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WEBUTUCK — Four months after initiating the Kajeet Smart Spot 6620 units at Webutuck, students have had the opportunity to extend their education beyond the classroom by having consistent Wi-Fi access.

This past summer, Monica Baker, an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at Webutuck Elementary School, applied for a nationwide Homework Gap Grant through Kajeet, a wireless provider operating on the Verizon and Sprint LTE wireless networks. Through the grant, the district was provided with 10 Smart Spot Wi-Fi units for students for 10 months at no cost on the Verizon...

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Board of Ed looks to give away Millerton Elementary

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WEBUTUCK — The wheels have begun turning for the North East Central School District (commonly known as Webutuck) Board of Education (BOE). Its members are thinking about donating the Millerton Elementary School building to a worthy recipient just as it gave, for $1, the former Amenia Elementary School building to the town of Amenia last year.

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Students compete for ruling

Mock Trial Team
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HARLEM VALLEY — “Objection, Your Honor ...”
“Your Honor, if I may ...”
“Thank you, Your Honor.”
A little civility was brought to the proceedings at the Pine Plains Courthouse on Tuesday, March 22, among the banter (and occasional badgering) that one might expect from a highly anticipated trial. And from her bench, presiding Town Justice Christi Acker kept the lawyers in line, sustaining and overruling numerous objections.

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Webutuck superintendent addresses concerns regarding missed budget deadlines

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WEBUTUCK — While neighboring districts have dedicated a large amount of time at recent Board of Education (BOE) meetings to the budget process this year, little has been made public about the upcoming budget proposal for the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.

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Webutuck’s month of reading focus is outer space

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WEBUTUCK — Space is the place to be if you’re a student (or teacher) at Webutuck Elementary School: the PARP (People as Reading Partners) reading initiative kicked off this month with the typical bang known as Theme Day.
For the past six years, the PARP program has encouraged children to read for at least 15 minutes each day with their parents. Each Friday for the entire month of March, the students bring in their checklist, certifying that they have met that reading quota at least five of the past seven days.

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From Baghdad to Webutuck

WEBUTUCK — Red Hook native Shawn Conway only had two weeks home after a year and a half on tour in Baghdad, Iraq, but he chose to spend some of it in a Webutuck classroom.
Conway, 21, is the nephew of fourth-grade teacher Denise Conway, who teaches at Eugene Brooks Intermediate School. He made the trek to Webutuck on Feb. 17, a little less than a week after arriving stateside.
Conway, as he explained to his aunt’s students, is a truck driver for the United States Army in Iraq. He helps close out bases as the United States continues to pull out troops from the Middle East.

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Area schools embrace new techno­logies

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HARLEM VALLEY — Wordle. Glogster. Moodle. Back Channel. Prezi. Guest Atlantis. Anything ring a bell to anyone? If so, maybe you’re part of an Internet upstart on the cutting edge of digital technology.
Or maybe you’re just an elementary school student in one of the local school districts.

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