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Extraordinary Talent of the Week: Marcia Hunt Extraordinary Talent of the Week: Marcia Hunt:
An update on Gianna's Christmas Wish An update on Gianna's Christmas Wish: Have you heard about Gianna’s Christmas Wish? Gianna, a second-grade student at Solvay Elementary School, has had a busy holiday season. Her goal for Christmas this year is to bring Christmas cheer to those less fortunate, by bringing items to those in need this season. So far, many classmates from throughout the Solvay Union Free School District, community members, and staff members have donated items to Gianna’s cause. On Monday, Dec. 17, the Solvay UFSD Board of Education presented Gianna with a bag of necessities at their board meeting, acknowledging all of her hard work. At the meeting, Gianna read a short speech about her cause and thanked everyone for their support. Along with donations from the local community, donations in the form of gift cards and items have ...
Congratulations to our Solvay athletes! Congratulations to our Solvay athletes!: Congratulations to our Solvay athletes! Four student athletes from Solvay were recently named to the Syracuse.com 2018 All-Central New York teams. Two student athletes on the Solvay football team were named to the 2018 All-Central New York football teams . These athletes are Brock Bagozzi (Quarterback) and Blaine Franklin (Linebacker). The two were named to the 2018 All-CNY small schools team. Congratulations, Brock and Blaine! Two student athletes on the Solvay girls volleyball team were named to the 2018 All-Central New York volleyball teams . These athletes are Myah Platler and Allie Posnick. The two were named to the 2018 All-CNY girls volleyball small schools team. Congratulations, Myah and Allie! All student athletes were selected by a panel of area coaches and sports ...
Holiday Greetings from the Solvay UFSD Holiday Greetings from the Solvay UFSD: From holiday concerts and collecting donations for the homeless, once again the Solvay Union Free School District has shown plenty of holiday spirit!  We would like to take this time to thank our faculty, staff, students, teachers, and most importantly, the Solvay community. Thank you for all you to do make Solvay such a special place for our students!  While the holiday season allows us the opportunity to take the time to reflect, appreciate, and celebrate our accomplishments from this past year, it also gives us the chance to look forward to things to come. We have continued to offer additional learning opportunities before and after school with the 21st Century Learning Center Grant Award and the Solvay Success Academy . Thanks to our community support, we continue ...
SES student asks for donations for homeless SES student asks for donations for homeless: A second-grade student at Solvay Elementary School has reminded the Solvay community what the holidays are all about, in what has been described by her teacher as one of the most heartfelt gifts a person could ask for. In a unique twist on tradition, Gianna does not want Santa to bring her any presents this year. Instead of unwrapping gifts found under her own Christmas tree, she wants to bring Christmas cheer to those less fortunate. With help from her teacher, Melissa Boileau, Gianna is asking for the community's help to collect items to bring warmth and comfort to those in need this season.  As soon as she heard about Gianna's Christmas wish, Mrs. Bolieau put out a call to action to the Solvay community. “It was with extreme pride and a heart overfilled ...
Learn more about: Wee Deliver at SES Learn more about: Wee Deliver at SES:   Meet the Wee Deliver Team! Just in time for the holiday season, Wee Deliver is up and running at Solvay Elementary School. Wee Deliver, a part of the SES internal post office and mail delivery service, is a program started by the United States Postal Service. The service, which officially launched in November, is staffed by select third graders from SES and supervised by Mrs. Baker and Mrs. Goodeve. Wee Deliver allows SES students the opportunity to learn more about the postal service, how to properly read and address letters, and the chance to spread acts of kindness and cheer. Wee Deliver runs Monday through Thursday every week throughout the school year. To encourage students to participate, the program hosts challenges throughout the year. Students and staff ...
Fourth-graders explore energy resources Fourth-graders explore energy resources: Students in Mrs. Cousineau's fourth grade science class recently prepared presentations on various energy resources, such as petroleum, solar, wind, nuclear and geothermal. See their work below.      
Marilyn Farrell Named CNYRIC Featured Teacher Marilyn Farrell Named CNYRIC Featured Teacher: Congratulations to Marilyn Farrell on being named a Central New York Regional Information Center Featured Teacher ! Ms. Farrell is a fourth grade teacher at Solvay Elementary School and has been with district for five years. Ms. Farrell was recognized as a leader in the use of technology in her classroom with her use of Google Sites. With the support of CNYRIC Instructional Technology Teacher Jen Wall , one of Ms. Farrell’s early projects has been centered around teaching her fourth-graders how to create online portfolios using Google Sites. To learn more about the different ways Ms. Farrell leverages technology in the classroom, read the CNYRIC Featured Teacher article here .  Congratulations, Ms. Farrell!
Good luck to Marisa Presutto at NYSSMA All-State Mixed Choir Good luck to Marisa Presutto at NYSSMA All-State Mixed Choir: SHS Senior Marisa Presutto makes NYSSMA All-State Mixed Choir  Congratulations to SHS senior Marisa Presutto for making New York State School of Music Associations (NYSSMA) All-State Mixed Choir. She will represent the Solvay Union Free School District and attend the 2018 NYSSMA Winter Conference this coming weekend to participate in a four day rehearsal under the direction of Dr. Janet Galvan, from Ithaca College, with students from all over New York State chosen for this honor. Each student is chosen based on their Level 6 All-State NYSSMA scores from the previous spring solo festival. Way to go, Marisa! 
