Hearty food, friends and neighbors getting together, stimulating socializing — what could be better than the North Warren Community Thanksgiving Dinner?
New SUNY Adirondack president KRistine Duffy talks of launching new career-oriented programs at the region's leading community college — minute before Warren County leaders approved a grant application to build a $30 milliion new science and nursing building for the institution.
State officials hear complaints from parents, teachers, school leaders
The Common Core learning standards are not popular in the North Country. About 300 people attended a forum on the education program with state officials in Schroon Lake Nov. 20, delivering a clear message — they don’t like efforts to standardize learning across the country.
Public school instructors from Ticonderoga, Whitehall, Putnam, Fort Ann, Queensbury, Lake George, and Bolton are now trained and equipped to teach Project WILD (Wildlife in Learning Design) in their classrooms.
In an email to the Valley News sent Nov. 19, Willsboro Central School teacher Natalie Foster made her first public comment since the Willsboro Board of Education reinstated her following an investigation into the environment in her classroom.
Commissioner of education to visit Schroon Lake
Details of State Education Commissioner John King’s forum at Schroon Lake Central School have been set. King will discuss the new Common Core learning standards Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Crash victim to speak in Schroon Lake
Schroon Lake Central School students will hear a first-hand account of the dangers of cell phone use while driving. Jacy Good, who survived a car crash that killed her parents, will speak at the school Monday, Nov. 25, at 8 a.m. Good’s accident was caused by a distracted driver on a cell phone.
The Model UN delegation from SUNY Plattsburgh has just brought home the Best Large Delegation Award from the fourth annual Cornell International Affairs Conference, held Oct. 17 - 20 at Cornell University.
A group of concerned citizens are coming together Nov. 14 to discuss the “Race to the Top” school initiative and it’s “Common Core Curriculum” standard, and hope to be able to impact the dialog of this growingly fractious issue.
Controversial Common Core forums resume
State Education Commissioner John King will hold a forum at Schroon Lake Central School to discus the new Common Core curriculum. King will discuss the new learning standards Wednesday, Nov. 20, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.
Take the Westport Central School Class of 2014, for example. After funding for the traditional senior play was cut from the school budget, class members joined together with teachers Cathy Brankman, Paul Mudie and Vicki Wolinski to move forward and present “The Election” Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.
One hundred students from ten Adirondack schools gathered on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the College For Every Student (CFES) Center in Essex for professional development in peer mentor training.
Adirondack Health welcomes class
A year of academics and clinical rotations under the guidance of Adirondack Health professionals has begun for 12 regional high school seniors participating in the New Vision program.
Ti vet celebrates 93rd birthday on Veterans Day
Charles “Gusher” Smith has proudly served for decades. A World War II veteran, Smith has long been a civic leader in Ticonderoga — perhaps best known for his work with fellow vets and his years as the local scoutmaster. Smith was honored along with other veterans during a Veterans Day program at Ticonderoga Elementary School. Veterans Day, Nov. 11, just happens to be Smith’s 93rd birthday.
Citizens sought for search committee
Ray Ciccarelli, a high-profile community leader for decades in Bolton, is retiring as superintendent of the Bolton Central School District — and a search for his replacement is about to begin.