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Save a Life Tour Save a Life Tour: We are having the Save a Life tour visit our high school on Monday, April 23. This is a great program that stresses safety and warns against the dangers of distracted driving. Parents and community members are welcome. Our 50 minute assembly starts at 7:45 AM. Driving simulators will be available all day. Please email Mr. Houseknecht for more info:
Community Resources and Events Community Resources and Events: -4H Open house -Community Day for Children -Seneca County Community Resources -Yorkers Club Paint Party Click on the community events folder below for specific events details. Community Events Folder The 2-1-1 Lifeline link below brings you to a list of many community service organizations in the Finger Lakes area.  2-1-1 / Lifeline If you have an announcement to share, please send it to Tim Houseknecht. Tim’s email is Thanks.  
Ovid Community Garden Ovid Community Garden: The Ovid Community Garden will soon begin its second growing season after being established adjacent to the South Seneca Middle/High School grounds last year.   Since last year, students and community members have worked together to maintain and develop the garden. South Seneca students were involved in the construction as well as cleaning up and winterizing the garden, which is currently home to about 20 plant beds.   Patty Parsons, a Middle School ELA instructor and community garden board member, is working the garden into her class time and curriculum. Her class’s garden plots will be inspired by the time periods represented in books they are studying in English class: a colonial-era garden to go along with the Revolutionary War novel My Brother Sam is Dead ...
Steps Sustainability Forum Steps Sustainability Forum: Exploring Community Well Being Now & For Our Future
Free Dental Care For Kids Free Dental Care For Kids: Free Dental Care for Kids, one day only!
Holocaust Commemoration Holocaust Commemoration: The Ithaca Area United Jewish Community invites you to the 2018 Holocaust Commemoration with Lea Malek - Holocaust Survivor.
Community Input Forum Community Input Forum: What Do You Think? Addiction, overdoses, suicide, bullying, depression, trafficking, reduction in support for programs… Please join us for any or all of our sessions to participate in strength-based conversations seeking your input.
C2 Sectional Champs! C2 Sectional Champs!: Congratulations to our class C2 Sectional Champs! So proud of this TEAM!
Social Studies Department Revamps Curriculum Social Studies Department Revamps Curriculum: Social Studies teachers at South Seneca have been working hard to update their class curriculum to focus more on conceptual learning through an inquiry-based approach to instruction.   This evolution is part of a broader effort across New York State – called the NYS Social Studies Framework – which aims to better prepare students for college, careers and participation in civic life. The transformation of Social Studies instruction is focused around three major instructional shifts that are defined as: Focus on Conceptual Understanding Foster Student Inquiry, Collaboration and Informed Action Integrate Content and Skills Purposefully.   With a greater emphasis on analysis and conceptual understanding, the new curriculum is designed to better prepare ...
Movie Matinee Movie Matinee: #ChooseKind
Kid Film Lab Kid Film Lab: The Ford Memorial Library presents a winter break session of Kid Film Lab
Cornell Cooperative Extension Helps Bring Local Food to our Cafeteria Cornell Cooperative Extension Helps Bring Local Food to our Cafeteria: The Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is helping South Seneca cafeterias serve students more local produce through the Farm to School program.   The program began in 2016 and is supported by funding from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets through CCE. A recently secured second round of funding will carry the effort forward for two more years.   Every few months, CCE staff meet with Kathy Bishop, the South Seneca Food Service Supervisor, to develop the menu for Farm to School days. The goal is that at least one Thursday each month the menu will be made entirely from ingredients grown and processed in New York State. With the help of the Farm to School grant, Seneca County CCE is able to help source and deliver the produce to South Seneca ...
