Education

26 Mar 20180 Two outstanding area high school seniors were honored as “Scholars of the Month” by the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at its Mar. 20 meeting, which was held at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield. The two seniors were Cameryn Hawkins of Chautauqua Lake Central School and Alexandria Kassman of Westfield Academy and Central School. Two other school districts’ March honorees, who were unable to attend due to the students’ busy schedules, will be recognized in April. Janese Berkhouse, Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club President, welcomed the honorees, their families, respective school district superintendents and...

16 Feb 20180 Dunkirk, N.Y., ─ Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) is now accepting applications for the Service Learning Mini-Grants Program. Local middle and high school teachers are encouraged to apply for projects that combine community service and classroom learning. In 2017, NCCF awarded nine grants to five school districts totaling $4,225 for this school year. Classrooms from all disciplines participate in this program: health, music, English, art, trades and much more. As an example, the BOCES’ Partnering with Pets project paired juniors and seniors enrolled in the Animal Science Program with the Lakeshore Humane...

16 Feb 20180 At its Feb. 13 meeting at The Parkview in Westfield, the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville recognized four outstanding seniors from local high schools as its February “Scholars of the Month.” The honorees and their respective schools were Sydney Lachajczyk, Chautauqua Lake Central School; Elyse Markham, Brocton Central School; Jessica Cady, Sherman Central School; and Madyson Abbey, Westfield Academy and Central School. These seniors were selected for this honor by administrators and counselors in their school districts. Janese Berkhouse, Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club President, welcomed the honorees, their parents and relatives,...

16 Feb 20180 Jamestown, NY – Healthy eating classes have been added to the many groups that meet regularly at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County (MHA). With a focus on nutrition and healthy living, the Eating Smart group meets weekly at 1 p.m. on Thursdays at the MHA, 31 Water Street, Door 14, in the rear of the Gateway Center. Else Alonge, nutrition educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Chautauqua County, leads the group based on Eat Smart New York (ESNY) Nutrition Education. ESNY provides nutrition education materials and sponsors education events and classes in local communities on a variety of nutrition topics. These...

14 Feb 20180 The Prendergast Library’s booksale will feature discounted prices on all books starting Thursday March 1. The bargain sale runs from Thursday to Saturday March 3, during regular library hours. During the sale, all books are half off. All children’s books and paperbacks will be 50 cents. Hardcover books will be $1.00. Shoppers can also fill a bag with books for just $10.00; bags are provided by the library.

14 Feb 20180 Local performer Mike Morton to bring Green Eggs and Hams to life at the library with live chickens and more On Saturday March 3rd, the Prendergast Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 104th birthday with activities in the Children’s Room all day, and a performance by Mike Morton at 2:30 in the Community Room. Morton works with animals at Sundance Kids Farm in Conewango Valley, and will be bringing some very special live chickens to complement his performance of Green Eggs and Ham and other Seuss favorites at the library. Morton has brought his very popular petting zoo to the library in previous years. Activities in the...

14 Feb 20180 DUNKIRK, N.Y.: –--Northern Chautauqua Catholic School recently completed their celebration of Catholic Schools Week. The celebration began with a Sunday Chili Cookoff/ Pie Bakeoff Competition.   Everyone voted on their favorite chili choice from among the two dozen entries and the judges had a challenge determining the top three winners from the excellent pies.  More than one hundred gift baskets raffled off in this family-friendly kickoff to a week-long celebration. Students began their school week by saying the Living Rosary all together in the gymnasium, and continued throughout the day showing school pride through upkeep and...

12 Feb 20181 – Ring Elementary School spent time last Friday spreading love, kindness and awareness to its students and families, letting them now that they are loved through their annual P.S. I Love You Day. The fifth annual event, the brainchild of Carrie Davenport and Brandi Meacham, joined forces with the Community Alliance for Suicide and Family Services of the Chautauqua Region for the day. The entire school wore purple to celebrate the event and students sign an anti-bullying pledge. In the morning, candies were handed out with notes attached to families dropping their children off at school, as well as information from the Community...
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