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Flash Mob: Second-grade students of Mrs. Bedore's class surprised their peers with a flash mob dance on the last day of school!   more >>
Top Drawer 24 Team: Two South Seneca student-athletes selected to Top Drawer 24 team Two South Seneca Central School District athletes were among a select group of high school students who were recognized as members of this year’s Top Drawer 24 team. South Seneca juniors Sarah Albro and Adam Wagner were selected to the team, sponsored by The Odessa File, and comprised of exceptional student-athletes from school districts throughout the region. Albro played soccer, basketball and track for the Falcons, while Wagner was a standout athlete on the soccer and wrestling teams. They were honored alongside 22 other high school athletes during a June 6 ceremony in Watkins Glen. Family members, dignitaries and coaches attended the ceremony and lauded the student-athletes for their accomplishments on ... more >>
SSHS Students Earn Awards: Academic excellence, character and perseverance were in the spotlight as nearly 50 South Seneca Central School District students earned recognition during a recent ceremony. The high school students of the quarter were honored for their performance and work ethic across various subject areas. In the Beyond our Borders course, students Richard Thomas, Olivia Kampnich and Heidi Longley were presented with Academic Fortitude awards, while classmates Quinton Wormuth-Mundell, Makayla R. Dawson and Sarah Corning took home Conscientious Student awards. Most Improved honors were awarded to Jon Porter (Algebra 1), James Beers (Algebra 1) and Alexia Hartford (Pre-Algebra). Kimberly Mosher earned the Diligent Worker Award, while additional mathematics awards were presented to Madison Welch, ... more >>
South Seneca students celebrate EMS Week: Students from South Seneca Elementary School recently celebrated National Emergency Medical Services Week by learning about safety and emergency response protocol. Members of the South Seneca Volunteer Ambulance Corps met with students to discuss their job responsibilities and answer any questions posed by the students. The paramedics and emergency medical technicians explained the importance of calling 911 immediately and they also talked about what happens when an emergency call is made to the 911 center. “This is a great way to bring about awareness for our profession and show the kids some of the equipment that we use on a daily basis,” said Amanda Reed, a member of the ambulance crew. “By talking to them and showing them this equipment now, we hope they will ... more >>
Mock Crash Event: Mock crash teaches South Seneca students about the dangers of distracted driving. An educational collaboration between the South Seneca Central School District and area first responders provided students with a sobering lesson on distracted driving in advance of the summer season. Students watched as a mock accident scene unfolded near the tennis courts at South Seneca Middle/High School. Law enforcement personnel, paramedics, firefighters and a Life Net helicopter responded to the scene of the mock two-vehicle crash. As the scenario played out, emergency crews navigated through broken glass to pull victims from the wreck. Some were transported by ambulance, while the most seriously injured was taken to a trauma center via helicopter. The driver who caused the crash was evaluated ... more >>
Vocal Jazz Music Fest: On May 13th, South Seneca High School’s Vocal Jazz group traveled to Darien Lake to participate in the Darien Lake Music Festival.  School Music groups participating receive a grade, rating, and comments from judges as well as competing against other schools in the same class and competing for Grand Champions at the same performance site.   South Seneca High School unfortunately did not have anyone else to compete with this year in the Show Choir class, but they did receive a grade of 96.5, which is rated as “Outstanding as Distinction.”  They came up close behind Grand Champions of Choruses, Elmira High School.  They only missed Grand Champions by two points.     Nathaniel Bauder, a twelfth grade Bass, received an award ... more >>
musician Jared Campbell visits: South Seneca Central School District students learned about kindness and respect during recent assemblies featuring award-winning singer/songwriter Jared Campbell. Campbell brought his message of hope and inspiration to students at each grade level. With his guitar in hand, Campbell engaged the audience through his music. Students clapped and sang along as the singer/songwriter used lyrics to convey positive messages. “People need people,” Campbell said. “To end bullying, we need to start looking at each other differently. We need to treat one another with respect and kindness – building each other up instead of tearing each other down. We need to treat one another like family.” The students embraced that message, with elementary school and middle ... more >>
