Auburn High's SADD Club increases awareness for Suicide Prevention Month:
Auburn High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club is marking National Suicide Prevention Month with an effort to help students who may be struggling with mental health issues.
Auburn High School students Briana Gabbert, left,
and Anisa Wilkins stand in front of a table with
materials to mark Suicide Prevention Month.
The club has set up a table in the main entrance that features resources, including motivational cards and pins for students and staff to wear in order to show support and spread awareness.
“It’s just more knowledge to more people knowing that there's help somewhere, that there's help inside the school most importantly,” said SADD member Anisa Wilkins, “because a lot of it stems from, it ...
Auburn High musician part of Purple Lancers championship:
Auburn ECSD Public Information Specialist
An Auburn High School student played a key part in the Purple Lancers’ recent Drum Corps Associates championship.
Alex Roblee, a sophomore, participated in the drumline event which took place Sept. 2 in Rochester as the Purple Lancers won their category in the Individual and Ensemble competition with a score of 99.000.
“Alex was asked to play music well above the normal level of difficulty. When we discuss achievement level, or entertaining an audience, we are really discussing the values of the membership,” said Purple Lancers Percussion Director Dr. Timothy Jennings. “Our achievements were based on values of self-determination and effort. Alex had to work extremely hard in a relatively ...
Auburn district appreciative of Hill & Markes Backpack Giveback donation:
Auburn Enlarged City School District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo, center, and
Director of Facilities Eric Francisco, left, accept a donation of backpacks and
school supplies from Hill & Markes' Jeff Crooke.
The Auburn Enlarged City School District accepted a donation from Hill & Markes as part of the facilities supply company’s annual “Backpack Giveback” initiative.
Hill & Markes aims at empowering 850 elementary school students with essential backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming academic year.
“We are thankful to Hill & Markes for their generous donation that will enable Auburn students to have the supplies necessary to achieve academic success this upcoming school year,” said Auburn Enlarged City ...
Auburn High students participate in tourism video:
Ten Auburn High School students recently participated in the Cayuga County Tourism Office’s latest Pride of Place promotion.
Two members of Brave World Media came to the Auburn Enlarged City School District’s Harriet Tubman Administration Building to interview the students for a video.
The students answered questions about what they liked about living in Auburn, what brings them joy in Auburn, its place in the history of the Underground Railroad and what it means to be from Harriet Tubman’s Chosen Hometown.
The following students participated in the promotion:
Caroline Smith ...
Drivers reminded of school bus safety rules as new school year starts:
AECSD Public Information Specialist
We all know how frustrating it can be to be behind a school bus making frequent stops but as a new school year gets underway, it’s a good time to remind drivers to be aware to keep students and bus drivers safe.
The Auburn Enlarged City School District and its transportation provider, First Student, have plans they enact every school year.
“We actually implement several plans. We send out a bus safety letter to parents so they're aware of the expectations on the bus,” said AECSD Transportation Coordinator CarolAnn DiFabio. “The kiddos can't be standing, can't be throwing things, can't be throwing objects. We reinforce that with posters on the bus as well, and little signs so it ...
New Auburn teachers learn key lesson from schools tour:
AECSD Public Information Specialist
Starting a career as a teacher can be a daunting task so to help prepare the new hires, the Auburn Enlarged City School District hosts a two-day orientation event at the Harriet Tubman Administration Building.
While the event on Aug. 21 and 22 featured presentations on what they need to know to be able to do their jobs, the new teachers also learned an important lesson outside of a classroom – what makes the Auburn district special.
The new teachers stepped onto a school bus and toured all seven of the district’s school buildings; the five elementary schools, Auburn Junior High School and Auburn High School. They were joined by the district’s Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion ...
Elementary Summer School program successful:
AECSD Public Information Specialist
Seward Elementary School Principal and Summer School Principal Melissa O’Donnell was thrilled with how the Auburn Enlarged City School District’s 2023 elementary summer school program turned out.
“It was a fantastic and successful program,” she said. “We had representation from all of the elementary schools with a pretty equal number of teachers from each of our elementary schools.”
The district started its elementary summer school program two years ago as a way to provide extra assistance to students who may have gaps in their learning because of COVID-19.
This year’s program featured one fifth grade classroom, two fourth grade classrooms, three third ...
