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WEBUTUCK — Setting their sights on academic achievement all year round, Webutuck administrators, teachers, faculty and families have all pitched in to help the district’s Word of the Week initiative run effectively in its second year.

Going back to the 2018-19 school year, Jenna Garofalo, an English Language Arts (ELA) teacher in the Webutuck school district and the lead teacher of the Word of the Week initiative, said she was approached by Webutuck Superintendent of Schools Raymond Castellani and Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) Principal Erik Lynch about...

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Webutuck reorg prepares BOE for fall

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) dove headfirst into its preparations for the coming 2019-20 school year during its annual reorganization meeting in July. 
Webutuck District Clerk Tracy Trotter administered the oath of office to re-elected BOE members Steve Abad and Chris Mayville. Judy Moran and Nikki Johnson were sworn in as the new board president and vice president, respectively. And Webutuck Superintendent of Schools Raymond Castellani  was also given the oath of office.

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Webutuck BOE addresses complaints of intolerance

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WEBUTUCK — Once deemed organized for the coming school year, the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) listened to community concerns and complaints about recent issues reported in the North East (Webutuck) Central School District, at a board meeting on Monday, July 8.
Addressing recent reports of intolerance and other inappropriate student behaviors, Superintendent of Schools Raymond Castellani acknowledged that the last few weeks at Webutuck have been trying.
“That is a microcosm of what I believe is a polarized country right now,” he said.

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Webutuck student to be published

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WEBUTUCK — In its tradition of highlighting student accomplishments, the Webutuck Central School District praised Adam Plaeger as a rising author whose flash fiction was selected for publication by Young Writers.

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Sunshine and smiles at Webutuck graduation

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WEBUTUCK— The 65th annual commencement ceremony for Webutuck High School was held on a still sunny evening,  Friday, June 28. The bright skies reflected the mood of the day, one filled with hope and pride. 
The 43 graduates prepared for the ceremony in the halls of the high school before beginning their march to the front lawn of the school, where chairs and a stage were set up. 

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EBIS holds moving up ceremony

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WEBUTUCK — Eighth grade students at Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) participated in a moving up ceremony Wednesday, June 26.
It was held in the Webutuck High School (WHS) auditorium. With the familiar graduation melody “Pomp and Circumstance” setting the tone, Webutuck Superintendent of Schools Raymond Castellani, WHS Principal Katy McEnroe, EBIS Principal Erik Lynch, Webutuck Assistant Principal Matthew Pascale and eighth grade class advisor Jonathan Scarinzi watched the processional from the stage.

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Lounsbury, Storms lead Webutuck Class of 2019

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WEBUTUCK — On Friday, June 28, Hannah Lounsbury and Mallory Storms will have the honor of leading the Webutuck High School (WHS) Class of 2019 as valedictorian and salutation, respectively.

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The honor is all theirs

Webutuck’s National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society held an induction ceremony on Thursday, June 13, in the high school auditorium. Following speeches about the pillars of the National Honor Society, the new inductees were called forward one by one to light a candle recognizing their membership. They also received certificates of recognition from existing members. The new inductees then rose as a group and recited the National Honor Society pledge. A light reception followed.

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Webutuck addresses racist photo, talk of acts of violence

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WEBUTUCK— Bad choices. That’s what a group of students from Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) have made in recent weeks. Firstly, a couple of students took an inappropriate photo hearkening back to days of racism and bigotry in the Deep South. A week later, a group text got so worrisome that the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate.
According to Superintendent of Schools Raymond Castellani, despite the bad behavior, everything in the North East (Webutuck) Central School District is now under control.

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Immersion at Indian Rock

Webutuck third graders traveled back to the 1800s at the annual Immersion Day at the Indian Rock Schoolhouse on Friday, June 7. Students were given a hands-on exploration of life in the 1800s through a variety of activities, including grave rubbing, old-time games, stories, making butter and doing lessons in the Indian Rock Schoolhouse. Prior to the activities, students and teachers held a special dedication and tree planting ceremony for third grade teacher Glen White, pictured above, in honor of his retirement from the Webutuck Central School District this year.

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Webutuck Honor Rolls

WEBUTUCK — The following students received recognition on the North East (Webutuck) Central School District third marking period honor rolls.
Principal’s honor roll (overall average of 95 with no grade below 90)
Grade nine
Carrissa Whitehead, Karen Zempoalteca.
Grade 11
Dylan Johnson, Trent Morey, Disha Patel.
Grade 12
Chyanne Hairston, Hannah Lounsbury, Angela Zubradt.
High Honor Roll

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