Education

First Night and the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir

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The New Year provides an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the celebrations.. We spoke with several revelers who had been out and about, including several who found their way to St Bernards Church which was the home of the Plattsburgh State Gospel Choir… The choir is famous for their rendition of The…

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Planning for Plattsburgh and Skating For Cancer in Lake Placid

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A Senior’s Project in Lake Placid has turned into a new “Skating for Cancer” event New Year’s Day at the Olympic Speed Skating Oval in Lake Placid. Emily Godin is a Senior at Lake Placid High School. Her grandmother passed away from a fast acting cancer in May of 2013 and for her senior project,…

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High School Holiday Concerts Tonight

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Several High School Holiday Concerts in our region are tonight… In SaranacLake the Holiday Concert begins at 7pm… In Keene the Concert is on Wednesday at 6:30, AuSable Valley’s Band and Chorus Concert is tonight and this is also the case for Plattsburgh High School… On Saturday, we caught up with the master of ceremonies…

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K&J – SUNY Plattsburgh Winter Commencement

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Local Students, Graduate Students, and Students from around the world made up the list of Mid Year graduates from SUNY Plattsburgh, in fact there were 400 students graduating and while not every one of them were in attendance, the excitement and the relief from parents and students provides for an enjoyable morning for all as…

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Mayor Proclaims “Ivy Huber” Appreciation Day

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Today is Ivy Huber Appreciation Day in The Village of Saranac Lake.. Mayor Clyde Rabideau in a proclamation Monday Evening acknowledging Ivy’s Success in being named to the Conference All State Singers by the New York State Music Association..    Ivy is a Junior in Saranac Lake and has her eyes on Ithaca, Crane and Fredonia.. Mayor…

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Saratoga Provides Healthy Background for SLCS 7th Graders

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Ten 7th Graders in the Saranac Lake Middle School were chosen out of a group of applicants interested in participating in a pilot program in Saratoga Springs promoting healthy living and healthy choices. Three of the Students attended the Saranac Lake Central School Board Meeting and participated in a presentation about the program which was…

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Village Recognizes PSC Professor Kurt Stager

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The Village of Saranac Lake Recognized Curt Stager for being named Professor of the Year in New York State… Curt Stager is an ecologist, paleoclimatologist, and science journalist with a Ph.D. in biology and geology from Duke University (1985). He has published over three dozen peer- reviewed articles in major journals includingScience and Quaternary Research, and has written extensively…

K&J – The Music Spreads the News – NYSSMA All State Concert

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The Mission of the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) is to advocate for and improve music education across New York State by promoting and producing appropriate activities and programs for its membership and students in member school music programs. NYSSMA divides New York State into 15 zones.  Zone 6 is comprised of Clinton, Franklin…

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Saranac Lake Art Club Heading to Detroit

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50 members of The Saranac Lake High School Art Club are headed to Detroit in March to meet with a graduate of Saranac Lake High School who is now the lead designer at General Motors..Doc Ward, the Director of the Art Club..  He spoke at Wednesday Evenings School Board meeting about the clubs plans. They’re headed…

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K&J – North Country Alliance Forum on Public Education

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The North Country Alliance for Public Education brings over 300 parents, teachers and administrators to a Summit at Plattsburgh State University Thursday Night.. The format of the forum on education included statements from a panel made up of teachers, administrators, and students, all with a unique perspective on the impact of new federal and state requirements…

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School Survey Asks for Community Input

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board is reaching out to the community to assist in their efforts to refine the vision for 2014 and beyond..  Saranac Lake Central School Superintendent Diane Fox told the board at a recent meeting that she hopes to create a set of questionnaires that will give them a better feel…

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The “Key” to Successful Community Service

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Members of the Saranac Lake High School Key Club, in addition to the work they do at the high school are also out in the community volunteering and one of the service opportunities they’ve highlighted is the Veteran’s Dinner, which is where we caught up with 5 of the Key Club members and asked them to talk…

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Committee Eyes New Fencing at Lake Placid High School

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Connie Devlin Cross Graduated from Lake PlacidHigh School in 1950, she’s also on the Schools Alumni Board..  She told the Lake Placid Central School Board that the fencing around the school looks more like prison fencing and the beautification committee decided to take up the cause to help replace the fence with something that would…

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Good Marks for Lake Placid’s Athletic Programs

Good Marks and Success of the Lake PlacidHigh School Athletics Programs…  At a recent School Board Meeting, Lake Placid School Superintendent Roger Catania took his time to congratulate several teams for their success in the fall and to look forward to winter sports..Catania mentioned the new athletic contract which was put in place for the…

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A File Full of Ideas for Getting Rid of Geese

There’s a very thick folder in the Superintendent’s Office in SaranacLake…  In fact it’s one of the thickest folders in her drawers.. It the question of Geese abatement which she says may not be as much of a problem as it was, but still creates issues regularly for fall and spring athletics..Superintendent Fox also acknowledged…

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State Education Commissioner Deserves Detention!

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New York’s Education Commissioner is Doctor John B King Jr… and as far as the Saranac Lake School Board is concerned – He’s not paying any attention to school districts across New York State who are saying enough is enough…… Don Carlisto is the Co-President of the Teachers Association in Saranac Lake He spoke at…

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37 Lead the Way at Saranac Lake High School

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How do Students in Saranac Lake develop leadership skills.. They go to Pok-O-MacCready.  Amanda Zullo was their adviser.. She worked with High School Principle Josh Dann and the Directors at Pok-O-MacCready.. 32 faculty and staff nominated 43 students for the leadership program and in the end a committee of 5 teachers helped to select the final…

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K&J – A Conversation with Retiring Paul Smith’s College President John Mills

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Paul Smith’s College President John W. Mills announced Monday that he will retire on June 30, 2014, after serving in the office for more than a decade. Today at 8:10am (Thursday 11/7/13) on the K&J show, we’ll speak with Him about his accomplishments, about change coming to higher education Phil Saunders, chairman of the college’s…

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Lake Placid High School Seniors Heading to Costa Rica with Spanish Club

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An impressive Presentation to the Lake Placid School Board from two Seniors planning on a service trip to Costa Rica in April. 8 students and their advisers plan to travel to San Jose during Spring Break 2014 and stay in homes offered by members of the community there. While there, students will work on a…

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K&J – The Emperor’s New Clothes – SLCHS Play

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For those of you who always wonder why actors tell each other to “Break a Leg” just before a performance… We have the answer from Kathleen Bullard on today’s K&J Show on WNBZ…  You can listen to the show by clicking the play button and see a preview in pictures of the Saranac Lake High…

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