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SMS Presents: Annie Jr - 3/29-3/30 SMS Presents: Annie Jr - 3/29-3/30: This year's cast and crew of Annie Jr will be performing on April 29th and 30th. Our cast and crew of over 75 fifth through 8th graders has been hard at work for the past several months and are happy to welcome our littlest cast members to join them on stage for PreKs second appearance in the middle school production. The 8th graders have selected the American Cancer Society for our charitable donation as the production staff continues to encourage the cast and crew to find ways to give back to the amazing community that has always shown them such tremendous support. We also would like to thank the PTO and Music Boosters for their support of the cast and crew.  
Jim’s “Bearcat” Alliance raises money for The ALS Association Jim’s “Bearcat” Alliance raises money for The ALS Association: Jim's Bearcat Alliance This fall, several current and retired Solvay UFSD staff members and their families participated in the Upstate New York Chapter’s annual Walk to Defeat ALS. The Bearcat staff members joined Jim’s Alliance. The team is led by Jim Altman, who is living with ALS. Jim is the husband of Cindy Altman, fifth-grade teacher at SMS. Jim’s “Bearcat” Alliance raised over $200 to donate towards Jim’s fundraising total, which was over $10,000. The money raised at these events stays in the community for The ALS Association. Each event raises funds and increases awareness to help The ALS Association fund vital cutting-edge research and patient services programs. The Bearcat team joined the Walk to Defeat ALS to ...
Arriving soon in your mailboxes - the March 2019 Sentinel! Arriving soon in your mailboxes - the March 2019 Sentinel!: Read the March 2019 Sentinel here!
Alumni News: Where are they now? Alumni News: Where are they now?: Congratulations to our Solvay alumni on these excellent accomplishments! Haylea Collura earned perfect 4.0 GPA at Coastal Carolina University and was named to President's List in the fall 2018 semester.  Jacob DePalma was named to SUNY Potsdam President's List in the fall 2018 semester.  Analisia Diana was named to the Cazenovia College Dean's List in the fall 2018 semester.  Jake Dippold is a member of the Wofford's Orientation Staff, assigned to greet the Class of 2022 during their arrival in fall 2018. Caitlin (O’Neill) Esposito (Class of 2000) was named as Le Moyne College’s chair and program director for the college’s Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy program. She recently received her doctorate ...
Transportation Department Temporary Relocation Transportation Department Temporary Relocation: Reminder: The Transportation Department will be temporarily located at 690 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse, NY. All phone numbers will be the same and there will be little to no change in the bus times. We thank you for your patience with us as we prepare to take down the old garage and build a new bus garage. As always, student safety is first on our priority list. A letter has also been sent to residents near the existing structure. For more information, please visit www.solvayschools.org/capitalproject2018. Or call 315-487-5842 with questions or concerns.
SHS Driver Education Opportunity SHS Driver Education Opportunity:
Solvay High School Drama Club Presents “Grease” Solvay High School Drama Club Presents “Grease”: “Grease” is the word for the upcoming spring musical at Solvay High School! The Solvay High School Drama Club is pleased to present “Grease” to the Solvay community. The show will take place in the SHS Auditorium on Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, March 9 at 2 and 7 p.m. The matinee performance on Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m. will be signed in American Sign Language.    “Grease” introduces us to Rydell High's senior class of 1959. This rollicking musical brings us back to the look and sound 1950s, with the duck-tailed, hot-rodding "T-Birds" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The musical focuses on head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl ...
PreK Informational Meeting Thursday Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. PreK Informational Meeting Thursday Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m.: February 2019   Dear Parent(s):   The Solvay School District operates a Prekindergarten program for 4 year olds. We are currently registering students for the 2019-20 school year. We strongly encourage you to enroll your child in our program if he or she will be 4 years old by December 1, 2019. The PreK program operates Monday – Friday, for 6 ½ hours, and will follow Solvay school district calendar.   There is no charge or fee for your child to attend the PreK program if you reside in the Solvay School District. Transportation is provided for students once they are 4 years old .    We have scheduled an informational open house for Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Solvay Middle School Library, 299 Bury Drive, Syracuse, NY ...
