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Driver's Ed to be Offered this Summer Driver's Ed to be Offered this Summer: Parents and Guardians, If you have a current Sophomore or Junior who needs to take Driver's Education, please take note of the information below. Driver's Education is a .5 credit bearing course, which will be offered at no cost to students. If you are interested in having your child take this course, please have him/her stop by the Counseling Office to sign-up. More details will be provided once initial interest is gathered. If you have any questions, please stop by or call the Counseling Office.  
Marion Blumenthal Lazan to Speak at High School Marion Blumenthal Lazan to Speak at High School: Skaneateles, NY (May 8, 2017) – Holocaust survivor and author of Four Perfect Pebbles , Marion Blumenthal Lazan will speak in the Skaneateles High School Auditorium on Thursday, May 11. Lazan will share her firsthand experience as a nine-year old child interned with her family in the German concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen, the camp in which Anne Frank died. The session with Lazan will take students, faculty, and staff behind the barbed wire to describe in detail what life was like during those harrowing years, while also explaining the events leading up to her family’s incarceration in Bergen-Belsen and its life changing aftermath. Speaking to the values of determination, perseverance, faith, and hope; Lazan’s messages are of tolerance and understanding ...
VanRiper Competes at NYC Shakespeare Competition VanRiper Competes at NYC Shakespeare Competition: By: Christopher Broadwell – New York City, NY (May 8, 2017) – With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Madeleine VanRiper from Skaneateles, NY, a student of Aisha McConochy at Skaneateles High School in Skaneateles, placed as a semi-finalist in the 34th annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition in New York City. The Competition took place on May 1, 2017 on the stage of the Mitzi Newhouse Theater at Lincoln Center with 54 semi-finalists from as many ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Madeleine previously won the ESU Syracuse Branch competition. More than 20,000 high school students nationwide participated in the 2017 English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition at the local, regional, and national levels. Among the winners ...
NJHS Raises Money for WE Charity NJHS Raises Money for WE Charity: SKANEATELES, NY (May 4, 2017) – Members of the Skaneateles Middle School Junior Honor Society recently took it upon themselves to set up a lemonade and cookie stand in downtown Skaneateles to raise money for the impoverished through www.we.org . The group raised close to $300 for the cause, selling lemonade for $1.50 and cookies for $1.00.  Another group then followed suit and raised an additional $75. Skaneateles Middle School counselor Chris Viggiano and social studies teacher Josh Williams are adding to the cause as well as 7 th grade E.L.A. classes.  Proceeds from a ‘Casual Friday’ donation at the middle school will also be added in to help the overall donation level to approach $1,000. A non-fictional article in a seventh grade textbook ...
Seventh Graders Enjoy Trip to Philadelphia Seventh Graders Enjoy Trip to Philadelphia: SKANEATELES, NY (May 3, 2017) – Skaneateles Middle School seventh graders recently returned from a day trip to historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Coordinated by middle school social studies teachers Lori Usifer and Julie Spinelli, seventh graders journeyed to Philadelphia and back on Friday, April 28 to learn about our nation’s history. Touring the city streets, students took in the many sights and historic venues that Philadelphia has to offer including the Franklin Institute, the National Constitution Center, as well as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. As a special added bonus, students were also able to take a tour of the National Football League Draft ‘war room’, a behind the scenes location where NFL executives gather to ...
Skaneateles Students Featured in Paradise Exhibit Skaneateles Students Featured in Paradise Exhibit: SKANEATELES, NY (May 2, 2017) – Schweinfurth Art Center’s First Friday program this Friday, May 5 will feature a special presentation of work by art and music students from Skaneateles High School. The program will run from 5-8 p.m. Students in Corey Riley’s Music Technology class and Jessica Sawchuk’s art class have been working with artists Lorne Covington and Douglas Quin, creators of Paradise, to record sounds and upload images. The students’ work will be integrated into Paradise, an immersive sound installation which responds to your movements within the exhibit space. Douglas Quin is a world renowned sound designer, naturalist, public radio commentator and music composer, and co-director of the Audio Arts graduate program, S.I. Newhouse ...
Strang Places Third in Business Plan Competition Strang Places Third in Business Plan Competition: SKANEATELES, NY (May 2, 2017) – Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES recently held the 8 th annual Lindy Business Plan Competition with twelve students from nine programs presenting business proposals before the school and five guest judges. Skaneateles High School senior Clark Strang, who recently presented before the Skaneateles Central School Board of Education on his experiences within the BOCES program, finished third overall for his Man of Steel Metal Works proposal. Strang, a serious forge and metal worker, has been doing metal work from his home for several years while also taking part in the BOCES Machining and Welding program. Earlier this year Strang commented on his experiences at BOCES as well as his love for the trade. “A lot of times when local farmers have ...
