Lockport City School District

January 2021 Points of Pride from Superintendent Bradley

COVID-19 Testing Clinic

The Lockport City School District school nurses worked tirelessly during the week of January 4th to assist with facilitating a very successful COVID testing clinic for in-person students and staff members. Over 800 individuals participated in COVID rapid testing throughout the week. This team of individuals showed collaboration and compassion, all while working several additional hours both before and after their regular work days. Other staff, such as clerical, custodial, maintenance, school monitors, and school security also assisted during the COVID testing event. The task could not have been completed without the dedication of these employees. The health and safety of our District students and staff is most important.

Special Education Occupational Therapy

Everyday experiences can be used to enhance function and independence. Students play outside promoting fine and gross motor skills while following auditory directions. School based occupational therapy promotes learning including skill development in attention, tactile and motor planning. According to Fred Donaldson, "Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.”

Reid Petroleum and ExxonMobil Donation

Thank you to Reid Petroleum and ExxonMobil for their donation to Lockport High School. Each company donated $500 for use with programming focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education. The LHS Robotics Team will utilize this funding during upcoming projects.

Ohana100 Book Donation

Thanks to the generosity of the Ohana100, the Daniel Kahikina Akaka Family Foundation, every student at Anna Merritt Elementary School was recently gifted a brand new book to take home. Ohana100 is a nonprofit organization in Western New York and Hawaii that promotes a love of reading and a lifetime of learning, by providing free books to children and students and sending readers into classrooms across our local communities.

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