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Annunciation Students Receive Class Rings

Annunciation Students Receive Class Rings

Eighth-grade students from Annunciation School in Elma received their class rings on Thursday, Dec.22, during a special Christmas Mass celebrated with family, teachers and classmates at Annunciation Church. Pictured from left are: Kayla Halsey, Anna DiDomenico, Mikala McCartney, Hannah Strek, Olivia Biernat, Maegan Strek, Grace Coughlin, Veronika Tibold and Ela Sowa.

To schedule a tour of Annuncaition School, located at 7580 Clinton St., please call 681-1327. Additional information can be found at www.annunciationschoolelma.com, and daily updates can also be found on the school’s Facebook page.

West Seneca West Students Share Sounds of Season at Roswell

West Seneca West Students Share Sounds of Season at Roswell

West Seneca West Senior High School’s String Ensemble and Bel Canto Singers spread some holiday cheer through their gift of music.

The students performed for the patients, families and staff of Roswell Park Cancer Institute from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 16 in the RPCI atrium.

The performance drew quite an audience. Doctors, staff, patients and those visiting Roswell all stopped to enjoy the sounds of the season.

 

Mary Queen of Angels School Earns Prestigious Middle States Accreditation

Mary Queen of Angels School Earns Prestigious Middle States Accreditation

MaryAlice Bagwell, principal of Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, is proud to announce that the school has received the prestigious Certificate of Accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.

To earn the accreditation, Mary Queen of Angels has demonstrated that it is effectively advancing the quality of education experiences it offers its students, meets its responsibilities to the public and the profession of education, and complies with standards for accreditation that are established by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host UNYTS Blood Drive

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host UNYTS Blood Drive

The Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) Donate Life Express Bus will be at Mary Queen of Angels School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, January 6, to hold a community blood drive. The bus will be parked in the parking lot of Queen of Martyrs Church, located directly in front of the school at 180 George Urban Blvd.

To schedule an appointment, please call UNYTS at 512-7940. Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with a signed parental consent form. Donors must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health on the day of the blood drive. Your donation can save up to three lives right here in Western New York!

Assemblymember Gabryszak: Pivotal Day for WNY as Gov OKs UB2020 Grant

Assemblymember Gabryszak: Pivotal Day for WNY as Gov OKs UB2020 Grant

“Earlier today, $35 million was approved by the governor for the University of Buffalo 2020 challenge grant, launching the program into motion. This will not only create thousands of jobs in the area, but it will drive economic growth and prosperity and continue to enhance the academic excellence that already exists at UB. Technology, innovation and education are fundamental to a strong future for Western New York, and this investment is going to lead us toward the jobs of tomorrow and into the new economy.”

 

Andy's Weather Machine Food Drive Challenge is Back!

Andy's Weather Machine Food Drive Challenge is Back!

Students of Western New York, are you up to the challenge?

Once again, the Food Bank of Western New York and Andy’s Weather Machine are teaming up for the Weather Machine – Food Drive Challenge.

Register your school by Friday, November 25th to be entered into the running for a visit by Andy Parker and his Weather Machine!

It’s as easy as four simple steps:

  1. Register Online by clicking here.
  2. Once registered, begin to publicize your food drive.  Organize a collection area, make signs, mention the drive during morning announcements, send home letters to parents, and keep us updated on your progress.
  3. Bring all collected food items to the Food Bank of WNY on Friday, December 2nd.
  4. Watch Daybreak on Friday, December 9th to see if you are our Food Drive Challenge winner!

 

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How Does Your School District Stack Up?

How Does Your School District Stack Up?

Williamsville Schools Ranked 4th Upstate; Clarence, East Aurora Also Earn High Marks Locally

Courtesy Business First of Buffalo

The Pittsford Central School District is the top-rated public school system in Upstate New York, according to new rankings issued Thursday (October 27) by Business First, a Buffalo-based business publication.

Pittsford, a district in suburban Rochester, earned the highest score among

431 Upstate districts in Business First's analysis of four years of standardized test data.

The runners-up in the new Upstate academic standings are No. 2 Fayetteville-Manlius (suburban Syracuse), No. 3 Brighton (suburban Rochester), No. 4 Williamsville (suburban Buffalo) and No. 5 Skaneateles (suburban Syracuse).