Welcome to Enterprise Charter School
Attention Parents, Guardians, and Community Members:
Check out this video of Enterprise Teachers analyzing student data!
Congratulations to The Little Match Girl Foundation (http://littlematchgirl.org/), one of the 2015 recipients of the Niagara Frontier Industry Education Council’s (NFIEC) awards for Commitment to Education. The Little Match Girl Foundation was nominated by Mrs. Melissa Laun, our Student Support Service’s Director for the generous partnership in our 2014 Christmas Wishes. Through their leadership, The Little Match Girl Foundation made it possible for the first year to provide presents to students at Enterprise all the way through the fifth grade (we have historically only been able to provide presents to students in K-2).
Click the link below to see a video of our partnership.
Enterprise would like to congratulate two members of our teaching staff, Mrs. Megan Battista, our Instructional Coach, and Miss Lisa Greene, a Third Grade Teacher. They were both recipients of the 2015 WNY Education Service Council’s awards for Excellence in Education. Enterprise is the only school where two of its faculty members received recognition in the teaching category.
Mrs. Battista and Miss Greene were honored at an awards ceremony on April 30th at Salvatore’s. Over 400 people attended to celebrate the 22 total recipients.
Other nominees from Enterprise included Mrs. Julie Bridge, Art Teacher, in the category of Teaching, Dr. David Cantaffa, Board Chair, in the category of Board Membership, and Mrs. Melissa Laun, Student Support Services Director, in the category of Administration.
To learn more about the WNY Educational Service Council or to see more highlights from this year’s event, please visit: http://www.wnyesc.org/awards.
Congratulations to Amanda Zwetsch, an eighth grader at ECS, for being names the 2014-2015 Youth of the Year by the Babcock Boys and Girls Club.
Way to go, Amanda!!
The Enterprise Charter School is now accepting applications for grades K-8 for the 2015-2016 school year. The letter explaining the process can be downloaded by clicking here.
The lottery for admission to Enterprise Charter School for the 2015-2016 school year will take place April 2, 2015 at 12:30
We were recently recognized for participating in an MLK Celebration at the Buffalo Public Library.
We hope to see you at our next Read and Lead Assembly. It will take place on Friday, January 30th from 10:00 to 11:00.
We can't wait to see you and help our kids practice their STEPS, STEPS, STEPS!!!!
Enterprise is excited to announce that we will be once again partnering with AmeriCorps to provide additional support to our students. Through this partnership we will have 9 additional support teachers in our classrooms to work with our students and support their growth and success!
The staff at Enterprise found time to synergize and sharpen their saws. Spending time together is a great way to bond and grow as a community.
On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, players from the Buffalo Bandits and their mascot, Rax, came to speak with our students about the harmful effects of bullying and about being engaged in school. Thanks to everyone from the Bandits for their time and leadership!
A Message from our Head of School, Dr. Heather Lyon
Hello Members of the Enterprise Family and School Community,
I have some GREAT news! Enterprise Charter School showed the greatest growth in ELA on the 2013-2014 NYS Assessments of any Buffalo area school! Of the 53 Buffalo area schools, not only did Enterprise show the greatest growth (nearly 9 percent better this year than last year), but our growth was better than the total growth of the schools that ranked 5th-53rd on the list! This is very exciting news!
In the spring all students in grades 3-8 across New York State take assessments in English (ELA) and Math. These tests allow the schools to have a sense of how well the students are performing so that we can provide them with the appropriate instruction. In other words, the results of these tests allow us to better meet the needs of the children. Even more important for us as a charter school, these tests help us to show the state that we are doing good things for students. With this in mind, I strongly encourage you to talk to your child about how important it is for them to try their best every day because each day brings them closer to their goal.
One of the very, very important actions that we're taking this year to help your child reach goals is to have students earn "steps" every day for their reading. One "step" is equal to 15 minutes of independent reading. We provide each child with at least 30 minutes, or two steps, of reading time daily in school. It is extremely important that your child earns the additional two steps (30 minutes) of reading at home and that you sign-off that your child has completed that reading. We are also working with our students on becoming Math Fact Fluent. For our students in grades 3-8, that means that they learn their multiplication tables with numbers 0-12.
So, please ask your child what math facts s/he is focusing on at school and ask him/her to share those with you. Making it into a game or a routine at home will provide your child with the repetition s/he needs to become an expert in this work. Parents of students in grades K-2 should talk with your child's homeroom teacher about the math facts they are learning because each grade in K-2 is different.
The most important thing you can do for your child to help support your child’s learning is to talk to them about what they are learning about. I encourage you to talk to your child about school and to help your child understand that when s/he is learning, mistakes will happen. The goal is not to be perfect, but to make progress. Just like Enterprise was able to do this past year with our growth, we want your child to grow too!
Dr. Heather Lyon
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