North Tonawanda High School

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North Tonawanda High School
NTHS.jpg
Address
405 Meadow Drive
North Tonawanda, New York, (Niagara County), 14120
USA
Coordinates 43°03′03″N 78°52′15″W / 43.050764°N 78.870764°W / 43.050764; -78.870764Coordinates: 43°03′03″N 78°52′15″W / 43.050764°N 78.870764°W / 43.050764; -78.870764
Information
Type Public, Coeducational
School board North Tonawanda School Board
School district North Tonawanda City School District
NCES District ID 3621240[1]
Superintendent Gregory J. Woytila
CEEB Code 334-230
NCES School ID 4009000100115[2]
Principal James V. Fisher
Assistant principals Kristopher W. Clester
Michael C. Mann
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1307 [2] (2010-2011 [2])
Grade 9 328 [2]
Grade 10 316 [2]
Grade 11 344 [2]
Grade 12 310 [2]
Other 9
Color(s) Red and Blue          
Athletics conference Section VI
Mascot Lumberjacks
Newspaper The Horizon
Yearbook NorthStar
Feeder schools North Tonawanda Middle School
Assistant Director of Special Education Dana L. Hoffman
Website

North Tonawanda High School or N.T.H.S., is a public high school located in North Tonawanda, New York. N.T.H.S. is the high school for the North Tonawanda City School District. The current principal is Mr. James Fisher, and the current assistant principals are Mr. Kristopher Clester, Mr. Michael Mann, and Ms. Dana Hoffman.

Academics[edit]

Academies[edit]

North Tonawanda High School houses four smaller career academies: The Academy of Business and Finance, The Academy of Engineering & Architecture, the Academy of Information Technology, and the Academy of International Studies. Each academy accepts around twenty new students each school year, wherein each student takes a track of classes within that discipline to prepare students for further exploring that career strand in college.

Schedule[edit]

Period Number Beginning Bell End Bell
Period 1 7:50 8:35
Period 2 8:40 9:20
Period 3 9:25 10:05
Period 4 10:10 10:50
Period 5 10:55 11:35
Period 6 11:40 12:20
Period 7 12:25 1:05
Period 8 1:10 1:50
Period 9 1:55 2:35

History[edit]

Selected former principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

  • Mr. George L. Lowry–1927-1962 (Teacher - North Tonawanda High School, named Principal of North Tonawanda Junior High[3])
  • Mr. Earl Fonner–1962-1972 (Assistant Principal - North Tonawanda High School, retired)
  • Dr. B. Frank Sheppard–?-1979 (Assistant Principal - North Tonawanda Middle School, retired)
  • Mr. John T. Mahoney–1979-1987 (Principal - Perry Junior/Senior High School, resigned)
  • Mr. Joseph Burruano–1987-1990 (Principal - Payne Junior High School, retired[4])
  • Mr. Martin R. Heavey, Jr.–1990-1993 (Assistant Principal - Orchard Park High School, named Principal of Cleveland Hill High School[5])
  • Mr. Franklin D. Ruggiero–1993-1999 (Principal - Jefferson Middle School, died[6])
  • Mr. Albert J. Almansberger–1999-2005 (Principal - Keshequa Junior-Senior High School,[7] retired)

Selected former assistant principals[edit]

  • Mr. Earl H. Tierny
  • Mr. Earl Fonner–1956-1962 (Social Studies teacher - North Tonawanda High School, named Principal of North Tonawanda High School)
  • Mr. Cosino Lacarte–1962-? (Guidance Counselor - North Tonawanda High School, unknown)
  • Mr. Joseph Dorczak
  • Mr. John R. Baronich Sr.–?-1985 (Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent - North Tonawanda City School District, retired)
  • Ms. Nancy A. Tuebner–1990-1992 (Assistant Principal - Reszel Junior High School, Principal Spruce Elementary School)
  • Mr. Ralph D. Wilson–?-1994 (unknown, named Principal of Alexander Junior-Senior High School)
  • Mr. Richard F. Barone
  • Mr. Robert Roth
  • Mr. Edward J. Belbas–1990-2002 (Math teacher - North Tonawanda High School, retired)
  • Mrs. Patricia C. Kormash–1994-2005 (Assistant Principal - Lafayette High School, retired)
  • Mr. James V. Fisher–1998-2002 (Social Studies teacher - Lyndonville High School,[8] named Principal of Meadow Elementary School)
  • Mrs. Lisa Colburn–2002-2009 (unknown, named Principal of North Tonawanda Middle School)
  • Mr. Paul G. Lyons–2002-2008 (Business teacher - Holland Junior/Senior High School, named Principal of Dunkirk High School)
  • Mrs. Victoria Pohlman–2005-2007 (unknown, named Assistant Principal of Amherst Central High School)
  • Mrs. Dana Hoffman–2007-2011 (Social Worker - Ohio Elementary School, named Attendance Administrator of North Tonawanda High School)

Selected administrators[edit]

