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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) dove headfirst into its preparations for the coming 2019-20 school year during its annual reorganization meeting in July. 

Webutuck District Clerk Tracy Trotter administered the oath of office to re-elected BOE members Steve Abad and Chris Mayville. Judy Moran and Nikki Johnson were sworn in as the new board president and vice president, respectively. And Webutuck Superintendent of Schools Raymond Castellani  was also given the oath of office.

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Students compete for ruling

Mock Trial Team
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HARLEM VALLEY — “Objection, Your Honor ...”
“Your Honor, if I may ...”
“Thank you, Your Honor.”
A little civility was brought to the proceedings at the Pine Plains Courthouse on Tuesday, March 22, among the banter (and occasional badgering) that one might expect from a highly anticipated trial. And from her bench, presiding Town Justice Christi Acker kept the lawyers in line, sustaining and overruling numerous objections.

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Webutuck superintendent addresses concerns regarding missed budget deadlines

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WEBUTUCK — While neighboring districts have dedicated a large amount of time at recent Board of Education (BOE) meetings to the budget process this year, little has been made public about the upcoming budget proposal for the North East (Webutuck) Central School District.

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Webutuck’s month of reading focus is outer space

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WEBUTUCK — Space is the place to be if you’re a student (or teacher) at Webutuck Elementary School: the PARP (People as Reading Partners) reading initiative kicked off this month with the typical bang known as Theme Day.
For the past six years, the PARP program has encouraged children to read for at least 15 minutes each day with their parents. Each Friday for the entire month of March, the students bring in their checklist, certifying that they have met that reading quota at least five of the past seven days.

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From Baghdad to Webutuck

WEBUTUCK — Red Hook native Shawn Conway only had two weeks home after a year and a half on tour in Baghdad, Iraq, but he chose to spend some of it in a Webutuck classroom.
Conway, 21, is the nephew of fourth-grade teacher Denise Conway, who teaches at Eugene Brooks Intermediate School. He made the trek to Webutuck on Feb. 17, a little less than a week after arriving stateside.
Conway, as he explained to his aunt’s students, is a truck driver for the United States Army in Iraq. He helps close out bases as the United States continues to pull out troops from the Middle East.

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Area schools embrace new techno­logies

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HARLEM VALLEY — Wordle. Glogster. Moodle. Back Channel. Prezi. Guest Atlantis. Anything ring a bell to anyone? If so, maybe you’re part of an Internet upstart on the cutting edge of digital technology.
Or maybe you’re just an elementary school student in one of the local school districts.

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