Tuesday, October 4, 2022
To try to raise money to pay for these expenses, the Schramm Family is holding another benefit on October 16 at Oakfield Town Park. There will be a cornhole tournament, a basket raffle, and a side raffle featuring Beckett-certified, autographed, and framed Bills Jerseys from Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs.
The last benefit had a wonderful turnout and we are hoping this one does as well. The Schramm family is very touched by and thankful for all of the support they have received so far from the Roy-Hart community. Please see the attached flyer for complete details.
If anyone is interested in donating baskets, you may contact Lori Schramm via phone or text at (585)813-7178.
Friday, September 23, 2022
The Royalton-Hartland district’s new school resource officers began work with the start of the new school year. h
Peter Martillotta has been playing for his father since his 8-and-under days. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, he had to evaluate the trajectory of his soccer career.
Loving soccer was never an
issue, but Martillotta had to decide if he wanted to play in college and
if he was willing to give the necessary effort to make it happen. The
answer became quite clear and Martillotta took his game to another gear.
Royalton Hartland Central School District is paying $16,000 to the
Western New York Educational Services Council for its help finding a
permanent superintendent of schools.
Thursday, September 1, 2022
Today the town of Hartland says farewell to Cynthia Boyler, the Hartland Town Clerk. Cindy severed the Town as a Deputy Clerk for 10 years starting in September 2001 before serving as Town Clerk for over 11 years. Town officials wish her well in her retirement and thank her for her years of dedication to the Town of Hartland.
Sunday, August 28, 2022
INCIDENT TYPE: FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT (UPDATE)
Hartland, NY- The parties involved in the motor vehicle
Investigation by The Niagara County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Friday, August 19, 2022
Buffalo Bills Alumni members will be stationed at various Niagara Wine Trail locations during the Trail's Preseason Kick-Off event for photograph and autograph opportunities.
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Jerry Beltran, a 2019 graduate of Roy-Hart, is supporting the US Navy's “Take Charge and Move Out” mission:
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Friday, August 5, 2022
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Environmental concerns have arisen over disc golf courses, including the one at Royalton Ravine Park
Friday, July 29, 2022
Friday, July 22, 2022
Niagara County's Joshua Vacanti, who got national attention on The Voice, is headlining the Salt and Light Festival in Gasport this weekend
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Monday, July 18, 2022
Monday, July 11, 2022
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Roy-Hart's Reanna Perkins was named GNN's Softball Player of
the Year. What a season -- what a career! -- as she excelled at the
plate and from the mound. She's certainly one of the greatest athletes
this school district has seen
Slayton Settlement/Orangeport area of Gasport is my neighborhood. I'm
really digging this history of it that's in the Lockport paper. A
big "thank you!" to Anne Marie Linaberry and Norm Pearson
Gasport's Charlie Brigham is pondering careers in broadcasting, coaching at Michigan
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Monday, June 13, 2022
Friday, June 3, 2022
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Thursday, May 26, 2022
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Roy-Hart Community Members,
As you may be aware, an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas became victim to another mass shooting, resulting in the senseless loss of life. It was an act of violence and hate that is almost unimaginable to the kind and caring people of this world.
We understand our local community continues to mourn the loss from the recent shooting in Buffalo, and our counselors, social workers, and entire staff are always available should your children need additional support.
The District continues to work with local law enforcement who will provide additional coverage at our schools for the remainder of the school year. Please remind your students and children to always report any threatening comments (If you see something, say something).
Dr. Hank Stopinski
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Reanna Perkins, a senior at Roy-Hart is a superstar.
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Proposition 1 (2022-2023 Budget) Passed
Proposition 2 (Use of Capital Reserve for Equipment) Passed
Proposition 3 (Fund Repair Reserve) Passed
Proposition 4 (Community Library Funding) Passed
Board Members (3)
Brandi Silsby 291
Jesse Snyder 289
Nicholas Mark 223Brian Sullivan 211
Allen Griffith 117
Cassondra Long 116
Diana Daigler 97
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022
Friday, May 13, 2022
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
The Lockport Union-Sun and Journal looks at the eight candidates for Roy-Hart's school board
Friday, May 6, 2022
Authorities were called to the Middle School on Tuesday after a seventh-grade student was found in possession of a list of names in a notebook that had been titled “Hit List.”
Monday, May 2, 2022
Here is Norma's obituary:
Norma Jean Wollenberg, 95, passed away on April 28, 2022. She was born in Lockport, NY on Oct.5, 1926, the daughter of the late Frederick A. And Eldia Arns Zimmerman. Her husband 0f 49 years, Carl W. Wollenberg was the Director of the Physical Plant Facilities at Niagara Community College, deceased in 1998.
She is the loving mother of Bryan K. Wollenberg of Middleport. Residing in the Gasport area most of her life, she was a graduate of the last class of the Middleport High School (1944).
