Superintendent Newsletter

Panther Strong: July 2022

Dear Spencer-Van Etten Community,


I would like to thank the BOE for giving me the opportunity to be your Interim Superintendent from April 18, 2022, to July 31, 2022. You have a wonderful school system and a very supportive community, and it has been a pleasure to work in your district. I will be assisting the district during the month of July and helping Barbara Case become familiar with many aspects of the job before she begins on August 1st.


The Capital Project is now kicking into high gear since school is out. I look forward to returning for a visit to observe all the wonderful upgrades to our three school buildings. Again, I thank you and am honored to have helped the district navigate this time before your new Superintendent begins in August.


As always, please reach out to the district through sveinfo@svecsd.org with any comments, questions, concerns, or kudos.


Respectfully,

Mary Ordway

S-VE Interim Superintendent of Schools

High School Highlights

The Class of 2022

Congratulations to the S-VE Class of 2022!

Mason Armstrong, son of Melissa Armstrong, will enter the workforce with future plans to attend college for business. Mason participated in band and track. Mason will miss the camaraderie at S-VE and was inspired by Elliott Walter and the PE teachers when making plans for the future. A special thank you to "my grandpa for being there for me for the many years."
Devin Beach, son of Amanda and Kyle Beach, will attend Utica College for Construction Management. Devin was presented the Ernie Smith Football Award, Mark Eddy Memorial Award, Outstanding Male Athlete for Best Senior Year Performance and Sports Credit Champion. Devin participated in football, wrestling and baseball and will miss sports. When determining his plan for after graduation, Devin was inspired by his family. "Special thank you goes out to my mom and dad and the rest of my family, friends, coaches and teachers."
Mateusz Bienkowski, exchange son of Nancy and Cliff Pierce, plans to attend college for Business Management. Matthew participated in Soccer, Basketball and Track and will miss sports. A special thank you to "my parents for always being there for me."
Annukah Blake, daughter of Kerri Human and Donald Blake, earned a CTE Certification from GST BOCES in Fashion Design and will enter the workforce.
Nicholas Brazo, son of John and Tina Brazo, is an honors graduate and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Nickolas will attend Tompkins-Cortland Community College for Business Administration. Nicholas participated in band and will miss being able to see all of his friends. Some adult friends inspired Nicholas with his after graduation plans and a special thank you goes to "Justin “Coleslaw” Cole for dealing with our classes."
Markus Brock, son of Mike and Colleen Brock, is a high honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Markus will attend SUNY Oneonta for Communications Studies. Markus was presented the American Red Cross Scholarship and Toini Pasto Stanat Memorial Award. Markus participated in basketball, track and field, Student Council, Key Club and band and was the basketball and track team captain. Markus will miss joking around in math class and a special thank you to "my friends for making me laugh everyday."
Cheyenne Bump, daughter of Rebecca and David Bump, will enter the workforce. Cheyenne participated in cheerleading.
Nora Chandler, daughter of Donna Chandler and Ronald Chandler Jr., will enter the workforce.
Kenneth Collister, son of Chanda and Jason Collister, earned with a Regents Diploma and will enter the workforce and Carpenter's Union. Kenneth participated in football and basketball.
Michael Connor, son of Laura and Mathew Connor, is a high honors graduate and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Michael will attend Elmira College for Chemistry. Michael was presented the Lillian Payne Memorial Scholarship. Michael participated in track, band and soccer, as well as held the titles of junior class president and track and field captain. Michael was inspired by his mom while deciding his after graduation plans and will miss his friends. A special thank you to "my parents for always supporting me."
Lisa Coyne, daughter of Danielle King and Tom Coyne, earned a CTE Certification from GST BOCES in Early Childhood. Lisa will attend Bradford College for Early Childhood Education. Lisa participated in yearbook club and was inspired by Mrs. Warner when considering future plans after high school. Lisa will miss her teachers the most and a special thank you goes to Mrs. Clearwater.
