Education

DCC Partners with Alfred State College to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing  

  DCC Partners with Alfred State College to Offer Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing     November 17, 2017 – Beginning in January 2018, associate degree-prepared registered nurses will be able to earn a bachelor’s degree in Nursing locally, through a partnership between Dutchess Community College and Alfred State College, another SUNY institution recognized for its…

Governor Cuomo Announces the Launch of the Suicide Prevention Task Force

    Coalition Will Collaborate to Build Awareness of and Access to Supportive Services Focused on Prevention in High-Risk Groups Including Adolescents, Veterans and LGBT Community Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the formation of the New York State Suicide Prevention Task Force that includes leaders from state agencies, local governments, not-for-profit groups, and other…

Go Outside and Play: Murphy’s Grant helps Matthew Patterson Elementary School Purchase New Playground Equipment

  Go Outside and Play: Murphy’s Grant helps Matthew Patterson Elementary School Purchase New Playground Equipment Paterson, NY – The Matthew Paterson Elementary School (MPES) in Paterson is now fully equipped to take on the playtime challenges of its most rambunctious students. Thanks to a $16,000 grant from Senator Terrence Murphy, MPES recently purchased new…

Schoolhouse News 11-10-17

Dear Parents and Friends:    SAVE THE DATE!!  2017 Proposed Capital Project referendum to be voted upon by residents of the district on Monday, December 11. More information can be found on our website Several presentations and Q&A sessions will be held as follows: Wednesday, Nov. 15 — CHS Library, 6:30pm Wednesday, Nov. 15 — KES Cafeteria, 6:30pm Tuesday, Nov. 28 — KES Cafeteria, 7:00pm (there will also be…

Mitchell Tellerday of Clinton Corners and Eric Volaski of Poughquag Awarded Scholarships

  News from SUNY Potsdam   SUNY Potsdam Awards Scholarships to Area Undergraduate and Graduate Students POTSDAM, NY (11/06/2017)– The State University of New York at Potsdam has awarded scholarships, grants and awards to 1,071 students for the 2017-18 academic year. These accomplished SUNY Potsdam undergraduate and graduate students were recognized for their achievements with…

Schoolhouse News 11-3-17

Dear Parents and Friends:    SAVE THE DATE!!  2017 Proposed Capital Project referendum to be voted upon by residents of the district on Monday, December 11. More information can be found on our website, including dates of public presentations (Thursday, Nov. 9, GFMS Library, 6:30pm and Wednesday, Nov. 15, CHS Library, 6:30pm) to learn more about the projects and have your questions answered.   School breakfast…

Mitchell Tellerday of Clinton Corners to Perform in Crane Opera Ensemble and Orchestra Production

  News from SUNY Potsdam   Mitchell Tellerday of Clinton Corners to Perform in Crane Opera Ensemble and Orchestra Production POTSDAM, NY (11/03/2017)– The award-winning Crane Opera Ensemble and Orchestra at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music is set to present an uproarious double-bill, bringing together Giacomo Puccini’s comic opera in one act, “Gianni Schicchi,” combined with…

Dutchess Community College Open House Set for November 10th

  Dutchess Community College Open House Set for November 10th   October 31, 2017 – Prospective students and families interested in learning about Dutchess Community College’s academic programs, financial aid opportunities, student activities and suite-style residence hall are invited to attend Open House on Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. in the James and Betty Hall…

Governor Announces Excelsior Scholarship Application Reopens for Students Attending College This Spring

  Applications to be Accepted Today, Monday, Oct. 30 – Dec. 4 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Excelsior Scholarship application for students to attend SUNY or CUNY tuition free this spring semester will open today, Monday, October 30th and will be open until December 4th. Recipients of the Excelsior Scholarship’s spring awards…

DEC Reminds Public to Avoid Caves and Mines to Protect New York’s Bat Populations

  DEC Reminds Public to Avoid Caves and Mines to Protect New York’s Bat Populations Human Disturbances Harmful to Threatened Bats, National Bat Week Spreads Awareness About Bats’ Role in the Environment The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today urged outdoor adventurers to suspend exploration of cave and mine sites that may…

