Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Executive Director Sarah Nelson announced the Tonawanda City School District is the November Member of the Month.
“On behalf of the Tonawanda City School District, Kristin Schmutzler, school board president, and I proudly accept the honor of our school district being named the Member of the Month for November from the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas,” said Timothy A. Oldenburg, Ed.D., superintendent of the Tonawanda City School District. “The Tonawanda City School District, home of the Warriors, continues to achieve excellence and meet high community expectations. Our comprehensive school district offers something for every student to learn, explore, experience, and strive to achieve. Our district offers robust curricular programming in all content areas, including Advanced Placement courses, innovative electives, college credit courses, and opportunities for students to explore career and technical education programs.
“Our innovative STEAM (science-technology-engineering-art-math) program has been implemented in grades K-12 and realized tremendous educational opportunities for students. It has been recognized as an exemplar program in the region and state. As part of the STEAM curriculum, the materials and courses are provided in virtual reality, 3-D technology, robotics, drones, coding, and one-to-one Chromebook initiative.
“Our district has invested in and focused on literacy. The success of a student is most largely dependent on their ability to fluently read, comprehend through reading, and apply knowledge from learning. Our specialized staff and programming continue to drive our efforts to ensure that every student is a proficient reader at each grade level.
“Our district is completing a $54 million capital project that will culminate with the opening of a new elementary school that will be home to all students in UPK through fifth grade. This elementary school consolidation project will allow for growth in our instructional programs and student services. Additionally, we will realize enhanced safety, technology, and operational efficiencies and practices.”