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School Closed Monday, November 26th - Nov. 2012

Connor Middle School will be closed Monday, November 26, 2012 due to parent/teacher conferences from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and also from 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.




Connor Middle School Honor Roll - Nov. 2012

The following Veronica E. Connor Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter, 2012-2013 school year:
High Honor Roll
Grade 6 - Melina Aceti, Christian Acosta, Lauren Baeumler, Adam Burns, Nicholas Carey, Hannah Cool, Jasmin Dhillon, Sara Gorton, Nicholas Hess, William Hoover, Gianna Horvath, Nathan Hunt, Celia Jones, Elizabeth Koyn, Madison Liss, Grace LoHouse, Elisabeth Lupp, Emma Mahoney, Allison McDonald, Rhys Mendel, Bridget Neeson, Miranda Proctor, Isabelle Rua, Dylan Russo, Eric Scalise, Laura Schultz, Gregory Simonian, Cameron Sionko, William Soos, Easton Speer, Emma Sullivan, Benjamin Szabo, Grace Thorpe, Natalie Turck, Hannah Ullrich, Konstantinos Vasiliadis, Marie Wagar, Christian Whetham, Bethany Wolcott, James Worrall, LeeAnn Wright

Grade 7 - Luke Ailinger, Tori Appoloney, Claire Beecher, John Bellia, Evan Bender, Tyler Bernatovicz, Cameron Blair, Victoria Botticello, Rosemarie Boyko, Claire Brandon, Nico Catanzaro, Lauren Chadwick, Gabriel D'Addario, Caitlin Dansereau, Julianna DeSimone, Jenette DiLaura, Alexander Dodge, Eliza Dudziak, Jordan Eckrote, Alana Enright, Grace Federico, Jacob Ford, Emily Fred, Philip Gentz, Hailey Geyer, Katherine Gibbons, Jessica Gonda, Adam Graff, John Griffin, James Grinchishin, Alicia Haak, Joshua Hannibal, Madelyn Heyden, Jennifer Hinaman, Marissa Hovey, Nicole Hoy, Cross Kalp, Nicholas Kam, Joseph Killian, Katherine Kraft, John Kwarciak, Anthony Leone, Matthew Logel, Grace LoTempio, Alyssa Luzak, Sierra Maras, Chloe McQuestion, Arthur Meaney, Hallie Mingoia, Brian Minton, Dominic Nappo, Taylor Raine, Katherine Riederer, Kate Riniolo, Joshua Schaefer, Megan Stanley, Stephen Sweeney, Dominic Tagliarino, Jenna Tavano, Andrew Thompson, Gracie Tompkins, John VanderMey, Zachary Vanderzell, Olivia VeRost, Sara Wolcott, Karolina Woodward, Kurtis Wozniak

Grade 8 - Sophia Castillo, Emma Schultz, Marianthi Vasiliadis, Madelyn Webb, Jason Kubanek, Cameron Watt, Kaitlynn Tuohy, Jacob Dollendorf, Kristen Atkinson, Ryan McDonald, Alexa Rogers, Nicholas Szabo, Richard Hoover, Dakota Wolf, Gabrielle Gagliardi, Jennalise Olson, Olivia Turck, Julia Buscaglia, Genavieve Koyn, Brandon Schoener, Alexis Hofmeyer, Catherine Merletti, Jessica Surace, Justin Kozlowski, Savannah Cramer, Emily Prawel, Claire O'Connor, Nicholas Rallo, Owen Morrish, Kelsey Mahoney, Theresa Baughman, Olivia Johnson, Alexis Gallup

Honor Roll
Grade 6 - Ava Ackerman, Jack Anthony, Brianna Bachman, Samantha Bailey, Brianna Beyer, Justin Chadima, Alexa Chiarenza, Hannah Chorey, Jagger Click, Joseph Coughlin, Caleb Cutting, Annaliese DiCarlo, Rainer Dolmanet, Samin Durrani, Sydney Dworak, Julia Eichel, Allison Fluker, Henry Grunzweig, Faith Gworek, Trevor Hauer, Ethan Hodge, Brady Hofmeyer, Austin Hogan, Kaitlyn Hollederer, Seth Jackson, Ryan Jellinick, Diamond Jones, Megan Kennedy, Brandon Kinney, Sebastian Koschuk, Margaret Kubanek, Emily Kurtzhalts, Alex Laschinger, Amanda Lawrence, Nicolas Lindaman, Anna Martin, Candice Mastykarz, Alexander Melisz, Colby Muggli, Jacob Nelson, Dalton Nyitrai, Jordan Pachla, Nicole Paolini, William Person, Olivia Pino, Lydia Pratt, McKenna Prochaska, Rhett Robinson, Olivia Ruiz, Tyler Russell, Trevor Samplinski, Kristine Schlifke, Katelyn Schnabel, Kyle Schneider, Ty Schneider, Allyson Schoener, Gabriella Sciortino, Julia Slazyk, Nathan Stroh, Joshua Tamsen, Joy VanderMey, Bailey Warmus, Ryan Wellence, Olivia Wright, Jacob Yund, Amanda Ziehm

Grade 7 - Jonathan Abbott, Sama Abdelal, Rhianna Argiro, Colin Bellinger, Jackson Besl, Jason Breeden, Ryan Buzby, Sarah Bykowicz, Gionna Cafarella, Matthew Carlson, Martin Carroll, Thomas Cecere, Emily Cordero, Abigail Czerwonka, Dylan DeGlopper, Isabel Dickinson, Jessica Faso, Abigail Fay, Ryan Frost, Maricella Fusillo, Mark Giancola, John Glose, Andrew Gradolph, Charles Hegarty, Joshua Hoy, Madeleine HusVar, Conner Hutton, Elizabeth Ishmael, Miguel Johnson, Ryan Kernin, Abigail Klie, Autumn Krantz, Elisabeth Krstevski, Katherine Kuch, Tess Lariviere, Laura Link, Justin Mock, Gianna Novelli, Nicholas Nowocien, Natalie O'Brien, Steven Pufpaff, Samantha Pusatier, Alyssa Ruminski, Laurel Salvaggio, Joseph Samplinski, Joelle-Yvette Scheffler, Maria Schnettler, Mark Seibert, Madison Senger, Megan Shickluna, Katelyn Simpson, Allison Sorri, Carly Sozio, Jack Steinagel, Joseph Stolfo, Luke Traina, Megan Urbaniak, Caitlin Watt, Courtney Wendling, Taylor Zajdowicz, Sulamita Zherebilov

Grade 8 - Jordan Anthony, Liam Atkins, Genna Baldassarre, Joseph Boyko, Karli Burford, Sarina Buscaglia, Conner Buzby, Roman Cacciatore, Mallory DelSignore, Julia Diehl, Nicholas Dingey, Todd Domowicz, Samuel Eichel, Louis Fabiano, James Franz, Angelica Marie Garcia, Kelsey Harrigan, Marilyn Hess, Robert Jankowiak, Amanda Jordan, Brennen Joslyn, Natalie Kaminski, Maxwell Keller, Sydney Khreis, Julia Koprevich, Katherine Kovacs, Matthew Kowalski, Adam Krathaus, Hayley Latvala, Julianna Major, Alexa Mallare, Jacob Masucci, Alyssa Maxwell, Kristiana Morell, Kayli Nelson, David Pachla, Connor Pignatora, Charles Pratt, Lindsay Proctor, Sean Pufpaff, Kaylee Richard, Thomas Riniolo, MaryElisabeth Rustowicz, Nemanja Simic, Jacob Spencer, Kristine Sutton, Sarah Swagler, Andrew Szolnoky, Ryan Tetreault, Jenna VeRost, Sarah Wellence, Aruran Wigneswaran, Marina Wittmann, Sophia Zacher




