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PHOTO GALLERY: Middle School Shopping Spree: The annual Middle School Holiday Shopping Spree was once again a fantastic success! Check out the photos below from the afternoon as students shopped away at Target in Camillus to help provide a brighter Christmas for kids in need.               more >>
PHOTO GALLERY: Interact Cookie Drive 2017: The Interact Club was hard at work on Thursday, December 14 packing and collecting the several dozen cookies that were dropped off as a part of their annual Cookie Drive. The drive helped add sweetness to the Skaneateles Outreach holiday gift baskets for area families in need. Thank you!             more >>
Students Give Back through '12 Days of Giving': SKANEATELES, NY (December 11, 2017) – Students in Peter O’Connor’s fourth grade class at State Street Elementary School in Skaneateles are once again working together this holiday season, giving back to the community through their second annual ’12 Days of Giving.’   Following the success of last year’s ’12 Days’, O’Connor has rekindled the magic for this year, as he and his students have teamed up with others at State Street to give back to the community for consecutive school days.   “From picking up trash at Austin Park, to helping pets, elderly, and the military; my students had some amazing ideas for this year’s ’12 Days,’” said O’Connor.  “Our brain storming and efforts ... more >>
Interact Cookie Drive Adds Sweetness to Holidays: This event has been POSTPONED until Thursday, December 14.  Same time and location. Join the Interact Club for its annual Holiday Cookie Drive as they help to add sweetness to the Skaneateles Outreach holiday gift baskets for area families in need. Donate a dozen (or two) baked or purcahsed cookies and deliver them to the middle school or high school office, or room 206 in the high school on Wednesday, December 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Area churches and other groups may collect in another place and deliver as a group to the Commons area at 2:30 on December 13 or arrange for a pick-up by an Interacter by calling (315) 729-1852. Everyone is welcome to see the magic unfold during the packaging of the cookies beginning at 2:30 p.m. on December 13 in the Commons. ... more >>
Shopping Spree Postponed until December 14, 3:30pm: This event has been POSTPONED until Thursday, December 14 due to weather.  The event will follow the same time schedule - 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. SKANEATELES, NY (December 5, 2017) – The 17 th annual Skaneateles Middle School Holiday Shopping Spree is set to take place on Wednesday, December 13 from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. at Target in Camillus, presented by the Central New York Community Foundation and the Skaneateles Middle School Student Council.   Thanks to the help of the Central New York Community Foundation and the Skaneateles Middle School Student Council, students will head to Target on December 13 armed with $13,750 to purchase gifts for children who otherwise may not get any this Christmas.   The students will be split into ... more >>
HS Orchestra to Perform at Music Guild Luncheon: Enjoy some wonderful student entertainment with performances from the SHS Orchestra and get into the Holiday spirit at the annual Skaneateles Music Guild Holiday Luncheon, Wednesday, December 6, 11am at The Lodge. This annual event is one of the major fundraisers for the newly combined Guild and Music Boosters organization which has provided more than $75,000 and countless volunteer hours to the district and community in support of music in the last 3 years alone. Click the link below to reserve a spot. Skaneateles Music Guild Website more >>
Middle School Students of the Month Announced: Skaneateles Middle School's Students of the Month for October and November are pictured below! Will Hyatt, Emil Sander, and Nathan Dinello were selected for October while Nora Curtis, Paige Whipple, and Laura Norris were selected for November. Each student was selected by the staff at SMS for having demonstrated positive behaviors including generosity, responsibility, integrity, and trust/honesty. Congratulations to our Middle School Students of the Month for October and November!   more >>
Third Graders Donate to annual Pajama Drive: SKANEATELES, NY (December 1, 2017) – State Streel Elementary School third graders took part in Scholastic’s 9 th annual Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive on Friday, December 1.   Scholastic’s Pajama Program offers at-risk children the unconditional, magical gifts of pajamas and books so that they can enjoy the greatest benefit of a loving bedtime and peaceful good night, making for a fulfilling good day.   As a part of the program, third grade students and families of State Street Elementary were encouraged to donate new pajamas to the cause.   Pajamas of all sizes and for all seasons were welcome as complete sets, a top and bottom or an appropriate nightgown.   At the conclusion of the pajama drive Scholastic ... more >>
Garrett, Jarvis Accepted to Master Teacher Program: SKANEATELES, NY (November 29, 2017) – Skaneateles High School teachers Rick Garrett and Maureen Jarvis have been accepted into New York State’s Master Teacher Program.   The NYS Master Teacher Program network consists of outstanding teachers recognized for their dedication to providing the most innovative STEM education to their students, their commitment to professional growth, and their enthusiasm for sharing their local successful practices with colleagues in their schools, districts, and regions.   Currently, there are more than 900 Master Teachers in the program.   Both Biology teachers at SHS, Garrett and Jarvis will join the SUNY Cortland Region of the program.   As Master Teachers, Garrett ... more >>
2005 Graduate Returns to Talk Shop with Students: SKANEATELES, NY (November 28, 2017) – Nancy Menapace Cable, a 2005 graduate of Skaneateles High School, recently returned to SHS to speak with seniors in Matt Slauson’s Engineering Design class.   Following Mechanical Engineering studies at Northwestern and Syracuse University, Cable is currently working as a senior Engineer at Woodward Inc., an aerospace manufacturing company located in Colorado that focuses on building engines and airframes for companies like Boeing and Caterpillar. Cable spent the period talking with students about what it is like to work as an Engineer and how she went about finding the right job for her.   Cable was able to relate to students how the problem solving skills she learned in high school, coupled ... more >>
