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.
Paul Smith’s College President John W. Mills announced Monday that he will retire on June 30, after serving in the office for more than a decade.
Skid row, doo wop and a blood thirsty plant from outer space take over the Willsboro Central School (WCS) stage to bring the comedic musical “Little Shop of Horrors (LSH),”to life.
Keeseville elementary students are getting ready for college with the introduction of a new program called No Excuses University. School officials kicked off their program with a lively assembly on Oct. 4.
New York State Department of Labor Secretary Peter Rivera attended a ribbon-cutting at the new CV-Tech satellite campus off Rugar Street Oct. 24.
Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School students in kindergarten as well as the Children's Development preschool program were able to pick pumpkins for a patch created on campus to help curb the costs of field trips. Students also enjoyed face painting, pumpkin carving, snacks and a wagon ride with Rowdy.
Study completed; presentation Nov. 12 in Crown Point
If Crown Point and Ticonderoga school districts merge, taxpayers will save money and students will have more opportunities. That’s the conclusion of a report by Castallo & Silky-Education Consultants, a Syracuse-based firm hired by the two districts to study a possible merger.
College For Every Student (www.collegefes.org), a national nonprofit that helps underserved students prepare for, gain access to, and succeed in college, is honoring 25 schools in 11 states as “Schools of Distinction” for their efforts in creating high levels of college readiness and for raising aspirations among their students.
This week school officials sent out their second annual School Community Survey to residents of the district. People are asked to complete and return surveys to the district by noon Nov. 8.