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Falcon Four Award Winners: Fall 2017 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: Olivia Acker, Joshua Borst, Sophia Parker, Jackson Jennings, Ana Carpenter, Lincoln Church, Ethan Wetmore, Marni Millerd   Kindergarten recipients : Hayden Benjamin, Peyton Babineaux, Addison Robenolt, Zoey Rappleye, Reyne Sneckenburg, Danielle Nelson, Ethan Aman, David Jensen, Cata Beeching-Nye, Claire Parry, Easton Porter, Judah Porter, Kelsey Hale-Schrader, Thomas Wellin, Olivia Want, Darby Stannard, Brody David, Hunter Jones, Analeigh Mead, Addyson Prentice, Johnny Rundell, ... more >>
Fall Vocal Showcase: Come enjoy our Fall Vocal Showcase on November 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ovid Auditorium!   Hear South Seneca students and faculty sing songs of their own choosing. Come hear song from Musicals such as Wicked, Finding Neverland, Man of La Mancha, Once Upon a Mattress and more, songs from the movies, Moana and Sleeping Beauty, and songs by Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, Colbie Callait, Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley, Sam Smith, Nirvana and more!   The Falcon Music Boosters are raffling off a "Made in the Finger Lakes" basket that evening featuring products and gift cards from businesses in our Falcon Music home, featuring Finger Lakes Photographers Diane Dersch (also a former South Seneca Music Teacher) and Carrie Smalser, Lively Run Dairy ... more >>
Chicken & Biscuit Dinner: Join the Lady Falcons Basketball Team for a   Chicken and Biscuit Dinner- BEST in the County When: Friday, November 10, 2017 Where: South Seneca Sportsman’s Club- Yarnell Road Time: 4:30-6:30 pm(or gone)    Cost: $10.00 $1.00 off for those that served or serve in our US Military more >>
Community Passport Day: ***SAVE THE DATE!!***   YORKER'S CLUB COMMUNITY PASSPORT DAY November 11 At South Seneca HS Library 12 - 1PM   Seneca County Clerk Tina Lotz will be here to process passport applications. Cost: $110 for adults and kids age 16 and older $80 children under 16   To apply for your passport: If you are 18 and older bring with you…. Your checkbook Your application filled out BUT NOT SIGNED an original birth certificate (with a raised seal) photo ID 2 2x2 passport photos already taken (RiteAid, Walmart, CVS)  If you are 16-17 bring with you.... 1 parent and their checkbook your passport application filled out BUT NOT SIGNED photo ... more >>
Project Based Learning: Mrs. Mosher’s 6 th Grade Science Uses Project Based Learning to Explore the Finger Lakes Region   Students in Mrs. Mosher’s sixth grade science class will be experiencing a new, student-driven curriculum as they use project based learning to guide their classwork.   Mrs. Mosher chose to completely revamp her lesson plan this year to utilize a different method of teaching. Project based learning is an approach in which students gain a deep understanding of content through active investigation, research and immersion into the topic through complex questions and problem solving.   Project based learning allows students to pick a topic to study and empowers them to seek out information and research the topic on their own. A project outline established ... more >>
Lion King Trip: SOUTH SENECA FALCON PLAYERS Trip to see: The Lion King @ Shea’s Theatre in Buffalo, NY. We are currently looking at the dates below as possibilities for our trip to see The Lion King. We cannot confirm and purchase tickets until we have a definite commitment and deposit from participants. Possible trip dates (in order of priority): Thursday, Dec. 21st —1pm Matinee (bus would leave Ovid School at approx. 10am and return at approx. 7:30pm). Wednesday, Jan. 3rd – 7:30pm curtain (bus would leave Ovid School at approx. 3pm and return at approx. 12:00 Midnight). Thursday, Jan. 4th – 7:30pm curtain (bus would leave Ovid School at approx. 3pm and return at approx. 12:00 Midnight). T To participate you must turn in your initial permission ... more >>
Elementary School Art Classes Complete Group Project: Look at this beautiful project made by second through fifth grade art classes. Each student created a square to be compiled into this stunning quilt design!   more >>
Class of 2018 Yard Sale: South Seneca Class of 2018   Help raise $$$ for the class of 2018 by renting table(s) or making donations Saturday--October 28 th --8am - 2pm Atrium of the SSCS Ovid Campus       (1)     8’ table    $  8          (2)     8’ tables  $14       (3)     8' tables  $18   Proceeds to benefit Class of 2018 Drop-off donations or reserve table(s) by Wednesday--October 25th    by contacting: Brenda Register (607) 279-0343   bregister@southseneca.org more >>
Open House Chicken BBQ: South Seneca Yorkers Club   Open House Chicken BBQ    Celebrate the beginning of the school year with a fabulous dinner! Join us before the HS/MS Open House! Thursday, October 19th, 4 - 6pm Ovid HS Lower Cafeteria Eat-in or carry out  $10 for a whole dinner!! Chicken BBQ, salt potatoes, cole slaw, dessert and a roll! Tickets available from Yorkers Club members.  Proceeds to benefit club members traveling to  Central Europe in March 2018. Dinners prepared by Ace Automatics Inc. (Formerly Manhill Food Service) more >>
Elementary School Class Visited by University Student from Japan: Mrs. Perry’s 2 nd grade class has had a chance to spend time learning from Miharu Suda, a student from Tokyo Gakugei University, while she visited America.   Miharu is studying in Japan to be an English teacher, and has been using her summer break between semesters to teach and learn from students at South Seneca Elementary.   To coincide with Miharu’s visit, Mrs. Perry incorporated activities and curriculum inspired by Japanese culture into her class’s lesson plan. With Miharu’s help the students made origami animals, learned some basic Japanese vocabulary and learned about life in Japan.   "These three weeks are a very precious time for me,” Miharu said. “I can now know how to teach children in 2 nd Grade in America. ... more >>
