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|March 15, 2004
Salve - Just last week in the Buffalo News Niagara edition there was an article about
Latin being eliminated at the 8th grade level in Lockport City Schools. If this had
happened, it would have been the death knell for the high school Latin program. Latin
teacher Therese Lang led her troops to the Board of Education meeting last Monday -
3/8 - and had numerous speakers selling the value of Latin. Many of these were Latin
students at LHS. The following Wednesday at a budget meeting the board voted
unanimously to leave the Latin program in place. Good news for us in WNY. Submitted
by Charlie Begley
Thanks, Charlie for the good news!
|CAES Announces Winner of 2003 Spillenger Award
Dr. Thomas Virginia is the recipient of the 2003 Spillenger Award. This prestigious
award is named after Dr. Morten E. Spillenger who was the former NYS Education
Department Director of Foreign Languages.
Tom was nominated by Margaret Curran, Latin Teacher at Orchard Park High School
and CAWNY member. He teaches Latin at Amherst Central High School and Nardin
Other CAWNY member who have received this award: June Stillwell, George
Constantou, Donna Cadwell, and Margaret Curran.
|CAWNY Fall Meeting
The Annual CAWNY Fall Meeting took place October 4th, 2003 in the University at
Buffalo's Classics Department. Dr. Susan Cole gave a tour of the depertment to
members in attendance. In addition to an introduction to this website presented by Kate
Lucia Visneski of Clarence Middle School, Dr. Neil Coffee of the UB Classics Dept. gave
a presentation on the use of Oral Latin in the Classroom.
|CAWNY Executive Board Meeting
The CAWNY Summer Executive Board Meeting will be held at
President Gail Taylor's home on Wednesday August 4th at 3pm.
Due to privacy concerns we will not be posting directions on the
site. Please email the WebMagistra for directions.