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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 >>
Innovative Classrooms: SES Second Grade Career Project: For the past three years, a group of teachers from the Solvay Union Free School District met every month to discuss innovation. The group – which called themselves the Solvay Innovation Group – worked to incorporate different learning techniques in their classrooms. Each teacher in the group was involved in innovating and transforming the classroom in some different way, whether it is through Project Based Learning, Author Studies, Standards-Based Grading, or something else.     Each month the meetings were held, the group would meet to discuss their ideas and evaluate their progress. The group’s motto is, “What, Why, and How” when developing and exploring new learning methods.   Read below to learn about some of the projects that emerged ... more >>
Meet Solvay Superintendent Jay Tinklepaugh: Solvay Superintendent Jay Tinklepaugh Meet the new Solvay Superintendent, Jay Tinklepaugh! Mr. Tinklepaugh started his new role on August 15, replacing former Solvay Superintendent Lawrence Wright. Prior to this role, Mr. Tinklepaugh worked for the Solvay UFSD as the Principal of Solvay High School. He has worked in the education field for over 20 years. Read below to learn more about Mr. Tinklepaugh, his goals for the upcoming year, and what he enjoys about Solvay.   Where did you go to school? I went to SUNY Oswego for my undergrad and Syracuse University for my graduate degree and certificate. What are you most excited about bringing to the Solvay UFSD? I’m excited about continuing the great work that has been going on in the district so far. ... more >>
Before and After School Child Care on Location Free After School Program at SES: Before and After School Child Care on Location (BASCOL) is a before and after school child care program which is located at Solvay Elementary School. With the 21st Century Learning Center Grant, the Solvay Union Free School District has the opportunity to assist families by providing a partial scholarship for 50 students in grades K-6 to attend BASCOL's after school program from *3:10-5:10 p.m. Note: If there are more applicants than seats, Solvay will utilize a lottery system for registration. Those families who do not receive the scholarship will pay BASCOL directly. Applications are due by Tuesday, September 26, 2017. Families should set up an appointment to sign up with BASCOL at their Liverpool location by calling 315-622-4815. The Liverpool location ... more >>
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CNY Volunteer Fair: Note: This event is sponsored by Assemblyman William Magnarelli - see more information at the event organizer's Facebook page:   more >>
Reminder: Upcoming Orientation Days: Solvay Elementary School • Aug. 22, Kindergarten Orientation at 5:30 p.m. • Aug. 23, Pre-K Orientation at 6 p.m. Solvay Middle School • Aug. 31, Grades 6–8 “Locker/Schedule Day” from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. • Aug. 31, “Meet the Teacher” at 6 p.m Solvay High School • Aug. 30, Orientation for incoming freshmen and students new to SHS at 6:00 p.m. Kindergarten Registration -- If you are a parent with kindergarten aged students that have not yet registered for enrollment in the district for September, please do so as soon as possible. Transferring students from other schools coming into the Solvay UFSD in grades one through three that are already registered or will be, must be screened prior to entering school ... more >>
Meet the musicians of Solvay Summer Band Camp: Congratulations to the Solvay Summer Band Camp!  Students entering grades 5 to 12 were hard at work this summer participating in the Solvay Summer Band Camp program. The group recently wrapped up a week of performing together in a large ensemble concert band setting. The Solvay Summer Band Camp rehearsed a variety of literature throughout the week. At the end of the week, the group performed their cumulative concert for the Solvay community. The concert took place on Friday, August 11 in the Solvay High School Auditorium. The mission of the Solvay Summer Band Camp is to provide a high quality musical experience to all students enrolled in the Solvay Band Program. The program, which is free to Solvay Band Program members, serves as a link between the end of one school year and ... more >>
Solvay's newest artists - Art Camp at Solvay Middle School a success: Students from Solvay Middle School recently dipped into their creative side, as they spent part of their summer exploring and creating art. Students entering grades six to nine were invited to join their peers for a week full of drawing, painting, and printmaking.  From Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4, students explored a variety of art making techniques, while also learning about featured master artists. Two sessions were held throughout the week, with Session 1 taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for students entering sixth and seventh grade and Session 2 taking place from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for students entering eighth and ninth grade. View the pictures below to view some of the student artwork from the week!   ... more >>
Join us for the Solvay Summer Band Camp concert on Aug. 11 at 2 p.m.: On Friday, August 11, the Solvay Summer Band Camp students will present their cumulative concert for the Solvay community. The concert will take place in the Solvay High School Auditorium at 2 p.m. Solvay Summer Band Camp is comprised of students entering grades 5 to 12. Students have been hard at work this past week practicing the material for Friday's concert. The entire Solvay community is invited to join us for this special event.    more >>
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Solvay ES takes a safari adventure with Solvay HS students: Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Solvay Elementary School first grade students and Solvay High School ELA students have journeyed together on a literary safari – and they are excited to share their results.   First-grade students at SES recently had the exciting opportunity to collaborate with students from SHS to write a book about animals in three different habitats – rainforest, saltwater, and African Savanna.   SHS students in Mrs. Juston and Mrs. Russell's ELA classrooms traveled to SES to meet with all first grade students and form writing buddies. During this time, SHS students shared their writing with the first-grade students. The SHS students then provided support to the first grade students as they engaged in writing several pages about animals ... more >>
SMS students run Enterprise America city: For the fourth year, Solvay Middle School seventh-graders participated in the Enterprise America program, sponsored by WCNY. SMS was one of the first schools in the area to participate in Enterprise America and has continued the tradition every year since.   The Enterprise America program allows middle school students the opportunity for a different kind of hands-on learning experience. The program begins with classroom instruction, during which SMS teachers spent several weeks planning and teaching the curriculum provided by WCNY. The curriculum is aligned with state standards and 21st Century Learning standards and focuses on real-life learning with an emphasis on STEM skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and civic literacy.   To prepare them for running a city ... more >>
Solvay Varsity Softball Presented with NYS Senate Resolution by Senator DeFrancisco: Congratulations to the Solvay Varsity Softball Team! On Tuesday, July 18, Senator DeFrancisco presented our State Champion Softball team with a New York State Legislative resolution that was passed by both houses. Senate Resolution #2948 was passed on June 20, 2017 and Assembly Resolution #664 was passed on June 19, 2017. The co-sponsored resolution reads: "Congratulating the Solvay Varsity Softball Team upon the occasion of capturing the New York State Public High School Athletic Association 2017 Softball Class B Championship."   Senator DeFrancisco presented every player with their own copy of the resolutions following a brief ceremony. Congratulations to the Solvay Varsity Softball Team on this wonderful accomplishment and thank you to Senator DeFrancisco for ... more >>
Meet the New Solvay Middle School Principal Christine Miczan: Christine Miczan is excited to return to her roots in the Solvay Union Free School District. The newest member of the Solvay UFSD has lived in the Syracuse area her whole life and even started her career at Solvay Middle School. Miczan grew up in the city of Syracuse and moved to Solvay after she was married. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College in 7 – 12 Social Studies. She then went on to graduate school at LeMoyne College, where she earned her degree in Special Education. Miczan later obtained her Certificate of Advance Studies from Syracuse University. After her time at Buffalo State and while attending LeMoyne, Miczan worked at SMS as a teaching assistant in Sue Alton’s class. Upon graduation from LeMoyne, Miczan went on to teach both ... 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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