Tag Archives: State Education Department

Locker decision

By Jaime Thomas The Granville Board of Education moved a bit closer to making a decision about the boys locker room Monday night. After having an opportunity to look at and feel physical samples of new lockers, board members discussed their options. District Superintendent Mark Bessen explained what the refurbishment process would entail. “It would […]

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Enrollment decline continues at WCS

Enrollment continues to decline within the Whitehall Central School District, reflecting what has become a countywide trend. The New York State Education Department released its district report cards for the 2011-12 school year and the number of students who attended school in the district dropped for the seventh straight year. There were 742 students enrolled […]

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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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Test scores have district looking for answers

Administrators at Whitehall Central School District are reacting to the results of the latest math and English assessment exams and have begun implementing strategies they hope will improve students’ scores. The results from the exams, which are taken in April by every student in grades 3 through 8, show that fewer than half the students […]

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Getting your bell rung: New law, schools turn attention to concussions in student athletes

Student athletes who suffer a blow to the head will no longer be allowed to “play through” the injury according to new concussion management guidelines that took effect earlier this month. The nearly 30-page document released by last month by the New York State Education Department and developed by an advisory group consisting of doctors […]

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Scholarships and awards

            Graduates:   Whitehall Teacher’s Association Award:  Alexandra Abbott Frank Martucci Memorial Award:  Alexandra Abbott H. Foster Griswold Memorial Award: Marissa Alexander Grant R. Foster Memorial Award: Marissa Alexander Mark Currier Memorial Award: Marissa Alexander Victoria S. Griswold Memorial Award:  Chantel Baker Judge William Redmond Memorial Award:  Chantel Baker New […]

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WCS listed as last in county: Depsite ranking, school looks at test scores for true measurement

The Whitehall Central School district was recently rated as the poorest performing district in Washington County by a weekly business publication in Buffalo, but administrators say the rankings don’t necessarily tell the whole story. Buffalo Business First ranked 431 school districts across 48 counties in upstate New York and Whitehall received a ranking of 379. […]

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Auditorium roof project completed

The first phase of a two phase construction project that will result in the complete renovation of theWhitehallHigh Schoolauditorium is complete. Crews completed the replacement of the auditorium roof last week despite several delays caused by a string of wet weather. “We were a little concerned with the rain but we had a few days […]

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Gym Project Passes

The Railroaders are receiving an upgrade to their home court, thanks to an overwhelming vote of support from the community.    

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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 […]