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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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Arrest made in Webutuck threat case

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WEBUTUCK — A 17-year-old student was arrested last week for leaving a note threatening school violence in a boys bathroom of the joint Eugene Brooks Intermediate School/Webutuck High School building, on Monday, Feb. 29. The threat prompted the district to call a Shelter in Place, which lasted for roughly two hours that day. 
During the Shelter in Place, students and staff were told to remain where they were — no movement was allowed in the one-story building.

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Threatening note leads Webutuck students to Shelter in Place

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Webutuck — Two emergency messages from the North East (Webutuck) Central School District office were sent out to parents on Monday, Feb. 29. 
The first one, sent shortly after 11 a.m., advised the community that the Webutuck High School and Eugene Brooks Intermediate School were in “a status of ‘Shelter in Place’ due to a message found in one of our boys’ bathrooms.”
The notice said:

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Jumping for a healthy heart at Eugene Brooks

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WEBUTUCK — The grounds of the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) gym looked like a battlefield of fun, with the healthy smiles and energy of students and staff on Wednesday, Feb. 17. It was the third annual Jump Rope for Heart event at the school.
Students from fourth through eighth grade  — that is 270 students — jumped in intervals of 30 minutes throughout the day to bring awareness to heart health.

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Webutuck celebrates innovative young minds working creatively

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WEBUTUCK — Innovative projects such as “The Laser Amazer,” “Ectoplasmic Gunk” and “Dry Ice Bubble” were showcased at the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Fair on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.
The Eugene Brooks Intermediary School cafeteria was full of parents, faculty and nearly 70 students who proudly presented their projects.

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Webutuck looks at literacy

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) announced the district will undergo a major initiative to improve literacy among its schools.
Literacy is an important aspect of any modern society, according to Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani. Being literate is a key foundation for education, which in turn provides citizens with the tools to impact and shape society.

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Webutuck facilities budget: Millerton Elementary School on BOE’s agenda

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s facilities budget was discussed extensively at the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, in the Webutuck High School (WHS) library.
The facilities budget marks an increase of $1,370,466 for the 2016-17 school year — that is $38,045 more than in the current budget.

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Transportation budget Webutuck focuses on bus fleet

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met for regular business Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the Webutuck High School library.
Budgets for the transportation and athletics department for the 2016-17 school year were reviewed. Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani made a remark that the state is making it more difficult to put a budget together.

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Webutuck lets off some STEAM

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WEBUTUCK — Students of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District are prepping for the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Fair, which will be held at Webutuck High School (WHS) on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The idea of this science fair began when WHS biology teacher Patrick McKeever attended the Arlington School District’s Science Fair.

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Webutuck breakfast brings holiday joy

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WEBUTUCK — School winter recess kicked off with the 24th annual holiday breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Three hundred students and staff gathered in the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School’s gymnasium to celebrate the meaning of unity during the holiday season.
Students from fourth through eighth grade, faculty and staff interacted throughout the morning as they waited for breakfast to be served, and afterward, while Webutuck’s band and chorus played and sang to some seasonal favorites.

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Webutuck students send their support

Sixth-graders at Eugene Brooks Intermediate School collected donations recently for Staff Sgt. James Parla’s Air Force unit in Afghanistan. Parla, now home, is the fiancé of sixth-grade substitute math and science teacher Michelle Lewis. The care packages were sent as part of a real-life lesson about the importance of Veterans Day.

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