We’d like to thank everyone who attended our third annual Wellness Fair last night - it’s because of you the event was such a success! This year, we had 36 vendors, 71 kids and 51 adults attend our fair - amazing! (Photos courtesy of Tricia Janes)
about 11 hours ago, Matt Leader
Scenes from our third annual Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 23.
Scenes from our third annual Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 23.
Scenes from our third annual Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 23.
Scenes from our third annual Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 23.
Scenes from our third annual Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 23.
Scenes from our third annual Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 23.
Scenes from our third annual Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 23.
Scenes from our third annual Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 23.
Scenes from our third annual Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 23.
Scenes from our third annual Wellness Fair on Thursday, May 23.
Attica athletes will travel to Bath this afternoon to compete in the Section V Class B2 Track & Field Championships. Events begin at 5 p.m. at Haverling High School, 25 Ellas Ave., Bath. Tickets are $7.30 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below. Go Blue Devils! Link: https://gofan.co/event/1498106?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rst&referrer_name=activity_scheduler&utm_campaign=rst_schedule_page
about 13 hours ago, Matt Leader
Section V Track and Field logo.
Opening ceremonies for the Odyssey of the Mind World Championships was last night at Iowa State University and our team of Caden Morrison, Claira Deuel, Erin Murphy and Amara Brinkman walked with the New York Delegation! Our team’s long-term performance is today and their spontaneous problem is slated for Thursday with the awards ceremony set for Friday night. Sending good vibes from Attica all the way to Iowa! We know you’ll do us proud! (Photo courtesy of Stacey Donahue)
2 days ago, Matt Leader
Caden Morrison, Claira Deuel, Erin Murphy and Amara Brinkman are pictured at the opening ceremonies of the Odyssey of the Mind World Championships yesterday.
Results from today’s capital project vote, school budget vote, Board of Education election and additional propositions are below. • Proposition #1 (2024-25 Budget Proposal): Passed (302 yes, 226 no) • Proposition #2 (School Bus Purchase): Passed (361 yes, 166 no) • Proposition #3 (Capital Project Proposal): Passed (288 yes, 239 no) • Proposition #4 (Creation of Equipment Capital Reserve Fund): Passed (296 yes, 224 no) • Proposition #5 (Creation of Capital Improvements Reserve Fund): Passed (290 yes, 233 no) • Proposition #6 (Stevens Memorial Library Tax Levy): Passed (337 yes, 185 no) Stevens Memorial Library Board of Trustees election There were 3 open seats on the library’s Board of Trustees. Vote totals are below. 1st: Katie Kennedy (340 votes) 2nd: Amanda Conlin (2 write-in votes) Attica Board of Education election Christopher Day and Lyman Rudgers were elected to the 2 open seats on the Atica Board of Education. Vote totals are below: 1st: Lyman Rudgers (321 votes) 2nd: Christopher Day (311 votes) 3rd: Melanie Toland (189 votes) 4th: Kristopher Kelly (152 votes) Thank you to everyone who cast a ballot today - we appreciate you support of the Attica Central School District!
3 days ago, Matt Leader
Vote results graphic.
FUTURE CARDINAL: Shout out to Attica senior Jack Janes who yesterday signed his National Letter of Intent to attend and play basketball at St. John Fisher University in Rochester this fall! Jack finished his high school basketball career with 704 points in just over 2 seasons of varsity, the 14th most in school history! During that time he also amassed 360 rebounds and 141 assists, was a two-time league all-star and was named Genesee Region Player of the Week three times. Congratulations, Jack!
4 days ago, Matt Leader
Jack Janes is pictured signing his National Letter of Intent Monday to attend St. John Fisher University.
Jack Janes is pictured signing his National Letter of Intent Monday to attend St. John Fisher University.
Jack Janes is pictured signing his National Letter of Intent Monday to attend St. John Fisher University.
Jack Janes is pictured signing his National Letter of Intent Monday to attend St. John Fisher University.
Jack Janes is pictured signing his National Letter of Intent Monday to attend St. John Fisher University.
Jack Janes is pictured signing his National Letter of Intent Monday to attend St. John Fisher University.
Polls are open here in our Performing Arts Center, 3338 East Main Street Rd., Attica, and will remain so until 9 p.m, tonight. Please come down and vote on our capital project proposal, annual school budget, Board of Education candidates and additional propositions!
4 days ago, Matt Leader
The entrance to the Attica Performing Arts Center.
Don’t forget, Attica - our annual school budget vote, capital project vote and board of education election is TOMORROW - Tuesday, May 21! Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in our Performing Arts Center, 3338 East Main Street Rd., Attica. More budget information can be found on our capital project webpage and in our budget newsletter at the links below. Capital project webpage: https://www.atticacsd.org/page/capital Budget newsletter: https://core-docs.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/2319/ACSD/4270549/attica_budget_newsletter_FINAL_DRAFT.pdf
5 days ago, Matt Leader
Vote reminder graphic.
