Lockport City School District

March 2022 Points of Pride from Superintendent Bradley

Thank you Mr. Doktor

When mathematics teacher Mr. Christopher Doktor noticed that Lavani Myles appeared to be choking on a cookie, his training kicked in. Mr. Doktor performed the Heimlich maneuver in the hallway of Aaron Mossell Junior High School and was able to dislodge the obstruction. The student and his mother expressed gratitude to Mr. Doktor for being aware and acting without haste. His quick actions saved the student's life.

Lockport High School Robotics Team

The Lockport High School F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Team, Warlocks 1507, competed once again this school year. F.I.R.S.T. inspires young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Warlocks 1507 competed at the Rochester Institute of Technology March 10-12, 2022. The Warlocks advanced to the semifinals in the BLUE alliance. At the Buckeye Regional 2022 Competition in Cleveland, Ohio, the Warlocks did well in all nine of their qualifying matches, ranking 12 out of 59.

On behalf of all the sponsors the Warlocks are very grateful to have been able to make it to the arena this year. Even though the team did not bring home an award this year, they still overcame a challenging season, had a good showing in the arena, and learned a lot to apply going forward. A special thanks to all the mentors, the LHS Tech Department, and Mr. Lieber, Mr. Raymond, Mr. Rogowski, Mrs. Sielski, and Mr. Yacono.

March is Music in Our Schools Month

This is an opportunity to thank the LCSD Music Department for their incredible efforts in providing exceptional musical experiences for Lockport students.

Congratulations to the Aaron Mossell Junior High School learning community for an outstanding performance of "Legally Blonde The Musical JR."! We are fortunate to have so many talented students in the Lockport City School District. Special thanks to all those involved in making the production so successful.
AMJHS Cast of "Legally Blonde"

Upcoming Musicals and Spring Concert Schedule

  • Lockport High School proudly presents "Into The Woods" Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, at 7PM, and Sunday, April 3 at 2PM.
  • Roy B. Kelley Elementary School Presents "Disney's Frozen KIDS" Thursday, April 7, at 10AM and 7PM, and Friday, April 8, at 7PM at the Historic Palace Theatre.
  • George Southard Elementary School Presents "Adventure Away" Friday, April 29, at 6:30PM at Lockport High School.
  • Spring Concert Schedule: Performances at Lockport High School Visual and Performing Arts Center

SkillsUSA Regional Competition

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving more than 250,000 high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations. SkillsUSA prepares America's high performance workers. It provides quality experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. Students enrolled in either the Niagara or Orleans Career & Tech Ed Centers are eligible to join SkillsUSA. Students who join SkillsUSA have the opportunity to participate in building activities, fundraising, community service, and Regional, State and National competitions.

Most recently we had our Lockport students competing at Alfred State College for a chance to compete in the NYSSkillsUSA Regionals Leadership & Skills Championships within their respective vocational (BOCES) programs. Congratulations to all participants and good luck to those moving onto the NYSSkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Championships in Syracuse, New York on April 27 - 29, 2022.

DECA Annual State Career Conference

DECA Career Conference returned to an in-person event in Rochester for the first time since February 2020. Beginning Monday, March 8, more than 750 high school students from across New York State visited Rochester for DECA’s 2022 Annual State Career Conference, with an additional 1,300 students competing virtually. The DECA conference took place at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Members of the team will move onto Atlanta, Georgia to compete at the DECA International Career Development Conference from April 23-26, 2022.

Mrs. DiTullio, LHS DECA Director, said, "We had a great return to DECA States this year and I'm proud of all our student participants."

  • William Lewandowski and Daniel Fiegel II placed 1st on their Start Up Business Plan.
  • Max Forsyth (not pictured because of doing his contest virtually) placed top in his cluster test, presentation and Top 8 overall.
  • Aden Benson placed 1st in Business Services Marketing.
  • Avery Connor received a medal for being top test in her cluster exam, and Top 5 overall.
  • Jason Zang received a medal for being Top 5 in one role play.
  • Sophia Keleher received a medal for being Top 5 in her cluster exam.

Lockport High School Page Turners

Page Turners took first place at the 2021-2022 Spring Competition. The team advanced to the Regional Competition to be held April 7, in York, New York. What an exciting victory after much reading! Page Turners is a club that gathers lovers of reading to discuss an assigned list of books and to compile possible competition questions.

Lockport High School Pi Day

The Math Department celebrated Pi Day, 3/14, with an after school event. Students competed in a contest to name the most digits of Pi, a mathematical constant, approximately equal to 3.14159. In the first round, all competitors had the opportunity to use their Chromebook or phone to write out Pi as far as possible. The five finalists then recited as many digits as possible in front of their peers. Sophomore Autumn Walker was the winner, with 88 digits memorized, more than math teacher Mr. Mariglia had memorized! Her efforts earned her the opportunity to give him a "Pi" in the face. Refreshments were served and finalists received gift cards.

Winter Athletic Accomplishments

Congratulations to our sports teams who were recognized with the Scholar Athlete Team Award for achieving academic excellence while actively participating in varsity level interscholastic athletics during the Winter 2022 season. Congratulations to: Boys/Girls Bowling, Boys/Girls Indoor Track, Boys Swimming, Boys Ice Hockey, Competitive Cheerleading, and Girls Basketball.

Spring is finally here, and we are excited to announce the return of our spring sports lineup. Come out and support your Lockport Lions!

  • Boys Tennis
  • Baseball (Modified, JV & Varsity)
  • Softball (Modified, JV & Varsity)
  • Unified Basketball
  • Boys/Girls Track & Field (Modified, JV & Varsity)
  • Boys Lacrosse (Modified, JV & Varsity)
  • Girls Lacrosse (Modified, JV & Varsity)
The Niagara Police Athletic League recognized the top male and female athletes from Niagara County at their annual Sports Award banquet that was held virtually on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. Congratulations on a well deserved honor to Megan Guay and Logan Wendt, who both received their award as Lockport's Female and Male Prep Athlete of the Year Recipient for their athletic accomplishments throughout their careers at Lockport High School. Megan plays soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. Logan plays football, basketball, and lacrosse. Best wishes to Logan and Megan for continued success both in the classroom and on the athletic field.

Congratulations to Batradz Djikkaity, Spencer Prynn, and Luke Menges for their selection and designation as National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) Academic All American for 2021-2022. This is a true testament to their hard work in and out of the pool over the past four years. Best of luck to Batradz, Spencer, and Luke in their future endeavors.

March Learning in Our Schools

Dear LCSD Colleagues and Families,

With the season of Spring upon us and just like flowers, the world is slowly and cautiously opening up again as we climb out of the two year pandemic. Our combined efforts towards more normal activity will help all people bloom into a beautiful and varied bouquet of life as we move forward. May this Spring be a time to rejuvenate and reflect on what has been learned and how to improve our work. Spring recess begins on Monday, April 11, 2022 and school resumes on Monday, April 18, 2022. Best wishes for a safe and healthy recess.