Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Pre-k applications

Applications for Roy-Hart's 2017-2018 pre-k program are due to the school this Friday. You can download the form here:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Hartland Bible Church to host suicide discussion

The community is currently struggling to figure out how to handle the epidemic of suicide that has overtaken eastern Niagara County. Hartland Bible Church will be hosting an event to help raise awareness of the issue of teen suicide. They also will be looking to provide help to those who are hurting. The evening will include free pizza and drinks, the showing of the film "To Save A Life" and resources will be made available from Niagara County Crisis Services. It will take place Sunday, April 2nd from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at HBC at 8110 West Ave. in Gasport. More info can be found at the Church's Facebook event page:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Grandma's Attic sale

The Grandma's Attic sale will take place at Covenant United Church of Christ on Main Street on Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st.

This sale is as large and as wonderful as last year's sale. Many beautiful kids cloths, bedding, dish sets, Christmas items, books, toys and more.

On Friday, the event runs from 10:00 to 5:00. A lunch will be served for all to enjoy. Homemade chili, sandwich, brownie and drink (soda, bottle of water or coffee) all for $5.50. A bake sale will also take place on Friday.

Then on Saturday from 9:00 to 2:00 they will be having fill-a-bag for $3.00 and the CUCC youth group will be serving a homemade chicken and biscuit dinner from 11-2.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Roy-Hart musical review

Craig Bacon of Niagara's Watercooler reviewed Roy-Hart's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie:

Klatt contract renewed

At this past week's school board meeting, the board renewed the contract for Roger Klatt, keeping him as the superintendent for both Roy-Hart and Barker. It's wise to do so --- not only are shared services financially sound, they work, too. Plus, Klatt is the  perfect man for the job. I like his vision, results, demeanor and professionalism.

Here's the US&J report:

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Pack 18 digs out hydrants

Gasport was pounded by 2 feet of snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. Having those days off from school for snow days, the scouts from pack 18 of Gasport remained industrious -- they did their good turn digging out fire hydrants throughout the area!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Roy-Hart remediation to take place this summer

The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation announced today that Phase 3 of soil remediation for  Royalton-Hartland Central School in regard to the ongoing FMC remediation will begin in May with the brunt of the work to be done during the summer 2017. The remediation will be conducted by the DEC on the school grounds at no cost to the Roy-Hart School District.

The Roy-Hart cleanup action for the summer 2017 construction season includes:

1. Excavation and removal of approximately 18,000 cubic yards of soil from central area between the high school and middle school, including the two softball fields

2. Backfilling and restoration of excavation areas

3. Installation of temporary fence to enclose all work areas

4. Baseline indoor air sampling of high school, with continued air monitoring during intrusive work

5. Community Air Monitoring Program during intrusive work.

You can download a detailed document about the project's scope here:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

School cancelled again

Due to winds and snow foretasted to persist through the night and into tomorrow, Roy-Hart has already been cancelled for Wednesday, March 15th.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Roy-Hart closed Tuesday

Due to the winter storm warning and tomorrow's forecast of wind and snow, Roy-Hart is closed on Tuesday.

Hartland bingo cancelled

A sign of the Apocalypse: Hartland fire company's regularly scheduled bingo for tomorrow, 3/14/2017, is cancelled due to impending weather.

Roy-Hart students score well on SAT

Today, Business First released a database ranking all of the school districts in WNY on how well their students did on the SATs last year. Roy-Hart students are high achievers, ranking 22nd of 79 school districts in WNY. Last year, 57 RH students took the test and the average score was 1,038 (508 in reading, 530 in math).

To see how other districts fared, here the Business First article:

Friday, March 10, 2017

Power to come back to Gasport tonight

National Grid finally assigned a crew (and time) for the large outage shown as a singular event covering the hamlet of Gasport, a third of Royalton and most of Hartland. They now list 10:00 tonight as our return to power.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Roy-Hart cancelled again

Because of the continued power outages throughout the district, and the elementary school being right in the biggest outage, Royalton-Hartland has cancelled all classes for all 3 schools for Friday, March 10th.

TC spaghetti dinner for those battling power outages

Yesterday's brutal winds knocked the Gasport area silly and most of us are still without power and we might stay that way for another day (or more).

Because of that, the good people at Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Company are opening their doors tonight (Thursday the 9th) to those who are powerless and need a good, hot meal and some great companionship. They will have a FREE spaghetti and meatball dinner starting at 6:00. Bring your chargers. Bring your appetite. And, even bring some cash (the bar will be open).

God bless 'em for doing this after a day and night of VOLUNTEERING and tending to the various downed tree & line calls, directing traffic and pumping basements.   

Friday, March 3, 2017

Sheriff's report on today's school bus accident

On Friday March 3, 2017 at approximately 0808 hours, Niagara County Communications received several 911 calls reporting an injury accident at the intersection of Rochester Road and Griswold Street in the Town of Royalton involving a pickup truck and a school bus.

Patrol units responded and found both vehicles still in the intersection. The investigation reveals that a southbound school bus on Griswold Street, after stopping at the stop sign, proceeded to turn east onto Rochester Road, also while simultaneously a northbound pickup truck, after stopping at their stop sign, continued north striking the bus.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported by private vehicle to Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.

Five students were also injured, with one being treated and released at the scene for minor injuries, one being transported by ambulance to Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport for a non-life threatening injury, and three being transported by private vehicle to Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport for non-life threatening injuries. The remaining 14 students, including the bus driver, were uninjured.

The school bus had students from the Barker School District onboard and were en route to Royalton-Hartland High School, before an eventual destination to Orleans/Niagara BOCES in Medina, NY.

No charges were filed at this time.

School bus struck

A car just struck a Roy-Hart School Bus at Route 31 and Griswold (it originally came across as Mountain and Griswold). Dispatch says one party is complaining of a bloody nose and another has a broken arm. It is unknown whether those injuries involved students or the people in the car.