Weekly Highlights for September 18-22, 2023
Happy Friday, Families and Staff,
I hope you had a wonderful week. It has been a busy week with Open Houses and extracurricular activities. Our students are settling into the school routine and our staff are building great connections with our scholars.
I want to start with a special highlight. Last night at our BOE meeting, we recognized our tenured teachers as well as new staff. Not all were able to attend, but I want to extend a thank you for choosing Seneca Falls.
Enjoy this week's highlights!
This year we are implementing something new in the cafeteria. For classes that don’t have a Blue Break, they will be able to engage in an activity at the “Waiting Table.” The activities will vary every week. This encourages students to socialize after “filling their bellies” while having something to focus on during the last few minutes of their lunch time.
Morning Meeting is a great way to start the day! Students have a chance to share how they’re feeling, answer fun questions, work on mindfulness strategies, play a game and more! Cady Stanton uses morning meetings to build a strong classroom community where all students feel safe and valued.
We began our 10th period academic assistance period this week. Academic assistance is a great opportunity for students to connect with their teachers for additional help/support. Academic Assistance runs Tuesday through Thursday each week.
Wednesday night we held our Open House–parents were able to meet their child’s teachers. Thank you to everyone that attended!
This past Friday, Seniors ventured to New York City on the CIA trip and experienced many firsts, making lots of great memories. Then on Sunday, Seniors showed off their artistic skills with the help of family and friends and painted their parking spots. Stop by the student parking lot and check out their hard work. The MA lobby was full with colleges for our annual College Fair. Students and families flooded the halls for Open House on Wednesday night.
Curriculum and Instruction
Professional development opportunities in our district allow teachers to learn and grow together. Sharing knowledge and practices with one another is a point of pride.
Our Open Houses were well attended at the Middle and High School. Mrs. Bonanno, our 6-12 ENL teacher, warmly welcomed our new and returning English Language Learners and their families. We look forward to spending more time with our ELLs and their families at our Orientation in November.
Congratulations to the boy’s varsity soccer team who was recently voted as a #20 in New York State Class B Rankings. The varsity golf team continues their hot start beating Waterloo earlier in the week at Silver Creek Golf course. The team remains undefeated. Harrison Wirth(35), Matthew “Buckets” Bogart(38), and Brandt Schweitz(40), all had outstanding scores. Girl’s varsity soccer picked up 2 more wins this week beating Geneva and Newark on the road. They play Friday at home on the North field at 5:30 pm. Varsity football hosts Marcus Whitman this evening at 7:00 pm on Bracht Field.
The tennis team celebrated senior night on Thursday. The girls are playing some excellent tennis and are led by seniors Kirsten Lajewski, Clara Jacobs, Gianna. Mellini, Fransesca Sorrentino, and Ali Whitton.
Have a great weekend, and thank you for supporting our schools.
Dr. Michelle Reed
Superintendent of Schools
“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” -Helen Keller