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WEBUTUCK— The Webutuck Teachers’ Association (WTA) is looking back on a summer in which four  students attended Summer Overnight Leadership Camp.

According to WTA member Monica Baker, the group learned about the camp through program director Abby Nathanson of EPIC (Engaging People in Change). In addition to her leadership role in empowering Hispanic youth, Nathanson teaches Spanish language classes on Wednesday nights at The Wassaic Project’s Maxon Mills. The classes are frequently attended by Webutuck teachers. After hearing about the opportunity to send...

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Webutuck principal switches from high school to elementary

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WEBUTUCK— With the new school year just around the corner, students and teachers at Webutuck Elementary School (WES) will find a new smiling face walking down the hallways as Jennifer Hengen, formerly Jennifer Chason, steps into the role of principal.

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Former Webutuck High School principal returns

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WEBUTUCK —  Students and faculty members of the North East (Webutuck) Central School District will see a familiar face walking down the halls this coming school year, when Ken Sauer returns as principal of Webutuck High School (WHS).
Before he was involved with the administrative side of the education system, Sauer was employed as a teacher in the Finger Lakes region of New York for 15 years. From 2004 to 2007, he took on the role of principal for WHS before accepting a principal’s job in western New York. 

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Webutuck High School wishes its 53 graduates well

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WEBUTUCK— Torrential rain gave way to bright, sunny skies on Saturday, June 24, just in time for Webutuck High School’s 63rd commencement ceremony. The graduation was held for the second year behind the high school, amid a landscape of rolling hills and the district’s attractive track and field.
A total of 53 seniors received their diplomas this year, led by class valedictorian Kaylie Johnson and salutatorian James Wheeler, who also sang the “Star Spangled Banner.”

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A Webutuck waltz

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QUEST opens doors for Webutuck students

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WEBUTUCK — With an abundance of educational events and proposals for the future, the Webutuck Teachers Association (WTA) has been successfully developing opportunities for students of Webutuck Elementary School (WES). 
Earlier this year, WTA members announced Webutuck was awarded funding through the Webutuck Quest for Excellence Fund (QUEST), one of the numerous New York State Education Enrichment Funds (EEF), to enhance opportunities to elementary students — beyond educational materials or equipment.

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Last dance …

Webutuck High School’s Class of 2017 celebrated its last dance on Friday, June 16. Senior Advisors Mari-Ann Hoke and Susan Pomeisl set up the senior lounge for the evening’s festivities, while graduating seniors came to the courtyard for final photos. From left are Ethan Lounsbury, Caroline Markonic, Elizabeth Cullinan, Kaylie Johnson, Michael Pomeisl, Angus Edmundson and Miguel Dominguez.

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Webutuck’s top students

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WEBUTUCK — Come Saturday, June 24, Kaylie Johnson and James Wheeler of Webutuck High School (WHS) will represent their graduating class as the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Class of 2017, respectively.  
Kaylie Johnson
For Kaylie, the opportunity to address her graduating class was an honor she was thrilled to receive. Though she has dedicated herself to doing the best job possible in her studies since her sophomore year, she was surprised all the same to learn that her final GPA had put her at the top of the class. 

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Bringing it all indoors …

Organized by Webutuck Athletic Director Rosanne Perscio, Webutuck Elementary School (WES) students in grades first through third had the time of their lives as they took part in Field Day on Friday, June 16. Due to expected showers in the weather forecast, Field Day was moved indoors, though the last minute changes didn’t put a damper on the students’ spirits, said teacher Monica Baker. WES student Gideon Singleton allowed reading teacher Stefanie Milot to paint his face.

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Social Justice Committee empowers district community, promotes equal access

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WEBUTUCK — The Webutuck Board of Education (BOE) welcomed the district’s Social Justice Committee during its meeting on Monday, May 22. 

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Bestowing honor

The Webutuck Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 22, began as Eugene Brooks Intermediate School Principal Erik Lynch recognized two students, each of whom was named a student of the month. From left, seventh-grade students Rachel D’Alessandro and Carrisa Whitehead attended the meeting where they each received a certificate congratulating them for their accomplishments. Eighth-graders Kadence Bracey and Erik Voigt were unable to attend the meeting and will be honored at the next board meeting on Monday, June 12.

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