Welcome Back to School!

St. Mary’s finished the 2020-21 school year completely in-person 5 days a week. As the school begins the 2021-22 school year, they’re ready to hit the ground running and put the necessary policies and procedures in place to have a safe, successful, and fun school year. You can red more about the school’s reopening plan… Read more »

Graduation Returns to Campus

After the Class of 2020 held their graduation at the Drive-In, St. Mary’s was able to bring back its 117th Commencement Ceremony to campus for the Class of 2021. It felt like a victory for these seniors after a year of so much change and uncertainty. Congratulations, graduates!

St. Mary’s Holds In-Person Prom

After months of waiting, St. Mary’s Juniors and Seniors were finally able to hold a school dance – the 2021 Prom – masked edition! Students were able to have a fun, safe night in the Athletic Center decked out to look beautiful by the hardworking moderators.

St. Mary’s Announces Members of National Honor Society

After a thorough review of the application materials submitted by those students who were nominated for candidacy to the Marian Chapter of the National Honor Society at St. Mary’s High School, the Faculty Council has granted admittance to the following students: Seniors Christina Kocol Nicole Norton Eric Pfalzer Allison Shepard    Ryan Slade Juniors Ethan… Read more »

Head of School Grants Extra Week of Christmas Vacation

December 9, 2020   As I reflect back on the last 100 days or so since the start of the 2020-2021 school year, the one word that continues to be at the forefront of my mind is pride.  I am well aware that I have begun to sound like a broken record, but I truly… Read more »

St. Mary’s Night in the Village Is Huge Success

  On Thursday, December 3rd and Thursday, December 10th, St. Mary’s took to the village of Lancaster to shop local and show support for the revitalization of the village and new West Main Street project. St. Mary’s High School and Elementary School families were encouraged to visit the participating shops on Central Avenue in the… Read more »

St. Mary’s Takes Proactive Steps to Ensure In-Person Learning

In accordance with the ever-changing guidelines set by NYS and Erie County concerning the standards to offer in-person instruction to students, St. Mary’s High School opened its doors to students, faculty, and staff to resume in-person learning on Monday, November 30th. A mass testing plan was implemented on November 28th and 29th of over 600… Read more »

Mary Ann Esposito ’60 Chosen to Make Tribute Dish for Dr. Fauci

Mary Ann Esposito, native of Depew NY and chef/host of Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito, America’s longest-running television cooking series, has been asked to create a dish honoring Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, for the National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) 45th Anniversary Gala. The NIAF’s 2020… Read more »

St. Mary’s Names Advisory Board for Reopening Plan

Lancaster, NY –  On March 16, 2020, St. Mary’s High School closed its physical building and transitioned to distance learning when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in full force. Since that time, the health and safety of every single one of the students, faculty, staff, and administration members has been of the highest priority.   Now,… Read more »

Varsity Chorus Puts on a Show… Virtually!

“Opening up, letting the day in Over a cup, we’ll say, ‘Hello, how ya been?’” The St. Mary’s Varsity Chorus, led by their music teacher Mr. Ryan Kaminski, put together this amazing piece from the hit Broadway show, Waitress the Musical! This song is incredibly timely as NYS continues its process of opening back up from… Read more »