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West Seneca West High School's 'Beauty & the Beast' to open Wednesday

West Seneca West High School's 'Beauty & the Beast' to open Wednesday

The classic tale of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is one that has resonated with many generations.

In a testament to that point, the film has been re-released this winter in digital 3D. As the movie is returning to the big screen, West Seneca West Senior High School is preparing to bring the story to life on stage this week.

The largest undertaking in many years, the musical production involves approximately 100 students as cast, crew and orchestra members. Making the musical a reality also requires the support of the rest of the school, which is widely involved in promoting the production.

Open House, Tours Planned at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School

Open House, Tours Planned at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, providing a quality education for students in Pre-K, UPK, kindergarten and Grades 1-8, will hold its annual open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the school, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace (off George Urban Boulevard), Cheektowaga. The event is open to the public. 

Highlighting the open house event will be private tours of the school, which will provide guests an opportunity to visit the science lab, computer lab, music and art rooms, see SMART Board demonstrations, student projects and much more. Refreshments will be served. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet students, teachers and the school’s principal, MaryAlice Bagwell. 

WSW Middle School Raises $1,400 to Support Honor Flight

WSW Middle School Raises $1,400 to Support Honor Flight

It was a feast for flights on Friday, Jan. 20 at West Seneca West Middle School.

Teams 7C and 8C, along with the West Middle PTO, ran a spaghetti dinner and theme basket event to raise funds for the Honor Flight Network, netting more than $1,400.

Honor Flight is a non-profit organization through which volunteer pilots fly veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices For every $300 raised, Honor Flight Network is able to fly one veteran to Washington. D.C.

More than 200 dinners were served.  Families were seated at tables named after Italian cities by student hostesses and hosts who served dinners, lemonade and desserts to generous patrons listening to classical Italian music.

Lancaster Student Attends State of the State Address

Lancaster Student Attends State of the State Address

High school seniors enrolled in the Erie 1 BOCES Legal Academy attended the State of the State address on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the invitation of Sam Hoyt, senior vice president for Regional Economic Development at the Empire State Development Corporation. Paige Viera, a senior from Lancaster High School, was among the attendees. The students, who attend Erie 1 BOCES in a cooperative program supported by six local school districts and one non-public high school, were the representatives of western New York high school students at the annual event.

West Seneca Schools to hold Academy Information Night; district launching Life Sciences Academy

West Seneca Schools to hold Academy Information Night; district launching Life Sciences Academy

In times when the job search for recent high school and college graduates isn’t always an easy task, the life sciences industry is looking for qualified individuals. The West Seneca Schools are looking to help its students take advantage of that opportunity.

West SenecaCentral has announced its sixth career-based Academy program, this one called Academy of Life Science.

It is the first of its kind in Western New York. It takes shape after nearly three years of planning.

Appearance by MLK’s Nephew Highlights MLK Day Activities at NU

Appearance by MLK’s Nephew Highlights MLK Day Activities at NU

Niagara University will present a full slate of activities on Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Students Get Creative to Promote Annunciation’s Open House

Students Get Creative to Promote Annunciation’s Open House

Students at Annunciation School in Elma are putting their own mark on the school’s annual open house — literally! The students were invited to use their artistic talents to create unique lawn signs for the open house that will be appearing in neighborhoods surrounding the school in the coming days. The open house event will take place at the school, located at 7580 Clinton St., from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 2.

The students were given freedom to include a special message on their signs, in addition to pertinent information about the event. Signs contain messages such as “Come see how we soar,” “You are always welcome,” “Touching hearts, teaching minds, transforming lives” and “I love Annunciation!” Robin Bartnik, the school’s art teacher, oversaw the project.