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WEBUTUCK — Forever trying to keep students safe, the North East (Webutuck) Central School District has asked both local and county officials to create a law holding motorists who pass stopped school buses accountable.

About four years ago, Webutuck installed cameras on its school buses to photograph the license plates of vehicles that passed stopped school buses. Before installing the cameras, Webutuck Superintendent of Schools Raymond Castellani said the district turned to local law enforcement with its concerns, only to be told they didn’t have “enough...

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Webutuck BOE reviews results of district’s first annual Elective Fair

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WEBUTUCK— Webutuck Superintendent of Schools Raymond Castellani was excited to report the positive feedback the district’s first annual Elective Fair received from  students and faculty members during the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) meeting on Monday, Dec. 3.
At the start of his report, Castellani said the aim behind the Elective Fair was to present students with an opportunity to preview potential electives for their academic schedules next year.

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Internet talk: Community’s eyes opened to online risks

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WEBUTUCK — Webutuck families were given a powerful shove into keeping alert and monitoring their children’s time online as Investigator Tom Roidl from the New York State Police Computer Crimes Unit led an Interactive Internet Safety presentation on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
With the one-to-one iPad initiative well underway in the school district, Webutuck social workers Janice McSpiritt, Carrie Caldiero and Tara Hart thought it wise to make sure students and parents were warned about internet safety, social media risks and child internet addiction.

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Board of Ed highlights latest Webutuck programs

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WEBUTUCK— The Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) highlighted a couple of programs taking place in the North East (Webutuck) Central School District this year at a meeting on Monday, Nov. 5.
The BOE received positive feedback about the academic programs at Webutuck High School (WHS). Superintendent of Schools Ray Castellani explained on a later date that “it is the board’s intent to celebrate and recognize programs at each building this year.” 

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Students honor veterans with breakfast

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Annual Grandparents’ Lunch unites Webutuck families over a Thanksgiving meal

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WEBUTUCK — With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Webutuck Elementary School (WES) students celebrated the holidays with family at the annual Grandparents’ Lunch on Thursday, Nov. 15.
Recognized as a treasured tradition in the North East (Webutuck) Central School District, the lunch program is organized each year by Webutuck social worker Janice McSpiritt with support from the Webutuck Teachers’ Association (WTA) and the PTA.

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Webutuck BOE discusses safer alternatives for student drop off/pick up locations

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WEBUTUCK— While  listening to the public’s concerns, the Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) reflected how the safety of the district’s current drop off and pick up location for students could be improved at the meeting on Monday, Sept. 24.

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T-shirts help support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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WEBUTUCK— Throughout the month of October, teachers and faculty members from the North East (Webutuck) Central School District are raising awareness about getting screened in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Capital improvement project in progress at Webutuck

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District Board of Education (BOE) updated the public on the progress being made on the school district’s capital improvement project this fall.

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Safety first

Webutuck Elementary School (WES) students expanded their fire prevention know-how by participating in Fire Safety Day on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Starting in the morning, WES students and staff members welcomed members of the Wassaic, Millerton and Amenia fire departments and the children were given a chance to explore emergency vehicles on the school campus. Along with talking with the attending fire personnel, the children were prepped with skills for escaping from a bedroom in case of a fire.

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Mother surprised by daughter’s early return

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WEBUTUCK — The North East (Webutuck) Central School District showed just how everyone is treated like family by helping to reunite Webutuck High School (WHS) secretary Melanie Kay with her daughter, Alycia, on Thursday, Sept. 20.
For the last 10 months, Alycia Kay, 22, has been serving in her second year with the United States Army where she has been an ammunitions specialist. With her military orders requiring a full calendar year of her service, her family originally expected her back in New York near the end of October.

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