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A Growing School Results in a Growing Sports Program at Annunciation

A Growing School Results in a Growing Sports Program at Annunciation

Participation in sports plays an important role in a well-rounded education, and Annunciation School in Elma is pleased to report that its athletics program continues to grow.

Congratulations to our basketball teams for their hard work this season. We wish to thank our basketball coaches for their time and efforts. And congratulations to our girls’ varsity basketball team for winning their division!

A big thank you to Annunciation’s Holy Name Society, the Home School Guild and Chet Lewalski for their financial support toward the purchase of our new volleyball net system. Mr. Lewalski spearheaded the effort and we cannot thank him enough for all of his work on this project. Thank you as well to Jeff Tredo and Jeff Ulrich for their installation of the net.

Technology Advancements Continue at Annunciation School

Technology Advancements Continue at Annunciation School

Effective schoolroom teaching now includes the use of state-of-the-art technology, and Annunciation School in Elma is keeping up with the times.

Serving children from Pre-K3 through Grade 8 and located at 7580 Clinton St., Annunciation features a hands-on computer lab offering 15 computer stations in addition to scanners, laser printers and projectors. The computer lab also features an interactive SMART Board to enhance instruction and learning.

In addition to the computer lab, Annunciation also has SMART Boards in the fifth and sixth grade classrooms, and a SMART Table in kindergarten. Interactive Whiteboard systems and projector units are found in the first, fourth and eighth grade classrooms. Supervised Internet access is also available in every classroom.

ASDF Grant Will Fund New Softball Team at Annunciation School

ASDF Grant Will Fund New Softball Team at Annunciation School

Annunciation School in Elma will be adding to its sports program, thanks to a grant from the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Amateur Sports Development Fund (ASDF). The $800 grant will be used to purchase equipment for a new girls’ softball team.

The ASDF has been providing assistance to area groups since supporting the 1993 World University Games. Funds are awarded annually to amateur athletes, teams and organizations seeking financial assistance to foster the pursuit of a higher level of athletic achievement. A portion of the proceeds from the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame annual induction dinner held each fall is made available to fund the ASDF.

Nichols School Prep A Hockey Team Earns Championship Title

Nichols School Prep A Hockey Team Earns Championship Title

On Monday, March 7, the Nichols School Boys Prep A Hockey team became Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario Champions! Nichols student, Andrew Poturalski ’12, scored 43 seconds into overtime to clinch the 6-5 win over Ridley College of Ontario.

It was an exciting game two in the best-of-three series. The entire team put forth an incredible effort to secure the coveted championship title.

Nichols School Student Composer Wins Honorable Mention at Competition

Nichols School Student Composer Wins Honorable Mention at Competition

Nichols School freshman, Jason Zhou, won an Honorable Mention in the First Annual Persis Vehar Competition for Excellence in Composition. Corinne Damerau-Best, Nichols' Director of Choral and General Music for the Middle School, encouraged Jason to submit the sonata he wrote in her composition class as an eighth grader last year.

An event will be held at Canisius College on Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. and includes a program at the Montante Cultural Center. Jason will have the opportunity to share information about his piano composition and himself. In addition, a CD recording of his work will be made at the Montante Cultural Center and provided to him following the performance.

Annunciation School Open House and Carnival Happening This Week

Annunciation School Open House and Carnival Happening This Week

Just a quick reminder that Annunciation School in Elma will host an Open House and Winter Carnival from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the school, located at 7580 Clinton St. The event is sponsored by the dedicated and hard-working Annunciation Home School Association.

Bounce houses, games, cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and pizza will ensure a fun evening, and tours will be offered for families interested in seeing the school and meeting the teachers. Registration forms for the 2011-12 school year will be available during the event.

Middle States accredited, Annunciation School combines traditional classroom teachings with creative learning experiences, Pre-K3 through Grade 8.

Local Children Raising Nickels for Nails in Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

Local Children Raising Nickels for Nails in Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

BUFFALO, NY - Habitat for Humanity-Buffalo announced Wednesday the start of a youth engagement campaign, featuring a fundraising drive called Nickels for Nails, which will allow local youth from pre-kindergarten to college age, an opportunity to assist in the building process.

Nickels for Nails is calling upon area schools and youth groups to raise funds through the end of the month for the sole purpose of building a home for a local family in need. 

Thus far, 14 schools have signed up. They include: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Williamsville), St. Bernadette School (Orchard Park), Southtowns Catholic School (Lakeview), Universal School (Buffalo), St. Joseph University School (Buffalo), Immaculata Academy (Hamburg), Enterprise Charter School (Buffalo), Sheridan Hill Elementary (Clarence), Buffalo Public Schools 79 (PFC. William J. Grabiarz), 90 (Dr. Charles R.