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
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
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
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, 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, 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, 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.
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, 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, 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