Tag Archives: Common Core

Local districts prepare for tests

By Jaime Thomas There are few aspects to education that students look less forward to than long, standardized tests. Imagine then the horror of high-schoolers finding out all the hard effort was for naught, and they had to do it all over again. If they forget to leave their cellphone at the front of the […]

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GCS planning winter carnival

By Jaime Thomas School officials in Granville are busy preparing for a new event happening in the New Year. On Feb. 1, there will be a free winter carnival to raise community awareness from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the high school. The event was created in response to a student survey that revealed […]

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Granville CSD hoping for increased parental attendance at events

By Jaime Thomas Throughout the next few months, Granville School District has a number of events planned aimed at engaging parents in their children’s learning. Officials have planned these events in order to help children transition into new state Common Core standards. “With today’s rigor in the curriculum, we need to work together,” said Diane […]

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Hartford CSD welcomes new technology

By Jaime Thomas The custodial staff was washing windows, tweaking landscaping and generally cleaning up the Hartford Central School Monday as the district got ready to open its doors. Administration and staff have less than a week left to ready their classrooms and lessons and create plans to keep up with new Common Core standards. […]

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Schools preparing to open next week

By Jaime Thomas There’s no question as to what will be at the core of the upcoming school year. New Common Core standards are already the center of learning in all three of Granville’s schools. But the district has even more going on than that. Camille Harrelson, new junior/senior high school principal and former director […]

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Granville, Hartford expect growth after low test scores

By Jaime Thomas Local results of statewide English language arts and mathematic assessment tests, which were released last week, are grim. Only 10.3 percent of Granville third-graders, for example, were found to be proficient at math, compared to 11.4 percent of eighth-grade students. In Hartford those numbers were 16.1 and 4.5, respectively. But these shocking […]

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WCS students step back in time to learn about 1920s

In order to learn more about the Roaring Twenties, students at Whitehall High School stepped back in time. Dozens of juniors and seniors met at a “speakeasy” on the final day of school before the President’s Week holiday. The event, which students dubbed the “Great Jazzapalooza,” was the culmination of several weeks of research into […]

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How Gold is Gold?

By Jaime Thomas The Golden Horde — would you say that’s more of a yellow gold or a white gold? It’s a seemingly incidental question that was the subject of a lengthy discussion Monday night at a Granville school board meeting. Stephen Palmer, the district’s athletic director, pointed out to the board that inconsistencies exist […]

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Preparations underway for school year in Granville

The 2013-14 school year begins Wednesday and ushers in some significant change within the Granville Central School District. The district […]

Students build community of trust

Transitioning from elementary school to middle school is easily one of the most difficult processes in an adolescent’s life, but […]

Village approves new parking law

Last Tuesday evening the Whitehall Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing to discuss a potential parking law, which […]

Changes abound as school year begins

With the school year starting next Thursday for Whitehall students, the district has gone through a transformation this summer, one […]

Test scores improve, but continue to lag behind

Granville students showed improvement in both math and English on the state tests but continue to lag behind their peers […]

Youth Center for sale

The Granville Police Benevolent Association has put its youth center up for sale. Sergeant Dave Williams said a lack of […]

Former resident dies in accident

A former Granville resident was killed Saturday night in a motor vehicle accident on I-87 in Albany. Matthew Fiske, 43, […]