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

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

EAST AURORA, 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 East Aurora Union Freel School District are located here.

Annunciation School Plans Carnival and Second Open House Event

Annunciation School Plans Carnival and Second Open House Event

Coming off a very successful open house in February, Annunciation School in Elma announced that it will host a second open house event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the school, located at 7580 Clinton St. The event will be held in conjunction with a Winter Carnival sponsored by the 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.

Broadway Actor Returns to East Aurora High School

Broadway Actor Returns to East Aurora High School

by Jeremy Morlock and Julie Hadley

From 1989 to 1991, the name Justin Gomlak could be found in programs for local school musical productions. The name may have changed – he’s now known as Justin Greer – but the East Aurora High School graduate’s enthusiasm for the stage is still strong.

Greer, a Broadway performer who has appeared in “Shrek the Musical,” “The Producers,” “Urban Cowboy” and “Annie Get Your Gun,” visited his old high school on Monday to meet with the students involved in the production of “Seussical,” which opens Friday. It’s a show close to his heart; Greer was part of the original Broadway cast.

Read the full article from the East Aurora Advertiser.

East Aurora High School Prepares for 'Seussical'

East Aurora High School Prepares for 'Seussical'

by Julie Hadley

East Aurora High School will present “Seussical, The Musical” Feb. 11 through 13 at the High School auditorium. Director Chris Cummins, in his second time at the helm, oversees upwards of 150 students in the production, based on characters in several of Dr. Seuss’ books.

“There was debate on whether we wanted to do another children’s show,” Cummins admitted. “We chose this one because it’s something that everyone can relate to. Dr. Seuss just connects with everybody.”

What's New in East Aurora Community Education for 2011?

What's New in East Aurora Community Education for 2011?
Would you like to join a community singing group led by longtime East Aurora music teacher Marcia LaForce to sing beloved pieces from America's rich musical heritage?  Or maybe you could learn to play bridge, or start your own blog, or begin a special knitting project? 
   
Outdoor lovers could learn to kayak; indoor lovers can learn software to enhance your creative photography, or learn watercolor painting or glass crafts.

Annunciation Students Enjoy Trip to Armor Elementary for Andy Parker’s Weather Machine

Annunciation Students Enjoy Trip to Armor Elementary for Andy Parker’s Weather Machine

Third- through sixth-grade students from Annunciation School in Elma traveled to Armor Elementary School in Hamburg today to experience Andy Parker’s Weather Machine in action. Both schools had competed in a competition for the show by donating food to the Food Bank of WNY during the holiday season.

While Armor took first place in the competition, they were impressed with the effort put forth by the students at Annunciation, who collected and donated 906 pounds of food to the Food Bank. Armor then extended an invitation to the students from Annunciation, who were very pleased to accept!

East Aurora High School Presents Seussical the Musical February 11-13

East Aurora High School Presents Seussical the Musical February 11-13

EAST AURORA, N.Y. -- East Aurora High School presents Seussical the Musical at the East Aurora High School Auditorium, 1003 Center Street, East Aurora, NY on February 11-13.  This is the musical’s premiere in East Aurora and, directed by Chris Cummins, is guaranteed to be a unique and fun show.  The orchestra will be conducted by Paula O’Connor, chorus directed by Paul Blackwell, and choreography by Mike Lambert.

Seussical the Musical is based on a collection of Dr. Seuss' best known works, following Horton the Elephant and his efforts to protect his friend Jojo and Who-ville against all harm. Other beloved Seuss characters include the Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, the Lorax, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and the narrator, the Cat in the Hat.