Dominic Dalora, son of Lorene Lavore, is an honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and Mastery in Math. Dominic will attend Texas Tech University for Architecture and Business. Dominic was presented the Lifetime Artist Award. Dominic was the President of Art Club and a Student Teachers Assistant. He was inspired by Mr. McIntosh for after high school plans and will miss the relationships and time spent and made with teachers. "Special thanks goes to my mom for being my biggest supporter and my best friend."
Heidi Dennison, daughter of Angela and Joe Dennison, attended GST BOCES and will enter the workforce for cosmetology. A special thank you to "Mrs. McGee and Ms. Whitmarsh for food and my rants."
Olivia Devlen, daughter of Stephen and Tammy Devlen, is a high honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Olivia will attend Cornell University for Hotel Administration. Olivia was presented the Becky Grap Rodriguez Field Hockey Award, Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation Award. Olivia participated in field hockey, track, Student Council, Quiz Team, Key Club and band. Olivia held the titles of Student Liaison to the Board of Education and president of Key Club. Olivia will miss bus rides to and from Quiz Team and a special thank you goes to "Mr. McGee for hosting lunch in his room the past two years."
Kevin Doane, son of Ricky Doane, will enter the workforce. Kevin participated in the YES Club, Key Club for one year and track and field. Kevin will miss the people at S-VE. A special thank you to "Mrs. Lilly for supporting me" and inspiring Kevin in his plans for after high school.
Keegan Dobell, son of Rose Marie Carling and Kevin Lavern Dobell Sr., earned a CTE Certification from GST BOCES in Conservation. Keegan participated in wrestling and was inspired by his mom and brother when considering after graduation plans.
Tyler Doster, son of Mike Doster and Crissy Hill, is a high honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Tyler will attend Tompkins-Cortland Community College for mechanical engineering. Tyler was presented the David Lewis Track Award, Four Year Award for English, John Everett Memorial Scholarship and Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation Award. Tyler participated in basketball, track, football, cross country, soccer and band. Tyler will miss his friends and a special thank you to Mr. McGee.
Matthew Dunn-Heffron, grandson of Debra and Bruce Campbell, is entering the workforce.
Sophia Dutra, daughter of Virgil and Stefanie Dutra, is an honors graduate and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Sophia will attend SUNY Broome for Dental Hygiene. Sophia was presented the Stephen D. Schoonmaker Memorial Award. Sophia participated in band, volleyball, basketball and softball, as well as held titles of team captain for both volleyball and basketball. Sophia will miss eating lunch everyday with Mr. Cole and a special thank you to "Miss. Domion for being my school mom."
Lynsey Frye, daughter of Rob Frye, will attend college for Physical Education. Lynsey will miss her friends. A special thank you to "my dad for always supporting me and being my best friend."
Timothy Goodrich, son of Tim Goodrich and Brandi Lesh, is a high honors graduate and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Timothy will attend Bucknell University for Engineering. Timothy was presented the Douglas Lesh Memorial Award, Four Year Award for Math, Neil & Helen Riker Social Science Scholarship, New York State 2022 Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Spencer Alumni Scholarship. Timothy participated in band, track and field, Quiz Team and Key Club. Timothy was inspired by Jared Martin and will miss William Grier the most. Special thank you goes to Mr. McGee.
Natilie Graham, daughter of Ashley Graham, earned a CTE Certification from GST BOCES in Nurse Assisting. Natalie was presented the Wanda Berkley Foote Award. Natilie participated in cheerleading, Sportsman Club and Art Club. When planning for her future, Natilie was inspired by her Nana. A special thank you to "Mr. Kastenhuber for always going out of his way to make sure me and all of this other students are okay, he’s truly the best teacher."
Sabrianna Grant, daughter of Tracy Grant, will attend Onondaga Community College for Journalism/Media. Sabrianna's mom and grandpa were her inspiration in determining her next steps after high school. Sabrianna will miss the teachers and a special thank you goes to "Ms. Sparks for always pushing me to do better."
