Login

Webutuck

WEBUTUCK— The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) prepared for the 2018-19 school year as it authorized appointments and discussed district procedures at its annual organizational meeting, held on Monday, July 9.

Nikki Johnson and Rick Keller-Coffey were sworn in to the two available BOE seats. Kristen Panzer was appointed board president while Chris Mayville was voted vice president. After administering the Oath of Office to the board officers, District Clerk Tracy Trotter administered the oath to Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani....

Webutuck

Pucker up!

Webutuck Elementary School Principal Katy McEnroe made good on her promise to her students to kiss a pig if they accomplished their reading assignment for the summer. The goal was to get 175 students to participate in the summer reading program. The goal was exceeded by more that 50 students. For more story, click here.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Webutuck aims for the top

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK — Webutuck High School Principal Ken Sauer has helped launch a school-wide initiative to make Webutuck the highest performing district in Dutchess County.
“There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be,” he said, citing favorable statistics, like the small size of the district. “We believe that we have the capacity to be the highest performing school in the county, [but] we’re not currently doing as well as we should be....This should be a perpetual goal for the future of Webutuck.”
Sauer said that the goal will be difficult to achieve but not impossible.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Webutuck welcomes new super

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK — James Gratto Jr. began his first day as the new superintendent of North East (Webutuck) Central School District on Thursday, Sept. 1.
David Paciencia has been serving as the interim superintendent since Friday, July 1, when the previous superintendent, Steven Schoonmaker, left his position.
Paciencia will stay on as a mentor to Gratto to ensure a smooth transition. Paciencia said that there is currently no set length for the mentorship and it will continue on a week-by-week basis.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Webutuck hires new principal

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK — During a special closed meeting of the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) on Wednesday, Aug. 17, board members unanimously voted to hire Jay Curtis as the new principal for grades four though eight.
Curtis, who until recently was the assistant principal at Myers Corners Elementary School in the Dutchess County district of Wappingers, will be joining the Webutuck team in September.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

French class dives right in, planning for trip abroad

editor@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK — Fifteen-year-old Patrick Hannon loves his French III class at Webutuck High School, where he is a sophomore. For starters, he enjoys the lessons; he also really likes his teacher, Madame Cheryl Benken. But what Patrick is most excited about is an upcoming class trip to the French-speaking island of Guadeloupe, for which he has spent many months preparing.
“I’ve always wanted to go explore the world and be in the Caribbean, because of the beautiful water and it’s so amazing down there and so peaceful,” he said.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Former Webutuck super to be paid through October

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK — The separation agreement signed by former Webutuck Superintendent of Schools Steven Schoonmaker and the district preserves Schoonmaker’s pay and benefits through the end of October.
According to the agreement, which The Millerton News obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District placed Schoonmaker on administrative leave beginning Friday, July 1, and ending Monday, Oct. 31, during which time he will continue to be paid. He stopped working at his post at the end of June.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Superintendent steps down from Webutuck schools

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK — The Webutuck Central School District announced two administrative staffing updates during the Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Monday, June 27.
Superintendent Steven Schoonmaker has resigned and will be replaced with an interim superintendent. High school principal Ken Sauer has been granted tenure.
Schoonmaker has since moved from his previous place of residence and was unavailable for comment.
Schoonmaker began his position at Webutuck in July 2010. He was the sixth superintendent (including three interim superintendents) to work in the district in the last decade.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Regents results and summer review classes announced

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK — The Webutuck Central School District has released the results from its June 2011 New York State Regents Exams.
The results were discussed during the Board of Education meeting held on Monday, June 27.
Ken Sauer, Webutuck High School principal, noted that the results often tell more about the test than about the teachers who taught the class. That might be the case with the earth science exam, which Sauer said many have called unusually difficult this year.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Webutuck seniors graduate into adulthood

editor@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK — The school district took its chances that Mother Nature would hold back the rain on Saturday, June 25, and held the 57th annual commencement ceremony for Webutuck High School on its front lawn. It was a wise decision in the final analysis as it remained dry through to the end.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.

Flags wave at Webutuck

stefanieg@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK — Throughout the school year, students in grades four to six participated in a Reading Around the World program that encouraged reading and created excitement around what the teachers claim to be one of the least popular school subjects. The program concluded Wednesday, June 15, with a flag ceremony held in partnership with the World Peace Sanctuary in Wassaic.

Full text available to premium subscribers only. Log in or Create an account.

Once you've created an account, you will be given a free 30-day subscription to the site where you can view all content unrestricted. After 30 days, you can extend your account by purchasing a subscription.

If you are already a print subscriber, click here to give us your contact information, and we will confirm your active subscription and give you a password to access the website.