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BoE Meeting Tonight at 7pm in Waterman Aud. BoE Meeting Tonight at 7pm in Waterman Aud.: REMINDER: Tonight's Board of Education meeting will be held in the Waterman Auditorium at 7 p.m. Thank you!  
Student-Athletes Attend Leadership Conference Student-Athletes Attend Leadership Conference: SKANEATELES, NY (April 2, 2018) – A group of four Skaneateles High School student-athletes recently took part in the third annual Cooperstown Central School Student-Athlete Leadership Conference held at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. Students Patrick Hackler, Jessica Patalino, Olivia Navaroli and Tommy Reed traveled to the conference with Skaneateles High School’s Director of Student Wellness, Activities and Athletics, Stephen Musso. The Cooperstown Central School Leadership Training for Athletes Program welcomed approximately 150 student-athletes representing nearly 30 school districts around Central New York to the conference. The program featured several workshops and guest speakers centered on helping student-athletes to recognize how leadership ...
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VIDEO: Safety and Security Forum Now Available VIDEO: Safety and Security Forum Now Available: SKANEATELES, NY (March 23, 2018) – Skaneateles Central Schools Superintendent Ken Slentz hosted a Safety & Security Community Forum on Thursday evening in the Skaneateles High School Auditorium which touched on several items including the current status and planning for improved security elements within the district. With the entire community in mind, district officials were on hand during the forum to record the evening’s proceedings for those who could not be in attendance. The recordings below are split into two separate links. The first consists of the night’s opening presentation by Mr. Slentz, which moves through planning for improved security as well as frequently asked questions surrounding student discipline, emergency plans, and ...
Board of Education Applications Now Available Board of Education Applications Now Available: Board of Education candidate information is available in the District Office from 7:30 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday. All applications will be due on April 16 at 4 pm. The Skaneateles Central Schools District Office is located at 45 East Elizabeth Street.  For more information call (315) 291-2221.
Kick Butt's Day Warns of Vaping and E-Cigs Kick Butt's Day Warns of Vaping and E-Cigs: In honor of Kick Butt's Day on Wednesday, March 21, a tobacco prevention program, the high school SADD club delivered messages on the dangers of vaping during the morning announcements in Skaneateles High School.  A web and social media campaign has also been put in place online to help warn students of the dangers of vaping and e-cigarettes.  To learn more, visit online at www.notsosafe.org .  
Safety & Security Forum on Thursday at 7 p.m. Safety & Security Forum on Thursday at 7 p.m.: Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members, T his Thursday, March 22, we will hold a community forum in the high school auditorium beginning at 7 PM to discuss safety and security with our schools. After yet another tragic incident in Maryland on Tuesday, refining our plans, processes, and staffing to better ensure the safety of our students and staff continues to be our highest priority. We will discuss each of these areas with you and look forward to continuing our work together for our students wellness, safety, and achievement.   Skaneateles Central Schools Superintendent Ken Slentz
School Will Be In Session on Monday, April 2 School Will Be In Session on Monday, April 2: Dear parents/guardians and community members – as suggested in the February Partnering with Parents newsletter, April 2 will now be a regular school day . Building our calendar each year requires us to follow state guidelines to ensure that we receive all of our state aid dollars to support our budget. If the rules are not followed, we lose valuable funding that impacts our operations. During this past school year, the State Education Department provided clarification to school dis-tricts regarding how certain days could be used within our calendar. The new rules were expected to be released on March 12 by the Board of Regents, but that decision has been put off until April 10. To ensure that our students are meeting the required number of days and that we receive the state ...
SMS Drama to Present Legally Blonde, Jr. SMS Drama to Present Legally Blonde, Jr.: SKANEATELES, NY (March 20, 2018) – Just weeks after a highly successful run of Big Fish by the Skaneateles High School drama department, the Skaneateles Middle School drama team will next take to the high school auditorium stage with Legally Blonde, Jr. March 22-24. Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde, Jr. is a fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons.  Legally Blonde, Jr. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackle stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.  Featuring large, energetic dance numbers with an expandable cast of sorority sisters, law school students, hairdressers and more – Legally Blonde, Jr. is filled with humor, wit and sass. The ...
Student Artwork Featured in Schweinfurth Exhibit Student Artwork Featured in Schweinfurth Exhibit: SKANEATELES, NY (March 19, 2018) – Schweinfurth Art Center’s “Both Ends of the Rainbow” exhibit is featuring several pieces of art from various Skaneateles Central School students. The annual exhibit showcases approximately 1,000 pieces of artwork in total by regional K-12 students. Located at 205 Genesee St. in Auburn, the Schweinfurth Art Center is a non-profit gallery which offers five exhibitions each year featuring regional, national, and international artists. This year’s “Both Ends of the Rainbow” exhibit will run through April 8. An opening reception was held for the exhibit on Sunday, March 18.   Students from Sue Barry’s State Street art classes in 3 rd , 4 th , and 5 th grades had artwork ...
SHS Students Enjoy Success at DECA Conference SHS Students Enjoy Success at DECA Conference: SKANEATELES, NY (March 19, 2018) – A group of 15 Skaneateles High School students recently participated in the DECA State Career Conference held at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center with sophomore students Connor Gell and JP Soderberg advancing to the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Atlanta, GA from April 21-24. Gell and Soderberg followed up a first place finish in the Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making event at the regional competition with a second place overall finish in the state competition, with over 30 teams competing. The duo is only the second group ever to earn a runner-up position at the state competition from Skaneateles, joining Chris Niebhur in 2016. “This is a remarkable achievement for anyone, ...
