Tag Archives: Kindergarten

Backpack Project is Saturday

By Derek Liebig Ann Schinski hopes The Backpack Project sets another record this year. “Last year we provided 311 backpacks to local students,” said Schinski, who along with Gwen Schneider coordinates the project, which will provide backpacks to and school supplies to local children from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at […]

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Churches combining services for summer

Four churches are planning to worship together July 21 through Sept. 1.  Granville Baptist Church and the United Church of Granville, which is a merger of Peniel and Middle Granville Presbyterian Churches and the Granville United Methodist Church, will be combining their services to give their pastors, Rev. Jim Peterson and Rev. Jerry McKinney, some […]

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Family celebrates two-year anniversary together

By Jaime Thomas Father’s Day can mean a lot to a man. But for Bill Walker, this Sunday marks his first as a father to not one, but four, new daughters. He and his wife, Nickie, both of whom are in their early thirties, adopted three of his nieces this past Christmas Eve, and he […]

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Odyssey students eyeing competition

An ingenious crew of middle school students from Whitehall is hopeful that the third time is indeed a charm. The six junior high students who are participating in this year’s Odyssey of the Mind program will try to become the first team from Whitehall to win this weekend’s regional competition. The event will be held […]

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Mettawee celebrates community

By Jaime Thomas The young served over 300 of their elders during an annual meal last Tuesday at the Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet. The holiday feast, which the school has been hosting since it opened about 14 years ago, was a collaborative effort. “They really feel because they contribute, they take ownership of […]

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Senior class at GHS unusually large

This year’s senior class at Granville High School is more than 15 percent larger than the graduating class of 2012. Principal Jim Donnelly said there are a number of reasons for the increase, including the fact that seven seniors moved into Granville for their final year. According to figures as of Sept. 19, there are […]

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District smooths out bus kinks

By Bill Toscano Nine days into the school year, Granville’s school bus issues appear to have been resolved. John Steves, the district’s transportation supervisor, told the school board Sept. 10 that there had been some serious issues with the buses arriving late, especially in the afternoon. Since then, according to both Steves and Diane Dumas, […]

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Face of Mettawee changes

By Bill Toscano At Mettawee Community School, Brooke DeBonis is ready to get started in her new role as principal. “I am really looking forward to the opportunity to be a leader,” said DeBonis, who opened the school year Wednesday, Aug. 29, replacing Nancy Marks, the only principal the two-decade old school ever had. “We […]

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Backpack Project seeking donations

Gwen Schneider expects to have a record number of backpacks available for needy families this year, but she says The Backpack Project is going to need help to do that. “It costs a lot to buy the backpacks and other items,” said Schneider, who along with Ann Schinski coordinates the project, which will be giving […]

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Community turns out for Hartford’s 33 graduates

Standing in front of a packed house in a conveniently air-conditioned Hartford Central School gymnasium, Renee Thorpe paused for a moment before handing out two Kiwanis Club awards. First, she paid the entire town a compliment. “I looked around, and there were so many people,” she said. “I said, ‘These kids have big families.’ Some […]

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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