Drawing on federal aid, New Paltz School Board members have created three new positions around helping students process and recover from the jarring transition to learning from home, which has resulted in learning gaps and emotional trauma for many youngsters.
At a July 7 school board meeting, James Shaughnessy was re-elected president by a 6-3 vote, fending off a challenge from vice-president Steven Spicer.
The Kingston school board held its annual reorganizational meeting last week, officially ushering in the 2021-22 school year. It was the board’s meeting held fully in person since the start of the pandemic.
One Onteora School District Board trustee urged others on the board to hold themselves to the same standards as students, staff, parents and everyone else involved with the district.
New Paltz School Board members at their July 13 meeting authorized signing a contract to film meetings for posting and broadcasting live.
Saugerties high and junior high schools announce fourth-quarter honor rolls.
Though their senior year was anything but traditional, the Kingston High School Class of 2021 had a classic sendoff last Friday, with friends and family packing the bleachers at Dietz Stadium for the event.
The Saugerties High School Class of 2021 graduated beneath blue skies with a traditional ceremony on Friday, June 25, with hundreds gathering on the football field at the Washington Avenue campus.
An unmistakable excitement filled the air at Onteora High school on June 25 as the Catskill Mountains provided a picturesque backdrop to the 101 graduates participating in their well-deserved rite of passage.
There was much to be celebrated. Not only did the 225-odd members of the New Paltz High School Class of 2021 complete their final year of high school, but they were able to all be together, for the first time in almost a year-and-a-half, unmasked, smiles showing, with their family and friends, educators, coaches and community surrounding them.