Bernard Rebaya is valedictorian of Seward’s Class of 2022

Bernard Rebaya’s parents, Rene and Genevieve Rebaya, immigrated to the United States from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines in November 2007, in part, to give their three-year-old son a better life and more opportunity. Bernard certainly has seized that opportunity. On Saturday, June 25, he will graduate first in his class from S.S. Seward Institute in …

Courtney Reicherter is the Seward Class of 2022 salutatorian

When Courtney Reicherter takes to the podium on Saturday to give her salutatorian speech, a lifetime of memories come with her. Courtney has been in the Florida Union Free School District since day one of kindergarten. Like many of the other graduates, she spent her entire educational life right here at Golden Hill and Seward. …

District to host Homegrown Institute in July for teachers

The Florida Union Free School District will host its first Homegrown Institute, a professional development opportunity for teachers in the district and surrounding districts to work with expert consultants in math, literacy, technology, inquiry and science. The Homegrown Institute will take place over three days, July 12-14, with three, two-hour sessions each day. On Tuesday, …

Public hearing Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m. on updated American Rescue Plan and Foundation Aid

The Florida Union Free School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 16, 2022, on the updated American Rescue Plan and Foundation Aid. The public hearing will begin at 7 p.m. at S.S. Seward Institute, 53 North Main Street, Florida. Click here for the PowerPoint presentation and the American Rescue …

Kindergarten students enjoy their certificate ceremony on the way to first grade

Our kindergarten students at Golden Hill had an absolutely gorgeous day for their certificate ceremony on Friday, June 10. Perfect blue skies greeted the students and their families who came to celebrate this achievement. The students performed a few songs for their families and friends, then each received their certificates as they head up to …

Golden Hill students ‘walk’ across America, getting fit and learning as they travel

Students at Golden Hill have had quite the journey recently. As part of their physical education unit with teachers Christine Lopes and Ryan Wall, the entire student body banded together to walk across America! They walked both during physical education classes and at home. At school, they walked on a nice flat surface at the …

15 individual athletes, girls softball, boys track and field teams earn scholar-athlete honors

Congratulations to our Seward spring scholar/athletes and scholar/athlete teams. Both the girls’ softball team  and the boys’ track and field team were recognized by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA)  as scholar/athlete teams, which means at least 75 percent of the team had an average GPA of 90 or better.   …

Board of education to hold public hearing on foundation aid, American Rescue Plan documents June 16

The Florida Union Free School District Board of Education will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7 p.m., at S.S. Seward Institute, located at 53 North Main Street, Florida, New York, for the purpose of presenting the Foundation Aid and American Rescue Plan documents for 2022-2023. To review the American Rescue …

Cheers to our softball seniors

Big congratulations to our senior girls softball players Katie Mulhare and Sophia de Jong! Katie and Sophia have concluded their athletic careers here at Seward and were recently honored by their coaches, teammates and families for their contributions on and off the field. Great job and best of luck to you both in the future! …

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