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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 >>
Thank you to Lena Rose Orlando and the retirees of the Solvay UFSD: On Monday, June 19, the Solvay UFSD celebrated eight employees retiring from the district, as well as Board of Education President Lena Rose Orlando. Please join us in congratulating them on their retirement and thanking them for their service to Solvay UFSD! Lena Rose Orlando - Lena Rose Orlando served on the Solvay UFSD Board of Education for 19 years. For the last ten years, she served as president of the BOE. During her time on the BOE, she worked hard as an advocate for the students, staff, and community of the Solvay UFSD. The Solvay UFSD is appreciative to Lena for her time and dedication the district. Thank you for all you have done for our students, staff, and school community, Lena! Josephine (Josie) Aldrous – Josie has worked at the Solvay UFSD for 26 years. ... more >>
Jay Tinklepaugh Named Next Solvay UFSD Superintendent¬†: On Thursday, June 29, 2017, the Solvay Union Free School District Board of Education invited all staff and community members to attend a special BOE meeting for the vote on the next Solvay UFSD superintendent.  At the meeting, the BOE voted to approve Jay Tinklepaugh at the next superintendent of the Solvay UFSD. Tinklepaugh currently works for the district as the Principal of Solvay High School.  Marking the appointment, the BOE also took the time to thank Superintendent Lawrence Wright for his work with the district over the past five years. During his time at Solvay UFSD, Wright oversaw capital projects for all three schools within the district and the District Office, a new turf field, the launch of the Onondaga Community College Advantage program, the Syracuse University ... more >>
Art Camp, Summer Band Camp, and InquiryU available to Solvay UFSD students: What are your summer plans? Art Camp at Solvay Middle School ,  Solvay Summer Band Camp , and InquiryU are free and open to students in the Solvay Union Free School District. Art Camp at Solvay Middle School – Feeling creative this summer? Get ready for a week full of drawing, painting, and printmaking! SMS student’s grades six to nine are invited to attend Art Camp at SMS , which will allow them to explore a variety of art making techniques. Art Camp will run from Monday, July 31 to Friday, August 4 and is free and open to all students in grades six to nine. Two sessions will be available to SMS students. Session 1 will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for students entering sixth and seventh grade. Session 2 will be held from 12:00 p.m. ... more >>
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 >>
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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 >>

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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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