SMS has been recognized as a Reward School for the fifth year. This distinction is given to schools who are among the top performing schools or schools that show greatest growth in student performance in New York State. Congratulations our students, parents, as well as our committed staff for working tirelessly to support our students. Here is link to the complete press release: State Reward School List Congratulations SMS!
Our Dues Month is not over yet! Thank you all for your contributions, we are doing well, but over 50% of families have not contributed yet! To make your contribution, click here! 1st grade parents Ann and Tommy Wazelle have honored us with another video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tz5_XeBBEc&feature=youtu.be
DNA Info: Emily Frost, October 3, 2016 Principal Katie Banucci-Smith has her dream job. A child musician who attended a music conservatory for college and went on to sing opera before falling into teaching, Banucci-Smith heads the Special Music School. The K-12 public school at 129 W. 67th St. perfectly marries her two passions and does that for students as well, she said. DNA: What are you looking for in selecting the 15 students for your kindergarten class? We're not looking to pick someone, we're looking to find a match. We're looking to find people that really want to do this and kids that seem to have an aptitude for doing it. We try to build diverse classrooms. Some have parents that are in the field, some don't have parents that are in…
Special Music School At 20! Yes, The Special Music School is in its 20th year ... and celebrating its first Graduating 12th Grade Class. A marvelous journey just keeps getting stronger and better. Congratulations to all the Kaufman Music Center staff, especially Lydia Kontos, and the SMS Teachers and Administration. SMS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING CLASS OF 2017 "MUSIC SCHOOL CRANKS OUT GENIUSES" Kids at this music school rock state English and math exams. By Selim Algar | August 25, 2016 To read the article, click this link: http://nypost.com/2016/08/25/kids-at-this-music-school-rock-state-english-and-math-exams/