Skaneateles Students Visit Purpose Farms: SKANEATELES, NY (November 27, 2017) – Students in Rob DeMass’s SUNY Albany class at Skaneateles High School recently visited Purpose Farms in Baldwinsville, NY, performing community service for a great cause.   Purpose Farms is a family run farm that provides a nourishing and responsible environment for youth in the foster care system.   Children come to the farm to help with chores, groom animals, and most importantly, build positive relationships that they might not be getting at home.   All animals on the farm are rescue animals from the local area.   Following a session of goat yoga, students went off to the fields to put in several hours of work that consisted of clearing fields of used hay and horse manure. ... more >>
Skaneateles Football wins First State Championship: SKANEATELES, NY (November 27, 2017) – Skaneateles High School Football’s magical run came to a fitting conclusion on Friday evening as the Lakers held off Holy Trinity by the score of 28-25 to secure their first ever New York State Class C Football Championship.   Ending the season 12-1, the Lakers stormed through the post season defeating Little Falls, Canastota, and General Brown on their way to the Section III title before topping Newark Valley, Cleveland Hills, and Holy Trinity to become state champions.   Charging to a 28-12 lead after three quarters, thanks to the help of three touchdown strikes in the air from Patrick Hackler and a 6-yard score from Areh Boni, the Lakers appeared to be well on their way to victory.   However, ... more >>
SHS Students Volunteer at Syracuse Rescue Mission: SKANEATELES, NY (November 22, 2017) – Students in Alanna Kramerson’s Participation in Government class at Skaneateles High School recently made a trip to the Rescue Mission in Syracuse to complete community service and learn about the services provided by the mission in the Syracuse area. Following a tour of the campus, the class was broken into two volunteer groups.  The first volunteered in the donation warehouse unloading a donation truck, and sorting clothes inside the donation center. The second group volunteered in the food service center.  This group helped to package supply bags for Thanksgiving, packaging 400 bags with utensils, cranberry sauce, tea, and sugar.  The students then helped to plate and serve 220 people for lunch. “Students ... more >>
SHS Seniors, Recent Grads Earn AP Scholar Awards: SKANEATELES, NY (November 20, 2017) – A total of 67 Skaneateles High School seniors and recent graduates have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Scholar Exams.  Four of the 2017 graduates earned the additional designation of National AP Scholar.   The four National AP Scholars – all now off to college – are Ethan Goldstein, Sophie Kush, Anthony Panasci, and Rachel Teixeira.  National AP Scholar is granted to students in the United States who earn an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of the AP exams.   The AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated exemplary college-level achievement on AP Exams.  A full listing ... more >>
SHS Football Moves to State Championship Friday: (November 20, 2017) - For the first time in school history, the Skaneateles Lakers Football team will play in the Class C State Football Championship on Friday versus Holy Trinity in the Carrier Dome at 6 p.m. The Lakers advance to the state title contest after a full throttle matchup against Cleveland Hills, which saw Skaneateles come out on top by the score of 63-56.  The victory marked the highest combined point total (119) in a playoff game since the state championships began in 1993.  The previous high was 115 set by Iroquois and Eastridge in the 2004 Class A quarterfinal. Amazingly, there were 70 points and 10 touchdowns scored in the second quarter alone. Lakers quarterback Patrick Hackler once again put on a show in the victory, running for five touchdowns ... more >>
High Honor, Honor Roll Students Announced at SHS: (November 20, 2017) - Skaneateles High School has announced those students reaching High Honor and Honor Roll status for the first marking period of the 2017-2018 school year.  Please click the links below to see each listing. 2017 - First Marking Period - High Honor Roll 2017 - First Marking Period - Honor Roll     more >>
Letter from the District: Project 2021 Thank You!: more >>
State Street Transforms into African Museum: SKANEATELES, NY (November 15, 2017) – Students in Tami Rigling’s third grade class at State Street Intermediate School recently worked together to create an interactive African Museum.   As a part of a project based unit on Africa, Mrs. Rigling’s students did an inquiry of the different regions of Africa, then worked together in groups to create various projects, which were presented within their Museum.   “What makes this unique is the students created all of the materials themselves,” said Rigling.   “Heather Buff and I acted as facilitators.   Heather taught students about different technologies they could use for their projects and I worked with the students on the research and presentation portion. ... more >>
SCS Capital Project Approved by District Voters: SKANEATELES, NY (November 15, 2017) – Skaneateles Central Schools most recent proposed capital construction project, known as Project 2021, has been approved by district voters by the tally of 638-147.   The not-to-exceed project of $36.5 million will see Ashley McGraw architects of Syracuse complete the design and construction phase, which will include needed infrastructure updates to all four Skaneateles Central Schools as well as the transportation center.   “We really are humbled by the community’s support of this project,” said Superintendent Ken Slentz. “In return, I have tremendous confidence that the team that we have put together – both our in house staff and well as our architects and construction managers – ... more >>
Skaneateles High School 2017 Fall Newsletter:   Skaneateles High School is proud to present its annual Fall Newsletter.  Click the link below to get up to date on events and happenings throughout the school including updates from the Counseling Center, musical performances, sports, the PTC, job shadowing, clubs & activities, and more. CLICK - 2017 Skaneateles High School Fall Newsletter more >>

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Kenneth G. Slentz, Superintendent
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Skaneateles, NY 13152
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