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School Boards Vote to Approve CA-BOCES Admin. Budget

By Jann Wiswall The Ellicottville Central School District’s board of education met briefly on Tuesday, April 22, to approve the proposed 2014-15 ad ministrative budget for Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES (CA-BOCES). This annual vote takes place in all 22 school districts in the region on the same day. According to CA-BOCES District Superintendent Lynda Quick, the administrative budget of $2,011,000 was passed ... Read More »

Ellicottville Sports Roundup

By Todd Palmatier The spring sports scene has begun, and the Eagles are off to a slow start due to weather and Spring Break. The varsity baseball team kicked off their season with a 15-6 loss to Bolivar-Richburg at ECS. The girls varsity softball team faced Bolivar-Richburg as well and was dealt a 15-0 defeat. The JV softball team has ... Read More »

ECS Football and Volleyball to Sport New Look

Reprinted From ECS April 2014 Newsletter The Eagles football team will merge with Franklinville in the fall to field combined varsity and JV teams. Over the past months, we have explored several possibilities and had a number of discussions as we developed a plan for the future of football at both schools. The NYSPHSAA classifies D schools with a range ... Read More »

ECS Baseball Recap

By Robert Sawicki The Ellicottville Eagles varsity baseball team made valiant efforts but still fell in their first two games of the season. On April 17, the Eagles lost to Randolph Central School 8-6 in seven innings despite Cameron Wilson’s performance. Wilson got on base three times in the game, scored one run and had one RBI. He singled in the fourth ... Read More »

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 »

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