William Grier, son of Derek and Jennifer Grier, is an honors graduate and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and Mastery in Science. William will attend SUNY Brockport for History. William was presented the Dale A. Lampila Scholarship. William participated in chorus and will miss Mr. McGee the most. A special thank you to "Mr. McGee for being Mr. McGee."
Jayden Grube, son of Jackie Mouillesseaux and Brian Grube, is a high honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Jayden will attend SUNY Geneseo for Biology. Jayden was presented the Charlsie Scholarship, Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, Section IV Character Counts Recognition Award and Toini Pasto Stanat Memorial Award. Jayden participated in soccer, baseball, basketball, band, Student Council, Key Club, Quiz Team and Sportsman Club. Jayden was Vice President of Student Council and National Honor Society, member of the Section IV Student Athlete Advisory committee and team captains of soccer, baseball and basketball. Jayden was inspired by his sister, Mackenzie, in determining his after graduation plans and will miss his friends, teachers and sports. A special thank you goes to "my family for always supporting me and dedicating yourselves to everything I am dedicated to."
Liam Guest, son of Yvonne Guest and Marlin Guest, is an honors graduate and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and Mastery in Science. Liam will attend college for Computer Science. At S-VE, Liam participated in clubs and was dually enrolled at Clarkson University for his senior year. Special thank you to "Mr. Sherwood for all the extra things he is willing to do for his students."
John Hammond Jr., son of Heather Maycumber and John Hammond Sr., will enter the workforce. John was presented the Eric VanDeMark Wrestling Award. John participated in football, wrestling and track.
Raquel Hatch, daughter of Luisa Amerman and Neil Hatch, will attend Ithaca College for Exploratory. Raquel participated in choir, Upward Bound and three musicals during her time at S-VE. Raquel was inspired by her parents when planning her future after graduation. Raquel will miss her friends and a special thank you goes to "Mrs.Alpert for always brightening my day and caring for me."
Dalton Hawley, son of Brandy and Darrick Hawley, will enter the workforce. Dalton will attend Day Habilitation for greater independence and community activities. Dalton will miss Mrs. McGee and the other wonderful teachers. A special thank you to "Mrs. McGee for providing me with the encouragement and confidence to be more independent."
Sandy Hills, daughter of Shannon and Theodore Hills, is an honors graduate and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Sandy also earned a CTE Certification from GST BOCES in Criminal Justice and will attend Ithaca College for Biology. Sandy was presented the Doris Smith Struzinsky Memorial and Spencer Auto Repair & Hardware BOCES Achievement Award. Special thank you goes to "my mom for being my biggest supporter."
Mason Holmes, son of Gary and Angela Holmes, is an honors graduate and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Mason will attend SUNY Canton for Physical Therapy. Mason was presented the Donna Burgh Award, Joseph P. Olichney Award, Sean Van Ness Ultimate Goal Award and the Seymour Maltese Lions Club Award. Mason participated in Varsity soccer, Student Council and Key Club. Mason earned soccer division MVP, WETM18 athlete of the week and Section IV Elite 15 soccer player. Mason will miss his friends at S-VE. A special thank you to "my parents for always being supportive and allowing me to be independent, and my sisters for always making sure I stay humble.
Gillian Jackman, daughter of Julie Jackman, earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and will attend Hillsborough Community College for Medical/Physician Assistant. Gillian participated in softball.
Logan Jewell, son of Melissa and Tim Jewell, is a high honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Logan is the S-VE Class of 2022 Valedictorian and will attend SUNY Brockport for Meteorology. Logan was presented the Four Year Award for Social Studies, Lillian Payne Memorial Scholarship, New York State 2022 Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Nicholas & Vivian Marchase Award for Excellence in Science and/or Math, Richard Wells Math Award and Senior Pride of the Panther Award. Logan participated in baseball, basketball, football, band, Key Club, Quiz Team and Sportsman Club. Logan will miss his friends and teachers. A special thank you to "my family and friends that have supported me 100% of the time and have always pushed me to be my best."
