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Seneca Middle School

850 Main Street
Holbrook, NY 11741
Principal: Gemma M. Salvia
Assistant Principal: Denise Dolan
Assistant Principal: William Holl
Phone: (631) 471-1850

 


Be Kind. Be Honest. Be Humble. Be your Best.


FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE


GRADE 6 INTRAMURALS INFORMATION AND PERMISSION FORM


Sachem Public Library Art Exhibit

Sachem Public Library Art Exhibit photo

Seneca Middle School students will be featured in Sachem Public Library's Teen Art Exhibit on Saturday, April 21st from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Teens can submit up to 3 paintings, drawings, photographs, digital art pieces or sculptures. The show will hang through out the library's gallery space for the whole month of April. Heidi Michta and Jessica Ramsay are excited to highlight the achievements of the art students at Seneca. The following 8th graders will be submitted: Caelan Connors, Nicole Martiny, Shannon Darby, Skylar Hedlund, Olivia Richter, Giana Nuenhoff, and McKayla Gray. The following 6th graders will be submitted: Baylee Canet, Keira Muino, Mikayla Marrone ,Christopher Sneider, Nick Genovese, Madelyn Pujals, Nami Agresti and Brooke Gallo.


Mr. Irving Roth visited Seneca this morning to talk about his experience as a Holocaust survivor of Nazi camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Thank you to the Seneca PTA for all their assistance! Powerful and moving presentation!


Seneca Middle School is participating in Stop 'n' Shop A+ Rewards to fundraise for our Cultural Arts Programs and In School Activities. Click here to see a flyer with details on signing up


Yearbook Sale Information


Grade 6 Medieval Times Permission Form


Smithtown Historical Society Field Trip - Permission Form


Grade 6 to 7 Programming Letter
Grade 6 to 7 Selection Form

Grade 7 to 8 Programming Letter

Grade 8 to 9 Programming Letter

 


WORD OF THE WEEK

REPLENISH - Fill something that had previously been emptied

The town brought in dredged sand to replenish the beach. 


April Club Dates


STUDENTS OF THE MONTH FOR APRIL 2018 AND THEIR NOMINATING TEACHERS

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Transitioning to Middle School Information


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 11 - No homework day
Wednesday, April 11 - Thursday, April 12 - ELA Assessment - Grades 6-8
Thursday, April 12 - Friday, April 13 - Yoga sessions during PE classes
Monday, April 16 - Wednesday, April 18 - Frost Valley
Wednesday, April 18 - Grade 6 Assembly - Periods 1-3
Monday, April 23 - NYSSMA Solo Festival
Wednesday, April 25 - Ensemble Concert - 7pm
Thursday, April 26 - Peer to Peer Teachers
Friday, April 27 - Theatre Three Assembly - Grade 8 - Period 4 - Voices of the Holocaust
Friday, April 27 - Student Government Dance - 7pm-9pm - Permission Form
Tuesday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 2 - Math Assessment - Grades 6-8
Tuesday, May 1 - PTA Meeting - 6:45pm


Students Who Make a Difference at Seneca

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Tryouts for Spring Sports will begin on Monday, March 26th. Spring sports includes Boys Baseball, Girls Softball, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Boys and Girls Swimming, Track and Field and Gymnastics. Any 7th or 8th grade student trying out should pick up a green card in the nurses office. All green cards must be returned by March 16th to be cleared on time. Please remember that a current physical should be on file in the nurses office in order for students to be cleared for sports. Green cards are used to update a physical.


Seneca's Newspaper is here!
VOICES OF SENECA MIDDLE SCHOOL!
 

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Just a reminder, students will not be released to anyone if the person is not listed on the emergency card.
If changes need to be made on the card, please send in a revised one in to the main office. Thank you!

 


 

Mission Statement

The Seneca Middle School community will foster the intellectual, emotional, and physical growth of every child
by developing a positive self-image, a strong desire for learning, and a sense of respect for self and others.
We will accomplish this by providing a challenging curriculum in a safe and supportive atmosphere,
as our children mature into productive citizens.

 


 

 

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In the News

Holocaust Survivor Visits Seneca

Holocaust Survivor Visits Seneca photo
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Eighth-grade students at Seneca Middle School recently attended a captivating assembly program presented by Holocaust survivor Irving Roth. 

