Community Carnival rescheduled to June 8
(May 27, 2015) The community Carnival originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, at Shatford Park has been rescheduled due to potentially inclement weather. Please join us on Monday, June 8. See the original post for details.
NLCSD seeks community input on Smart Schools allocation
(May 26, 2015) The New Lebanon CSD will host three community stakeholder meetings to gain input on how to best use the $288,073 in reimbursement funds allocated to the district through the Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014. The meetings will be held: Tuesday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Walter B. Howard Elementary School library; Wednesday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jr/Sr High School cafeteria; and Wednesday, June 10, at 7 p.m. as part of the Board of Education meeting held at the Walter B. Howard Elementary School library. Learn more.
Jr/Sr High School hosts Memorial Day Assembly
(May 22, 2015) On Friday, May 22, the New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School hosted its annual Memorial Day Assembly Program to honor the men and women who have served our country. Learn more.
Continuing Education offers Shatford Sharks swim team
(May 22, 2015) Individuals ages 6-18 are invited to join the Shatford Sharks competitive swim team. The season begins May 26 and ends in late July. Please see the flyer for details.
NLCSD voters approve 2015-16 budget, elect Board members
(May 19, 2015) New Lebanon Central School District residents have approved a $12,674,751 budget for the 2015-16 school year by a vote of 181 (yes) to 24 (no). This budget represents a 0.71-percent decrease in spending from the current year’s budget and will result in an estimated 0-percent tax rate increase for the fourth consecutive year. Timothy Smith and Michael Brutsch were elected to the Board of Education. Learn more.
(May 15, 2015) The community is invited to a Carnival on Wednesday, May 27, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Shatford Park. The carnival will include mini golf, kickball, a bounce house, corn hole, pin toss, dart board, face painting, tug-of-war, and much more. Children of all ages are welcome. Students in grades 4-6 have the option of being bused to the carnival following dismissal from school, with permission.
Students in grades PK-3 are welcome and encouraged to participate, but must have parental supervision at all times. Click here for details. All Proceeds benefit the New Lebanon Travel Club and the Class of 2017.
District to host 5th Annual Memorial Day Assembly
(May 5, 2015) On Friday, May 22, at 9 a.m., the New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School will host its 5th Annual Memorial Day Assembly to honor our current service men and women, and all who gave their lives in defense of our country. All veterans and current members of any branch of the military are invited to join us, as well as family and community members.
WBH Drama Club presents 'Shrek Jr.' on May 1
(April 28, 2015) Please join us this Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at Walter B. Howard Elementary School for "Shrek Jr.," presented by the WBH Drama Club. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.
Color Run 5K - June 6
(April 23, 2015) - Please join the New Lebanon Travel Club for a 5K Color Run on Saturday, June 6, at the Jr/Sr High School. Learn more.
New Lebanon Board of Education adopts 2015-16 school budget
(April 22, 2015) The Board of Education adopted the 2015-16 school budget on April 21, a $12,674,751 budget that requires no cuts to staff or K-12 programs. For the fourth consecutive year, the budget includes a 0% increase in the tax levy. The community budget vote will be held on Tuesday, May 19.
A budget newsletter will be mailed to all homeowners in early May. Click here to view a PowerPoint presentation of the budget.
Trivia Night - Friday, April 24
(April 7, 2015) - The New Lebanon Foundation will once again hold a TRIVIA NIGHT on Friday, April 24, at the Jr/Sr High School. Start planning your teams or consider sponsoring another team! The New Lebanon Foundation does so much for our school district by supporting arts and humanities activities for our students. More information to come! Learn more.
'Teaching is the Core' results released
(April 1, 2015) New Lebanon Central School District (CSD) is part of a consortium of local school districts led by Questar III BOCES that received the “Teaching is the Core” grant from the New York State Education Department to review and improve student assessment practices this school year. Recommendations are now available.
Letter to parents: State testing in New Lebanon
(March 19, 2015) In the New Lebanon Central School District, state tests are used to help us measure the effectiveness of our curriculum. We also know that the classroom teacher who sees your child every day has the most complete information on your child’s progress. Learn more.
