Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts

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Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
School192Buffalo.JPG
Address
450 Masten Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14209
Coordinates42°54′53″N 78°51′35″W / 42.914589°N 78.859673°W / 42.914589; -78.859673Coordinates: 42°54′53″N 78°51′35″W / 42.914589°N 78.859673°W / 42.914589; -78.859673
Information
School typePublic, magnet high school
Founded1977
School districtBuffalo Public Schools
School number192
PrincipalJody J. Covington
Assistant PrincipalsRebecca L. Ryan
Jonathan P. Welka
Grades512
Color(s)          Black and Yellow
Website

The Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts (BAVPA) is a magnet performing arts high school and part of Buffalo, New York's public school system. It serves grades 5-12 and requires students to apply in the field of their desired major concentration. Majors taught in the school are Dance, Media, Music, Technical Theater, Theater Arts, and Visual Arts.[1]

BAVPA is affiliated with several community arts/performance organizations and colleges, including Hallwalls, WKBW-TV, Buffalo State College, and the University at Buffalo.

History[edit]

BAVPA was founded in 1977 as a magnet school, based on a recent court order demanding that Buffalo desegregate its schools. It was originally located at School 87 (then known as Clinton Junior High School) located 333 Clinton Street in the Lower East Side of Buffalo. Due to size constraints, the school moved to its current location in 2007. The new building, located at 450 Masten Avenue in Buffalo, is the former home to Woodlawn Junior High School and Buffalo Traditional School. Prior to that, it was the site of Offermann Stadium.

Former Principals[edit]

Previous assignment and reason for departure denoted in parentheses

Former Assistant Principals[edit]

  • Mr. Henry J. Klee–1984-1990 (Principal - Bennett High School, retired)
  • Mr. Calvin J. Baxter–1992-1997 (Assistant Principal - South Park High School, named Director of Humanities of Buffalo Public Schools)
  • Mr. Thaddeus W. Weselak–1997-2000 (Assistant Principal - Kensington High School, retired)
  • Mrs. Ramona Y. Thomas-Reynolds–2000-2002 (Administrative Intern - McKinley Vocational High School, named Principal of West Hertel Academy)
  • Mrs. Patricia J. Welch-Thomas–?-2005 (Art teacher - Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts, named Principal of South Park High School[2])
  • Ms. Wendy L. Richards–2002-2005 (Coordinator - Western New York School Support Center, named Assistant Principal of Grover Cleveland High School)
  • Mr. Thomas C. Aquino–2005-2006 (Assistant Principal - Seneca Vocational High School, retired[3])
  • Mr. Larry J. Hunley–2005-2006 (Assistant Principal - Seneca Vocational High School, named Assistant Principal of Academy School 131[4])
  • Ms. Jody Covington–2006-2011 (Assistant Principal - Academy School 131,[4] named Interim Principal of Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts)
  • Dr. Eileen H. Czarnecki–2005-2014 (Assistant Principal - Grover Cleveland High School, retired)

Administration[edit]

BAVPA's former building (1977-2007)
Year Superintendent Principal Assistant Principals
1976-1977 Eugene Reville Philip Lafornara
1977-1978 Eugene Reville Philip Lafornara
1978-1979 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber
1979-1980 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber
1980-1981 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber
1981-1982 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber
1982-1983 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber
1983-1984 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber
1984-1985 Eugene Reville Elmer Schamber Henry Klee
1985-1986 Eugene Reville David Hess Henry Klee
1986-1987 Eugene Reville David Hess Henry Klee
1987-1988 Eugene Reville David Hess Henry Klee
1988-1989 Eugene Reville David Hess Henry Klee
1989-1990 Albert Thompson* David Hess Henry Klee
1990-1991 Albert Thompson David Hess
1991-1992 Albert Thompson Barb Schnell
1992-1993 Albert Thompson Ron Meer Calvin Baxter
1993-1994 Albert Thompson Ron Meer Calvin Baxter
1994-1995 Albert Thompson Ron Meer Calvin Baxter
1995-1996 Albert Thompson Ron Meer Calvin Baxter
1996-1997 Jim Harris Deb Smith Calvin Baxter
1997-1998 Jim Harris Deb Smith Ted Weselak
1998-1999 Jim Harris Deb Smith Ted Weselak
1999-2000 Jim Harris Deb Smith Ted Weselak
2000-2001 Marion Canedo Kevin Kazmierczak Ramona Reynolds Pat Welch
2001-2002 Marion Canedo Kevin Kazmierczak Ramona Reynolds Pat Welch
2002-2003 Marion Canedo Kevin Kazmierczak Wendy Richards Pat Welch
2003-2004 Marion Canedo Kevin Kazmierczak Wendy Richards Pat Welch
2004-2005 Yvonne Hargrave* Kevin Kazmierczak Wendy Richards Pat Thomas
2005-2006 James Williams Kevin Kazmierczak Eileen Czarnecki Aquino/Hunley
2006-2007 James Williams Kevin Kazmierczak Eileen Czarnecki Jody Covington
2007-2008 James Williams Kevin Kazmierczak Eileen Czarnecki Jody Covington
2008-2009 James Williams Darren Brown Eileen Czarnecki Jody Covington
2009-2010 James Williams Darren Brown Eileen Czarnecki Jody Covington
2010-2011 James Williams Darren Brown Eileen Czarnecki Jody Covington
2011-2012 Amber Dixon* Brown/Covington* Eileen Czarnecki Jon Welka*
2012-2013 Pam Brown Jody Covington Eileen Czarnecki Jon Welka
2013-2014 Pam Brown Jody Covington Eileen Czarnecki Jon Welka
2014-2015 Don Ogilvie* Jody Covington Rebecca Ryan Jon Welka
2015-2016 Kriner Cash Jody Covington Rebecca Ryan Jon Welka
2016-2017 Kriner Cash Jody Covington Rebecca Ryan Jon Welka
2017-2018 Kriner Cash Jody Covington Rebecca Ryan Jon Welka
2018-2019 Kriner Cash Jody Covington Rebecca Ryan Jon Welka
2019-2020 Kriner Cash Jody Covington Rebecca Ryan Jon Welka

Famous alumni[edit]

BAVPA's auditorium

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-10-05. Retrieved 2015-04-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2005, December 21). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments[permanent dead link].
  3. ^ Buffalo Public Schools (2006 May 10). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments[permanent dead link].
  4. ^ a b Buffalo Public Schools (2006, November 1). Meeting of the Board of Education: Administrative Appointments[permanent dead link].

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