Learn more about: Solvay Success Academy Learn more about: Solvay Success Academy: Learn more about: The Early College High School Learning Grant – Solvay Success Academy The month of November marked the start of something new at the Solvay Union Free School District – Solvay Success Academy. The program is funded by a grant from the New York State Education Department and is open to students entering ninth grade at Solvay High School. Solvay Success Academy gives students the opportunity to earn 24 to 60 college credits during their four years at SHS.   Solvay Success Academy has been in development at the Solvay UFSD since this past summer. In June 2018, the Solvay UFSD was awarded the Early College High School Learning Grant by the New York State Education Department. Solvay UFSD was one of 19 schools in the state selected to implement the ...
Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration for the 2019-20 School Year Now Open Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration for the 2019-20 School Year Now Open: There is still time to enroll for Pre-Kindergarten! Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year is open.  To begin the registration process,  please visit the Central Registration website . Please complete the registration process as soon as possible to help with enrollment projections for the upcoming school year.  Solvay UFSD offers a pre-K program for four-year-old children residing in the Solvay UFSD for the 2019-2020 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, 2019 are welcome to ...
Free Tax Event - Feb 9 @ SHS Free Tax Event - Feb 9 @ SHS: Click here to view PDF  
Solvay student wins award at Erie Canal Gingerbread Gallery Solvay student wins award at Erie Canal Gingerbread Gallery: For many years, Solvay Union Free School District eighth-grader Kaylah K. has been participating in a sweet pastime – making gingerbread houses. Kaylah has spent the last few years creating gingerbread houses for the Erie Canal Museum Annual Gingerbread Gallery. This year, Kaylah’s hard work paid off, as she received the Judge's Choice Award for first place winner in the Youth Category. This past holiday season was the 33 rd Annual Gingerbread Gallery at the Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse. For the gallery this year, Kaylah created a gingerbread piece all on her own for the first time. She designed a large lighthouse with a home, vehicle, and boat. Each submission to the Gingerbread Gallery must be completely edible, except for the base. After ...
Meet new SES Principal, Christine Miczan! Meet new SES Principal, Christine Miczan!: On Jan. 14, 2019, the Solvay Union Free School District Board of Education appointed Mrs. Christine Miczan as the new Principal of Solvay Elementary School.    Mrs. Miczan has over 21 years of experience providing a safe and positive environment for students and staff. For the past year and a half, Mrs. Miczan has been the Assistant Principal of Solvay Middle School working with students, staff and families. Prior to working at Solvay, Mrs. Miczan worked for the Syracuse City Schools as a social studies teacher. Mrs. Miczan received her bachelor's degree from Buffalo State College in social studies education and her master's degree from Le Moyne College in special education. She taught at various levels and developed a variety of successful programs. She ...
Solvay student named Athlete of the Week Solvay student named Athlete of the Week: Solvay High School student Sabrina Garnett has been named the Athlete of the Week by News Channel 9/ Local SYR . Sabrina was selected due to her success in the shot put and weight throw. Congratulations, Sabrina! Click here to view the article on Sabrina's award , or watch the video below:   
Congratulations to our 2019 Scholastic Art Winners! Congratulations to our 2019 Scholastic Art Winners!: Congratulations to our Bearcat artists!   This year, the Solvay Union Free School District received a total of 20 awards in the 2019 Scholastic Art Awards. Students received a total of six Gold Keys, four Silver Keys, and ten Honorable Mentions. An award ceremony will be held for Gold and Silver Key winners at the Onondaga Community College’s (OCC) SRC Arena on Jan. 22. The winning submissions will remain on display and open to the public at OCC's Whitney Applied Technology Center from Jan. 22 through Mar. 1. Be sure to stop by and support our Bearcat artists. The winners for this year are: “The Song of Silence” by Athena Clark, 8 th grade – Gold Key  “Captain EO” by Alyssa Colasanti, 12 th grade – Honorable ...
Solvay Receives Grant for Skills Trades Education Solvay Receives Grant for Skills Trades Education: Thanks to a generous donation from Judith LaManna Rivette (Class of 1966), skills trades education will continue to be on the rise at the Solvay Union Free School District. Judith has awarded the district a $10,000 grant for skills trades education. The grant is designated to promote skills trades education within the district and further advertise the option of a career in skills trades. At the December 2018 Board of Education meeting, the Solvay BOE accepted the donation, thanking Judith LaManna Rivette for her support. Judith has expressed a hope that others will become interested in supporting this effort further. Since accepting the donation, Solvay High School has been actively working with the Manufacturers Association of Central New York to promote skills trades throughout ...
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 ...



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