Connor Middle School Merit Roll - July 2012

The following Veronica E. Connor Middle School students have been named to the merit roll for the first quarter, 2012-2013 school year:
Grade 6 - Rebecca Agnello, Hayden Backlund, Quinton Becker, Evan Bedell, Nicholas Bibik, Joseph Botticello, Brandon Bruner, Cheyenne Carr, Alexander Castillo, Anthony Ceccato, Ryann Colan, Jacob Corrao, Madison Davidson, Anthony DeSimone, Anna DiBello, Lindsey Diehl, Anne Eberhard, Cameron Fairbairn, Camryn Fisher, Gabriella Gasiorek, Jenna Gleave, Alyssa Jaenecke, Terri Johnson, Kaylee Kavanaugh, Nicholas Kawecki, Madison Kleisath, Jacob Konopski, Haylee Kuhn, Matthew Mahon, Natalie Maloy, Clarice McCaffery, Laura McKenna, Madeline Mesmer, Madison Nowak, Christopher O'Connor, Amber Pelletier, Elizabeth Podsiadlo, Jordan Popovich, Zachary Reading, Amanda Samplinski, Trisha Sander, Camryn Santa Lucia, Ciara Scalzo, Jadin Schuerholz, Maria Sciortino, Anthony Seifert, Anthony Serra, Abigail Siebert, Jada Sokody, Shay Sommer, Hunter Texido, Wyatt Tollner, Bradley VeRost, Brienne Westfall, Kelsey Wilson, Bryce Wolf, Kenneth Yockey, Sarah Zherebilov

Grade 7 - Bayan Abdellatif, Tima Abdellatif, Nicholas Anzalone, Naushairwan Asif, Steven Bachman, Jessica Backlund, Eva Bobeck, Maddison Burke, Victoria Busch, Alyssa Butcher, Derek Callen, Colonie Chaney, Jenna Cook, Jaynie Decker, Sam DiBello, Anthony Diletti, Daniel Fabiano, Samantha Garcia, Nicolas Goff, Taylor Gojmerac, Kaitlyn Grybel, Madeline Hjalmarson, Robert Hodan, Sydney Hoerner, Jerry Huang, Zane Johnson, Ryan King, David Lesinski, Richard Little, Jason Lupp, Kelsey Mankowski, Jason Messing, Nathan Miller, Elizabeth Mitchell, Anthony Monda, Angelina Morales, Amanda Moran, Parker Morrow, Tyler Myszka, Edward Payan, Michaela Preston, Emma Richard, Jacob Ruffolo, Vanessa Shores, Kayla Staub, Breanna Stedman-Pate, Michele Sutton, Anna Ungaro, Jerico Valera, Jacob VeRost, Michelle Wadell, Theresa West, Imani Williams

Grade 8 - Giana Aiello, Marcella Barberic, Devin Brandon, Amanda Brodie, Liam Bryan, Vincent Cancilla, Erik Carlson, Nicole Castiglione, Andrea Colan, Alexandra Colucci, Kaylee Conta, Jessica Culbert, Megan DiBerardino, Cole Ellsworth, Simon Estenoz, Shaye Fermoile, Joseph Frailey, Lenin Harper, Jessica Harvey, Timothy Howard, William Hughes, Natasha Keller, Reganne Kleisath, Madelyn Konopczynski, Alexis Kowalak, Andrew Little, Rachel Madigan, Harrison Mangat, Faith Martell, Kristopher Masiello, Gracie McNamara, Joseph Mesmer, Heather Michki, Tyler Moskala, Kassie Moss, Tyler Muggli, Lindsay Nitsche, Juleeann Nyitrai, Simon Pannullo, Stephen Parisi, Ashley Parmelee, Madisyn Pezzino, Ryon Pietrzak, Dilshawn Randhawa, William Scalzo, Kelly Schlifke, Cassandra Shores, Brianna Smith, Samuel Sommer, Noah Stimpson, Anthony Stolfo, Alexis Studley, Lauryn Swanson, Joseph Tamsen, Noah Teator, James Thorpe, Collin Tolsma, Marie Tomasula, Jacob Tucker, Mary Valle, Zachary Valvo, Samantha Wakefield, Gillian Worrall, Caitlin Young, Abraham Zherebilov



Middle School PTA Poinsettia Sale - November 2012

   Every year the Middle School PTA organizes a Poinsettia & Wreath sale with proceeds going to the Middle School PTA. Orders must be received (Middle School or High School office) by November 19th (2pm). Pickup is conveniently on Teacher Conference Day in the Viking Mall, November 26, (11am–7pm).
Order Form




Connor Family Fun Night (aka International Night) - November 2012

   Connor Family Fun Night (aka International Night) takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, November 2nd. It will include dance demonstrations and instructions from the Hawaiian Dancers, Spanish Dancer, Country Line Dancers and African Drummers. Also, during the evening in the Cafeteria, samples of different foods will be available for a small cost. The PTA will have its Book Fair. Also featured will be a basket raffle at the end of the evening. Come and enjoy the FUN!




Go See "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley" - October 2012


Photo Slideshow
   Over 70 cast and crew of the Veronica Connor Middle School musical didn't have a lot of time to get ready, but it doesn't look that way. "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley" includes lots of great singing, dancing and humor. It is an entertaining, high energy musical based on the children's book series Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. Young audiences will love seeing a favorite literary character come to life on stage and joining him on his adventures to Hollywood, Paris and Hawaii through the mail, while parents will enjoy spotting the numerous pop culture references and the underlying humor. The performance lasts just over an hour. The play can be seen Thursday, October 11th, Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m., in the Grand Island High School Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. Adults - $5, children under 10 - $3.




"The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley" - October 2012


   The Veronica Connor Middle School production of "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley" will be presented on Thursday, October 11th, Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m., in the Grand Island High School Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door. Adults - $5, children under 10 - $3.




Middle School Meeting: Drugs/Alcohol - September 2012

   The Connor Middle School PTA will hold an information night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in the Middle School Little Theatre, with a focus on alcohol, drugs and teen dependency. Facts, figures and information will be presented by "Kids Escaping Drugs" and "Real Life Testimonial.information for complete details.




Patriot's Pen Essay Contest - September 2012

   The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 9249 on Grand Island is again sponsoring the 'Patriot's Pen' essay contest. Entry forms are available in the VCMS Main Office. The contest is open to 7th & 8th grade students with entries due back to the VCMS Main Office by Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Please see the attached flier for more information.



Connor Middle School Registration/Orientation - August 2012

Middle School Registration
   Any student who was not enrolled in the Grand Island School District last year and who plans to enter grades 6, 7, or 8 at the Veronica E. Connor Middle School in the fall, should call District Office, 773-8800, to make an appointment to register.
   This includes all students who have moved to Grand Island and all those who are transferring from a private or parochial school. At the time of registration, students should have with them an original copy of their Birth Certificate, Proof of Residency, Proof of Immunization and Custody Papers, if applicable.
   On Wednesday, August 15 at 10 a.m. an orientation for parents and middle school students will be held in the Middle School Little Theater. New students and parents are welcome as well as any parents who did not attend last spring’s orientation.

Middle School Scheduling of New Students
   Scheduling of students in grades 6-8 who are new to the Grand Island Central School District will be held on Wednesday, August 15. Parents are encouraged to call the Middle School at 773-8837 to set up an appointment with the school counselor. Students should have already registered at the district office adjacent to the middle school.