Petition to run for New Lebanon Board of Education due April 20
(March 19, 2015) There are two open seats for the 2015-16 New Lebanon Board of Education. Interested candidates should submit a completed petition by Monday, April 20, to be added to the ballot.
New Lebanon announces Class of 2015 Valedictorian, Salutatorian
(March 19, 2015) The New Lebanon CSD is pleased to announce Lauren Stone as its Valedictorian and Haley Gubitz as its Salutatorian for the Class of 2015. Learn more.
Karaoke and Bingo Night - March 27
(March 17, 2015) Please join us on Friday, March 27, for a Bingo and Karaoke night to benefit the New Lebanon Travel Club. Please see the flyer for details.
Alumni vs. Faculty basketball event - April 17
(March 16, 2015) There will be an Alumni vs. Faculty basketball SHOWDOWN on Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at the New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School. Proceeds to benefit the Class of 2017. More than just a game, the event will feature a free throw face-off, half court shoot out, and a three-point competition. Please see the flyer for more information. Learn more.
Continuing education exercise classes in full swing
(March 12, 2015) The New Lebanon CSD is offering Zumba, Beginners Yoga and Water Aerobics classes to the public. See the flyer for more information.
District seeking gently used formal wear for donation
(March 12, 2015) The New Lebanon CSD, in conjunction with Becca's Closet, is collecting gently used formal dresses and accessories to donate to local girls in need so they can attend their proms. Dresses can be dropped off at Walter B. Howard Elementary School or at the Jr/Sr High School through April 18. Additional information can be found here: http://goo.gl/YYyIQ0
March 11 Board of Education meeting to be held at WBH
(March 10, 2015) The March 11 Board of Education meeting will be held at the Walter B. Howard Elementary School library. All regular BOE meetings for the remainder of the 2014-15 school year will be held there as well. Check the schedule for specific dates.
Please help hungry children in New Lebanon
(March 5, 2015) The BackPack Program of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York is in desperate need of your support. Without it, the program may not be able to support all the children in the district that so desperately need it. Learn more.
New Lebanon Drama Club presents "Drinking Habits" on Feb. 27
(February 26, 2015) The New Lebanon Drama Club will present “Drinking Habits,” on Friday, February 27, at 7 p.m. at the New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School. The cost to attend the performance is free, with a suggested $2 donation.
Please ensure your children are up-to-date with vaccinations
(February 24, 2015) As you may be aware, the United States is experiencing a multi-state measles outbreak that includes several confirmed cases in New York State. At this time there are NO suspected or confirmed cases in the New Lebanon Central School District but we are asking parents/guardians to ensure that their children are up-to-date with their vaccinations. Learn more.
Congratulations to the Boys Modified Basketball team
(February 24, 2015) Congratulations to the Boys Modified Basketball team on a successful season. The team finished the season with a final overall record of 10-5, and a conference record of 9-4. Learn more.
New Lebanon CSD announces 2nd Quarter Honor Rolls
(February 12, 2015) New Lebanon CSD has announced the high honor roll and honor roll students for the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Learn more.
Snow day contingency plan
(February 11, 2015) The New Lebanon CSD has used up all of its alloted snow days for the school year. Should the district need additional snow days, the school calendar will be affected. Please read the memo from Superintendent Leslie Whitcomb for details.
Mary-Beth Liles named Master Teacher
(January 30, 2015) -- On January 21, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo welcomed New Lebanon Junior High School teacher Mary-Beth Liles to the Master Teacher Program. She is the second New Lebanon teacher to join the program. Learn more.
NL Jr/Sr High School teacher named News Channel 13 Top Teacher
(January 21, 2015) On January 21, local news reporter Elaine Houston visited the New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School to interview technology teacher Rick Jason, named a 2014-2015 WNYT News Channel 13 Top Teacher. Learn more.
Community Bingo Night - Thursday, February 12
(January 15, 2015) The community is invited to attend a Bingo Night on Thursday, February 12, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Walter B. Howard Elementary School. Admission is $8. All proceeds to benefit the New Lebanon Travel Club. Learn more.
