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Friday Night Games, Weekend Activities Canceled Friday Night Games, Weekend Activities Canceled: All games for tonight have been canceled. Teams and clubs may practice until 6 PM. Please coordinate with your respective supervisor for scheduling. For tomorrow (January 13), all activities including practices, all county music festival, Blizzard Ball, and Section 3 track meet are canceled. Please stay safe and warm this weekend.
Students, Families Enjoy Family Reading Night Students, Families Enjoy Family Reading Night: Last night, the teachers at State Street Intermediate School, the Skaneateles Elementary PTC, and school principal Christopher Casler-Goncalves, welcomed State Street families to State Street Intermediate School’s inaugural Family Reading Night.   The goal of the evening was to answer the following questions...   How can I inspire my child to read more at home?     How can I begin to instill a love of reading in my child?    How can I support my child’s literacy development in a fun way?   Family Reading night o ffered some creative answers. In alignment with the goal of continually partnering with families to improve students' literacy outcomes, ...
Sixth Graders Learn High School Hydroponics Sixth Graders Learn High School Hydroponics: SKANEATELES, NY (January 11, 2018) – Cross-curricular opportunities are a fantastic avenue for students to work with other students, and in this case learn about courses that could be in their future. On Wednesday afternoon students in Colleen O’Hara’s sixth grade Family and Consumer Science class visited Scott Stagnitta’s high school hydroponics class, where they received a personal lesson from high school students on vertical hydroponics. “This is certainly a unique cross-curricular activity for our students,” said Stagnitta.   “We are fortunate to have a program such as this in the high school and we enjoy getting it in front of our district’s younger students as soon as possible.   Today the sixth graders ...
Snow Much Pride Week Revs Up Skaneateles High Snow Much Pride Week Revs Up Skaneateles High: It's Snow Much Pride Week at Skaneateles High School as students and teachers rev up and re-energize for the second half of the school year! The student derived spirit themes for the week are: Monday: Twin Day Tuesday: TV Show Tuesday Wednesday: Jersey Day Thursday: Laker Pride Day Friday: Class Color Day (Freshman - red, Sophomores - green, Juniors - white, Seniors - blue, Teachers - yellow/gold) There will also be a Pep Rally held as a part of the week which will look to inspire class pride and school spirit.  All extra-curricular groups, clubs, and sports will be recognized with activities such as tug of war, relay races, a pie eating contest, and much more all taking place. REMINDER: The Blizzard Ball semi-formal is this Saturday, January 13 at the ...
Middle School Students Earn CNY Scholastic Awards Middle School Students Earn CNY Scholastic Awards: SKANEATELES, NY (January 8, 2018) – Skaneateles Middle School students Kelsey Rutledge and Madeleine Wright have earned CNY Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Rutledge, an eighth grade student, received the award of Honorable Mention for her reduction print titled, “Tropical Pineapple.” Wright, a seventh grade student, received the Silver Key award for her collage titled, “Emerald Feathers.” The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7-12. Each year more than 300,000 works of visual art and writing are submitted to Scholastic with more than 90,000 being recognized and celebrated at the regional level through local exhibitions ...
SCS Schools Will be CLOSED on Friday, January 5 SCS Schools Will be CLOSED on Friday, January 5:   UPDATE: Skaneateles Central Schools will be CLOSED tomorrow (Friday, January 5). Regarding weekend activities, we will be notifying parents once conditions have been evaluated and decisions have been made.
Cayuga County Health Dept. Cold Weather Notice Cayuga County Health Dept. Cold Weather Notice: Earlier today the Cayuga County Health Department issued the following statement to all area Superintendents in regards to the challenging weather that is being predicted. The document provides a series of links to credible weather sources to assist in making the safest decisions possible when dealing with this type of weather. We wanted to share it with all of you also.    
Family Reading Night at State Street on January 11 Family Reading Night at State Street on January 11:
Superintendent Update: Weather, Calendar Change Superintendent Update: Weather, Calendar Change: Dear Parents/Guardians, Happy New Year to you and your families. I wanted to provide a few brief updates for you regarding the weather, a calendar change, and an upcoming community forum. 1. The Weather As you are no doubt aware by now, the weather pattern shaping up for Thursday night, Friday, and Saturday is presenting worrisome if not perhaps dangerous conditions. So that you are aware, when we reach sustained temperatures – direct or with wind chill - of -20°, we will at the very least delay the opening of school if there is a chance that the temperatures will rise over the course of the morning. If the temperature is not expected to rise, we will close for the day. To the extent possible, we will notify you of a delay or closure the night ...