Our 7th graders enjoyed an informative field trip to the Seneca Falls Historic Park last week. As part of our social studies curriculum, 7th grade students examine the efforts of women to gain more rights and the significance of the Seneca Falls Convention and the Declaration of Sentiments, an important precursor to adoption of the 19th Amendment more than 70 years later in 1920. “We visited the Wesleyan Chapel where the convention originally happened on July 19 and 20, 1848 and the women composed the Declaration of Sentiments,” said 7th grade social studies teacher Sarah Czekanski. “We also visited the Women's Right Museum which, along with the chapel, are part of the Seneca Falls Historic Park.” (Photos courtesy of Katie Kelsey)
4 days ago, Matt Leader
Attica 7th graders are pictured during a field trip to Seneca Falls Historic Park last week.
Attica 7th graders are pictured during a field trip to Seneca Falls Historic Park last week.
Attica 7th graders are pictured during a field trip to Seneca Falls Historic Park last week.
Attica 7th graders are pictured during a field trip to Seneca Falls Historic Park last week.
Attica 7th graders are pictured during a field trip to Seneca Falls Historic Park last week.
Attica 7th graders are pictured during a field trip to Seneca Falls Historic Park last week.
Attica 7th graders are pictured during a field trip to Seneca Falls Historic Park last week.
Attica 7th graders are pictured during a field trip to Seneca Falls Historic Park last week.
Attica 7th graders are pictured during a field trip to Seneca Falls Historic Park last week.
Attica 7th graders are pictured during a field trip to Seneca Falls Historic Park last week.
One of the best parts about our proposed capital project is that it will have no tax impact on district residents! If voters approve it tomorrow, the vast majority of the project - about 83 percent of eligible project costs - would be paid for through additional building aid from New York State. The balance of the project - about $4.94 million - would be paid for using money from our existing capital project reserve fund. District voters approved the creation of this reserve in 2015 for the purpose of funding the local share of future capital projects. Money in this fund is strictly regulated by state law and can only be used to fund the local share of capital improvement projects. Residents will vote on our capital project proposal as well as our budget proposal for the 2024-25 school year tomorrow - Tuesday, May 21. Polls will be open in our Performing Arts Center, 3338 East Main Street Rd., Attica, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about our capital project proposal, visit our website at the link below! Link: https://www.atticacsd.org/page/capital
5 days ago, Matt Leader
Capital project costs graphic.
Hello Attica families! A reminder that our 3rd Annual Wellness Fair & Family Game night is this Thursday, May 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. in our High School Gym, 3338 East Main Street Rd., Attica. This free, family-friendly event will have interactive booths, animals, food and games. We have more than 30 vendors registered to attend this year’s fair from a variety of local service agencies and businesses. For more information, contact the Wyoming County Youth Bureau at (585) 786-8850, ext. 1. We look forward to seeing you Thursday night!
5 days ago, Matt Leader
Should voters approve it tomorrow, our capital project would include the creation of a dedicated STEAM room in our Elementary School. We began offering STEAM class as a once per week special to all our elementary school students this year and it’s proved so successful, we’re planning on expanding it in our middle school next year! This new space would allow us to continue to boost creative thinking, encourage curiosity and foster collaboration among students while also expanding the types of projects they’re able to tackle in STEAM class. Residents will vote on our capital project proposal as well as our budget proposal for the 2024-25 school year tomorrow - Tuesday, May 21. Polls will be open in our Performing Arts Center, 3338 East Main Street Rd., Attica, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about our capital project proposal, visit our website at the link below! Link: https://www.atticacsd.org/page/capital
5 days ago, Matt Leader
An artist’s rendering of how the dedicated STEAM classroom in Attica Elementary School may appear if voters approve our proposed capital project.
Many thanks to Eden Valley Creamery for coming out to Attica last month and doing a cheese curd taste test for all our students! (Photos courtesy of Alicia Spoth)
7 days ago, Matt Leader
Attica students are pictured trying cheese curds from Eden Valley Creamery during a taste test in April.
Attica students are pictured trying cheese curds from Eden Valley Creamery during a taste test in April.
Attica students are pictured trying cheese curds from Eden Valley Creamery during a taste test in April.
Attica students are pictured trying cheese curds from Eden Valley Creamery during a taste test in April.
Attica students are pictured trying cheese curds from Eden Valley Creamery during a taste test in April.
Attica students are pictured trying cheese curds from Eden Valley Creamery during a taste test in April.
