A great big SOUTH LEWIS STRONG CONGRATULATIONS to Senior Songbird, Katie Vito, for achieving the honor of performing this weekend in the NYSSMA All-State concert. It's been 20+ years since a SL student was a part of this annual performance. Katie's other accolades: soloist in Bi-County & Area All-State concerts and NY representative in the US National Chorus. Way to sing from your Falcon heart!
And finally, in the upper regions of the state, four SL XC runners battled it on a cold and clear Saturday morning at the NYSPHSAA State Championship. Collin Stafford placed 44th in his race. Brynn Bernard, Lexi Bernard, & Hannah Ielfield placed 2nd, 4th, & 6th in their race. It was a great day to run!
Just when you think that South Lewis couldn't be any greater than it already is you get this media reminder that our students are star quality. Katherine Vito, a senior, was named a WWNY TV’s Arts All Star. See her interview at https://www.wwnytv.com/community/all-stars/arts-all-stars/
It's not too late to place an ad in the 2020 Talon Yearbook. Submit your ad and payment ASAP to email@example.com. The South Lewis Class of 2020 and the yearbook staff thank you for your support.
Semi-Final Varsity Football game canceled for today. Game will be Monday 6pm at Lowville Academy. Go Falcons!
Happy Halloween! Today's Halloween Parade will take place inside the gym at 2. It will be a tight squeeze so we will do our best to fit everyone in! Doors will open at 1:45. If you come in costume, it must be school appropriate and not have a mask.
Yesterday, Briar Schweinsberg, Lauren McGuire, Courtney D'Ambrosi, and Kallie Bauter, members of YAC (Youth Advisory Council), planted two apple trees in the Turin Park. This is just one of the ways this group is branching out in the South Lewis community. This group plants seeds of hope for the future.
The Fun Run for the Fall Festival is canceled due to the weather. All other activities will go on as planned.
DONATE YOUR DENIM AND SHARE A LITTLE LOVE That's the message of the SL NHS Blue Jean Drive going on NOW throughout the district. Collected denim will be recycled & used in the manufacturing of insulation for homes in areas impacted by natural disasters. "To make a difference, ... you just have to care."
The Falcon Eight-Man Team came home with a 68-20 win over New York Mills on Saturday. All players spent some time on the field with the seven senior members who have kept alive the Falcon Football program. Read about the game at: https://romesentinel.com/stories/south-lewis-routs-new-york-mills-to-begin-eight-man-football-season,83221
Congrats to the members of the varsity XC team who competed at the pre-state meet in Plattsburgh on Saturday! Noah Edick & Collin Stafford led the boys to a 13th place finish. The girls team raced to a 3rd place finish with Lexi Bernard, Brynn Bernard & Hannah Ielfield in the top 5. All other SL runners fiinished with personal bests!
Don’t forget...Glenfield Elementary Open House and Title 1 Night from 6:30-7:30 tonight! Make sure you check out our PTO in the cafeteria and other area opportunities in the gym! Hope to see you there!
There's still time to visit the Great New York State Fair. Our own FFA kids have competed in Poultry Evaluation, Livestock Judging, and Milk Quality & Products (Congrats to Aubree Domagala who placed 6th). Check out the schedule at https://nysfair.ny.gov/
Today at the Lyons Falls Farmers' Market, not only can you find fresh fruits and veggies to round out your meals, you can also enjoy the acoustic music of Lowville's teen band "Undefeated". It's still summer, so stop, shop, & listen! https://www.facebook.com/undefeatedofficialmusic/
School is out but your school is still working! Some of South Lewis's finest help out during the recent P2B Relay: The Queens of IT (Jen and Gail) greet race diners with 2018 grad Dawson. King of Exchange #30, Jason Gibson, poses with a golden staff. Hannah Scheer serves up a royal feast to famished runners.
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Middle school students’ home base assignments are available in the parent portal. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school on September 5th!
