SGI is HIRING for a Clerk Typist for the district's Special Education Office! Send a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Carlton, SBA, at jcarlton@springvillegi.org on or before Aug. 1. MORE: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11oMIGTrL3PSNFfhOjX3glA0KI_uYhzj3?usp=sharing
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During the SGI Board of Education's organizational meeting on Tuesday, Michele Idzik & Joseph Lowry were sworn in to 3-year terms; Chris Cerrone was elected board president; & Jennifer Sullivan was re-elected vice president. MORE: https://www.springvillegi.org/article/782150
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The SGI Board of Education. Second row (from left): Joseph Lowry III, Michele Idzik, Daniel Miess, Bryon Bobseine, Jessica Schuster in the second row. First row (from left): Jennifer Sullivan, vice president, and Chris Cerrone, president.
District Clerk Kathy Tucker, right, administers the oath of office to new board members Joseph Lowry III (left) and Michele Idzik (center).
District Clerk Kathy Tucker, left, administers the oath of office to SGI board vice president Jennifer Sullivan (center) and Chris Cerrone (right)
Wishing our #GriffinFamily a safe and happy 4th of July! #RedefiningRural #SGIStrong
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Dark background with an image of the American flag and SGI logo with text: “Happy 4th of July. Independence Day."
Thanks to ExxonMobil and Reid Petroleum's Educational Alliance, SGI was able to purchase new tablets as part of the alliance's effort to support science, technology, engineering, and math! We are grateful to our community for this support! #RedefiningRural #SGIStrong
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Students look at tablets
Students engage and point after looking at a tablet.
Teachers holding boxes of new tablets.
Colden Elementary applied for and was awarded $12,000 through the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant. With the grant funds, a .24 mile loop with a single track will be built around the back of the school and through the woods. With the grant money, CES was able to purchase 450 tons of gravel, six youth bikes, one adult bike and 18 helmets. Along with the grant, the CES Wellness Committee hosted fundraisers to be used toward the trail, with the ultimate goal of having the trail eventually paved. The Western New York Mountain Bike Association will assist in the trail’s construction. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on June 17. Thank you to our community for your continued support!
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Students and volunteers stand and smile.
Colden gathers for bike path groundbreaking.
Colden students shovel dirt for new bike path.
Colden students shovel dirt for new bike path.
SGI HS is seeking a NYS licensed RN to serve as School Nurse. Work year is the same as teachers; health insurance and benefits available. Send a cover letter and resume via email to Joseph DeMartino, asst. HS principal at jdemartino@springvillegi.org by JULY 13. #SGIStrong
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SGI Buildings & Grounds Director Dave Seiflein presented staff member Jacob Riter with the district's 2022 Employee of the Year Award during last week's Staff Recognition breakfast! More: https://www.springvillegi.org/article/771522 #RedefiningRural #SGIStrong
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Jacob Riter and Dave Seiflein
#SGI was proud to welcome home Kate Riffee, '76 to deliver the keynote address at Saturday's Commencement. Kate retired from Ohio State in 2015 after 35 years of service, most of which in Student Athlete Support Services. MORE: https://www.springvillegi.org/article/771974
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Kate Riffee
SGI recently honored its employees during the Staff Recognition Ceremony. Congratulations to SMS 6th grade teacher Carla Roetzer on being honored as the 2022 Teacher of the Year! More: https://www.springvillegi.org/article/771522 #SGIStrong #RedefiningRural #SGIStrong
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Carla Roetzer
The sign says it so it must be true: SUMMER is HERE! Have a wonderful summer, SGI! We’ll see you in September! #RedefiningRural #SGIStrong
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SGI Middle School “Have a Great Summer!"
Retirees Sherry Bligh, Judy Bohrer, Ed Golabek, Tina Kwiatkowski, Diane McWhirter, Kathy Piatko, Bob Thurber, Kathy Townsend, & Tim Ulinger were honored during Staff Recognition today. Congratulations & THANK YOU for your service! https://www.springvillegi.org/article/771522
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Tina Kwiatkowski hugs Allison Duwe
We conclude our Countdown with Austin Yetter, valedictorian of the SGI Class of 2022. Austin is son of Robert & Terri Yetter. He will attend the University at Buffalo to study Biomedical Engineering. Congratulations to our graduating seniors! #RedefiningRural #ClassOf2022
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Austin Yetter, valedictorian of the Springville-Griffith Institute High School Class of 2022, is the son of Robert and Terri Yetter. He will attend the University at Buffalo to study Biomedical Engineering.     At SGI, Yetter has been involved with Cross Country, Golf, Swimming, Track and Field, Baseball, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pit Orchestra for the musical, Chorus, Chamber Choir, Key Club, and National Honor Society.   He finished with the highest score on the algebra and geometry regents and was awarded the Excellence in Chemistry, Society of Mayflower Descendents, Excellence in U.S. History Award, and Air Force Recruiting Service Mathematics and Science awards. He also was named the cross country team’s most valuable player in 2020 and 2021 and was also the MVP of the swim team in 2020, 2021, and 2022. He was also named an AP Scholar with Honor and received a PSAT/NMSQT Letter of Commendation.   His hobbies and interests include going to the gym, disc golf, swimming, golfing, surfing, jigsaw puzzles, and reading science articles.
