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O/N BOCES Welding Students Take Top Spots at Competition

O/N BOCES Welding Students Take Top Spots at Competition

Seven students from the Orleans/Niagara BOCES Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers recently competed at the 14th Annual American Welding Society (AWS) competition held in Depew, New York against several other area schools.  The AWS was founded in 1919 and its goal is to advance the science, technology and application of welding and related joining disciplines in welding education.   Royalton Hartland Junior Beau Babcock took first place in the Shielded Metal Arc Welding with a 7018 electrode and Wilson Junior David Kish took second place.  Jim Boehnke, a senior from Starpoint took second place in the Gas Tungsten Arc Welding on stainless steel.  Orleans/Niagara BOCES Welding teachers Eric Farrell, Steve Frey and Lynn Wahler are extremely proud of their students’ accomplishments.  “My first place student won against 17 students.  It was such a great moment for me as an educator,” says Mr.

O/N BOCES Students Monkey Around on Safari Day

O/N BOCES Students Monkey Around on Safari Day

Orleans/Niagara BOCES students at the Royalton Hartland Learning Center had a fun time monkeying around with staff for an afternoon.  As part of a reward for being in the “Good Choice Circle”, students had treats, made crafts and participated in a scavenger hunt all focused around a safari theme.  The Good Circle club is part of the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) initiative at site that rewards students who show respect, accountability and responsible behavior. 

O/N BOCES Middle School Students Get Preview of Niagara Career and Tech. Center

O/N BOCES Middle School Students Get Preview of Niagara Career and Tech. Center

  Bernadette Schultz, Director of the YWCA’s Advantage After School Program was intrigued by the articles she read about the Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Career Exploration and Awareness Program and Summer Camp.  She contacted Dr. Melisa Niver at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center who administers the program and asked if there was any way she could bring some of the middle school students she works with at Lockport and Newfane over to check out the Career and Technical Education programs.  “This free program I manage provides a safe after school environment for all students who wish to attend. We challenge and expose the students to a variety of options that encourage knowledgeable life style choices. I definitely feel the Career and Technical Camp   was a marvelous opportunity for our students,” says Mrs.  Schultz.

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Graphics Students Win Big At Metro News Competition

Orleans/Niagara BOCES  Graphics Students Win Big At Metro News Competition

Several students at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES Niagara Career and Technical Education Center’s Graphic Communications program placed in the Metro Community News advertising contest.  Students in Karen Krull’s class created advertising displays for various companies and organizations in the community and submitted them for the competition. For the North Tonawanda Source Joe Calvello from Niagara Falls took first place for his ad on DeGraff Hospital, Scott Moore from Lewiston Porter took second place for his ad on Overhead Doors and Katrina Batt from North Tonawanda took third place for her ad for the Patrician Room Salon/Day Spa.

"The Sound of Music" Hits the Stage at Lew-Port

"The Sound of Music" Hits the Stage at Lew-Port

The Lewiston Porter High School auditorium will come alive with "The Sound of Music" next weekend, staging the beloved musical production for three performances. Tickets are now available for advance purchase for the following performances:

  • Friday, March 11th at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 12th at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, March 13th at 2:00 pm

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students; call (716) 286-7852 to order. Tickets will also be available at the door.

 

Niagara University Students Present: “How I Learned to Drive”

Niagara University Students Present: “How I Learned to Drive”

NIAGARA FALLS, NY – From Apr. 1 through Apr. 3, the Niagara University Players will present an entirely student-run production of “How I Learned to Drive” by Paula Vogel in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall.

Directed by NU Theatre Senior, Justin Mitchell Krall, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama deals with the shocking and painful subject matter of betrayal between two generations within a family.

Presented at 7:30 p.m. on Apr. 1-2, and at 2 p.m. on Apr.

March Into Niagara University for Transfer and Graduate Open Houses

March Into Niagara University for Transfer and Graduate Open Houses

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - The calendar’s third month is one for potential transfer and graduate students to get much better acquainted with Niagara University.

NU will host an Open House for prospective transfer students on Saturday, March 12, 2011 on campus in Bisgrove Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Two weeks later (March 26), Monteagle Ridge will serve as the site of a Graduate School Open House & Showcase in the Glynn Family Atrium of Bisgrove Hall from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A continental breakfast will be offered to all attendees.