Voice Recognition

Superintendent's Message

We have a lot to celebrate at SECSD!

Congratulations to our Class of 2023, which graduated together during an outdoor ceremony June 24 to officially close the 2022-2023 school year at Sherburne-Earlville. We thank all of the families, friends and community members who helped us celebrate the accomplishments of our graduating seniors in person and wish each member of Sherburne-Earlville High School’s Class of 2023 the best going forward.

The 2023 SEHS Graduation Ceremony was just one of several big events that highlighted our terrific S-E Family during the spring and summer months.

Our FFA program hosted its annual Farmers’ Appreciation Breakfast in April, which gave students and staff the opportunity to connect with local farmers while enjoying a free breakfast in the Middle School/High School Cafeteria. Special thanks to Chobani for offering free yogurt, iced coffee and other treats during the event. We also came together as a community in April to support the Make-A-Wish dream of SEES third-grader Marshall Sepello, whose “Marshall Man” movie premiere at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse was a huge hit. The debut of Marshall’s superhero film set a Make-A-Wish attendance record and helped the 9-year-old writer, director and star of the show raise more than $20,000 for other Wish Kids.

During the spring, the MS/HS Auditorium welcomed the S-E Community a number of times for concerts and theatrical performances featuring our talented students on stage. The auditorium also served as the setting for a fashion-filled pre-Prom Promenade, National Junior Honor Society inductions, our Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2023 inductions, and the Division-I signing of track and field standout Lily Stoddard.

We packed a lot of fun for our elementary school students into special June events, too, with a Field Day at the stadium and the ES PTO’s Carnival. June also featured top-notch performances from our marching bands during the 74th annual Sherburne Pageant of Bands, the Boxing Hall of Fame Parade in Canastota, and the Trills and Thrills Festival in Queensbury.

Special thanks to everyone in the S-E Community for voting to pass our 2023-2024 School Budget and other propositions in May, and for electing three Board of Education members to three-year terms that commenced July 1. Additionally, we’re looking forward to the next phase of our voter-approved Capital Project, which will help inspire excellence in education through innovation at SECSD for years to come.

You can catch up on all of the year-end excitement in our summer newsletter, which also includes important 2023-2024 information such as our Instructional Calendar and links to ES/MS School Supplies lists. We can’t wait to see students back on campus for the first day of instruction on Thursday, September 7. Until then, please enjoy the rest of your summer to the fullest extent possible!

Robert G. Berson
Superintendent of Schools
Sherburne-Earlville CSD

Posted 8/9/2023
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