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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 >>
Chicken BBQ: Benefit the Class of 2020 & Trap Shooting Club Date : Sunday, May 21, 2017 Time : 12:00-sold out Place : Interlaken Fire Station more >>
IDA and Chamber to Hold Strategic Planning Meetings: The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce today announced that two planning meetings will take place next month to kick-start the development of a strategic economic development plan for Seneca County.   The two entities announced their intentions to join forces with the county on the initiative last month. The first joint meeting will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, in the cafeteria at South Seneca High School, 7263 Main St., in Ovid. The second will take place the following week, from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, at Seneca County Health and Senior Services Building, 31 Thurber Drive, Waterloo. The public is encouraged to attend both meetings.   Seneca County Manager John Sheppard said the economic development ... more >>
Strawberry Festival Fun Run: Strawberry Festival The BERRY FUN RUN/Walk 5k When: Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8:00am Start: Ovid Fire House Brown St., Ovid, NY 14521 This is a FUN RUN, we are not keeping an official time. Please come out and support the Class of 2022 and challenge yourself and others to be healthy. 1-mile Fun Run for kids (ages 5 to 12) $5.00! Friday, June 16th at 7pm, Ovid Fire House registration begins at 6:30pm To register by mail fill in the fields below or print out this form from our website ovidstrawberryfestival.com more >>
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: Jordan Albertson, Kelsey Hale-Schrader, David Jensen, Lincoln Vanderchek, Ava McMahon, Hunter Jones, Alden Stark, Raymond Wright, Johnny Rundell, Ethan Aman, Isabella Hardwick, Analeigh Mead, Danielle Nelson   Kindergarten recipients: Silas Buisch, Bailey Crawford, John Holford, Charles Chase, Emily Williamson, Angel Furman, Julian Travers, Jayden Rosa, Julia Albro, Kailey Dobbie     , Reese Holmberg, Sophia Jennings, Kennedy Basher, Lacey Clark, Chloe Cooper, James Kampnich, Leigha McGuire, Auburn Mitchell, Nadja Paparone, ... more >>
South Seneca students made honor roll last quarter: Congratulations to the South Seneca students who made honor roll last quarter!   Check out the list of accomplished students here. Keep up the good work!   more >>
Graduation Preparation: Are you ready for graduation? Follow this link to order graduation related items such as announcements and cap & gown sets. more >>
South Seneca Basketball: As the 2016-2017 basketball season comes to an end, we would like to thank the girls and coaches for an awesome year. You are exactly what South Seneca represents and we are lucky to have such great coaches and role models. May the following years bring the Falcons success and poise. Thank you for an awesome run! We are proud of all your accomplishments. more >>
Fish Fry Fundraiser: Thursday, March 30, 2017 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.   To Benefit: The South Seneca  7th Grade Class of 2022   Location: Ovid VFW Post 6200 7068 NY-96 #414, Ovid, NY 14521   To call and place orders until 4:00 Please call (607)423-5996 more >>
Second Quarter Honor Roll: Congratulations to the South Seneca students who made honor roll last quarter!   High Honor Roll:   6th grade – Brianna Ahouse, Simon Appleby, Ciera Babcock, Ella Barlow, Emily Crane, Luke Dendis, Coleton Dresser, Alysa Elder, Kendall Elliott, Christen Estell, Cody Garland, Hailey Houseknecht, Courtney Hunt, Ethan Laverack, Amya McLaughlin, Tyler Piccolo, Ella Robinson, Zackary Sherry, Karly Siccardi, Dakota Stewart, Caleb Sweet, Tessah Webb   7th gade – Natalia Anderson, Taylor Barkee, Joseph Borst, Mackenzie Bub, Isabella Burgos, Emily Conroy, Kylie Cornish, Jenika Halsey, Amelia Helfman, Allison Kenyon, Lilah Marchetta-Brewer, Chloe Shaulis, Abigal Singer   8th grade – Allen Aho, Hailey Crane, Braeden Cupp, Lukas Day, Harrison Eck, ... more >>
All-State Chorus: South Seneca is excited to announce the acceptance of two seniors, one junior, and one sophomore into Sr. High Area All-State Chorus.  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 in grades 10 through 12. Zone 3 is one of the largest zones in the state.  All of the participating South Seneca students contribute much to the Choral Music Department.  All participate in High School Chorus and have participated or currently participate in the award-winning, select ensemble, Vocal Jazz. Congratulations to: Sarah Albro, Soprano I, Treble Choir Julia Diamond, Soprano II, Mixed Chorus Madelyn Houck, Soprano I, Mixed Chorus Krystofer ... more >>
‘Kids Night Out’: The South Seneca Junior and Senior Honor Societies hosted elementary school students at the 8 th annual Kids Night Out for an evening of fun and excitement. The event is sponsored by the Honor Societies with the help of Elementary and Middle School art teacher Breana Copp.   Once everyone had arrived and been divided into groups, they bounced from activity to activity around the school. Stations had been set up with a number of activities from karaoke to face painting and were led by student volunteers. A total of 45 students volunteered to run the stations or be group leaders.   There were craft stations with students making paper Christmas trees or candy toboggans (made from chocolate bars and candy canes). Game rooms had “Christmas tree” stacking contests ... more >>
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 >>

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