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School's Out for Summer: PHOTOS School's Out for Summer: PHOTOS: Waterman Primary and State Street Intermediate School's let out this morning, bringing the official beginning of summer! Skaneateles Middle School had their last day yesterday, while exams have wrapped up at the high school with only graduation remaining on Sunday, June 24!                  
June Newsletter Recaps End of '17-'18 School Year June Newsletter Recaps End of '17-'18 School Year:                         SkanSchoolJune2018NewsWeb.pdf - PRINT HERE
2nd Annual Laker Way Walk - PHOTOS 2nd Annual Laker Way Walk - PHOTOS: On Tuesday, June 21, following graduation rehearsal, the Class of 2018 went on the Laker Way Walk, visiting Waterman Primary and State Street Intermediate students. It was another exciting morning for both the elementary students and the graduates as well as the entire faculty and staff of the schools. Congratulations to the Class of 2018!                      
OOTM, Envirothon Recognized at BOE Meeting OOTM, Envirothon Recognized at BOE Meeting: SKANEATELES, NY (June 20, 2018) – The Skaneateles Central Schools Board of Education recently recognized the district’s Odyssey of the Mind and Envirothon teams. Students and coordinators of each team were invited to the Tuesday, June 19 Board of Education meeting to tell their story and receive congratulations from current Superintendent Ken Slentz and Board members. 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. 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 ...
Class of 2018 Commencement Set for Sunday Class of 2018 Commencement Set for Sunday: SKANEATELES, NY (June 19, 2018) – The Skaneateles community will celebrate the Skaneateles High School Class of 2018 in a lakeside ceremony on Sunday, June 24 at 1 p.m. in Clift Park. This year, 132 students will represent the Class of 2018, as they toss their caps into the air and prepare to leap into the future - college, career and citizenship ready.   From the classroom to the stage, in sports arenas and beyond, this senior class has left a lasting impression. Gregory Santoro, Skaneateles High School Principal, describes this year’s class as “Demonstrating a true sense of family.”   Santoro added, “They are loyal, dedicated and inspiring. They live the Laker Way.” The 2018 procession will be led by Co-Valedictorians ...
HS Commencement Information - Map Provided HS Commencement Information - Map Provided: Dear Parents/Guardians:   A s you know, due to construction at Clift Park, we have done our best to keep our ceremony outside.  Commencement will take place on Sunday, June 24 th , at 1 pm.   The attached map will provide a view of the park and graduates’ procession route. Please take note that any seating you wish to set up will be restricted to the area designated on the map; also, no tents will be allowed.  We also will ask the public to respect the Shotwell Park Memorial. We are counting on a beautiful day and hope you and your family enjoy the ceremony.   Thank you for your cooperation,   Greg Santoro and Mike Major Click Below to PRINT Map: GRADUATION 2018.pdf
5th Graders Walk Stage as STARS Graduates 5th Graders Walk Stage as STARS Graduates: SKANEATELES, NY (June 12, 2018) – Fifth grade students at State Street Elementary gathered on Friday afternoon in the Skaneateles High School auditorium for the 10 th annual STARS graduation celebration. STARS signifies – Students who Think and Act Responsibly Succeed – and gives students guidance in prevention education in relation to drinking, drugs, texting and driving, and other health related issues. The hope for the program is to arm students with the ability to make smart and educated decisions about drugs and alcohol, giving them the knowledge, courage, and determination to be a STAR. Interim State Street Principal Pat Brown and teacher Ellen Wolford opened the ceremony, before welcoming Marianne Angelillo to the stage as the day’s ...
Skaneateles Laker Center Looks Back on Year in Sports Skaneateles Laker Center Looks Back on Year in Sports: The Skaneateles High School Broadcast Club is hard at work in preparation for the 2018-2019 school year.  To get started, the group decided to revive Skaneateles Laker Center, taking a look back at this past year in sports at SHS.  We hope you enjoy today's upload and we look forward to providing more next school year.  Looking ahead, the club is searching for students interested in photography, film making, writing, editing and media of all types.  If interested in participating in Broadcast Club, please e-mail School Information Officer Dan Kapuscinski at dkapuscinski@skanschools.org.  
Board Approves Pat Brown as Waterman Principal Board Approves Pat Brown as Waterman Principal: SKANEATELES, NY (June 8, 2018) – During Thursday evening’s Skaneateles Central Schools Board of Education meeting the Board unanimously approved the appointment of Pat Brown as Waterman Primary School’s principal, effective July 1, 2018. Previously serving as the District’s Reading and Humanities Coordinator, Brown has acted as the interim principal of Waterman Primary and State Street Intermediate schools since Christopher Casler-Goncalves resigned in April. “I am happy and proud to continue to serve the staff, students and community of Skaneateles,” said Brown.   “I would like to thank the Board, Mr. Slentz and the selection committees that had so much faith in my ability to lead Waterman School. I would also like to ...
Student Athletes Moving on to DIII Sports Student Athletes Moving on to DIII Sports: SKANEATELES, NY (June 8, 2018) – A total of 12 members of the Skaneateles High School Class of 2018 will continue their sports journey at various Division III Colleges and Universities in the fall. Football players Scott Ochsner, Cross Bianchi and Jon Ricklefs will all head further west in New York state to continue playing football. Ochsner will attend SUNY Brockport; Bianchi will head to Hobart College, with Ricklefs set to play for St. John Fisher College. Girls Lacrosse player Abbey Logan will attend Wesleyan University with Boys Lacrosse player Tyler Priest moving on to St. John Fisher College. Track teammates Natalie Condon and Mia Grasso will move on to separate Universities in the fall.   Condon will attend Lehigh University with ...
Eighth Grade Makes Lasting Memories at Celebrate 8 Eighth Grade Makes Lasting Memories at Celebrate 8: (See below for two Celebrate 8 videos) SKANEATELES, NY (June 8, 2018) – The Skaneateles Middle School eighth grade gathered with family, friends and teachers on Thursday evening to ‘Celebrate 8’, as they prepare to move on to Skaneateles High School next school year as the Class of 2022. The evening’s celebration began at 6 p.m., as students arrived with special Class of 2022 t-shirts that were distributed during the day. Before gathering for dinner, students were welcomed in the High School auditorium by Middle School Principal Mike Caraccio, who presented a special slideshow, student videos and gathered students for a class photo. Pizza, wings and drinks were then served in the cafeteria from 6:30 to 7 p.m. before moving outside ...
Waterman's Second Grade Farewell Concert Waterman's Second Grade Farewell Concert: On Wednesday afternoon, the 2nd grade performed its annual Farewell Concert for students at Waterman School. On Thursday, the group will perform for parents at 2:30 p.m. Once again the students and staff did a fantastic job of sending off the 2nd grade as they prepare to make the move to State Street. Congratulations!          
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 ...



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Superintendent:
Kenneth G. Slentz
 
Phone:
315-291-2221
 
Address:
45 East Elizabeth Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152