We want to make Attica Central School District residents aware of a program that can help cover the cost of Internet access at home. The Affordable Connectivity Program is an initiative of the Federal Communications Commission that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. The Affordable Connectivity Program provides: • An up to $30 per month discount for broadband service; and • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet purchased through a participating provider if the household contributes more than $10 but less than $50 toward the purchase price. Families approved to receive free or reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program may be eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program. You may also qualify if your household income is at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines or if a member of your family participates in certain federal assistance programs like SNAP, Medicaid or WIC, among others. To learn more about the Affordable Connectivity Program, go online to GetInternet.gov at the link below. From here, you can submit an application online or print one out application and mail it in. You may also be able to contact your preferred, participating Internet service provider, select a plan and have the discount applied to your bill. Link: https://getinternet.gov/apply?ln=RW5nbGlzaA%3D%3D
5 months ago, Matt Leader
An informational flier about the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program.
Attica Central School District was recently notified by its dairy supplier, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, that a nationwide shortage of half-pint paper milk cartons will affect its ability to supply its customers - including Attica. In light of this anticipated shortage, Attica Central School District will be purchasing half-gallon containers of milk instead of half-pint containers. In the elementary school, food service staff will be pouring cups of milk for students at lunch time. In the middle and high schools, our food service staff has set up a self-service station where students can pour their own cup of milk. In its recent communication with our district, Upstate Niagara stated the shortage may resolve in early 2024 and that it’s working with its own vendors to try to speed that timeline along. Questions should be directed to Food Service Director Kris Wicks at kwicks@atticacsd.org or (585) 591-0400, ext. 1195. We’re proud to support our local dairy producers and offer milk to our students however we can!
5 months ago, Matt Leader
Upstate Niagara half-pint paper milk cartons are pictured in a crate.
Your Blue Devils will be well-represented tonight at the Eddie Meath All-Star Football Game. Representing the Attica cheerleading squad will be senior Julianna Keicher while seniors Case Hill, Landyn Thomas, Clayton Bezon and Trent Woods will compete on the field as members of the West Team. Tonight’s game will be played at the University of Rochester’s Fauver Stadium, Library Road, Rochester. Tickets are $10 (cash only) at the gate. Proceeds from the game will benefit Golisano's Children Hospital, so don’t miss it!
5 months ago, Matt Leader
An informational flier about the Eddie Meath All-Star Football Game.
Our Mighty Marching Blue Devils were out in force earlier this month for Attica’s annual Veterans Appreciation Parade! Few shots of our student musicians in action, courtesy of Band Director Amanda Hofheins - including a couple of them playing outside Gateway Home for a current resident who’s the wife of a veteran.
5 months ago, Matt Leader
Members of the Mighty Marching Blue Devils are pictured performing in Attica’s annual Veterans Appreciation Parade Nov. 4.
Members of the Mighty Marching Blue Devils are pictured performing in Attica’s annual Veterans Appreciation Parade Nov. 4.
Members of the Mighty Marching Blue Devils are pictured performing in Attica’s annual Veterans Appreciation Parade Nov. 4.
Members of the Mighty Marching Blue Devils are pictured performing in Attica’s annual Veterans Appreciation Parade Nov. 4.
Members of the Mighty Marching Blue Devils are pictured performing in Attica’s annual Veterans Appreciation Parade Nov. 4.
Members of the Mighty Marching Blue Devils are pictured performing in Attica’s annual Veterans Appreciation Parade Nov. 4.
This past weekend, Kate Metzger and Kara Hassenfratz traveled to Rush-Henrietta Senior High School to perform as part of the New York State School Music Association’s Area All-State Treble Choir! Kate and Kara were selected for this prestigious ensemble based on their performance last year at NYSSMA’s Solo Festival. They performed under the direction of Dr. Doreen Fryling, an associate professor of music at Hofstra University, alongside the best vocalists in NYSSMA’s eight-county Zone 2 region. The group sounded fantastic (obviously). Check out a little snippet from one of their rehearsals in the video linked below! Well done, ladies! (Photos and video courtesy of Austin Matson) Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unPZ3LM0X_k
5 months ago, Matt Leader
Kate Metzger and Kara Hassenfratz pose for a photo at Area All-State this past weekend at Rush-Henrietta Senior High School.
