Tag Archives: Dean Of Students

District implementing new discrimination policy

A new state law is augmenting Whitehall’s efforts to ensure its students experience an educational environment free of discrimination. The Dignity for All Act seeks to create schools that are free of discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying. The law, which was passed in September 2010, went into effect statewide on July 1. The law […]

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Students pitch in, clean up community

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The streets of Whitehall are a little cleaner after a group of students from Whitehall High School spent several hours last week picking up garbage. The junior and senior classes were given a few hours reprieve from school to tidy up the community and were joined by school faculty, village and town officials, members of […]

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Students celebrate birthdays, collect food for pantry

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A group of Whitehall middle school students spent last Saturday partying like it was 1999, all in the name of a good cause. Half a dozen seventh-graders, all of whom celebrate or have recently celebrated their 13th birthdays, invited the class of 2017 to the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company firehouse for a black light party. […]

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Grade 6 students may move to high school

This year’s fifth-grade class at Whitehall Elementary School may be making the move to high school a year earlier than expected. School officials are considering moving the sixth-grade class to the high school building beginning next year. Superintendent James Watson said the district is considering the idea and will recommend the proposal to parents during […]

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Auditor pleased with Whitehall’s school finances

The Whitehall School District is financially sound. That was the message school officials delivered during Monday’s monthly Board of Education meeting. Prior to the meeting, members of the Finance and Audit Committee met and reviewed the findings from a recently completed audit that found the district to be compliant with all government regulations. “The auditor […]

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Spring Cleaning

By Derek Liebig The streets of Whitehall are a little cleaner after close to 120 people spent Friday morning picking up trash as part of the second annual Whitehall Cleanup Day. Students from the junior and senior classes at Whitehall High School were joined by several faculty members, including dean of students Greg Chappell, science […]

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Whitehall “Shadowing” program set

  By Bill Toscano  It’s an easy downhill walk from Whitehall Elementary School to Whitehall Central School, but for sixth-graders leaving sixth grade for seventh in the other building, it can seem like scaling a cliff.  That’s why, after the winter break, each of the 58 sixth-graders will get a chance to spend a full […]

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Eye-opening session on bullying

After 20 years in education, Gregg Chappell had never seen anything like it. “We had a situation with a student who was known to be a bully,” Chappell, dean of students at Whitehall Central School, told a crowd of close to 40 at “Bullying Prevention Night” on Jan. 6. “He started in on another student, […]

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Editorial: Bullying meetings very important

Sixteen years of teaching will convince anyone that bullying is everywhere. It’s in every school, in the classrooms, in the hallways, in the locker rooms, and on the Internet. It can leave scars that will last a lifetime and create patterns of behavior that lead to a lafe-long pattern of bullying. It’s not just the […]

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Test scores up for Whitehall

For the first time, the Whitehall Central School District is exceeding expectations in all levels of state testing. (more…)

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Washington County Fair in full swing

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By Linda Ellingsworth There’s still plenty of time to experience the excitement of the Washington County Fair. A celebration of […]

Coin drops hurt by bridge work

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By Dan King Those who volunteer their time to serve the people of Whitehall say their coin drop operations have […]

Working together: town, village fixing waterline

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By Dan King For the past week and a half the town and village of Whitehall have been working together […]

Washington County Board opposes Common Core

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By Dan King The third time was indeed a charm for Hartford Supervisor Dana Haff and activist Bob Schulz. Haff […]

Townwide sale next weekend

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By Dan King Bargain seekers will converge on Whitehall Labor Day Weekend, as they seek the best deals around. The […]

Three vying for public safety position

By Christina Scanlon Washington County supervisors have narrowed the field to three candidates for county public safety director and will […]

Recycled teens applauded

By Christina Scanlon Nine honorary members of the Mettowee Valley Senior Citizens were honored last week at a luncheon filled […]

County opposes pregnant inmate restraint changes

By Dan King The state Legislature passed a bill in June that limits the use of restraints on pregnant inmates, […]

Granville, Hartford low opt outs; Whitehall average

By Dan King and Christina Scanlon Students at area school districts opted out of Common Core with less frequency than […]

Eighty-one take part in football camp

By Christina Scanlon Summer football camps for students at Granville are nothing new. Over the years, the players have attended […]

Northshire Freepress – 08/21/15

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