SCS Students Earn Scholastic Art & Writing Awards SCS Students Earn Scholastic Art & Writing Awards: SKANEATELES, NY (March 19, 2018) – The Skaneateles Central School District is proud to announce that three SCS students have earned national recognition in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Rachael Fenney, Brianna Luce and Olivia Walker each won medals as a part of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for their respective pieces. Walker received a gold medal for her charcoal drawing, Fenney was awarded a silver medal for her photograph titled “Rights”, and Luce won a silver medal for her photograph titled “Crafty Dancer.” All three students were identified by panels of creative professionals as some of the most talented young artists in the nation.   This year, nearly 350,000 works of art were submitted ...
Go Back in Time at State Street Wax Museum Go Back in Time at State Street Wax Museum: SKANEATELES, NY (March 16, 2018) – Fourth-grade students at State Street Intermediate School provided fellow students, teachers, and family an opportunity to go back in time and walk through history as a part of their annual Wax Museum of Famous Americans held at the school on Thursday evening. 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 as famous Americans they have studied, posing along with cleverly placed props. Traveling from the year 1722 to 1982 and beyond - students portrayed the likes of William Clark and Walt Disney, Thomas ...
SCS Day of Recognition Memorializes MSD Victims SCS Day of Recognition Memorializes MSD Victims: SKANEATELES, NY (March 14, 2018) – On Wednesday, students from Skaneateles High School and Skaneateles Middle School each participated in a Day of Recognition from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in order to memorialize the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy that took place on February 14. At the third period bell, students who wished to take part in the recognition ceremonies were invited to the middle school commons or high school auditorium.  Students who did not wish to participate, remained in class. Student leaders from Skaneateles Middle School prepared a heartfelt display in the commons, which honored each of the 17 victims with 17 minutes of silence, as each victim’s name was read every 60-seconds.  Each victim was honored with ...
SCS to Dismiss Early - HS/MS (11am) - Elem. (12:15) SCS to Dismiss Early - HS/MS (11am) - Elem. (12:15): Given the forecast for this afternoon - Skaneateles Central Schools will be dismissing early today (Wednesday, March 14). The High School and Middle School will dismiss at 11 a.m. The Elementary Schools will dismiss at 12:15 p.m. We hope everyone has a safe afternoon and evening!
Seven OOTM Teams Advance to State Competition Seven OOTM Teams Advance to State Competition: SKANEATELES, NY (March 12, 2018) – Of the twelve Skaneateles Central Schools teams to take part in the Odyssey of the Mind Regional Competition held on the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES campus on March 10, seven of those teams have advanced to the NYS Competition to be held in Binghamton on April 7. 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. Teams that finish first in the regional competition or receive a ...
Aidan Bennett Inducted into DECA Honor Society Aidan Bennett Inducted into DECA Honor Society: SKANEATELES, NY (March 9, 2018) – Skaneateles High School Senior, Aidan Bennett, has been inducted into the New York DECA Honor Society.  Bennett is the first Skaneateles student to receive this honor. To be inducted into the New York DECA Honor Society a student must be an active member of DECA for at least three years, attend the state competition at least once, have an overall average of 90 in business courses and be an active member in the community. "Aidan has been a DECA member as long as the club has been around Skaneateles," said Skaneateles DECA Coordinator, Dan Mulroy.  "I am incredibly proud of all that Aidan has accomplished thus far.  She is an incredible advocate for the DECA program and a great example.  ...
VIDEO: Budget Matters - Students as Teachers VIDEO: Budget Matters - Students as Teachers: Based on the positive feedback received from the Video Series on Project 2021, the Skaneateles Central School District now presents, "Budget Matters," which focuses on the district's budget development and critical areas of investment for the school district. The second video in the "Budget Matters" series highlights Students as Teachers with Heather Buff, the district's new Instructional Technology Specialist, discussing her new role and how she utilizes students as assistants in her instruction. As you watch each video in the series, we encourage you to send us your feedback and let us know if the information is helpful to you or if there are ways that we can improve our planning and communication.  
OOTM Community Demonstration Photo Gallery OOTM Community Demonstration Photo Gallery: On Wednesday evening 12 teams from Skaneateles Central Schools took part in an Odyssey of the Mind community demonstration at State Street School. 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. The March 10 regional competition held on the Cayuga-Onondaga County BOCES campus will see Skaneateles students compete against other teams from school districts that comprise the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES department.  ...
Youth Theatre Performs Echoes for SMS Students Youth Theatre Performs Echoes for SMS Students: SKANEATELES, NY (March 6, 2018) – The Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre visited the Skaneateles High School auditorium on Monday to perform Echoes for Skaneateles Middle School students. The performance program featured original scripts written by middle school students across the state, including Skaneateles Middle School. Merry-Go-Round actors brought 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 was unique and memorable, and featured at least one author from every school that took part in the program. The largest touring children’s theatre in Upstate New York and one of the largest in the country, The Merry-Go-Round Youth ...



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