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John Lawrence Excited for John Lawrence Excited for "Small-Town Feel" in Return to State Street Intermediate: John Lawrence is the new principal of State Street Intermediate School. Skaneateles has always had a piece of John Lawrence’s heart. Lawrence began his teaching career at State Street Intermediate over a decade ago as a physical education teacher. Thirteen years later, Lawrence returns to serve as the new principal at the school he started his career with. A lot has changed since the last time Mr. Lawrence held a physical education class at State Street. For Lawrence, the community is exactly how he has always treasured it. “I think the thing with Skaneateles that I’ve always appreciated is the small-town feel,” Lawrence said. “Everyone knows each other. It’s a real positive thing to be a part of.” Lawrence brings ...
Skaneateles CSD Board of Education Hires John Lawrence to Lead State Street Intermediate School Skaneateles CSD Board of Education Hires John Lawrence to Lead State Street Intermediate School: The Skaneateles Central School District Board of Education is pleased to announce they have appointed John Lawrence as the new principal of State Street Intermediate School. Mr. Lawrence was previously employed as the principal of Lakeshore Road Elementary School in North Syracuse.   “Skaneateles Central School District is proud to have John Lawrence join us as the new principal for State Street,” Skaneateles Superintendent Lynda Quick said. “John brings so many things to our District and he has done an exceptional job at Lakeshore Road Elementary for the last two years. I have no doubt that John will be an excellent leader at Skaneateles and will bring a positive energy and caring respect that will support everyone.”   Mr. Lawrence was selected following ...
State Street Students Provide Cheer with Artwork for Crouse Hospital State Street Students Provide Cheer with Artwork for Crouse Hospital: Fifth grade students from State Street Intermediate School pose with their artwork following a reception with Crouse Hospital. The artwork will be displayed permanently throughout the hospital and surrounding buildings as part of a collaboration between State  Street and Crouse.   Fifth grade students from State Street Intermediate School donated over a dozen pieces of artwork recently as part of a collaboration with Crouse Hospital.   The artwork will be on display throughout the hospital and surrounding buildings for employees and patients to enjoy. Students were honored for their work at a reception at State Street School, where they were awarded certificates in a ceremony featuring speakers from Crouse Hospital. ...
Commencement 2019 Commencement 2019: CONGRATULATIONS to our 2019 SHS GRADUATES! The day was perfect and sunny as our graduates prepared for the next chapter of their lives!   Thank you to our amazing custodial staff and high school team for thinking of everything and making the ceremony exceptional. Thank you to the Town of Skaneateles for creating a safe environment for our students to participate in the lake jump! We wish all of our graduates the very best in their exciting endeavors ahead! Please click below for a video montage of the day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nut9Ux_4S-8&feature=youtu.be
Laker Walk Celebrated 2019 Graduates Laker Walk Celebrated 2019 Graduates: Our 2019 Graduates are getting ready! It was a beautiful day for the LAKER WALK! Graduates were greeted by student and teachers in all of our schools. We can't wait for Sunday!
Vaping Awareness Night ReCap Vaping Awareness Night ReCap: Last Night, the Skaneateles Central School Districted hosted a Vaping Awareness Night for Parents. Included in the evening was an opportunity for parents to walk through a simulated teen’s bedroom to look for “Hidden Mischief,” a presentation entitled: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt Your Child: The Facts and Myths of Vaping and Substance Abuse.  Finally, a panel of experts answered questions from parents. The panel included administrators from Skaneateles High School, Lee Livermore from Upstate New York Poison Center, JoLynn Mulholland from the Cayuga County Drug Free Community Coalition, Kein Trease from the Onondaga County Prevention Network, and Dr. Mary DiRubbo from Upstate University Hospital.   Some of the information highlighted included:   ...
