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Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

Mary Queen of Angels School Achieves STREAM Academy Status

 

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga is proud to announce that it has been designated as a STREAM Academy School by the Diocese of Buffalo. STREAM is an extension of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) academic program, and includes emphasis on Religion and Arts.

“STREAM is not a new curriculum, but rather a creative framework for teaching a given concept across a variety of subjects integrating traditional textbooks with technology — iPads, SmartBoards and laptops — to access the internet to explore, process and learn,” said Mary Queen of Angels Principal MaryAlice Bagwell. “Students will have increased exposure to relevant, hands-on activities relating to a specific topic.” 

Daemen Earns National Honor As College of Distinction

Daemen Earns National Honor As College of Distinction

Daemen College has been selected for the eighth consecutive year as a College of Distinction as one of the best colleges in the nation for students to learn, grow and succeed.

“We are pleased to receive this prestigious national distinction again this year,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson. “This award underscores that Daemen is among the best colleges in the country in its dedication to students’ success and to providing an engaging, active college environment at an affordable price.”

As a 2015-16 College of Distinction, Daemen has been honored for its exemplary commitment to student engagement, great teaching, creating a vibrant campus community, and successful outcomes.

Annunciation to Introduce ‘Mommy and Me’ Program

Annunciation to Introduce ‘Mommy and Me’ Program

 

A new learning opportunity for children 18 months to 3 years old will be offered by the Annunciation Strong Start Early Learning Academy in Elma beginning Sept. 21. The “Mommy and Me” program is a wonderful place to encourage your child’s development through play and socialization. You and your child will also have the opportunity to read, play and learn together through Circle Time, Story Time, Music and Movement and Open Play Time. 

“Mommy and Me” will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 21. The cost is $10 per child per session or five classes for $45. A preview and informational orientation will be offered at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. For more information or to register, please call 681-1327.

New Canonical Administrator Assigned to Mary Queen of Angels School

New Canonical Administrator Assigned to Mary Queen of Angels School

 

Most Reverend Richard Malone, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, has appointed Father Jeffrey Nowak to the position of canonical administrator at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga. Father Nowak takes over for Msgr. Kevin O’Neill, who retired as canonical administrator following the 2014-15 school year.

Father Nowak was also recently appointed parochial vicar of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Niagara Falls, and continues to celebrate the Tridentine Latin Mass for the Diocese of Buffalo at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Cheektowaga. He previously served as parochial vicar at St. John Vianney parish in Orchard Park.

Pre-K Program at Annunciation to Host Open House

Pre-K Program at Annunciation to Host Open House

 

The Strong Start Early Learning Academy at the Church of the Annunciation will host an open house event to showcase its expanding Pre-K program from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma.

For the 2015-16 school year, Annunciation will offer Pre-K3 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the Pre-K4/5 program will expand and be offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Also in 2015-16, the program will offer before- and after-school options with drop-off beginning at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, a “lunch bunch” from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a “Mommy & Me” program.

Daemen Athletic Training Graduates Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Exam

Daemen Athletic Training Graduates Earn 100 Percent Pass Rate on National Exam

Daemen College’s 2015 athletic training graduates have achieved a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification exam, a rate that significantly surpasses the national average of 81 percent.

“We are proud of our newest athletic training graduates for attaining such a notable pass rate on this rigorous national certification exam, an achievement that’s a testament to the caliber of our students and the quality of excellence of our athletic training program,” said Daemen President Gary A. Olson.

Daemen Among Best in Private Colleges For Return on Investment

Daemen Among Best in Private Colleges For Return on Investment

A Daemen College education has been ranked among the top 200 of private colleges in the country for best return on investment (ROI), according to PayScale’s 2015 ROI Report. The college is listed at No. 186 in the category for private colleges.

Daemen has also been recognized as one of Upstate New York’s most sound financial investments, ranking 18th on ROI. Daemen is ranked in the top 20 of 37 Upstate New York colleges, joining other prestigious private institutions in the state such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (No. 1), Colgate University (No. 7), and Skidmore College (No. 16).

The report examines the earning potential of graduates from public and private colleges and universities across the United States.