Tag Archives: Education

Students to ride snowmobiles to school

By Derek Liebig Forget the bus; a group of students at Whitehall High School is considered an alternate means of getting to school: by snowmobile. The Board of Education last week gave the thumbs up to a “Ride a snowmobile to school” day and students and faculty alike will arrive at school Friday morning astride […]

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School working with community to address nit policy

By Derek Liebig Whitehall Central School will examine its no-nit policy after the district’s pediatrician penned a letter urging officials to change the guidelines. Superintendent Elisabeth Legault said Dr. Eugene McTiernan suggested to officials the district’s current policy regarding head lice should be examined and modified. Although Legault said during last week’s monthly board meeting […]

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Project connects two distant generations

By Jaime Thomas In the nearly eight decades since Helen Macura was Molly O’Brien’s age, life around Granville has changed a bit. The pharmacy served the best hot chocolate, for example, and there was a movie theater right in the village. Macura was one of 13 children of a Czechoslovakian couple, and she sometimes earned […]

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Aid cuts have uneven impact, report shows

Granville Superintendent Mark Bessen has been right all along. Earlier this year, as the School Board was trying to cope with state budget cuts, Bessen was adamant that the upstate districts were taking an unfair percentage of the cuts. Now, an expert in state aid says Bessen was right on the mark. Dr. Rick Timbs […]

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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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Ross Albert is Valedictorian

Rosa Albert has been named the class valedictorian for the Whitehall High School class of 2010. Albert is the daughter of Rose and Floyd Beadle, and will be attending Siena College to pursue an education in mathematics teaching. “It was a goal of mine to be at the top of the class and it feels […]

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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, […]

Quarryman not returning

One of Main Street’s most well known residents has been missing for years and it doesn’t appear he will be […]

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94

Marion M. Watrous Donaldson, 94, of Adams Street went into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, […]

Classifieds 08/27/14

Matthew Fiske, 43

Matthew Parker Fiske, 43, passed away Aug. 24 as a result of a tragic automobile accident. One of God’s brightest […]

Northshire Freepress 08/22/14