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WEBUTUCK —  Students and faculty members of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District will see a familiar face walking down the halls this coming school year, when Ken Sauer returns as principal of Webutuck High School (WHS).

Before he was involved with the administrative side of the education system, Sauer was employed as a teacher in the Finger Lakes region of New York for 15 years. From 2004 to 2007, he took on the role of principal for WHS before accepting a principal’s job in western New York. 

After the district asked him to come back,...

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Honoring local veterans

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WEBUTUCK — Memorial Day is a time for remembrance and honoring those who have valiantly defended this country. But it is also a time for learning.
With Memorial Day just days away at the time, Eugene Brooks Intermediate School Principal Erik Lynch and Erin Bailey, a parent, invited veterans in the community to visit the school, to share their experiences with seventh- and eighth-graders.

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Webutuck Board of Education to get second opinion on septic system replacement

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WEBUTUCK — For a number of years, Webutuck High School has endured problems with its septic system. The problem has made the baseball and field hockey fields unusable.
“The septic problem is leaving some small ruts in the field, making the baseball fields not safe to play on,” new Director of Facilities Anthony D’Amato said.

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Details addressed at special BOE meeting

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MILLBROOK — The Millbrook Board of Education (BOE) met on Tuesday, April 26, for a special meeting. The board voted on the following items:
• It cast ballots for Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) members. Ralph Chiumento and Ralph Coates were chosen as members of the board.
• It approved the BOCES budget for the 2016-2017 school year in the amount of $4,389,498.

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Webutuck Board of Education elections

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WEBUTUCK — Two seats for the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) will be up for election alongside the annual budget vote on Tuesday, May 17.
Two candidates are running for the seats: incumbent Christopher Mayville and Steve Abad, who is looking to replace current member William McGhee.
Both seats have a term of three years, beginning July 1, 2016.
Christopher Mayville

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Webutuck Theme Day offers a view of the world

WEBUTUCK — Webutuck Elementary School was full of proud teachers, big smiles and students who were thrilled to learn, on the elementary school’s annual Theme Day. 
For this year’s theme, “Reading Around the World,” teachers and parent volunteers transformed the hallways into roads for student traffic to travel on, and each classroom into a different country from around the world. 

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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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