Year Superintendent Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal Asst. Principal
1987-1988 John George Joe Burrano
1988-1989 John George Joe Burrano
1989-1990 John George Joe Burrano
1990-1991 John George Marty Heavey Ed Belbas Nancy Teubner
1991-1992 John George Marty Heavey Ed Belbas Nancy Teubner
1992-1993 John George Marty Heavey Ed Belbas Ralph Wilson
1993-1994 John George Frank Ruggiero Ed Belbas Ralph Wilson
1994-1995 John George Frank Ruggiero Ed Belbas Barone*/Kormash
1995-1996 John George Frank Ruggiero Ed Belbas Pat Kormash
1995-1996 John George Frank Ruggiero Ed Belbas Pat Kormash
1996-1997 John George Frank Ruggiero Ed Belbas Pat Kormash
1997-1998 John George Frank Ruggiero Ed Belbas Pat Kormash
1998-1999 John George Frank Ruggiero Ed Belbas Pat Kormash Jim Fisher
1999-2000 John George Al Almansberger Ed Belbas Pat Kormash Jim Fisher
2000-2001 John George Al Almansberger Ed Belbas Pat Kormash Jim Fisher
2001-2002 John George Al Almansberger Ed Belbas Pat Kormash Jim Fisher
2002-2003 John George Al Almansberger Lisa Colbun Pat Kormash Paul Lyons
2003-2004 John George Al Almansberger Lisa Colbun Pat Kormash Paul Lyons
2004-2005 John George Al Almansberger Lisa Colbun Pat Kormash Paul Lyons
2005-2006 John George Jim Fisher Lisa Colburn Victoria Pohlman Paul Lyons
2006-2007 Vince Vecchiarella Jim Fisher Lisa Colburn Victoria Pohlman Paul Lyons
2007-2008 Vince Vecchiarella Jim Fisher Lisa Colburn Dana Hoffman Paul Lyons
2008-2009 Vince Vecchiarella Jim Fisher Lisa Colbun Dana Hoffman
2009-2010 Vince Vecchiarella Jim Fisher Kris Clester Dana Hoffman Mike Tambroni
2010-2011 Greg Woytila Jim Fisher Kris Clester Dana Hoffman Mike Tambroni
2011-2012 Greg Woytila Jim Fisher Kris Clester Mike Mann
2012-2013 Greg Woytila Jim Fisher Kris Clester Mike Mann
2013-2014 Greg Woytila Jim Fisher Kris Clester Mike Mann
2014-2015 Greg Woytila Jim Fisher Kris Clester Mike Mann

Spirit Week[edit]

T-NT Week is the rivalry week for NTHS, the event takes place in October for a full school week in celebration of a long lasting high school football rivalry game against Tonawanda High School. Each day of the week has a theme, such as school spirit day when students dress up in all red white and blue to show their support for the football team.

Earth Day[edit]

Earth Day has traditionally been held each year at N.T.H.S. thanks to B.C.F.S. (Building Character For Success), Outdoor Awareness and Telecommunications Club. Each year provides students with new opportunities to explore workshops set up by B.C.F.S. for one half of the day. The other half is dedicated to an assembly, sponsored by Outdoor Awareness which has, in the past, featured student bands, a teacher band, and generally a skit done by Animal Club or Student Council. N.T.H.S.'s very own "Stomp" band performs, led by Mr. Hiestand and featuring many of the school's talented drummers. An environmental spin is added onto the performance with the use of recycled objects as drums. Most of these objects are traditionally pulled out of Fisherman's Park during the Outdoor Awareness beach cleanup in September.

In recent years, Earth Day has lost its grace at N.T.H.S.; many students decide to skip the day completely, increasing the probability of future Earth Days being canceled. On top of that are money issues, as it has become increasingly harder for clubs to earn enough money to pay for various costs associated with Earth Day's production. The Earth Day production was canceled during the 2008-2009 school year due to a lack of interest from the community as a whole.

But that all changed in 2014 when the N.T.H.S. science department discovered ambitious independent film maker, Joseph Marranca. Joseph Marranca  created a short film about Earth's Humanity, featuring the famous speech from Charlie Chaplin's film "The Great Dictator" along with clips of world events of violence, society, scientific technology, recycling and reusing of the Earth's resources. The film got mostly positive criticism.

Notable alumni, teachers and coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for North Tonawanda City School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for North Tonawanda High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ George Lowry, North Tonawanda Principal. (1991, October 14). The Buffalo News
  4. ^ Batzer, R. (1990, April 5). N. Tonawanda principal stepping down; Burruano retiring from high - school at semester's end. The Buffalo News
  5. ^ Carroll, P. (1993, June 24). Heavey named Cleveland Hill Principal. The Buffalo News
  6. ^ Batzer, D. (1999, May 20). Franklin D. Ruggiero dies; Principal of North Tonawanda - High School. The Buffalo News, p. E5.
  7. ^ Batzer, R. (1999, August 12). Homeowner savings of $57 seen in school tax. The Buffalo News, p. B5.
  8. ^ N. Tonawanda Hires New Assistant Principal. (1998, March 31). The Buffalo News, p. B5.

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