Connor Middle School News - May 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Thursday, May 24, 2007 . . .The 8th grade Spanish and French students will begin to take the New York State Proficiency Exam. The dates they will take place are: 5-22, 5-23, 5-24, 5-29, 5-30, and 5-31. Some students may have already taken their speaking test on May 17th. Students taking these exams will be given a pass to the office, and they should take no more than 15 minutes. Students will receive a grade out of 20. Most students may finish in 5 to 10 minutes, and they should also arrive a few minutes before their speaking time.
There is no school on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.
Good luck to the orchestra students attending Spring Sting Fling at Houghton College. We hope you do a great job with your performance, and have just as much fun as you did last year.
There are only three weeks of school left but students shouldn’t be winding down yet. The last report cards have not come in yet, they arrive after school ends.
Connor Middle School News - May 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Thursday, May 17, 2007 . . .The Kaleidoscope concert and the Connor Middle School Spring Instrumental Concert were great. The orchestras were amazing on Monday especially with the middle and high school orchestras combining to play Hatikva. The multiple different middle school groups did an outstanding job on Tuesday. The eighth graders were presented with roses on Monday and we will see them on Tuesday, June 19th for moving up day.
The art show was set up in the Viking Mall in the high school on Monday, May 14 and kept there for a few days. The different pictures, drawings, and other works of art were phenomenal. Pieces from grades K to 8 were displayed. Some teachers even said they would buy the art pieces if they could!
Tomorrow there will be a bomb drill at the Connor Middle School and Grand Island High School. Students will board buses and be evacuated to the elementary schools. Last year an apparent bomb threat at the school had made this an annual mandatory drill.
Connor Middle School Eighth Grade Honors Breakfast - May 2007 May 2007 . . . What started out with an eighth grade team leader collecting his Burger King gift certificates to treat those students who consistently excelled academically at Connor Middle School has now become a tradition know as the Eighth Grade Honors Breakfast. This event, held every May, celebrates those students who maintain academic averages on the Honor Roll or High Honor Roll for the first three semesters of the eighth grade.
This year, students gathered before school on Friday, May 11th to enjoy a buffet breakfast, compliments of the Student Council and PTA. Mr. Robert Christmann, District Superintendent, and Mr. Bruce Benson, Connor Middle School Principal, offered some words of praise and encouragement.
They say 'It takes a village to raise a child'. What a great job the village of Grand Island is doing to prepare our students to excel in life!
Connor Middle School Raises Funds For Buffalo Sabres Foundation - May 2007
Pictured are the Entrepreneurship Managers and Controllers with their donation checks.
(left photo) Chris Ernst, Ben Sherman, Nikki Corrao and Chris Rose
(right photo) Dale Baran, Tom Dzielski, Andrew Yockey and Chelsea Rupert
Click photos for larger view May 2007 . . . When the Buffalo Sabres win, so does the Sabres Foundation. Two of this semester’s Veronica E. Connor Middle School’s Family and Consumer Sciences classes voted on the Buffalo Sabres Foundation, a charitable organization focusing on assisting youth hockey initiatives, supporting children’s health and wellness, especially those who serve the underprivileged and handicapped and providing support to non-profit organizations in the Buffalo community. Mod 1 Munchies raised $20.25 from the sale of chocolate covered pretzel sticks while Captain Cone Co. raised $16.20 making and selling frosted cone cakes to the students of Connor Middle School. Other charities supported this semester included Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the Rick and Jenelle Shanor Transplant Foundation and the Bob Marley Foundation.
Connor Middle School News - May 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Thursday, May 8, 2007 . . .We only have about five weeks left in school so all of the New York State tests are coming in for the 8th graders. This morning May 8th was the NYS Science Written Exam. It is the last NYS exam for 8th graders this year.
Today is also the Middle School Spring Vocal Concert. It will start at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The String Kaleidoscope concert takes place at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14 and includes string performances from all of the Grand Island schools. And lastly on Tuesday there is a Middle School Spring Instrumental Concert at 7:30 p.m. All of these concerts will take place at the Grand Island Senior High School.
Tomorrow is the 8th grade honors breakfast. Those who have made honor roll or high honor roll for the past three marking periods should have received a letter in the mail. Dress appropriately for pictures will be taken. Students should arrive at 8:30 a.m. in the morning before school for the breakfast.
This year’s school district vote is on May 15th this year and is running from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Make sure you can go and vote. This is a benefit for the students in the Grand Island School district and the programs run for them.
Last weeks Spring Fling Dance was great. All the couples out dancing were amazing. It was the last dance of the year and you 7th graders can attend the 8th grade welcome back dance next year. Eighth graders can get ready for the proms next year.
Connor Middle School News - May 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Thursday, May 3, 2007 . . .This week on Friday, April 4th is the Spring Fling Dance. Tickets may still be bought in lunch for $5. The dance starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. and is for 7th and 8th graders only. The students' rides must be at the dance before 9 p.m.
Today is the NYSSMA trip for the Orchestra, the 6th Grade Band and Syncopations. The Orchestra, Band and Syncopations will be performing at Williamsville North High school at 11 a.m.; The Band leaves to perform at 12:10 p.m., and Syncopations perform later in the afternoon. Orchestra students will be going to Old Country Buffet for lunch after they perform and will return by 1 p.m. Good Luck!
Five weeks have almost gone by, and in a few weeks supplementaries will be sent out.
