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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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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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A word from those at the head of the class... Salutatorian Glen Gilbert-Rivas

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Glen Gilbert-Rivas spoke to Webutuck High School’s class of 2013 as one of three salutatorians on Saturday, June 22. (See story on this page.)
Glen was not surprised to find himself at the top of his class.
“While it did just kind of happen, I always tried to get 90s or higher in school,” he said.
Glen is headed to Cornell University in Ithaca for the fall 2013 semester.
“I chose Cornell because they have an amazing internship program,” he said. “My major is tied directly into intern opportunities and that was a huge positive for me.”

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A word from those at the head of the class... Valedictorian Kayla Kohl

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Webutuck High School’s class of 2013 was led academically by valedictorian Kayla Kohl.
Kayla spoke to her fellow classmates during their graduation ceremony on Saturday, June 22. (See story on this page.)
While Kayla knew she was a strong student, valedictorian was not her sole focus throughout high school.
“We’re a really small class,” she said. “I knew I was near the top, but overall we’re not a competitive class because of the size. During junior year I found out I was at the top, and it was then that I really pushed to stay there.”

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Webutuck class of 2013 looks toward the future

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Forty-nine Webutuck High School students, clad in green and white against a clear, blue sky, received their diplomas during the 59th annual commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 22.
Superintendent James Gratto welcomed the crowd of family and friends on the front lawn before turning his attention to the “fine class of seniors.”
“Everyone in this audience is very proud of you,” he told them.

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