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WEBUTUCK — Prepped with ice cream, open doors and valuable information, the Webutuck PTA sparked student enthusiasm about the new school year at its annual Back to School event on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Running from 4 to 6 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) and Webutuck High School (WHS) building, the streets were lined with the cars of families looking to get a head start on the 2019-20 school year a day early. Tugging their parents to join them, children formed a long line in front of a table where Webutuck PTA President Anna Kall, Webutuck...

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Webutuck Community Day

Webutuck seniors Cameron Greer, Student Council President Andrew Hoke and Vice President Adam Giordano posed in front of their favorite vehicle, a ’69 Ford Mustang, from their class’ annual car show at Community Day, Saturday, Oct. 25 (For a story, click here).

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Coming up at Webutuck Community Day, MES tag sale and forum

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s annual Community Day will be held at Webutuck High School on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will feature a car show, iPad raffle, Student Council 50/50 raffle, coat drive, blood drive, PTA craft fair, class fundraisers and more.
At 1 p.m., the Webutuck High School varsity boys soccer team will play a scrimmage against Housatonic Valley Regional High School for the district’s homecoming, unless a sectional game is scheduled.

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NED presentation at Webutuck Elementary

The Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best (NED) show came back to Webutuck Elementary School on Monday, Sept. 29. The NED presentation utilizes storytelling and yo-yo tricks to convey its message to the students. Students in grades pre-kindergarten to third enjoyed the show and its positive theme. The presenter, Keith Allen, left, brought volunteer Nathaniel Cook forward for an activity.

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BOE welcomes student reps

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education gathered for a regular meeting in the high school library on Monday, Sept. 22.
At the meeting’s open, Superintendent James Gratto welcomed new student representatives Jane Markonic and Andrew Hoke to the board.
“We’re always glad to see new faces on the board,” said President William McGhee.
Markonic and Hoke will alternate attendance at meetings to give a regular student reports. The representatives offered their first report together on Monday.

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Webutuck enjoys a smooth first day

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WEBUTUCK — Schools throughout the Harlem Valley opened their doors to students, teachers and staff last week for the 2014-15 academic year. The North East (Webutuck) Central School District was among those that welcomed returning and new students to its three schools on Thursday, Sept. 4, for the first day of classes.

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Board of Education approves emergency water repair

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WEBUTUCK — The Northeast (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) accepted a bid for an emergency water repair/replacement project at its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 25.
The project was deemed an emergency by the board at the May 12 meeting, and approved as such by the New York State Education Department.

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Webutuck BOE appoints new guidance counselor

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The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) appointed Yvonne Sternemann to a full-time guidance counselor position at its regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 11.
Sternemann replaces high school counselor Kristen Gil, whose resignation was accepted by the board on April 22.
Gil’s resignation aroused some student opposition in the form of a petition, and the counselor herself stated she was “really upset about having to put in [her] resignation” at the board’s meeting on May 12.

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Straight from the Oval Office

Obama answers Webutuck student letters
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Not every person who pens a letter expects a response in the mail; certainly students in last year’s Participation in Government 121 class at Webutuck High School never imagined the president of the United States of America would respond to their letters complaining about the deadlock between Republicans and Democrats over the federal budget.

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Webutuck graduate now enjoys film festival circuit

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Penny Loeb moved to Smithfield Valley in Amenia in 1953 and graduated Webutuck High School in 1965.
There, Loeb was exposed to an English department and curriculum she said was the groundwork for her future in journalism and, eventually, the movie business.
This April, Loeb’s feature film “Moving Mountains” premiered at Bare Bones International Film Festival in Muskogee, Okla., and is now in the midst of a continuing festival run.
In June, the film showed at Hoboken International Film Festival in Middletown, Orange County — not far from Loeb’s roots in Dutchess.

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Webutuck grows a Crop Mob

Community volunteers came together as a Crop Mob at the Webutuck School Garden on Thursday, July 24. Max Smith, left, and his father, Mike, helped weed between raised beds before putting in wood chip mulch donated by the Ancram Highway Department.

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