Education

WNBZ congratulates all 2012 Zone 6 “All State” Music Students

Elizabethtown Central School doubled it’s enrollment on Friday as students from all 18 schools in Zone 6 converged on the school for the day to prepare for the 2012 Zone 6 Area All State Music Festival held this weekend in E-town… The Selection Committee included Kimberly Weems from Lake Placid, Keith Kogut from Saranac Lake,…

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SUNY Plattsburgh Students Raising Funds for Hurricane Sandy Relief

SUNY Plattsburgh students are joining forces to raise funds for the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief effort.  Organizations, individual students, sororities and fraternities have staged coin drives in the residence halls, are hosting tabling events at the Angell College Center and Champlain Centre Mall and will be engaging in other efforts in the coming…

Wild Center Hosts Adirondack Youth Climate Summit

The Wild Center Fourth Adirondack Youth Climate Summit November 14th & November 15th, 2012 New at the fourth Adirondack Youth Climate Summit! Plenary session and workshop by the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), a national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s high school students about the science behind climate change and inspiring them to do something about…

NYS Counties Renew Call to Fix Preschool Special Education

 We can do better for our kids and our taxpayers.  That’s the message out of the New York State Association of Counties this week in a report recommending specific reforms to New York’s Preschool Special Education Program. The report, titled “Roadmap to Mandate Relief: Improving Preschool Special Education,” details changes the State government can make to…

November 11th – Veteran’s Day

World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations…

Don’t Miss this Veteran’s Benefit

Service members may be missing valuable student loan benefits resulting in higher loan costs Like many Americans, active-duty military men and women are carrying significant student loan debt. The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), the State’s student financial aid agency that helps people pay for college, reminds men and women serving in…

Bloomingdale Elementary School Children Honor Veterans

A Special Veteran’s Day K&J Show is part of our Monday Morning News Programming..   Bloomingdale Elementary School Children Honor Veterans in this annual Veteran’s Day ceremony. The Treaty of Versailles signed on June 28, 1919, ends World War One. Fighting, however, had stopped seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities,…

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K&J – Touring the Bloomingdale School

The Saranac Lake Central School Board is spending a lot of time in executive session lately as they work out the details of individual contracts and negotiations continue in hopes of finalizing a new contract and while this means the public has to wait outside but there is one advantage to waiting.. Wednesday Night’s meeting…

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Saranac Lake High School Class of 2013 presents The Wizard of Oz

The Saranac Lake High School presents “The Wizard of Oz” Thursday and Friday, November 8th and 9th at 7:30pm in the Saranac Lake High School Auditorium. General admission is $5.00. The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Based on the 1900 children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz…

You Could Be in Pictures – Producers Come to Saranac Lake November 14th

The National Park Service is producing a centerpiece video honoring The Legacy of George Washington Carver and the production company is planning a trip to The Saranac Laboratory of Dr Trudeau.. Now.. George Washington Carver would become known as “the peanut man,” because of his extensive research into the practical uses and agricultural advantages of…

Studying Consolidation in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake Schools

The Center for Governmental Research presents a report to a joint meeting of Lake Placid’s School Board and the Saranac Lake Central School Board on the question of efficiency, better programs for students, consolidation in some areas and sharing services. The report shows that districts can save anywhere from 2% to 6% by sharing services,…

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Tricks or Treats for Halloween in Lake Placid and Saranac Lake

A Special K&J Halloween Presentation There’s a trick and a treat for everyone this Halloween and perhaps with the “Trick” having already passed us by, communities are gearing up for the afternoon onslaught of children trick or treating on main streets throughout the region..   In Wilmington, kids are invited to the 3rd Annual Halloween at…

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Dr Edward Livingston Trudeau’s Autobiography is Getting a New Look

Now in it’s 5th publication, an Autobiography of Dr E. L. Trudeau is getting a face-lift with the help of two supporters of Historic Saranac Lake.  Mary Hotaling speaks in the John Brown Room at the Saranac Laboratory of Dr Trudeau during the Historic Saranac Lake Annual Meeting.  In her presentation, Mary tells a story of…

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Lake Placid Fast Pitch Softball Sends Balestrini to RPI Roster

The Adirondack Chill Softball Club is proud to announce they have placed their first player on a college roster. Danielle Balestrini will be playing for the RPI Engineers this spring. RPI is a division 3 program that plays in the Liberty League.  Balestrini is the daughter of Helga and Dave Balestrini.  2013 will be her…

Hurricane Sandy Related Closures –

The Harrietstown Supervisor Debate Cancelled The Saranac Lake Adult Center has cancelled Bingo tonight —– Lake Placid High School dismissed at 10:30am Lake Placid Elementary School dismissed at 11:15am St Bernards School Dismissing at 11:05 Saranac Lake Middle School closing at 11:15 Saranac Lake High School dismissing at 11:25 Saranac Lake Elementary School dismissed at 12:05…

safeTALK about Suicide – Experts visit Lake Placid

The Adirondack Room at the Olympic Training Center here inLake Placidis the site of a special training called Safe Talk.. It’s Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.. Lisa Riley is the Board’s President… Riley says their goal is to train teachers, parents, students.. and in fact this program is for anybody over the…

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National School Bus Safety Week is October 22-26, 2012

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation is recognizing National School Bus Safety Week by calling attention to the benefits and overall safety of the school buses and school transportation systems that transport over 2.3 million New York children every day, and some 25 million nationwide. The yellow school bus is an icon in our…

A New Resource for French / Spanish Teachers

Grants for Foreign Language Teachers French and Spanish teachers in the Adirondacks have a new resource to call upon.  The Cadahemark Foundation, which has been supporting foreign language instruction in the Adirondacks for more than a decade, has established the Adirondack Foreign Language Enhancement Fund at the Adirondack Community Trust (ACT), the region’s community foundation.…

Original Emancipation Proclamation Visits Plattsburgh

Lincoln’s Handwritten Draft of the Emancipation Proclamation to Come to Plattsburgh PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Oct. 11, 2012) — The New York State Museum’s traveling exhibition of the only surviving draft of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation in Abraham Lincoln’s handwriting will be on display Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Burke Gallery, Myers…

The French Connection at SUNY Plattsburgh

Development Corp. Scholarship Helps Fund Student’s French Connection For French and Canadian studies major Tierney Braden, learning she was the 2012-2013 recipient of a Development Corporation Scholarship was nothing short of “fantastique.” The junior from Lake Katrine, N.Y., said she is “very honored to be receiving this prestigious award. This scholarship is going to significantly…