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Makowski Early Childhood Center Earns IB Primary Years Programme Accreditation

Makowski Early Childhood Center Earns IB Primary Years Programme Accreditation

Buffalo Public School Stanley M. Makowski Early Childhood Center #99 has been authorized to teach the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). 

Students in the 21st century are faced with the challenge of learning about an interconnected world where knowledge is constantly developing.

Buffalo Public School Students Win, Place in UB Entrepreneurship Competition

Buffalo Public School Students Win, Place in UB Entrepreneurship Competition

A six-student team made up of participants from various area high schools won first place in an entrepreneurship competition on April 2 for their winning business proposal, an online gaming lounge.  Three of the students on the winning team are from the Buffalo Public Schools.

The competition, held at Hutch Tech, followed a 20-week Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP) conducted by the University at Buffalo School of Management and the Meszaros International Center of Entrepreneurship (MICE). Eight teams in all entered the competition.

Among the winners were Jordan Commodore of Bennett High School, Robert Greene of Hutchinson Central Technical High School, Luis Rodriguez of Hutchinson Central Technical High School.  Don Jordan of Lancaster High School, Joshua Prible of Depew High School, and Alissa Smithers of Williamsville South High School rounded out the winning team.

Returning to Neighborhood Schools

Returning to Neighborhood Schools

Common Council of the City of Buffalo

Returning to Neighborhood Schools

By: James N. Jackson

Despite some of the highest spending per pupil in the region, the City of Buffalo’s schools suffer from low achievement and are consistently among the lowest producing schools in New York State. The overall graduation rate in the City is around 60 percent, and amongst boys, only 25-33 percent of black males and only 55 percent of white males finish school.  Students who drop out of school are more likely than their peers who graduate to be unemployed, live in poverty, receive public assistance, be incarcerated in prison, have health problems, divorce, and be single parents with children who drop out of high school themselves.

Catholic Academy Announces 17th Annual Silent Ticket Auction

Catholic Academy Announces 17th Annual Silent Ticket Auction

BUFFALO, NY – The Home School Association of Catholic Academy of West Buffalo is hosting their 17th Annual Silent Ticket Auction tomorrow, Saturday, March 26th at their location on 1069 Delaware Avenue.

Doors open at 6:30pm and drawings will begin promptly at 7:45pm for the over 150 theme trays and raffle items that are available.  There will also be special raffles for an iPad, Sabres ticket packages, and a silent auction complete with Darien Lake Family Season Passes, Spa packages, Happy Hour packages to Brodo, and a Philharmonic/Dinner package. 

Refreshments and food will be available and are included in the $5.00 admission price.  Admission also includes 25 tickets.

Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

For questions regarding the auction, please call Ellen at 885-8478, or for more information on the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo, click here.

Helping Educators Help Children: Motivating Young Minds Conference

Helping Educators Help Children: Motivating Young Minds Conference

Did you know you can take charge of your own professional development by attending a conferences? This particular symposium is specifically gears to help early childhood educators learn about best practices in their field. Read to Succeed Buffalo is working hard to help our children, parents and educators in our community to prepare children for kindergarten.

To whom much is given, much is required! Stay up-to-date in your area of expertise. Refresh your skills to help our children.

You are Invitied!

Read to Succeed Buffalo, a leader in developing and implementing models of educational excellence in preparing infants to five year old children for kindergarten, invites you to a two-day symposium to share best practices in early literacy!

Motivating Young Minds Symposium
May 13-14, 2011 

Embassy Suites

200 Delaware Avenue

Buffalo State’s Professional Development School Consortium Honored for "Exemplary Achievement"

Buffalo State’s Professional Development School Consortium Honored for "Exemplary Achievement"
The 2011 Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement has been awarded to the Buffalo State College Professional Development School (PDS) Consortium by the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS).

Today, 45 schools throughout Western New York belong to the consortium, including 21 schools in the city of Buffalo, 18 of which are Buffalo Public Schools. The purpose of the PDS is to establish a collaboration of college faculty members, teachers, and administrators in the participating schools; teacher candidates studying at Buffalo State; and the young students in the schools. Together, they develop highly qualified teachers; provide professional development to practicing teachers, administrators, and professors; improve the learning of young students; and conduct research to continuously improve learning outcomes for students as well as competencies among practitioners.

Grace Stumberg: Music is Art Graduate: 6 City Tour

Grace Stumberg: Music is Art Graduate: 6 City Tour

Dreams need wheels and a rising local musical talent is putting that advice into action by leaving Buffalo in early February for a first tour.
 
A graduate of Robby Takac's Music is Art NYS-certified Music in Action career skills training program, acoustic rock singer songwriter Grace Stumberg will be touring in support of NYC-based duo Left on Red who headlined last summer's Elmwood Festival of the Arts and is well known for building a career "busking" in NYC subways.

The tour mixes music with a message.