Welcome to the Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association!
Formed in 2007, our purpose is to enhance student learning opportunities at our alma mater and bring alumni together for social and professional enjoyment. As of 2015, the Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association (LPAA) has refreshed our original website. This refresh will be an on going process; so please come back to this site frequently to watch our progress.
Bruce Newton '65
President, Lew-Port Alumni Association
January 24, 2017
Gary J. Raby, Sr.
Apr 19, 1953 - Jan 20, 2017
The LPAA is sad to announce the passing of one our original LPAA Board of Directors, Gary Raby. Gary, age 63 of Lewiston, died on Friday, January 20, 2017 in Niagara Hospice House after a lengthy illness.
He was a 1971 Lewiston-Porter graduate and a 1976 graduate of Niagara University with a Bachelor's in Physical Education. Gary is best known around the Lew-Port Campus as "the High Five Coach." He had coached the Cross Country and Track Teams for many years. Gary was the chief organizer for the LPAA's main fund raising event, The Jason Raby 5K Race, which was a memorium for his late son, Jason.
Paul Casseri, Superintendent of Schools and LPAA BOD member, shared his thoughts about Gary, "Gary was an awesome guy. He has touched the lives of so many young people through his gentle demeanor and his ebullient approach to life. The LPAA BOD all had the great opportunity to work very closely with him on the Jason Raby Memorial Run. Gary would always say at the end of the day it was always about family. To Gary, I say your whole Lew-Port family has you and your family in our thoughts and prayers."
January 09, 2017
Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association Active
The Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association
(LPAA) has quite the following across the Niagara region. With 17 Board Members
on the roster and many active alumni who coordinate and support community
events, the LPAA continues to enrich the lives of their classmates on a social
level while helping the Lewiston-Porter Central School District on a fiscal
LPAA President, Bruce Newton ’65, and Vice
President, Edward Engel ’58, are leading the charge and working diligently to
engage with alumni from all classes. In addition
to maintaining the LPAA Facebook page and website, this duo, along with 15
other Board Members are also responsible for coordinating reunions, Distinguished
Alumni awards, maintaining class rosters, and hosting fundraisers that benefit
Mini Grants and scholarships for Lewiston-Porter faculty and students.
This past summer was a busy one for the
LPAA. They hosted the Annual Jason Raby Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk
held in August 2016 and the Lewiston-Porter Class of 1966 50th Reunion, “Back Together Again”
in September. The
race saw over 120 participants cross the finish line and the Lewiston-Porter alumni
weekend reunited many graduates who reconnected at a co-ed golf outing,
homecoming class social mixer, Niagara Jet Adventure, Rainbow Air helicopter
rides over Niagara Falls, and a dinner at the Youngstown Yacht Club.
In addition to maintaining a strong fellowship
within the Lewiston-Porter alumni circle, the LPAA is “aiming higher” and
working tirelessly to give back to students within the District. Proceeds from
benefits like the Annual Jason Raby Memorial 5K Run help to support current
Lewiston-Porter students. Along with the forward-thinking central District
Office, dedicated teachers and staff, and a plethora of extra-curricular
activities, the LPAA helps to supplement the enrichment of students.
The past fall, the LPAA awarded ten Mini
Grants to Lewiston-Porter teachers totaling $4,222.00 in aid. Mini Grants are
given to faculty and staff who plan to implement unique projects, programs, and
resources within their classes, school-related activities, and clubs. These
grants provide creative and innovative opportunities for students, which may
not otherwise be funded.
Buffalo Business First ranked
Lewiston-Porter as the overall number 9 top-rated school district out of the 96
districts across Western New York in June 2016. Lewiston-Porter also made the
Honor Roll of WNY outstanding school systems. The LPAA is proud of the ranking
which their alma mater achieved. They are also delighted to play a role in
giving students and teachers access to additional learning opportunities
through Mini Grants and scholarships, bridging community involvement and
student success. They hope their efforts played a role in the notoriety the
If you are interested in assisting the
LPAA, making a donation, or re-connecting with classmates, please visit the Lewiston-Porter
Alumni website at www.lew-port.com/alumni
click the “Join the LPAA” link. The more
Lewiston-Porter alumni involved, the more scholarships and grants they are able
November 15, 2016
Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association Announces
2016 Mini Grant Recipients
The Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association (LPAA) is 17
Board Members strong and growing. The arm of this organization reaches far
across the District and throughout the Lewiston-Porter Community. In addition
to remaining in contact with their classmates through reunions, community
events, and social gatherings, the LPAA is “aiming higher” and works tirelessly
to give back to students within the District.
In November 2016, the LPAA awarded ten Mini Grants to
Lew-Port teachers totaling $4,222.00 in aid. Mini Grants are given to faculty
and staff who plan to implement unique projects, programs, or resources within
their classes, school-related activities, and clubs. These grants provide
creative and innovative opportunities for students that may not otherwise be funded.
The following teachers
and their projects were awarded for the 2016-2017 school year:
“Flexible Seating” by Kristen Maggi
Seating” by Angela Van Egmond
Reading” by Maryann Parker
Response to Intervention” by Michelle Broughman
to Learn with Legos” by Laree DeFranco
Middle School” Musicals by Susan Gentile and Jacey Dietz
Resources” by Colleen Duffy
Curriculum Enhancement” by Michelle Hinchliffe
Close Up with Macro Photography” by Carrie Popielski
Display Materials” by Brett Coppins and the Art Department
Grant recipients, Susan Gentile, Middle School
Secretary, along with Middle School Drama and Musical Director, Jacey Diez,
applied for and received a $500 Mini Grant for the Middle School Theater
Program. Gentile applied when she noticed the audio equipment for the Middle
School play was out of date. “You couldn't hear
the students speak. All their hard work and all the words and jokes were half-caught.”
