Education

An Olympic Sendoff in Saranac Lake

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The local community poured into the Harrietstown Town Hall Monday Night to show their community spirit and support for the 7 local Olympic Athletes competing in the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Village Trustee Tom Catillaz is one of the local representatives on hand for the event.. The Town Hall is filled to capacity on level…

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An Active Music Department at Saranac Lake High School

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When it comes to community activities there’s usually one organization that’s involved in one way or another and that was the case at the Winter Carnival Coronation in Saranac Lake, which is where the Saranac Lake High School Jazz Band provided the background music for the event as well as a short concert presentation… Keith…

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Winter Carnival Library Book Sale Begins Thursday

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The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival provides an opportunity for many organizations to hold regular events as part of their annual fund raising efforts. The Saranac Lake Free Library has been taking advantage of the Winter Carnival routine in Saranac Lake for more than 20 years. Peter Benson is the Library’s Director, he says the library…

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Petrova Winter Carnival

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The Petrova Winter Carnival is sponsored every year by the Petrova Parents Club – Zoe Smith is the President of the club and to coin a phrase this year’s event turned out to be a cake walk..The event itself takes place at Petrova Elementary School every year in the Gym and in the Elementary Cafeteria..…

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K&J – PLATTSBURGH HIGH SCHOOL’S VOCAL ENSEMBLE WINS

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The Band Foreigner is playing to a sold out crowd at the Flynn Center in Burlington February 16th but one High School Chorus will have the opportunity to sing with the band… live on stage…  When the Voting ended at 4pm earlier today Plattsburgh High’s Select Vocal Ensemble was in the lead over Essex high…

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A Direct Route from NCCC to SUNY Canton

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North Country Community College finalizes a transfer articulation agreement with SUNY Canton. N triple C President Dr Steven Tyrell says this agreement will make it easier for graduates of the Nursing programs at North Country to transfer to the Nursing programs at SUNY Canton, and then for those students to graduate with a baccalaureate degree..…

NYSASB Study Outlines Declining Stability for High Needs Schools

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A new study from the New York State Association of School Business Officials says “New York State school districts have lost ten percent of their professional staff since the start of the Great Recession, and more than a third of school districts have experienced declining fund balances,” That’s the word from the Association’s Executive Director…

Mentoring in Saranac Lake

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There’s a Mentoring program in Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake which is designed to connect at risk students with kind and caring adult volunteers from the community in the local schools.. and right now, it has a new program director, Meghan Samolis is reaching out to these communities for additional participation..Meghan spoke the village board…

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“Board Docs” comes to Lake Placid School Board

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Lake Placid Central School District administrators are using a new online resource called “Board Docs”…. It’s a paperless meeting system for the board of education which includes all of the necessary documents online in one convenient searchable database..  The School’s Clerk, Karen Angelopolis says it’s going to save a lot of time, money, and it…

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Owens Announces Congressional STEM Competition

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 Representative Bill Owens announced he’s hosting a Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Competition for high school students from New York’s 21st Congressional District.  “Students who can master the STEM subjects will earn great jobs and lead the nation’s next period of economic growth,” Representative Bill Owens said. “I encourage young people to participate…

K&J – Saranac Lake School Board Begins Public Budget Review

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The Saranac Lake Central School has begun an extensive review of their budget for next year.. The School Board and Superintendent Diane Fox have agreed to take a very careful and specific look at every aspect of the budget and where it begins.  “Music and Sports are the two big items that are usually at…

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Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2014 Executive Budget address on Tuesday outlining what he called a disciplined and innovative plan that allows for tax cuts that will create jobs, grow the economy and provide much-needed relief for struggling families. “In the past, budgets in New York State have meant little more than out of…

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Tupper Lake Schools – 12th on List of Fiscally Stressed Schools in New York State

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The State Comptroller’s Office says the Tupper Lake’s School District budget is dealing with significant fiscal stress..  In fact, TupperLake is 12th highest on the list of schools according to the Comptroller’s Fiscal Stress Monitoring System…   According to the report, 13 percent of school districts statewide, have been designated as fiscally stressed under the Monitoring…

Veterans May See Another Tax Exemption in Their School Taxes

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School Districts across the state are now being given an opportunity to consider providing veterans with an exemption from property taxes… Governor Cuomo has extended the Alternative Veteran’s Exemption from Counties and Municipal Government to include the opportunity for School Districts to opt into the program..  The Governor has given districts a March 1st deadline…

Communicating with One Voice on the Common Core

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Teachers and Administrators in the Saranac Lake Central School District have joined forces to create a mechanism for various stakeholders to get together to re-envision education.. Teachers Union Representative Don Carlisto is one of the committee members..  He says one issue they’re dealing with is the lack of familiarity and the lack of understating of…

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Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival

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The 71st Annual Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival is February 6-8, 2014 The 71st Lake Placid High School Winter Carnival will take place from Thursday, February 6 through Saturday, February 8, 2014. Opening Ceremonies will be at 11:30 AM on February 6th in the LPHS Auditorium. Coronation will be at 7:00 PM on Saturday,…

Interested in Hosting International Student(s)?

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The Lake Placid School Board is contemplating renewing implementation of an International Student Program which, if all goes well will begin next Semester.. Heather says they have already invested in SEVIS (The organization tasked to act as a bridge between the United States Government and students wishing to study in the United States… and just to…

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K&J – Lake Placid Central School Board Facilitates Strategic Plan

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The Lake Placid Central School Board is in the midst of developing a new long term strategic plan with the help of a 40 member advisory group led by Bill Rusak who himself has 40 years of combined experience as a union representative, Human Resources Executive, Consultant, Business Owner and Corporate Executive with businesses including…

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New Visions for High School Seniors

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Under the guidance of Adirondack Health staff, six local high school seniors are building a healthcare career resume by applying classroom work to hands-on experience. The students are gaining both knowledge and experience through the Health Occupations Program, an educational partnership between Adirondack Health and the Franklin-Essex-Hamilton counties’ BOCES program.  They begin the program as…

No Taxes for North Country Manufacturing – Part of Governor Cuomo’s proposal for 2014

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced details of a more than $2 billion tax relief proposal on Monday. The proposal is designed to increase economic opportunity and attract and grow businesses across the State. In a statement Governor Cuomo’s office attributes a reduction in the deficit to responsible fiscal management in state government. The Governor’s Office…

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