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Cosette's Cards: A Fifth-Grade Student's Watercolor Card Company Cosette's Cards: A Fifth-Grade Student's Watercolor Card Company: Fifth-grade student Dawson Lynn is making a difference in the Skaneateles community with her incredible artistic talent and dedication to her watercolor card company, Cosette's Cards. You may have seen some of her cards on display at local businesses who have purchased them, but it's not just about that for Dawson- she donates 10% of her sales to animal shelters in honor of her dog, Cosette. Learn more about this State Street student's passion for her artwork and company!
The Laker Way, 10 Weeks The Laker Way, 10 Weeks: Watch Mr. Santoro's Fall update below!  
Read the Fall Newsletter Read the Fall Newsletter: Read the Skaneateles Central School District's Fall newsletter here!  
Middle School Celebrates National Junior Honor Society Class of 2026 Middle School Celebrates National Junior Honor Society Class of 2026: Skaneateles Middle School held its National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) induction ceremony on Tuesday, November 15, marking the Middle School’s first official event in the newly renovated auditorium.   Middle School Principal Michael Caraccio and NJHS advisor Kelly Gunderson praised the inductees for their incredible academic achievements throughout their Middle School careers. To be inducted, students needed to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 93 percent.   Speeches were given by students Lucy Fleckenstein (President), Jackson Bone (Vice President), Eva DeJesus (Treasurer), Monica Pohl, and Audrey Bombard. Each student talked about the five pillars of NJHS- scholarship, citizenship, leadership, service, and character.   Students recited the NJHS ...
Love of Movies, History Inspired State Street Student’s Winning Halloween Writing Contest Entry Love of Movies, History Inspired State Street Student’s Winning Halloween Writing Contest Entry: When fourth-grade student Luke Moore came home from school one day in October, he asked if anything exciting had happened. He was told: “Yes, something very exciting happened today!” Luke had been named as the winner of the annual Bruce Coville Halloween Story Contest in the grades four and five category. Every year, Coville writes the beginning of a Halloween story and students are invited to write the ending. Moore’s entry was judged by a panel of reporters, editors, and photographers at syracuse.com and was selected from among 400 entries across Central New York. Luke spent about a week writing the ending and estimated that he went through three drafts before submitting his final entry. So how did he come up with the idea for the ending? “I ...
Community Members Invited to Join ParentSquare Community Members Invited to Join ParentSquare: View the instructions at the link below to sign up for Parent Square. If you already have an account as a parent of a student in the district, you do not need to sign up for this group.  
Board of Education Announces Search Process for Vacancy Board of Education Announces Search Process for Vacancy: At its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Board President Michael Kell announced that he and his family are moving out of the area, resulting in a vacancy on the Skaneateles Central School District Board of Education.   During its “process review” segment at the November 2, 2021 Regular Meeting, the Board discussed appointing one of the finalists from the September-October 2021 board member search process.    As a reminder, when an unexpected vacancy occurs on any board of education, the school board’s options are to: 1) leave the seat vacant until the next election; 2) hold an election; 3) ask the community to apply and interview for the vacancy; or 4) appoint a board member until the next election.   President Kell will remain ...
REMINDER: High School Drama Club Presents PUFFS, November 5-7 REMINDER: High School Drama Club Presents PUFFS, November 5-7: The High School Drama Club is thrilled to announce a return to live performances with their fall play,  PUFFS: Or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.  Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 7. Tickets are available at:  https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/57578 For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and  conquered   evil . This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. A fast-paced comedy, exploring seven years at a certain magic school from the perspective of the Puffs. Please ...
WATCH: The New Principal Santoro! WATCH: The New Principal Santoro!: Senior Brendan Ryan is a huge fan of his principal, Mr. Santoro! He's been looking through some old videos and has been practicing some of Mr. Santoro's favorite phrases. The resemblance is uncanny! What a way to wrap up National Principals Month!
Principal Profile: Gregory Santoro Principal Profile: Gregory Santoro: Our Principal Profile series comes to a close with High School Principal Gregory Santoro!   Mr. Santoro has worked at Skaneateles for nine years and enjoys working with our wonderful students and staff every day. He decided to become a Principal because of his own High School Principal, Mr. Santulli!   We asked Mr. Santoro what makes Skaneateles such a special school district, and he said: “Everyone gives their extra ten percent- The Laker Way!”   Thank you for everything, Mr. Santoro!   
Middle School Students Explore Dozens of Clubs at Activities Fair Middle School Students Explore Dozens of Clubs at Activities Fair: Art Club. Newspaper Club. Solar Panel Club. These were just a few of the many clubs sixth and seventh-grade students recently explored at the Middle School Activities Fair. Students had a chance to speak to their peers who were involved with some of the clubs and could sign up if they were interested. View the complete list of extracurricular activities at the Middle School.  
