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 »

Class of 2020 Features Two Community All-Stars

Seniors Lauren Nawojski and Mary Owczarczak have been named Community All-Stars by Buffalo Business First and Independent Health. Lauren isn’t just a Dean’s List student, three-sport athlete, First Team All-Catholic basketball player, and future St. John Fisher College Cardinal. She’s also a 2020 Community All-Star! Lauren has earned a scholarship from Independent Health and Buffalo Business First for… Read more »

St. Mary’s Holds #7 Spot in WNY High School Rankings

St. Mary’s is proud to announce that it has held steady for another year at the number 7 spot in Buffalo Business First’s rankings of the 132 high schools across WNY. Consistency is so crucial in a child’s education, and St. Mary’s has proven to be that consistent school in the #7 spot for the… Read more »

Tonight’s Feature Presentation: Graduation 2020

As the world continues to navigate “new normals” due to COVID-19, St. Mary’s High School wanted to find a way to celebrate our seniors in a grand way! So, after exploring several options to adhere to strict social distancing guidelines and other guidelines set forth by NYS and the CDC, St. Mary’s held there 116th… Read more »

Six Lancers Named to Youth Bureau Hall of Fame

We recently received some very exciting news from our friends at the Town of Lancaster Youth Bureau! A big congratulations goes out to seniors Brendan Murty, Carolynn Steffens, and Kerry Sullivan and juniors Sean Brown, Katelyn Laistner, and Lillian Mikula on being named to the Youth Bureau Hall of Fame. These six Lancers join the… Read more »