Kate Metzger and Kara Hassenfratz pose for a photo at Area All-State this past weekend at Rush-Henrietta Senior High School.
Our Future Farmers of America chapter held its annual legislative breakfast this morning. This year, we played host to FFA chapters from Warsaw and Letchworth central schools as well as a panel of agricultural industry experts. After grabbing a bite in our auditorium foyer, chapter members headed into the auditorium for a panel discussion. Our panelists went over their background in agriculture, their professional experience and some of the chief issues facing the industry today. Afterwards, there was a Q&A. Thank you to our panelists for taking the time to come speak with FFA members today! Panelists were: State Sen. George Borrello (R-57th) Jocelyn Sikorski: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County Pat McCormick: Wyoming County Farm Bureau Holly Harwood: Wyoming County 4-H Brad Almeter: Attica Partners for Ag Bryan Kehl: Wyoming County Board of Supervision, Agriculture Committee Lyman Rudgers: Attica Board of Education Alicia Spoth: Attica Farm-to-School Coordinator Kelsey Broughton: Attica Future Farmers of America alumna Don Gasiewicz: Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wyoming County
5 months ago, Matt Leader
Members of Attica’s Future Farmers of America chapter are pictured at their legislative breakfast Friday morning.
Members of Attica’s Future Farmers of America chapter are pictured at their legislative breakfast Friday morning.
Members of Attica’s Future Farmers of America chapter are pictured at their legislative breakfast Friday morning.
Members of Attica’s Future Farmers of America chapter are pictured at their legislative breakfast Friday morning.
Members of Attica’s Future Farmers of America chapter are pictured at their legislative breakfast Friday morning.
Members of Attica’s Future Farmers of America chapter are pictured at their legislative breakfast Friday morning.
Members of Attica’s Future Farmers of America chapter are pictured at their legislative breakfast Friday morning.
Members of Attica’s Future Farmers of America chapter are pictured at their legislative breakfast Friday morning.
Members of Attica’s Future Farmers of America chapter are pictured at their legislative breakfast Friday morning.
Members of Attica’s Future Farmers of America chapter are pictured at their legislative breakfast Friday morning.
Many thanks to the New York Maple Producers Association for bringing their Maple Experience trailer to Attica today. Our students learned a lot about the maple production process, ecology and industry - and had a good time doing it!
5 months ago, Matt Leader
Attica Middle School students are pictured at The Maple Experience trailer Friday morning,
Attica Middle School students are pictured at The Maple Experience trailer Friday morning,
Attica Middle School students are pictured at The Maple Experience trailer Friday morning,
Attica Middle School students are pictured at The Maple Experience trailer Friday morning,
Attica Middle School students are pictured at The Maple Experience trailer Friday morning,
Attica Middle School students are pictured at The Maple Experience trailer Friday morning,
Attica Middle School students are pictured at The Maple Experience trailer Friday morning,
Attica Middle School students are pictured at The Maple Experience trailer Friday morning,
Attica Middle School students are pictured at The Maple Experience trailer Friday morning,
We’re excited to announce the New York Maple Producers Association will be bringing their mobile maple trailer to our district tomorrow - Friday, Nov. 17. Volunteers with the association will be showcasing the maple production process, ecology, connections and industry using their interactive exhibit, which they house in a 24-foot mobile trailer. The trailer will be parked in front of our auditorium and classes will be visiting throughout the day.
5 months ago, Matt Leader
An information flier about the New York Maple Producers Association’s mobile maple trailer, which will be visiting the district tomorrow - Friday, Nov. 17.
How cool is this? Attica’s own Ally Landphair will perform at Eastman Theatre in Rochester three times next week in joint performances of “The Nutcracker” by the Rochester City Ballet and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Ally’s shows are Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m. You can learn more about the production and purchase tickets at the links below. Congratulations, Ally, and break a leg! More info from Video News Service: https://videonewsservice.net/index.php/2023/11/13/wny-two-dancers-from-dynamic-dance-studio-in-attica-will-be-performing-in-two-different-presentations-of-the-nutcracker-through-rochester-city-ballet/?fbclid=IwAR3srQL9zQNqKgHgRrsEDU79JOV2JuPrKvIiNRp64gZiSdDnj5PsogLjRLQ More info from 13-WHAM: https://13wham.com/news/local/a-behind-the-scenes-look-at-the-nutcracker-performed-by-the-rochester-city-ballet# Tickets link: https://rochestercityballet.org/performances-2/
5 months ago, Matt Leader
Ally Lanadphair.
