3-12: The Wilson All-Sports Boosters Reverse Draw will be happening on Saturday, 3/31 at 6:30 PM at the Wilson Fire Hall. Tickets are $25 and all tickets sold are automatically entered in the grand prize drawings for $250, $500 and $1000. For more information, please contact Athletic Director Mr. Jeffrey Roth at 751-9341 x175 or at [email protected].
3-12: Congratulations to senior Emma Seager who has been named to Business First's 2012 All-Western New York Academic Team (2nd team).
3-12: There will be a College Information Night held on Thursday, 3/22 at 7 PM in the high school. Parents of high school students may choose 3 different workshops to attend, throughout the night.
3-12: Congratulations to the winners of this year's Peace Poster contest: Tori Wagner (1st), Jaida Wilson (2nd) and Corinna Dompkowski (3rd).-
3-12: Thank you to WCS alumni Michael Mahar ('88) and Waste Management, for sponsoring the High School Honor Roll Pizza Party this month, which 285 students attended
2-12: Congratulations to the Athlete of the Week for 2/12, varsity basketball player Dustin DiLaura.
2-12: Kudos to the following students who participated in the All-County Music Festival II at Lockport High School this weekend: Arianna Lamb, Maria Zupa, Dan Potoczak, Charlie Seefeldt, Dylan Gagnon, Tayler Thilk, Dan Tierney, Tom Thompson, Steven Winquist and Heidi Schwarzmueller.
2-12: Both the boys and girls basketball teams will be sponsoring 'Cans and Slams' home games on February 14th and 16th. Attendees may offer a canned food item for admission, in lieu of paying for a ticket. All the food collected will be donated to the local food bank.
1-12: Congratulations to the following high school students who were named Champions for the second quarter: Michaela Goodnight, Ben Patterson, Eric O'Hara, Allie Bubar (2x), Ernest Nelson, Dana Smith (2x), Caitlin Boyle, Ashleigh McGee, Samantha Ribbeck and Lindsay Schmidt.
1-12: Girls Varsity basketball player Jamie Curry was profiled in the Niagara Gazette this month: http://niagara-gazette.com/sports/x770011505/Relentless-Curry-leads-Wilson-girls
1-12: Congratulations to the following four wrestlers who will be headed to the NYS Qualifiers in East Aurora: Aric Freischlag, Brian Kerwin, Kevin Barrett and Cody Kaminska.
1-12: Congratulations to all the cast and crew of The Phantom of the Opera, with special recognition to director Mrs. Gretchen Fournier, music director Mrs. Claudia Andres and stage crew director Mr. Jake Adams. For those of you who receive the Niagara Gazette, there was a nice article in the 1/27 edition, describing how senior Alex Milne made the chandelier prop that comes crashing to the stage at the end of the first act.
1-12: Congratulations to seniors Patrick Diez and Kailey Schultz, for being chosen as Wilson's nominees for the annual PAL Award. The winners will be announced next month.
1-12: Kudos to the Athlete of the Week for 1/12: Varsity cheerleader Jodi Schlosser.
1-12: The varsity basketball team, along with player Tyler Martin, were highlighted in the Niagara Gazette this week: http://niagara-gazette.com/sports/x1561260811/Martin-keeps-Wilson-hoops-in-control
1-12: The following people have been named as members of the Elementary Reorganization Committee: (community) Steven LaRock and Ann Botzer; (CSEA) Karen Jordan and Heidi von Recklinghausen; (parents) Candy Ingwersen and Angie Hecko; (WTA) Cheryl Shaw and Michelle Avery; (BOE) Mark Randall and George Waters; (Admin) John Diodate, Michael Cancilla, John Montesanti and Dr. Michael Wendt.
1-12: Save the date! The 3rd Annual Mattress Fundraiser Sale to benefit the Football program will take place on Sunday, January 29th from 10 AM - 5 PM at the high school.
1-12: Thanks to Waste Management and District Manager Mr. Michael Mahar for sponsoring the 2nd Quarter Honor Roll Breakfast, on 1/5.
1-12: The Annual College Panel in the high school, was held on 1/5.
1-12: On Saturday, 1/14, tenth graders will have a truck in Zipp parking lot from 10 am - 1 pm where recyclable cans and bottles may be dropped off (preferably in bags). This event is part of a 'green fundraiser' to support the sophomore class.
