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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.

Persico has served as a member of the Webutuck community since 1988. Amid her background as  a coach and instructor, she has coached numerous Webutuck sports teams, including the varsity field hockey team for a 20-year period. After undergoing ankle surgery this past September, Persico extended her skills as a coach by overseeing the Physical Education program for students in kindergarten...

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Jolly singing

Seats in the Webutuck High School auditorium filled for the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School’s annual winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Chorus Director Eric Wiener, center, introduced the fourth- and fifth-grade chorus, which sang classics such as “My Favorite Things” and “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”

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Webutuck capital improvements project voted down at the polls

WEBUTUCK — In late October, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Facilities Committee presented an $8.5 million capital improvements project to the Board of Education. Taxpayers took to the polls on Wednesday, Dec. 14, to decide the fate of that proposal. A total of 417 voters turned out to cast their ballots, with 236 people voting against the project and stopping it from progressing, at least temporarily. A total of 181 voters were for the project.

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Taxpayers to vote on Webutuck capital improvements project

WEBUTUCK— The North East (Webutuck) Central School District has set Wednesday, Dec. 14, as the date for residents to vote on the school district’s proposed capital improvements project.
The project will cost the district $8.5 million.
Project priorities include repairs to the septic system, the replacement of boilers at the high school and improving the visitor security system in the elementary, intermediate and high school.

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The benefits of after-school clubs

WEBUTUCK — Last year, Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) decided to launch a series of after-school clubs for its fourth- through sixth-graders. The programs have continued to grow.
According to EBIS Principal Erik Lynch, the idea to start these clubs came about from the desire to give children an opportunity to engage in recreational opportunities at school.

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Students shine

Three fifth-grade students from Eugene Brooks Intermediate School were recognized as students of the month at the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 28. From left, Olivia Farnham and Savannah Hurn. Not pictured, Derek DeCarlo. “These students exemplify what it means to be a ‘Warrior of the Month,’” said math teacher Shawn Sullivan, who presented the awards.

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Sharing thanks with family and community

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WEBUTUCK — Thanksgiving is synonymous with family time, community time. To celebrate these aspects of the holiday, Webutuck Elementary School (WES) hosted its annual Grandparents Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 17.
“This is probably the best- attended event at our school throughout the year,” said Webutuck Elementary School Principal Ken Sauer. “It is a fantastic community event that brings the community together — parents, grandparents, family, friends and, of course, our students.”

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Webutuck capital improvement forum

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District is considering undertaking an $8.5 million capital improvements project next year. The need for this project has been discussed at various BOE meetings since October.

The Webutuck Board of Education held a forum on Monday, Nov. 14, so residents could learn more about the project and get answers to their questions. 

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Webutuck’s $8.5 million capital improvements given to BOE

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Facilities Committee has presented the Board of Education (BOE) with a proposal to undertake $8.5 million in capital improvements.
The BOE will put the bond referendum on the ballot for district voters’ approval come Wednesday, Dec. 14.
An informational presentation was first made in October. Since then, the BOE has discussed the details of the project and the upcoming vote at various meetings. The latest one took place on Monday, Nov. 7.

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Students strive for success

Eugene Brooks Intermediate School Students of the Month were recognized for their good academic performance and leadership skills on Monday, Oct. 17, at the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education meeting. From left, Desiree Wright, Eric Golden, Evan Thomas and Alex Hernandez. Aaron Wendover and Licette Jaya (not pictured) were also selected for the honor. 

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On a roll at annual car show

The Webutuck Class of 2019 hosted its annual car show as a fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 15. About 26 cars were registered. From left, 10th-grade students Vianey Diaz and friend Jenifer Espinosa-Lopez checked out some classics at the car show.

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