Last week's High School Talent show was Amazing. Great job to everyone. It must have taken a lot of practice. The opening Star Spangled Banner was great, along with the dances, vocals, and instrumentals.
Connor Middle School News - April 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Thursday, April 26, 2007 . . .Boys and girls swimming intramurals start next week, April 30th. There will be diving, swimming, racing and playing, just come for the fun. We will see you at the pool at 3:45 p.m.
The students with the highest grades were announced last week. They are Emma Henderson and Evan Shaw for 8th grade, Natalie Winder for 7th, and Jane Cooke for 6th. Great job to everyone with the top scores. There is still one more quarter to bring your grade up.
New York State Lab assessments took place on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week for the 8th graders. We hope everyone did well on this tricky assessment. Next week is the 7th and 8th grade Spring Fling Dance. Tickets will be sold in lunches all of next week.
Grade 6: Jennifer Amato, Conor Atkins, Alexandra Bahgat, Rachel Bailey, Lydia Bernatovicz, Casey Bolles, Jessica Brownschidle, Nathan Bundscho, Sara Carlson, Megan Carroll, Sarah Chamberlain, Alexis Cino, Alyssa Cino, Sam Clarke, Courtney Collignon, Jane Cooke, Laura Dolan, Evan Doyle, Nicholas Egloff, Keelan Erhard, Brianna Gibney, Melissa Gibson, Madeleine Goc, Kourtney Hoppel, Mark Hughes, Bridget Kennedy, Zaineb Khawar, Shannon Kieffer, Mary Kneer, Christopher Komin, Stephanie LoTempio, Ellen Lutnick, Orendael Miller, Maggie Nobumoto, Samantha Oriani, Cassandra Oursler, Michelina Pariso, Marisa Phillips, Benjamin Purrington, James Rustowicz, Katelyn Ruszkowski, Kelsey Ruszkowski, Rachael Ruszkowski, Alexa SantaLucia, Marina Scerra, Christopher Serra, Lauren Shepard, Nicholas Soos, Adam Stanczyk, Lillian Thompson, Joshua Tixier, Joshua Ungaro, Elena Watt, Margaret Weiser, Kimberly Yaeger, Andrew Yarnes Grade 7: Gabrielle Ailinger, Eric Bellanca, Amanda Blanton, Conner Bolles, Shannon Boreali, Sonia Brar, Christopher Brownschidle, Jesse Ciffa, Alexandra Corrao, Jordan Davis, Maggie DeMarco, Shannon Doctor, Allison Donahue, Sydney Dudish, Rebekah Evans, Talia Fabiilli, Alyssa Fuoco, Matthew Gannon, Kaitlyn Gilbert, Jonathan Goc, Katlyn Holt, Ryan Hughes, Samantha Kahn, Megan Karpie, Elizabeth Kowalik, Jodi Lee, Brendon Lutnick, Rebecca Masse', Kallan McMillan, Nigel Michki, Joshua Miller, Ryan Miller, Dominic Morell, Samuel Railey, Sarah Ramsperger, Danyelle Redmond, Rachel Ripellino, Kenneth Rogoza, Nicolette Scerra, Alexandra Seibert, Zachary Smith, Sarah Stanczyk, Taylor Sweet, Bridget Thompson, Jessica Ungaro, Rachel Watt, Sarah Williams, Nathalie Winder, Jenny Xiang Grade 8: Nicholas Battaglia, Brooke Chamberlain, Bethany Cinelli, Aliena Cook, Sara Diletti, Alan Endres, Christopher Ernst, Anna Ferrante, Julie Hasselbeck, Emma Henderson, Ava Jackson, Matthew Killian, Ariana Mendel, Jessica Osvath, Amy Schooping, Aren Shanor, Evan Shaw, Sara Victor, Stephen Vitello, Alyssa Yaeger, Jessica Yarnes
Grade 6: Corey Adamshick, Jessica Amsdill, Kevin Aronica, Tanner Atkinson, Kassandra Bennett, Nicholas Bonarek, Johnathan Boorady, Alexander Brink, Alexandra Brown, Zachary Burns, Mitchell Cancilla, Ronald Clark, Samuel Colao, Samantha Conner, Christopher Connors, Annaliese Corrao, Cody Csendom, Jenna DelSignore, Jamie Dobson, Mark Dryfhout, Katarina Eichel, Sarah Ernst, Joseph Fanara, Brittany Faulise, Meghan Federico, Alexandra Filips, Shannon Gallagher, Kristen Greinert, Alexandra Griffin, Nicole Hall, Emily Harnden, Adam Heftka, Anthony Huff, Tyler Jackman, Robert Johnson, Sage Kashmanian, Manjinder Kaur, Hayley Keane, Grace Kulikowski, Jake Lawley, Evan Leffler, Mandy Liesenfeld, Jessica LoBrutto, Alexandria London, Vincent LoPresti, Joseph Martin, Michaela McDonald, Brianna McGuire, Nicholas McKenna, Collin McMahon, Gurwinder Nijjar, Matthew Osinski , II, Samantha Pangborn, Zachary Re, Christina Richard, Dominica Roberts, Katrina Rockwood, Kelly Ruminski, Kevin Salonek, Aaron Schauger, Taylor Scheuing, Matthew Seaman, Ashley Serianni, Cole Smith, Emily Steinbrenner, Matthew Sutton, Alexander Tollner, Kayleigh Weselak, Adam Wilk Grade 7: Reem Abdellatif, Alexander Ahne, Laura Amantia, Makallie Banker, Brianna Beadles, Alexandria Black, Sarah Brady, Marshall Cancilla, Amber Carpenter, Alanna Cedrone, Andrew Chorey, Eric Colon, Emily Dauphin, Matthew Foote, Brent Fred, Rebecca