• Student Voice

    What is the group "Students ACT"? We'll let our students tell you!

  • Presenting at the NYSSBA State Convention

    On October 27, 2023, four of our students from the Students ACT (Alliance for Cultural Transformation) Team attended and presented at the New York School Boards Association (NYSSBA) Annual Convention alongside Assistant Superintendent for Talent & Equity JoAnn Balazs and Dr. Michael Ginestre, Superintendent of Schools. Their topic was DEI: Student Voice IS the Initiative. Lily Fisher (11th), Summer Mack (10th), Thomas Hayter (7th), & Muhamed Diedhiou (5th), spoke in front of a room full of superintendents, board members, and other professionals about the work the Students ACT team has done, and their goals moving forward.

  • On May 18, 2023, over 200 students in the Sweet Home Central School District, from Grades 4-12, convened for a first ever, district-wide student leadership summit. The inaugural event, Challenge 2 Change 2023, was an important step of the District’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) initiative, and was designed to launch and empower the “student voice.”

    To learn more about this event, click here.

  • Students ACT - Alliance for Cultural Transformation

    Jay’tion Holt, GL
    Mya Lipscomb, GL
    Atal Jawid, HH
    Endiyah Fairclough, HH
    Briannah Faith, MM
    Krishanu Dhar, MM
    Muhamed Diedhiou, WR
    Jayden Saini, WR
    Thomas Hayter, MS
    Elise McDuffie, MS
    Mikaela Klumpp, MS
    Patience Richards, MS
    Samdeep Singh, MS
    Jayden Ventura, MS
    Elizabeth Cusack, HS
    Lily Fisher, HS
    Summer Mack, HS
    Camryn Smith, HS
    Afifa Roja, HS
    Damarion Stone, HS
    Hunter Tryloff, HS

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  • Program Facilitators

    Dr. Ginestre, Superintendent
    Mrs. Balazs, Asst Super
    Mr. Feldmann, Asst Super
    Dr. Wilson, Asst Super
    Ms. Shaibi, Dir Human Res
    Mrs. Barillari, Dir Spec Prog
    Mr. Wolf, Principal Sec Prog
    Mr. Schiumo, Athletic Dir
    Mr. Ryan, Principal
    Mr. Polino, Principal
    Ms. DeLaPlante, Principal
    Mr. Perry, Principal
    Mrs. Popovic, Asst Princ
    Mr. Bailey, Asst Princ
    Mr. Pilato, Asst Princ
    Mr. Shepherd, TOSA
    Dr. Luchey, Counselor
    Mrs. Bruce, Teacher
    Mr. Woods, Counselor
    Mrs. Bennett, Teacher
    Mr. Glorioso, Counselor
    Mrs. Glenn, Teacher
    Mrs. Buttino, Teacher
    Mrs. Saini, Teacher Aide
    Mrs. Januchowski, Counselor
    Mrs. Mielcarek, Teacher
    Mrs. Adams, Teacher
    Ms. Gionis, School Psychologist
    Ms. Ciezki, Social Worker
    Mr. Burns, NWACC
    SRO Awald, Amherst PD
    Mr. Imbs, Technology Services