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DeSales Student Senate Elects Officers

Students at DeSales Catholic School announced their new student leadership. The following students were elected by their peers to be officers in the Student Senate for the 2019-2020 school year; Riley Doty (President), Jillian Knuutila (Vice President), Hunter Lilley (Secretary) and Cameron Gilson (Sergeant at Arms).  

DeSales is a regional Catholic school educating students from Early Childhood through eighth grade.  Located on Chestnut Ridge Road in Lockport, DeSales welcomes families of all faiths from throughout Eastern Niagara and Orleans counties.  For more information visit


Pictured from left to right; Hunter Lilley, Riley Doty, Jillian Knuutila and Cameron Gilson.

Friday, September 13, 2019/Author: Nicole Fragale/Number of views (7)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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DeSales Hall of Fame Dinner Tickets Available

Planning is underway for the 2019 DeSales Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner.   The community is invited to join in honoring the notable individuals being inducted on Thursday, October 3rd at the Lockport Town & Country Club in Lockport, NY. 

The 2019 inductees are:

Cpl. J. Michael Hens, USMC, Class of 1962

Deborah Rankie Gaskill, Class of 1968

Robert Peer, Class of 1968

Dr. James Shaw, Class of 1972

Mary F. Murphy, Class of 1979

Tickets for the Hall of Fame dinner are still available for a donation of $50 per person, or $95 per couple, and can be reserved by calling the school at (716) 433-6422 ext 407.  Sponsorship opportunities to support the Hall of Fame are also available.  The event will begin at 6:00pm with a cash bar, followed by dinner at 7:00pm.  On Friday, October 4th, the inductees and their families will join the students and faculty at DeSales Catholic School for Mass in the DeSales’ Gym.   The names of this year's honorees are being added to the Hall of Fame plaque on display at DeSales, which will be unveiled at 9:15am, just prior to the Mass.   Chairmen of the 2019 Alumni Hall of Fame are Mark Jaekle and Mike Mullane.

The Hall of Fame dinner will help to fund tuition assistance grants at DeSales Catholic School, providing an opportunity for current and future students to enjoy the benefits of a quality Catholic education.   As one of the largest Regional Elementary Schools in the Diocese of Buffalo, DeSales is dedicated to offering Preschool through - eighth grade students of all faiths the opportunity for a quality Catholic education.  Through the generosity of alumni, parents, and friends in the community, DeSales is able to award thousands of dollars in tuition assistance grants to dozens of local families each year.  Requests for tuition assistance have increased in recent years, and events such as the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Dinner will provide additional financial support for students in need. 

DeSales is Eastern Niagara County’s only Catholic School, serving students in Early Childhood Education through Eighth grade.  For more information call (716) 433-6422 ext 407 or visit



Photo Caption: DeSales Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame Co-Chairman, Mike Mullane ’74 with DeSales Principal and 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee, Karen Judge Rahill ‘87.

Thursday, September 12, 2019/Author: Nicole Fragale/Number of views (6)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Swim Knights Prepare for 2019 Season

The DeSales Knights swimmers return for the 2019 Neumann Catholic Swim League season, which begins Sunday, September 22, 2019. The swim Knights boys and girls team will start the season at 12:30 p.m. with a meet against St. Peter and Paul at Buffalo State College.


DeSales team captain is Jack Strong. Jack is the son of Michael and April Strong. Jack will be swimming his last season for the Neuman Catholic League as he prepares to graduate from DeSales. He plans on continuing his swim career with the Lockport High School Lions next year.


The DeSales swim team has seen many new changes and faces this year with the exit of last year’s eighth grade class. The team is thankful and proud to retain Coach Mark Fragale. Coach Fragale has been a long time coach for the DeSales Knight swimmers. Although his daughter has since graduated from DeSales his love for the sport and the children has kept him at DeSales as head coach. 


The team would like to welcome the following new Knights to the team: Chloe Collins, Rylan Collins, Mia Collins, Grace Keppler, Margaret Manning, Angelo Morello, Leo Pynn, Charlotte Sidote and Nathan Tomaino.


The team is also pleased to welcome back the following Knights swimmers for another great season: Ava Achtyl, Bethany Case, Morgan Case, Jonathan Cordle, Roger Cordle, Evelyn Couturier, Nathan Couturier, Samantha Fox, Maggie Galley, Jude Genewick, Karoline Griffin, Jillian Johnson, Jordan Kirchberger, Jillian Knuutila, Dylan Lamont, Lydia Lamont, Gabe McQueen, Danny Rahill, Gavin Rignel, Jack Strong and Ella Wysochanski.


DeSales is eastern Niagara County’s only Catholic School, welcoming students of all faiths in preschool through eighth grade.


For more information on DeSales and/or its swim program, call (716)433-6422 or visit


Photo:  Pictured Head Coach Mark Fragale with DeSales Swim Team Captain, 8th grader Jack Strong

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Picture Day

Picture Day will be  September 24, 2019

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