Bald brings in big bucks at Charlotte
The hair kept falling, the audience kept cheering and the money kept rolling in at Charlotte Avenue Elementary School’s Goin’ Bald for Bucks today (March 7). Even as heads were being shaved, the total pledged for Roswell Park Cancer Institute surpassed all expectations to top the $21,000 mark. Thirty-seven students from Charlotte, Union Pleasant and Hamburg Middle Schools, along with adults, went bald for the fund-raiser that capped Charlotte’s Good Will Week. Initiated by a student, the event was inspired by this year’s school theme, “I Make a Difference.”
Hamburg reigns in "Battle of Hearts"
Hamburg Central was the winner in a heartbeat. By having more students than rival Frontier turn out for a recent cardiac screening challenge, Hamburg won $500 for its Athletic Department. More importantly, 128 students were screened at the “Battle of the Hearts” & health fair held at Hamburg High School, with 8 referred for medical follow-up. The Parent-Child Connection and Madison McCarthy Cardiac Care Coalition for Children sponsored this event.
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An information night for parents with children participating in modified, junior varsity and varsity spring sports is set for Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the Hamburg High School auditorium, 4111 Legion Dr. This meeting is being hosted by the district's Athletic Department. Questions should be directed to Athletic Director Patrick Cauley at 646-3344.
Artwork by Hamburg Central students will be displayed at the 10th annual Festival of the Arts on Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Hub, 4999 McKinley Pkwy. This family-oriented event showcases the artistic talents and creativity of K-12 students from Hamburg/Southtowns public and non-public schools.
Oscar Wilde's classic comedy "The Importance of Being Earnest" will be presented by the Hamburg High School Drama Club on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. in the school auditorium, 4111 Legion Dr. The deadline for patron/mail orders is Friday, March 28. Tickets will be sold at the High School service desk as of March 17 from 3-6 p.m., weekdays. The cost is $8, adults; $4, students.
Enrollment is under way for the district's Universal PreKindergarten (PreK) 2014-15 program. The program is available to children who will be four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2014. There is no cost to families who live in the district. There also are no income eligibility restrictions for families.
Applications are available for Hamburg High School freshmen who wish to be in the inaugural class of the new Health Science Academy. The academy will be a three-year "school-within-a-school" program with courses and experiences that prepare students for careers in the health and medical professions. Interested freshmen must complete the application and essay, as well as solicit two teacher recommendations. The deadline is April 23.
Hamburg High School students have the opportunity to build their resume with national credentials by enrolling in the Hamburg Academy of Finance (AOF). This three-year program, which offers students courses and opportunities that develop their business skills and knowledge of the financial industry, is now affiliated with the National Academy Foundation. Applications are being accepted from freshmen until April 23 for Fall 2014.
The K-5 early dismissal time has changed on some dates this school year. K-5 students will be dismissed at 10:30 a.m. on the following days: March 14, March 20, June 23-25. This is a time change from what is shown on the district calendar mailed to parents over the summer. The K-5 early dismissal at 11:30 a.m. on May 8 remains the same.
Armor ........................(716) 646-3350
Boston Valley ...........(716) 646-3240
Charlotte Avenue .....(716) 646-3370
Union Pleasant .........(716) 646-3280
Middle School ..........(716) 646-3250
High School .............(716) 646-3300
Central Office ...........(716) 646-3200
6:00 PM School Board Meeting
7:00 PM Spring Sports Parent Info Night
10:30 AM K-5 Early Dismissal/Rating Day
12:00 PM BOE/Student Luncheon