Senior Ethan Pickup Named a Recipient of the 2021-2022 Best and Brightest Award Senior Ethan Pickup Named a Recipient of the 2021-2022 Best and Brightest Award: Skaneateles High School senior Ethan Pickup was recently named a recipient of the 2021-2022 Best and Brightest Award, presented by Advance Media New York. In order to be selected, students had to include their academic successes, extracurricular activities and service to their school and community, and receive recommendations from peers and teachers. "I heard about the award through the Skaneateles Education Foundation and they thought I'd be a good applicant," said Pickup. "I'm very honored to be named a winner." Read more on the award:  https://www.syracuse.com/news/2021/10/best-and-brightest-awards-see-21-top-high-school-seniors-picked-for-this-years-honors.html  
Principal Profile: Michael Caraccio Principal Profile: Michael Caraccio: Michael Caraccio, Middle School Principal, is up next in our Principal Profile series.   Caraccio has worked at Skaneateles for five years. Every day, he looks forward to interacting with staff and students. He wanted to become a principal so he could have the opportunity to positively impact students and families.  
Middle School Partners With Peaceful Schools to Strengthen Connections Among Eighth Grade Students Middle School Partners With Peaceful Schools to Strengthen Connections Among Eighth Grade Students: Eighth grade students at Skaneateles Middle School recently heard from Dani Ryan, Vice President of Peaceful Schools, who introduced them to concepts like upstander behavior as a response to mean behaviors they may witness in-person and online. This was the first of several sessions students will attend over the next few weeks, where they will dive deeper into how to prevent and respond to hurtful behavior through safe, powerful, and productive techniques.   One of the first things Ryan asked of the students was to stop using the word “bully” as a noun. Rather, she said that bullying describes an action that someone is doing. She asked the students to imagine if everything they said or did fell off of them as a rock, which then fell into water and created a ripple effect. ...
Tickets for PUFFS Now Available Tickets for PUFFS Now Available:   The High School Drama Club is thrilled to announce a return to live performances with their fall play,  PUFFS: Or, Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.  Tickets are available at:  https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/57578 For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and  conquered   evil . This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs… who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world. A fast-paced comedy, exploring seven years at a certain magic school from the perspective of the Puffs. Please note there is mild language and moments that may be frightening for young viewers.  Run time ~100 ...
Sports Spotlight: Girls Swimming & Diving Sports Spotlight: Girls Swimming & Diving: The girls' swimming and diving team is up next in our sports spotlight! The team competes in meets at the Skaneateles YMCA. At a recent meet, the team wore purple caps and supported Vera House to raise awareness about domestic violence. The team also recently celebrated its seniors at senior night, which resulted in a thrilling win over Jamesville-DeWitt. 2021 Girls' Swimming & Diving Roster Coach: Jill King Julia Armijo Matteson Bales Marcella Buchholz Caitlin Comer Maya Drotar Arianna Matthews Emma Murphy Amelia Musso Sophia Nichols Kyla Palmer Carlee Pitman Sophia Soprano Alice Spaulding Hana Spaulding Elizabeth Springer Olivia Springer Catherine Vernak Lili Winkelman Check out some highlights from the team's recent match ...
Principal Profile: John Lawrence Principal Profile: John Lawrence: In honor of National Principals Month, Skaneateles Central School District is highlighting one principal every week in a principal profile series. This week we are recognizing John Lawrence, principal of State Street Intermediate School.   Lawrence grew up in Buffalo, NY and has worked at Skaneateles for six years- three as a teacher and three as a principal. Lawrence described Skaneateles as “an incredibly supportive community” and praised all teachers for going above and beyond for their students.   What made him want to become a principal? “A desire to have a greater positive impact on a school building.  I enjoy working together as a team to see all students learn and grow.”  
High School Student Photos Ready to Order High School Student Photos Ready to Order: High School student photos are ready to be viewed and ordered! SKANEATELES HIGH SCHOOL  Event Code: FE45921   Also Needed: SchoolTool Unique Student ID View and order your photos here! Photos not appearing in your gallery? Use event code FE45921 Did you know? You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and text Photos are shipped directly to your home High-res digital downloads are available If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay once
Sports Spotlight: Girls Tennis Sports Spotlight: Girls Tennis: “You have to believe in yourself when no one else does.” – Serena Williams   Our first Sports Spotlight is on the girls’ tennis program. There are two girls’ tennis teams at Skaneateles: modified and varsity. Home tennis matches are played at the Austin Park tennis courts.   The varsity team currently has an overall record of 11-1 (6-0 in OHSL), putting them in second place in the OHSL.   2021 Modified Girls’ Tennis Roster Coach: George Cosentino   Chloe Alexander                  Makayla Barron                   Lilyana Bennett                    ...
Waterman, State Street Students Learn Fire Prevention Tips Waterman, State Street Students Learn Fire Prevention Tips: Members of the Skaneateles Fire Department visited State Street and Waterman this week to teach students important fire prevention tips. Some of the things they went over were the importance of smoke detectors, blowing out candles when leaving a room, and avoiding lighters and matches. Students also reviewed "stop, drop & roll", discussed possible safe places and exit strategies if there was ever a fire at home, and learned about the equipment firefighters use.  



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