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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.

On the subject of the school’s production of “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” Superintendent of Schools Ray...

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Soup for the soul

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WEBUTUCK — Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) and the North East Community Center (NECC) carried out its 10th annual Empty Bowls soup fundraiser throughout the last weeks of March and first weeks of April.
A lot of time is invested in this project — students meet for a span of four weeks as they prepare for the fundraiser. One of the steps involves them designing custom ceramic bowls.

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Recognizing do-gooders on Founder’s Day

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DOVER — Founder’s Day was Tuesday, April 5, this year; it was first celebrated on Feb. 17, 1897, by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Hearst. The Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is the oldest volunteer organization that works exclusively on behalf of children and youth — advocating for the education and well-being of every child. Every year, Dover’s PTSA chooses two recipients for the Founder’s Day Award, a staff member and a community member who go out of their way to help children in their community. 

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Webutuck Math and Science Night Reptiles, puzzles, parrots and community

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WEBUTUCK— Students of all grades and their families revealed their inner geek at Webutuck’s annual Math and Science Night on Thursday, March 31.
Parents had the opportunity to learn more about community organizations that had booths along Eugene Brooks Intermediate School’s hallways.
Some of the organizations included Sharon Hospital, local fire companies and the North East Community Center (NECC), which closely collaborates with Webutuck to provide after-school programs.

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Budget presentations continue before Webutuck Board of Ed

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) continued to listen to budget presentations by department directors on Monday, March 7.
Director of Student Services Katy McEnroe presented her department’s budget and explained student services.
The department had a budget of $989,886 for the 2015-16 school year, which may increase by $180,500 for the next school year.

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Webutuck finalizes budget

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WEBUTUCK — For the third Monday in a row, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) reworked next year’s budget.
The proposed 2016-17 budget, which will be put to a vote by the BOE on Monday, April 4, amounts to $21,633,679. That’s an increase of $251,601, or 1.18 percent, from last year’s budget.
The tax levy is projected to be $13,194,751, a 1.98 percent increase from last year.

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BOE prepares next year’s budget

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BOE prepares next year’s budget 
WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) gave a preliminary presentation of the 2016-17 district budget on Monday, March 14.
The presentation took place in the Webutuck High School auditorium to accommodate the public turnout.

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Lynch named principal at Eugene Brooks

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WEBUTUCK — “Find something that you like to do, and you’ll never feel like you have to work a day in your life,” said newly-hired Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) Principal Erik Lynch, on a life lesson  he learned from his mother at a young age.
Initially hired as a math Academic Intervention Services (AIS) teacher in 2012, Lynch soon after became the math and science teacher for fourth grade, a post he held for three years.

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Warriors defeated after much improvement; BOE lauds effort

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WEBUTUCK — The Webutuck High School community is proud of its boys varsity basketball team for the effort the players and coaches have made, culminating at sectionals this year. In search of a Section IX Class C title, the Webutuck Warriors played against S.S. Seward Institute’s Spartans on Monday, Feb. 22. The game was played in Florida, N.Y. Webutuck lost 81-44.

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Girls enter the math and science equation

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WEBUTUCK — Twenty-seven female Webutuck students attended Dutchess Community College’s (DCC) annual Math and Science Matter … Especially for Young Women program on Saturday, March 5.

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BOE talks budgets and initiatives

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met for regular business on Monday, Feb. 29.

Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani opened the meeting with remarks on the Shelter in Place procedure the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School and Webutuck High School experienced earlier that day due to a threat found in one of the boys’ bathrooms.

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