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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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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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Fire at Webutuck under investigation

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WEBUTUCK — Fire companies from Millerton, Amenia and Wassaic responded to an incident at the North East (Webutuck) Central School District on Monday afternoon, Nov. 23.
A roll of toilet paper caught fire in a Webutuck High School bathroom, according to local media. 
The call reportedly went out around 1 p.m.

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Webutuck students collect for the military

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WEBUTUCK — Sending care packages to troops abroad is about more than just being thoughtful, it’s about civic duty and goodwill, according to sixth-grade math and science substitute teacher Michelle Lewis.
Lewis, whose fiancé Air Force Staff Sgt. James Parla just returned from Afghanistan, organized a collection drive for sixth-grade students attending the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.

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BOE meeting adjourned early after public comment

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) held a regular meeting in the high school library, Monday, Nov. 2.
Eva Yuranich addressed a transportation concern during public comment, saying her child’s bus was too loud.
Superintendent Ray Castellani said he’d check with head of transportation.

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Math is alive at Webutuck

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WEBUTUCK — Math programming at Webutuck schools is adapting with technology. Online competitions, for example, are not only providing students with means to enjoy learning math, but they’re actually also providing Webutuck with better results.
It was World Math Day on Oct. 15, and Christine Mathers’ seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade classes challenged students across the globe via the Internet in speed contests of math problems.

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Celebrating community at Webutuck

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District held its annual Community Day in and around the high school on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Vintage cars lined the parking lot out back; behind them, inflatable bounce houses kept children active and smiling for hours. 
On a more serious note, donors embodied community spirit by giving back at the event’s blood drive.

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Warriors named division champs

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WEBUTUCK — The Webutuck High School varsity field hockey team finished its regular season as divisional champions and is on to post-season play.
As Mid-Hudson Athletic League (MHAL) Division 2 Champions, the Warriors were scheduled to enter the MHAL tournament in a semi-final game against Kingston, Tuesday, Oct. 20, after this issue’s press time.

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Webutuck Community Day Oct. 17

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WEBUTUCK — Over the years, Community Day has become a strong tradition for the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.
This autumn’s event will fall on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Webutuck High School. It is open to both those in the Webutuck district and the greater community.
As in years past, the day will present a variety activities and attractions set up by Webutuck students for the greater community.

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