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Nichols School Student Composer Wins Honorable Mention at Competition

Nichols School Student Composer Wins Honorable Mention at Competition

Nichols School freshman, Jason Zhou, won an Honorable Mention in the First Annual Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition. Corinne Damerau-Best, Nichols' Director of Choral and General Music for the Middle School, encouraged Jason to submit the sonata he wrote in her composition class as an eighth grader last year.

An event will be held at Canisius College on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. and includes a program at the Montante Cultural Center. Jason will have the opportunity to share information about his piano composition and himself. In addition, a CD recording of his work will be made at the Montante Cultural Center and provided to him following the performance.

Annunciation School Open House and Carnival Happening This Week

Annunciation School Open House and Carnival Happening This Week

Just a quick reminder that Annunciation School in Elma will host an Open House and Winter Carnival from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the school, located at 7580 Clinton St. The event is sponsored by the dedicated and hard-working Annunciation Home School Association.

Bounce houses, games, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and pizza will ensure a fun evening, and tours will be offered for families interested in seeing the school and meeting the teachers. Registration forms for the 2011-12 school year will be available during the event.

Middle States accredited, Annunciation School combines traditional classroom teachings with creative learning experiences, Pre-K3 through Grade 8.

Local Children Raising Nickels for Nails in Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

Local Children Raising Nickels for Nails in Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

BUFFALO, NY - Habitat for Humanity-Buffalo announced Wednesday the start of a youth engagement campaign, featuring a fundraising drive called Nickels for Nails, which will allow local youth from pre-kindergarten to college age, an opportunity to assist in the building process.

Nickels for Nails is calling upon area schools and youth groups to raise funds through the end of the month for the sole purpose of building a home for a local family in need. 

Thus far, 14 schools have signed up. They include: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Williamsville), St. Bernadette School (Orchard Park), Southtowns Catholic School (Lakeview), Universal School (Buffalo), St. Joseph University School (Buffalo), Immaculata Academy (Hamburg), Enterprise Charter School (Buffalo), Sheridan Hill Elementary (Clarence), Buffalo Public Schools 79 (PFC. William J. Grabiarz), 90 (Dr. Charles R.

Sheriff Helps Annunciation Students Celebrate Reading Across America Day

Sheriff Helps Annunciation Students Celebrate Reading Across America Day

Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard was a special guest at Annunciation School in Elma on Wednesday, reading books to a very attentive kindergarten class. Wednesday was Dr. Seuss’ birthday and National Reading Across America Day.

Located at 7580 Clinton St., Annunciation School will also be hosting an Open House and Winter Carnival from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10. Registration forms for the 2011-12 school year will be available during the event.

"Bullying, Parenting & Healthy Relationships" Speaker Series

"Bullying, Parenting & Healthy Relationships" Speaker Series

CLARENCE, N.Y. - According to Bullying Statistics, thirty percent (30%) of U.S. students in grades six through ten are involved in moderate or frequent bullying — as bullies, as victims, or as both. The Town of Clarence Youth Bureau is offering the guidance and support needed to deal with this pervasive issue. 

Tomorrow night we present the first installment of our "Bullying, Parenting & Healthy Relationships" Speaker Series. Internationally known lecturer and leading expert in the field Michael Nerney will be making a presentation titled "The Social-Emotional  Impact of Bullying."

In April we present John Rosemond, one of America’s leading experts in the field of parenting.

Call the Town of Clarence Youth Bureau at 407-2162 for more information, or visit our website.

MQA Grads Achieve Honors at St. Mary’s High School

MQA Grads Achieve Honors at St. Mary’s High School

Congratulations to the following graduates of Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School on being named to the second quarter honor roll at St. Mary’s High School in Lancaster. Mary Queen of Angels, Pre-K through Grade 8, is located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga.

Seniors: Sarah Buczek, Ashley Bystrak, Thomas Giampa, Dina Giancarlo, Joshua Gumulak, Kimberly Hacker, Shannon Nowak, Angela Sikora, David Sobczynski and Raeann Stilwell. 

Juniors: Emily Beilman, Damon Fermo, Nathan Meyers, Korry Williams and Amanda Ziomek.

The Report Cards Are Here ... How Did Your School Do?

The Report Cards Are Here ... How Did Your School Do?

CLARENCE, N.Y. - The New York State Education Department announced on Thursday the release of 2009-10 School Report Cards for all schools and districts throughout New York.

Results for the Clarence Central School District are located here.

In addition to school and district information, there is also a School Report Card for the entire State. The compete set of Report Cards is available on the New York State Education Department website.

Much of the data contained in the School Report Cards has already been publicly released throughout the past year, but the Report Cards represent a single place for finding all of that information. Previously released information includes: