Headlines January - March:Briefly...Congratulations to seventh grader Shannon Keller, the winner of the Middle School Spelling Bee and to Erin Nason, the second place winner.
Ms. Bell's first grade and Mrs. Girard's fourth grade classes have been working on a joint project to benefit patients on the hematology/oncology floor at Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, collecting prepackaged snacks to donate to the Parent Lounge. Some patients spend weeks at a time in the facility, and their parents face great concerns. The Parkdale students thought it would be a relief for them to not have to worry about something as small as snacks and treats for their kids, and will continue to collect for this Valentine season project through February 3.
Mrs. Marian Whitcomb's Key Club and Mrs. Janiese Green's Foreign Relations Club collected money during homeroom for Haitian relief, raising $697.74 for the American Red Cross.
Miss Jennifer Kibler's students made Valentines for Veterans at the VA Hospital in Buffalo with "LOVE Writing" attached. They also sent small valentines with mini LOVE Writing to a soldier overseas, and sent small valentines with their LOVE writing attached to residents at Absolut Care in EA.
Congratulations to EAHS's “Mr. EA” winners Will Hessler (first place, senior), Derek West (second place, senior) and Brad Rogers (third place, junior).
The seventh annual badminton tournament was held at the EAHS gym on Saturday, April 3. Over 200 students and adults participated in the event. This year's champions included:
- Men's A - Jameson Arnold and Matt Metzger
- Ladies A - Brooke Schutrum and Nicole Mason
- Mixed A - Will Hessler and Faith Robinson
- Mixed with Adult - Brooke Schutrum and Gary Schutrum
- Men's' B - Dan Hayes and Tim Horvatits
- Ladies B - Alexandra Ellis and Bridget Wolff
- Mixed B - Tim Converse and Katie Daminiski
Fifty-three students participated in the American Math competition in February. Christopher Klocke, Class of 2012, repeated as the school winner in the 9/10 division and Tim Holman, Class of 2011, was the winner in the 11/12 division. Chris and Tim will be awarded medals at the Honors Ceremony in June.Jim Sundquist, EAHS Class of 2010, has met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship competition.
Approximately 187 EAHS students took the Comprehensive Examination in English this January. Ninety-seven percent passed the exam with 56% earning a mastery score of 85 or higher (35 % scored 90 or above). Last year, 97% passed the exam (178 participants) with 43% earning a mastery score of 85 or higher.
Sarah Hora, Class of 2010, was chosen the "Student of the Month" at the Ormsby Educational Center for December. This honor is presented to a junior or senior based on his/her attendance, grades, class performance, and teacher recommendation. Sarah is enrolled in the Culinary Arts II class.
Mrs. Kim Crowley's class at Parkdale collected socks for the homeless from fellow students during the month of January, gathering 114 pairs of adult men's socks, 78 pairs of children's socks and 87 pairs of women's adult socks for donation to the Cornerstone Manor shelter in Buffalo. Students celebrated the completion of the sock drive with Crazy Sock Day.
The EAHS Recycling Team students have recycled close to thirty tons of waste paper products since they began two years ago. Congratulations to Mr. Frank D'Avanzato and his students.
Mrs. Whitcomb's EAHS Key Club sponsored "Goin' Bald for Bucks" in March, raising $534 in pledges for Roswell Park's programs for cancer research and patient care.
Congratulations to Jaycen Watts, Class of 2011. Jaycen performance at the recent regional Skills USA competition was recognized by the Ormsby Staff as “outstanding.”
Sara Hora, Class of 2010, has been selected to join the National Technical Honor Society. Students selected for membership exhibit the qualities of skilled workmanship, honesty, responsibility, leadership, citizenship, and scholastic achievement. Congratulations, Sara!
Mr. Edholm's students were proud to display the results of their Black History Month research in the Parkdale library.