Tag Archives: High School Students

Whitehall teacher eyes new playground

Holly Pelky, a first-grade teacher at Whitehall Elementary School, is hoping to build a new playground behind the school. Pelky told the Board of Education that she has applied to KaBOOM! for a $15,000 grant to build a new playground. KaBOOM! is a national non-profit organization that helps build playgrounds. The grant would provide $9,000 […]

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USS Ticonderoga weedy no more

Weeds removed STANDALONE

Supervisor George Armstrong couldn’t justify paying a private company to remove the weeds growing around the U.S.S. Ticonderoga, so he decided to do it himself. Armstrong, with some help from his nephew, Michael Wade, and two local high school students  interning at his farm, removed weeds and other vegetation that had become entangled in the […]

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Community Calendar 5/2/13

  Thursday May 2   Catamount Exhibit BENNINGTON An exhibition on the “Disappearance of the Catamount from Vermont” will be on display from May 2 through July 30 at the Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Route 9. Information: 802-447-1571, or www.benningtonmuseum.org.   Walk Fit Group SCHUYLERVILLE The Schuylerville Public Library’s Walk Fit group will meet […]

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WCS fifth-graders gearing up for shadowing program

Most students at Whitehall Central School are probably thinking more about their upcoming summer break in two months than they are the next school year, but at least one subset of students is getting a jump start on what to expect come September. The district will begin its annual shadowing program on Monday, April 29. […]

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Community Calendar 4/4/13

  Thursday April 4   Snakes/Lizards GRANVILLE The Pember Museum at 33 W. Main Street in Granville will offer a program for children age 5 and older on “Snakes & Lizards” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 4. Learn about “c-o-o-l” animals and color a wooden snake or lizard. Cost: $3. Registration is […]

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Local BOCES students take home top honors

A pair of Whitehall teens was among nearly 100 local BOCES students who won a regional SkillsUSA Competition held in Schenectady. Carl Rehm and Riley Eagan both took home top honors during the competition, which was held at Schenectady Community College and Stratton Air Force Base. Rehm won in the automotive mechanics division while Eagan […]

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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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Changes across board at high school

Students at Granville High School will return to find a variety of changes, affecting everyone from seventh-graders to seniors. Principal James Donnelly said many of the changes were a result of surveys done of part of the “school in need of improvement” status the school was placed on as a result of low standardized test […]

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Changes, challenges ahead during new school year

The 2012-13 school year begins on Wednesday and ushers in some significant changes within the Whitehall Central School district. Perhaps the most significant change occurs at the high school, where the sixth-graders will move from the elementary school. Administrators suggested the move last spring amid declining enrollment and the recommendation was approved by the Board […]

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Granville grads struff their stuff

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By Krystle Morey   The front lawn of Granville High School was covered with family and friends to watch 105 members of the Class of 2012 walk across the stage Friday night, including two German exchange students, two college-bound juniors and Samuel McDermott who received his diploma from his father. The sky was blue and […]

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Classifieds 09/02/15

Charges linger for 10 months, Man in limbo after arresting cop quits

Morrill resignation

By Christina Scanlon When former Granville Police Officer Marc D. Morrill resigned abruptly in April, several cases were still to […]

Trump, Cruz, Carson, Sanders top Washington County straw poll

Straw Poll

By Dan King The Washington County Fair met politics last week, as 737 people came out to vote in a […]

Naval Militia volunteers receive award

Naval Militia

By Dan King A group of seven area maritime veterans, including two from Whitehall and one from Granville, will be […]

Friendships formed at fair live on

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By Christina Scanlon Shortly after the gates opened at the Washington County Fair Friday morning, tractors were moving and stirring […]

First Friday this Friday

This month’s First Friday event, hosted by The Slate Valley Museum and Pember Museum and Library will features an unveiling […]

Teens’ summer jobs pay off

By Christina Scanlon As the summer of 2015 winds down and local youth prepare to head back to school, 50 […]

Hampton primary could decide election

By Christina Scanlon November’s election could be decided next week in Hampton, depending how the votes play out at the […]

Back to school in Hartford

By Christina Scanlon Teachers in the Hartford are headed back to school this week, while students across the district will […]

Backpack program, We Care Project join forces

By Dan King Last November the inaugural Mom Prom raised thousands of dollars for the We Care Project, which is […]

Changes everywhere as school begins today

By Dan King As students arrive at Whitehall Central School today, there will be abundant changes around them. Whether at […]

Bus routes honed as school looms

By Christina Scanlon The floors are gleaming with new wax, while outside the leaves are beginning to turn colors and […]

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