Reminder to stay safe by avoiding strangers
(September 19, 2014) You may have heard on the news today (9/19) about children in the town of Colonie and Berkshire County being approached by a man in gray car with New York plates, which police are investigating as possible attempted abductions. While there have been no reported incidents in our immediate area, today we took the opportunity to remind all our students to be vigilant about their safety when out and about. We are asking that our parents and guardians help us reinforce this message by speaking to your child/children about strangers and how to avoid potential dangers.
Please remind your children to:
- Avoid walking alone and walk in groups whenever possible.
- Don’t talk to strangers.
- If approached by a stranger, run away and immediately tell a trusted adult.
- Never get into a vehicle of someone you don’t know.
Together we can help make sure our children stay out of harm’s way.
Precautionary EV-D68 Information for Parents/Guardians
(September 18, 2014) The New York State Department of Health is advising parents and health care providers to be aware of the signs and symptoms of enterovirus EV-D68, a serious respiratory illness which has now been confirmed in more than a dozen children in New York State, including in the Capital Region. While we are currently not aware of any cases of EV-D68 in the New Lebanon Central School District, the Health Department has recommended that schools advise parents about the signs of enterovirus EV-D68 as a precaution. Learn more.
Homecoming, October 10 - 11
(September 18, 2014) On Friday, October 10, a number of Homecoming events will be held at the Jr/Sr High School including an Alumni Soccer Game, Varsity Boys Soccer Game, Bonfire and more. The Homecoming dance will be held on Saturday, October 11. GO TIGERS! Learn more.
Picture day is Friday, September 19
(September 18, 2014) Parents, please complete the order form sent home with your child and have them bring it with them to school in the morning. You can also order/prepay online by visiting www.adirondackschoolportraits. com.
New Lebanon Annual Soccer Tournament - September 4-6
(September 4, 2014) New Lebanon’s Annual Soccer Tournament will be held September 4, 5 and 6, 2014. This year’s competing teams include New Lebanon, Berlin, Mt. Everett and St. Joe’s. Click here for a full schedule.
Staff returns for Opening Day
(September 2, 2014) This morning all New Lebanon CSD employees including teachers, administrators, bus drivers, buildings and grounds staff, and others attended Opening Day at the Jr/Sr. High School. The district welcomes back students in grades 1-12 on Thursday, September 4. Kindergarten begins Friday, September 5. Learn more.
Please help hungry children, support the BackPack Program
(August 28, 2014) The New Lebanon CSD is once again participating in the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York’s BackPack Program. The program provides hungry children with backpacks full of food to meet their needs on weekends. Please consider making a donation to this worthy cause. Learn more.
Consortium receives grant to improve assessment practices
(August 20, 2014) New Lebanon CSD is part of a consortium of local school districts led by Questar III BOCES that will receive $399,314 in grant funding to review and improve student assessment practices this school year. Read more.
'Like' us on Facebook and sign up for eNews!
Summer Learning at New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School
(August 18, 2014) This summer, Walter B. Howard Elementary students attended the summer school program for support in literacy, while incoming 8th and 9th grade students attended the Summer Academy to preview their learning for the next school year. Learn more...
Initial assessment data indicates growth at New Lebanon CSD
(August 15, 2014) The results of the spring 2014 Grades 3-8 Math and English Language Arts (ELA) assessments have been released. Overall, New Lebanon CSD’s results indicate growth from the previous year and this data will allow the district to focus its efforts in areas requiring further improvement. Learn more.
Information on NYS Property Tax Freeze Credit Program
(August 5, 2014) This fall, homeowners in New Lebanon CSD who qualify for New York’s STAR exemption will receive an additional state rebate check. The rebate is part of the Property Tax Freeze Credit Program created as part of this year’s New York State budget agreement. Qualified homeowners will receive the rebate because New Lebanon’s CSD’s proposed 2014-15 budget is within the state’s property tax cap. The 2014-15 budget spending plan carries a tax levy increase of 0 percent. The rebate check will come from the state, not the district. Click here for a fact sheet with more information.
Community learns to swim at New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School
(August 5, 2014) This summer, dozens of children ages four to 13, are taking advantage of the pool at New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School and learning the lifelong skill of swimming. Learn More.
Ruhe Field Named After Dedicated Coach
(July 25, 2014) On Wednesday, July 23, friends, family, students and former students gathered at the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. high school to celebrate the career of Fred Ruhe and to dedicate the newly constructed softball field in his name. Learn More.
Leslie Whitcomb Takes Oath of Office as Superintendent of Schools; Board Leadership Re-Elected
(July 3, 2014) At the Board of Education's reorganization meeting on July 2, Ms. Leslie Whitcomb was administered the oath of office as Superintendent of Schools. Ms. Whitcomb succeeds Ms. Karen McGraw, who will be retiring at the end of July. Recently re-elected Board of Education members Christine Sotek and Michael Bienes were each sworn in for another three-year-term. Timothy Lambert and Michael Bienes were re-elected president and vice president, respectively, for the 2014-15 school year. Congratulations to all. The Board also approved the 2014-15 meeting schedule.
Congratulations Class of 2014!
(July 1, 2014) Congratulations to New Lebanon's Class of 2014 who accepted their diplomas in front of family, friends, faculty and staff on June 28. Learn More