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Girls' Varsity Hockey Comes to Western New York

Girls' Varsity Hockey Comes to Western New York

The organizers of the brand new Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation would like to thank everybody in the community who supported the league for their tireless hard work over the last few years. They expressed special thanks to the school boards, superintendents and athletic directors of the participating schools for their contributions.

The puck was dropped for the league's inaugural game between Williamsville and Monsignor Martin on Wednesday.

The participating districts are: Williamsville, Monsignor Martin, Kenmore, Amherst/Sweet Home, Orchard Park/Frontier, West Seneca and Lancaster.

For a complete game schedule, visit the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation website.

A Busy Week Ahead at Annunciation School in Elma

You can tell the holiday season is upon us, and Annunciation School in Elma is full of the holiday spirit.

The eighth grade class is sponsoring a Christmas tree sale under the school’s pavilion from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 3; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 4; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 5.

Boy Scout Troop 325 will be conducting a bottle and can drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 4, in the church parking lot. Proceeds will help the Scouts purchase necessary camping and cooking equipment.

Annual Craft Fair Slated at Annunciation School in Elma

The annual St. Nick Craft Fair, Bake Sale and Basket Raffle will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 5, at Annunciation School, 7580 Clinton St., Elma.

 The event, sponsored by the Annunciation Home School Guild, will also feature decorated fresh wreaths for purchase, a “Taste of Annunciation” appetizer booth, refreshments and much more. Admission is free.

New Principal Appointed at Transit Middle

The Williamsville Board of Education has appointed Daniel F. Walh principal of Transit Middle School, effective January 3, 2011.  He will replace Jill Pellis who is retiring December 31, 2010.

Walh has been the assistant principal at Casey Middle School since 2007. Prior to joining Williamsville CSD, Walh worked as an elementary and middle school teacher in Colorado and then as a middle school administrator for two years in the Cherry Creek School District, a suburban district located outside of Denver. A native of Western New York, Walh returned with his family in 2006 to teach at Allendale Elementary School in West Seneca.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Buffalo State College and a master’s in education from the University of Phoenix-Colorado campus. He began his doctorate in education administration at the University of Denver and looks forward to completing his doctoral work at a local university in the near future.

Nichols School Senior Signs Letter of Intent to Play Division I Hockey

On Friday, Nov. 12, Emily Pfalzer, a senior at Nichols School, signed a letter of intent to play Division I women’s ice hockey with Boston College. Pfalzer is a resident of Getzville.

“Emily was a standout player on the Nichols girls’ varsity hockey team in both her freshman and sophomore years,” said Rob Stewart, athletic director at Nichols.In those two years, Pfalzer scored 42 goals and 53 assists for a total of 95 points.

In the summer of 2009, she was part of the U18 Women’s Select team that went to Calgary for a three-game series versus Canada. In April 2010, she made the U18 Women’s National team that won a silver medal in the IIHF World Championship in Chicago. In August 2010, she played for U18 Women’s Select team that played Canada in Lake Placid.

Her goal this winter is to make the U18 National team that will compete at the World Championships in Sweden in January 2011.

Saint Benedict School to Hold a Meat Raffle

Saint Benedict School and the parish Rosary Altar and Holy Name societies are holding a meat raffle on Saturday, November 20 beginning at 6:00 pm. 

Come take a chance at the spin of the wheel while enjoying a great evening with friends. Presale tickets may be purchased at the school by calling 835-2518. 

Only 300 tickets sold for this event. Proceeds from this event will go towards the replacement of window blinds in the school. Please come and help support this great social event! Visit our website for details.

Important Announcement from the Superintendent of Schools

Friday, October 29, 2010

Dear Parent or Guardian:

On Wednesday after school (October 27, 2010), a student walking from South High School along Main Street near Spindrift Drive was approached by a man driving a gold Trailblazer. He made several verbal attempts to get the student into the vehicle. When the student did not comply, the driver left the scene. The student was not harmed.