In Physical Science students completed a cup stacking challenge. Together they built equal opportunity for ideas to be shared and open-mindedness by embracing new ideas.
It has been requested that Superintendents across NYS encourage all students and staff to wear green tomorrow, Tuesday September 26th to show support to the Farmingdale Central School District, which is on the south shore of Long Island bordering Nassau and Suffolk counties. As most of you are probably aware, their district was devastated with a tragic coach bus accident that claimed the lives of 2 adults and injured several students while they were on their way to band camp in Pennsylvania. The impact of this extends to all schools, knowing that our own children have traveled similarly. If you are willing, please consider wearing green to support Farmingdale, even if just in spirit to send good vibes their way. They will certainly need it.
Congratulations to John Garrison, 1st place at the Owego Invite with a 15:51 5K!
On 9/18/23, two school records were set for volleyball, 41 blocks for Lilyanah Doolittle and 45 service points by Cece Churey! The Lady Panthers are undefeated so far this season under Coach Charity Meyers!
News Release contact: Barbara J. Case, Superintendent of School, email@example.com Spencer-Van Etten Central School District Highlights Local Food Sources The “30% NYS Initiative” provides increased State reimbursement for the purchase of New York State (NYS) food products for school lunch programs. The initiative is intended to provide healthy New York foods, such as farm fresh products, to children in school meals. Spencer, September 18, 2023—The Spencer-Van Etten Central School District will be highlighting New York State foods products as part of the school lunch program on Tuesday, September 19, 2023. The New York State Menu Day will include corn-on-the-cob from local farmers, Robert and Kayln Nugent from Tholhill Farm in Candor, NY, all beef hotdogs from Smith Packing in Utica, NY, as well as NYS milk and apples. The effort is part of the “30% NYS Initiative” which provides increased State reimbursement for the purchase of NYS food products for the school lunch program. The goal is to highlight New York State foods, such as farm fresh items like corn-on-the cob, and to support the local economy. Buying local foods also aligns with the District’s Blueprint for Excellence Strategic Plan. As part of Priority Area 2: The Student Experience, the District committed to providing new food offerings that included a salad bar and more “farm to table” options into school meals. The District reintroduced the salad bar at the High School this school year, and the New York Menu Day will encourage students in all three buildings to assist with the food preparation, including shucking the corn-on-the cob, to better understand where their food comes from, even with school meals. Teachers and the S-VE chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) at the middle and high schools will incorporate farm to table announcements, discussions, and lessons into the instructional day to increase local agricultural awareness among the students and employees. In addition, the District’s Green Team will ensure the corn husks and cobs are properly composted, which will, eventually, enrich the soil used in the Agriculture program’s green houses at the high school. “The Spencer-Van Etten Central School District is committed to supporting and growing the District’s Agriculture program, so that students learn about the many facets of the agriculture industry, including the environmental impact, animal science, and food and natural resources. We have many local resources with an abundance of knowledge and experiences from which our students can learn, and we are so pleased to collaborate with Tholhill Farm to enrich our school meals while simultaneously supporting teaching and learning with real-life experiences,” said Barbara J. Case, Superintendent of Schools. Spencer-Van Etten Central School District also partners with Candor Central School District and Cornell Cooperative Extension to support the District’s growing Agriculture program. Both schools will utilize Hilltop Community Farm on Cass Hill in Candor, as an additional learning space and to collaborate with local farmers.
The SVE Elementary PTO is partnering with the Elementary Community Pride and Engagement Committee to sponsor a free Outdoor Family Movie Night on Thursday, August 31, featuring Disney's Encanto! Gates open at 7:00 PM with crafts, music, and popcorn before the movie starts.
Section IV is sponsoring some evenings to get together before the season starts.
Come join our team! Click this link to apply today! https://www.olasjobs.org/JobDetails?jobNumber=SPEN0282189-0000
Thinking of opening a savings account for your child(ren)? Check out info from Visions FCU on new student accounts! Students under age 19, who open a new account during August are eligible for a $25.00 bonus and entries to win cash prizes!
Will your child walk to school? Ride the bus? Be dropped off and picked up? Or some combination of those options? The S-VE Transportation Department needs this information in order to plan our bus routes and enter go-home plans into the system. Please take a few minutes to complete the online form today! https://forms.office.com/r/5zHFEP1NwB
Come out and meet the Coaches and find out about the upcoming season!
It's time to sign up for fall sports! Click here to go to FamilyID https://www.familyid.com/organizations/spencer-van-etten
Link to the 2023/24 Transportation Request Form. https://forms.office.com/r/5zHFEP1NwB
Get your game on! All proceeds will be going to the students attending National FFA Convention in October!
BOE members and the Superintendent attended professional development opportunities offered through the Rural Schools Association of New York. They are excited to bring back ideas to SVE!
Chemung County is seeking input for its Hazard Mitigation Plan Update. For information and to complete the survey, please visit https://www.chemungcountyny.gov/1055/Hazard-Mitigation-Plan.
It's not too late to join the S-VE Alumni Association for some summer fun! Alumni Banquet and S-VE Open Golf Tournament are THIS WEEKEND! Please visit www.svealumni.org for additional information and registration.
Volley Open Gym Dates Announced
The Spencer-Van Etten Central School District is requesting proposals from qualified preventative maintenance firms for school food service/kitchen equipment for their three schools. The equipment to receive preventative maintenance would be: griddles and range tops, combi ovens, conventional ovens, dish washing machines, serving lines and/or salad bar, refrigerators, freezers, ice machines and certain drinking fountains. Review the RFB (https://5il.co/1xoh0) and equipment list(https://5il.co/1xtr6) and direct any inquiries specific to the equipment to Michelle Dougherty at 607-589-7150. Bid submission is due on or before July 18, 2023 at 11 am to Spencer-Van Etten Central School District Office Attention: Debra Eichholtz; 16 Dartts Cross Road, Spencer, NY 14883.
Marah Cooper, Bryce Grant and Nathan Gillette have been named S-VE's 2023 Mark Twain Scholars and honored for graduating in the top 5% of their class.