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High School Parent Night on Thursday: SKANEATELES, NY (October 4, 2017) – Skaneateles High School’s open house will take place on Thursday, October 5, beginning at 7 p.m. The annual open house will follow its traditional “daily schedule” format, with parents heading to their child’s homeroom class from 7:00 – 7:10 p.m. Beginning at 7:13 p.m. parents will move to first period, then follow the remaining daily schedule from there, with each period lasting ten minutes.   Parents are reminded to skip their child’s lunch period and simply attend either their fifth or sixth period class. During periods that are scheduled for study halls or labs, parents are encouraged to visit the information tables set-up in the main office hallway, tour the building, and ... more >>
H.S. Students Explore Clubs, Activities at Fair: SKANEATELES, NY (October 3, 2017) – A successful Student Club & Activities Fair took place on Tuesday morning in the Skaneateles High School gym featuring more than 30 different clubs and organizations for students to be a part of during the school year. “The fair gives students a chance to talk to other students that are involved in certain activities and clubs, view displays and demonstrations, and choose to join if they wish,” said Stephen Musso, Director of Student Wellness, Clubs, and Athletics for the Skaneateles Central School district.   “We 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 ... more >>
Walk to School Day Oct. 4 Promotes Healthy Living:   SKANEATELES, NY (October 2, 2017) – The Skaneateles Central School District and the Skaneateles Elementary Parent Teacher Committee are excited to take part in International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 4. Walk to School Day is an annual event that promotes the benefits of walking and bicycling including the importance of physical activity, teaching safe pedestrian and bicycling skills to children, awareness of the walking and cycling community, concern for the environment, reducing traffic congestion, pollution, and speed near schools, as well as sharing time with community leaders, parents, and children. Learn more about joining children and adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling by visiting ... more >>
VIDEO-PHOTO GALLERY: Ride for Missing Children:         Bike Riders Raising Money for Child Safety Education Visit Cayuga County - Area Schools Including Skaneateles Middle School - By: Kelly Rocheleau, www.AuburnPub.com ELBRIDGE — Around 100 biking volunteers for the 15th Annual Syracuse Ride for Missing Children were greeted by cheering, sign-wielding Elbridge Elementary School students Friday morning. The students were lined up at the front of the school to support the riders, who also had police escorts and others with them. The cars' blaring police sirens prompted even more bouncing and smiling from the children. The 100-mile ride featured volunteers on bikes to acknowledge missing children, drum up attention for child ... more >>
Club & Activities Fair Set for Tuesday in HS: SKANEATELES, NY (September 26, 2017) – Skaneateles High School will hold its Student Club & Activities Fair in the high school gymnasium on Tuesday, October 3 during first period. The activities fair is open for freshman, sophomores, and new students featuring a variety of organizations and clubs to choose from and learn more about. Several exhibits and displays will be on hand as students explore their passion and look to join. District residents are reminded that Project 2021, the district’s proposed capital improvement project, will be up for vote on Tuesday, November 14.  A full listing of Project 2021 details are listed under the Project 2021 quick link at www.skanschools.org.  More information will be out on the pending ... more >>
Project 2021 Scope Summary and Q&A: CLICK Here for a Printable Version of the Summary/Q&A more >>
Board Approves Proposition for Project 2021 Vote: SKANEATELES, NY (September 26, 2017) – On November 14, 2017, residents of the Skaneateles Central School District will be asked to vote on the next capital construction project in the district. At their regular September meeting, the Board of Education unanimously approved the general scope of the project, the not-to-exceed total of $36.5 million, and the appointment of Ashley McGraw architects of Syracuse to complete the design and construction phase. Local resident Edward McGraw will be the project lead for Ashley McGraw. "At first, this was a difficult decision to make given the total cost of the project", said board president Susan Greenfield Murphy. "But this really gives us our best bang for our buck because we can do $36.5 million worth of desperately ... more >>
Scholastic Book Fair Open through September 29: SKANEATELES, NY (September 26, 2017) – The Scholastic Book Fair is open in the Skaneateles Middle School Library through September 29 from 7:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. daily. The Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings to school the books that kids want to read.   The collection includes a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for all reading levels. The Book Fair will keep special hours on Thursday, September 28 during Parent Information Night at the Middle School, as doors will be open from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.   The Parent Teacher Committee will be providing refreshments during this time. “We’ll be using the money that is collected from this fair to purchase books that will be here, housed ... more >>
Portion of Homecoming Proceeds to Hurricane Relief: SKANEATELES, NY (September 26, 2017) – On Saturday, September 16, Skaneateles High School held its annual Homecoming Dance in the high school gymnasium, with a portion of the dance’s proceeds going to help hurricane relief in the United States. More than 285 students attended the dance, which ran from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The night’s entertainment included a DJ, who invited students to participate in dance contests, provided music of their choice, and glow stick giveaways. Part of the gym featured a café set-up, several games of corn hole, and the courtyard was opened for students looking to take a break from the action. A dessert table offered a variety of bite-sized sweets, water, and juice. The Homecoming ... more >>
H.S. Environmental Club Algal Talk on Oct. 4: SKANEATELES, NY (September 26, 2017) – The Skaneateles High School Environmental Club will present a talk and panel discussion on the Skaneateles Lake algal bloom on Wednesday, October 4, featuring key speakers and town representatives in the Skaneateles High School Auditorium. The evening’s program will run from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. with speakers Robert G. Werner Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at SUNY–ESF, as well as Gregory Boyer Ph.D, Professor of Bio Chemistry and Director of the Great Lakes Research Consortium at SUNY–ESF. Speakers will be followed by a 30-minue panel discussion that will include Skaneateles Town Supervisor Jim Lanning, along with Town Councilors Claire Howard and Constance Brown. District residents are reminded ... more >>