Last week, the Town of Greig concluded its Summer Recreation Program with South Lewis students. The program directors and volunteers spent time leading more than 100 students through arts & crafts, games in the gymnasiums, nature hikes, and swimming lessons. They are probably summer recuperating now!
Does FFA stand for "Fantastic! Fabulous! Amazing!"? These FFA students show it all as Sophia Sabatini and Courtney Ebersol show off Holstein Beauties; as Emmalee Marks shows off her foliage knowledge (say that five times fast); and as Aubree Domagala, Miranda Bourgeois, and Chris Higby show off their prize ribbons at the Lewis County Fair.
Runners from all walks of life will be on Adirondack roads and trails as they run from Whiteface Mountain to Utica (220+ miles) this Friday & Saturday. South Lewis is proud to be one of the race's Major Exchanges and will provide breakfast and a rest area for 70+ teams. Drop by Saturday at 6 am to see the action.
Students stir Markham's maple cream to the right consistency for eating. D-LICIOUS! Cortney Markham, a fourth generation farmer began sugaring as a hobby. Now, his hobby is a family-run operation with 3500 taps. Every year, Markham's Maple Shanty ships to places all over the U.S. Thanks for sharing with US!
Week 4 of the middle school summer enrichment program focuses on local industry and business. Yesterday, students enjoyed a showing of "The Lion King" at Lowville's Town Hall Theater. Originally an opera house, the theater has been in operation since 1949 and was once "heralded as the most outstanding beautiful theater in Northern New York." Many thanks to the O'Brien family, the owners, for hosting our young movie buffs.
Fish, bugs, birds, and plants: South Lewis has it all! Last week the summer school enrichment program learned about ecosystems.During a nature walk, students took pictures and used apps to make identifications: Merlin (bird identification) and Seek by iNaturalist (plant and wildlife identification).
These South Lewis peeps were a part of the audience at "Shrek The Musical" in Rome last night. From the elementary schools: Mrs. Carvel & Mrs. Paulsen with their little ones; super fans from the high school with their chaperone, Mrs. Griffith; and South Lewis directors, Miss Fitzgerald & Mrs. Schneider, with a group of theater buffs. What a great showing of our support for the arts and for our own Katie Vito.
Last night, Katie Vito made a move from the South Lewis stage to the Rome Capitol Theatre Summerstage. Our lovely starlet saw her way clear to the cast of "Shrek The Musical" as one of the 3 Blind Mice. Katie sparkled as she tap, tap, tapped her way from Shrek's Swamp to Farquaad's Castle. The show was mythical, magical, and musical! Check it out!
Can you say "entomology"? That's the buzz in the middle school. As part of the ecosystem unit, the middle schoolers caught insects and then wrote stories from the point of view of the captured bugs. Students also discovered a very cool cicada that had just shed its exoskeleton on a tree! Not THAT is a bug's life!
These Falcons basketball players (yes, that IS Dawson -- a 2018 grad -- with Ian Anderson) encourage the South Lewis community to ASSIST the teams in SCORING 50,000 cans during the months of July & August. Also pictured here are members of the Girls' basketball team with Coach Martin. See attached information for collection details.
Now back to work.... pictures from the middle school summer enrichment program on Wednesday. With a focus on the history of Lewis County, the day's lessons were about the canal system. The students (in their pjs) performed an experiment with 2-liter bottles to represent the lock system, and then listened to historical ghost stories as told by Tanya Roy in the library. Science-y and spooky!
More Turin Fourth of July Parade pics! Many thanks to Mayor Leviker, Town Clerk Dickinson, Library Director Stewart, the Burminghams, Maciejko Farm & Trucking, Dig & Push, Jasmin Jerseys, Snazzy Jammers Duo, Coach Gino, Booster Club members Jen & Gail, and finally Mr. Poore and his family (how 'bout that classic pickup?). Great day! (Look for Freddie at the Falls Festival Parade tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.)
