Education

Lake Placid School Board says goodbye to Departing Members

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The Lake Placid School Board says goodbye to two members who attended their final board meeting on Tuesday evening… The school board’s president Mary Dietrich presented Herb Stoerr and Phil Baumbach with a reminder of the school.. A bouquet of flowers and a special Blue Bomber T-Shirt and then proceeded to thank them for their…

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CVPH Radiologic Students Graduate June 26th

The CVPH School of Radiologic Technology will conduct its 2014 Commencement Exercises Thursday, June 26 in the Medical Center’s auditoriums. Nine students have completed the program and will receive diplomas. Graduating are Barry J. Barrows, Keeseville; James T. Frazier, Medfield, MA; Rachael M. Long, Plattsburgh; Suzanne Elizabeth Morrow, Keeseville; Katelyn H. Reid, Plattsburgh; Rebecca E.…

New Names for LP Trolleys

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If you’re having trouble naming your trolleys, The Lake Placid Village Board suggests turning to the Kindergarten Students at Lake Placid Elementary School..  Trustee Jason Leon Explains “The Kinergarten Class at Lake Placid Elementary has previously named the trolleys and they’ve named three this year…”   The Red and Green Trolley will be named “Sprinkles.”…

Senate Expands NY Massage Therapy Instruction Policies

The State Senate on Thursday approves legislation sponsored by Senator Betty Little to permit licensed massage therapists from other states and countries to provide hands-on clinical instruction at continuing education programs in New York. Senator Little says “This change in law would broaden the field of instructors, benefiting licensed therapists participating in the continuing education…

K&J – Exploring the Shipman Youth Center

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In 2012, the Executive Director of the Shipman Youth Center spent some time with us inside the K&J show talking about the youth center and the activities that take place in the Community over the summer, including the I Love Bar B Que Festival, the Horse Show and others. We’re talking about volunteerism, the Summer…

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Clinton Community College President Resigns

Board of Trustees Announces Jablonski’s Resignation Clinton Community College’s Board of Trustees announced on Monday that John E. Jablonski has resigned as President of the College, effective June 12, 2014. Fred Smith, current Interim Vice President for Student Affairs has been named Administrator in Charge. Mr. Smith has been the Interim VP for this past academic…

Code X – Coming to the Saranac Lake Middle School

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The Saranac Lake Middle School has a new text book series for the middle school ELA department.. Suzanne Nicholas is a teacher in the 6th grade and also the reading specialist at the middle school… She says the new series will be aligned with the common core, and designed to provide continuity between the 6th…

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SLCS Business Manager Dan Bower Heading to Tupper Lake

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The Saranac Lake Central School District’s Assistant Superintendent and Business Manager Dan Bower is heading to a similar position in Tupper Lake…  Bower Announced his resignation from Saranac Lake to the School Board on Wednesday evening in Bloomingdale and we caught up with him Thursday in his office in Saranac Lake.. AUDIO – 060614 –…

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Which Dessert Would You Choose?

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Would you Choose Ice Cream, Brownies or Chocolate Chip Cookies for Dessert. If you can’t make up your mind, three students presented their arguments to the Saranac Lake Central School Board.. The three first graders  presented their reasons to the Saranac Lake School Board on Wednesday evening at a special location; Every once and a while…

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25% of 3rd – 8th Graders Opting Out of State Testing

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It seems like testing never ends for students in all grade levels, whether mandated by the state or otherwise and Saranac Lake Superintendent Diane Fox says the number of students who opted out of the English Language Arts test in grades 3 through 8 was 90 out of 600.. Interestingly she says, ELA comes first and…

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A Musical Interlude from The 70s Girls

During the interviews with LP Quinn Students, Jim LaValley had the opportunity to hear from a group of girls dressed in black wigs from the 70s and bright red outfits and during their discussion, they did a routine which they had presented during a talent show…  We bring you a rendition of that with the…

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Today: Spreading the Word About Bicycle Safety

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The SAFE Kids Adirondack F.U.N. Ride is Today… Volunteers are biking throughout the North Country and making stops at  Northern Adirondack,  Mooers, Rouses Point, Chazy and Cumberland Head elementary schools. While there, Officer Bob Light from SUNY Plattsburgh will talk about bike safety and students will be fitted for a free helmet.  The Event is sponsored by…

Albany Contractor Overcharging for Special Education

The LaSalle School, an Albany-based special education provider, overcharged state taxpayers by more than $430,000 over a three-year period, mostly for compensation for uncertified teachers, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. “Special education programs fulfill a great need across New York state, but taxpayers are paying for more than they should,”…

CYC to Hang “I Matter” Banners in Lake Placid

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The Village of Lake Placid gives their blessing to hang flags created by Students at the Lake Placid Middle, High School…  The Banners are sponsored every year by the Lake Placid Wilmington Connecting Youth and Communities Coalition..  Mary Dietrich, who is also the School Board President, is an active member of the CYC.. “There are…

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Lake Placid School District – Official Vote Count

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The Lake Placid Central School District announce the official vote count and confirm that voters have overwhelmingly approved the proposed $17.6 million school budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, with 81% of voters backing the plan. District leaders expressed their appreciation to the entire community for supporting the budget: “We think this represents a vote of…

Mostly Positive Results for School Budgets – Minerva is the Exception

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81% of Voters in Lake Placid give the green light to Superintendent Roger Catania and the Lake Placid School Board to move forward with their proposed budget..  529 turned out for the vote in Lake Placid, the passed the budget, and although there were a few glitches in Wilmington, Lake Placid’s School Board will have…

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K&J Tuesday Preview

The Lake Placid Volunteer Week Committee has named Dean Dietrich as this year’s Volunteer of the Year..   Both the Adult and Youth Distinguished Volunteers of the Year have been chosen in fact for 2014. The two youth volunteer honorees are Julianna Matos and Tony Miller… They’re both seniors at Lake PlacidCentralSchool.  Dean recently retired from…

NCCC Commencement Ceremonies

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The inaugural President’s Award for Excellence is presented to two members of the North CountryCommunity College community.. Gary Hilling is an adjunct faculty member in the math and science department is recognized as one of the unsung heroes by students and his peers..   Gerald Blair has been working in education since the 1960s and 1970s..…

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K&J – SUNY Plattsburgh Commencement Ceremonies Saturday

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It’s the K&J Show here on WNBZ and today we’re looking back at a weekend full of excitement for more than a thousand graduates at SUNY Plattsburgh who attended the SUNY Commencements on Saturday.. In fact, there are regularly two commencements, in order to accommodate all of the students who are receiving degrees and their…

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Gillibrand Legislation Would Ease Student Debt in New York

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New York College graduates are saddled with an estimated $60 billion in student loan debt and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is continuing her push for legislation that would help tens of millions of graduates find some relief…. National student loan debt is now approximately $1.2 trillion dollars, surpassing auto loan and credit card debt, and…