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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.

MQA Basketball Team Wins Tournament

MQA Basketball Team Wins Tournament

The boy’s varsity basketball team at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga recently defeated Christ the King School to win the Ss. Peter & Paul Christmas Basketball Tournament in Williamsville. Team members and coaches include, bottom row from left: Andrew Solomon, Donovan Hood, Alex Scheda, Matt Mesi, Sam Floriano, Dan Koszuta and Kevin Burke. Top row: Coach Jim Ando, Coach Dan Dunn, Alex Dunn, Joel Geles, Coach Dante Hood, Jim Ando, Joe Strusienski, Chad Emilianowicz and Head Coach Don Hood.

Annunciation School to Showcase Extensive Upgrades

Annunciation School to Showcase Extensive Upgrades

When families visit Annunciation School for open house activities on Thursday, February 2, they should walk away very impressed with recent upgrades and initiatives that have created a new buzz at the Elma elementary school.

Families with young children will be pleased to see Annunciation’s expanded Pre-K program. During the Summer of 2011, a third Pre-K room was opened at the facility. A new Pre-K 4 teacher was also added to help guide participants through this early educational experience.