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Solvay High School Senior Ball May 12: On Friday, May 12, the Solvay High School Senior Ball was held at The Lodge at Welch Allyn in Skaneateles Falls. Looking for more pictures of the Solvay High School Senior Ball? Check out the article from here. Solvay High School students Michael Tomoroksa and Nate Koseckiption with Solvay UFSD Superintendent Lawrence Wright more >>
An Important Message About "13 Reasons Why": Click the image below for the PDF version of the letter. more >>
Seats Still Available for Solvay UFSD Pre-K Program: Seats are still available for Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) pre-kindergarten (Pre-K). Solvay UFSD offers a Pre-K program for four-year-old children residing in the Solvay UFSD for the 2017-2018 school year.  There is no charge to families, regardless of family income.  This program is funded by special grants from the New York State Education Department.  Space is still available in this program and all children who are four years old on or before December 1, 2017 are welcome to apply. To apply, children must be residents of the Solvay UFSD and must have all required immunizations. Transportation is provided for students once they are four years old. Until then, parents are responsible for transportation. For more information on pre-kindergarten ... more >>
Thank You Solvay Teachers and Staff!: The Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) would like to take this time to appreciate our teachers and staff for all they do! Our teachers and staff work tirelessly to provide our future citizens guidance and education. Our future depends on providing our students with an excellent education, and our teachers and staff help to do just that. From creating lesson plans, monitoring progress, counseling and coaching students, performing community service, and so much more -- our Solvay teachers and staff are part of what makes Solvay special. Our teachers and staff do so much in educating the children of the Solvay community. Please take a moment to express your appreciation to our employees for all of their dedication and devotion to their work. Thank you to all of our ... more >>
Learn More About: Extended School Day at Solvay:     The learning doesn’t always have to stop when the last bell rings. Thanks to the Extended School Day program, students in the Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) have been given the option to participate in a variety of projects within each school in the district. The Extended School Day program runs throughout all three schools in Solvay UFSD. The program is funded through the Community Schools State Aid that Solvay UFSD receives from New York State. The Extended School Day program started out in Solvay Elementary School (SES) and Solvay Middle School (SMS), with 26 teachers working to provide after school programming to students. The program ran in SES and SMS from January to April. Following the return ... more >>
Solvay's "Cinderella" Wins Special Achievement Award: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Congratulations to the Solvay Drama Club's production of "Cinderella!" The production has been awarded the Special Achievement Award from the Syracuse High School Theatre Awards. This award was given in recognition for the students introducing theatre to new audiences. Solvay Drama Club had over 1,000 people attend this year's musical, "Cinderella."  The Syracuse High School Theatre Awards celebrates and recognizes local student achievements in the production and performance of theater. Solvay Drama Club is extremely honored and humbled to be recognized for their hard, work, dedication, and professionalism to the show.  The Syracuse High School Theatre Awards will take place on June 4, 2017 at 5 p.m. Tickets ... more >>
Solvay Teachers Receive Excellence Award: Congratulations to: Cindy Altman, Grade 5 Bonnie Borowiec, Grade 8 Science & Biology John Owens, High School Science on your receipt of the 2017 Teacher of Excellence Award from the office of NY Senator John DeFrancisco.    more >>
Solvay Student Art on Display at Everson Museum: "Surrounded By Color" by Reaghan Donigan, Silver Key Recipient Solvay Middle School eight-grader Reaghan Donigan recently had a one of her paintings, titled “Surrounded By Color,” on display as part of an exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art. The exhibit took place from March 11 to April 2. Reaghan was honored with a silver key for “Surrounded By Color” and a gold key for her print “Charlie,” at the 2017 CNY Scholastic Art Awards held in early January at Onondaga Community College. Reaghan’s painting “Surrounded By Color” was selected by judges to be on display at the Everson. Judges of the 2017 CNY Scholastic Art Awards selected only 32 pieces from the thousands of pieces featured at the awards. Reaghan ... more >>