Tonight’s the night, Blue Devils Nation. Our boys will look to make it TWO sectional titles in a ROW against #1 seed Le Roy. Game starts at 5 p.m. (time is approximate) at Bob Boozer Field at SUNY Brockport, 350 New Campus Dr., Brockport. Tickets are $7.30 and can be purchased online through GoFan (link below). Section V will be livestreaming the game at the link below. There is a fee to access the stream. Time to get that ‘W’! Tickets link: https://gofan.co/event/1117878?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV Livestream link: https://vcloud.blueframetech.com/broadcast/ppv/742302 (Photo courtesy of Brennan Bezon)
5 months ago, Matt Leader
Attica football players are pictured during their Section V Class C semifinal win over Letchworth/Perry/Warsaw.
Click on the link below to see our middle school students' special, Veterans Day message for all those who’ve served in our Armed Forces. A HUGE thank you to music teacher Julie Daley for putting this awesome video together. Link: https://youtu.be/pc0b1v8bT0E
5 months ago, Matt Leader
To all who served and to those now serving, thank you. #VeteransDay
5 months ago, Matt Leader
Veterans Day graphic.
Don’t forget, Blue Devils - our girls volleyball team takes on Section VI Champion Portville in Letchworth tonight for a spot in the New York State semifinals! The match starts at 7 p.m. at Letchworth High School, 5550 School Rd., Gainesville. Tickets are $8.35 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below or by scanning the QR code in the accompanying image. The match will be livestreamed on the NFHS Network. Click on the link below or scan the QR code in the accompanying image to access the stream. There is a fee to access the stream. Our girls are going to need your support, Attica - let’s fill that gym with blue and orange! Tickets link: https://gofan.co/event/1117633?schoolId=NYSPHSAAV Livestream link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/nysphsaa/gamd712c06e27
5 months ago, Matt Leader
An informational graphic stating the time, date and location of Attica's Far West Regionals volleyball match against Portville.
Junior Bailey Nixon will travel to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School in Oneida County this weekend to compete in the New York State Cross Country Championships. Bailey qualified for the state championships after her strong performance at Section V Class C Championships last weekend at Letchworth State Park. Her time of 21:04.8 was good enough for fourth place in Class C. Bailey’s race will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at VVS High School, 5275 NY-31, Verona, NY. Gates open at 7:30 a.m. The awards ceremony for Class C is slated to begin at 10 a.m. (times are approximate). Tickets are $11.50 and can be purchased online through GoFan at the link below. Link: https://gofan.co/event/1128469?schoolId=NYSPHSAA (Bailey is pictured at last year’s state championships, where she placed 54th in Class C with a time of 22:01.30)
5 months ago, Matt Leader
Bailey Nixon is pictured at the 2022 New York State Cross Country championships, where she placed 54th in Class C with a time of 22:01.30.
John Whalen, co-founder of EdTomorrow, a company that specializes in the implementation of restorative and social-emotional learning practices in school settings, spent the past couple of days visiting classrooms at Attica Elementary School to lead students in “circles.” Circles are a cornerstone of restorative practices. They’re typically used to foster a climate of trust and support among a group of peers and are an important tool for helping students learn about one another and develop positive relationships. Thanks for stopping by, John - our students learned a lot! In the accompanying photos, Whalen is shown leading a circle in Mrs. Kennedy’s and Mrs. Lathigee’s fourth grade class. (Photo courtesy of Sherry Bennett)
5 months ago, Matt Leader
John Whalen is shown leading a circle in Mrs. Kennedy’s and Mrs. Lathigee’s fourth grade class.
John Whalen is shown leading a circle in Mrs. Kennedy’s and Mrs. Lathigee’s fourth grade class.
A reminder - there is no school tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 10, 2023 - due to Veterans Day falling on a Saturday this year. Enjoy the long weekend, Blue Devils Nation!
5 months ago, Matt Leader
 No school graphic.
