Foundation Selling Raffle Tickets for June 18 “Golf Ball Drop”

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The Olean City School District Foundation, in conjunction with the OHS Alumni Association, is selling raffle tickets for a June 18 “Golf Ball Drop” at Bartlett Country Club.

The drop will reward the four closest golf balls to our target, and award the following prizes:

  1. Four-Piece Cutco Knife Set
  2. $200 Cash
  3. Golf Bag from Rick’s Golf World
  4. $100 Cash

The drop kicks off the annual Red and Gold Scramble, which is scheduled for June 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Bartlett Country Club.

To purchase raffle tickets (1-for-$10 or 3-for-$20), or for more information about the tournament, please email ocsdfoundation@gmail.com.

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Foundation Elects 2016 Officials; O’Connell, Edstrom Retire from Board

The Olean City School District (OCSD) Foundation Board of Directors elected new officers at its annual meeting this May. Additionally, long-time board members Linda Edstrom and Dr. Brian O’Connell have retired from the foundation.

Janine Scholla was unanimously selected as foundation president. Mrs. Scholla joined the board in 2014 and serviced as vice president in 2015. She brings decades of educational experience to the position, having served as a teacher in the Olean district for 25 years. Mrs. Scholla replaces Steve Pancio, ’78, whose term as president expired.

New Foundation president Janine Scholla

New Foundation president Janine Scholla

Kyle Leslie, ’02 was unanimously selected as board vice president. A three-year board member, she will oversee the foundation’s annual Academic Wall of Fame nominations, and assist with other committees, programs and fundraisers to raise money for children in the district.

Lauren Stuff was re-elected board secretary, while Dan Stetz was re-elected treasurer.

Ms. Edstrom and Dr. O’Connell are retiring from the board after more than a decade of service for each. The two former board members were instrumental in forwarding the foundation’s mission to enhance the educational experience for students in the district.

Dr. Brian O'Connell (L) and Linda Edstrom have retired their terms on the OCSD Foundation Board of Directors.

Dr. Brian O’Connell (L) and Linda Edstrom have retired their terms on the OCSD Foundation Board.

The OCSD Foundation provides funds for programs, initiatives and/or equipment that otherwise would not be made available to Olean students. Making this possible are the foundation’s annual fundraising events, including the upcoming Red and Gold Scramble and Golf Ball Drop and the Olean High School Commemorative Walkway Project. For more information, email ocsdfoundation@gmail.com.

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Download our New Academic WOF Nomination Form

Nominations for 2017 Academic Wall of Fame inductees are due by December 31, 2016.

Nomination forms can be downloaded by clicking on the following link, and returned to the OCSD Foundation by emailing ocsdfoundation@gmail.com or mailing to 410 West Sullivan St., Olean, NY 14760.

Academic WOF Nomination Form

For more information on the nomination process, contact Vice President Janine Scholla by emailing globe614@msn.com.

 

 

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Foundation Participates in Alumni Weekend

The OCSD Foundation formally inducted two individuals to the Olean City School District Academic Wall of Fame during Friday’s Alumni Weekend dinner at Premier Banquet Center in Olean. The Foundation also teamed up with the Alumni Association to raise thousands of dollars for both organizations through the Red and Gold Scramble on Saturday at Bartlett Country Club.

L to R: Board Member Anita Schmidt, Board Member Adam Bennett, Vice President Janine Scholla

L to R: Board Member Anita Schmidt, Board Member Adam Bennett, Vice President Janine Scholla

L to R: Board Member Adam Bennett, WOF Inductee Susan DaPolito Jadlowski, Michelle Pancio (accepting for WOF Inductee Steven Pancio, Jr.) and Board Member Linda Edstrom.

L to R: Board Member Adam Bennett, WOF Inductee Susan DaPolito Jadlowski, Michelle Pancio (accepting for WOF Inductee Steven Pancio, Jr.) and Board Member Linda Edstrom.

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Foundation Inducts Two Members to District Academic WOF

The Olean City School District (OCSD) Foundation announced the induction of two individuals to the district’s Academic Wall of Fame. Susan DaPolito Jadlowski, class of 1971, and Steven Ives Pancio II, class of 2005, make up the 2015 class of inductees, and will be honored at the 132nd Annual Olean High School Alumni Banquet at Premier Banquet Center on Friday, June 19.

Susan DaPolito Jadlowski

Susan DaPolito Jadlowski, ’71

DaPolito Jadlowski began her career as a licensed practical nurse graduating from St. Francis Hospital in Olean. She later completed her Associate’s Degree in Nursing, and while working full time as a registered nurse, she attended the University of Texas Health Science Center and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing while being presented with the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Award. Upon receiving a full grant from the Sheltering Arms Society, DaPolito Jadlowski went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Nursing and Administration. She credits Olean teachers and the Olean community as setting a foundation for her future success, and has continued to give back to others, mentoring nurses and other medical professionals in the continuation of their education and advocating for the rights of patients throughout the entirety of her career. DaPolito Jadlowski has served in several positions in the medical field, including Associate Administrator, Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In 2014 she was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. She has guided Memorial Hermann Northwest to many prestigious honors, including a top ranking among Houston hospitals by US News and World Report. DaPolito Jadlowski was named one of 20 outstanding nurses by the Texas Nurses Association for her contributions to not only the medical field as a whole, but overall growth of the nursing profession.

