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ECS Sports Boosters Plan Fundraising Events – Golf Tourney, Adult Party, Gym Floor Auction

By Todd Palmatier The Ellicottville Sports Boosters met and, with the construction of the new gym and parts of the school, fundraising during sporting events is going to be a challenge, so the group is looking for new ways to raise funds. Here are some of the events they have planned: Annual Golf Tournament – This event will hopefully take ... Read More »

ECS Students Stock Creeks 3,000 Trout Released

Recently, a group of ECS students took advantage of an opportunity to help stock the Great Valley Creek with Brown Trout from the Randolph Hatchery. Fifteen students participated in helping to stock over 3,000 trout at several locations along Great Valley Creek and Forks Creek. After a brief overview from Mr. Stan Bishop from Trout Unlimited involving background of the ... Read More »

Voters to Consider $11.07 Million Budget $100,000+ Expenses Cut • Vote Tuesday, May 20

By Jann Wiswall The board of the Ellicottville Central Schools will ask district voters to approve a budget of $11,070,000 for the 2014-15 school year. The vote is scheduled for Tuesday, May 20. In addition to the basic budget, voters will be asked to approve the lease of one school bus at a cost of no more than $18,000, as ... Read More »

Eight New Members NTHS Chapter Ceremony for CA BOCES

The National Technical Honor Society Chapter based at the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Career and Technical Education Center at Ellicottville welcomed eight new members during a ceremony held on Thursday, March 20. This year’s members are: Matthew Bacher, Franklinville Central School, Animal Science; Sammantha Bass, Springville Griffith Institute, Early Childhood Education; Dennis Davies, Ellicottville Central School, Building Technology; Brooklynn Defoe, Cattaraugus-Little Valley ... Read More »

Ellicottville – Maple Grove Bowl Match

Maple Grove Central School defeated Ellicottville Central School 75-62 in a recent WJTN High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College. Player of the Match honors went to Nick Swanson and Christina Walter of Maple Grove. The Maple Grove team, coached by Jason VandeVelde, also included Keith Carolus, Elliott Clark, Abby Sirwatka, and Caroline Benson. Members of the Ellicottville team ... Read More »

ECS Odyssey of the Mind Teams Headed to States

Elementary and Middle Teams Prepare for Binghamton By Jann Wiswall It was an exciting day in Wellsville on Saturday, March 15 when two of Ellicottville Central Schools’ Odyssey of the Mind (OM) teams impressed the regional OM competition judges enough to send them on to the state competition. A Division I (elementary) team, coached by Caitlin Keller with assistance from ... Read More »

ECS Prepares for Spring Activities, Testing

By Jann Wiswall Ellicottville Central School’s board of education met Tuesday, March 17, to review and act on a number of agenda items. First on the agenda was a presentation from seniors Phillip Kurtis and Noah Butler representing two high school Envirothon Teams. The teams will be competing for a chance to move on to the state competition by making ... Read More »

ECS Video Production Class Wins First Place in Holiday Valley Contest

ELLICOTTVILLE — Mr. Chris Edwards’ Video Production class recently won first place honors in a video safety sponsored by Holiday Valley. The class competed against 105 other school groups for this honor. The contest was one part of Safety Awareness Month promoted by NSAA (National Ski Areas Association). The groups were presented the challenge of producing a video that centered ... Read More »

ECS Presents ‘South Pacific’ Performances on April 4 & 5

By Jann Wiswall Ellicottville Central School’s Drama Club is rehearsing now for a performance of the much-beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “South Pacific.” If you’ve never seen this remarkable show, this is your chance to hear some of the best Broadway songs ever written, combined with a romance, war and morality story that still resonates today. Based on James Michener’s ... Read More »

School Leaders Call for Action on GEA Rally Packs the House

By Jann Wiswall At least 500 public school administrators, teachers, board members, legislative representatives, parents and students from across the region packed the gym at Ellicottville Central School Monday, March 10, for a rally calling for an end to the state’s Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA) law. The GEA was introduced in fiscal year 2010-11 as a way to close New ... Read More »

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