Gasiorek, Ashley Gorman, Olivia Graziano, Deanna Green, Morgan Green, Jonathan Grenda, Thomas Grenke, Anmol Grewal, Joshua Gunn, Marissa Haley, Jessica Hall, Lynne Huffnagle, Mary Irving, Andrew Jasek, Casey Jelonek, Morgan Kaczmarowski, Dylan Kelly, Paige Kippley, Jenna Lee, Elise Lenzner, Kelsie Loos, Mark Lydle, Madelyne Mankowski, Marisa Marino, John McGinty, Shannon McNaughton, Thalia Melendez, Samuel Oursler, Kristen Percival, Jamison Phillips, Corey Price, Brittanee Ramallo, Zackary Reese, Matthew Robinson, Stephanie Senn, Glenn Skelly, Emily Sommer, Brittney Sonnenberg, Jessica Spencer, Angelina Stromberg, Katherine Studley, Harrison Thompson, Kathryn Turner, Christina Ward, Laurice Wilbert, Jessica Young, Alicia Zartman Grade 8: Danya Abdellatif, Karl Albrecht, Shannon Becker, Scott Bennett, Kathryn Boutet, Kathleen Brady, Jenna Cardone, Jason Chadwick, Amanda Cinelli, Andrew Cleveland, Nicholas Colao, Samuel Cummings, Brooke DeMarco, Alexandra DeMita, Robert Dickinson, Sara Dzielski, Thomas Dzielski, Geoff Federspiel, Christopher Field, Korin Frantz, Larissa Gelyon, Christian Gibson, Vincent Golda, Rebecca Hammett, Kyle Held, Lindsay Hodan, Emily Jones, Alex Killian, Andrew Kuch, Donald MacIntyre, III, Julia Manuszewski, Christina Martinez, Ryan McCarthy, Shelbi Milkas, Shannon Moody, Emily Pease, Jack Pilie, Jenna Raepple, Paige Rockwood, Christopher Rose, Kathleen Rustowicz, Rachel Schauger, Michael Seaman, Christopher Shemik, Benjamin Sherman, Allison Stewart, Sarah Stewart, Rebecca Sturniolo, Amanda Sutter, Ashley Swiantek, Megan Tates, Eugenia Taylor, Patrick Thompson, Benjamin Tomkins, Danielle Wegrzyn, Patrick Worbs, Andrew Yockey, Megan Young
Connor Middle School Merit Roll - April 2007
The following Veronica E. Connor Middle School students have been named to the merit roll for the third quarter, 2006-2007 school year: Grade 6: Ammany Abdellatif, Ciara Alcorn, Cyle Alcorn, Summer Alkhatib, Brittney Banks, Eli Brennan, Toireasa Bryan, Danaegrace Busch, Adam Cummings, Rachel DeNormand, Aubrie DiTullio, Jacob Dixon, Zoe Dodd, Timothy Doermer, Dylan Dorey, Helen Eckman, Christopher Foote, Michael Giambra, Bradley Gibson, Matthew Higgins, Jessica Hiser, Megan Hoople, Julie Kilmer, Stephanie Knight, Daniel Konopski, Carolyn Kruszona, Alexia Malpica, Zachary Manuszewski, Ayla Marino, Taylor Marino, Sean Mattrey, Tarandeep Mattu, Courtney Mergel, Brianna Mysliwiec, Catherine Otto, Max Oursler, Michael Palazza, Jacquelyn Phillips, Dalton Pitts, Russell Potter, Rosalie Russell, Taylor Schiffhauer, Javier Solis, Ronald Steffans, Jr., Shareen Taffal, Sharihan Taffal, Alexa Territo, Ashley Tillett, Joseph Torregrossa, Gregory VanNorman, Megan Wendt, Tyler Yockey, Joshua Zernickel, Emily Ziurinskas, Anthony Zogaria Grade 7: Joselyn Adams, Nicolas Antonelli, Eric Aronica, Jessica Bamberg, Elora Bascello, Joshua Bastian, Korey Bennett, Shane Bennett, Katelyn Benns, Matthew Bonadonna, Philip Boudrow, Diana Boulden, Elliot Busch, Emma Chambers, Samantha DeMarco, Kevin Dobson, Jr., Brittney Ducette, Timothy Dyet, Lenny Fike, Carissa Finger, Sean Garten, Elijah Geis, Jonathan Kneer, Laura Kondziela, Victoria Kostenbauder, Mitchell LaRiviere, Maxamillian Lewis, Amanda Lore, Michael Malaney, Anthony Mallais, Dylan Martinic, Alec Metro, Kyle Meyer, Kailah Moss, Connor Murray, Alexis Pearce, Alyssa Pino, Stefani Rhodes, Eric Sander, Loretta Scherrer, Michael Sendlbeck III, Jessica Spiesz, Phyllip Stallard, Adam Stoddard, Erica Surdi Grade 8: Samira Amin, Dale Baran, Taylor Bedford, Alexandria Bleich, Christopher Boulden, Brian Brink, Justine Call, Michael Campanella, Amandip Cheema, Tyler Ciffa, Nicolette Corrao, Elizabeth Davis, Austin Dee, Kaleigh Deuser, Sean Donovan, Samantha Ducette, Chelsea Fairbairn, Patrick Gallagher, Edward Gauthier, Jr., Heather Graff, Lucas Hazelet, Amanda Heftka, Steven Henderson, Molly Higgins, Tyler Hinaman, Mark Jurga, Allen Knutson, Taylor Kozlowski, Justin Lee, Kyle Leinweber, Kelly Lorence, Lucas Madia, Jaime Magaris, Nicholas Masiello, Chelsea Mazurkiewicz, Jennie McCoy, Christopher Meyer, James Mysliwiec, Kevin Neary, Jaclyn Nusstein, Michael Paasch, Alexzander Prine, Jeremy Rockwood, Noah Rothberg, Chelsea Rupert, Miranda Santa Lucia, Rachel Spiker, Derek Stacey, Ambria Tim, Sarah Webb, Courtney Weiser, Shantel Williams-Rivers, Tyler Wunsch, Nikki Zimmerman
Connor Middle School News - April 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Thursday, April 19, 2007 . . .
