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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, questions, concerns, or kudos.
S-VE Interim Superintendent of Schools
Middle School Highlights
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.
Elementary School Highlights
District Wide Highlights
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.
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
Pitcher: Rhiana Lawrence
Shortstop: Faith Brenchley
ALL-TIOGA COUNTY BOYS GOLF
Coach of the Year: Joe Darrow
IAC ALL-STARS BASEBALL
South Large School
Cody Sayre, 1B
Hunter Harmon, P
Jayden Grube, CF
Kameron Smith, C
Summer Lifts will be offered by Lourdes Hospital and will be held at Candor due to construction at S-VE.
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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.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org / 607-220-6255. She can help find the perfect student to join your family that shares your same interests.
Current Positions Available
- Elementary Education Teacher
- Elementary Education Teacher - Long Term Substitute
- English Teacher
- English Teacher - Long Term Substitute
- Intervention Teaching Assistants (2) - High School - Grant Funded
- Maintenance Mechanic
- Mathematics Teacher - Middle School - Grant Funded
- Music Teacher - Long Term Substitute
- Science Teacher - High School - 10% Signing Bonus
- Spanish Teacher - Anticipated
- Special Education Teacher - Anticipated Long Term Substitute
- Special Education Teacher - Grant Funded - 10% Signing Bonus
- Substitute Bus Driver/Monitor/Clerical/Food Service/Cleaner
- Substitute Teacher/Teaching Assistant
- Bus Drivers (will train)
- RN & LPN Substitutes
Anyone interested can go to OLAS to apply or read further about the positions!
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.
Renovated Career Center
Elementary School Update
Main office redesign
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.
Thank you to our community organizations, families and businesses who have contributed to our scholarships and awards for our juniors and seniors.