The Orchard Park Central School District Athletic Department is seeking nominations for the 2018 Hall of Fame class.
Congratulations Orchard Park Lady Quakers on their Class AA Sectional Title!!! The Orchard Park Varsity Girls Basketball team took on Frontier for the Section VI Class AA title on Wednesday, March 7. The Lady Quakers won 57-22 giving the girls the first sectional title since 1997!
Petitions for school board candidates in the Orchard Park Central School District will be available beginning on February 1 in the office of the District Clerk, 2240 Southwestern Blvd, West Seneca, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. To be a qualified candidate for the Board of Education you must be a resident of the district for at least one year prior to the election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, able to read and write, and cannot be an employee of the district. The terms of two trustees on the seven-member school board are up for election, Mrs. Karen Kane and Mrs. Elizabeth Quinlan. Each term is for three years, July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2021. Candidates must obtain at least 25 valid signatures, which represents at least two percent of last year’s total vote count or a minimum of 25 signatures. Petitions are due in the office of the District Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018. Public voting on the budget and Board of Education candidates will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 7 a.m - 9 p.m. in the Orchard Park High School Gymnasium. Please use the Freeman Road entrance.
For information on registering your child for Kindergarten for 2018-2019, please contact Karen Olivieri the Central Registrar at 209-6325. She is located in the Orchard Park Central School District Administrative Offices, 2240 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, NY. Registration is done by appointment only Monday through Friday. Please call between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to make an appointment. It is important to make an appointment as soon as possible in order to ensure that parents can attend Kindergarten Orientation at their child’s future school building and have their child signed up for Kindergarten Screening. Orientation is traditionally late in April and screening is held in May. Additional information and paperwork can be found at www.opschools.org/kindergarten. Please contact Karen Olivieri at 209-6325 with any questions.
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Orchard Park Middle School students held a “Storm of Generosity” from September 25th – 29th to benefit schools effected by hurricanes; Harvey, Irma and Maria. Throughout the week homerooms competed to raise the most money to benefit schools effected by the hurricanes. Students rallied around this cause and raised $3,000 in just one week! Executive Council students; Nolan Watson, Mia Popp, Jeremiah Burnett, Bowen Slotman, Ava Wawrzyniec and Ryan Heraty originally came up with the idea to have a fundraiser to benefit schools impacted by hurricane Harvey at their retreat over the summer. From that point the idea evolved as Irma and Maria impacted Florida and Puerto Rico. The Executive Council students planned and coordinated this effort with the help of advisors; Mrs. Kate Cullen, Mrs. Wendy Daniszewski and Mr. Dan Miller. The students created and posted flyers throughout the building, passed out envelopes to each homeroom, collected the envelopes from the homerooms and counted the funds that were raised. The students stayed after school on multiple occasions to make this fundraiser possible. The students hope to make a positive impact on those who have been negatively affected by the hurricanes.
OPCSD welcomed back faculty and staff today. Staff members were greeted by Orchard Park Varsity and JV Cheerleaders, Orchard Park High School senior, Alyssa Agro performed the national anthem and QMB ended the Opening Day ceremony with an amazing performance. What a great way to start the 2017-18 school year!
In July the Orchard Park Volleyball team was named a recipient of the 2016-17 AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Team Academic Award. This award honors teams who have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom.
Eggertand South Davis Elementary Schools celebrated completing over 10,000 acts ofkindness at an assembly on Monday June 12th. More than enough acts ofkindness represented on a paper chain to span the 1.9 miles between the twoOrchard Park Central School District Elementary Schools. Thisyear, Eggert Elementary and South Davis Elementary participated in a character
A recent update in New York Education Law, effective July 1, 2018, requires that a complete physical exam be conducted for all students entering grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. We ask that you schedule an appointment with your child's physician if they will be in one of those grades in September 2018. Please forward the completed form to your school nurse as soon as the exam has been completed.
The Orchard Park Central School District is continuing the successful 1:1 Chromebook program for all students in grades 4 through 12. The Chromebook model used for this initiative is the Lenovo Yoga 11e. This is a ruggedized Chromebook model that was specifically designed for education and meets military-specification guidelines for ruggedness, durability, and quality. In addition, the District purchases protective MAXCase clamshell covers for the Chromebooks that have polycarbonate shock absorbing edges. Lenovo warrants the Chromebook from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year. The warranty is valid for 12 months from the time that Orchard Park Central Schools takes delivery of the Chromebooks. The limited warranty covers normal use, mechanical breakdown, or faulty construction and will provide replacement parts necessary to repair or if necessary, replace the Chromebook. Lenovo DOES NOT warrant against damage caused by misuse, abuse or accidents. Chromebook damage including cracked screens and damages due to accidents or abuse can incur repair costs up to the cost of the device. Lost or stolen Chromebooks increase that cost to approximately $290.00 for replacement. As part of the 1:1 initiative, the District has partnered with Worth Ave. Group to provide an optional, affordable insurance option that will cover the Chromebook your child will be using. Click the above link for additional information.
Petitions for qualified candidates seeking election to the Orchard Park Central School District Board of Education are now available in the office of the District Clerk, 2240 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, NY. To be a qualified candidate for the Board of Education you must be a resident of the district for at least one year prior to the election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18
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In order to participate in the UPK program, children must reside in the Orchard Park Central School District attendance area and be 4 years old by Dec. 1 of the year they start the program. The district is able to offer the UPK program through a grant provided by the 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 a designated number of UPK spots available. If more apply than there are openings, there will be a lottery to determine who will be able to attend. Children are randomly selected for the program. Selection is not based on academic or economic need. All children are equally eligible for participation, the district said. The Orchard Park UPK program is not housed in the Orchard Park elementary school buildings. The district partners with local preschools as community based preschool UPK sites. Families who apply for Orchard Park’s UPK program will be asked to provide their preschool site preference. According to the district, it attempts to accommodate families’ first or second choice whenever possible. UPK applications are due by Friday, March 30.