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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 For more information call Eileen Kalter at 845/434-5371 or email

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 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

Tanya Duryea named director of pupil personnel services

MONTICELLO, NY — Tanya Duryea has been appointed director of pupil personnel services for the Monticello Central School District. She will supervise the operation of the district’s student services including special education teachers, teaching assistant and teacher aides, as well as school counselors, psychologists, speech/language, OT/PT, health services and social workers. Duryea has been working in the education field since 1997.  Read more

Career & Tech students inducted into National Honor Society

LIBERTY, NY — The Board of Cooperative Educational Services announced that 32 Career and Technical Education students were inducted into the National Vocational Technical Honor Society.
The honor society only inducts a select group of individuals into its society each year. Part of the induction process is to go through an extensive referral and interview process in order to be considered for this honor. This year 10% of Career and Tech population made it into this distinct group.  Read more

Monticello High School moves graduation to Bethel Woods

MONTICELLO, NY — A later-than-usual end to the 2013-14 school year has caused Monticello High School Commencement Exercises to be moved to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on June 29 at 1 p.m. The ceremony is traditionally held at the Sullivan County Community College Paul Gerry Fieldhouse.

“It is unfortunate that we cannot hold graduation at the college this year, but we look forward to working with them again and continuing our successful partnership,” said District Superintendent Daniel A. Teplesky. “We are grateful to Bethel Woods for being so accommodating in our time of need.”  Read more

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