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The eighth-grade class from Eugene Brooks Intermediate School traveled to Boston on Thursday and Friday, May 11 and 12. The trip included 42 eighth-graders and eight staff chaperones. Thursday in Boston started at the JFK Presidential Library, then went on to the Museum of Science, then a Duck Tour of historic Boston and the Charles River. Everyone enjoyed a hibachi-style dinner at Fire & Ice before heading back to the Hilton Hotel in Woburn, Mass. Friday began with a guided tour of Fenway Park, then the New England Aquarium, Quincy Market and a guided tour of the Freedom Trail...

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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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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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