Fall Newsletter: Project 2021 Forum on October 25:
Click the link below to view the entire Skaneateles Central Schools Fall Newsletter! Inside we have information on the upcoming Project 2021 Forum at Skaneateles High School on October 25 as well as information on new hires for the school year, recents events, and a photo page of the first day of school....
PRINTABLE - 2017 Fall Newsletter
Order Your SHS Yearbook Today:
Skaneateles High School students are reminded to order their yearbooks as soon as possible. Orders need to be in by December 15, or the price will be raised to $60.
We also encourage you to have your name put on your book. There is a $5 charge, but it cuts down on people stealing your book. You have this option until the end of December only. After that, it is not available.
If you have any candids you want considered for the book, please visit www.replayit.com and upload your photos. You may also e-mail jpegs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you let us know who is in the photo.
Also, it is time to send in those baby pictures and siblin pictures (your brother or sister MUST BE IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT) and quotes. Deadline for ...
HS Drama to Present Musical Comedy Murders:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 18, 2017) – Skaneateles High School Drama will present Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 on November 3-5 in the Skaneateles High School auditorium.
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.
The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, and ...
SCS to Hold Children's Media Consumption Forum:
WHEN: 7-8 p.m. - Wednesday, October 18
WHERE: Skaneateles High School Auditorium, 49 E. Elizabeth St., Skaneateles
COST: FREE and open to elementary parents and students and any interested community members
By: Kelly Rocheleau, auburnpub.com - The Skaneateles Central School District wants to open a dialogue with parents about their children's time in front of screens, in light of the ever-expanding media landscape.
A forum on students' media consumption will be held Wednesday night at the Skaneateles High School auditorium. Christopher Casler-Goncalves, principal of State Street Intermediate School and Waterman Primary School; Kelly Whitney, chief product and partnerships officer of educational technology company iCivics; and State Street school counselor ...
VIDEO: Project 2021 Plans for Middle School:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 18, 2017) – The Skaneateles Central School District administration is pleased to unveil a look into preliminary Project 2021 plans for the Skaneateles Middle School. This district wide construction project will be put to a vote on Tuesday, November 14.
Just weeks ago, the district presented a detailed look inside plans for Skaneateles High School in both video and graphic form, with each format available for viewing at www.skanschools.org . This middle school video offers more interesting interviews and insight from teachers, staff, and students.
Skaneateles Central School District Superintendent, Ken Slentz, emphasized that the timing is right to make these necessary updates within the middle school.
“The timing of ...
Freshmen, Laker Leaders to Paint Pumpkins Friday:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 17, 2017) – Skaneateles High School freshmen will join their senior Laker Link Leaders this Friday in the high school cafeteria for pumpkin painting during Activity Period.
Pumpkins are being provided by Tim’s Pumpkin Patch in Marietta, NY, with the high school PTC donating the paints for the event.
Cider will also be provided as a fall refreshment.
The Laker Link program sees a senior mentor assigned to each freshman student, helping to guide them through their first year at the high school.
The Laker Link mentor program gives freshmen an opportunity to discover methods for social and academic success while also learning what to expect and how to prepare for high school. ...
Rotary Provides Dictionaries to 3rd Grade Students:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 10, 2017) – Members of the Skaneateles Rotary Club presented the third grade classes of State Street Elementary School with a copy of the latest Webster’s Dictionary & Thesaurus for Students on Wednesday morning in the State Street cafeteria.
The books were once again provided by local Rotarians as part of the Rotary’s efforts to enhance literacy skills worldwide.
Skaneateles Rotary Club President, Mary Giroux, presented each student in the third grade class with their new dictionary & thesaurus.
“On behalf of the Skaneateles Rotary Club we are happy to present each of you with the Webster’s Dictionary & Thesaurus,” said Giroux. “We hope ...
Job Shadow Program Offers Unique Opportunities:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 10, 2017) – Last week, Skaneateles High School Juniors were introduced to the district’s Job Shadowing Program, which provides students an opportunity to meet, connect with, and shadow different members of the community to increase career awareness.
Part of the introduction included a student assembly, coordinated by Job Shadowing Director Lori Ruhlman, featuring a dozen Skaneateles High School seniors who had previously participated in the program, as well as Skaneateles Central School District Superintendent, Ken Slentz.
“Take the risk to try everything. Learn what you like and what you really don’t like,” Slentz told students. “Take the risk to learn.”
Environmental Club Hosted Lake Talk on Wednesday:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 4, 2017) – The Skaneateles High School Environmental Club hosted a talk and panel discussion on the Skaneateles Lake algal bloom on Wednesday, October 4, featuring key speakers and town representatives in the Skaneateles High School Auditorium.
Running from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. with speakers Robert G. Werner Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at SUNY–ESF, as well as Gregory Boyer Ph.D, Professor of Bio Chemistry and Director of the Great Lakes Research Consortium at SUNY–ESF, several Skaneateles High School students were a part of the overall presentation.
Students who took part included Alex Flanagan, Kyra LoPiccolo, Luke Rathgeb, Jordan Senn, Shane Rutledge, Mitchell Zellinger, Kelsey Ibach, Michael Lovier, ...
M.S. Student Council Fundraiser Photo Gallery:
The Middle School Student Council held their annual Dinosaur BBQ/Gianelli Sausage Drive-Thru Fundraiser on Wednesday afternoon, and it was another success. Check out some of the photos below!
High School Parent Night on Thursday:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 4, 2017) – Skaneateles High School’s open house will take place on Thursday, October 5, beginning at 7 p.m.