Students Tell Community Stories in Windows Project Students Tell Community Stories in Windows Project: SKANEATELES, NY (May 1, 2017) – Over 30 members of the Skaneateles community shared their stories with groups of eighth graders on Monday at Skaneateles Middle School as a part of the annual Windows Project conducted by social studies teacher Jim Ryan. Since 2004, Ryan has put his eighth graders to the task of interviewing local community members on video as a way to not only enhance their technical skills but to also better understand the meaning of civil participation and to simply tell very compelling stories. “This program came about from a project that we once did interviewing World War II veterans,” said Ryan.  “As time went on we had to transition away from experiences of WWII, as the veterans began to age, so we decided to interview people in ...
Look who was Look who was "Caught Giving Their Extra Ten Percent":   We’re all doing it, but please join us in congratulating the staff who were nominated for The Laker Way award for April 2017!  Matt Slauson I would like to nominate Matt Slauson for the Laker Way Award.  Matt and I are working on an extra curricular assignment with students in both his tech classes and my art classes in learning how to make jewelry.  Where it began as a few simple techniques, Matt has gone above and beyond in teaching us many different tools and techniques we can use.  His enthusiasm has sparked many ideas in the students (and myself), and he has shown how we can incorporate art and technology together.   Tammy Dudden I nominate Tammy Dudden for the Laker Way Award. The time and attention she has given to the ...
'17 HS Spring Parent Guide/Exam Schedule '17 HS Spring Parent Guide/Exam Schedule:  Below is the 2017 High School Spring parent guide which includes information and reminders as well as upcoming dates and events.  The AP exam schedule and Regents exam schedule is also included.  Please take time to read below:        Printable Version of Spring Parent Guide
Judge Margaret Cangilos-Ruiz's Remarks (4/26) Judge Margaret Cangilos-Ruiz's Remarks (4/26): Judge Margaret Cangilos-Ruiz’s Remarks: Naturalization Ceremony on 4/26/ 2017 at Skaneateles High School   My fellow Americans….each of you has been on a journey to arrive at this moment and worked hard to be able to hear these words, so let me repeat them: my fellow Americans.  To be an American—unless one is native-American Indian, we or someone from whom we descended arrived here from someplace else. Following the torch of Lady Liberty we came in search of living the American dream. As true today as it was 241 years ago when we proclaimed the Declaration of Independence, we declare the equality of all before the law and, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, recognize “certain unalienable rights —that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit ...
Student Art Displayed at Baltimore Woods Exhibit Student Art Displayed at Baltimore Woods Exhibit: SKANEATELES, NY (April 28, 2017) – Six pieces of art from Skaneateles Central School students at Waterman Primary School and State Street Secondary School will be displayed as a part of the Baltimore Woods Nature Center Student Art Exhibit from May 5-May 27. Artwork from Waterman students Alethea Goldberger, Amelia Hullihan-Demperio, and Mia Johnson along with State Street students Tate Ryan, Bailey Post, and Walker Barnes will be featured. Middle School students Baryl Malcom, Lili Winkleman, and Aidan McGowan will also have pieces on display to bring the total to nine. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 2-4 p.m. to celebrate the achievements of the students. Located at 4007 Bishop Hill Road in Marcellus, Baltimore Woods Nature Center ...
High School Students Excel at Ithaca Math Day High School Students Excel at Ithaca Math Day: SKANEATELES, NY (April 28, 2017) – Fourteen students from Skaneateles High School took part in the Ithaca College Mathematical Exploration Day held on Tuesday, April 25 with a team of four students earning first prize in the program’s math competition. Students Mia Grasso, Natalie Condon, Chloe Metz, and Nicole DeRosa were teamed together earning first place honors among some 40 teams in competition. Following the competition, students spent the remainder of the afternoon attending math workshops.  The workshops taught students various mathematical concepts that are not taught in any high school curriculum.  Each spring, students visit Ithaca College to experience a day of mathematical fun, exploration, and discovery as a part of the Mathematical ...
Energy Efficiency Key in Project 2021 Planning Energy Efficiency Key in Project 2021 Planning: SKANEATELES, NY (April 26, 2017) – Among the listed priorities in Skaneateles Central School’s proposed Project 2021, which will go to a district wide vote on November 14, is improved classroom climates and energy efficiency.  Investments made in energy efficient infrastructure items will reduce energy consumption and costs while also increasing comfort for students and teachers through better temperature control and improved ventilation, resulting in a better learning environment and student performance. Outdated and inefficient lighting will be replaced. A major component of this proposed plan will be the replacement of old classroom lights with new LED fixtures.  In addition to being highly efficient, LED’s improve the quality of light ...