Schoolhouse News 10-27-17

Dear Parents and Friends:  Did you attend the CCSD K-12 Innovation Day last Saturday?  If yes, we are asking for your feedback in order to make next year’s event even better! If you attended please take this short survey http://bit.ly/2xTBB4j SAVE THE DATE!!  At their October 24 meeting, the Board of Education approved Capital Project referendum to be voted upon by residents of the district…

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Extend Veteran Property Tax Exemptions to School Taxes

  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he has signed legislation to extend property tax exemptions available to eligible United States veterans to include school taxes.   “Our veterans answered the call and risked their own personal safety and their lives in order to defend the ideals and principles that this nation and this state…

 2018 Budget Continues Focus on Youth Success and Empowerment

   2018 Budget Continues Focus on Youth Success and Empowerment Path to Promise Initiative Now Underway with Industry Expert PCG Poughkeepsie, NY… In his 2018 Executive Budget, to be presented on October 31st, 2017, Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro will continue Dutchess County Government’s commitment to youth development and empowerment. The 2018 budget proposal includes new…

Hitchcock Meets Hilarious in Carmel High School’s Production of “The 39 Steps”

Hitchcock Meets Hilarious in Carmel High School’s Production of “The 39 Steps” Photo Credit: Alicia Brancato      The Carmel High School Drama Club presents The 39 Steps on October 27 and October 28 @ 7:30PM with a special matinee on October 29 @ 2:00PM at Carmel High School, Casey Hall 30 Fair Street, Carmel NY. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a…

Schoolhouse News 10-20-17

Dear Parents and Friends:  Please join us for the CCSD K-12 Innovation Day tomorrow, Saturday, October 21 from 9am-12pm at George Fischer Middle School. Come explore STEM/STEAM, art, music, Makerspace, Carmel’s 6Cs and Technology K-12. Walk-ins are welcome. See the schedule for the day!  NOTE: This is not a drop off event. Parents are invited to join their children for a family day…

Kildonan School celebrates Dyslexia Awareness Month – Kildonan and Dyslexic Days 2017

  Kildonan School celebrates Dyslexia Awareness Month OCTOBER IS DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH –  Kildonan and Dyslexic Days 2017 AMENIA– The Kildonan School and Dyslexic Days 2017 are holding a two-day event on October 20th and 21st to spread awareness during October, Dyslexia Awareness Month. Come join us at The Kildonan School, 425 Morse Hill Rd., Amenia, New York. The…

Living-Learning Communities Promote Engagment, Volunteerism Among UAlbany Transfer Students

  News from University at Albany   Living-Learning Communities Promote Engagment, Volunteerism Among UAlbany Transfer Students ALBANY, NY (10/17/2017)– Living-Learning Communities (L-LC) at the University at Albany bring outstanding new transfers into a community of learners who live on the same residence hall, take some classes together, build a strong relationship with their L-LC lead…

UAlbany Announces its Freshman Living-Learning Communities for 2017-18

  News from University at Albany   UAlbany Announces its Freshman Living-Learning Communities for 2017-18 ALBANY, NY (10/17/2017)– The Living-Learning Communities (L-LC) at the University at Albany bring outstanding new freshmen into a community of learners. Students live on the same residence hall, take some classes together, build a strong relationship with their L-LC lead…

Thomas A. Blenkle of Patterson, Jill M. Leahy of Holmes, Shannon M. Bohlin of Salt Point awarded Merit Scholarships

  News from SUNY Oswego   SUNY Oswego awards Merit Scholarships to area residents OSWEGO, NY (10/18/2017)– SUNY Oswego has awarded Merit Scholarships to a select group of students who started at the college in fall 2017. The Merit awards are $3,000 over four years. For non-New York state students, the total award can increase…

WAMC’s Fund Drive Exceeds All Expectations

  WAMC’s Fund Drive Exceeds All Expectations ALBANY, NY (10/17/2017) (readMedia)– In one day and a morning, WAMC/Northeast Public Radio once again successfully concluded its $1 million fund drive, after having raised the first $500,000 in advance of the on-air portion of the drive. The on-air drive ended at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday with pledges still coming in. In addition to…