South Seneca Students Receive Academic Honors: South Seneca School District students were recently recognized for achieving either high honor roll or honor roll status for the third marking period.   During a recent Principal Praise ceremony, South Seneca Elementary School Principal Adam Rundell presented awards to the following fifth-grade students: Ciera Babcock, Ella Barlow, Emily Crane, Luke Dendis, Coleton Dresser, Ethan Laverack, Tyler Piccolo, Gabe Porter, Ella Robinson, Zackary Sherry, Caleb Sweet, Tessah Webb, Simon Appleby, Dillon Covert, Alysa Elder, Kendal Elliot, Christen Estell, Cody Garland, Hailey Houseknecht, Courtney Hunt, Amya McLaughlin, Karly Siccardi and Dakota Stewart. Dendis, Sherry and McLaughlin all received a 4.0 grade point average.   The following sixth-graders at the middle school received ... more >>
Elementary Displays Musical Talent: Students in kindergarten through third grade at South Seneca Elementary School displayed their musical talents at a recent spring concert held at the school.   Each grade level sang a variety of songs for their parents, teachers and friends in the school’s gymnasium. Some songs incorporated instruments such as tambourines and marimbas. Listeners enjoyed popular tunes such as “Yankee Doodle,” “This Land is Your Land” and “Brother John.”   The third-graders performed their own version of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” doing research on planets in smaller groups and incorporating their own lyrics into the song. As each group came up to perform their solo piece about the planet they studied, several students used musical ... more >>
Pops Concert a Hit: The South Seneca Middle/High School auditorium was bustling with excitement and song during an energetic pop music concert March 22. Student musicians from the middle school and high school took the stage to perform more than a dozen hits for an audience of family, friends, teachers and community members. The seventh and eighth grade chorus kicked off the upbeat evening of entertainment with a high-energy performance of “We Will Rock You,” featuring soloists Corrina Broadwell and Mya McCathran. With the tone set for the evening, the music continued with songs such as “Pompeii,” “Surfin’ USA” and “Final Countdown.” Performances ranged from vocal pieces to jazz band numbers. According to vocal music teacher Kyla Quinn, the concert ... more >>
Brave the Shave: 'Brave the Shave', was sponsored by the South Seneca National Honor Society on March 17, 2016. Student and teacher volunteers shaved their head and raised money for cancer research.   Did you know that every three minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer? Or that most survivors of childhood cancer live with health problems — sometimes life-threatening ones — caused by the very treatments that saved them? The St. Baldrick's Foundation is the world’s largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, making more than $21.2 million in new grants last year. We promise to be good stewards of your donation. Donations will support research to save lives, and to help survivors live longer, healthier lives. Brave The Shave - For childhood ... more >>
TANYS: South Seneca's production of Guys and Dolls has won several awards from the Theater Association of New York State, the school and community equivalent to the TONY Awards for Broadway.   Meritorious Achievement in Performance to  Nathaniel Bauder  for his portrayal of Nathan Detroit          Excellence in Performance to  Gemini Zajac  for her portrayal of  Miss Adelaide   Meritorious Achievement in Ensemble Performance to  the Cast   Excellence in Direction and Production Design and Execution to  Tina Coville-Bauder  and her  Production Staff: Producer/Artistic Director:   Tina Coville-Bauder Vocal Director:   Kyla Quinn Choreographer ... more >>
MS Character Honor Roll: The South Seneca Middle School Teams of Teachers announce the February Character Honor Roll. The students are chosen based on the Teaching Teams seeing the particular trait displayed/used by students either on a regular basis or for some specific action/interaction. Congratulations to the following middle school students for  Practicing Confidence : Natalia Anderson, Kylie Cornish, Braeden Cupp, Oliva Morton, Amanda Bennett, and Brandon Vanselow. Great job! more >>