LIU Post Music on Tour Offers Free Concert May 9: On Tuesday, May 9, the Solvay Union Free School District and Solvay community are invited to join an evening concert featuring the Long Island University (LIU) Post Music on Tour. The concert – which consists of the LIU Post Chamber Singers, Wind Ensemble, Long Island Sound Vocal Jazz ensemble, and Jazz Combo – will take place in the Solvay High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. Students, families, parents, friends, and the Solvay community are all welcome to attend this free concert.   For more information on the LIU Post Music on Tour, visit their website at  more >>
Bringing Joy and Art to Children in the Ukraine: Students in Solvay Kim McGraw’s Advanced Drawing and Painting class recently completed a school project they are sure to remember. As a part of the Memory Project, students painted and drew portraits of children from the Ukraine. The portraits were then delivered to the children and captured in a video. To view the video, click here.   The Memory Project engages art students from schools throughout the United States in creating realistic portraits for children around the world who have become orphans, been neglected, or are disadvantaged. With the latest project for children from the Ukraine, Solvay students are working to help these children feel valued by providing them with meaningful pieces of personal history. “Every year my students love this project,” ... more >>
The Solvay Union Free School District Gives Back: The entire Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) recently worked together to give back to the Solvay community in a very special way. Students, teachers, and staff from the district spent two days volunteering at the Vineyard Church for the Feed My Starving Children event. The Feed My Starving Children event works to help those children who are in need, by providing them with nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children around the world. While donations are given from people through the community, volunteers are crucial to the cause, as they help to hand-pack each of the meals. The meals are then donated to food partners around the world, helping to feed children in need.   Answering the call to help, eighth-graders from Solvay Middle School ... more >>
Solvay High School DECA Presents Murder Mystery Dinner April 22: “And then there was one…”   Solvay High School DECA invites the Solvay community to participate in the DECA Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. Solvay High School DECA will present the show “And Then There Was One A Spoof” by Michael Druce. Proceeds from the annual fundraising event will benefit Solvay High School DECA.   Tickets for the event are only $15 and include a pasta dinner and admission to the murder mystery show. The show will take place in the High School Cafeteria. Advance sale tickets can be purchased at the Solvay High School main office or from any DECA member. In addition to the show, there will also be raffles of gift baskets at the event.   We hope you can join us for a night full of plenty of ... more >>
Solvay Participates in Elementary All County Festival: Eight students from the Solvay Union Free School District recently had the honor of participating in this year’s Elementary All-County Music Festival. The student singers and musicians participate with more than 30 other elementary and junior high schools in Onondaga County, marking their participation in the festival as a great accomplishment. “We appreciate the continued support of our music program,” said Middle School Band Director Chris Jabot. “It allows us to provide more students the opportunities to attend events such as this.” The following students participated in the festival: Chorus: Athena Clark, Cameron Giannone, Jack Haskell, Kaylah Kowalczyk, Leanette Rivera, Sophia Westcott Band: Jayde Coyne, Mei Lynne DeGroat Congratulations ... more >>
How Solvay Middle School Helped Brave the Shave: “Go bald or go home” was the motto for the second annual St. Baldrick’s event held at Solvay High School on March 17, 2017. And go bald they did, as 41 shavees braved the shave at the event, taking the stage in the Solvay High School auditorium to have their heads shaved in front of the crowd. This year, 29 of those shavees were Solvay Middle School (SMS) students. The idea for having SMS students participate in braving the shave came from SMS teacher Mr. Collin Thompson. Mr. Thompson’s father has participated in the event for the last ten years, so when Patricia Campbell-Kochanek and Katie St. Denis brought the event to Solvay last year, Mr. Thompson was on board. He recruited three SMS students – two girls and a boy – to brave the shave with him, ... more >>
