SCS Takes Part in Fire Prevention Week:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 10, 2018) - Skaneateles Central Schools are taking part in Fire Prevention Week from October 7-13, with students in Waterman Primary School learning from local firefighters.
Today, Waterman first graders not only learned about smoke detectors and detector maintenance, but also had a chance to see two firefighters dress in full gear. The Skaneateles Firefighters stressed the importance of trusting your local firefighters and not being frightened of their gear or their arrival. They are coming to help you in the event you cannot escape on your own.
At the end of the 30-minute class, students also had the opportunity to practice their stop, drop and roll and ask questions.
Kindergarten students received their training on Tuesday, with ...
SMS Student Council Completes Successful Drive Thru Fundraiser:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 9, 2018) – The Skaneateles Middle School Student Council presented its 18 th annual Dinosaur BBQ, Gianelli Sausage Drive-Thru Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 3 in front of Skaneateles Middle School.
Yet another successful fundraiser featured a menu including a Gianelli Sausage with peppers and onions, a Dinosaur BBQ pulled pork sandwich, and a Carolina Sandwich with pulled pork topped with coleslaw.
Each dinner choice came with Dinosaur BBQ style baked beans, coleslaw, chips, and soda or water for only $9.
Proceeds from the fundraiser go toward Student Council operations costs, the Student Council’s Holiday Shopping Spree, and other events throughout the school.
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SRP Training for Parents Set for Wednesday at Skaneateles High School:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 9, 2018) – Skaneateles Central Schools will be hosting a Standard Response Protocol training for parents in the Skaneateles High School auditorium on Wednesday, October 9 at 6 p.m.
Introduced in 2009, the Standard Response Protocol is a proven enhancement to school safety planning. Thousands of schools in the US and Canada have adopted the program.
This training will provide parents with knowledge on individual response scenarios that could arise in our schools such as a lockout, lockdown, evacuation and shelter. Each are important terms for parents to understand when receiving communications about what is happening at school.
SRP helps to standardize the vocabulary of certain scenarios so that parents can better ...
HS Blue Ribbon Celebration Continues with Cake!:
Today, the High School students celebrated their Blue Ribbon Status with cake!
On Monday, the Department of Education awarded Skaneateles High School, as one of only 349 schools in the nation with the Blue Ribbon Status for 2018. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve very high learning standards. This coveted award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content. And today, students were so happy to continue the celebration of this award with cake for everyone!
In addition, early this morning, Kelly Curtin of CNY News interviewed Mr. Santoro for a live story, where ...
Students Explore Interactive Options at SHS Activities Fair:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 4, 2018) – A successful Student Club & Activities Fair took place this week in the Skaneateles High School gym featuring more than 25 different clubs and organizations for students to be a part of during the school year.
“The Fair gives students the chance to talk to other students who are involved in activities and clubs, view displays and demonstrations and to join the clubs and activities offered,” said Director of Student Wellness, Activities, and Athletics, Steve Musso. “We always 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 for freshmen, sophomores, and new students to the ...
Skaneateles High School Open House on October 4 - 7pm:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 4, 2018) – Skaneateles High School’s annual Open House takes place tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. in your child’s first period class.
Following first period, parents will attend abbreviated classes according to your child’s daily schedule, following an “A” day schedule on our two-day cycle. The shortened classes are designed to help parents become familiar with the curriculum, methods of evaluation and other course/classroom expectations.
The schedule of classes is as follows:
Period 1: 7-715pm
Period 2: 7:18-7:38pm
Period 3: 7:31-7:41pm
Period 4: 7:44-7:54pm
Period 5/6: 7:57-8:08pm (Ignore lunch)
Period 7: 8:10-8:20pm
Period 8: 8:23-8:33pm
Period 9: 8:36-8:46pm
During study halls ...
SAT/ACT Prep Class Registration Closes on October 7 - Sign Up Today:
We are close to having the minimum to hold a class here at Skaneateles High School. Registration closes on Sunday, October 7!
