The 29th Annual Jerry Starr Ken-Ton Schools’ SleepOut will take place the night of Friday, Feb. 5 beginning at 8 p.m. Many will brave the elements and sleep outside in refrigerator boxes to help the less fortunate, as they have for nearly three decades, but there are many more ways to get involved and support the effort.
The Franklin Middle School production of “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 and at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 in the Franklin Middle School auditorium, located at 540 Parkhurst Blvd. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children.
Defending champion and seventh grader John Brackenridge was again the winner of the Hoover Middle School Spelling Bee with seventh-grader Abby Rice as runner-up. The spelling bee was sponsored by “The Buffalo News” and the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Kenmore East High School will celebrate hockey, winter and Western New York with the Mid-Winter Wingding Classic on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free for students and will feature a street hockey tournament, Western New York-inspired food, and different winter activities such as snow castle building.
Playing the role of a defense attorney, Kenmore West High School senior Ryan McDonald worked to defend his client against a charge of manslaughter in the Erie 1 BOCES Legal Academy mock trial on Jan. 20. The competition took place at the Francis Letro courtroom at UB Law School.
On Saturday, April 2, the Erie County Association of School Boards will provide a free workshop for those interested in becoming a school board member in any district. Topics will include the legal and human resources issues addressed by school boards.
The newest edition of the SchoolGram, the monthly Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District e-newsletter with the latest school and district news, updates and information, is now available at www.ktufsd.org/schoolgram.
After school on Jan. 12, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda UFSD elementary school students were able to socialize, interact, and sharpen many different skills during the District-wide Cup Stacking Play Date. This unique sport requires participants to stack and unstack a set of 12 specialized plastic cups in predetermined sequences at lightning speed.
Shyun Aung, a student in third-grade teacher Maryann Mercer's class, was recently celebrated for reaching the 750th step in a new reading framework that focuses on empowering, motivating and engaging young readers and cultivating a love for reading. That means that Shyun has read nearly 200 hours so far this year.
Approximately 15 years after construction necessitated that it be dug up, a missing time capsule that had been buried in 1976 at Roosevelt Elementary School was rediscovered hidden away in a boiler room.