State Street Third Grade Enjoys The Lion King:
SKANEATELES, NY (November 14, 2017) – Last Thursday, State Street Intermediate School third graders traveled to the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse for a fantastic opportunity to enjoy Disney presents The Lion King.
With 90+ million audience members worldwide, The Lion King is the third longest running Broadway show, having received 70 major theatre awards internationally, providing State Street students with a truly unique experience.
Students created art projects with Mrs. Barry before the show with everyone wearing matching The Lion King t-shirts throughout the day.
Students in the classes of Mrs. Herr, Mrs. Rigling, Mrs. Whirtley, and Mr. Yost all made the trip thanks to help from Arts in Education, the Skaneateles Music Guild, and ...
Football Advances to State Semi-Finals Nov. 18:
SKANEATELES, NY (November 14, 2017) – For the first time, Skaneateles Lakers Football will head to the State Semi-Finals after holding off Newark Valley in the Regional Championship on Saturday by the score of 42-41.
Junior Patrick Hackler had another fantastic afternoon throwing for five touchdowns in the Lakers victory.
Newark Valley made a late charge at the Lakers, but Skaneateles stood their ground in the games final second, stopping a Newark Valley two point conversion to win the contest by a single point.
Standing as the No. 3 ranked team in the Class C State Championship, Skaneateles will return to Union-Endicott High School this Saturday, November 18 to face Cleveland Hill in the Semi-Final round of the state ...
VIDEO: Project 2021 Elementary School Plans:
Project 2021's video series continues with a look inside Waterman Primary and State Street Intermediate Schools. Watch the video below as staff and administration guide you through each school detailing current issues and how Project 2021 aims to rectify them.
The Project 2021 vote takes place on Tuesday, November 14 in the Skaneateles Central School's District Office, located at 45 E. Elizabeth St., from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Veteran's Day - Music Review Project - Jack Belinski:
Skaneateles High School student, Jack Belinski, recently created a slideshow for his Music Review project in Mr. Chapman's Public Speaking class. The project was based on World War II. With the timing of the project in close proximity to Veteran's Day, the high school staff found it to be a fitting tribute. We hope you enjoy Jack's project - he did a fantastic job! (Music Credit... Fun - Some Nights)
State Street Elementary School Honors Veterans:
SKANEATELES, NY (November 9, 2017) – Students at State Street Elementary School gathered on Thursday morning in recognition of Veteran’s Day, honoring three local Skaneateles veterans.
Colonel Bill Conole of the US Army, Lieutenant Commander Ron Bourque of the US Navy, and Lieutenant Colonel Dan Bangs of the US Air Force joined State Street Elementary students and faculty for their Veteran’s Day assembly.
All three veterans were welcomed into the State Street Elementary auditorium by a student led procession of the American flag before the group recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mrs. Nancy Fortais then directed the State Street fourth grade class as they sang a pair of songs honoring veterans before a slideshow ...
State Street Art Featured in Skaneateles Library:
State Street Intermediate School and the Skaneateles Public Library are collaborating once again!
Artwork from fourth and fifth grade students at State Street are showcased in the Skaneateles Public Library through November 24. Stop by for a book and take a look!
The Skaneateles Public Library is located at 49 E. Genesee St. in Skaneateles.
Football Section III Champs; Buchholz to States:
SKANEATELES, NY (November 6, 2017) – The Skaneateles Lakers Football team dominated General Brown inside the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon to claim the Section III Class C Football Championship.
After trailing 14-7 early on, the Lakers outscored the Lions 59-13 on their way to a 66-27 victory, advancing to the state quarterfinals where they will take on No. 1 state-ranked Newark Valley, the Section IV champion.
Lakers quarterback Patrick Hackler threw for five touchdowns and ran for two more in the contest to lead Skaneateles to victory.
The Lakers matchup against Newark Valley will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11 at Union-Endicott High School.
The Skaneateles Lakers girl’s Swimming & ...
HS Drama Performances through the Weekend:
SKANEATELES, NY (November 3, 2017) – Skaneateles High School Drama’s presentation of Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 officially opens tonight in the Skaneateles High School auditorium at 7:30 p.m. and will run through the weekend.
Performances on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday, November 5 performance beginning at 2:00 p.m.
The play takes place in a mansion in Chappaqua, NY in December of 1940.
A brief overview of the show explains that the creative team for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher,” assemble for a backer’s audition of their show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy socialite.
Football, X-Country, Swimming in Sectionals:
SKANEATELES, NY (November 3, 2017) – A total of four Skaneateles High School athletics programs will continue in Section III championship action on Friday and Saturday of this weekend.
Girl’s swimming & diving will compete in the Section III Class C Championships as a team, with 15 of 21 swimmers and divers qualifying for individual events.
The diving portion of the championships took place on Thursday at Nottingham with the swimmers in action on Friday at 5 p.m. in the Skaneateles YMCA.
The boy’s and girl’s cross country teams will take on sectionals on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School.
The Skaneateles Lakers football squad defeated Canastota 28-21 in the Section III Class C semi-final on Saturday, earning ...
8th Graders Explore Power of Breakout EDU:
SKANEATELES, NY (November 3, 2017) – Mrs. Ranalli’s eighth grade students at Skaneateles Middle School recently explored the power of Breakout EDU in the Skaneateles Middle School library.
The Breakout EDU system plan was a combined effort between Mrs. Ranalli and middle school Media Coordinator, Kelly Gunderson. The plan was designed to introduce students to their next story, A Retrieved Reformation, featuring a former safecracker.
The Breakout EDU kit allows for facilitation of games where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open a locked box. Games are available for all ages and content areas.
Students had 30 minutes to crack the code on the box using ...
