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WEBUTUCK — Four months after initiating the Kajeet Smart Spot 6620 units at Webutuck, students have had the opportunity to extend their education beyond the classroom by having consistent Wi-Fi access.

This past summer, Monica Baker, an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher at Webutuck Elementary School, applied for a nationwide Homework Gap Grant through Kajeet, a wireless provider operating on the Verizon and Sprint LTE wireless networks. Through the grant, the district was provided with 10 Smart Spot Wi-Fi units for students for 10 months at no cost on the Verizon...

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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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Capital improvement plan sparks questions at BOE meeting

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WEBUTUCK— Given the crucial changes proposed in their recent capital improvement plan, the Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 25, attracted a crowd of more than 20 parents who wanted to voice their questions and concerns.

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Schools support Grace Smith House for victims of domestic violence

WEBUTUCK  — This past year, the Webutuck Teachers’ Association (WTA) formed a Social Justice Committee, which strives to encourage awareness and actions that will lead to a more just world. 

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Webutuck BOE seeks public input on capital improvement plans

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WEBUTUCK — The $8.5 million capital improvement plan put forward by the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) failed at the polls last December, only 181 in favor, 236 opposed.
Yet, according to Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani, the work still needs to get done.
That’s why the superintendent and the school board are hoping members of the community will attend the BOE’s next meeting, set for Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m., in the high school library.

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Eugene Brooks welcomes in 2017

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WEBUTUCK — Friday, Dec. 23, was a big day for most of the 260-plus students of the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School. The evening before, staff and faculty decorated one of the gymnasiums with a holiday theme, setting up tables, hanging garland, preparing food. Holiday-themed pictures done by elementary school students were part of the decorations, adorning the walls of the gym. There were servers and cleaners dressed as elves; some people wore brightly-colored Christmas sweaters and some sported antlers and Santa caps. 

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Jolly singing

Seats in the Webutuck High School auditorium filled for the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School’s annual winter concert on Wednesday, Dec. 14. Chorus Director Eric Wiener, center, introduced the fourth- and fifth-grade chorus, which sang classics such as “My Favorite Things” and “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”

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Webutuck capital improvements project voted down at the polls

WEBUTUCK — In late October, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Facilities Committee presented an $8.5 million capital improvements project to the Board of Education. Taxpayers took to the polls on Wednesday, Dec. 14, to decide the fate of that proposal. A total of 417 voters turned out to cast their ballots, with 236 people voting against the project and stopping it from progressing, at least temporarily. A total of 181 voters were for the project.

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Taxpayers to vote on Webutuck capital improvements project

WEBUTUCK— The North East (Webutuck) Central School District has set Wednesday, Dec. 14, as the date for residents to vote on the school district’s proposed capital improvements project.
The project will cost the district $8.5 million.
Project priorities include repairs to the septic system, the replacement of boilers at the high school and improving the visitor security system in the elementary, intermediate and high school.

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The benefits of after-school clubs

WEBUTUCK — Last year, Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) decided to launch a series of after-school clubs for its fourth- through sixth-graders. The programs have continued to grow.
According to EBIS Principal Erik Lynch, the idea to start these clubs came about from the desire to give children an opportunity to engage in recreational opportunities at school.

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Students shine

Three fifth-grade students from Eugene Brooks Intermediate School were recognized as students of the month at the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education meeting on Monday, Nov. 28. From left, Olivia Farnham and Savannah Hurn. Not pictured, Derek DeCarlo. “These students exemplify what it means to be a ‘Warrior of the Month,’” said math teacher Shawn Sullivan, who presented the awards.

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