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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 »

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 »

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 »

SGI High hosts annual volleyball tourney

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The members of the winning team are (front, left) Meadow Wittman, Allie Emmick, Devyn Rowe, (back, left) Mason Goodridge, Adam Pruitt and Al Francisco.

By Elyana Schosek The Student Council at Springville-Griffith High School on Monday hosted their annual volleyball tournament for the students. Fourteen teams took part in the competition for a variety of reasons, such as the fun they were sure to have, the competitiveness involved and the friends they played alongside. Each team was composed of six students — three girls ... Read More »

$15K raised for SGI music department


  By Elyana Schosek, Student Reporter Throughout the month of November, fundraisers are commonplace in most towns and cities. Springville is no exception to this. In the Springville community, a fundraiser took place that raised money for the Springville-Griffith School District to buy a new grand piano. The Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation (SGCEF) presented a check for $15,000 at the ... Read More »

SGI high school staff grow out for Movember


By Elyana Schosek Student Reporter Several male staff members in the Springville-Griffith Institute school district took to sporting mustaches and other facial hair last month for a good cause. An annual event to raise awareness of various men’s health issues by growing mustaches, Movember takes place across the country each year. The Movember Foundation is the top global organization regarding ... Read More »

New SRO Helps Keep Students Safe


By Ely Schosek SGI Student Reporter Members of the SGI community will see a new face this school year around all four district schools—Jackie Feggans, the new school resource officer (SRO). Feggans was raised in the City of Buffalo and graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda. He has been with the Erie County Sheriff’s office ... Read More »

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