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Look who was Caught Giving Their Extra Ten Percent! 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 March 2017!    DAWN TEIXEIRA I would like to nominate Dawn Teixeira for The Laker Way Award!  Dawn consistently gives her extra ten percent on a daily basis making sure all 490 students are accounted for and that all teachers and teacher aides have sub coverage whenever they need it.  She can calmly resolve the most hectic of situations and somehow make it look effortless.  Always willing and eager to help anyone with any task, she has even been known to find last minute subs from home on her scheduled day off as only she can!  Dawn truly cares about our students and knows just about every one of them by their first names – did ...
Students Among National Video Finalists Students Among National Video Finalists: SKANEATELES, NY (April 3, 2017) – Skaneateles High School students enrolled in Honors 10 English once again entered to compete in the ‘Speak Truth to Power’ student video contest this year with two groups moving on as national finalists to be considered as Grand Prize winners. Skaneateles student videos have finished in the runner-up position the last two years. Students Ruby Ramsgard, Greta Weiss, Kelsey Ibach, and Dana Palmer hope to see that result change with their production “Frank Mugisha: I am a Friend” as do students Catherine Cramer, Veronica Ryan, and Bridget Neumann with their video “LGBTQ Rights: A Documentary.” Sponsored by the American Federation of Teachers, Tribeca Film Institute and RFK Human ...
Openings to Join High School Trip to NYC Openings to Join High School Trip to NYC: SKANEATELES, NY (March 31, 2017) – Skaneateles High School students are once again preparing to make their annual trip to New York City from October 6-9. All Skaneateles High School students are welcome to take part in the trip with the group planning to attend the Whitney Museum of Art, Ellis Island, the 9/11 Museum, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, and the All American High School Film Festival. Skaneateles High School art teacher Jessica Sawchuk stressed that the trip is open to all students, not just art students.  “The trip is open for anyone,” said Sawchuk.  “I want to expose as many students as possible to the arts, as well as the many historical and cultural experiences that New York has to offer.  We are making this trip different ...
Forum to Explore Enrollment, Budget, Project 2021 Forum to Explore Enrollment, Budget, Project 2021: SKANEATELES, NY (March 28, 2017) – Originally scheduled for March 22, the Skaneateles Central School District will conduct its second community forum on Monday, April 3 at 6 p.m. in the Skaneateles High School Auditorium. Open to all members of the community, Skaneateles Central School’s Superintendent Ken Slentz will address several areas of interest. “The conversations at these gatherings give us important ideas of how we can improve our work on behalf of kids, families, and the community in general,” said Slentz.  “As such, we encourage and are hopeful for a good turnout.” One item on the agenda includes a look into the district’s current and projected enrollment and building status.  This discussion will provide insight ...
Senior Leah King Earns National Silver Medal in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program Senior Leah King Earns National Silver Medal in Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Program: PHOTO - Skaneateles senior Leah King earned a National Silver Medal for her piece 'Fur Hat' in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program. (Leah King art) SKANEATELES, NY (March 27, 2017) – Skaneateles High School senior Leah King has earned a National Silver Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for 2017. King has been identified by a panel of creative professionals as one of the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted to Scholastic with only the top 1% being recognized at the national level. By receiving a Scholastic Art & Writing silver medal for her piece “Fur Hat”, King joins a legacy of celebrated authors ...
Athletic Code Expansion Discussed by Board of Education to Include All Extracurricular Activities Athletic Code Expansion Discussed by Board of Education to Include All Extracurricular Activities: SKANEATELES, NY (March 24, 2017) – During Tuesday’s Skaneateles Central School District Board of Education meeting, board members discussed the expansion of the current athletic code of conduct to include all extracurricular activities in a document known as the Extracurricular Participation and Expectations Handbook. The handbook will contain a new set of policies and procedures for students and coaches, advisors, and adult leaders alike, which are aligned to the district’s strategic plan and more specifically the 6 Dimensions of Wellness. “We want as many of our students as possible to be involved in our extracurricular programs which are supported by the community,” said Skaneateles Central School District Superintendent, Ken Slentz.  ...
SCS Officials Accept 'School Safety Excellence Award' in Syracuse SCS Officials Accept 'School Safety Excellence Award' in Syracuse: PHOTO - BOCES Safety Coordinator Mark Snyder and SCS Assistant Director of Facilities Elaine MacLachlan accepted the district's 'School Safety Excellence Award' at the 37th annual Utica National school safety seminar on Monday in Syracuse.  (SCS Photo)   SKANEATELES, NY (March 23, 2017) – Skaneateles Central School District is one of 136 school districts and Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York to receive the Utica National Insurance Group’s ‘School Safety Excellence Award’ for 2017 at the Titanium with Honors level. Skaneateles Central School’s Assistant Director of Facilities Elaine MacLachlan and BOCES Safety Coordinator Mark Snyder were joined by the district’s Assistant Business ...