Miguel Jofre, son of Natalia Jofre and Ernesto Jofre, is an honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Miguel will attend SUNY Geneseo for Musical Theatre. Miguel was presented the Mount Olive Masonic Lodge #290 Scholarship. Miguel participated in the musical, GSA and was a Student Teaching Assistant. Miguel was inspired by Mrs. Wixted in determining his future plans after graduation. Miguel will miss the high school experience and a special thank you to "my friends and family for giving me unconditional love and support throughout these four years in high school."
Cody Johns, son of Dale Johns, Heather Harper, and Katie Elia, attended the STEM Academy and earned an Associate Degree from Corning Community College. Cody will attend SUNY Albany for Sociology. Cody was inspired by his step-mom, Heather, along with his sociology professor for his after graduation plans. Special thank you to "my friends for sticking with me from freshman to senior year."
Autumn Johnson, daughter of Mia and Matthew Olbrys, is an honors graduate and earned her Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and Mastery in Science. Autumn will attend SUNY Broome for Environmental Science. Autumn was presented the Toini Pasto Stanat Memorial Award. Autumn participated in Art Club, Ski Club, and Key Club. Autumn was inspired by her sister when determining her plans for after high school. Autumn will miss her friends and a special thank you goes to "Mr. McGee for being the best."
Tyler Jones, son of Linda Jones and David Jones, has enlisted in the US ARMY. Tyler was presented the Art Entrepreneur Award and Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation Award.
Caelan Lanning, daughter of David and Linda Lanning, is an honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Caelan will attend SUNY Binghamton for Business Administration. Caelan was presented The School Community Memorial Scholarship. Caelan participated in band, volleyball, cheerleading, Art Club, Student Council and held the title of cheerleading captain. Caelan will miss the teachers and a special thank you goes out to "Miss. Domion for always being there for me throughout my four years."
Andrew Lau, son of Ronald and Laura Lau, is a high honors graduate and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Andrew will attend Eckerd College for Marine Biology. Andrew was presented the Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation Award. Andrew participated in band, Quiz Team and All County Band. Andrew will miss his classmates and a special thank you goes to "Mr. Cole for making our math classes so enjoyable."
Rhiana Lawrence, daughter of Andrea Battaglia and Steve Lawrence, is an honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Rhiana will attend SUNY Cortland for Elementary Education. Rhiana was presented the Charlsie Scholarship, Minnie & Ralph Ostrander Memorial Scholarship, Spencer-Van Etten Teachers’ Association Scholarship and Sports Credit Champion Award. Rhiana participated in field hockey, basketball, softball and Student Council, as well as held the titles of field hockey and softball captain. When determining after graduation plans, Rhiana was inspired by her sisters, Hannah and Audrey Lawrence. Rhiana will miss Mr. Cole, Miss. Domion and Mr. Miller. A special thank you goes to "my family for all of your support and love over the years."
Jude Long, son of Danielle and Jeff Long, will attend GST BOCES for HVAC.
Hannah Martinez, daughter of Elliott and Rosemary Martinez, is a high honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Science. Hannah will attend Rochester Institute of Technology for Engineering. Hannah was presented the INSPIRE Outstanding Senior Award, Jesse and Jeff Foote Defensive Basketball Award, Outstanding Female Athlete for Best High School Career Performance and Best Senior Year Performance, Section IV Character Counts Recognition Award and Senior Pride of the Panther Award. Hannah participated in basketball, softball and field hockey, was a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and will miss the irreplaceable relationships with her teachers and friends that she got to see and grow with everyday. Hannah was inspired by her teachers and classmates throughout the courses they went through together in deciding plans for after graduation. A special thank you goes to "all my family, coaches and teachers who have input great experiences and lessons into my life that I will never forget."