12-11: The Annual district-wide Caring and Sharing Program at WCS finished making its deliveries this past week, and was able to provide Christmas gifts and financial assistance to 24 families, including 68 children. Special thanks goes to coordinator, TM nurse Mrs. Mary Canfield, for her efforts each year to help those in need. Additionally, the Cares and Shares program at Thomas Marks, coordinated by Mrs. Kristie Binks, collected enough donations to fill 150 baskets for the Ransomville Food Pantry (http://icshope.com/food/). Town Supervisor Mr. Joe Jasztremski and other leaders from the Town of Wilson visit the TM students each year as part of the Cares and Shares campaign, to talk about the importance of giving back to their community. Thank you to all who made donations to either program.
12-11: Thank you to all who voted for WCS alumni Amanda Benton. Her poster won the 'American Jobs Act' poster contest! To see the three winning entries, please visit:http://store.barackobama.com/featured/creating-jobs-now-poster.html . Amanda began her journey with art classes here at WCS, continued on to study printmaking in college and is presently teaching at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
12-11: Congratulations to Athlete of the Week for 12/26: Varsity wrestler Chase Wheeler, who just celebrated his 100th win as a sophomore!
12-11: Varsity football players Patrick Walch and Cameron Sidote were recognized at the Section VI banquet, where they won the following awards: (Pat) Class C North Co-MVP for Defense and the Cross Training Football Inspiration Award; (Cameron) Class C North Co-MVP Offense. Both were also named to the All WNY Academic 1st Team.
12-11: Thomas Marks Physical Education teacher Mr. Bill Atlas just received $1,000 in gymnasium equipment from the NFL's Play60 program (http://www.nflrush.com/play60?campaign=NFL_p60). Mr. Atlas submitted an application on behalf of Thomas Marks in October.
12-11: Congratulations to the Athlete of the Week for 12/19: Varsity girls basketball player Jamie Curry.
12-11: The Varsity boys basketball team was featured in the Niagara Gazette recently: http://niagara-gazette.com/sports/x941117448/Wilson-passes-test-at-Cataract-Classic
12-11: Kudos to Varsity wrestler Chase Wheeler, who celebrated his 100th win during yesterday's wrestling tournament. Additionally, his teammates placed as follows: Kevin Barrett 2nd; John Shaffer 3rd; Aric Freischlag 3rd; Brian Kerwin 3rd; Liam Bull 4th; and Justin Stephenson 4th. Overall, the team placed 5th out of 12.
12-11: The 29th Annual Senior Citizen Breakfast was held on Thursday, 12/15, at the high school. Special thanks to Business teacher Ms. Christina Palermo for organizing the yearly event.
12-11: Both the boys and girls Varsity basketball teams were profiled in the Niagara Gazette this month:
12-11: A webpage has been created, calling attention to media ethics employed by local news station WIVB, in regard to airing stories aimed at the Wilson community. Please follow this link for more information: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Standing-together-against-a-Media-Bully/187618054666471 .
12-11: At the Board of Education workshop on 11/29, the following district-wide changes were proposed to go into effect next year. The Board is asking for input from the public, regarding the proposed changes, so please contact Board members and Superintendent Dr. Wendt, to offer your feedback. Names of BOE members may be found on the WCS website, (http://www.wilson.wnyric.org) under the 'District Offices' link. The next BOE meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 13th at 7:30 PM in the auditorium. To read more, please visit this link from the Union Sun & Journal: http://lockportjournal.com/local/x2088051786/District-to-talk-grade-school-reorganization
? Reorganization of elementary schools: W.H. Stevenson would become a primary building, housing grades K-2, plus Pre-K; Thomas Marks would become an intermediate building, housing grades 3-5. Additionally, Stevenson would close in a few years, leaving TM as the lone elementary school in the district.
? Transportation: elementary school students will first be bussed to their 'home' school, and then board a shuttle and travel to their correct building if need be, adding about 10-15 minutes to the bus ride
? Non-core subjects at the elementary: 'Specials' which include art, music, and physical education may be eliminated altogether, or assimilated into regular instruction and be taught by the classroom teacher
? More teacher cuts: In addition to the 16 positions that were already cut over the past 2 years, the elementary is slated to cut 2-3 more teachers, in addition to cutting 1-2 more special education teachers
? Class sizes: with class sizes this year closing in on 30 students, the Board will be setting a limit soon for the maximum amount of students in a class
12-11: The Athletic Department has updated its website with a list of this fall's All-League team members, Scholar Athletes and more. To see which Wilson athletes were recognized throughout the league, please visit the WCS homepage, and follow the 'Athletics' link, followed by the 'Shining Stars' link. Congratulations to all the fall Varsity sports for being named NYS Scholar Athlete Teams, by having a team average of 90% or higher.
