Lockport City School District

April Points of Pride from Superintendent Bradley

Administrative Professionals Day April 22, 2020

A very special THANK YOU to all Lockport City School District clerical staff members for their outstanding work in supporting the mission and vision of improving teaching and learning in the district. These are the individuals who help to create a positive first impression of our buildings and district. They are responsible for helping to keep our schools safer, maintaining accurate data, helping teachers obtain resources, being the right arm of administrators, and are a critical communication link between home and school. While working on the front line can be challenging at times, their efforts toward remaining calm, being professional, and moving the district forward are recognized and very much appreciated.
Administrative Professionals

Virtual Spirit Week

To keep spirits high, Charles Upson Elementary School celebrated a virtual spirit week. Activities included PJ Day, Wacky Sock Day, and Tie Dye Day. Lots of fun and beautiful smiles!

Parade on a Rainy Day

The Anna Merritt Elementary School Learning Community came together to participate in a parade to get students out and greet teachers as they drove through neighborhoods. Personnel from the Lockport Police Department, Niagara County Sheriff's Department, and local fire companies were invited to participate. Students and their parents sat in cars along the route and students held hand painted signs. The dreary weather did not stop bringing sunshine and smiles on students', parents', and staff members' faces!

Aramark Food Service

Thank you to Thomas Heagerty, food service manager, and all Aramark employees for their outstanding work with providing over 92,500 meals to LCSD students during the COVID-19 school closure. The service is operating at three locations....North Park Junior High School, George Southard Elementary School, and Roy B. Kelley Elementary School, and through our Techmobile in five neighborhoods. Please check our website for more information. The food service staff is an amazing group of people who have been working non-stop.

2020 Best Communities for Music Education Award

The Lockport City School District has been named one of 754 districts across the nation to be a Best Communities for Music Education recipient by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation. The Lockport City School District demonstrates an unwavering commitment to providing comprehensive music education for all students and is dedicated to providing learning opportunities as part of a well rounded education. This is the fifth consecutive year the district has received the award.


Colin Connolly, Jacob Minnick, and Carson Tatro have been recognized as National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association Academic All-Americans for Swimming & Diving.

American Red Cross Blood Drive

The Lockport City School District hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive at Lockport High School on Friday, April 17. According to Marybeth Hall of American Red Cross Blood Services, a total of 31 donors attended the event. Thirty seven units were collected, potentially saving 111 lives. Special thanks to Todd Sukdolak, director of health, wellness, and athletics for coordinating this event, along with Lynn Currie, Betsy Stover, and Diana Chapman of LCSD for their assistance.

Donation to Eastern Niagara Hospital

The Board of Education authorized the donation of personal protective equipment and other supplies to Eastern Niagara Hospital. Items include such things as goggles, sanitizer, gowns, and masks. These items were taken from our high school science classrooms, nurses’ clinics, and custodial department. Several teachers, administrators, custodians, and nurses helped to gather these items and deliver them to the hospital.

4th Grade District Rap Assignment

Fourth grade students district wide were challenged to create either a melodic or rhythmic Lockport Lions cheer for general music class. It was to have a strong beat/pulse. Students were encouraged to create a background with body percussion and choreography. Here is a great submission from Noah Moran!

Lockport Lions are the best!

Lions pride, it's no contest!

Lions roar and lions run!

Even in quarantine lions have fun!

Lions pride is all over the town!

Because Lockport Lions are the best around!

Michelle T. Bradley, Superintendent

Although we remained apart during the month of April due to COVID-19, there were numerous activities that took place which make us LION PROUD. Everyone is making the best of the situation, staying positive, and remaining hopeful. We will continue to provide continuity of learning for students, a meal distribution plan, and a child care program at John Pound Early Childhood Center. Third quarter report cards will soon be available. Please continue to check our website and your email accounts for updated information from LCSD. Stay safe and be well!