The newest edition of the SchoolGram, the monthly Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District e-newsletter with the latest school and district news and information, is now available at www.ktufsd.org/schoolgram.
Now in its 12th year, Gobblin’ Up Hunger, the annual Kenmore East High School Student Congress food drive, has once again collected thousands of food items for the Good Shepherd Food Pantry in Tonawanda and the Food Bank of Western New York.
Fourth-grade students at Hamilton Elementary School are busy preparing for their upcoming mini-musical “Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears,” which will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3 and 4. The story is based on a West African “pourquoi” story.
The Kenmore East High School Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee is accepting nominations for the Induction Class of 2016. Individuals may be nominated in three categories; Athlete, Coach/Administrator, and Honorary.
Kenmore West High School has announced the top 10 students in the Class of 2016: Stephanie Moran, Grace Simmons, Peyson Beale, Sean McDonough, Matthew Fuzi, Michael Sindoni, Jordan Sobon, Nina Brocculeri, Kaylie Schemm and Neoma Daniel.
Students from elementary schools, middle schools and high schools in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD were honored in the fall for their acceptance and participation in several different highly selective, audition-only ensembles.
Dr. Herman Stone, a survivor of Nazi Germany, recently gave students at Kenmore East a glimpse into the horrors and oppression of the Third Reich. Stone, born Steinberg, lived in Munich with his parents and brother at the beginning of World War II and spoke of his experiences as a child at the time of the Nuremberg Laws.
Through their annual Operation Gratitude drive, the Hoover Elementary School collected 453 pounds of candy to donate to those serving in the armed forces. As part of Operation Gratitude, students at participating schools gave up some of their Halloween candy which was then weighed and given to Winning Smiles Pediatric Dentistry.
A new novel entitled “The Road is Open” by Ken-Ton’s Michael Haggerty is available at local book stores, Amazon and other retailers through the celebrated new publisher No Frills Buffalo. “The Road is Open” tells the story of Jimmy and Michael as they hitch-hike across the U.S. to find Michael’s brother, George, who abandoned the family five years earlier.
In the days prior to Veterans Day, students across the Ken-Ton School District had the opportunity to learn from men and women who have served in the Armed Forces and to express appreciation for their sacrifices and service to the country.