We’ve created an interactive map that breaks down the major elements of our proposed capital project. The map allows users to click on the project element they’re interested in - the new playground at Attica Elementary School for example - then brings them to a collection of artist’s renderings or architectural plans that show the element in greater detail. We encourage you to go take a look at the map at the link below. We think it’s a great way for our district residents to get a better feel for the capital project proposal they’ll be voting on May 21. Link: https://core-docs.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/2319/ACSD/4096746/Capital_Project_2024.pdf
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Capital Project interactive map graphic.
Spotted this guy on our Elementary School security cameras this morning - he must be hopping by as he prepares for Easter!
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Easter Bunny collage.
Congratulations to our 20 (!) student musicians selected to perform at Pavilion High School this past weekend at the Genesee-Wyoming Music Educators Association’s All-County I Festival! Students headed to Pavilion Friday, March 22 for rehearsals and again Saturday, March 23 before their performance Saturday afternoon. The March 23 concert featured performances by the Elementary Chorus, Jr. High Band and High School Chorus. Members of the Elementary Chorus were selected based on teacher recommendations while members of the Jr. High Band and High School Chorus were selected following an audition that included the performance of a prepared solo, scales (for instrumentalists) and sight reading. Attica students selected for one of these prestigious ensembles were: Elementary Chorus (5th and 6th Grade) • Hudson Sphar (soprano) • Alexandria Landphair (soprano) • Emily Woloszyn (soprano) • Dylan Williams (soprano) • Lucia Eddy (soprano) • Nathan Burns (alto) • Jayci Bauer (alto) • Logan Brueckman (alto) • Caden Morrison (alto) • Emilia Wallace (alto) Jr. High Band (7th and 8th Grade) • Hope Anetrini (flute) • Nola Clark (trumpet) • Riley Gestwick (trumpet) • William Gouinlock (baritone) • Madelyn Saxton (alto saxophone) High School Chorus (Grades 9-12) • Kara Hassenfratz (soprano) • Kate Metzger (alto) • Leah Ford (alto) • Sophia Biniaszewski (alto) • Peyton Miller (alto) (Photos courtesy of Julie Daley, Stephanie Gietler and Austin Matson)
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Attica students are pictured at the Genesee-Wyoming Music Educators Association’s All-County I Festival at Pavilion High School Saturday.
Attica students are pictured at the Genesee-Wyoming Music Educators Association’s All-County I Festival at Pavilion High School Saturday.
Attica students are pictured at the Genesee-Wyoming Music Educators Association’s All-County I Festival at Pavilion High School Saturday.
Attica students are pictured at the Genesee-Wyoming Music Educators Association’s All-County I Festival at Pavilion High School Saturday.
Please see the following message from Superintendent Dr. Kiel Illg: After careful consideration and consultation with peers, emergency management services, administration and our Board of Education, I have made the decision to close schools on Monday, April 8, 2024 due to the Solar Eclipse. Given the unique circumstances being created by the Solar Eclipse (ie. including the challenges of anticipated traffic issues and concerns of the lack of availability of emergency services), our availability of "snow days/emergency closure days" built into our calendar and our ongoing review of the calendar we have decided to make the instructional changes at this time. I understand that this change may require adjustments for students, parents, and staff members, and we will work diligently to communicate this decision effectively beginning today. I am hopeful that announcing this decision now will provide families and our employees more appropriate time to plan for the change of the instructional calendar. Additionally, there will be no activities or events and all buildings/offices will be closed. I hope you enjoy the day with your family, friends and loved ones. Thank you, Kiel Illg, Ph.D. Superintendent of Schools
3 months ago, Matt Leader
No school graphic.
DON’T FORGET! District officials will be giving a presentation on our capital project proposal tonight at the Java Town Hall, 4222 Rt. 98, North Java, starting at 6 p.m. There will also be an opportunity for questions after the presentation. For more information about our proposed capital project, visit our website at the link below. Link: https://www.atticacsd.org/page/capital
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Informational meeting graphic.
PLEASE SHARE: Tomorrow - Wednesday, March 27 - every Attica staff member student in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade will receive 1 pair of eclipse-viewing glasses. These glasses were provided to our district by Wyoming County Tourism and will be needed to safely view the sun during the April 8 eclipse at any time other than totality. Distribution of these glasses is being coordinated by our building principals. To secure additional pairs of eclipse glasses, refer to Wyoming County Tourism’s FAQ section for the April 8 eclipse at the link below. Link: GoWyomingCountyNY.com/solar-eclipse-2024
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Solar eclipse graphic.
