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SVSD: Proud of the Past, Committed to the Future (Video 1)
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Speaking of service (see our previous post), Dr. Tracy Vitale, Superintendent of Schools, decided to address her Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS by completing it in front of staff this morning. At the conclusion of the all-staff meeting, our two Assistant Superintendents were happy to help her meet that goal.
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Short video of the Seneca Valley Middle School Teachers bidding farewell to the students as the buses pulled out today.
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These girls aren't just SWEET, they're amazing! #EngineersWeek #SVStandOut #SV1617

S.W.E.E.T. final video for Engineers Week. Thank you for the support!
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Haine Middle School students spent today participating in the school's annual Cultural Day. In addition to presentations from parents and community members, students took part in an interactive Cultural Fair complete with crafts and games. #SV1617 #BeyondOurWalls

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A trebuchet, heated snowboard and radioactive plants were just a few of the 110 projects on display today at Seneca Valley Senior High School’s 5th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Fair.
More than 200 ambitious students participated in this interdisciplinary project fair, and 35 community experts volunteered their time to discuss projects, methods, results and conclusions with students. These experts offered written and verbal feedback, as well as advice on how to deepen and enrich students’ projects.
This event will be also open to the public tonight from 6-8 p.m.
To see more from the #SVSTEMFair check out our stories @senecavalleysd on Instagram and Snapchat.

Just a sneak peek. 👀 Take a look inside!
We are pleased to share with you the recently released online version of Seneca Valley’s 2015-16 Annual Report #SV50Years.
This extensive publication takes a final look at the 2015-16 school year and features “Then & Now” photos and information, as well as District demographics, statistics and Athletics. Dynamic photos and images bring this year-in-review to life and offer readers an inside look at our progress. See it here at: www.svannualreports.com – and enjoy!
#SVAnnualReport #SVProud #SenecaValley

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Nervous you missed signing up for 2017-18 Kindergarten Registration? There is still time left! For registration locations, dates and contact numbers visit: www.svsd.net/KRegistration #SenecaValley #Classof2030 #SVSD

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SV is now collecting at all of our secondary buildings through March 17. Donate today! #SayYesAndDonateADress #SV1617 #SVGivesBack

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SVAOC Dancers perform at semi-final competition

Eight Seneca Valley Academy of Choice (SVAOC) Dance students were selected by SV Dance Director Kwang-Suk Choi to perform at the Youth America Grand Prix Pittsburgh Semi-Finals in January 2017.

The Youth America Grand Prix is the world’s largest and one of the most prestigious international ballet competitions. It is also non-profit organization that provides educational and professional opportunities to young dancers, ages 9 to... 19. The regional competitions are conducted in 18 cities in the US and in six international locations. Selected students from these competitions are invited to participate at the finals in New York City.

Veridy Treu received first place for the classical ballet category and top 12 for the contemporary ballet category. Miss Treu will advance to the New York City Finals in April 2017. Additionally, she was offered year-round scholarships from the Royal Ballet School in London, the Dutch National Ballet School in Amsterdam and Stuttgart Ballet School in Germany.

Emily McGoey and Jessica DeLucia placed in the top 24 for the classical ballet category. Miss DeLucia received a scholarship from Bolshoi Ballet for their Domestic Summer Intensive Program.

Congratulations, SVAOC dancers!

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Great job, Maria!

SV senior’s effort gets supplies to schoolkids
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Happy Random Acts of Kindness Week! What kind things did you do this week? CVE first grade students made bookmarks and hid them in library books for others to find. #randomactsofkindness #cvereads #SenecaValley #Repost #SV1617

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17 INSTRUMENTALISTS MOVE ON TO REGIONALS

Seneca Valley instrumentalists participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 5 Band Festival held at Butler Intermediate High School Feb. 9-11. Based on these audition results, 17 SV students will be moving on to the PMEA Region Band Festival to be held in March at Sharon High School.

Selected for participation in Region Band are Sam Kochis, Hanna Behr, Sofia Salgado, Liz Winters, Mitch Topf, Liz Linton, ...Ben Hess, Jessica Uhl, Brian Vogel, Miya Paserba, Jared Famiglietti. Maddy Sinan, Aaron Wolf, Henry von Rintelen, Austin Treu, Emily Scanlan and Jordan Bender.

Instrumental instructors on the secondary campus include Robert Matchett, Varden Armstrong, Robert Babick and Sara Snyder.

Pictured below are the Seneca Valley District Band instrumentalists who participated in the PMEA District 5 Band Festival Feb. 9-11. Seventeen of these students will move on to the PMEA Region Band Festival in March.

