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May News from East Aurora Schools

May News from East Aurora Schools

The EAHS Envirothon teams competed on March 31 and April 28 against 15 Erie County high schools on topics which included aquatics, wildlife, soils, current events and forestry.  We entered two teams of five students each.  The Varsity team, composed of Charlie Border, Austin Beiter, Caitlin McGee, Kyle Spindlemen, and Rachel Tucker, came in third place.   Our JV team, composed of Elizabeth Bauer, Ed Crow, Kyle O'Brien, Zoey Spindlemen and Kendall Szafnicki, earned a first place in soils and a third place in forestry.    Congratulations to our students and their advisor, Jeff Shelley.

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Annunciation School to Offer Unique Summer Academic Program

Annunciation School to Offer Unique Summer Academic Program

Annunciation School in Elma will offer a summer academic program for children entering grades one through seven in the fall. The program will take place from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday during the weeks of July 11 and July 18. The school is located at 7580 Clinton St.

The summer program will include an “Author Study,” reading comprehension, a phonics refresher (primary grades), Science Day, Social Studies Day, Math Day, fun activities, and arts and crafts. Technology will be incorporated into the program, which will be excellent preparation for the New York state tests in math and ELA.

WNY Schools Ranked by Efficiency

WNY Schools Ranked by Efficiency

Business First - by G. Scott Thomas

Frontier is the most efficient school district in Western New York, according to annual ratings posted by Business First.

Frontier pushed ahead of Lancaster, which was last year's regional leader in administrative efficiency. Lancaster is No. 2 this year.

Rounding out the top five are North Tonawanda, Williamsville and East Aurora.

Business First annually rates the academic performance of all Western New York school districts. This year's academic ratings will be released in early June.

But the rankings of administrative efficiency are separate, designed to identify those districts that have the tightest budgets and leanest staffs, regardless of academic performance. These ratings are especially timely now, since school budget votes are just days away.

Week Two, Summer Camps at B is for Books

Week Two, Summer Camps at B is for Books

Summer Reading Camp at B is for Books, Orchard Park's independent bookstore specializing in children's books, is a fun way to keep reading skills sharp during the summer and have fun, too.

Each session includes stories, crafts, indoor and outdoor games and a snack. Each camper should be a bag lunch, too. Campers may register for one session or sessions or the entire week.

Week Two is August 1-5, featuring Classics & Characters:

Monday - Curious George

Tuesday - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Wednesday - Winnie the Pooh

Thursday - The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Friday - Pigeon, Elephant & Piggie

Registration is required and the series books quickly. Call 667-2383 or visit www.bisforbooks.com for details. Find us on Facebook, too.

Annunciation School to Offer Popular KinderKamp Program

Annunciation School to Offer Popular KinderKamp Program

Annunciation School’s annual KinderKamp program, designed to help ease entry into a formal school setting through creative learning experiences, will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon June 13-17. The school is located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma, and the program is open to students preparing to enter kindergarten at any school.

Activities offered at KinderKamp include letter and number recognition, story comprehension, art, fun and games. Registration is $50 and space is limited. To register or for more information, please call the school office at 681-1327.

Lacrosse Team Dedicates Senior Game to Long-Time Supporter

Lacrosse Team Dedicates Senior Game to Long-Time Supporter

BUFFALO, NYThe East Aurora High School Lady Blue Devils lacrosse team celebrated more than just their senior game against West Seneca West on Friday, April 29th.  Students, staff, and community members joined together for the third year in a row to commemorate the life and legacy of long-time supporter, Michael Schafer.

Mike was a strong supporter of East Aurora lacrosse programs serving as President of the booster club and member of the Board of Directors.  With his leadership and fundraising abilities Mike assisted the program by helping to provide scholarships for athletes to attend lacrosse camps, play in the winter league and have indoor preseason practice time.  With his help, the program grew from one club team of varsity boys to four teams - varsity and junior varsity boys and girls - plus two club teams at the modified level.  As a lacrosse dad, Mike could often be found on the sidelines cheering on his son, David (class of ’0

Teacher Days at Hawk Creek

Teacher Days at Hawk Creek

East Aurora, NY - All educators are invited to Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc. for free Teacher Days on Saturdays, May 14, 21, and June 4, 2011 from 1:00-3:00pm to discover the many wild educational opportunities awaiting them!

Teachers, scout leaders, homeschool, camp, and group coordinators are welcome to visit the Center for FREE to meet with Hawk Creek’s wildlife educators, over 80 animals, and discover the many exciting educational services provided, including the new Exploration Kits for teacher loan. Hawk Creek Wildlife Center is located at 655 Luther Road East Aurora, NY 14052 and can be contacted at 716-652-8646 or kim@hawkcreek.org.

Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Inc.