Friday, May 19, 2023

Share the Sun Fund deadline approaching

The deadline to submit applications to EDF Renewables' Share the Sun Fund is coming fast. Applications are due May 31st. EDF, of Ridge View Solar, is distributing $20,000 to community organizations and initiatives. A local committee will determine how the funds are distributed, based on the applications received.

You can find more information about the program on the project website by clicking this link - Community Engagement - Ridge View Solar ( ) – and clicking on the ‘Share the Sun’ tab. The fund criteria, guide and application form are on the website.

The application itself can be found here:

If any groups require any assistance to fill out the form or have any questions, they can contact EDF's team at or 1-833-333-7369.

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Roy-Hart Memorial Day weekend

Due to unused emergency and snow days for the 2022-23 school year, school will not be in session on Friday, May 26th - Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy the long four day weekend as we prepare to finish the school year strong!

Monday, April 10, 2023

Sewer district hearing

The Royalton Town Board will hold a second public hearing Monday on the proposed Gasport Sewer District No. 1 Disinfection Project, due to an increase in the projected cost of the work.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Rosselli steps down at Oklahoma

 Roy-Hart Olympic wrestler Lou Rosselli has stepped down as Oklahoma's wrestling coach:

Easter egg hunt 2023


The countdown continues Thursday, Friday, and then the DAY is SATURDAY 4/8 @ 11AM! At VETS Park, Gasport, N.Y..

We'll have 3 age groups 5 & under, 6 to 8, and 9 & UP.

The end of an era: Standish-Jones changing ownership

From the Standish-Jones Facebook page:

We would like to thank all of our customers who have stuck with us through thick and thin. The time has come for a change. Beginning Monday, April 17th, Standish-Jones Building Supply will become Stockham Lumber. The store will be closed Wednesday, April 12 through Sunday, April 16 for the changeover. We hope you support this new business as you have always supported us. And if you miss us too much, please come visit our Lockport store, Spalding Ace Hardware, where we will be glad to help you with all your hardware needs. Thank you for shopping with us for 37 years. It has been a pleasure to serve you!

Pre-K registration ends Monday


Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Ag educator needed

A full-time Middle School Agriculture Technology teacher is needed beginning September 1, 2023 at Royalton-Hartland CSD. The successful candidate will join our award-winning Ag. Education team at Roy-Hart.

RH is seeking a candidate to develop and implement a creative curriculum and instruction at the middle school level to bridge the gap between elementary and high school Agriculture and STEAM/Tech. programs.

Application Deadline: April 14, 2023

Apply Here:

Any questions, please email RHCSD Superintendent Jill Heck -

Hurtgam celebrates 50 years

Last week, the Town of Hartland celebrated Highway Superintendent Keith Hurtgam who has been with the town for 50 years! 40 years as our Elected Highway Superintendent. What a Milestone. Congratulations Keith!

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

ES science fair

The Elementary Science Fair is running from 6:00-7:30 on Wednesday night, March 22nd,

Parents and the community can stop by to see the projects at this time.

Awards will take place at 7:30 in the ES aud.

Solid Rock spaghetti dinner


LCTV show about Roy-Hart

Here's the episode of LCTV's Community Forum filmed last week that highlights all the awesome things happening in the environmental sciences and agriculture at Roy-Hart. We are blessed to have Susan, Matt, and Mike providing opportunities to kids in our school district!

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Sweeney is recognized by NYFB

Today New York Farm Bureau announced the Golden Owl Award winners - agricultural educators who devote countless hours, and often their own resources, to positively impact the lives of students. Among them is Matthew Sweeney of Royalton-Hartland School District. He's such an asset to our school and community!

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Roy-Hart on LCTV


This past week members of Royalton-Hartland FFA and Green Teams were interviewed on LCTV. The students did a wonderful job explaining and showcasing our RHCSD agricultural education program.

This segment will air from April 13 - 26, 2023 on LCTV 1301 on Spectrum or OnDemand on LCTV website:

A new principal at the Elementary School

The Royalton-Hartland school board has appointed a new elementary school principal, longtime teacher Daniel Mault

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Taxes at Roy-Hart

Property owners in the Royalton-Hartland school district may see a zero increase in the 2023-2024 school tax levy, and a modest reduction in their tax bills

Mr. Misch has passed away

Mr. Misch was a long-time 5th grade teacher at Gasport Elementary. I had him as a teacher, just as my father did. We loved him -- he was a great teacher and a great guy, and we could relate to him as an outdoorsman and nature lover. RIP.

John Warner Misch of Lockport, NY, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, in Lockport. Born on September 18, 1934, in Lockport, he was the son of the late Walter and Doris (Reabold) Misch. He graduated from Capital University with a bachelor’s degree, did his graduate work at Buffalo State Teachers College where he received his Master’s in Education and then proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He spent his career teaching 5th grade at Gasport Elementary School. John was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Retired Teachers Association. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with family at Trout Lake.

