Williamsville Education Foundation

Williamsville Education Foundation The Williamsville Education Foundation (www.wedf.org) gathers and administers private resources to enhance the educational activities of the Williamsville Central School District. We fund programs that may not be implemented due to budget constraints.

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11/16/2019

Williamsville Education Foundation's cover photo

Another successful Wall of Fame induction event this morning. Over 150 attended ... Thank you all for your support!
11/08/2019

Another successful Wall of Fame induction event this morning. Over 150 attended ... Thank you all for your support!

10/07/2019

Hope you have already got your ticket for our Wall of Fame Induction breakfast Friday Nov. 8th at the Park Country Club. If not go to our web site today... www.wedf.org

Williamsville Central School District
08/28/2019

Williamsville Central School District

We had a full house on Opening Day for teachers & staff as Superintendent Dr. Scott Martzloff delivered his "welcome back" presentation in preparation for the upcoming school year. A special shout out to the Mill Middle Rock Orchestra who put on an entertaining and electric performance with pieces ranging from Queen to the Greatest Showman! A video of the Opening Day Celebration is available on the district's YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5Sa4lLu8CM

We look forward to welcoming everyone back for the 2019-20 school year on Sept. 3!

Williamsville schools set to honor 10 distinguished alumni | Amherst Bee
07/24/2019
Williamsville schools set to honor 10 distinguished alumni | Amherst Bee

Williamsville schools set to honor 10 distinguished alumni | Amherst Bee

A retired U.S. Army colonel and NATO Afghanistan inspector general; vice president of The PGA Tour; and the op-ed editor of The New York Times are among 10 distinguished alumni named to the Williamsville Wall of Fame. They will be inducted Friday, Nov. 8, during an awards breakfast at the Park Count...

Class of '69 to celebrate 50th reunion | Amherst Bee
06/29/2019
Class of '69 to celebrate 50th reunion | Amherst Bee

Class of '69 to celebrate 50th reunion | Amherst Bee

Next month, the Williamsville South and Williamsville North High School Class of 1969 will be holding a 50th-year joint reunion. "This may be really the last chance to see a lot of people. The 50th is the big one, it's the golden one. And if anyone is going to come to a reunion, this is going to be....

Amherst Police Department
06/28/2019

Amherst Police Department

[AMHERST POLICE, NY] Congratulations to the Williamsville East, Williamsville North and Williamsville South High School's class of 2019 🎓

Williamsville East High School
Williamsville North High School
Williamsville South High School

Our Foundation supported this event with a grant from our Mini-Grant Program. Each year we award many teacher "tools" to...
06/05/2019
Activist speaks to Will East students about free speech, Constitution | Amherst Bee

Our Foundation supported this event with a grant from our Mini-Grant Program. Each year we award many teacher "tools" to help our students. See our web site and help us help our students with your donation... www.Wedf.org

In December 1965, Mary Beth Tinker was part of a small group of students in Des Moines, Iowa, who chose to wear a black armband to school. For the students, the armband symbolized mourning of the dead on both sides of the Vietnam War and supported Robert F. Kennedy's call for a Christmas truce. That...

Singh for Williamsville School Board
05/11/2019

Singh for Williamsville School Board

To keep a spotlight on one of my main points -Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Education in our schools (an area that none of my opponents touched on), my friends and I have started a contest open to all Williamsville School District children (you don't have to go to Williamsville Schools). The goal is to kick-start this discussion and gets the kids involved in an interactive and fun way (with prizes). Please forward to your friends and neighbors and let's get the discussion started.
Questions - [email protected]

04/23/2019

Only eight more days to nominate alumni to our 2019 Wall of Fame. Please spread the word! Nomination form is on our web site www.wedf.org

Williamsville Central School District
03/26/2019

Williamsville Central School District

For the 12th year, WCSD has been named a Best Community for Music Education, recognizing the outstanding work by our teachers, administrators, parents, students & community who, together, are committed to making music part of a well-rounded education. Kudos to all!

https://www.nammfoundation.org/articles/bcme-2019-schools

Williamsville Education Foundation's cover photo
01/23/2019

Williamsville Education Foundation's cover photo

Now is the time to nominate your high school alumni to our Wall of Fame. Deadline is May 1st.  Please share this post, s...
01/21/2019

Now is the time to nominate your high school alumni to our Wall of Fame. Deadline is May 1st. Please share this post, spread the word... www.wedf.org

One of many events the Foundation sponsors through our Mini-Grant program for our students...
01/17/2019
Author brings joy of reading into the classroom | Amherst Bee

One of many events the Foundation sponsors through our Mini-Grant program for our students...

