Western - South

Western - SouthAllegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua

Welcome to Western South!

For more information about this region, please contact:

Lindsey LoBianco
Western South Area Coordinator
Pioneer Middle School
(716) 492-9300 ext. 2546  

Our organization has over 700 members statewide!

We need even more members so we can remain strong as an area and as a profession!  Here are reasons why you should pay your dues and join NYSAFCSE:

- Monday Memos and pertinent information all FACS teachers should know

- Area meetings with networking and curriculum development opportunities 

- State updates and current information on how to keep FACS going strong

- and much, much more!

Congratulations to the following Western South area teachers for winning 2015 NYSAFCSE state level awards!

Thela Snow- Distinguished Service Award

Sara Hochman- Promising New Professional Award


The Western South area is going to have many exciting professional development opportunities available for the 2015-2016 school year.  Here is what we will offer:

Monday May 23, 2016

Where: Persell Middle School- 375 Baker St. Jamestown, NY- Enter the door on the far right wing (closest to Baker St.), the FACS room is the 2nd door on the left
Agenda: Updates from NYSAFCSE state board, updates from NYSED, Professional Development updates, share curriculum ideas/resources using technology
Menu: Salsa chicken & potatoes
Bring: A side dish or dessert to pass, curriculum ideas/resources using technology to share with colleagues, $5-$10 for a NYSAFCE logo item raffle

Please RSVP by May 18th and feel free to pass this information along to anyone you think may want to attend.

Here is what we have done over the past school year:

Thursday March 10, 2016-

Where: Pioneer Middle School- 12132 Co Hwy 54, Delevan, NY 14042- Room E146- Enter the building at the door by the flag pole, turn right, room is the 2nd door on the right
Agenda: Updates from NYSAFCSE state board, updates from NYSED, Professional Development information, curriculum sharing/collaborating
Menu: Baked Potato Bar & salad
Bring: baked potato topping or dessert item (potatoes & salad will be provided), recipes used in your classroom and/or interdisciplinary lesson ideas for our curriculum sharing time

Please RSVP by Friday March 4th and feel free to pass this information along to anyone you think may be interested in attending!

Wednesday October 28, 2015- Local area meeting at Fillmore Central Schools- 104 West Main Street, Fillmore NY  14735 (It is on route 19 A).  Park in front driveway.  Enter the main doors, go to the right.  Go through double doorway (which will be open). FACS room is to your immediate left, it's not far from the lobby. There will be signs. The agenda includes: updates from NYSED, professional development information from the state level, information on upcoming conferences and workshops, lesson ideas from other FACS educators, and much more!  Our hostess will be providing pulled pork, please bring a dish to pass for dinner (sides, desserts, drinks, etc.)  Bring a lesson idea to share, money to purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win some FACS logo items.  Please respond to llobianco@pioneercsd.org by Friday October 23rd to confirm or decline your attendance.

 To learn more about our area and view our photo gallery visit our Western South weebly page.