Tag Archives: Granville Central School

My View: Granville school plan ‘not good’


To the Editor: I cannot in good conscience sit back and watch what is unfolding at the Granville High School with regards to the reopening plan put together and promoted by our school superintendent. In last week’s Sentinel he is quoted as stating: “The plan is very similar to the districts throughout the Capital Region.” […]

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Granville unveils school reopening plans


By Matthew Saari “We’re really reinventing education…it is going to be a very different school day.” That was how Granville schools superintendent Tom McGurl summarized his district’s – and every school district dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic – plans for reopening for the 2020-2021 academic year. Granville released its plans, entitled “Golden Opportunities Return; A […]

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Backpack program marks 14 years

Skyler (left) and Melody Schinski, Ann Schinski’s grandchildren, show off some of the gear that will be given away at Saturday’s backpack drive.

By Matthew Saari School is scheduled to start in a little more than a month, so it’s time to think about gathering school supplies – the backpacks, rulers, folders, pencils, crayons and more – to get kids ready for a year of learning. All of those supplies can be obtained free of charge at this […]

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Granville falls in regional ranking of state’s schools


By Matthew Saari Granville Central School dropped 13 spots in a ranking of regional schools. Every year, Albany Business Review publishes a ranking of Capitol Region public school districts. The publication collates data from the state Education Department’s School Report Card data and uses a weighted system to determine rankings. “The overall score…is a weighted […]

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Two teens charged for breaking into Mary J. Tanner School

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By Matthew Saari A bout of curiosity resulted in felony charges for two local teens. On Monday morning at 5:30 a.m., State Police were dispatched to Mary J. Tanner School to investigate a security alarm activation. “We had two 16-year-olds break into Mary J. Tanner,” said Granville school resource officer Ryan Pedone. However, a sweep […]

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63 to graduate Friday in double ceremony

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By Matthew Saari After some mulling and reworking, the Granville Central School Class of 2020 will have an in-person graduation Friday. In fact, they’ll have two. “I think the compromise we came up with it perfect,” said Granville school superintendent Tom McGurl. After polling the senior class twice, school officials said the consensus was have […]

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Granville Rotary selects students of the month


For many years, the Granville Rotary Club has honored a Student of the Month, usually a senior based on leadership experience and community service. The program was delayed this year due of a lack of meeting sites for the Rotary and most recently due to the coronavirus. This year’s winners are listed below. Normally, each […]

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Getting to know Granville’s valedictorian

Jack Farrell

By Duncan Campbell For Granville High School student Jack Farrell, clubs and organizations played a huge role in his life for the past four years. He said participating in these clubs and organizations helped prepare him for the next chapter in his life and feels that they are crucial for all students. “I think it’s […]

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Getting to know Granville’s salutatorian

Clarissa LeBell

By Duncan Campbell   For Granville High School student Clarissa LeBell, hard work and determination have become a part of her character. LeBell is the salutatorian for the Class of 2020. It is something that she has worked towards since her freshman year, and the achievement has allowed her to reflect on where she’s come […]

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School planning virtual and in-person graduation ceremonies

High School Front

By Matthew Saari Granville Central School is planning both a virtual graduation as well as a traditional in-person ceremony. The virtual graduation will take place on Thursday, June 25 and will be aired on WRGB at 7:30 p.m. “This is a 26-minute video on television,” said high school principal Lisa Meade. School superintendent Tom McGurl […]

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Flat Iron cleanup nearly done


By Jay Mullen The long process of cleaning the Flat Iron building property finally began Monday, Aug. 10 and should […]

North Country FreePress, August 14, 2020

Lakes Region FreePress, August 14, 2020

Parents, call school regarding transport

Whitehall Central School District eyes A/B day schedule.

By Jay Mullen Whitehall Central School District is still waiting on members of the community to inform them if they […]

My View: Granville school plan ‘not good’


To the Editor: I cannot in good conscience sit back and watch what is unfolding at the Granville High School […]

Granville Sentinel 8.13.20

Whitehall Times 8.13.20

Hartford withholds payment for poor-quality road work

The Hartford town hall will still be open for its regular business hours.

By Jay Mullen Hastings Road in Hartford needs to be dug up and repaved because of the poor-quality materials used, […]

Obituary: Terry E. Knipes

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Terry E. Knipes, 58, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020. Terry was born on January 21, 1962. He was […]

School to fund pre-K program If state funding isn’t provided


By Jay Mullen Granville’s Board of Education has decided to locally fund the school’s Universal Pre-kindergarten program if the state […]

Wells Village Library plans books and ice cream event

Wells Village Library

On Thursday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Wells Village Library will host an evening of books and […]

School reopening plan OK’d, community meetings set


By Jay Mullen The Granville Board of Education unanimously approved the school district’s reopening plan at its meeting on Monday, […]

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