Vaping Awareness Night ReCap Vaping Awareness Night ReCap: Last Night, the Skaneateles Central School District hosted a Vaping Awareness Night for Parents. Included in the evening was an opportunity for parents to walk through a simulated teen’s bedroom to look for “Hidden Mischief,” a presentation entitled: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt Your Child: The Facts and Myths of Vaping and Substance Abuse.  Finally, a panel of experts answered questions from parents. The panel included administrators from Skaneateles High School, Lee Livermore from Upstate New York Poison Center, JoLynn Mulholland from the Cayuga County Drug Free Community Coalition, Kein Trease from the Onondaga County Prevention Network, and Dr. Mary DiRubbo from Upstate University Hospital.   Some of the information highlighted included:   ...
Vaping Awareness Parent Night Tomorrow! Vaping Awareness Parent Night Tomorrow!: Tomorrow evening, beginning at 5:30 pm, parents will have the opportunity to learn more about the dangers of vaping and other drugs.  First, parents can walk through the Hidden Mischief Room any time from 5:30-6:30. This experience will take approximately 15 minutes. Then at 6:30, experts in the field of teen drug abuse will present on the topic: “What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt Your Child: The Facts and Myths of Vaping and Substance Abuse.” Following the presentation, a panel of experts and administrators will be available to answer all of you questions.  Learn more about this topic, especially as our students head into the summer holidays. Click here to see the flyer: Vaping Awareness Information
Graduating Seniors Moving to D-III Athletics Graduating Seniors Moving to D-III Athletics:
Congratulations to the following graduating seniors who will move on to become D-III student athletes: George Ross (Soccer - St. John Fisher College), Jimmy Liberatore (Football & Baseball - St. Lawrence University), Olivia Dobrovosky (Basketball - Oneonta College), Nate Squires (Football - Springfield College) and Tommy Reed (Soccer - RIT). Not pictured - Areh Boni (Football - Springfield College), Meg Teachout (Hockey - Oswego State University) and Carter Blake (Football - SUNY Cortland).
Superintendent 'Coffee Talk' Returns on June 5 Superintendent 'Coffee Talk' Returns on June 5:  
National Art Honor Society Inducts New Members National Art Honor Society Inducts New Members: SKANEATELES, NY (May 31, 2019) – Skaneateles High School’s National Art Honor Society recently inducted 11 new members.   New inductees included Hannah Blowers, Sophia Wingfield, Ally Sell, KC Clark, Sophia Cattalani, Kevin Bean, Tori Baker, Grace Bailey, Livi Hall, McKenna Len and Anna McGlynn.   In 1978, the National Art Education Association began the NAHS program to inspire and recognize students who have shown an outstanding ability and interest in art. The program supports members in their efforts to attain the highest standards in art scholarship, character, and service, and to bring art education to the attention of the school and community.   Skaneateles High School’s chapter of the NAHS is in its fifth year and inducts new members each ...
10th Grade Learns Survival Skills through SEF Grant 10th Grade Learns Survival Skills through SEF Grant: Five Skaneateles High School students (Mia Bigham, Ireland Walker, Campbell Torrey, and Eva Vitsaxaki) wrote a grant through the Skaneateles Education Foundation to supplement a study of "Into the Wild". The students thought it would be important to learn the basic skills that many readers feel Chris McCandless lacked or ignored. Shane Hobel, owner of Mountain Scout Survival School, facilitated two 2.5 hour wilderness survival sessions on the seven primary arrows of surviv al: Shelter, Water, Fire, Food, Tracking, Awareness, and Movement at the Skaneateles Conservation Area. All tenth grade students participated. What an experience!  More photos are located on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Skaneateles.Schools.
2019-2020 Budget Passes; Board Members Elected 2019-2020 Budget Passes; Board Members Elected: SKANEATELES, NY (May 22, 2019) – The 2019-2020 Skaneateles Central School District general fund budget passed as a result of Tuesday’s district voting by a margin of 423-116, with nearly 79% in favor. The overall budget of $35,288,466 will maintain and enhance the programming instituted under state regulations and the district’s own strategic plan. Aside from the general fund budget, voters also passed a second proposition continuing the bus replacement plan initiated three years ago, with a favored margin of 438-99.   The community support for the 2019-2020 school budget is much appreciated and the Skaneateles Central School District looks forward to serving the community in the coming school year. The school board election, also held on Tuesday ...