Middle School Parent/Student Orientation
   On Wednesday, August 15 at 10 a.m. Veronica E. Connor Middle School will hold an orientation program for parents and students new to the Middle School. Parents and students are invited to meet with the principal, assistant principal and school counselors to become familiar with the Middle School program and facilities. The program will be held in the Middle School Little Theater. This orientation is a repeat of the program done for parents and students in the spring.
See Below for more middle school news

Middle School Calendar of Activities
Wednesday, August 15 - Veronica E. Connor Middle School Orientation for parents and students in the Middle School Little Theater
Wednesday, August 15 - Veronica E. Middle School scheduling of students new to the district. Call 773-8837 for an appointment




Connor Middle School Honor Roll - July 2012

The following Veronica E. Connor Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter, 2011-2012 school year:
High Honor Roll
Grade 6 - Tori Appoloney, Claire Beecher, Evan Bender, Tyler Bernatovicz, Victoria Botticello, Rosemarie Boyko, Claire Brandon, Jason Breeden, Ryan Buzby, Liam Carey, Nico Catanzaro, Emily Cordero, Gabriel D'Addario, Caitlin Dansereau, Isabel Dickinson, Jenette DiLaura, Eliza Dudziak, Jordan Eckrote, Alana Enright, Abigail Fay, Grace Federico, Jacob Ford, Maricella Fusillo, Philip Gentz, Mark Giancola, Katherine Gibbons, John Glose, Jessica Gonda, John Griffin, James Grinchishin, Alicia Haak, Joshua Hannibal, Madelyn Heyden, Marissa Hovey, Nicole Hoy, Conner Hutton, Elizabeth Ishmael, Cross Kalp, Nicholas Kam, Joseph Killian, Katherine Kuch, Anthony Leone, Laura Link, Matthew Logel, Grace LoTempio, Alyssa Luzak, Chloe McQuestion, Arthur Meaney, Hallie Mingoia, Brian Minton, Natalie O'Brien, Taylor Raine, Katherine Riederer, Kate Riniolo, Alyssa Ruminski, Joseph Samplinski, Joshua Schaefer, Madison Senger, Allison Sorri, Carly Sozio, Megan Stanley, Jenna Tavano, Andrew Thompson, Gracie Tompkins, Zachary Vanderzell, Olivia VeRost, Caitlin Watt, Sara Wolcott, Karolina Woodward, Kurtis Wozniak, Sulamita Zherebilov

Grade 7 - Jordan Anthony, Kristen, Atkinson, Joseph Boyko, Karli Burford, Julia Buscaglia, Roman Cacciatore, Sophia Castillo, Savannah Cramer, Julia Diehl, Jacob Dollendorf, Samuel Eichel, Louis Fabiano, Shaye Fermoile, James Franz, Gabrielle Gagliardi, Alexis Gallup, Kelsey Harrigan, Marilyn Hess, Alexis Hofmeyer, Richard Hoover, Robert Jankowiak, Olivia Johnson, Amanda Jordan, Natalie Kaminski, Maxwell Keller, Sydney Khreis, Genavieve Koyn, Justin Kozlowski, Adam Krathaus, Hayley Latvala, Kelsey Mahoney, Ryan McDonald, Catherine Merletti, Joseph Mesmer, Kristiana Morell, Owen Morrish, Kayli Nelson, Claire O'Connor, Jennalise Olson, David Pachla, Charles Pratt, Emily Prawel, Lindsay Proctor, Nicholas Rallo, Alexa Rogers, Brooke Rowland, MaryElisabeth Rustowicz, Brandon Schoener, Emma Schultz, Jacob Spencer, Jessica Surace, Kristine Sutton, Sarah Swagler, Nicholas Szabo, Ryan Tetreault, Kaitlynn Tuohy, Olivia Turck, Marianthi Vasiliadis, Cameron Watt, Madelyn Webb, Sarah Wellence, Marina Wittmann, Dakota Wolf, Sophia Zacher

Grade 8 - Tori Aronica, Cailin Atkins, Leora Bellia, Adam Bevilacqua, Natalie Braun, Alexander Cancilla, Madeline Dallessandro, Adam Dryfhout, Mohamed Eltagouri, Benjamin Freedman, Marissa Freedman, Victoria Gruber, Maya Harper, Samara Johnson, Lovepreet Kaur, Joseph Kulikowski, Brianna Little, Hope LoHouse, Holly Lutnick, Aubrey McCoy, Emily Nobumoto, Eric Pease, Maria Ramsperger, Sammantha Reynolds, Mikayla Rosati, Emelie-jo Scheffler, Cassie Shickluna, Cameron Smith, Spencer-Jon Zukic

Honor Roll
Grade 6 - Sama Abdelal, Tima Abdellatif, Luke Ailinger, Nicholas Anzalone, Rhianna Argiro, Naushairwan Asif, Steven Bachman, John Bellia, Colin Bellinger, Jackson Besl, Cameron Blair, Eva Bobeck, Alyssa Butcher, Sarah Bykowicz, Matthew Carlson, Thomas Cecere, Lauren Chadwick, Abigail Czerwonka, Dylan DeGlopper, Julianna DeSimone, Alexander Dodge, Jessica Faso, Emily Fred, Ryan Frost, Hailey Geyer, Adam Graff, Joshua Hoy, Madeleine HusVar, Miguel Johnson, Ryan Kernin, Katherine Kraft, John Kwarciak, Richard Little, Jason Lupp, Sierra Maras, Angelina Morales, Gianna Novelli, Nicholas Nowocien, Steven Pufpaff, Samantha Pusatier, Laurel Salvaggio, Joelle-Yvette Scheffler, Maria Schnettler, Megan Shickluna, Vanessa Shores, Katelyn Simpson, Jack Steinagel, Joseph Stolfo, Stephen Sweeney, Dominic Tagliarino, Luke Traina, Jerico Valera, John VanderMey, Taylor Zajdowicz

Grade 7 - Giana Aiello, Liam Atkins, Marcella Barberic, Theresa Baughman, Mennefer Blue, Devin Brandon, Amanda Brodie, Liam Bryan, Andrea Colan, Jessica Culbert, Mallory DelSignore, Nicholas Dingey, Todd Domowicz, Narmeen Durrani, Cole Ellsworth, Simon Estenoz, Jacob Hooton, Timothy Howard, William Hughes, Britney Hughes, Brennen Joslyn, Reganne Kleisath, Madelyn Konopczynski, Julia Koprevich, Katherine Kovacs, Matthew Kowalski, Jason Kubanek, Andrew Little, Rachel Madigan, Julianna Major, Alexa Mallare, Harrison Mangat, Jacob Masucci, Alyssa Maxwell, Gracie McNamara, Tyler Moskala, Kassie Moss, Lindsay Nitsche, Simon Pannullo, Connor Pignatora, Sean Pufpaff, Kaylee Richard, Thomas Riniolo, William Scalzo, Kelly Schlifke, Alexia Shivers, Cassandra Shores, Brianna Smith, Jack Stieringer, Noah Stimpson, Anthony Stolfo, Alexis Studley, Lauryn Swanson, Joseph Tamsen, James Thorpe, Marie Tomasula, Zachary Valvo, Jenna VeRost, Aruran Wigneswaran

Grade 8 - Clare Ahne, Eric Albrecht, Jill Anderson, Narmeen Asif, Emily Augugliaro, Adam Bahgat, Sarah Bellinger, Austin Blair, Thomas Botticello, Jarod Brandon, Zachary Breeden, Madison Brown, Caitlyn Bykowicz, Justine Cardone, Andrew Carlson, Taylor Cecere, Charles Cetola, Cameron Colan, Alexis Conway, Patrick Cramer, Colten Deuser, Sari Dickinson, Emily Eberhard, Jayson Endozo, Bridget Federico, Ashley Giambra, Sabrina Giordano, Olivia Goc, Alexa Graff, Madison Green, Daniel Grinchishin, Kali Hausrath, Rebecca Hennessy, Kaitlin Hoy, Alexander Jackson, Leah Jasek, Taylor Johnson, Jacob Kawecki, Sydney Keane, Julia Lawley, Liana Lombardo, Michaela Malesky, Anna Martinez, Cameron Mastykarz, Madison McNamara, Tiffany Melendez, Haley Melisz, Sarah Moseley, James Niland, Jake Nowak, Nathaniel Nowocien, Ryan O'Neil, Zachery O'Neill, Sarah Rennells, Chelsea Robillard, Gabrielle Robinson, Heather Robinson, Christina Serianni, Brendan Sheehan, Cassidy Siebert, Lindsey Supparits, Melanie Sweeney, Laura Szczepankiewicz, Taylor Vanderzell, Samantha Violino, Camille Watt, Eric Watt, Alex Whetham, Dakaylah Winfield, Kassidy Wozniak