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#tbt of the 2001 #SVMusical “Guys and Dolls” in honor of this year’s musical “Legally Blonde.” The show opens Friday, March 3. Be sure to purchase your tickets before they are gone! For more information or to buy tickets visit: http://www.svsd.net/SVMusical.
#SV1617 #SenecaValley #SV50Years

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A little refresher

Rowan Elementary School and Haine Middle School (HMS) recently held Olweus Bullying Prevention refreshers for students earlier this month. Each school participated in multiple activities that incorporated a variety of bullying-prevention topics and community-building activities that support diversity, acceptance and inclusion within the school.

To see videos from each school’s refresher activities click below:

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Rowan Elementary’s “7 Habits of Happy Kids” Video: http://svtube.svsd.net/play.asp?id=u8q78u529d

HMS “I Believe” Video: http://svtube.svsd.net/play/?id=uxr8psujgn

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SV DECATHLON TEAM TRIUMPHS IN COMPETITION

The Seneca Valley Academic Decathlon team recently competed at the Pennsylvania Academic Decathlon regional competition, earning third place out of 24 high schools in the Western PA league. The top three finish carries with it automatic qualification to the state competition at North Penn High School in Philadelphia, March 3-4.

Team members include seniors Kyle Cindrich and Emily Kastroll; juniors Matthew Beggy, Caleb Newman, Colin Do...mowicz, and Sean Duncan; sophomores Ryan Lipscomb and Bradley Hartman; and freshman Megan Neely.

SV students who received medals were Ryan Lipscomb in music, interview and art categories; Caleb Newman in speech; Bradley Hartman in interview; Colin Domowicz, in essay, speech and interview categories; and Sean Duncan in essay.

USAD is a privately funded, independent organization devoted to enhancing the quality of education. Through the efforts of its board and membership, USAD provides students of all learning levels the opportunity to excel academically through team competition. Although USAD works to achieve this in several ways, to students, teachers, and family members across the country, the USAD is primarily thought of as a competition. From local “heats,” to regional, then state, and finally an annual national competition, USAD recognizes outstanding achievement on the part of individuals and schools in ten different academic fields of endeavor: mathematics, language and literature, art, music, economics, speech, interview, essay, Super Quiz, and social science or science alternating depending upon the Super Quiz topic.

Front Row (L-R): Megan Neely, Caleb Newman and Ryan Lipscomb. Back Row (L-R): Colin Domowicz, Kyle Cindrich, Bradley Hartman, Sean Duncan and Coach David Reichard.

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The Seneca Valley Senior High School Girls’ Quartet visited Central Office to sing a song to staff in celebration of Valentine's Day. 💕

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An Evans City Middle School classroom visited with peers from Costa Rica as part of an ongoing “book talk” they have with the students at Cloud Forest School (CEC) in Monteverde.

Teacher Ezekiel (Zeke) Stroupe has a personal connection with the school and wanted to connect the kids as a way to show “just how similar students are around the world, while celebrating our differences.”

They met with their Costa Rica counterparts via Skype yesterday.

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Both groups of students read the book, “Love That Dog” where they read 15-20 page increments and did a project/ assignment every two weeks, followed by a Skype chat. This is the second of six planned talks.

“I feel that it is very important for students to get a look into other cultures,” said Mr. Stroupe. “Talking to the CEC, allows students to see just how similar, yet different they are from other students around the world. I hope that this experience allows my students a snapshot into the wonderful world around them.”

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We finish up this great week at SV with a national counseling award that was recently bestowed upon Evans City Elementary. Before you read below, though, we wanted to take this opportunity to recognize National School Counseling Week (Feb. 6-10) by thanking all of Seneca Valley’s school counselors for their continued hard work and support of our students.

EVANS CITY ELEMENTARY RECEIVES RAMP DESIGNATION

Evans City Elementary School has been named a national American School Cou...nselor Association (ASCA) Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) for making an exemplary commitment to comprehensive school counseling programs, ASCA officials announced this week.
The RAMP designation, awarded to schools that align with the criteria set in the ASCA National Model, recognizes schools that are committed to delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. Only 650 schools have been designated as RAMP since the program’s inception in 2004.
Evans City Elementary School Counselor Kayla Snyder (pictured here on right) led the application process and was recognized by staff during a recent awards celebration at the school that recognized her efforts to help students.
“Ms. Snyder makes a difference each day and every day in our school by being a fantastic listener and problem solver while creating a welcoming, safe space for students,” said Evans City Elementary Principal Lauri Pendred (pictured here on left).
RAMP applications are reviewed once a year by a panel of school counseling professionals, who assess a school counseling program in 12 different areas of program expertise. Ms. Snyder will receive the designation honor on behalf of the school during a special ASCA ceremony.
Jill Cook, ASCA assistant director and RAMP coordinator, said this year’s recipients are to be commended for their dedication to serving all students and demonstrating how effective school counseling programs can make a difference in students’ lives.
“This year’s RAMP honorees have shown their commitment to students and the school counseling profession,” Cook said. “This designation distinguishes these schools and encourages school counselors nationwide to continue to strive for success.”
#SVProud #SV1617 #SVStandOut

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