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West Seneca East Students to Host Roundtable with Local Lawmakers

West Seneca East Students to Host Roundtable with Local Lawmakers

West Seneca East Senior High School Participation in Government students will host a roundtable discussion with several local lawmakers at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 23 in the school auditorium, 4760 Seneca St.

Elected officials slated to take part represent all levels of government, from town to federal office. Participants include Rep. Brian Higgins, D-27th District; state Sen. Tim Kennedy, D-58th District; and Sheila Meegan, West Seneca town supervisor.

Students have been studying public policy and will develop questions based on issues facing the community. Questions will be directed to the appropriate elected official. Fifteen students will be asking the questions, and three have been selected to serve as moderators. These students are Zack Giacobello, Courtney McDermott and Alex Martin. 

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.

West Seneca Again Makes List of 'Best Communities for Music Ed'

West Seneca Again Makes List of 'Best Communities for Music Ed'

The results of a recent survey by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation is music to the ears of the West Seneca community!

The West Seneca Central School District has been selected as one of the nation’s “2012 Best Communities for Music Education” by the NAMM Foundation for the second year in a row.

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.

Northwood Elementary Goes "Bald for Bucks"

Northwood Elementary Goes "Bald for Bucks"

Northwood Elementary students and staff really put their heads together this spring to support Roswell Park Cancer Institute and two families dealing with cancer.

The West Seneca school went Bald for Bucks on April 5, raising $5,700 for Roswell. Twenty-six students, parents and staff members shaved their heads for the cause. Donations are continuing to come in.

Participants also had the option of getting purple spray, tinsel or extensions in their hair. Through these efforts, $1,535 was collected to go to the Turner and Kuzara families. Jim Turner, parent of Northwood students Evan and Jack Turner, recently passed away from pancreatic cancer. Patty Kuzara, mother of students Kayla and Kaitlin Kuzara, is battling lung cancer.

"Everyone came together for a great cause and the results are better than I think any of us could have hoped for," said Melissa Schutrum, senior clerk at Northwood.

Annunciation School Pre-K Accepting Applications

Annunciation School Pre-K Accepting Applications

Annunciation School, located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma, is currently accepting applications for Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 for the 2012-13 school year. Following the New York State core standards for preschools, the primary goal in Annunciation Pre-K is to have your child’s first experience in school be a positive and successful one! 

Pre-K students at Annunciation review colors and shapes and begin pre-math, pre-writing and pre-reading skills, and work to develop the social and learning skills that are important for academic success. Students also begin using sign language as a second language and enjoy art, music, library, computer lab and physical education.