Connor Middle School Merit Roll - July 2012

The following Veronica E. Connor Middle School students have been named to the merit roll for the fourth quarter, 2011-2012 school year:
Grade 6 - Jonathan Abbott, Bayan Abdellatif, Jessica Backlund, Kayla Booker, Jason Buchanan, Maddison Burke, Victoria Busch, Martin Carroll, Jenna Cook, McKenna Davis, Jaynie Decker, Anthony Diletti, Michael Ellegate, Daniel Fabiano, Mariana Floro, Samantha Garcia, Matthew Giordano, Taylor Gojmerac, Andrew Gradolph, Charles Hegarty, Jason Held, Sydney Hoerner, Jerry Huang, Zane Johnson, Ethan Lynch, Kyra Magee, Kelsey Mankowski, Nathan Miller, Elizabeth Mitchell, Amanda Moran, Margaret Morgan, Nicholas Phinney, Emma Sickles, Michele Sutton, Kobe Swain-Bruyere, Anna Ungaro, Megan Urbaniak, Jacob VeRost, Courtney Wendling, Theresa West, Spencer Wiktorowski

Grade 7 - Genna Baldassarre, Jordan Blanchard, Conner Buzby, Antonio Calandra, Vincent Cancilla, Erik Carlson, Joseph Chadima, Jesus Cisneros Vilchis, Kaylee Conta, Juliana Cousins, Megan DiBerardino, Louis Estrella, Madison Finn, Joseph Frailey, Meghan Frisch, Angelica Marie Garcia, Chloe Groff, Lenin Harper, Erika Jaegers, Natasha Keller, Alexis Kowalak, Lily Anna Leffler, Nicholas MacDonald, Faith Martell, Heather Michki, Tyler Muggli, Juleeann Nyitrai, Kevin O'Leary, Stephen Parisi, Madisyn Pezzino, Madison Phillips, Ryon Pietrzak, Dilshawn Randhawa, Samuel Sommer, Noah Teator, Jacob Tucker, Mary Valle, Madison VeRost, Samantha Wakefield, Cassidy Wilkinson, Gillian Worrall, Nicholas Yung, Abraham Zherebilov

Grade 8 - Benjamin Abbott, Jesse Arch, Aaron Bobeck, Dominique Capizzi, Vincent Chiarenza, Jenna Corrao, Patrick Dansereau, Danielle Duck, Michael Duda, Emily Dudziak, Aprill Edwards, Ian Estenoz, Cydney Fairbairn, Rachael Farmer, Brenton Fischer, Nicholas Giancola, Benjamin Graziano, Haylee Heitman, Nicole Hollfelder, Shannon Holt, Joshua HusVar, Julia Kavanagh, Derek Konopski, Michaela Kozek, Samantha Krause, Sarah Kustich, Kady Liesenfeld, Sauravdeep Maan, Loveleen Mangat, Michael Mankowski, Chad Martin, Michael Oldman, Hailey Randle, Maximilian Russell, Jake Schmidt, Emma Smith, Rohan Alexi Smith, Lindsey Spencer, Robert Stolfo, Matthew Studley, Brandon Surdi, Christina Sutton, Matthew Tollner, Maxwell VeRost, Chancellor Warmus, Brianna Wik, Douglas Yockey, Kevin Zhang



Connor Middle Modified Softball Wages Another Successful Campaign - June 2012

Sitting: Captain Sarah Bellinger, Cassie Shickluna, Haley Melisz, Julia Pino, Jenna Corrao, Bridget Federico, Melanie Sweeney, and Rebecca Hennessy.
Standing: Asst. Coach A. Meaney IV, Kaylee Richard, Asst. Captain Rachael Madigan, Madelyn Konopczynski, Taylor Cecere, Emily Augugliaro, Cammie Colan, Sabrina Giordano, and Coach A. Meaney III
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    The lovely Lady Vikings of Connor Middle School Modified Softball posted a very solid 12 and 2 season record that put them in a tie for first place in their league. The girls faced some stiff competition as usual and it is with some sadness that the league will not look as it has for the past 18 or so years because of budget difficulties in neighboring districts. Valiant opponents such as Niagara Wheatfield and Kenmore Middle, Hoover, and Franklin of the Ken-Ton School District will no longer be with us. They have all been wonderful rivalries that helped improve skills in both camps. We will miss them, wish them well, and look forward to their return in the future.
   The squad had only three seventh graders on it due to some very strong competition in the grade level ahead of it. There were two pitchers and a catcher in this group, which bodes well for next season. Kaylee Richard pitched very well in her appearances and ended up with an OB% of over .500. Madelyn Konopczynski is an outstanding catcher with a strong arm and a strong softball mind. Madelyn batted .462 with an OB% of over .600. Also in this mix is Assistant Captain Rachael Madigan. Rachael pitched well, played the field well, and had an OB% of .500. This is a very solid nucleus with which to begin next year’s campaign.
   The Vikings were laden with eighth graders this season – seven returners and five newbies. The five first-timers were a big help across the board. Jenna Corrao was a strong voice in the dugout and had an OB% (on-base percentage) of over .500. Haley Melisz swung a steady bat and also had an OB% of over .500. Cammie Colan played a strong, knowledgeable third base and had an excellent batter’s eye as she led the team in walks with 14. Cassie Shickluna and Julia Pino provided the squad with some serious punch at the plate. Cassie was third on the team in RBIs (runs batted in) and extra-base hits. Julia was quite a power pack as she threatened for the team’s Triple Crown by batting .500, being second in RBIs with 16 and tied for first with eight extra-base hits (including our only homerun – a monster at NT). The girls also played the field very well at first base and in centerfield, respectively.
   The seven eighth grade returning players proved to be solid veterans, four of which were pitchers who obviously spent a great deal of time improving their skills in the off-season. Emily Augugliaro might not have thrown a wild pitch all season in facing 100 batters. Her accuracy was exceedingly commendable. Emily posted a beautiful 2.60 ERA (earned run average) and also found some comfort hitting from the right side of the plate. Taylor Cecere was an outstanding first baseman, but the play of the season was in the bottom of the last inning of regulation in the last game when she started a double play at third by stepping on the base for the force and firing to first to keep the game-winning run from scoring. We went on to win in extra innings – that does not happen without that heads up play. Taylor also led the team with 18 RBI, 5 doubles, and 3 triples. Rebecca Hennessy was strong as a pitcher, earning three wins as a hurler, but her shining moment was doubling in what would prove to be the winning runs in the game mentioned previously as prolonged by Taylor. A memorable end to her two years on modified. Melanie Sweeney did her job at the plate, but her true calling was in the circle – Melanie came into this season and quickly became the Ace of the Staff. Melanie posted five wins in five starts and had a very low 2.10 ERA against some quality opponents. We look forward to some quality starts from her in the high school. Also in this group were co-MVPs Bridget Federico and Sabrina Giordano. Bridget led the team in runs scored and stolen bases with an OB% of over .500. She played with a rare passion this season and is not afraid to get dirty. Her efforts behind the plate and at shortstop were 100% on every pitch. As catcher, she picked off six base runners who wandered off their base unsuspectingly. Sabrina is a very strong middle infielder who did whatever was asked of her with a smile and a full effort. At the end of the season, the stats had to be rechecked because of an assumed error, but there was no error – Sabrina was 24 for 34 at the plate, an astounding .706 batting average from a very tough official scorer. That is the highest BA in GI Modified Softball’s 18-season history. It is quite an accomplishment and a testimony to Sabrina as an individual that she would never toot her own horn – she let her actions speak for her. And finally, we come to our Captain, Sarah Bellinger. Sarah had solid batting numbers, was the only player not to have struck out this year, and was a strong middle infielder as well. Her demeanor and leadership were evident by looking in the dugout and on the field. Her quiet leadership made the players welcome and comfortable but also made them aware of the team’s high expectations for the season ahead.
   The girls were a pleasure to work with this year. We should expect great things from those moving on to the high school program. Thanks have to go to the parents who continuously put the time into the off-season just as the players did. It paid off and will continue to do so. As to our opponents who will not be with us next season, we remember you fondly and look forward to your speedy return. Congratulations, 2012 lovely Lady Vikings.