The annual open house will follow its traditional “daily schedule” format, with parents heading to their child’s homeroom class from 7:00 – 7:10 p.m.
Beginning at 7:13 p.m. parents will move to first period, then follow the remaining daily schedule from there, with each period lasting ten minutes. Parents are reminded to skip their child’s lunch period and simply attend either their fifth or sixth period class.
During periods that are scheduled for study halls or labs, parents are encouraged to visit the information tables set-up in the main office hallway, tour the building, and ...
H.S. Students Explore Clubs, Activities at Fair:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 3, 2017) – A successful Student Club & Activities Fair took place on Tuesday morning in the Skaneateles High School gym featuring more than 30 different clubs and organizations for students to be a part of during the school year.
“The fair gives students a chance to talk to other students that are involved in certain activities and clubs, view displays and demonstrations, and choose to join if they wish,” said Stephen Musso, Director of Student Wellness, Clubs, and Athletics for the Skaneateles Central School district. “We encourage students to use this occasion to explore and learn about the multitude of options that can enrich their high school experience.”
The activities fair was open ...
Walk to School Day Oct. 4 Promotes Healthy Living:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 2, 2017) – The Skaneateles Central School District and the Skaneateles Elementary Parent Teacher Committee are excited to take part in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 4.
Walk to School Day is an annual event that promotes the benefits of walking and bicycling including the importance of physical activity, teaching safe pedestrian and bicycling skills to children, awareness of the walking and cycling community, concern for the environment, reducing traffic congestion, pollution, and speed near schools, as well as sharing time with community leaders, parents, and children.
Learn more about joining children and adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling by visiting ...
VIDEO-PHOTO GALLERY: Ride for Missing Children:
Bike Riders Raising Money for Child Safety Education Visit Cayuga County - Area Schools Including Skaneateles Middle School - By: Kelly Rocheleau, www.AuburnPub.com
ELBRIDGE — Around 100 biking volunteers for the 15th Annual Syracuse Ride for Missing Children were greeted by cheering, sign-wielding Elbridge Elementary School students Friday morning.
The students were lined up at the front of the school to support the riders, who also had police escorts and others with them. The cars' blaring police sirens prompted even more bouncing and smiling from the children.
The 100-mile ride featured volunteers on bikes to acknowledge missing children, drum up attention for child ...
Club & Activities Fair Set for Tuesday in HS:
SKANEATELES, NY (September 26, 2017) – Skaneateles High School will hold its Student Club & Activities Fair in the high school gymnasium on Tuesday, October 3 during first period.
The activities fair is open for freshman, sophomores, and new students featuring a variety of organizations and clubs to choose from and learn more about.
Several exhibits and displays will be on hand as students explore their passion and look to join.
District residents are reminded that Project 2021, the district’s proposed capital improvement project, will be up for vote on Tuesday, November 14. A full listing of Project 2021 details are listed under the Project 2021 quick link at www.skanschools.org. More information will be out on the pending ...
Board Approves Proposition for Project 2021 Vote:
SKANEATELES, NY (September 26, 2017) – On November 14, 2017, residents of the Skaneateles Central School District will be asked to vote on the next capital construction project in the district. At their regular September meeting, the Board of Education unanimously approved the general scope of the project, the not-to-exceed total of $36.5 million, and the appointment of Ashley McGraw architects of Syracuse to complete the design and construction phase. Local resident Edward McGraw will be the project lead for Ashley McGraw.
"At first, this was a difficult decision to make given the total cost of the project", said board president Susan Greenfield Murphy. "But this really gives us our best bang for our buck because we can do $36.5 million worth of desperately ...
Scholastic Book Fair Open through September 29:
SKANEATELES, NY (September 26, 2017) – The Scholastic Book Fair is open in the Skaneateles Middle School Library through September 29 from 7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily.
The Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings to school the books that kids want to read. The collection includes a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for all reading levels.
The Book Fair will keep special hours on Thursday, September 28 during Parent Information Night at the Middle School, as doors will be open from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Parent Teacher Committee will be providing refreshments during this time.
“We’ll be using the money that is collected from this fair to purchase books that will be here, housed ...
Portion of Homecoming Proceeds to Hurricane Relief:
SKANEATELES, NY (September 26, 2017) – On Saturday, September 16, Skaneateles High School held its annual Homecoming Dance in the high school gymnasium, with a portion of the dance’s proceeds going to help hurricane relief in the United States.
More than 285 students attended the dance, which ran from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
The night’s entertainment included a DJ, who invited students to participate in dance contests, provided music of their choice, and glow stick giveaways.
Part of the gym featured a café set-up, several games of corn hole, and the courtyard was opened for students looking to take a break from the action.
A dessert table offered a variety of bite-sized sweets, water, and juice.
The Homecoming ...
H.S. Environmental Club Algal Talk on Oct. 4:
SKANEATELES, NY (September 26, 2017) – The Skaneateles High School Environmental Club will present a talk and panel discussion on the Skaneateles Lake algal bloom on Wednesday, October 4, featuring key speakers and town representatives in the Skaneateles High School Auditorium.
The evening’s program will run from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. with speakers Robert G. Werner Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at SUNY–ESF, as well as Gregory Boyer Ph.D, Professor of Bio Chemistry and Director of the Great Lakes Research Consortium at SUNY–ESF.
Speakers will be followed by a 30-minue panel discussion that will include Skaneateles Town Supervisor Jim Lanning, along with Town Councilors Claire Howard and Constance Brown.
District residents are reminded ...