The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation, Inc. will hold a dedication ceremony on Saturday, November 10 beginning at 9:30 a.m with refreshments in the high school cafeteria. The Veterans Memorial Bench will be dedicated at the flag pole at the main entrance of the high school as well as the official naming of the stone tigers, Duke and Ivy. The high school music department will be featured as well as an Amherst alumnus and veteran, Retired Colonel Edward Seiffert ‘58 (a 30 year U.S. Marine Aviator). A table and benches in the rear courtyard of the high school will also be dedicated, made possible by the generous donation of the Wilber family in memory of their parents, Correnne & Herb Wilber, Jr. Pole Banners in the Washington lot and in front of the Middle School were also made possible by the Wilber Memorial Fund. Mr. Wilber was a former guidance counselor and coach at the high school.
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If you would like to make a donation to Amherst Central Alunni Foundation, Inc., please follow this link.
From Anthony Panella, Superintendent of Schools, Amherst CSD:
It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the news of Dr. Paul Wietig’s passing last night. As many of you are aware, he served as a teacher, administrator and mentor to many in this community. His last post in the district was as Deputy Superintendent, prior to his retirement in 2007.
For those of you who never met him, it is hard to express how much Paul meant to this district. He was proud to be part of this family; in fact, he was one of the driving forces behind our family atmosphere. His dedication to the children was always at the forefront of his intentions. In fact, when grappling with a tough decision he often paused to ask, “What is best for the students?”
Paul was truly selfless – he took pride in putting the needs of others first. His network was expansive and his name became synonymous with the Amherst Central School District. He made the ultimate investment in our district by living in the community, sending his children to our schools and supporting our mission. If you had the pleasure of teaching his children, you know he was an active parent that offered his full support for you as a teacher.
It may seem like an understatement, but this school district meant as much to Dr. Wietig as he did to the district. For more reflection please view the article below from the Amherst Bee printed shortly after Dr. Wietig’s retirement.
Here is a link to Dr. Wietig’s death notice in Buffalo News:
Amherst Alumni Night for the Amherst Operetta Association’s 2016 production of Grease is on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:30PM.
The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation is a proud supporter of arts in the district and this is our 25th Alumni Night at the Operetta!
There will be a special alumni section for Tiger Alumni. You can make this a mini-reunion with Tiger friends and family.
To purchase tickets you can use our order form and mail in or you can use the PayPal button to purchase via credit/debit card. ***Tickets will be mailed a week or two in advance of performance. If tickets aren’t mailed, we will have a will call table for alumni at show. We will send email out to confirm either way.
Tickets: $10.00 – Seniors 62 and Over, $8.00
Click here to purchase tickets and reserve your seats today—>
If you attended “Guys & Dolls” at the high school auditorium, maybe you got to see the first row of seats that have been dedicated by alumni, parents, faculty, etc. The next wave of seat dedications will be mounted in June this year.
This is an opportunity for you to remember someone special, put your own name on, put your family’s name on or dedicate a seat to anyone you like. It is also a great way to support the arts in Amherst Schools. All proceeds go to our grant program to help fill funding voids.
For more information about dedicating a seat, click here—>