Onteora High School has announced that Simon Rands is valedictorian, Archie Lewis-Harris is salutatorian, and Emily Peck is the principal’s award winner for the Class of 2021.
The Saugerties Central School District has announced that Olivia Staby has been named valedictorian of the Class of 2021 and Sophia Kamrass is this year’s salutatorian.
The Onteora School District Board of Education is currently interviewing candidates to serve as the district’s interim superintendent of schools. The selected individual will replace Superintendent Victoria McLaren, who has accepted a position in a neighboring district.
Mt. Marion Elementary School is making the most out of “Grand Rounds,” a team-based approach to student achievement. During a March 9 meeting of the Saugerties Board of Education, Principal Carole Kelder compared Grand Rounds to the collective efforts in the world of medicine.
Local school districts earlier this month received a much-needed boost from the federal $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan approved by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden. News of the aid comes at a time when many districts are still in the process of putting their budgets together for the 2021-22 school year.
School officials began the groundwork for enacting later start times after studies found adolescents aren’t getting enough sleep and their school day should start no later than 8 a.m.
The pandemic-delayed work to finish the amphitheater and Lenape Elementary School will soon be resumed, with changes. Instead of adding a couple more rows of stone for seating, teachers and kids are reporting that they don’t mind sitting on the grass if they could just get some shade.
The Saugerties Central School District last week announced plans to increase capacity of in-person learning as part of its hybrid educational model in April, with four days each week of on-campus classes in all of its schools.
The Miller auditorium has seen a major update as part of the Kingston City School District’s capital improvement project. With the renovation, new curtains were installed, floor light tracks were added, new carpets were put down and the seating was replaced.
Results of a broad survey of New Paltz parents and guardians reflect what has been said in public comment sessions: many people think it’s time to get their kids back in school buildings for most or all of the week.