Lockport City School District

June 2022 Points of Pride from Superintendent Bradley

Class of 2022

Lockport High School Class of 2022

Congratulations to the top ten students in the Class of 2022! Your achievements are impressive, your futures look bright, and may all of your dreams come true. Best wishes for continued success.

Bella Pfohl, Valedictorian


The Lockport City School District would like to recognize and honor the 24 retirees from the Lockport Administrators and Supervisors Association, Lockport Education Association, Lockport School Employees Association, and unrepresented staff.

To our amazing retirees

Happy retirement

And best wishes

Never think for a moment that you will be forgotten.

Kids and staff will remember their time with you in the years to come.

You have our respect

Our admiration, and our

Undying gratitude!

May your new beginnings be filled with happy memories of the years you spent contributing to the Lockport City School District. You will all truly be missed. Congratulations!

  • Pamela Bordeleau - school secretary I
  • Lisa Cicciarelli - speech pathologist
  • Candace Cutter - teacher aide
  • Margo Collins - elementary teacher

  • Julie Cooper - teacher aide
  • Debra Corica - teacher aide
  • Margaret Corraine - teaching assistant
  • Deborah Cottrell - special education teacher
  • Jane Ford - elementary teacher
  • Timothy Forsyth - assistant custodian
  • Kathi Johnson - elementary teacher
  • Janis Lombardi - spanish teacher
  • Sherrill Maier - special education teacher
  • Noreen McCormack Droman - elementary teacher
  • Meghan McDonough - elementary teacher
  • Sheila Murphy - director of student services
  • Marcia Orr - art teacher
  • Andrea Pratt - elementary teacher
  • Patricia Quast - digital communications assistant
  • Diane Rankie - reading teacher
  • Paula Senio - special education teacher
  • Christine Sivecz - certified occupational therapy assistant
  • Robert Stymus - custodian
  • Todd Sukdolak - Director of Health, Wellness, and Athletics
  • Laurie Voisin - account clerk
  • Patricia Voss - teacher aide
  • William Wertman - head custodian
  • Susan Wittcop - teacher aide
  • Mary Wohleben - special education teacher


Karen Young has been a member of the Board of Education since July 2016 and has held the executive positions of Vice President and President. She has served on the Policy, Audit, and Facilities Committees. Thank you to Trustee Young for her years of service to the district.

Edward Sandell has been a member of the Board of Education since July 2007 and has held the executive position of Secretary since July 2017. He has served on the Facilities, Policy, and Audit Committees. Edward has also served as a District School Improvement liaison and was a member of the Niagara Orleans School Board Association. Thank you to Trustee Sandell for his many years of service to the district.

Anna Merritt Elementary School Musical

Best wishes to the Anna Merritt Elementary School learning community on their performance of "Journey Into Outer Space" on Saturday, June 18, at 1:30PM at Lockport High School.
Cast of Anna Merritt musical

New York State School Music Association Choral Festival

The Lockport High School Music Department is proud to recognize the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mr. Robert Pacillo, for their Gold with Distinction rating at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Choral Festival on May 19, held at LHS. The singers performed three songs, and based on their stellar presentation, they were awarded the highest possible rating. Months of preparation went into this achievement, and the students are to be commended.

Lockport High School Inspiration Celebration

Lockport High School seniors recently had an opportunity to recognize an adult in the district who made a difference in their educational career with the annual Inspiration Celebration. Honored were teachers, administrators, teacher aides, teaching assistants, security staff, secretarial staff, coaches and more. Seniors submitted their nomination online and the Lockport Schools Federal Credit Union sponsored an ice cream social for the students and their nominees.

Juneteenth in Our Schools

My Brother's Keeper Program Event at Emmet Belknap Intermediate School

Jahkil Naeem Jackson is a two time best selling author, social entrepreneur, student athlete, influencer and founder of Project I Am, a nonprofit organization he created when he was eight years old to build awareness to homelessness. Now 14, Jahkil has already earned a reputation for himself as one of the world’s most influential changemakers. Jahkil has made it his mission to assist those in need who are residing on the street and in shelters. His best-selling books, Don't Wait To Be Great and I Am, were distributed to all classrooms at Emmet Belknap Intermediate School. Students greatly enjoyed hearing his inspiring story and were especially excited to make a TikTok video with him at the end of his presentation.

June is Pride Month

Lockport High School has a commitment to provide a supportive and inclusive environment. Students and staff celebrated Pride Month in a few different ways beginning with a rainbow spirit day. Additionally, Gay Straight Alliance club members created a display focused on humanity as a commonality we all share. Different colored candy was handed out to students in between classes on spirit day and our cafeteria provided rainbow cookies to students in celebration of Pride Month.

Fuel Up To Play 60

Emmet Belknap Intermediate School students attended a Fuel Up To Play 60 event at Highmark Stadium on June 2. This was a reward for a select few schools' reaching touchdown status and their commitment to physical activity, nutrition, health, and overall wellness. Students participated in a wide range of activities on the actual game field with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie, attended lunch and participated in a presentation in the Jim Kelly suites. Thank you to the American Dairy Association, Fuel Up To Play 60, and the Buffalo Bills for this once in a lifetime opportunity!
Fuel Up To Play 60 Event

Girls on the Run (GOTR)

In April of 2022, with support from Roy B. Kelley Elementary School principal Mrs. Walton, teachers Miss Atkins, Miss Kwandras, and social worker Mrs. Padilla started the nationwide Girls on the Run (GOTR) program at RBK. GOTR is a club that empowers and inspires young girls to have confidence, social skills, and healthy habits using an experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. On June 5, 2022, girls representing the LCSD proudly participated in the GOTR Buffalo 5K that involved schools in eight counties. Congratulations!

Track and Field Lions

Congratulations to our 2022 Section VI Champions from the Lockport Track and Field Team! Austin Zimmerman won the high jump, clearing 5-10. Matt Schaffert won the 200m and was on the winning 4x100m relay with Zion Cheatham, Sam Marquez, and Shey Williams. Matt also placed 2nd in the 100m dash and 4th in the Long Jump and Zion placed 6th in the 200m. All five boys competed in the NYSPHSAA (New York State Public High School Athletic Association) State Championship in Syracuse.

Superintendent's Message

Congratulations to all retirees and members of the LHS Class of 2022. Best wishes to all for much happiness and good health in the future. Please remember to check the district website and email for information that may be released during the summer. May the summer months be filled with joy, peace, and good health for everyone. School resumes on Thursday, September 1, 2022 for all employees and on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 for all students.