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WEBUTUCK — After the anticipation leading up to last month’s capital improvement project revote, the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) adopted a budget proposal for the 2017–18 school year.

Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani organized the evening’s budget presentation on Monday, April 3. He thanked the community for approving Propositions 1 and 2 during the capital project vote on Wednesday, March 29. 

The BOE will hold a facilities meeting to decide on the project’s architect and construction group. Bill Wisbauer of Tetra Tech...

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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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Respect promoted at anti-bullying talk

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WEBUTUCK— According to educators, knowledge and awareness can go a long way when it comes to preventing bullying. This is why many schools provide anti-bullying programming for students.
Eugene Brooks Intermediate School and Webutuck High School held an assembly for fourth- through tenth-graders on Tuesday, Oct. 11, to talk about some of the outcomes of bullying.
Webutuck students and faculty welcomed visiting anti-bullying spokesman John Halligan.

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School board invests in technology

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WEBUTUCK — Certain important key issues have gained attention at the North East (Webutuck) Central School District since Ray Castellani took on the role of superintendent of schools in May, 2015. Understanding student performance district-wide is among them.
Shortly after accepting his position, Castellani collected student data in the district to understand what can be done to enhance student learning experiences.

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Webutuck BOE talks capital project list and open seat

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WEBUTUCK — A plethora of topics was discussed at the Monday, Oct. 3, North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) meeting.
The meeting began with Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani announcing a presentation for a potential capital project, for improvements needed by the district. Tetra Tech architect Bill Wisbauer gave the presentation.

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