SFCSD Proud Weekly Highlights September 26-30, 2022
Our last week of September has almost come and gone. We continue to have positive happenings across our district. There is so much good here at Seneca Falls CSD. It is important to focus on the good in our school community. Enjoy!
Pre-K students engaged in learning through play-based centers. Students demonstrate social skills by playing with others, taking turns, and sharing. In addition to working on fine motor skills, students worked on language skills by describing what they are making and how they created something.
School Social Worker, Mrs. Tompkins, has started her weekly Social Emotional Learning lessons for all Pre-K-2 classrooms. Our youngest learners learn about breathing exercises and different emotions during their weekly lesson.
All students have started music class this year learning to play the drums! Students love the opportunity to play and learn a great deal about rhythm, timing, and tempo.
Seneca Falls Middle School
This week we introduced the MS Play. Over 50 students are interested in this year’s production of “How To Survive Being in a Shakespeare Play” by Don Zolidis
Earth Science Students (below) are classifying stars. They learned how stars evolve and change throughout their lifecycles.
Last Friday, we welcomed the new inductees to the Women’s Hall of Fame to our annual Conversations with Great Women event. Students were able to hear about the life challenges and great successes of these inspirational women!
Students have been enjoying hands-on opportunities with learning how to cook “bread” in Food and Nutrition and playing Pickleball in PE.
Homecoming week is coming to an end today with our pep rally and Homecoming Dance tomorrow! Thank you to our Student Council for organizing the Homecoming events!
Curriculum and Instruction
Guided Reading professional development happened at Cady Stanton this week. The purpose of this training is to build consistent and effective practices K-5. The Literacy Team met to provide feedback on how the implementation of summer literacy work is going. This allows us to celebrate the successes and further support identified areas to maximize our instructional support for all students.
Some of our students in primary grades are learning to use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices for the first time. AAC is an exciting and empowering tool as it helps students with communication challenges to share ideas, provide responses and ask questions during their lessons. In Mrs. Rushlo's class, students also use manipulatives as a hands-on way to solve math problems. Great work happening at our partner school, Newark Education Center!
Last weekend’s Run Towards It event was a giant success with great feedback from all the schools attending the event.
We celebrated senior night for our girls Tennis program on Friday and our cross country team last Thursday. Our doubles tennis teams advanced to sectionals on Tuesday!
Congrats to soccer player, Kelly Kohberger, who was picked as the Finger Lakes East player of the week!
Have a great weekend!
Dr. Michelle Reed
Superintendent of Schools
“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” -Helen Keller