Community Forum II Rescheduled to April 3 Community Forum II Rescheduled to April 3: SKANEATELES, NY (March 21, 2017) – The second Skaneateles Central School District Community Forum has been rescheduled to take place on Monday, April 3 in the Skaneateles High School auditorium, beginning at 6 p.m. Originally scheduled for March 22, the new forum date will focus more intently on the upcoming 2017-2018 school budget as well as collecting community input in regards to Project 2021. After successful Project 2021 shareholder meetings with faculty, staff and students, community feedback is the next step in the shareholder meeting process. Community members will have an opportunity on April 3 to meet and hear from Superintendent Ken Slentz as well as architects from the BCK-IBI Group to get an overall update on Project 2021 and other facilities ...
Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre to Perform Thursday in High School Auditorium Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre to Perform Thursday in High School Auditorium: SKANEATELES, NY (March 21, 2017) – The Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre will perform for Skaneateles Middle School students on Thursday, March 23 in the Skaneateles High School auditorium beginning at 1 p.m. The performance program known as ‘Echoes,’ will feature original scripts written by middle school students across the state, including Skaneateles Middle School. Merry-Go-Round actors will then bring the students’ writing—funny, thought-provoking, or heartfelt—to life with costumes and props, musical instruments, and characters from zany to poignant. The resulting show will be unique and memorable, and showcases at least one author from every school that enters. The largest touring children’s theatre in Upstate New York and ...
Community Forum Set for March 22 - READ MORE Community Forum Set for March 22 - READ MORE: Join Skaneateles Central Schools Superintendent Ken Slentz as the district holds another Community Forum to address topics such as the 2017-2018 budget, Project 2021 - as well as a Q&A in regards to district events.  The forum will take place in the Waterman School Auditorium. - See more at: http://www.skanschools.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=1031#sthash.xkI9EuBT.dpuf Join Skaneateles Central Schools Superintendent Ken Slentz as the district holds another Community Forum to address topics such as the 2017-2018 budget, Project 2021 - as well as a Q&A in regards to district events.  The forum will take place in the Waterman School Auditorium. - See more at: http://www.skanschools.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=1031#sthash.xkI9EuBT.dpuf Join Skaneateles Central Schools ...
Middle School Drama Preparing for 'Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.' to Debut March 30 Middle School Drama Preparing for 'Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.' to Debut March 30: SKANEATELES, NY (March 20, 2017) – Weeks after a highly successful run of ‘The Addams Family’ by the Skaneateles High School drama department, the Skaneateles Middle School drama team will next take to the high school auditorium stage with ‘Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.’ March 30-April 1. Based on the award-winning, iconic Broadway classic, this special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, ‘Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.’ follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Created by Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick and Joseph Stein, ‘Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.’ tackles the universal theme of tradition ...
State Street Wax Museum Provides Historical Walk through Time State Street Wax Museum Provides Historical Walk through Time: PHOTO - State Street School fourth-graders portrayed famous Americans in the annual Wax Museum on Thursday.  Pictured above is Savaria Lombardi as Margaret Bourke-White.  (Dan Kapuscinski photo)   SKANEATELES, NY (March 17, 2017) – Fourth-grade students at State Street Intermediate School provided fellow students, teachers, and family an opportunity to walk through history as a part of their annual Wax Museum of Famous Americans held at the school on Thursday. The day consisted of two sessions.  An afternoon session was held for third and fifth-grade students to take a tour, while an evening session was put on for the public. A tradition carried on for decades, the fourth-grade students lined the hallways of State Street School dressed ...
Girls Ice Hockey Presented Championship Medals Girls Ice Hockey Presented Championship Medals: PHOTO - The state champion Skaneateles Girls Ice Hockey team received championship medals on Friday morning from Skaneateles High School Principal Gregory Santoro.  (Dan Kapuscinski photo)    SKANEATELES, NY (March 17, 2017) – The undefeated, state champion Skaneateles Girls Ice Hockey team was presented with championship medals on Friday morning from Skaneateles High School Principal Gregory Santoro. The championship squad, which defeated Orchard Park 5-1 in the state championship final in February to lock a perfect 19-0 season, also ended their campaign as a NYS Scholar Athlete team with a combined GPA of 93%. Santoro addressed the team before handing out the team’s medals. “Your effort and commitment was remarkable,” ...
