Tag Archives: School Officials

School board addresses lockers, social issues

By Jaime Thomas Despite talk of poor results on some recent state tests, Granville school officials were unable to discuss the matter at a meeting Monday night. “Some of the data is embargoed, and we can’t present it,” Superintendent Mark Bessen said, referring to mandates by the education commissioner of New York state. However, Bessen […]

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Speeches abound at Granville graduation

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By Jaime Thomas From staying optimistic to dealing with a rapidly changing world, a number of topics were touched upon at Granville’s Class of 2013 graduation Friday evening. It was a picture perfect day—though perhaps a little warm for some—as family members, friends and school officials gathered on the lawn in front of Granville High […]

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County schools seek to pool resources

As cuts to funding affect many schools across the country, several local districts are turning towards each other for help. Administrators who say they are left with no other options are looking into combining resources. Along with five other school districts in Washington County, Granville and Hartford have recently undergone a regionalization study, which will […]

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Digital testing plan worries schools

By Derek Liebig and Jaime Thomas   A proposal by the state Education Department to switch to digital test taking by 2014 has local school officials concerned. The state has begun to send out overtures to local districts that it may require students take all state-administered standardized tests on computers, a proposal officials say may […]

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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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Board hires six new teachers

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In a surprisingly quiet and quick meeting Monday night, the Granville Board of Education heard a brief update on the high school’s Regents test scores, raised the price for school lunch by a dime, hired six teachers, rehired three teachers’ aides who were laid off last year and named eight coaches. The meeting was in […]

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State test results mixed for grades 3-8

Granville school officials are getting their first look at the 2011-2012 statewide English language arts and mathematics tests, and an initial examination indicates decidedly mixed results. These are the tests taken by all students in grades three to eight. They are scored on a scale of one to four, and one of the main things […]

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Auditorium renovations on target

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The renovation of the Whitehall High School auditorium remains on target and is expected to be ready for graduation, according to school officials. “Right now the plan is for graduation to be held in the auditorium,” said James Watson, district superintendent. “There probably will not be any carpeting, but we’re confident we’ll be adequately equipped […]

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Grade 6 students may move to high school

This year’s fifth-grade class at Whitehall Elementary School may be making the move to high school a year earlier than expected. School officials are considering moving the sixth-grade class to the high school building beginning next year. Superintendent James Watson said the district is considering the idea and will recommend the proposal to parents during […]

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Schools unsure if they serve ‘pink slime’

Local school officials are exploring whether the beef products they serve to students is “pink slime.” “We’re going to probe into it a little deeper,” said Jodi Bradshaw, business manager for the Whitehall school district. She said the school participates in the U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities program and purchases much of its beef through […]

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Railroaders trounce Bombers

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By Dan King Whitehall football defeated Section IX’s Pine Plains by a score of 54-6, sparked by 48 first half […]

Soccer team starts season with win

By Dan King Whitehall soccer started the season the right way, with a 2-0 shutout of the Hadley-Luzerne Eagles, last […]

Golf team moves to 4-0

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By Dan King Whitehall golf is now 4-0 on the season, after sweeping Corinth last Tuesday and sweeping North Warren […]

Despite councilman’s objections, town approves speed changes

By Dan King Town councilman Farrell Prefountaine returned from a lengthy medical leave at last Wednesday’s board meeting and he […]

Applefest Saturday in Fair Haven

By Dan King Applefest has been conducted annually by Fair Haven School for over 25 years now and the event […]

Rec Center sees rise in unaccompanied children

“We had to fish three little girls out of the canal, no parents were home and there was nobody we […]