Getting to school safely

Now that school is back in session, drivers on the road need to remind themselves to be more careful. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), nearly 500,000 buses carry more than 25 million students to and from school in the United States. School buses have also been labeled as the safest vehicle on the road. “In fact, children […]

Franklinville Elementary provides food for students

Staff at Franklinville Elementary School have provided a way to ensure students have nourishing food on the weekends, through a local program.  Jennifer Kersch is the social worker at the school and explained how the implementation of this program came about. “This is my second year at Franklinville and there was not a social worker here in the building before, […]

Rachel’s Challenge instituted at Letchworth Central

On Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, Letchworth Middle School hosted Rachel’s Challenge. Presenter Chris Mowery, talked to students about the inspiring story of Rachel Scott, whose example of kindness and acceptance came to light after she became the first victim in the Columbine High School tragedy. Conveyed through stories from Rachel’s life and writings, Rachel’s Challenge shows the profound positive impact […]

Warsaw CSD Capital Project finished as district begins new school year

The Warsaw Board of Education held its first regular meeting of the new school year on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, with a report from District Superintendent Mathew Wilkins that the Capital Project work done this summer has been completed. The $22 million project was approved by voters on May 16 as Proposition No. 2, along with the 2023-24 School Budget […]

Warsaw Village SRO contracts in need of update

The following information comes from the Village of Warsaw’’s Sept. 5, 2023 meeting minutes. WARSAW, N.Y. – Warsaw Village Police Chief Peter Hoffmeister reported to the Village Board of Trustees that both the Warsaw and Wyoming Central Schools’ resource officer contracts were in need of an update. Hoffmeister explained that the update would allow “the Village to be reimbursed for […]

Multiple topics discussed during Sept. 5 Pioneer Board of Ed meeting

The Pioneer Board of Education held a regular meeting on Sept. 5, 2023.  Board members present for the meeting were:  President Melissa Nocera-Collins, Vice President Angela Wiseman, Darla Schwab, Denise Urbino, Wendy Warner Burch, Mark Kless, Shawn Hannon, Brandon Pyc, and Eric Slocum. Following the Pledge to the American flag and the approval of the agenda, the BOE turned their […]

Carris receives Woman of Distinction recognition

The Beta Gamma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has recognized Mary Carris as the 2022-2023  “Woman of Distinction.”  Carris, a retired teacher from Pioneer Central, has been a very active member of the group, serving in many leadership roles, including treasurer for many years. “Congratulations to Mary for this well-deserved honor!” reads a press release from the […]

TBA student gives opening address

As faculty and staff members made their way back to school for another year, Ten Broeck Academy, like many other districts, held an opening day program on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, in the auditorium.  This year, though, the speaker for that first day was different from the usual administrators. Sierra Lovell, a junior at TBA, was asked by Superintendent Donald […]

High school student contributes valuable information for fair booth

The theme for the booths at the 2023 Erie County Fair Historic Building honored the 50-year Anniversary of the Vietnam War, since 1973 marked the year the draft ended.  The conflict was far from over, though, since troops were still realizing some of their heaviest battles and casualties, as well as an increase in POWs and MIAs. When the Sardinia […]

Back to school scramble

The scent of autumn is in the air, and so are the sounds of many a child lamenting the end of summer. That’s right, it’s Back to School time already! Although some parents may be looking forward to the established school routine yet again, the challenge of paying for back-to-school supplies and clothes can dampen excitement as inflation and housing […]

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