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Lily Datz Earns STEM Scholarship Lily Datz Earns STEM Scholarship: Congratulations to Senior Lily Datz on earning the King and King Architects 2018 CNY Stem 4-Year Scholarship at the Partners for Business Awards Ceremony yesterday at Lemoyne College! Click below to watch a News Channel 9 Video on the Awards Ceremony: CLICK HERE - Partners for Education & Business Awards    
BOE Letter: Update on Superintendent Search BOE Letter: Update on Superintendent Search:  
Grit 'n Wit Challenges During MS Wellness Day Grit 'n Wit Challenges During MS Wellness Day: Another beautiful day at SCS on Friday saw Skaneateles Middle School enjoying their Wellness Day! The staff and Middle School PTC prepared a fantastic day for students including an outdoor picnic lunch as well as several Grit 'n Wit Challenges!  Check out the photos below...                
Slentz Announces Plans; Recruitment Process Begins Slentz Announces Plans; Recruitment Process Begins: SKANEATELES, NY (June 1, 2018) – Skaneateles Central School District Superintendent, Kenneth Slentz, officially submitted his resignation on Wednesday during a special Board of Education meeting. On Friday morning, the Ballston Spa Central School District announced the anticipated appointment of Mr. Slentz as their next superintendent of schools. Mr. Slentz has served as superintendent of the Skaneateles Central School District for four years and prior to that served as a deputy commissioner at the New York State Department of education after having served as superintendent in two districts prior to that time. In a notice to parents and community members on Friday, Mr. Slentz stated, “My time in Skaneateles has been so rewarding and unique. During ...
8th Graders Experience Annual Career Day 8th Graders Experience Annual Career Day: SKANEATELES, NY (June 1, 2018) – The Skaneateles Middle School 8 th grade class took part in Career Day on Friday, as students were introduced to different careers through energetic community members. Following a group meeting in the Skaneateles High School Auditorium, the students broke up into several groups to visit and learn what several community members do for their careers. As a part of the meetings, students also gained knowledge on how each individual got to this point in their career and also discussed how they realized that their chosen career was right for them. Through props, stories of life experiences and interactive videos the students were able to interact with each Career Day volunteer to see how their classroom studies and other experiences ...
SHS Places Third in NYS Envirothon Competition SHS Places Third in NYS Envirothon Competition: SKANEATELES, NY (May 31, 2018) – In its 21 st year of participation in the New York State Envirothon competition, Skaneateles High School placed third overall of the 45 counties that were represented. This year’s competition once again took place at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY on May 23-24. The Envirothon competition tests students’ knowledge and understanding of natural resource issues within New York State.   The spirit of competition is then used to help stimulate the students’ interests in environmental concerns and motivate them to further develop their skills and grow into environmentally-aware, action-oriented adults. The Envirothon is split into county and state competitions.   County winners ...
Water Quality Forum to be Held in SHS Auditorium Water Quality Forum to be Held in SHS Auditorium:  
Board of Ed Accepts Superintendent Resignation Board of Ed Accepts Superintendent Resignation: May 30, 2018   Dear Parents, Staff, and Shareholders of the Skaneateles School District:   We are writing to inform you that, this afternoon, the Board has accepted the resignation of School Superintendent Kenneth Slentz, who has served our district for the last four years. Mr. Slentz will be assuming a Superintendent post elsewhere in New York. Out of respect for that district, we’ve agreed to withhold details until they’ve had a chance to notify their school community.   The Board of Education wishes to thank Mr. Slentz for the extensive knowledge he’s afforded us in improving curriculum and programming, systematizing and stabilizing our budgetary processes, and spear-heading future construction known as “Project 2021”, among other ...
SCS to Utilize ML Schedules Software SCS to Utilize ML Schedules Software: SKANEATELES, NY (May 30, 2018) – Skaneateles Central School District is a new subscriber to ML Schedules™ Software and is implementing its use among internal district and external community users who request and use district spaces. ML Schedules™ Software automates the Facility Use Request process in the cloud to improve efficiency, reduce approval-processing times, and make everyone happier. It also virtually eliminates hard copies to reduce the district’s carbon footprint. A video tutorial is located on the Skaneateles Central School District webpage.   Visit the DISTRICT button, click on District Office and then click on Facilities Use Request Page to find the tutorial.   To register for an account you can also click ...
NAHS, Tri-M Inducts New Members at SHS NAHS, Tri-M Inducts New Members at SHS: SKANEATELES, NY (May 25, 2018) – Several new members were inducted into Skaneateles High School’s National Art Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society programs during a ceremony held Wednesday, May 23 in the Skaneateles High School library. A full listing of new members and other honorees is below. Wednesday’s ceremony was the first time that Tri-M and NAHS celebrated together. The evening’s program recognized students for their hard work in both music and the visual arts in conjunction with special musical performances by Maureen VanVechten, Daniel Kringer, Mary Teixeira and Meghan Wilmot. Following the ceremony friends and family enjoyed food and refreshments while viewing artwork from the National Art Honor Society. The National Art ...
PHOTO GALLERY: SHS Laker Day Festivities PHOTO GALLERY: SHS Laker Day Festivities: Today (May 24) was LAKER DAY at Skaneateles High School! Students, faculty and staff took advantage of a beautiful afternoon to celebrate a fantastic 2017-2018 school year... We hope you all enjoy this terrific day as well. Happy Laker Day!            
