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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 ...
Odyssey of the Mind Demonstration on Wednesday Odyssey of the Mind Demonstration on Wednesday: SKANEATELES, NY (March 5, 2018) – On Wednesday evening 12 teams from Skaneateles Central Schools competing in the upcoming Odyssey of the Mind regional competition will display their programs during a community demonstration held at State Street School from 6 – 7:30 p.m. 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 ...
Superintendent Letter: SCS Security Update Superintendent Letter: SCS Security Update: Dear Parents,   I wanted to share some information with you regarding yesterday’s incident, next steps, and a more comprehensive update on school safety and security. I apologize in advance for the lengthiness of the information, but I want to be as thorough as possible.  Regarding yesterday’s incident, a number of you have posed questions and expressed concerns about the disciplinary actions that we take when a student makes a threat against students or the schools, or otherwise creates an unsafe situation within the schools, as was the case yesterday. While there are legal restrictions on what we can discuss in these regards, I believe that a balance must be struck between the legal/privacy rights of an individual, the safety and ...
Senior Pasta Dinner, Sophomore Circus on March 9 Senior Pasta Dinner, Sophomore Circus on March 9: SKANEATELES, NY (February 28, 2018) – The Skaneateles High School Class of 2018 will be plating pasta dinners on Friday, March 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. The evening will include delicious pasta dinners, musical entertainment from the Skaneateles school music department, the annual silent auction, as well as the traditional Sophomore Circus taking place down the hall in the gym for children of all ages. Families, senior citizens, students and athletic teams are invited to enjoy a pasta dinner with meatless sauce, bread, salad, beverage and dessert.  Tickets cost just $6, with children 5 and under free, and may be purchased from a member of the senior class or at the door. A popular and important community event, all money raised ...
SHS Drama to Present SHS Drama to Present "Big Fish" March 1-4: The Friday evening performance of "Big Fish" has been postponed to Saturday at 2 p.m. due to weather.  All tickets purchased for Friday evening will be honored at the Saturday Matinee as 'Reserved' and at the Saturday Evening & Sunday Matinee as 'General admission'. SKANEATELES, NY (February 26, 2018) – The Skaneateles High School Drama Program will present “Big Fish”, the musical, March 1-4 in the Skaneateles High School auditorium. “Big Fish” is based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace, and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton. Wallace will be a guest of the Skaneateles Central School District March 1-2 with support of the Skaneateles Education Foundation, the Skaneateles ...
Skaneateles High School Blood Drive Postponed Skaneateles High School Blood Drive Postponed:   The Skaneateles High School Blood Drive, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 1, has been postponed.  A new date will be announced as soon as it is available.  Thank you!  Skaneateles High School will be holding a blood drive this Thursday from 9am - 2pm, sponsored by the Interact Club. While the focus of our annual Blood Drive has always been on the first time donor, we are asking for help from our teacher/adult population this year. We need you because there is an urgent need for all blood types. We're asking for about 20 adult donors to step forward and come join the efforts of the 40-45 students that will donate that day. To speed the donating process along for teachers/adults, we have a rapid pass. ...
Talking to Children About Violence Talking to Children About Violence: Parents – discussing a school tragedy like the one experienced in Florida yesterday is a very difficult thing to do with your children. To assist you with this, please do not hesitate to call on us and please see the information below from the National Association of School Psychologists. Our thanks to a Skaneateles parent for sharing this information with us.     PRINT - Talking to Children About Violence
Superintendent Letter: Another School Tragedy Superintendent Letter: Another School Tragedy: Dear Parents/Guardians,   With great sadness I send yet another note in response to a school shooting tragedy in the United States. At this point, 17 children are dead as a result of yesterday’s incident in Florida. I could go on with other related statistics, but I worry that would only serve to dull the point. As I noted to the staff this morning, it is all too easy to be numbed to/hardened by yet another tragedy and perhaps even worse, to be naïve enough to think that it couldn’t happen here. We simply cannot allow any of these reactions to be true.   So what are we doing to prevent such a tragedy in Skaneateles?   This morning I asked all of our staff to take the additional time to make one more connection with a student to ensure that ...
Wallace Meet & Greet Canceled Due to Weather Wallace Meet & Greet Canceled Due to Weather: The meet & greet scheduled with author Daniel Wallace for Friday, March 2 has been canceled due to weather.  Unfortunately, Mr. Wallace has to fly out Saturday morning, which means the session will not be able to be rescheduled.  We again thank the Skaneateles Education Foundation, the Skaneateles Music Guild, the High School PTC and the Skaneateles Library for working to make this happen. SKANEATELES, NY (February 13, 2018) – American author, Daniel Wallace, best known for his 1998 novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythical Proportions will be a guest of Skaneateles High School on March 1-2, sponsored by the generosity and support of the Skaneateles Education Foundation, the Skaneateles Music Guild, and the High School PTC. Born in Birmingham, AL in 1959, Wallace ...



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Superintendent:
Lynda Quick
 
Phone:
315-291-2221
 
Address:
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152