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The latest education news from around the Town of Cheektowaga and the Villages of Sloan and Depew.

Dominick Welch (center) pauses for media to take a photo of him with (l-r) Central Assistant Basketball Coach Demario Rhodes, Spire Academy Basketball Coach Dave Briskio, his mother Brandon Welch, brother Darrell Delaney, Jr. and nephew Darrell Delaney III, and Central Head Basketball Coach Pat Cullinan. (Cheektowaga Central)

Dominick Welch signs with St. Bonaventure

CHEEKTOWAGA - Western New York's all-time leading scorer in basketball came back to his alma mater Friday to announce that he was going to...
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz releases his report on school district expenses on April 16. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Poloncarz starts school merger conversation

BUFFALO - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz is spearheading a controversial conversation which he hopes would encourage select school districts to think about merging...
A school bus waits for students at a town school on February 8, 2017. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Town schools receive $2.5 million from county sales tax

CHEEKTOWAGA - School districts in Cheektowaga, Sloan, and Depew recently received their cut of the $24.1 million in Erie County sales tax shared with school districts...
File photo of Pine Hill Education Center. (Cheektowaga Chronicle)

BOCES will lease entire Pine Hill Education Center building

CHEEKTOWAGA - Erie 1 BOCES recently finalized a five-year lease agreement with the Cheektowaga Central School District to take over the Pine Hill Education Center...

Poloncarz pushes school district mergers; cites Cheektowaga as example of excess

BUFFALO - Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz used his annual State of the County Address Thursday afternoon to start a conversation - let's merge...
Students of Maryvale High School's NAF Academy of Hospitality and Tourism spent February 27th at Prior Aviation for an annual Fly-in Career Fair. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Maryvale students explore hospitality industry at Prior Aviation

CHEEKTOWAGA - Around 20 students from Maryvale High School's NAF Academy of Hospitality and Tourism spent the day Tuesday at Prior Aviation for an annual...

Cheektowaga Central to open Kindergarten registration

CHEEKTOWAGA - The Cheektowaga Central School District announces that registration for the 2018-19 kindergarten term will commence for new students on March 1st.  Children who...
Eighth-grade students participate in Taste of Tech at Harkness Career & Technical Center on January 25th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Harkness Center hosts Taste of Tech program for eighth graders

CHEEKTOWAGA - Some 1,200 eighth grade middle school students from around Western New York visited the Harkness Career & Technical Center on Aero Drive over the...

Impending weather cancels school activities Friday

1/12/18 Closings and Cancellations: Cheektowaga Central Schools: All afternoon activities are canceled. Cheektowaga-Sloan Schools: All afternoon and evening activities are canceled. Cleveland Hill Schools: All...
Students of Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School put on a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day assembly for members of the Cheektowaga Police Department on January 9th. (Jim Herr/Cheektowaga Chronicle)

Theodore Roosevelt students honor the Cheektowaga Police

CHEEKTOWAGA - The students of Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School hosted members of the Cheektowaga Police Department Tuesday morning during a National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day assembly. Principal Jeff Mochrie...