Welcome back to school everyone. There are only 9 ½ weeks of school left, and 8th graders should have received their courses in the mail for next year as freshmen.
Also during the week of the 23rd the 8th grade NYS science lab exams will be taking place.
Connor Middle School News - April 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Thursday, April 12, 2007 . . .All report cards should have come in last weekend. Congratulations to everyone who made merit, honor, and high honor roll.
All 6th graders, there are many new historical fiction books available in the library, including Spying on Miss Muller, Mr. Tucket, Captain Grey, Waiting for Anya, The Wild Children, and many more.
This week is the Spring Break and is the last break before the summer. School resumes on Monday, April 16th.
Connor Character Connection - April 2007
The recipients of this month’s Connor Middle School Connor Character Connection (C3) have been announced. The character trait selected for this month was Sportsmanship and student posters have been displayed in the front hall for the duration of the month of March. Those nominated were chosen for their character and ability to control themselves in sports, school and in life.
Students pictured (not in order): Michael Avery, Jessica Bamberg, Katie Brady, Dominique Degregorio, Sydney Dudish, Helen Eckman, Anna Ferrante, Michael Fitzgerald, Ashley Gorman, Taylor Marino, Courtney Mergel, Ryan Miller, Aren Shanor, Ashley Swiantek, Sarah Williams, Robert Vanthoff
Award Recipients Not Pictured: Jonathan Boorady, Donald Brant, Chris Field,
Christian Gibson, Thomas Kalman, Jenna Lee, Jodi Lee, Sam Oursler, Shelby Milkas, Sarah Stanczyk, Ben Tomkins
Click photo for larger view.
This character initiative was implemented by the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports Committee (PBIS) at Connor Middle School as a supplement to the district goals of providing opportunities for Character Education. The faculty and staff at Connor Middle School are very proud of all of the award recipients. It has been observed that as the program has progressed throughout the year, it is having a positive impact on student attitudes and behaviors. Students view the wall that displays the awards and display with a sense of pride as they see themselves and their peers being honored for their actions.
In April, in keeping with the uplifting weather of Spring, the Connor Character Connection trait is Cheerfulness. Teachers will be selecting students and staff who are full of good spirits, happy, willing, pleasantly bright, likely to dispel from gloom or worry.
Connor Middle School News - April 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Thursday, April 5, 2007 . . .The 3rd quarter has finally ended for Connor Middle School Students. Report cards should come in the next couple of weeks. Schedules for the 4th quarter were given out last week. There is no School Friday, April 6th as Spring Break begins; there is also no school through the 15th. School will resume Monday, April 16th.
Great job to everyone performing in the school play. It was fantastic; it must have taken a lot of hard work. We can’t wait until next years play.
Connor Middle School Schoolhouse Rock Live Is Hit With Audience - April 2007
Jeff Stange Photos - click for full view Schoolhouse Rock, Live, a musical presented by Connor Middle School students Tuesday evening,
April 3, 2007 in the Grand Island High School auditorium, received a well deserved applause for their performance. High school social studies teacher, Michael DeDario, played the part of Mr. Mizer, the teacher. String orchestra teacher Debra Remson, directed and choreographed the show, with sets by Connor Middle School tech teacher Ed Anker. Costume designs were the work of Andrea Wilson, a high school art major. Student choreographers included Ashley Green and Kim Snell. The cast and crew celebrate their success with a cast party at the Niagara Sailing Club after the show. See "Cast/Crew"
Jodi Robinson Photos - click for larger view
The cast of the Connor Middle School musical, Schoolhouse Rock, Live, is shown during a performance in the high school auditorium for the elementary school students on Monday, April 2nd. The show was then presented to the public on Tuesday evening, April 3rd. Scroll up for more photos at the actual performance. See also "Cast/Crew"
Connor Middle School News - 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Monday, March 29, 2007 . . .There is no school March 30th for Staff Development Day. Students do not report to school. And the Middle School Play will be held on April 3rd at 7: p.m. The Middle School’s 6th grade sports night is being held today, March 29th from 3:40 to 5:40 for all 6th graders. There will be volleyball, face-painting, bingo and much more including a boys and girls co-ed basketball tournament. Tickets were sold in lunches and hopefully you can all join in the fun. Spring Break starts April 6th and extends to April 15th. There is no school for the Easter holiday. Syncopation rehearsals will resume next week.
