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Mary Queen of Angels School Welcomes New Principal

Mary Queen of Angels School Welcomes New Principal

Kristen Hada, a resident of Cheektowaga, has been named principal at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, Cheektowaga.

A parishioner of St. Andrew Church in Sloan, Hada most recently served as assistant principal in the high school and elementary school of the Southwestern School District in Jamestown. Previously, she served as curriculum coordinator for the Cattaraugus Little Valley Central School District through Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES, and as the response to intervention specialist and administrative intern (Pre-K-12th grade) for the Pioneer Central School District.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Writing Workshops for College-bound Students

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Writing Workshops for College-bound Students

Writing workshops with Emily Saeli will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday evenings, July 18 through Aug. 15, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo. The workshop is designed to get incoming high school juniors and seniors familiar with the techniques of writing expected of them in college. This course will cover structure, voice, argument and persuasion, and polishing — all while workshopping an essay meant for college applications!

Saeli is a recent graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a BA in writing and rhetoric. She has been teaching the foundations of writing to college students for three years and is excited to share her experience and insight. 

‘Marshall’ Scenes With Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown Filmed at Daemen’s Presidential Residence

‘Marshall’ Scenes With Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown Filmed at Daemen’s Presidential Residence

AMHERST, N.Y. – Filming in the Buffalo Niagara region for “Marshall,” a legal thriller starring Chadwick Boseman as a young Thurgood Marshall, a future Supreme Court justice, was recently on location at Daemen College’s presidential residence, where scenes were shot for the new movie.

“We are thrilled and honored to have Daemen House selected as a location for a major motion picture that will bring national attention to the Western New York region,” said President Gary A. Olson. “To be a part of a production of this magnitude was a unique opportunity to showcase the college.”

Annunciation Pre-K Program Seeks Part-time Teaching Assistant

Annunciation Pre-K Program Seeks Part-time Teaching Assistant

The Strong Start Early Childhood Learning Academy at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, has experienced a larger than expected enrollment for the 2016-17 school year and is looking for an additional part-time teaching assistant. 

The teaching assistant will provide assistance and service to the Strong Start staff and students. This is a part-time position requiring approximately 15 to 19 hours per week. Requirements include a bachelor's degree in education, or working toward an education degree from an accredited college or university in the areas of early childhood, childhood development or a closely related field. Experience working in a preschool environment is preferred.

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Summer Reading and Writing Camps for Kids and Teens

Dog Ears Bookstore to Offer Summer Reading and Writing Camps for Kids and Teens

Summer reading and writing camps for kids and teens will be offered this summer by Dog Ears Bookstore & The Enlightenment Literacy Arts Center, located at 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo.

A free Summer Reading & Writing Camp for Kids begins on June 27. Sponsored by South District Councilman Chris Scanlon, this camp will feature reading and writing activities, games and more, with all activities aligned with Common Core and New York State Standards in Education. Participants must reside in Councilman Scanlon’s district.

Held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, this camp will be offered from June 27 through July 1 for 7 and 8 year olds, July 11-15 for students ages 9 to 11, and July 18-22 for students ages 12 and 13.

Daemen Selected as National College of Distinction

Daemen Selected as National College of Distinction

For the ninth consecutive year, Daemen College has earned national recognition as a College of Distinction in honor of the institution’s excellence in undergraduate higher education and innovative application of high impact educational practices.

“We are proud to receive once again this national distinction and to be cited as one of the best colleges in the nation,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This prestigious honor reaffirms our steadfast commitment to providing exceptional academic programs and a distinctive college experience that prepares our students for future professional success.”

MQA Students Reach for the Stars ... and the Moon!

MQA Students Reach for the Stars ... and the Moon!

At Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, teachers and staff are always looking for creative ways to encourage students to “reach for the stars!” Those words were put into action recently when the school’s STREAM coordinator and fourth grade teacher, Stephany Nalley, invited the Buffalo Astronomical Association (BAA) to visit for a hands-on Astronomy Night as part of the STREAM science curriculum. 

The BAA is a local organization composed of people from all walks of life who share a passion for the night sky and the science of astronomy. While the group’s individual interests are diverse, the membership has a common goal to foster science education and an appreciation of astronomy.