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WEBUTUCK— Come Tuesday, May 15, voters will cast their ballots not only for the 2018-19 school budget and a bus purchase proposition, but also for two members on the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE).

For this year’s election, there are two available seats, each with a three-year term starting Sunday, July 1 through June 30, 2021. The polls will be open from noon to 9 p.m. in the high school gymnasium on Tuesday, May 15.

Rick Keller-Coffey

In addition to his three years on the Webutuck BOE, incumbent Rick Keller-Coffey’s experience...

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BOE outlines preliminary budget for 2018-19 school year

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WEBUTUCK— The Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) focused its attention on the early stages of the 2018-19 budget at a meeting on Monday, March 5.
At the start of the presentation, Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani reported that there are several initiatives going on in the district, such as the literacy initiative, the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system and an initiative to change the district’s instruction through technology.
“That being said, it’s not easy to fund all these things,” Castellani said.

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Webutuck celebrates reading

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WEBUTUCK— Students and faculty at Webutuck Elementary School (WES) found a colorful way to celebrate the joys of reading with the Reading Rainbow theme of this year’s Theme Day.
Due to inclement weather, Theme Day festivities were rescheduled from their original date on Friday, March 2, to the following Monday, March 5.
“We’ve had a few little bumps in the road between the snow and the power outages, but quite a few students are here and the teachers are excited,” said librarian Beth Murphy.

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Students paint school walls with colorful murals

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WEBUTUCK— The former white walls throughout the North East (Webutuck) Central School District have become vibrant with color and elaborate student designs, thanks to a district-wide mural project initiated by Craig Wickwire, an art teacher at Webutuck High School (WHS).

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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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