WBH Book Swap -- Please Donate by Dec. 5
(Dec. 2, 2013) The Walter B. Howard Elementary School is doing a Book Swap. If you would like to support the book swap please consider donating your used elementary age books to swap.
What to do: Put the books in bag and drop them off in the main office at the Jr/Sr High School OR put books in a bag send them to school with a sibling or friend that goes to the elementary school.
HURRY! HURRY! Bring your books in by Thursday, December 5th. (We need time to sort them and set them up so the sooner you bring in your books the better! )
Join Us for Our Winter Concerts
(Dec. 2, 2013) Tis the season for winter concerts and the New Lebanon Central School District would like to invite the community to its upcoming winter concerts. They are free and open to the public.
- Dec. 12: Walter B. Howard Elementary School Winter Concert, 7 p.m., WBH (Snow Date is Dec. 13)
- Dec. 17: New Lebanon Jr/Sr. High School Winter Concert, 7 p.m., Jr/Sr High School (Snow Date is Dec. 18)
Chatham Courier Reports on Jr/Sr High Food Club's Thanksgiving Dinner
(Dec. 2, 2013) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School's Anonymous Food Club provided a Thanksgiving dinner to 70 community members on Nov. 23. Read the Chatham Courier's coverage of the event, here.
Class of 2018 Party Lite Social - Dec. 5
(Nov. 26, 2013)
The Class of 2018 is hosting a Party Lite Social on December 5 at 6 p.m. at the New Lebanon Fire House. This will serve as a fundraiser for our 8th graders, as well as a reason for the community to get together and do some holiday shopping! LEARN MORE
Holiday Craft Fair ~ December 7
(Nov. 21, 2013) The Holiday Craft Fair featuring over 40 vendors will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School gymnasium.
With jewelry, crafts, raffles and more, there is something for everyone. The kitchen will be open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children’s crafts sponsored by Walter B. Howard Elementary PTA. Any questions please contact Michelle Bienes @ 518-788-1150 or 518-794-7774. For more details, view the event flyer (PDF).
WBH Recognizes 1st Quarter Honor Roll Students
(Nov. 21, 2013) Congratulations to all the Walter. B. Howard Elementary School students in grades 3-6 who attained honor roll for the first quarter! The students were recognized during an Honor Roll Reception this morning. LEARN MORE/VIEW PHOTOS
Jr./Sr. High School Announces 1st Quarter Honor Rolls
(Nov. 21, 2013) Congratulations to New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School students who achieved honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year. LEARN MORE
Board Sets 2014-15 Budget Calendar
(Nov. 21, 2013) The New Lebanon CSD Board of Education approved the 2014-15 budget development calendar at its November 13 meeting. VIEW BUDGET CALENDAR
Art Club Creates Charitable Ceramics
Bowls available to purchase at Blueberry Hill Cafe during December
(Nov. 21, 2013) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School Art Teacher Ms. Donna Brooks and her Art Club students have been busy making ceramic slab bowls for charity. The bowls will be on sale at Blueberry Hill Café on Route 20 in the town of New Lebanon during the month of December. LEARN MORE
Jr./Sr. High Community Service Club Collecting Coats
(Nov. 15, 2013) The New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High Community Service Club is collecting coats for kids and adults. Every coat donated will help a person in the community!
Coats will be collected in the school's main office until Nov. 30. The Coat Drive will be open to the community on Nov. 16 and 23 and Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Leftover donations will go toward Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin's drive.
The school's Community Service Club is a new club this year that is driven by students who are helping to rebuild and positively influence their local community. Social Studies Teacher Jennifer Allard serves as the club's advisor.
WBH Third Graders Crazy for Crayfish Discovery
(Nov. 14, 2013) Walter B. Howard Elementary's third grade classes finished a six-week Crayfish Unit last month that culminated in the release of the crayfish into the creek. LEARN MORE
Homeowners With the Basic STAR Exemption Must Register Online
Residents are invited to register online at the Jr/Sr High School Dec. 11
(Nov. 7, 2013) The New Lebanon Central School District would like to remind residents that the deadline to register for the Basic STAR exemption that reduces school property taxes is Dec. 31, 2013, in order to receive the exemption in 2014 and subsequent years.
