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ECS Boasts Another Week of Successes

BY Louisa Benatovich, ECS Student Reporter Though Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter, ECS is on a hot streak that might just melt the snow. On Jan. 30, the varsity boys’ basketball team played at home against Franklinville. Matching each other point for point, our boys closed the gap and beat the Panthers 59 to 58. Dave McCann, ... Read More »

EVL Tops Belfast in DeCerbo Memorial Small School Final

By Christian Gravius In a championship battle of two undefeated class D teams, Ellicottville (7-0) handed Belfast (6-1) its first loss of the season. Topping the Bulldogs 76-61, The Eagles were named the Joe DeCerbo Memorial Tournament’s small school champions Saturday night. From the opening tip-off, the calm and collected Ellicottville squad pulled away from Belfast early on. While the ... Read More »

Back to School, Back to Work

By Jennie Acklin ECS Board of Education President Connie Hellwig called the first meeting of the 2017/18 school year to order Tuesday evening, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. Superintendent Robert Miller acknowledged the “excitement in the air” with the return of students on their first day. School bus routes were discussed, with a change request coming from West Valley school ... Read More »

ECS Sports Schedule Sept. 8 – 14 2017

Franklinville/Ellicottville Varsity Football 9/15 7:00 pm Maple Grove @ MapleGrove 9/22 7:00 pm Salamanca     Ellicottville (Homecoming) Franklinville/Ellicottville Junior Varsity Football 9/11 5:00 pm Silver Creek/Forestville Ellicottville 9/18 4:30 pm Allegany/Limestone Franklinville Boy’s Varsity Soccer 9/8 5:00 pm Fredonia @ Fredonia 9/11 4:30 pm Catt/Lt Valley/Salamanca Ellicottville 9/13 4:30 pm Franklinville @ Franklinville Boy’s Modified Soccer 9/11 4:30 pm ... Read More »

ECS Sports Season Outlook

ECS Sports Season Outlook As ECS students prepare for back to school next week, ECS student athletes are preparing for competition, with several games scheduled this week and next. With rosters finalized and numerous practices under their belts, it’s time to cheer on the Ellicottville Eagles and Franklinville-Ellicottville Titans! Girls’ Varsity Soccer, Coach Mary Neilon Season outlook: Versatile players who ... Read More »

Lacrosse Fest and Cell Phone Policy Top ECS Board Agenda

By Elizabeth Riggs The upcoming Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival, and changes to the student cell phone policy were hot topics of conversation during last Tuesday’s board meeting at Ellicottville Central Schools. The upcoming Ellicottville Lacrosse Festival, which is taking place in the village Sept. 22-24, is anticipated to bring up to 5,000 people to the area for matches which will take ... Read More »

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 »

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