Education

Square Dancing – An annual Winter Tradition at SLCHS

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Every year in at least the more recent past, the Saranac Lake High School brings square dancing to the high school gym. The concept is designed to help keep kids active and having fun and is part of gym class but over the years students have taken to the week-long activity and are allowed to…

K&J – A Forum on Smoking and College Students Against Cancer

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The third Thursday of November each year marks the anniversary of the “Great American Smokeout” sponsored by the American Cancer Society.. and in honor of the event, Students on the Advocacy Committee for Colleges Against Cancer at SUNY Plattsburgh participated in a forum to discuss exactly that. The Forum’s Panel is made up of Kelsey Darby,…

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Bloomingdale Elementary School Closed Today

A water main break has caused the closing of Bloomingdale Elementary School today (Friday) originally there was a two hour delay but the building maintenance staff was not able to complete the repair and the decision was made to close for the day. None of the other buildings in the Saranac Lake Central School District.

SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department welcomes four new recruits

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SUNY Plattsburgh Police Department welcomed four new recruits to its ranks in October. Taking the oath of office were Jared Booth of Beekmantown, who received a Bachelor of Applied Science in forestry from Paul Smith’s College in 2011; Joshua Coons of Ellenburg Depot, who received a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology in 2010 and a…

CCC Among Top 20 “Best for Vets”

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Clinton Community College was named to Military Times’ “Best for Vets:  Colleges 2015” list. Clinton is number 16 on the list, one of only two community colleges in New York State to make the list. Tracy Guynup, Assistant Registrar and Veterans Affairs Officer at Clinton states, “I am so pleased that we have been recognized…

K&J – Bloomingdale Elementary School Honors Veterans

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In Honor of Veteran’s Day every year, The Bloomingdale School holds a special ceremony to thank Veterans for their service to the country.. It’s organizer, Kathy Merrill will be retiring from her position as a Teaching Assistant after the end of this school year which means she won’t be running the show anymore, but Principal…

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A Veterans Day Ceremony in Bloomingdale – Reading of the Names

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For more than 15 years, students at the Bloomingdale Elementary School have been honoring Veterans in a ceremony which includes the reading of veteran’s names along with placing posters and short paragraphs about those Veterans on the school’s bulletin boards in the main entrance next to their gym. Today we’re going to listen in on…

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SLHS Drama – “Babe” Saturday at 7pm

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The Saranac Lake High School Presents a show for children, adults and everyone in between this weekend… It’s a play called “Babe” and the cast and crew have already had one presentation.. There was a presentation on Thursday afternoon for students at Bloomingdale and Petrova Elementary schools. They opened to the public on Friday at…

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How Much are Good Grades Actually Worth?

By Gerri Detweiler/Credit.com If your parents paid you for good grades when you were a child (or if you’ve doled out cash to encourage academic achievement), you know what good grades are worth. But, it turns out, people who make good grades in school tend to make more money in their careers (when adjusted for education…

Duprey “Disturbed by Cuomo’s Statements”

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Assemblywoman Janet Duprey is responding to statement by Governor Cuomo on the question of charter schools s public education. In a letter to WNBZ, Duprey writes; As a strong supporter and advocate of our public school system, I am disturbed by Governor Cuomo’s statement that our public schools are a ‘monopoly’.  I am pleased to…

Dodgeball – An opportunity for Students to Discuss Healthy Sexual Attitudes

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It appears Dodge Ball, at least in Plattsburgh, may have a new name…  That would be thanks to Rolla Parker… He came out Last night to help young men at SUNY Plattsburgh feel more comfortable talking about Healthy Sexual Relationships..   Community Organizers, in partnership with SUNY Plattsburgh held a “Chevrolet Ball” tournament where the objective…

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Alliance Opposes Charter Schools

The Alliance for Quality Education, local school superintendents and leaders of the state’s major community organizations issued the following statement in response  to Gov. Cuomo’s vow to break the public schools “public monopolies” and replace them with more privately-run charter schools. “Gov. Cuomo has laid clear plans to expand his frontal assault on our public…

Smart Schools Bond Referendum on Ballot Nov 4th

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today received the final report from the Smart Schools Commission, an advisory board established by the Governor to gather information on strategies for how schools can most effectively invest proceeds from the proposed $2 billion Smart Schools Bond. The Commission’s findings focus on expanding robust broadband and wireless connectivity for schools…

Sound of Heart Monitor Identified as Culprit in SUNY’s Mailbox Scare – Angel College Center Re-opens

The Angel College Center at SUNY Plattsburgh is back to business as usual this afternoon..  Earlier today, however, a sound coming from a nearby mailbox caused some alarm.. At about 9am a student affairs staff member originally reported the strange sound to University Police On Campus…   Ken Knelly, is the Executive Director, Marketing and Communications…

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K&J – Saranac Lake Art Club’s Haunted School

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It’s looking like the weather is going to be just about perfect for the Saranac Lake High School Art Club and their popular Haunted School tonight.. Through the week we’ve been featuring students from the Art Club and some of the their current projects.. And today on the K&J show our conversation continues.. We’ll talk…

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Art Club Haunts the School This Friday

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Last week we began to preview a Very Popular event at the Saranac Lake High School.. The Saranac Lake High School Art Club is again holding their Annual “Haunted School,” and this week in addition to an upcoming K&J show, we’re also going to be featuring students from the art club and some of the…

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Student Volunteers Available to Assist Elders

Mercy Care for the Adirondacks is facilitating work with Aging in Place Task Forces in each of the Tri-Lakes Communities to help our communities become more aging-friendly. The Task Forces are collaborating with community service programs at Lake Placid Central School, Northwood School, Saranac Lake Central School and Tupper Lake Junior/Senior High School.  As part…

Lake Placid School Board Plans to Fill Open Seat

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The Lake Placid Central School District Board of Education is losing one of it’s most recently elected board members…  Elected in May, Board member Enzo Villani is vactating his seat on the board effective December 1st. Villani will be taking a new position outside of the region. The School Board has decided to appoint a…

Community Forum Looks at Standardized Testing in Public Education

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A Community Forum is held Thursday evening at SUNY Plattsburgh’s Yokum Hall.. The Forum.. for teachers, administrators, students and the community.. Doug Selwyn is part of the North Country Alliance for Public Education, He’s also a professor at SUNY Plattsburgh.. The forum began with a film called Standardized Lies Money and Civil Rights.. Before the forum…

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Historic Saranac Lake Recipient of AARCH Heritage Award

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Historic Saranac Lake is the latest recipient of the Adirondack Architectural Heritage Award.. The award was granted for the restoration of the Saranac Lake Laboratory as a museum, community space, and organization offices. Historic Saranac Lake’s Executive Director Amy Catania says  “Many community members have put in a lot of hard work on the restoration…