Husband of 61 years to Virginia Hart Misch; father of Katherine (Barry) Stockhaus and Diane Elizabeth Misch; grandfather of Alyssa Marie Aronow, Nicole Christine (Eric) Geier, the late Melanie Jordan Aronow, Daniel Scott Stockhaus and Rebecca Anne Stockhaus.

Friends may call on Monday, March 13th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at LANGE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 186 East Ave. Lockport where a funeral service will be held at 6:00 PM. Interment in Cold Springs Cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family at 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Roy-Hart musical tickets

 Pre-sale tickets for Royalton-Hartland's Spring musical presentation of "Once Upon A Mattress" are now available to purchase online. Performances are Friday, March 17th at 7pm and Saturday, March 18th at 2 and 7pm. Visit to purchase tickets today!

Hartland hearing on solar siting laws

The Hartland town board will hold public hearings on two proposed local laws pertaining to solar energy systems Thursday night.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

February distribution for food pantry


Roy-Hart ag program highlighted on WLVL


It was awesome to hear Royalton-Hartland School District ag instructor Matthew Sweeney on WLVL yesterday talking about the district's ag education program and FFA.

Roy-Hart's incredible ag program is so unique, well-equipped, and well-funded (taxes, grants, charity, the Foundation) that it is a major asset and selling point for the district -- it provides career readiness to the students and it is the sort of thing that can attract families to the district.

Download the podcast here:

Gasport Lions peace poster winners

Peace Poster Winners! Congratulations to Tessa D., Peyton B., and Josephine S. for being selected as the Peace Poster Winners for the Gasport Lions Club! Students received their certificates and prizes at the Gasport Lions Club monthly dinner meeting. Great job!

Niagara Kraze playdates during winter break

 Here's a post from Niagara Kraze's Facebook:


Hey everyone! Welcome to Winter Break! The kids are off from school and everyone is looking for something to do! Because we know so many of you want to spend some of your time with us, we wanted to give you an update on session availability so that you can choose the best open gym session for you!

WEDNESDAY, 2/22, 2pm-4pm - SOLD OUT! Although the presale tickets for this session are sold out, we do take walk-ins, so feel free to come on in!

FRIDAY, 2/24, 10am-12pm - Just 4 presale tickets remain for this session as of now. It will sell out very soon, but again, we do take walk-ins during these sessions so feel free to come on in and get tickets at the door!

SUNDAY, 2/26, 10am-12pm - There are still around 20 presale tickts left for this open play session. It will definitely sell out as we move through the week, but there are some for purchase as of this time.

This is always one of our busiest weeks of the year with our open play sessions and Private Events. So, this year we wanted to make sure we offered enough open play sessions that will allow everyone to kind of spread out and not have everyone want to come in the same day.

We thank everyone so much for your support and we can't wait to see you all this week!

Spaghetti dinner: February 21st


Friday, February 17, 2023

MIssing couple located

 The NCSO is reporting that the Earles have been located and are safe.

Whispering River is on the local PBS station this weekend


Meet Roy-Hart's school resource officers

Missing persons in Royalton

On February 16, 2023 at 2354 hours, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office was alerted to two missing elderly persons from the 8400 block Akron Road in the Town of Royalton. Family reported that Edward and Beverly Earle were found to be missing from their Akron Road residence. Search efforts have been underway since the initial report and the Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance. Edward is described as an 88-year-old white male 5'04, 120lbs, grey hair, blue eyes. Believed to be wearing a dark grey wool jacket, jeans and brown hiking boots. Edward has a cardiac history. Beverly is described as a 83-year-old white female, 5'02, 104 lbs, grey hair, brown eyes. Believed to be wearing a black jacket as pictured and pink sneakers. Beverly has dementia. See attached posters. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Investigator Andrew Nemi at 716-438-3394.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Canal's navigation season

The New York State Canal Corporation today announced that, conditions permitting, all portions of the New York State Canal system are scheduled to open Friday, May 19th for the 199th consecutive season of navigation. The Canal system will close to navigation on Wednesday, October 11th.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Pre-K applications are now being accepted

The 2023 Royalton-Hartland Pre-K application is now available.

The program includes:

*AM and PM sessions
*Certified teachers and aides
*Small class sizes

The program has space for 72 students, so be sure to apply ASAP.

You can apply digitally here:

If you have any questions, please contact Royalton-Hartland Elementary School at (716) 735-2000 ext. 3054.

Monday, January 16, 2023

Roy-Hart FFA appears on WIVB

Back in October, 12 members of the Royalton-Hartland Future Farmers of America chapter traveled to Indianapolis for the 2022 National FFA Convention.

When they were down there, they saw something special that caught their eye — Josh Allen’s FFA jacket from Firebaugh, Calif.

Matthew Sweeney is the Roy-Hart FFA advisor. He and his students Lorna, Nicholas, and Cayla joined WIVB's Wake Up! on Monday to discuss the convention and the surprise encounter with the jacket.