Canisius High School

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Two local high school graduates received a little extra help for college Tuesday. Amaya Walker and Eric Kegler received $500 scholarships in the 11th annual Romeo Doyle Muhammad scholarship awards from Eva Doyle.

Canisius High School

Award-winning television writer and producer Tom Fontana returns to his hometown Saturday for the Downtown Jesuits Distinguished Speaker Series, beginning at 2 p.m. at St. Michael's Church in Buffalo. The Hollywood legend is widely credited with creating the gritty mix of humor and realism we see in modern, hour-long drama series. All this from the young man who worked at Freddie's Doughnuts while a student at Canisius High School. He also did not shy away from some non-Hollywood questions in an interview with WBFO's Marian Hetherly.

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A Canisius High School senior has made a remarkable recovery from a severe spinal cord injury.  WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says he's now using his own experience to help others.

Student Journals: Canisius’s Jesuit education

Aug 2, 2017
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A Canisius High School student reflected on his time spent at the all-boys, Jesuit school as part of our Student Journals project. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley says he's now ready to head to college. 

Canisius High School ready to create new art center

May 23, 2017
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Canisius High School in Buffalo is getting ready to create a new art center.  The school has purchased the Conners mansion at 1140 Delaware Avenue on Delaware. It is directly across from the school campus at the corner of Delaware and West Ferry Street. 

War vet honored in long awaited class photo

Dec 28, 2016
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Canisius High School in Buffalo unveiled a new photo of the class of 1944 to honor a veteran who missed his class photo to serve in World War II.

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As more and more schools hook up to high-tech, digital learning, school libraries are dramatically changing. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley visited Canisius High School in Buffalo to check out the newly renovated library.   


Students participate in lesson of ‘mercy’

Dec 17, 2015
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A Roman Catholic church on Buffalo's East Side continues a tremendous task of feeding those in need this holiday season.  St. Luke's Mission of Mercy to help provides more than two-thousand families with food bags. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley watched the process as area students stepped up to volunteer.

New leader selected at Canisius High School

Apr 23, 2015
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

After a tumultuous  school year, Canisius High School in Buffalo will have a new leader.

Canisius High School making reforms

Feb 20, 2015
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Some new reforms are being issued at Canisius High School in Buffalo in wake of last year's firing of its dean of students.  An independent review has revealed several issues.

Canisius High football captain tossed out of play

Dec 4, 2014

The captain of Canisius High School's football team won't be able to play in this Sunday's New York State  Catholic Championship game.  WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says a penalty from a game last weekend tossed him out final play.

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A pair of statements have been released by administrators at Canisius High School regarding the suspension of a student athlete and the firing of a former Dean of Students.

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The Canisius High School Board of Trustees will begin a full review and investigation into the recent suspension of a student athlete and the employment termination of the former Dean of Students. WBFO News has obtained statements from both the board and the school's President, Father Joseph , Costantino,   S.J.

Williamsville native found at WVU frat house has died

Nov 14, 2014
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A college freshman from Western New York has died following a "catastrophic medical emergency" at a West Virginia University fraternity house.


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While the focus on Canisius High School's firing of its' Dean and disciplinary action against one of its top football players continues, the Crusaders pulled out a 62-19 win over Saint Francis High school at Ralph Wilson Stadium last night. 

Canisius High offers little information

Nov 13, 2014
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Controversy continues to mount at Canisius High School in Buffalo, but there are few answers.  On Monday the school confirmed Dean of Students Beck O'Connor was out. It was also revealed that senior and star football player Brad Zaffram was suspended from post-season football. 

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Two major developments occurring at Canisius High School in Buffalo.  WBFO's Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says one involves a top administrator -- the other a nationally ranked football player.

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While many schools require State Regents testing a local Catholic high school provides college preparatory training without Regents. In this Focus on Education interview WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talks with the president of Canisius High School in Buffalo learning about the school's core value diversity.

Teen shares his football concussion story

Jun 13, 2014
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A recent high school graduate is sharing his concussion story with other local students to promote sports safety.  In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says he underwent a 14-month recovery during his junior year.

Obama nominates Buffalo native to be labor secretary

Mar 18, 2013

President Barack Obama has chosen Buffalo native Thomas E. Perez, a top Justice Department official, to be the next secretary of labor, calling him a consensus builder whose ``story reminds us of this country's promise.''

Jesuit high school turns to iPads in the classroom

Feb 17, 2012
WBFO News photo by Marian Hetherly

Canisius High School in Buffalo says it's the natural evolution of education.  The private Jesuit high school for boys has become one of the first school in Western New York to invest in strategic one-to-one computing. 

This means both teachers and students are using iPads as an integral part of the daily learning experience. 

WBFO's Marian Hetherly talked with representatives at the school, who say the iPad is stimulating engagement, creativity and efficiency.