School News

Kindness rules at Crispell

Kindness fosters happiness, inclusion and more kindness. Crispell Middle School has put kindness front and center to its students and was recently named one of 10 finalists in the Middle School …
Art contest winners An art contest amongst the Wallkill Senior High School students was recently sponsored by the Wallkill Woman’s Club. Eighty-four pieces of art were on display in Town Hall during the month of …
Three local students awarded for short films A celebration of student film and art was held Friday, April 5 at the Seligmann Center in Sugar Loaf. Students from two area high schools and SUNY New Paltz walked away with jury recognition for …
Wallkill High School names 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian Wallkill High School is proud to announce that Amanda Whitehouse is the valedictorian of the Class of 2019, and Victoria Soler is the salutatorian.

Walden Elementary School stages ‘Beauty and the Beast, Jr.’

On March 27 and 28, Walden Elementary School was home to a “tale as old as time” The WES drama club, under the direction of Ms. Nina deRoziere performed the play, “Beauty and the …
Report from East Coldenham Elementary School
The Learning Garden at East Coldenham Elementary School is beginning its second year of growing flowers, herbs and vegetables with the help of students from first to fifth grades. The fenced-in …
Globe-trotting students host international fair Nicholas, a fourth-grade Chapel Field Christian School student, presented his project about India’s famous landmarks and temples. Bollywood dance numbers played on a giant projector in the …
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Montgomery Restaurant Run fun

Annual Montgomery Restaurant Run for a day of fun and games. This year’s theme is The 80’s! Break out your big hair & leg warmers! There will be games, prizes, free raffles, drink …

Easter Bake Sale set for Friday and Saturday

Please remember that this column runs the third Wednesday each month. I need your news for one month by the second Wednesday of each month.Pine Bush Fire Dept Hook & Ladder, Co. #1 will be having …

Six new Eagle Scouts inducted

On April 6, I had the privilege of attending the Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Julian Aviles, Steven Aviles, Thomas Grismer, Jason Lake, Lucca Dobson and Mason Weed. These six young men were granted …

Find the golden egg at Olley Park

Sincere condolences are extended to the family of Kevin J. McFadden, well known Walden resident who passed away on March 28, 2019.  Kevin wore many hats including President of Most Precious …

Help clean up our hamlet

The Town of Shawangunk Walker Valley Community Enhancement Committee and the Pine Bush Lions Club team up to protect our environment on Sun. April 28 8 a.m. to noon. Registration, road assignments …
Wallkill Schools

Plattekill Elementary Community hosts STEAM Night

An enthusiastic crowd of students and parents filled up the gym at Plattekill Elementary on March 28, as the school hosted its annual STEAM Community Night. Kids from grades K-6 submerged their hands …

Wallkill High School presents 'Shrek the Musical'

Shrek’s world is turned upside down when he is sent on an exciting quest in Shrek the Musical, presented by the Wallkill High School Panther Players. The hulking green ogre is content living …

Ostrander presents reading game night feature

A robust crowd of Wallkill families descended on Ostrander Elementary School on Feb. 28 for the school’s annual Reading Game Night, as kids and parents feasted on a chili dinner while playing …

Miller congratulates student artist from Wallkill Senior High

Assemblyman Brian Miller (R,I,C,Ref-New Hartford) welcomed student artists from the 101st Assembly District to Albany this week where the students’ artwork was selected for an exhibit in the …
Valley Central School

Valley Central Middle and High School receives national recognition

Valley Central Middle and High School have been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from The NAMM Foundation for outstanding commitment to music education. This is Valley Central Middle …

Valley Central students set sail in 'Anything Goes'

Amid hijinks, ploys, confessions and mistaken identities, the students of Valley Central High School will set sail with its performance of Anything Goes.

East Coldenham Elementary School presents Aladdin, Jr.

A “whole new world” was created at East Coldenham Elementary School on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22. The stage was transformed into the city of Agrabah, the fictional city …

Little Vikings Bank featured on Spectrum News

On March 14, the Little Vikings Bank at Montgomery Elementary School welcomed Walden Savings Bank representatives including Wally the Wise Owl and Bank President, Derrik Wynkoop, as well as Arin …

Valley Central student is 3rd in Orange-Ulster BOCES Regional Spelling Bee

After competing for over two hours, Morgan Gagnon, an eighth-grade student who attends Cornwall Central Middle School, survived an amazing 55 rounds and emerged as the first-place winner of the …
Pine Bush Schools

Pine Bush District giving back four emergency closing days

Spring is officially here and, with some luck, there will be no more wintry weather to delay or cancel school.The Pine Bush School District has four unused days that were built into the school …

Read all about it!

With all that is currently going on in our country, it is appropriate that Pine Bush High School would choose “Newsies” for its annual musical. Just as many people today are standing up …

$1 million increase projected

The Pine Bush School Board started its budget preparations last Tuesday night with the introduction of its preliminary staffing, technology and instructional budgets. Assistant Superintendent for …

Course: crush the SATs

The Gardiner Library will host a free presentation by the authors of Crush the SAT with Growth Mindset: A Complete Program to Overcome Challenges Unleash Potential and Achieve Higher Test Scores on …

Pine Bush sees decline in enrollment

Pine Bush School District continues to see a decline in student enrollment, which could affect the amount of state aid the district receives. Assistant Superintendent for Business Michael Pacella …