Tag Archives: School Year

VanGuilder named Elks 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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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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Principal starts Monday

James Donnelly is ready to get to work in Granville once he can just find some place to live. “I’m excited to get into the district, meet the community and really learn. My first job in Granville is to learn and to ask questions. At the same time, I’ve already met with the assistant principal […]

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Backpack Project turns five

For the fifth year in a row, a local woman has led a group effort to help supply children in need with back-to-school supplies with what has become known as “the Backpack Project.” Five years ago Ann Schinski had an idea inspired by a concern and did something about it. Many hands come together each […]

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Bojanich heads South

  Granville High School Principal Scott Bojanich resigned Monday night.   Bojanich has been with the district for almost a year to the day when the school board accepted his resignation.   “I’ve been treated very well here by the board and by the community and I would not leave for another (principal) job. This […]

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Board extends Superintendent’s contract

Mark Bessen will be the superintendent in the Granville School District at least through the end of the 2014 school year after the board of education approved a contract extension May 23. In a contract amendment approved unanimously by the board 7-0, with two members absent, the move extended Bessen’s employment with the district beyond […]

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Help Wanted: board member

When the deadline arrived, only two residents stepped forward to fill the three open seats on the Granville Board of Education. When 5 p.m. of April 18 ticked past on the district office wall clock Pam Tatko had not showed up to turn in a petition to sign up to run and retain her seat […]

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Clerical error wasn’t Caught

Error traced to former business manager  An error in the mechanism for reporting student attendance numbers to the state is the source for the $1.4 million surprise Granville school officials found when they prepared to pay for the $18.3 million EXCEL aid building project, district officials said. Officials said incorrect attendance numbers inserted into the […]

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Railroaders’ new home court

Whitehall Central School celebrated the completion of renovations to its junior/senior high school gymnasium floor with a pep rally and basketball game between the junior and senior class. The event, held on Friday, Oct. 15, was the symbolic end to a project that started last spring and brought with it new lighting, seating and a […]

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Finally El Salvador

Teachers use connections to spark interest Catching a student’s attention can be everything when teaching. Granville Spanish teacher Bonnie Gray says she has seen the results first hand. Student teaching with Gray this year is Castleton State College student and Granville High School graduate Kim Turner. Turner said experiences in Gray’s classes as a student […]

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2014 Washington County Fair Guide

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Fire Co. renews search for lost horn

By Dan King Thirty years ago a silver plated presentation horn was stolen from the Whitehall Fire Company and the […]

Town finalizes speed reduction proposal

By Dan King Back in July, the Town of Whitehall drafted a proposal to reduce the speed limits of a […]

Officials weight safety vs. freedom of Amish

By Dan King Just when it seemed that all discrepancies and arguments about how to handle Whitehall’s growing Amish population […]

Superintendent upset with test scores

Whitehall Central School District Superintendent Elizabeth Legault has been analyzing data and researching educational policy in an attempt to turn […]

Increase in traffic hasn’t led to increase in accidents at intersection

By Dan King The intersection of County Routes 18 and 21 in Whitehall has always been a difficult intersection for […]