Graduation Day: The Beginning of a New Chapter

Salutatorian Fredderica Krehbiel and Valedictorian Malayah Brown Graduating high school is a stepping-stone to future endeavors. It is an emotional rollercoaster filled with tears, laughter, and joy.  Our senior class of 2016 celebrated this special moment on Saturday, June 25 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Head of School John Ashwood kicked off the event by […]

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Dean of Students, Mr. Brian Pawloski

The Dean of Students plays a significant role in creating a positive learning environment for our students. Both teachers and students depend on the Dean to act as a leader and a coach. This may sound like a daunting task for some, but for Mr. Brian Pawloski, accepting that challenge was an easy decision. Mr. […]


Oracle Charter School Girls Are On the Run!

On Saturday, June 5th, the Oracle Charter School (OCS) Girls Running Club participated in the Girls on The Run (GOTR) 5K race at the University of Buffalo North Campus, thanks to science teacher Ms. Jeanne Gentile. Six of our girls and two of our teachers, Ms. Gentile and Mr. Ryan Weinstein, ran in the race. […]


Meet our 2016 Salutatorian Freddi Krehbiel

Freddi with her mother. “Being gold or silver is the best, it reminds you that you made it.” This is the analogy Freddi Krehbiel parents made when they found out the great news; Krehbiel will graduate from Oracle Charter School with the title “Salutatorian.” The salutatorian is the student who ranks the second highest in the […]


Meet Our 2016 Valedictorian

Being named Valedictorian is one of the highest academic successes a high school student can achieve. It takes hard work and dedication to earn this title and this year’s valedictorian,  senior Malayah Brown, is an academic superstar. Brown said she was actually surprised to hear the news. “I wasn’t aiming to be Valedictorian. I came […]

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Under a Starry Sky: Prom 2016

The glitz and glamour of prom is enough to make any high school student feel like a celebrity for a night. The girls get to shop for fancy dresses, have their nails done and get a one-night only hairdo, while the guys rent tuxes or dress up in their finest suit. There’s a lot of […]


Electrophoresis: A Cutting Edge Science Lesson

Many of us dissected a frog or a rat in a high school science class. We all had our strange and sometimes gross science experiments we participated in as teenagers. But just like computers, fashion and a lot of other things, times have changed and our students are now using cutting edge biotechnology in science […]


Joining Forces: Co-teaching in the ELA Department

We’ve all heard the saying “Two heads are better than one” at some point in our lives.  This proverb is especially true for ELA teacher Ms. Elizabeth Brown and ESL teacher Mr. Tim Schosek, as they teach together in their 10th grade English class.   The two combine forces to ensure a quality student experience […]


Make the Hood Look Good: An Initiative to Beautify Buffalo

Last Saturday, 27 Oracle Charter School (OCS) students worked hard to enrich the Bailey Business District. This initiative, which is the brain child of Mr. Anthony Adams of OCS, consisted of the students cleaning up the area from Kensington to Bailey and Minnesota. Dean of Students Mr. Brian Pawloski says this is an important event for […]


Honoring our Students at the Awards Breakfast

Jaylan Smith and Abdi Ahmed The library at Oracle Charter School (OCS) was packed full with excited parents and students attending the quarterly Awards Breakfast on Wednesday, May 11. Students sat in their seats, eagerly awaiting their names to be called so they could collect their certificates. The morning started out with a welcome from Dean […]