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ECS Class of 2012 Noted for Academics

By Erin Bohn, ECS Student Correspondent On Friday morning, Ellicottville seniors and two guests will enjoy a baccalaureate breakfast at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Later that evening, at 7 p.m. family, friends, and the Ellicottville staff and administration will gather in the high school gym for the graduation ceremony celebrating the accomplishments of the class. Both Superintendent Mark Ward and ... Read More »


The Horse Program is one of the most involved and influential programs of the 4-H Program. Horse shows run for the week of the Cattaraugus County Fair and then there are also three main shows a year; The Bonanza, Schooling, and the Fall Classic. It takes a huge effort on the part of the volunteers to put them together.   ... Read More »

ECS Salutes Valedictorian Riethmiller and Salutatorian Golley

By Erin Bohn, ECS Student Correspondent   This year’s valedictorian and salutatorian from Ellicottville Central School are two very promising young ladies with bright futures ahead of them. Knowing both of them very well for our whole school career, I can say these are two of the hardest working students I have ever had the pleasure to know. Valedictorian Kaitlyn ... Read More »

Holiday Valley Donates to the Community

In support of regional youth programs and Mercy Flight, Holiday Valley donated $7,250 to several local groups on June 5, 2012. Throughout the season, Holiday Valley hosts events that not only entertain guests but generate funds for these donations. Events include the Fall Festival chairlift rides, Winter Carnival events and Snow Bar, and the Guns and Hoses Snowmakers Race.   ... Read More »

ECS Offers Unconventional Education in Big Picture Learning Program

by Jeff Cole A traditional seven-hour school day in which students journey from classroom to classroom, listen to lectures, jot down notes and pour over several homework assignments may suffice for many pupils. But for others, this can be a challenge. According to, one student drops out of school every 12 seconds in America for one reason or another. ... Read More »

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