March 12 Board of Education Meeting Rescheduled to March 19
(March 11, 2014) Due to potential weather conditions, the March 12 Board of Education meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 19. Meetings for the remainder of the school year are held at Walter B. Howard Elementary Schools. Meetings begin at 7 p.m.
NL Music Students Participate in All County Music Festival in Hudson
(March 11, 2014) Students from the New Lebanon Music Department were selected for the All County Music Festival hosted by the Hudson City School District on March 5 & 7, 2014. The festival, run by the Columbia County Music Educators Association (CCMEA), consisted of students in All County Elementary Band, Junior High Chorus, and High School Band representing Chatham, New Lebanon, Germantown, Hudson, Taconic Hills and the Ichabod Crane school districts. Learn More
Half Day March 11; No School March 21
(March 6, 2014) Reminder that professional development will be provided for faculty on March 11 (half day) and March 21 (no school). On Tuesday, March 11, Jr/Sr High School students will dismiss at 10:30 a.m. followed by WBH dismissal at 11:45 a.m. A Superintendent's Day is scheduled for Friday, March 21 therefore there is no school for students.
Nominating Petitions to Run for Board of Education Now Available, Due April 21
(March 6, 2014) The Board of Education seats held by Michael Bienes and Christine Sotek will expire on June 30, 2014. Candidates wishing to run for the New Lebanon Board of Education with new terms beginning on July 1, 2014 must file their petitions with the District Clerk, 14665 Route 22, New Lebanon, by 5 p.m., April 21, 2014. The clerk may be reached at 794-9016 ext. 2001. Voting on the 2014-2015 district budget and Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Download the petition
Student Portal Open at the Jr./Sr. High School
(Feb. 27, 2014) Recently the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School opened the Student Portal to its student management system, which when prompted with a username and password, provides students with information with regard to their report card grades, progress reports, teacher gradebooks, discipline records and health records. LEARN MORE
NL Art Students Selected for C-GCC Juried Art Show
(Feb. 27, 2014) Congratulations to New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School senior Brittany Warner and sophomore Shannon Argentina McDonald who were selected to participate in the Columbia-Greene Community College 18th Annual Juried Art Show. Shannon was awarded honorable mention and $40 for her clay sculpture, "Anasazi Vase." LEARN MORE
Winter Varsity Sports Teams Earn Scholar-Athlete Honors
(Feb. 26, 2014) The girls basketball, boys volleyball and swim varsity sports teams have qualified for the Winter Scholar-Athlete Team Award by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. LEARN MORE
Student Athletes Recognized at Winter Athletic Banquet
(Feb. 25, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School's Winter Athletic Banquet was held last evening, Feb. 24. LEARN MORE
Appreciation Dinner for International Students and Host Families March 27
Anyone interested in hosting an international student in 2014-15 is welcome to attend
(Feb. 20, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School will be hosting a dinner in appreciation of our international students and their host families on Thursday, March 27, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. The meal will be provided by students in the Appetites Anonymous Club and will be of no cost. LEARN MORE
WBH Recognizes 2nd Quarter Honor Roll Students
(Feb. 10, 2014) Walter. B. Howard Elementary School students in grades 3-6 who attained honor roll for the second quarter were recognized during an Honor Roll Reception this morning. LEARN MORE
Student Engineers Apply Principles of Engineering to Develop, Build and Test Structural Table
(Feb. 7, 2014) On February 6, student engineers in Mr. Jason’s Principles of Engineering class, studying structural engineering, performed a Point Load Test to determine the amount of weight their engineered structural table prototype can support with the least amount of deflection. The engineering team was given a design brief requiring that they create a collapsible table with removable legs for young adults between ages of 18-25, that is ergonomically designed for comfort, aesthetically pleasing, with a size limitation of 48” wide by 48” deep by 32” in height. LEARN MORE
Courier Features Jr./Sr. High Student and Her Service Dog
(Feb. 6, 2014) New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School junior Lauren Stone and her service dog Gilbert are featured in the Chatham Courier. Read the article, here.
Jr./Sr. High School Announces 2nd Quarter Honor Rolls
(Feb. 6, 2014) Congratulations to the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School students who achieved honor roll for the second quarter of the 2013-14 school year. VIEW THE HONOR ROLLS
4th Graders Learn About Electricity Through Distance Learning
(Feb. 6, 2014) Walter B. Howard's fourth grade students participated in an Electricity E-Lab on Jan. 24. Through a Distance Learning experience, the lab director guided them in making predictions and asking questions as they discovered how to build parallel and series circuits. LEARN MORE
Dance-A-Thon to Benefit Albany Medical Center Childrens' Hospital Kicks Off March 14
(Jan. 30, 2014) New Lebanon High School's Spirit Club is holding a Dance-A-Thon to benefit Albany Medical Center Childrens' Hospital on Friday, March 14. The event will be held in the high school from 6-10 p.m. Participants are asked to register and use the pledge forms available here (pdf). The cost is $10 per dancer. For more information about the event, please contact Christine Bienes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 894-6793.
Jr/Sr High Students Attend "Students Together Opposing Prejudice" Conference at Siena College
(Jan. 30, 2014) A group of students represented New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School at the Siena College and Anti-Defamation League’s 2014 Student Leadership Conference “Students Together Opposing Prejudice (STOP)" on January 17. It was an opportunity for middle and high school students to work together to oppose prejudice and bigotry. LEARN MORE
New Lebanon Team Places 4th at Future City Competition
(Jan. 30, 2014) Competing against 19 teams, New Lebanon Jr./Sr High School took fourth place in the Future City Competition Regional Finals on January 11 at Proctors in Schenectady. They presented “Kaishi” – the virtual city they envisioned, designed and built using SimCity software. LEARN MORE
Kara Siciliano Selected for WNYT-TV 13 "Teacher of the Week" Series
(Jan. 29, 2014) Congratulations to Jr/Sr. High School teacher Kara Siciliano who has been selected for WNYT-TV 13's “Teacher of the Week” series. Anchor Elaine Houston and a cameraman will be at the school on Wednesday, Feb. 26 to film Ms. Siciliano and a few students.
Robotics Students Compete with Robots They Built & Programmed
(Jan. 24, 2014) After learning how gears work and completing several lab activities highlighting the advantages of “gearing up” or “gearing down," Ms. Kelsey Norberg challenged students in her Robotics and Motion Control class with a competition in December. LEARN MORE
Kindergarten Registration for 2014-15
(Jan. 23, 2014) The New Lebanon Central School District has begun the process of registering students for the 2014-15 Kindergarten class. Students need to be legal residents of the school district and reside with parents or guardians within the school district at the time of the opening day of school and must be five (5) years of age or more on December 1, 2014 in order to register for Kindergarten.
Please call the elementary school office by March 31, 2014 at 794-8554 ext. 3002 to ensure your child is on the registration list.
District to Release APPR Score Upon Written Request
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.