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Miller Recognized as High School Principal of the Year

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By Elizabeth Riggs In what was the highlight of last Tuesday’s meeting, the Ellicottville Central Board of Education meeting announced that Middle School and High School Principal Bob Miller has been recognized as the Region 12 “High School Principal of the Year” by the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS). “It is truly an honor be chosen for ... Read More »

Rocky Road for Eagles Baseball

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By Indrek Kongats After getting off to a great 2-0 start before Easter break, the Ellicottville Eagles Varsity baseball team has taken a wrong turn down a road of ups and downs that leaves the rest of the season uncertain, currently sitting at 3-2. Returning to the diamond after a one week lay-off, the Eagles dropped an unexpected and bitter ... Read More »

ECS School Board Approves Proposed BOCES Budget

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Votes on BOCES Board Vacancies Last Tuesday, the Ellicottville Central School Board unanimously voted to adopt the 2017-2018 Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES Administrative Budget. The board also voted to fill three vacancies of the Board of Cooperative Educational Services. For Area 1, they voted to elect Voni Walker of Wellsville, for Area 4 they voted to elect Candace Clemens of Allegany, and ... Read More »

ECS Presents Budget Proposition

By Elizabeth Riggs In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Ellicottville School Board approved a proposition to present voters with a 2017-2018 budget slightly above the tax cap. With a 1.7 percent increase, the proposed budget will require a 60 percent approval from district voters on Tuesday, May 16. According to Superintendent Mark Ward, the increase to the tax cap will ... Read More »

A Spring Break To Remember

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By Alicia Dziak Happy spring break! This school break is the perfect opportunity to explore all the wonderful hidden or not-so- hidden gems in the Enchanted Mountains. Head to Allegany State Park and enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails. Grab a tasty Friday night Fish Fry at the Park Restaurant, stroll around the lake or check out some easy-to- ... Read More »

ECS School Board Reviews Proposed Budget

By Elizabeth Riggs Finalizing the 2017-2018 draft school calendar and school budget were the main topics of conversation at the Ellicottville Central School Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 28. The main change to the 2017-2018 school calendar is an increase to 186 school days, versus the 185-day calendar that ECS has been using for the past few years. “That gives ... Read More »

ECS Hardballers Start Season With a Win

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By Indrek Kongats It always starts the season off on the right track with a win and that’s exactly what the boys’ Varsity Eagles baseball team got last Saturday, March 25. Their first game of the season came on a wet and miserable day, away from home and against a strong opponent in the likes of the Sherman Wildcats. The ... Read More »

ECS National Honor Society Inducts Nine New Members

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By Elizabeth Riggs The Ellicottville High School National Honor Society added nine new members into its society last Sunday in their annual induction ceremony. This year’s new inductees include: Lisa Krotz, Madison Swalcy, Kirklind Kaleta, Andelain Wilson, Daniel Tupchik, Marissa Hamilton, Kourtney Robinson, Hannah DeChane, and Emily Durandetto. According to Blair Wood, who has been the Ellicottville National Honor Society ... Read More »

Anything Goes at ECS March 30-April 1

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By Elizabeth Riggs Climb aboard the S.S. American next weekend as the Ellicottville High School Drama Club presents madcap musical, Anything Goes, debuting Thursday, March 30. The musical will mark the first under the direction of Jon Wilder, who has more than 30 years of experience directing at Salamanca High School, as well as the Lancaster Opera House with a ... Read More »

ECS Winter Sports Awards

On Monday, March 13, various members of the Ellicottville High School winter sports teams were honored with end-of- season accolades at the Winter Sports Banquet. This year’s list of individual award winners are as follows, listed by sport: Girls Basketball Team MVP: Marissa Hamilton Team Defensive MVP: EmmaLea Erlandson Team Heart and Hustle: Evelyn Cortez CCAA East 2 1st Team: ... Read More »

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