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  • South Davis Students Find the Key to Having a Great Summer

    On Wednesday, June 19th the South Davis 4th graders took a walking field trip to the Orchard Park Public Library. Librarian Kasey Mac asked the students to complete a breakout challenge called: Finding the Key to Having a Great Summer. Students had a fun time cooperating, investigating books, and unlocking the final mystery box. They also met many of the library personnel who are at the library to help visitors.

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  • Eggert Super Hero Day

    Eggert Elementary celebrated Super Hero Day on Thursday June 13th. This was Eggert’s day to honor and thank the “Super Heroes” of our community, which include police officers, firefighters and EMTs of Orchard Park and West Seneca. The Eggert Elementary community usee this time to thank them for their service. Eggert students and staff dressed up in their favorite super hero outfits. The Super Heroes came in with sirens and lights and were welcomed with students lining the halls. The celebration continued with an assembly. Eggert Elementary wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Super Heroes and recognize their daily sacrifices and brave acts to keep our community safe.

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  • New to OPHS?

    Are you new to Orchard Park High School or an incoming Freshman? New Student Orientation is your opportunity to get to know the high school better, meet classmates, see many of the clubs offered at OPHS, and check out your class schedule! Our orientation will be held on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 from 6:30 - 7:30PM at the Orchard Park High School. Registration opens at 6PM and parents are invited to hear the Keeping Kids Safe message (required for any school dance) during the same time. Make sure to mark your calendars and we hope to see you there, welcome to the OPHS community!

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  • Eggert Back to School Picnic

    Eggert Road PTO is hosting a Back to School Picnic on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m at the Eggert Road Pavillion. Join us for a family picnic. The PTO will provide chips, hot dogs and pop.

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  • OPMS Student Council Donates to Rosie's Run

    The Orchard Park Middle School student council presented Social Studies teacher Al Jafarjian with a donation for Rosie’s Run at their June meeting. Rosie’s Run was started in memory of Rosemary Bilquist, sister ofsocial studies teacher Al Jafarjian’s who passed away several years ago. Rosemary ran in over 30 marathons, Rode in the Ride for Roswell and just enjoyed exercise and being outside. The annual run is held in Sherman, NY each June and the race has now been held for 2 years and counting. Proceeds go into a foundation set up in Rosie’s honor and money is distributed to causes that she supported during her life. Rescue pups-an animal rescue program and the Kidney Foundation are two examples. The funds were raised during the Orchard Park Middle School’s Kindness Challenge during the 2018-19 school year.

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  • Middle School Students Demonstrate Weather Phenomena

    Last Spring Bridget Guetta’s science students on the Challenger base at OPMS conducted hands-on experiments with mason jars to show different types of weather phenomena such as clouds and precipitation. One of the experiments involved using shaving cream and food dye to simulate rain. This particular lesson demonstrated density by revealing that once a cloud becomes too heavy, it rains. Another experiment involved combining warm water with hair spray in the jar. The hair spray acted as particles that are necessary to form clouds. The jar was covered and then ice was placed on top to simulate how clouds are formed. After the lid was removed, the cloud escaped into the air. After conducting these experiments, students used their Chromebooks and Google Docs to analyze their findings and connect their lab to what was learned in class.

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  • Girls Who Code

    In May the OPMS Girls Who Code Club hosted Orchard Park Girl Scout Troop # 31181 to teach them about coding and engineering concepts. Girls Who Code is an after school club that is built on the foundation of bridging the gender gap in the computer science and technology industries by empowering young women to connect to coding through community. Club members were given the task to find a project within their community and bring it to life, while creating a web page to inform others of their work. The OPMS girls decided that they would bring in a local Brownie troop to teach them about coding, robotics, vinyl cutting, and the power of teamwork.

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