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Ward Looks Back at 42 Years of Educating

By Elizabeth Riggs On Friday, June 30, Mark Ward will walk out the doors of Ellicottville Central Schools for the last time as the ECS superintendent, as he officially hands over the reigns to Bob Miller on July 1. This week, the Ellicottville Times sat down with Mr. Ward to talk about his vast history with the district, various roles ... Read More »

ECS Ranked High Among WNY Elementary Schools

By Elizabeth Riggs The upcoming Costa Rica and Washington D.C. trips and Ellicottville’s rankings in the recent Buffalo Business First were the highlights of last Tuesday’s Ellicottville Central Schools Board of Education Meeting. In a special school guide published by Buffalo Business First, Ellicottville was ranked 22 out of 257 schools in the Western New York Elementary School Rankings. The ... Read More »

ECS Quiz Bowl Team

The ECS Quiz Bowl team had a great trip to DC for the National Academic Championship. Their winning record on the first day placed them in the playoffs for the first time ever! Their success in the tournament put ECS on the map on a national level. In addition, they had fun doing some sightseeing around the area. Read More »

Ellicottville Central Spring Sports Banquet

Monday June 5, 2017 6pm (NEW TIME) Spring Sports: Baseball, Golf, Softball, Track, Alpine Ski Senior Student -Athletes. ECS Spring Sports Banquet is scheduled for June 5, 2017 at 6:00 pm., at Holiday Valley’s Main Lodge. All student-athletes and guests will need to make reservations and get tickets to attend the Banquet. Reservations are required! Those reservations are to be ... Read More »

ECS Budget Passes

By Elizabeth Riggs On Tuesday, May 16 Ellicottville voters passed the proposed 2017-2018 Ellicottville Central School District budget by an overwhelming majority vote of 264-57, exceeding the required 60 percent majority approval of the raised Tax Cap. The vote finalizes the district budget of $12,319,921 for the 2017-2018 school year. ECS voters also passed the school bus proposition by a ... Read More »

Miller Selected to Replace Ward as ECS Superintendent

By Elizabeth Riggs Prior to outlining inclusions for the 2017-2018 school budget, in a special hearing last Tuesday, the Ellicottville School Board announced that Middle School and High School Principal Bob Miller will become the next ECS Superintendent. “The board has completed its search for our new superintendent to take over upon Mark’s retirement. I’m happy to announce that the ... Read More »


The Spring PTO Book Fair will be held in room 188, the Distance Learning Room. Monday, May 15, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday, May 16, 8 a.m. to 3:30 and 5:30 to 7 p.m. (During the Math, Science, and Technology Exposition) Take this opportunity to purchase books at a greatly discounted rate of Buy One, Get One Free. ... Read More »

Miller Recognized as High School Principal of the Year

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

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

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 »

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