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Seneca Middle School

850 Main Street
Holbrook, NY 11741
Principal: Gemma M. Salvia
Assistant Principal: Denise Dolan
Assistant Principal: William Holl
Phone: (631) 471-1850


Be Kind. Be Honest. Be Humble. Be your Best.



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Two members of the Music & Memory Club went above and beyond for Alzheimer patients. Paige Muroff and Tara VanBell-Florio raised money with the help of the American Legion Auxiliary. The American Legion holds a fundraiser every year and donates the proceeds to a designated charity. This year Paige and Tara spoke to them about the Music & Memory club and explained how we are trying to help Alzheimer patients by purchasing ipods and loading them with individualized music. The girls and their families were able to collect 60 baskets of goodies to be raffled off at the American Legion fundraiser. At the event, Tara and Paige sold tickets for the baskets and distributed the prizes to each winner. As of a result of the girls hard work and dedication, they were able to raise $600! Joan Smith, the President of Suffolk County American Legion Auxiliary, and member Evelyn Gerlett came to Seneca to present the check to our club. Seneca is very proud of Paige and Tara!

The winners of this year's Spelling Bee!

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Grade 8 - Jake (1st place) and Raymond (2nd place)

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Grade 7 - Dylan (1st place ) and Andrew (2nd place )

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Grade 6 - Adrian (1st place ) and Alexia (2nd place)

The first place winners received a $25 Amazon gift card and a sweatshirt. Second place winners received a $10 Amazon gift card and a t-shirt. Thank you to the PTA for donating the gift cards and to Student Government for the apparel.




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Congratulations to our Seneca students who were honored at the BOE meeting last night for community service this year! We are so proud of all your efforts!

Mr. Irving Roth visited Seneca this morning to talk about his experience as a Holocaust survivor of Nazi camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald. Thank you to the Seneca PTA for all their assistance! Powerful and moving presentation!

Seneca Middle School is participating in Stop 'n' Shop A+ Rewards to fundraise for our Cultural Arts Programs and In School Activities. Click here to see a flyer with details on signing up

Yearbook Sale Information

Grade 6 Medieval Times Permission Form

Smithtown Historical Society Field Trip - Permission Form

Grade 6 to 7 Programming Letter
Grade 6 to 7 Selection Form

Grade 7 to 8 Programming Letter

Grade 8 to 9 Programming Letter



METICULOUS - Marked by extreme care in treatment of details. 

When it came time to get ready for a role in the play, Mike was quite meticulous in his preparation. 

May Club Dates - Revised 5/4/18


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Transitioning to Middle School Information

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2 - NYS Math Assessment
Tuesday, May 1 - PTA meeting - 7pm
Wednesday, May 2 - No homework day
Monday, May 7 - Grade 6 Concert - 7pm
Tuesday, May 8 - NJHS trip
Wednesday, May 9 - Grade 7 Concert - 7pm
Friday, May 11 - Clean Slate Assembly - All grades
Tuesday, May 15 - Budget Vote
Tuesday, May 15 - Grade 8 trip
Wednesday, May 16 - Grade 8 Concert - 7pm
Thursday, May 17 - Gold Card Breakfast
Friday, May 18 - Grade 7 trip; Grade 8 trip
Friday, May 18 - Progress reports posted on the portal after 3pm
Tuesday, May 22 - Grade 6 trip
Thursday, May 24 - Student of the Month
Thursday, May 24 - Grade 8 Science Assessment
Friday, May 25 - School is open
Monday, May 28 - School is closed - Memorial Day
Thursday, May 31 - Art Show - 7pm

Students Who Make a Difference at Seneca

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Tryouts for Spring Sports will begin on Monday, March 26th. Spring sports includes Boys Baseball, Girls Softball, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Boys and Girls Swimming, Track and Field and Gymnastics. Any 7th or 8th grade student trying out should pick up a green card in the nurses office. All green cards must be returned by March 16th to be cleared on time. Please remember that a current physical should be on file in the nurses office in order for students to be cleared for sports. Green cards are used to update a physical.

Seneca's Newspaper is here!


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Just a reminder, students will not be released to anyone if the person is not listed on the emergency card.
If changes need to be made on the card, please send in a revised one in to the main office. Thank you!



Mission Statement

The Seneca Middle School community will foster the intellectual, emotional, and physical growth of every child
by developing a positive self-image, a strong desire for learning, and a sense of respect for self and others.
We will accomplish this by providing a challenging curriculum in a safe and supportive atmosphere,
as our children mature into productive citizens.




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In the News

Student Chefs Share Winning Recipes With Sachem Staff

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During a display of culinary expertise three teams of Sachem chefs from Seneca Middle School shared their award-winning recipes with cooking managers from each of the Sachem Central School District’s 15 buildings.

