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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...
Single polling place for school vote considered

Single polling place for school vote considered

The Saugerties Board of Education mulled over the pros and cons of moving the polling places for the school budget vote to a centralized location during its February meeting. A public hearing will be held on the issue Thursday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the high school library. Currently the voting takes place at...
Elementary math workshop in Saugerties 2/24

Elementary math workshop in Saugerties 2/24

Parents of students in Grades K-6 in the Saugerties School District are invited to attend a math workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 24 starting at 6 p.m. at the Junior-Senior High School. The workshop will offer an in-depth look into the way math is taught in elementary school with an emphasis on the following topics: Tape...
Dinner, homework help and community at Mt. Marion

Dinner, homework help and community at Mt. Marion

For many parents, the hours surrounding dinner during the school year are filled with homework assistance. Twice each month, a new program at Mount Marion Elementary School invites parents and their children to bring their homework to the school in the evening, where teachers assist. Then the teachers, parents and students break bread together. The...
Saugerties school sup rails against governor’s state aid gambit

Saugerties school sup rails against governor’s state aid gambit

Superintendent Seth Turner’s budget presentation to the Board of Education, usually a staid affair, was full of righteous indignation directed toward Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose decision to withhold state aid estimates pending the Legislature’s acceptance of his proposals to toughen teacher evaluations and increase funding for charter schools is causing budget headaches in Saugerties and...
Saugerties Junior High to stage "Beauty & the Beast"

Saugerties Junior High to stage “Beauty & the Beast”

The Saugerties Junior High School Drama Club will welcome the community to be its guest and put its magic to the test at two upcoming performances of Beauty & the Beast. The show will be performed Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. in the Saugerties Junior-Senior High School auditorium. The classic...
Why some parents opt out of vaccinations

Why some parents opt out of vaccinations

With the recent outbreak of measles, attention has again turned to the issue of parents opting out of vaccinations for their children because of health concerns. As of last week, 123 cases have been reported across the country this year. There were 644 last year, up from 37 a decade earlier. Vaccination rates are especially...
Artist in residency program at Cahill

Artist in residency program at Cahill

Toes were tapping and hands were clapping recently at Cahill Elementary School as students wrapped up a week-long artist residency with an international dance performance. Students in grades two and three spent four days in early January learning and practicing dances from Mexico, China, Italy and Ireland under the guidance of members of the Vanaver...
Saugerties High students attend State of the State

Saugerties High students attend State of the State

Thirty-two students from Saugerties High School’s A.P. government and A.P. U.S. history classes were in attendance at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State Executive Budget presentation on Jan. 21. Saugerties was one of only 10 schools around the state selected to attend. Tony Tuccillo, who teaches A.P. government at SHS, said his students were...
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