Through the program #KidsNeedMentors, Christine Dauksha's fourth-grade class at Maple West Elementary was able to pair with author Lela Nargi for the 2018-19 school year. Nargi is an author, editor and journalist, who started writing books in 1996 and published her first children's book, "The Honeyb...

01/11/2019

Fun concert tonight at Williamsville South High School .... Mill Middle School students playing with the South High band.

Our Foundation was instrumental in getting major funding for the digital expansion. We were very excited to have helped!
01/09/2019
Amherst Bee

Our Foundation was instrumental in getting major funding for the digital expansion. We were very excited to have helped!

Mark Percy, the director of the Williamsville Space Lab Planetarium, plans to celebrate the lab's 50th anniversary in May. Read about the planetarium and some things to look forward to, here: http://ow.ly/43D950k9dA6

Williamsville South High School will soon have its own shrine to honor its former athletes and coaches.Nominations are b...
12/27/2018
Nominations sought for South's inaugural Athletic Walk of Fame | Amherst Bee

Williamsville South High School will soon have its own shrine to honor its former athletes and coaches.

Nominations are being sought for the inaugural Williamsville South Athletic Walk of Fame for the Class of 2019.

Williamsville South High School will soon have its own shrine to honor its former athletes and coaches. Nominations are being sought for the inaugural Williamsville South Athletic Walk of Fame for the Class of 2019. The Athletic Walk of Fame recognizes students, coaches, employees and individuals wh...

Williamsville Schools seek nominations to Wall of Fame
11/12/2018
Williamsville Schools seek nominations to Wall of Fame

Williamsville Schools seek nominations to Wall of Fame

The Williamsville Central School District is seeking nominations for its Wall of Fame honoring graduates for extraordinary achievements in career and public service. The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2019.

Will North celebrates 50th anniversary
10/12/2018
Will North celebrates 50th anniversary

Will North celebrates 50th anniversary

During its Homecoming Week, Williamsville North High School will hold a 50th anniversary celebration and open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the school, 1595 Hopkins Road. The festivities, including commemorative photos, live music and food trucks, will take place prior to the Homecoming...

Williamsville South class of 68 celebrated their 50th reunion this weekend .... fun weekend for all 140 of us, fun seein...
10/07/2018

Williamsville South class of 68 celebrated their 50th reunion this weekend .... fun weekend for all 140 of us, fun seeing all the classmates .... remember our foundation is always open to leftover class reunion money as a donation to our mission - our students!

Save the date, Friday, November 8, 2019 for the next induction of distiguished alumni to the Wall of Fame. Here is our n...
10/04/2018
Williamsville Education Foundation | Wall of Fame - WEDF

Save the date, Friday, November 8, 2019 for the next induction of distiguished alumni to the Wall of Fame. Here is our nomination form, http://www.wedf.org/wall-of-fame ... it is not too early to nominate!

The Williamsville Schools Wall of Fame recognizes distinguished alumni of the Williamsville Central School District who serve as role models for today's students, demonstrating the importance of school and the power of learning. The Wall of Fame is sponsored biennially by the Williamsville Education...

Billies On The Run 5K Race
09/24/2018

Billies On The Run 5K Race

Therese Clarke, President of Williamsville Association of Retired Teachers, Jeff Katz, Foundation president,  Judy Klug,...
06/15/2018

Therese Clarke, President of Williamsville Association of Retired Teachers, Jeff Katz, Foundation president, Judy Klug, Carolyn Giambra, Jose Alvarez, Alvarez & Bremer Travel shown here in the photo. The Retired Teachers Association made their annual donation to our Foundation this month at their luncheon. Thank you so much for your continued support of our students!

Amherst Bee
06/05/2018

Amherst Bee

RESCUE MISSION — Throughout
the town, there are often many
instances of people working together
to help a person or an animal in need.
While these occurrences are not uncommon,
the events will often show
that there is no reason to lose faith in
humanity.

On Friday, Forest Elementary
School Principal Keith Wing, with the
help of several teachers, lifted a grate
in a field near the building to rescue
a handful of recently born ducks that
were trapped. The school was having
an outdoor field day with games and
activities when the ducks were discovered. Local SPCA officers came and got them after the rescue mission.

Amherst Police Department
05/28/2018

Amherst Police Department

Memorial Day 2018 - We remember and honor all those who have served and gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Memorial Day, Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.

#MemorialDay2018

04/29/2018
Amherst Bee

Amherst Bee

Last night the Williamsville South Jazz Band and the Mill Middle 7th/8th Grade Jazz Band performed downtown. With the help of the Williamsville Music Boosters they hosted Jeff Jarvis, a renowned Trumpet player and former Williamsville Alumni.

