Orchard Park High School seniors will attend a Safety Assembly on the morning of Friday, June 2nd at the high school. They will experience a simulation of a tragic car accident and witness first-hand the physical and emotional consequences of driving while impaired. Student actors from the senior class will be participating in the re-enactment, which will take place around 7:30 a.m. and continue for about an hour. This is truly a community event that involves the Orchard Park Police, volunteers from the Orchard Park fire halls, and emergency medical service personnel. It’s a full-scale reenactment and is utilized as a major drill for the local police and fire department. There will be a lot of noise associated with the simulation. Please be aware that it is just part of the simulation and the explosion and sirens should not be cause for alarm. This event is aligned with the mission of the Orchard Park community to keep kids safe.
The Orchard Park Central School District held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 to commemorate the start of the work on the Investing in our Future facilities project. The ceremony was attended by school district officials, board members and associates from both Turner Construction Company and Gordon Jones Associates. The educational facilities project was overwhelmingly approved by residents at a public vote on May 17, 2022. The project, which is now underway, is anticipated to conclude in the fall of 2026. This summer you can anticipate work beginning on Phase 1 of the project which includes the OPHS turf replacement, OPHS bleachers/press box and lighting replacement, and the replacement of the OPHS fieldhouse and concessions. School officials are pleased that the project was approved by voters and the New York State Education Department and are looking forward to the improvements that will be addressed in this project that will benefit both students and community members who use the districts’ facilities.
Orchard Park Central School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Click here to learn more
On May 2, 2023, Orchard Park Central School District Superintendent, David Lilleck recommended to the Board of Education that Brandon Pafk be named the Orchard High School Principal. The Board of Education unanimously approved and Mr. Pafk is set to become the Orchard Park High School principal as of July 1, 2023. Click here to learn more.
Congratulations to Orchard Park teachers, Nicole Costello and Jim Roland on becoming New York State Master Teachers! The NYS Master Teacher Program fosters a collaboration among the selected outstanding STEM educators (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), whereby they develop expertise in the areas of content, pedagogy, and student's families and communities. Their efforts engage talented students and introduce them to careers in STEM fields. Nicole and Jim join nine other Master Teachers within the Orchard Park Central School District.
The Orchard Park Central School District, along with Erie 2 BOCES, has joined with Sandy Hook Promise to deploy an anonymous reporting system as an additional layer to our school district safety plan. Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to end school shootings and create a culture change that prevents violence and other harmful acts that hurt children. Through its life-saving, evidence-informed Know the Signs prevention programs, SHP educates and empowers youth and adults to recognize, intervene, and get help for individuals who may be socially isolated and/or at risk of hurting themselves or others. Click here to learn more.
The Orchard Park Central School District is hiring bus drivers. There are great benefits including: competitive pay, annual wage increase, health insurance coverage, paid training, flexible schedule and NYS retirement. If you are interested, please contact the Orchard Park Central School District Transportation Department at 716-209-6237.
This fall the district will launch its K-5 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program at all four district elementary schools. Over the course of the summer, the spaces that once housed the elementary computer labs have been renovated to create elementary STEM classrooms. The renovation includes flexible and collaborative seating options, open floor space for robotics lessons, Lego walls and dry erase surfaces and upgraded classroom technology. Students in grades K-5 will have STEM once every 6 days which is approximately thirty STEM classes per school year. Click here to learn more about the K-5 STEM program.
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Orchard Park High School proudly joins the ranks of 17 schools across New York State as an NGPF Gold Standard School for financial literacy. Click here to learn more.
3:30 PM HS Scholarship Auditions
7:00 PM OPHS New Parents QMB Meeting
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