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WEBUTUCK— Community spirit was the theme of the day on Saturday, Oct. 14 as members of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District came together for another lively Community Day on campus.

Families and community members gathered behind Webutuck High School (WHS) to explore what the day had in store for them.

With the help of Paul Voorhees from Voorhees Event & Tent, a pair of bounce houses was at the high school. Before long, shrieks of excitement emerged from the houses as children jumped around with their friends.

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Webutuck capital improvements: Two out of four propositions pass

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WEBUTUCK— An underlying feeling of tension was present at Webutuck High School (WHS) as voters of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District weighed in on the capital improvement project revote, on Wednesday, March 29.
Voters approved Proposition 1 with 276 votes and Proposition 2 with 278. Proposition 3 was rejected with only 281 votes, as was Proposition 4 with 292 votes.

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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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