Guys & Dolls: The South Seneca Falcon Players proudly present Frank Loesser’s Guys & Dolls at the South Seneca Middle-Senior High School Auditorium on March 11th, 12th, & 13th, 2016.    Curtain times for Friday and Saturday evenings are @ 7:30 pm.    Curtain time for the Sunday matinee is 2pm.   The cast of 35 is directed by Tina Coville-Bauder with technical direction by Mark Sinkiewicz.    Kyla Quinn serves as the vocal director and Chad Eastman is the choreographer.    The pit is conducted by Rebecca Sarkis. Ticket prices are $8 for general admission and $7 for students and senior citizens.    They may be purchased from Cast Members or by calling for reservations at 869-9636 ext. 1250.    ... more >>
Students of the Quarter: South Seneca High School announces Students of the Quarter who have achieved academic excellence. These awards are given by teachers; some examples of the criteria for this recognition include: academic excellence, most improved, conscientious or diligent worker.   Seth Denmark- Highest Average on the Earth Science Midterm; Anthony Reff- Highest Average on the Earth Science Midterm; Madelyn Houck- Second Highest Average on the Earth Science Midterm; Madelyn Houck- Outstanding Achievement in English 9; Seth Denmark- Outstanding Achievement in English 9; Julia Hubbard- Outstanding Achievement in English 9, Anthony Reff- Outstanding Achievement in English 9; Hunter Denmark- Outstanding Achievement in English 9; Tyler Huff- Most Improved Student in English 9; Skylar Howard-Outstanding ... more >>
Brave the Shave: 'Brave the Shave' is sponsored by the South Seneca National Honor Society from 8 am - 3 pm @ South Seneca High School on March 17, 2016. Get a free haircut and join Nick Lane in ‘Going bald for Bucks!’   Did you know that every three minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer? Or that most survivors of childhood cancer live with health problems — sometimes life-threatening ones — caused by the very treatments that saved them? The St. Baldrick's Foundation is the world’s largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, making more than $21.2 million in new grants last year. We promise to be good stewards of your donation. Your donation will support research to save lives, and to help survivors live longer, healthier ... more >>
Jumping for a Cause: South Seneca Elementary is proud to announce that the students raised $6220 for Jump Rope for Heart this year!!!  That is an incredible amount and shows just how generous our school's community can be when it supports a worthy cause.  Thank you to all the Jump Rope for Heart participants and everyone who helped raise funds for the American Heart Association. more >>
Building a Bright Future: South Seneca Central School 7th grade Industrial Arts students are showing off their finished lamps after spending 20 weeks in shop class. These students were exposed to a wide variety of things in class; as an introduction to technical/industrial type classes they could choose to pursue later in high school.    The main topic was safety and many of these students had their first experience with power tools for the first time. In addition to working with power tools, students learned to identify 43 different hand tools and had the opportunity to use many in the completion of their lamp. Other areas the students explored were basic drafting techniques, electrical concepts and measuring to name a few.   South Seneca also offers a wide variety of courses ... more >>
Sr. High Area All State: South Seneca is excited to announce the acceptance of four seniors and two juniors into Sr. High Area All-State. Singers selected to Sr. High Area All-State are chosen based on their NYSSMA scores from Solo Festival the previous year.    They are picked from all the applicants in NYSSMA's Zone 3, one of the largest in the state.    All of the participating South Seneca students contribute much to the Choral Music Department and all participate in High School Chorus and the award-winning, select ensemble, Vocal Jazz.   These students will be presenting a concert with guest conductors at Ithaca College; Saturday, February 6th at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door.   more >>
Garden Club: The Garden/compost club met February 3.  Present at the meeting was Tiffany Brotzman, Phoebe Barkman, Caden Travers, Kyra Kennedy and Faith Charron. This month they worked on decorating pots getting ready to transplant a seedling of their choice this spring.  Their homework for the next meeting in March is to collect items to help the birds make their nests. more >>



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