With the $500, Gentile and Diez joyfully purchased wireless microphones to be
used in future Middle School productions. Diez expresses, “We are very excited
about this new grant from the Alumni Association. With this new grant for
microphones at the Middle School, we intend to hold various fundraisers on its
stage throughout this spring and into next year to support the restoration of
the Middle School Theater Program, including bake sales, a Drama Club Cabaret
Night, and a new
event for next year: ‘The Middle
School's Lancer Talent Show 2017.’”
Mini Grants are made possible through fundraising
efforts of the LPAA. They are certainly appreciated by the recipients and
students who utilize the new tools and resources. If you are interested in
assisting the LPAA or in making a donation, please click the “Join the LPAA” link. You can also view the other programs they
support. The more Lewiston-Porter alumni
involved, the more scholarships and grants they are able to fund.
For more information and pictures of this year's recipients, please click here to visit our Mini Grants page.
May 2, 2016
Online Payment Available for Pre-registration for 2016 Raby 5K Race
If you preregister for this year's Raby 5K Race you now have the option to use PayPal to pay your entrance fee. Log on to the 5K Memorial Race and follow the instructions for the Entry Application and Payment options.
April 16, 2016
Joe Dolansky - Class of 1958 Obituary
More information in the Class of 58 Tab
Pictures from 2009 to 2015 5K Memorial Races
These pictures are now filed under the 5K Memorial Race Tab
March 30, 2016
Past Jason Raby 5K Race Results Now Available
Race results from previous years are now posted under the 5K Memorial Run Tab. Also posted is the application for this year's 2016 Race.
February 24, 2016
Class Reunion Information
If you are in the process of organizing an upcoming Class Reunion and would like to have Event /Contact information broadcast through the LPAA web site; please Email me ( email@example.com ) with your info. I'll have it filed under the Class Reunion tab. Please check out the Class of 1966 for an example.
February 1, 2016
Capital Project Update
On January 27 the LPAA Board of Directors were given the opportunity to view the Capital Project that is going on at all the school buildings in the district. The bond is for $26,000,000. Updates include; heating, PA, clock systems, new high school entrance, new stairs for better traffic flow, updated kitchen, windows, sidewalks/ curbs, security, state of the art fitness room,lighting, asbestos removal, Phys Ed facilities and flooring. All updates comply to the newest health and safety standards. The windows, doors, insulation and heating systems will save taxpayers dollars.This project will not be completed until 2017 due to its size.
We thought the school was up-to-date when we attended Lew-Port. The Fitness Room alone will put most colleges to shame. Wait until you see the new Lew-Port!
January 24, 2016
Class of 1966 50th Reunion Information
Details and a Registration Form for the upcoming 50th Class of 1966 Reunion have been posted under the Class Reunion Tab.
The most current Class Roster / Contact Information has been posted in the Class Roster folder.
January 12, 2016
George Decker's 101st Birthday
Everyone's favorite math teacher ( at least through my graduating year of 1965 ) will be 101 years old on February 16. He is in good health and enjoys talking and visiting with people. His mind is very sharp. Thank God he did not have to teach us Common Core Math!
Send him a card at 440 Tryon Drive, Lewiston, NY 14092. He will appreciate it.
November 13, 2015
LPAA Mini Grant Award Winners Posted
The winners of the 2015-2016 LPAA Mini Grants have been posted under the "Mini Grant" tab in the left column.
LPAA Membership Udate
After reactivating the LPAA PayPal account; the Membership application tab has been reopened. You now have the option to join / pay electronically or sending in the application by mail and paying with a personal check. As we bring our website to life, you can get a better understanding of what the LPAA does for the Lew-Port School district and appreciate how your membership fee will be used to improve the students' educational experience.
November 3, 2015
Class Rosters / Contact Information
You will notice that we have included a new Tab / Feature in our Alumni Index. This Tab is "Class Rosters / Contact Information". If you have an Excel Spread sheet that was compiled for your upcoming or past Class Reunion please forward a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include it in this section.
2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners
The Awards and Nomination section has the bios of the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award winners. If you have an Alumni you would like to nominate, please complete and forward the Nomination Form.
Your Participation with the LPAA Helps Lew-Port Students Today and Re-connections Friendships from the Past
We are doing this with a “full service” menu of programs and activities that support academic and extra-curricular activities at all four Lew-Port Schools. By supporting reunions and community activities we also facilitate alumni and friends gathering for camaraderie and celebration.
We encourage alumni, locally and throughout the world, to join us by participating in the Association activities on site at Lew-Port and in the local community. You can also join in by providing financial support which directly contributes to producing graduates that can successfully transition into the world of higher education, business or personal endeavors.
Browse through the Website to learn more about our specific programs such as mini-grants, scholarships, distinguished alumni, reunion support, freshman orientation, and collaboration with others organizations that all create exciting opportunities for Lew-Port students, teachers, alumni and community.
Do become part to this unique Alumni Association. As active alumni you too can become an integral part of our award winning Lewiston-Porter School.
Bruce Newton '65
President, Lew-Port Alumni Association