Auburn School Board to Hold Public Hearing on Strengthening School Cell Phone Policy:
The Auburn Enlarged City School Board will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the district's electronic device policy on Tuesday, July 25 at 5:00 p.m. at the Harriet Tubman Administration Building.
“Members of the school board have been increasingly concerned with the impact that cell phone use in school has had on students' mental health and ability to learn. We're looking for public input on how to best address these issues heading into the next school year.” said Ian Phillips, Auburn's School Board President.
Current district policy states that use of personal electronic devices are strictly prohibited except for certain authorized uses, in practice however, current policy is difficult to uniformly ...
Proposed Federal Grant Amendment:
The district was awarded a $9.5 million grant under the American Rescue Plan Act, in response to the Covid Pandemic. The district will be submitting an amendment in July. Please see the graphic below for details of the proposed amendment.
If you have questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact Lisa Green, School Business Executive at LisaGreen@aecsd.education or (315) 255-8808, no later than July 14, 2023.
Registration event June 12 at BTW for FREE before and after school programming in the 2023-2024 school year:
June 6, 2023
The Auburn Enlarged City School District and the Booker T. Washington Community Center are partnering to offer FREE before and after school programming for Auburn students in the 2023-2024 school year.
Before school programs start at 6:30 a.m. and will be on site at Casey Park Elementary, Genesee Elementary, Herman Ave Elementary, and Seward Elementary.
After school programs run until 6:00 p.m. and will be on site at Booker T. Washington Community Center, Casey Park Elementary, Genesee Elementary, Herman Ave Elementary, Seward Elementary, Auburn Junior High, and Auburn High School.
Booker T. Washington Community Center is holding a registration event for the above programming starting with the 2023-24 school year on Monday, June 12, ...
ARISE Adaptive Design visits Seward, donates adaptive devices:
May 31, 2023
In May, friends from ARISE Adaptive Design visited Seward Elementary to donate some adaptive furniture they built, which will be used in Seward’s 12:1 classrooms.
Connor McGough, ARISE Adaptive Design Coordinator, and his assistant spoke to the speech therapists, school psychologists, social workers, and guidance counselors at Seward about all of the things ARISE can provide for our students when needed. Their team uses everyday materials to create customized equipment and devices for children and adults with disabilities. Mr. McGough said they try to create items that are not available on the market yet, or if they are, at a much lower price point.
We are very excited to put these donated pieces to good use in Seward’s 12:1 classrooms. ...
Herman Ave kindergarten class takes virtual field trip to The Commons on St. Anthony:
May 19, 2023
In honor of May being Older Americans Month, Mrs. Gremli’s kindergarten class at Herman Ave Elementary took a virtual field trip to The Commons on St. Anthony.
Since COVID, the Commons has been unable to have students or youth groups in their building, and some of their residents have really missed it. With modern-day technology, they realized it is still possible to have that intergenerational engagement.
The field trip started out with residents from the Commons reading stories aloud to the kindergarteners. One of the stories was a book titled, What a Treasure! by Jane Hillenbrand, which is about a mole digging for buried treasure who keeps finding treasures for everyone else, but ultimately he finds a treasure for himself, a friend. ...
Upstate University Hospital’s Mammography Van at Auburn High School May 1:
Upstate University Hospital’s Mammography Van will visit Auburn High School at 250 Lake Avenue in Auburn on Monday, May 9, 2023. The screenings will be available between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Appointments are recommended for women who want to get a mammogram in order to to ensure they will be seen that day. To schedule an appointment for a mammogram with the van, women should call 315-464-2588. Appointments can also be requested online at: www.upstate.edu/noexcuses
To be eligible for a mammogram on the van, women should be 40 years and older; not have had a mammogram in the past 12 months; and not be experiencing breast problems.
The mobile mammography program was started through New York State’s “Get Screened, No Excuses” Breast Cancer Initiative, ...
Excellence in Education:
Auburn High School held our annual Excellence in Education Dinner and Award Ceremony
on March 1 at the Springside Inn .
The senior class members invited to this celebration have maintained a four-year overall average of 95 or higher. Together with their families, these outstanding scholars were honored for their academic achievements and their involvement in our music, athletic and extracurricular programs. Congratulations to the following members of the Class of 2023 and their families:
Patrick Crawford Jr.
Schae Fitzgerald ...