Five OOTM Teams Advance to State Competition April 8 Five OOTM Teams Advance to State Competition April 8:     SKANEATELES, NY (March 17, 2017) – Of the ten Skaneateles Central School teams to take part in the Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition held on the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES campus on March 11, five of those teams have advanced to the NYS Competition to be held in Binghamton on April 8. 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. By placing first in the Regional Competition, teams ...
Mark Wood Concert Rescheduled for April 10, 7 p.m. Mark Wood Concert Rescheduled for April 10, 7 p.m.: SKANEATELES, NY (March 16, 2017) – The highly anticipated return of Grammy-Award winning rock violinist Mark Wood to Skaneateles High School will now have to wait until Monday, April 10 following consecutive days of canceled classes in Skaneateles on Tuesday and Wednesday due to prolonged winter weather that saw the original performance date of March 14 postponed. The performance, which will see Wood take the stage with Skaneateles School orchestra students, will begin at 7 p.m.  All tickets sold for the March 14 performance will be honored on April 10. A world-renowned performer, Wood rose to fame as string master and original member of the internationally acclaimed Trans Siberian Orchestra. A successful solo artist, Wood writes and records original music for film ...
Project 2021: Community Feedback Next, District Forum Set for March 22 Project 2021: Community Feedback Next, District Forum Set for March 22: SKANEATELES, NY (March 16, 2017) – After successful shareholder meetings with faculty, staff, and students in relation to Skaneateles Central School’s proposed Project 2021, community feedback will be the next step in the shareholder meeting process. Guided by the Board of Education and the strategic planning community advisory committee, the district will seek broad community input into Project 2021. Superintendent Ken Slentz stated that, “The key reasons that we started planning for this project as early as we did was to allow us time to maximize input and generate communications on what our plans are for the district’s facilities relative to the learning needs of our students and the stewardship obligations that we hold on behalf of the community.” ...
Students Return from DECA State Career Conference in Rochester Students Return from DECA State Career Conference in Rochester: PHOTO - Skaneateles High School students Aidan Bennett, Kyler Viggiano, Joshua Luce, Lydia Parker, Jacob Stone, Reggie Buell, Tommy Seeley, Patrick Greenfield, Matthew Neumann, and Malcolm Lombardi recently competed in the DECA State Career Conference held in Rochester, NY.  (Daniel Mulroy photo)   SKANEATELES, NY (March 16, 2017) – A group of ten Skaneateles High School students recently participated in the DECA State Career Conference held at the Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, NY from March 8-10. Daniel Mulroy’s Skaneateles DECA team consisted of seniors Patrick Greenfield, Matthew Neumann, Joshua Luce, Reggie Buell, Kyler Viggiano, Lydia Parker, Malcolm Lombardi, Tommy Seeley, and Jacob Stone as well as junior Aidan Bennett. ...
UPDATE: Friday, March 17 will he a HALF DAY UPDATE: Friday, March 17 will he a HALF DAY: Dear parents/guardians - we continue to watch the weather patterns as they unfold and as they are predicted for the coming hours. T he ongoing winds may prove problematic for us in the morning,  possibly requiring a delay. As it currently stands, the Cayuga County Sheriff has declared an "Essential Travel Only" restriction for the overnight hours. Accordingly, we will wait until morning to make the decision on delay. I do expect that once in session, all activities including the wax museum will continue.    As a reminder, we will have students in for half day on  Friday, March 17  and will continue with an abbreviated conference day thereafter. Each of the principals will send dismissal times for their respective buildings tomorrow morning.  ...
Mark Wood Concert Postponed - New Date TBA Mark Wood Concert Postponed - New Date TBA: The 2nd day workshop as well as the Mark Wood concert scheduled for Tuesday, March 14 has been postponed due to weather.  A new concert date is TBD.  We apologize for the inconvenience.
Mark Wood to Perform at Skaneateles High School Tuesday, Student Rehearsals Underway Mark Wood to Perform at Skaneateles High School Tuesday, Student Rehearsals Underway: SKANEATELES, NY (March 13, 2017) – For the first time since 2012, Grammy-Award winning rock violinist Mark Wood will return to the Skaneateles High School Auditorium on Tuesday as a part of the 2017 “Lead Your Students to Victory” tour.  Student rehearsals for the performance have been ongoing throughout the day on Monday. The electrifying performance, which will see Wood perform with Skaneateles Orchestra students, will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Wood took time through the day on Monday to meet and rehearse with the high school, middle school, and State Street orchestras to go over specific pieces that will be performed Tuesday evening as well as reinforcing the importance of discipline, practice, and “feeling” the music. With students ...



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