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Bullying Addressed at Lewiston-Porter

Bullying Addressed at Lewiston-Porter

   Lewiston-Porter Central School District is currently in the process of a comprehensive program to educate students and staff and put a stop to bullying of any kind among students in the schools. 

  Lew-Port’s school attorney, William Berard, and interim Middle School Principal Linda Ruest are leading the effort, with a training program for staff, students, parents and the community.  “I have been conducting bullying awareness training around the United States for the past ten years.  The curriculum we will be using at Lewiston-Porter is one that I have developed with the assistance of numerous school districts,” said Berard.  “The program is unique because it is designed for staff, students and parents.  It delivers proactive strategies rather than educating how to reactively respond to situations.”

Students at Edward Town Middle School Learn About Money at Smokin Joe's

Students at Edward Town Middle School Learn About Money at Smokin Joe's

Students from the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District's Edward Town Middle School’s TLC MATH LAB have been learning about one of life’s essentials, money.  They recently completed a money unit to practice operations with decimals and real-world money situations, and they got some real-world experience, thanks to Smokin Joe’s Cafe.

  “To conclude the unit, students completed an order for Smokin Joe’s Cafe, calculated the total cost of food and drink, tax, and change,” said teacher Kelly Sirianni.   “Before winter recess each class went to the Cafe to enjoy the meal ordered.  Students from Laurie Koschuk’s and Jackie Barth’s classes joined the group for breakfast.  Staff at the Cafe prepared meals in advance for everyone.  When students arrived each went to the counter to pick up and pay for their own order.”

Niagara-Wheatfield's Colonial Village Students Complete DARE Program

Niagara-Wheatfield's Colonial Village Students Complete DARE Program

  Students at Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District's Colonial Village recently completed the DARE (Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education) program provided by the Niagara Country Sheriff’s Department.  Six classes of fifth graders learned the skills needed to resist the abuse of drugs and alcohol. 

PaleoJoe Visits Colonial Village Elementary School

PaleoJoe Visits Colonial Village Elementary School

  PaleoJoe, popular author, paleontologist and storyteller visited Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District's Colonial Village Elementary recently as part of the Family Reading Night sponsored by the school’s Parent Teacher Group.

  Organized by Reading Specialist Melissa Buth, students could think of only one word to describe the experience ..“dino-riffic!”

Niagara-Wheatfield Welcomes Michael Dallessandro

Niagara-Wheatfield Welcomes Michael Dallessandro

   Michael Dallessandro became Transportation Supervisor last month for Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District, replacing Terry Eisenman, who retired.

  Dallesandro comes to the district from the Lake Shore Central School District, where he served in the capacity of Transportation Supervisor for eleven years.

  One difference in the two districts can be summed up in one word, he said, “Snow!”  While Niagara-Wheatfield experiences snow days, the annual problems of snow, snow and more snow are much worse in Lake Shore.
 
  Dallessandro guided Lake Shore through a major bus facility capital project and expansion, developed uniform bus specifications and a fleet replacement plan.  He also introduced the addition of GPS tracking and video monitoring of all buses. 

Niagara-Wheatfield Adult Education Offers Courses for April

SANBORN-Niagara-Wheatfield's Adult Education program has a number of classes beginning in April and they offer something that appeals to everyone.  All classes are held in Niagara-Wheatfield School Buildings, including The Senior High School and Edward Town Middle School campus at 2292 Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn, Colonial Village Elementary School at 1456 Saunders Settlement Road in the Town of Niagara and West Street Elementary School, corner of West Street and Saunders Settlement Roads, Sanborn.

    Another installment in the popular lecture series, "Hauntings II," will be offered during the full moon on Thursday, April 28 at the Senior High School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., presented by locally renowned ghost hunter and Town of Niagara Supervisor Steven Richards.  Cost for the lecture is only $5 per person.

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Students Celebrate Chinese New Year

Ninth graders at Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Niagara Academy celebrated the Year of the Rabbit.  Art teacher Rose Lewkowitz decided that the Chinese New Year would be a good inspiration for her class.  Students learned about the history of China, how to write their name in Chinese and how to paint in the Chinese style.  One of projects the students worked on what a dragon which is very traditional in New Years’ celebrations.  “My class worked on the skeleton, the sculpture and the painting.  They worked very well as a team in almost a production line sort of way to get the details perfect.  Then they actually learned the dance and performed it for their classmates and invited guests,” says Lewkowitz.  Teachers at the Academy made traditional Chinese dishes and soup to serve the students for the celebration.  “They really enjoyed it so much,” says Lewkowitz.  “They learned a lot about the culture and art and it really captured their imagination