Connor Middle School Men on Mondays,
Earn Gold with Distinction - May 2012


    May 24, 2012 . . . Men on Mondays, directed by Mrs. Annalea Masiello and accompanied by Mrs. Vicki Dueck, received a "Gold with Distinction" once again this year when they participated in the Niagara Wheatfield NYSSMA Major Organization festival held last week. This is a group for young men in 6th, 7th & 8th grade that rehearses on Monday mornings before school.




GHIS and VCMS ~ Spring Interview Day - May 2012


Picture: Alyssa Pino and sister Julia Pino...Even though they didn't interview with each other, sisters Alyssa and Julia demonstrate proper hand shake technique at Spring Interview Day!
   Students from Mary Jane Fonte's Family and Consumer Science Classes had their first job interview courtesy of Cheryl Chamberlain's Business and DECA Students during Spring Interview Day at Veronica Connor Middle School. This unique program has been ongoing each year in the winter and spring and is a scaled down version of the High School Job Search Seminar. High school students act as interviewers and the middle school students prepare for an authentic experience complete with proper attire and a resume. Fonte and Chamberlain agree that interview experience at an early age enables students to become more confident and help with other areas of communication as they move onto the high school and future job market. For more information on DECA, a marketing and business club, contact Chamberlain at 773-8820.




6th Grade Orientation - May 2012

Parents/Guardians of current 5th grade students who anticipate their children will be attending Veronica E. Connor Middle School next year, are invited to an orientation program on Monday, June 11th at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium followed by a tour of the building. The orientation is for parents only and will last approximately an hour and a half. Please call 773-8830 if you have any questions about this event.




Connor Middle School Honor Roll - Apr. 2012

The following Veronica E. Connor Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter, 2011-2012 school year:
High Honor Roll
Grade 6 - Luke Ailinger, Tori Appoloney, Claire Beecher, Evan Bender, Tyler Bernatovicz, Victoria Botticello, Rosemarie Boyko, Claire Brandon, Ryan Buzby, Sarah Bykowicz, Liam Carey, Nico Catanzaro, Abigail Czerwonka, Gabriel D'Addario, Caitlin Dansereau, Alexander Dodge, Eliza Dudziak, Jordan Eckrote, Abigail Fay, Grace Federico, Jacob Ford, Emily Fred, Maricella Fusillo, Hailey Geyer, Jessica Gonda, John Griffin, James Grinchishin, Alicia Haak, Joshua Hannibal, Madelyn Heyden, Nicole Hoy, Conner Hutton, Cross Kalp, Joseph Killian, Katherine Kuch, Anthony Leone, Laura Link, Matthew Logel, Grace LoTempio, Alyssa Luzak, Chloe McQuestion, Arthur Meaney, Hallie Mingoia, Brian Minton, Gianna Novelli, Taylor Raine, Katherine Riederer, Kate Riniolo, Joseph Samplinski, Joshua Schaefer, Allison Sorri, Carly Sozio, Megan Stanley, Dominic Tagliarino, Jenna Tavano, Andrew Thompson, Gracie Tompkins, Luke Traina, Sara Wolcott, Kurtis Wozniak, Sulamita Zherebilov

Grade 7 - Jordan Anthony, Kristen Atkinson, Mennefer Blue, Joseph Boyko, Julia Buscaglia, Sophia Castillo, Savannah Cramer, Julia Diehl, Jacob Dollendorf, Todd Domowicz, Samuel Eichel, Louis Fabiano, James Franz, Gabrielle Gagliardi, Kelsey Harrigan, Marilyn Hess, Alexis Hofmeyer, Richard Hoover, Britney Hughes, Robert Jankowiak, Olivia Johnson, Amanda Jordan, Natalie Kaminski, Maxwell Keller, Sydney Khreis, Genavieve Koyn, Justin Kozlowski, Adam Krathaus, Jason Kubanek, Kelsey Mahoney, Jacob Masucci, Ryan McDonald, Catherine Merletti, Joseph Mesmer, Kristiana Morell, Owen Morrish, Kayli Nelson, Claire O'Connor, Jennalise Olson, David Pachla, Charles Pratt, Emily Prawel, Lindsay Proctor, Nicholas Rallo, Alexa Rogers, Brooke Rowland, MaryElisabeth Rustowicz, William Scalzo, Brandon Schoener, Emma Schultz, Jacob Spencer, Jessica Surace, Kristine Sutton, Sarah Swagler, Nicholas Szabo, Ryan Tetreault, Marie Tomasula, Kaitlynn Tuohy, Olivia Turck, Marianthi Vasiliadis, Jenna VeRost, Cameron Watt, Madelyn Webb, Sarah Wellence, Marina Wittmann, Dakota Wolf, Sophia Zacher

Grade 8 - Tori Aronica, Emily Augugliaro, Leora Bellia, Adam Bevilacqua, Natalie Braun, Alexander Cancilla, Justine Cardone, Adam Dryfhout, Mohamed Eltagouri, Bridget Federico, Benjamin Freedman, Alexa Graff, Victoria Gruber, Maya Harper, Lovepreet Kaur, Jacob Kawecki, Brianna Little, Hope LoHouse, Holly Lutnick, Aubrey McCoy, Sarah Moseley, Eric Pease, Mikayla Rosati, Cassie Shickluna, Cameron Smith

Honor Roll
Grade 6 - Naushairwan Asif, John Bellia, Jackson Besl, Cameron Blair, Jason Breeden, Jason Buchanan, Matthew Carlson, Martin Carroll, Thomas Cecere, Lauren Chadwick, Emily Cordero, McKenna Davis, Dylan DeGlopper, Julianna DeSimone, Isabel Dickinson, Jenette DiLaura, Anthony Diletti, Alana Enright, Jessica Faso, Ryan Frost, Philip Gentz, Mark Giancola, Katherine Gibbons, John Glose, Andrew Gradolph, Charles Hegarty, Marissa Hovey, Elizabeth Ishmael, Miguel Johnson, Nicholas Kam, Ryan Kernin, Katherine Kraft, John Kwarciak, Richard Little, Sierra Maras, Angelina Morales, Nicholas Nowocien, Natalie O'Brien, Steven Pufpaff, Samantha Pusatier, Alyssa Ruminski, Laurel Salvaggio, Joelle-Yvette Scheffler, Maria Schnettler, Madison Senger, Megan Shickluna, Joseph Stolfo, Michele Sutton, Stephen Sweeney, Megan Urbaniak, Jerico Valera, John VanderMey, Olivia VeRost, Caitlin Watt, Courtney Wendling, Karolina Woodward

Grade 7 - Giana Aiello, Liam Atkins, Genna Baldassarre, Theresa Baughman, Devin Brandon, Liam Bryan, Karli Burford, Roman Cacciatore, Vincent Cancilla, Jesus Cisneros Vilchis, Andrea Colan, Juliana Cousins, Jessica Culbert, Mallory DelSignore, Nicholas Dingey, Cole Ellsworth, Simon Estenoz, Shaye Fermoile, Alexis Gallup, Angelica Marie Garcia, Chloe Groff, Jessica Harvey, Jacob Hooton, Timothy Howard, William Hughes, Brennen Joslyn, Reganne Kleisath, Madelyn Konopczynski, Julia Koprevich, Katherine Kovacs, Matthew Kowalski, Hayley Latvala, Lily Anna Leffler, Andrew Little, Julianna Major, Alexa Mallare, Faith Martell, Alyssa Maxwell, Gracie McNamara, Kassie Moss, Tyler Muggli, Lindsay Nitsche, Simon Pannullo, Ryon Pietrzak, Connor Pignatora, Sean Pufpaff, Thomas Riniolo, Kelly Schlifke, Alexia Shivers, Brianna Smith, Jack Stieringer, Anthony Stolfo, Alexis Studley, Lauryn Swanson, Joseph Tamsen, James Thorpe, Collin Tolsma, Mary Valle, Zachary Valvo, Aruran Wigneswaran, Cassidy Wilkinson, Gillian Worrall, Abraham Zherebilov