District residents will have another chance to learn about our proposed capital project tomorrow night! Superintendent Dr. Kiel Illg and Assistant Superintendent of Business & Operations Meaghan Matuszak will be giving a presentation on our proposal at the Java Town Hall, 4222 Rt. 98, North Java, starting at 6 p.m. There will also be an opportunity for questions, so come on out and learn all about our proposal! For more information about our proposed capital project, visit our website at the link below. Link: https://www.atticacsd.org/page/capital
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Capital Project informational meeting graphic.
Attica students joined 600 others from 31 school districts across Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming counties at Genesee Community College last week for GLOW With Your Hands: Healthcare, a career exploration expo designed to connect students with local employers in the healthcare industry. Launched in 2023, GLOW With Your Hands: Healthcare connected students to more than 200 representatives from 57 companies, municipal agencies, non-profits, and educational institutions. In addition to meeting with representatives from local employers, every student participated in a pair of self-selected workshops with a variety of healthcare careers led by healthcare and emergency response professionals. Sessions covered careers in EMS, pharmacy, healthcare administration, physical therapy, healthy living, physicians/residents, holistic medicine, radiology/sonography/ultrasound, mental health and social work, research science, nursing, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, physician’s assistant/nurse practitioner, surgery and vet technician.
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Attica students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands: Healthcare career exploration expo Friday at Genesee Community College.
Attica students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands: Healthcare career exploration expo Friday at Genesee Community College.
Attica students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands: Healthcare career exploration expo Friday at Genesee Community College.
Attica students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands: Healthcare career exploration expo Friday at Genesee Community College.
Attica students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands: Healthcare career exploration expo Friday at Genesee Community College.
Attica students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands: Healthcare career exploration expo Friday at Genesee Community College.
Attica students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands: Healthcare career exploration expo Friday at Genesee Community College.
Attica students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands: Healthcare career exploration expo Friday at Genesee Community College.
Attica students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands: Healthcare career exploration expo Friday at Genesee Community College.
Attica students are pictured at the GLOW With Your Hands: Healthcare career exploration expo Friday at Genesee Community College.
We were at GCC yesterday for Tech Wars and look who we spotted hanging on the wall - former Attica girls volleyball, basketball and softball coach Margaret ‘Peg’ Sisson! Peg was inducted into GCC’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010 and Attica’s Athletic Hall of Fame just last year.
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Margaret ‘Peg’ Sisson’s GCC Athletic Hall of Fame plaque.
A contingent of Attica eighth grade students accompanied Mr. John Versage to Genesee Community College Yesterday for Tech Wars, an annual BOCES-sponsored event that pits students from school districts across the region against each other in a variety of STEM-based competitions. Students competed in the Middle School C02 Car Race using vehicles they’d designed, built and tested in Versage’s technology class over the past few weeks. Special shout out to Noah Sabatino, Charlie Feldmann and Troy Savage, Attica’s top finishers in the event who took 8th, 9th and 13th place, respectively. Great job!
3 months ago, Matt Leader
 Attica students are pictured competing in the C02 car races event Thursday at Tech Wars.
 Attica students are pictured competing in the C02 car races event Thursday at Tech Wars.
 Attica students are pictured competing in the C02 car races event Thursday at Tech Wars.
 Attica students are pictured competing in the C02 car races event Thursday at Tech Wars.
 Attica students are pictured competing in the C02 car races event Thursday at Tech Wars.
 Attica students are pictured competing in the C02 car races event Thursday at Tech Wars.
 Attica students are pictured competing in the C02 car races event Thursday at Tech Wars.
 Attica students are pictured competing in the C02 car races event Thursday at Tech Wars.
 Attica students are pictured competing in the C02 car races event Thursday at Tech Wars.
 Attica students are pictured competing in the C02 car races event Thursday at Tech Wars.
Heads up, Blue Devils - our district’s Winter Newsletter will be delivered in this weekend’s edition of the Attica Penny Saver. Keep an eye out or go check it out on our website at the link below! Link: https://core-docs.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/2319/ACSD/4096465/attica_winter_newsletter_FINAL.pdf
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Attica Winter Newsletter front cover.
DON’T FORGET! District officials will be giving a presentation on our proposed capital project at tonight’s Attica Village Board Meeting. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Attica Municipal Building, 9 Water St., Attica. There will also be an opportunity for questions after the presentation. For more information about our proposed capital project, visit our website at the link below. Link: https://www.atticacsd.org/page/capital
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Reminder graphic.