Andi McCracken, daughter of Jessica McCracken and Lee McCracken, is a member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Andi also earned a CTE Certification from GST BOCES in Animal Science. Andi was presented the John O. Wilcox Memorial Award. Andi participated in Key Club and FFA and will miss seeing her friends. A special thank you goes to "Miss. Peters for being a great teacher and always being there for me."
Darren McFall, son of Chris and Brenda McFall, earned a CTE Certification from GST BOCES in Culinary Arts. Darren will attend Mansfield University for Criminal Justice. Darren participated in Panther Media and was inspired by his Mom, Dad, grandpa and grandma when planning for his path after graduation. Darren will miss the teachers, my freinds, and just how fun the school was. Special thank you to Mr. McGee and Miss. Domion.
Allysa McLaughlin, daughter of Jeff and Sheila McLaughlin, earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Allysa will attend Tompkins-Cortland Community College for Childhood Education. Allysa participated in art, band and cheerleading. Allysa was the cheerleading captain and earned the "Pin it Positive" award at a cheerleading competition. Allysa will miss the countless amounts of memories with some of her best friends and favorite teachers. Special thank you to "dad and mom for always supporting me no matter the situation."
Roy Miller, son of Janina and Chris Miller, is an honors graduate and attended STEM Academy and earned an Associate Degree from Corning Community College. Roy will attend the University of Buffalo for Biomedical Sciences. Roy was presented the Spencer Emergency Squad Award.
Sydney Myrick, daughter of Irene Myrick, will attend Tompkins-Cortland Community College for Business. Sydney participated in volleyball and golf. She will miss her teachers and a special thank you goes to "Mrs Sisson for her continuous support."
James Newns, son of Jim and Sherri Newns, earned a CTE Certification from GST BOCES in Building Construction and will enter the workforce for construction. James was presented the Genessee Valley Agency Award. James will miss BOCES the most.
Echo Alana Nichols, daughter of Amanda Fretz, will enter the workforce and National Guard. Echo was presented the Black Cat Art Spirit Award. Echo participated in art club, GSA and the musical. Echo was inspired by Tyler Jones when planning for after graduation. Echo will miss the teachers and a special thank you to "my mother for pushing me to succeed."
Juan Parra Riera, exchange son of Erika and Kevin Brown. Juan participated in cross country, basketball and track.
Nicholas Pompa, son of Anne Pompa, earned a CTE Certification from GST BOCES in Diesel Equipment and will enter the workforce. Nicholas was presented the Doug Thorton Tool Award. Nicholas will miss Mrs. Smith, Mr. McGee, Mr. Kastenhuber, Ms. McKinery and going to BOCES.
Sydney Presher, daughter of Ron and Denise Presher, is an honors graduate and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Sydney will attend Wilkes University for Early Childhood Education. Sydney was presented the Van Etten Alumni Scholarship. Sydney participated in softball, field hockey, basketball and band and will miss her friends. Sydney's parents were her inspiration in determining her after high school plans and a special thank you goes to "all of my family, friends and teachers for helping me reach this point and being there for me through all of it."
Bianca Rennells, daughter of Jason Rennells and granddaughter of Darlene and Leroy Rennells, will attend Tompkins-Cortland Community College for Human Services. Bianca was presented the JR Arts Award. Bianca participated in cheerleading, as well as won a video contest during high school. Bianca was inspired by her counselors in deciding her path after graduation. Bianca will miss the friends that she has made and a special thank you to "my family for never letting me giving up on my dreams."
Emily Riggs, daughter of Amber Riggs, will attend GST BOCES for Cosmetology. Emily was presented the VTI Scholarship. Emily participated in lacrosse. Emily will miss her teachers and friends and a special thank you goes to "Mr. K for taking the time to care for his students in and outside of school."
Anthony Rimby, son of Kathleen Rimbey, earned a CTE Certification from GST BOCES in Conservation. Anthony will enter the workforce and Plumbers or Electricians Union. Anthony is proud of accomplishing self-respect, will miss messing around with his buddies and was inspired by his teacher, Taber, when determining after graduation plans.
