Tag Archives: Bessen

Rain can’t stop the celebartion for Class of 2011

Grade Front Two

  Into every life a little rain must fall and fortunately for Granville’s Class of 2011, all of that rain fell outside while the soon-to-be alumni stayed cool and dry in the high school gymnasium. Although Friday’s  125th graduation ceremony was forced inside by rain nothing could dampen the spirit of the graduates who sang, […]

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Some school jobs back for next year

Some RIFs rescinded by board   A resignation and a scheduling conundrum resulted in a handful of the school workers and a teacher returning to at least part time work in the Granville School District. The move was approved by the Granville Board of Education during executive session following the June 20 meeting. Superintendent Mark […]

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Board oks fall, winter coaches

The Granville Board of Education approved coaching positions for fall and winter sports during June meetings. Superintendent Mark Bessen said the idea was to get the word out about who would be coaching for the next season to help both players and coaches prepare for the upcoming seasons. “This way coaches can be recruiting players […]

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121 to graduate tomorrow

Amateur meteorologists around Granville will be keeping an eye on the Doppler radar and the long-range forecasts as the Class of 2011 prepares to bid good bye to high school and embrace its future outside for the third year in a row. “I’m hopeful we’ll be outside because then it’s the more the merrier,” Superintendent […]

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Bojanich heads South

GV HS principal

  Granville High School Principal Scott Bojanich resigned Monday night.   Bojanich has been with the district for almost a year to the day when the school board accepted his resignation.   “I’ve been treated very well here by the board and by the community and I would not leave for another (principal) job. This […]

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Board of Education, June 6

  The Monday, June 6 meeting of the Granville Board of Education highlighted technology as the school’s team previewed the new school website and showed off the student/teacher produced promotional video for the district. The technology team from Granville Junior Senior High School provided the board of education with a preview of the school’s new […]

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Board extends Superintendent’s contract

Mark Bessen will be the superintendent in the Granville School District at least through the end of the 2014 school year after the board of education approved a contract extension May 23. In a contract amendment approved unanimously by the board 7-0, with two members absent, the move extended Bessen’s employment with the district beyond […]

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Granville Board of Education May 23 regular meeting

Students at the May 23 Granville Board of Education meeting got the chance to join in the process as they were twice asked for opinions from school officials at the regular Monday night meeting. While reporting on the status of the cafeteria program, board members asked the handful of students present about the lunch program. […]

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Budget passes; McEachron voted to board

By Bill Toscano As expected, Granville voters approved a $24 million budget and re-elected school board members Kathy Nelson and John Shaw Tuesday night. The unexpected came in the election of Suzanne McEachron to the board as a write-in candidate. One of the seats was up for grabs by a write-in candidate, because board member […]

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New method slated for May school budget vote

New voting method should avoid delays     School budget voters will see a new process when they go to the polls May 17. Superintendent Mark Bessen told the Granville Board of Education Monday night the new method of voting will be just a bit different, but should streamline the process going forward. “I’m suggesting […]

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Low income grants available

Residents in the Town of Hartford with “very low income” can qualify for Rural Development Grants. The grants are part […]

Decision to arm probation officers shelved

By Derek Liebig A proposal to allow probation officers to carry firearms has been shelved for now by the Washington […]

How to deal with winter weather

Winter weather tips 4

By Dan King With the snowy season starting in the Northeast, there are some helpful guidelines to follow and there […]

Grapplers finish 11th at own tournament

Granville’s wrestling team finished 11th at the Ken Harrison Memorial Lions Tournament. The tournament, held Saturday at Granville High School, […]

Horde falls to Mechanicville

A poor second quarter doomed the Granville boys basketball team in their only game played last week. The Horde was […]

New laws effect seniors, solar power

By Dan King Whitehall has two new laws on the books, one of which helps seniors by raising the income […]