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WEBUTUCK— While  listening to the public’s concerns, the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) reflected how the safety of the district’s current drop off and pick up location for students could be improved at the meeting on Monday, Sept. 24.

Beginning at 7 p.m., the first person to speak under the public comments section was local mother Eva Yuranich, who told the BOE that she was very thankful for all the changes taking place in the district this year. In light of how effective the new initiatives have been so far, she said it seemed that the district was...

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Student honored, capital improvement project discussed

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) made sure it was up to date with plans for the district’s future at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 5.

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Webutuck High School: Emergency declared for gym floor

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WEBUTUCK — In view of the significant damage caused by a burst pipe, the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) made a motion to declare the gymnasium floor at Webutuck High School an emergency project. The declaration was made at a BOE meeting on Monday, Jan. 22.
Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani raised the subject during his report. Due to a significant failure of the district’s water pipe system in the gymnasium ceiling that was discovered on Sunday, Jan. 7, the water damage has rendered the gymnasium unusable. 

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Students value art and literacy through Wassaic Project grant

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WEBUTUCK — Students at Webutuck Elementary School (WES) gained a greater appreciation for arts and literacy last year, thanks to a collaboration between the school district and The Wassaic Project.
The collaboration first started about nine years ago when The Wassaic Project reached out to Webutuck art teacher Samuel Fitzgerald to make a connection between the two groups. Along with promoting Wassaic Project activities at the school, the collaborative project provided an opportunity for students to tie in literacy with art.

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Webutuck students weigh in on gender neutral graduation robes

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WEBUTUCK— In keeping with the North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s tradition of gender-specific green and white graduation robes, members of the Webutuck High School (WHS) Class of 2018 petitioned last month to revert to the time-honored colors after graduates, both boys and girls, wore only green last year. 

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Webutuck Board of Ed: One-bell discussion moves forward

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WEBUTUCK — The subject of initiating a one-bell system at Webutuck Central School District was raised again at the Board of Education’s (BOE) first meeting of 2018 on Monday, Jan. 8. All BOE members were in attendance.
Under the meeting’s presentation section, Superintendent Ray Castellani gave an update on where the proposed one-bell system stood in terms of its adoption at Webutuck.
“I don’t think we’re ready for the decision right now,” Castellani said.

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$10K raised for Webutuck music department expansion

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WEBUTUCK — As a result of fundraising efforts, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s Music Department is now able to offer more opportunities to its students.
Run by Webutuck teachers Jay Bradley and Eric Wiener, the department currently offers a performing ensemble program for students in grades four through 12, including band and chorus at the elementary, middle  and high schools. 
Currently, all students from kindergarten to sixth grade participate in a general music class once per six-day cycle. 

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Extended Stop Arm proposed as bus safety solution

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WEBUTUCK — As part of its campaign to keep students safe from motorists illegally passing stopped school buses, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) is considering the advantages of installing Extended Stop Arms as a solution.
The subject was broached at a board meeting on Monday, Dec. 11.
“About two months ago, the board asked me to look into parents’ concerns about the buses,” Superintendent Ray Castellani said.

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Webutuck students benefit from reliable Wi-Fi access

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WEBUTUCK— The North East (Webutuck) Central School District found a way to build a bridge over the digital divide this past fall by putting 10 accessible mobile Wi-Fi units into practice for students’ academic advantage.

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One-bell system raises interest and concerns at Webutuck

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WEBUTUCK — With 2018 just beginning, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) recently discussed the advantages of initiating a one-bell system. Based on findings conducted by the Student Day Committee, a mix of school board members, parents, teachers and Transportation Department members and administrators, a report was presented at the BOE meeting on Monday, Dec. 11.

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