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2017-09-14 / Editorials

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BRYAN JACKSON
Cheektowaga Editor

OPEN HOUSES — Cheektowaga’s teachers and administrators are gearing up for open houses to begin the 2017-18 school year.

At Cheektowaga Central, open house is set for Thursday, Sept. 21, with middle school open house scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. and high school open house running from 6 to 8 p.m. Union East Primary School held a meet-the-teachers night before classes resumed.

In the Cheektowaga-Sloan School District, Theodore Roosevelt Elementary will hold a meet-the-teachers night tonight, Thursday, Sept. 14, with prekindergarten beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by two sessions for kindergarten through second grade at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. John F. Kennedy Middle School will hold its open house at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20. Woodrow Wilson Elementary and John F. Kennedy High School held their open houses earlier this week.

Cleveland Hill Elementary will begin open house for prekindergarten, kindergarten, and first- and second graders at 5:30 tonight, Thursday, Sept. 14, before proceeding to classroom-specific presentations. Open house for grades three through five, which also includes classroom presentations, begins at 6:30 p.m. The middle school held a meeting night before the students returned, but the school will hold a curriculum showcase and parent conference event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. The high school will hold parent-teacher conferences and an open house from 1:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

Maryvale Primary will host a parent information night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19. The intermediate school’s open house will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Sept. 14. The middle school open house will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, and Maryvale High School will hold its open house from 6 to 8 p.m. the night before, Wednesday, Sept. 20.

AWARD SEASON — Coming up on Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Cheektowaga Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards dinner at the Millennium Hotel, and next week, in our Sept. 21 edition, we’ll be highlighting the award winners. Each year, the Chamber recognizes businesses and individuals making a positive difference in the community and exemplifying the Chamber’s mission to strengthen Cheektowaga’s economic community.

This year, the ceremony will honor Walden Galleria, Pyramid Companies, as Large Business of the Year; Onion Studio as Small Business of the Year; Wegmans, with the Innovation Award; Mobile Safety Net Team, for the Community Service Award; Kathy Wild as Citizen of the Year; and include a special presentation for AppleTree Business Park.

VOLUNTEERS SEARCH — The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, now in its 12th season, is seeking interested volunteers and interns to help with events throughout September. The festival is looking for individuals who can provide assistance with attendees, transportation, ticket sales, set-up/tear-down, social media and special events; and shoot, edit, design and produce promotional materials, videos and Web content.

Interested parties can visit www.thebnff.com/volunteer/ or call 693-0912.

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