Tag Archives: Eighth Grade Students

Schools preparing to open next week

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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

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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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Young entrepreneurs run agriculture businesses

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By Jaime Thomas Like most eighth-grade students, Lauren Bucciero has responsibilities from schoolwork to chores at home. Unlike many of her peers, though, the 13-year-old girl also maintains her own egg business. Bucciero has 45 chickens and recently bought 20 more. She has been selling her eggs every Sunday at church for at least four […]

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Whitehall Elks announce essay contest winners

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America’s most recognizable and patriotic song was the topic of the Whitehall Elks’ American Essay contest. Fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from Whitehall and Fair Haven were asked to answer the question, “What the National Anthem Means to Me,” all in 250 words or less. “It was quite a history lesson to read […]

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Test scores have district looking for answers

Administrators at Whitehall Central School District are reacting to the results of the latest math and English assessment exams and have begun implementing strategies they hope will improve students’ scores. The results from the exams, which are taken in April by every student in grades 3 through 8, show that fewer than half the students […]

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State issues school test scores: Whitehall doing well in middle school, lagging elsewhere

Middle school students in the Whitehall School district are outperforming their peers statewide and more students are graduating but elementary and high school students continue to score lower than their peers across the state. The percentage of sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students in the Whitehall School district who are meeting the basic standards on state […]

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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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Test results down

Nearly a quarter of last year’s third grade class did not meet the minimum standards on the state’s math and English assessment exams. Last month, the New York State Department of Education released the results from May’s English Language Arts (ELA) and Math assessment exams, given annually to students in grades three through eight. Statewide, […]

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Whitehall students in Odyssey contest

  By Bill Toscano The props include kilts, a “lei,” a pie, a cane and a mysterious cardboard woman. The play is called “Le Tour Guide.” And that’s all you’re getting until Saturday. “We don’t want any pictures yet. We don’t want anyone to see it before the performance,” said Karen Gordon, the librarian at […]

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Hampton Firehouse sale looms

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By Joshua Bassett Barring someone petitioning for a public referendum within 30 days of May 20, the Hampton Town Board […]

Whitehall Elementary honors fallen heroes

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By Dan King Although the weather started chilly on Thursday, it turned nice just in time for the annual Whitehall […]

Huge turnout for Whitehall parade

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By Dan King “I didn’t even know there were this many people in Whitehall,” a spectator said as he watched […]

Granville High School honors fallen soldiers

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By Joshua Bassett Granville High School’s gym was quiet Friday afternoon as many gathered there to give thanks to the […]

Hot dog contest next weekend

By Joshua Bassett After a one-year hiatus, the “What’s Up Dawgs Hot Dawg Eating Contest” is back. The event will […]

Hundreds join in Granville parade

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By Joshua Bassett Hundreds gathered Monday on Granville’s Main Street and in Veterans Park to honor and celebrate those lost […]

Car rally to boast more than just cars

According to organizers of the Penrhyn Engine Co. Car Rally in Middle Granville, they’ve seen it all over the years. […]

Beauty will be rewarded

The Slate Valley Garden Club is taking submissions for the organization’s annual beautification awards from now until August. Anyone with […]

Pratts question Hampton coverage

By Joshua Bassett During the public participation portion of a Hampton Town Board meeting last week, Arnie Pratt and his […]

Slate Valley Museum to host ‘spring tasting’

By Laura McCusker The Slate Valley Museum in Granville will host its first-ever Spring Tasting on the Alley on Saturday, […]

Granville FFA goes to convention

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By Tara Cook New York State FFA 2014-2015 vice-president Seth Browe, was elected to be the 2015-2016 District 3 FFA […]

Rail Trail 5K this weekend

By Joshua Bassett The sixth annual Rail Trail 5K race takes place this Saturday, May 30. The race/walk begins at […]

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