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Makowski Early Childhood Center Earns IB Primary Years Programme Accreditation

Makowski Early Childhood Center Earns IB Primary Years Programme Accreditation

Buffalo Public School Stanley M. Makowski Early Childhood Center #99 has been authorized to teach the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). 

Students in the 21st century are faced with the challenge of learning about an interconnected world where knowledge is constantly developing.

Buffalo Public School Students Win, Place in UB Entrepreneurship Competition

Buffalo Public School Students Win, Place in UB Entrepreneurship Competition

A six-student team made up of participants from various area high schools won first place in an entrepreneurship competition on April 2 for their winning business proposal, an online gaming lounge.  Three of the students on the winning team are from the Buffalo Public Schools.

The competition, held at Hutch Tech, followed a 20-week Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP) conducted by the University at Buffalo School of Management and the Meszaros International Center of Entrepreneurship (MICE). Eight teams in all entered the competition.

Among the winners were Jordan Commodore of Bennett High School, Robert Greene of Hutchinson Central Technical High School, Luis Rodriguez of Hutchinson Central Technical High School.  Don Jordan of Lancaster High School, Joshua Prible of Depew High School, and Alissa Smithers of Williamsville South High School rounded out the winning team.

St. Joe’s Inducts Five Alumni into Signum Fidei Society

St. Joe’s Inducts Five Alumni into Signum Fidei Society

School’s Most Prestigious Honor Bestowed upon Ryan, Spitler, Neumeister, Leary, and Foley

Buffalo, NY St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute’s Alumni Association has announced that the following individuals have been nominated for induction into the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Signum Fidei Society: Patrick M. Ryan ‘62 (Mercerville, NJ), Kevin W. Spitler ’67 (Buffalo, NY), Richard A. Neumeister ’69 (East Amherst, NY), James (Jay) Leary ’71 (Annapolis, MD) and Kevin M. Foley ’78 (New York). 

The 28th Annual Signum Fidei Society Induction Ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Brookfield Country Club, located at 5120 Shimerville Road, Clarence, NY will be led by William M.

Returning to Neighborhood Schools

Returning to Neighborhood Schools

Common Council of the City of Buffalo

Returning to Neighborhood Schools

By: James N. Jackson

Despite some of the highest spending per pupil in the region, the City of Buffalo’s schools suffer from low achievement and are consistently among the lowest producing schools in New York State. The overall graduation rate in the City is around 60 percent, and amongst boys, only 25-33 percent of black males and only 55 percent of white males finish school.  Students who drop out of school are more likely than their peers who graduate to be unemployed, live in poverty, receive public assistance, be incarcerated in prison, have health problems, divorce, and be single parents with children who drop out of high school themselves.

Newfane Student Suspended for Activism

Newfane Student Suspended for Activism

Nicolette Saraf, of Newfane NY, was suspended today from Newfane High School for three days. She was suspended for participating in a nationwide effort to raise awareness for children who have no shoes, going just one day for those who go a lifetime, with no shoes. The TOMS brand is known for donating a new pair of shoes to a child in need for each pair of shoes you purchase. TOMS even has some vegan shoes, of which I am the proud owner. I guess it's like wearing activism on my feet, and today for Nicolette, wearing her activism meant not wearing any shoes. For that, she was suspended for three days. Three days that she will miss class work, assignments, and vital instruction from her teachers.

St. John's Open House

St. John's Open House

St. John's School is having an Open House on Sunday, April 3rd from noon until 2:00pm. 

Visitors can meet the teachers, view the classrooms, discover the curriculum, and stroll the hallways enjoying the students' artwork. St. John's serves children from 3 years old through 8th grade. 

The school is located at 1085 Englewood Avenue in Kenmore. 

Buffalo Seminary to Host Western New York Premiere of "Youth Producing Change"

Buffalo Seminary to Host Western New York Premiere of "Youth Producing Change"

The final installment of Buffalo Seminary's 2010-2011 Human Rights Speaker and Film Series will be the Western New York premiere of “Youth Producing Change” on Friday, April 15, at 7 p.m. The program at Sem will showcase the work of young international filmmakers, many of whom are teenagers. Eleven short films will bring to life the unique challenges faced by people throughout the world. 

“Young people speak with a captivating rawness – they are more honest, curious, optimistic and willing to be vulnerable than their adult counterparts,” said John Biaggi, Director of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. “These youth share universal traits that not only transcend differences in nationality, race, religion and culture, but also imbue their voices with the power to move audiences.”