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2 ECS Board Seats Open

Nominating petitions for two open seats on the Ellicottville Central School District Board of Education are available in the district office, 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday-Friday when school is in session. The annual election will be held May 20. Petitions must be filed with the District Clerk by 5 p.m. on April 21, and must be qualified voters and meet prescribed ... Read More »

ECS Sports Roundup Scanlon Strikes 3rd Among Section 6 at States

By Todd Palmatier The winter season has officially come to a close at ECS with only the ECS Sports Boosters Winter Sports Banquet to be held next week March 11 at ECS. The Sports boosters will be having a 50/50 drawing and will be giving away door prizes that have been graciously donated by our local businesses. Ellicottville senior Courtney ... Read More »

ECS Preparing for GEA Rally Next Year’s Budget Challenges

By Jann Wiswall ECS is hosting a region-wide “Rally to Restore GEA (Gap Elimination Adjustment) Funding Cuts” on March 10 at 7 p.m. The rally is being organized by CA-BOCES District Superintendent Lynda Quick and is sponsored by the Allegany Cattaraugus Association of School Boards and the Chautauqua County School Boards Association. The featured speaker will be Dr. Rick Timbs, ... Read More »

ECLV Area Little League Baseball and Softball Sign-ups

March 1, 8, 22 & 29, 10 a.m. –1p.m.  March 6 & 13, 6–8 p.m.  March 14, 4–6 p.m.  *No Signups After 3/29* Ellicottville Central School – Elementary Foyer Cost is $30 per child, $55 for two, or $70 for 3 or more from same family ($70 max per family). All families are expected to participate in the Zap A ... Read More »

ECS Sports Roundup

By Todd Palmatier The boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball programs have come to an end, as both of them lost to Sherman Wildcats. The girls lost in the quarterfinals at Sherman. The team was led by sophomore Marissa Hamilton and junior Kara Conroy. Eighth grader Evelyn Cortez, who was moved up to varsity for playoffs, chipped in 10 points in ... Read More »

ECS Bowler and Skiers Head to State Championships

Basketball Preps for Sectionals by Todd Palmatier After an exciting season of competition, ECS Eagles winter sports have come to an end and playoffs and states begin. Bowling Champion Senior standout Courtney Scanlon competed at state qualifiers for bowling last week and took home one of the six individual spots to compete in the state athletic girls bowling championships in ... Read More »

ECS Sports Roundup Volunteer Coaches Needed

ECS Sports Roundup Volunteer Coaches Needed By Todd Palmatier It’s time to think spring. Spring sports signup sheets are posted in the high school gymnasium. ECLV Little League baseball and softball signups will begin right after winter break. Here are the breakdowns: T-Ball: boys and girls, age 4-6 Coach Pitch League: boys and girls, ages 6-8 Softball: girls, ages 9-12 ... Read More »

ECS to Host State Budget Cuts Rally March 10

By Jann Wiswall ECS Superintendent Mark Ward informed the board at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11, that CA-BOCES District Superintendent Lynda Quick has asked ECS to host a rally advocating the end of the state’s Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA). Representatives of schools and districts in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Southern Erie and Allegany counties will be invited to attend, as will ... Read More »

ECS Sports Roundup

by Todd Palmatier The Southwestern Youth Association basketball program 3-4 graders won a tough battle to the Salamanca Warriors Green Team, the ECS 5-6 grade team pulled a tough-fought victory over the Warriors. The Ellicottville 5-6 grade girls’ team won their first game over the Salamanca Warriors’ Pink team 22-20. The team was led by Jillian Tomsick, Brooke Eddy, Ainsley ... Read More »

ECS Looks at Capital Project Costs, Budget Challenges

By Jann Wiswall With a fixed budget of $9.8 million and an estimated cost of $10.7 million, the Ellicottville Central School Board must identify one or more major elements, or “budget protection alternates,” of the school renovation project that can be cut if estimates come in higher than expected. This was the task set forth by Superintendent Mark Ward and ... Read More »

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