Three students celebrate commitments to college athletics

Three seniors recently celebrated their decision to play sports at the collegiate level during a Signing Night event at S.S. Seward.  “It was a great event to recognize all the hard work these students have put in and celebrate that they are going to apply their skills to that next level of athletics,” shared athletic …

New York State launches program to assist families with summer meals

In summer 2024, New York will launch Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) or SUN Bucks, a new grocery benefits program that provides families $120 for each eligible school-aged child to buy groceries when school is out. Summer is a time when many children lose the free and reduced-price meals they get at school, and when …

Florida junior elected to SkillsUSA state officer position

Traveling to Atlanta for a national conference, Washington D.C. to speak with legislators and Albany for leadership training are just a few experiences Angelina Rodriguez is looking forward to after being elected to an officer position with New York State SkillsUSA this spring.  SkillsUSA is a national workforce development organization with the mission to “empower …

Computer science program grows with Orange & Rockland STEM Classroom Grants 

The Florida Union Free School District’s computer science program received $995.89 from the Orange & Rockland STEM Classroom Grants for the purchase of micro:bit technology.   Micro:bit is a programmable microcontroller that introduces students to the world of coding and electronics, and how hardware and software work together.  Computer science and special education teacher Evan Lally, …

Incoming Parent/Student Night June 4

Good Afternoon, Spartan Nation! I am delighted to extend a warm invitation to our upcoming Incoming Parent/Student Night. This event is a crucial part of our school’s community-building efforts, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to meet you and help you familiarize yourself with what we have to offer at S.S. Seward Institute.  …

First Annual Spring Cabaret set for June 7

Join the Spartan Theatre Players for the First Annual Spring Cabaret, “Seward through the Years,” on June 7 at 7 p.m. in the S.S. Seward cafetorium. The group will perform songs from previous productions, including “Grease,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Seussical the Musical,” “Aladdin,” “9 to 5,” “The SpongeBob Musical” and more! Tickets are $5 at …

ParentSquare Launch Information

Dear Parents & Guardians, As we shared earlier this month, our district is transitioning to ParentSquare, a new communication platform designed to enhance our connection with you. ParentSquare will replace SchoolMessenger, and will be used for all district-wide, school-specific, and classroom communications, including school closings, delays, and emergency notifications, starting in the 2024-2025 school year. …

Order the S.S. Seward Institute Yearbook 

Remember this year’s special moments for years to come! Order the S.S. Seward Institute yearbook on the Josten’s website. Don’t delay, there are a limited number of yearbooks left to purchase. Photos from the 2023-2024 school year are also available for purchase on the Lors Photography website.

District to expand universal pre-K with New York State Education Department grant

The Florida Union Free School District is proud to announce the New York State Education Department (NYSED) has awarded a $210,000 grant to the district to expand full-day pre-K opportunities for four-year-old students at Golden Hill Elementary. “This grant allows us to expand our universal pre-K program and serve all the preschool-aged students that families …

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