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Buffalo State Student Elected President of SUNY Student Assembly

Buffalo State Student Elected President of SUNY Student Assembly

Kaitlyn Beachner, a graduate student in the Student Personnel Administration Department at Buffalo State College, has been elected president of the SUNY Student Assembly.

Student leaders from across the SUNY system convened last month at the SUNY Student Assembly Conference to elect their leadership team for the 2011-12 academic year. Beachner will serve as president of the assembly for a 12-month term starting on June 1, 2011. She will be the first Buffalo State student to hold the position.

“I cannot wait to take office on June 1 and begin representing the more than 467,000 students on our campuses,” said Beachner. “I have always had a passion for student government and standing up for my peers.”

Among her responsibilities are full voting privileges as a student representative with the SUNY Board of Trustees.

Best of Music in the Buffalo Public Schools: Concert at Shea's

Best of Music in the Buffalo Public Schools: Concert at Shea's

Collage, a concert performance made up of the Buffalo Public Schools’ best in instrumental and vocal talent, will be held on Tuesday, May 24th, at 7:00 p.m. in Shea’s Performing Arts Center.

Students and teachers began to prepare for this event early in the 2010 – 2011 school year.  After many months of practice and instruction, each school’s ensemble was given the opportunity to participate in Collage through evaluated performances during internationally celebrated Music In Our Schools Month Festivals. Throughout March, performances were held at various school sites and were adjudicated by local music education professors and music experts.  Those ensembles who scored the highest advanced to the 2011 Collage.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Special Board Meeting Called to Discuss PLA School Plans

Special Board Meeting Called to Discuss PLA School Plans

Buffalo Board of Education President Ralph Hernandez has called a Special Meeting of the board to be held in Room 801 City Hall on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.  The purpose of this meeting is to approve the PLA Plans and other matters.

In a committee meeting held on Wednesday, May 4, the proposal was put forth to opt for the EPO (Educational Partnership Organization) model for a total of seven of the 13 PLA schools in the Buffalo Public School District.  Previously, there were four schools on the EPO list - #6 BEST, #33 Bilingual Center, #37 Futures Academy, and #59 Charles R. Drew Science Magnet Museum Site.  Added to that list are #95 Waterfront, #204 Lafayette High School, and #307 East High School – all previously proposed under the Turnaround model of an EMO (Educational Management Organization). 

Superintendent Dr. James A. Williams Calls on District Parents to Send Children to School

Superintendent Dr. James A. Williams Calls on District Parents to Send Children to School

Superintendent Emphasizes Attendance is Necessary for Success.

"I reiterate my appreciation for the time, energy and diversity of talent that I saw on display last night at the District Parent Coordinating Council meeting.

"There is a groundswell of passion for the Buffalo public schools to a level I haven’t experienced in the six years I’ve been here, and frankly, I welcome it. 

"All of us--the district, teachers, principals and parents--need to work together for the benefit of our children.  Let’s not forget why we’re here.

"The idea of a boycott on May 16th is a bad one.  It is misguided.  Our attendance is a problem to begin with and one of the key indicators as to why so many of our children are underachieving.  Parents are powerful; and the best thing they can do is to send their children to school every day.

BPO Brings "The Science of Sound" to Students

BPO Brings "The Science of Sound" to Students

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in partnership with Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds, performed a live broadcast of the Science of Sound Education Concert, conducted by Matthew Kraemer, over a live web stream that reached over 10,000 students across Western New York on Wednesday, April 27 at 10

Holy Angels Honors Three VIPs at 150th Gala & Auction

Holy Angels Honors Three VIPs at 150th Gala & Auction

Buffalo, NY – Holy Angels Academy is celebrating its 150th anniversary on May 14, 2011 with a Gala Dinner & Auction.  The school community is proud to honor three Western New Yorkers whose dedication, generosity and ongoing support have helped prepare hundreds of young women for college and for life!  

“Our honored guests have three strong characteristics in common: they are all passionate champions of Catholic education; they have histories of longstanding service to others, and they have generous spirits. The saying: Even our angels have angels has never been more appropriate,” said  President and Principal Joan D. Thomas when announcing the honorees.  

The 2011 President’s Award Recipients are:

Football Awards Ceremony

Football Awards Ceremony

Outstanding Buffalo Public School football players were presented with awards on Sunday, May 1st at EB Green’s Steakhouse in the Buffalo Hyatt Regency Hotel.  The athletes represented nine Buffalo high schools.

Superintendent of Buffalo Public Schools Dr. James A. Williams and Supervisor of Physical Education Andrea L. Norton handed put the awards as follows:

2010 Scholar Athlete Award
Jason Oden               East High        
Dawnte Dooling         I Prep
Shakier Nesbitt          Burgard            
Chaquile Nettles         South Park
Dereon Washington    Riverside        
Josh Koester              Hutch Tech