Tag Archives: School Principal

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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Board to begin interviewing superintendent candidates

The Whitehall Board of Education expects to begin interviewing candidates for district superintendent next week. Board president Virginia Rivette said last week members selected six candidates from those that applied and interviews will begin Monday and Tuesday. “We met with Mr. (James) Dexter (WSHWE BOCES Superintendent) Monday evening, reviewed the applications and selected who we […]

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Donnelly announces resignation, will pursue work in China

By Jaime Thomas Jim Donnelly, Granville’s junior/senior high school principal, is resigning at the end of this summer in order to pursue a job opportunity that will take him to China. Donnelly confirmed his plans Monday, days after he announced his move to school staff and officials. “I’ve been given a great opportunity,” Donnelly said. […]

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Granville BOE updates cellphone policy

By Jaime Thomas As new technology continues to become more easily available, new rules and regulations must inevitably be created. In school systems, for example, administrators are now fighting a new distraction among their students: cell phones. A recently published study found that 78 percent of teens now have a cellphone, and almost half (47 […]

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Prescription drug abuse a local problem

By Jaime Thomas It gives a whole new meaning to basket party, but not in a good way. Teenagers dump various prescription medications into a bin, pick one at random and take it to get high. It has been dubbed ‘pharming,’ and it’s a serious trend that’s sweeping the nation and hitting hard locally, too. […]

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School board accepts resignations, votes on terminations

The Granville Board of Education accepted a couple of resignations and approved the termination of two positions during a meeting Monday night. After 24 years of service, JoAnn Williams, Elementary Teaching Assistant, is resigning for retirement purposes at the end of June. Phillip Clark, a 4-hour bus driver, is also resigning effective this past Saturday. […]

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School promotes peace: Human rights focus of annual peace week

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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Poucher named New York’s Asst. Principal of the Year

By Jaime Thomas Out all the school districts in New York State, Granville High School’s own Dan Poucher was recently named Assistant Principal of the year. High School Principal Jim Donnelly, along with various department heads and union and school leaders, signed a nomination to get Poucher in the spot because he believes he took […]

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Abraham leaves with no explanation

By Jaime Thomas Hartford Superintendent Thomas Abraham, who was slated to retire at the end of June, has left early, seemingly with no explanation. “The Hartford Central School District Board of Education hereby acknowledges that Superintendent of Schools Thomas Abraham will take a leave of absence from his position effective Feb. 28 until the time […]

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Abraham: No new tests needed

More testing — for teachers, that is. It’s one of a few initiatives Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently mentioned in his State of the State address. Thomas Abraham, Hartford Superintendent, expressed his hesitancy toward Cuomo’s suggestions during a school board meeting Monday night. One of Cuomo’s ideas would require teachers to pass a bar-type exam in […]

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Police seek grant for vests

By Dan King Bulletproof vests get old and worn out after about five years, so the village of Whitehall is […]

Village requires officers leave near Whitehall

Police forces exist to “serve and protect” the jurisdiction that they serve and village officials think that can be done […]

Officials debate framework of law

By Dan King A contentious discussion about a potential nuisance law led one village trustee to contemplate his role on […]

School years begins with purpose

Vivid maroon banners with the phrase, “Excellence is our standard, not our goal,” are now draped upon all buildings on […]

Village tardy in submitting discharge reports

By Dan King Whitehall is behind on submitting the Discharge Monitoring Report for the wastewater treatment plant, dating back to […]

Boy Scout seeks to revitalize cemetery

By Dan King John Hollister, a tenth grader at Whitehall High School has come up with a unique community service […]