Winter 2018 Falcon Four Award Winners Announced Winter 2018 Falcon Four Award Winners Announced: A “Falcon Four” award recognizes the contributions of students who help create a positive learning environment in their school community by exhibiting and promoting responsibility, kindness, respect and safety.   UPK recipients: Morgan McIlroy, Delaney Spicer, Kendell Oberbeck, Ellamae McLaughlin, Isaiah Jensen, Mason Lott, Daniel Barlow, Gianna Pullano, Hailey Hoad   Kindergarten recipients: Hayden Benjamin, Peyton Babineaux, Reyne Sneckenburg, Addison Robenolt, Michael Stetson, Blaine Couch, Brody David, Addyson Prentice, Johnny Rundell, Daniel Tostanoski, Lincoln Vonderchek, Aubrey Swanson, Analeigh Mead, Addison Hayes, Cata Beeching-Nye, Claire Parry, Colton Ransear, Darby Stannard, Easton Porter, Jazlyn Lopez, Judah Porter, Kelsey Hale-Schrader, Thomas Wellin, ...
CSforALL Consortium and South Seneca Develop Technology Education CSforALL Consortium and South Seneca Develop Technology Education: The South Seneca School District is taking steps along with an organization called the CSforALL Consortium to advance computer science education for all students.   The CSforALL Consortium is a national hub that works to enable all students to achieve computer science literacy as an integral part of their educational experience at all age levels. This year, the CSforALL consortium teamed up with TST BOCES and Cornell to help bring this mission to the region and support school districts in developing their computer science curriculum.   A generous grant from by Dell, totaling $140,000, has provided TST BOCES and component districts such as South Seneca access to a variety of cutting edge technology that can be implemented into any grade level’s curriculum. Some of the ...
In Athletics In Athletics: Come out and support our Senior players and their teams!! Thursday  February 8th- Boys Basketball Senior Night. (7:30 pm) Wednesday February 14th- Girls Basketball Senior Night. (7:30 pm)
Community Conversations Community Conversations: Is life overwhelming, stressful or hectic? Do you need a little time for yourself? Join us for  Coffee, Conversation, Connection  
Open Mic Day Open Mic Day: Come to the Seneca Coffee House Open Mic Day! Click here for more information.
Support for Hannah Podgorny Support for Hannah Podgorny: The senior class wants to support Hannah Podgorny as she works through some medical issues so they created a T shirt .  The design was developed by Marris Eck-Ose (senior) and produced by Sleeman Design (assisted by Rebecca Gilfus). The t-shirt is deep purple (Hannah's favorite color) and has a quote from Hannah's favorite actress and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn.    The cost for the shirts are $15 for adult sizes and $10 for youth sizes.  The price is just for cost.  There are order forms in the Ovid office with Karen Denmark and Interlaken with Doris Jennings.  The senior class will be donating shirts to the Rundell family.     The first orders will be sent out to print on Thursday afternoon.  If ...
Teaching Environmental Science Through Fly Fishing Teaching Environmental Science Through Fly Fishing: South Seneca Elementary students in the Extended Day program had a chance to learn about their environment by fly fishing.   Through a program called “Children in the Stream,” inspired by a training conference of the same name hosted by Dr. Michael Jabot and Alberto Rey at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, fifth grade science teacher Ms. Liz McCheyne uses fly fishing as a structure to teach environmental science and conservation.   Students learned to identify aquatic macroinvertebrates to determine the health of a body of water. Fly tying helped students learn about the stages of insect development that lures are meant to mimic. They were able to visit a local, privately owned pond to learn casting and practice fishing. Fishing supplies were provided with support ...
Using Multiplayer Classroom Games to Encourage Learning Using Multiplayer Classroom Games to Encourage Learning: Mrs. Karen Sanchez has implemented collaborative classroom quiz games to engage students in her Spanish classes in an exciting, new way.   Quizlet Live and Quizizz are interactive games that are designed to provide an active and fun approach to class material. Students compete in real time, either individually or on teams, for the highest score on subjects being studied.   “Since I don't use a textbook for my courses, these activity websites allow me to easily customize them to our curriculum,” Mrs. Sanchez said. “I have used them for everything from basic vocabulary and grammar to sentence structure and even literary analysis.”   Both games allow users to search from existing sets made by educators on a wide variety of subjects and topics, ...

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