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WEBUTUCK — After the anticipation leading up to last month’s capital improvement project revote, the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) adopted a budget proposal for the 2017–18 school year.

Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani organized the evening’s budget presentation on Monday, April 3. He thanked the community for approving Propositions 1 and 2 during the capital project vote on Wednesday, March 29. 

The BOE will hold a facilities meeting to decide on the project’s architect and construction group. Bill Wisbauer of Tetra Tech...

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3.55% increase proposed in preliminary Webutuck budget

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WEBUTUCK— Along with reviewing the upcoming public forum for the Capital Improvement Project, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s Board of Education (BOE) examined its preliminary budget for the 2017–18 school year during its meeting on Monday, March 6.
Before going over the superintendent’s report, the board opened the floor to Webutuck High School (WHS) senior Kaylie Johnson as the meeting’s student representative.

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Webutuck encourages a love for reading, under the sea

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WEBUTUCK— From classrooms to the gymnasium, the students of Webutuck Elementary School (WES) were delighted to discover that their entire school had been transformed to take them “Under the Sea” on Friday, March 3.
Organized by librarian Elizabeth Murphy, Theme Day has been an annual celebration at the elementary school for the past 12 years. 

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Going under the sea for literacy

Third-grade teacher Jennifer Jaffe read “Mister Seahorse” by Eric Carle to an eager group of Webutuck Elementary School students at the school’s “Under the Sea” event Friday, March 3. For full story and more photos, visit Webutuck encourages a lot of reading, under the sea.

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Webutuck showcases local talent

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WEBUTUCK— As the setting sun turned the sky golden, the students of North East (Webutuck) Central School District and their families paid an evening visit to the high school to show their support for the students performing in the PTA Talent Show.

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Students recognized for academic success

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WEBUTUCK — To end the school week on a positive note, Webutuck High School (WHS) Principal Jennifer Chason hosted a pizza lunch to recognize 10 high school students who qualified for the Principal’s Honor Roll during the second marking period.
The lunch was arranged in the principal’s office on Friday, Feb. 24, and the students started to arrive around noon. Pizza and salad were from Four Brothers Pizza and soft drinks were provided along with the lunch. 

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Valentine’s Day Dance

Webutuck’s Eugene Brooks Intermediate School held a Valentine’s Day Dance on Friday evening, Feb. 10. From left, Tiffany Perkins, Kathleen Reynolds and Cameron Sparks posed for a group photo in the hallways of Eugene Brooks. For another photo, visit A sweetheart of a dance.

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North East Central School District: Sauer reassigned to high school, salary cut after disciplinary action

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WEBUTUCK — The administration at the North East (Webutuck) Central School District has once again been shaken up — this time by the shuffling of principals among its elementary, intermediate and high schools.
Ken Sauer, who has been principal at Webutuck Elementary School from the 2014-15 academic year until this past December, will return as principal at Webutuck High School in July. The change comes on the heels of disciplinary action taken against Sauer for reported lapses in his conduct and behavior with students and staff.

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Sandy Hook Promise advocates inclusion and social awareness

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WEBUTUCK— To commemorate the nationwide Start with Hello Week, the nonprofit organization Sandy Hook Promise presented its program, “Start with Hello,” for the students of Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) in grades four through eight. 
Initiated by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District, the assembly took place in the Webutuck High School auditorium on Friday, Feb. 10. 

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Students are hooked on science at annual STEAM Fair

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WEBUTUCK— As the clock struck 9 a.m., the cafeteria of Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) was crowded with student scientists and visitors as the North East (Webutuck) Central School District hosted its Third Annual STEAM Fair on Saturday, Feb. 4. 
While the acronym is more commonly recognized as  STEM   to represent the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, the educators  of Webutuck decided to incorporate “Art” into the acronym, as art is regarded as a component of science.

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The joys of toys

 

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