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Scholars Attend Black Youth March for Our Lives Rally

Check out our young people! Another opportunity to celebrate the Health Science Charter School scholars. Last weekend, several of our Health Sciences Charter School scholars attended the March for Our Lives Rally held in Washington, DC. The journalists of Essence posted photos and wrote comments about the youth that attended from across the country. You will see a group picture of youth who attended from the local Buffalo Urban League. Some of the youth participants are Health Sciences Charter School scholars! There is one photo featuring Timia Traylor. There were six youth from BUL/HSCS Community Enrichment Program that attended the trip. The youth were: Sierra Brown, Waverly Feaster, Jayla Corbin, Kimberley Patton, Timia Traylor, and K'yonna Barbour. I encourage you to review the attached site for more information:

https://www.essence.com/news/black-youth-march-our-lives-rally
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Congratulations, Breanna Roberts!

Congratulations to our current student, Breanna Roberts, on winning a silver medal last weekend. She competed in the WNY Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Breanna competed under the category of "Botanical, Fungal, Microbial and Viral Sciences". Her project: What Is In YOur Mouth? Examining Anti-Microbial Effectiveness. Way to go!
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Spring Break Hours

The building will be open to visitors from 7am-1pm on Friday 3/30 & Monday 4/2 - Friday, 4/6.

No school for students and 10 month staff.
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A Letter From the Interim Principal

Dear Health Sciences Charter School Parents and Community Members:

The Health Sciences Charter School Board of Trustees has appointed me as the Interim Head of School/Principal. I have been serving in this role since March 5th while the Board of Trustees conducts a search for a permanent Head of School who will be on board, hopefully no later than July 1, 2018.

As background, I retired as the Superintendent of Schools in the Lackawanna City School District after serving in Lackawanna for 40 years, and spent the last 7 years as their Superintendent. Since my retirement from Lackawanna in 2008 I have had opportunities to fill Interim vacancies as Superintendent in Frontier CSD, Grand Island CSD and Springville-Griffith CSD. Also, I served as an Interim Principal in Orchard Park, Frontier and Springville-Griffith. Prior to coming to Health Sciences Charter I was appointed as the Interim Head of School for Enterprise Charter School.

I have a very extensive and diverse background in education and administration. My entire educational career has been in Western New York encompassing urban, rural and suburban areas.

I am very pleased to be here at the Health Sciences Charter School and have been taking an active role working with students, staff, parents and Trustees to provide the best educational experiences for your children. I am absolutely committed to helping the Health Sciences Charter School continue to improve and grow during this interim period.

I may be contacted by calling the school at 716-888-4080 and welcome you to contact me for any reason.

Sincerely,
Paul G. Hashem
Interim HOS/Principal
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Parent/Student Focus Group at Diversity Dinner This Wednesday!

The Parent/Student Focus Group will be held in room 112 during the Diversity Dinner on Wednesday, March 21st. The Diversity Dinner will be held from 5:30-7:30pm. The Focus Group welcomes any parent and student who wishes to give feedback regarding the upcoming Principal Search. This will take place from 6:15-7pm.
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First Varsity Football Team in Charter School History! (Click Here)

The high school experience across America is rich with activities that go beyond academics. The arts, social clubs, and athletics help round out classroom learning. Research shows that students who participate in extracurricular activities perform better in high school and college.

In a historic collaboration, the Health Sciences Charter School and Maritime Charter School have announced they are joining forces to offer a football program for the 2018/2019 school year. The boys’ varsity team will be part of the Class A North League.

“This is exciting news for our two schools and a first for the charter school community in Western New York,” said Dr. Hank Stopinski, founding Principal of the Health Sciences Charter School. “Football is all about teamwork and it was a real team effort between our two schools to make this happen.”

Ty Parker and Charlie Comerford will serve as coaches for the new team, which will be named the Falcons. Practices will begin in July at Masten Park. All games will be played at the opponent’s home field for the team’s inaugural season.

Students enrolled at the two schools for the upcoming year are invited to try out for the team. “The Health Sciences Charter School and Maritime Charter Schools have clear areas of academic focus; however, both schools recognize the impact extracurricular activities play in attracting students and enhancing the high school experience,” Stopinski continued. “We look forward to welcoming students who share our academic focus and want to participate in an organized football program.”

The Health Sciences Charter School is now accepting applications for the current school year and the 2018-2019 school year. Get your application in before spots are filled! Lottery will take place on April 10th. For more information, visit www.healthsciencescharterschool.org or call (716) 888-4080.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Robert Baxter is available for interviews to discuss the new football program and the curriculum available at Health Sciences Charter School.
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Congratulations, Boys' Basketball, on Another Historic Season!

The Boys' Varsity Basketball Team made history again! Last year, the Falcons were the first team in charter school history to be Section VI Champs and this year they earned the title again. Unfortunately, The Boys' Varsity Basketball team’s season has come to an end. The boys were defeated in double overtime by Seton Catholic (61-65) this Friday in Binghamton. Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support. We appreciate your donations, your encouragement and your unwavering loyalty to the team. It didn’t end how we would have liked but we couldn't ask for a better fan base...please be sure to congratulate the boys on a job well done!
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Diversity Dinner is One Week Away! (3/21)

Join us for our annual Diversity Dinner! It is a wonderful tradition for all members of the Health Sciences Charter School family - old, new, and prospective! Stop by at 5:30pm on Wednesday, March 21st for food, fun, more information about enrollment, and a parent/student focus group regarding our new Head of School Search!
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