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Four CTE students bring home Superintendent Scholarships
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 05:00 pm
Every year Dr. Clark Godshall, Orleans/Niagara BOCES District superintendent, awards four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from the Career and Technical Education Centers.
Niagara County Central Rotary 2018 scholarship recipients
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 04:45 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary annually awards scholarships to students at Niagara-Wheatfield, Starpoint, and Wilson high schools.
Errick Road Elementary School Falcon Force has soaring year
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 04:45 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's Errick Road Elementary School began the 2017-18 school year by implementing a new school-wide framework for developing positive behavior called PBIS. PBIS stands for positive behavior interventions and support. PBIS is a statewide-recognized system geared toward teaching students proper behavior, and then rewards students and classes that demonstrate those desired behaviors.
BOCES celebrates practical nursing graduates
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 04:45 pm
Recently, 16 students who graduated from the Orleans/Niagara BOCES practical nursing program were honored. Successful completion of the program entitles the graduates to apply to take the New York State Licensing Exam. 
Edward Town student helping those in need
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 04:45 pm
Mariah Rice, a seventh-grader at Edward Town Middle School, has grown up being a helping hand to those in need. Along with her family, Rice has helped plant vegetables for a community garden and has participated in multiple holiday food drives and school supply drives. It doesn't end there. She also helped with an oil change event to provide free oil changes to those in need.
Frascatore named dean of Niagara University's College of Business Administration
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 10:40 am
Dr. Mark Frascatore has been named dean of Niagara University's College of Business Administration, effective June 4.
Girl Scouts of WNY announces Shavon Scive as 2018 Gold Award Girl Scout
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:00 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York recently announced Shavon Scive of North Tonawanda, as a 2018 Gold Award Girl Scout. Scive's project was titled Spreading Awareness Of Childhood Anxiety Disorders and Selective Mutism. Selective mutism is the inability for a child to communicate in social or school settings due to anxiety, but are able to speak where they feel comfortable.
Niagara-Wheatfield student-athletes sign to play in college
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 04:50 pm
On Thursday, Niagara-Wheatfield High School hosted their second college signing day of the year. Several student-athletes who made their college decision following the February signing were honored by N-W Athletic Director Matt McKenna. In all, five students signed in front of their peers, while one student was absent.
Women's Porter Cup returns to NFCC for 6th year
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 04:10 pm
Everyone in Lewiston knows about the prestigious Porter Cup and the excitement it brings to the area. Coming June 13-15, the fun begins as the sixth Women's Porter Cup will begin play.
Niagara University's community garage sale program raises $1,800 for campus ministry
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 05:45 pm
Niagara University's "2 Good 2 Toss" community garage sale program raised nearly $1,800 this year for student outreach programs - while also keeping hundreds of reusable items out of landfills.
Grant program funds summer travel research for Three Niagara University students
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 12:45 pm
Nicholas Atallah plans to debate the chronology of the Cold War through information gathered in part from a summer trip to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. Sophia Smith will compare baby boomers to millennials on both sides of the Canadian-American border. Jacobe Wendell recently returned from a conference in Boston that will contribute to his analysis of the creation and implementation of artificial intelligence.
Jacobs announces passage of law to protect school children from predators, abuse
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 12:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs has announced passage of a law he co-sponsored that will provide greater protections for children by making it a criminal offense for a teacher or school employee to have a sexual relationship with a student under the age of 21.
Revitalized Niagara Power get first home win
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 05:20 pm
After a two-year hiatus, the Niagara Power pulled off an 8-3 win against the Genesee Rapids at their home opener on Saturday, June 2. Starting pitcher Conrad Voss had seven strikeouts during the game, which remained tied 1-1 from the top of the third inning until the bottom of the sixth. That's when the Power scored five runs and finished off the victory.
WNY students challenged to put hands & minds to good work this summer
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 07:00 am
Summer 2018 is all about sun, sand and STEM!
Niagara-Wheatfield softball halted in sectional final
Tue, May 29th 2018 10:20 pm
On Tuesday evening, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons strolled into Williamsville East High School with one thing on their mind: winning a Class AA Section VI title. Unfortunately, the Falcons were halted by No. 5 Lancaster, as the Legends defeated N-W, 7-5.
UB, Buffalo Museum of Science to offer live exhibit of dance & song on how microorganisms impact body
Tue, May 29th 2018 03:45 pm
The University at Buffalo and the Buffalo Museum of Science have partnered to offer a live dance installation that explores the human microbiome and its impact on health, mood and love.
UB scientists receive funding for Great Lakes pollution research
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
How can public officials improve decision-making related to beach closures, and identify sources of bacterial pollution in Lake Erie?
Summer camps in Medina, Sanborn
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council and Orleans/Niagara BOCES are teaming up this summer to offer a learning experience for students entering fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade. Both the Medina and Sanborn Career and technical education centers will offer a variety of three daylong camps running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Belter brothers making name for themselves at Niagara-Wheatfield
Fri, May 25th 2018 01:30 pm
Brothers - they fight together, cry together, live together and have each other's backs. For Zack, Tyler and Evan Belter, they do all of that and keep each other on the correct path while playing hockey and lacrosse for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons.
HS Baseball: Niagara-Wheatfield offense halted in semifinals
Fri, May 25th 2018 01:20 am
Baseball is a weird game where one day you can manage 10 runs as a team and the next day you get shutout. For the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons, they came into their Section VI Class AA semifinal battle versus No. 7 Williamsville North red-hot, winning their last nine games. Unfortunately, good things come to an end and the No. 3 Falcons were defeated by the Spartans, 3-2.