Doug's Fish Fry: Wednesday, September 27 more >>
Apply For Universal Pre-k: Apply for Universal Pre-K! Must be 4 years of age before December 1, 2017 Out of district students accpeted Anyone with questions can call the elementary school at 607.869.9636 x4154 more >>
South Seneca Pre-K Class of 2017: Congratulations to the 2017 Pre-K class! We are excited to see you next year in kindergarten. more >>
South Seneca Seniors Graduating with Honors: With the 2016-2017 school year drawing to a close, the hard work of South Seneca seniors is on display as they prepare for the next chapter in their lives.   13 seniors will be graduating with honors, having achieved a GPA of 88 or higher.   Three students are graduating summa cum laude this year. Adam Wagner plans to attend Cornell University next year to study viticulture and enology. Krystofer Mosher will be attending Corning Community College to study engineering science. Cameron Vanselow looks to attend SUNY Delhi to study veterinary science technology, with plans to go on to Cornell University for post-graduate work.   Jordan Albrecht will be graduating magna cum laude. There are also five students graduating cum laude: Sarah Albro, Kelsey Shaulis, Ryley Rasmussen, ... more >>
South Seneca Trap Club: South Seneca’s Trap Club is our fastest growing club!! Open to all students 8 th through 12 th grade. SEE A PREVIEW VIDEO HERE! Sign-ups will take place in the fall. Competition in the New York State Clay Target League happen in the spring. “Safety, Marksmanship, and Fun” are the motto of the Trap Club. No experience necessary!! See www.nyclaytarget.com for more details on the web. See Mr. Barkee, the business teacher, for more details in school.   more >>
Ovid Idol Talent Show: Do you have a hidden (or not so hidden) talent? Want to show it off and help charity at the same time? Sign up for the 3rd Annual Ovid Idol! Audience will vote for their favorite act by putting a dollar (or more) in your jar. The winner's charity will receive all money collected! The winner will also perform again on Saturday, June 17th at the Strawberry Festival. Rules are simple: Act MUST be family friendly Acts should be 3 minutes long or under You must choose a local charity to support To sign up email: Ovididol@gmail.com with the following info: Name of person(s) in act What the act will be What local charity you will be supporting Your contact information more >>
South Seneca seniors receive awards, scholarships: Thousands of dollars in scholarships and several accolades were given to South Seneca seniors who demonstrated academic achievement, leadership and character during their last year of high school.   The 2017 South Seneca Senior Class Awards brought proud parents, guests, school staff members and award presenters to the middle school-high school auditorium to honor all of the seniors’ accomplishments. A monetary award accompanied a majority of the recognitions, while others were presented as plaques, certificates of achievement and one included a drill set.   Some of the special honors included: recognition as members of the Falcon Players, artistic achievement, community service, highest achievement in Jazz, highest average in math and history, school spirit, outstanding ... more >>
South Seneca NHS Welcomes 12 new members: Scholarship, service, leadership and character exhibited throughout school and the community led several South Seneca students to become inducted into the high school’s chapter of the National Honor Society.   A recent ceremony was held in the high school auditorium where Principal Tim Houseknecht said he was impressed with the 12 inductees’ attitude, school spirit and academic accomplishments that prepared them for the special honor. Current NHS President Cameron Vanselow welcomed guests and other NHS members explained the significance of the group’s emblem, torch and the four aforementioned wardens in a candlelight ceremony.   Guest speaker and social studies teacher Felicia Woodard offered inductees words of inspiration, as she spoke about the power ... more >>
South Seneca underclassmen earn honors: Dozens of South Seneca High School students were recently recognized for their active participation and extraordinary academic performance throughout the 2016-2017 school year.   Students in grades nine through 11 received honors during the annual Undergraduate Awards ceremony in the school’s auditorium. Teachers commended their stellar students for their commitment, courage and character displayed all year.   Guests filled the auditorium and offered cheers and applause as each name for over 200 awards was called. Principal Tim Houseknect shook hands with each recipient, some of whom earned multiple honors. Academic star in high school health awards were given to Samantha Povero, Annabelle MacIntosh, Aliyah Reed and Aryanna Zona, while the academic star in wellness ... more >>
Local Food Pantries: Stamping out hunger in South Seneca!  Local food pantries open and available each week:   Interlaken Reformed Church Main St Interlaken Open each Friday from 3-6 PM Lodi Presbyterian Church Rt 414 Lodi Open each Saturday from 3-5 PM Ovid Federated Church Main St Ovid Open each Monday from 10 am - 1PM.  Ovid also has a mobile food truck that comes every other Tuesday with a great deal of fresh food.  The mobile pantry is open to all. The next truck will be May 30th and then June 13th and 27th. They are open from 3-5 PM.   more >>



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Mr. Stephen Parker Zielinski, Superintendent

7263 Main Street
Ovid, NY 14521
Phone: (607) 869-9636
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