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2018 Springville Griffins Varsity Football: Rebuild


By Tim Oakley Throughout this summer, many have witnessed the Springville Griffith school grounds blocked off while each of the three schools undergo much needed improvements. Construction has been plugging along through the past months to tear down failed driveways and rebuild them to be as clean and pristine as ever.  Likewise, the boys of the Springville Griffins football team ... Read More »

New Season, New Coaches for the Volleyball Teams

By Alicia Dziak As the girls’ volleyball season officially began this week, the three teams will all be under new leadership. The Varsity team will be coached by Carolyn Bell, a new-to-Springville coach, who took the position over from longtime coach Kristen Hughey. Bell grew up in Gowanda and has coached in Buffalo and in the midwest for many years. ... Read More »

Summer Means Vacations for SGI Students


By Ely Schosek, SGI Student Reporter Taking summer vacations is popular no matter where you are in the country, and Springville is no exception to this. Many SGI students travel during the summer, in order to recharge before school starts again in September. Blaze Schelble, an incoming sophomore, recently traveled to France to spend time with his girlfriend, Hanaé, and her ... Read More »

Springville Sisters and Their Pigs Heading to State Fair

From left: Lilly Underberg and her pig, Tango; Ella Underberg and her pig, Oscar. Photos by Alicia Dziak.

By Alicia Dziak When you live in a community like Springville known for its agriculture, it’s no wonder so many local kids spend their childhood raising animals. This time of year, it’s all about the fairs — a time to show off months of hard work and learn some life lessons in the process. Sisters Lilly and Ella Underberg, SGI ... Read More »

SGI Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassadors Return from Atlanta


By Alicia Dziak Last week, two SGI middle schoolers, accompanied by middle school PE teacher Karen Reynolds, headed to Atlanta, Ga. for the annual Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) Student Ambassador Summit. Matthew Delasandro and Julia Uhteg were two of the 215 student ambassadors at the summit. Reynolds explained that Delasandro was chosen by FUTP60 to attend an all-expenses-paid ... Read More »

SGI Students Look Forward to the Fair


By Rowan Potzler, SGI Student Reporter Ah, the Erie County Fair. The yearly gathering of rides, animal shows, and prizes given away in booths. Two weeks of childish fun, all to forget yourself and enjoy it at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. A nightmare for parents trying to get through the choked traffic. A wonderland to children, seeing everything as so much bigger ... Read More »

Springville’s Sion Named NSCRO Rugby All-American

St. Bonaventure University’s Emily Sion has been named to the inaugural National Small College Rugby Organization All-American team. A political science major from Springville, Sion was one of only four sophomores named to the All-American team for the 2017-18 season. Sion plays inside center and scored 15 tries this season for the Bonnies. “Emily is one of the toughest players ... Read More »

SGI All Class Reunion July 20


The 6th annual SGI All Class Reunion will be held on Friday, July 20, from 5-10 p.m. at Fireman’s Park on Nason Blvd. Get your pre-sale tickets for $5 through July 19 at Emerling Ford, Julie’s, Springville Hardware and Witter Davis, or purchase tickets the day of for $10. This 21 and over event will be held rain or shine, ... Read More »

SGI Re-elects Duwe as Board President, Votes on Elimination of Two Positions and Staff Retirements

By Jennifer Weber The Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education met on Tuesday, July 10 for their annual Reorganizational Meeting. Kathy Tucker was voted in as the temporary District /Board Clerk and administered the oath of office to Board Members Daniel Miess and Tyler Sullivan. Allison Duwe was elected President and Jennifer Sullivan was elected Vice-President. The Regular Business Meeting of ... Read More »

2010 SGI Salutatorian Doing PhD Research Abroad


By Alicia Dziak After graduation, some SGI students stay right in Springville, and others may head out of town for a while, only to return later to raise their families. Some may move to another WNY community or even out of state, and still others might end up on an entirely different continent at some point, as is the case ... Read More »

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