Grade 8 - Clare Ahne, Eric Albrecht, Jill Anderson, Jesse Arch, Narmeen Asif, Cailin Atkins, Adam Bahgat, Sarah Bellinger, Austin Blair, April Booker, Thomas Botticello, Zachary Breeden, Caitlyn Bykowicz, Andrew Carlson, Taylor Cecere, Charles Cetola, Cameron Colan, Patrick Cramer, Madeline Dallessandro, Emily Eberhard, Jayson Endozo, Cydney Fairbairn, Marissa Freedman, Ashley Giambra, Olivia Goc, Madison Green, Daniel Grinchishin, Kali Hausrath, Rebecca Hennessy, Briana Hollfelder, Kaitlin Hoy, Alexander Jackson, Leah Jasek, Samara Johnson, Sydney Keane, Michaela Kozek, Joseph Kulikowski, Julia Lawley, Michaela Malesky, Cameron Mastykarz, Tiffany Melendez, Haley Melisz, Auston Niemann, James Niland, Emily Nobumoto, Nathaniel Nowocien, Maria Ramsperger, Hailey Randle, Sarah Rennells, Sammantha Reynolds, Chelsea Robillard, Gabrielle Robinson, Heather Robinson, Emelie-jo Scheffler, Jake Schmidt, Christina Serianni, Brendan Sheehan, Cassidy Siebert, Lindsey Supparits, Melanie Sweeney, Laura Szczepankiewicz, Taylor Vanderzell, Samantha Violino, Camille Watt, Eric Watt, Alex Whetham, Dakaylah Winfield, Spencer-Jon Zukic




Connor Middle School Merit Roll - Apr. 2012

The following Veronica E. Connor Middle School students have been named to the merit roll for the third quarter, 2011-2012 school year:
Grade 6 - Sama Abdelal, Tima Abdellatif, Bayan Abdellatif, Nicholas Anzalone, Steven Bachman, Jessica Backlund, Colin Bellinger, Eva Bobeck, Maddison Burke, Alyssa Butcher, Jaynie Decker, Michael Ellegate, Daniel Fabiano, Joseph Figliola, Samantha Garcia, Taylor Gojmerac, Adam Graff, Madeline Hjalmarson, Sydney Hoerner, Joshua Hoy, Jerry Huang, Madeleine HusVar, Abigail Klie, Tyler Knight, David Lesinski, Jason Lupp, Kyra Magee, Kelsey Mankowski, Nathan Miller, Justin Mock, Mark Nicoletti, Mark Seibert, Vanessa Shores, Katelyn Simpson, Kayla Staub, Jack Steinagel, Anna Ungaro, Zachary Vanderzell, Michelle Wadell, Theresa West, Taylor Zajdowicz

Grade 7 - Marcella Barberic, Jordan Blanchard, Amanda Brodie, Conner Buzby, Erik Carlson, Joseph Chadima, Mikayla Claus, McKenna Collignon, Alexandra Colucci, Kaylee Conta, Megan DiBerardino, Narmeen Durrani, Louis Estrella, Joseph Frailey, Meghan Frisch, Allie Hanlon, Lenin Harper, Braden Hawley, Erika Jaegers, Bryce Jellinick, Emily Jelonek, Natasha Keller, Kelsey Kenney, Alexis Kowalak, Nicholas MacDonald, Rachel Madigan, Kristopher Masiello, Heather Michki, Tyler Moskala, Katelyn Newbould, Juleeann Nyitrai, Dylan Ostertag-MacKenna, Stephen Parisi, Madisyn Pezzino, Madison Phillips, Kaylee Richard, Cassandra Shores, Samuel Sommer, Noah Stimpson, Noah Teator, Alex Turner, Madison VeRost, Samantha Wakefield, Jamie Warren

Grade 8 - Benjamin Abbott, Destiny Benjamin, Aaron Bobeck, Jarod Brandon, Madison Brown, Alexis Conway, Jenna Corrao, Allison DeMartin, Colten Deuser, Sari Dickinson, Danielle Duck, Emily Dudziak, Erin Dugan, Rachael Farmer, Brenton Fischer, Alexis Garcia, Nicholas Giancola, Nicholas Gioeli, Sabrina Giordano, Benjamin Graziano, Haylee Heitman, Nicole Hollfelder, Shannon Holt, Joshua HusVar, Taylor Johnson, Julia Kavanagh, Derek Konopski, Sarah Kustich, Sara Kwarciak, Samantha Lesinski, Kady Liesenfeld, Liana Lombardo, Michael Mankowski, Anna Martinez, Madison McNamara, Manny Montes, Tanner Morrow, Jake Nowak, Michael Oldman, Ryan O'Neil, Zachery O'Neill, Carissa Parsons, Xavier Ramadan, Mikayla Reading, Camila Ross Lopez, Maximilian Russell, Amber Schwinn, Emma Smith, Rohan Alexi Smith, Lindsey Spencer, Robert Stolfo, Brandon Surdi, Christina Sutton, Maxwell VeRost, Hannah Wiktorowski, Kassidy Wozniak, Kevin Zhang



Kudos to "Willy Wonka Junior" Production - March 2012



   The cast and crew of the Veronica Connor Middle School production of "Willy Wonka Junior" have a lot to be proud of. The show was entertaining from start to finish with wonderful acting, singing, dancing and special effects. Producer/Director Sarah Russo and Director Andrew Boran, middle school music teachers, did a great job leading the young students in this endeavor.




Willy Wonka Jr. at VCMS - March 2012


   You are cordially invited to attend Veronica E. Connor Middle School's performance of Willy Wonka Jr. on Monday, March 26 at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 PM and Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 PM. Tickets may be purchased from a cast member or at the door ($5 for adults/$3 for children 10 and under).



Art Department Honors Artistic Achievers:
VCMS Artist was February “Artist of the Month” - March 2012


Mikayla Rosati is pictured here with her recently completed acrylic painting which is currently on display at The Grand Island Memorial Library during the month of March.


   The Art Department of the Grand Island Central School District is pleased to continue its tradition of honoring exemplary student achievement. Initiated during the 2007-2008 school year, the K-12 “Student of the Month” award is designed to highlight the merits and achievements of ten student artists yearly, spotlighting one talented student each month. Honorees are selected for their unique artistic voices and visions as well as having used their creative capacities to enrich and improve their school environment and communities.
   Students featured during the school year spotlight individuals from each of the district’s five schools. As artistic success reflects cumulative achievement and sequential development by student artists, and the accomplishments of children of all age levels is equally recognized by the awarding of this honor.
   The student selected for February 2012 is Veronica Connor Middle School eighth grader Mikayla Rosati. Mikayla is an accelerated art student who says that spending time in her Studio In Art class is one of her favorite things to do. Mikayla says that her class, classmates and teacher inspire her daily to do her very best work. While she has always enjoyed and appreciated art, this student first became seriously interested two years ago. Mikayla is confident that art will always be a significant and important part of her life; and quite possibly a future career.
   Mikayla’s art teacher, Ms. Nora Klein, cites her meticulous attention to detail, can-do attitude and ability to thoroughly work through visual problems as a few of the reasons why she was selected to receive this honor. Mikayla is a creative and hard-working young lady who displays her unique artistic point-of-view and intelligence in every one of her creations.
   The Art Department of the Grand Island schools recognizes her unique artistic voice and potential and is pleased to honor Mikayla’s achievements by naming her the February “Artist of the Month”.




