Education

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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Trick Or Treat – Halloween in Lake Placid

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The Lake Placid Police Department sponsors an annual Halloween dance at the Olympic Center on Halloween.. The dance was held at the Lake Placid Convention Center from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Grades 6 through 12 were invited. Earlier in the day, the Elementary Halloween Trick or Treat set records with kids and parents looking to…

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K&J – Bullying Prevention – Don’t Be a Bystander!

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Join us for a conversation with Lake Placid High School Principal Dana Wood, Lake Placid Middle School Principal Theresa Lindsay…..

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K&J – Haunting the High School

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On Friday, October 25th (Tomorrow) from 6:30pm until 9pm door number 17 at the Saranac Lake High School becomes the entrance to what many in the area will say is the scariest haloween haunting experience of the season. The Saranac Lake High School Art Club will present “Haunted School” transforming the halls and classrooms into…

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Buffalo Business First Reports on North Country Schools

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Buffalo Business First Ranks 429 School Districts in Upstate New York. And Lake Placid’s Superintendent Roger Catania says their district ranks 2nd among Plattsburgh Area Schools in Academic Rank..  As for cost effectiveness – Catania says the numbers tend to reflect often the size of the districts..  Catania also congratulates two teachers in the district. Two…

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School Board Appreciation is Next Week

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The last week of October is School Board Appreciation Week..  Administrators in Lake Placid took a moment to honor each member of the board…  The certificate reads “For dedicated leadership in public education and continuing service to the children of the Lake Placid Central School District.. Each Board member was presented with their certificate and Catania…

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Accountant & Attorneys Plan for Your Giving

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Adirondack Community Trust, the community foundation of the Adirondack region, and the Adirondack Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants are hosting a seminar to educate professional advisors on charitable giving options and provide an update on charitable giving tax rules.  The seminar, will be held this Thursday at the Whiteface…

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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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