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Solvay UFSD spreads kindness throughout the Solvay community: The Solvay UFSD has been doing their part to spread kindness throughout the Solvay community this holiday season. As a part of the 21 st Century Learning Center Grant Award , students in Mrs. Santoferrara's Community Kindness group made over 170 ornaments. The ornaments were donated to be hung on the Christmas trees at St. Camillus. Thank you to the Community Kindness group for showing us a little bit more of what makes Solvay special!   more >>
Bearcat Bites and Barista in Solvay High School: Have you ever walked into your favorite coffee shop, excited to order your favorite beverage or snack, and are instead greeted by an endless line? While this may not be the case at  Solvay High School , the  Food Services team  at SHS has worked together to come up with a solution to lines in the SHS cafeteria – the Bearcat Bites and Barista. The Bearcat Bites and Barista offers snacks and drinks, allowing students to skip the lunch line on those days they are just looking for a small snack or quick cup of coffee.   The Bearcat Bites and Barista opened up earlier this year and has been a tremendous success. When brainstorming ways to get kids through the lunch line faster, the Food Services team decided to move the snacks from the serving line into their own ... more >>
Solvay Pre-K Wishes Mr. Tinklepaugh a Happy Birthday!: Happy Birthday, Mr. Tinklepaugh! On Friday, Dec. 1, students in the Solvay Pre-K program gathered in the District Office to wish Mr. Tinklepaugh a very happy birthday. Students gifted Mr. Tinklepaugh with a “T” they decorated with blue and orange crayons for him. The gift is now proudly on display in Mr. Tinklepaugh’s office.     more >>
Weather Cancellations/Emergency Closings Procedures Reminder: Winter will soon be arriving to Central New York, and with it also comes the winter weather. With this in mind, we would like to take this opportunity to remind parents/guardians of Solvay Union Free School District’s weather cancellations/emergency closings procedures. In an effort to keep families informed, the district uses an automated emergency calling system. This system is used to contact parents and guardians in the event school will be delayed, closed, or dismissed early (after the start of the school day). It supplements the already established procedures of contacting the local news media. Families should ensure that all emergency contact information is updated with their child(ren)’s school(s) with any changes to phone numbers and addresses (including email) as ... more >>
Join us tonight for Hour of Code 2017!: Solvay Union Free School District Celebrates Hour of Code 2017 Join the Solvay Union Free School District tonight, Dec. 6 at Solvay Middle School for the Hour of Code event. The Hour of Code event will take place in the SMS library from 5–8 p.m. In honor of the annual Hour of Code and Computer Science Week, students of any age and their families are invited to learn to code, try out various robotics, and explore the Makerspace items. Hour of Code is an initiative started by The campaign encourages students to learn more about computer science, and in turn demystifies coding. In showing students the basics of coding, they are encouraged to develop an interest in computer science. has successfully engaged ten percent of students from across the ... more >>
Capital Project Vote Results: Thank you to the Solvay community for passing the capital project vote! Yes votes -189 No votes - 40  more >>
Capital Project Vote Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Solvay High School: The vote for the proposed  Capital Project for 2018  will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Solvay High School.  The proposed Capital Project 2018 highlights include: Improve security at interior doors to facilitate lockdown of classrooms and offices Replace lockers throughout Solvay High School Renovate Solvay High School auditorium (seats, flooring, ceiling, lights, sound), including asbestos abatement and  adjacent storage rooms Replace roof on Solvay Middle School Install air conditioning in Solvay Elementary School Demolish existing bus garage and construct new bus maintenance facility --  view pictures of the existing Transportation Building here . Construction of 1,500 sq. ft. maintenance ... more >>
A Thanksgiving Message from Solvay UFSD: The 2017-18 school year has gotten off to a great start at the Solvay Union Free School District. We as a district are so thankful for everyone who has helped make this possible. We would like to take this opportunity to stop and reflect on the many things for which we are grateful. We, at Solvay UFSD, are thankful for: Our parents/guardians and community members, who give back so much through their endless service and dedication. Our students, who come to school every day ready to learn and take advantage of the opportunities available to them. Our teachers, who go the extra mile to make sure they are constantly engaging our students, always working towards the common goal of helping them succeed. Our Solvay staff, employees and administrators, who constantly work to ... more >>
View the November 2017 issue of the Sentinel: Click here to view the latest version of the Sentinel!   more >>
Capital Project 2018 Public Information Session Nov. 13: On Monday, Nov. 13 the Solvay community is invited to attend the  public information session on the Capital Project 2018.  The session will take place at 6 p.m. in the Solvay Transportation Building at 399 Beach Road, Syracuse, N.Y. The vote for the proposed  Capital Project for 2018  will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Solvay High School.  The proposed Capital Project 2018 highlights include: Improve security at interior doors to facilitate lockdown of classrooms and offices Replace lockers throughout Solvay High School Renovate Solvay High School auditorium (seats, flooring, ceiling, lights, sound), including asbestos abatement and  adjacent storage rooms Replace roof on Solvay Middle School ... more >>