VCMS Art Display Celebrates “Youth In Art Month” - Feb 2012

Seventh grade students Julia Koprevich and Kelsey Mahoney create abstract paintings translating musical harmonies visually.
Finished painting by Kelsey Mahoney. Both girls’ work currently on display.

   In celebration of March as “Youth In Art Month,” Veronica E. Connor Middle School proudly announces an art display at the Grand Island Memorial Library featuring the works of seventh and eighth grade students. The show, part of a collaboration between the Friends of the Library and the art department of the Grand Island schools, is designed to hi-light both cognition and creation. A wide variety of student work including pieces completed in graphite, pastel, collage, paint and ceramic media; can be viewed during regular library hours throughout the month of March.
   Youth In Art Month is an annual observance which began in 1961 as a collaborative effort between the Art and Craft Materials Institute, the National Art Education Association and the Council for Art Education in order to emphasize and make known the value of art education for all students and to support quality art programs within the nation’s schools. Among its many goals, this annual observance seeks to direct attention to the value of art education as an important component of the total student experience and educational curricula within schools. Recognizing that art education fosters understanding which helps develop citizens of a global society, Youth In Art Month seeks to make communities aware of the divergent and critical thinking skills inherent in art-based learning.
   Artworks on display represent a small portion of the learning taking place by students during their art classes within the middle school. Cognitive, expressive and creative problem-solving skills are evident within the student work. Artworks that make interdisciplinary connections, engage students in visual problem solving and incorporate higher order thinking skills can be seen throughout the display and visually demonstrate the various ways in which middle-level learners meet the New York State Standards for the Visual Arts in their classes.
   The community is cordially invited to view the “Youth In Art Month” show, as well as a second display featuring the work of sixth and seventh grade students to follow during the month of April.
   Students with work on display include: Grade 7: Gianna Aiello, Theresa Baughman, Sophia Castillo, Megan DiBernardino, Angelica Garcia, Julia Koprevich, Genna Koyne, Alexa Malare, Kelsey Mahoney, Jenna VeRost, Auran Wigneswaran, Dakota Wolf; Grade 8: Narmeen Asif, Sarah Bellinger, Natalie Braun, Hope LoHouse, Samantha Krause, Loveleen Mangat, Sarah Moseley, Mikayla Rosati, Sammantha Reynolds, Christina Serianni, Laura Szczepankewicz, Amber Schwinn, Lindsey Spencer, Lindsey Supparits.




Girls Modified Basketball - March 2012

Kneeling: G. McNamara, M. Frisch, Asst. Captain M. Rustowicz
Sitting: M. Webb, S. Wellence, T. Vanderzell, S. Johnson
Standing: Coach A. Meaney, Captain S. Holt, T. Melendez, H. Latvala, K. Hausrath, J. Nyitrai, S. Ishmael, Scorekeeper A. Meaney IV
Girls Modified Basketball Season

Written by Coach Arthur Meaney.




Middle School Calendar - Jan. 2012

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Connor Middle School Student Council Raises Money for the Miracle League of Western New York - Feb 2012

Group Picture: Student Council representatives ready to distribute the carnations.
“Presenting the check”: Representative from Miracle League of WNY, Student Council Officers, and Student Council Advisors. Front row: Ms. Kim McMahon, representing The Miracle League of WNY, Treasurer MaryElisabeth Rustowicz; (Back row) Student Council Co-Advisor Mrs. Myers, Vice President Derek Konopski, President Alec Cancilla, Historian Rosie Boyko, Secretary McKenna Collignon, and Student Council Co-Advisor Mrs. Saunders
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   Veronica E. Connor Middle School has heart! Members of the Student Council conducted their annual Valentine’s Day carnation sale in late January when students ordered carnations for their friends, family, teachers, themselves, or that special someone. Each carnation cost $1.00. The red carnations were delivered to the students on Tuesday, February 14. Student Council representatives voted to donate all proceeds from the sale this year to the Miracle League of Western New York.




Connor Middle School Honor Roll - Feb. 2012

The following Veronica E. Connor Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter, 2011-2012 school year:
High Honor Roll
Grade 6 - Luke Ailinger, Tori Appoloney, Claire Beecher, Evan Bender, Tyler Bernatovicz, Victoria Botticello, Rosemarie Boyko, Claire Brandon, Ryan Buzby, Liam Carey, Nico Catanzaro, Gabriel D'Addario, Caitlin Dansereau, Dylan DeGlopper, Julianna DeSimone, Jenette DiLaura, Alexander Dodge, Eliza Dudziak, Jordan Eckrote, Alana Enright, Abigail Fay, Grace Federico, Jacob Ford, Emily Fred, Philip Gentz, Katherine Gibbons, John Glose, Jessica Gonda, John Griffin, James Grinchishin, Joshua Hannibal, Marissa Hovey, Conner Hutton, Cross Kalp, Nicholas Kam, Joseph Killian, Katherine Kraft, John Kwarciak, Anthony Leone, Matthew Logel, Grace LoTempio, Chloe McQuestion, Arthur Meaney, Hallie Mingoia, Brian Minton, Gianna Novelli, Taylor Raine, Ryan Reid, Katherine Riederer, Alyssa Ruminski, Joseph Samplinski, Joshua Schaefer, Allison Sorri, Megan Stanley, Dominic Tagliarino, Andrew Thompson, Gracie Tompkins, Luke Traina, Courtney Wendling, Sara Wolcott, Karolina Woodward, Kurtis Wozniak, Sulamita Zherebilov

Grade 7 - Jordan Anthony, Kristen Atkinson, Genna Baldassarre, Mennefer Blue, Joseph Boyko, Karli Burford, Julia Buscaglia, Roman Cacciatore, Sophia Castillo, Savannah Cramer, Mallory DelSignore, Julia Diehl, Nicholas Dingey, Jacob Dollendorf, Todd Domowicz, Samuel Eichel, Simon Estenoz, Louis Fabiano, Shaye Fermoile, James Franz, Gabrielle Gagliardi, Alexis Gallup, Kelsey Harrigan, Marilyn Hess, Alexis Hofmeyer, Richard Hoover, Timothy Howard, Britney Hughes, Robert Jankowiak, Olivia Johnson, Amanda Jordan, Natalie Kaminski, Maxwell Keller, Sydney Khreis, Reganne Kleisath, Madelyn Konopczynski, Alexis Kowalak, Genavieve Koyn, Justin Kozlowski, Adam Krathaus, Jason Kubanek, Hayley Latvala, Kelsey Mahoney, Ryan McDonald, Catherine Merletti, Joseph Mesmer, Kristiana Morell, Owen Morrish, Kayli Nelson, Claire O'Connor, Jennalise Olson, David Pachla, Ryon Pietrzak, Charles Pratt, Emily Prawel, Lindsay Proctor, Sean Pufpaff, Nicholas Rallo, Alexa Rogers, Brooke Rowland, MaryElisabeth Rustowicz, William Scalzo, Brandon Schoener, Emma Schultz, Jessica Surace, Kristine Sutton, Sarah Swagler, Nicholas Szabo, Ryan Tetreault, Marie Tomasula, Kaitlynn Tuohy, Olivia Turck, Marianthi Vasiliadis, Jenna VeRost, Cameron Watt, Madelyn Webb, Sarah Wellence, Aruran Wigneswaran, Marina Wittmann, Dakota Wolf, Sophia Zacher

Grade 8 - Tori Aronica, Narmeen Asif, Cailin Atkins, Emily Augugliaro, Leora Bellia, Sarah Bellinger, Adam Bevilacqua, Austin Blair, Natalie Braun, Alexander Cancilla, Justine Cardone, Andrew Carlson, Madeline Dallessandro, Adam Dryfhout, Mohamed Eltagouri, Benjamin Freedman, Victoria Gruber, Maya Harper, Samara Johnson, Jacob Kawecki, Brianna Little, Hope LoHouse, Holly Lutnick, Aubrey McCoy, Haley Melisz, Sarah Moseley, James Niland, Emily Nobumoto, Eric Pease, Maria Ramsperger, Sammantha Reynolds, Gabrielle Robinson, Mikayla Rosati, Emelie-jo Scheffler, Cassie Shickluna, Cameron Smith, Taylor Vanderzell, Camille Watt

