Friday, April 17th, 2015, marks the annual National Day of Silence. The Day of Silence is the largest single student-led action when concerned students, from middle school to college, take some form of a vow of silence to bring attention to the name-calling, bullying and harassment -- in effect, the silencing -- experienced by LGBT students and their allies.
Three Onteora High School students—Ana Alexander (Grade 9), Joli Perfit (Grade 8), and Grace Himberger (Grade 9) have been selected for a prestigious four-week visual arts program that will take place on a college campus this summer. The program, the New York State Summer School of the Arts at SUNY Fredonia, will take place from July 4-July 31.
Please note that the All County Orchestra rehearsals that were scheduled for 3/20/15 have been cancelled. The festival will still be held on Saturday, March 21st as previously scheduled.
Once again our students will be marching in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will take place on Tuesday, March 17. According to Onteora Marching Band Director Steven Murphy, our students should be appearing on TV screens around 2 PM on New York City’s channel NBC. Congratulations to Mr. Murphy and his student musicians!
Kudos to the 24 Onteora High School students who participated in this year’s Harvard Model Congress (HMC), held from February 19-22. Three of our students (Asa Spurlock, Ari DelTufo, and Kiara Cruickshank) earned the highest awards for their exemplary participation in their respective committees and each received their own HMC gavel. Two of our students (Devon Anderson and Andre Senecal) earned honorable mentions in their respective committees. Select the headline above for more information.
6:00 PM BOE Meeting: Middle-High School