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SES Teacher Receives Innovation Recognition Award SES Teacher Receives Innovation Recognition Award: SES Music Teacher Receives Innovation Award Mrs. Anna Lysiuk was one of this year's Innovation Recognition award winners at the CiTi BOCES Gala for the Arts 2024.  This recognition highlights those who have taken those extra moments to create a better community in the arts and have demonstrated a level of leadership, innovation, creativity, advocacy, dedication, or passion towards the Arts that has affected a school or community culture for the better. She was honored at the Gala for the Arts on Wednesday, June 18th at the Everson Museum. Congratulations Mrs. Lysiuk!
2024 Graduation Photos 2024 Graduation Photos:
Summer EBT Information Summer EBT Information: Summer EBT is a new federal program starting this summer 2024. Summer EBT can provide $120 of food benefits for every school aged child to qualified families.  Some families may automatically be qualified and enrolled, others may need to apply for eligibility.  For more information or to apply please visit the website at programs/summer-ebt/ Pay attention to deadlines for applications and eligibility! Questions? Contact Summer EBT Customer Service Call Center: 1-833-452-0096 ...
Register Now for 24-25 Pre-K! Register Now for 24-25 Pre-K!:
Solvay Summer Reading Program Solvay Summer Reading Program: Solvay Summer Reading Program:   With the end of the year in sight, Solvay will kick off its summer reading program! At each building, students were encouraged to pick one of the recommended titles given out free or charge in the library. Information on the recommended texts can be found on the  summer reading website . Students are welcome to read any book of their choice to participate in the program, and students at SMS and SHS may complete a reading activity to earn extra credit in their ELA class in September. ...
Solvay Strong! Girls on the Run Solvay Strong! Girls on the Run: Solvay Strong! It was a busy weekend for the 4th grade Girls on the Run team. They had a lemonade stand and bottle drive to raise money for the PTO and completed the season with a 5K joining other girls from the region. There were 18 girls, 6 staff members, and many family members who completed the race! The girls made their own motto: “Keep on Moving, We are strong: Who are we: We’re girls on the run!”  
Pre-K Registration Underway! Pre-K Registration Underway!:
2024-25 Voting Results 2024-25 Voting Results: Adoption of 24/25 $43,915,000 Budget: Yes 207 No 89 296 BOE seats (1): Elizabeth Schmidt 186 Theodore Love 103 Thank you to our school community for the continued support! 
Team Gavin at the GigiFit  Acceptance Challenge Team Gavin at the GigiFit Acceptance Challenge: Po team Gavin! Great job participating at the GiGi Fit Acceptance Challenge at Long Branch Park!  
Solvay students conquer Chip Camp Solvay students conquer Chip Camp: A few of Solvay's 6th and 7th graders had the opportunity to attend a Micron Chip Camp hosted by Liverpool CSD over Spring Break. Students challenged themselves through hands-on STEM activities such as creating scribble-bots, rubber band race cars, and hydraulic claws. During the camp, students traveled to Cornell University to learn about Nanotechnology and try on Clean Room suits. Chip Camp invites students to see and experience what engineers and scientists do every day in a semiconductor company.
Varsity Softball team Varsity Softball team "Strikes Out" Lou Gehrig's Disease: The Varsity Softball team recently competed in the 5th annual "Strike Out Lou Gehrig's Disease" ALS Softball Classic. We raised over  $800  (they ask each team to raise $500) with help from the STA, Boosters Club, and Solvay PBA as well as others. We beat Homer on Saturday at the Gillette Road Complex in Cicero and then went on the field for the pregame ceremonies (picture) at the Syracuse Mets "ALS Awareness Game" at NBT Bank stadium Sunday (pictures). It was a great experience that taught the girls about giving back to the community and being part of something bigger than themselves.  
PreK Info Night is May 1st! PreK Info Night is May 1st!: Click here to download or print the poster  [PDF]
Six  SHS Students inducted into National Honor Society Six SHS Students inducted into National Honor Society: Click on the image to enlarge. On Tuesday, April 16 Solvay HS had 6 students inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.  The 2024 Inductees are: Alexis Carter--Laboratory Technician Delaney Kaszubinski--Welding Technology Maranda Leggett--Laboratory Technician Anna Love--New Vision Medical Professions Kristine Manabo--Laboratory Technician Ian Ridgeway--Heavy Equipment Repair, Operation and Diesel Technology Congratulations to all!  
SMS Students attend National History Day Competition SMS Students attend National History Day Competition: On Sunday, April 14,  nine 8th grade students participated in the NYS Contest for National History Day at SUNY Oneonta.  The students were Peyton Bean, Katie Brusa, Julian Chesler, Lila Law, John Lotito, Liam Mulderig, Ashlynn Oliver, Chris Schlosser, and Andi Van Slyke.   Our students competed against over 300 students from schools around the state. They represented Solvay well and have a lot to be proud of!  Thank you to Ms. Rolince and Mr. Sgroi for chaperoning!    Additional Images;  
A huge thank you to Patricia Electric, Solvay Electric, and the Town of Geddes A huge thank you to Patricia Electric, Solvay Electric, and the Town of Geddes: A huge thank you to Patricia Electric, Solvay Electric, and the Town of Geddes for everything you did for us during Solvay Middle School's "Squirrel Eclipse". Thank you to our staff, parents, and residents for your patience.
Solvay wins Solvay wins " Best Communities for Music Education" distinction for year 7 in a row!: The Solvay Union Free School District has been honored with the "Best Communities for Music Education" designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This is the seventh consecutive year that Solvay has received this distinction. Now in its 25th year, the "Best Communities for Music Education" designation is awarded to school districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement to provide music access and education to all students. Congratulations to our dedicated students, teachers, administrators, and community members!  
Bearcats make History at CNY Regional History Day Bearcats make History at CNY Regional History Day: On Saturday, March 23, SMS Bearcats made history at CNY Regional History Day held at OCM BOCES. Each year there is a theme for History Day that students have to do a project based upon. This year's theme was Turning Points in History. Students have worked in their NHD class since October on these projects.  Out of ten 8th grade students who participated, nine advanced to the New York State Contest for National History Day, at SUNY Oneonta, on Sunday, April 14th. Congratulations! The judges were very impressed with our students and their projects.  Andi Van Slyke got 1st place for her Individual Website on Onondaga Lake and its Transformation through History. Katie Brusa got 1st place for her paper on The Northern Securities Trustbust ...
Award Winning Illustrator London Ladd visits Solvay Award Winning Illustrator London Ladd visits Solvay: Children's book illustrator and award-winning artist London Ladd visited the district last week with presentations at each of the schools. In this visit sponsored by the Library Media department, students learned about Ladd's unique art style, the process of publishing a children's book, and the importance of never counting yourself out. At the high school, students in Kim McGraw's art classes created self-portraits in Ladd's style. At the elementary and middle school presentations, Ladd drew collaborative sketches with student volunteers.
Shrek Jr. at SMS 3/22 & 3/23! Shrek Jr. at SMS 3/22 & 3/23!: Download Poster {PDF}
Mamma Mia 3/1 & 3/2 Mamma Mia 3/1 & 3/2: Are you tired of the cold weather?   Do you want to party on the beach in Greece?   Do you want to bop along to some of the greatest disco hits of all time?   Then come out and see Solvay High School Drama Club's production of MAMMA MIA!   Shows take place Friday March 1st at 7pm and Saturday March 2nd at 2pm and 7pm.  Tickets are $10 cash only. 

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Jay Tinklepaugh, Superintendent
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Syracuse, New York 13209
Phone: (315) 468-1111