Tag Archives: Whitehall Central School

‘Culture has changed’ at school

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By PJ Ferguson The consensus at the Whitehall Junior-Senior High School is that the “ship has tightened” and the “culture has changed” over the past three years. In what was a district in shambles just four years ago with administrative turnovers, student debauchery, and academic and athletic scandals, the tide has begun to turn at […]

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Granville, Whitehall eye sports merger, extracurriculars too

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By Matthew Saari and PJ Ferguson   Neighbors and longtime sports rivals Whitehall and Granville may soon be joining forces on the gridiron and in the classroom. Top officials in both school districts have confirmed that the Railroaders and Golden Horde have begun discussions regarding potential athletic and academic mergers. Whitehall superintendent Pat Dee said […]

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Rocque resigns from school board

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By PJ Ferguson In a surprise move, Whitehall Board of Education president Mike Rocque resigned Monday night. While September school board meetings in Whitehall are typically short on news, Rocque began the evening with a bombshell: He would be leaving the board effective at the close of the meeting. “Last night was very, very difficult,” […]

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Only 122 votes cast for $18.5 million project

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By Matthew Saari The largest building project since Whitehall Central School relocated to Buckley Road garnered little interest from district residents – only 122 turned out to vote Tuesday – but the $18.5 million proposal was approved, 110-12. When asked how busy the polls had been throughout the day, district clerk Kim Manney said: “It […]

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School struggles with state ‘meal shaming’ mandate

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By Matthew Saari A new state policy banning “meal shaming” is causing the Whitehall Central School to incur increased costs in the cafeteria. Last week Whitehall cafeteria manager Deb Mackey mailed a notice home as well as posting it on the school’s website, reminding district residents that ala carte charges are not allowed. “The New […]

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Class C looms as enrollment jumps

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By Matthew Saari Whitehall athletes may be looking at a future of competing against the likes of Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick Falls and other Class C schools. The change in designation is driven by a jump in enrollment the district has recently realized. “We had 18 new kids this year,” said Whitehall athletic director Keith Redmond. […]

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2018 football opens Friday, Saturday

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By Keith Harrington and Matthew Saari   Granville Last season, the Granville Golden Horde and Stillwater Warriors football teams were polar-opposites. Granville finished 2-7, with wins over Rensselaer and Springfield, Vermont. Stillwater went 8-2, dropping a 34-12 decision to Holy Trinity in the Section II Class C Super Bowl. When the teams square off on […]

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Local schools resume classes next week

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By Matthew Saari   Whitehall In only a few short days, schools throughout the region will reopen their doors to students, class bells will be ringing through the halls and a new school year will commence. Whitehall’s first day of classes begins on Thursday, Sept. 6. For the elementary kids the day begins at 8:45 […]

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School food prices to increase 25 cents

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By Darren Marcy   The Whitehall Board of Education approved a 25-cent increase on the price of lunches and breakfasts for the coming school year. The increase, the first in more than 15 years, according to school superintendent Patrick Dee, comes as a result of an accounting overhaul that revealed the lunch program was short […]

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Grad ceremonies planned for Friday

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By Matthew Saari and Krystle S. Morey Whitehall One phase of life comes to an end on Friday for 47 Railroaders at the same time another phase begins. Whitehall High School will host its 2018 graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. However, school officials did want to make it clear that […]

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Donald Hammond Comstock, NY – The visitation and funeral for Donald Hammond has been cancelled for Saturday due to a […]

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Obituary: Audrey J. Vladyka

North Granville, NY – Audrey J. Vladyka passed peacefully into the arms of the lord on October 12, 2019, while […]

Obituary: Roger H. Edwards

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Roger H. Edwards, 88, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, with his loving daughters by his […]

Obituary: Donald H. Hammond

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Donald H. Hammond, 75, passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Albany Medical Center following a long illness, surrounded […]

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