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ECS Presents Budget Proposition

By Elizabeth Riggs In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Ellicottville School Board approved a proposition to present voters with a 2017-2018 budget slightly above the tax cap. With a 1.7 percent increase, the proposed budget will require a 60 percent approval from district voters on Tuesday, May 16. According to Superintendent Mark Ward, the increase to the tax cap will ... Read More »

A Spring Break To Remember

By Alicia Dziak Happy spring break! This school break is the perfect opportunity to explore all the wonderful hidden or not-so- hidden gems in the Enchanted Mountains. Head to Allegany State Park and enjoy miles of hiking and biking trails. Grab a tasty Friday night Fish Fry at the Park Restaurant, stroll around the lake or check out some easy-to- ... Read More »

ECS School Board Reviews Proposed Budget

By Elizabeth Riggs Finalizing the 2017-2018 draft school calendar and school budget were the main topics of conversation at the Ellicottville Central School Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 28. The main change to the 2017-2018 school calendar is an increase to 186 school days, versus the 185-day calendar that ECS has been using for the past few years. “That gives ... Read More »

ECS Hardballers Start Season With a Win

By Indrek Kongats It always starts the season off on the right track with a win and that’s exactly what the boys’ Varsity Eagles baseball team got last Saturday, March 25. Their first game of the season came on a wet and miserable day, away from home and against a strong opponent in the likes of the Sherman Wildcats. The ... Read More »

ECS National Honor Society Inducts Nine New Members

By Elizabeth Riggs The Ellicottville High School National Honor Society added nine new members into its society last Sunday in their annual induction ceremony. This year’s new inductees include: Lisa Krotz, Madison Swalcy, Kirklind Kaleta, Andelain Wilson, Daniel Tupchik, Marissa Hamilton, Kourtney Robinson, Hannah DeChane, and Emily Durandetto. According to Blair Wood, who has been the Ellicottville National Honor Society ... Read More »

Anything Goes at ECS March 30-April 1

By Elizabeth Riggs Climb aboard the S.S. American next weekend as the Ellicottville High School Drama Club presents madcap musical, Anything Goes, debuting Thursday, March 30. The musical will mark the first under the direction of Jon Wilder, who has more than 30 years of experience directing at Salamanca High School, as well as the Lancaster Opera House with a ... Read More »

ECS Winter Sports Awards

On Monday, March 13, various members of the Ellicottville High School winter sports teams were honored with end-of- season accolades at the Winter Sports Banquet. This year’s list of individual award winners are as follows, listed by sport: Girls Basketball Team MVP: Marissa Hamilton Team Defensive MVP: EmmaLea Erlandson Team Heart and Hustle: Evelyn Cortez CCAA East 2 1st Team: ... Read More »

From Sneakers to Cleats

By Indrek Kongats “Take me out to the ball game” was coined over 109 years ago and is still going strong, sung loud and proud at each and every baseball game across the nation. Spring arrived at 6:29 a.m. March 20 as the sure sign that the baseball and softball seasons are once again upon us. The New York Yankees ... Read More »

Odyssey of the Mind Competition March 25

By Elizabeth Riggs While many high school graduates fondly remember participation in athletics, band and choir, these days, Ellicottville students have even more options, including the growingly popular Odyssey of the Mind. Odyssey of the Mind, an international educational program, provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. ECS Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator Colleen Bower has been ... Read More »

ECS Board Approves Girls’ Golf Team

By Elizabeth Riggs After teeing off with a convincing PowerPoint presentation by multiple ECS female golfers during Tuesday night’s ECS School Board meeting, the Board voted unanimously to approve their request for the formation of a girls’ golf team. The students, ranging from 8th grade to seniors, presented to the Board their request for their own team based on current ... Read More »

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