Our sixth graders visited Merle Maple Farms yesterday Students took a wagon ride to learn about how trees are tapped, walked through the sugar house while learning how the syrup is processed. After that, students got to sample some of Merle’s products, including their soft serve maple ice cream - yum! Thanks to Merle Maple for having us! (Photos courtesy of Allison Cali)
3 months ago, Matt Leader
 Attica sixth graders are pictured during their March 18 field trip to Merle Maple.
 Attica sixth graders are pictured during their March 18 field trip to Merle Maple.
 Attica sixth graders are pictured during their March 18 field trip to Merle Maple.
 Attica sixth graders are pictured during their March 18 field trip to Merle Maple.
 Attica sixth graders are pictured during their March 18 field trip to Merle Maple.
 Attica sixth graders are pictured during their March 18 field trip to Merle Maple.
 Attica sixth graders are pictured during their March 18 field trip to Merle Maple.
 Attica sixth graders are pictured during their March 18 field trip to Merle Maple.
 Attica sixth graders are pictured during their March 18 field trip to Merle Maple.
 Attica sixth graders are pictured during their March 18 field trip to Merle Maple.
Our fourth graders had a great time on their field trip to Rochester last week. First, students headed to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater for a concert by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. The theme of the concert was "Going West," with selections centered on the California Gold Rush. Songs included "Mambo" from "West Side Story," the "Finale" of Rossini's "William Tell Overture" and "Horse and Buggy" by Leroy Anderson, among others. The performance was part of the RPO’s education concert series and included images of student drawings and their dreams of the future. Then, it was off to the Memorial Art Gallery where students were given a guided tour of the gallery’s collection of ancient, classical and contemporary art. They even got the chance to take in Claude Monet’s “Waterloo Bridge, Veiled Sun,” one of a 41-painting series the French impressionist completed of London’s former Waterloo Bridge between 1900 and 1904 that is on permanent display at the MAG. (Photos courtesy of Jill Farrell)
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Attica fourth graders are pictured during their March 13 field trip to Rochester where they took in a performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and toured the Memorial Art Gallery.
Attica fourth graders are pictured during their March 13 field trip to Rochester where they took in a performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and toured the Memorial Art Gallery.
Attica fourth graders are pictured during their March 13 field trip to Rochester where they took in a performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and toured the Memorial Art Gallery.
Attica fourth graders are pictured during their March 13 field trip to Rochester where they took in a performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and toured the Memorial Art Gallery.
Attica fourth graders are pictured during their March 13 field trip to Rochester where they took in a performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and toured the Memorial Art Gallery.
Attica fourth graders are pictured during their March 13 field trip to Rochester where they took in a performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and toured the Memorial Art Gallery.
Attica fourth graders are pictured during their March 13 field trip to Rochester where they took in a performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and toured the Memorial Art Gallery.
Attica fourth graders are pictured during their March 13 field trip to Rochester where they took in a performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and toured the Memorial Art Gallery.
Attica fourth graders are pictured during their March 13 field trip to Rochester where they took in a performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and toured the Memorial Art Gallery.
Attica fourth graders are pictured during their March 13 field trip to Rochester where they took in a performance by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and toured the Memorial Art Gallery.
Our modified swim team’s last home meet of the season is tonight at 5 p.m. against Alexander, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba and Batavia/Notre Dame. Come out and support our Blue Devils! (Photos courtesy of Julie Daley)
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Modified swimmers are pictured during their March 14 quad meet against Batavia/Notre Dame, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba and Wheatland-Chili.
Modified swimmers are pictured during their March 14 quad meet against Batavia/Notre Dame, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba and Wheatland-Chili.
Modified swimmers are pictured during their March 14 quad meet against Batavia/Notre Dame, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba and Wheatland-Chili.
Modified swimmers are pictured during their March 14 quad meet against Batavia/Notre Dame, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba and Wheatland-Chili.
Modified swimmers are pictured during their March 14 quad meet against Batavia/Notre Dame, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba and Wheatland-Chili.
Modified swimmers are pictured during their March 14 quad meet against Batavia/Notre Dame, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba and Wheatland-Chili.
Modified swimmers are pictured during their March 14 quad meet against Batavia/Notre Dame, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba and Wheatland-Chili.
