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MQA Students Paint Water-themed Mural for National Contest

MQA Students Paint Water-themed Mural for National Contest

 

Students at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga recently completed a beautiful painting as part of the National “Water Is Life” Mural and Art Challenge sponsored by Wyland Foundation. Leading the students through this ambitious project was MQA art teacher Mary Saternus.

The Wyland Foundation was created by marine life artist Robert Wyland. As part of the art competition, students were asked to depict how we interact with rivers, lakes, streams or wetlands, and how water shapes our world. 

NOCO assists Buffalo Prep in securing grant from ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program

NOCO assists Buffalo Prep in securing grant from ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program
Buffalo Prep was recently awarded a $1,500 grant from the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program to support math and science education initiatives.  Michael F. Newman, executive vice president of NOCO and Charles Freiden, territory manager for ExxonMobil worked with officials from the academic enrichment program to secure the grant, which was funded through the ExxonMobil Corporation.

“Buffalo Prep is the first academic enrichment program to receive a grant from ExxonMobil’s Educational Alliance program in conjunction with NOCO,” said Newman. “We are excited for the opportunity to join with our vendor partner ExxonMobil in supporting local education programs with the resources they need to advance math and science learning.”

MQA Students to Host Chicken Dinner

MQA Students to Host Chicken Dinner

 

The eighth grade class at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School will host a Chiavetta’s Chicken Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Our Lady Help of Christians, 4125 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Dinner will include a half chicken, potato salad, chef salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Guests can dine in or order takeout, and tickets are just $9.50 pre-sale or at the door.

MQA’s Michael Wojcicki to Receive Diocesan Award

MQA’s Michael Wojcicki to Receive Diocesan Award

 

Michael Wojcicki, athletic director, physical education teacher and coach at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, has been named the recipient of the annual Tim Russert/Sister Lucille Socciarelli/Father John Sturm Making a Difference Award. The honor, presented by the Diocese of Buffalo, will be awarded to “Coach Mike” at the 2014 Making a Difference Dinner taking place on Jan. 30 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The Making a Difference Dinner is a celebration of Catholic schools and an opportunity to honor those who serve Catholic school students in Western New York. Wojcicki was nominated for the award by Mary Queen of Angels Principal MaryAlice Bagwell.

Students Raise Awareness and Dollars for Breast Cancer Research

Students Raise Awareness and Dollars for Breast Cancer Research

 

Students and faculty at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga wore pink and red clothing to school Tuesday to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. A total of $205 was raised!

The school community participates in numerous activities throughout the year that benefit local, national and international charities and causes.

AutoTech Program Keeps Local Grad Tied to Western New York

AutoTech Program Keeps Local Grad Tied to Western New York

 

As a graduating senior at Tonawanda High School, John Gorman had an idea about what he wanted to pursue for his career, he just wasn’t entirely sure how to put his plan into action. He had just completed the auto tech program offered through Erie 1 BOCES, and he was quite good at it.

So good, in fact, that John and a classmate took part in the annual Niagara Frontier Auto Dealers Association/Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition and finished in second place. That achievement led to the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City, where the duo would finish in a very respectable seventh place against the strongest teams from across the country. 

Sem to Host Open House on September 29

Buffalo Seminary, a nonsectarian, independent day and boarding school for college-bound girls, will host an open house for prospective students on Sunday, September 29, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Visitors may stop by anytime that's convenient for them during those hours.

At Sem, students from across the region and around the world enjoy more opportunities to develop intellectual independence, creativity, service, character and leadership skills. Small classes, an independent curriculum, a comprehensive hands-on advisory system and individualized college counseling ensure personal attention so each girl can thrive.