President's Welcome


Welcome to the Bennett Alumni Website. We are very pleased to now have a high quality website to better serve our many alumni. We hope you will find useful information here and use the website frequently. Among the most important goals of the website is to assist our reunion classes in planning their events and reaching their classmates. If you have any suggestions for us, please let us know.  Are YOU a member of the Bennett High Alumni Association? If not, please join.

Irene McLeish- Greene, President

If you are looking for reunion information, please join our Blog or use our Contact Us form.

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Good Times, Good Friends

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THE BENNETT MEMORIAL WALKWAY AND GARDEN

 

On Friday, September 23, 2016, a glorious fall day, over 50 alumni and their guests gathered to celebrate and dedicate our Memorial Walkway, located in the front of the school.

Paver bricks and a bench, engraved with the names and dates of many special people and events, had memorial candles placed next to them. After a brief ceremony hallowing the space and naming those recognized, the outdoor ceremony concluded with the singing of the Alma Mater followed by a reception at which special memories were shared.

Each year, on the Friday of Alumni Weekend, we will be dedicating and memorializing the new pavers, benches and trees. This year, we will gather on September 22, 2017 to pay homage to our Bennett family. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

If you would like to create a memory for a Bennettonian, living or deceased, please contact Neil Lange at 716-308-5451 or neilriv@aol.com. Bricks range from $75 to $200 depending on size and placement. Tree sponsorship is $850 and granite benches start at $3750.

Feel free to come by the school anytime and visit the garden. “Bennett, Bennett, Thine Forever!”



DO YOU KNOW A BENNETTONIAN WHO DESERVES TO BE HONORED?

 

The Bennett Alumni Association will be holding its 2017 Annual Meeting on September 24 at Milos Restaurant in Williamsville. At that time, we will be celebrating 2017 nominees into the Bennett High School Alumni Honor Roll. What qualifies a person for nomination is outstanding performance in one of the fields of endeavor listed on the form which accompanies this article. We very much look forward to receiving your nominations which must be received before August 30, 2017. Click the button below to print out the form.

 

2017 Nomination Form

 

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SCHOOL ON SATURDAY

ALL WELCOME

Bennett is a Community Schools site. It is open to all on Saturdays for the activities listed below. Everyone is welcome. Come and bring your friends and family. Food is served. Learn and have fun—all free!

Saturday Academy @ the Bennett Campus
April 22nd 9am-12pm

Special Event:
"Easter Egg Hunt"

 

  • Easter Egg Hunt: Find the Golden Egg and win a PRIZE!!
  • WUFO Dream Tent
  • Build A Better Body Work Out
  • Let's Look At Your Credit & Fix It!
  • Landlord Tenant Workshop
  • Creating Legacies Showcase
  • "Who's Nora Zeal Hurston?" A Look At Literature
  • Arts and Crafts 
  • Fundamentals of Swimming
  • Drill/Step/Dance Team Practice
  • Intro. to Greek Language & Culture
  • Create A Pocket Photo Album
  • And more!!!

 Bennett High School 
2885 Main Street | Buffalo, NY 14214
P# 716.816.4010 / 716.816.4250

 Contact us with any questions! 


 

All Alumni and Guests Invited to Bennett Saturday Academy

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The Tigers Live On

Bennett Enjoys Exciting Sports News! 

Headline:  Buffalo News, February 2, 2017, sports page C3

National Signing Day Notebook (excerpt)

Bennett had plenty of reasons to smile Wednesday and not just because Isaiah McDuffie (Boston College) and Brandon Brown (Central Michigan) headlined a list of 10 athletes who earned student-athlete opportunities at either the collegiate or prep school level.

Buffalo Public School Athletic Director Aubrey Lloyd and his district superior David Mauricio confirmed that the Bennett name will live on in area sports lore. Effective the next academic year, all athletic teams at the school will be Tigers.

Football was slated to be the last of the teams to represent Bennett due to a phase-out plan that has since been aborted by the school district. The reboot of the school last September in which the district admitted freshmen for the first time in three years, along with the influence from Bennett Alumni, appears to have played a role in the plan to bring back the Bennett name in sports. Non-football athletes at the school are competing with Middle Early College since there weren’t enough students to field complete teams in other sports. (Football is a merged outfit with other nearby schools that don’t offer sports.)  


 

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See the Buffalo News article about the rebirth of Bennett that appeared in the Tuesday, August 23, 2016, edition of the Buffalo News. Please click the image to view the whole article! 

 

Buffalo News Article

The Alumni Association is grateful for the past and continuing work of everyone who contributed to the Redesign. The front-page picture could have included hundreds who helped save our school. Thanks to everyone involved we can enjoy its proud past and look forward to its promising future.

Honor Garden and Memorial Walkway

A beautiful garden has been built in front of the school and was dedicated in a ceremony on September 23. It features landscaping, a lovely place to sit and the engraved names of those who chose to be part of creating this special place. Stop by and read the “bricks” that have been named and reflect on the ties that bind so many to Bennett. If you are interested n adding a name or sentiment, please call Bennett at 716-816-4250 and leave a message for Neil Lange. He will return your call with the details.

 

Mentoring

In the past few years, the graduation rate at Bennett has increased dramatically. The mentors from our Alumni Associationave been credited with being a major component in this advance. If you have a phone and a little time, you can make auge impact. Please call Bennett at 716-816-4250 and leave a message for Jackie Jordan. She will return your call with thedetails.


Membership and Dues

If you have already sent your dues for your Alumni Association membership for 2016-2017, thank you so much. If you have not, please send a $20 check to the Bennett Alumni Association, 2285 Main St. Buffalo, NY