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South Buffalo Charter School Plans to Build New Building

South Buffalo Charter School Plans to Build New Building

As it winds down its first decade of service to students from across Western New York, South Buffalo Charter School has begun the process of shaping the school’s future.

School officials announced today that South Buffalo Charter School has agreed to purchase a 26.6-acre parcel of land on which it plans to build a new school facility. The property, located at Mineral Springs Road and South Ogden Street in South Buffalo, gives the school necessary space to design and build a new campus that can accommodate an increased student population and provide students and teachers with a state-of-the-art learning environment.

“Our first ten years have been marked by significant success and a new facility will help us build upon that success in the way we serve our students,” said James Neimeier, President of the South Buffalo Charter School Board of Trustees. “Our current building presents certain logistical challenges, especially as our enrollment continues to grow.”

Catholic Charities Youth Education Program Can Brighten Summer and the Future with a GED

BUFFALO, NY, July 18, 2011 – While it’s summertime, the living isn’t easy when struggling in a dead-end, low-paying job without a high school diploma. Whether it’s a teen who doesn’t have the option of returning to school or someone who left high school without a diploma years ago, becoming financially independent without a high school diploma is nearly impossible.

Tomorrow’s Youth Today of Catholic Charities can help Erie County residents obtain a high school diploma, known as a GED, and gain employable skills – all free of cost.

The Tomorrow’s Youth Today (TYT) program of Catholic Charities, along with support from Dollar General, helps individuals 16 years and older face these realities and give them a second chance at a brighter future.

Small group classes and one-on-one GED tutoring are offered free at many locations throughout Buffalo and Erie County. Job readiness skills also are addressed. 

Annunciation School Unveils New Center for Health Science

Annunciation School Unveils New Center for Health Science

Annunciation School in Elma today announced the unveiling of a new and unique educational program for seventh- and eighth-grade students that will be introduced to students when they return for classes in September. 

The Center for Health Science at Annunciation School will feature an innovative two-year curriculum, broken down into six trimesters, that will offer students a unique hands-on opportunity to receive health certifications, prepare research projects, explore health career opportunities, and delve into subjects such as safety, fitness, ecology and drug awareness.

Congratulations to the Annunciation School Class of 2011

Congratulations to the Annunciation School Class of 2011

Annunciation School in Elma held graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2011 on Tuesday, June 21. Located at 7580 Clinton St., Annunciation currently serves children in Pre-K3 through Grade 8 from the Alden, Alexander, Attica, East Aurora, Cheektowaga, Depew, Iroquois, Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Seneca school districts. For registration information, please call 681-1327.

 

How Much is Your School Superintendent Making?

How Much is Your School Superintendent Making?

By CARA MATTHEWS 

Gannett Albany Bureau

ALBANY -- With thousands of teacher layoffs and program cuts around the state, a few hundred superintendents are not getting pay increases in the upcoming school year - but some are still getting hefty ones.

See a database of salaries of local school superintendents

Many superintendents are seeing modest increases, data filed with the state Education Department show. The average base salary was $165,577 in the fiscal year that ends June 30 and will be $165,916 in upcoming school year. The average grew by 2 percent between 2009-10 and 2011-12.

Annunciation School Athletes Earn First Place Honors in Track

Annunciation School Athletes Earn First Place Honors in Track

Competing against seven other schools, Annunciation School in Elma earned first place overall at the Holbel Championship track meet held on May 31 at St. Francis High School. Other participating schools included Fourteen Holy Helpers, Mary Queen of Angels, St. Mary’s of the Lake, St. Aloysius, St. Joseph - Gowanda, St. Augustine’s and the Waldorf School.

Annunciation students earned gold medals in the following categories: 75-meter sprint, softball throw, 300-meter relay, standing long jump and 60-meter sprint. In addition to winning the championship meet, the team from Elma also finished in first place during the regular season.

All Roads Lead to the Annual Annunciation Picnic

All Roads Lead to the Annual Annunciation Picnic

The annual Annunciation Church Picnic, a fun-filled family event featuring great food, rides, raffles, music, specialty booths and much more, will take place August 19-21 on the parish grounds at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma. 

The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, August 19, with a delicious fish fry, a classic car show from 6 to 9 p.m. and music by Hit ‘n Run from 7 to 11 p.m. under the beer tent.