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On April 15th, the students of Ms. Mastrangelo’s class hosted a luncheon at the Landmark Grille for their parents, teachers, and several district administrators. The luncheon was designed to show off the cooking skills students have been learning throughout the year. Mrs. Hodder had opened up her middle school kitchen to Ms. Mastrangelo’s class once a month so that they could learn cooking and kitchen safety skills. With a grant from the Onteora Teachers’ Association and the generosity of Diana and John Klippel who allowed the luncheon to be held at their restaurant, this wonderful
As its first-ever contested election fades into NYSUT's past, uncertainty and optimism churn within New York's largest teachers union. Many members worry if the new leadership—led by President Karen Magee—will do anything to stifle the onslaught of Governor Cuomo's tax cap or his love affair with charter schools. While Magee has talked of the tax cap, her first walk may be towards renegotiating the state's teacher evaluation plan (APPR), aiming for a one-size-fits-all system that stretches from Montauk to Massena. Considering the
The Woodstock Primary School held its annual science fair on March 28, 2014. Each grade level created a designated type of project. Kindergarten created scientific collections; first grade made scientific displays; second grade constructed scientific models; and third grade conducted scientific experiments. The projects filled the cafeteria and the gymnasium, giving our school the feel of a science museum. This year we had more than 200 students contribute a project to the evening fair, nearly the entire school population! The projects were very impressive, from jelly bean collections
While many of us were eagerly following the Sochi Winter Games, 21 Onteora High School students were excelling in a very different kind of ‘Olympic’ competition. Onteora’s Science Olympiad Team recently took home a third place trophy as well as 25 individual medals at the Mid-Hudson Region Science Olympiad Competition, which took place at SUNY Ulster on February 8. The third place finish qualified Onteora to compete in the State tournament, to be held March 14-15 in Long Island.
“For the past two years we missed going to the State competition by one place,” notes Onteora Science teacher Carolyn
During the month of March, the Bennett staff donated much-needed items for the Ulster County SPCA. The Ulster County SPCA is an independent, no-kill shelter which is a private nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent cruelty to animals by providing temporary shelter and finding adoptive homes for homeless abused and neglected animals. Since this organization doesn’t receive funding from Ulster County government, the donations were greatly appreciated. For more information please access their website at http://www.ucspca.org, email email@example.com, or call 845-331-5377. The