Happy Day-After Independence Day! We hope that you enjoyed the day celebrating our country. The South Lewis Mascot, Freddie the Falcon, was set free to roam about the streets of Turin in the Second Annual Fourth of July Parade. That crazy bird (who may have been a little warm, as well) was joined by more than twenty past, present, and future Falcon athletes to represent the Falcon Pride Booster Club! Go Falcons! We love this community.
Though it may not look like it in these pics, this group of Falcon volleyball players is working through the third and final day of Gold Medal Squared Camp here at South Lewis. Thank you, Coaches McCall and Gino, for giving these girls an opportunity to improve their blocking, digging, serving, and passing. You are all KILLING IT!
Though it may be summer vacation, these Summer Rec workers are keeping the little people safe at the Middle/High School. The team includes alumni Garret, Josh, Christina, Madison, Keegan, and Morgan; Class of 2020 members Brooklyn, Kayley, BreyLynne, and Brady; and Freshman Olivia. Also pictured is Heath - the little fishy in the towel.
A reminder for parents and staff to complete the School Climate survey by this Friday, June 14. Thank you!
One final thought for the afternoon: Tomorrow, the administrators pictured below -- Mr. Carpenter, Mr. Luther, Mr. Premo, and Mrs. Domagala -- will go OVER THE EDGE for The United Way in Watertown. Apparently, the plan is to repel down the city's tallest building to raise money..... hmmm. Anyway, we wish them lots of luck, because THEY ARE INCREDIBLE!
Have you seen this educator? Thankfully, he isn't missing; he's right here in the high school halls making a difference in the lives of our students EVERY DAY. Mr. Dan Shannon, History teacher and trivia master, "gets kids involved in the community and caring about the environment." Thank you, Mr. Shannon.
Last night at Sauquoit Valley, the Girls' Varsity Track & Field Team won their second consecutive Section III Class C-1 Title. The Falcons, with a score of 206.5, were over 100 points ahead of runner-up Cooperstown. The Boys' Team also worked hard at the meet but were narrowly defeated (two little points) to end the season with a second place finish! Great job!
South Lewis voting results are in: 1) Budget passed 189-53 2) Bus purchase passed 193-47 3) Congratulations to Christine Chaufty and Justin Szucs who were elected to the Board of Education. A sincere thank you to the South Lewis community for the continued support!
South Lewis Voting polls are open! Please vote today - Noon to 8:00 PM in the MS/HS Music Room. There are three propositions: 1) Overall budget 2) Bus purchase 3) BOE election
A friendly reminder that tomorrow is the Annual Vote for school district budgets and the Board of Education election. South Lewis voting takes place from Noon to 8:00 PM at the MS/HS Music Room. Please come out to vote!
Last night five South Lewis Seniors, Vashta Smith, Brooke Everson, Kdedra Grabowski, Morgan Feisthamel, and Alicia Williams, were honored for their contributions to the Girls' Athletic Program. These ladies always have the competition on the run in Track & Field, and now it's a race to the finish of their high school careers.
Aimee Craddock, a Class of 2019 member, recently brought home a 1st Place Award from the SkillsUSA New York State Competition in Syracuse. Aimee, a Visual Communications II student at BOCES, recieved the award for her visionary work in the Promotional Bulletin Board contest. Way to envision a win, Aimee! WE see a bright future for YOU.
This impressive group of young people represents the whole South Lewis contingent of The Morgan Lewis Chapter of the National Honor Society. Congratulations to the CLASS OF 2019 members who, after graduation, are sure to share with the world their gifts of leadership, service, and high moral character. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for all of you.
Summer Fun Drawing! Encourage your students to start saving for the future and enter to win a Water Safari Bag full of goodies (including TWO TICKETS) for the summer. The South Lewis Falcon Credit Union is student-run and open every Tuesday and Friday. The name of winning member will be drawn on May 28th.
