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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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Spring athletes honored at Webutuck

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WEBUTUCK — Webutuck High School held an awards ceremony on Thursday, June 11, in recognition of student athletes who participated in spring sports this year. 
Athletic Director Jon Zenz welcomed the audience to the auditorium and spoke between each coach to thank various parties: the Booster Club, Cumberland Farms, parents, Director of Athletics Kenneth Sauer, field staff, athletic trainers, high school Principal Katy McEnroe and team coaches. 

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Webutuck vote: Two BOE seats open

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District annual vote will be held Tuesday, May 19, at the Webutuck High School gymnasium from noon to 9 p.m. The ballot includes two propositions and an election for two Board of Education (BOE) seats.
The first proposition is to approve the 2015-16 budget in the amount of $21,382,078. The presented budget is an increase of $131,920, or .7 percent, from last year.

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Webutuck Scrubs Club visits Sharon Hospital

WEBUTUCK — Webutuck High School Scrubs Club student members recently took a field trip to Sharon Hospital as part of the program’s hands-on curriculum, giving them a first-hand introduction to various health occupations as potential career choices.

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Don’t miss ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ at WHS

WEBUTUCK — Irving Berlin’s musical “Annie Get Your Gun” is loosely based on the story of Annie Oakley’s life.  After a hard childhood, she won fame for her ability as a sharpshooter. After a celebrated contest with Frank Butler (commemorated by Berlin in “Anything You Can Do”), Oakley joined Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show and became his highest paid performer.  

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Webutuck elementary students go underground for PARP

WEBUTUCKS — Webutuck Elementary School (WES) held its 10th annual Theme Day to kick off the Parents As Reading Partners (PARP) program on Friday, March 6.
This year’s theme revolved around anything “underground” — gold mining, tunnels, burrowing animals, root vegetables and so on.

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Mathers selected as master teacher

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WEBUTUCK — Webutuck math teacher Christine Mathers was among 237 teachers added to the New York State Master Teacher Program in January.
The Master Teacher Program is a “state-wide network of the highest-performing [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — STEM] teachers that are dedicated to sharing expertise with peers and attracting the brightest minds to a career in STEM,” according to the www.suny.edu.
The State University of New York system hosts STEM program on regional campuses around the state.

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Webutuck to showcase scientific minds at student fair

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WEBUTUCK — Webutuck will host its first Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Fair on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Students of all ages in the district will showcase independent projects in the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School cafeteria.
More than 70 students are participating in the fair, with 51 projects total, according to science teacher Patrick McKeever.
McKeever said he’s organized the fair “to excite the students about science” in the district.
“My self-professed goal is to bring out the inner science nerd in everybody,” he added.

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Webutuck school board takes care of regular business

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 20.
The board approved minutes from its Jan. 5 meeting and accepted treasurer financial reports.
The BOE accepted the resignation of support staff employee Brenna Lape, effective Jan. 30. Lape was an athletic trainer and health office aide.
Shirley Ball was appointed as a substitute school monitor, effective on a back date of Jan. 6.

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Eugene Brooks Intermediate School hosts breakfast

WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) has a special tradition the day before the winter break. For more than 25 years the school has hosted a breakfast that includes faculty, staff and students in grades fourth to eighth. Beautifully set tables, student-generated snowflakes, poems and decorations could be seen throughout the gym, which was transformed into a winter wonderland.

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BOE approves increase in BOCES staff hours

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met Monday, Jan. 5, for a regular business meeting.
District clerk’s report
The board approved the district clerk’s minutes from meetings on Dec. 3, Dec. 8, Dec. 9, Dec. 15 and Dec. 19.
Personnel
An increase in Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) was approved for two positions. Cynthia Hawthorne’s shared business official position was increased from .6 to .8 full-time equivalent (FTE), and Kenneth Marsh’s technology support staff position was increased from .4 to .6 FTE.

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