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St. Amelia School Principal Receives National Award

St. Amelia School Principal Receives National Award

(New Orleans) - At the National Catholic Education elementary school dinner on Apr. 26, St. Amelia School principal James Mulé  was honored as one of 12 Catholic educators from across the country as a  2011 Distinguished Principals. 

Mulé said, "I strive to foster an atmosphere of worship, as well as a place to share the message of Jesus.

New PLA School Plans Rolled Out For Board Approval

New PLA School Plans Rolled Out For Board Approval

At today's Buffalo Board of Education meeting, Superintendent James A. Williams rolled out the latest set of plans meant to turn around state-designated Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools.

The last set of plans was shown to the board on April 13th, the same day that the Joint Intervention Team Reviews were received by the district.

Bills Fullback Jehuu Caulcrick Cooks at Emerson

Bills Fullback Jehuu Caulcrick Cooks at Emerson

New to Buffalo, but no stranger to the kitchen, Caulcrick will cook with students and teachers  at Emerson School of Hospitality.

Jehuu Caulcrick, fullback for the Buffalo Bills, will visit Emerson High School on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011. Caulcrick will arrive at Emerson at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning to be a guest chef in the 2nd floor banquet room of Emerson under the tutelage of Banquet Facilitator Donna Emmert and Chef Instructor Lenny Dowell.  “We’ve got a lot going on,” Emmert said of the planned menu.  “I hope he can keep up with us.”

Caulcrick will cook right up until noon, and after lunch he will be the guest speaker for the Donate Life and School Ambassador Clubs. All Emerson athletes will also be invited to the luncheon.  

Caulcrick, comes to Emerson through a joint affiliation with Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) and the Buffalo Schools.

(Photo: Buffalo Bills)

Performing Arts School Presents Dance and Still Art

Performing Arts School Presents Dance and Still Art

The Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts will present their Spring Dance Celebration performance in the Mainstage Theater at 450 Masten Avenue on Friday, April 29th, at 7PM, and Saturday, April 30th, at 2PM.

There will also be a school-time matinee performance on Friday, April 29th at 9:40AM.

Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and senior citizens.
 
The dance performance will be preceded by on Art Show and Reception featuring the artwork of the 9th and 10th-grade visual art majors in the school's art gallery on Friday, April 29th, from 6 to 7PM.

South Park High School Comes Through for Soldiers in Iraq

South Park High School Comes Through for Soldiers in Iraq

Teacher Eileen Noworyta’s 20-year-old son, Kevin (far right, top photo) was deployed to Iraq a few months back.  That’s when Eileen’s fellow teachers and some students at South Park High School decided that they would gather goodies for the soldiers to enjoy.

According to Noworyta, the effort was spearheaded by Assistant Principal Denise Denz and teacher Mary Pat Furey.  Denz sent out a note via lotus notes to the staff asking for donations of items that would be appreciated and needed by the troops. “She also consulted JROTC officers at our school to hear what was really needed from their active duty perspectives,” Noworyta said. “The staff and students were extremely generous and the donations were piling up in her office.”

South Park collected enough “Peeps,” Rice Krispie treats and jellybeans to fill 90 baskets for all the men in Apache Troop.

TOY Book Club Meets to Discuss "How I Become a Pirate"

TOY Book Club Meets to Discuss "How I Become a Pirate"

TOY’s Book Club members will be discussing the book and playing related activities on May 7th at Talking Leaves Books on Main Street.  Members of the book club must pre-register via email to bookclub@theatreofyouth.org with their name, age, phone number and the name of the adult who will be accompanying them.

Members then receive a voucher for 15% off their order of the book How I Became a Pirate from either Talking Leaves locations.  The meeting of the Theatre of Youth Book Club will be held at Talking Leaves, 3158 Main Street on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 1pm.  Refreshments will be served. For more information about the book club please call the TOY Box Office at 716-884-4400 x304.

Hutchinson Technical to Compete in Elite Run

Hutchinson Technical to Compete in Elite Run

Hutchinson Technical High School Coach David Sardo is very proud of his runners, as 4 students each from the cross country and track teams make their way to the Penn Relays at the end of April.

Students Dannie Wea, Charles Garner, Emmanuel Cott and John Cherry will compete in the 4 x 100 relay, while Jamarr Chandler, Nick Serediuk, Aruro Salas and Verdall Cole will run the 4 x 400 relay.

Sardo says that he and co-coaches Dallas Bell and Bob Merkle decided to seek an opportunity above the normal for the team.  So when West coach and Section VI indoor Track Chair Pete Szymanski reiterated his yearly offer for the Hutch team to join Sweet Home and West Seneca in the Penn Relays, Sardo bit.

The Penn Relays take place at