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  •  A group of third grade students sitting on bleachers watching a presentation.

    Eggert Elementary Third Grade Students Visit the Agricultural Education Center

    The third grade classes at Eggert Elementary went to the Agricultural Education Center at the Erie County Fairgrounds on Tuesday November 8. Students rotated through stations to learn about turkeys, fall harvest foods, and Thanksgiving celebrations. There were connections to science concepts, such as buoyancy, and ELA/social studies concepts with Native American legends. Students participated in fun activities: building a model cornucopia, making pumpkin pie, and mapping out the planting patterns representative of the Native Americans.

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  •  STEM Club students standing in front of Regional Rocketry Challenge banner

    STEM Club Participates In Regional Rocketry Challenge

    The OPHS STEM Club did a phenomenal job representing their school on October 22 by launching their custom-built rockets at the Geneseo War Plane museum! The club had two teams participate in the Regional Rocketry Challenge, a MOOG hosted event. Teams needed to design a rocket to travel to approximately 850 feet in elevation and remain aloft for approximately 40 seconds, all while transporting a raw egg! Both teams put in a lot of hard work and brought home awards for their efforts. Click here for more information.

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  •  Fourteen Athletes are pictured at a signing event at Orchard Park High School

    Fourteen Senior-Athletes Commit To Play at the Collegiate Level

    Fourteen Orchard Park High School seniors committed to play their sports at the college level.  The students were able to celebrate during a ceremony and photo opportunity at the Orchard Park High School on Wednesday, November 9, 2022. Click here to learn more about the athletes and their future plans!

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  •  The collaborative mural K-5 students at South Davis put together.

    South Davis Students Create A Collaborative Mural

    South Davis Elementary Art teacher, Miss Bleem helped South Davis students visually represent how they will make their mark on South Davis Elementary and their community. In Art class students learned about collaborative art and what it means to work together and to plan and design their artwork to be part of a larger piece. They discussed organic lines and patterns and used the philosophy of the book The Dot with the idea “just to make a mark and see where it takes you”. Students followed a bingo chip around their paper with a marker to create unpredictable organic lines. The students filled in all the sections that they created with different colors and patterns using 4 different art supplies: colored pencils, markers, oil pastel, and watercolor paint. Fifth-grade students then worked together to arrange all of the individual dots, made by each K-5 student at South Davis, into a large collaborative mural in a rainbow design.

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  •  Author Jerry Pallotta pictured with three Windom Elementary students in a library filled with art

    Author Jerry Pallotta Visits Windom Elementary

    Author Jerry Pallotta presented to students at Windom Elementary on Wednesday, October 26 and Thursday, October 27. The students prepared for Pallotta’s visit by reading his books, creating a variety of their own artwork, and using his books as an inspiration for their own writing. Windom even hosted a giant “Who Would Win” tournament to get ready for the visit. Jerry Pallotta is an award winning author of children’s alphabet books, imaginative fiction and the very popular Who Would Win series. He has been writing children’s books for 30 years and has written over 90 books and sold over 10 million books. He grew up going to Peggotty Beach in Massachusetts and often uses those experiences to inspire his books. The Windom PTO, Principal Phil Johnson, faculty and staff, and librarian Jim Clark collaborated to make this exciting and enriching experience happen for Windom students.

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  •  Picture of a school bus and the words Come Drive For Us.

    Come Drive For Us

    The Orchard Park Central School District is hiring bus drivers.  There are great benefits including: competitive pay, annual wage increase, health insurance coverage, paid training, flexible schedule and NYS retirement.  If you are interested, please contact the Orchard Park Central School District Transportation Department at 716-209-6237.

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  •  Young girl using a screw driver to assemble a STEM project.

    K-5 STEM Program To Launch This Fall

    This fall the district will launch its K-5 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program at all four district elementary schools. Over the course of the summer, the spaces that once housed the elementary computer labs have been renovated to create elementary STEM classrooms. The renovation includes flexible and collaborative seating options, open floor space for robotics lessons, Lego walls and dry erase surfaces and upgraded classroom technology. Students in grades K-5 will have STEM once every 6 days which is approximately thirty STEM classes per school year. Click here to learn more about the K-5 STEM program.

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  •  Assemblyman Burke speaking at a press conference.

    OPCSD Receives School Safety Funding

    On August 9th, Speaker Carl Heastie and Assemblyman Patrick Burke announced $1 million in school safety funding for Orchard Park and West Seneca schools at a press conference held at West Seneca West High School. Orchard Park will receive $500k from the NYS Assembly and these funds will be used to enhance the safety and security of our school buildings. This generous funding will help Orchard Park continue to build upon our strong foundation of safety measures that are currently in place.

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  •  Three Middle School students flying a drone.

    OPMS Students Become FAA certified Recreational Drone Pilots

    Mr. Gill, OPMS Technology Teacher, offered his 8th grade students an opportunity to take the FAA Recreational Drone Pilot exam. Already, approximately 50 middle school students have become FAA certified Recreational Drone Pilots and more students have pledged to take the exam soon! This means that the students have the basic understanding to safely fly their drones for non-commercial purposes. With the immense access to drones that students have outside of school, it is wonderful that so many students will now have the knowledge of how to conduct safe drone flights when they are flying on their own.

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  •  Members of Girl Scout Troop # 30517 painting benches outside.

    Girl Scout Troop Creates Outdoor Classroom at Eggert Elementary

    Former Eggert Elementary students and members of Girl Scout Troop 30517 wanted to give back to the Eggert Elementary Community, so they created an outdoor classroom for students and faculty to enjoy. Troop members cleared a pathway, created a border with old tree limbs, wheelbarrowed eight yards of stone, and constructed bench seating for classrooms to use at the end of the trail outside of Eggert Elementary.

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