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Buffalo Zoo and Polar Bears International Give First Local 'Paw of Approval' to Nichols

Buffalo Zoo and Polar Bears International Give First Local 'Paw of Approval' to Nichols

Buffalo, N.Y. – The Buffalo Zoo, in conjunction with Polar Bears International (PBI), has awarded its first annual “Paw of Approval” Award to Nichols School. On April 27, Buffalo Zoo President and CEO, Dr. Donna M. Fernandes, and Polar Bears International (PBI) President and CEO, Robert W. Buchanan presented the Paw of Approval Award to Head of School, Rick Bryan, who accepted the Award on behalf of Nichols during a presentation that also included one of the School’s fifth-grade classes.

Chinese Delegation Visits the Buffalo Public Schools

Chinese Delegation Visits the Buffalo Public Schools

On Friday April 29, 2011, a delegation from China visited the Buffalo Public Schools. The group included seven educators from China, led by Dr. Zhou Nanzhao, a University at Buffalo Alumni, who currently serves as the President of UNESCO Asia Pacific Network for International Education and is also the Director of the International Center for Teacher Education at East China Normal University.

“Our primary objective in cultivating this relationship,” according to Superintendent James A. Williams, “is to forge and solidify plans for sustained educational and international partnership exchanges between schools in China and our schools.”

Buffalo Public Schools Summer Music Camp Opens Registration

Buffalo Public Schools Summer Music Camp Opens Registration

Sign up before May 27th for music camp this summer, in band, chorus and orchestra.  Camp runs from August 8th to 12th at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, and registration is open for students in grades 5 - 9, who have at least one school year of prior instrumental music experience in woodwind, brass, percussion, strings and vocals.

All music teachers will have applications to hand out to students, or you can print the one attached here. Students will participate in instrumental lessons, rehearsals, concert, sports, games, and visual arts with top quality teaching staff.  Transportation is available and meals are included, as well as the use of musical instruments.

Please act now, as enrollment will not be accepted after the 27th.
 

Primary Grade Students Study Buffalo State

Primary Grade Students Study Buffalo State

It is much easier to achieve a goal that can be seen clearly in the mind’s eye. That’s why Buffalo State’s Center for Excellence in Urban and Rural Education (CEURE) is hosting almost 500 children from the Buffalo Public Schools on campus this week as part of project “I Am College Bound.”

The young first- and second-graders attend PS 39 Martin Luther King School, PS 45 International School, and PS 94 West Hertel Academy.

“We are very pleased to be part of this effort to create a college-going culture in our local schools,” said John Siskar, interim associate vice president for teacher education. More than 24 classes are visiting campus. The first visit took place on April 15; the other visits are taking place this week.

New PLA School Plans Rolled Out For Board Approval

New PLA School Plans Rolled Out For Board Approval

At today's Buffalo Board of Education meeting, Superintendent James A. Williams rolled out the latest set of plans meant to turn around state-designated Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools.

The last set of plans was shown to the board on April 13th, the same day that the Joint Intervention Team Reviews were received by the district.

Bills Fullback Jehuu Caulcrick Cooks at Emerson

Bills Fullback Jehuu Caulcrick Cooks at Emerson

New to Buffalo, but no stranger to the kitchen, Caulcrick will cook with students and teachers  at Emerson School of Hospitality.

Jehuu Caulcrick, fullback for the Buffalo Bills, will visit Emerson High School on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011. Caulcrick will arrive at Emerson at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning to be a guest chef in the 2nd floor banquet room of Emerson under the tutelage of Banquet Facilitator Donna Emmert and Chef Instructor Lenny Dowell.  “We’ve got a lot going on,” Emmert said of the planned menu.  “I hope he can keep up with us.”

Caulcrick will cook right up until noon, and after lunch he will be the guest speaker for the Donate Life and School Ambassador Clubs. All Emerson athletes will also be invited to the luncheon.  

Caulcrick, comes to Emerson through a joint affiliation with Upstate New York Transplant Services (UNYTS) and the Buffalo Schools.

(Photo: Buffalo Bills)

Performing Arts School Presents Dance and Still Art

Performing Arts School Presents Dance and Still Art

The Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts will present their Spring Dance Celebration performance in the Mainstage Theater at 450 Masten Avenue on Friday, April 29th, at 7PM, and Saturday, April 30th, at 2PM.

There will also be a school-time matinee performance on Friday, April 29th at 9:40AM.

Tickets are $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for students and senior citizens.
 
The dance performance will be preceded by on Art Show and Reception featuring the artwork of the 9th and 10th-grade visual art majors in the school's art gallery on Friday, April 29th, from 6 to 7PM.