Athletic Hall of Fame Announce 8 Inductees for January 2022:
The East Syracuse Minoa Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has announced its 8th class of inductees. Honorees are Dan Almonte (Class of 1992), Cheryl Cole (1982), Britt Dahlin (1974), Laurie Drennen (1989), Steve Kubecka (1956), Denny Murray (1978), Raymond Perry (1983) and Charles Tyminski (1968).
A day of celebrations is planned on Saturday, January 15, 2022. Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony starting with introductions at 3:45 p.m. during halftime of the boy’s varsity basketball game. The official unveiling of each inductee’s plaque of accomplishments will follow immediately in the Hall of Fame lobby outside the gymnasium at ESM Central High School.
A dinner, reception and formal inductions will begin at 5:15 p.m. at the Traditions at the Links in ...
Dr. DeSiato Named NYS Superintendent of the Year:
Dr. Donna DeSiato
ESM Superintendent Dr. Donna DeSiato was named 2021-22 New York State Superintendent of the Year by the New York State Council of School Superintendents (THE COUNCIL).
“More than anything else, I want to thank our community, and especially the Boards of Education I have worked with, for giving me the time and patience that is required to lead an effort for transformation and shared success. There is nothing more valuable to an educator than the privilege of time to research, plan, nurture, and live within the continuous improvement that one is a part of making happen,” Dr. DeSiato said.
Dr. DeSiato will now represent New York as THE COUNCIL’s nominee for national Superintendent of the Year, awarded by the American Association of ...
ESM School Reopening Plan 2021-22:
Dear ESM Learning Community,
We are excited and looking forward to welcoming the return of all students in September!
Preparing for the reopening of schools for the 2021-22 school year with protocols and practices
for the health and safety of all remains our highest priority. Thanks again to the collaborative
efforts of our ESM students, teachers, parents, administrators, bargaining unit presidents, PTO
leaders, business partners and community partners we have revised our reopening plan focused
on student learning.
Our ESM Reopening of School Plan 2021-22 — Prepared to Excel---Daring to Dream! was
updated by a diverse group of more than 100 stakeholders who shared their time, expertise and
perspectives to update our ...
Chartwells K12 Honored as ESM’s Partner of the Year:
Chartwells K12 has been recognized as ESM's 2021 ESM Partnership for Learning. Chartwells staff prepare and serve ESM students breakfast and lunch each day and manage the food service program.
When the pandemic hit in March 2020, the Chartwells team didn’t miss a beat. Literally overnight, they switched from preparing fully cooked foods where everything was served in our schools — to serving all individually wrapped meals where nothing was served onsite.
The Chartwells team successfully overcame supply shortages and food delivery issues to set up a completely new program. They ensured that ESM students continued to receive 11,000 healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch meals each week while they were learning remotely. This year, Chartwells partnered with ...
ESM Named a Best Community for Music Education for 8th Year:
ESM has earned the Best Communities for Music Education designation for the 8th year in a row from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.
“Despite the challenges and obstacles to typical music instruction during the 2020-21 school year, our teachers and students have been able to create unique and innovative musical experiences. This award recognizes the flexibility, ingenuity and perseverance of all involved in the music education of the students at ESM,” said Adam Shatraw, K-12 Performing Arts Supervisor.
ESM is among only 686 school districts ...
The East Syracuse Minoa Central Schools District Planning Committee For Shared Decision-Making will meet Thursday, December 16, at 3:30 p.m. at the ESM District Office, 407 Fremont Road in the Upstairs Conference Room.
Draft plan: Updated to the 2020-2022 for the 2022-2024 Shared Decision Making Plan
Strategic Plan for 2018-2023 with Priorities for 21-22
ESM 21-22 Calendar (with Vacations/Holidays):
The ESM Board of Education approved the 2021-2022 District Calendar, which includes the fall start date, vacations and holidays, etc.
View the 1-page PDF Revised 8-23-21 (link)
Coronavirus Information & Resources:
ESM has compiled resources for parents/guardians regarding COVID-19. Please be assured that the health and safety of students and staff is always our top priority. See our 2021-22 School Reopening Plan
Visit our Parent Resources page for resource links regarding public services, helping children cope with stress, continuum of learning/learn at home tips/videos and much more. Visit the resources on Onondaga County COVID-19 Page . Also see ESM's COVID-19 Testing & Contact Tracing Protocols
COVID-19 Testing for Students & Staff: Onondaga County is offering free symptomatic testing for students and school staff who have COVID-19 symptoms. More details & appointment information .
NY State Covid-19 Report Card : To ...
ESM Among Newsweek’s Top STEM Schools in US:
Newsweek has named East Syracuse Minoa Central High School to its 2020 list of the best STEM high schools in America.
“We’re very proud to be honored nationally as a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) school,” said Grenardo Avellino, ESM Central High School Executive Principal.
ESM is ranked number 3,642 of more than 31,000 public and private high schools in the U.S. on the Newsweek Top 5,000 STEM High School list. Newsweek partnered with STEM.org to rank America’s Best STEM High Schools. The list includes schools that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students.
Among the schools on the list, ESM also ranks #2,257 among public ...