Thanksgiving is call to action for Golden Hill school community

Golden Hill’s Youth Ending Hunger and Junior Wellness teams want to thank school families who contributed to another plentiful Thanksgiving’s food drive. With your help, fourth- and fifth-graders put together 27 food baskets, and collected additional items for Backpack Snack Attack, and outreach program that provides supplemental nutrition to students when school is not in …

Early dismissal Wednesday, Nov. 27, followed by Thanksgiving recess

Florida UFSD schools will observe an early dismissal on Wednesday, Nov. 27, as follows: S.S. Seward Institute – 10:30 a.m. Golden Hill Elementary –  11:30 a.m. The district will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29. Classes will resume on Monday, Dec. 2. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Golden Hill essay contest winners recognized by Florida Fire Department

What does it take to be a firefighter? That was the question behind this year’s essay contest sponsored by the Florida Fire Department. Today, the six contest winners were revealed and recognized with certificates presented by firefighter Tom Andryshak.  “I want to thank you and tell you how proud I am of you,” Mr. Andryshak …

Numbers Don’t Lie: A Community Forum for Drug Awareness, Dec. 16

Parents of school-aged children are invited to participate in a Community Forum for Drug Awareness on Monday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m., at the Warwick Valley Middle School. Why it matters 30% of high school seniors say that heroin is easy to obtain; 13% of eighth-graders agree. 90% of prescription drug addictions start in the …

Technology learning delivers engineering feats and classroom upgrades

You probably think “airport” when you hear the words “conveyor belt.” But the conveyor belt Mr. Pekny’s students are building in the principles of engineering class looks more like a roller coaster for marbles. Putting their electrical and mechanical engineering skills to the test, students built the wooden frame for the project and the downward …

Florida students join community to celebrate Rockefeller Center tree

It’s hard to imagine a more memorable start to the holiday season for our schools and community than the cutting and sendoff of the 2019 Rockefeller Center holiday tree—with love from Florida, NY. Our students couldn’t hide their excitement as they watched their small village become the subject of prime-time newscasts, and many in the …

S.S. Seward hosts annual Veterans Day celebration

For the fifth consecutive year, the S.S. Seward Institute hosted a school-wide Veterans Day celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to honor those who serve. Rows of American flags lined the Veterans’ path into the Seward building where everyone gathered in the school gymnasium. The ceremony began with a warm welcome by Principal Michael Rheaume and …

AP exam notice

The College Board has changed its procedure for students planning to sit for an AP exam in the spring. Students taking college courses in Biology, Chemistry, English and U.S. History are eligible to sit for an AP exam.  Students applying to colleges that only accept an AP exam for the awarding of credit should take …

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