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Skaneateles Ranked Sixth Best School District in Upstate New York Skaneateles Ranked Sixth Best School District in Upstate New York: The Skaneateles Central School District has once again been named one of the top ten school districts in Upstate New York. Skaneateles Central School District has once again been ranked in the top ten school districts in Upstate New York, according to Buffalo Business Insider. The rankings are based on a variety of categories including academic records, administrative efficiency, cost-effectiveness, standard of living for students and teacher experience. Skaneateles was one of just four Syracuse area school districts ranked in the top twenty in 2019. “We are honored to be amongst the top performing public schools in Upstate New York,” Skaneateles Superintendent Lynda Quick said. “It is a testament to the dedication and continuous hard work of ...
Skaneateles PTC Launches New Website, Mobile App Skaneateles PTC Launches New Website, Mobile App: The Skaneateles Parent Teacher Committee launched a brand new website mobile app recently for parents interested in participating in the committees. The new website, skanschoolsptc.org, provide parents with a Membership Toolkit that make planning and communicating much easier. All PTC fundraisers and volunteer sign-ups will run through the Membership Toolkit. "This is an awesome tool for parents to stay connected," Skaneateles PTC organizer Heather Carroll said. "The mobile app is especially convenient because you can look someone up in our directory and contact them with the press of a screen." Parents are encouraged to sign up on the new site at skanschoolsptc.org . If anyone has any questions or concerns about the technology, please contact Heather Carroll ...
‘Table Top Topics’ and ‘Toilet Talk’ Initiatives Stir Conversation on Skaneateles Campus ‘Table Top Topics’ and ‘Toilet Talk’ Initiatives Stir Conversation on Skaneateles Campus: You can’t eat lunch or go to the bathroom without seeing them. They are colorful, informative, and eye-catching. They are signs that students will see daily on the tables in the cafeteria and in the stalls of the bathrooms. And that is exactly the plan. The signs are part of Table Top Topics and Toilet Talk , two initiatives put in place this school year for students. Administrators focused on five topics to message around: » Drugs & Alcohol » Mental Health » Vaping » Resiliency » Internet security Messaging will be rotated throughout the school year, maintaining a fresh but consistent means of communication with the students. “We hope that by rotating the messaging students will see it much like commercial ...
Skaneateles Social Studies Teachers Visit National Women's Hall of Fame Skaneateles Social Studies Teachers Visit National Women's Hall of Fame: This past weekend, Skaneateles Social Studies teachers Rob DeMass and Marcus Guy traveled to Waterloo and took in the National Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Some of the incredible inductees included scientist Flossie Wong-Staal, world renowned fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, Native American activist Sarah Deer, actor and activist Jane Fonda, equal rights attorney Gloria Allred, US fighter pilot Nicole Malachowski, and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The ceremony included many past inductees, as well as personal notes from other leading women including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Gloria Allred started off the night with an impassioned speech about equal rights, but did not overshadow the others, all humbled by the honor, but laser focused in ...
New Vaping Policies Promote Health and Wellness on Skaneateles Campus New Vaping Policies Promote Health and Wellness on Skaneateles Campus: The Skaneateles Board of Education has approved two new policies that make the Skaneateles Central School District a vape-free district and outlines the disciplinary measures for offenses by students. In a Board of Education meeting Tuesday, the Board approved policy #5640, prohibiting smoking and vaping within one hundred feet of the entrances and exits of school buildings, as well as any outdoor areas associated with the District. Policy #7320 outlines the processes for disciplinary measures of students who violate the Student Code of Conduct regarding illegal substances. The policies are part of a larger initiative by the District to combat substance abuse in the school community. In addition to new policies, the District has also implemented print campaigns titled Table ...
Welcome Back from Superintendent Lynda Quick Welcome Back from Superintendent Lynda Quick: Dear SCSD Families! Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!  It was wonderful to welcome back our students yesterday, to see them interact with their new teachers, play with their friends, find new classrooms, or even begin in a whole new school.  All summer long, our administrators, custodians, maintenance staff, groundskeepers and teachers have been preparing for this year, and we are happy to have everyone back for the exciting year ahead. On a personal note, I am excited to begin my second year in the district. This year, we will be working on some new initiatives around our writing curriculum, integrating new state standards into our curriculum, and piloting world languages at the elementary level.  We are also continuing to ensure that our schools are safe, our ...
New Bus Route & School Lunch Program Information New Bus Route & School Lunch Program Information: Below is a link regarding new bus route information, as well as information regarding the school lunch program: http://www.skanschools.org/tfiles/folder1707/SkanCal_InsertBook2019.pdf Updated Fall Bus Routes 9.13.2019 Thanks!
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 ...



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