Four Orchard Park High School students were selected through a state-wide solo music competition to participate in this year's Conference All-State Band, Chorus, and Orchestra. They spent four days at the Rochester Riverside Conference Center rehearsing with other students from around the state under the guidance of professional guest conductors. The event culminated with a series of outstanding performances at the Eastman School of Music. The students are: Jenna Agro (Voice), Rose Quinlan (Horn), Loren Castilloux (Flute), Christian Henrich (Harp).
For information on registering your child for Kindergarten for 2020-2021, please contact the Central Registrar at 209-6325 or visit www.opschools.org/kindergarten. The registrar is located in the Orchard Park Central School District Administrative Offices, 2240 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, NY. To enter Kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before Dec. 1 2020. Registration needs to be complete by March 1st. At the orientation, which takes place in late April or early May of 2020, the child and parent/guardian meet the principal, school nurse and some of the teachers, visit a Kindergarten room and sign up for Kindergarten screening. Screening is done at a later date to assess the strengths and needs of each child. To begin the kindergarten registration process for the 2020-2021 school year please visit www.opschools.org/kindergarten.
Applications for Universal Pre-Kindergarten are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year. In order to participate in the UPK program children must reside in the Orchard Park Central School District attendance area, and be four years old by December 1st of the year they start the program. The Orchard Park Central School District is able to offer the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program 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 Universal Pre-Kindergarten site. There are a designated number of Universal Pre-Kindergarten 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. UPK applications are due by February 28, 2020. To register visit www.opschools.org/upk.
The Orchard Park Central School District is pleased to announce that in October two Orchard Park High School teachers were selected as members of the New York State Master Teachers Program by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Mr. Adam Ziccardi III and Mr. Tom Zinteck are two of the 228 recipients chosen.
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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM HS Winterscape Winter Guard Show
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Collegiate Athletic Signing
7:00 PM - 8:45 PM HS Winter Choral Concert
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM HS Festival of Bands - Rehearsals
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM WE Musical
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM EG Family Movie Night
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM HS Festival of Bands - Concert
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM WE Musical
Roswell Park and the Erie County Health Department will offer their presentation both February 25 & February 27. The presentation will provide general medical information related to vaping and its addictive effects on teens and adults and the harmful side effects of nicotine on the developing teen brain. Intervention options will be discussed.
The Winter/Spring Community Education Brochure is currently available. Click here to view.