Our countdown continues with Megan Schneider, salutatorian of the Springville-Griffith Institute Class of 2022. Megan is the daughter of William and Andrea Schneider. She will attend D’Youville University to study Occupational Therapy. #RedefiningRural #ClassOf2022
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Megan Schneider, salutatorian for the Springville-Griffith Institute High School Class of 2022, is the daughter of William and Andrea Schneider. She will attend D’Youville University to study Occupational Therapy.     At SGI, she was involved with National Honor Society, Key Club, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Chamber Choir, Student Government, Bowling Team, Musical, Science Olympiad, All County, and Area All State Band ensembles.   Schneider received the Certificate of Achievement in Spanish, US Navy Outstanding Scholar, and AP School with Honors awards.   Her hobbies and interests include baking, reading, canoeing, hiking, spending time with my dogs, cats, and horses, traveling, playing instruments, art, shuffleboard, walking, music, downhill and cross country skiing, and metal detecting.
SENIOR-TO-SENIOR: Ahead of their graduation this weekend, senior citizens from the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home made a card for every Class of 2022 Senior with friendly advice for the students as they complete their time at SGI! What a wonderful gesture! #RedefiningRural
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Well Done 2022 Graduate Advice Basket
SGI students and seniors from the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home stand together in the main foyer at Springville High School.
We continue our Class of 2022 Top 10 Countdown with No. 3, Abigail Fruehauf. Abigail is the daughter of Karl and Robin Fruehauf and will attend Gannon University next fall. #RedefiningRural #SGIStrong #ClassOf2022
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Abigail Fruehauf is the daughter of Karl and Robin Fruehauf and will attend Gannon University next fall.     At SGI, she served as Student Council Treasurer, Key Club President, NHS Vice President, and participated in Musical, Chorus, Orchestra, Chamber Choir, Science Olympiad, and Cross Country.   Fruehauf received the President's Education Outstanding Academic Excellence award,  Biology Science Award from the New York State Science Education Leadership Association,  U.S. Department of Energy Certificate of Recognition for Achievement in Physics, Society of the Mayflower Descendants Award for US History, Mathematics Achievement Certificates for Math League, Certificate of Excellence in Spanish, Mathematics and Science Award from the Air Force Recruiting Service.  Her hobbies and interests include dancing, reading, baking, listening to music, singing, driving, eating, swimming, hiking, paddle boarding, spending time with friends, piano, and skateboarding.
Our Class of 2022 Top 10 Countdown continues with No. 4, Marinna Heichberger. Marinna is the daughter of Mark and Gretchen Heichberger. She will attend RIT to major in Science Exploration, where she will be a member of the Track and Field team. #RedefiningRural #ClassOf2022
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Marinna Hechberger is the daughter of Mark and Gretchen Heichberger. She will attend Rochester Institute of Technology to major in Science Exploration, where she will be a member of the Track and Field team.     At SGI, Heichberger served as Varsity Volleyball Captain, Varsity Track and Field Captain, and Student Council President, and participated in Varsity Tennis, Varsity Basketball, Science Olympiad, SADD Club, Key Club, and National Honor Society.  Her awards and honors include Student of the Month. Distinguished Character, All WNY Scholar Athlete, Sectional Champion in Track and Field and Volleyball, Field MVP for Small Schools in Indoor Track, Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award and Scholarship, and the Brooke Walker Life Award  Her hobbies and interests include cooking, sports, hiking, pickleball, and traveling.
It's Graduation Week! We continue our Class of 2022 Countdown with No. 5, Scott Russell, the son of Chad and Jill Russell. Scott will attend the University at Buffalo’s Honor College to study Biomedical Engineering this fall. #RedefiningRural #ClassOf2022
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Scott Russell is the son of Chad and Jill Russell and will attend the University at Buffalo’s Honor College to study Biomedical Engineering. At SGI, Russell participated in golf, basketball, tennis, baseball, key club, and jazz band. He received an AP Scholar Award and his hobbies and interests include athletics and working on engines.
SGI is so proud of social studies teacher and 2020 National Teachers Hall of Fame inductee, Andrew Beiter! Mr. Beiter’s induction ceremony takes place this evening in Emporia, Kansas and will be live streamed at 8:15 p.m. Visit www.emporia.edu/live to watch! 🌎 #SGIStrong
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Andrew Beiter
We continue our celebration of the SGI Class of 2022 Top 10 with No. 6, Jessica Nguyen. Jessica Nguyen is the daughter of Kai Lai Zhang and Hua Mei Chen and will attend Rochester Institute of Technology to study Computer Science next fall! #RedefiningRural #ClassOf2022
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Jessica Nguyen is the daughter of Kai Lai Zhang and Hua Mei Chen and will attend Rochester Institute of Technology to study Computer Science next fall. Her hobbies and interests include writing commentaries, reading, gaming, and listening to podcasts.
We continue our celebration of the SGI Class of 2022 Top 10 with No. 7, Brett Blesy! The son of Nathan and Barbara Blesy, he will attend Cornell University to study Dairy Science and Management this fall. #ClassOf2022 #RedefiningRural #SGIStrong
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Brett Blesy is the son of Nathan and Barbara Blesy and will attend Cornell University to study Dairy Science and Management this fall.  At SGI, Blesy was involved in FFA, NHS, and Marching Band. His hobbies and interests include Soccer, farming, teaching about agriculture, and working outside.