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Medina Students Help MAAC Fill Their Christmas Baskets

Medina Students Help MAAC Fill Their Christmas Baskets

Students from the Medina High School have turned helping out the needy in the community into a competition at their schools.  Every year the students collect canned and boxed food items for the Medina Area Association of Churches (MAAC).  Although many of the students raid their home pantries or go shopping for the charity to make someone’s holiday brighter, having a stiff competition has helped to generate even more donations. 

Children’s Photographs Exhibited From Daemen-Community Project

Children’s Photographs Exhibited From Daemen-Community Project

Buffalo area elementary students displayed photographs that show their creative views of the community and environment at a Nov. 11 exhibit that culminated a collaborative project with Daemen College.

Images from the Seneca Babcock Children’s Photo Show were available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Seneca Babcock After School Program.

During the five-week project, Daemen art education students worked with a dozen children in the after school program and instructed them on the basics of camera use. The young participants were then introduced to works by Jay Masiel, an acclaimed photographer best known for his unique perspective on capturing the environment and everyday life.

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Graphic Communications Program Students Attend Code and Design Camp

Orleans/Niagara BOCES Graphic Communications Program Students Attend Code and Design Camp

Recently five students in the Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ Graphic Communications class spent a Saturday refreshing their web skills.  Thanks to a new start-up company called Whitespace that provides education in software development and design the students in Karen Krull’s class got a chance to advance upon their skills in HTML and CSS programming.  The sold out class was located in downtown Buffalo and students reviewed the basic building blocks of website development and design. 

 

High School Students to Compete in Annual AutoTech Competition

High School Students to Compete in Annual AutoTech Competition

 

The 2015 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial High School AutoTech Competition, an annual event sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College, will take place on Saturday, January 17th. 

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.