School Board President: Project 2021 Cost?:
Project 2021 – How Much Will the Actually Project Cost?
Dear Community members - Last Wednesday evening the district held the third community forum on Project 2021. There were some great questions asked and one was about the actual cost of the project to the tax payers. This is a really important question that I’m sure is on the minds of many people. I know it was for me when we started planning the project! In short, the cost to the taxpayers is about $12.2 million to address the issues in five of our buildings – Waterman, State Street, middle school, high school, and the bus garage. It took me a bit to understand this, so let me try to explain it to you.
1. The total cost of ...
Haunted Hallways Fundraises for Hurricane Victims:
SKANEATELES, NY (November 1, 2017) – Skaneateles Central School’s Haunted Hallways was another success, as hundreds of visitors took to Lakeview Penitentiary in the high school commons, raising $512 to help hurricane victims through a Rotary/Interact Club partnership with ShelterBox USA.
Skaneateles High School Interact Club students once again turned their high school hallways into Haunted Hallways for the 8 th annual Halloween event held on Tuesday evening, treating the community to a ghostly place that provided plenty of frights and surprises.
Donation boxes at the event described the relief that ShelterBox USA brings to people affected by disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, flooding, or conflict.
Along with other Rotary ...
French Class Explores Adjectives with "Creatures":
Mrs. Taylor's French 3 class explores their adjective studies through the use of creatures from "La Veille de la Toussaints" (Halloween).
They have decorated the World Language hallway with adjectives to describe creatures such as La Sorciere (Witch), Le Loup-Garou (Werewolf), Le Montsre (Monster), La Momie (Mummy), Le Diable (Devil), Le Squellette (Skeleton, and Le Zombi (Zombie).
The drawings will also be featured in this year's Haunted Hallways, which takes place tonight (Oct. 31) in the hallways of the high school from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Look who was Caught Giving Their Extra Ten Percent!:
We’re all doing it, but please join us in congratulating the staff member(s) nominated for The Laker Way award for October 2017!
STACEY PATALINO (not pictured)
I am officially nominating Stacey Patalino for giving her extra 10 percent in helping a student from an opposing school with a traumatic injury during a football game.
I'd like to nominate Corey Riley for the Laker Way Award. He is one of the hardest working teachers I know, is always positive, and never too busy to lend a hand. He inspires our Music Ed. department.
I would like to nominate Doug Lewis for the Laker Way Award! Time and time again, Doug goes out of his way to ensure the learning of not just his students, but all students. ...
Football Moves to Sectional Final in Carrier Dome:
The Skaneateles Lakers football squad defeated Canastota 28-21 in the Section III Class C semi-final on Saturday, earning a trip to the Syracuse University Carrier Dome this Saturday, November 4 to take on top seeded General Brown in the sectional championship game.
Down 21-14 at halftime, Skaneateles scored in the third quarter to tie the contest before Nick Wamp took a 10-yard pass from Patrick Hackler and turned it into a 65-yard score, hurrying down the right sideline, to take the lead 28-21 with just 2:37 left in the game. Wamp's score was the difference maker, sending Skaneateles to the Carrier Dome for its first Section III championship final in five seasons.
Wamp caught 8 passes on the day for 189 yards and two scores, while Hackler threw for 367 yards and three ...
Football, Volleyball Prep for Section III Contests:
The Skaneateles Lakers football team and girl's volleyball team are preparing for Section III playoff contests this weekend, with the volleyball team in action on the road at Solvay beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday as the football team takes on Canastota at 5 p.m. on Saturday at CNS.
The volleyball team is contending in the opening round of the Section III Class B tournament, entering as the No. 5 seed in the six team playoff. If the Lakers win they will advance to take on top seeded Westhill on November 1 at 6 p.m.
The Lakers football team is coming off a 48-6 victory over Little Falls in the quarterfinals of the Section III Class C playoffs, with No. 3 Canastota now in their sights. The Lakers are the No. 2 seed in the playoffs and a win on Saturday means a trip ...
Students Experience Johnson Museum of Art:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 26, 2017) – In a joint effort between the Skaneateles High School English and Art departments, students in the art classes of Jessica Sawchuk and Tracy Hale, as well as in the writing class of Aisha Mcconochy recently took a trip to Cornell University to experience the Johnson Museum of Art.
The trip was an all-day experience with students interacting with and taking in various works of art, photos, installation spaces, nearby gorges and even Vietnamese food before heading back to Skaneateles.
The day started with a trip to the Japanese garden as students stopped to draw sketches or take photos before viewing a photo show called Silsila .
The show Silsila , which means link in Arabic, consists of several photographic series and ...
MS Students Train Teachers in Google Lessons:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 26, 2017) – In a reversal of roles, Skaneateles Middle School students were recently put to the task of training teachers on the usage of Google.
Last year, Heather Buff’s fifth grade class went to each third grade classroom at State Street Elementary School to teach students how to log into Google and how to use Google Docs and Slides.
This year, Skaneateles Central Schools saw the need to provide Google training to its elementary faculty, and decided to enlist the help of Mrs. Buff’s former fifth grade students, who are now sixth graders at the middle school, to serve as teaching assistants.
Now serving as Technology Integration Specialist for the district, Mrs. Buff and her former students ...
Interact Club Sponsors ShelterBox Display in HS:
Below are photos of Skaneateles HS and MS students viewing a display called ShelterBox, set up in the High School Commons.
Shelterbox is an international relief charity that provides immediate assistance to people affected by disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic activity, flooding, hurricanes, cyclones, tsunamis, or conflict. In partnership with Rotary, ShelterBox is assisting people throughout the world, said Tom Deuson, a Rotarian who met with Skaneateles students as a part of the display.
The display is sponsored by the Interact Club, which is affiliated with Skaneateles Rotary, which has purchased two of the $1,000 shelters so far. Donations to this year’s Haunted Hallways will go toward ShelterBox.
Skaneateles Schools Spirit Wear Order Form:
Below is the 2017 Skaneateles Central Schools Spirit Wear order form. A printable version is also attached so that you can fill out the order form. All orders must be turned in by November 13. This fall fundraiser benefits both the Middle School and High School PTC.
PRINTABLE Order Form Page 1
PRINTABLE Order Form HERE
Project 2021 Community Forum on October 25:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 23, 2017) – The Skaneateles Central School District will present another Project 2021 Community Forum on Wednesday, October 25 in the Skaneateles High School Auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m.
The Forum will include a question and answer session, as well as an opportunity for guests to tour campus.
The Forum and Tour will provide an opportunity for district residents to ask questions in regards to Project 2021 and look inside what the district’s advisory committees, faculty and staff, and professional advisors have been working on for many months to maintain and improve Skaneateles Central School’s facilities.
With a scope summary for each building now in place, the October ...
UPDATE: HS Athletics Surge into Postseason Play:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 20, 2017) – After a stellar regular season, several Skaneateles High School Athletics teams have surged into the post season including boys & girls soccer, boys & girls cross country, girls tennis, girls volleyball, girls swimming and diving, and football.
The boys soccer team, which finished the regular season third in the OHSL Liberty National division (11-6, 6-4), entered the Section III Class B boys soccer tournament on Wednesday as the No. 5 seed in the 16-team tournament, facing Homer to begin their postseason campaign.
Skaneateles dominated from the first whistle, winning the contest 3-0 with goals from Jeremy Castle, Maximillian Moss, and Thomas Reed. Luke Peterson completed the shutout in ...
Interact Club Preparing for Haunted Hallways:
Skaneateles High School Interact Club students are busy preparing to turn their school into Haunted Hallways for the 8th annual Halloween event.
This year’s theme is the Haunted Hallways of Lakeview Penitentiary … a ghostly place that promises to surprise and frighten anyone brave enough to join a tour.
It is on Halloween night from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Tuesday, October 31) in the Commons area between the HS and MS. Please enter at the Commons only.
Cider and donuts will be served by the Skaneateles Rotary Club.
Donations welcome. Proceeds will go to help hurricane victims through a Rotary/Interact partnership with ShelterBoxUSA.
