Welcome to a new school year at Catholic Academy of West Buffalo. Everything about the year will be new and different with one exception. Our mission has not changed. We are committed to the spiritual academic and social development of our students.
Spiritually, we prepare the children to be authentic followers of Jesus Christ. We want our students to willingly share the love God has for them with everyone they encounter in life.
We are so happy to welcome children back to school. Catholic Academy of West Buffalo has chosen the hybrid model to begin our school year. Grades K - 8 are split into Groups 1 and 2. Group 1 will attend school on Monday and Tuesday, beginning September 14th. Group 2 will be in school on Thursday and Friday, beginning September 10th. Wednesday is cleaning day and full virtual learning. First day of Pre-K 4 is Wednesday, September 9th and they will be in school 5 days a week because we now know that virtual learning is not very effective for that age group. Our Pre-K 3 program will still meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, for 3 hours each day, beginning on Tuesday September 15th. Administrators, teachers and parents all had input in our school plan and we pray daily for a successful 2020-2021 school year. The most important thing is that our students are safe and have the best educational opportunity we can provide. Please welcome all teachers, students and parents to a wonderful year. Welcome back students...we really missed you!
Three and 1/2 months of virtual learning did not deter the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo Class of 2020 graduates from excelling academically, earning over $101,000 in academic scholarships to local high schools. Among the scholarship winners was Robel Eyassu, who received the prestigious Oishei Scholarship for Canisius High School. Sienna Capitano received the Frances R. & Charles J. Termini Art Award, the Irr Family Scholarship and the Msgr. Francis Weldgen Scholarship for Mt. St. Mary Academy. Guem Guem earned the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship and a Buffalo Prep Scholarship to attend Cardinal O'Hara High School. Anna McCarthy was the Class Valedictorian and received the Presidential Scholarship for Nardin Academy.
Fourteen students graduated on June 25, 2020 in a very emotional, moving and socially distant, ceremony at Catholic Academy of West Buffalo. The students will be attending the following high schools: (1) Canisius High School, (5) Cardinal O'Hara High School, (2) Hutchinson Central Technical High School, (2) McKinley High School (1) Middle Early College, (1) Mount St. Mary Academy and (2) Nardin Academy. Congratulations to all of our 8th graders and best wishes for a bright future!
While your child is learning from home teachers are making use of several sites, first and foremost, Google Classroom is the most valuable resource. Our teachers use this for classroom assignments and information. Please email your child's teacher for class code if they do not see the class listed on their landing page of google classroom. Also, Mrs. Blandin is going to create google classroom classes for her students so please watch for an email from her or check the Technology Page where Mrs. Johnson will post the codes in an announcement. Additionally, the following websites will be useful for learning:
https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/ePC/start.do Grades 5 - 8 (teacher assigned username and password required)
https://www.ixl.com/ Grades PreK - 8 (teacher assigned username and password required, however it will autofill if logged into Google Classroom)
https://www.khanacademy.org/login Grades K - 8 (Log in using “Continue with Google”, must be logged into Google Classroom)
https://www.abcya.com/ Grades PreK - 6+ (there is no login)
https://xtramath.org/#/home/index Grades 3 - 5 (teacher assigned login)
https://www.storylineonline.net/ Grades PreK - 1 (no login required)
https://sso.prodigygame.com/login Grades 1 - 8 (some teacher assigned login, most login with Google)
All of these links can be found on our website under Academics/Technology. In addition, there are several other educational websites listed. All of the teacher email addresses can be found at cawb.org under the both the faculty tab as well as individual classes under Academics.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We will all get through this together.