Lockport City School District

January Points of Pride from Superintendent Bradley

How the new New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) look in Lockport

Lockport High School teachers and staff are working toward the implementation of the NYSSLS where an emphasis is placed on student inquiry and engagement in natural scientific phenomenon. The NYSSLS are comprised of three dimensions to learning which include scientific and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and cross-cutting concepts. The Lockport City School District supports the necessary changes to the science standards, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) integration. Newly renovated science classrooms and the creation of a STEM Hub are state of the art learning environments at Lockport High School where students and teachers explore and interact with cross-curricular content.

Lockport High School West at Charlotte Cross January Graduates

Congratulations Emily Brooks, Ezequiel Figueroa, Sandra Garrett, Shyanne Green, Tyler Kwoka, Racheal Miller, Shareylis Pabon, Donald Powell, Jaden Taczak, Daizha Webb, and Amira Woods. Best wishes for continued success in all that you do.

Robotics Program at North Park Junior High School

The North Park Junior High School Robotics students in Mr. Raymond's class earned second place in the VEX competition at Niagara County Community College with their robot. VEX Competitions bring STEM skills to life by tasking teams of students with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Way to go NPJHS Robotics students!

Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program

On January 22, 2020, approximately 160 North Park students were recognized for completing the G.R.E.A.T. Program. The G.R.E.A.T. Program is a 13 week program that is school-based and includes law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curriculum with lessons that are designed to build relationships with students and develop the skills necessary to be successful in life. The skills include: goal setting, decision making, empathy, communication and conflict resolution, anger management, and refusal skills. All of the lessons emphasize being a respectful friend, classmate, family and community member.

The Lockport City School District, in conjunction with the Lockport City Police Department's Officer Litten and Lieutenant Schuler, facilitate the program in Health classes at North Park with teachers, Mrs. Swanson, Mr. Bratek, and Mrs. Pettapiece. The keynote speaker was Mr. Ronald Cheatham.
North Park GREAT Program

PTA Reflections Contest

Each year, students in grades prekindergarten through twelve create original works of art in response to a student selected theme. This year's theme is "Look Within". Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Roy B. Kelley had a total of 22 entries for the Reflections contest.

The following students were recognized in the area of Visual Arts: Adysen Chase, Richard Cirillo, Maggie Frischholz, Ella Herrington, Cecelia Kolling, Riley Lee, Ella Luke, Aurora Stoltz, and James Weigand. The following students earned an Award of Merit: Claire Haley, Isadora Kolling, and Julia Stegman. The following students earned an Award of Excellence: Josephine Bacon, McKenna Drake, Makayla Klumpp, Cecelia Kolling, Gina Mitchell, Nora Regan-Greiner, Evelyn Welton, and Lillian Wheeler.

Eleven students participated in the Regionals competition. There are four students advancing to the State competition. A huge thank you to Mrs. O’Sheehan and Mrs. Lutz for coordinating this PTA event. Congratulations to RBKES students!

Winter Sports Calendar-Click for the Athletic Schedule

Cheer on our Winter Sports Teams! We have over 375 student athletes participating in Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Basketball Cheerleading, Bowling, Boys Hockey, Boys & Girls Indoor Track, Boys Swim, Boys Diving, and Wrestling. Go Lions!

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students share their learning of Martin Luther King, Jr. through creative artwork and narrative stories.

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?’”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Operation Project Warm

The Grigg-Lewis Foundation and the Lockport Firefighters once again purchased and then donated 160 winter coats to be distributed to students in need who attend Lockport City School District. Thank you to both organizations for their continued generosity and help in keeping students warm during the winter months.

Best Wishes for a Safe and Healthy Winter Season

It is hard to believe that the first semester of the 2019-2020 school year has concluded. Since we are in the midst of flu season, the district has ramped up its cleaning plan. Remember to follow handwashing recommendations and proper etiquette for coughing and sneezing. You are encouraged to visit the district website for updated information, including the 2020-2021 budget development process. Please keep emergency contact information updated through the technology office.