By Jaime Thomas Parents raised concerns about student involvement in several non-core subjects at a Hartford Board of Education meeting on Oct. 15. In particular, physical education and band requirements were discussed in relation to intense student schedules. Several parents told the board they thought student enrollment in band has decreased because students are reluctant [...]
By Jaime Thomas The Granville Board of Education has decided not to immediately discipline its athletic director Stephen Palmer, who faces assault charges following an altercation at The Forum nightclub on Saturday, Sept. 29. Superintendent Mark Bessen explained that Palmer’s issue is in the court of law at this time and pointed out that in [...]
Two years after agreeing to stay on after the Hartford Board of Education initially accepted his resignation, Superintendent Thomas Abraham has made it official and will leave the district in June 2013. The board, which accepted Abraham’s resignation Monday night, already has a replacement chosen and will announce the name of the new superintendent at [...]
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 [...]
By Bill Toscano The Wells Village School will have a familiar face back in third grade this year. Carol Wincowski, who taught at the school four years ago, is coming back after serving as principal of Christ the King School in Rutland. Principal Linda O’Leary said the fifth and sixth grades, each of which has [...]
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 [...]
Whitehall High School Principal Kelly McHugh stands next to Deonna Berthiaume, who was named Elks Student of the Month for December. Elks Lodge 1491 honors a deserving student each month and they receive $50 and an invitation to a dinner at the end of the year.
The Whitehall School District is financially sound. That was the message school officials delivered during Monday’s monthly Board of Education meeting. Prior to the meeting, members of the Finance and Audit Committee met and reviewed the findings from a recently completed audit that found the district to be compliant with all government regulations. “The auditor [...]
Whitehall High School principal Kelly McHugh presents Kassi VanGuilder with a plaque after she was honored as the Whitehall Elks Student of the Month for November. Elks Lodge 1481 names a deserving student each month of the school year and the winners are invited to a banquet at the end of the year.