Annual A Cappella Festival on Friday, May 25 Annual A Cappella Festival on Friday, May 25: The 8th ANNUAL SKANEATELES A CAPPELLA CHOIR FESTIVAL will take place on Friday, May 25, at 7:00 PM at Driver Middle School in Marcellus. There will be a $2 admission fee to help cover the cost of the clinician and guest performers.  The doors will open 6:30 PM. The students will have the opportunity to work with guest clinician, Jeff Walker, who is the director of the SU Vocal Jazz ensemble at Syracuse University. Our guest performers will be "The Guerrillas", a male A Capppella group from SUNY Fredonia.
NAHS, Tri-M Induction Ceremony Set for Tonight NAHS, Tri-M Induction Ceremony Set for Tonight:
Project 2021 Progress Continues to Move Forward Project 2021 Progress Continues to Move Forward: SKANEATELES, NY (May 22, 2018) – The Skaneateles Central Schools Board of Education recently held an informational meeting for the community which provided further details on the district’s upcoming capital improvement project known as Project 2021. Approved by district voters in November of 2017, district officials are now working closely with the design team at Ashley McGraw Architects. Ed McGraw and Krista Hannacker were a part of the informational meeting, and helped to get everyone up to speed on where the team stands. The project has been divided into two phases, with Phase I focusing on the water issue in the Waterman Primary School crawlspace and Phase II keying on the remainder of the district. “Early on we determined that ...
MASH Camps Offered for 7th & 8th Graders MASH Camps Offered for 7th & 8th Graders: Summer MASH Camps One of the BEST WAYS to see inside the field of health care is to attend a MASH CAMP.    These camps are open to students currently in   7 and 8 th grades (going into 8 th and 9 th grades).   MASH Camp, or the Medical Academy of Science and Health, is a fun two or three day camp for students to explore health careers. Students are exposed to a variety of health professions, covering everything from on-the-job-training to an advanced college degree. Students will: ·          Learn about a variety of health professions as viable career options; ·          Learn about the educational requirements, ...
Students Recognized at Annual Honors Convocation Students Recognized at Annual Honors Convocation: SKANEATELES, NY (May 17, 2018) – The accomplishments of more than 70 juniors and seniors were celebrated at the annual Honors Convocation at Skaneateles High School on Monday, May 14. Seniors received a variety of awards, including senior distinction awards in every subject area.  Fifty-two seniors, who will graduate with Honors and Honors with Distinction, were congratulated and presented with the special cords they will wear at graduation. Six juniors were recognized for their recent induction into the National Technical Honor Society.  In addition, more than 20 juniors received plaques, certificates, books, and scholarships from colleges and universities that recognize fine Skaneateles students each year. Lucas Rathgeb was announced as the Class of 2018 ...
SMS Students to Attend Darien Lake Music Fest SMS Students to Attend Darien Lake Music Fest: SKANEATELES, NY (May 16, 2018) – Seventh and eighth grade students in Skaneateles Middle School’s Band, Chorus and Orchestra programs will take part in the Darien Lake Music Festival on Friday, May 18. Each group attending the festival will perform two or three selections for festival judges, while also getting to spend the afternoon in the park. “The trip is meant to be an opportunity for students to improve as well as a reward for all of the hard work that the students have put forth throughout the year,” said Skaneateles Middle School’s General Music, Choir and Drama Director, Colleen Anna. The Darien Lake Music Festival runs over four weekends from May 11 through June 2.   Orchestras, bands, and chorus from around the ...
Budget, Propositions Pass; Board Members Elected Budget, Propositions Pass; Board Members Elected: SKANEATELES, NY (May 16, 2018) – The 2018-2019 Skaneateles Central School District general fund budget passed as a result of Tuesday’s district voting by a margin of 644-196, with nearly 77% in favor. The overall budget of $34,009,732 will maintain and enhance the programming instituted under state regulations and the district’s own strategic plan, and maintains its existing instructional staffing levels, which serve the district’s increasing overall enrollment. The budget includes a $60,000 allocation to be utilized for improved school safety and security.  A community advisory committee is being established to guide the Board of Education and administration in determining what improvements are necessary.  Aside from the general ...
Apply Now for HS Girls Ambassadors Program Apply Now for HS Girls Ambassadors Program: A unique program in Central New York teaches selected high school girls to be dialogue facilitators and ambassadors.  Applications are now being taken for participation in the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation Girl Ambassadors for Human Rights Program for the ’18-’19 school year.  Please contact the Skaneateles High School counseling center for all the details.  The application process starts now … applications are due by June 3. To learn more, please stop in the counseling center.
Annual District Art Show Running Until May 18 Annual District Art Show Running Until May 18: SKANEATELES, NY (May 15, 2018) - The annual District Art Show is taking place this week inside the Skaneateles Central Schools District Office, located at 45 E. Elizabeth St.  Community members are encouraged to visit the show while voting on today's school budget and Board of Education elections from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring several pieces of art from students across the district, the show will run through Friday morning. Attached are a few photos showing off the pieces on display.      



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