When it comes to our kids’ education, I think we can all agree that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. That’s why early special education programs — like the one offered at the Main Street School in North Syracuse — are so important.
LMS hosts teacher-directed Edcamp CNY
When Nate Perry Elementary School teacher Christina Luce attended Edcamp Upstate New York in Queensbury last fall, she knew she wanted to bring the “unconference” for educators back home to Liverpool. This past weekend, she did just that. The first Edcamp CNY was held Saturday, July 18, at Liverpool Middle School.
NOPL at Cicero LibraryFarm hosts nature camp
An exuberant group of tweens spends each Friday morning trawling through the junior gardeners’ plot at the NOPL at Cicero LibraryFarm as part of a 14-week nature camp. On July 17, they were counting radish seedlings, harvesting fistfuls of peas and beans and looking for their unofficial toad mascot, Bomber.
Pictured here, a North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department Buffalo pumper on Church Street answers a call. Do you know anything about this photo? Can you provide an exact date? If you can, email the editor at email@example.com.
As you’re spending more time outside this summer, make sure you keep yourself and your pets safe from rabies. There is no treatment for this virus, which is transmitted by the bite of a rabid mammal, but luckily, rabies is preventable.
The Cicero Police Department is offering a 14-week citizens police academy course that takes the average citizen behind the scenes of a police officer’s job. This is your chance to tour the Onondaga County Department of Correction, learn how law enforcement officers negotiate crisis situations and see how forensic science really works.
LMS math teacher participates in NASA space camp
Sara Pieklik has always been interested in space. “I was in elementary school when the Challenger disaster happened,” said Pieklik, a math teacher at Liverpool Elementary School. “I know teachers can go to space. I’ve been following on Twitter the astronauts in the international space station for the last year or so. So I’ve been interested in the space process.” So when Pieklik, a New York State Master Teacher, heard about the Honeywell-sponsored Space Camp opportunity from two other Master Teachers who had done the camp previously, she decided to apply.
Now that the kids are home from school, they may be spending more time online. That means it’s up to you as parents to make sure they’re surfing safely. Here are some tips to keep your kids safe online:
ictured here is Main Street in North Syracuse in March of 1947. Churchill’s Restaurant is on the left, and the white house in the rear is Dr. Lindenfeld’s home and office. Do you know anything about this photo?
June 29 marks the start of this year’s Summer Reading Program at NOPL. Kids and teens can sign up at the Brewerton, Cicero and North Syracuse branches, earning prizes each week for reporting on books they’ve read.
As we enter the last days of this year’s legislative session, there’s one issue that continues to echo loudly in the halls of the Capitol — the Education Investment Tax Credit (EITC).
Annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament to relocate to C-NS
After five years at Drivers Village, the annual Cicero Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will move to Cicero-North Syracuse High School this summer.
If your weekend isn’t already filled with things to do, you’re in luck! NOPL has great events happening at each library this Saturday that you’re not going to want to miss. The annual Friends of the Brewerton Library Book Sale is taking place at NOPL @ Brewerton, NOPL @ Cicero has a LibraryFarm Open House and NOPL @ North Syracuse is hosting the Syracuse Repair Café.
NOPL now offers weekly “Wowbrary” email alerts that showcase the library’s newest items each week. The alerts feature the latest bestsellers, movies, music CDs, audio books, children’s titles, cookbooks, mysteries, travel guides, health books, science fiction and more purchased by the library.
Summer vacation is almost here, and that means it’s the perfect time for our kids to run, jump and play outside. But did you know they can also save the world, defeat the bad guy or make the winning shot — all without leaving home? This season, inspire your child to have fun and become a reading hero by participating in the assembly’s Summer Reading Challenge.