Tag Archives: Peers

Whitehall test scores lag behind state, county averages

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Students in the Whitehall Central School District continue to lag behind their peers across the state and county on standardized state tests. According to test results released by the state last week, the percentage of Whitehall students in grades three through eight who achieved proficiency on English Language Arts and math exams was below state […]

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Hartford’s best: Godnick, Liebig named top students

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Rachel Liebig and Sarah Jo Godnick have been friends since they were three years old. Through the years they’ve played sports, done homework and spent time socially together. Now, they’ll graduate side by side, ranked number one and number two in their class at Hartford Central School. Liebig will walk as the second member of […]

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German exchange student sees the little differences

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Andreas Meyer-Giesow says it’s the little things that are different. The well-mannered 17-year-old exchange student says that fundamentally, life in the United States isn’t dissimilar from life in his native Germany. There are, however, some minor differences. The cars we drive and the homes we live in are different, skyscrapers are much more abundant in […]

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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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School to revive peer mentoring program

By Jaime Thomas When teenagers are upset, they don’t go to the nearest adult for advice — they talk to their peers. That thinking is the basis for a program called Natural Helpers, which is sponsored by the Washington County Council for Prevention. Students from Granville High School will attend a conference at Silver Bay […]

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School exam scores up dramatically

Students at Whitehall High school demonstrated across-the-board improvement on this June’s Regents exams. The percentage of students who passed their exams increased in every subject except one and educators believe efforts to help the poorest-performing students is a big reason why. Principal Kelly McHugh said students who fail an exam are automatically enrolled into the […]

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DeRusha found his own niche at Skene Manor

By Derek Liebig When Jared DeRusha says he doesn’t mind doing dishes, he actually means it. A senior at Whitehall, DeRusha has been volunteering his time at the Skene Manor for the past three years. His duties have ranged from waiting tables to decorating the venerable estate, no easy task when you consider the Skene […]

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Students tackle tough issues

When the Council of Prevention wants to know about issues concerning teenagers, it goes directly to the students, surveying seventh- through 12th-graders at schools throughout Washington and Warren counties. So when prevention educator Melissa Thomas wondered what could be done to deal with some of those issues, she went right to the source and talked […]

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Whitehall school psychologist honored

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Molly Gordon said that it is all about being there. Gordon, the Whitehall High School psychologist, recently received the New York State Leadership in School Psychology Award after being nominated by her peers in Whitehall. “I didn’t know anything about it at first,” said Gordon, who is in her third year as the psychologist for […]

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Ramey tabbed as Junior Miss

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As it was announced, Aerial Ramey wanted to make sure that she heard it right. But, indeed, Ramey did hear her name called as Whitehall Junior Miss. “It was a bit of a shock, to say the least,” said Ramey, who was tabbed as the newest Junior Miss during the annual Scholarship Program presented on […]

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Classifieds 07/29/15

Rain stops, the park rocks

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By Jamie Norton The skies opened up five minutes before Daryl Magill – one of the biggest draws of the […]

Dresden works to eradicate invasive weeds

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By Dan King The town of Dresden has started its annual effort to remove invasive water chestnuts from Lake Champlain, […]

Man walking to D.C. to ‘raise awareness’

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By Dan King Don Duncan may be 65 years old but he’s not letting that stop him from raising awareness […]

Town, village to pledge support for bike trail

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By Dan King A multi-use trail from Waterford to Whitehall is expected to receive letters of support from both the […]

Hebron woman charged with urinating outside store

By Christina Scanlon A Hebron woman faces several charges, including driving while intoxicated and possession of marijuana, after witnesses and […]

Area man to hold talk about Robin Williams

By Linda Ellingsworth It’s been almost a year since the untimely passing of comic great Robin Williams, and a local […]

Ride to benefit veterans

By Christina Scanlon When the bikers hit the road for the third annual ride to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project […]

Macuras ‘my favorite’

By Jamie Norton Daryl Magill has been lighting up the pagoda at Veterans Memorial Park for years. And every year, […]

Missing teen found

Two seemingly unrelated cases involving teens from Fair Haven, Vt., converged last week, resulting in both the arrest of a […]

Meet-n-greet famous grapplers

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By Dan King Former WWE wrestler Brodus Clay will be the highlight of the World of Hurt Wrestling event tomorrow […]

Hartford to host annual sale

By Dan King There will be bargains galore next weekend in the “Heart of Washington County.” Hartford will host its […]

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