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ESM Names 2 Valedictorians ESM Names 2 Valedictorians: East Syracuse Minoa Central High School has two Valedictorians this year in the Class of 2024: Emma Broton & Leslie Yakubu. Emma Broton is the daughter of Shawn and Wendy Broton. She plans to major in biological sciences while minoring in business administration at the University of South Carolina. She swims for the Syracuse Chargers. At ESM she is the Class of 2024 Treasurer and DECA Co-President. She participates in SkillsUSA, Youth Development and Leadership, Math League, Chemistry Club, National Honor Society, National Business Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. “I get my inspiration from my parents because of the effort they put into setting me up for success. They have always been my biggest supporters and I have them to look up to as ...
2024-25 District Calendar (includes breaks/holidays/shortened days) 2024-25 District Calendar (includes breaks/holidays/shortened days): The East Syracuse Minoa 2024-2025 one-page calendar (view/link) was approved by the Board of Education on March 25, 2024. It includes, breaks, holidays and shortened days. (Note shortened days are in orange, but not individually listed) 
Pre-k: Full & Half Day Registration Open Pre-k: Full & Half Day Registration Open: What You Need to Know About Pre-k Registration ESM is proud to offer free half-day and full-day pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year-old children residing in the district.  To be eligible for pre-k in the 2024-25 school year, children must: 
  • Be 4 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2024; 
  • Be an ESM school district resident; and 
  • Have all required immunizations  Full Day Pre-k: We have a limited number of openings in our full-day program. If the number of family pre-k applications exceeds the number of openings, the district will conduct a lottery drawing where children will be selected at random. Registration must be completed by Friday, April ...
  • Sign Up for ESM’s Community Email Newsletter Sign Up for ESM’s Community Email Newsletter: ESM has an electronic newsletter called the “ESM E-xpress” that provides community members, parents, family members of our students (such as grandparents) and other stakeholders with ESM information. There are so many great things happening at ESM! This is your opportunity to stay connected and receive news, student and staff accomplishments, awards, upcoming public events and other general items of interest between issues of the printed ESM Bulletin. Parents/guardians should be aware that this is different from ParentSquare and there will be some overlapping information if you sign up. To receive the new ESM E-xpress newsletter, fill out the online form to join the email list
    Districtwide School Safety Plan Public Hearing Districtwide School Safety Plan Public Hearing: The East Syracuse Minoa Central School District will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday, June 10, 2024 for the purpose of reviewing the District-Wide School Safety Plan (link to PDF of draft plan) required under the Project Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation.  The Public Hearing will be held at the East Syracuse Minoa Central High School’s Library Media Center at 7:30 p.m.  
    DECA State Conference Awards DECA State Conference Awards: ESM DECA students had an outstanding performance at the New York DECA State Career Conference in Rochester.  We had 3 teams qualify for the International Career Development Conference and 14 top 10 awards. The 3 teams that finished in the top 4 move on to DECA ICDC in Anaheim, California. 5 ESM DECA students received an award for the New York DECA Honor Society: Emma Broton, Trey Bova, Abigail Cain, Adele Stinziano, Shayla Sanson ESM DECA was also recognized with a plaque and was awarded 2 students to attend ICDC in the Thrive Academy for the 2023-2024 DECA Chapter Campaign. ESM was one of only 8 schools in NY to be awarded the DECA Chapter Campaign.  Projects that qualified for DECA International Competition: Financial Literacy Project: Spartan Savings, 3rd ...
    Wall of Distinction Honorees 2024 Wall of Distinction Honorees 2024: The East Syracuse Minoa Education Foundation (ESMEF) honored four exceptional individuals as the 2024 inductees for the ESM Wall of Distinction last month. The inductees were (left to right in photo) Michael Scheibel (Class of 1977), Todd Zion (Class of 1993), Cheryl West (ESM Director of Counseling, Youth Development and Leadership) and Jason “Jay” Dardano (Class of 1994). The Wall of Distinction, established to recognize distinguished alumni, staff, and community members of the ESM School District, serves as an inspiration emphasizing the importance of contributions to society, community or a profession.  Jason "Jay" L. Dardano (Class of 1994) Jason "Jay" Dardano (Class of ‘94), has exemplified dedication to community service ...
    Scholastic Arts Winners 2024 Scholastic Arts Winners 2024: ESM Art students were awarded an outstanding 84 awards at this year’s CNY Scholastic Art and Writing Awards! Olivia LaGrow earned the Onondaga Community College Award for Best Fine Arts Portfolio. Michael Saunders was honored with the Independent Potters' Association of CNY Award for Best work in Ceramics & Glass, Functional Design. ESM ranked in the top 5 schools in the region. More than 5,000 pieces of artwork are submitted each year in our region, and only 1,500 get into the show. Less than 5% receive Gold Keys.  Our student artworks were awarded: 21 Gold Keys 30 Silver Keys 31 Honorable Mention  1 Gold Key Portfolio 1 Silver Key Portfolio 3 Honorable Mention Portfolios Work is on display through March 1 at ...
    DECA Students Advance to States DECA Students Advance to States: ESM DECA had a great performance at the 2023 DECA Region 9 Conference at Le Moyne College taking home 34 awards which advanced them to states! Advancing to the NYS DECA Career Conference are 11 students who placed in the top 5 of their event and 23 students for their community service projects. Three students that placed individually & with a project will only compete in their community service project at states. Placing first in their event were: Evan Fitzgerald, Quick Serve Restaurant Management; Ososeno Ikhide, Business Law & Ethics and Jasmine Kennedy, Business Law & Ethics. Earning 2nd were Shawn Weigel, Accounting Applications and Emma Wilson-Hefti, Marketing Communications. Third place finishers were Olivia Ferrara, Principles of BM & Administration and ...



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