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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

Honesdale students learn about gardening

HONESDALE, PA — Ninth through 12th grade students in Gretchen Wydeen’s Foods & Fitness class at Honesdale High School planted a garden this spring, which they share with Gene Biscontini’s science class. The seeds, which were paid for by Penn State’s Wayne County Master Gardeners, were started indoors in baby food jars. The students planted strawberries, corn, sweet peppers, tomatoes and several herbs.  Read more

Eldred faculty receives award from the state

ELDRED, NY — Recently the Eldred Faculty Association (FA) received the “Lou Cammarosano” Award from New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) for their outstanding VOTE-COPE Campaign (the union’s voluntary political action fundraiser) in the Mid-Hudson Region. Pictured are NYSUT Election District 13 Director Kathy Taylor, left; Eldred FA President Zita Kurtzman-Yennie; Robert Bliefernich, Eldred FA VOTE-COPE coordinator; Patrick McCarthy, NYSUT regional VOTE-COPE coordinator and political action coordinator; and Ray Hodges, NYSUT Election Districts 13 and 14 at-large director.

Elementary school students read to dogs

MONTICELLO, NY — On Tuesday, April 29 The George L. Cooke Elementary School had a special visit by two dog owners, Sandy and Cathie and their dogs Emma and Rudy, who are certified to do dog therapy.  Read more

Monticello students visit court

MONTICELLO, NY — Fifth graders from the George L. Cooke School had the opportunity to visit Sullivan County Court and Judge Frank J. LaBuda recently. The students and teachers, Jane Sorensen, EPIC program coordinator, Mr. Prestianni, Ms. Janusas, Ms. Landau and Ms. Accardo were involved in an active discussion with Judge LaBuda regarding the types of civil and criminal cases that are handled in the Courthouse. Commissioner of Jurors George Cooke was also present to explain the importance of jury service.  Read more

Fallsburg school district to hold reunion and award scholarships

FALLSBURG, NY — The Fallsburg Alumni Association (FAA) 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 Fallsburg High School cafeteria. Admission is a $13 donation for one person or $25 for two (which includes a light lunch) and can be paid at the door. Advance reservations are advised.  Read more

Community College offers summer psychology course

HONESDALE, PA — Luzerne County Community College will offer courses for the summer session in Honesdale. Registration for courses in Honesdale will be held at Honesdale High School on Tuesday, May 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes begin on Wednesday, May 28 and end on Monday, August 4. Final exams will be held from Tuesday, August 5 through Monday, August 11. The class scheduled to be offered in Honesdale is psychology. For more information, call LCCC at 800/377-LCCC, extension 3828 or email

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

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