Community Announcements

The Fruitbelt Neighborhood Coalition is looking for student volunteers to assist with office tasks such as typing, filing, organizing and with special events like the partnership celebration coming up later this month. If you have any students interested, they can contact Dr. Ben Cashaw at 893-6428 or cncbus@yahoo.com.

Attention High School Students: Are you looking for a meaningful and fun volunteer experience this summer? Catholic Health is accepting summer volunteer applications beginning February 1, 2018.

·       Applications are available on-line at http://www.chsbuffalo.org/give/volunteer.

·       Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

·       Applicants must be at least 14 years old and entering the 10th grade – first year of college in Fall of 2018.

·       Applicants will be able to select from four preferred volunteer schedules and from several locations throughout WNY.

·       Applicants will be asked to complete a group interview that will be scheduled throughout the months of April and May 2017. Selections for service will be made based on the interview, and information about medical requirements and orientation will be provided to selected participants only.

Please contact Heidi Cornell, CAVS, Director Volunteer Services at hcornell@chsbuffalo.org with any additional questions. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Founded in 1970, the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) is a highly-competitive summer arts residential program funded by the New York State Education Department and student tuition. The four week, pre-professional summer curriculum includes individual and group instruction designed to help each student explore and develop their talents in ballet, choral studies, modern dance, visual arts, media arts, orchestral studies, or theatre. At NYSSSA, students work with acclaimed artists, broadening their skill set and developing technique, allowing them to grow as an artist. Students live in a college dorm and take classes from performing and visual artists for 6-12 hours a day, six days a week in their area of concentration. Upon completion of the program, students are awarded one high school credit in the arts, subject to their home district approval. Notification is provided to each student’s school in late fall. Applications are now being accepted.

Students are accepted through either a portfolio review or audition for one or more of the seven component intensives. Auditions take place at locations across the State during the months of January and February. Program and audition information can be found on our website at http://www.oce.nysed.gov/nysssa/

The Leadership Academy at Mercy College is geared towards students who have a passion for business and demonstrated leadership and public speaking skills. Last year we received over 1,000 nominations from around the country from which we accepted 200 students to attend. The weeklong Academy is held at our Westchester campus on the Hudson River and students visit our Manhattan campus near Times Square. Students learn leadership lessons from leaders at top global companies, match a personality assessment to potential careers, and participate in team-building activities. In addition, students visit Fortune 500 companies. Past visits have included Microsoft/LinkedIn, Disney/ESPN, PWC, and MTV, among others.

There is no charge for tuition and students stay in the dorm for free. Students simply need to provide their own transportation to and from campus, as well as a check in the amount of $300 for food.
CRITERIA:

  • current juniors (rising seniors) with a passion for business
  • cumulative, weighted, GPA above 90 (3.5 on 4.0 scale, 4.0 on 5.0 scale)
  • demonstrated leadership activities and strong public speaking skills

    We are accepting students on a rolling basis. As spots are limited, we encourage students to apply at their earliest convenience. Learn more and apply athttps://www.mercy.edu/business/leadership/academy

West Side Studios is a media arts education and workforce development program partnership between Squeaky Wheel and PUSH Buffalo that provides year-round, quality out-of-school opportunities for Buffalo residents ages 13-19. Workshops take place at Grant Street Neighborhood Center, an open, safe and productive community space on the West Side of Buffalo.

We are now accepting applications for our next West Side Studios program cycle. The application period will be continuing from Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 to Friday, January 12th, 2018.

If you know any youth that might be interested in learning the many forms of digital creative expression, send them our way. We’d be more than happy to help facilitate their education in the media arts. And best of all, the program is free to attend for all participants! Prospective students can apply online at: http://www.squeaky.org/education/west-side-studios/. Paper applications can be mailed to our office in the Market Arcade at 617 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203. For more information about the program, contact kevin@squeaky.org, or visit the website.

Northrop Grumman is now accepting applications until midnight, February 4, 2018 for the 2018 Engineering Scholars Program. Two (2) scholarships of $8,000 over the course of four years ($2,000 a year) will be awarded by Northrop Grumman to qualified graduating high school seniors in Erie and/or Niagara County (ongoing eligibility requirements apply). Applications are accepted on-line only.

Northrop Grumman provides engineering scholarships in selected areas through the Engineering Scholars Program
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City Honors has been a partner with the Rotary Club of Buffalo for the past eleven years, helping countless incoming and outgoing students to learn through highly supportive international exchange experiences. This is the time of year when the Rotary Clubs of Buffalo are in recruitment mode for Youth Exchange programs for the year 2018-19.

The Rotary short term exchange program (6-8 weeks in the summer-underclassmen or seniors) is a direct family-family exchange program with participating partner countries. The Long Term Program (10-12 months- current seniors) takes place starting in the late summer of 2018.