New Visions Medical Professions Jr. Info Day New Visions Medical Professions Jr. Info Day:
Freshman Information Night Set for January 22 Freshman Information Night Set for January 22:
School Board President: Alumni Career Day School Board President: Alumni Career Day: It's six months into my role as president of the board of education and a good time to look in the rearview mirror. As I look back, I think “Sue, whoa – what were you thinking? You never grew up thinking you were going to be on the BOE, let alone President.” Even when I was lucky enough to be elected to the BOE, again, President? Never!   But an opportunity came forth, and I went out of my comfort zone and threw my name in the ring.   If I was elected, great, if I wasn’t, well I’d have no regrets.   At least I tried.   As many of you know me, you know I am not great at public speaking, not a big talker at all, really. I consider myself more of a listener, thinker and someone behind the scenes.   But going outside of my ...
SHS Students Take on Region 9 DECA Conference SHS Students Take on Region 9 DECA Conference: SKANEATELES, NY (December 21, 2017) – A total of 36 Skaneateles High School students attended the Region 9 DECA conference at Le Moyne College on Tuesday, December 19 with 18 of those students qualifying for the New York State Career Development Conference to be held in Rochester on March 4-6. “We have a huge DECA group this year,” said Skaneateles High School DECA Coordinator, Dan Mulroy.  “This year was as competitive as ever.  There were some new schools that attended, and it seemed like all of the schools had an increase in their chapter sizes as well.  It was a great day and I am very proud of what all of our students have accomplished.” By placing first through fifth in their respective categories, students advance to the state ...
Coding Exploration Day Offers New Experiences Coding Exploration Day Offers New Experiences: SKANEATELES, NY (December 21, 2017) – Several Skaneateles Middle School 6 th grade students took part in Coding Exploration Day on Tuesday, a field trip offering insight into new programming technology.   Accompanied by Heather Buff, Paul Blair, Kelly Gunderson, and Scott Stagnitta of the Skaneateles Central School District, students began their day in the middle school library investigating the Apple Swift program.   Apple Swift is a general-purpose, multi-paradigm, compiled programming language developed by Apple for iOS, macOS, watchOS, tvOS, and Linux.   Following that investigation, students boarded a bus for Destiny USA to explore the Microsoft technologies available at the Microsoft Store. Once there, the group ...
Skate with the Lakers Supports Local Food Bank Skate with the Lakers Supports Local Food Bank: The Girls and Boys Varsity Hockey team want to thank everyone for coming to skate last night, including some very special guests! And a special thank you for supporting the Skaneateles Ecumenical Foodbank! Happy Holidays!        
'12 Days of Giving' Continues for Fourth Graders '12 Days of Giving' Continues for Fourth Graders: Peter O'Connor's fourth grade class at State Street Elementary School continues their '12 Days of Giving,' as they read Christmas stories to Waterman Primary first graders today!            
SHS Students Give Back through Outreach Center SHS Students Give Back through Outreach Center: SKANEATELES, NY (December 20, 2017) – For the second year in a row, six Skaneateles High School students have adopted a family at Christmas through the Skaneateles Outreach Center.   Students Gavin Cheney, Alex Goethe, Brendan Powers, Andrew Neumann, Max Wamp, and Ryan Willard have been working for over two months doing various jobs to raise money in order to go on a shopping trip for their adopted family.     The boys kept busy winterizing a family’s home, stacking wood, doing yard work, and cleaning, earning the money needed to give a family in need a special Christmas.   Jacque McConnaghy, the Skaneateles Outreach Coordinator, says that these six Skaneateles students stepped up to become the only group of students ...
High School Art Students Tour Chase Design High School Art Students Tour Chase Design: SKANEATELES, NY (December 20, 2017) – A number of Skaneateles High School art students toured Chase Design in Skaneateles on Tuesday, learning the many different facets of today’s design industry.   Guided by Skaneateles High School Art teacher Jessica Sawchuk, students in Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Advanced Art spent half the day at Chase on Tuesday visiting with designers and getting a first-hand look at the steps and processes that designers go through to create work for clients.     “The students were able to see that design is not just about creating work for print, but for three dimensional aspects as well,” said Sawchuk.   “Design involves packaging and even how a store is laid out in order to ...
Food Drive Highlights Holiday Skate with Lakers Food Drive Highlights Holiday Skate with Lakers: Bring a non-perishable food item for the Skaneateles Ecumenical Food Pantry on Wednesday, December 20 and skate with the Skaneateles Lakers Girls and Boys Varsity hockey teams! The skate will take place at Duke Arena beginning at 6 p.m.... see below for more details.    
PHOTO GALLERY: Middle School Shopping Spree PHOTO GALLERY: Middle School Shopping Spree: The annual Middle School Holiday Shopping Spree was once again a fantastic success! Check out the photos below from the afternoon as students shopped away at Target in Camillus to help provide a brighter Christmas for kids in need.              

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