Once they got the hang of the software, students were tasked with a collaborative project guaranteed to tickle to imagination of a 10- or 11-year-old: Design an amusement park!
Willa Butler was running before she could walk. Alright, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but the New Paltz High School senior, a member of the track and Nordic ski teams and a two-time cross country captain, found her passion for the sport at only seven years old.
New Paltz, like other area districts, has been considering pushing school start times back in light of science suggesting young people aren’t getting enough sleep and have difficulty concentrating in the early morning. A recent survey of students, teachers and parents reflects the advantages and disadvantages of such a change.
The program, sends elementary school students home with meals on weekends, was founded two years ago and has grown to serve 85 students at Cahill and Mount Marion elementary schools.
Saugerties Central School District’s best spellers waltzed through a tornado of words at the annual district-wide spelling bee on January 4, with eighth grader Donovan Barros emerging as the winner for the second time in three years.
Does the community believe students should start school later? We’ll find out.
Topics include Common Core, funding, capital projects, mumps and water quality.
The breaking of the ground represents a major milestone in the $52.9 million Capital Project
The new mascot replaces the Onteora Indian, which was deemed offensive.
Last year, two single-stall faculty bathrooms in New Paltz High School were designated as gender-neutral facilities available to all. It was heralded as a progressive step toward addressing the needs of transgender students in particular, as they may not feel comfortable using the gendered multi-stall bathrooms. However, it’s become clear that not everyone in the school community agrees.