An important message from Superintendent Jan Jehring

At approximately 9:15 this morning, the school police officer at Golden Hill Elementary noticed a minor electrical issue with his parked vehicle. Out of an abundance of caution, the Florida Fire Department was called and promptly responded. The situation was resolved without interruption to school operations. As always, the safety of our students, faculty and …

Athletic News: winter highlights, spring startup

CONGRATULATIONS Alexa Roach, Lady #13, on making history in two recent games, Feb. 20 and Feb. 24. Last Thursday she became Seward’s new, girls basketball leading scorer. Last night in a 3-point shot she became Seward’s all-time leading scorer! (More to come on Alexa’s outstanding achievement!)   CONGRATULATIONS varsity Cheer and coach Francesca Gallardo on …

Golden Hill fourth graders learn math in the art room

Why is Mr. Healy giving a math lesson to his fourth graders in the art room? The short answer is, because mathematical problem-solving is 40% visualization. Brain science shows that mathematical thinking involves five areas of the brain, and two of them are visual pathways. When all five areas are engaged and communicating with each …

Science is everywhere at Golden Hill Elementary

Golden Hill Elementary is awakening interest in science through an interactive STEM program that helps students see and experience science in their everyday world. Collaborative STEM scope (science, technology, engineering, math) activities are designed around a driving question that invites observation, comparison, and reflection. A hands-on component encourages students to explore and share ideas, solve …

Florida schools map out curriculum for Next Generation Learning Standards

Like school districts across New York, Florida schools are engaged in Phase II of a three-year plan for implementing the new ELA and math Next Generation Learning Standards (NGLS), adopted by the Board of Regents (BOR) in September of 2017. Phase II—spring of 2019 to summer of 2019—involves building organizational capacity and advancing standards-based professional …

Seward seniors share books with Golden Hill kindergartners

News of a guest coming to read a book is always cause for excitement to Golden Hill’s kindergartners. But the latest read-aloud was delivered by the most unimaginably cool readers:  three seniors from Seward!  In a reading exchange conceived by elementary Principal Deborah Lisack and Seward teacher Darlene Chevrier, seniors Jenna Greenhill, Alexa Roach and …

NYS Health and Education Departments issue coronavirus statement

The New York State Department of Health and New York State Education Department commissioners have issued a joint statement regarding the coronavirus. They have asked school districts to share it with their communities.  A new coronavirus called 2019 Novel (new) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was first found in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. This virus had not been …

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