Tag Archives: School Principal

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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Berthiaume named Elks student of the month

Student of the month-Deonna Birthiume (1)

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.

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Auditor pleased with Whitehall’s school finances

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 […]

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VanGuilder named Elks Student of the Month

Student of the month

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.

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Donnelly appointed to full-time position

James Donnelly’s loss was Granville school’s gain Monday night as the high school principal “lost” his interim status, and was named the permanent principal of Granville Junior Senior High School. Board of Education President John Steves announced the board decided Donnelly would be hired full-time at an executive session held prior to the Monday night […]

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Steves resigns as school board president

Opportunity prompts school board president to step down       Moments after announcing the decision to hire a permanent high school principal, Granville Board of Education President John Steves announced he was stepping down Monday night. Steves said he offered his letter of resignation, which was accepted by the board so he could “pursue […]

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Fewer changes for new school year

The start of the school year in Granville will be unique in some respects in 2011 as relatively little will change (for a change). Major additions have been completed for the three buildings in the school district from Mary J. Tanner to Granville Elementary School to the junior senior high school. The gymnasium floor is […]

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School asks for parents help in curbing cell phone use

School officials are trying to cut down on cell-phone related distractions and are asking parents to lend a helping hand. High School principal Kelly McHugh said the school has a policy of no cell phone use between7:30 a.m.and2:30 p.m.Students are permitted to carry a cell phone with them but they aren’t supposed to be visible. […]

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School coping with issues over college-level courses

By Derek Liebig   The Whitehall School Board approved a new deferred compensation plan for employees at Monday’s monthly Board of Education meeting. The school system unanimously approved the New York State plan that is available to all government employees. According to district budget officer Jodi Bradshaw the plan will be more beneficial than the […]

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Students remember community at graduation

By Derek Liebig They may be moving on, but it’s clear they won’t forget the community where they’re from. That was the message given to 52 students at Whitehall Central School as they received their high school diplomas at commencement ceremonies in the auditorium on Friday evening, Jun 25. “You’ll hear a lot about community […]

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Classifieds 03/25/14

Search for Sasquatch resumes, forty years later

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By Dan King It’s been 40 years since the first reported Sasquatch sighting in Whitehall and now the quest to […]

Apathy leaves trustee seat vacant

Candidate pic Ken Bartholomew

By Dan King Whitehall’s mayor-elect, Ken Bartholomew was hoping someone would emerge to take his old trustee position, but that […]

Jane O’Shea resigns, cites issues with board

Jane O'Shea BW

By Derek Liebig A Granville principal is resigning at the end of the school year because of a disagreement over […]

Whitehall Elks honor three for service

New Elks officers are sworn into office

By Dan King Ken McKee, an old Whitehall Elk, used to tell his kids that the acronym BPOE stood for […]

Reelected, incumbents face challenges

By Derek Liebig Members of the Granville Village Board will be together for at least two more years. Incumbents Dean […]

Keough to plant community garden

Jensen Keough

By Dan King A Whitehall High School student has come up with a creative way to support local charity and […]

Whitehall school officials want bobsled club back

By Dan King Until this year, Whitehall High School was the only school in the country with a bobsled club, […]

District, school administrators reach pact

By Derek Liebig The Granville Central School District and the Granville Administrators’ Association, with five members, reached agreement last week […]

Karas not concerned about budget

By Dan King Despite fiscal concerns voiced Board of Education member Frank Barber, Whitehall Central School Business Administrator Joe Karas […]

Whitehall/Fort Ann wrestlers raise $600 for cancer research

Julian Barber

Senior wrestler Julian Barber’s charity wrestling idea caught on with his teammates during the season, to the tune of $600. […]

Sasquatch sightings on the rise

By Dan King Officials say the snowy weather has driven local Sasquatches out of the woods and caused them to […]