Cleveland Hill Union Free School District

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Cleveland Hill Schools
Location
Cheektowaga, New York
United States
Information
Type Public
Motto Soar Towards Excellence
Principal Jill Sherman
Faculty 157
Number of students 1,575
Color(s) Blue and gold          
Mascot Golden Eagles
Website

Cleveland Hill School District is a K-12 school district within the Cleveland Hill hamlet of Cheektowaga, New York.

Fire of 1954[edit]

In 1954, a fire at the elementary school facility claimed the lives of 15 sixth-grade students, and severely burned Jackson C. Frank. The facility was made entirely of wood, prompting the United States to introduce code that prohibited wooden buildings from housing schools.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Jackson C. Frank – Musician (Class of 1961)
  • James C. Litz[2] – Artist (Class of 1966)
  • Robert Nowak[3] – Basketball player, 2004 ECC Hall of Fame Inductee (Class of 1966)
  • Roger Peck – Founder and President of Crown Energy Services, Inc. (Class of 1968)
  • Jo Ann Miller[4]Miss New York 1973, illustration consultant (Class of 1971)
  • Christopher Scolese[5] – Associate administrator of NASA (Class of 1974)
  • Steve Fister – Musician, former lead guitarist of Steppenwolf (Class of 1975)
  • William Wieczorek[6] – Director, Center for Health and Human Research at Buffalo State College (Class of 1977)
  • Mark Parisi[7] – Head coach of USCAA Champion Daemen College Wildcats Women's Volleyball team (Class of 1980)
  • Sal Capaccio[8] – Sports talk host/Buffalo Bills beat reporter – WGR SportsRadio 550 and Buffalo Bills Radio Network (Class of 1991)
  • Leia Militello – Broadcaster for WKBW-TV (Class of 1993)
  • Antwon Burton[9] – Football player, 2015 ECC Hall of Fame Inductee (Class of 2001)
  • Chae Hawk – Musician (Class of 2002)
  • Ashlee Thomas[10] – Miss Howard University 2011 (Class of 2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.talkingproud.us/Education040206.html
  2. ^ "Meibohm Fine Arts, Inc.". Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Erie Community College Athletics :: Hall of Fame". Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "About". joann-miller. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Cleveland Hill grad soared as NASA engineer". Buffalo Business First. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Am-Pol Eagle". Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Official Site of Daemen College Wildcats – Staff Directory". Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "WGR 550 SportsRadio – Home of the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bills – Sal Capaccio's Blog". WGR 550 SportsRadio – Home of the Buffalo Sabres and the Buffalo Bills. Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "NFL Players". Retrieved 10 December 2015. 
  10. ^ http://challengercn.com/buffalo-beauty-crowned-miss-howard-university/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°56′29″N 78°46′57″W / 42.9415°N 78.7824°W / 42.9415; -78.7824