Lockport City School District
February Points of Pride from Superintendent Bradley
Western New York Information Technology Conference
The Western New York Information Technology (WNYIT) Conference was held at Erie County Community College, North Campus. It was a conference run by students for students. Lockport High School Cyber Lion students attended three workshops during the day. Some of the workshops were "Autopsy of a Computer" (learning how to build and design your own computer and where to learn more), "Connecting Classrooms Using Social Media" (workshop on how students can learn to use social media as a way to market your product or organization), and "Who Let the Phones Out?" (workshop that focused on responsible use and phone etiquette as well as reasons that support phone use in schools). The students will be meeting with the principal and staff to develop workshops and explore opportunities for students and teachers at Lockport High School.
Business Management and Administrative Pathways Course at Lockport High School
Celebrating Black History Month in LCSD
Many activities have taken place in our schools throughout the month, in honor of Black History Month. Some of the activities are highlighted below.
Students at Charles Upson Elementary School learned about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States and used by enslaved African-Americans to escape into free states and Canada. Students made lanterns to represent how Harriet helped over 300 slaves escape and journey to freedom.
Students in Mrs. Govenettio's classroom at Emmet Belknap Intermediate School researched, designed, and put together this "Black History Quilt" recognizing black leaders such as Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King, Maya Angelou, Booker T. Washington, Michael Jordan, Duke Ellington, Oprah Winfrey and many others. Students involved in this project were Layla McCollum, Markayla Ming, Marian Rundle, Xabier Hoefer, Olivia O'Sheehan, Torianna Green, and Deneija Darrell-Bennett.
Students in Mrs. Miles' classroom at Charles Upson Elementary School read biographies and wrote about the accomplishments and achievements of famous black Americans during Black History Month. Students are using PebbleGo, a curricular content hub with informational articles and activities.
North Park VEX Robotics Competition
Michelle T. Bradley, Superintendent
As we look forward to the month of March, please be sure to check adjustments to the remainder of the school calendar. March 13 will be a Superintendent's Conference Day for staff only. Students should not report to school. The day will include professional development activities for staff members. April 28 will be an early dismissal day for students K through 12 as a result of Election Law Section 3-110. May 22 may be an extension to the Memorial Day holiday, if there are remaining emergency closing days unused. You will be notified of this potential change at a later time. Annual New York State testing in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science in grades 3 through 8 will be conducted over the next several months. Specific testing dates can be found on the website. It is important that all students participate in testing so that administrators and teachers are able to monitor student learning, and so that the district meets participation requirements set forth by state and federal programs. Thank you for your continued support of the Lockport City School District.