A cosmetologist and beauty salon owner for 50 plus years, she was a graduate of the Robert’s School of Beauty Culture and the Robert Fiance Hair Design Institute of New York City.
Through the years she and her husband were active in many community events in the Royalton area.
Her library and love of History and Genealogy brought forth interest and membership in numerous Historical Societies. Among the highlights in their life of volunteerism was the chairing and co-chairing of the ceremonies held at the Town of Royalton Bicentennial and the Gasport Sesquicentennial celebration in May of 1976 with the dedication of the art sculpture “Flame” in the park by the Erie Canal at Gasport, NY.
The Town of Royalton Historical Society’s interest in procuring recognition for the Royalton native Belva A. Lockwood, who ran for President if the United States, not once but twice 1884,1888 on a U.S. Postage Stamp resulted in a four-year campaign. It was successfully completed with a First Day of Issue Ceremonies in Middleport, N.Y in June 1986.
She was a past Matron and life member of the Gasport Chapter O.E.S.#153 with 72 plus years of membership. Her membership in the Covenant United Church in Gasport covered many years.
A sister Phyllis A. George of Rice, Texas predeceased her.
She is survived her son Bryan Wollenberg (Cathi McCaa), a niece Vicky Young of Rice Texas and a nephew James George (Sheri) of Garland Texas.
There will be no calling hours. Private graveside services will be held at Acacia Park Cemetery in N. Tonawanda.
Memorials may be contributed to the charity of one’s choice.
Norma’s arrangements have been entrusted to Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St. Middleport.
To share a special memory of Norma, please visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Friday, April 29, 2022
The Niagara County Sheriffs Office has identified the victim of Wednesday morning's one-car motor vehicle accident in Gasport as Emory Seefeldt, who was just 18 years of age.
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Roy-Hart has once again been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Friday, April 22, 2022
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Roy-Hart alumnus Gary Jones has passed away. As the lead of Jonesie and the Crusiers, he was a vital part of the community in Niagara and Orleans Counties. He performed in front of, and brought good times to, hundreds of thousands of people through the years, and he and his bands entertained at countless fundraisers that benefited all. RIP
Gary E. “Jonesie” Jones passed away April 18, 2022. Born June 14, 1946 in Lockport, he was the son of Edward F. and Eleanor (Bistoff) Jones. Jonesie was a graduate of Roy-Hart, Class of 1964. He served in the US Air Force from 1966 to 1968 and was a member of the United States Air Force Band. Since 1979, He worked for Strate Welding Supply, where he was a manager. He was best known as a musician since 1968, singing with Rotary Bed and then Jonesie & the Cruisers. Jonesie was an avid fan of both the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees. He loved watching races at Ransomville Speedway and riding his motorcycle with friends. He was predeceased by his parents and his infant brother Edward F. Jones, Jr.
Jonesie is survived by his wife Tina L. (Barrancotta) Jones; children William E. (Julie Fumanti) Jones, Nadine (Michael) Pantano, and Ashley Jones; grandson Michael Pantano, Jr.; siblings Richard (Anne) Jones, Judy Jones-Bell, and Robert (Debi) Jones; also several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends may call Thursday, April 21st from 4-7 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport where funeral services will beheld Friday, April 22nd at 10 AM. Interment will be in Cold Springs Cemetery. Visit pruddenandkandt.com.
Friday, April 8, 2022
The Salt & Light festival in Gasport this July will have a singing competition judged by Lockport's Joshua Vacanti (he of "The Voice" fame) who will provide a concert after the contest. Registration is now open to contestants
This link opens a fact sheet that provides an update about the environmental cleanup status for the FMC Corporation – Middleport Facility site within New York’s State Superfund Program:
From the Superintendent's Desk
Roy-Hart Community Members,
It is with mixed emotions that I share with you that effective June 30, I will be resigning my position as the Royalton-Hartland Central School District Superintendent of Schools.
On Tuesday, July 1, I will begin the next step of my career as the Superintendent of Schools at the Depew Union Free School District. Between now and then, I will offer my assistance to the Board of Education as they transition to their new Superintendent.
Over the past four years, we have collectively completed the goals that the Board of Education requested of us. We have made significant progress in the areas of school safety, academics, finance, facilities and more. Together, we have improved our schools with a 12.1 million dollar capital improvement project, invested over 1.7 million dollars in our STEAM and Agriculture programs with public and private investments and have made annual capital outlay projects that have improved many aspects of the schools.
I am proud to share that we have been able to develop a long-range financial plan, aligned our curriculum, completed a District Strategic Plan, and will soon complete a long-range Facilities Master Plan for the District that will guide its work for over 10 years. We have navigated over two years of a COVID-19 pandemic and will invest over four million dollars to close the learning gaps and support students in need that were impacted by the pandemic.
