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    Seniors Sign Letters of Intent

    Four Orchard Park High School seniors committed to play their sports at the college level next year. The students were able to celebrate during a ceremony and photo opportunity at the Orchard Park High School on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Lily Buckley will be playing lacrosse at D’Youville University next year. She began playing lacrosse 8 years ago. She enjoys the speed of the game, the friendships she has made and participating in tournaments. Lily believes she has been successful in lacrosse because of her leadership, her athletic knowledge and her hard work. She chose to continue playing in college because she loves the sport and she feels it is a great way to stay in shape. She opted to attend D’Youville because of the location and the academic program they offer. Lily plans to study pharmacy. Michael Buffamonti will be playing lacrosse at Alfred University next year. Michael began playing 7 years ago in a community lacrosse program. He loves the fast pace and physicality of the sport along with the camaraderie with his teammates. Michael attributes his success to his dedication, hard work and his focus on constantly improving. He chose to continue playing during college because of his love for the game and he hopes it will continue to help him develop important life skills. Michael felt Alfred was the place for him because they offer an outstanding accounting department, a great atmosphere, and an amazing coach. Michael will be studying Accounting and Finance to obtain his CPA with plans to become a senior level executive or business owner. Elizabeth Scott will be playing lacrosse at Utica University next year. She began playing 8 years ago after her dad encouraged her to play. She loves the team aspect of the sport and the friendships she has made. She attributes her success in lacrosse to her teammates. She chose to continue playing in college because she loves lacrosse and didn’t want to stop after high school. She chose to attend Ut

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    OPHS Drama Club Presents "Chicago: Teen Edition"

    The Orchard Park High School Drama Club is proud to present Chicago:Teen Edition. Adapted for young performers, the Bob Fosse, John Kander and Fred Ebb musical will be presented March 16-19. (not suitable for children under 12) Set in Prohibition-Era Chicago, aspiring performer Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap... until he finds out he's been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another "Merry Murderess," Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines. With the help of “celebrity” attorney, Billy Flynn, and the corrupt but helpful Matron Mama Morton, they ultimately join forces in search of the "American Dream": fame, fortune, and acquittal. This sharp-edged satire features a dazzling score by Kander and Ebb and delivers an homage to legendary director and choreographer Bob Fosse. With the iconic songs, All That Jazz, Cell Block Tango and Razzle Dazzle, Chicago:Teen Edition will delight audiences who have seen the show and captivate those seeing it for the first time. Click here for more information including how to purchase tickets.

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    OPMS Egyptian Expo Returns

    Throughout the month of January, Enterprise students at OPMS have been exploring Ancient Egypt. Each student posed a question of their choice, and utilized books, websites and databases to answer their focus question. The culmination of their work was presented in a final project, showcased in the school library on Thursday, January 26. This marked the return of the Egyptian Expo, the first in three years!  Mrs. Daniszewski and Mrs. Hartke were excited to bring it back and work with Mr. Kloster and Mrs. Tempestoso in the Library! 

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    Say Something Anonymous Reporting System

    The Orchard Park Central School District, along with Erie 2 BOCES, has joined with Sandy Hook Promise to deploy an anonymous reporting system as an additional layer to our school district safety plan. Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to end school shootings and create a culture change that prevents violence and other harmful acts that hurt children. Through its life-saving, evidence-informed Know the Signs prevention programs, SHP educates and empowers youth and adults to recognize, intervene, and get help for individuals who may be socially isolated and/or at risk of hurting themselves or others. Click here to learn more.

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