Budget Vote & BOE Election Set for Tuesday in District Office Budget Vote & BOE Election Set for Tuesday in District Office: Skaneateles, NY (May 20, 2019) – The Skaneateles Central School District’s Budget and Board of Education vote will take place on Tuesday, May 21 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Skaneateles Central Schools District Office. The SCS District Office is an accessible facility with accessible voting stations and voter assistance available if needed. When attending the vote on Tuesday, May 21 voters are reminded to please use the main entrance of the SCS District Office.  There will be reserved voter parking next to the building. For ease of access voters are reminded to try and plan your visit around arrival and dismissal.  Arrival times are between 8:20 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. with dismissals taking place between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. Voters are encouraged to ...
Skaneateles Seniors Volunteer at Sunshine Horses Skaneateles Seniors Volunteer at Sunshine Horses: Skaneateles High School seniors recently spent the afternoon volunteering at Sunshine Horses in Clay, NY. Students helped to dig trenches for electric, sanded and painted boards for fences and weeded around the house and main entrance.  "Thank you to the seniors from Skaneateles High School for spending the day with us.  We couldn't do what we do without the support from our community" - from the Sunshine Horses Facebook page. Sunshine Horses aims to help horses and help people by making a difference in the lives of horses in the Central New York area through rehabilitation, retraining and adoption.
Run for Fund$ Raises Money for Elementary PTC Run for Fund$ Raises Money for Elementary PTC: The annual Elementary PTC Run for Fund$ took place on Wednesday morning for all elementary grade levels on the Skaneateles High School track. Each grade level ran independently on the track for as many as 20 minutes at a time, helping to raise funds for the Elementary Parent Teacher Committee.  Miles the Dog joined students on track as blue skies and sunshine welcomed all participants. The Run for Fund$ is the largest fundraising event for the Elementary PTC. Before the Run for FUNd$ event took place, students were asked to seek sponsors. They brought a letter home and distributed it to their parents, relatives and friends. The students aimed to challenge themselves to run a certain distance or to stay moving for a certain period of time. We will ...
PRINT: 2019 Shareholder's Report & Budget Review PRINT: 2019 Shareholder's Report & Budget Review: Please see the link below to print the 2019 Shareholder's Report from the Skaneateles Central School District.  The Shareholder's Report includes a detailed preview of the 2019-2020 budget as well as details on this year's budget vote, which will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at the SCS District Office. Hard copies of this report were also sent via mail on Wednesday, May 8, so keep an eye on your mailboxes. PRINT HERE - 2019 Shareholder's Report  
SHS Recognized in US News High School Rankings SHS Recognized in US News High School Rankings: SKANEATELES, NY (May 7, 2019) – The 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings have been released with Skaneateles High School once again being recognized. U.S. News & World Report revamped the national and state rankings methodology in 2019. The new ranking methodology evaluates schools based on six indicators, including college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved student performance and graduation rate. The highest-ranked schools are those whose students excelled on state tests and performed beyond expectations, participated in and passed a variety of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions The 2019 Best High Schools rankings rated over 23,000 schools ...
Vaping Awareness Night for Parents on June 13 Vaping Awareness Night for Parents on June 13:
Skaneateles High School will be hosting a Vaping Awareness Night for Parents on Thursday, June 13 inside the SHS Auditorium, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Parents are urged to attend and experience the "Hidden Mischief" exhibit, which provides a walk throughout a simulated teen's bedroom filled with hidden drug and alcohol paraphernalia. The evening will include the "Hidden Mischief" exhibit from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., a presentation on the impact of vaping on your children from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., followed by a panel discussion from 7:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
SHS Envirothon Team Qualifies for State Competition SHS Envirothon Team Qualifies for State Competition: SKANEATELES, NY (May 1, 2019) – Skaneateles High School is once again sending a team to the New York State Envirothon competition to be held at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY on May 22-23. 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 move to the state competition where their knowledge is challenged in six areas: Forestry, ...



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