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Connie Hellwig, Bill Murphy Appointed New ECS School Board Leaders

By Elizabeth Riggs In a reorganizational meeting last Tuesday, Connie Hellwig and William Murphy were appointed Ellicottville Central School Board President and Vice President, respectively. Additionally, Bob Miller, former Middle and High School Principal, took his oath as the new Superintendent, replacing Mark Ward, who retired on June 30. Melissa Sawicki was re-appointed as District Clerk, and Aimee Kilby as ... Read More »

Erich Ploetz Appointed as ECS Principal

By Elizabeth Riggs The Ellicottville Central School Board unanimously voted to appoint Bob Miller to the position of Superintendent last Tuesday, replacing Mark Ward, who’s last day will be Friday, June 30, and who will be retiring after more than 40 years in education. Miller’s appointment is effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020. Additionally, the Board unanimously voted ... Read More »

Ward Leads Final ECS Board Meeting


By Elizabeth Riggs In his last Ellicottville Central School District Board Meeting, Superintendent Mark Ward said his heartfelt goodbyes to the Board, which announced that the high school gymnasium and multi-use facility would be henceforth named “The Mark J. Ward Center for The Arts and Athletics” or “The Ward.” At Ward’s retirement party, which was held last Thursday at Holiday ... Read More »

Haley Saunders, ECS Valedictorian and Hannah Chew, ECS Salutatorian

Haley Saunders, ECS Valedictorian Ellicottville Central School is proud to announce that Haley Saunders, daughter of Bart and Lisa Saunders, has earned the position of Valedictorian for the Class of 2017.  She has an impressive weighted GPA of 112.63%!  In addition to classes at ECS, Haley was selected to participate in the highly challenging New Visions Health Professions program at ... Read More »

Ward Looks Back at 42 Years of Educating


By Elizabeth Riggs On Friday, June 30, Mark Ward will walk out the doors of Ellicottville Central Schools for the last time as the ECS superintendent, as he officially hands over the reigns to Bob Miller on July 1. This week, the Ellicottville Times sat down with Mr. Ward to talk about his vast history with the district, various roles ... Read More »

ECS Ranked High Among WNY Elementary Schools


By Elizabeth Riggs The upcoming Costa Rica and Washington D.C. trips and Ellicottville’s rankings in the recent Buffalo Business First were the highlights of last Tuesday’s Ellicottville Central Schools Board of Education Meeting. In a special school guide published by Buffalo Business First, Ellicottville was ranked 22 out of 257 schools in the Western New York Elementary School Rankings. The ... Read More »

ECS Quiz Bowl Team


The ECS Quiz Bowl team had a great trip to DC for the National Academic Championship. Their winning record on the first day placed them in the playoffs for the first time ever! Their success in the tournament put ECS on the map on a national level. In addition, they had fun doing some sightseeing around the area. Read More »

Ellicottville Central Spring Sports Banquet

Monday June 5, 2017 6pm (NEW TIME) Spring Sports: Baseball, Golf, Softball, Track, Alpine Ski Senior Student -Athletes. ECS Spring Sports Banquet is scheduled for June 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm., at Holiday Valley’s Main Lodge. All student-athletes and guests will need to make reservations and get tickets to attend the Banquet. Reservations are required! Those reservations are to be ... Read More »

ECS Budget Passes


By Elizabeth Riggs On Tuesday, May 16 Ellicottville voters passed the proposed 2017-2018 Ellicottville Central School District budget by an overwhelming majority vote of 264-57, exceeding the required 60 percent majority approval of the raised Tax Cap. The vote finalizes the district budget of $12,319,921 for the 2017-2018 school year. ECS voters also passed the school bus proposition by a ... Read More »

Miller Selected to Replace Ward as ECS Superintendent


By Elizabeth Riggs Prior to outlining inclusions for the 2017-2018 school budget, in a special hearing last Tuesday, the Ellicottville School Board announced that Middle School and High School Principal Bob Miller will become the next ECS Superintendent. “The board has completed its search for our new superintendent to take over upon Mark’s retirement. I’m happy to announce that the ... Read More »

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