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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Hartford schools on alert after ‘not specific’ threats

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By Krystle S. Morey Hartford Central School District officials are on high alert following the discovery of two threats against […]

Flat Iron falls

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By Matthew Saari As the Whitehall Village Board was proceeding with steps to demolish the decrepit building at 160 Main […]

Granville school wrestles with new logo

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By Krystle S. Morey After gracing sports uniforms and yearbooks of the Granville Golden Horde for decades, the infamous Mongolian […]

Police proponents, opponents survey

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By Matthew Saari If there’s a strong push to disband the Whitehall Police Department to reduce village taxes, there’s an […]

Parades, ceremonies to mark Memorial Day

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Communities large and small throughout the region will host parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who fought […]

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Should Whitehall retain its police department?

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By Matthew Saari Should the village of Whitehall continue having its own police department? It’s a controversial question that has […]

DWI-charged teacher will return to her job

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By Krystle S. Morey The kindergarten teacher who was arrested after she allegedly drove to Mary J. Tanner School drunk […]

Village seeks ‘input on future of police department’

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By Matthew Saari Village trustees are “seeking input on the future of the police department,” and to that end have […]

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