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ESM Spartan Marching Band annual Garage Sale is April 29
ESM Central High School, Pine Grove Middle School
The ESM Spartan Marching Band will hold its annual 100+ Family Garage Sale on Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the ESM Central High School Gyms. Over the years, the support of the garage sale has been tremendous and the gyms will be packed with gently used treasures from donations made from all across the greater Syracuse area.  If you have items that you would like to... more info

May 12 EXPO Highlights Pre-K to 12 Student Talent
News of Districtwide Interest
ESM will host EXPO 2017, featuring student displays and demonstrations from throughout the District, on Friday, May 12 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at ESM Central High School. The public is invited to attend. The entire large gym is dedicated to student artwork including photography, ceramics, drawing, digital and more. Featured art exhibits include senior portfolios and Scholastic Art winners. The... more info

ESM Music Program Receives National Honors
News of Districtwide Interest
Logo: 2017 Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation
Logo: 2017 Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation
For the 4th year in a row, ESM has been recognized with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. ESM is among only 4% of districts nationwide to receive this prestigious award in 2017. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate an exceptionally high... more info

ESM Ed. Foundation BBQ is May 16
News of Districtwide Interest
The ESM Education Foundation will host its 5th annual chicken BBQ from 4-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 at ESM Central High School, which coincides with the ESM budget vote. Take-out dinners include a half chicken & salt potatoes. Tickets: $8/advance or $10 at event until sold out. Order advance tickets or make a donation at or contact Kitty Houghtaling at more info

Pine Grove “Bookapaloza” Kicks Off Reading "Ghost"
Pine Grove Middle School
Pine Grove’s Bookapalooza 2017 kicks off on Thursday, April 6 at Barnes and Noble on Erie Blvd., DeWitt from 6-8 p.m. This is the 8th year Pine Grove Middle School has organized a campaign for everyone to read the same book, which engages and unites our school community.  This year’s book is “Ghost” by Jason Reynolds—a 2016 National Book Award Finalist for... more info

Nominate an Alumni, Staff or Community Member for ESM Wall of Distinction
News of Districtwide Interest
The East Syracuse Minoa Education Foundation (ESMEF) is accepting nominations for the ESM Wall of Distinction to recognize distinguished alumni, staff and community members of the ESM School District who serve as role models for today’s students and demonstrate the importance of making a contribution to our society, our community or their field of work. Nominations will be accepted until... more info

ESM 2017-18 Calendar with Vacations/Breaks/Holidays
News of Districtwide Interest
The ESM Board of Education has approved the 2017-2018 calendar with Vacations/Breaks/Holidays. See below or view the calendar PDF. 2017: September 4         Labor Day September 5         Staff Day September 6         First Day of... more info

CHS & PG Students Earn Record # of Scholastic Art Awards
ESM Central High School, Pine Grove Middle School
ESM Central High School & Pine Grove art students were honored with a record 32 gold keys, 61 silver keys and 78 honorable mentions in the 2017 CNY Scholastic Art Awards competition, which includes 11 portfolio awards. In addition, Katie Jacobs won the Syracuse Cultural Workers Peace and Justice Award for Best Editorial Cartoon. Senior Melody Yaroski earned a prestigious Gold... more info

2016-2017 District Calendar (with breaks/days off)
News of Districtwide Interest
This is the 2016-2017 District Calendar (with breaks/days off) revised by the ESM Board of Education July 27, 2016 Click Here!

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