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SGI students take to the pool in cardboard boats


By Elyana Schosek Student reporter Technology classes in high school aren’t the same as they used to be. Most people think of tech classes in school as woodworking and basic measuring skills. But today, many of these classes revolve around technology and the application of technology to building different objects. This is somewhat true for one of the biggest projects ... Read More »

SGI school board to take tours of capital project progress

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter The Springville-Griffith Institute Board of Education received an update on the ongoing capital project during its most recent meeting with new information from the Superintendent Kimberly Moritz’s report. On Oct. 8, which happens to be the board’s next meeting date, members are asked to come early to tour some of the capital project work. October’s ... Read More »

Concord Senior Center to celebrate 3rd anniversary Saturday

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The Concord Senior Center is celebrating its third anniversary this weekend and is inviting the public to stop down and see all that the center offers to the community.

By Kellen M. Quigley A staple in the Springville community for three years now, the Concord Senior Center will celebrate its third anniversary this Saturday with a special open house. From 4 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 17, all are welcome to visit the center at 40 Commerce Drive in Springville to see all that the seniors are up to, ... Read More »

A Look Back: The Travels of Edgar Spaulding – Part 1


Looking back in our archives, I was delighted to find that Edgar Spaulding — a local man and one of the photographers here in Springville — recalls his Motor Camping trip that he and his family went on in 1926. So let us begin his journal… I (Edgar Spaulding) have been on the road some seven months, covering over 5,000 ... Read More »

SGI students go international this summer


  By Ely Schosek Student Reporter  Students at Springville-Griffith Institute High School are always being presented with new and unique opportunities to learn and prosper, and last year they were given the opportunity to travel to Europe in 2019. Social studies teacher Shawn Bullard organized a trip to Greece and Italy for July of 2019, and many students were immediately ... Read More »

SGI’s Car Crash Simulation a safety-lesson success

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In full crash-simulation make-up, students at Springville-Griffith Institute High School show the dangers of distracted driving. Pictured (from left): Claire Mariea, Meadow Wittman, Mike Sobota, Mason Goodridge, 
Topher Elkins and Jackson Richert.

  By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Most people are aware of the dangers a person faces when they chose to make poor decisions in regard to driving, such as drinking or texting. At Springville-Griffith Institute High School, six students were selected to participate in a simulation Monday demonstrating how dangerous those poor decisions can be. Claire Mariea called it a ... Read More »

Springville students love ‘Drive Your Tractor to School Day’

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Last week, to help kick-off the 30th annual Western New York Dairy/Agriculture Festival in Springville, students at Springville High School drove their tractors to school to help celebrate the area’s agricultural history.

  By Ely Schosek Student Reporter It’s clear that Springville is a rural community especially in our schools. Many students live at least twenty minutes away from school and some even live on farms. Last week, the WNY Dairy/Agricultural Festival was held in the area, which celebrates the community’s agricultural background. At Springville High School, students were given the opportunity ... Read More »

A Look Back: What’s in a last name?


Looking back in our genealogy files and you will see a vast number of last names. It is always fun to find out what your ancestors did, where they lived and where did they come from, but what about their surname? Where did it come from? What does it mean? Tracing the origins of surnames can help us gleam more ... Read More »

SGI recognizes student achievement with annual awards ceremony

By Ely Schosek Student Reporter Students are not always recognized for their grades, athletic achievements or efforts in and out of the classroom, but recently Springville-Griffith Institute honored over 100 students for these very reasons. On Thursday, June 6, select students were invited to an awards ceremony with their parents where they would receive their awards and some even earned ... Read More »

A Look Back: The Founding Fathers of Springville and Concord


Looking back to when we were little, what stands out the most in your mind? Was it dinners during the week when the whole family sat down and talked? Not using a cell phone, but really looked at each other and talked. Maybe it was when we went on family outings, with mom and dad and all your siblings or ... Read More »

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