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WEBUTUCK —  Students and faculty members of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District will see a familiar face walking down the halls this coming school year, when Ken Sauer returns as principal of Webutuck High School (WHS).

Before he was involved with the administrative side of the education system, Sauer was employed as a teacher in the Finger Lakes region of New York for 15 years. From 2004 to 2007, he took on the role of principal for WHS before accepting a principal’s job in western New York. 

After the district asked him to come back,...

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Webutuck teacher arrested for ‘forcibly touching’ students

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WEBUTUCK — Two students from the North East (Webutuck) Central School District have charged  that high school science teacher Craig Trachtenberg inappropriately touched them. Trachtenberg, 57, was arrested on Tuesday, March 28, at the New York State Police Dover Plains barracks. 
A resident of Hyde Park, Trachtenberg has taught at Webutuck High School for roughly 30 years. He was charged with two counts of forcible touching and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

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The science behind an educational night at Webutuck

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WEBUTUCK— The halls of Eugene Brooks Intermediate School and Webutuck High School were brimming with excitement on Thursday, March 23, as students and their families wandered among the many experiments and displays at the Webutuck PTA’s Math and Science Night.
There were children dotted throughout the schools — counting numbers, putting together puzzles, looking through microscopes — all in an effort to promote math and science.

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Promoting math and science

Seventh-graders Kaitlyn Rowe and Rachel D’Alessandro manned a station set up with microscopes so people could look at a variety of objects, from honey bees to dog ticks, at Webutuck’s Math and Science Night Thursday, March 23. For full story and another photo, go to The science behind an educational night at Webutuck.

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Capital improvements forum: Costs presented, priorities questioned

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WEBUTUCK— When a crowd of community members gathered at the public forum for the Capital Improvement Project, the auditorium of Webutuck High School (WHS) soon echoed with public concerns about project priorities.

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Persico named Webutuck’s new AD

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WEBUTUCK — The Athletics Department of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District is under new management, with the winter appointment of Rosanne Persico as athletic director.

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Board of Ed calls for accountability and equity in school funding

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WEBUTUCK — With Blizzard Eugene around the corner, the members of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) made good use of their Monday, March 13, meeting by reviewing future dates on the district’s calendar. In addition, the board approved the prior resolution that related to the school district’s call for accountability and equity in school funding.
In his report, Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani presented three updates. 

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3.55% increase proposed in preliminary Webutuck budget

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WEBUTUCK— Along with reviewing the upcoming public forum for the Capital Improvement Project, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s Board of Education (BOE) examined its preliminary budget for the 2017–18 school year during its meeting on Monday, March 6.
Before going over the superintendent’s report, the board opened the floor to Webutuck High School (WHS) senior Kaylie Johnson as the meeting’s student representative.

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Webutuck encourages a love for reading, under the sea

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WEBUTUCK— From classrooms to the gymnasium, the students of Webutuck Elementary School (WES) were delighted to discover that their entire school had been transformed to take them “Under the Sea” on Friday, March 3.
Organized by librarian Elizabeth Murphy, Theme Day has been an annual celebration at the elementary school for the past 12 years. 

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Going under the sea for literacy

Third-grade teacher Jennifer Jaffe read “Mister Seahorse” by Eric Carle to an eager group of Webutuck Elementary School students at the school’s “Under the Sea” event Friday, March 3. For full story and more photos, visit Webutuck encourages a lot of reading, under the sea.

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Webutuck showcases local talent

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WEBUTUCK— As the setting sun turned the sky golden, the students of North East (Webutuck) Central School District and their families paid an evening visit to the high school to show their support for the students performing in the PTA Talent Show.

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