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WEBUTUCK— Community spirit was the theme of the day on Saturday, Oct. 14 as members of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District came together for another lively Community Day on campus.

Families and community members gathered behind Webutuck High School (WHS) to explore what the day had in store for them.

With the help of Paul Voorhees from Voorhees Event & Tent, a pair of bounce houses was at the high school. Before long, shrieks of excitement emerged from the houses as children jumped around with their friends.

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BOE prepares next year’s budget

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BOE prepares next year’s budget 
WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) gave a preliminary presentation of the 2016-17 district budget on Monday, March 14.
The presentation took place in the Webutuck High School auditorium to accommodate the public turnout.

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Lynch named principal at Eugene Brooks

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WEBUTUCK — “Find something that you like to do, and you’ll never feel like you have to work a day in your life,” said newly-hired Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) Principal Erik Lynch, on a life lesson  he learned from his mother at a young age.
Initially hired as a math Academic Intervention Services (AIS) teacher in 2012, Lynch soon after became the math and science teacher for fourth grade, a post he held for three years.

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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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