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WEBUTUCK— Community spirit was the theme of the day on Saturday, Oct. 14 as members of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District came together for another lively Community Day on campus.

Families and community members gathered behind Webutuck High School (WHS) to explore what the day had in store for them.

With the help of Paul Voorhees from Voorhees Event & Tent, a pair of bounce houses was at the high school. Before long, shrieks of excitement emerged from the houses as children jumped around with their friends.

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Webutuck showcases local talent

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WEBUTUCK— As the setting sun turned the sky golden, the students of North East (Webutuck) Central School District and their families paid an evening visit to the high school to show their support for the students performing in the PTA Talent Show.

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Students recognized for academic success

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WEBUTUCK — To end the school week on a positive note, Webutuck High School (WHS) Principal Jennifer Chason hosted a pizza lunch to recognize 10 high school students who qualified for the Principal’s Honor Roll during the second marking period.
The lunch was arranged in the principal’s office on Friday, Feb. 24, and the students started to arrive around noon. Pizza and salad were from Four Brothers Pizza and soft drinks were provided along with the lunch. 

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Valentine’s Day Dance

Webutuck’s Eugene Brooks Intermediate School held a Valentine’s Day Dance on Friday evening, Feb. 10. From left, Tiffany Perkins, Kathleen Reynolds and Cameron Sparks posed for a group photo in the hallways of Eugene Brooks. For another photo, visit A sweetheart of a dance.

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North East Central School District: Sauer reassigned to high school, salary cut after disciplinary action

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WEBUTUCK — The administration at the North East (Webutuck) Central School District has once again been shaken up — this time by the shuffling of principals among its elementary, intermediate and high schools.
Ken Sauer, who has been principal at Webutuck Elementary School from the 2014-15 academic year until this past December, will return as principal at Webutuck High School in July. The change comes on the heels of disciplinary action taken against Sauer for reported lapses in his conduct and behavior with students and staff.

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Sandy Hook Promise advocates inclusion and social awareness

kaitlinl@millertonnews.com

WEBUTUCK— To commemorate the nationwide Start with Hello Week, the nonprofit organization Sandy Hook Promise presented its program, “Start with Hello,” for the students of Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) in grades four through eight. 
Initiated by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District, the assembly took place in the Webutuck High School auditorium on Friday, Feb. 10. 

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Students are hooked on science at annual STEAM Fair

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WEBUTUCK— As the clock struck 9 a.m., the cafeteria of Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) was crowded with student scientists and visitors as the North East (Webutuck) Central School District hosted its Third Annual STEAM Fair on Saturday, Feb. 4. 
While the acronym is more commonly recognized as  STEM   to represent the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, the educators  of Webutuck decided to incorporate “Art” into the acronym, as art is regarded as a component of science.

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The joys of toys

 

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Volunteer coach faces sexual abuse charges

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WEBUTUCK — Twenty-one-year-old Kristian Murtagh, a resident of the town of North East and a graduate of Webutuck High School (WHS), was arrested on Monday, Jan. 30, and charged with engaging in sexual contact with a 16-year-old student who attends WHS.
Murtagh was arrested by New York State Police (NYSP) from the Dover Plains barracks, and charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor, and two counts of sexual abuse in the third degree, a class B misdemeanor.

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Webutuck AD Zenz resigns

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WEBUTUCK — The Webutuck High School (WHS) community recently bid farewell to Jon Zenz following his resignation as athletic director for the high school. 
He made a formal statement to The Millerton News about his reasons for resigning.
“The nature and time commitment involved was such that the $15,000 per-year stipend made it impossible to do the athletic director job and still address my other responsibilities in life, including coaching,” said Zenz.

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Webutuck PTA hosts its Annual Bingo Family Night

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WEBUTUCK — To kick the weekend off with an amusing start, families gathered at Webutuck Elementary School to play a few games of bingo at the PTA’s Second Annual Bingo Family Night.
The family event was hosted in the school’s cafeteria on Friday, Jan. 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 

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