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  • Message from the Principal Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Welcome to a new school year, and for many of us, a new school at Catholic Academy of West Buffalo. Catholic Academy and Our Lady of Black Rock are truly “Stronger Together”.

    There are so many changes happening right now at CAWB. Teachers are busy preparing their rooms for an influx of students. Many of the grades have been moved, and there are new teachers scattered throughout the building. There is a flurry of activity throughout the entire building as the anticipation grows. 

    Despite the many changes, some things are permanent. Last September, Sister Gail expressed our commitments: spiritually, to prepare students to be authentic followers of Jesus; academically, to strive for excellence; and socially, to build a community. These principles, the mission of the school, has not changed; indeed, in many ways they are even more important as we start this new school journey. 

    There will be “bumps in the road”, as all of us get used to each other, to a new building in some cases to new staff, and in others to new families, and for all of us a new community. But we are committed to the mission of the school. We will be “Stronger Together”. 

    Many exciting days are ahead of us, and we look forward to sharing this journey with each of you.


    Tim McDowell