12-11: WCS donated approximately 200 jars of peanut butter and jelly to local food pantries as part of the PB&J Jam of WNY.
12-11: SADD will be running a toy drive as part of WCS's Annual Sharing of Christmas program. All toys collected will be donated to local families. Both toy and cash donations may be forwarded to Mrs. Jaime Lepsch in the high school by Friday, 12/9.
12-11: Congratulations to former Cross Country and Track star Dennis Pollow, who won the Turkey Trot in Buffalo for the third straight year in a row, with a time of 24:42 (http://video.buffalonews.com/player/?id=3766).
11-11: Guidance counselor Mr. Robert Frost has been coordinating the annual Volley for Life tournament for many years now, and this weekend's competition didn't disappoint. The winning team (Smoking Kills) was made up of the following team members: Lindsay Bryer, Zach Moxham, Mr. Roth, Ms. Seabert, Mike Thompson and Kayla Wilkinson. The 2nd place team (Tree Meisters), consisted of teammates: Jordan Glosser, Mr. Lombardo, Mike Reubens, Kristin Sampson, Mrs. Seeley and Tayler Thilk. We thank Mr. Frost for always putting together such a great event and wish him the very best as he retires this June.
11-11: On 11/21, there will be another Cupcakes for Cancer sale in the Library Media Center during the MS/HS Open House, from 12-4 and 5-7:30. Cupcake prices will range from 50¢ to $1.25, and all the money raised will go to CureSearch (http://www.curesearch.org).
11-11: Kudos to volleyball player Lindsay Bryer, who was named to the All Western New York State Team for Small Schools.
11-11: The high school announced its Champions for the first quarter: Beth Beyer, Troy Chiappone, Christopher Murray, Marcella Walck, Tiffany Clark, Meagan Kenny, Jessica Quimby, Kelsey Zahno, Grace Adams, Jaime Curry, Ethan Monahan and Courtney Murray.
11-11: Congratulations to cross country runners Shannon Nye and Scott Devole who earned first team All-League honors, and were selected by Section VI as two of the Runners Roost Runners of the Week
11-11: Congratulations to Rebekah Blasius, Brianne Hain and Mercedees Rees, who participated in the Junior High Area All State Music Festival this month at Akron high school
10-11: Congratulations to the Coach Jackie Benton and the Varsity volleyball team on their undefeated season, and N-O League Championship. The team was highlighted in the Niagara Gazette: http://niagara-gazette.com/sports/x783643894/Wilson-spikers-primed-for-run .
10-11: Congratulations to the Athletes of the Week for 10/31: Rachel Ernisse (field hockey) and Patrick Walch (football).
10-11: The three Honor Roll Socials in the high school will be held again this year, courtesy of Waste Management. WCS alumni and District Manager, Michael Mahar, has confirmed that WM will sponsor the events. The socials were originally cut, because of budget constraints, but private sponsorships have made them possible for the last two years.
10-11: Congratulations to the Athletes of the Week for 10/24, who both happen to be goalies: Grace Adams (soccer) and Kailey Schultz (field hockey).
10-11: The week of 10/24 is Red Ribbon Week, which encourages students to make healthy choices and avoid illegal drug use. The DAC (Drug Advisory Council) in the HS will be sponsoring a program on 10/26 about Drug Abuse. For more information on Red Ribbon Week, please visit: http://www.nfp.org/default.asp?PageNum=582
10-11: Students and staff throughout the district are encouraged to wear pink on Friday, 10/21, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There will also be a Cupcakes for Cancer sale, a Crush Cancer clothing sale and pink ribbons available throughout the week, outside lunches. Thanks to Senior High Student Council president Reid Okoniewski and co-chair Rachel Ernisse for organizing the week's events, with the help of SHSC advisor Mr. Stack.
