Education

SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury Teams Up With Local School Districts to Build Leaders

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The notion of a solitary Superman or Superwoman heading up a school doesn’t hold water any more, according to SUNY Plattsburgh Branch Campus Dean Steve Danna. That’s why he has collaborated with four local districts to write “Strengthening Teacher Leader Effectiveness” grants. These provide schools the means to train a league of heroes who can band…

K&J – Builders Club – Plunging for a Cause in Lake Placid

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The 7th Annual Plunge for a Cause into Mirror Lake is a little warmer in 2014 than last year’s event.. In 2013, the Ice in Mirror Lake had only just gone out less than a day or so before the event plus it was snowing… and the same weekend this year brings 65 degrees and…

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Lake Placid Students Get Friday May 26th Off

The Lake Placid Central School District says they’ll be closed on Friday, May 23rd, 2014. The extra day off is a result of their having not used an emergency day over the winter…  and since Monday, May 26th, 2014 is the scheduled Memorial Day holiday, the additional day off will extend the usual long weekend…

NCCC – Phi Theta Kappa Induction

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North Country Community College (NCCC) held an induction ceremony for new members of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) in April at the First Presbyterian Church in Saranac Lake. This spring’s group of honored students join a distinguished list of 739 previous inductees of NCCC’s Beta Theta Pi chapter, which was chartered in 1999. Joining students and…

Massena Student Wins Congressional Art Competition

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Cashlynn Jaggers a 10th grade student at Massena Central High School, is the New York 21st Congressional District winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. Her piece, “Papa’s Farm,” will hang in the United States Capitol Building representing New York’s 21st Congressional District for the coming year. Congressman Owens says “The art submissions we received…

Teachers Picket Whiteface Lodge / Camp Philos Education Retreat

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Members of the Alliance for Quality Education, Teachers and Students were among those participating in a protest against what they’re calling “Governor Cuomo’s Broken Education Philosophy.” The protest was held outside the “Camp Philos.” conference on Sunday, outside Lake Placid’s Whiteface Lodge. “Let’s get one thing straight, these aren’t philosophers, they’re bullies who are accustomed to…

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Act Out Loud – Arrive Alive

Lake Placid Middle High School Students will participate in the Act Out Loud Rally and Arrive Alive Safety Campaigns, taking place at the Lake Placid Middle High School Monday, May 5th through Friday, May 9th. The Rally and Safety Campaign will kick off on Monday, May 5th at 10:30am and continue throughout the day where…

38th Annual Jazz Festival Continues

SUNY’s Department of Music announces the 38th Annual Jazz Festival featuring guest artist, trombonist Doug Sertl from the Hudson Valley, NY. On Friday, May 2 there will be a jazz concert  at 7:30 p.m. in E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Tickets range from $2-8 and are available at the door or in advance at the…

K&J – The 20th Annual Adirondack Humane Society Pet Walk

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This weekend, the Adirondack Humane Society hosts their 20th annual Pet Walk this Sunday at the Melissa Penfield Park on Boynton Avenue in Plattsburgh.. The Pet Walks runs from Noon through 3 pm and is one of the shelter’s largest fundraisers of the year… In honor of the Pet Walk’s 20th anniversary, we took the…

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“June Moon” May 1st thru 4th

The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Theater will present “June Moon” May 1-4 at the Hartman Theatre in the Myers Fine Arts Building. The play, written by Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman is directed by faculty member Laura-Jean Schwartau-Swanson. “What drew me to the play initially were the rave reviews of the 1997 revival off-Broadway.…

Shine On Conference 2014 – at SUNY Plattsburgh

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The Shine on Conference at Plattsburgh State University is in it’s 4th year helping 4th and 5th grade girls to battle eating disorders, depression, bullying and other obstacles before they face the social pressures of middle school and beyond….  This year’s focus is building resiliency and self esteem and to help prevent negative behaviors.. In…

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NCCC Hosting Open House Saturday (April 26th)

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North Country Community College (NCCC) is hosting an informational open house for prospective students and their families this coming Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at the Saranac Lake campus. The open house is the first of its kind hosted by NCCC and will offer brunch, a welcome address by NCCC President Steve Tyrell,…

School Board Elections Shaping Up

The Slate of Candidates for School Board in Lake Placid is official… Patricia Stanton, Camelia Sheridan, and Enzo Villani have placed themselves in the running during School Board elections on May 20th…  Three Board Members have decided not to run again and will vacate their seats..  Phil Baumbach, Herb Stoerr and Jennifer Tufano.. Tufano sites time…

K&J – Shine On – Raising Resilient Girls Conference This Weekend

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Shine On! was founded by SUNY Plattsburgh professor, Colleen Lemza, after witnessing countless women battle eating disorders, low self-esteem and depression. Statistics indicate that 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities such as eating disorders, cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking or worse when feeling badly about themselves. The main goal of Shine…

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Cardinal PR Client Search

SUNY Plattsburgh’s student-run public relations firm, Cardinal PR, is searching for a new client to focus on in the upcoming academic school year… Cardinal PR’s future president Rhiannon Brown says the public relations services are provided free of charge to local nonprofit organizations in the Plattsburgh Community…  The group is holding client interviews Wednesday, April…

Boaters Safety Course Schedule Announced

Members of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a certified on the following dates at the Clinton County Sheriff’s office from 8:30 – 4:30 PM. To sign up, please call Denise Sample at (518) 565-4338 April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th, May 31st, June 7th, June 21st, June 28th

Mayor’s Office / SUNY Students Focus on Communication

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The Mayor’s office in the City of Plattsburgh is getting a little help from Students in Plattsburgh State University… Four students were in attendance on Thursday during the City Council Meeting. The Group, which is part of 23 students studying under Steve Peters is the Civic Engagement Group. Plattsburgh Mayor Jim Calnon has been working…

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Plattsburgh Council Recognizes SUNY Plattsburgh Womens’ Hockey Team

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The SUNY Plattsburgh Women’s Hockey Team is recognized by Plattsburgh City Mayor Jim Calnon.. On March 22nd, the Women Cardinals defeated Manhattanville at the Stafford Ice Arena three to two to take the title and join Elmire and Middlebury as the only programs with multiple national titles in the books.. Mayor Calnon presented 6 seniors…

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Saranac Lake School Board Approves $28.3 Million Budget

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The Saranac Lake Central School Board Approves a $28.3 Million Dollar Budget on Wednesday Night but as School Board President Deb Lennon says, They’re living within their means and working with what they have… Lennon says it’s a painstaking process, especially this year.. It’s been excruciating she says and it has not been an easy job..The…

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Teachers Feeling The School Budget Pinch

School Boards Across the North Country are dealing with declining revenue, much of which is being withheld from New York State in the form of the Gap Elimination Adjustment which is disproportionately affecting smaller more rural districts and putting many in the situation which has been seen in Saranac Lake this year…Don Carlisto is the…

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