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WEBUTUCK — Prepped with ice cream, open doors and valuable information, the Webutuck PTA sparked student enthusiasm about the new school year at its annual Back to School event on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Running from 4 to 6 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) and Webutuck High School (WHS) building, the streets were lined with the cars of families looking to get a head start on the 2019-20 school year a day early. Tugging their parents to join them, children formed a long line in front of a table where Webutuck PTA President Anna Kall, Webutuck...

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Webutuck celebrates innovative young minds working creatively

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WEBUTUCK — Innovative projects such as “The Laser Amazer,” “Ectoplasmic Gunk” and “Dry Ice Bubble” were showcased at the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Fair on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.
The Eugene Brooks Intermediary School cafeteria was full of parents, faculty and nearly 70 students who proudly presented their projects.

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Webutuck looks at literacy

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) announced the district will undergo a major initiative to improve literacy among its schools.
Literacy is an important aspect of any modern society, according to Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani. Being literate is a key foundation for education, which in turn provides citizens with the tools to impact and shape society.

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Webutuck facilities budget: Millerton Elementary School on BOE’s agenda

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District’s facilities budget was discussed extensively at the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Monday, Feb. 1, in the Webutuck High School (WHS) library.
The facilities budget marks an increase of $1,370,466 for the 2016-17 school year — that is $38,045 more than in the current budget.

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Transportation budget Webutuck focuses on bus fleet

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) met for regular business Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the Webutuck High School library.
Budgets for the transportation and athletics department for the 2016-17 school year were reviewed. Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani made a remark that the state is making it more difficult to put a budget together.

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Webutuck lets off some STEAM

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WEBUTUCK — Students of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District are prepping for the second annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) Fair, which will be held at Webutuck High School (WHS) on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The idea of this science fair began when WHS biology teacher Patrick McKeever attended the Arlington School District’s Science Fair.

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Webutuck breakfast brings holiday joy

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WEBUTUCK — School winter recess kicked off with the 24th annual holiday breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Three hundred students and staff gathered in the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School’s gymnasium to celebrate the meaning of unity during the holiday season.
Students from fourth through eighth grade, faculty and staff interacted throughout the morning as they waited for breakfast to be served, and afterward, while Webutuck’s band and chorus played and sang to some seasonal favorites.

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Webutuck students send their support

Sixth-graders at Eugene Brooks Intermediate School collected donations recently for Staff Sgt. James Parla’s Air Force unit in Afghanistan. Parla, now home, is the fiancé of sixth-grade substitute math and science teacher Michelle Lewis. The care packages were sent as part of a real-life lesson about the importance of Veterans Day.

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Fire at Webutuck under investigation

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WEBUTUCK — Fire companies from Millerton, Amenia and Wassaic responded to an incident at the North East (Webutuck) Central School District on Monday afternoon, Nov. 23.
A roll of toilet paper caught fire in a Webutuck High School bathroom, according to local media. 
The call reportedly went out around 1 p.m.

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Webutuck students collect for the military

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WEBUTUCK — Sending care packages to troops abroad is about more than just being thoughtful, it’s about civic duty and goodwill, according to sixth-grade math and science substitute teacher Michelle Lewis.
Lewis, whose fiancé Air Force Staff Sgt. James Parla just returned from Afghanistan, organized a collection drive for sixth-grade students attending the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.

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BOE meeting adjourned early after public comment

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) held a regular meeting in the high school library, Monday, Nov. 2.
Eva Yuranich addressed a transportation concern during public comment, saying her child’s bus was too loud.
Superintendent Ray Castellani said he’d check with head of transportation.

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