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Pop Warner Hall of Fame inductees announced

Langworthy, Judy

  The Springville Athletic Scholarship Committee has announced the three inductees into the 2019 Pop Warner Hall of Fame. They are Judy (Schunk) Langworthy, Kyle Bicknell and Coach Jim Rindfuss. Judy (Schunk) Langworthy graduated from Springville-Griffith Institute in 1985. She was a four-sport athlete, participating in tennis, volleyball, basketball and softball. Langworthy was presented with the Pat Haddad Memorial Award ... Read More »

New culinary program now cookin’ at SGI

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Springville-Griffith Institute has a new, revolutionized lunch program this year called SGI Culinary, offering increased quality and variety for students in all grades and staff.

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter   When you hear “school lunches,” you probably don’t think much of it. But going into this school year, Springville-Griffith Institute have a new, revolutionized lunch program called SGI Culinary. Laura Watson is the Director of Food Services for many local schools, including Springville Elementary, Colden Elementary, Springville Middle, Springville High and St. Aloysius. SGI ... Read More »

SGI girls tennis sweeps Cheektowaga, Tonawanda

CHEEKTOWAGA — The Springville varsity girls tennis team (2-1) made it two in a row with a 5-0 sweep over Cheektowaga on Tuesday night. Lily Vanuga dominated first singles by winning 6-0, 6-1. In second singles, Haylee Cerrone won 6-0, 6-2 and Maria Rumfola took care of her opponent in straight sets winning 6-0, 6-0 in third singles. The first ... Read More »

Smith’s goal keeps SGI boys soccer’s perfect start (4-0) alive

SPRINGVILLE — Chris Smith score late in the second half to lift the Springville-Griffith Institute boys soccer team over Lackawanna on Monday. Smith’s goal, assisted by Jake Schrieber, gave the Griffins the only score in a 1-0 ECIC league game. Smith has scored in all four games for SGI this season and leads the team with six goals. Next up ... Read More »

SGI volleyball survives a test from Iroquois

IROQUOIS — The Springville-Griffith Institute varsity volleyball team improved to 2-0 after defeating Iroquois in four sets on Monday. The SGI girls ran a new rotation in which Jillian Roggie debuted as libero, and she led her team to a 25-21 victory in set one. SGI’s offense got stronger as the match went on, as servicing errors cost it the ... Read More »

Ready for school with community support

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On Friday, Aug. 23, the Trading Post of Springville blessed children in the community with school supplies and snack bags that were donated by volunteers, clientele, the VFW and Save-A-Lot. Bob Bieber delivered a generous donation on behalf of the VFW Post 5260. Peggy Austin, director of the Trading Post, was tear-filled over their generosity, saying “they recently gave us ... Read More »

Meeting the new faces at SGI

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Andrew Senseney is one of five new teachers in the Springville-Griffith Institute School District this year. Senseney will be teaching high school physics.

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter At the end of every school year, there are almost always a few teachers who retire or move away, which means changes are in store for the next school year. The vacant spots have to be filled with new teachers. At Springville-Griffith Institute Schools, there are a total of five new teachers throughout all four ... Read More »

Heichberger hopes strong line, QB lead to wins in ‘19

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Pictured is the 2019 Springville-Griffith Institute varsity football team. Front row (from left): Thomas Orndorff, Aaron Keyser, David Thompson, Jack Ciezynski, Nicholas Emmick. Second row: Alex Elkins, Ethan Komosinski, Cole Baker, Andrew Slippy, Rhett Butzer, Maximilian Boettger, Eric Pruitt, Tyler Scholes. Third row: Jay Garlock, Thomas Fite, coach Bob Ball, coach Brian Kader, head coach Mark Heichberger, coach Tyler Conklin, Noah Green, Anthony Shultz, Jeff Heim. Back row: Ethan Golabek, Wesley Meade, Carson Peterson, Devin Hitchcock, Trevor Maracle.

  By Sam Wilson The numbers are a bit lower than usual, and a new coach is in charge of the Springville-Griffith Institute football team, but some strong line play and an experienced quarterback have Mark Heichberger sounding optimistic before his first season. Heichberger takes over a Griffins team that went 0-8 last season. But last year’s SGI squad set ... Read More »

SGI to use PowerSchool program in new school year

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  By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Modern technology has changed how students learn. We turn in assignments online, we research using the internet and we communicate almost solely using our cell phones. Technology allows teachers to record grades where students can view them with ease. Prior to this school year, the Springville-Griffith Institute School District used a program called Parent/Student ... Read More »

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