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WEBUTUCK — With an abundance of educational events and proposals for the future, the Webutuck Teachers Association (WTA) has been successfully developing opportunities for students of Webutuck Elementary School (WES). 

Earlier this year, WTA members announced Webutuck was awarded funding through the Webutuck Quest for Excellence Fund (QUEST), one of the numerous New York State Education Enrichment Funds (EEF), to enhance opportunities to elementary students — beyond educational materials or equipment.

According to WTA President Rebecca Garrard, QUEST...

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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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Students recognized for academic success

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WEBUTUCK — To end the school week on a positive note, Webutuck High School (WHS) Principal Jennifer Chason hosted a pizza lunch to recognize 10 high school students who qualified for the Principal’s Honor Roll during the second marking period.
The lunch was arranged in the principal’s office on Friday, Feb. 24, and the students started to arrive around noon. Pizza and salad were from Four Brothers Pizza and soft drinks were provided along with the lunch. 

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Valentine’s Day Dance

Webutuck’s Eugene Brooks Intermediate School held a Valentine’s Day Dance on Friday evening, Feb. 10. From left, Tiffany Perkins, Kathleen Reynolds and Cameron Sparks posed for a group photo in the hallways of Eugene Brooks. For another photo, visit A sweetheart of a dance.

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North East Central School District: Sauer reassigned to high school, salary cut after disciplinary action

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WEBUTUCK — The administration at the North East (Webutuck) Central School District has once again been shaken up — this time by the shuffling of principals among its elementary, intermediate and high schools.
Ken Sauer, who has been principal at Webutuck Elementary School from the 2014-15 academic year until this past December, will return as principal at Webutuck High School in July. The change comes on the heels of disciplinary action taken against Sauer for reported lapses in his conduct and behavior with students and staff.

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