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Middle School Set to Present Matilda The Musical Jr. Middle School Set to Present Matilda The Musical Jr.: Union Springs Middle School students are working hard to prepare for the upcoming showings of Matilda The Musical Jr. Showtimes are set for Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at 7PM both nights. We hope to see you there!  
AJ Smith Students Build Tricycle AJ Smith Students Build Tricycle: Students in Gretchen Gilmore's first grade class at AJ Smith Elementary School showcased impressive teamwork while recently building a tricycle. Gilmore said over the summer she was researching different Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) activities and stumbled across Omagles, which are sets of plastic tubes, joints, wheels and clips that can be used to build a variety of objects.  "There are about 40 options of what to build. We started with a vote ...
Students Enjoy Work on Seneca Lake Students Enjoy Work on Seneca Lake: Students at Union Springs High School were able to take what they’re learning in the classroom and apply it on the waters of Seneca Lake.   Students in Roberta Palmiotto’s class were able to participate in "Science on Seneca," a program sponsored by Hobart and William Smith Colleges that allows students to do water testing on Seneca Lake.   “The student results are added to the database at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. They have over 25 years of ...
Hrycko Joins BOE as Student Representative Hrycko Joins BOE as Student Representative: Looking to be a voice for the student body, Steven Hrycko was recently sworn in as a student representative for the Union Springs Board of Edcuation. Hrycko's opportunity reinforces that the Board of Education sees the value in the voice of each student throughout the district. "I am proud that Steven has this opportunity," said Principal Jason Dentel. "Selfishly I love the time Steven and I will get discussing the Board agenda and the questions a student might ...
Open Houses Welcome Families Open Houses Welcome Families: The hallways were recently buzzing with activity at Union Springs Middle School and High School as families and students stopped by for open houses.   Students and parents had an opportunity to talk with teachers, tour the building and explore some of the vendor tables set up throughout the building. For middle school principal Breana Mullen, open house is a great opportunity to meet with families and welcome them to the school.   “Open House is a great way to build the relationships ...
Girls Soccer Team Wins 2021  Curfari Classic Girls Soccer Team Wins 2021 Curfari Classic: With a dramatic double overtime victory in the championship game, the Union Springs Girls’ Varsity Soccer team were able to defend home turf and win the 2021 Curfari Kickoff Classic.   With key contributions from players Danielle Waldron (tournament MVP), Ella Johnson (all-tournament team), and Angelia Scholz (game winning overtime goal), the team showcased poise under pressure throughout the two-day tournament.   Union Springs CSD’s Athletic Coordinator Todd Salls ...
2021-2022 Bus Routes 2021-2022 Bus Routes: Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year! Please review the bus route information below, as it has changed from last year's routes. These routes will also appear in the Back-to-School Toolkit, which should be arriving in homes shortly!  
USCSD Welcomes Back Staff (VIDEO) USCSD Welcomes Back Staff (VIDEO): To welcome back staff to school, AJ Smith Elementary had a special surprise. When staff arrived, they were greeted by a whiteboard that had one question written: "What best describes opening day?"  
Union  Springs Graduation Ceremony Video Union Springs Graduation Ceremony Video:
Band Seniors Discuss Final Year Band Seniors Discuss Final Year: Seniors who participated in band at Union Springs High School had their last year altered by the pandemic. In what should have been their final year to participate in concerts, the students were instead only able to perform for one another. But within that, the students were able to forge strong relationships and had fun in band without any added pressures of performing before a packed audience. Hear what they had to say about their last year in band:
Union Springs High School Awards Ceremony Union Springs High School Awards Ceremony: To view the 2021 Union Springs High School Awards Ceremony, please watch the video below:
Union Springs Junior Wins Congressional Art Competition Union Springs Junior Wins Congressional Art Competition: By turning over a new leaf, Union Springs High School junior Angelia Scholz recently won U.S. Rep. John Katko’s annual Congressional Art Competition.   Scholz won the contest by submitting a charcoal portrait of her sister, titled, “Turning Over a New Leaf.” The piece has special significance to Scholz, as it was the first art she had done since her grandfather passed away. The piece was dedicated in his honor.   Scholz said her teacher, Jason Charles, originally ...
June Chocolate Pizza Sale! June Chocolate Pizza Sale!:
2021-2022 School Budget Vote Passes 2021-2022 School Budget Vote Passes: The Union Springs Central School District 2021-2022 budget was approved by voters 278 to 30. Also approved was the bus proposition, allowing the district to establish a new 10-year capital reserve not to exceed $900,000 to be used for the acquisition of school buses. The community has also approved the funding of the Springport Free Library for a sum of $85,000. Additionally, board candidates Jeffrey Culver (259 votes), Michael Parker (257 votes) and Carol Quill (255 votes) have been elected ...
MS/HS Students Team Up To Grow Fruits & Veggies MS/HS Students Team Up To Grow Fruits & Veggies: Students in Mariah Pelzer’s high school science classes and Joseph Palmiotto’s middle school construction systems classes have teamed up to grow fruits and vegetables this spring. While Ms. Pelzer’s students started planting seeds inside, Mr. Palmiotto’s students built raised beds for when the seeds are ready to be transplanted to a larger area. The plants were recently taken outside, where they will continue to grow.
AJ Smith Students Enjoy Fun Science Experiment AJ Smith Students Enjoy Fun Science Experiment: Second grade students in Jennifer Smith’s class at AJ Smith Elementary recently learned all about erosion during an engaging and fun science experiment.  In the lesson, students were asked to investigate how four different materials (cotton balls, toothpicks, large popsicle sticks and pieces of sponge) might slow down the erosion process.  One at a time, the students placed each material into soil and then poured water into the soil to see which materials were best suited ...
Union Springs Students Design Music Covers Union Springs Students Design Music Covers: This past fall, A.J. Smith music teacher Ms. Hysick offered fourth graders, along with middle school students who were recognized in 2020, with the opportunity to create a music cover design for the  Music K-8 publication. The judges look for creativity in the students’ original music-themed designs. Union Springs students competed with thousands of students across the United States and Canada for this exciting event. Congratulations to the following students for their fine ...
Union Springs CSD Announces Hiring of Two Principals Union Springs CSD Announces Hiring of Two Principals: Two new principals will be joining Union Springs Central School District for the coming school year.   The Union Springs CSD Board of Education approved the hires of Jason Dentel as high school principal and Breana Mullen as middle school principal starting July 1, 2021.   Dentel, who started teaching in the Newark Central School District in 1998, has spent the last two years as the assistant principal at Newark High School. He said he is looking forward to serving the students, ...
Union Springs CSD Announces Val & Sal Union Springs CSD Announces Val & Sal: For the last several years, senior Wyatt Patterson had the goal of having the highest academic achievement for his class. Patterson turned that goal into a reality when he was recently named Class of 2021 Valedictorian.   Patterson said he is very proud to be named valedictorian, noting it was the accumulation of many nights of studying and hard work that allowed him to achieve the accomplishment.   “I’m very proud to be the valedictorian, as it has been a goal of mine ...
Seven Inducted into National Honor Society Seven Inducted into National Honor Society: Seven Union Springs High School students were recognized for their academic success and community service during a recent National Honor Society (NHS) Induction Ceremony.   By showcasing the four pillars of the organization – service, scholarship, leadership and character – students Kelsey Albino, Madison Gannon, Abigail Jackson, Olivia Koffler, Hannah Morehouse, Sarah Morehouse and Angelia Scholz joined the school’s Aquilifer Chapter of the society.   Board President ...



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