Odyssey of the Mind are open to students in grades 3-12, and consist of seven members per team.   The March 9 regional competition held on the Cayuga-Onondaga County ...
Annual Senior Pasta Dinner, Sophomore Circus Set for March 8 Annual Senior Pasta Dinner, Sophomore Circus Set for March 8: SKANEATELES, NY (March 1, 2019) – The Skaneateles High School Class of 2019 will be plating pasta dinners on Friday, March 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The evening will include delicious pasta dinners, musical entertainment from the Skaneateles school music department, the annual silent auction, as well as the traditional Sophomore Circus taking place down the hall in the gym for children of all ages. Families, senior citizens, students and athletic teams are invited to enjoy a pasta dinner with meatless sauce, bread, salad, beverage and dessert.   Tickets cost just $7, with children 5 and under free, and may be purchased from a member of the senior class or at the door. A ...
Harlem Wizards Perform Before a Packed House at SHS Harlem Wizards Perform Before a Packed House at SHS: SKANEATELES, NY (February 28, 2019) – The world-famous Harlem Wizards basketball team performed before a packed house at Skaneateles High School on Monday, February 25, presented by the Skaneateles Central School’s Elementary PTC.   The Wizards took on a team of SCS teachers, students and principals, known as the Skaneateles LakeTrotters, making for an exciting evening filled with thrills.   “What an amazing night we had, thanks to the Elementary PTC,” said LakeTrotters coach and Waterman Primary School Principal, Patrick Brown.  “Mary Baldwin (elementary math teacher) and I had a terrific time coaching our team.  We were not able to coach them to victory, but the real victory tonight was that the kids and families of our Skaneateles ...
SHS Students & Teachers Attend First Amendment-First Vote Event in Seneca Falls SHS Students & Teachers Attend First Amendment-First Vote Event in Seneca Falls: SKANEATELES, NY (February 27, 2019) – A group of Skaneateles High School students and teachers recently visited the Women’s Rights National Historic Park in Seneca Falls, NY for the First Amendment-First Vote Conference Day.   First Amendment-First Vote is an inclusive, non-partisan civic engagement program designed to encourage high school girls in grade 9-12 to actively participate in the political process.   The group of SHS girls in attendance learned in great detail about the 1 st and 19 th amendments guaranteed in the US Constitution and the role each amendment played in securing greater gender equity for women.    The conference also provided insight on the ERA, achieving gender parity in elected offices, and gave students the chance to ...
SHS Drama to Present SHS Drama to Present "Les Miserables" this Weekend: Skaneateles High School Drama is set to present "Les Miserables" beginning on February 28 and running through March 3. Below is the performance schedule: Thursday, February 28: 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 1: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 2: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3: 2 p.m. General admission tickets will be sold at the door of every performance.  Reserved tickets are available online at www.SHOWTIX4U.com. Tickets are $12/Adults and $10/Students and Senior Citizens. On Wednesday, at 3:00 pm, Senior Citizens are invited to attend the final dress rehersal of Les Mis, free of charge. A dessert reception at intermission will also be offered.
Annual SHS Blood Drive on February 28 to Honor Sam Ciraolo Annual SHS Blood Drive on February 28 to Honor Sam Ciraolo: SKANEATELES, NY (February 15, 2019) – The annual Skaneateles High School Blood Drive is set for Thursday, February 28, honoring former SHS Health teacher, Sam Ciraolo. The drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Skaneateles High School gym.   All representing donors will receive a free t-shirt. Permission slips are needed for students to donate. Contact Karen Price at kprice@skanschools.org to make an appointment to donate.   All members of the community are welcome.   Your blood donations could help save up to three lives. To honor Sam Ciraolo, the American Red Cross is providing a generous $250 scholarship to a deserving Skaneateles ...



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