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Scholarships for Saugerties students

Scholarships for Saugerties students

Monday Club scholarship The Saugerties Monday Club will award their annual $1,500 Mary E. Pidgeon Gillespy Scholarship to a college-bound graduating senior in Saugerties. Applications are available in the high school’s guidance office and must be returned to the office by Friday, April 10. The award is based on excellence of character, academic standing, financial...
Saugerties superintendent: Opting out of tests could cost money, local control

Saugerties superintendent: Opting out of tests could cost money, local control

If more parents have their children opt out of standardized testing, the Saugerties School District could face greater state control and financial difficulties, warned Superintendent Seth Turner in a letter posted to the district’s website on Monday titled “Think Test Refusal Doesn’t Harm Anything?”. Turner writes that 95 percent of students must participate in the grades...
Saugerties group to hold forum on school funding, testing

Saugerties group to hold forum on school funding, testing

“If you talk about education today in most communities, it’s all about taxes,” says Jennifer Mangione. “A lot of people are upset about paying school taxes, but do they realize how much money our schools have lost in state aid to the Gap Elimination Adjustment (GEA)? And how Gov. Cuomo is tying school aid to his...
Saugerties to hold social media safety event

Saugerties to hold social media safety event

The Saugerties Central School District will host a parent education night on youth social media safety on Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Saugerties High School auditorium. The event will feature professional speaker and “edu-tainer” Robert Hackenson, Jr., who will discuss cyberbullying, social media addiction, the risks of social media and the pros...
Saugerties parents want new policy for opting out of tests

Saugerties parents want new policy for opting out of tests

As state testing for grades 3-8 is set to begin next month, parents returned to the Board of Education during the March meeting to speak out against state tests and the way the district handles students who opt out of testing. How Saugerties stands out When parents choose to have their children opt out of...
Local school superintendents: 'We need more state aid'

Local school superintendents: ‘We need more state aid’

It was a call for action from eight school districts in Ulster County. Their school superintendents, board members and administrators met at a forum in New Paltz last Friday, March 6. Each took the podium in turn at the Ulster BOCES conference center to discuss the impacts of the state aid cuts on their students and communities....
A good year for the Saugerties Lip Sync

A good year for the Saugerties Lip Sync

Photos by Alen Fetahi   Extraordinary talent was on display at this year’s high school Lip Sync, held March 6-7. What the public didn’t get to see was all the work that went into it. The performances are just the tip of the iceberg — beneath lies months of non-stop work, involving approximately 200 people....
Saugerties Boys’ State candidates selected

Saugerties Boys’ State candidates selected

lan Greczynski, chairman of American Legion Post #72 New York Boys’ State Program, is happy to announce this year’s selections. This year’s delegates, as nominated by the faculty of Saugerties High School and selected by the American Legion Boys’ State Committee, are Nicholas Perpetua, son of Mark and Joanne Perpetua of Saugerties, and Ryan Dudzic,...
New AP courses at Saugerties High School

New AP courses at Saugerties High School

Three new advanced placement courses will be available for Saugerties High School students next September. Two of the three courses are English courses: Advanced Placement English and Composition and College Level English. The first of these, the AP English class, will be offered to juniors in the fall as an alternative to the Honors English...
Saugerties basketball repeats as MHAL champs

Saugerties basketball repeats as MHAL champs

In a game that was closer than it should have been, the Saugerties boys’ basketball team repeated as Mid-Hudson Athletic League champions after defeating Spackenkill 65-54 on Feb. 26 at SUNY Ulster. Several nights earlier the Sawyers defeated FDR to win their division and get into the MHAL playoffs and then cross-river rival Red Hook...
Cahill, Mt. Marion Raise $12,000 for American Heart Association

Cahill, Mt. Marion Raise $12,000 for American Heart Association

Students at Cahill and Mt. Marion Elementary Schools may not wear capes or leap tall buildings in a single bound, but they’re definitely heroes with big, healthy hearts. Together, students from the two schools raised more than $12,000 for the American Heart Association during annual Jump Rope for Heart activities in February, smashing last year’s...
A Day’s Work: Waldorf teacher

A Day’s Work: Waldorf teacher

Wendy Weinrich has been an early childhood Waldorf teacher for the past 19 years. She spent 11 years teaching at Mountain Laurel Waldorf School in New Paltz. Eight years ago she opened Mountaintop School in Woodstock. She moved the school to a building that used to house a Volkswagen repair shop on the property adjoining...
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