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Annunciation School Shines Spotlight on Art and Music Programs

Annunciation School Shines Spotlight on Art and Music Programs

The arts are alive at Annunciation School in Elma, where students recently performed the annual spring school musical in front of a packed house. Guests were treated to a spectacular performance of “Aladdin” on March 31, starring members of the eighth grade class. Playing the lead roles were Daniel Bielli, Quinn Coughlin, Madeline Dake, Taylor Panaro, Luke Przybyla and Nicholas Tredo.

In addition to the annual spring musical, Annunciation students enjoy being creative in art class and showcasing their talents in music class. The school also offers a Christmas program, school choir/chorus, the Paul Effman Band Program, and a Drama Club and Reading Club.

Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

In an effort to support local area high school seniors in their pursuit of higher education in the food service and hospitality industries, the Taste of Buffalo presented by TOPS is now accepting applications for its annual scholarships. Up to five scholarship winners will each receive $1,000 to be applied toward their college education.

To be eligible, students must be residents of Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Genesee, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus or Allegany counties and enrolling in a foodservice or hospitality curriculum at an accredited two or four year school this coming fall. The scholarship winners will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, experience, recommendations, community involvement, goal objectives and overall interest in the industry. For additional information and to download an application, visit www.tasteofbuffalo.com.

How Did Clarence Schools Fare in State Budget Cuts?

How Did Clarence Schools Fare in State Budget Cuts?

BUFFALO, NY - On one hand, the on-time passage of a New York State Budget spares school districts the usual guess work regarding state aid as they prepare their own budgets for the coming school year.

A Growing School Results in a Growing Sports Program at Annunciation

A Growing School Results in a Growing Sports Program at Annunciation

Participation in sports plays an important role in a well-rounded education, and Annunciation School in Elma is pleased to report that its athletics program continues to grow.

Congratulations to our basketball teams for their hard work this season. We wish to thank our basketball coaches for their time and efforts. And congratulations to our girls’ varsity basketball team for winning their division!

A big thank you to Annunciation’s Holy Name Society, the Home School Guild and Chet Lewalski for their financial support toward the purchase of our new volleyball net system. Mr. Lewalski spearheaded the effort and we cannot thank him enough for all of his work on this project. Thank you as well to Jeff Tredo and Jeff Ulrich for their installation of the net.

Technology Advancements Continue at Annunciation School

Technology Advancements Continue at Annunciation School

Effective schoolroom teaching now includes the use of state-of-the-art technology, and Annunciation School in Elma is keeping up with the times.

Serving children from Pre-K3 through Grade 8 and located at 7580 Clinton St., Annunciation features a hands-on computer lab offering 15 computer stations in addition to scanners, laser printers and projectors. The computer lab also features an interactive SMART Board to enhance instruction and learning.

In addition to the computer lab, Annunciation also has SMART Boards in the fifth and sixth grade classrooms, and a SMART Table in kindergarten. Interactive Whiteboard systems and projector units are found in the first, fourth and eighth grade classrooms. Supervised Internet access is also available in every classroom.

ASDF Grant Will Fund New Softball Team at Annunciation School

ASDF Grant Will Fund New Softball Team at Annunciation School

Annunciation School in Elma will be adding to its sports program, thanks to a grant from the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Amateur Sports Development Fund (ASDF). The $800 grant will be used to purchase equipment for a new girls’ softball team.

The ASDF has been providing assistance to area groups since supporting the 1993 World University Games. Funds are awarded annually to amateur athletes, teams and organizations seeking financial assistance to foster the pursuit of a higher level of athletic achievement. A portion of the proceeds from the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame annual induction dinner held each fall is made available to fund the ASDF.

Nichols School Prep A Hockey Team Earns Championship Title

Nichols School Prep A Hockey Team Earns Championship Title

On Monday, March 7, the Nichols School Boys Prep A Hockey team became Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Champions! Nichols student, Andrew Poturalski ’12, scored 43 seconds into overtime to clinch the 6-5 win over Ridley College of Ontario.

It was an exciting game two in the best-of-three series. The entire team put forth an incredible effort to secure the coveted championship title.