During my time in Roy-Hart, I have enjoyed the athletic competitions, music performances, the musicals, awards ceremonies, reading to our elementary students and time spent with my student advisory committee. Being present at the recognition ceremonies for our students and staff, attending sectional, regional and State championships have been truly enjoyable for me. I appreciate the amazing work of the administration, teachers, and staff. The support from the Agriculture Foundation, Sports Booster Club, Music Parents and PTA, and all our parents and community members have offered over the years is a testament to the Roy-Hart community. I will truly miss you, and the memories will last forever.
Once again, thank you for your support over the past four years.
Dr. Hank Stopinski
Superintendent of Schools
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Wendy Schlosser, the temporary principal of Royhart Middle School has been approved as the school’s permanent principal.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Monday, April 4, 2022
Volunteer fire departments across New York State are struggling with decreased membership and increased call volume. Like most volunteer fire departments, the Terry's Corners VFC needs to bolster its ranks so it can continue to provide the optimum level of protection for its residents.
As part of RecruitNY Weekend, the Terry's Corners VFC will open its doors on Saturday, April 23 from Noon until 4pm. The Company is located at 7801 Chestnut Ridge Rd., Gasport, NY. They will be joining volunteer fire departments across New York to raise public awareness regarding the need for volunteers and to highlight the rewards of being a member of a volunteer fire department.
Throughout the day, the Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Company will conduct tours of the station and apparatus, allow visitors to try on gear, demonstrate firefighting activities, provide information, and address questions on becoming a member.
Wednesday, March 30, 2022
A published author and independent book store owner is partnering with Royalton-Hartland High School to put on the annual spring book fair this week.
For the second year in a row, the Royalton-Hartland Elementary School has received $1,000 to use towards their outdoor classroom space.
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Here is a link to a store to purchase apparel to support Charles and his family. Charles' friends and family would like to thank Jay at D&T Graphics for putting this all together so quickly.
$10.00 from each apparel purchase and $5.00 from the hat and bag purchases will go directly to the family.
Please choose "pickup" as your shipping option if you have a child in the middle school or are willing to pick it up from the main office. Otherwise, please choose "shipped," but expect to be charged approximately $8.
Thank you for supporting a Roy-Hart family!
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Local football and cheerleading needs volunteers...
I feel we can all agree youth sports is a crucial program to our community, not only to promote health & fittness but also team work, leadership, confidence, the meaning of winning with humility and loosing with grace. These are all things that these kids carry with them even after aging out and moving into high school and collegiate athletics.
Our program is solely dependent on volunteers every practice, every game, and during the winter months prepping for the next season. Our coaches and board members commit hours upon hours of their free time to make this organization better and better each year and it shows through each and every player.
If we are unable to find the necessary leadership, we will be forced to cancel those teams this year and advise families to reach out to our neighboring teams.
Please share this to friends, family & colleagues to help us spread the word. Anyone with questions can DM our facebook page or send us an email ASAP.
John Swick is a product of Royalton-Hartland who moved to Old Forge in the Adirondacks where he became principal of the Town of Webb school district. He and his family just spent 5 months helping an organization called Tapestries of Life build an orphanage for over 200 children south of the US-Mexico border. In the most recent edition of the Adirondack Express he recaps that powerful life-changing experience
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Roy-Hart's 2022-2023 calendar is out: https://www.royhart.org/cms/lib/NY01913927/Centricity/ModuleInstance/2784/2022-2023%20Calendar%20FINAL.pdf
Royalton rezoning proposal remains on hold because of Highland Drive crowd:
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022
A Cash raffle and also a filled Cooler raffle.
Only 200 tickets per raffle
Tickets may be purchased at the Hartland Town Hall, Snells Service Station or from any committee member. Drawings to be held Sat. July 2nd at the Fireworks in the Hartland Town Park
Twelve Students in grades 5 through 7 participated in the NCMEA All-County Intermediate Orchestra on February 4th & 5th. Unfortunately, the All-County Festival was cancelled due to weather. The students worked very hard learning the music and were very well prepared to perform. The students selected were: Tessa Degenhardt, Lydia Grace DeMaison, Ava Dust, Lillianna Gagliano, Nevaeh Genet, Benjamin Hickman, Hannah Houseman, Reed Hughes, Addyson Kiner-Ronson, Mackenzie Landers, Jackson Lederhouse and Josephine Silsby.
Eight Students in grades 8 through 12 participated in the NCMEA All-County Junior-Senior Orchestra on February 11th & 12th. These students had intense rehearsals on Friday and Saturday Morning, which culminated in a concert on Saturday afternoon. The students selected were: Jillian Ash, Crystalina Baumer, Simon Fournier, Abigail Glyshaw, Amelia Konstanty, Maya Moebs, Charles Rickard and Sophia Santella.
All the students prepared solos that were judged by a NCMEA adjudicator and given a grade at the NCMEA Audition Festival in December. Their high scores allowed them to be selected to participate in their respective String Orchestra with string students from other school districts in Niagara County.