For those who already know they want to apply for a Rotary Exchange:

In efforts to simplify the process, we have installed an online application process for the PRELIMINARY APPLICATION. Any all applications will be received at a District level and distributed out to the corresponding club. The link to this application is available at http://www.rotaryye7090.org/preliminary-application.

In terms of timelines, once the clubs receive the preliminary application they will set up a time to interview and select students. As soon as a Club chooses their candidate, they will notify the student that they are to immediately start to complete the LONG FORM APPLICATION (also located in the same tab on our website), and identify to the District their selected candidates by NO later than the beginning of December.

District interviews where further eligibility to the program is confirmed, will be conducted on the weekend of January 14th and 15th, 2017.

All information about the program is available at our website http://www.rotaryye7090.org Please contact CHS Parent and Rotary Club of Buffalo Sunrise representative, Jill Norton for questions at: jillnorton620@gmail.co

Youth Community Builder Essay Contest

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As part of Open Buffalo’s annual Justice & Opportunity Series, we are hosting a competition for local high school students who want to make a difference in their community! The first-place finisher will be awarded $2,500 to carry out a community project described in an essay proposal. They will also have honor of introducing Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, nationally known social justice leader, at his community presentation in Buffalo this October!

What’s your project?

If you had $2,500 to solve a problem that you see in your community, what would the problem be, and what would you do about it to create change in your community?

Write or record an essay proposal of your community project and submit it by Oct. 10, 2017.

 Submission instructions (what we’re looking for):

  • Essays can be submitted in written or video formats.
    • Written essays should be no more than 4 pages, double spaced.
    • Video essays should be 3-4 minutes in length.
  • Sustainability: How will you keep this going once the $2,500 runs out?
  • Community Impact: Who would be impacted by the project? Who would you collaborate or work with on your project from your community?
  • Essays should be submitted by email to info@openbuffalo.org, or to Open Buffalo, 617 Main Street, Suite 350, Buffalo, NY 14203.
  • Video entries: Please upload your video to YouTube and email the link to info@openbuffalo.org.
  • All entries are due no later than Oct. 10, 2017.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Grade levels: Students currently enrolled in 9th Grade through 12th Grade are eligible. Please indicate what school you attend and what grade you are in.
  • Entries from individuals or small groups (1-3 people) will be accepted.
  • If you already have a community project, please explain how you would improve or expand upon the project with this funding.
  • Higher consideration will be given to projects that have not previously received funding.

Note: Second and third place finishers will receive awards of $1,000 and $500, respectively, to complete community projects.

Download this information page here.

Questions? Contact Open Buffalo at info@openbuffalo.org or 716-243-8777.

The Battle of the Books is a summer reading program for students entering grades 6-9 in the fall of 2017. Battle of the Books encourages students to read good books and compete with peers by answering questions about the five chosen books for 2017–all while building team relationships, maintaining their reading chops, and, of course, having fun! This year’s books are: The Iron Trial by Holly Black, The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson, The Apothecary by Maile Meloy, and The Shrunken Head by Lauren Oliver.

CHS students are invited to participate! The annual competition takes place at the Erie Community College South Campus on Saturday, August 5th, 2017. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact 716-858-7192 orbigsbyp@buffalolib.org.

Additional details can be found here:  https://www.buffalolib.org/content/all-about-reading/battle-books

Applications for the 2017 Ninth Annual Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Denton Cottier and Daniels Music Scholarship are now available. Applications are being sent to Western New York’s public and private schools. Students can check with their Guidance Office and/or Music teachers to obtain an application. The application is also available online at The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame web site: http://buffalomusic.org/denton-cottier-daniels-music-schola…

All applications are due by a deadline of June 30, 2017. They may be submitted electronically to the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame via email: scholarship@bmhof.org

The winners will be notified by August 4, 2017.

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  • Events at a Glance

    May 19-20: Fantasy Island Music Competition for Middle School
    May 22: Senior Dinner @ Riverworks, 7-10p
    May 25: Junior & Senior Prom, 6-10p
    May 26-27: Darien Lake Music Competition
    May 28: No School- Memorial Day
    Jun 3: CHS Performance @ Kleinhans
    Jun 11: Senior Service Learning Initiative (SLI) Ends

    May 31: 11th Grade Senior Pictures
    May 31-Jun 3: Gr 8 Camp Pathfinder Trip
    Jun 3: CHS Music Dept performs for BPO Community Spotlight
    Jun 5: Regents Exam- No classes Gr 9-12
    Jun 5: Regents Transition Exam-Global History
    Jun 12-22: Regents Exams – no classes Gr 9-12
    Jun 15: Strawberry Social, 3:30-6:30p
    Jun 20: Gr 8 Moving Up Day, 9a
    Jun 21: Senior Graduation @ Kleinhans
    Jun 22: Last Day of School
    Jul 20: 8th Annual Alumni Reunion Kick-off Party, 6:30-8:30p

    Looking for sports-related event dates? Click on the link to the master calendar: Open CHS Master Calendar

    Click here to view or download the 2017-2018 BPS District Calendar.

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