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Mary Queen of Angels School to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Mary Queen of Angels School to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Students, faculty, staff and families at Mary Queen of Angels School in Cheektowaga are looking forward to Catholic Schools Week with great anticipation! Located at 160 Rosewood Terrace, the Pre-K through Grade 8 regional Catholic school serves children from Amherst, Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Depew, Sloan, West Seneca and Williamsville.

Catholic Schools Week will kick off with 6 p.m. Mass on Saturday, January 29, at Queen of Martyrs Church. An ice cream social for Mary Queen of Angels students will take place in the school immediately following Mass.

Monday, January 31, will be P.J. Day at the school. Due to a faculty meeting, students will have just a half-day of school on January 31.

Forensic Science Course to Blend Online With Classroom-Based Education

Forensic Science Course to Blend Online With Classroom-Based Education

HAMBURG, N.Y. – An introductory course in Hilbert College’s forensic science/crime scene investigation major, one of only two bachelor-level programs of its kind in New York State, will be offered for the first time as a blended traditional-online class, an innovative offering that’s being developed with an $18,000 Verizon Foundation grant.

Starting this fall Hilbert will offer an “Introduction to Forensic Science” course that will use a “hybrid” format that links online and classroom-based instruction. The course will be open to current students and others interested in learning more about the program but are not yet enrolled at the college, an endeavor that will help the college reach out to a larger student population.

Hilbert Info Sessions Planned for Prospective Students

Hilbert Info Sessions Planned for Prospective Students

HAMBURG, N.Y. - Prospective students and families will have an opportunity to learn more about Hilbert College and its academic programs at special weekday information sessions scheduled to accommodate students who are off from school due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

On-campus holiday information sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Jan. 17 in Franciscan Hall. Each session will include an overview of Hilbert’s 13 academic majors and more than 50 minors and concentrations and financial aid opportunities.

Information also will be provided on Hilbert student life, including Hawks sports teams and the new lacrosse program, student organizations and clubs, and on-campus living options. Guided walking tours of the college’s Hamburg campus will be available to guests in attendance.

Mason Winfield to Discuss Book at West Seneca East Middle School

WEST SENECA, NY -- West Seneca East Middle School’s War of 1812 Club invites the community to attend an upcoming program it will host with Mason Winfield, author of “Ghosts of 1812” and several books on supernatural folklore in Western New York.

Winfield will talk about “Ghosts of 1812” on Wednesday, Jan. 12 in the East Middle auditorium, 1415 Center Road in West Seneca. The program will begin at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.  The club is asking for a $3 donation for admission. 

The War of 1812 Club was founded two years ago by social studies teacher Scott Frank to cultivate the interest of students in local history, particularly the War of 1812, much of which took place nearby.

For more information on the guest speaker, visit his website: http://www.masonwinfield.com.

Communication Strategies for Individuals with ASD

Communication Strategies for Individuals with ASD

Communication Strategies for Individuals with ASD

Date: February 3, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Parent Network of WNY
               1000 Main Street
               Buffalo, NY 14202

Ambrose Catholic Academy's Brendan's Voyage Spreads Christmas Cheer

Ambrose Catholic Academy's Brendan's Voyage Spreads Christmas Cheer

The students in Brendan's Voyage, the musical group through Ambrose Catholic Academy were out and about spreading some Christmas cheer.  The Sisters of Mercy at the Mercy Center and the residents at Victory Ridge Apartments enjoyed the sounds of the season.

Sing-alongs and traditional musical selections were presented by the students under the direction of Mrs. Lyn Rezabek, Music Director for Ambrose Catholic Academy.

Pictured are the students at The Mercy Center and Victory Ridge Apartments.

Expert Visits Forensic Science Classes at West Seneca West, East High Schools

Expert Visits Forensic Science Classes at West Seneca West, East High Schools

Forensic Science classes at West Seneca West and East high schools hosted an expert in the field of forensic anthropology as a guest lecturer on Tuesday, Dec. 7.

Dr. Ann Bunch, an assistant professor in the Criminal Justice Department at SUNY Brockport and renowned researcher, spoke to students and worked with them on a bone evidence activity. Students had to study bones to identify whether they were from a male or female, how old they were and the cause of death.