This week in Faces of Kingston we speak to Tim McArdle, a well-liked family man of many hats who has been a part of the Kingston entertainment community and an area resident for many years.
Kingston Times | Education
Kingston was ranked fifth best small city and sixth best U.S. city overall for teachers in a survey of 380 cities by AdvisorSmith, an business insurance company. It weighed factors like job availability, compensation and cost of living.
After more than a decade of declining enrollment that led to the closure of four elementary schools and a comprehensive redrawing of elementary attendance boundaries, the Kingston City School District is enjoying its first significant increase in its student population.
Looking at local numbers, a common pattern is a white population in 1995 dropping significantly, often around 15 points or so, with the largest increase found in the Hispanic population, and more modest increases in other groups. No local district we looked at saw an increase in the share of the white population or decrease in the share of the Hispanic population.
The Kingston High School (KHS) Tiger Marching Band took first place in its division last Saturday evening at its first state Field Band Conference competition of the season in Schenectady.
The Kingston pre-kindergarten center at the Meagher School is off to a quick start, with new students getting more acclimated by the day. School officials say they’re hoping to open pre-K by two more classrooms in January by way of a state grant.
The Kingston High School varsity girls soccer team is 1-1 on the season, quickly finding their rhythm in a 6-1 win over Pine Bush on Tuesday, just days after opening their Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association 2019 campaign with a tough 1-0 defeat against Valley Central.
As was said in an old movie once, it’s a dream for some and a nightmare for others — the 2019-20 school year is just around the corner, with students in the Kingston Central School District starting classes on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
With the sudden closure of John A. Coleman Catholic High School ahead of the 2019-20 school year, the local public school districts say they are ready to accommodate a modest increase in student enrollment.
After serving the community for over 50 years, John A. Coleman Catholic High School will close its doors at the end of the month. The closure was announced in an Aug. 1 letter from Bryan Smith, president of the school’s board of trustees.