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Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Newfane Learning Center Gives Out Treats at Rehabilitation Center

Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Newfane Learning Center Gives Out Treats at Rehabilitation Center

Students and staff at the Newfane Learning Center have made it their yearly tradition of spending some time at the Newfane Rehabilitation Center on Halloween.  Students make Halloween decorations for the residents there and enjoy showing off their costumes and visiting everyone at the center.  For the residents it is definitely a treat to see the happy faces of the students and get a treat! 

Musical, Kickstarter Campaign Aim to Fight Bullying

Musical, Kickstarter Campaign Aim to Fight Bullying

A Genesee County resident and 1986 Cheektowaga graduate is using her past experiences with bullying to raise awareness.

Lisa Barrett, singer-songwriter and prevention educator for the Genesee/Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, remembers what it was like to be teased as a child, some 30 years ago. 

Girls would laugh at her hand-me-down clothes and hairstyles. 

She also was always the last one standing in gym class, when classmates had to pick teams. 

“Bullying in any form hurts your self-esteem,” she said. “It can leave you feeling like you’re not good enough and that nobody likes you.  Sometimes it can make you downright afraid to go to school. “

Memories of those days came crashing back when a member of Barrett’s family was violently bullied.  He was held down by a few boys on a school bus seat and punched, all because they wanted to take his slice of pizza.

ORLEANS CAREER AND TECH ED CENTER RECOGNIZES 26 NEW MEMBERS OF NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY

ORLEANS CAREER AND TECH ED CENTER RECOGNIZES 26 NEW MEMBERS OF NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY

The Orleans Career and Technical Education Center inducted 26 students into the National Technical Honor Society on October 30th.  The students are required to have an 89.5 average at least in their career and technical education program and an 84.5 average in their home schools.  They most also have only four or less sick days and their teacher has to recommend them for the honor. 

 

Niagara Career and Technical Education Center Inducts 16 into National Technical Honor Society

Niagara Career and Technical Education Center Inducts 16 into National Technical Honor Society

 

Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen’s New MSW Degree First One at Private WNY College

Daemen College will begin offering courses next spring for a new master of social work (MSW) degree, which will include a concentration in the high-demand practice area of children and families, making it the first MSW program offered at a private college in Western New York.

The New York State Department of Education has granted approval for Daemen to offer the MSW degree that’s designed to provide advanced training for experienced professionals and students with a background in liberal arts who are looking to further or begin their education in the field.

Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Literacy Program to Be Part of Documentary

Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Literacy Program to Be Part of Documentary

 

The Literacy Program at Orleans/Niagara BOCES has been getting a lot of attention lately.  Not only is it the largest provider of adult literacy in two counties in Western New York State, this year the National School Boards Association presented the program with its prestigious Magna Award for taking bold and innovative steps to advance public education.  The honor caught the attention of the Digital Promise Foundation, an independent, bipartisan nonprofit, which was authorized by Congress in 2008 as the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies. 

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

Experts, Native Liberian to Discuss Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

In light of the worsening Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Daemen College will host a panel discussion of experts and also offer a personal perspective on the crisis from a native Liberian at the event scheduled for Oct. 20.

The panel discussion, which is part of the Daemen History and Political Science Speakers Series, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

“In addition to the health care threat of this deadly disease, the Ebola epidemic involves many political, cultural and government policy issues,” said Dr. Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Daemen associate professor of political science/African affairs and panel chair. “The range of expertise from the panelists will help put the public health impact of the Ebola outbreak into perspective and examine the broader implications of the virus as we face this international crisis.”

Panelists will include: