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WEBUTUCK — The Webutuck Teachers’ Association (WTA) and the Webutuck Athletic Department inspired incoming and returning athletes by inviting ISI Elite Training founder Adam Rice to speak on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

By hosting the motivational assembly, the Athletic Department encouraged positivity and enthusiasm among the students and showed “just how easy it is to come together and be not the challenging person, but the person who engages others to come together,” said Coach Mark Moren.

Webutuck Athletic Director Kathleen Howard added that the department...

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Webutuck students seeing red

Women’s Support Services volunteers, including Ainslie Wallace, above, joined Grace Smith House and Webutuck High School’s Student Council to raise awareness against violence at the intermediate and high schools on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The program was part of an initiative called Operation Jungle Red, a movement spreading across college campuses and school districts where students pledge for the cause and paint one of their pinky nails red. Two-hundred-and-eighty-two faculty, staff and students took the pledge that day.

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Webutuck celebrates with community

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The sun was out in full force on Saturday, Oct. 19, as folks from around the region turned out to support students and staff at Webutuck Community Day. There was plenty for everyone to do, from a car show to a chicken barbecue to a tag sale to a soccer game. Most of the events helped raise funds for different groups within the Webutuck community, including the different classes, the Boy Scouts, the Red Cross and more.
Parent Esperanza Nunez could be found browsing from table to table.

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Webutuck soccer update for girls and boys

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Webutuck High School’s varsity girls soccer team lost 3-0 tp Dover High School at home for Senior Recognition Night, Friday, Oct. 11.
“All the girls played fantastic tonight,” said Coach Mark Moren. “I’m very proud of my seniors. Unfortunately we couldn’t pull off the win.”
Girls soccer lost 3-0 to Ellenville High at home, Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Goalie Allie Steen made 18 saves.
“Although we gave up the three goals, [Steen] made some pretty amazing saves,” said Moren.
Webutuck’s varsity boys soccer team beat Ellenville 3-2 in a home game, Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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Disappointment regarding merger of French 4 and 5

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The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education met Monday, Oct. 7, to answer public comment, review student news and approve new business.
Public comment brought forward Suzanne Louey, a Webutuck High School parent. Louey expressed disappointment regarding the district’s combination of French courses 4 and 5, citing in particular the lack of any advanced announcement.
As a result, Louey said, students who most recently completed French 3 were unprepared for the leap in course material.

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Community Day promises the best of the Webutuck school district

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Through a collaborative effort that speaks of true appreciation from both student and teacher, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District is pulling together to organize its annual Community Day. The event is one the whole district looks forward to year after year. It’s also an event that is open to the greater Harlem Valley area.

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BOE discusses septic and technology

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The Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) met on Tuesday, Sept. 3, to discuss moving forward with plans to remedy issues with the septic system.
“All the paperwork has been filed with the State Education Department,” said Superintendent James Gratto.
The next step for the district is the ongoing research into finance options for the project.
“We could wait up to 20 weeks to get approval and a project number from the state. Once we have that our engineers from Morris Associates will put the design drawings in,” he said.

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BOE discusses septic and technology

kaylag@millertonnews.com

Webutuck — The Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) met on Tuesday, Sept. 3, to discuss moving forward with plans to remedy issues with the septic system.
“All the paperwork has been filed with the State Education Department,” said Superintendent James Gratto.
The next step for the district is the ongoing research into finance options for the project.
“We could wait up to 20 weeks to get approval and a project number from the state. Once we have that our engineers from Morris Associates will put the design drawings in,” he said.

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BBQ helps students ease back into school

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The Webutuck Parent Teacher Association (PTA) hosted the annual Back to School Night Barbecue on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Parents, students, teachers, staff and administrators gathered on the lawn of the high school to share in burgers and hot dogs to get to know each other.
“I think the success of our first day of the year is highly attributed to the barbecue,” said Superintendent James Gratto. “It’s a great chance for students to break the ice, get to meet their teachers, set up their lockers and it takes a lot of stress off the first day of school.”

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Webutuck appoints new principal to Eugene Brooks school

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By Kayla gangloff
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webutuck — The North East (Webutuck) Board of Education and Superintendent James Gratto have chosen a candidate to fill the vacant Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) principal’s position.
Jennifer Chason of Millerton will begin her duties as the new principal on Monday, Aug. 19, for the fall 2013 semester.
The position has been vacant at Webutuck since the sudden resignation of former Principal Jay Curtis in December 2012.

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From the halls of Webutuck to City Hall

Webutuck High School has produced many accomplished graduates, and Robert Walsh is one of them. Today, he serves as commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS). Since his appointment by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2002, Walsh has molded the department into one that provides assistance to small businesses and job seekers in all five boroughs.

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