The district will provide residents an opportunity to register online at the school on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 5-7 p.m. Staff will be available to assist at the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School Library. LEARN MORE
New Lebanon Students Spread Holiday Cheer to Troops Overseas
(Nov. 7, 2013) In an effort to spread some holiday cheer and show its support for our troops, New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School participated in the "Holiday Mail for Heroes" program that is being sponsored by the American Red Cross. LEARN MORE
Jr. High's Future Cities Students Attend Tutorial and Activities at Rensselaer Rail Station
(Nov. 7, 2013) On Saturday, Oct. 26, 14 New Lebanon Jr. High School students in the Futures Cities club toured the Rensselaer Rail Station and engaged in activities and informative talks from special guests. During the field trip, which was coordinated by the Capital District Future City® Competition, students learned from from experts in the transportation field how transportation systems work within the greater capital district area. LEARN MORE
New Lebanon Welcomes Three International Students
(Nov. 4, 2013) The New Lebanon Central School District welcomed three international students into the Jr./Sr. High School community for the 2013-14 school year.
Diego of Brazil, Khanh of Vietnam and Martin of Denmark will spend the school year staying with host families. All three students have been to the United States before and are enjoying the opportunity to attend school in New Lebanon and experience the local culture. LEARN MORE
Community Thanksgiving Dinner - November 23
(Oct. 31, 2013) For the second year, New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School's Appetites Anonymous/Food Club will be sponsoring a Thanksgiving Dinner for the community on Saturday, Nov. 23. The dinner will be held in the school cafeteria from 4:30-6 p.m. The cost is free.
To help the club plan for the appropriate amount of food to serve, community members who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by November 20. The number at the Jr/Sr. High School is 794-7600. LEARN MORE
NL Athletics Now on Twitter
(Oct. 31, 2013) New Lebanon Central School District sports fans can now follow the Athletic Department on Twitter. Scores, highlights and schedule changes will be posted on the "NLCSD_Athletics" Twitter account and sent to its "followers." LEARN MORE
HS Studio Art Students Visit Williams College Museum of Art
(Oct. 22, 2013) Ms. Brooks' Studio Art class recently visited Williams College Museum of Art in Massachusetts.
Students viewed two exhibits, including one featuring the work of Anslem Kiefer, a German artist they recently studied in class. READ MORE
New Lebanon Teacher Selected as Outstanding New Business Educator for 2013
(Oct. 16, 2013) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School business teacher, Michelle Daus, has been selected for the Julian A. Milkes Award for Outstanding New Business Educator for 2013. The award was presented to Daus at the Business Teachers Association of New York State’s (BTANYS) annual convention Oct. 3-4 in Buffalo. READ MORE
Winter Sports Season Begins Nov. 11
(Oct. 10) Students interested in playing a winter sport should sign up in the cafeteria. Winter sports offered are boys varsity and modified basketball, girls varsity and modified basketball, boys volleyball and boys and girls swimming.
District to Release APPR Score Upon Written Request
(Oct. 7, 2013) All parents/guardians have the right to request Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) quality ratings and composite effectiveness scores for their child's current year's teacher(s) and principal(s).
Upon official written request, parents/guardians will be notified by mail of their child's teacher's or principal’s evaluation score. Responses will be mailed out within 15 school days of receipt of the written request. READ MORE
School Tax Bill Update
Please note that the Full Market Value on the printed New Lebanon Central School Tax bills for the 2013-14 school year is incorrect. This information was not updated to show the current Uniform Percentage of Value. It should be noted that his error does not impact tax bills in any way. If you would like a new bill with the correct Full Market Value please call the District Office at 794-9016 ext. 2002.