Connor Middle School Musical Schoolhouse Rock, Live/Junior - 2007 Thursday, March 22, 2007 . . .Veronica Connor Middle School students will present Schoolhouse Rock, Live at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in the Grand Island High School auditorium. The musical is taken from the Saturday morning cartoon, which is in its 30th anniversary year! Cast & Crew The cast includes Alex Ahne, Jessica Bamberg, Lydia Bernatoviz, Jenna Cardone, Nikki Corrao, Lizzie Davis, Jenna DelSignore, Laura Dolan, Zoe Dodd, Keelan Erhard, Alyssa Fuoco, Brianna Gibney, Ashley Gorman, Julie Hasselbeck, Amanda Heftka, Emma Henderson, Kourtney Hoppel, Sage Kashmanian, Mary Kneer, Samantha Pangborn, James Rustowicz, Kathleen Rustowicz, Matt Seaman, Chris Serra, Ben Smith, Sarah Stewart, Katherine Studley, Bridget Thompson, and Kate Turner.
High school social studies teacher, Michael DeDario, will make a special guest appearance as Mr. Mizer.
The crew includes Samantha Kahn on lights, and Shannon Becker and Adam Wilk.
Student directors are Taylor Bedford, Jane Cook and Mandy Liesenfeld.
String teacher, Debra Remson, is directing and choreographing the show, with sets by Connor Middle School tech teacher Ed Anker. Costume designs are by Andrea Wilson, a high school art major. And student choreographers include Ashley Green and Kim Snell.
Tickets are only $5 and are available from cast members or at the door the night of the show. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Connor Middle School News - 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Monday, March 19, 2007 . . .New York State Math assessments were held on Monday and Tuesday mornings (March 5-6) for 8th graders. They were held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings for 6th and 7th graders.
Last week was National Foreign Language Week at school. Congratulations to everyone who won the trivia questions. The posters in the hall look amazingly great.
The 6th graders are going to a Theater of Youth Field Trip. Team A will go on Wednesday, March 21, and Team B will go Friday, March 23. Team C will go on Thursday, March 22.
Last week Bald for Bucks took place, and everyone who donated to Bald for Bucks and Locks for Love helped to raise over $10,000. Great job everyone in Connor Middle School.
The first annual Book Swap is here. Books may be exchanged in the library until next Friday. You can then get a new book after exchanging and old one.
This week on Thursday, March 22nd is the elementary tour for Jazz Band, the Orchestra, and Syncopations. All of these students will travel to Huth Road Elementary and perform at 10:31 a.m., and then they will go to lunch. The students will then travel to Kaegebein and perform there at 1:30 p.m. The performers will then go back to school for 10th, 11th, and 12th mod.
Students will be rewarded with a hats and pajama pants day on Friday, March 23rd. Students can wear their favorite hat, their favorite pajama bottoms, or both. This is for doing such a great job with student preparedness week.
Sixth grade Sports Night is on March 29th. Hopefully many of the 6th graders can make it. Also there is no school on March 30th due to a superintendent’s day.
Connor Middle School News - 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Monday, March 5, 2007 . . .The first week back to school was great; the Mardi Gras dance was held on Friday, March 2nd and it was a lot of fun. I hope that everyone who came had a great time. Read Across America was also on Friday. Everyone in the school read from 2 p.m. to 2:33 p.m. The mods after that were shortened for this event but everyone seemed to enjoy the reading.
The band concert held on March 1st was amazing. All of the bands played wonderfully. It definitely sounded like they worked hard on all of their pieces.
Also, Mr. Guidotti is going Bald for Bucks on March 14th. The Bald for Bucks money jug is outside the office and may be found in lunches. Let’s reach our goal of $500.00.
Connor Middle School News - 2007
Presidents Day Break By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Thursday, February 21, 2007 . . .Finally the Presidents Day Break is here, and we have the entire week of Presidents Day off. Syncopations have a rehearsal the Tuesday they get back, so don’t forget about that.
The Mardi Gras dance takes place March 2nd, for all 7th and 8th graders.
There is a concert on March 1st with Kaegebein Elementary, 7/8 grade, and High School Wind Ensemble performing.
Congratulations to the students with the highest averages. In the 8th grade there was Emma Henderson, Evan Shaw, and Nick Battaglia. Also in the 7th grade there was Natalie Winder. Great job everyone and try hard next semester.
