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August 23, 2014
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Discussion on parent engagement in Monticello

MONTICELLO, NY — Community leaders, parents, teachers and administrators attended a roundtable discussion regarding parent engagement at the George L. Cooke Elementary School in Monticello on Monday, July 21. New York State Education Department (NYSED) Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and Board of Regents member Josephine Finn facilitated the discussion. Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther was also in attendance. The discussion explored how school districts, community organizations and parents can work together to help close the achievement gap among students.  Read more

Wallenpaupack High School students are Future Business Leaders

HAWLEY, PA — Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL), the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference on June 29 to July 2. Attendees participated in more than 60 business and business-related competitive events.  Read more

Liberty High School Class of 1964 reunion

LIBERTY, NY — The Liberty Central High School Class of 1964 will celebrate its 50th class reunion on October 24 to 26. Three days of sharing time together and visiting interesting locations will be included as part of the weekend agenda. Classmates are asked to call Ellen Noecker at 845/292-5410.

Ferndale and Narrowsburg residents graduate from Albany

ALBANY, NY — Two local students completed degree requirements at the 170th annual University at Albany Spring Commencement ceremonies May 16-18. Approximately 2,116 students participated in the undergraduate commencement ceremony May 18 on the Entry Plaza lawn at the main campus. Another 999 students received master’s degrees, doctoral degrees and graduate certificates at the graduate commencement ceremony May 17 at the SEFCU Arena, also on UAlbany’s main campus.  Read more

Third-grade imaginations show creativity

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MONTICELLO, NY — Diane Hartman’s third grade class, from Monticello’s G.L. Cooke Elementary School has been reading “Peter Pan” and other stories involving the imagination. They recently read the book “Not-A-Box” by Antoinette Portis. This book is about a little boy that takes a cardboard box and imagines it to be something different. So each student took a plain, cardboard box and used their imagination to make it something different. The students really enjoyed using their imagination to make their own cardboard creation.

Alumni reunion moved to Woodridge

FALLSBURG, NY — The Fallsburg Alumni Association will hold its 10th annual All Alumni Reunion and Buffet Luncheon on Saturday, July 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodridge Municipal Hall in Woodridge. The location was changed due to capital projects at the Fallsburg school buildings. Admission to the reunion is a $13 donation for one person or $25 for two, and can be paid at the door. Advance reservations are advised and appreciated. Register at www.fallsburgcsd.net For more information call Eileen Kalter at 845/434-5371 or email ekalter@hvc.rr.com.

BOCES holds Adult High School Equivalency Graduation Ceremony

MONTICELLO, NY — The Adult & Continuing Education Program at Sullivan County BOCES held its High School Equivalency Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, May 29, at the St John Street Education Center in Monticello. The ceremony was filled with cheers, tears, and smiles as each graduate stood in front of family, friends, and staff members who have supported them through their educational journey. These 15 graduates have overcome many obstacles and roadblocks on their way to reaching this goal.  Read more

Lackawanna College accepting applications for fall 2014

HAWLEY, PA — The Lackawanna College Lake Region Center is now accepting applications for the fall 2014 semester. Prospective students can visit the third floor of the Hawley Silk Mill, or visit www.lackawanna.edu to learn about the admissions process.
Registration for current Lackawanna College students is also underway. Students should call 570/226-4625 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Fall semester day, evening and online classes begin on Tuesday, September 2. New students are encouraged to begin the enrollment process immediately.

Jeans for Troops Day

MONTICELLO, NY — In honor of Memorial Day, the George L. Cooke Elementary School joined in a national movement called the GI Go Fund: Where Veterans Move Forward. They teamed up with over 500,000 participants across the United States to show appreciation and support for troops past and present. The Cooke School Spirit Committee, co-chaired by art teacher Amy Garrett and music teacher Dawn Clayton, contacted Sgt. Joe Pace and the project that began in April grew to great proportions.  Read more

Wallenpaupack student named as Pennsylvania SADD Student of the Year

HAWLEY, PA — Gianni Iona, a student at Wallenpaupack Area High School, was named the 2014-2015 Pennsylvannia Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Student of the Year. Pennsylvania SADD is a statewide school-based, peer-to-peer prevention, education and activism organization. Chosen from a statewide pool of highly qualified applicants, he will begin his term on June 30.  Read more

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