As a young boy, Mr. Roth was separated from his family and taken to Auschwitz, where he was forced by Nazi soldiers to work long hours with very limited food. Mr. Roth survived his time at Auschwitz but was transported to Buchenwald, another concentration camp that was liberated in 1945. 

Mr. Roth spoke with students about the numerous social injustices he endured when German soldiers took over Czechoslovakia and how his family was forced into hiding in Hungary. His stories depicted the horrible living conditions he faced during his time at Auschwitz and how his ordinary way of living was taken from him by Nazi soldiers. 

Following the assembly Mr. Roth joined a small group of students for refreshments and answered student-prepared questions about his experiences. Students asked about his connection with other survivors, family and current world issues. 

The visit from Mr. Roth serves as an excellent introduction to upcoming lessons on social injustice as part of the humanities unit.
 

Delectable Dishes Secure Top Finishes for Seneca Chefs

Delectable Dishes Secure Top Finishes for Seneca Chefs photo
Four Seneca Middle School students turned up the heat as they used their superb cooking skills to secure a first-place finish at the eighth annual Junior Iron Chef competition held at Whole Foods Market in Lake Grove. 

For the third consecutive year, Seneca students finished first among countless junior chefs from across Long Island. All middle and high school-age students came to the competition with a prepared recipe and cooked their dish in the allotted one-hour cook time. 

The educational event encourages students to learn and execute the culinary skills necessary to prepare dishes essential for a healthy lifestyle. The competition promotes the use of local food to support farmers and the environment. Students are encouraged to create new healthy vegetarian or vegan-based options that can be easily implemented into the school cafeteria menu. Each recipe was judged on taste, presentation, creativity, use of local ingredients, use of USDA ingredients, healthy choices and cafeteria readiness. 

Each team worked closely with its family and consumer science teachers to develop recipes and practiced for many hours leading up to the contest. Team Golden Girls was named the first-place finisher after presenting its winning dish, the Jardin Burrito – “jardin” translates to “garden” in Spanish. It was filled with eggs, guacamole, Monterey jack cheese, peppers, onions, black beans and corn and was paired with a delicious mango salsa. 

In addition, Team Greek Goddesses placed third with a Greek omelet coined Demeter’s Dish that was filled with potatoes and paired with tzatziki sauce. Placing in fourth was the final Seneca team, the Slice and Dicers, which received a special award for its teamwork, order and professionalism. 

“Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work and dedication,” District Chairperson for Family and Consumer Science Mary Louise Faller said. “It was a great day for Sachem.” 
 

Senecon Takes Seneca by Storm

Senecon Takes Seneca by Storm photo

Prior to midwinter recess Seneca Middle School transformed into a literacy pop culture convention center as established authors and illustrators came to share their specialties with students.

To begin the day, all seventh-grade students gathered in the auditorium for an assembly presentation by award-winning author Paul Volponi. During the assembly students gained expert insight into the creative process and answered various trivia questions highlighting different aspects of world cultures. 

As the students continued through the day, a number of classrooms were dedicated to additional presentations led by authors and illustrators from multiple disciplines. Origami artists Shrikant Iyer and Jacqueline Billig taught students precise folding sequences to form origami art creations. Graphic designer and illustrator David O. Miller shared beginner tips for drawing in three dimensions. He continued his tutorial on the fundamentals of sketching by guiding students through several Star Wars character drawings. 

An art workshop presented by Imagine That! introduced students to famous artists, such as Jackson Pollack. Following the brief art history lesson students went on to recreate artwork using Pollack’s unique drip painting style. Representing the Manga style of drawing prominent in Japan, comic artist Misako Rocks! demonstrated the unique techniques associated with the medium. Maintaining the focus on literature and art, Marvel artist Billy Tucci spoke to students about his approach to art and the hard work that lead to the position he holds today. 

In a captivating combination of art and storytelling, Christopher Agostino painted students’ faces to coincide with folktales he told from around the world. Complementing the presenters of art and literature were members from the Sachem Public Library that made books available for checkout and brought various studio robots for students to experiment with.   

Concluding the fun-filled pop culture event, students and teachers faced off in an exciting Star Wars-themed trivia game.

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