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Reinhold Looks Back on 30 Years at SGI


By Rowan Potzler, SGI Student Reporter Mrs. Reinhold-Gibson is a longtime teacher in Springville-Griffith’s science wing – she’s been in the same room for over 30 years now. She’s also a coordinator for the Whale Watch trip 20 students can embark on to Cape Cod, adding to international databases detailing the information on currently endangered whales. She’s retiring now, at the ... Read More »

Schlemmer Recognized by NYSSRA as Scholar Athlete


By Alicia Dziak Photo Elizabeth Pellette Photography SGI senior Katie Schlemmer recently received the New York State Ski Racing Association (NYSSRA) Sally Davis Scholar athlete award for excelling at her academics as well as ski racing. Qualification requirements included being on the honor roll, qualifying and competing in the Empire State Winter Games (ESWG) and writing an essay. “I’ve been ... Read More »

Capital Project Work This Summer Highlighted By New Track


By Rich Place The high school track and field season may be over, but this summer will feature plenty of action on the track behind SGI High School with anticipation of crossing the finish line by early September. When the Griffins varsity football team takes the field for its first home game of the season on Sept. 7, they’ll do ... Read More »

Russell Heading to Niagara University for XC and Track


By Alicia Dziak On Thursday, June 7, SGI senior Elle Russell signed a letter of intent to attend Divison I Niagara University in the fall and compete on both their cross country and track teams. Elle will major in nursing and said Niagara’s reputation for having a good program, while still allowing her to compete in running, was why she ... Read More »

Rowe Places Third in 400m Hurdles at States


Last weekend, SGI’s Payton Rowe competed in track and field states in the 400m hurdle competition.Payton finished in 3rd place among Division 2 schools and 11th place in the entire state! Among the track team’s season record breakers: • Payton Rowe breaks 400 M Hurdle record again at Section 6 championship meet 1:04.34 FAT  6/2/18 • Sonya Krezmien breaks Steeplechase ... Read More »

School Board Approves Smart Schools Plan, Talks Potential Full-Time SRO

By Rich Place The SGI School Board of Education on Tuesday approved a preliminary plan on how the district will spend $1.69 million from the state’s Smart Schools initiative and also agreed to continue conversations about potentially hiring a full-time school resource officer. JoAnn DePue, director of technology, data and assessment, presented to the school board on the Smart Schools ... Read More »

SGI Sophomore Looks Back on Lax Season with Eden


By Alicia Dziak Last week, the Springville Times featured a story about SGI senior Dylan Noeller who plays lacrosse for the Eden Raiders as part of a sports merger between the two schools in boys lacrosse. In addition to Noeller, a Springville sophomore also plays for Eden’s JV team. Trevor Maracle has been playing lacrosse since he was eight.  “I ... Read More »

Modified Lacrosse Wraps Up Season


Submitted by Coach Jessica Wojtkowiak Last week, SGI’s modified girls lacrosse team finished a tough fought season going 2-10. Almost all games played were within 2-3 goals, with the Griffins unfortunately coming up short. This season, over 75 percent of the team was new, going into the first game seeing a field for the first time. The stick skills these ... Read More »

A Year of Memories: Yearbook Club


By Ely Schosek The end of the school year is always a busy time at SGI, and this is especially true for the Yearbook Club! This club is made up of a group of dedicated students and their advisor, SGI teacher Sara Kemmerer. According to Kemmerer, who has been the advisor of the club for seven years, the goal of ... Read More »

BOLO Hosts Poverty Simulation for CES Students


The first-ever Community Day on Friday, June 1 saw Colden Elementary students participating in a poverty simulation at the Bread of Life Outreach Center. With the help of a contingent of Bread of Life volunteers playing the roles of utility companies, banks and stores, students got to simulate the experience of what it is like to earn a salary, pay ... Read More »

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