Our elementary schoolers welcomed veterans from Attica’s American Legion Harder-O’Donnell Post 734 to their monthly assembly last week. Select students from each grade read prepared statements about why they value veterans before our entire student body came together to sing an armed forces medley, recognizing each of the five branches of the U.S. Military - the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. To wrap things up, our students and staff gave attending veterans a standing ovation as a thank you for their service. Check out the video linked below for scenes from the assembly! Don’t forget - Veterans Day is this Saturday, Nov. 11, so make sure you reach out to the veterans in your life to thank them for their sacrifice! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFYWYLe18i4
5 months ago, Matt Leader
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during their Veterans Day Assembly last week.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during their Veterans Day Assembly last week.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during their Veterans Day Assembly last week.
AttAttica Elementary School students are pictured during their Veterans Day Assembly last week. ica Elementary School students are pictured during their Veterans Day Assembly last week.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during their Veterans Day Assembly last week.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during their Veterans Day Assembly last week.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during their Veterans Day Assembly last week.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during their Veterans Day Assembly last week.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during their Veterans Day Assembly last week.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during their Veterans Day Assembly last week.
Our Middle School Compact Team’s annual spiritwear sale is now up and accepting orders! The sale closes Nov. 14 and distribution will be around Dec. 14 -just in time for the holidays! Click on the link below or scan the QR code in the accompanying image to access the store. Link: https://atticacompact2023.itemorder.com/shop/sale/
5 months ago, Matt Leader
An informational flier about the Attica Middle School Compact Team’s annual spirit wear sale.
FARM TO SCHOOL: Our yogurt parfait bar was a hit with students and staff alike earlier this week at Attica Elementary School! Students enjoyed trying out the new offering throughout the day Monday and gained additional exposure to our elementary school’s new salad bar obtained thanks to a grant from the American Dairy Association North East. Next Tuesday, Nov. 14, the salad bar will once again feature yogurt parfait fixings our elementary school students can use to build their own parfait meal during lunch! (Photos courtesy of Alicia Spoth)
5 months ago, Matt Leader
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during the yogurt parfait taste testing event Monday, Nov. 6.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during the yogurt parfait taste testing event Monday, Nov. 6.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during the yogurt parfait taste testing event Monday, Nov. 6.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during the yogurt parfait taste testing event Monday, Nov. 6.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during the yogurt parfait taste testing event Monday, Nov. 6.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during the yogurt parfait taste testing event Monday, Nov. 6.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during the yogurt parfait taste testing event Monday, Nov. 6.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during the yogurt parfait taste testing event Monday, Nov. 6.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during the yogurt parfait taste testing event Monday, Nov. 6.
Attica Elementary School students are pictured during the yogurt parfait taste testing event Monday, Nov. 6.
Adults weren’t the only ones to head to the polls yesterday. As part of a lesson about elections, first graders in Dylah Fagan’s class turned to the ballot box to finally settle the much-debated question of which cookie is best - Oreos or chocolate chip. “We started off by talking about what Election Day is, why and how we vote, and what happens after the voting takes place,” Fagan explained. “Then, we had our own class election for our favorite cookie.” After each student cast their ballot, Fagan tallied up the results and determined her class preferred Oreos to chocolate chip cookies by an 11-7 margin. “After we voted and found out that Oreo is the favorite, we of course had to celebrate by eating both kinds of cookies,” said Fagan.
5 months ago, Matt Leader
Students in Dylah Fagan’s first grade class are pictured participating in a class vote to determine which cookie is best - Oreos or chocolate chip - as part of a lesson about elections.
Students in Dylah Fagan’s first grade class are pictured participating in a class vote to determine which cookie is best - Oreos or chocolate chip - as part of a lesson about elections.
Students in Dylah Fagan’s first grade class are pictured participating in a class vote to determine which cookie is best - Oreos or chocolate chip - as part of a lesson about elections.
Students in Dylah Fagan’s first grade class are pictured participating in a class vote to determine which cookie is best - Oreos or chocolate chip - as part of a lesson about elections.
Students in Dylah Fagan’s first grade class are pictured participating in a class vote to determine which cookie is best - Oreos or chocolate chip - as part of a lesson about elections.
Students in Dylah Fagan’s first grade class are pictured participating in a class vote to determine which cookie is best - Oreos or chocolate chip - as part of a lesson about elections.
Students in Dylah Fagan’s first grade class are pictured participating in a class vote to determine which cookie is best - Oreos or chocolate chip - as part of a lesson about elections.
Students in Dylah Fagan’s first grade class are pictured participating in a class vote to determine which cookie is best - Oreos or chocolate chip - as part of a lesson about elections.