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SCSD students spend spring break exploring science, math at Le Moyne in program sponsored by SU GEAR UP

February 13, 2009

Susan Feightner
(315) 443-1525

Susan Feightner

Dozens of Syracuse City School District (SCSD) middle and high school students will be spending their spring break week participating in a Le Moyne College GEAR UP Enrichment Program, sponsored by Syracuse University GEAR UP.

SUGEAR UP students from all five city high schools and 13 middle schools will participate in a half day of math and a half day of science exploration during the week of Feb. 16-20.

Students will explore grade-specific earth science topics supplemented by hands-on activities/labs, films, guest speakers and a field trip to the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) in downtown Syracuse. Middle school students will participate in Math Camp, exposing them to innovative teaching methods used to strengthen and enhance their math content knowledge. High school students will take a mathematics course designed to help them focus on the relationship of mathematics to classroom application and to real-life situations.

The Le Moyne Enrichment Program is funded by the federal SUGEAR UP program, a collaborative effort between SU and the SCSD designed to increase the graduation rate and college attendance of students from 18 schools in Syracuse. The SUGEAR UP program is one of several partnership programs within SU's School of Education.

For more information about the SUGEAR UP Program, call (315) 443-9955.

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