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Free Playgroup At Harkness

Free Playgroup At Harkness
Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career & Technical Center has openings in their playgroup for children ages 2 to 4 years old. The Harkness playgroup is free and is held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Activities include art, music, story time, math, science and social readiness and a snack. With an excellent student to teacher ratio, the program doubles as a learning lab for high school juniors interested in early childhood development careers. Enrollment is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Playgroup will begin February 25, 2014. For more information, please contact:Holly Place (716) 961-407099 Aero DriveCheektowaga, NY 14225www.e1b.org

Mary Queen of Angels School Plans Huge Basket Auction

Mary Queen of Angels School Plans Huge Basket Auction

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School will host its annual basket auction event on Friday, March 14, in the former Infant of Prague School, 921 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the auction beginning at 7 p.m. A $5 donation includes admission and your first sheet of auction tickets. More than 200 baskets, gift certificates and other prizes will be given away during the event!

Mary Queen of Angels is currently looking for items for auction baskets. If you have any gift certificates, gift cards or new items that you can’t use, please consider donating them to the auction. If you are unable to bring your donations to the school, please call the school office at 895-6280 to arrange for pickup.

NFADA Lists AutoTech and Tire Rodeo Competition Winners

NFADA Lists AutoTech and Tire Rodeo Competition Winners

 

Student teams from the Orleans Niagara BOCES Niagara Career & Technical Education Centers and the Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career & Technical Center won top honors at the annual NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition and Tire Rodeo held Saturday in Orchard Park. The competition took place at the Erie Community College-Vehicle Technology Training Center at 5885 Big Tree Road, Orchard Park.

The AutoTech competition featured teams of two high school automotive seniors who were put through a series of diagnostic, workstation and performance tests to measure their automotive technical skills and abilities. The WNY Ford Dealers provided six 2014 Ford Fusions for the students to compete on.

Timon To Host Family Fun Night for area 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and their families!

Timon To Host Family Fun Night for area 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and their families!

Area 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys are invited to be our guests at "Family Fun Night"

Wednesday, January 29 @ 5:30pm

Timon To Host Family Fun Night for area 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and their families!

Timon To Host Family Fun Night for area 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and their families!

Area 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys are invited to be our guests at "Family Fun Night"

Wednesday, January 29 @ 5:30pm

High School Seniors to Compete in AutoTech Competition

High School Seniors to Compete in AutoTech Competition

 

The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association and Erie Community College are hosting the 2014 NFADA Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition on Saturday, Jan. 18. The competition features teams of two high school automotive seniors who will go through a series of diagnostic, workstation and performance tests to measure their automotive technical skills and abilities. The WNY Ford Dealers are the vehicle sponsors and will be providing six 2014 Ford Fusions for the students to compete on.

The competition, to be held at the Erie Community College-Vehicle Technology Training Center at 5885 Big Tree Road in Orchard Park, is open to the public beginning at 9 a.m.  It concludes with an awards ceremony at approximately 3 p.m.

Popular Rapper Takes Unique Approach to STEM Education

Popular Rapper Takes Unique Approach to STEM Education

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education is an essential part of student education. Tomorrow’s economy will rely on more science-savvy workers across all sectors, according to the National Science Foundation.

But how do you encourage kids to love science and put themselves on a career path? Grand Hank, chemist, scientist and rapper who uses his high-energy, participatory show to engage kids and turn them on to science, knows how. 

Grand Hank will be debuting his presentation to local students twice this week at two different locations - Thursday, December 19 at 10 a.m. at Lackawanna High School, located at 550 Martin Rd. and Friday, December 20 at 9 a.m. at the Charter School for Applied Technologies, located at 2245 Kenmore Ave.