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Herman Badillo School Starts TV Channel

Herman Badillo School Starts TV Channel

Morning announcements are broadcast live through the Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy webpage incorporating state of the art technology.  HBBA News Channel 76 was developed for the purpose of making general announcements, showing video footage of special events, interactive Pledge of Allegiance and the School Pride Pledge in both English and Spanish, along with multicultural music and photographs of birthday students. Teachers go online before 8:00 AM and view the announcements through use of their Promethean.

Buffalo State College Commencement 2011: Saturday, May 14

Buffalo State College Commencement 2011: Saturday, May 14

Buffalo State will confer degrees on more than 1,900 undergraduate and 650 graduate students during its 139th Commencement celebration, Saturday, May 14, in the Sports Arena.

Aaron Podolefsky, installed as Buffalo State’s eighth president in October 2010, will welcome degree candidates and guests at the morning (10:00 a.m.) and afternoon (2:00 p.m.) baccalaureate ceremonies and the evening (6:00 p.m.) master’s hooding and C.A.S. ceremony.

The following graduates of the Class of 2011 will be honored with the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence in recognition of their academic and extracurricular achievements, leadership, and service: Stephanie N. Berberick, Kathryn S. Boughton, Christopher R. Guidarelli, Watoii T. Rabii, and Justin L. Wojcik.

Assemblywoman Peoples Stands Up for Superintendent Williams

 

On May 11th, Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes called a 1:30 press conference in support of Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools James A. Williams, in front of Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium on Buffalo's East Side.

Joined by present and past Buffalo Board of Education members, parents, community members and a few local polititions, including Councilman Demone Smith, who acts as education chairman for the Buffalo Common Council, Assemblywoman Stokes called up Dr. Williams accomplishments, while questioning those who would detract from them.

Assemblywoman Peoples Stands Up for Superintendent Williams

Assemblywoman Peoples Stands Up for Superintendent Williams

On May 11th, Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes called a 1:30 press conference in support of Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools James A. Williams, in front of Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium on Buffalo's East Side.

Joined by present and past Buffalo Board of Education members, parents, community members and a few local polititions, including Councilman Demone Smith, who acts as education chairman for the Buffalo Common Council, Assemblywoman Stokes called up Dr. Williams accomplishments, while questioning those who would detract from them.

"Dr. Williams has been working tirelessly to garner results to improve the system," Peoples-Stokes stated. "[He] is proof that sometimes aggressive plans that are focused on putting children first can thrive under the right administration.  We must support him to ensure that it does happen; putting children first and foremost in the district's agenda."

Associate Superintendent Keresztes Earns Award

Associate Superintendent Keresztes Earns Award

The Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division is pleased to announce that Associate Superintendent for Educational Services, Will Keresztes, was awarded the New York Association for Continuing/Community Education (NYACCE) Service Award 2011.  The distinguished honor is a single statewide award for individual who makes outstanding contributions to Adult Education.  The award was presented at the 60th annual NYACCE conference in Saratoga Springs, NY at its recent recognition ceremony, held in Saratoga Springs, NY, on May 2. 

Lafayette Senior Signed to South Carolina State University

Lafayette Senior Signed to South Carolina State University
Lafayette senior Jabari Gordon has received a full scholarship to South Carolina State University. Gordon, a new transfer to Lafayette this year, was recognized by SCSU for his excellence in football as well as academics.

Joining the ranks of previous Buffalo Public School athletes who have been recruited—Steve Means, who went from Grover to UB; and Mike Williams, who went from Riverside to Syracuse—Jabari carries a 98 average this year.

Chosen as the March 2011, Channel 4 Scholar Athlete, Jabari says he was “groomed for this” by a family who closely watched over his achievements.

ART Community Dialog: The Voices of Western New York Artists

ART Community Dialog:  The Voices of Western New York Artists

In keeping with the mission statement of community support, American Repertory Theater of Western New York has created a website and Facebook Page dedicated to opening up online forums to discuss issues facing WNY Artists. This new Website Public Forum page is entitled "The Voices of Western New York Artists."

These public forums are designed for all members of WNY Cultural Groups, media, individual artists and anyone with an opinion that faces Artists in Western New York.

Those visiting The Voices of WNY Artists website and the Facebook page are encouraged to post opinions, offer links to blogs & websites, announce upcoming shows and, most importantly, utilize their voices for the sole purposes of creating dialog and being heard.