Education

Which Dessert Would You Choose?

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Would you Choose Ice Cream, Brownies or Chocolate Chip Cookies for Dessert. If you can’t make up your mind, three students presented their arguments to the Saranac Lake Central School Board.. The three first graders  presented their reasons to the Saranac Lake School Board on Wednesday evening at a special location; Every once and a while…

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25% of 3rd – 8th Graders Opting Out of State Testing

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It seems like testing never ends for students in all grade levels, whether mandated by the state or otherwise and Saranac Lake Superintendent Diane Fox says the number of students who opted out of the English Language Arts test in grades 3 through 8 was 90 out of 600.. Interestingly she says, ELA comes first and…

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A Musical Interlude from The 70s Girls

During the interviews with LP Quinn Students, Jim LaValley had the opportunity to hear from a group of girls dressed in black wigs from the 70s and bright red outfits and during their discussion, they did a routine which they had presented during a talent show…  We bring you a rendition of that with the…

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Today: Spreading the Word About Bicycle Safety

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The SAFE Kids Adirondack F.U.N. Ride is Today… Volunteers are biking throughout the North Country and making stops at  Northern Adirondack,  Mooers, Rouses Point, Chazy and Cumberland Head elementary schools. While there, Officer Bob Light from SUNY Plattsburgh will talk about bike safety and students will be fitted for a free helmet.  The Event is sponsored by…

Albany Contractor Overcharging for Special Education

The LaSalle School, an Albany-based special education provider, overcharged state taxpayers by more than $430,000 over a three-year period, mostly for compensation for uncertified teachers, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “Special education programs fulfill a great need across New York state, but taxpayers are paying for more than they should,”…

CYC to Hang “I Matter” Banners in Lake Placid

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The Village of Lake Placid gives their blessing to hang flags created by Students at the Lake Placid Middle, High School…  The Banners are sponsored every year by the Lake Placid Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition..  Mary Dietrich, who is also the School Board President, is an active member of the CYC.. “There are…

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Lake Placid School District – Official Vote Count

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The Lake Placid Central School District announce the official vote count and confirm that voters have overwhelmingly approved the proposed $17.6 million school budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, with 81% of voters backing the plan. District leaders expressed their appreciation to the entire community for supporting the budget: “We think this represents a vote of…

Mostly Positive Results for School Budgets – Minerva is the Exception

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81% of Voters in Lake Placid give the green light to Superintendent Roger Catania and the Lake Placid School Board to move forward with their proposed budget..  529 turned out for the vote in Lake Placid, the passed the budget, and although there were a few glitches in Wilmington, Lake Placid’s School Board will have…

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The Lake Placid Volunteer Week Committee has named Dean Dietrich as this year’s Volunteer of the Year..   Both the Adult and Youth Distinguished Volunteers of the Year have been chosen in fact for 2014. The two youth volunteer honorees are Julianna Matos and Tony Miller… They’re both seniors at Lake PlacidCentralSchool.  Dean recently retired from…

NCCC Commencement Ceremonies

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The inaugural President’s Award for Excellence is presented to two members of the North CountryCommunity College community.. Gary Hilling is an adjunct faculty member in the math and science department is recognized as one of the unsung heroes by students and his peers..   Gerald Blair has been working in education since the 1960s and 1970s..…

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K&J – SUNY Plattsburgh Commencement Ceremonies Saturday

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It’s the K&J Show here on WNBZ and today we’re looking back at a weekend full of excitement for more than a thousand graduates at SUNY Plattsburgh who attended the SUNY Commencements on Saturday.. In fact, there are regularly two commencements, in order to accommodate all of the students who are receiving degrees and their…

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Gillibrand Legislation Would Ease Student Debt in New York

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New York College graduates are saddled with an estimated $60 billion in student loan debt and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is continuing her push for legislation that would help tens of millions of graduates find some relief…. National student loan debt is now approximately $1.2 trillion dollars, surpassing auto loan and credit card debt, and…

Paul Smith’s Cutting Costs

Paul Smith’s College President John Mills announced a series of measures Tuesday to address significant fiscal challenges the institution faces. Those measures include a 12 percent reduction to the college’s 190-person workforce. Twenty-three full- and part-time jobs will be cut, including faculty, staff and administrators. Eleven of the job losses are layoffs, and 12 will be from…

Honors for LP Students May 30th

HONORS EVENT FOR LAKE PLACID SENIOR HIGH STUDENTS Students in grades 9-12 at Lake Placid Central School, who achieved an 85% or higher average during the first three marking periods of the 2013/2014 school year, and/or demonstrated excellent attendance, will receive special recognition at the Lake Placid High School Honors Reception on Friday, May 30th…

Guydosh Steps Down After Six Years

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Dr. Raymond Guydosh, dean of the SUNY Plattsburgh School of Business and Economics, has announced that he will leave the post at the end of the 2014-2015 academic year in order to return to teaching. A national search will be launched shortly for his replacement. Guydosh, who arrived at SUNY Plattsburgh in 1976 as an assistant…

SLCHS Juried Art Show – Through May 23rd at Town Hall

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The Saranac Lake High School Juried Art Show is now on display at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake… The Opening is help on Friday after work and we caught up with some of the students who’ve received honorable mention for their work..

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SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Teams Up With Local School Districts to Build Leaders

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The notion of a solitary Superman or Superwoman heading up a school doesn’t hold water any more, according to SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus Dean Steve Danna. That’s why he has collaborated with four local districts to write “Strengthening Teacher Leader Effectiveness” grants. These provide schools the means to train a league of heroes who can band…

K&J – Builders Club – Plunging for a Cause in Lake Placid

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The 7th Annual Plunge for a Cause into Mirror Lake is a little warmer in 2014 than last year’s event.. In 2013, the Ice in Mirror Lake had only just gone out less than a day or so before the event plus it was snowing… and the same weekend this year brings 65 degrees and…

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Lake Placid Students Get Friday May 26th Off

The Lake Placid Central School District says they’ll be closed on Friday, May 23rd, 2014. The extra day off is a result of their having not used an emergency day over the winter…  and since Monday, May 26th, 2014 is the scheduled Memorial Day holiday, the additional day off will extend the usual long weekend…

NCCC – Phi Theta Kappa Induction

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North Country Community College (NCCC) held an induction ceremony for new members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) in April at the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake. This spring’s group of honored students join a distinguished list of 739 previous inductees of NCCC’s Beta Theta Pi chapter, which was chartered in 1999. Joining students and…