The three teams of students who placed at the recent eighth annual Junior Iron Chef competition held at Whole Foods Market in Lake Grove prepared the original dishes they created. Each delicious recipe, which was composed of all USDA-approved, cafeteria-ready ingredients and were served with careful presentation, were then taste tested by cooking managers from across the district.

Teams worked in unison as they navigated the Seneca cafeteria kitchen for the first time while they managed their one-hour cook time with precision. The first-place team, Team Golden Girls, plated their Jardin Burrito filled with eggs, guacamole, Monterey jack cheese, peppers, onions, black beans and corn that was paired with a delicious mango salsa. The third-place team, the Greek Goddesses, presented their Greek omelet, coined Demeter’s Dish, that was filled with potatoes and paired with tzatziki sauce, and the fourth-place team, the Slice and Dicers, served their savory breakfast quesadilla. 

“Today was incredible,” District Chairperson for Family and Consumer Science Mary Louise Faller said. “We were able to give back to our food service staff by preparing a few of our delicious dishes and the students got to show off their culinary techniques.”

The event allowed food service staff to observe each step of the cooking process and gather ideas to bring back to their own buildings to incorporate into the lunch menu. 

Middle School Musicians Share Experience

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Seneca Middle School music students shared their performance experience with fifth-grade musicians from Grundy Avenue, Merrimac, Nokomis and Tamarac Elementary Schools during the annual moving-up music visit. 

The visit was an opportunity for elementary students to become better acclimated to the various experiences they will encounter while practicing and performing on the middle school level. The fifth-grade students were able to ask the middle school musicians questions about their experience, including when they received their instruments, what extra music opportunities are available to them and how lessons are taught in a large group setting. 

Following the opportunity for questions, band and orchestra students separated into their respective ensembles for a large group performance that joined middle and elementary school students together. The band performed “The Great Gate of Kiev” by Modest Mussorgsky and the orchestra performed “Dragon Slayer” by Rob Grice.

Each Sachem middle school welcomes students from its feeder elementary schools for a similar music experience each year. 

Holocaust Survivor Visits Seneca

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Eighth-grade students at Seneca Middle School recently attended a captivating assembly program presented by Holocaust survivor Irving Roth. 

As a young boy, Mr. Roth was separated from his family and taken to Auschwitz, where he was forced by Nazi soldiers to work long hours with very limited food. Mr. Roth survived his time at Auschwitz but was transported to Buchenwald, another concentration camp that was liberated in 1945. 

Mr. Roth spoke with students about the numerous social injustices he endured when German soldiers took over Czechoslovakia and how his family was forced into hiding in Hungary. His stories depicted the horrible living conditions he faced during his time at Auschwitz and how his ordinary way of living was taken from him by Nazi soldiers. 

Following the assembly Mr. Roth joined a small group of students for refreshments and answered student-prepared questions about his experiences. Students asked about his connection with other survivors, family and current world issues. 

The visit from Mr. Roth serves as an excellent introduction to upcoming lessons on social injustice as part of the humanities unit.

Delectable Dishes Secure Top Finishes for Seneca Chefs

Delectable Dishes Secure Top Finishes for Seneca Chefs photo
Four Seneca Middle School students turned up the heat as they used their superb cooking skills to secure a first-place finish at the eighth annual Junior Iron Chef competition held at Whole Foods Market in Lake Grove. 

For the third consecutive year, Seneca students finished first among countless junior chefs from across Long Island. All middle and high school-age students came to the competition with a prepared recipe and cooked their dish in the allotted one-hour cook time. 

The educational event encourages students to learn and execute the culinary skills necessary to prepare dishes essential for a healthy lifestyle. The competition promotes the use of local food to support farmers and the environment. Students are encouraged to create new healthy vegetarian or vegan-based options that can be easily implemented into the school cafeteria menu. Each recipe was judged on taste, presentation, creativity, use of local ingredients, use of USDA ingredients, healthy choices and cafeteria readiness. 

Each team worked closely with its family and consumer science teachers to develop recipes and practiced for many hours leading up to the contest. Team Golden Girls was named the first-place finisher after presenting its winning dish, the Jardin Burrito – “jardin” translates to “garden” in Spanish. It was filled with eggs, guacamole, Monterey jack cheese, peppers, onions, black beans and corn and was paired with a delicious mango salsa. 

In addition, Team Greek Goddesses placed third with a Greek omelet coined Demeter’s Dish that was filled with potatoes and paired with tzatziki sauce. Placing in fourth was the final Seneca team, the Slice and Dicers, which received a special award for its teamwork, order and professionalism. 

“Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work and dedication,” District Chairperson for Family and Consumer Science Mary Louise Faller said. “It was a great day for Sachem.”