Welcome to School #53!
Principal: Denisca Thompson
Assistant Principals: Jodi Hammond-Axberg & Elizabeth Pawlowski
Our monthly SBMT meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 10th at 8:15 am in our school Library. All are welcome! We can also provide a link to join virtually if requested.
Wednesday, February 15th is our parent-teacher conference night -- teachers will be contacting you if a conference is necessary.
Thursday, March 2nd is our Title I Reading Night. Save the date!
**Cell phones are NOT permitted during the school day. Students must keep their phones OFF and AWAY during the day. Students in grades 7 and 8 should have locks for their lockers, in order to keep their phone secured. Everyone has the opportunity to turn their phone in each morning to their teacher, administration, or the Main Office. If violations continue, a parent/guardian will be required to pick up the phone.
Thank you! Ms. Thompson, Ms. Hammond & Mrs. Pawlowski
- To ensure that every student will have the confidence, knowledge, thinking skills, character and hope to assume responsibility for her/his life and contribute to the lives of others; and…
- We will champion excellence and innovative learning experiences in partnership with family and community; and…
- We will hold ourselves accountable for educating our students and for working to energize all members of the community to actively participate in the accomplishment of our mission.
Important Names to Know:
Mrs. Tara McCann, School Clerk
Mr. Thomas Pasternack & Ms. Allison Stoerr, School Counselors
Ms. Tiffany Johnson & Ms. Jenna Cavallaro, Social Workers
Ms. Elyse Mangano, School Psychologist
Ms. Heather Smith, CSE Chairperson
Ms. Karon Newbern, Transportation Coordinator
Please see the links below for our District Code of Conduct, the results of our Wellness survey, Youth-Risk Behavior Survey and our ED Climate Survey. Thanks to all who participated!!
Student & Family Handbook 2022-23
School 53 School Climate Survey Results 2022
Mandatory Uniform Policy:
- Burgundy shirt with the School #53 Logo
- Pants, Skirt, or Jumper (Navy blue for Grades Pre-K to 8)
- Black belt (plain, without ornaments or symbols)
- Black shoes or sneakers
All students are to be appropriately dressed for school each day. Jackets or overcoats may not be worn during the school day. Students may wear navy blue, tan, or white sweaters with their uniform shirt. **Students are not allowed to wear hoods during the day!**
The uniform order form can be found under quick links. An order form was sent in our summer information package, and are available in our Main Office.
- Ms. Adams
- Ms. Balon
- Ms. Bastian
- Mrs. Baxter
- Mr. Berchou
- Mrs. Budowski
- Ms. Casadiego
- Ms. Cavallaro
- Ms. Collins
- Mrs. Crane
- Ms. Crenshaw-Mc Cann
- Ms. Dean
- Mrs. Faltisco
- Ms. Fitzpatrick
- Ms. Fowler
- Ms. K. Fowler
- Mrs. Giardina
- Mrs. Gibbs
- Mr. Gibson
- Jodi Hammond-Axberg
Our Story Puerto Rico
Through the "Our Story Project", 70 students from grades 9-12 have a chance to visit Puerto Rico.
The district is considering development of a new website, and your opinion and feedback are paramount.
Women's History Brunch
You're invited - Please join us for a Brunch in collaboration with the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, Trailblazing Women of WNY monument project.
Open Enrollment Options
Students who enroll in UPK during the 23-24 school year must move up based on their original track.
Free Summer Camps!
Free Summer Camp Registration Opens April 19, 2023!
Title VI Public Hearing
LEA will present the Title VI application and provide an opportunity for all individuals to present their views on next year’s Grant.
Girls Who Game Winners!
BPS girls win awards in National Minecraft competition.
Save the Dates!
Our annual Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Summit returns in-person for the first time in three years!
STLP Summer Internship Open
Students! Interested in summer employment with STLP? Click Here!