Education

Autopsy Confirms Drowning in Paul Smith’s Student Death

On August 27, 2014, Dr. C. Francis Varga performed an autopsy on the body of Nicolas G. Pendl at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake. Dr. Varga determined the cause of death to be asphyxiation due to fresh water drowning which was precipitated by a seizure. Pendl had a known, preexisting seizure disorder. Franklin County Coroner…

SUNY : Move In Weekend

New and returning students arrive in Plattsburgh this weekend to settle in for another school year at SUNY Plattsburgh..  This weekend Rugar Street will be closed to thru traffic to accommodate the influx of students and we asked Plattsburgh Councilwoman Becky Kasper for her perspective on this annual event… Doctor Kasper is the Director of…

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SLCSD’s “RTI” Plan

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It’s time once again for teachers to begin thinking about the A.P.P.R. but luckily for students they don’t have to worry about the S.A.T.s until later in DEC (December) No, not the agency like the A.P.A. They help with the P.U.D.D. and keep an eye on the A.C.R., but not with the R.T.T.T. from the S.E.D. whose…

NCCC to Benefit from Sen. Schumer focus on Local Veterans

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30 SUNY Community Colleges – Including North Country Community College – Are Applying For $15 Million In Funding From Fed Dept. of Labor to Establish System-Wide Program To Train Veterans & Those Who Have Been Laid Off In Electrical, Mechanical, Computer and Industrial Engineering – Program Would Help Many Who Are Out Of Work Get…

LITERACY ON THE K&J SHOW

The Saranac Lake Central School Board hears new results from the Elementary Literacy Programs run by Diana LeBlanc.  They take great pride in providing the staff and students with best practices in education. Early literacy skills focus on the five big ideas in reading: including Phonemic Awareness, Phonic Instruction, Vocabulary, Fluency and Comprehension. AUDIO – 081012…

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K&J – SUNY Students Highlight Ted K. Community Center

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The Music you’re hearing in the background of this K&J show is from a special video made by Students at Plattsburgh State University about the Ted K Center – A center for youth which provides educational, social and recreational services to youth and families residing in the Plattsburgh Housing Authority Developments…  Five of these Students…

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Raising the Crosswalks

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The Bottom of Rugar Street remains closed as crews put the finishing touches on the new raised crosswalks before students move back in next weekend… Plattsburgh Councilwoman Becky Kasper says these new crosswalks are going to be a good way to provide a safer environment for everyone… Rugar will open once the work has been…

Alliance for Quality Education Pushing for Funding Equity

A new report published by the Alliance for Quality Education and Opportunity Action, says New York State is not only behind on what it owes to schools – $5.9 billion in total Foundation Aid and Gap Elimination Adjustment funding…. But that it owes 2.3 times more to high need schools than wealthy schools. This regressive…

Adjusting the 4th Grade in Bloomingdale

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The Saranac Lake School District, as with many other districts in our region is looking to maximize their resources and Superintendent Diane Fox says it’s important to remember that the focus should always be on what’s best for the kids…  One adjustment she’s implementing this Fall is a slight adjustment in the number of students…

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What Does School Really Look Like in the Summer?

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There’s an interesting perspective that we gain from being in places like a school building, in a section where there is no activity except for the annual “Spring Cleaning” ritual which has become routine for the maintenance staff at Petrova School in Saranac Lake..  The Saranac Lake Central School Board meets regularly in the library…

S.L. School Board Appoints Dennis Dwyer to Open Seat

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board is back at full strength this morning.. They’ve chosen Dennis Dwyer to fill the seat recently vacated by School Board President Deb Lennon.. At Wednesdays Meeting, The School Board’s new President Clyde Baker proposed three names for final consideration.. Lisa Paschke who was the next highest vote getter in…

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CNA Training in Tupper Lake

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Mercy Living Center in Tupper Lake celebrated the graduation of five students from its latest Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Training Program. The training to become a CNA is rigorous and is designed to prepare students for a career in long term care.  Students receive 156 hours of clinical and laboratory experience and 66 hours of…

Gillibrand Takes Aim at Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

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New, bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions—including establishing stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation’s new standards for training, data and best practices. AUDIO – 073114 – Gillibrand Discusses New Legislation to Protect Students from…

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2014 New Vision Students Honored

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Twelve area high school seniors were recently honored before family and as graduating members of the New Vision Program, Class of 2014.  The heartfelt ceremony capped a year of rigorous academic work paired with clinical rotations alongside Adirondack Health staff. In a room filled to capacity, opening remarks were made by Adirondack Health Chief Nursing…

Plattsburgh “Ward Walks” Begin Monday Morning

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The Plattsburgh Renewal Project and the Plattsburgh City School District’s Health Committee are sponsoring “WARD WALKS” through the City of Plattsburgh and This morning’s “WARD WALK” kicked off at 6am in Councilwoman Rachelle Armstrong’s Ward… It will continue in Ward One this week and then move on through each Ward for Six Weeks of walking…

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Identifying Goals for Lake Placid Schools

The Saranac Lake Central School Board is continuing it’s search for a board member to replace Deb Lennon.. and in Lake Placid, School Superintendent Roger Catania shares his goals for the school community and they’re broken down into three areas.. Instruction, and then a focus on the opportunity gap and then the third communication and…

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New Teacher Appointments for 2nd & 3rd Grade Stations

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More now from the Lake Placid Central School District.. School Superintendent Roger Catania says they’ve been speaking with parents who were very concerned about some of the situations brought about in the budget which would have compelled them to reduce elementary school classrooms by another section.. either two sections in the third grade, with three…

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A New Look for Special Education in Lake Placid

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Enzo Villani was sworn in on Tuesday evening and takes his seat at the table with the two other new members of the board.. Patricia Stanton and Cammy Sheridan.. and beyond the new seats on the board itself, the Committee on Special Education has a new chairwoman.. Her name is Sarah Allen. She gave a…

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K&J – Adirondack Public Observatory

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TUPPER LAKE – July 8th, 2014 – Construction at The Adirondack Public Observatory is complete and the board is inviting the public to a grand opening celebration for its Roll-Off-Roof Observatory this Friday from 4 until 6pm.. The Roll-Off-Roof Observatory on Big Wolf Road in Tupper Lake has been under construction since 2012, but now…

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