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Back to School Parent Engagement Tips Back to School Parent Engagement Tips: (9/12/18) Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! As we work together in Building Our Future and helping to prepare our students for #SCSDSuccess, our families play a critical role. Here are some helpful tips from our school teachers and administrators on how parents and guardians can best become active partners ...
Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares Do You Have Back to School Questions? #SCSDCares: (9/10/18) WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME OUR STUDENTS & STAFF BACK TO SCHOOL FOR THE 2018 - 19 SCHOOL YEAR! As with any new beginning, a new school year comes with questions and unknowns. To serve as a resource for families, several Syracuse City School District departments ...
Syracuse Aspiring Leaders Academy Celebrates Five Years of Success Syracuse Aspiring Leaders Academy Celebrates Five Years of Success: (7/30/18) The Syracuse Aspiring Leaders Academy (SALA) started in 2013-14 with the goal of building internal leadership capacity within the SCSD. Rather than hiring external applicants for administrative and leadership roles, SALA was intended to help train leaders who are already engaged with – and passionate ...
Reminder: Danforth Dress Code Reminder: Danforth Dress Code: (7/26/18) Clothing that is too tight or too loose will be considered inappropriate. Therefore garments such as tube tops, net tops, halter-tops, spaghetti straps (follow the three finger rule for sleeveless shirts), muscle shirts, plunging necklines (front and/or back), short shirts that do not completely ...
Danforth Afterschool Program Danforth Afterschool Program: (5/1/18) At Danforth Middle School students have the opportunity to enrich their lives through our afterschool program. Young scholars learn valuable life skills through our cooking, childcare, and sewing classes. They also have the opportunity to participating in enrichment activities such as dance or robotics. ...
Trauma Training at Danfroth Middle School Trauma Training at Danfroth Middle School: (4/13/18) A training for proving a trauma informed education is being hosted at Danforth Middle School on Saturday April, 14, 2018. All families and staff members of the Danforth community are welcome to attend. The training will be held from 10:00 - 2:00 pm. Please call the main office at 315-453-4535 if you ...
Soapbox Derby Helps Students Learn Teamwork, Become Career Ready Soapbox Derby Helps Students Learn Teamwork, Become Career Ready: (5/16/17) Last July, a team of Soapbox Derby students from Danforth spent a week in Ohio competing in the World Championship Soapbox Derby.   “The hill there was steeper than the one in Syracuse, and it was actually a real track,” seventh grader Saleem Febus explained. “It was different ...
SCSD Students Visit Cornell for ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference SCSD Students Visit Cornell for ‘Expanding Your Horizons’ Conference: (4/27/17) A group of middle school girls from Danforth, Lincoln and Westside Academy at Blodgett recently attended the Expanding Your Horizons conference at Cornell University, intended to help encourage an interest in math and science.   Each year, 500 girls are selected from nationwide entries, and ...
Teen Book Fiends visit OCPL Central Library to make videos Teen Book Fiends visit OCPL Central Library to make videos: (5/3/17) Scholars from Ed Smith and Danforth Teen Book Fiends met at OCPL Central Library. Dragana Drobnjak and Rene Battelle taught everyone about stop-motion video. The scholars then created video based on books we have read and how they feel about choosing books they like. Visit here to see their videos. ...
#SCSDGivesThanks for Our Vice Principals #SCSDGivesThanks for Our Vice Principals: (4/11/17) In celebration of National Assistant Principal Week (April 10-14, 2017), principals and secretaries nominated vice principals that they think are exceptional to be recognized!   Frazer   Frazer Principal Wil Mecum wanted to celebrate his vice principals this week in celebration ...
Danforth & Ed Smith Students Become ‘Teen Book Fanatics’ Danforth & Ed Smith Students Become ‘Teen Book Fanatics’: (3/28/17) “Sometimes, reading makes me emotional,” a Danforth student shared.   “Oh, me too! I laugh… I cry,” an Ed Smith student responded.   “I cry all the time when I read,” another added.   Seventh and eighth graders at Danforth and Ed ...
Teen Book Fiends visit WCNY studios Teen Book Fiends visit WCNY studios: (3/22/17) Teen Book Fiends from Danforth and Ed Smith visited WCNY Monday and did book interviews with the CTE students from OCM-BOCES. Thanks to Debbie Stack and Kathy Labulis. "Information comes in all forms and is shared across many different platforms today. We have books in print, on tablets and ...
Data Coaches Help SCSD Schools Improve Student Outcomes Data Coaches Help SCSD Schools Improve Student Outcomes: (3/1/17) Among the entire SCSD, Danforth Middle School saw the most reductions in chronic absences and office referrals in the first half of the 2016-17 school year. Principal Gene Jones attributes these improvements largely to the school’s use of data to target at-risk students and implement early interventions. ...
Danforth Students Launch High Altitude Weather Balloon Danforth Students Launch High Altitude Weather Balloon: (11/8/16) Danforth students received an exciting science lesson as they launched a high altitude weather balloon at the school’s football field.   While attending a Fall Technology Conference at SUNY Oswego, Technology teacher Joe Dottolo heard of the weather balloon project and thought it would ...
Urban Fellowship Program Increases Diversity Among SCSD Staff Urban Fellowship Program Increases Diversity Among SCSD Staff: (10/25/16) When she heard about the Urban Fellowship Program, Sheleia Horton was a Teaching Assistant in the SCSD, having only recently completed a Master’s in Education from SUNY Oswego.   “I wish the program had been around before I spent all that money on my degree at Oswego!” she ...
SCSD Students Attend Soap Box Derby World Championships SCSD Students Attend Soap Box Derby World Championships: (7/28/16) Two SCSD students represented Syracuse at the All-American Soap Box Derby World Championships in Akron, Ohio! Henninger student Grace Eberst and Danforth student Saleem Febus were among 165 racers who competed in the Local Stock Division. Congratulations to Grace, who finished second place in her first ...
SCSD Students Were On a Roll in Syracuse Soap Box Derby SCSD Students Were On a Roll in Syracuse Soap Box Derby: (6/24/16) SCSD students from Danforth, Lincoln, Henninger, Roberts, ITC and Ed Smith took part in the annual Syracuse Soap Box Derby. Congratulations to Danforth student Saleem Febus, sponsored by Carrier, who took first place in the Stock Division, as well as Henninger student Tyler Bonferraro, sponsored ...
Students Gain Perspective through Interfaith Works Dialogue Exchange Program Students Gain Perspective through Interfaith Works Dialogue Exchange Program: (6/15/16) Students at SCSD high schools spend five days each school year sharing ideas and engaging in discussions with students from suburban schools, thanks to the Interfaith Works of CNY Dialogue Exchange program.   Each school selects 5 student facilitators and 15 students to take part in the Dialogue ...
School Nurse Feature: Celine Beers, Danforth School Nurse Feature: Celine Beers, Danforth: (5/9/16) After losing her mother at age nine, Celine Beers recalls a teacher sewing a missing button back onto her coat. Another knitted her a hat. These early experiences, she says, are part of the reasons she takes such pleasure in her role as Nurse at Danforth Middle School—and part of the reason she ...
Real Fathers, Real Men Program Helps Support Danforth Students Real Fathers, Real Men Program Helps Support Danforth Students: (3/28/16) “They’re honest with us,” General Davis said of the 7 th and 8 th grade boys he regularly works with at Danforth Middle School, noting that the students openly discuss gangs, drugs, violence and other heavy topics with him. “When you bond with them, they open up.”   ...



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