Attica students are pictured trying cheese curds from Eden Valley Creamery during a taste test in April.
Attica students are pictured trying cheese curds from Eden Valley Creamery during a taste test in April.
Attica students are pictured trying cheese curds from Eden Valley Creamery during a taste test in April.
Attica students are pictured trying cheese curds from Eden Valley Creamery during a taste test in April.
DID YOU KNOW that, if residents approve it in next week’s vote, our capital project would redo our Elementary School Library to better meet the needs of students and support our literacy curriculum? It’s true! We’re particularly excited about this aspect of our proposed capital project because it would impact each and every one of our elementary school students and ensure they have a warm, inspiring place in which to explore the world! Residents will vote on our capital project proposal as well as our budget proposal for the 2024-25 school year on Tuesday, May 21. Polls will be open in our Performing Arts Center, 3338 East Main Street Rd., Attica, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about our capital project proposal, visit our website at the link below! Link: https://www.atticacsd.org/page/capital
8 days ago, Matt Leader
An artist’s rendering of the Attica Elementary School Library as it would appear should district residents vote to approve our capital project proposal on May 21.
Today's Total Body Workout Class is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. The next class will be May 23 from 4 to 5 p.m.
8 days ago, Matt Leader
Shout out to Kaden Bonning, Colin Bradford, Roxie Bruggman, Dalton Burnham, Morgan Capen, Gavin Carpenter, Curtis Daniel, Tanner Day, Logan Domes, William King, Dylan Mirrione, Kaitlyn Natalizia, Noah Robinson, Evan Schlau, Tucker Schwab, Logen Spink, Sam Strzelec, Claire Zehler and Kamden Zymowski for keeping our Attica Tractor Day tradition alive! Check out the full photo album over on our Facebook page or a quick video highlight on our YouTube channel at the links below. Facebook photo album link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set?vanity=100057106403663&set=a.952133403366864 YouTube video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seZ32XTbYQo
8 days ago, Matt Leader
Attica students are pictured during Tractor Day Thursday morning.
Attica students are pictured during Tractor Day Thursday morning.
Attica students are pictured during Tractor Day Thursday morning.
Attica students are pictured during Tractor Day Thursday morning.
Attica students are pictured during Tractor Day Thursday morning.
Attica students are pictured during Tractor Day Thursday morning.
Attica students are pictured during Tractor Day Thursday morning.
Attica students are pictured during Tractor Day Thursday morning.
Attica students are pictured during Tractor Day Thursday morning.
Attica students are pictured during Tractor Day Thursday morning.
Today, the Save A Life Tour came to Attica to underscore the dangers of impaired and distracted driving for our high school students. The Save A Life Tour is a safe driving awareness program that informs, educates, and demonstrates the potentially deadly consequences resulting from exhausted, distracted and impaired driving. Ben Middleton, an educator with Save-A-Life, was on hand to show students how to operate two driving simulators - one that tasked students with trying to drive safely while responding to periodic text messages and one that mimicked the delayed reaction times that accompany intoxication. Middleton also shared two stories with students about how exhausted driving had impacted his life. The first was his own and took place the summer after he graduated from high school. On his way to work moments from home one morning, Middleton fell asleep at the wheel of his car and woke up in a ditch. He wasn’t intoxicated and was only going 25 miles per hour. He walked away from the crash with a concussion and a cut from where the seatbelt he was wearing dug into his neck. The second took place the morning after Middleton and some friends had hosted a Halloween party at their Western Michigan University apartment. Middleton’s friend had done the right thing by staying the night so that he wouldn’t drink and drive. The next morning, as his friend was driving home, he fell asleep at the wheel, crashed into a tree doing 70 mph and died. Many thanks to Ben Middleton, Save A Life and Wyoming County Sheriff's Office Deputy Sam West, our school resource officer, for arranging this valuable experience for our students.
