Tag Archives: Guidance Counselor

School promotes peace: Human rights focus of annual peace week

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Students of every grade level gathered Monday inside the gymnasium at Whitehall High School and listened intently as Topher Montville, junior high guidance counselor, challenged students to think beyond themselves. “I dare you to care,” Montville said. “Think about what you can do to make school a better place because in the end what we […]

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Student starts ‘Friday Fun Club’

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Michael Kalanquin spends a lot of time in school doing his homework and by Friday afternoon, he’s ready to unwind. But until recently there wasn’t much to do so Kalanquin decided to take things into his own hands. Kalanquin, a middle school student at Whitehall High School, recently organized a new club designed specifically to […]

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Changes welcome students

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The usual start-of-school jitters may be even more intense than usual next week, as the Granville schools open the year with new principals in two schools, a new director of special education, a new chief information officer and a second-year principal at the high school. Add to that the addition of new state regulations for […]

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Singer shares encouraging message

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              A singer and songwriter whose music has appeared on MTV shared his message of hope and self-belief with a capacity crowd at Whitehall High School last Thursday. Jared Campbell, an accomplished musician from Binghamton, performed uplifting songs and shared stories about his own experiences with several hundred students […]

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Education budget vote next week

The Whitehall Board of Education has presented a $13.2 million budget that would increase the tax levy by 1.98 percent. The proposed spending plan is $257,963, or 1.92 percent less than the 2011-12 budget, but a reduction in revenues and an increase in the cost of employee benefits forced administrators to raise the tax levy […]

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Students use trip to learn more about college

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            A group of ninth-grade students from Whitehall were given the opportunity last month to experience a college campus. Sixty-one freshmen and a handful of seniors attended an open house at SUNY Adirondack on April 20. The event was hosted by the school’s Office of Enrollment Management inside the campus […]

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Diekel, Sweeney more than just good students

Whitehall’s top two students are looking to build, quite literally, upon their high school success. Zach Diekel and Emily Sweeney, who were announced as valedictorian and salutatorian earlier this year, both plan to pursue engineering degrees. It only seems fitting that two multifaceted students would gravitate toward a field that requires a well-rounded education and […]

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Board OKs budget

The Granville Board of Education passed its 2012-2013 budget Monday night, moving it ahead to the voters, and students at Granville Junior/Senior High School got an unexpected bonus out of it. Earlier this month, the state increased its aid to the district by $219,898, and while the majority of that will go to decrease the […]

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Shadow for a day: Sixth-graders get a look at life in grade 7

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Jessica Bruce was nervous as she approached the four metal and glass doors that serve as the main entrance to Whitehall high school. Behind those doors were an unfamiliar world, high school, where students were bigger and classes harder. “I thought I would get trampled by the big guys,” Bruce, a sixth-grader at Whitehall elementary […]

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Keyboard kids: Students learn how to type

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Last Wednesday, the repetitive sound of fingers striking a keyboard could be heard in the hallway outside of room 302 at Whitehall High School. Inside, half a dozen seventh-graders were fine-tuning their use of the shift key as two National Honor Society students circled the room offering instruction and helpful hints. The students are part […]

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Dresden budget approved after heated hearing

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By Matthew Saari Dresden’s 2019 budget was approved 3-0 on Saturday but only after a very heated public hearing and […]

Hunters feed less fortunate

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By Matthew Saari On Thursday, Nov. 8 the Whitehall Times and Granville Sentinel published a post on Facebook, requesting local […]

Habitat build draws interest, volunteers

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By Krystle S. Morey Since Habitat for Humanity announced it would erect a home on a vacant lot on Potter […]

Secure vehicles, police urge

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By Krystle S. Morey As the holiday season begins, local law enforcement officials are warning of possible thefts of items […]

Test scores ‘disappoint’ school leaders, board

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By Krystle S. Morey Only 37 percent of Granville students in grades 3-8 were found proficient in English Language Arts […]

Obituary: Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan) Plisko

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West Pawlet, Vt. – Dorothy “Tosh” (Keelan)  Plisko, 86, went into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, November 14, […]

Obituary: Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr.

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Whitehall – Thomas Edward (Tucker) Rock Sr., 71, of Lower Bellamy Street, went peacefully into the arms ms of the Lord while […]

North Country Freepress – 11/16/18

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Lakes Region Freepress – 11/16/18

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518 Wheels – 11/15/18

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Former church being transformed

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By Adam Cook   The Middle Granville Presbyterian Church on Route 22A has stood empty for the better part of […]

School bus passer ticketed

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By Krystle S. Morey A driver who claims she was “not paying attention” is facing legal ramifications after she drove […]

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