Modified swimmers are pictured during their March 14 quad meet against Batavia/Notre Dame, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba and Wheatland-Chili.
Modified swimmers are pictured during their March 14 quad meet against Batavia/Notre Dame, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba and Wheatland-Chili.
Modified swimmers are pictured during their March 14 quad meet against Batavia/Notre Dame, Oakfield-Alabama/Elba and Wheatland-Chili.
Shout out to our Physical Education Students of the Month for February, junior Morgan Toland and freshman Gavin Duffy!
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Physical Education Students of the Month graphic.
REMINDER: Superintendent Dr. Kiel Illg and Assistant Superintendent of Business & Operations Meaghan Matuszak will be giving a presentation on our proposed capital project at tomorrow night’s Attica Village Board Meeting. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Attica Municipal Building, 9 Water St., Attica. There will also be an opportunity for questions after the presentation. For more information about our proposed capital project, visit our website at the link below. Link: https://www.atticacsd.org/page/capital
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Informational meeting reminder graphic.
Attica’s National Honor Society chapter welcomed 20 new members during an induction ceremony in our Performing Arts Center last week. Our chapter officers spoke on the four National Honor Society pillars - character, scholarship, leadership and service - before new members were welcomed into the chapter and administered their oath. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to apply for membership in the society if they’ve achieved a cumulative grade point average of 90 percent at the close of the second quarter prior to the invitation period. Invited students then sit for an interview with the chapter’s five-member faculty advisory committee, which ultimately votes on what new members to accept. Students inducted into the district’s NHS chapter were Alyssa Armstrong, Robert Beck, Elle Brydalski, Madelyn Burger, Samuel Dunlap, Alyssa George, Beau Hyman, Anna Martino, Kristen Miller, Dylan Mirrione, Julie Pawlak, Rachel Rickettson, Nolan Rzepka, Vanessa Schlau, Avery Schmidbauer, Amelia Signor, Erin Snyder, Boden Spink, Abigail Wilkinson and Addyson Zawilski. Congratulations to our newest National Honor Society members and thank you to all those who submitted photos!
3 months ago, Matt Leader
New members of Attica’s National Honor Society chapter are pictured during their induction ceremony in our Performing Arts Center last week.
New members of Attica’s National Honor Society chapter are pictured during their induction ceremony in our Performing Arts Center last week.
New members of Attica’s National Honor Society chapter are pictured during their induction ceremony in our Performing Arts Center last week.
New members of Attica’s National Honor Society chapter are pictured during their induction ceremony in our Performing Arts Center last week.
New members of Attica’s National Honor Society chapter are pictured during their induction ceremony in our Performing Arts Center last week.
New members of Attica’s National Honor Society chapter are pictured during their induction ceremony in our Performing Arts Center last week.
New members of Attica’s National Honor Society chapter are pictured during their induction ceremony in our Performing Arts Center last week.
New members of Attica’s National Honor Society chapter are pictured during their induction ceremony in our Performing Arts Center last week.
New members of Attica’s National Honor Society chapter are pictured during their induction ceremony in our Performing Arts Center last week.
New members of Attica’s National Honor Society chapter are pictured during their induction ceremony in our Performing Arts Center last week.
FUTURE GATOR: Congratulations to Jordan Anderson, who signed his National Letter of Intent yesterday to attend Allegany College in Pennsylvania in the fall and play football! (Photo courtesy of Alanna Pellicane)
3 months ago, Matt Leader
 Jordan Anderson is pictured with his parents during his signing ceremony Thursday.
A huge thank you to all our guest readers who came to read to our Attica elementary schoolers for National Read Across America Week! (Photos courtesy of Wendy Jerge)
3 months ago, Matt Leader
Guest readers and elementary school students are pictured during read alouds held as part of National Read Across America Week earlier this month.
Guest readers and elementary school students are pictured during read alouds held as part of National Read Across America Week earlier this month.
Guest readers and elementary school students are pictured during read alouds held as part of National Read Across America Week earlier this month.
Guest readers and elementary school students are pictured during read alouds held as part of National Read Across America Week earlier this month.
Guest readers and elementary school students are pictured during read alouds held as part of National Read Across America Week earlier this month.
Guest readers and elementary school students are pictured during read alouds held as part of National Read Across America Week earlier this month.
Guest readers and elementary school students are pictured during read alouds held as part of National Read Across America Week earlier this month.
Guest readers and elementary school students are pictured during read alouds held as part of National Read Across America Week earlier this month.