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2012 Erie County Envirothon Winners

Buffalo Homeschooler’s team wins the 2012 Erie County Envirothon!  Buffalo Homeschoolers team of talented students will proceed to the New York State Envirothon where they will compete against winning Envirothon teams from counties throughout New York State. 

The 2012 Erie County Envirothon was held on May 3rd at Elma Senior Center/Village Green Park.  Participating high schools included St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, Grand Island, Orchard Park, East Aurora, Springville-Griffith, and Buffalo Homeschoolers.

Two Sem Seniors Participate in an Exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

When Calloused, a new exhibition featuring the work of young artists throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario, opens on May 3 at the world-renowned Albright-Knox Art Gallery, two seniors from Buffalo Seminary will be among the enthusiastic participants.

Left Brained by Grace Clauss, a senior at Sem, is one of 53 works that were chosen from more than 720 student submissions for this special exhibition, organized through the Future Curators Teen Program at the Albright-Knox. The Future Curators are all students in the 11th and 12th grades. This year, the program features 13 curators representing nine area high schools. Grace’s classmate, Isabella Buscarino, was chosen earlier this year to be a Future Curator.

Saluting Our School Nurses on National School Nurse Day

Saluting Our School Nurses on National School Nurse Day

“Advocacy, access, achievement: Making the connection” is the theme of National School Nurse Day, being celebrated on Wednesday, May 9. The theme is reflective of the overall positive impact school nurses have on the health and well-being of students, according to the National Association of School Nurses (NASN).

The Iroquois Central School District, covering approximately 84 square miles, includes the towns of Elma, Marilla, Wales, Aurora, Lancaster and Bennington. The district serves approximately 2,900 students in six public schools, and also includes two Catholic elementary schools — Annunciation and St. Vincent de Paul.

Annunciation to Host Unyts Blood Drive

Annunciation to Host Unyts Blood Drive

Annunciation Parish, 7580 Clinton, St., Elma, will host a Unyts blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, in Selbert Hall.

Annunciation School is home to The Center for Health Science, an innovative hands-on curriculum for students in seventh and eighth grade that allows participants to receive health certifications, prepare research projects, explore health career opportunities, and delve into subjects such as safety, fitness, ecology and drug awareness. Unyts is a partner in the program, offering both financial and professional support.

Annunciation Plans Summer Workshop for Students in Pre-K Through Grade 7

Annunciation Plans Summer Workshop for Students in Pre-K Through Grade 7

A summer workshop for children entering Pre-K4 through Grade 7 will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 25 through Aug. 3, at Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma.

The program will include literature activities and summer reading, hands-on math and science activities, reading comprehension and phonics (primary grades), arts and crafts, and much more. The program and activities will be theme based. Many fun activities will take place daily, and the school’s up-to-date technology will be utilized. The summer program will also be a great prep for New York State tests in math and ELA.

The cost of the program is $140 per week per child, with discounts offered for two or more children.

Annunciation School Plans Kids’ Carnival and Open House

Annunciation School Plans Kids’ Carnival and Open House

The Home School Guild at Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma, is hosting a Kids’ Carnival and Open House from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the school.

Hilbert’s Bald for Bucks Fundraiser Exceeds Goal

Hilbert’s Bald for Bucks Fundraiser Exceeds Goal

HAMBURG, N.Y. – A Goin’ Bald for Bucks fundraiser hosted at Hilbert College on April 3 raised nearly $6,400, more than double the event goal, in support of cancer research and patient care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Sponsored by the Hilbert Junior Leadership Scholarship group, several students, faculty and staff had their hair shaved or cut at the fundraiser.