Lauren Slofkosky, daughter of Justin and Drea Slofkosky, earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Lauren will attend SUNY Cobleskill for Canine Training and Management. Lauren was presented the Lifetime Artist Award. Lauren participated in volleyball, track and field and art. She will miss her friends and a special thank you goes to "Tammy for letting me bug her every chance I got to and listening to me."
Katie Smith, daughter of Karen and Albert Smith, is an honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors. Katie will attend Keuka College for Adolescent Social Studies Education. Katie was presented the Black Cat Art Spirit Award, Sean Van Ness Ultimate Goal Award, Spencer-Van Etten Teachers’ Association Scholarship and the Wegmans Scholarship. Katie participated in soccer, Art Club, GSA, the musical, was the Varsity soccer team captain and vice president of Art Club. Katie was inspired by Ms. Morrell for showing her how fun history could be and will miss the community. Special thank you to "Mr. McIntosh for putting up with me all four years."
Keanan Soto, son of Talya and Robert Soto, earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Keanan will attend Alfred State for Mechanical Engineering. Keanan was presented the Snack Hut Award.
Tyler Stahl, son of Dennis Stahl and Amber Fish, earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Tyler will attend Hartwick College for Physical Education. Tyler was presented the Nick Hodson Award. Tyler participated in band, football, track and field, and basketball. Tyler was inspired by Mr. Campbell in determining his plans for after high school. Tyler will miss his friends and a special thank you goes to "Mrs. Rider for pushing me to get my work done."
Jaida Sutherlin, daughter of Cathy and Dan Sutherlin, will attend SUNY Erie Community College for Nursing.
Aidan Swayze, son of David and Jennifer Swayze, is an honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Aidan will attend St. Bonaventure University for Sports Management. Aidan was presented the James “Rook” Cronkhite Athletic Scholarship, Pakkala Memorial Award, Spencer Alumni Scholarship and Character Award. Aidan participated in basketball, soccer, track, band, Student Council, Key Club, Quiz Team. Aidan held the titles of corresponding secretary for Student Council, treasurer for National Honor Society and First Team All Star for Varsity soccer. Coach Ron Miller inspired Aidan with his after high school plans. Aidan will miss joking around with his friends and teachers. A special thank you goes out to "Band Miller for putting up with me for 4 periods a day."
Hailey Thigpen, daughter of Kevin and Stephanie Pudney, earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. Hailey will attend Tompkins-Cortland Community College for Business Administration. Hailey participated in many sports and will miss Yaddleif Day. Hailey was inspired by her uncle for after high school plans. "Special thank you goes out to Erika Brown. Your encouragement and persistence has taught me to never give up, thank you for believing in me. Thank you for guiding me and pushing me to be the best version of myself. Your encouragement, compassion, and support will forever be remembered. I am very thankful to of had an amazing teacher like you throughout my senior year. For all you do… thank you!"
Jacie Tompkins, daughter of Tina Zell and Robert Tompkins, is an honors graduate and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Jacie will attend Tompkins-Cortland Community College for General Studies. Jacie was presented the Genessee Valley Agency Award and National High School Choral Award. Jacie participated in choir and Art Club and was a member of National Society of High School Scholars. Jacie will miss her friends and teachers and a special thank you goes out to "Mrs. Rider for always being a shoulder to lean and on Mrs. Jewell for being such a caring principal."
Marvin Vrooman, son of John Benjamin, will attend college for History.
Elliott Walter, son of John and Susan Walter, is a high honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Elliott will attend Rochester Institute of Technology for Aerospace Engineering. Elliott was presented the Fern Kline Brazo Memorial Award, Jared Niemi Memorial Award and Outstanding Male Athlete for Best High School Career Performance. Elliott participated in football, track and band. Elliott will miss the people at S-VE.


