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Congratulations to the Solvay HS Class of 2017: Congratulations to the Solvay High School Class of 2017 candidates for graduation!   Commencement for graduating seniors in the Solvay High School Class of 2017 will take place on Saturday, June 24 at 11 a.m. at Solvay High School. Everyone plays such an important role in shaping our students as they move through our school system. The Solvay Union Free School District would like to thank everyone in our community for the support you've given our students over the years. Graduation is both a student and community celebration. Thank you so much for everything you do!  Here is a list of the candidates for graduation in the Class of 2017: Jamya Allen Jacob Arnold Armen Bagiryan Mariya Bagiryan Alexa Bagozzi ... more >>
Meet the Class of 2017 Valedictorian and Salutatorian: Meet the Class of 2017 Valedictorian Ruan Chubaruk and Salutatorian Alina Zdebska   Valedictorian Name:  Ruan Chubaruk Parent(s):  Leonid and Nelya Chubaruk Hometown:  Lakeland My plans for next few years:  I plan to earn a bachelor’s degree at Le Moyne College. What I have enjoyed the most about high school:  I enjoyed my senior year the most. Who has inspired me the most:  My family has inspired me the most. My advice to my graduating class:  My advice would be to work hard to achieve your dreams and to be successful. One thing I hope to accomplish in my lifetime:  I would like to have an enjoyable and successful career and ... more >>
A Message from Solvay Superintendent Lawrence Wright: Dear Solvay Community Members: It is with mixed emotions that I write to inform you of my resignation.  I have accepted an offer to join Rochester City School District's team as Deputy Superintendent.   In the meantime, I will continue in my current role through August 15, 2017 and will be working with the Board of Education to ensure a smooth transition.   It has truly been a pleasure serving this community for the past four and a half years.  Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do in support of our schools.  Solvay will always have a special place in my heart.  Best wishes, Lawrence Wright Superintendent of Schools more >>
Solvay Elementary School Hosts PBIS Ice Cream Social: The students of Solvay Elementary School earned the right to enjoy one of the last Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) activities of the school year. On Wednesday, June 7, students gathered in the SES cafeteria to enjoy an ice cream social. The sweetest part of the event was not only the ice cream and the picture-perfect weather, but also the company. Families were invited to join along in the ice cream social, recognizing the student’s success and being great PBIS team members. About PBIS PBIS is a school-wide system at SES that supports, teaches, and promotes positive behavior to create and maintain a safe learning environment. Students at SES are team members by following the three school-wide expectations, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. Each ... more >>
June 2017 Sentinel: Click here to view the June 2017 Sentinel! more >>
Varsity Girls Softball are NYS Champions: The Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) Varsity Softball team are Class B New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Championships. The Bearcats defeated Depew in the state championship game with a 1-0 victory on Saturday, June 10. The team has been invited to throw out the first pitch at the Syracuse Chiefs game on Thursday, June 15 at 6:35 p.m. Come out and cheer them on. To purchase tickets and for the June 15 promotions, please visit Syracuse Chiefs . Congratulations, Bearcats! more >>
Solvay Softball Advances to State Semifimals: The Solvay Union Free School District (UFSD) Varsity Softball team has advanced to the state semifinals for this year’s New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Championships. The Bearcats defeated Susquehanna Valley in the Class B state regional round with a 1-0 victory at Carrier Park on Saturday, June 3. Pitcher Lauren Nichols helped lead the team, striking out 11 of the first 12 hitters. The Bearcats scored the only run of the game in the first inning, thanks to an RBI single from Caitlin McCann driving in Maya Martineau. To read more about the game, visit the article here. The Bearcats will face Section II champion Cohoes at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10. The winner of the game will then advance to the championship game that night at 5:30 ... more >>
Six SHS Students Receive State Seal of Biliteracy: Six seniors from Solvay High School (SHS) were recently awarded the State Seal of Biliteracy at this year's SHS Academic Celebration. To be eligible for this seal, students were required to demonstrate they have a high level of proficiency in two or more languages, by showing that they are successfully able to listen, speak, read, and write in these languages. The six SHS students receiving this notable recognition are Arthur Germakovski, Diana Osiv, Viktoriya Piso, Angela Romanchuk, Michael Tomoroksa, and Alina Zdebska. At the SHS Academic Celebration on May 30, Tanya Rosado-Barringer, Coordinator of Mid-State Regional Bilingual Education-Resource Network at OCM BOCES , along with a representative from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) , presented this prestigious ... more >>
Solvay Softball Wins Class B Sectional Softball Title: Congratulations, Bearcats! On Tuesday, May 30, Solvay Softball swung into action to win the Class B sectional softball title. The Bearcats had a 2-0 victory over Oneida, thanks in part to Solvay pitcher Lauren Nichols. Nichols started the game with giving up only one hit and striking out 17 batters. Click here to read the latest article from on the game and Nichols pitching. Want to hear what it’s like to catch for Nichols? Visit the video below to see Solvay catcher Hope Rivera provide more insight on the team. more >>
SHS Students Recognized at Academic Celebration: On Tuesday, May 30, Solvay High School recognized many of its outstanding students at the annual Academic Celebration.  Students received the following awards for their academic achievements for the 2016-17 school year: Honor and High Honor Roll Recipients, Seniors Graduating with Honors, NHS Inductees for 2017, and the Presidential Excellence Awards. In addition to these awards, two staff members at Solvay High School were recognized with this year's Yearbook Dedication and Special Thanks Awards. Rich Gratien received this year's Yearbook Dedication and Natalie Wilson received this year's Yearbook Special Thanks Award. Congratulations to the Solvay High School award recipients! And thank you to Mr. Gratien and Ms. Wilson for your dedication to Solvay's ... more >>
SMS Students Visit Great Swamp Conservancy: Fourth-graders at Solvay Middle School (SMS) recently took a field trip to get a little closer to nature. SMS students visited the Great Swamp Conservancy (GSC) in Canastota, N.Y. Students met a guide at the Nature Center at the GSC and headed out on to the path to learn more about the GSC. The GSC’s mission is educate people about the world around them, while promoting outdoor recreation and preserving biological diversity. Their mission also focuses on conserving and managing natural resources in the Oneida Lake and Lake Ontario Watersheds. With this mission in mind, students from learned about the importance of wetlands, wildlife, and natural resource conservation. Students were also able to get up close and personal with some of the animals that live in and around the swamp. ... more >>
Congratulations to the SHS Awards Night Recipients: On Thursday, May 18, Solvay High School (SHS) hosted their annual awards night. Congratulations to all of the recipients!   Scholarship Recipient  Bagozzi Twins Student Athlete Scholarship Jordan Devereaux Bagozzi Twins Student Athlete Scholarship Camille Devereaux Clara Hill-Murphy Scholarship John Brusa III Coach Al Merola's Bearcat Pride Scholarship Michael Cimino Coach Al Merola's Bearcat Pride Scholarship Jonathan Thompson Crossroads Lodge #520 Solvay Masonic Temple Scholarship Award  Samantha Scutt Dave Pirro Memorial Scholarship Joseph Sardo III ... more >>
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 >>

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Solvay Union Free School District
Lawrence Wright, Superintendent
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299 Bury Drive
Syracuse, New York 13209
Phone: (315) 468-1111

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