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Holmes Elementary School Hosts Retreat for Teachers

While Amy Pavone has taught for the past four years at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, this new school year marks the first where she will be teaching at Holmes Elementary School.  The fifth-grade teacher is no different than the student who is the “new kid” in the building and is meeting and will soon work with an entirely new team of teachers and administrators.

To ease the transition to a new school, to reacquaint staff, and to ensure teachers are prepared for instruction the first day of school, Holmes Elementary School Principal Lisa Cross held the “Homes Retreat” for teachers.  The theme of the retreat was “Building a Reading Life.”

“It is very important, especially if you are a new teacher, to feel that you are part of a community.  I feel that at Holmes Elementary School.  Lisa Cross did a great job of setting goals and establishing expectations.  That is what teaching is all about: leading by example and setting high expectation

Kenmore East Hosts Orientation for New Students and Parents

Abby Helsel is one of 280 students who will be new to Kenmore East High School during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Catholic School Teachers Go Back to School

With the start of the new school year less than two weeks away, Catholic elementary school teachers are not only busy preparing their classrooms, they are engaged in professional development as well.

During the week of August 17, the diocesan Department of Catholic Schools hosted a number of workshops, ranging from brain-based learning to using learning centers in the classroom.

The sessions included:  Brain Based Learning: Procedures and strategies to address all learners; Using Learning Centers in the Primary Classroom; a Practical Guide to Design and Manage Learning Centers.

UB School of Architecture to Get Its Own Redesign

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo has announced a restoration and renewal project for the School of Architecture and Planning on the university's South Campus.  

The school is housed in Hayes Hall and Crosby Hall -- two of the most historic structures and iconic buildings at UB. Through the utilization of New York State critical maintenance funds, this $50 million project will preserve the historic exteriors of the buildings while creating academic spaces befitting a 21st century school of architecture and planning.

"This is an inspiring initiative," said Brian Carter, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning.

New StudyQuad & QuietQuad at Buffalo State

Buffalo State College has a new StudyQuad and QuietQuad for the new school year. Here is information provided by the college and Lisa Forrest at the Butler Library:

All Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the grand opening celebration for our new QuietQuad Lab and StudyQuad Lounge.   The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on Tuesday, August 31st at 12:00 p. m.  outside of E. H. Butler Library (just across from Cleveland Hall).

Our newest 24/7 computer lab features a comfortable lounge area, quiet study spaces, and a spacious assistive technology center.  Please join us in celebrating this beautiful new facility!

For more information: http://library.buffalostate.edu/news/2010/08/coming-soon-new-studyquad-quietquad/

 

Autistic Services, Inc. Returns to ArtSpace for 2010

(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) The return of Autistic Services to ArtSpace means more than 30 artists from their Arts Program will be highlighted.  This successful program allows the participants of Autistic Services Inc. to communicate through many different art media thus showing their understanding of composition, color theory and the use of space. “Many people with Autism are challenged by living in our mainstream society. But that doesn’t mean they cannot find other ways of communicating with the public. Art is a sophisticated way of doing that,” says Veronica Federiconi, Executive Director of Autistic Services Inc.

ArtSpace will once again welcome the show which will be exhibited from August 6 to August 28.  The exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, August 6, 2010 from 6PM until 9PM. ArtSpace located at 1219 Main Street Buffalo, NY.