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Mara Wandell, daughter of Samantha Genest, will attend Corning Community College for Liberal Arts and Sciences. Mara was inspired by her mom when considering future plans and will miss the nice staff. A special thank you "to everyone that helped my dreams come true."
Anna Warner, daughter of George and Sandra Warner, is a high honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors. Anna will attend SUNY Morrisville for Equine Science. Anna was presented the Arnold and Betty Hilbert Scholarship, Team Timmy Scholarship and Van Etten Alumni Scholarship. Anna participated in track and Key Club, as well as held the title of Key Club treasurer. Anna was inspired by her mom in determining her after high school plans. Anna will miss enjoying all the jokes that everyone would make and a special thank you goes to "Mrs. Wixted for pushing me to do my best."
Hailey White, daughter of Terasa Genung and Loren White, earned a CTE Certification from GST BOCES in Early Childhood. Hailey will attend Tompkins-Cortland Community College for Early Childhood Education and was inspired in her future plans by Mrs. Downs. Hailey will miss making funny memories with her friends. Special thank you to "my mom and dad for pushing me to do my absolute best no matter how hard it got."
Harley White, daughter of Terasa Genung and Loren White, earned a CTE Certification from GST BOCES in Culinary Arts. Harley will attend Tompkins-Cortland Community College for Culinary Arts. Harley was presented the Alex Farnon Perseverance Award and Akshar All-Star Award. Harley participated in Yearbook Club and was inspired by her Mom, Dad, Mrs. Alpert and Mrs. Nash for her after graduation plans. Harley will miss hanging out with her friends at lunch and a special thank you goes out to "Mrs. McGee and Mrs. Alpert for always encouraging me to do my best when I wanted to give up."
Dylin Whitney, son of Ryan Whitney, is a high honors graduate and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors. Dylin will attend Ithaca College for PreMed and Physician Assistant. Dylin was presented the Van Etten Community Fire and Rescue Memorial Scholarship and Wanda Berkley Foote Award. Dylin participated in Ski Club and will miss the environment at S-VE. A special thank you goes to "all the teachers and staff for doing their best everyday."
Jaiden Williams, son of Kristi Williams and Andy Williams, earned a CTE Certification from GST BOCES in Conservation. Jaiden will attend GST BOCES for HVAC. Jaiden participated in broadcast journalism. Jaiden will miss the ability to laugh with and hangout with his friends. A special thank you to "my parents for always helping me out and pushing me to succeed" and for inspiring Jaiden with his after graduation plans.
Isabella Young, daughter of Mariah Young and Kurt Woodruff, and Jason Young, is a high honors graduate, member of National Honor Society and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Math and Science. Isabella also earned an Associates Degree from Tompkins-Cortland Community College. Isabella is the S-VE Class of 2022 Salutatorian and will be attending Bucknell University for Chemical Engineering. Isabella was presented the Four Year Award for Science, Four Year Award for Spanish, James “Rook” Cronkhite Athletic Scholarship, John Philip Sousa Award, New York State 2022 Scholarship for Academic Excellence, Outstanding Sportsmanship Award, Owego Elks Lodge #1039 Citizenship Award, Section IV Character Counts Recognition Award, Spencer-Van Etten Alumni Scholarship, Van Etten Alumni Scholarship and Wayne Montgomery Memorial Scholarship. Bella held the titles of president of Student Council, president of National Honor Society, president of Students Against Destructive Decisions, captain of Quiz Team, vice president of Key Club, trumpet section leader in band, alto section leader in chorus, field hockey captain and track and field captain. In planning for the future after graduation, Bella was inspired by Jennifer Hart, Jennifer Joyce and Rebecca Missal. Bella will miss chemistry, math and Ms. Missal. A special thank you goes out to "Ms. Missal and Mr. Cole for helping me find my love of math and chemistry math. And Mrs. Sisson for being so supportive with anything and everything I do."
Ajsa Zakova, exchange daughter of Mia and Matthew Olbrys, plans to attend college for Psychology. Ajsa participated in volleyball, basketball and track and will miss the people at S-VE. A special thank you to "everyone for making my exchange year memorable."