This opportunity is for Juniors to attend a complete and comprehensive SAT/ACT review class here at Skaneateles High School. This 26-hour course, developed by Chariot Learning in Rochester, not only covers powerful content and strategies for every test section, but also includes one full-length proctored practice SAT and ACT, with a full group review session for each. Skaneateles students will receive a special rate and should call 585-466-4022, or email email@example.com to register ASAP. Classes begin October 9th. Parents should follow up with their student’s counselor if they have questions regarding the review class.
Laker Sports Look Back: Girls' Tennis Improves to 11-1 with Two More Victories:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 2, 2018) – The month of October is here and Skaneateles High School’s fall sports are at full speed, with the Girls’ Tennis team improving to 11-1 on the season after two victories last week.
Tennis topped Pulaski 7-0 and Jordan-Elbridge 6-1 last week to continue their dominant season.
Rachel Feeney, Hope Allyn and Isabella Kroon once again led the way in singles with Emma Miller, Ella Danforth, Riley Fouts, Bridget Neumann, Marin Doyle, Gracie Lee, Olivia Walker and Sophia Soderberg handling doubles.
The Football Lakers continued their unbeaten run, moving to 5-0 after defeating the Institute of Technology Syracuse Central Eagles by the score of 49-16.
Quarterback Patrick Hackler threw for three touchdown ...
Ride for Missing Children, Apple Picking, World's Largest Pet Walk Part of Busy Friday at SCS:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 1, 2018) – Skaneateles Central Schools were buzzing on Friday with a host of activities taking place as part of a busy school day to close out the week.
The 22 nd annual Ride for Missing Children took place on Friday morning with riders stopping at Waterman Primary School for a rest, snack and cheers from students before continuing on their journey.
The annual ride benefits The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children with over 400 riders taking part to honor the memory of all missing children, to raise public awareness of the plight of all missing and exploited children and the need for child safety education, as well as to raise funds to support the mission of the NCMEC.
The ride is a one day, 100-mile bike ride ...
SRP-X Training for Students and Staff:
Today, all four of our schools received training in the Standard Response Protocol (SRP-X) system. As you can see from the photos, the students were engaged and learned important safety procedures. Keeping our students and staff safe continues to be a priority for the Skaneateles Central School District. We are grateful to Jackie Schildkraut (Associate Professor at Oswego State) and the I Love U Guys foundation for providing this resource for our district.
Skaneateles High School Named National Blue Ribbon School for 2018:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 1, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, today announced 349 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018, including Skaneateles High School.
As a National Blue Ribbon School for 2018, Skaneateles High School was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School among the state of New York's highest performing schools, measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests.
"I'm pleased to celebrate with you as your school is named a National Blue Ribbon School," said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a video message to the honorees. "We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives. Congratulations on your students' accomplishments ...
SAT/ACT Prep Available at Skaneateles High School:
This opportunity is for Juniors to attend a complete and comprehensive SAT/ACT review class here at Skaneateles High School. This 26-hour course, developed by Chariot Learning in Rochester, not only covers powerful content and strategies for every test section, but also includes one full-length proctored practice SAT and ACT, with a full group review session for each. Skaneateles students will receive a special rate and should call 585-466-4022, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register ASAP. Classes begin October 9 th . Parents should follow up with their student’s counselor if they have questions regarding the review class.
Homecoming Pep Rally Promotes School Spirit, Celebrates New School Year:
SKANEATELES, NY (September 26, 2018) – Skaneateles High School held its fall Pep Rally on Friday afternoon ahead of homecoming weekend with the entire student body celebrating in the high school’s gymnasium.
The celebration started with Spirit Week leading up to the Pep Rally as students wore different outfits through the week to show school spirit.
On Friday, each class participated in a series of activities including the class cheer competition, tug of war, relay races, the class mural competition, pie eating and dodge ball.
The class mural competition was a special new addition, as each class painted a mural based on the phrase, “I Forgot My Umbrella,” with the winning team earning the right to paint their mural inside the high school. ...
Laker Sports Look Back: Football Shuts Out Bishop Ludden, Moves to 4-0:
SKANEATELES, NY (September 25, 2018) – Skaneateles High School sports had a banner week, led by a shutout victory for the Varsity Football Lakers over Bishop Ludden, 35-0.
