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Annunciation’s expanding Pre-K program to host open house events

Annunciation’s expanding Pre-K program to host open house events

 

The Strong Start Early Learning Academy at the Church of the Annunciation in Elma will host two upcoming open house events to showcase its expanding Pre-K program. The open house events will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, June 29, and 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28. Annunciation Strong Start is located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma.

For the 2015-16 school year, Annunciation will offer Pre-K3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the Pre-K4/5 program will expand and be offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Also in 2015-16, the program will offer before- and after-school options with drop-off beginning at 7:30 a.m. weekdays and a “lunch bunch” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Auction of a Student-Built House

Auction of a Student-Built House

Cash Realty & Auctions will auction a student-built modular home on Friday, June 12 at 9:30 a.m.  The three bedroom, two bathroom, 1,248 square-foot ranch home was built by the high school students enrolled in Erie 1 BOCES building trades program.

The students built the home as part of hands-on learning experience that Erie 1 BOCES offers. The house has been inspected and meets building code. 

Chris Burgio, instructor at Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career & Technical Center, is eager for the students to see the culmination of their project on auction day.  

“The students work very hard to build these houses. This project not only helps the students learn, but it also gives them a sense of pride when their hard work is admired by eager bidders,” voiced Burgio.

North Tonawanda High School Students Learn About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

North Tonawanda High School Students Learn About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Now that prom season is in full swing and summer break is nearing, more teens will be on the road. With Memorial Day marking the beginning of AAA’s 100 deadliest days of the year for U.S. teen drivers, schools across the country are re-enforcing lessons in driver safety. To help safeguard local youth drivers AT&T teamed up with North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas, North Tonawanda Police Department Captain Roger Zgolak, and North Tonawanda High School to educate students on the dangers of texting and driving. The special assembly was part of the school’s pre-prom assembly.

North Tonawanda High School Students Learn About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

North Tonawanda High School Students Learn About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Now that prom season is in full swing and summer break is nearing, more teens will be on the road. With Memorial Day marking the beginning of AAA’s 100 deadliest days of the year for U.S. teen drivers, schools across the country are re-enforcing lessons in driver safety. To help safeguard local youth drivers AT&T teamed up with North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas, North Tonawanda Police Department Captain Roger Zgolak, and North Tonawanda High School to educate students on the dangers of texting and driving. The special assembly was part of the school’s pre-prom assembly.

North Tonawanda High School Students Learn About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

North Tonawanda High School Students Learn About the Dangers of Distracted Driving

Now that prom season is in full swing and summer break is nearing, more teens will be on the road. With Memorial Day marking the beginning of AAA’s 100 deadliest days of the year for U.S. teen drivers, schools across the country are re-enforcing lessons in driver safety. To help safeguard local youth drivers AT&T teamed up with North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas, North Tonawanda Police Department Captain Roger Zgolak, and North Tonawanda High School to educate students on the dangers of texting and driving. The special assembly was part of the school’s pre-prom assembly.

Pre-kindergarten Positions Available at Annunciation Church in Elma

Pre-kindergarten Positions Available at Annunciation Church in Elma

 

The “Strong Start” pre-kindergarten program at Annunciation Church in Elma is expanding this fall, and the program is currently accepting applications for a part-time Pre-K3 teacher and a part-time Pre-K3 assistant. 

A bachelor’s degree in education is required with a master’s degree preferred, along with teaching experience for the teacher position. A two-year degree in childcare or early childhood education or four years experience in early childhood education is required for the assistant position. Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 

Mary Queen of Angels School Takes Top Honors in Robotics Tournament

Mary Queen of Angels School Takes Top Honors in Robotics Tournament

 

Students from Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga earned tournament champion honors at the VEX IQ Challenge Highrise Funfest robotics tournament held May 2 at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library in downtown Buffalo.

The tournament was played on a 4x8-foot rectangular field where two robots worked collaboratively to score points in teamwork challenge matches. Teams could also participate in two additional challenges — a Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible under driver control, and the Programming Skills Challenge where one robot scores as many points as possible autonomously, without any driver inputs.