Grade 6: Jennifer Amato, Kevin Aronica, Conor Atkins, Alexandra Bahgat, Rachel Bailey, Lydia Bernatovicz, Alexander Brink, Jessica Brownschidle, Sara Carlson, Megan Carroll, Sarah Chamberlain, Sam Clarke, Courtney Collignon, Jane Cooke, Annaliese Corrao, Keelan Erhard, Meghan Federico, Brianna Gibney, Melissa Gibson, Madeleine Goc, Mark Hughes, Sage Kashmanian, Manjinder Kaur, Bridget Kennedy, Zaineb Khawar, Mary Kneer, Christopher Komin, Stephanie LoTempio, Ellen Lutnick, Orendael Miller, Maggie Nobumoto, Matthew Osinski, II, Michelina Pariso, Marisa Phillips, Benjamin Purrington, Christina Richard, Marina Scerra, Lauren Shepard, Nicholas Soos, Adam Stanczyk, Joshua Tixier, Joshua Ungaro, Margaret Weiser, Andrew Yarnes Grade 7: Gabrielle Ailinger, Amanda Blanton, Shannon Boreali, Sonia Brar, Alexandra Corrao, Jordan Davis, Maggie DeMarco, Shannon Doctor, Allison Donahue, Sydney Dudish, Alyssa Fuoco, Kaitlyn Gilbert, Jonathan Goc, Marissa Haley, Katlyn Holt, Ryan Hughes, Samantha Kahn, Megan Karpie, Elizabeth Kowalik, Jenna Lee, Jodi Lee, Brendon Lutnick, Rebecca Masse', John McGinty, Kallan McMillan, Joshua Miller, Ryan Miller, Dominic Morell, Samuel Railey, Sarah Ramsperger, Danyelle Redmond, Rachel Ripellino, Nicolette Scerra, Alexandra Seibert, Zachary Smith, Sarah Stanczyk, Bridget Thompson, Jessica Ungaro, Sarah Williams, Nathalie Winder Grade 8: Nicholas Battaglia, Bethany Cinelli, Sara Diletti, Anna Ferrante, Emma Henderson, Ava Jackson, Ariana Mendel, Jessica Osvath, Evan Shaw, Sara Victor, Danielle Wegrzyn, Alyssa Yaeger
Grade 6: Corey Adamshick, Jessica Amsdill, Tanner Atkinson, Brittney Banks, Kassandra Bennett, Casey Bolles, Nicholas Bonarek, Johnathan Boorady, Alexandra Brown, Nathan Bundscho, Zachary Burns, Mitchell Cancilla, Alexis Cino, Alyssa Cino, Ronald Clark, Samuel Colao, Christopher Connors, Jenna DelSignore, Jamie Dobson, Laura Dolan, Evan Doyle, Mark Dryfhout, Nicholas Egloff, Katarina Eichel, Joseph Fanara, Brittany Faulise, Alexandra Filips, Alexandra Griffin, Emily Harnden, Adam Heftka, Kourtney Hoppel, Anthony Huff, Hayley Keane, Shannon Kieffer, Daniel Konopski, Carolyn Kruszona, Grace Kulikowski, Jake Lawley, Evan Leffler, Mandy Liesenfeld, Jessica LoBrutto, Alexandria London, Vincent LoPresti, Ayla Marino, Taylor Marino, Brianna McGuire, Nicholas McKenna, Collin McMahon, Gurwinder Nijjar, Samantha Oriani, Cassandra Oursler, Michael Palazza, Russell Potter, Dominica Roberts, Kelly Ruminski, James Rustowicz, Katelyn Ruszkowski, Kelsey Ruszkowski, Rachael Ruszkowski, Kevin Salonek, Alexa SantaLucia, Aaron Schauger, Taylor Scheuing, Taylor Schiffhauer, Matthew Seaman, Ashley Serianni, Christopher Serra, Cole Smith, Emily Steinbrenner, Matthew Sutton, Nicole Swiantek, Lillian Thompson, Alexander Tollner, Elena Watt, Kayleigh Weselak, Adam Wilk, Kimberly Yaeger, Tyler Yockey Grade 7: Alexander Ahne, Laura Amantia, Jessica Bamberg, Makallie Banker, Brianna Beadles, Eric Bellanca, Korey Bennett, Alexandria Black, Conner Bolles, Diana Boulden, Sarah Brady, Christopher Brownschidle, Marshall Cancilla, Amber Carpenter, Andrew Chorey, Jesse Ciffa, Rebekah Evans, Talia Fabiilli, Michael FitzGerald, Matthew Foote, Brent Fred, Matthew Gannon, Ashley Gorman, Olivia Graziano, Deanna Green, Morgan Green, Jonathan Grenda, Anmol Grewal, Joshua Gunn, Lynne Huffnagle, Mary Irving, Andrew Jasek, Casey Jelonek, Morgan Kaczmarowski, Jonathan Kneer, Laura Kondziela, Victoria Kostenbauder, Elise Lenzner, Kelsie Loos, Madelyne Mankowski, Marisa Marino, Shannon McNaughton, Nigel Michki, Connor Murray, Kristen Percival, Jamison Phillips, Corey Price, Zackary Reese, Matthew Robinson, Kenneth Rogoza, Stephanie Senn, Emily Sommer, Brittney Sonnenberg, Jessica Spencer, Angelina Stromberg, Katherine Studley, Erica Surdi, Taylor Sweet, Harrison Thompson, Kathryn Turner, Christina Ward, Rachel Watt, Laurice Wilbert, Jenny Xiang, Alicia Zartman Grade 8: Jenna Cardone, Jason Chadwick, Brooke Chamberlain, Amanda Cinelli, Nicholas Colao, Aliena Cook, Brooke DeMarco, Alexandra DeMita, Robert Dickinson, Sara Dzielski, Alan Endres, Christopher Ernst, Christopher Field, Korin Frantz, Rebecca Hammett, Julie Hasselbeck, Amanda Heftka, Lindsay Hodan, Alex Killian, Matthew Killian, Donald MacIntyre, Lucas Madia, Julia Manuszewski, Ryan McCarthy, Shelbi Milkas, Shannon Moody, James Mysliwiec, Kevin Neary, Michael Paasch, Jenna Raepple, Paige Rockwood, Christopher Rose, Kathleen Rustowicz, Rachel Schauger, Michael Seaman, Aren Shanor, Allison Stewart, Sarah Stewart, Rebecca Sturniolo, Amanda Sutter, Ashley Swiantek, Eugenia Taylor, Patrick Thompson, Stephen Vitello, Patrick Worbs, Jessica Yarnes, Megan Young
