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Mary Queen of Angels School to Host UNYTS Blood Drive

Mary Queen of Angels School to Host UNYTS Blood Drive

The Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) Donate Life Express Bus will be at Mary Queen of Angels School, 170 Rosewood Terrace, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, January 6, to hold a community blood drive. The bus will be parked in the parking lot of Queen of Martyrs Church, located directly in front of the school at 180 George Urban Blvd.

To schedule an appointment, please call UNYTS at 512-7940. Walk-ins are also welcome. Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with a signed parental consent form. Donors must weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health on the day of the blood drive. Your donation can save up to three lives right here in Western New York!

South Buffalo Charter School Needs Support for $50,000 Grant

South Buffalo Charter School Needs Support for $50,000 Grant

COMMUNITY URGED TO VOTE ONLINE, VIA TEXT BY DECEMBER 31

South Buffalo Charter School is asking the people of Western New York to help the school give its students a gift they will never forget.

South Buffalo Charter has been selected as a finalist in the Pepsi Refresh project, a nationwide grant competition from Pepsi aimed at supporting projects and ideas that will positively impact individuals, groups, organizations and communities. The proposal from South Buffalo Charter School, which was selected as a finalist in the $50,000 category, calls for establishing an iPad library at the school to help engage students in the reading process. If selected, the school will purchase 60 iPads and various applications, equipment and tools and convert space in its existing library to house the equipment.

Holiday Concerts Planned at West Seneca Schools

Holiday Concerts Planned at West Seneca Schools

The West Seneca Central Schools invite the community to share in the sounds of the season during their holiday concerts this December.

The shows begin tonight (Dec. 6), with West Seneca West Middle's holiday instrumental concert. The school is located at 395 Center Road.

The complete concert schedule is listed below. All shows begin at 7 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 12 - Allendale Elementary Holiday Concert at West Seneca West High School, 3330 Seneca St.

Tuesday, Dec. 13 - Winter Sketches Concert at West Seneca West High School

Wednesday, Dec. 14

- East Elementary Winter Concert, at East Elementary/Middle, 1445 Center Road

- Northwood Elementary Winter Concert at West Seneca East High School, 4760 Seneca St.

- Potters Road Elementary Holiday Concert at West Seneca West High School

- Winchester Elementary Holiday Concert at West Middle School

Thursday, Dec. 15

West Seneca Central Schools Academy of Visual Arts shows work at Central Library

West Seneca Central Schools Academy of Visual Arts shows work at Central Library

Senior students from both West Seneca East and West Senior High Schools are showcasing their work at the Central Library in downtown Buffalo though January. 

The show includes work created by West Seneca Central Academy of Visual Arts students in the Advanced Placement Studio in Art Class.  The class challenges students to create work that not only demonstrates mastery of technique but also showcases a strong conceptual base.  The students emphasize both drawing and 2D design fundamentals in their projects.  All of the work displayed has been created during this school year.

The show, which is open to all library patrons, is located next to Fables Café.

Andy's Weather Machine Food Drive Challenge is Back!

Andy's Weather Machine Food Drive Challenge is Back!

Students of Western New York, are you up to the challenge?

Once again, the Food Bank of Western New York and Andy’s Weather Machine are teaming up for the Weather Machine – Food Drive Challenge.

Register your school by Friday, November 25th to be entered into the running for a visit by Andy Parker and his Weather Machine!

It’s as easy as four simple steps:

  1. Register Online by clicking here.
  2. Once registered, begin to publicize your food drive.  Organize a collection area, make signs, mention the drive during morning announcements, send home letters to parents, and keep us updated on your progress.
  3. Bring all collected food items to the Food Bank of WNY on Friday, December 2nd.
  4. Watch Daybreak on Friday, December 9th to see if you are our Food Drive Challenge winner!

 

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How Does Your School District Stack Up?

How Does Your School District Stack Up?

Williamsville Schools Ranked 4th Upstate; Clarence, East Aurora Also Earn High Marks Locally

Courtesy Business First of Buffalo

The Pittsford Central School District is the top-rated public school system in Upstate New York, according to new rankings issued Thursday (October 27) by Business First, a Buffalo-based business publication.

Pittsford, a district in suburban Rochester, earned the highest score among

431 Upstate districts in Business First's analysis of four years of standardized test data.

The runners-up in the new Upstate academic standings are No. 2 Fayetteville-Manlius (suburban Syracuse), No. 3 Brighton (suburban Rochester), No. 4 Williamsville (suburban Buffalo) and No. 5 Skaneateles (suburban Syracuse).