M.S. Student Council BBQ Fundraiser October 4: SKANEATELES, NY (September 25, 2017) – The Skaneateles Middle School Student Council is set to present its 17 th annual Dinosaur BBQ, Gianelli Sausage Drive-Thru Fundraiser on Wednesday, October 4 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. Pre-sale tickets will be available at the Middle School’s Parent Information Night on Thursday, September 28. “One of ... more >>
Ride for Missing Children Coming to Middle School: SKANEATELES, NY (September 25, 2017) – The 21 st annual Ride for Missing Children will make a stop at Skaneateles Middle School on Friday, September 29 at 10:45 a.m. 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 that stops at schools along the route, including Skaneateles Middle School. To help support the cause and raise awareness, paper bikes are available in the Middle School for a donation of just $1.   ... more >>
Superintendent Letter: Water Quality Questions?: Dear Parents and Community Members –  We have received a few inquiries from community members regarding what to do if their water comes  directly   from the lake. We are clearly not the authorities on this and so we have been sharing the new information posted to the county DOH site. Specifically, see the Q and A at  http://www.ongov.net/health/bluegreenalgae.html . Please share this information with others whom you believe would benefit from it. Please also check back to the county site often as they will continue to provide updates. In addition, the websites for the village and the town ( http://www.villageofskaneateles.com/ and  http://townofskaneateles.com/?fullSite=y ) respectively, continue to update their sites ... more >>
Simmons Earns National Award of Excellence:   SKANEATELES, NY (September 22, 2017) – In June, Junior Lily Simmons represented Skaneateles High School and the State of New York at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Boston, Massachusetts.   On Friday, Simmons was presented   with an official Award of Excellence from The National Leadership Academies for completing the program by Skaneateles High School Principal, Greg Santoro. Surrounded by many fellow high school students who shared the same passion, ability, and potential; Simmons was personally taught by some of the greatest living minds in science and technology and winners of the world’s most prestigious international prizes such as David J. Wineland, Sheldon Glashow, Rainer Weiss, Sylvester James Gates ... more >>
Superintendent Letter: Thursday Water Update: Dear Parents and Community Members, This morning I was able to spend time with state level Department of Health (DOH) officials and the village engineer all of whom explained the local water system, the treatment components involved, the daily testing points including our high school (which is the point of entry of the village water into the district), the testing processes that will be utilized each day until the algae bloom is gone, and the current quality of our drinking water. In sum, the drinking water is safe. The point at which the reported 0.25 parts per billion( ppb ) of microcystin registered was not found on the line that leads to the district and was located BEFORE the water had reached the ultraviolet and chlorination treatment system that the village uses. Water ... more >>
Career Exploration Available at Crouse Hospital:   SKANEATELES, NY (September 20, 2017) – Skaneateles Central School students, aged 14-18, are invited to attend Crouse Hospital’s CHOICES program to explore a wide variety of careers in the healthcare industry. From October through April, CHOICES (Crouse Hospital Offers Innovative Career Exploration for Students) invites students to monthly forums featuring medical professionals who discuss their specialties and take questions. Each session runs from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., with the first session taking place on Tuesday, October 24. Students are asked to visit the Counseling Center to pick up the registration packet.   The cost for the entire series if $30. Registration forms must be postmarked and returned no later than ... more >>
Superintendent Letter: District Water Levels: (September 20) - Dear parents and community members - as many of you may have read or heard about this morning, levels of toxins from the algae bloom in Skaneateles Lake have registered in the drinking water for the village and, seemingly, for the school. As noted in the statement below, the levels are within the acceptable range established by the department of health. That said, the Department of Health will be conducting tests on our water today and until we receive definitive results, we are shutting down our drinking fountains and will be supplying bottled water to each of our buildings.    We will continue to update you with information as we receive it.    Sincerely,     ... more >>
Middle School Parent Information Night - 9/28: ** - Please arrive at 6:40 p.m. to pick up your child's schedule and get checked in, as the program will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. SKANEATELES, NY (September 19, 2017) – Skaneateles Middle School’s Parent Information Night will be held on Thursday, September 28 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Parents and guardians are asked to enter through the Commons, which is the entrance across from the third set of stairs, closest to the high school.   Upon entering, there will be tables set-up by grade level with student schedules available, if needed. The night’s program will begin promptly at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria, with a brief presentation from Superintendent Ken Slentz regarding Project 2021. The Skaneateles Middle School staff ... more >>
McClintic, Rathgeb Named Commended Students:   SKANEATELES, NY (September 19, 2017) – Skaneateles High School principal, Greg Santoro, announced today that Seniors Samuel McClintic and Lucas Rathgeb have been named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.   A letter of Commendation from Skaneateles High School and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation was presented to these scholastically talented students on Tuesday morning. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.   Although they will not continue in the 2018 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 competition ... more >>
VIDEO: Project 2021 Plans for Skaneateles High:   SKANEATELES, NY (September 18, 2017) – With students once again in the halls of Skaneateles High School, Skaneateles Central School District administration continues to move ahead with plans for Project 2021, a district wide construction project which will be voted on Tuesday, November 14.   This week the district unveiled a more detailed look inside plans for Skaneateles High School in both video and graphic form, with each format available for viewing at www.skanschools.org . A direct link to the Project 2021 high school video can be found at www.skanschools.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=933. Plans for the high school revolve around safety and security, improving aging infrastructure, energy and efficiency, as well as program enhancements. ... more >>

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


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