Solvay UFSD Thanks Solvay Community Partners: On Thursday, March 30, the Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) hosted a “Community Partners Luncheon” at Solvay High School. The luncheon served as a way for the Solvay UFSD to thank its community partners for all that they do in helping to make Solvay so special, while helping to generate some new ideas for future partnerships within the community. The lunch started out with a welcome from Solvay UFSD Superintendent Lawrence Wright. With the signed OCC Advantage poster for the Solvay High School Class of 2020 behind him, Wright provided a summary of all that the Solvay UFSD and its community partners have accomplished from working together – including the OCC Advantage program. He then provided the community partners with an opportunity to introduce themselves ... more >>
Solvay UFSD Wins 21st Century Learning Center Grant Boost Student Achievement: The Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) was recently awarded $5.3 million from a federal 21st Century Learning Center grant, aimed at boosting student achievement. The award, which will span over five years, will add a substantial source of income for the district. Solvay UFSD currently has about 1,500 students and a budget of $32.4 million for the current school year.   “This is a huge boost and a big win for us,” said Solvay UFSD Superintendent Lawrence Wright. “We will be able to do some really creative and innovative things to connect with families and help students be successful.”   The money will be used for a multitude of programs, including the restoration of a summer “smart” camp that focuses on math and literacy; before- ... more >>
"Lion King Jr." Donates to Francis House in Honor of SES Teacher Andrea Dowling: Solvay Middle School’s “The Lion King Jr.” Remembers Mrs. Andrea Dowling On Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, over 100 students from Solvay Middle School worked together to help the musical “The Lion King Jr.” roar to life. Students from fourth to eighth grade participated in the production, which featured beloved songs such as “Hakuna Matata” and “I Just Can’t Wait to be King!” This year, the cast and crew of "The Lion King Jr." continued the yearly tradition of donating a portion of ticket sales from the evening show on Saturday, March 25, as a way to give back to the community while doing something they love. This year, the cast and crew are proud to announce that they made a $600.00 donation to Francis ... more >>
Solvay Rocks the Bald and Raises $24,697.42 for St. Baldrick's!: Go Bald or Go Home. Rock the Bald. Brave the Shave. These mottos were seen and heard throughout the day at the second annual St. Baldrick’s event on March 17, 2017 held at Solvay High School. And go bald they did. The event raised an outstanding $24,697.42 for St. Baldrick’s and exceeded last year’s total. Walking in to Solvay High School for the St. Baldrick’s event, attendees were immediately greeted with a sea green and white, along with plenty of fun and wacky hairstyles. Shavees were invited to dye their hair fun colors, add glitter, and shape it into fun styles before they braved the shave. Volunteers, attendees, and participants also took part in the hair style station with a small donation. Along with this station, attendees were invited to try ... more >>
“Party with Your PTO Parent’s Night Out” at SES on March 31: The Solvay Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is hosting the first “Party with Your PTO Parent’s Night Out” event on Friday, March 31. All parents and community members are invited to join the Elementary PTO for this shopping event. The “Party with Your PTO Parent’s Night Out” event will take place in the Solvay Elementary School gymnasium from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission to the event is $5.00 per person and includes light refreshments. The event will feature over 15 small and local businesses, all in one location for lots of shopping, raffles, and fun.   Many of the businesses at the event are owned and run by Solvay Elementary School staff. In addition to this, many teachers are donating baked good and their ... more >>
Reminder: Lion King Jr. Tickets On Sale Now!: Reminder! There is still time to purchase tickets for “The Lion King Jr.” at Solvay Middle School. The musical will roar to life on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The matinee performance on Saturday, March 25 at 2 p.m. will be signed in American Sign Language. Tickets for “The Lion King Jr.” are $5 each and will be sold at the door. Pre-sale tickets are available Tuesday, March 21 to Thursday, March 23.   A portion of the proceeds from the 7 p.m. performance on Saturday, March 25 night will be donated to Francis House, in memory of beloved Solvay teacher and friend, Mrs. Andrea Dowling.   With over 100 students from Solvay Middle School involved in this production, be prepared for a musical to remember! ... more >>

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