State Street Students Donate Art to Crouse State Street Students Donate Art to Crouse: PHOTO - State Street students (front, left to right) Luke Ellis, Devon Gryzlo, Tye Kennedy, Caleb Langford, Lauren Logue, Addison Badami, Alyssa Franciamone, Vivian Carroll, Olivia Rossi (not pictured), and Ayla Pas'cal (not pictured) were honored Monday evening for donating original artwork to Crouse Health.  The students are pictured with State Street art teacher Susan Barry, Crouse Health's Kris Delaney, Crouse CEO Kimberly Boynton, as well as Nancy Williams, and Betty O'Connor, also from Crouse Health. (Skaneateles Central photo) SKANEATELES, NY (April 25, 2017) – A reception was held Monday evening at Skaneateles Central’s State Street Secondary School to recognize members of the fourth and fifth grade class for donating original pieces ...
Team Brain Freeze Tops Polar Plunge Again Team Brain Freeze Tops Polar Plunge Again: PHOTO - For the fifth consecutive year Team Brain Freeze, consisting of members Josh Hares, Joe Benedict, Bob Broddus, Dan Kurzen, Corey Riley, Mary Blum, Josh Williams, and Justin Suhr topped the Skaneateles Polar Plunge raising $1,640.  (Karen Price photo) SKANEATELES, NY (April 24, 2017) – For the fifth consecutive year, Skaneateles Central School’s Team Brain Freeze was the top fundraiser in the Skaneateles Polar Bear Plunge. Taking place in late January at Clift Park Pavilion in Skaneateles, Team Brain Freeze raised $1,640 to benefit the Skaneateles Fire Department, SAVES, and the Skaneateles Education Foundation. Members of the team included Mary Blum, Bob Broddus, Josh Hares, Dan Kurzen, Corey Riley, Justin Suhr, Josh Williams, ...
VIDEO: WATCH Grand Prize Winning Student Video VIDEO: WATCH Grand Prize Winning Student Video: Congratulations once again to Veronica Ryan, Catherine Cramer, and Bridget Neumann on winning the Speak Truth to Power National Video Contest.  All three students will travel to NYC for the Tribeca Film Festival, where their video will be featured!
Board Approves 2017-18 School Budget Board Approves 2017-18 School Budget: SKANEATELES, NY (April 13, 2017) – The Skaneateles Central School District’s 2017-2018 budget has been approved by the Board of Education and reflects a lower than projected tax levy increase of 1.62 percent. Last week, early budget projections called for a 2 percent increase in the tax levy, however as stated at the district’s community forum on April 3 the early numbers were subject to change. “This year’s budget was particularly challenging to finalize given the late state budget and the possibility of losing federal funds as noted by the President,” said Skaneateles Central Schools Superintendent, Ken Slentz.  ”With these things in mind, we were nonetheless able to construct a budget that continues to offer excellent learning ...
H.S. Orchestra Side-By-Side Le Moyne College H.S. Orchestra Side-By-Side Le Moyne College: PHOTO - Travis Newton, assistant professor at Le Moyne College, will lead the orchestra performance on April 26 in the Skaneateles High School auditorium. (Le Moyne photo) SKANEATELES, NY (April 13, 2017) – The Skaneateles High School Orchestra is pleased to announce that it will perform side by side with the Le Moyne College Chamber Orchestra on Wednesday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Skaneateles High School Auditorium. The Skaneateles High School Orchestra will be one of many guest performers alongside the Le Moyne College Chamber Orchestra, as they perform “Happy Birthday, Ella” in celebration of the 100 th birthday of the first lady of jazz, Ella Fitzgerald. The concert will feature multiple works that were hallmarks of Fitzgerald’s career, ...
Fifth-Graders Digitally Design Pencil Holders Fifth-Graders Digitally Design Pencil Holders: PHOTO - Fifth-grade students are digitally designing pencil holders for 3D printing as a part of the 3D Printing Challenge at State Street School. (Heather Buff photo) SKANEATELES, NY (April 12, 2017) – A unique and creative project is under way at State Street School as fifth-graders take part in the 3D Printing Challenge with the help of fifth-grade teacher Heather Buff. “All fifth-graders are participating in the challenge,” said Buff.  “It is the first year of this particular challenge, which was developed over the summer after our first attempt at using 3D printing last year.  We made a lot of changes to the project based on how things went last year, with a desire to create a meaningful project in alignment with the NGS standards.” ...



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Superintendent:
Kenneth G. Slentz
 
Phone:
315-291-2221
 
Address:
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152