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WEBUTUCK — Setting their sights on academic achievement all year round, Webutuck administrators, teachers, faculty and families have all pitched in to help the district’s Word of the Week initiative run effectively in its second year.

Going back to the 2018-19 school year, Jenna Garofalo, an English Language Arts (ELA) teacher in the Webutuck school district and the lead teacher of the Word of the Week initiative, said she was approached by Webutuck Superintendent of Schools Raymond Castellani and Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) Principal Erik Lynch about...

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Webutuck students submit to third annual mayor essay contest

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WEBUTUCK — Webutuck eighth-graders were given an opportunity to envision themselves as future mayors through the New York State Conference of Mayors’ (NYCOM) third annual “If I Were Mayor…” essay contest.

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Quest Grants provide Webutuck teachers opportunity and money

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) recently congratulated several teachers and community organizations that received funding through the Webutuck Quest Fund, one of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) Educational Enrichment Funds.

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Pizza and pride

Just before a storm was expected to roll in, Webutuck High School Principal Katy McEnroe invited five students to her office on Monday, Feb. 11, for a pizza lunch to celebrate their placement on the Principal’s Honor Roll.McEnroe, center, congratulated, from left, Carrissa Whitehead, Angela Zubradt, Maria Baldelli, Mallory Storms and Disha Patel for their accomplishments.

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Webutuck explores the benefits of full-day pre-K

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District is gathering input from the community to determine how hosting a full-day pre-K program might benefit students.
Up to now, the district has one pre-K program organized at Webutuck Elementary School  (WES). Divided into two daily sessions, the morning class runs from 8 to 11:30 a.m. while the afternoon class goes from noon to 2:30 p.m.  To date, there are currently 13 students enrolled in the morning class and 14 students in the afternoon class. 

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Anonymous Alerts app helps Webutuck students report bullying

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WEBUTUCK — As part of its ongoing mission to ensure student safety through all the changes and challenges to come, the Webutuck Central School District has launched a new communications tool, Anonymous Alerts, which will provide students an outlet to anonymously report their concerns.

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Student curiosity and ingenuity focus of annual STEAM Fair

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WEBUTUCK — Webutuck students were inspired to put their creativity and curiosity to the test by submitting project displays to the fifth Annual STEAM Fair on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Sponsored by the Webutuck Teachers’ Association, the fair was held in the Eugene Brooks Intermediate School (EBIS) cafeteria. As families and other inquisitive community members registered, the Webutuck High School Class of 2019 served hot breakfast outside the cafeteria.

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A sweet word of thanks

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How Webutuck BOE plans to address low performance rate

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WEBUTUCK — After receiving notice from the New York State Education Department that Webutuck Elementary School (WES) is in need of comprehensive support and improvement (CSI) due to its low student performance rate, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) shared its plans to form a committee and establish programs geared toward academic improvement at a meeting on Monday, Jan. 28.

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Webutuck Elementary School scores among lowest in the state

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WEBUTUCK — Following the release of the New York State Education Department’s (NYSED) new school accountability determinations for school performance, Webutuck Elementary School (WES) was identified as a school in need of comprehensive support and improvement (CSI) due to its low student performance rate. Along with Poughkeepsie’s Morse Elementary School, Webutuck rated among the lowest performing districts in the state.

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Sponsors wanted for class trip to Boston

WEBUTUCK — With Spring still months away, 45 excited Eugene Brooks Intermediate School eighth-graders have something special to look forward to as they think about May 9 and 10, when they will be leaving their small town lives behind and heading to Boston on what for many will be the trip of a lifetime. Much of the trip will coincide with lessons learned in the classroom.

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