Middle School Highlights

Gettysburg

7th grade students had a jam-packed day of fun and learning, starting with a tour of the historic Shriver House in downtown Gettysburg. This was followed by a bus tour of the battlefield with a couple stops for further learning and photos, a trip to the Gettysburg National Military Park and Museum to view the cyclorama and browse the museum (and the gift shop!), and a period-style dinner at the historic Dobbin House Tavern.

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End of year fun at the Middle School. Enjoy your summer!

Elementary School Highlights

End of year fun at the Elementary School. Have a great summer!

District Wide Highlights

Bookmobile

We are very excited to announce that the Bookmobile will be back this summer!

Here are a list of dates and times you can connect with the Bookmobile:

July 7 from 11-12:15 at Nichols Park

July 8 from 10-11 at S-VE Elementary School

July 21 from 10:30-11:30 at Nichols Park

August 2 from 10-11 at S-VE Elementary School

August 9 from 11:30-12:15 at Nichols Park


Summer School Update

Summer school will be held Mondays through Thursdays beginning July 5 through August 15, 2022. Grades K - 2 will be held from 8:00am - noon at the S-VE elementary school and grades 3-12 will be held from 9:00am - 1:00pm at the S-VE middle school. The summer school principal will be Donnalee Kelsey.

Athletics Update

Walter, a senior and the All-Tioga County “Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year,” hurled the discus 148 feet on Day 1 to place fourth in Division II. On Day 2, he broke an 11-year-old school record with a toss of 150-1, placing him sixth in the Federation meet.

Also named the "Field Athlete of the Year,” Walter won the IAC overall and Division II titles in the shot put and the D-2 discus. He dominated the discus and shot put at the Section IV Class D meet, then won the overall and Division II discus titles at the state qualifier. He was second in D-2 and overall in the shot put.


The “Offensive Player of the Year” is Spencer-Van Etten’s Raegan Sudnikovich. The sophomore catcher hit .563 (40-for-71) and 22 of her hits went for extra bases, including eight home runs and 11 doubles. She scored 44 runs, drove in 32 more and posted a .788 on-base percentage.


ALL-TIOGA COUNTY SOFTBALL
First Team
Pitcher: Rhiana Lawrence
Shortstop: Faith Brenchley
Honorable Mention
Adrienna Farmer
Katelyn Klym
Hannah Martinez

ALL-TIOGA COUNTY BOYS GOLF
Coach of the Year: Joe Darrow
First Team
Nathan Gillette

IAC ALL-STARS BASEBALL
South Large School
Cody Sayre, 1B
Honorable Mention
Hunter Harmon, P
Jayden Grube, CF
Kameron Smith, C


Summer Lifting

Summer Lifts will be offered by Lourdes Hospital and will be held at Candor due to construction at S-VE.

Electronic Newsletters = Environmentally Friendly

Please help us continue to grow our electronic newsletter listserv so we can achieve our goals of increasing community communication and transitioning to a more environmentally sustainable form of communication.

Encourage those you know to submit their name and email address to sveinfo@svecsd.org to get on this electronic mailing list for our monthly electronic newsletters!

All newsletters, both printed and electronic, are available here and on our website.

New Website

On July 11, 2022, when you visit www.svecsd.org, you will see an updated version of our website. This update includes a mobile version too! Here's a sneak peek...

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION

Graduates of Distinction

At this time, Graduates of Distinction will not take place for the 2022-2023 School Year. We look forward to accepting nominations again next spring.

Exchange Student Opportunity

An international experience from your home awaits! There are 2 openings for international high school exchange students for 2022-23. Students are 15-18 years old from many countries that are anxiously awaiting their American family. Students have their own medical insurance and spending money. They are here to live as an American student; learning our culture and becoming more fluent in English. If you are interested, or know of a family that may be interested, please contact Nancy Pierce, Area Coordinator, Greenheart Exchange; npierce379@gmail.com / 607-220-6255. She can help find the perfect student to join your family that shares your same interests.

Capital Project

All buildings and grounds are closed for the summer months due to extensive site work and exterior building work at all three school campuses, beginning Monday, June 27, 2022, with the exception of safe areas designated for 12-month staff and summer school students. Additionally, the electronic sign will be turned off for July due to maintenance.

High School Capital Project Photos

Framing installed for new marquee in preparation for lighted signage above entrances.

Secure Vestibule

Conference Room

Renovated Career Center

Elementary School Update

Main office redesign

Infrastructure


Summer Meals

Due to construction at all three schools this summer, we are having a closed enrolled summer feeding program. This means that only students who are enrolled in summer school will be receiving meals. We will be unable to deliver meals to other sites this summer. Families seeking assistance for meals during the summer can contact the Southern Tier Food Bank at 607-796-6061 or the Spencer-Van Etten Community Food Cupboard at 607-589-4412.

Scholarships and Special Recognitions

Thank you to our community organizations, families and businesses who have contributed to our scholarships and awards for our juniors and seniors.

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Spencer-Van Etten Central School District

16 Dartts Crossroad

Spencer, NY 14883

Phone: (607) 589-7100

Fax: (607) 589-3010

sveinfo@svecsd.org