We wish to thank EVERYONE who played and attended WFEL’s Annual Kick Ball Tournament on June 8th!!! We had 12 teams and over 140 people playing this year, all for a good cause: the students and teachers of the WVCSD!!!
Thank you to Halligan’s Public House for hosting a free pasta & wings buffet and for giving us 10% of the Bar Tab after the Tournament for all those wearing kickball t-shirts!
A HUGE Thank you also to all our sponsors:
*Custom Tailoring by Eglie
*Halligan’s Public House
*HOPE DAYLEE USA
*Missy’s Magical Wishes Travel
*Nicosia, Emmons, Pavez and Henderson
*Seagull Photographic Art
*Sobotor Training Systems
*The Computer Guy
*The Rock Underground
*Vikki Garby Realtor at The Green Team
See you all next year!
On Thursday April 6th, Warwick Valley High School was the scene of over 30 businesses that devoted their morning to set up displays, hand out giveaways and discuss with students: who they are; what their occupation entails, and how they got to where they are today.
Each Winter, a group of volunteers, WFEL board members and school administrators, meet each week to plan, Career Day. It is an opportunity for students from Warwick and the S.S. Seward Institute to explore areas that they may be interested in pursuing post-graduation. Each year the group focuses on four areas of concentration. For 2017: S.T.E.M., Skilled Trades, Business and Health and Human Services were all presented. National companies such as C.B.S.; U.P.S. and Pepsi were attendees, as well as LegoLand and local businesses, Leo Kaytes Ford, WTBQ and Crystal Run Healthcare.
WFEL sponsors the event along with the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Students were given the opportunity to win prizes and each attendee was delighted to receive a WFEL Drawstring Pack.
Overall response from the community and student body was overwhelmingly positive. Each year participation broadens and students enjoy discussing future possibilities with the career professionals.
The Warwick Foundation for Excellence in Learning (WFEL) and Noble Pies announced this week the winners of the:
Third Annual “Apple of My Eye” Contest!
A yearly competition that recognizes exceptional teachers in the
Warwick Valley School District.
More than 50 entries were received from enthusiastic students who wished to let their teachers (and everyone else) know how dedicated and devoted their “special” teacher is .
Below are the results for the 2017 Contest (Congratulations to ALL!):
Park Avenue Elementary: Six teachers were nominated. The recipient of the apple pie was Catherine Hobart, who was nominated by Ellis Dickerson.
Sanfordville Elementary School: Fourteen teachers were nominated. The winner was Lorna Nyland, who was nominated by Austin Tino.
Warwick Valley Middle School: Fourteen teachers were nominated. The recipient was Danielle Diglio, who was nominated by Junique Nicholls
Warwick Valley High School: Three teachers were nominated in the STEM category. Michael Stolt received the apple pie. He was nominated by Anthony Gray.
Warwick Valley High School: Susan Brofman, nominated by Gregory Knob, was the recipient in the Language and/or Arts category.
WFEL and Noble Pie wish to thank everyone who participated in this year’s contest. We truly enjoyed reviewing all of the heart-felt and earnest entries we received from the students. We look forward to running the contest again in Winter 2018! See you then! 🙂
The 28th Annual Warwick Applefest Fair was a rousing success and a joyous day for members and friends of the Warwick Foundation for Excellence in Learning. The combination of a cloudy and cool early Autumn Sunday Morning and the manageable crowds, brought out many local residents who really enjoyed walking the streets of the village and saying hello to the local organizations who were displaying goods and fundraising for their individual causes. The WFEL booth, manned by Vanessa Holland and Darlene Brozowski, sold Warwick Wildcats Spirit-Wear, delicious Apple Cookies prepared by local baker Pamela Pinnavaia and freshly picked apples which were graciously donated by Apple Dave’s Orchard. We are happy to report that we sold out of almost all the products that we were displaying including the cookies which did not last past noon. We thank everyone who stopped by and generously purchased or donated, and we look forward to participating next year!
WFEL was honored to be involved and participating in unique educational exhibit that visited Warwick Valley High School to teach its students about the historic events of 9/11. The “9/11 Never Forget” mobile exhibit is designed as a tool to educate America’s youth about the events of that day. The exhibit is a high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer which unfolds into a 1,000-square -foot exhibit that serves as a poignant reminder of that tragic day.The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the Siller family created the exhibit in 2013 as a tribute to those whose lives were sacrificed on Sept. 11, 2001. WFEL volunteers, local politicians and businessmen, friends, family and school administration, all participated in welcoming the exhibit to Warwick and honoring those who were lost, and staffing the exhibit during it’s stay. The video below is a retrospect and recap of this amazing event that brought so many citizens of the Warwick Valley together, to remember.
WFEL would like to thank everyone who volunteered and attended our Warwick Drive-In Fundraiser. We had an outstanding turnout and raised close to $1,000. Pick up trucks and minivans lined the entrance, packed with children who were excited to see the movie “Storks!” The field in front of the movie screen was filled with kids twirling their glow sticks and enjoying an evening out with family. We also wish to thank Beth and Ernest Wilson, their families and staff for their graciousness and community-mindedness for allowing us to use their beautiful drive-in for our annual fundraiser. Looking forward to next year’s event! 🙂