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Parents learn about Common Core educational changes

FALLSBURG, NY — The second of three town hall forums between Fallsburg Central School District (FCSD) administrators and staff to discuss Common Core educational curriculum changes with parents will be held on Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. in Hurleyville at the firehouse on Main Street. Community members are invited to hear about the major changes of the Common Core curriculum, developed by the New York State Department of Education, and its impact on students. Staff that is directly involved in implementing new classroom materials and methods will participate.  Read more

Monticello Board of Education extends superintendent search

MONTICELLO, NY — The Monticello Board of Education announced that they are extending the timeline for applicants to apply for the position of superintendent of schools. The new deadline for submissions is April 30.  Read more

Sullivan BOCES hosts animal science program open house

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — High school juniors and seniors can hear about receiving hands-on training working with animals while preparing for college and a career at an Animal Science Open House on Tuesday, April 29, from 4 to 7 p.m., to be held at Stone Wall Farms on Callicoon Center Road. Parents and students in grades 10 and 11 are invited to learn about the numerous opportunities the Animal Science Program provides.  Read more

Monticello wins grant to fund pre-K programs

MONTICELLO, NY — The Monticello Central School District is slated to receive a $179,800 “Priority Full-day Prekindergarten and Expanded Half-day Prekindergarten for High Need Students” grant from the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The purpose of the expanded prekindergarten program is to provide a quality early education opportunity for eligible children (age four) who reside in the Monticello Central School District.  Read more

Eldred student wins DAR award

ELDRED, NY — The Old Mine Road Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently announced the 2014 winner of the DAR Good Citizens Scholarship. Peter Vorstadt is a senior at Eldred High School and won this year’s competition. He was presented with a $100 check, a DAR pin, and a certificate. He is a three-sport varsity athlete, an Eagle Scout, and is active in leadership roles, both in the high school and in the community.  Read more

Western Wayne wind tunnel project gets grant

LAKE ARIEL, PA — The Wayne County Community Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee recently awarded a grant to the Western Wayne High School Technology Student Association (TSA) Club to assist the group in making a wind tunnel to collect data for studying drag coefficients, aerodynamics and more in preparation for a TSA inter-scholastic competition.

Odyssey of the Mind students to compete with creativity

MILFORD, PA — Students from The Delaware Valley School District will be among about 700 local students who will put their creativity to the test at the Northeast Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind regional tournament on March 8. The tournament will be held at Pocono Mountain West High School in Pocono Summit for the sixth year in a row.  Read more

Youth Advisory Committee awards grant to Wallenpaupack North Intermediate

HAWLEY, PA — The Youth Advisory Committee of the Wayne County Community Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Wallenpaupack North Intermediate School. The grant will be used to purchase an air mouse and projector for learning support students. This new technology will encourage hands-on and interactive class lessons. The foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) familiarizes high school students with the benefits of charitable giving. Wayne County high school students serve on the committee where they review mini-grant applications submitted by county schools.  Read more

Eldred plays for a cure

ELDRED, NY — Members of the Eldred Central School District (ECSD) Junior Varsity Basketball Team sport their “Playing for a Cure” shirts. The ECSD Varsity Club is selling the shirts as part of a yearlong fundraising effort to collect $3,000 for the American Cancer Society. To date, the club has collected $600, and it will continue to sponsor events throughout the school year. The shirts are available for sale at all home games or by contacting the main office at the high school.

Student volunteers at Wayne County Historical Society

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society (WCHS), 810 Main St., is working on new exhibits for the spring opening of the museum on Saturday, April 26. The new exhibits are titled “Mystery Portraits of Wayne County,” “Historic Floods of Wayne County,” and “Grandma’s Attic.”  Read more

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