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WEBUTUCK— The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) prepared for the 2018-19 school year as it authorized appointments and discussed district procedures at its annual organizational meeting, held on Monday, July 9.

Nikki Johnson and Rick Keller-Coffey were sworn in to the two available BOE seats. Kristen Panzer was appointed board president while Chris Mayville was voted vice president. After administering the Oath of Office to the board officers, District Clerk Tracy Trotter administered the oath to Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani....

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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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Extended Stop Arm proposed as bus safety solution

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WEBUTUCK — As part of its campaign to keep students safe from motorists illegally passing stopped school buses, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) is considering the advantages of installing Extended Stop Arms as a solution.
The subject was broached at a board meeting on Monday, Dec. 11.
“About two months ago, the board asked me to look into parents’ concerns about the buses,” Superintendent Ray Castellani said.

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Webutuck students benefit from reliable Wi-Fi access

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WEBUTUCK— The North East (Webutuck) Central School District found a way to build a bridge over the digital divide this past fall by putting 10 accessible mobile Wi-Fi units into practice for students’ academic advantage.

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One-bell system raises interest and concerns at Webutuck

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WEBUTUCK — With 2018 just beginning, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) recently discussed the advantages of initiating a one-bell system. Based on findings conducted by the Student Day Committee, a mix of school board members, parents, teachers and Transportation Department members and administrators, a report was presented at the BOE meeting on Monday, Dec. 11.

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A party in pajamas

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Rolling with it …

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BOE focuses on student well-being

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WEBUTUCK — On top of encouraging ongoing feedback from students, the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) considered measures it could implement to offer students the best educational experience possible.
At the start of the meeting on Monday, Nov. 6, student representative Thomas Stefanopoulos mentioned that the athletic banners in the school gymnasium need updating to display the district’s recent accomplishments.

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Concerns raised about passing school buses

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WEBUTUCK — Every year, tens of thousands of incidents  are reported in which motorists violate laws related to safely passing school buses. In response to the problem, Dutchess County school superintendents have decided to address the issue and to protect students as best of they can.
Though concerns relating to these violations were raised last year, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) has been actively discussing the issue for the past two months. 

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Thanksgiving volunteering

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Webutuck commemorates Veterans Day

WEBUTUCK — The students and faculty of Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) hosted the school’s first Veterans Day ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 9, to commemorate veterans in the community. 
Students welcomed family members who served and became acquainted with other veterans from around the area. 
A breakfast followed the morning’s ceremony, and EBIS Principal Erik Lynch honored the occasion by playing a recording of the U.S. Service Branch Medley to represent all service members. 

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