10-11: The MS/HS is taking part in the 2nd Annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Jam, to benefit local food pantries throughout WNY. Donations may be sent to the following teachers in the high school: Mr. Nevins, Mrs. Bewley and Mrs. Moley-Palacios. For more information on the jam, please visit this link: http://lockportjournal.com/local/x673417200/PB-J-Jam-on-tap
10-11: Save the date: Stevenson Elementary will be holding its Fall Clothing Giveaway on Saturday, 11/19. The giveaway is open to anyone who needs clothing, and sizes will range from infant to adult, with shoes and coats available as well. Donations may be dropped off to Mrs. Shank in the high school.
10-11: The MS/HS had a special presentation this month by Madame Curie historian Susan Marie Frontczak. Her visit was profiled in the Union Sun & Journal: http://lockportjournal.com/local/x744032270/A-visit-from-the-past .
10-11: Congratulations to the Athletes of the Week for 10/17: Michelle Myers (field hockey) and Jordan Glosser (volleyball).
10-11: Kudos to Stephanie Demmin who was inducted into the National Technical Honor Society this month at BOCES: http://niagarafalls.wgrz.com/news/schools/60024-niagara-career-tech-ed-center-iducts-10-honor-society
10-11: Congratulations to the Wilson Winners in the middle school for the month of September: Natalie Ryan, Marina Muth, Rachael Cobo, Mack Musall, Dylan Wolfe and Chaylee Wilson.
10-11: Quarterback Justin Slango and the Varsity football team was featured in the Niagara Gazette recently: http://niagara-gazette.com/sports/x1225300961/Slango-is-Wilsons-gun-slinger
10-11: Congratulations to the Athletes of the Week for 10/10: Shannon Nye (Cross Country) and Patrick Diez (Boys Soccer)
10-11: Following are a few updates on three 2011 graduates who are finding both academic and athletic success during their freshmen year at the collegiate level:
- Jessica Senek, volleyball: http://gobrockport.com/news/2011/9/28/WVB_0928110158.aspx
- Molly Curry, soccer: http://www.gobonnies.com/sports/w-soccer/2011-12/releases/20110920feedqp
- Cody Reimers, football: http://www.sfuathletics.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1844&path=football
9-11: Congratulations to the Athletes of the Week for 9/26: Lindsay Bryer (volleyball) and Eric O'Hara (golf).
9-11: 2011 graduate Molly Curry recently had an outstanding showing in the Big Four Tournament against Niagara University. Molly is playing soccer for St. Bonaventure (on a scholarship) and scored a goal in her very first college game. She was named to the All Tournament team for her efforts: http://gobonnies.com/sports/w-soccer/2011-12/releases/20110918ylrdhc
9-11: The week of September 19th is Homecoming week! The schedule of Spirit Days is as follows:
Monday: pajama day (girls soccer @ home)
Tuesday: favorite TV show/movie shirt day, capture the flag (juniors vs. seniors) at 7:30 pm, (field hockey at home)
Wednesday: Hat & button day
Thursday: twin day (volleyball at home)
Friday: black & orange day, tailgate party at 5 pm (football at home)
Saturday: homecoming dance, Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony (boys soccer at home)
Also, The 5th Annual Athletic Wall of Fame Induction dinner will be held on Saturday, 9/24. This year's inductees will also be presented at halftime of Friday night's football game and include: Geraldine Julias (volleyball coach), Larry Lash (over 450 wins as a softball coach), Richard Zipp (former superintendent), Anthony 'Chip' Cipolla (still holds current records in football and baseball), Brennan McAvoy (golf), Andy Wright (soccer) and the 1985 championship football team.
9-11: Congratulations to the Athletes of the Week for 9/19: Kaitlyn Chapman and Cameron Sidote.
9-11: Congratulations to high school guidance counselor Mrs. Alison Faery, who was inducted into her high school's Athletic Hall of Fame (as part of its inaugural class) in Poughkeepsie, NY on 9/17. Mrs. Faery hit the game winning shot in the 1993 state championship basketball game for Our Lady of Lourdes high school. She also went on to play Division I basketball at Holy Cross College in Massachusetts.
9-11: 10th grade English teacher Mrs. Mary Moley-Palacios was interviewed by the Niagara Gazette for creating a product that helps with recycling bottles and cans: http://niagara-gazette.com/features/x1095947640/SACKING-RETURNS-Sticky-smelly-bottles-and-cans-inspire-invention