Steven Ives Pancio II

Steven Ives Pancio II, ’05

Pancio was a National Honor Society member, three sport athlete and four year class president in his time at OHS. Following graduation, he went on to demonstrate significant academic accomplishments in the orthopedic surgery field. A 2009 Phi Beta Kappa member and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University at Buffalo, he received his Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences, as well as the SUNY Buffalo Chancellors’ Award for Student Excellence. In May of 2013, Pancio received his Doctor of Medicine with Summa Cum Laude honors, along with the coveted SUNY Buffalo’s Medical Alumni Association Dean’s Award for participation in extracurricular activities while maintaining a high standard of academic excellence. His accolades also include the 2009 SUNY Buffalo’s Dorothy H. Mass Community Engagement Award, the 2013 Dr. Benjamin and Lila Obletz Award for Academic Achievement and Interest in Orthopedic Surgery, as well as membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Richard Sarkin/Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. In 2014, Pancio was accepted into the world renowned Mayo Clinic of Orthopedic Surgery Program. He has also contributed to several community volunteer programs, including the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Western New York, donating his time to helping to mentor local youth. His accomplishments are a shining reflection on the Olean City School District.

The Olean City School District Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that enhances the educational experience for students in the district.

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Foundation Elects New Executive Officers

Steve Pancio was elected president of the Olean City School District Foundation for the 2015-2016 term.

Steve Pancio was elected president of the Olean City School District Foundation for the 2015-2016 term.

The Olean City School District Foundation board of directors announced the election of new executive officers at its annual meeting this May.

Steve Pancio has been elected president of the foundation for the 2015-2016 term. A graduate of Olean High’s Class of 1978, Mr. Pancio succeeds Adam Bennett (’06), who will remain on the board after stepping down as president following a three year term. Mr. Pancio has been a member of the foundation board since 2006, and previously served as president from 2009-2012.

Janine Scholla has been elected vice president of the foundation. Mrs. Scholla is a retired teacher from the Olean City School District and has been an active member of the foundation since 2013. She also serves on the foundation’s Marketing/Fundraising Committee and will chair the Acadmic Wall of Fame Committee as VP. Mrs. Scholla replaces David Carucci (’78), who spent the last six years as vice president and will remain on the board.

Lauren Stuff was elected board secretary for the 2015-2016 term. A current staff specialist at Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES, Miss Stuff has been a member of the foundation since 2013. She also serves on the board’s Marketing/Fundraising Committee. Miss Stuff replaces Anita Schmidt, who will remain on the board following a three year stint as secretary.

Daniel Stetz was re-elected as board treasurer for the 2015-2016 term. This will be Mr. Stetz’s second year as board tresurer. A retired teacher from the Olean City School District, Mr. Stetz has served on the board since 2011, and is also a member of the Academic Wall of Fame Committee.

The Olean City School District Foundation is a non-profit volunteer organization that raises money to enhance the educational experience for students in the district.

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2014 Gus Macker Another Great Success

Gus Macker 2014

On behalf of the Olean City School District Foundation, I’d like to thank the countless number of volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure this year’s Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament was an incredible success.

We are proud to team with the Olean Sports Booster Club to sponsor the event, which had 1,096 participants this year and brought more than 6,000 people to downtown Olean.

A special thanks goes out to John Irving and Laurie Aloi, who served as co-chairs this year and worked to generate sponsorships, oversee operations, and create an atmosphere that made the Macker a community event instead of just a basketball tournament.

The foundation would also like to thank the Gus Macker Committee, which met multiple times each month to ensure the event would run smoothly. Don and Janine Scholla volunteered their time to run our concession area, which was a massive undertaking. Colleen Taggerty and Gaby Harrington spent the weekend coordinating volunteers; another huge job.

One of the most gratifying things about this tournament is the fact that it’s become a major event in the city on an annual basis. Not only do Gus Macker participants rave about the quality of the event compared to other cities, but all of the hard work by so many volunteers ensures that the city of Olean receives a significant economic and social boost each and every August.

As Mayor Bill Aiello said this weekend, “It’s just a wonderful event for the city. It does my heart good to see so many people enjoy themselves in our community.”

Thank you to everyone who worked to make it such a great event.

 

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 Adam Bennett, ’06
President
 Olean City School District Foundation

 

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Foundation Enjoys Successful Alumni Weekend

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The Olean City School District Foundation enjoyed a successful Alumni Weekend in 2014. The foundation, in conjunction with OHS’ Alumni Association, coordinates the annual Red and Gold Scramble golf tournament, along with the Academic WOF presentation at the alumni dinner at Premier Banquet Center.

The foundation would like to thank all sponsors and participants in the golf tournament, which again was a success. Proceeds raised from the event will help us continue to enhance the educational experience for students in our district.

In addition, the foundation congratulates the three new members of our district’s Academic Wall of Fame, and thanks their families and friends for attending Saturday’s dinner and celebrating their inductions with us.

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Bagazzoli, Eddy, Marcus Officially Inducted Into Academic WOF

L to R: Foundation President Adam Bennett; Gail Dwaileebe Bagazzoli; Christopher L. Eddy; Phyllis Marcus; Foundation Board Member Linda Edstrom

L to R: Foundation President Adam Bennett; Gail Dwaileebe Bagazzoli; Christopher L. Eddy; Phyllis Marcus; Foundation Board Member Linda Edstrom

The Olean City School District Foundation officially inducted three new members to the school district’s Academic Wall of Fame on Saturday.

Gail Dwaileebe Bagazzoli, Brigadier General Christopher L. Eddy and Phyllis Marcus make up the 2014 class of inductees. For more information on them, please visit their pages under the Academic Wall of Fame tab.

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