A Thanksgiving message from Solvay UFSD A Thanksgiving message from Solvay UFSD: With the holiday season approaching, now is a great time to reflect on the 2018-19 school year so far. We are always appreciative of the support that we receive from our community, and this year we are as thankful as ever before. As we have done in previous year, we would like to take this opportunity to stop and reflect on the many things for which we are grateful. We, at the Solvay Union Free School District, are thankful for: Our parents/guardians, family members, friends, and community members - all of these people give back to our students and community in countless ways with their endless service and dedication. Our students, who come to school each day engaged and ready to learn. Our Solvay teachers, staff, employees, and administrators, ...
Congratulations to Solvay graduate, Aruasy Barrios! Congratulations to Solvay graduate, Aruasy Barrios!: Congratulations to Solvay Union Free School graduate, Aruasy Barrios! Aruasy was recently featured in the New York State Education Department Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) newsletter for her work with the English Language Learners (EELs) program while at Solvay. Aruasy graduated in June 2018 with a Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish, English, and American Sign language.     Read the article from the NYSED OBEWL Newsletter below, or  visit the OBEWL newsletter archives webpage.   Former ELLs Making their Mark in New York State! Aruasy Barrios: Exploring Opportunities and Making Connections   Aruasy Barrios, who recently graduated from Solvay High School with a Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish, English, and American Sign language, ...
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Pre-K students celebrate Halloween with special party Pre-K students celebrate Halloween with special party: Walking into the Solvay Middle School cafeteria recently, family and friends were greeted by a group of princesses, unicorns, dinosaurs, fire fighters, witches, and super heroes. It may have been a few days before the big day, but pre-Kindergarten students were ready and excited to welcome their family and friends to their Pre-K Halloween Party. Prior to Halloween, the Solvay Union Free School District pre-K hosted a Halloween Party for all of the pre-K students. The event took place at the end of the school day and featured a DJ, who played plenty of fun songs for students throughout the afternoon. The party allowed pre-K students the chance to dress up in their Halloween costumes, play games, dance, and enjoy some snacks. The party also had a photo booth and plenty of props for students ...
Weather Cancellations/Emergency Closings Procedures Reminder 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 ...
Solvay UFSD and CNYRIC win second NYSPRA award Solvay UFSD and CNYRIC win second NYSPRA award: (October 2018) – The Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) has received their second prestigious award through the  2018 New York State Public Relations Association (NYSPRA) annual communications competition  for their coverage of the Solvay Police Department giving back to two teachers at the Solvay UFSD for the holiday season. The district received an award of merit in the Excellence in Writing category in this year’s contest, for the article “ Solvay Police Dept. gives back to two Solvay UFSD teachers .” Written in collaboration with the Central New York Regional Information Center’s (CNYRIC) e-Communication team, the article provided an overview of the Solvay Police Department’s participation in “No Shave November,” ...
Solvay Drama Club Presents Solvay Drama Club Presents "Clue" Nov. 2 & 3: The Solvay Drama Club is proud to a nnounce the return of the play “Clue: On Stage.” It's a dark and stormy night, and you've been invited to a very unusual dinner party. Each of the guests has an alias, the butler offers a variety of weapons, and the host is, well... dead. So whodunnit? Join the iconic oddballs known as Scarlet, Plum, White, Green, Peacock, and Mustard as they race to find the murderer in Boddy Manor before the body count stacks up. Based on the cult classic film and the popular board game, "Clue" is a madcap comedy that will keep you guessing until the final twist. "Clue" will take place at Solvay High School on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for presale, $5 for student and seniors ...
Winter Sports Sign Up Reminder - Family ID Winter Sports Sign Up Reminder - Family ID: Attention Bearcats: You MUST sign up electronically using Family ID for winter sports . A  link to Family ID for winter sports can be found here  or  on the Athletics website . Please call 315-484-1400 with any questions.  
Thank you, Solvay BOE! Thank you, Solvay BOE!: The New York State School Boards Association recognizes October 22-26 as School Board Recognition Week. This is a time to promote awareness and understanding of the important work performed by our 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.   “The efforts of our Board of Education at the Solvay UFSD are above and beyond. Their commitment and dedication to our students and their education is nothing short of inspiring," said Solvay UFSD Superintendent Jay Tinklepaugh. "Through the Board's devotion and tireless efforts, we see another shining ...
SHS Senior paints mural to honor football player Joe Morris SHS Senior paints mural to honor football player Joe Morris: Joe Morris Mural, as painted by Marissa Ramos Joe Morris and Marissa Ramos Over the summer, Solvay High School Senior Marissa Ramos worked to paint a mural of football player Joe Morris. Mr. Morris played football for the New York Giants and Syracuse University. On Sept. 22, 2018, SU retired the number 47 in honor of Mr. Morris. The day before, a party was held in Mr. Morris’s honor, where the mural was revealed. Marissa Ramos was commissioned by Mr. Denti from Alfred Denti Insurance to paint a mural in honor of Mr. Morris. Great job, Marissa!    
SHS Concert Chorus sings for peace with SU SHS Concert Chorus sings for peace with SU: On Tuesday Sept. 18, the Solvay High School Concert Chorus went to Syracuse University to sing with the Syracuse Women's Choir under the direction of Dr. Hillary Ridgley. The Solvay Chorus students have been learning the piece "Ukuthula" since the beginning of the school year and on Tuesday sang with the SU Women's Choir.    The two choirs teamed together to sing this piece in response to International Peace Day, held on Sept. 21. The piece "Ukuthula" is sung by choirs throughout the world on this day, to signify their belief in peace. This massive event is put together by the organization A Voice 4 Peace. Solvay and SU are just one of the many choirs that share in this day, showcasing that students at Solvay are A Voice 4 Peace!   ...



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