10 days ago, Matt Leader
Attica students are pictured operating driving simulators - one that tasked students with trying to drive safely while responding to periodic text messages and one that mimicked the delayed reaction times that accompany intoxication - as part of the Save A Life Tour which topped at Attica Tuesday,
Attica students are pictured operating driving simulators - one that tasked students with trying to drive safely while responding to periodic text messages and one that mimicked the delayed reaction times that accompany intoxication - as part of the Save A Life Tour which topped at Attica Tuesday,
Attica students are pictured operating driving simulators - one that tasked students with trying to drive safely while responding to periodic text messages and one that mimicked the delayed reaction times that accompany intoxication - as part of the Save A Life Tour which topped at Attica Tuesday,
Attica students are pictured operating driving simulators - one that tasked students with trying to drive safely while responding to periodic text messages and one that mimicked the delayed reaction times that accompany intoxication - as part of the Save A Life Tour which topped at Attica Tuesday,
Attica students are pictured operating driving simulators - one that tasked students with trying to drive safely while responding to periodic text messages and one that mimicked the delayed reaction times that accompany intoxication - as part of the Save A Life Tour which topped at Attica Tuesday,
Attica students are pictured operating driving simulators - one that tasked students with trying to drive safely while responding to periodic text messages and one that mimicked the delayed reaction times that accompany intoxication - as part of the Save A Life Tour which topped at Attica Tuesday,
Attica students are pictured operating driving simulators - one that tasked students with trying to drive safely while responding to periodic text messages and one that mimicked the delayed reaction times that accompany intoxication - as part of the Save A Life Tour which topped at Attica Tuesday,
Attica students are pictured operating driving simulators - one that tasked students with trying to drive safely while responding to periodic text messages and one that mimicked the delayed reaction times that accompany intoxication - as part of the Save A Life Tour which topped at Attica Tuesday,
Attica students are pictured operating driving simulators - one that tasked students with trying to drive safely while responding to periodic text messages and one that mimicked the delayed reaction times that accompany intoxication - as part of the Save A Life Tour which topped at Attica Tuesday,
Attica students are pictured operating driving simulators - one that tasked students with trying to drive safely while responding to periodic text messages and one that mimicked the delayed reaction times that accompany intoxication - as part of the Save A Life Tour which topped at Attica Tuesday,
CAPITAL PROJECT 2024: If district residents vote to approve our proposed capital project next week, one of the aspects of the project we’re most excited about is the redesign of our Elementary School parking lot. Each year on budget vote day, we survey our residents on a variety of topics and last year, one of the most frequently mentioned items was traffic flow in the parking lot at student drop-off in the morning and dismissal in the afternoon. Taking this feedback from our residents to heart, we worked with our professional architecture and engineering partners to come up with a new design that would alleviate traffic congestion, streamline routes of ingress and egress to Attica Elementary and minimize risks to pedestrians during particularly busy times of day. As you can see in the ‘Current circulation’ and ‘Proposed circulation’ diagrams below, our plan would create a dedicated bus drop-off area, a marked pedestrian crossing that would be manned by a staff member and implement one-way vehicle circulation in the parking lot. Residents will vote on our capital project proposal as well as our budget proposal for the 2024-25 school year on Tuesday, May 21. Polls will be open in our Performing Arts Center, 3338 East Main Street Rd., Attica, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information about our capital project proposal, visit our website at the link below! Link: https://www.atticacsd.org/page/capital
11 days ago, Matt Leader
A diagram showing the current state of traffic and pedestrian flow at Attica Elementary School during student drop-off and pick-up times.
A diagram showing proposed traffic and pedestrian flow at Attica Elementary School that would be implemented in district residents vote to approve the district’s proposed capital project on May 21.
Our sixth grade students have been studying the Middle Ages in social studies over the past few weeks and this morning, they shared their newfound knowledge about this fascinating period of time with their fellow students as well as visiting parents and guests! Thank you to everyone who came out to learn from our students and, as they’d say in the Middle Ages, God ye good den!
14 days ago, Matt Leader
6th grade students are pictured presenting on their Middle Ages research projects Friday morning.
6th grade students are pictured presenting on their Middle Ages research projects Friday morning.
6th grade students are pictured presenting on their Middle Ages research projects Friday morning.
6th grade students are pictured presenting on their Middle Ages research projects Friday morning.
6th grade students are pictured presenting on their Middle Ages research projects Friday morning.
6th grade students are pictured presenting on their Middle Ages research projects Friday morning.
6th grade students are pictured presenting on their Middle Ages research projects Friday morning.
6th grade students are pictured presenting on their Middle Ages research projects Friday morning.
6th grade students are pictured presenting on their Middle Ages research projects Friday morning.
6th grade students are pictured presenting on their Middle Ages research projects Friday morning.
Look who made the paper - it’s Attica’s own Middle School Library Media Specialist Stacey Donahue! Many thanks to Kori Sciandra and The Daily News of Batavia for the fantastic article!
14 days ago, Matt Leader
Batavia Daily News article about Attica Middle School Library Media Specialist Stacey Donahue.
PLEASE SHARE: Attica Central School District has begun the hiring process for a new Director of its Committee on Special Education. Application materials are due by May 22. The district expects to appoint a candidate in late June or early July. Click on the link below to learn more. Link: https://wnyric.atenterprise.powerschool.com/ats/job_board_form?op=view&JOB_ID=3300047016&REPRESENTATIVE_COMPANY_ID=JA002418&COMPANY_ID=00005387
14 days ago, Matt Leader
Special Education Director informational flier.