Perhaps the most significant change is the reduction of testing days for each exam from three to two. Other changes include shorter, untimed tests, giving students a greater chance at success without worrying about the clock ticking on the wall.
Saugerties Times | Schools
The light-filled classrooms in what’s to become the new Middle Way School in West Saugerties were packed with kids and parents Saturday, February 24, as educational consultant Kristen Lhatso, from Boulder, Colorado, outlined emerging plans for the private day school for elementary age students planned to open in September.
Some 400 to 500 students at the Saugerties Jr./Sr. High this Wednesday participated in a nationwide walkout in the senior-high gymnasium as tribute to the 17 students and staff members in Parkland, Florida who lost their lives to gun violence on campus a month ago. Students packed the bleachers and court.
Administrators are supporting the students. “We want to help the kids coordinate something so it’s done in a safe fashion and it’s not just mayhem, and that they also get to make their points,” said superintendent Seth Turner.
Less than a week after a Saugerties student and his father were arrested, 70 residents attended a school safety forum seeking answers from administrators and trustees.
When the Saugerties police chief suggested teachers carry guns, attendees applauded. But the high school principal doesn’t support the idea.
The Saugerties pre-kindergarten program at Mt. Marion and Cahill elementary schools has been under way for a little over a month, and school officials think it’s been a great addition.
The Saugerties Junior and Senior High Drama Club will present CSI: Wonderland on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17 at Saugerties High School.
Under the governor’s proposal, likely to be upped by the state legislature, the Saugerties schools would see an overall increase in state aid from $22,729,250 in the 2017-18 fiscal year to $22,802,192. In the overall scheme of things, that’s not much.
The Saugerties schools’ annual spelling bee was swept by a pair of sixth grade students at Riccardi Elementary School.