St. Francis High School

Erie County Department of Health

A Catholic school in Amherst has rejected advice from the Erie County Health Department to go to virtual learning after nine COVID-19 cases were found in three classrooms. This comes as new vaccination sites open Wednesday.

St. Francis students awarded military scholarships

Jun 9, 2016
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Military representatives appeared at St. Francis High School in Hamburg Wednesday. They presented ROTC scholarships to college to four students.  WBFO's Senior Reporter Eileen Buckley reports the students are headed to the Army, Air Force and Marines.


Photo from St. Francis High School

A weather related accident in Hamburg on Friday afternoon has taken the life of a popular St. Francis High School employee.

Sixty-three year old Pamela McDonnell was killed when her car spun out of control on Camp Road and veered into oncoming traffic. McDonnell served at the school for more than twenty years, acting as the secretary to the principal.

According to school alum Shawn Connolly, McDonnell's office work did not prevent her from becoming an integral part of the school and its social events.