'Book Buddies' Joins Kindergartners, 6th Graders:
SKANEATELES, NY (November 2, 2017) – Waterman Primary School kindergartners joined Skaneateles Middle School sixth graders on Wednesday to read together as ‘Book Buddies’ in the middle school library.
The ‘Book Buddies’ program is a part of the sixth grade child care unit at the middle school.
The sixth grade child care unit is designed to teach students skills that they could use to start their own babysitting business. Classes discuss child development, the importance of play, as well as discipline and the associated responsibilities.
Each student then designs and fills a bag full of toys, snacks, and supplies that they can bring babysitting.
This quarter the unit included the ...
School Board President: Project 2021 Cost?:
Project 2021 – How Much Will the Actually Project Cost?
Dear Community members - Last Wednesday evening the district held the third community forum on Project 2021. There were some great questions asked and one was about the actual cost of the project to the tax payers. This is a really important question that I’m sure is on the minds of many people. I know it was for me when we started planning the project! In short, the cost to the taxpayers is about $12.2 million to address the issues in five of our buildings – Waterman, State Street, middle school, high school, and the bus garage. It took me a bit to understand this, so let me try to explain it to you.
1. The total cost of ...
Haunted Hallways Fundraises for Hurricane Victims:
SKANEATELES, NY (November 1, 2017) – Skaneateles Central School’s Haunted Hallways was another success, as hundreds of visitors took to Lakeview Penitentiary in the high school commons, raising $512 to help hurricane victims through a Rotary/Interact Club partnership with ShelterBox USA.
Skaneateles High School Interact Club students once again turned their high school hallways into Haunted Hallways for the 8 th annual Halloween event held on Tuesday evening, treating the community to a ghostly place that provided plenty of frights and surprises.
Donation boxes at the event described the relief that ShelterBox USA brings to people affected by disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, or conflict.
Along with other Rotary ...
French Class Explores Adjectives with "Creatures":
Mrs. Taylor's French 3 class explores their adjective studies through the use of creatures from "La Veille de la Toussaints" (Halloween).
They have decorated the World Language hallway with adjectives to describe creatures such as La Sorciere (Witch), Le Loup-Garou (Werewolf), Le Montsre (Monster), La Momie (Mummy), Le Diable (Devil), Le Squellette (Skeleton, and Le Zombi (Zombie).
The drawings will also be featured in this year's Haunted Hallways, which takes place tonight (Oct. 31) in the hallways of the high school from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Look who was Caught Giving Their Extra Ten Percent!:
We’re all doing it, but please join us in congratulating the staff member(s) nominated for The Laker Way award for October 2017!
STACEY PATALINO (not pictured)
I am officially nominating Stacey Patalino for giving her extra 10 percent in helping a student from an opposing school with a traumatic injury during a football game.
I'd like to nominate Corey Riley for the Laker Way Award. He is one of the hardest working teachers I know, is always positive, and never too busy to lend a hand. He inspires our Music Ed. department.
I would like to nominate Doug Lewis for the Laker Way Award! Time and time again, Doug goes out of his way to ensure the learning of not just his students, but all students. ...
Football Moves to Sectional Final in Carrier Dome:
The Skaneateles Lakers football squad defeated Canastota 28-21 in the Section III Class C semi-final on Saturday, earning a trip to the Syracuse University Carrier Dome this Saturday, November 4 to take on top seeded General Brown in the sectional championship game.
Down 21-14 at halftime, Skaneateles scored in the third quarter to tie the contest before Nick Wamp took a 10-yard pass from Patrick Hackler and turned it into a 65-yard score, hurrying down the right sideline, to take the lead 28-21 with just 2:37 left in the game. Wamp's score was the difference maker, sending Skaneateles to the Carrier Dome for its first Section III championship final in five seasons.
Wamp caught 8 passes on the day for 189 yards and two scores, while Hackler threw for 367 yards and three ...
Football, Volleyball Prep for Section III Contests:
The Skaneateles Lakers football team and girl's volleyball team are preparing for Section III playoff contests this weekend, with the volleyball team in action on the road at Solvay beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday as the football team takes on Canastota at 5 p.m. on Saturday at CNS.
The volleyball team is contending in the opening round of the Section III Class B tournament, entering as the No. 5 seed in the six team playoff. If the Lakers win they will advance to take on top seeded Westhill on November 1 at 6 p.m.
The Lakers football team is coming off a 48-6 victory over Little Falls in the quarterfinals of the Section III Class C playoffs, with No. 3 Canastota now in their sights. The Lakers are the No. 2 seed in the playoffs and a win on Saturday means a trip ...
Students Experience Johnson Museum of Art:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 26, 2017) – In a joint effort between the Skaneateles High School English and Art departments, students in the art classes of Jessica Sawchuk and Tracy Hale, as well as in the writing class of Aisha Mcconochy recently took a trip to Cornell University to experience the Johnson Museum of Art.
The trip was an all-day experience with students interacting with and taking in various works of art, photos, installation spaces, nearby gorges and even Vietnamese food before heading back to Skaneateles.
The day started with a trip to the Japanese garden as students stopped to draw sketches or take photos before viewing a photo show called Silsila .
The show Silsila , which means link in Arabic, consists of several photographic series and ...
MS Students Train Teachers in Google Lessons:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 26, 2017) – In a reversal of roles, Skaneateles Middle School students were recently put to the task of training teachers on the usage of Google.
Last year, Heather Buff’s fifth grade class went to each third grade classroom at State Street Elementary School to teach students how to log into Google and how to use Google Docs and Slides.
This year, Skaneateles Central Schools saw the need to provide Google training to its elementary faculty, and decided to enlist the help of Mrs. Buff’s former fifth grade students, who are now sixth graders at the middle school, to serve as teaching assistants.
Now serving as Technology Integration Specialist for the district, Mrs. Buff and her former students ...