Connor Middle School Merit Roll - February 2007
The following Veronica E. Connor Middle School students have been named to the merit roll for the second quarter, 2006-2007 school year: Grade 6: Ammany Abdellatif, Sammy Abdellatif, Ciara Alcorn, Cyle Alcorn, Dakota Bower, Danaegrace Busch, Samantha Conner, Lauren Cook, Cody Csendom, Adam Cummings, Aubrie DiTullio, Jacob Dixon, Timothy Doermer, Helen Eckman, Sarah Ernst, Christopher Foote, Shannon Gallagher, Michael Giambra, Kristen Greinert, Nicole Hall, Matthew Higgins, John Holody, Megan Hoople, Tyler Jackman, Jordan Jelks, Robert Johnson, Stephanie Knight, Heather Mallais, Alexia Malpica, Zachary Manuszewski, Joseph Martin, Michaela McDonald, Christina McGuire, Jessica Melgar, Taylor Moran, Brianna Mysliwiec, Samantha Pangborn, Amanda Passarelli, Jacquelyn Phillips, Zachary Re, Katrina Rockwood, Rosalie Russell, Gregory Sarratori, Nathaniel Smith, Javier Solis, Ronald Steffans Jr., Ashley Tillett, Gregory VanNorman, AmyJo VeRost, Elena Weis, Megan Wendt, Joshua Zernickel, Emily Ziurinskas, Anthony Zogaria Grade 7: Reem Abdellatif, Joselyn Adams, Brian Argy, Eric Aronica, Elora Bascello, Joshua Bastian, Shane Bennett, Katelyn Benns, Philip Boudrow, Elliot Busch, Joseph Carrato, Alanna Cedrone, Emma Chambers, Eric Colon, Mikaela Connors, Emily Dauphin, Samantha DeMarco, Kevin Dobson, Jr., Brittney Ducette, Lenny Fike, Sean Garten, Elijah Geis, Thomas Grenke, Manraj Grewal, Jessica Hall, Dylan Kelly, Paige Kippley, Mitchell LaRiviere, Amanda Lore, Mark Lydle, Michael Malaney, Dylan Martinic, Kevina McCaw, Thalia Melendez, Kyle Meyer, Kailah Moss, Hallie Nowak, Alexis Pearce, Alyssa Pino, Stefani Rhodes, Eric Sander, Jenna Sansalone, Loretta Scherrer, Michael Sendlbeck,III, Glenn Skelly, Cassidy Smith, Jessica Spiesz, Adam Stoddard, Samantha Warden, Jessica Young Grade 8: Danya Abdellatif, Karl Albrecht, Samira Amin, Jacob Beach, Shannon Becker, Taylor Bedford, Scott Bennett, Alexandria Bleich, Christopher Boulden, Kathryn Boutet, Kathleen Brady, Nicholas Bruno, Justine Call, Amandip Cheema, Nicolette Corrao, Samuel Cummings, Elizabeth Davis, Austin Dee, Kaleigh Deuser, Samantha Ducette, Chelsea Fairbairn, Geoff Federspiel, Carson Filips, Patrick Gallagher, Edward Gauthier Jr., Carmela Gentile, Christian Gibson, Heather Graff, Lucas Hazelet, Kyle Held, Steven Henderson, Tyler Hinaman, Emily Jones, Taylor Kozlowski, Andrew Kuch, Justin Lee, Kyle Leinweber, Kelly Lorence, Christina Martinez, Nicholas Masiello, Jennie McCoy, Christopher Meyer, Jaclyn Nusstein, Jack Pilie, Alexzander Prine, Jeremy Rockwood, Chelsea Rupert, Miranda Santa Lucia, Michael Sharon, Christopher Shemik, Benjamin Sherman, Rachel Spiker, Megan Tates, Benjamin Tomkins, Sarah Webb, Courtney Weiser, Shantel Williams-Rivers, Tyler Wunsch, Andrew Yockey
Connor Middle School News - 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Monday, February 12, 2007 . . .We had an unexpected snow day last Monday (Feb. 5). It was our last free snow day so hopefully we won't get days added on.
Congratulations to the GI Lady Vikings, with a 20-29 victory against the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks.
The concert this past Monday was fantastic; all of the students did a wonderful job. I could tell how hard the students worked to play all of those interesting pieces.
As the 8th graders get ready for High School next year, students can pick electives for the 9th grade. Don’t forget to go over the planning guide with your parents.
Don’t forget about next week’s mid-winter break. After that is six weeks of non-stop school.
Report cards finally came in for the second marking period. That marks the halfway point, and we can’t wait for the third marking period.
Connor Middle School News - 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Monday, February 5, 2007 . . . The High School’s “Beauty and the Beast” musical was fantastic. I hope everyone had a chance to see it despite the freezing weather.
On February 8th, the 6th grade award assembly will be held in the high school auditorium during mods 1 and 2. Also 6th grade boys, there is a meeting for intramural floor hockey on February 12th in the Little Theatre at 3:45. Captains and teams will be picked at the meeting.