Friday, May 24 and Tuesday, May 28 have been approved as snow day give-backs. Therefore, we will not be in session for students or staff from 5/24 - 5/28 for an extended Memorial Day Holiday. Enjoy!
We hope all had a wonderful Spring Recess! A reminder that school resumes tomorrow- Tuesday 4/23. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Friendly Reminder: Spring Recess begins tomorrow - Friday 4/12. School resumes on Tuesday 4/23. Have a safe and fun break!
Reminder: Tonight is the final mandatory parent meeting for the grade 5 Washington D.C. trip. It is in the middle/high school library at 6:00 p.m.
The Gr. 5/6 Activity Night that was scheduled for this evening has been canceled. We hope to re-schedule it.
We are planning to resume NYS ELA 3-8 testing tomorrow. All students in grades 3-8 at Glenfield, Port Leyden and the Middle School will be testing. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as the State has worked to resolve their technical issues.
Sixth grade students learned to play the steel drums with Mr. McCall in music class. They sound great! Click here to watch the video http://video.moric.org/Southlewis/?destinationID=oEu6k-Uh402r9b_ZNK6Qrw&contentID=hZ3O0YkY0UW1QX-JgtXddw&pageIndex=1&pageSize=10
Friday, April 12th has been approved as a Snow Day give-back. Schools will be closed for all students and faculty/staff.
A reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday 3/12, is early dismissal for Middle School (11:15am) and Elementary School (11:45am) for Parent-Teacher Conferences. High School students have a normal day.
South Lewis CSD is closed today - Monday, February 25. Stay safe and warm. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!
Good morning! South Lewis CSD is on a 2-hour delay today - Monday, February 25.
South Lewis is dismissing early today (Tuesday 2/12) due to impending weather. The MS/HS will dismiss at 12:45 and Elementary at 1:15. UPK will dismiss at 1:15 with the other elementary students.
South Lewis girls Indoor Track are the 2019 Section III Champions! Congratulations!!!
Due to weather concerns the South Lewis Board of Education meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday 2/12 @ 6:30 pm, has been moved to tonight, Monday 2/11 @ 6:30 PM. It will be held in the Board Room @ the MS/HS.
South Lewis is dismissing early today, Wednesday, February 6, due to potential ice storm. MS/HS will will dismiss at 12:45pm and Elementary at 1:15pm.
Don't forget - FamilyID Help Session for Glenfield families is Wednesday afternoon (2/6)! Stop in anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 for help getting signed up and registered for our Tubing trip! We will be in the Library Computer Lab.
Congratulations to the South Lewis Girls Volleyball Team!!! Frontier League Playoff Champions 2019!
The Grade 6 Snowshoeing field trip that was scheduled for today is canceled.
South Lewis is closed today due to impending weather (Thursday 1/31).
South Lewis has canceled all after school activities today (Wednesday 1/30/19). Students will be dismissed at the normal time from school.
South Lewis has cancelled all after school activities today (Tuesday 1/29). Students will be dismissed at the normal time from school.
NOTICE: On Friday, January 18th all students will be dismissed early from school.
South Lewis Athletics was listed on Syracuse.com as a top 15 Athletic program in Section III! Go FALCONS!!!
NOTICE: EARLY DISMISSAL On Friday, December 21st, students will be dismissed early from school (11:15am for MS/HS students and 11:45am for Elementary)
The South Lewis Boys Soccer Team played Today in the N.Y. State Regionals and Lost to a Tough Lansing team 0-2. Congratulations to the Falcons for an 18-3 season which included a Frontier League and Section III Class C Championship!!! GO FALCONS!!!
Capital Project Vote Passed 732-602
South Lewis CSD hosted a panel of experts regarding Farm Tax Credits available to local farmers. Panel members from left to right: Brian Klossner – Local Assessor Denise Trudell –Local Assessor Kelsey O’Shea – Cornell Cooperative Extension Mark Kellogg – Farm Credit East John Wagner – NY Farm Bureau