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For Freshmen Only! Importance of School Activities

May 23, 2016

GETTING INVOLVED IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITES     What should I join?   There are multiple organizations you can join as a freshman FBLA, FFA, SkillsUSA, SOS, STOP, . . . read more

For Freshmen Only! How do I study in high school?

May 17, 2016

Study Techniques   No matter which style; The more you relate to your life – the easier it will be to learn and retain   Visual = . . . read more

For Freshmen Only! Using Google Classroom, Quizlet, LEARN, and Planbook

May 17, 2016

Welcome to SDA High School!   Google Classroom Go to: https://classroom.google.com/ Add a class by selecting the plus sign ( + ) Enter code from teacher . . . read more

For Incoming Freshmen Only! G.P.A., Class Rank, and Powerschool

May 17, 2016

As you begin your first year of HS, it is important to know that how successful you are in the classroom, as a freshman, is just as important as it will be your senior year.  Your class rank and g.p.a. are cumulative, which means each . . . read more

What Do the Teachers Do on Early Release Days?

February 15, 2016

On February 10th, 2016, the staff at Syracuse Public Schools sent students home early to develop skills that will enable them to broaden their skills.  Many staff members had the opportunity to listen to Melinda Henson, a behavior . . . read more

SDA Recognizes Veteran Contributions and Sacrifices

November 11, 2015

Syracuse High School Student Council hosted the 2015 Veterans Day assembly with Chris Richardson as guest speaker. The program opened with the Pledge of Alegiance followed by  the Encore show choir singing the Star Spangled . . . read more

How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis

Transcript printed on NPR website

Anya Kamenetz | August 31, 2015

Have you ever done your children's homework for them? Have you driven to school to drop off an assignment that they forgot? Have you done a college student's laundry? What about coming along to Junior's first job interview? . . . read more

DeMoine Adams Coming to Syracuse Schools September 2nd

August 17, 2015

DeMoine Adams will be presenting to Syracuse High School and Middle School students on September 2.  Demoine (pronounced Deh-MOINE) Adams was a  key contributor for the Nebraska Blackshirts at rush end for four years. Adams started . . . read more

SDA Cheerleaders Bring Home the Hardware!!

June 30, 2015

WE’VE GOT SPIRIT!  The Syracuse cheerleading squad attended NCA cheer camp at Nebraska Wesleyan from June 22 to June 25, and the squad had its most successful year yet.  In addition to earning a superior evaluation on their . . . read more

Give Kids a Chance to Solve Problems

Reprinted with permission

Carolyn O'Laughlin | June 25, 2015

A new moniker, snowplow parents, refers to those who not only hover like helicopter parents but also plow ahead to preemptively eliminate any obstacles from their child’s path.      These are the folks who . . . read more

2015 National History Day National Qualifiers

April 13, 2015

Jeff Burr, Trevor Hillman, Cody Pester, Ethan Wallman and Blake Zoller received first place in Senior Group Performance and Jameson Bennett received first place for Senior Individual Exhibit at the Nebraska State History Day . . . read more

Syracuse City Library Hours Extended - Another Source for Research and Computer Use

March 3, 2015

Access to the internet is sometimes a problem for students.  If the home internet is down or access to internet is impossible, there are several alternatives to choose from.  Students can come to school early or stay after school to . . . read more

Cupid Comes to the High School

February 13, 2015

Check out Cupid making students fall in love...with learning! read more

American History II Class Experiencing the Real Thing

November 10, 2014

The US History II class taught by Steve Sayer recently visited authentic history by visting a Civil War museum and Freighter's Museum.  These experiences bring history to life for the students. read more

2014 High School Community Service Event Deemed a SUCCESS!!

October 27, 2014

The Syracuse High School Homeroom groups completed their Community Service projects today as a part of their study of the importance of giving back to one's community.  Projects were completed downtown, in the parks, ballfields, Syracuse . . . read more

Rocket Vision Network Launches

By Isaacs, Tim | September 8, 2014

  Syracuse Public Schools is proud to announce the arrival of our brand new “Rocket Vision Network”!   “RVN” is a live stream broadcast of Home Syracuse activities that can be watched LIVE over the . . . read more

SOS Membership Food Drive Nets Big Catch

September 2, 2014

The Students of Service club recently held their annual membership drive.  One of the activities included a collection of food for the local food bank.  In 30 minutes, students participating collected over . . . read more


By Stilmock, Joy | August 25, 2014

The Syracuse Rockets volleyball team donated $90.00 to ALS Friday night as they answered an ice bucket challenge at the Fall Sports Night August 22.  Before their icy bath, however, the team presented the same challenge to the SDA . . . read more


By Stilmock, Joy | August 25, 2014

Administrators at Falls City High School issued an ALS ice bucket challenge to the SDA High School administraton with the directive that the challenge be completed by the end of the day Friday, August 22.  The challenge was accepted . . . read more

Getting a Head Start on College

July 14, 2014

At the conclusion of each school year, we conduct graduate surveys to solicit feedback from our former students related to what we have done well to prepare them for their future and what we could have done to better prepare them for their . . . read more

On Parenting A College Student

Reprinted with permission

Vicki Fisher | January 9, 2013

As I was heading to the airport in New York City this August, I felt a profound sense of sadness. Looking out at the city, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was leaving behind something important. In reality, it was someone important. I . . . read more

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