Education

School Board Welcomes Student Representation

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The Saranac Lake School Board has two new members as of Wednesday Evening’s Regular   Meeting.. That’s because they’ll be joined regularly now by two student representatives from the High School.. Bailey Hendricks and Elexis will rotate their participation on the Board and will provide their input from the students perspective..  One of the issues that comes…

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Spanish Club Heads to Ecuador

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The Saranac Lake High School Spanish Department takes students on a trip to Ecuador every other year… This year it looks like 13 students are interested and following the board’s approval Wednesday evening, plans will move forward on heading out for Spring Break..Some of the students will participate in fundraising efforts leading up to Spring…

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K&J – New Visions for Health Care at AMC Saranac Lake

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While Congress is in gridlock over teh future of the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) The landmark law moves forward today in a big way. Health Insurance Marketplaces (Exchanges) are open for business today. Here in the Adirondacks we take the opportunity to talk about the future of health care in our region by learning about a program in the local high schools which allows students to learn first hand about the health care profession. Today on the K&J show we’re speaking with instructor Allison Riley-Clark about the program.

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K&J – Touring FEH BOCES

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Join us for the K&J Show on Friday as we tour the FEH BOCES facilities in Saranac Lake. The Building is home to Cosmetology, Home and Occupational Therapy, Automotive, Shop, The PASS program and Alternative Learning. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program offers an array of specialized courses at two locations, the Adirondack Educational…

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Settling in at Saranac Lake’s Middle School

Now that we’re a few weeks into the Fall Semester, Students in the local Schools are  getting back into a regular routine..  That was the case at the School Board Meeting in Saranac Lake Wednesday evening.. Which is where we caught up with Middle School Principal Bruce VanWeelden where I asked him to talk about…

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K&J – Connecting Youth and Communities During Kiwanis Radio Week

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The Lake Placid, Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition is once again a primary supporter of the Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid and President Mary Deitrich says that’s because the CYC and Kiwanis both have similar goals for children in the community. A Few Excerpts from www.ConnectingYouth.com; The Lake Placid-Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition…

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Paul Smith’s College Joins “Say Yes” Initiative

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Says Yes to Education and 11 new College Partners committed to tuition aid for urban students… and Paul Smith’s College become one of the newest participants in the program.. Say Yes to Education Inc., a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing high school and college graduation rates for students in urban school…

K&J – Kiwanis Radio Week / The Teddy Bear Picnic

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Kiwanis Radio Week continues and here in the K&J show we’re taking the opportunity to speak about an organization whose mission is to support children and the youth in their community, the Lake Placid Kiwanis Club… [EasyGallery id='kiwanisteddybearpicnic'] Click on the picture above for a Gallery of Teddy Bear Picnic Pictures K&J – 091713 –…

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Lake Placid Middle / High School Open House

Open House at the Lake Placid Middle School and High School will be held on Monday, September 16th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The Open House 2013 will start with an “assembly” in the auditorium from 6:00 PM to 6:20 PM. Following the assembly, Middle School families will follow their child(ren)’s schedule(s) Periods 1-9 of a “D” day…

Florida Cyber-Bullying Death Sparks New Questions

A 12-year old Florida girl has taken her own life after apparently not being able to handle a steady stream of cyber-bullying.  Closer to home, An Out of the Darkness Community Walks Sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is planned for Sunday, October 6th.  Every fall, family members, friends, and colleagues walk together…

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Kiwanis Teddy Bear Picnic – Sunday 11am at Hillcrest Park

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The Kiwanis Club of Lake Placid is gearing up for Radio Week on ROCK105 and WNBZ and every year it kicks off with the Kiwanis Teddy Bear Picnic at Hillcrest Park in Lake Placid…

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Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports

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If you Promise not to make any Assumptions about this next story, we may have a cool bear paw for you to put in the bowl… There’s a program called PBIS – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports – which is being implemented in classrooms nationwide and in Bloomingdale, it began in 2009..

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School Board is Reaching Out to Stakeholders

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board has decided to create a mechanism for various stakeholders to get together to re-envision education.. and has begun to reach out to teachers, parents and other stakeholders.. The objective – to discuss pertinent topics that involve students and staff.. It’s going to be called the Educational Vision Committee….

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Yes, Size Does Matter – for Bussing that is.

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It’s Back to School for Saranac Lake Students this morning and we took the opportunity to speak with Saranac Lake

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A Focus on Wellness in Lake Placid’s Schools

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In Lake Placid, the school board has two members that have taken on the large task or re-working district-wide policies and depending on the topic, they’ll be working with administrators and the state to assure that their policies meet the needs of the students while also mirroring the specific requirements of the

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High Grades for Lake Placid School’s Maintenance Staff

Lake Placid’s School Board President Mary Deitrich says there’s a noticeable difference this year for students and for administration.. She’s reiterating a report from Lake Placid’s Superintendent Roger Catania at Tuesday’s School Board Meeting, who made a point of highlighting the valuable work done over the summer to the buildings and grounds in the district. AUDIO…

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Homeowners Must Re-Register for “STAR”

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The Lake Placid School Board of Education hears a report on the new requirements for

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Town Hall to Accept “In Person” School Tax Payments

Back to School and there are a few changes in Saranac Lake – One being the High School Lock Down and the other, to save in person payers the trouble of waiting outside the administrative offices, brings the ability for those paying in person to drop payments off at The Town of Harrietstown offices in…

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K&J – Students in Depth with Congressman Owens

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Students at Paul Smith’s College have an opportunity to speak with Congressman Bill Owens on college financing, opportunities for job growth and we ask the Congressman about his views on Common Core Testing in New York State. It’s an up close conversation with……

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