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A musical gift for BCSD

Anonymous donor gives $13,000 to Bethlehem High string program

The musically inclined at Bethlehem Central High School have reason to celebrate after an anonymous donor presented the district with a $13,000 check for the purchase of music equipment.

Educators concerned over state funding

Cuomo touts focus on classrooms in speech, GEA absent from remarks

Local school leaders and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have clashed on several issues during his three years in office, with state funding to schools being a major spot of contention. Cuomo’s recent State of the State address left some educators wondering if this year would bring any substantial change.

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Chef’s cuisine drawing lines after school

New take-out program generating additional revenue for district

Balancing the books of a school’s food service program amid more strict federal lunch guidelines has led some districts to opt out of the new requirements and lose the funding tied to those guidelines. Voorheesville Central School District though is coming closer to getting out of the red without the federal funds with meal options for students and families.

Voorheesville voters approve $2.7M project

Severe snowstorm leads to sparse turnout at school’s polls

Fewer than 200 people cast a ballot Tuesday, Dec. 17, on Voorheesville’s proposed $2.7 million bond project, which passed with 131 votes in favor and 52 votes against.

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Voorheesville voters to decide $2.7M project

District proposes reconstructing roof, upgrading technology for future demands

Voorheesville school officials are hoping a scaled-back capital project targeting what it has deemed to be essential improvements will be approved by voters.

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One for the books

Colleagues praise retiring Voorheesville Library Youth Services director’s passion and creativity

Connecting with young readers of all ages is what attracted Joyce Laoisa to Voorheesville Public Library around 16 years ago. Although a library’s role has changed over time, her mission to inspire children remained steadfast.

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Bethlehem students making connections

Ricky the Robot teaches Glenmont first graders about technology

The Glenmont Elementary School teacher Peter Rawitsch has been introducing robotic technology to first graders for more than 25 years.

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Glenmont PTA's Project Playground receives grant from CSXT

Glenmont Elementary School PTA's Project Playground received a $10,000 grant from CSXT Corporation.

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Ballroom dancing hits Slingerlands

Elementary kids get their kicks at after school program

Slingerlands Elementary students are now being given the opportunity to learn how to ballroom dance through a new program being offered after school called Dance Crazy Kids.

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Another bid for Bethlehem school building

Stram Center hopes to relocate to former BCSD administration site

Another local business is attempting to purchase the Bethlehem Central School District’s property at 90 Adams Place, and this potential tenant appears likely to meet the approval of neighborhood residents.

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Festival for the minds

MiSci to hold Super Science Weekend, Dudley Observatory kicks off activities

Realizing the richness of the area’s science offerings will be a simple calculation at an upcoming inaugural science festival.

Failing grade for school mailings

Vendor mailing error affects Voorheesville and Bethlehem school districts

Plummeting test scores have been a widespread concern this year, but at least two area districts had more to worry about after the results were mailed out.

Gym opt-out on track at BC

District allowed 46 seniors to drop P.E. class this year under state regulations

Some Bethlehem High School students were given the opportunity to opt out of physical education class this year in a new pilot program that could potentially be expanded to help cut costs for the district.

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Voorheesville proposes $2.7M project

District scales back proposal for repairs, more projects likely in coming years

Voorheesville High School desperately needs a reconstructed, modern roof, according to district officials, and technology upgrades at all its buildings to prepare for the planned shift to computer-based testing and evaluations.

Cafeteria cuisine comes home

Voorheesville school chef offering dinners to go as a ‘fun’ way to boost revenue

Two weeks ago, Voorheesville Central School District opened its doors and kitchen to the community through a new “Meals to go” dinner program, which is aimed at keeping its school lunch program in the black.