04/20/2018
PUNT Fund

PUNT Fund

This Saturday, the hard work of an entire school community will come to life at the “Run, Forest, Run” 5K! THANK YOU Forest Elementary and principal Keith Wing for choosing our cause to benefit from your amazing efforts! We also join you in honoring your student Sebastian as our mutual inspiration. ❤️ #SebastianStrong
Elizabeth Alexandra Forest Elementary School

Foundation Mini-Grant helps support South Students Create Meaningful Art for Children in NeedStudents in teacher Mary El...
03/26/2018

Foundation Mini-Grant helps support South Students Create Meaningful Art for Children in Need

Students in teacher Mary Ellen Ryan’s art class at Williamsville South High School recently took on a very special assignment, creating personal portraits for children in Puerto Rico who were affected by Hurricane Maria, a category 4 storm that devastated the island last year.

The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that began in 2004, and partners with teachers and their students “to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as violence, disasters, extreme poverty, neglect, and loss of parents,” according to the organization’s website. The Memory Project receives photos of children and teens from global charities operating in countries around the world. Each participating art student gets a photograph of a child, his or her name, age, and favorite color.

Participants contribute $15 per portrait to cover the cost of coordinating the program and delivering the finished portraits. Ms. Ryan received a grant from the Williamsville Education Foundation, Inc. for $240 to cover the cost for her Drawing and Paint students to participate. “We will send the children their finished portraits in hopes they will have something of their very own, a keepsake to hold on to, since so many lost much of their personal belongings,” said Ms. Ryan. “We hope it lifts their spirits and brings a smile to their faces.”

For more information about the Memory Project, visit the organization’s web site at https://memoryproject.org/.

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Pictured, Cassandra Kegler, Gr. 10 shows off her completed portrait as Tanya Robinson, Gr. 10, puts the final touches on her artwork.

12/15/2017

The Williamsville Education Foundation, Inc. announced it has awarded 18 grants totaling $8,382 to teachers in the Williamsville Central School District for educational enrichment projects. The Board of Education accepted the donation at its Dec. 12 meeting.
“The grants awarded this year demonstrate the creative and innovative work teachers are doing every day in their classrooms to engage students,” said Foundation President Jeffrey Katz. “We are proud to play a role in fostering and encouraging their efforts to enhance learning opportunities for Williamsville students.”
Since it began in 2001, the Foundation mini-grant program has provided more than $85,000 to fund 188 projects, benefitting students at each of the district’s 13 schools.

11/02/2017
2017 Wall of Fame Induction Breakfast

2017 Wall of Fame Induction Breakfast

The 2017 Williamsville Education Foundation Wall of Fame induction breakfast held at Park Country Club on Friday, October 27, 2017.

Williamsville Education Foundation's cover photo
11/01/2017

Williamsville Education Foundation's cover photo

Thank You to our 2017 Wall of Fame Sponsors!  Please support our sponsors as they help our students!
10/29/2017

Thank You to our 2017 Wall of Fame Sponsors! Please support our sponsors as they help our students!

Amherst Police Department
10/27/2017

Amherst Police Department

Congratulations to the newest members of Williamsville Education Foundation Wall of Fame. Congratulations to all!

We especially want to recognize and congratulate Amherst Police Detective MARK PITIRRI.

Very exciting day today!  Our Wall of Fame induction breakfast had over 200 people saluting our honorees. Thank you !!
10/27/2017

Very exciting day today! Our Wall of Fame induction breakfast had over 200 people saluting our honorees. Thank you !!

District to honor 12 distinguished alumni
10/04/2017
District to honor 12 distinguished alumni

District to honor 12 distinguished alumni

A cancer research scientist, the team physician for the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres, and an Emmy award-winning producer for “Saturday Night Live” are among 12 distinguished alumni named to the Williamsville Wall of Fame. They will be inducted Friday, Oct. 27, during an awards br...

10/02/2017
Amherst Police Department

Amherst Police Department

Motorcycle Officer (Sr. Inv. Quigley) leading off the Billies on the Run 5k Race today. @WillSouthHS @BilliesOnTheRun

Williamsville Education Foundation's cover photo
09/30/2017

Williamsville Education Foundation's cover photo

Big celebrating this month as East and South open their new sports fields... everyone welcome to cut the ribbon!
09/08/2017

Big celebrating this month as East and South open their new sports fields... everyone welcome to cut the ribbon!

Williamsville Central School District
09/06/2017

Williamsville Central School District

We welcomed our students back to school this morning with an over-sized photo frame...and they loved it!

Williamsville Education Foundation's cover photo
08/10/2017

Williamsville Education Foundation's cover photo

Glen Park Art Festival
08/04/2017

Glen Park Art Festival

Want to support the Williamsville South band so they can buy new instruments? Bob Gregg Art did a beautiful painting of Wmsvl. South High; connect with him via his FB page to get one for your house or office, with proceeds to go to the Wmsvl. South Band!

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