Meet Seward’s Class of 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

Congratulations to S.S. Seward’s Valedictorian Holly Blumenberg and Salutatorian Athena Moustakas. Holly is a member of the National Honor Society, band, and Youth and Government. She is very active in her church and has performed with the hand bell choir for seven years. Holly is also a member of MAD (Make a Difference group), which …

Varsity softball team, 11 individual Spartans, win NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete titles

The S.S. Seward Institute Athletics is proud to announce that the Varsity Softball team has received a Spring Scholar Athlete Team Award from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. In addition, 11 individual Seward athletes have been named Spring Scholar Athletes by the NYSPHSAA. They are: Kelly Sgombick Ari Campos Josely Medina …

60 college credits offered at S.S. Seward

S.S. Seward Institute students can earn college credits before their high school graduation with courses offered through SUNY Orange, Dominican College and Syracuse University. The course offerings are: Freshman English I (3 credits) Freshman English II (3 credits) General Biology I (4 credits) General Biology II (4 credits) College Introductory to Spanish (3 credits) U.S. …

S.S. Seward graduates headed to colleges near and far

The Class of 2019 is going places! On Saturday, June 29, S.S. Seward Institute seniors will graduate, and by the end of this summer many will begin their college careers.  They’ve shared their plans with the Guidance Office, and we couldn’t be more proud. College acceptances this year include: Barry University Binghamton University Campbell University …

Budget vote, school board elections, is Tuesday, May 21

On Tuesday, May 21, Florida voters will consider a $22,687,220 budget for the 2019-20 school year. Through careful planning, the proposed spending plan minimizes the increase in the tax levy to 1.5 percent, far under Florida’s allowable increase of 2.2 percent. The tax levy is the total amount of money a school district can raise …

Florida Historical Society takes students for walk through history

Golden Hill’s fourth graders were treated to a tour through history with members of the Florida Historical Society. The May 9 walking tour, which was led by Gary Randall, president of the Florida Historical Society, included stops at the W.H. Seward Monument, the Veterans’ Memorial, Seward’s birthplace, the firehouse, Florida Village Hall and the Seward …

Florida UFSD introduces Anonymous Alerts

Florida UFSD has introduced Anonymous Alerts, a communications tool which enables students and parents to quickly and anonymously report urgent information to school officials. Although it’s often best to talk directly with a teacher, school administrator, or counselor, there are occasions when a student or parent needs to communicate anonymously. Anonymous Alerts reports can be made using …

Golden Hill student artwork honors William Henry Seward

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the Golden Hill Elementary student artwork that will be displayed throughout the Village of Florida as a tribute to William Henry Seward! Each May, the Florida Historical Society commemorates the life (and birthday!) of one the nation’s influential figures. This year, Seward Day will be celebrated Saturday, May …

Seward seniors honored for exceptional artistic achievement

S.S. Seward Institute seniors Holly Blumenberg and Samuel Knecht were among 34 honorees from 16 school districts recognized at the 2019 Orange-Ulster BOCES Senior Scholar Humanities Breakfast. The event, held April 25 at Kuhl’s Highland House in Middletown,  honors outstanding artistic achievement in the region. Nominees must be in good academic standing and demonstrate above-average …

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