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2017-2018 Activity Calendar/School Information/Policies: Start your planning!  Here is a copy of the 2017-2018 Activity Calendar, along with important school information and policies. Class placements and supply lists will be mailed on Friday, August 18th, but you can find supply lists on our website too . more >>
Summer Reading: Let us all take the Summer Reading Pledge! I pledge to read for at least 20 minutes each day for at least 40 days during the months of July and August. Click on above blue Summer Reading link for everything you need.  more >>
Congratulations Class of 2017: On behalf of the Lyncourt Union Free School District, we extend sincere congratulations and best of luck to the Class of 2017. We thank you for the dedication you have committed towards your education and effort you have displayed towards making Lyncourt a better place to live and learn.  Congratulations! Board Of Education President Dr. Lawrence Salamino, Superintendent Mr. James Austin, Principal Ms. Kimberly Davis, Business Administrator Ms. Cathryn Marchese and the entire Lyncourt faculty and staff. more >>
Invasive Species: PBL … Project Based Learning.  Students apply what they learn in class to a real-world situation. Our Lyncourt students, guided by Mrs. MacCollum, worked on the following project. If you click on the link below you can view the videos they created.   GOAL:  To increase awareness about BIODIVERSITY and encourage support of the Lyncourt community’s environment, such as the butterfly garden.  DRIVING QUESTION: How can we, as conservation biologists, inform our fellow students on new species and invasive species, and encourage them to work towards protecting and preserving the environment in our community?  Invasive Species are invaders that we don’t want. They are animals, plant, or fungi that are not native to a specific ... more >>
Lyncourt Students Participate in 2017 Special Olympics: Lyncourt students were cheering on our athletes as they left to participate in the Special Olympics at North Syracuse Central School District.   A Parade of Athletes will kick off the day at approximately 10:30 a.m. with athletic competitions lasting until approximately 1:30 p.m.  Hundreds of athletes from 12 local school districts and OCM BOCES will be competing in track and field events including the 50m, 100m, 200m and 400m dashes, running long jump, standing broad jump, softball throw and shot put. There will also be adapted events, including walking with and without assistance, as well as wheelchair races. Special Olympics games promote fitness, coordination and cardiovascular improvement. Additional benefits include self-confidence, discipline, and self-esteem. ... more >>
Thank you Lyncourt Community: Budget Passes -Thank you to Community! Lyncourt residents approved the 2017-2018 budget on May 16, 2017. The $10,304,000 budget received 129 favorable votes and 19 votes in opposition. Thank you to the community for your continued support! The proposition for Salina Free Library was approved with 123 votes in favor and 25 votes opposed. Elected to the Board of Education for a three-year term beginning in July, incumbent Anthony M. Maggi with 123 votes. more >>
P2 Strength of Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence: 6th grade Science students started a new project that coincides with the P2 Strength of Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence.  Topics of research included:  Place, Location, Elevation, History and/or Geology, Interesting Facts, and Preservation.  more >>
6th Grade Geologists: 6th grade geologists in Mrs. Horton's Earth Science class ended their Rocks & Minerals unit with a Rock Identification lab.  Students performed a series of tests to determine the identity of a rock.  Tests performed included:  acid reaction, streak/color/luster, magnetism, and electrical conductivity. more >>
Coding Club: Students are learning to code in the library! What is coding? It is a system of instructions that allow a computer program to run something. Students are using the Tickle program to code Sphero SPRK balls. The codes from the Tickle app tell the SPRK balls to do whatever the students program it to do. The first challenge students completed was the Sphero Bowling Challenge. Students had to program the SPRK balls to knock "bowling pins" (ie: red SOLO cups) by using different codes. Students will complete many different coding challenges throughout the year.   Being able to code is an important skill, as c ode powers our digital world. Every website, app, computer program, calculator and even microwave relies on code in order to operate. This makes  coders ... more >>
Impressionist Fall Tree: The first graders embarked on a series of exercises that included texture rubbings, tempera painting of a foreground and background, and a discussion on the French Impressionists.   They looked at George Seurat and pointillism.  Pointillism is a style of painting in which small dots of color create the impression of a wide selection of other colors and blending.   All these experiences were combined into final pieces of artwork.        more >>
Results of District's Testing For Lead in Drinking Water: In the spring of 2016, the District tested its drinking water for lead, including drinking fountains and classroom sinks in the entire building.  Although we were not mandated by New York State at that time to test our water, the District wanted to be proactive to ensure the safety of all students and staff. We have posted the results of the testing: Lyncourt Union Free School District Lead Water Sampling Results 3.11.2016 Lyncourt Union Free School District Lead Water Sampling Results 9.16.2016 Water Testing Parent Letter more >>
Mrs. Erikson shares her Space Camp Adventure: Five teachers from Syracuse New York were chosen to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama to learn new ways to incorporate space and S.T.E.M. activities into their classrooms.  Clink link to see Mrs. Erikson and all the cool activities she did at Space Camp!   more >>
Let's Paint a Rainbow: The Kindergarten class had an exercise in color recognition today.  Students were told to select a marker in the proper sequence by color.  We tried to make concentric half-circles or semi-circles.  Students followed the teacher-led example on the Promethean board.  We colored in the spaces made by our semi-circles.  When done we embellished our drawings with a creative setting that might include a pot of gold.  Submitted by Mr. Retz, Art Teacher. more >>
The Bee Keeper-"Mrs. Davis" reads about the 4 B's: The Bee Keeper-"Mrs. Davis" read and talked about the 4B's in all classrooms-Be Safe, Respectful, Responsible, and Kind!   more >>
NYS Education Commissioner Elia’s Releases New Draft English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards Survey: Ne w York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has launched an on-line survey that will allow New Yorkers to provide detailed feedback on the State’s New Draft English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards. She is interested in receiving feedback from all stakeholders...teachers, administrators, school board members, parents, the business community, etc. If you are interested in providing feedback, please click on the link below. The survey, which can be found at http://www.nysed.gov/aimhighny allows respondents to review and comment on English Language Arts Draft Standards and Mathematics Draft Standards. The survey will be open until November 4, 2016 and the results will help inform changes made to the standards. more >>



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Mr. James Austin, Superintendent
2707 Court Street
Syracuse, New York 13208
315.455.7571
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