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WEBUTUCK— The Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) highlighted a couple of programs taking place in the North East (Webutuck) Central School District this year at a meeting on Monday, Nov. 5.

The BOE received positive feedback about the academic programs at Webutuck High School (WHS). Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani explained on a later date that “it is the board’s intent to celebrate and recognize programs at each building this year.” 

Among some of the courses initiated this year, Castellani talked about the high school’s mural...

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Webutuck PTA recruits members to help support students

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WEBUTUCK— Behind many of the enrichment programs offered to students enrolled in the North East (Webutuck) Central School District, there’s an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) striving to make those opportunities possible for not just the school’s youth, but also the families in the school district and the community at large. Aided by a number of members and volunteers, the Webutuck PTA is always on the lookout for new members to join in supporting local students.

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STEAM Fair sparks curiosity with student projects

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WEBUTUCK— Walking down the hallways of Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS), Webutuck students and their families saw young minds at work at the 4th Annual STEAM Fair on Saturday, Feb. 24.
Students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th  grade  participated in this year’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Fair. By Saturday morning, the fair hosted close to 60 participants.

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Wi-Fi units expected to encourage student success outside the classroom

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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.

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Student honored, capital improvement project discussed

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) made sure it was up to date with plans for the district’s future at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 5.

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Webutuck High School: Emergency declared for gym floor

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WEBUTUCK — In view of the significant damage caused by a burst pipe, the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) made a motion to declare the gymnasium floor at Webutuck High School an emergency project. The declaration was made at a BOE meeting on Monday, Jan. 22.
Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani raised the subject during his report. Due to a significant failure of the district’s water pipe system in the gymnasium ceiling that was discovered on Sunday, Jan. 7, the water damage has rendered the gymnasium unusable. 

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Students value art and literacy through Wassaic Project grant

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WEBUTUCK — Students at Webutuck Elementary School (WES) gained a greater appreciation for arts and literacy last year, thanks to a collaboration between the school district and The Wassaic Project.
The collaboration first started about nine years ago when The Wassaic Project reached out to Webutuck art teacher Samuel Fitzgerald to make a connection between the two groups. Along with promoting Wassaic Project activities at the school, the collaborative project provided an opportunity for students to tie in literacy with art.

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Webutuck students weigh in on gender neutral graduation robes

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WEBUTUCK— In keeping with the North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s tradition of gender-specific green and white graduation robes, members of the Webutuck High School (WHS) Class of 2018 petitioned last month to revert to the time-honored colors after graduates, both boys and girls, wore only green last year. 

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Webutuck Board of Ed: One-bell discussion moves forward

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WEBUTUCK — The subject of initiating a one-bell system at Webutuck Central School District was raised again at the Board of Education’s (BOE) first meeting of 2018 on Monday, Jan. 8. All BOE members were in attendance.
Under the meeting’s presentation section, Superintendent Ray Castellani gave an update on where the proposed one-bell system stood in terms of its adoption at Webutuck.
“I don’t think we’re ready for the decision right now,” Castellani said.

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$10K raised for Webutuck music department expansion

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WEBUTUCK — As a result of fundraising efforts, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s Music Department is now able to offer more opportunities to its students.
Run by Webutuck teachers Jay Bradley and Eric Wiener, the department currently offers a performing ensemble program for students in grades four through 12, including band and chorus at the elementary, middle  and high schools. 
Currently, all students from kindergarten to sixth grade participate in a general music class once per six-day cycle. 

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