This dazzling show transports the audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920’s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Tickets go on sale February 26 via the OPHS Musical ticket phone line. Tickets may also be purchased on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m. in the Baker Rd. foyer of OPHS beginning March 6.
Students in the Orchard Park High School Educational Outreach Club recently partnered with Dignity Grows, a program of the Buffalo Jewish Federation, to assemble feminine care packages to benefit the Orchard Park Family Solutions Center.
There has always been a debate about screen time in our children’s lives, but what are the best practices in 2024? Dr. Jill Walsh, a sociology professor at Boston University, will present practical and valuable parameters to help set our children up for success in navigating their technology. The virtual presentation to parents and community members will take place on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 7 p.m. Click here for more information or to register.
The Orchard Park Middle School will host its third annual STEAM Expo on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Students, alumni, teachers, and community members will be actively engaging attendees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities. Teachers involved in the STEAM Expo are expecting over 40 scientific projects, ranging from properties of matter, a functional hoverboard, taste testing for rats (and more!) -- all to be presented by over 50 students in grades 6-8.
On February 13, 2024, Orchard Park Central School District Superintendent, David Lilleck recommended to the Board of Education that Mary Kathryn Graham be named the Orchard Park Middle School Principal. The Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendation, and Mrs. Graham is set to assume the middle school principalship on April 1, 2024.
The Orchard Park Central School District Athletic Department is seeking nominations for the 2024 Hall of Fame class. Selected recipients will be inducted at a ceremony during Homecoming 2024. The nominees will take part in the 2024 Homecoming parade and be recognized during half-time at the Homecoming football game. If you feel there is an athlete, coach or member of the support staff personnel you would like to nominate please do so by April 1, 2024. Visit www.opschools.org/athletics, click the “Hall of Fame” tab and you can either submit your nomination there online or you can print it out and send it in to the Athletics Office. For any questions regarding a nomination please call the Athletics Office at 209-6208. Those nominated will be reviewed for current good standing within their respective community and then asked to complete a more detailed resume to be returned for further consideration. Each resume returned will be considered for five years. If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact the Orchard Park Central School District Athletic Office at 209-6208.
In January, OPMS student Sofia K. won an essay contest through the Veterans of Foreign War. Commander Jim Wier of the Lancaster VFW came to the Orchard Park Middle School to present Sofia with her award and a $100 check. Sofia's essay will continue on to the regional level of competition next. Congratulations Sofia!
South Davis Kindergarten Students Had a Ball on the 100th Day of School 💯 Kindergarten students at South Davis Elementary had a ball on Wednesday, February 14, when Valentine's Day fell on the 100th day of school! Students participated in fun activities, including making necklaces with 100 beads and counting them out by 10s, creating Valentine hearts by tearing paper using their pinching fingers to build dexterity and filling a paper gumball machine with 100 painted gumballs. How exciting, holding two celebrations in one day!
The Orchard Park Central School District (OPCSD) is currently accepting applications for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) for the 2024-2025 school year. To participate, children must reside in the OPCSD’s attendance area and be four years old on or before December 1, 2024 – meaning, their birthdate must fall between 12-02-19 and 12-01-20. Applications are available online at www.opschools.org/upk and are due by March 8, 2024. The OPCSD is once again able to offer UPK through a grant provided by the New York State Education Department. This grant covers the cost of the program but does not cover transportation. It is the responsibility of each family to transport their child to the UPK site. There are only a designated number of UPK spots available. If the district receives more applications than available openings, a “digital lottery” will determine who will qualify to attend. Children are randomly selected for the program and selection is not based on academic or economic need. All registered children are equally eligible for participation. All students with complete registration before the March 8, 2024 deadline will have an equal chance for selection in the lottery. More information about the registration process and the UPK program is available online. Interested parents/guardians may also contact Amy Woodward at 716-209-6440 or firstname.lastname@example.org with program questions. Registration questions may be directed to the Central Registrar at 716-209-6325 or email@example.com.
Third-grade students at Windom Elementary created their very own wax museum on February 13. The students prepared for this event by picking a person to study, choosing a biography to read, and then dressing up like their subject on the day of the event. Once museum visitors tapped the students on the shoulder they would begin sharing the important facts they learned about their subject's life.
6:00 PM HS Post Prom Meeting
7:00 PM HS PTO Meeting
6:30 PM OPSEPTSA Meeting
7:00 PM HS College Night
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM OPMS Scholastic Book Fair
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MS STEAM EXPO
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM WE PTO Meeting
Contact local assessor by March 1 to apply.
The Community Education course catalogue is now available online! Click here to research, register and pay for Community Education classes. In-person registration and mail in registration is still available.
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