The Walk for Wellness started last week and is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until the 16th. After lunch, students can walk in the halls outside the Cafeteria until the end of the mod. Extra credit will be given to students in gym if they count their laps after lunch and fill out a Lap Sheet.
Congratulations to the Lady Vikings on winning against North Park 39 to 30. Also the Boys Basketball team won against North Park with a 35 to 24 win.
Great job to all of the students who won the Kindness award last week for the Connor Character Connection award. One of my fellow 8th graders won, Beth Cinelli and a multitude of 6th and 7th graders also won this award and got their picture taken.
The cast has been picked for the Middle School’s Musical. The student director is Jane Cooke, And Congratulations to everyone who made it in the play.
Connor Character Connection - January 2007
Students pictured are (front left) Taylor Scheuing, Liz Kowalik, Kevina McCaw, Dylan Martinic, Kevin Salonek, Alexa Territo, Brianna McGuire, Jessica LoBrutto; (back) Cassandra Bennett, Brendon Lutnick, Brent Fred, A. J. Jasek, Allie DeMita, Brianna Beadles and Allison Donahue; Award recipients not picture are Christopher Rose, Thomas Petz, Jordan Davis, Bethany Cinelli, Cory Ludwig and Makallie Banker.
Faculty and staff at Veronica Connor Middle School have announced the recipients of this month' Connor Character Connection (C3). The character trait that was selected for January was Kindness. Teachers were looking for students that displayed the willingness to perform good deeds and bring happiness to others.
This character initiative was implemented by the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports Committee (PBIS) at Connor Middle School as a supplement to the district goals of providing opportunities for Character Education. The faculty and staff at Connor Middle School are very proud of all of the award recipients and see this as a wonderful opportunity to recognize and reward the positive attributes that many of the students display on a daily basis.
The Connor Character Connection trait for February will be Respect. The nominated students will be civil, courteous, gracious, polite, and follow the Golden Rule. Students should be tolerant of others and of their differences, use good manners and language as well as deal peacefully with anger, insults or disagreements.
In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., famous Civil Rights Leader, "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
Connor Middle School News - 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Monday, January 29, 2007 . . . Because of two staff development days, there is no school on February 2nd, and February 8th is a half-day. Students will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m.
Last week's 8th grade orientation was great. Some of the featured classes and clubs were DECA, Art Club, and many others. The students did a great job setting up and the booths were very unique. The teachers gave interesting presentations on the classes available for freshmen next year. The high school students in the play gave us a sneak-peek at their performance and it was fantastic.
Speaking of the play, the high school's “The Beauty and the Beast” play is being performed the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of February at 7:30 p.m. and there will be a Saturday Matinee at 1 p.m.
Yearbook order forms were sent out last week; each yearbook costs $10 and is in full color. The orders should be handed into the office.
Our modified girls and guys basketball teams are doing great. Keep up the good work.
Connor Middle School News - January 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Monday, January 22, 2007 . . .
According to business teacher, Mrs. Cheryl Chamberlain, there will be an added bonus to this year’s 8th grade orientation that will take place on Thursday, January 25th. All of the clubs and activities will be in the large gym and booths will be set up to entice incoming freshmen to join these worthwhile organizations. DECA, a business and marketing club, is just one of the many organizations taking part.
As I said before, grades closed last week and report cards should be here soon. All students got there new schedules. If you have any problems with your new schedule you can see the guidance counselor. And the ELA state testing that took place last week is finally over.
For any student interested, the school counselors are having a contest. In honor of National School Counseling Week, the school is looking for words of wisdom written by students. Any student may write something about being fair, honest, kind, trustworthy, and a good decision maker. A winner will be chosen from each topic and will be announced and given a gift. Winners will be announced during National School Counseling Week from February 5th to the 9th. Entry forms may be picked up in student services and returned to student services by January 30th.
For anyone interested, next week the high school musical is being performed. They are performing “Beauty and the Beast” on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd of February at 7:30 p.m. I am sure they will be great. Click for Times/Ticket Information
Connor Middle School News - January 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Monday, January 15, 2007 . . . We are still encouraging everyone to take part in this year's play “Schoolhouse Rock-Live.” The auditions are on January 22nd and January 23rd and packets may still be picked up from Miss Remson in the high school.
Thank you for buying carnations all of last week. They are being delivered on Valentine's Day, Wednesday February 14th to the day 1 mod 1 classes.
Attention girls grades 6 through 8, there is a technology conference at the University of Buffalo on March 17th. For a small fee of $5.00 per person, you can meet professional women who can share information about different careers. This includes workshops, and lunch. You may go to student services for more questions.
The end of the second quarter is this Friday, so report cards should be in the mail within the next couple of weeks.
Connor Middle School News Back To School - January 2007 By Brooke Chamberlain (8th grade) - Student Writer Monday, January 8, 2007 . . .Welcome back to school students and teachers. Our first week back in the New Year and still no snow! There was no ski club last week, but it should hopefully resume this Saturday.
And the school musical is here. This year we will be performing “Schoolhouse Rock-Live.” The auditions are January 22nd and the 23rd, and any students interested should pick up an audition packet from Miss Remson starting January 8th. The scripts are also available in the library.
All County auditions are this week on Saturday, January 13th for all who are trying out. Also, there is no school on the 15th. And what everyone has been waiting for, New York State ELA Exams take place from January 16th to January 19th for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The end of the second quarter is the 19th.