Honor Roll
Grade 6 - Sama Abdelal, Nicholas Anzalone, Naushairwan Asif, Jessica Backlund, John Bellia, Colin Bellinger, Jackson Besl, Cameron Blair, Eva Bobeck, Jason Breeden, Maddison Burke, Sarah Bykowicz, Matthew Carlson, Thomas Cecere, Lauren Chadwick, Emily Cordero, Abigail Czerwonka, Jaynie Decker, Isabel Dickinson, Anthony Diletti, Jessica Faso, Ryan Frost, Maricella Fusillo, Hailey Geyer, Mark Giancola, Alicia Haak, Madelyn Heyden, Nicole Hoy, Joshua Hoy, Jerry Huang, Madeleine HusVar, Elizabeth Ishmael, Miguel Johnson, Ryan Kernin, Abigail Klie, Autumn Krantz, Katherine Kuch, David Lesinski, Laura Link, Richard Little, Jason Lupp, Alyssa Luzak, Kelsey Mankowski, Sierra Maras, Justin Mock, Mark Nicoletti, Nicholas Nowocien, Natalie O'Brien, Steven Pufpaff, Samantha Pusatier, Kate Riniolo, Laurel Salvaggio, Joelle-Yvette Scheffler, Maria Schnettler, Madison Senger, Megan Shickluna, Katelyn Simpson, Carly Sozio, Jack Steinagel, Joseph Stolfo, Michele Sutton, Stephen Sweeney, Jenna Tavano, Anna Ungaro, Megan Urbaniak, John VanderMey, Zachary Vanderzell, Olivia VeRost, Caitlin Watt, Taylor Zajdowicz

Grade 7 - Giana Aiello, Liam Atkins, Marcella Barberic, Theresa Baughman, Devin Brandon, Amanda Brodie, Liam Bryan, Conner Buzby, Vincent Cancilla, Andrea Colan, Kaylee Conta, Juliana Cousins, Jessica Culbert, Joseph Frailey, Angelica Marie Garcia, Chloe Groff, Jessica Harvey, Braden Hawley, Jacob Hooton, William Hughes, Brennen Joslyn, Julia Koprevich, Katherine Kovacs, Matthew Kowalski, Lily Anna Leffler, Andrew Little, Rachel Madigan, Julianna Major, Alexa Mallare, Kristopher Masiello, Jacob Masucci, Alyssa Maxwell, Gracie McNamara, Tyler Moskala, Kassie Moss, Tyler Muggli, Lindsay Nitsche, Simon Pannullo, Madisyn Pezzino, Madison Phillips, Connor Pignatora, Dilshawn Randhawa, Kaylee Richard, Thomas Riniolo, Kelly Schlifke, Alexia Shivers, Brianna Smith, Samuel Sommer, Jacob Spencer, Anthony Stolfo, Alexis Studley, Lauryn Swanson, Joseph Tamsen, Noah Teator, Collin Tolsma, Jacob Tucker, Mary Valle, Zachary Valvo, Cassidy Wilkinson, Gillian Worrall

Grade 8 - Benjamin Abbott, Clare Ahne, Eric Albrecht, Jill Anderson, Adam Bahgat, Jarod Brandon, Zachary Breeden, Madison Brown, Caitlyn Bykowicz, Taylor Cecere, Charles Cetola, Cameron Colan, Alexis Conway, Patrick Cramer, Colten Deuser, Sari Dickinson, Emily Eberhard, Jayson Endozo, Cydney Fairbairn, Bridget Federico, Marissa Freedman, Ashley Giambra, Sabrina Giordano, Olivia Goc, Alexa Graff, Madison Green, Daniel Grinchishin, Kali Hausrath, Haylee Heitman, Rebecca Hennessy, Briana Hollfelder, Kaitlin Hoy, Joshua HusVar, Alexander Jackson, Leah Jasek, Taylor Johnson, Lovepreet Kaur, Sydney Keane, Michaela Kozek, Joseph Kulikowski, Julia Lawley, Edward Logel, Michaela Malesky, Chad Martin, Anna Martinez, Cameron Mastykarz, Tiffany Melendez, Manny Montes, Auston Niemann, Jake Nowak, Nathaniel Nowocien, Michael Oldman, Ryan O'Neil, Zachery O'Neill, Carissa Parsons, Hailey Randle, Sarah Rennells, Chelsea Robillard, Christina Serianni, Brendan Sheehan, Cassidy Siebert, Emma Smith, Lindsey Supparits, Brandon Surdi, Christina Sutton, Melanie Sweeney, Laura Szczepankiewicz, Samantha Violino, Eric Watt, Alex Whetham, Kassidy Wozniak, Spencer-Jon Zukic




Connor Middle School Merit Roll - Feb. 2012

The following Veronica E. Connor Middle School students have been named to the merit roll for the second quarter, 2011-2012 school year:
Grade 6 - Jonathan Abbott, Bayan Abdellatif, Tima Abdellatif, Rhianna Argiro, Steven Bachman, Jason Buchanan, Sarah Burns, Victoria Busch, Alyssa Butcher, Alexanderia Casseri, Jenna Cook, McKenna Davis, Michael Ellegate, Daniel Fabiano, Mariana Floro, Samantha Garcia, Taylor Gojmerac, Andrew Gradolph, Adam Graff, Charles Hegarty, Madeline Hjalmarson, Robert Hodan, Ryan King, Ethan Lynch, Kyra Magee, Nathan Miller, Angelina Morales, Tyler Myszka, Colin Navagh, Nicholas Phinney, Emma Richard, Jacob Ruffolo, Mark Seibert, Vanessa Shores, Kayla Staub, Breanna Stedman-Pate, Caleb Sutton, Jerico Valera, Jacob VeRost, Michelle Wadell, Theresa West

Grade 7 - Eric Beauchamp, Cassandra Brooks, Erik Carlson, Joseph Chadima, Jesus Cisneros Vilchis, Alexandra Colucci, Louis Estrella, Madison Finn, Gianni Ford, Meghan Frisch, Sartaj Grewal, Lenin Harper, Jahmyra Hegwood, Erika Jaegers, Bryce Jellinick, Emily Jelonek, Alexander Jennings, Nicholas MacDonald, Faith Martell, Heather Michki, Katelyn Newbould, Juleeann Nyitrai, Dylan Ostertag-MacKenna, Trevor Palamuso, Ashley Parmelee, Cassandra Shores, Jack Stieringer, Noah Stimpson, Andrew Szolnoky, James Thorpe, Alex Turner, Madison VeRost, Samantha Wakefield, Jamie Warren, Nicholas Yung, Abraham Zherebilov

Grade 8 - Jesse Arch, Aaron Bobeck, Troy Brady, Jenna Corrao, Patrick Dansereau, Allison DeMartin, Danielle Duck, Michael Duda, Emily Dudziak, Ian Estenoz, Rachael Farmer, Brenton Fischer, Nicholas Giancola, Benjamin Graziano, Nicole Hollfelder, Shannon Holt, Julia Kavanagh, Derek Konopski, Samantha Krause, Sarah Kustich, Samantha Lesinski, Kady Liesenfeld, Liana Lombardo, Michael Mankowski, Madison McNamara, Tanner Morrow, Anthony Ormsby, Xavier Ramadan, Margaret Rennells, Heather Robinson, Camila Ross Lopez, Jake Schmidt, Amber Schwinn, Rohan Alexi Smith, Lindsey Spencer, Robert Stolfo, Angelia Strzalkowski, Matthew Studley, Matthew Tollner, Maxwell VeRost, Kurt Villani, Chancellor Warmus, Hannah Wiktorowski, Dakaylah Winfield