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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 >>
SHS Tech Club Running Scrap Metal Fundraiser: (November 14) - The Skaneateles High School Technology Club is conducting its Scrap Metal Fundraiser from now through the beginning of Thanksgiving Break on Tuesday, November 21. The Weitsman Group has generously donated a container for scrap metal, which is located near the concession stand building at the high school, for scrap metal to be tossed into as a donation to the club.   Items are asked to be made mostly of metal with the following exceptions: No items are allowed with refrigerant such as air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, or freezers.  No batteries.  Items that may have fuel or oil like lawn mowers must be completely drained of fuel and oil.  No electronics like televisions or computers. Anyone can donate into the scrap metal container.  ... more >>
High School Report Cards on School Tool Nov. 17: SKANEATELES, NY (November 14, 2017) – Skaneateles High School report cards will be available to view via School Tool on Friday, November 17.   Parents are reminded that Skaneateles High School will no longer print and mail home paper report cards.   Parent School Tool accounts will be the only platform used in the future.   Report cards can be printed from any computer through School Tool.   The electronic versions of your child’s report card will look exactly like the paper versions you are accustomed to receiving in the mail and will include the student’s first marking period grades, as well as any teacher comments.   If you need assistance with resetting your School Tool username or password, please ... more >>
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 ... more >>
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 ... more >>
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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.     more >>
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)       more >>
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 ... more >>
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. more >>
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 & ... more >>
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.    ... more >>
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 ... more >>
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 ... more >>
'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 ... more >>
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 ... more >>
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 ... more >>
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. more >>

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


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