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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 >>
Character Honor Roll: The South Seneca Middle School Teams of Teachers have begun a Character Honor Roll. The students are chosen every five weeks 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  Showing That You Care : Kyra Hale-Schrader, Zach Casey, Hailey Crane, Tristin Metz, John Relyea, and Hailey Bentley. Great job! more >>
Food Culture & Reading: Third grade students participated in an after school enrichment program about food, culture and reading. With the use of literature, the students learned about food, nutrition, healthy living, and different cultures. The students were able to taste new foods from other cultures, research similarities of food, know a variety of healthy foods within food groups, and have an understanding and appreciation of different cultures.  Countries featured were the United States, Mexico, Russia, Kenya, Greece, and Japan. Each unit included a take home sheet with nutritional information, activities and recipes for families to try at home. more >>
School Spirit Quilt: 8th Grade Students: Damyan Arnold, Noah Singer, Julia Rogers, Kennedy Finizio and Mary Cabot worked this semester in their Family Consumer Science class with their Teacher – Ms. Oliver and community volunteers: Mrs. Houseknecht and Mrs. Chesley to learn about quilting. They worked together to create a S.S. School Spirit Quilt that will be displayed with pride in the main Lobby of the School! more >>
Make a Difference Project: South Seneca Middle School Students, Mary Cabot, Allie David and Matt Kenyon worked with our younger students in the elementary building as  part of their reading service project.  As part of their required social studies 7 & 8 classes, South Seneca Middle School students are asked to participate in a "Make A Difference Project", where they find opportunities to serve the public good.  In December, Allie, Matt and Mary spent the day reading to and listening to our Elementary students read.  They focused on helping younger students get excited about reading and being reading role models for them.  We are looking forward to making even more connections with our Elementary classes to send more middle school students ... more >>
Hour of Code: Fewer schools teach computer science than ten years ago, that is hard to imagine with computers being almost everywhere we turn. Severely underrepresented are girls and minorities.  Students learned the basic concepts with drag and drop programming. This is a great first step on a journey to learn more about how technology works and how to create software applications.   The Hour of Code, with over 100 partners is hoping to spread the movement.  Computer science has been on the homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. President Obama wrote his first line of code last year as part of the campaign and every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code.   That is why every fifth grade student at South Seneca Elementary School joined the largest ... more >>
Snow Coming: South Seneca Elementary Student Council sponsored a Snow Coming week to get the students into the holiday spirit. To get everyone excited, the event was kicked off with an Extreme Sweater Day; all were encouraged to wear an ugly Christmas sweater. The other themes were white out Monday- to dress in as much white as possible and Festive Tuesday- to wear the most festive winter clothing. Student Council members took some photos of those that dressed for the Snow Coming.   more >>
Spanish Enrichment: Three sessions of Spanish Enrichment for grades kindergarten through second took place at South Seneca Elementary School, led by SS Middle School Spanish teacher Megan Nelsen. The first session of 14 second grade students learned Spanish greetings, numbers 1-10, colors, shapes and celebrated the Day of the Dead by making altars, cut out some papel picado (paper cut out similar to cut paper snowflakes and designed to hang like streamers) and colored calaveras (skulls). The students also made puppets, shape monsters and color by numbers as well as played games.  The second session had 20 first graders. They also learned Spanish greetings, numbers 1-20, shapes and colors. A scavenger hunt for colors and making our bodies into shapes concluded the four class meeting. Some more games ... more >>
North Pole Visitor: The South Seneca Elementary Cafeteria had an Special Visitor from the North Pole.  There were close to 100 parent and special guests that came and shared this special day with their child/ren.  Santa was a big hit and the children were excited to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas. Some of the students wanted to know if Rudolph and Santa elves would be joining Santa. Unfortunately due to the lack of snow Santa had to find another form of transportation and decided to leave Rudolph and his Elves at home. Our next parent day luncheon will be February 25, 2015. more >>
A Turkey on the Loose!: South Seneca’s Adopt-A-Turkey was a huge success. The final total that South Seneca alone raised is $2,468.00 in cash/check donations and over 140 in complete meals.    In addition, Nancy Canniff, from the Ovid Food Pantry, has also received another $5,182.00 from local businesses and organizations.    The grand total is $7,650.00 raised by our generous community!    That is enough money and food to provide all of the meals for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and part of Easter. There was also a school competition by grade to see who would collect the most complete meals. A goal of 70 dinners had been set. The principals offered to dress as a turkey to help assist in the friendly competition. The grade levels that have won ice cream from Cayuga ... more >>
Human Food Chain: South Seneca Middle School students loaded all of the food donations that were collected as part of the Adopt-a-Turkey food drive for the Ovid Food Pantry.    The brigade of food began in the MS Art room, continued through the eight grade hall, into the Atrium and out the doors of the Main entrance.   more >>



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