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Vote on East Aurora School Roof Project is Tuesday

Vote on East Aurora School Roof Project is Tuesday

by Jeremy Morlock

East Aurora School District residents will vote Tues., Jan. 25 on whether to approve a plan to install new roofs over portions of the High School building on Center Street, replacing leaky structures. Though the construction costs are expected to be $90,000, district officials said that the use of reserve funds and state aid will mean that the project has no direct tax impact.

Russ is Chosen as Acting Superintendent for East Aurora Schools

Russ is Chosen as Acting Superintendent for East Aurora Schools

by Jeremy Morlock

The East Aurora School Board voted 6-0 on Wed., Jan. 12 to named Brian Russ as acting superintendent effective Feb. 19. Russ, who has been serving as the district’s chief information officer, will take over for Superintendent James Bodziak, who has accepted a post at the Frontier Central School District.

Asked about his goals as acting superintendent, Russ told the Advertiser that preparing the 2011-2012 school budget would be a priority. “We’re going to be facing some pretty serious issues” in light of the state’s financial situation and expected changes in school aid, Russ noted.

Annunciation School to Host Open House

Annunciation School to Host Open House

Annunciation School, offering academic programs for students in Pre-K3 through Grade 8, will hold its annual open house from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 3, at the school, located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma.

The public is invited to stop in for refreshments, a tour of the school, and an opportunity to meet students, alumni, teachers, the pastor and the school principal. Annunciation currently serves the Alden, Alexander, Attica, Cheektowaga, Depew, East Aurora, Iroquois, Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Seneca school districts, and busing is available within a 15-mile radius.

Student Athletes Raising the Bar Thanks to Improved Training

Student Athletes Raising the Bar Thanks to Improved Training

West Seneca East High School athletes have reportedly experienced superior results after implementing Primordial Strength training methods through their certified coaches, according to Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc.

One female athlete added five inches on her high jump after just two weeks of training, said Helmicki. Another athlete who had plateaued for nearly two years recently shaved several tenths of a second off her sprint times. 

Mason Winfield to Discuss Book at West Seneca East Middle School

WEST SENECA, NY -- West Seneca East Middle School’s War of 1812 Club invites the community to attend an upcoming program it will host with Mason Winfield, author of “Ghosts of 1812” and several books on supernatural folklore in Western New York.

Winfield will talk about “Ghosts of 1812” on Wednesday, Jan. 12 in the East Middle auditorium, 1415 Center Road in West Seneca. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.  The club is asking for a $3 donation for admission. 

The War of 1812 Club was founded two years ago by social studies teacher Scott Frank to cultivate the interest of students in local history, particularly the War of 1812, much of which took place nearby.

For more information on the guest speaker, visit his website: http://www.masonwinfield.com.

Eating Disorders Information Night February 3

Eating Disorders Information Night February 3

EAST AURORA, NY -- The East Aurora Union Free School District will sponsor an Eating Disorders Information Night at Parkdale Elementary School in the auditorium on Thursday, February 3 at 7:00 PM. The panel format will feature local experts from the medical community, and is coordinated by the school district's Pupil Services and Health, Physical Education and Athletics Departments. The forum will be presented as a community service, there will be no cost to attend, and it will be open to all.

Panelists, accompanied by recovered victims of eating disorders, will discuss the signs of the disorders and provide resources for help. It is estimated that 8-10 million people in the United States suffer from eating disorders, the majority of them young women.

Professionals on the panel will include:

    Dr. Dalinda A. Condino
    Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine

Open House to Highlight Catholic Schools Week Events at Annunciation

Open House to Highlight Catholic Schools Week Events at Annunciation

Students, faculty and staff at Annunciation School in Elma have big plans for Catholic Schools Week, beginning with 5 p.m. Mass and a potluck dinner on Saturday, January 29, at the church, located at 7580 Clinton St.

On Monday, January 31, local marching cadets and a color guard will visit the school. Pupils will have an opportunity to dress up as their favorite patriot or as a symbol of the United States on Tuesday, February 1. 

On Wednesday, February 2, the school will be visited by the  Buffalo Zoo’s Zoomobile and students will also be treated to a special All-American lunch. A Milk For Health presentation is also planned.