Niagara Falls rally comes up short versus Orchard Park
Tue, May 22nd 2018 09:35 pm
The Niagara Falls Wolverines baseball team rallied three times to tie up their quarterfinal playoff game versus Orchard Park, but in the end, it wasn't enough to get past the Quakers. The Wolverines were defeated by the Quakers, 5-4, in nine innings in the Section VI Class AA quarterfinals.
Niagara-Wheatfield softball survives sectional test from Frontier
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
When it comes to the postseason in high school sports, the motto everyone lives by is survive and advance. On Monday evening, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team did exactly that. The No. 3 seeded Falcons defeated the No. 6 seeded Frontier Falcons, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the Class AA Section VI playoffs.
Girl Scouts of WNY: Camille Chambless as 2018 Gold Award Girl Scout
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:05 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York has announced Camille Chambless of Buffalo as a 2018 Gold Award Girl Scout. Chambless' project, "The Give and Take Closet," provides donated clothes to those in need. The closet is run two to three days a week at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church.
WNY school districts awarded hundreds of Connect Kids to Parks grants
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:05 pm
In advance of Kids to Parks Day, celebrated nationwide on May 19, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced more than 500 Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grants have been awarded to schools from Western New York, sending 32,000 school students on visits to public lands throughout the western regions of New York state, including Niagara, Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua counties since September 2017.
N-W Hockey holding annual golf tournament
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
On Sunday, June 10, the Niagara-Wheatfield High School hockey team will host its annual golf tournament at Willowbrook Golf Course, 4200 Lake Ave., Lockport.
ATF special agent visits North Tonawanda High School students
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
North Tonawanda High School social studies teacher Peter Fezer loves to bring in guest speakers to talk to his students. He was thrilled that ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) Special Agent Gerry O'Sullivan and his K9 Dolly agreed to spend some time talking to his students. 
Niagara University graduates Mt. St. Mary's nurses
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital congratulated six of its registered nurses as graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees from the Niagara University School of Nursing on May 12. All graduated as part of an initiative between Catholic Health and Niagara University.
Great Lakes Research Consortium awards funding to 5 NY projects
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:15 pm
The Great Lakes Research Consortium of 18 colleges and universities in New York has awarded $111,331.00 in grant funding for five projects that will address critical issues associated with pharmaceuticals, pollution and septic leaching; harmful algal bloom, and climate-related coastal resiliency. Research sites are located along Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Sodus Bay and the Wayne County shoreline, Owasco Lake and Skaneateles Lake.
St. Francis Guild awards junior scholarships
Fri, May 11th 2018 06:45 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced four of the hospital's past junior volunteers will receive this year's Karen Mahoney Scholarships.
Educators invited to learn classroom innovations: Annual STEAM conferences highlight new ways to learn
Thu, May 10th 2018 07:00 am
Registration is now open for "Building Buffalo and Beyond," which is the theme of the 2018 STEAM Conference. The Aug. 6-7 event, co-presented by the Education Collaborative of WNY and WNY STEM Hub, will be held on the Daemen College campus, 4380 Main St., Amherst.
Elijah Vazquez awarded Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship to study abroad
Mon, May 7th 2018 01:55 pm
Elijah Vazquez, a junior theater performance major at Niagara University, has been awarded the Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for study abroad.
NU research conference features 'Smart City' app, psychological screenings of pediatric cancer survivors
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:35 am
On Friday afternoon, just a few miles north from where county officials were announcing details of new, complimentary Wi-Fi service in Niagara Falls, Jeffrey Weber and Noah Barnard were unveiling a mobile application they've developed to connect people with local services, training programs and volunteer opportunities.
Cornerstone CFCU hosting 'Prom Squad' contest
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:25 am
The prom can be one of the first major expenses for teenagers. Cornerstone CFCU would like to help one lucky member through its latest Facebook contest.
Niagara-Wheatfield alum signed by Miami Dolphins
Mon, Apr 30th 2018 02:40 pm
This past weekend, the NFL held its annual draft, selecting over 200 players from college programs across the nation. Lucas Gravelle's name wasn't called, but the Niagara-Wheatfield High School alum will still get a chance to play in the NFL. Gravelle was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent.
It's AAA School Safety Patrol Week in New York
Mon, Apr 30th 2018 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed April 29-May 5 as "AAA School Safety Patrol Week" in New York state in recognition of the efforts of school safety patrol members.
53rd annual Hewitt Awards to be presented Sunday, May 6
Thu, Apr 26th 2018 11:20 am
Eighteen student scholar-athletes representing nine area high schools will be honored at the 53rd annual Thomas E. Hewitt Sports Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Antonio's Banquet Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. The dinner, sponsored by the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital, will begin with a reception at 5 p.m.
Kenan Center presents awards to student photographers
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On Sunday, the Kenan Center in Lockport presented 38 awards to student photographers whose work is currently on exhibit in the Storrs All High Photo Show in the Kenan Center House Gallery in Lockport.
Buffalo Prep recognized at national education conference
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 01:30 pm
On April 12, Buffalo Prep was recognized at the 2018 National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) annual conference as an Educational Access Sustainer. The honor was in recognition of Buffalo Prep's steadfast support of NPEA over the past several years.
Five Star Urgent Care offers healthy living tips for Every Kid Healthy Week, April 23-27
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
To celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week, Five Star Urgent Care has compiled a list of easy-to-adopt tips and habits for parents and guardians to help guide their children in living a healthy, active life. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designated the last week of April as Every Kid Healthy Week about six years ago as a time to raise awareness of the link between nutrition, physical activity and learning in their children.
KeyBank Summer Solstice Celebration returns to Artpark on June 16
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
Artpark & Company celebrates the beginning of summer by transforming the park grounds and the amphitheater into the "KeyBank Summer Solstice Celebration."

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