Williamsville, NY- The United States Department of Education has recognized Maple West Elementary as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence designation. Students at Maple West Elementary invited Senator Mike Ranzenhofer to celebrate the school's new designation.
Picture: Senator Ranzenhofer congratulates faculty, staff, students, and parents as part of the school's celebration.
Earlier this year, Fourth-Grade Teacher Craig Schroth and his students wrote to Senator Ranzenhofer with a suggestion for new legislation, a bill to designate yogurt as New York's official state snack. The fourth-graders developed the proposal while studying the history and government of New York State. Since then, Senator Ranzenhofer has introduced the class's bill in the New York State Senate. Click here to review the legislation.
Picture: Senator Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Steve Hawley pose with Schroth's fourth-grade class after a yogurt rally.
Genesee County SCOPE members visit Senator Mike Ranzenhofer in the State Capital. Picture: SCOPE members pose with Senator Ranzenhofer and Assemblyman Steve Hawley for a picture in The Well of the Legislative Office Building.
Williamsville, NY - Senator Ranzenhofer joins the Williamsville School District and Williamsville Education Foundation for a ribbon-cutting to officially reopen the Space Lab Planetarium, marking the completion of $290,000 in renovations to the facility.
Photo (from left to right): Planetarium Director Mark Percy, Ranzenhofer, Williamsville Education Foundation President Trey Measer and Williamsville School District Superintendent Dr. Scott Martzloff.
Williamsville, NY- Senator Ranzenhofer checks out the recently completed renovations to the Space Lab Planetarium at Williamsville North High School. Senator Ranzenhofer secured $290,000 in State funding to replace the hemispheric dome, install a new computer control system for the star projector and repair the structure's roof.
Senator Ranzenhofer offers remarks at the dedication ceremony for the Sweet Home Military Wall of Honor. The Wall of Honor recognizes graduates of Sweet Home High School who have served in the United States Military.
Rochester, NY - Over forty residents attended Senator Ranzenhofer's Meet & Greet on November 7th. Senator Ranzenhofer hosted the event at Arnett Public Library to give residents an opportunity to meet with their representative in State government.
Buffalo, NY - Senator Mike Ranzenhofer talks about how to best advocate for increased access to and recognition of computer science in New York's education system. The local chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association held its fifth annual Fall Conference at Buffalo State College on October 18.
Williamsville, NY- Senator Ranzenhofer joined represenatives from National Grid, NYSERDA and ChargePoint to unveil a new, two-car electric vehicle charging station at Tops Markets in Williamsville.
"New York State has witnessed a a five-fold increase in the number of electric vehicles on its roadways in just the last year alone. Now more than ever, an infrastructure of charging stations are necessary to support this growing part of our economy," said Ranzenhofer. "The public-private partnership between ChargePoint, National Grid and NYSERDA will provide another convenient charge to owners of electric cars in Williamsville and all across Western New York."
Rochester, NY- Deb Leary, Southwest Quadrant Manager for Branch Libraries, gives a tour of the Arnett Public Library to Senator Ranzenhofer. The Arnett Branch Library is located at 310 Arnett Boulevard.