Having the game postponed to Saturday afternoon due to weather concerns did nothing to slow the Lakers, as they jumped to a quick 14-0 lead with a pair of scoring strikes on the ground by Areh Boni.
Quarterback Patrick Hackler would then connect with Nick Wamp for two passing touchdowns, before Nate Wellington concluded the scoring on another touchdown strike from Hackler to move the Lakers to 4-0 overall.
The Lakers will return home once again this Saturday at 7 p.m. versus the winless Institute of Technology Syracuse Central for Senior Night.
Girls’ soccer enjoyed a ...
SMS Students to Take Part in World's Largest Pet Walk on Saturday:
SKANEATELES, NY (September 25, 2018) – Skaneateles Middle School students will be taking part in the Pet Partners World’s Largest Pet Walk on Saturday, September 29 at 2:30 p.m. in Austin Park with SMS therapy dog, Coco.
Certified through Pet Partners, Coco will lead anyone that wants to join through Austin Park on Saturday as a celebration of Pet Partners Walk With Me program.
Anyone interested in joining can sign up in Mrs. Rogala’s room to get an official walking bib. There is no fee to participate.
Those who take part are encouraged to tag Pet Partners on social media and post using the hashtags #WorldsLargestPetWalk and #PetPartners.
To register online, please visit www.petpartners.org/worlds-largest-pet-walk . ...
Music & Art Students Visit Johnson Museum of Art:
SKANEATELES, NY (September 20, 2018) – In a joint effort between the Skaneateles High School Tri-M and Art Departments, students in the art classes of Jessica Sawchuk along with Maureen Van Vechten’s Music Honor Society students visited Cornell University’s Johnson Museum of Art on Tuesday.
The trip was an all-day experience with students interacting with and taking in various works of art, photos, installation spaces, and musical instruments.
The day started with a trip to the Japanese garden as students stopped to draw sketches or take photos before viewing a film installation by the artist, Xu Bing, about the history of Chinese characters.
The students then visited the Cornell University Music building ...
SMS Student Council Dinosaur BBQ Fundraiser Set for October 3:
SKANEATELES, NY (September 19, 2018) – The Skaneateles Middle School Student Council is set to present its 18 th annual Dinosaur BBQ, Gianelli Sausage Drive-Thru Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 3 beginning at 3 p.m. in front of Skaneateles Middle School.
The day’s menu includes a Gianelli Sausage with peppers and onions, a Dinosaur BBQ pulled pork sandwich, or a Carolina Sandwich with pulled pork topped with coleslaw.
Each dinner choice comes with Dinosaur BBQ style baked beans, coleslaw, chips, and soda or water for only $9.
The fundraiser will run from 3 p.m. until the menu is sold out.
“One of the greatest parts of this fundraiser is that the kids run the whole thing,” said fundraising coordinator, Scott Stagnitta. ...
State Street Joins Positivity Project for 2018-2019 School Year:
SKANEATELES, NY (September 18, 2018) – Under the guidance of new school Principal, Michelle Crisafulli, State Street Intermediate School has become a Positivity Project Partner School for the 2018-2019 year.
The Positivity Project, also known as P2, was introduced to schools in 2015 and is aimed at empowering America’s youth to build positive relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all.
Since 2015, P2 has collaborated with schools across the country to equip educators with the training, strategy and resources to teach their students positive psychology’s 24 character strengths.
“Our goal is to help students develop positive relationships that lead to success and fulfillment in life,” ...
Financial Aid Night - September 17 - 7pm:
Due to recent big changes in filing for financial aid, we are again offering our Financial Aid night earlier so that we can inform you of all the new timetables. Our Financial Aid Night will be held on Monday, September 17 th at 7:00 pm in the high school auditorium. Mr. Mike Pede, Director of Financial Aid at Mohawk Valley Community College, will discuss the financial aid process in detail and answer any questions you may have with regard to the changes in the process. His updates have been proven to be invaluable to the Skaneateles parents over the years.