New Lebanon Jr High School wins regional Future City competition
(January 13, 2015) The New Lebanon Jr High School team took first place at Saturday’s Capital District Future City competition at Proctor’s in Schenectady. The team scored higher than 24 other teams. They will go on to represent the region in the national competition in Washington D.C., February 14 – 18. Learn more.
2015-2016 Kindergarten and Pre-K registration now open
(January 13, 2015) The New Lebanon Central School District has begun the process of registering students for the 2015-16 Kindergarten and Pre-K classes. Learn more.
District to host public forum on military tax exemption
(January 8, 2015) The New Lebanon Central School District Board of Education is currently considering the adoption of a property tax exemption for certain military veterans living in the district. The District will host a public forum at the beginning of its regular Board meeting on Wednesday, January 21, at 7 p.m., in the Jr/Sr High School Library. Learn more.
NL music program spans district, community
(December 22, 2014) The New Lebanon CSD music program spans all grade levels. The faces that make up the high school band and choir come from a mixed bag of social groups and grade levels that work together, along with their teachers, to deliver an outstanding music program in both the school and the community. Learn more.
District welcomes Marlene Ehlers from Germany
(December 22, 2014) As part of the International Students Program at New Lebanon High School, sophomore Marlene Ehlers from Tuebenge, Germany is spending the school year learning about American culture and perfecting her English. Learn more.
Students attend leadership conference at Sage
(December 16, 2014) On December 4, students from both the Walter B. Howard Elementary and the Jr/Sr High School attended the 2014 Youth Leadership Summit at Sage College in Troy. Learn more.
New Lebanon CSD announces 1st Quarter Honor Rolls
(November 20, 2014) New Lebanon CSD has announced the high honor roll and honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-15 school year. Learn more.
Craft fair - Saturday, December 6
(November 20, 2014) The Walter B. Howard Elementary PTA will host its annual craft fair on Saturday, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School. There will be crafters, a silent audciton, food, raffles and more. Fun for all ages! Vendors must register.
FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner
(November 13, 2014) The community is invited to attend the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, November 22, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School Cafeteria. Hosted by the New Lebanon Appetites Anonymous Club, the event is FREE and open to the public. Learn more.
Please support the Appetites Anonymous Club
(October 23, 2014) Please support the Appetites Anonymoyus Club on November 9 for the Veteran's Day Chili Cookoff, and on November 22 for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Learn more.
Meet SRD Deputy Todd Hyson
(October 21, 2014) Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Hyson is the new School Resource Deputy (SRD) who began work in New Lebanon CSD in September. Along with helping to maintain a safe learning environment in both buildings, Deputy Hyson is active in the classroom as well, providing students with learning resources on topics like Internet safety, bullying, and drug and alcohol awareness. Learn more.
Vendors needed for Holiday Craft Show - December 6
(October 21, 2014) The Walter B. Howard PTO is looking for vendors for the Holiday Craft Fair on December 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jr/Sr High School. $30 for a 10' space with two chairs. Bring your own table or rent one for $5. Electricity is also available for $5. Please contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle at email@example.com for details or to reserve your spot.
Halloween Costume 5K Run to be held October 25
(October 14, 2014) The New Lebanon CSD community is invited to participate in "Chasing the Spirit," a Halloween 5K run in which participants run or walk in their costumes. The race takes place on Saturday, October 25, at the Jr/Sr High School. Registration is at 9 a.m., race is at 10 a.m. Learn more.
Parent/Teacher Conferences to be held October 16-17
(October 14, 2014) Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held this week with early dismissals:
Thursday, October 16
Jr/Sr High School - Early dismissal at 11:15 a.m.
WBH Elementary - Early dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
Friday, October 17
WBH Elementary - Early dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
District welcomes Trang Luu from Vietnam
(October 7, 2014) As part of the International Students Program at New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School, senior Trang Luu from Hanoi, Vietnam will spend the school year learning about American culture and sharing her native customs with both her host family and her fellow students. Learn more.
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.
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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