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Solvay Volleyball Community Serve-Ace game raises over $4,100: On October 5, the Solvay Union Free School District Volleyball Program participated in the Community Serve-Ace game. The two teams, comprised of students from across the Solvay district, used their skills on and off the volleyball court to work together to raise funds for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Both teams took home a win, but even more importantly, they raised money for a wonderful charity.     With the generous donations and participation from Solvay community members, parents, staff, and players, the teams raised over $4,100 for the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. In the six years that the Solvay UFSD Volleyball Program has participated in the Community Serve-Ace game, this has been the most successful game so far. Since joining ... more >>
Solvay teacher Bonnie Borowiec named Master Teacher: Congratulations to Solvay’s newest master teacher, Bonnie Borowiec! Ms. Borowiec, a science teacher at Solvay Middle School, was recently named one of 214 new master teachers to the 2017 class. The master teacher program, which began in 2013, has named 908 master teachers over the years. Master teachers typically teach science, technology, engineering, and math courses. Master teachers are also recognized based on their efforts in going beyond their classrooms, in serving as leaders or on committees. They are also known for their involvement in district clubs, activities, and community organizations. Congratulations to Ms. Borowiec on receiving this great honor! more >>
Board of Education Recognition Week 2017-18: The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 23-27 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by school board members. Solvay Union Free School District is joining all public school districts across the state to celebrate School Board Recognition Week to honor local board members for their commitment to Solvay UFSD, its children, staff, and community.   “Our Board of Education at the Solvay UFSD goes above and beyond in their dedication to our students and their education," said Solvay UFSD Superintendent Jay Tinklepaugh. "Through the Board's devotion and tireless efforts, we see another shining example of what makes Solvay so special.”   The members ... more >>
Solvay Alumni: Jon Smolen is a 2017 graduate of Solvay High School. Jon is attending SUNY Delhi for golf and sports turf management. He joined the golf team at SUNY Delhi and this past weekend his team won the 2017 USCAA Golf National Championship at Penn State.  A second day surge from SUNY Delhi surprised the field, after finishing Day 1 in fourth place, helping them capture the 2017 USCAA Golf National Championship. Delhi finished the tournament at 28 over par for a total of 604 for the two-day championship. Jon shot 79 on the first day and a 75 on the second day.  If you see him, please congratulate Jon on this amazing accomplishment!   more >>
Solvay High School holds fundraisers for hurricane victims: Solvay High School is no stranger to giving back to the community. From St. Baldrick’s fundraisers to community dinners, SHS is constantly finding ways to give back and show their support. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, SHS has once again stepped up to help, raising a total of $745 for the hurricane victims. During the first month of school, SHS held two different fundraisers to benefit the hurricane victims. The first fundraiser was a grade level penny war. That fundraiser in the first week alone raised $257. The winner of the fundraiser – the senior class – was given a pizza party donated by Cams Pizzeria. The next fundraiser for hurricane relief was a gift basket raffle. SHS faculty and staff generously donated a total of 11 gift baskets to be ... more >>
Friday Morning Lights from Solvay High School: On Friday, October 13, Solvay High School was featured on Friday Morning Lights. Click here to view the live broadcast from Solvay High School , featuring the Solvay Football team as they celebrate Senior Night and prepare for their game against Chittenango Central School District. Good luck, Bearcats!   more >>
Puerto Rico Donations: Solvay High School is fundraising  for the hurricane victims in Puerto Rico . The devastation in Puerto Rico has impacted hundreds of families & we want to let them know that Solvay Cares.   We are currently accepting donations from anyone in the community and neighboring communities. Our students, staff, teachers and friends are donating items that will be sorted, boxed and shipped directly to those in need in Puerto Rico.   We are taking donations at the high school  -  Monday through Friday - From 7:30am to 2:30pm We will take donations now through October 20 th . On October 21 st the Spanish Action League will pick up our boxed donations and bring them directly to Puerto Rico.  If you have any questions please call the high ... more >>
Solvay Girls Varsity Soccer Practices Team Building: Building a sense of teamwork happens in many different ways. For the girls varsity soccer team at the Solvay Union Free School District, building teamwork occurred during a recent trip to Orenda Springs. Throughout the day, the team worked on ropes courses to overcome challenges together. On both the high ropes and low ropes course, the team practiced skills that could be applied on the soccer field. While doing this, the team also learned more about leadership and cooperation. Their hard work paid off in a recent game against Marcellus Central School District. The team went on to win against Marcellus 1-0 for the first time since 2009. Congratulations to the girls varsity soccer team!   more >>
Solvay UFSD and CNYRIC win NYSPRA award: (September 2017) – The Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) has received a prestigious award through the 2017 New York State Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) annual communications competition for their coverage of Solvay High School’s St. Baldrick’s event. The district received an award of merit in the Excellence in Writing category in this year’s contest, for the article “Solvay UFSD Rocks the Bald and raises $24,697.42 for St. Baldrick's!” Written in collaboration with the Central New York Regional Information Center’s (CNYRIC) e-Communication team, the article provided an extensive overview of the second St. Baldrick’s event at Solvay High School, which raised an outstanding $24,697.42 -- exceeding the previous years ... more >>

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Solvay Union Free School District
Jay Tinklepaugh, Superintendent
PO Box 980
299 Bury Drive
Syracuse, New York 13209
Phone: (315) 468-1111

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