The play, based on a 2004 novel Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, is essentially a prequel to Peter and Wendy, J.M. Barrie’s celebrated play and novel about Peter Pan.
Tarkan Ceng, who took the reins of Lenape Elementary School in September 2017, is leaving that position. Board of education members accepted his resignation — effective the end of February — at their February 27 meeting, and appointed Alan Baker as interim principal, effective March 8, at a rate of $550 a day.
Twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, Saugerties resident Evelyn Raushendorfer, wearing her “patience and caring hat,” walks through the village and arrives at Cahill Elementary School, her pockets filled with mints. Her destination is teacher Lindsay Crowley’s first-grade classroom, where she works with the children in her official capacity as a foster grandparent.
Five buildings named for the town’s Huguenot founders will have their names changed this year. The new names haven’t been decided yet. Suggested alternatives include: Maratanza, Pond, Awosting, Minnewaska, Mohonk, Hawk, Peregrine, Ashokan, Sunset, Tamarack and Shawangunk halls.
The Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz will host their annual open house this Saturday, February 23 from 10 a.m. to noon. The event offers parents and children the opportunity to explore the Waldorf philosophy and academic offerings at the school while enjoying music and refreshments, craft-making, bread-baking and a puppet show.
According to a statement presented by the New Paltz Racial Equity Coalition and Sisters of Sojourner Truth, and signed by 124 persons, the district administration is framing incidents as isolated and rare which are actually frequent and connected.
Before last week, it seemed inevitable that the Kingston City School District would have to purchase voting machines ahead of the budget vote and School Board elections in May, with the only variable how much money they’d wind up spending. But following a compromise between the two parties, the district will be allowed to use the machines this year, with future use depending upon how things go.
The Onteora School Board voted 6-1 last month to ban displays of the Confederate flag and swastikas, revising the district’s code of conduct to include the symbols under prohibited conduct that “endangers the moral well-being, health, safety or welfare of others,” after incidents involving both symbols over the last two school years. The decision came just over a year after the board passed a resolution denouncing the flag as “a symbol of intimidation, harassment and hate.”
Kingston City School District officials last month lamented a decision by the Ulster County Board of Elections to no longer allow school districts to use their voting machines for their annual budget votes and school board elections.
The Kingston City School District last week revealed that it may have to consider reducing the number of polling places and cut polling hours for its annual budget school board vote in May with the news that the Ulster County Board of Elections will no longer provide voting equipment to school districts.