Fall Newsletter: Project 2021 Forum on October 25:
Click the link below to view the entire Skaneateles Central Schools Fall Newsletter! Inside we have information on the upcoming Project 2021 Forum at Skaneateles High School on October 25 as well as information on new hires for the school year, recents events, and a photo page of the first day of school....
PRINTABLE - 2017 Fall Newsletter
Order Your SHS Yearbook Today:
Skaneateles High School students are reminded to order their yearbooks as soon as possible. Orders need to be in by December 15, or the price will be raised to $60.
We also encourage you to have your name put on your book. There is a $5 charge, but it cuts down on people stealing your book. You have this option until the end of December only. After that, it is not available.
If you have any candids you want considered for the book, please visit www.replayit.com and upload your photos. You may also e-mail jpegs to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you let us know who is in the photo.
Also, it is time to send in those baby pictures and siblin pictures (your brother or sister MUST BE IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT) and quotes. Deadline for ...
HS Drama to Present Musical Comedy Murders:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 18, 2017) – Skaneateles High School Drama will present Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 on November 3-5 in the Skaneateles High School auditorium.
Performances on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 will begin at 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday, November 5 performance beginning at 2:00 p.m.
The play takes place in a mansion in Chappaqua, NY in December of 1940.
A brief overview of the show explains that the creative team for a recent Broadway flop, in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher,” assemble for a backer’s audition of their show at the Westchester estate of a wealthy socialite.
The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, and ...
SCS to Hold Children's Media Consumption Forum:
WHEN: 7-8 p.m. - Wednesday, October 18
WHERE: Skaneateles High School Auditorium, 49 E. Elizabeth St., Skaneateles
COST: FREE and open to elementary parents and students and any interested community members
By: Kelly Rocheleau, auburnpub.com - The Skaneateles Central School District wants to open a dialogue with parents about their children's time in front of screens, in light of the ever-expanding media landscape.
A forum on students' media consumption will be held Wednesday night at the Skaneateles High School auditorium. Christopher Casler-Goncalves, principal of State Street Intermediate School and Waterman Primary School; Kelly Whitney, chief product and partnerships officer of educational technology company iCivics; and State Street school counselor ...
VIDEO: Project 2021 Plans for Middle School:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 18, 2017) – The Skaneateles Central School District administration is pleased to unveil a look into preliminary Project 2021 plans for the Skaneateles Middle School. This district wide construction project will be put to a vote on Tuesday, November 14.
Just weeks ago, the district presented a detailed look inside plans for Skaneateles High School in both video and graphic form, with each format available for viewing at www.skanschools.org . This middle school video offers more interesting interviews and insight from teachers, staff, and students.
Skaneateles Central School District Superintendent, Ken Slentz, emphasized that the timing is right to make these necessary updates within the middle school.
“The timing of ...
Freshmen, Laker Leaders to Paint Pumpkins Friday:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 17, 2017) – Skaneateles High School freshmen will join their senior Laker Link Leaders this Friday in the high school cafeteria for pumpkin painting during Activity Period.
Pumpkins are being provided by Tim’s Pumpkin Patch in Marietta, NY, with the high school PTC donating the paints for the event.
Cider will also be provided as a fall refreshment.
The Laker Link program sees a senior mentor assigned to each freshman student, helping to guide them through their first year at the high school.
The Laker Link mentor program gives freshmen an opportunity to discover methods for social and academic success while also learning what to expect and how to prepare for high school. ...
Rotary Provides Dictionaries to 3rd Grade Students:
SKANEATELES, NY (October 10, 2017) – Members of the Skaneateles Rotary Club presented the third grade classes of State Street Elementary School with a copy of the latest Webster’s Dictionary & Thesaurus for Students on Wednesday morning in the State Street cafeteria.
The books were once again provided by local Rotarians as part of the Rotary’s efforts to enhance literacy skills worldwide.
Skaneateles Rotary Club President, Mary Giroux, presented each student in the third grade class with their new dictionary & thesaurus.
“On behalf of the Skaneateles Rotary Club we are happy to present each of you with the Webster’s Dictionary & Thesaurus,” said Giroux. “We hope ...