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Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre: Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre Visits South Seneca   The Merry-Go-Round Youth Theatre travelled to South Seneca Elementary school to perform for fourth-grade classes a presentation titled “There Once Was a Longhouse.”   With a scale replica of a Haudenosaunee longhouse for a set, the performance is designed to educate students about the culture and life of the Iroquois people. Using a mixture of performance, participation and games the students are directly engaged, which kept the presentation lively and exciting.   The kids had a great time listening to traditional Haudenosaunee stories and learning about their culture. Seated at campfires representing the five nations of the Iroquois, the students participated in a number of activities based on Iroquois ... more >>
SS Students Love Reading: Three UPK classes walked from the South Seneca Elementary School to the Interlaken Public Library for a morning of fun and reading with Ms. Mimi recently.   The students were greeted by library staff and smiles as they gathered in the children’s section of the library for story time. Together, they read stories about the coming of winter and how bears and other animals prepare for the cold season.   Teachers Carly Hungerford, Katie Clemenson, Erin Harter and Danielle Sanders accompany their classes to make the trip once a month in order to encourage community involvement and to introduce them to learning resources available where they live. A number of parents came along for the trip as well, and parents are invited to join each month. more >>
Preparing for Higher Ed: CollegeNow, a program offering students the chance to earn college credit and give them a better understanding of higher learning, is helping South Seneca High School students prepare for life after high school.   The CollegeNow program is managed by Tompkins Cortland Community College. Students participating in the program earn concurrent enrollment credits by taking specific classes such as calculus or American history, which can be transferred to institutions across the nation.   English teacher Kate Remick teaches College Literature, which is one of 13 available course offerings for this school year. Remick’s course focuses on class discussion that she said fosters an environment where she and the students learn from one another. Some topics the class is focusing ... more >>
Mock Election: A few South Seneca Elementary classes decided to host their own mock presidential election on Election Day, November 8.   The youngsters created their own voting booths where they were able to cast their hypothetical ballots privately.   “Students received ‘I Voted’ badges after they voted,” said kindergarten teacher Kristine Hunt. “They wore them all day with pride.”   The students and teachers discussed the opportunity that the students will have to vote upon the age of 18 as a United States citizen. They also talked about the historical significance behind a female running for president for the first time in U.S. history.  more >>
Halftime Magazine: Congratulations to the Elementary Marching Falcons!  So many young band students growing into mature musicians were noticed this year by HalfTime Magazine.  Check out the article online to read about Elementary Marching Programs and our Falcons!  Be sure to see Mrs. DeGrave this year to sign up if you are in 4th - 6th Grade!  Our First Parade is the Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 30th at 5:30pm. Come out and see us march!   Check out the link: http://www.halftimemag.com/features/its-elementary-my-dear.html more >>
4th Quarter Honor Rolls Announced for South Seneca Middle/High School: The South Seneca Middle/High School recently announced several students who achieved honor roll status for the fourth quarter of the 2015-2016 school year.   The following students were named to the high honor roll: Sixth-grade : Natalia Anderson, Taylor Barkee, Joseph Borst, Mackenzie Bub, Isabella Burgos, Emily Conroy, Kylie Cornish, Kelsey Elliott, Jenika Halsey, Amelia Helfman, Allison Kenyon, Chloe Shaulis, Abigal Singer, Isabella VanHorn and Berlin Williams.   Seventh-grade : Allen Aho, Hailey Crane, Braeden Cupp, Lukas Day, Harrison Eck, Emma Fletcher, Lea Fletcher, Madeline Goldberg, Gage Halsey, Lucas Hooker, Nicholas Houck, Mya McCathran, Olivia Morton and Logan Shaulis.   Eighth-grade : Anastasia Adams-Compton, Ellen Appleby, Chamberlain Bauder, ... more >>
South Seneca Elementary Students Excel at Reading: South Seneca Elementary students were acknowledged for their reading efforts at a Summer Reading Kickoff Assembly hosted by the Reading Incentive Committee at the school. Reading Teachers Andrea Puls and Gennie Bartholomew recognized students who overall excelled at reading this year and also presented them with a gift. “ We like to give awards every year to kids who are really awesome reading group kids,” said Puls. “We say that they are ‘Read-awesome!’ They are responsible, put in tons of effort, have a great attitude and are just plain delightful to work with.” Students received points throughout the year for reading achievements. Students who earned over 100 reading points received award certificates. Catherine Fish set the new ... more >>
Graduation: Congratulations SSCS graduates! See more pictures here ! more >>
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 >>

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