Education

A Focus on Wellness in Lake Placid’s Schools

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In Lake Placid, the school board has two members that have taken on the large task or re-working district-wide policies and depending on the topic, they’ll be working with administrators and the state to assure that their policies meet the needs of the students while also mirroring the specific requirements of the

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High Grades for Lake Placid School’s Maintenance Staff

Lake Placid’s School Board President Mary Deitrich says there’s a noticeable difference this year for students and for administration.. She’s reiterating a report from Lake Placid’s Superintendent Roger Catania at Tuesday’s School Board Meeting, who made a point of highlighting the valuable work done over the summer to the buildings and grounds in the district. AUDIO…

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Homeowners Must Re-Register for “STAR”

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The Lake Placid School Board of Education hears a report on the new requirements for

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Town Hall to Accept “In Person” School Tax Payments

Back to School and there are a few changes in Saranac Lake – One being the High School Lock Down and the other, to save in person payers the trouble of waiting outside the administrative offices, brings the ability for those paying in person to drop payments off at The Town of Harrietstown offices in…

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K&J – Students in Depth with Congressman Owens

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Students at Paul Smith’s College have an opportunity to speak with Congressman Bill Owens on college financing, opportunities for job growth and we ask the Congressman about his views on Common Core Testing in New York State. It’s an up close conversation with……

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K&J – Invading the Adirondack Watershed Institute

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Congressman Bill Owens has been meeting regularly with organizations focused on the prevention of invasive species in the…..

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Technology Policies for the Classroom

Technology can be a real plus for teachers and students alike but administrators in our local school systems are dealing with drawing the line between productive use of smarter computer and communications technology and inappropriate use of cell phones and other devices in the school setting during the day.. To get a better feel for that we sat down with Saranac Lake’s District Superintendent Diane Fox in the Library at Petrova….

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K&J – Homeward Bound for Returning Vets

Today on the K&J Show we spend time with Adrien Vlach, Director of Business Administration at Homeward Bound.. And Charles Jesse is a Veteran of the first class of NAVY Seals and tells us about some of the work they did.. The conversation takes place on the second floor balcony at The Prescott House in Saranac Lake, which is where the homeward bound offices are located… The conversation went about 45 minutes so we split the K&J into two parts on the air but here online we present the entire conversation…

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Paul Smith’s Students Meet Congressman Bill Owens

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Students at Paul Smith’s College met with Congressman Bill Owens Thursday afternoon and their questions provided a fresh perspective on the impact of financing a college education. President Obama continues his tour through Central New York and we asked the Congressman for his thoughts on President Obama’s new initiative to make college educations more affordable…

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Activity is Building At Saranac Lake Schools

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Back to School in no time flat.. and while as with other years, the opening of school is always a little more confusing for students

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K&J – Lake Placid School Board .. Heads Back to School

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Back to school season is in full swing and that holds true for administrators and teachers.. In New York State.. The State Education Board will begin year number two with a focus on the common core standards… New York was among a handful of states which implemented the common core testing

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Little Library Returns to the Town of Franklin

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The Little Library Returns to the Town of Franklin.. Supervisor Art Willman says the Little Book Shelf came a week or so ago.. but it needed wheels which has now been completed. Mary Ellen Keith was in the audience and spoke about the history of the library.. She’s a member of Franklin’s over 55 Club.. In…

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K&J – Northern Lights Choir Returns – Sunday at the LPCA

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In May, a New Choir premiered “Voices of Timbuctoo” at St Bernards in SaranacLake and Choir Director, Helen Demong has been asked to bring back the performance for an encore presentation at the LPCA..  In the 1800s Gerret Smith gave away 120,000 acres in the Adirondacks to free 3,000 black men, to fulfill the landowners…

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K&J – Bonus Rewind – Universal Pre-K / An Interview with Doug’s Place Director Rhonda Preston

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A family’s complaint in July leads to the removal of a local pre-school director from the role of child care in August.. We spoke in a recent K&J show (May 21st, 2013) with Doug’s Place Director Rhonda Preston. During the Morning News, we aired excerpts of that program.

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Good Grades for Saranac Lake Busses

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The Saranac Lake Central School District transports eleven hundred students per day to and from school and other destinations including 4 buildings on 3 different campuses,

Initiative Brings Local Food to Schools

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An initiative in the Adirondacks is seeking to increase the amount of local foods in school cafeterias.. Ruth Pino is the Caffeteria Manager at the Saranac Lake Central School District.. She’s also coordinator of the Adirondack Farm to School Initiative..

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More Support Needed for Scoreboard

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The New Scoreboard for Saranac Lake’s Red Storm has been delivered but before the brand new timer can be installed, it looks like the support posts will have to be repaired – originally it was thought that the new scoreboard could simply replace the old on the current frame but that’s not the case.. it looks

New April Testing Results Announced

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New York State’s Board of Education has just released the first round of testing scores.. The change in the testing procedures has garnered a lower average score than from previous years But Saranac Lake’s District Superintendent Diane Fox says they’re going to continue to gather the numbers and to develop an overall view of what the new scores mean relative to other schools..

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K&J – Interviews NCCC President Dr Steven Tyrell

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The Franklin County Legislature today will hear from North Country Community College President Dr. Steven Tyrell. The college is presenting it’s annual budget proposal during a scheduled budget hearing in Malone. The $14.6 Million budget crossed the first hurdle in Essex County recently. We spoke with Dr Tyrell in his offices on the Saranac Lake Campus. Join us for Thursday’s K&J show – an interview with President Tyrell on the budget, strategic planning and North Country Community College as the economic engine for the communities they serve.

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